Congrats to our graduates: EDAN ABIRI - New York University ERNESTO AMERICO ACEVEDO  West Los Angeles College MEGAN SHANELLE AGUILAR California State University, East Bay EDWARD S. AHN University of Nevada, Las Vegas SUNG KOOK AHN University of California Riverside YUJEONG AHN University of California Santa Cruz ADAM JORDAN AKBAR Santa Monica College ABRAHAM LEE ALIDADI Santa Monica College RANDA ADNAN ALJOJO University of California Riverside  PHARAOH ISAAC ARMSTEAD University of Nevada, Reno LEEOR AVGI Boston University ISABEL ESMERALDA AVILES Northern Arizona University MAYA BACHAR San Diego State University  SEUNG Y.BACK University of California Santa Cruz KATHRYN MAE B. BALINGIT University of California Berkeley  STEPHANY MELISS BARRERA University of California Los Angeles ANN PAULINE BASU Bowdoin College JONAH STEVEN BAUGHMAN University of California Santa Cruz HUNTER SCOTT BEAN Fashion Institute Design Merchandising  DUILIO ALBERT BELMONTES Santa Monica College RUBY MAE BIXLER University of California Riverside CAMERON ROSE BLACK Sarah Lawrence College ANDRE BOHON Santa Monica College JIN-KYUN BONG Santa Monica College ZAC MURAT BRODNEY Indiana University - Bloomington MILO BURRIS-COULTER University of Nevada, Reno MITCHELE JAZMIN CABRERA Cerritos College MARLON M CAMPBELL JR California Baptist University CHELSEA NICOLE CANTOS Wesleyan University ARTHUR ANDREW CARMONA California Lutheran University  CELINDA CLARISSE CHANG Tulane University JASON J. CHANG University of the Pacific ROSA ESTEL CHAVEZ-OCHOA California State University, Northridge KRISTY HANNA CHO University of California San Diego HELEN BYUL CHOI California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo HANNAH CHUNG Humboldt State University ELORA JULIE COHEN University of California Santa Barbara ARIANNA ELAINE COOPER Skidmore College ILSE CORRALES University of California Riverside LIAM RICARDO COTE Santa Monica College LAETITIA JANE COUSTAR University of California Berkeley ILENE NICOLE CRUZ University of California Santa Cruz ANGELICA CUANENEMI University of California Riverside  STANISLAV CUSEAC University of California Santa Barbara NIGEL CLARK DAVIS San Diego State University  HILA CAROLINE DAYAN University of California Santa Barbara DANIEL ROAN R. DIZON University of California Riverside ANABELLE T. DOLINER Wesleyan University  JORG DOMINGUEZ-GONZALEZ Santa Monica college  EMMA VOGEL ELLIS University of California Berkeley  JESSICA ENRIQUEZ REVILLA University of California Riverside ANGELICA L. ESCARTIN California State University, Los Angeles JASMINE MARIE ESPARZA University of California Los Angeles JORGE LUIS ESTRADA California State Polytechnic University, Pomona HEE SEUNG EUN California State University, Northridge NAMIR FELIX VALENCIA Cerritos College SABRINA DENISE FLORES California State University, Fullerton JANXIM YANETH GALDAMEZ California State University, Northridge DANIEL GARCIA Cerritos College LEIGHTON GARY GARCIA California State University, Fullerton LUISA MARIA GARCIA California State University, Monterey Bay ROXANNE MARIE GARDNER University of California Berkeley ARIANA ROSE GARROTTO University of California Berkeley  SAMANTHA D GAYTAN California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ESMERALDA GIL El Camino College MICAELA KATE GOLDZWEIG University of California Los Angeles JULIE A. GOMEZ University Of California Santa Cruz GABRIEL BENJAMIN GONZALEZ Brown University JAILENE GONZALEZ Santa Monica College JORDANY GONZALEZ Cerritos College ZAYRA E. GONZALEZ California State University, Long Beach  ISRAEL GORDILLO Glendale Community College  GARIN AJANI GRAY California State University, Dominguez Hills  RACHEL N. GROBERMAN Massachusetts Institute of Technology  HENRY WALKER GROSS California State University, Northridge SARAH  J. HAN University of California Irvine  REGINALD A HARBOUR II Tuskegee University NAUTICA DELANI HAYES California State University, Dominguez Hills  MARCOS RENE HERRERA East Los Angeles College HOBART R. HIRZEL Amherst College BRIAN HIROSHI HO California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo ROBERT WHITTLES HOLLMAN University of California Riverside MARCUS ANTHONY HUGHES Morehouse College ERICK HUITZIL VILLEGAS California State University, Dominguez Hills  ANDREW JOSEPH HUNTER II Santa Monica College  TAIGA IKEDA University of California Riverside JOON HWAN IN University of California Berkeley ANDREW KYUNG SU JEONG University of California Riverside KARLA PAOLA JIMENEZ Santa Monica College ASHLEY G. JUNG The New School (Parsons) SHANNEN JUNG Santa Monica College SARA KANG California State Polytechnic University, Pomona JOSEPH ELLIOT KAUFMAN University of California Los Angeles ANDREW HAJIN KIM California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CALEB SUN KIM University of California Riverside HADASSAH KIM University of Southern California HEIDI KIM University of California Berkeley  JACQUELINE SEOYUN KIM University of California Berkeley JANE HA EUN KIM University of California Los Angeles JI WON KIM California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo JOANNE D. KIM University of California Riverside  