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Weekly Update

March 26, 2017 at 9:28 pm

Good Evening Sharks, This is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update. Thank you to all of our parents who attended Open House on Thursday, March 23rd! I also want to thank the faculty for putting in the extra attention to having their rooms ready for your visits! Thank you to Sal and Juan for putting in the extra time assisting teachers who had to move classrooms, and for getting additional gardening and janitorial services and Wynter and Lupe for staying to assist in the office.

Monday, March 27th, Mr. Middlebrook is taking some students on a field trip.

Tuesday, March 28th is a regular day with a 3:02 dismissal. The Pierce College Rep will be here to assist students with their applications. AP Exam Payments are due today to Ms. Torres.

Wednesday, March 29th the School Site Council will meet and the main topic is Budget and Categorical funds. All are welcome to attend this important meeting. The meeting begins at 5:30, in the library.

Thursday, March 30th, DPMHS will send 10 basketball players to play in a intramural competition against Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences, Miller CTC, and Adams HS! Go Sharks! The English Department has a Poetry Slam event scheduled as an assembly.

Friday, March 31 is a holiday for Cesar Chavez Day and there is no school.

Looking Ahead:
Science Center, Pixar Exhibit, Field Trip is Monday April 3rd.
Spring Break is April 10-14

That’s it for this week! See you tomorrow!

Weekly Update

March 20, 2017 at 7:47 am

Good Evening Sharks!

This is Nicole Bootel your Magnet Coordinator with your weekly update. Tomorrow, 10 week progress reports will be mailed home. Students who received a D or F should get in touch with their teacher to discuss how they can improve.

Tuesday is at 1:32 dismissal.

We have many clubs meeting during lunch this week such as Chess, Bible, STEAM, Fashion, Dance and more.  All you have to do is show up!

AP Exam payments are due to Ms. Torres by March 28th.

Enjoy your evening and we will see you tomorrow!

Pearl Preview

March 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

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This has been updated to show open house on Thursday.

Weekly Update

March 12, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Good afternoon Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update. First off, did you remember to set your clocks ahead one hour last night? Daylight savings has begun. Are you on Social media? Follow DPMHS on Facebook at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School, and DPMHSPrincipal on Instagram and Twitter! Principal Smith uses all of these social medias apps to inform our community of events and news from school!

Monday, March 13th, the Steam Club meets in Room 12 at Lunch, and the Junior Class is holding a Junior Class meeting in the Library at Lunch.

Tuesday, March 14th is a regular day, with dismissal at 3:02pm. The Math department will be honoring PiDay in the Math courtyard at Nutrition and Lunch! The Chess Meet-Up will be getting together at lunch in Room 7! All are welcome!

On Wednesday, March 15th, the Truth Be Told Bible Club will meet in Room 4, the Fashion Club meets in Room 6, and Lunch Bunch meets in the Library, all during the lunch period.

Friday, March 17th is Fiesta Friday! Make sure to purchase your dance tickets in the Student Store!

Seniors: Please make sure to pay for your Senior breakfast, $25, and Senior Lunch, $30, if you have not purchased a Senior Package or already paid!
Graduation is June 9th, 5:00pm, at Mulholland Middle School Quad, and each senior will get 6 tickets for seats. Prom is on Sunday, May 28th, at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, beginning at 5:00pm. Grad Nite will be on Saturday, June 10th. More information will be coming about Grad Nite.

AP Students: the deadline to register for any AP exam is on or before lunch on Friday, March 17th! All payments for AP exams are due no later than March 28th!

Looking ahead:
The 10-week Progress Reports will be going out in the mail on Monday, March 20th.
Friday, March 31st is a school holiday in honor of Cesar Chavez Day, and Spring Break is April 10 – April 14th.

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

Pearl Preview

March 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm

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Important PTSA Meeting this Thursday, March 9th

March 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm

The next PTSA meeting is scheduled for this coming Thursday, the 9th, at 6:30 in the evening. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what is going on at your child’s school.

We will be making some important decisions that will affect your child for the remainder of this school year.

All are welcome to attend.


La próxima reunión del PTSA está programada para este próximo jueves, 9, a las 6:30 de la tarde. No pierda esta oportunidad de ver lo que está pasando en la escuela de su hijo.

Estaremos tomando algunas decisiones importantes que afectarán a su hijo durante el resto de este año escolar.

Todos son bienvenidos a asistir.


– Jack Tateel, DPMHS PTSA

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March 6, 2017 at 8:57 am

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STEAMFEST-Parking and Shuttles

March 4, 2017 at 8:43 am

Click hereNORTHWEST STEAM FEST -HS Locations final for parking and shuttle information for STEAMFEST Today at Cleveland High School. Come and say hello.  Our students will be performing at 1:00.

Weekly Update

February 27, 2017 at 6:01 am

Good Evening Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly update! On Friday, Feb 24th, we had a spectacular event called “Ice Cream with a Cop” during Fiesta Friday! It was amazing to see our students and teachers thanks by the LA School Police, including Chief Zipperman, Deputy City Attorney Jackie Lawson, Director of Operations, Dr. Darneika Watson, and many other officers from the LA School Police! Entertainment for the event was provided by many of our talented music students performing music from a variety of generations! It was truly a great day and our students were so gracious, thanking the officers for their service!

I want to call your attention to concerns related to the traffic on Balboa Blvd and in the parking area/driveway in front of the school. It is all of our responsibility to look out for all of our students, so please slow down when in the parking area, allow student to cross in front of you while you are passing through the driveway, and please do not drop your students off at the curb on Balboa. I continue to strive to get the District and the City to do something about the dangers of the driveway(s) and congestion on Balboa. Please watch for students on foot, skateboards, and bikes as you are entering or exiting the driveways. Remember, we are the models for our children, they are watching us!

An Evite went out to families for the “Every Student Succeeds” event on March 7th. If you haven’t RSVP’d, please do so at http://evite.me/wuahEShj2t. Come see your student’s classes in action!

Seniors: Congratulations to Class of 2017 Valedictorian, Rebekah Spector! We are all proud of your accomplishment! March 2nd all seniors should have their FAFSA submitted. Remember to register for the senior breakfast and picnic in the Student Store. The Breakfast is $25 and the picnic is $30.

DPMHS has 7 students, 2 of which will be alternates, participating in a chess tournament, Saturday April 29, through Assemblymen Adrin Nazarian’s office, at High Tech High, LA! Go Team!

Are you interested in playing basketball in a tournament on Mar. 30th at Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences with 4 other schools? Sign up on the counter for your name to go into a drawing. Ten names will be picked to represent DPMHS at the tournament, and girls and boys are welcome!

ON Tuesday, Feb 28, there is a Math Contest at Nutrition in Rooms 11 and 12.

Wednesday, March 1, the AP Spanish Exam sign-up will be on Ms. Torres table outside her office.

Friday, March 3, Fiesta Friday is back on it’s regular schedule! Make sure you get your dance ticket before lunch on Friday! Also, Nachos will be served to all students and faculty who were in attendance all day on Friday, February 17 and all day on Tuesday, February 21st! Tickets will be distributed during 4th period.

Math tutoring is available after school on Mondays in Room 11, and on Thursdays in Room 12. All are welcome to come for extra help!

This Saturday, March 4th, is Local District Northwest’s Steam Fest Event at Cleveland High School, 8140 Vanalden Avenue, Reseda! DPMHS will have displays set-up and our Music students will be performing! Come support our school and encourage other families to join our great family! We can also use any volunteer assistance you would like to offer!

That’s it for this week! See you tomorrow!

Pearl Post February 27th

February 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm

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