Weekly Update

March 6, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Good evening Sharks, this is Principal Smith with your Weekly Update. First, I want to thank all of the staff, students, and parents who came to the Northwest Fest on Saturday, at Reseda High School. If you missed it, you missed a great celebration of the fantastic schools in the Northwest District! The DPMHS booth definitely generated interest amongst middle school parents, and the volunteers from the school working the booth were wonderful!

On Thursday, March 10th, DPMHS will host Open House, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. An assortment of Food Trucks will be on hand from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and proceeds will be shared with the Advanced Journalism students to help with their fundraising for the Spring Journalism convention. At 5:00 pm, there will be a GATE meeting for parents of students identified as Gifted and Talented, the meeting will be held in Room 12 with Ms. Hicks.

World’s Finest Chocolate sales continue and the funds raised will be dedicated to The Pearl Post and this year’s Yearbook.

March 10th, Thursday, is also the last day for students to register for AP Exams. See Ms. Torres if you have questions. Students interested in taking the Spanish AP exam must sign-up at the Counseling table outside Ms. Torres’ office.

The Math Department is holding its Annual Pi Day Contest on Monday, March 14th. Sign-up for the Pi activities with your Math teacher.

Seniors, make sure you are checking the Senior Activities Info Board just outside the Textbook Room. All Senior activities are posted and updated in this location.

Looking ahead, Spring break is from March 21 – 25, and Monday, March 28th is Cesar Chavez Day. School resumes on Tuesday, March 29th.

And now a few reminders for all students: Students are expected to arrive at all classes on time, with their materials, and prepared to learn. As the days ahead get warmer, students should dress for school success, keeping all undergarments covered, mid-drifts covered, and hats limited to DPMHS Logo wear, BCCHS athletic caps, solid black, turquoise, or black and turquoise without logos. Following these dress codes allows less distractions and minimizes reminders by staff to students. Jupiter Grades, the online gradebook system, continues to be a vital source to keep informed of your progress and grades in each class. Check Jupiter regularly for changes, and if you need a password or to reset your account, see Ms. Torres, Ms. Bootel, or Ms. Smith.

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