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Robotics – Coming to DPMHS in the Fall – WOO HOO!!!

June 29, 2017 at 8:40 am

Daniel Pearl Magnet High School is venturing into Computer Science/Robotics in the 2017-18 school year! This is very exciting and will be a new college prep elective for our students! We will be offering this class 4th period daily, and possibly adding a class 7th period, 3:15pm – 4:12pm. If you are interested in taking this class, please message Ms. Torres through Jupiter messaging so she can add it to your course requests. The class will be limited to 25 students to begin with, and if we add the 7th period, it will be limited to 25 students.


Daniel Pearl Magnet High School se está aventurando en la informática/robótica en el año escolar 2017-18. Esto es muy emocionante y será un nuevo prep electivo para nuestros estudiantes! Estaremos ofreciendo este 4th periodo de clase diariamente, y posiblemente añadiendo un periodo de clase 7, 3:15 pm – 4:12 pm. Si está interesado en tomar esta clase, por favor envíe un mensaje a la Sra. Torres a través de la mensajería de Júpiter para que pueda agregarla a sus solicitudes de curso. La clase se limitará a 25 estudiantes para empezar, y si agregamos el séptimo período, se limitará a 25 estudiantes.

– Jack Tateel, DPMHS PTSA

PTA MEMBER PERKS: Enjoy summer benefits of PTA membership

June 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm

In order to take advantage of the vast array of perks offered to members by the California State PTA, Daniel Pearl PTSA membership is mandatory. For your convenience in signing up, the PTSA will be at the August orientation days for both returning and incoming students. The price for membership remains a very low $10 per member.


Con el fin de aprovechar la vasta gama de ventajas ofrecidas a los miembros por la PTA de California, como los mencionados en el correo electrónico a continuación, la membresía de Daniel Pearl PTSA es obligatoria. Para su conveniencia al inscribirse, el PTSA estará en los días de orientación de agosto para los estudiantes que regresan y los que entran. El precio para la membresía sigue siendo muy bajo $10 por miembro.

– Jack Tateel, DPMHS PTSA


WOO HOO!!! – Daniel Pearl Magnet High School Has Achieved 100% Graduation!

June 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Here is a message from our Principal, Ms. Deb Smith:

I am thrilled to announce that the Senior Class of 2017 at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (DPMHS) has achieved 100% graduation! All of the seniors have met the graduation requirements and will be receiving their diplomas tonight! I am so incredibly proud of these students for this accomplishment! The student body is made up of students from very diverse backgrounds, students who are gifted, students who have special needs, approximately 60% of students are on free or reduced lunch, and over 20 languages are spoken here.

Our graduating class has set high goals for themselves:

53% are going on to 4-year universities

11% to UC’s

37% to Cal State’s

5% to other 4 year schools

44% are going on to community colleges

1 student is going into the Navy

And 1 student has refused to state.

DPMHS is a very special place, a community of students, teachers, parents, and community supporters who come together to make dreams come true! I am so honored to be part of this school, to know that we really do make a difference for so many of our students. We see the transformation, especially in our “marginalized” students who come here and find their voice, find their passions, and begin to believe in themselves! This happens because every member of this community holds on to one another, every teacher makes every student important, parents have a place here, and the commitment and dedication of the students themselves shows.

I want to thank Dr. Margaret Kim for her constant support, always being there to take my calls or texts, recognizing our accomplishments as they have come throughout the year. I want to thank Andriette Gibson for walking me through the more difficult situations and reassuring me that everything will be fine. I also want to thank Vivian Ekchian and Darneika Watson for their support and leadership. The vision of LDNW is one that has guided us in our work, and I know that regardless of the coming changes, DPMHS will continue to strive for 100% graduation of every class!

This will be a very special graduation tonight! As I present this class, I will know that we achieved what LAUSD is striving for, 100% graduation!

Warm regards,

Deb Smith

The Annual Meet-Up is Coming Up on Monday the 12th

June 5, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Always a fun and rewarding event, Ms. Bootel invites you to attend our annual meet-up for returning and incoming students at Menchies next Monday evening from 6:30 to 7:30. We hope to see you there.

17245 Ventura Blvd

Monday, June 12th, 6:30 to 7:30pm


Siempre un evento divertido y gratificante, la Sra. Bootel le invita a asistir a nuestro encuentro anual para los estudiantes que regresan y entrantes en Menchies el próximo lunes por la noche de 6:30 a 7:30. Esperamos verte ahí.

17245 Ventura Blvd

Lunes, 12 de junio, 6:30 a 7:30 pm

– Jack Tateel, DPMHS PTSA

Weekly Update

June 4, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Good evening Sharks, this is Principal Smith with the final weekly update for this year. Tomorrow is a regular day with a 3:02pm dismissal.

Finals begin on Tuesday, June 6th with minimum days TuesdayFriday, dismissal is at 12:27pm.
On Tuesday, finals will be periods 1 & 2, Wednesday, finals are period 3 & 4, on Thursday, finals will be 5 & 6, and Firday, all classes will meet with a minimum day schedule.

Magnet buses will depart on Tuesday through Thursday at 12:30pm. We are still waiting to hear what time the magnet buses will leave on Friday.

Graduation is Friday, June 9th at 5:00pm, at Mulholland Middle School in the Quad. Seniors will be given their tickets after graduation practice on Friday. If you have extra tickets that you will not use, please let Ms. Lupe know so we can redistribute them.

