Principal’s Message for May 2010

May 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Exciting news!  We are excited that DPMHS may potentially move to a new location for the 2010-2011 academic year! If the move occurs, don’t worry about this affecting your student’s commute as we would only be moving from the west side of the Birmingham campus to the north side on Balboa Blvd.  This move, if approved, would bring us closer to the Birmingham Charter athletic fields, so participation on sports teams will continue.

The new location under consideration for DPMHS could double our current space and would include a small gymnasium/multipurpose room with a stage, a cafeteria, six courtyards and plenty of accessible parking for staff and visitors. The grounds are lovely and would give us a real sense of place.

We are already preparing for a potential move, so we are busier than ever as we wind down the 2009-2010 school year.  Classroom furniture will have to be ordered for our potential new location and we could be packing up just as we are preparing for final exams, graduation and the closing out of student records.

The last month of school is packed full with many events.  Please note these dates on your family calendar as there have been some changes:

Wednesday, May 26

·         College Knowledge Night  at 6:00 p.m. in room G44

  • for parents of students in Grades 9, 10, 11 presented by Ms. Zimring, College Counselor

Friday, May 28—NO SCHOOL  (Furlough day for school personnel)

Monday, May 31—HOLIDAY

Tuesday, June 1—REVERSED DAY SCHEDULE  (School starts at 10:00 a.m. )

  • Senior Awards Night cancelled

Wednesday, June 2

  • Senior Picnic

Thursday, June 3

  • New Student Orientation
  • PTSA Board Meeting

Friday, June 4—MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE (School dismissal – 12:35 p.m.)

Friday, June 11

  • Senior Prom  (8 p.m. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel)

June 15-17—FINAL EXAMS

Friday, June 18—MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE (School dismissal – 12:35 p.m.)

  • Senior Awards Luncheon


  • Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal for ALL Seniors 8:00 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Thursday, June 24—2010 GRADUATION in the Birmingham Quad 4:30 p.m.

  • Grad Nite Disneyland  Buses leave campus at 8:00 p.m

If you have any questions regarding enrollment, our new school location, senior events or end of the year information, please call me at 818-758-4430 or email me at .

What a wonderful first year we have had.   Things just keep getting better for Daniel Pearl Magnet High School!

Janet Kiddoo