It's that time of the year when FOL families show their appreciation to our LACES staff by hosting breakfast during finals week. Breakfast will available for teachers and staff from 7:30 To 10:30 AM in the main office. Please sign up to bring food and volunteer in setup or cleanup.
Help support our amazing LACES Choir program by shopping at our Barnes & Noble Bookfair Fundraiser Saturday, December 3rd at The Grove at 3rd and Fairfax or online from December 3rd-9th at www.bn.com, using our Voucher # 12056388. Please volunteer to help using the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eafa72ea20-barnes1
Friday, August 12th is the last day for students to request program changes. Counselors will begin seeing students at 9am. Email requests will be considered however it is often not possible to honor these requests without additional information.
To accommodate those students who would still like to take the Math Placement test, LACES will be offering two testing dates. The Math Placement test will be offered at LACES on August 8th and 9th at 9:00 a.m. Check-in for the test will begin at 8:30 a.m.
CONGRATULATIONS TO STUDENTS AND STAFF FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK THIS YEAR IN IMPROVING TEST SCORES ON THE STATE TEST (SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT). THE INCREASES WERE SIGNIFICANT. ESPECIALLY NOTEWORTHY IS THAT 85% OF ALL 11TH GRADES MET OR EXCEEDED STANDARDS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS. UNDER THE NEW TESTING SYSTEM, MATH AND ELA ARE NOT JUST REPRESENTATIVE OF THE WORK DONE IN MATH AND ENGLISH COURSES, BUT INSTEAD ARE A REFLECTION OF COURSEWORK IN ALL CLASSES.
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 www.kayne.com. For more information on how your business or firm can support LACES in our tax-deductible Corporate Sponsorship Program, please contact Maggie Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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