LOUIS YE HOON KIM University of California Irvine  MIN JI KIM University of California Los Angeles SANG MIN KIM University of California Berkeley LIA KLECHA Washington State University DANIELLE FRANCES KOENIG UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television JAMIE E. KOLBRENNER Loyola Marymount University ZOE G. KRUT Roanoke College HENRY SEBASTIAN KUMMER Santa Monica College BRANDON M. LAING West Los Angeles College ISABEL TAYLOR LAY Western Washington University JAIDA NICOLE LEDUFF Sierra Nevada College DANIEL CHAN LEE Tufts University HELEN ELIZABETH LEE University of California Los Angeles JUNG HOON LEE Lehigh University  MATTHEW JUNG LEE University of California Los Angeles WHA-EUM LEE Princeton University HECTOR MANUEL LEIVA East Los Angeles College DAVID E. LEWINS University of California Berkeley  ALFREDO DAVID LEZAMA San Diego State University SERA LIM University of California Los Angeles ROSIO LOMELI California State University, Los Angeles CAMILA LOPEZ California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ALAN GEOVA LOPEZ-VARGAS Los Angeles City College JACK ELI LUTSKY Oberlin College TIMOTHY IAN MARGONO University of California Los Angeles BRIANNA NICOLE MARTIN Georgia State University JESSE MARTINEZ Santa Monica College EMILIANO E. MARTORELL Brigham Young University  AIDAN C. MCLAIN University Of California Santa Cruz HEAVEN JOYCE MELLA Mount Saint Mary's University  ARIEL MIRIAM MENGISTU University of California Los Angeles MATTHEW MIYAZATO California State University, Los Angeles BAVLEY SAID MOBARAK Santa Monica College AUSTIN LAMAAR MOORE Ohio Weslyan University JULIET AARON MOSBY Los Angeles Trade Technical College  SARAH R. MOURAD Santa Monica College BRIAN E. MURPHY Boston University JESSICA FUJIYE NAITO University of California Riverside STACY NAM Fullerton College SIERRA LYNN NASH Santa Monica College SARA NASR University of California Santa Cruz Joel Navar San Diego State University DAVID NAVARRO ZAMARRIPA Emerson College MUNACHI ONYEKACH NDIGWE California State University, Los Angeles JOHN H. NIMMERS-MINOR IV Loyola Marymount University AH HYUN NOH University of California Los Angeles ALONDRA OCAMPO California State Polytechnic University, Pomona PHOEBE RAE O'CONNELL University of Colorado Boulder NIAT KAHSAY OKBU Clark Atlanta University GUADALUPE M. OLGUIN Rio Hondo College DAVID GEOFFREY DY ONG University of California Irvine  LUIS JESUS ORDUNA Santa Monica College YARITZA OSUNA California State University, Los Angeles  JANE DASLE PARK California State Polytechnic University, Pomona SHIN YOUNG PARK University of Southern California YOUNGSUK PARK El Camino College SEKOU SAM OWEN PARKER Santa Monica College  DINA SHIVANI PATEL Santa Monica College CYRUS PAYNE Santa Monica College MAYA CHRISTEN PENLAND Santa Monica College RYAN KOIKE PITPIT Santa Monica College MICHELLE POTIHA-BROVER Santa Monica College ANDREW PUC Santa Monica College VALERIA RAMIREZ California State University, Dominguez Hills  SERGIO RAMIREZ II University of California Irvine  IVY CHRISTINA REA California State University, Dominguez Hills  GEORGE ANTHONY REGALADO West Los Angeles College ELI MAURICE REMBA University of Oregon LAURA MARIANA REYES San DIego State Universtiy DOUGLAS RHEE JR Westmont College  DE SHAWN KEVIN ROBERTS Arizona University JASMIN GISELLE ROMO University of California Riverside  MILA YASMIN ROSNER Lewis and Clark College DANIEL N. ROYZMAN University of California Berkeley SIMON N. SANDHOFER University of California Riverside ISABEL SANTANA East Los Angeles College GABRIEL C. SCHNEEBERGER California State University, Chico HARRY E. SCHREINER Humboldt State University ADAM H SELCOV University Of California Santa Cruz PHILLIP SHANE SENIGRAM Denison University ELIZABETH HA NUL SEO California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo JANA ELIZABETH SHEMANO University of Michigan - Ann, Arbor SARAH SHIN University of California Berkeley CAMERON C. SMITH California State University, Northridge CLAIRE ALBRIGHT SMITH University of California Berkeley THEO THOMAS SNOW University of California Berkeley JULIAN G SOLTES California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CASS GRANT SOTOMAYOR East Los Angeles College JARED KYLE STONE American University SIDNEY HATSUNE TANIOKA Tufts University JORDAN K. TAYLOR-TAYLOR Prairie View A & M University  RILEY E. TEMKIN University of California Davis EMILY DANELLE TORRES California State University Long Beach  MAX FOREST TOUBES Emerson College EDEN A. TZANETOPOULOS University of California Berkeley  ASHLEY VERENICE VALLES California State University, Northridge JOSHUA ADAM VARGA Southwestern University KEVIN DANIEL VARGA Santa Monica College EDDY EDGARDO VASQUEZ California State University, East Bay SAMMANTHA NICOLE VEGA Long Beach City College  CRISTEN LORRAINE VIEYRA California State University, Los Angeles RENZO MARU C. VILLANUEVA Pasadena City College GILLIAN AMBER M. VISTA Pasadena City College SYDNEY T. WALTON Spelman College JOSEPH WINSTON-SCHRADER Santa Monica College CHRISTEN ALYSSA WYNNE California State University, Stanislaus  ADRIAN KOLADRO ZAVALA East Los Angeles College

