Principal’s Message for July 2012

July 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Dear DPMHS Community,

I hope that all of you are enjoying the summer and finding time to spend with your families and friends. Unfortunately, the poor economy continues to affect us and budgets cuts have resulted in school offices being closed this summer. Our school office will reopen on July 23rd, and we will continue to accept enrollment applications by mail.

Our student enrollment goal is to reach capacity, which is about 410. This would also allow us to hire one more teacher, making it possible to offer more electives and maintain our current teacher-student ratios. We are fortunate to still have lower classroom enrollments than most schools allowing for greater instructional support and intensive teaching.

In other news, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School has done it again! I am proud to announce that our student newspaper, the Pearl Post, was recently honored by the Los Angeles Press Club as “Best High School Newspaper in Southern California.” Congratulations to Ms. Adriana Chavira, Journalism teacher, and to our student journalists and photographers for receiving this prestigious award!

Don’t forget that all LAUSD schools will be starting back to school on August 14th. An orientation for students who are new to Daniel Pearl will take place on August 8th. More information will be sent out later this month by Ms. Laverne Potter, our Magnet Coordinator.

Enjoy the rest of the summer. Remember to take time to read a good book, visit with family and friends, and appreciate our California sunshine!


My best to you,

Janet Kiddoo