Weekly Update

February 21, 2016 at 8:02 pm

Good Evening Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update. First, and foremost, I want to commend all staff, students, and parents for their prompt response and trust during the lockdown at school on Friday. I ask that each parent discuss with your student the importance of not joking around about threats directed at a school, about guns, violence, etc… School shootings are not funny, they are not a joke, and they should not be made the topic of jokes. LAUSD and I take all threats seriously and will take immedicate action anytime there is mention of a possible act of violence. We have a great school, a safe school, and it is through our team efforts that our students understand the expectations of all students at Daniel Pearl.

Here is the line-up for this week:

On Monday, Feb 22, Mr. Rick Chambers, News Anchor from KTLA, Channel 5, will be here to speak to our Newspaper and Media Broadcast students.

On Feb. 23rd, Raul from LA VAlley College will be here to help students complete their community college FAFSA. Sign-up for help outside Ms. Torres office. A fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen is being held, at the Encino location, 16101Ventura Blvd., Encino. You must have a flyer for our school to get credit, but flyers are available at the school. Help us get to the Journalism Convention this spring!

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, all students will attend a performance presented by Kaiser Permanente, “What Goes Around”. All students were given a field trip slip for this event, as we will be walking to Birmingham High School to use their auditorium. All students must have a signed field trip slip turned in no later than 8:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 24th.

On Thursday, Feb. 25th, the Spoken Word auditions for the program, “Get Lit” will be held at lunch in Room 14 with Mr. Baer.

On Friday, Feb. 26th, DPMHS is at Skateland from 8-11 pm! Skateland is located at 18140 Parthenia Street, Northridge. Admission is $10, skates are $6, and parents can enter for $2.

Looking ahead: DPMHS will be attending the Northwest Fest, a showcase of Northwest Schools, on Saturday, March 5th, from 9 am to 3 pm, at Reseda High School. Invite your friends and neighbors, help us show-off the great things happening at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School! This is a great opportunity to encourage students to get to know our school and apply for a magnet spot!

Thank you for all you do to make our school great! Have a nice evening and we’ll see you tomorrow!