THIS WEEK: MONDAY 4/7 - KPO Meeting @ 8am...BPO GPA Ceremony @ 6:30pm...  TUESDAY 4/8 - Green For Green Recycling @ 8am - 9am...  WEDNESDAY 4/9 - Blood Drive (Red Cross) 6am - 4pm...School Site Council (SSC) Meeting @ 3:15pm....  FRIDAY 4/11 - Parent Culmination Planning Meeting @ 8:30am...International Fair @ 2:00pm - 3:00pm... NEXT WEEK:  SPRING BREAK!! Monday 4/14 - Friday 4/18   UPCOMING EVENTS:  TUESDAY 4/22 - Green For Green Recycling 8am-9am...Senior Panorama Picture 8am... THURSDAY 4/24 - Shared Decision Making (SDM) Team Meeting @ 3:15pm...  FRIDAY 4/25 - FOL Meeting & Coffee Stop @ 8am...  SATURDAY 4/26 - Campus Beautification Day @ 9am - 11:30am....

School Experience Survey

School Experience Survey School Experience Surveys should be completed by staff, parents and students attending LAUSD schools by going to no later than May 20, 2014. Letters regarding the survey will be sent home via your child's 3rd period by the end of April. One Sruvey was printed for each household and distributed to the oldest student. Parents and students can either complete the survey online or return the survey to school and place it in the box in Main Office. (Ms. London is the point person for the Survey at LACES).
"State of the Arts” Symposium this Sunday!

"State of the Arts” Symposium this Sunday!
Senior Grad Nite at Disneyland - June 7, 2014

Senior Grad Nite at Disneyland - June 7, 2014 Payment and forms are due by May 1 (all forms attached to this link).
#1 School in Los Angeles Area

#1 School in Los Angeles Area LACES continues to move up in the Washington Post's annual ranking of the most challenging high schools in the nation. This year LACES is #40 in the nation, #5 in the state and #1 in the Los Angeles area of most challenging high schools. The Polytechnic School and Harvard-Westlake are #2 and #3 in the Los Angeles area.
Leadership Applications
Leadership Applications for next school year are available online and in the counseling office. Applications are due, Thursday April 24th at 3:15pm
2014 California AP Excellence Tour

2014 California AP Excellence Tour State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson is scheduled to participate in Advanced Placement Bus Tour at LACES on Thursday, April 3rd.
Grad Nite, Over-night trips, and related activities

Grad Nite, Over-night trips, and related activities
LACES Wish List

LACES Wish List Click here to see what you can do to support LACES. The Wish List gives you information of departmental needs (novels, supplies for Culinary Arts) and general items needed all the time (kleenex, hand sanitizer, paper). Check back regularly!
Yearbook Ad Sales due March 25th!

Yearbook Ad Sales due March 25th!
Common Core Presentation

Common Core Presentation On March 3rd we held a Common Core Information Night for 6th grade parents. The powerpoint that was used is attached. We will give parents some more information about the Common Core at the IGP meetings in April (TBD).
Parent In Control Workshop

Parent In Control Workshop PLACE: University High School - Parent Center
11800 Texas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025

DATES: Every other Wednesday - Beginning February 5th

TIME: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sports Calendar
WOW! LACES College Center is now Tweeting.

WOW!  LACES College Center is now Tweeting. Follow the LACES College Center on Twiiter @CenterLaces to get daily tweets about upcoming events and reminders from the College Center.

DIRECT DONATION DRIVE 2013-2014 Please support our school with a Direct Donation!
< Click here for more info and forms
What is an Excuseable Absence & Planned Absence Form

What is an Excuseable Absence & Planned Absence Form Students who have more than 3 absences that are not excused WILL receive a truancy letter. Please read the list of acceptable reasons for being absent.
Middle School Intramural Sports Program Update - Basketball
8 teams comprised of Middle School students play basketball during lunch in LACES first year participating in the MS ISP
Middle School Intramural Sports Program Starts in September
Novels Needed
A = Cookie Program

A = Cookie Program Mrs. Beasley's and Cheryl's Cookies offer free cookies to LACES students.
Thank you Mrs. Beasley's and Cheryl's Cookies for supporting LACES

Walk To End Alzheimer's
Sunday Morning, November 3rd
Century Park in Century City

Calculus Camp
Date: 4/24/2014
Eco Week (Leadership)
Date: 4/24/2014
8th Grade SBAC Test
Date: 4/24/2014, 8 AM 3 PM
(SDM) - Cancelled
Date: 4/24/2014, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
Location: Meeting Cancelled
Calculus Camp
Date: 4/25/2014


“ESCRIBO EN ESPAÑOL” “Escribo en español” is a literary contest sponsored by the California Department of Education and the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain. The contest is for students enrolled in high and middle school Spanish course. The purpose of this contest is to encourage students to further their Spanish writing skill and to acknowledge their capacity to express themselves in Spanish. The two best writers in high school win a scholarship for attending a summer course in Spain.

Congratulations to Dahlia Peterson!

Dahlia won first place in the “Escribo en español literary contest. She won a scholarship to Spain for four weeks this summer, all expenses paid.

Congratulations to Lilac Peterson and Rachel Groberman. Lilac won third place and Rachel won sixth place.

Enhorabuena to Dahlia, Lilac, and Rachel for this great accomplishment.

Spanish Department
Jefferson Scholarship!!!!

Jefferson Scholarship!!!! What an amazing accomplishment. For the second year in a row, a LACES senior has been selected to receive a Jefferson Scholarship from the University of Virginia. Stefano Rumi is this year's recipient (last year Ezekiel Reed was the first LACES senior to win this scholarship). This is a highly competitive merit-based scholarship designed to nurture future leaders by not only giving financial support but also providing invaluable professional opportunities throughout the student's academic career.
Debate Team

Debate Team Congratulations to the Debate Team for their hard work in the State Qualifiers Tournament. Stefano Rumi qualified for State in Congress placing 2nd in the League. Jared Stone made it to finals in Congress. Chelsea Cantos may be heading to State in Oratorical interpretation, and Austin Moore will be going to State in Oratorical Interpretation as the league champion. Congratulations and Good Luck at State. Let's win it all!!!
Meatless Monday Recipe Contest
Brianna Bernardez has won the Meatless Monday recipe development competition and has been awarded a $5000 scholarship. Way to go Brianna!!
High School Mesa

High School Mesa Congratulations to Kevin Benavente who won 1st place in creativity and 3rd place in accuracy in the mousetrap car division. Bryan Murphy won 3rd place in solo math. Atticus McLarnon and his partner won 3rd place in the eggdrop competition. Sabrina Flores won 1st place in solo math. Berenice Estrada won 2nd place in creativity and 1st place in accuracy in the mouse trap division. All will advance to the High School MESA Regionals at UCLA.
College and HS Photography Contest
Claire Golan was selected as a finalist in Photographer's Forum magazine's 34th Annual College & High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA. Mr. Dan Kuffel was Claire's Photography teacher.
MATHCOUNTS Competition

MATHCOUNTS Competition Congratulations to Connor Robertson and Jonathan Luo for advancing to the MATHCOUNTS State Competition this year. At a local competition at UC Irvine they successfully competed against 300 Mathletes from schools in the Southern California area.
Special thanks to the team coach Mrs. Hill and student coach George Qiao.
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