Looking ahead: The Menchies Meet-up for returning students and incoming students is Monday, June 12th, 6:30 – 7:30pm at 17245 Ventura Blvd. Encino!

Orientation for returning students will be August 11th, from 8:30 4:00. Please check the website at pearlmagnet.org.

Congratulations to the following students for their election as Student Body Officers for next year:
Dean Khazanov, President, Angel Rivera, Vice President, Francheska Vicents, Treasurer, and Kevin Garcia, Secretary!

That’s it for this week, see you tomorrow!

Pearl Preview June 5th

June 2, 2017 at 12:01 pm

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Weekly Update

May 28, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Good Afternoon Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update. Tomorrow, Monday, May 29th, is a holiday and there is no school. Classes resume on Tuesday, May 30th. Thank you to Mr. Hambright and his talented musicians and emcees of the evening for the spring concert! You all were amazing! Also, thank you to PNN crew and sound crew for your live stream of the concert and for excellent management of the sound board! Thank you to all of the parents, faculty, and students who were in attendance and showed your support of our students.

Prom is tonight at the Sportman’s Lodge and I know everyone is going to be dressed in their finest and have a grand time!

Tuesday, May 30: SBAC Testing continues for all 11th graders.

Wednesday, May 31: SBAC Testing continues for all 11th graders.

Thursday, June 1: The Student Council election/voting will take place during Period 1 in classes for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. The David Labkovsky Art Exhibit is open from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the MPR, with Mr. Abelson’s World History students serving as docents. This is a free event for all.

Looking ahead: Finals week begins Monday, June 5th. Each day of Finals Week will be minimum days with dismissal at 12:27pm. Graduation is on Friday, June 9th at 5:00pm at Mulholland Middle School in the quad. All seniors will get 6 tickets for confirmed seats, and there will be standing room for additional guests.

That’s it for this week, see you on Tuesday!

Yet Another Excellent Rating for Daniel Pearl Magnet High School

May 22, 2017 at 8:48 pm

Attached is a detailed report that indicates DPMHS is one of only 11 LAUSD High Schools rated above average on all social-emotional learning (SEL) and school culture/climate (CC) measures.

Kudos to the teachers, staff and administration of our school!!!


Se adjunta un informe detallado que indica que DPMHS es una de las 11 Escuelas Secundarias de LAUSD clasificadas por encima del promedio en todas las medidas de aprendizaje socio-emocional (SEL) y cultura / clima escolar (CC).

Felicitaciones a los profesores, personal y administración de nuestra escuela !!!

– Jack Tateel, DPMHS PTSA


Weekly Update

May 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

Good evening Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update. Thank you to Mr. Morrison, Mr. Schaffter, Ms. Wynter, our fantastic parents and students for an amazing Comicon II! We had a wonderful turn-out, and it was clear everyone had a grand time!

Athletes: Please check the website, www.pearlmagnet.org for the tryout schedule! Some tryouts have already begun and some will take place over the summer.

DPMHS still has space for new students! Help us spread the word about our #1 school!

There are a few Prestige Yearbooks available for purchase in Room 22, with Ms. Chavira! Bring your cash or check for $75 today and don’t miss out on this fantastic memory of this school year!

Tuesday, May 23rd: Today is a regular day, with dismissal at 3:02pm. SBAC testing begins for all 11th grade students. Get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and be at your best performance to show off the amazing achievement of students at DPMHS!

Wednesday, May 24th: SBAC testing continues!

Thursday, May 25th: The Parent Center is hosting a workshop,”Reading Comprehension Strategies”, at 4:30pm – 5:30 pm, presented by our English Teacher Mr. Baer. The workshop will be held in the Library. At 5:30pm, the final School Site Council meeting will take place in the Library, and at 7:00pm, our Music Department is performing the Spring Concert! All are welcome and this is a free event!

Looking ahead: Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day, and there is no school.
Prom will be held at the Sportsman’s Lodge on Sunday, May 28th, 6pm – 11pm.
The David Labkovsky Art Exhibit, presented by Mr. Abelson’s 5th Period World History Class will take place on June 1st, at 6:30pm. All are welcome and this is a free event!

The Senior Breakfast will be held on Friday, June 9th, beginning at 7:00am. Graduation practice will begin promptly at 8:30am. All seniors will receive their Cap and Gown and guest tickets after rehearsal on Friday, June 9th. Each Senior will receive 6 tickets for guests. Seating will be first come, first serve for seat location, and there will be standing room for additional guests. Graduation is being held at Mulholland Middle School in the quad, and the entrance gate will be at the front of Mulholland.

That’s it for this week, see you tomorrow!

Pearlcon II countdown . . . ONLY 1 DAY TO GO!!! Flier Attached

May 19, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Don’t miss this exciting event coming up TOMORROW, Saturday May 20th! Wonderful fun and games with all proceeds dedicated to the support of our school. All of the latest details are in the attached flier. See you there.


No te pierdas este emocionante evento que se avecinará el 20 de mayo! Maravillosa diversión y juegos con todos los ingresos dedicados al apoyo de nuestra escuela. Todos los detalles más recientes están en el folleto adjunto. Te veo allí.

– Jack Tateel, DPMHS PTSA

Pearlcon II Flier with Auction Info