Spring is here and we are into the 4th quarter.

State Testing for 10th and 11th graders will begin April 28th, Juniors will take their ELA test April 28-30 in their English classes. They will take their math test towards the end of May.

Sophomores will take their Life Science test on April 29th and 30th.

Please remind your students to get rest the night before their test and to eat a good breakfast.

This year teachers have been focusing on the new California State Standards. Instructional strategies include more inquiry, evidence based writing, critical thinking and collaboration. I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication they have put into adjusting, changing, and creating new lessons to prepare our students for college and careers.

Here is a link to a blog regarding "struggling learners." The idea is that all students should struggle when they learn. Please, take a look at it.

All Students Should be Struggling Learners

Ms. Cook, Principal

Twitter: @lqprincipal


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Period Begins Ends
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2 8:50am 9:46am
3 9:52am 10:48am
4 10:54am 11:50am
Lunch 11:50am 12:30pm
5 12:36pm 1:32pm
6 1:38pm 2:34pm

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Planning7:30am 8:14am
1 8:14am 9:10am
2 9:16am 10:06am
3 10:12am 11:02am
4 11:08am 11:58pm
Lunch 11:58pm 12:38pm
5 12:44pm 1:34pm
6 1:40pm 2:30pm

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1/2 7:42am 9:46am
3/4 9:52am 11:50am
Lunch 11:50am 12:30pm
5/6 12:36pm 2:34pm


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Graduation Information

Graduation is June 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Blackhawk Stadium.
Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

Last names: A - O  Home Side 
Last names: P- Z  Visitor Side

This alphabet breakdown is subject to change.

Seniors will receive 6 tickets with their Cap and Gown during senior check out.  Extra tickets must be requested Monday, June 1st. at the Senior Awards Breakfast with Dr. Schantz. The random drawing for extra tickets will be on June 4th in the gym after graduation practice. The graduate must be present to claim their ticket.


Are you interested in becoming an Engineer? How about doing an internship with the City of La Quinta? If this sounds good to you then go by the counseling office and talk to Mrs. Overley. The kick off event is going to be held on April 26th at La Quinta City Hall.

Congratulations to our JROTC cadets they finished second in this weekend Cathedral City Soccer Tournament.way to go cadets.

SENIORS: Do you want to attend the senior beach trip or grad night? Payment and permission slips are due by May 15th in the ASB office