Congrats to former LACES Unicorn Leonardo DiCaprio on his Oscar win for Best Actor...Good luck to Girls Soccer as they head for the semi-finals against Verdugo Hills on 3/1........Way to go Austin Moore (12th) for winning Original Oratory at the 30th annutal National Debate Invitational at Stanford University....Congratulations to Joselin Salinas, Logan Conner and Jake Epstein who graduated from the LAPD Junior Cadet Program this weekend...Congrats to our 10 students who were named "Commended Students" in the 2016 National Merit Program: • Zac Brodney • Laetitia J. Coustar • Gabriel B. Gonzalez • Joon H. In • Caleb S. Kim • Jane H. Kim • Min Ji Kim • Shin Young Park • Sarah Shin • Jared K. Stone...

Thank you to Kayne, Anderson, Rudnick Investment Management for their generous support of LACES!

Kayne, Anderson, Rudnick is an investment and wealth management firm in Century City, who has also invested in LACES as our inaugural corporate sponsor! For more information about Kayne, Anderson, Rudnick, please visit For more information on how your business or firm can support LACES in our tax-deductible Corporate Sponsorship Program, please contact Maggie Owen at

Support the Pancake Breakfast!

The Jazz Pancake Breakfast and Opportunity Drawing will be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 8-12. See the attached flyer for more information.

CAR LINE - 6th Grade Parents

CLASS OF 2022 Parents: We are asking the parents of the class of 2022 (6th grade class) to sign up for Car Line during the month of January. See the link at the attached message.


The Los Angeles Board of Education approved the dates for the upcoming school year, allowing students to follow a schedule that mimics the current school year calendar.

The first day of school is Aug. 16, 2016 and the last day is June 9, 2017. Under this plan, the first semester finishes before students take a three-week winter break. Then, school resumes after the first week of January and ends in early June.

Two classrooms will be converted to Chemistry Labs!

I am pleased to share with you that this week the Board of Education approved the science lab conversion project for LACES. This much needed $4 million project will convert two existing classrooms into two high school chemistry laboratories and is scheduled to be finished in Spring 2017.

9th & 10th Grade Homeroom Meeting
Date: 5/24/2016, 7:57 AM 8:20 AM
Location: Auditorium
Mid Summer Nights Play (Fournier)
Date: 5/24/2016, 10 AM 12 PM
Location: Auditorium
Faculty Meeting - Mastery Learning
Date: 5/24/2016, 2 PM 4 PM
French Language Exit Exam Committee (Stewart)
Date: 5/24/2016, 4:30 PM 8 PM
Location: Parent Center
FOL General Meeting/Election
Date: 5/24/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Library

Speech and Debate Team

At this year's state qualifying competition the LACES Speech and Debate Team had another outstanding performance. Austin Moore, Jared Stone and Ruby Scanlon qualified for the state tourney and all took home trophies in their categories. Lauren White qualified as an alternate. Special thanks to Mrs. Sandberg for supporting the team. Congratulations!

MS Science Bowl

Many congratulations to the Middle School Science Bowl team - coached by Mr. Noguchi - who came in 2nd in the Regional Science Bowl Competition. After the LACES team managed to defeat two Harvard-Westlake Teams in the double elimination tournament, the H-W team managed to eak out a 54 - 42 win over the LACES group. Congrats to all. It was fantastic performance in a very close contest.
A Team: Vanessa Deering; Julian Horner; Noah Schechter; Jesse Waldman; and Colin Wire
B Team: Mateen Markzar; Zack Monterosso; Irene Pyo; Lina Siddequn; and Stephen Suh

SCIENCE BOWL Team Places 2nd in Regional Competition

Our two high school science bowl teams competed this past weekend at the LA regional competition. Both teams won enough matches in the round robin to qualify for playoffs. Our "A" team made it to the championship finishing second!!!! Congratulations to our LACES Science Bowl teams!

A team: Gabriel Gonzalez; Murad Avliyakulov; Max Lanter; Nick Xu; and Samuel Lee
B team: Chan Ho Bae; Jonathan Luo; Dean Mantelzak; Bryan Pyo; and Vivaan Jain
And a special thanks to Mr. Mukai, without whose hard work and dedication this would not have been possible.

National Merit Scholarship Competition

Over a million students in the nation entered the National Merit Scholarship Competition and about 15,000 finalists nationwide have been named. LACES is honored to have three students named as finalists. Congratulations to: ANN P. BASU, RACHEL NICOLE GROBERMAN, and JACQUELINE S. KIM
This is a great honor and we are extremely proud of you!

Austin Moore wins Competition

Congratulate 12th Grader Austin Moore of the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies for winning the Finals of Original Oratory at the 30th annual National Debate Invitational at Stanford University on January 17th, 2016, with an unblinking speech ("Let's Get Gangsta") decrying the cultural ignorance that bedevils the United States.
Watch his award winning performance on Youtube.

LAPD Junior Cadet Program

Congratulations to Logan Conner, Joselin Salinas and Jake Epstein. They graduated from the LAPD Junior Cadet Program this weekend. This is the culmination of a long process of training and education. Chief Beck made a great speech advocating tolerance as an antidote to hatred.

Mock Dawks Excel!!

Great job to the LACES Mock Dawks. LACES has excelled as one of the strongest teams in the county. One of our senior high teams finished 2nd in the Mock Trial Competition while the other team made it to the Sweet 16. Our Middle School team also excelled by making it to the Elite 8. In addition Chelsea Cantos and Jared Stone won individual attorney awards.

Outstanding Student Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Hyung Sik Kim. Hyung is one of the recipients of the Outstanding Student Scholarship Awards awarded by the Korean American Educational Research Center.


Congratulations to our very own Rachel Groberman (12th Grade). Today during her AP Environmental Science Class, representatives from Nordstrom surprised Rachel with the announcement that she was one of 80 students in the nation to receive a $10,000 college scholarship and a Mac AirBook.

Great job Rachel!

LACES Alum is an Astro-Physicist

Meet the 63rd Black Woman in American History with a Physics Ph.D.
Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a 32-year-old theoretical astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of LACES.

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