Annual Title I Meeting, Orientation & Election

The Election for Parent Representatives for the 2016-17 SSC and SDM will take place at the Annual Title I Meeting & Orientation this Friday, at 9am.
You do NOT have to be present to be elected to the SSC and SDM. If you want to run for a position, then nominate yourself before Friday (or you can nominate yourself at the meeting.)
SSC/SDM will meet on Monday, September 12th at 3:15pm in Room 103.

Last Day for Program Changes

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.

Math Placement Test for Incoming 6th Graders

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.

STATE TEST RESULTS!!

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.

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 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 maggieowen727@gmail.com

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2016-17

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.




Mock Trial Practice
Date: 9/25/2016, 10 AM 1:30 PM
Location: Library
College Visit: Columbia College.
Date: 9/26/2016, 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Auditorium
Gradest of Them All: Volleyball
Date: 9/26/2016, 11:50 AM 12:20 PM
Location: Gym
Musack Free Guitar Lessons
Date: 9/26/2016, 3 PM 4 PM
Location: Rm 103
Play Production
Date: 9/26/2016, 3 PM 5:15 PM
Location: Auditorium

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.

NORDSTROM SCHOLARSHIP WINNER - RACHEL GROBERMAN!!!!!

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.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/24/chanda-prescod-weinstein_n_7574020.html

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