Category Archives: Student Life

Bracelets For Sale!

Student Council is selling handmade rubberband bracelets.  School colored bracelets are only 50 cents a piece.  Three-colored bracelets are $1.25. Purchase one today at lunch in the basketball court area.  Show your school spirit by supporting RMS Student Council! 

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Two More Spirit Days Until Break

This week students dressed up as twins, wore pajamas and holiday wear to school.  Thursday, students are asked to wear their ugliest sweater and on Friday, their class colors. Join the fun and show your school spirit by wearing the … Continue reading

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Grade Level Assemblies Held To Honor Students

On Monday, November 25th, Grade Level Assemblies were held to honor students who selected for Student of the Month for November and Honor Roll (Click on this link to find the list of  Honor Roll kids  http://richardsonmiddleschool.org/honor_roll.html) , Other awards given were Leading By Example … Continue reading

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Students Of The Month For November Honored

Students were given the Student of the Month Award from their Period 3 teachers.  Congratulations to all who were honored.   Moises C. Will C. Jack D. Cole F. Halle H. Brooks J. Tyler J. Min J. Anna L. Lauren … Continue reading

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Hockey Sticks Take Place Of Flying Frisbees

By Ryan L. On November 20th, Sixth and Seventh Graders who have Mr. Oden switched sports from playing with a Frisbee to street hockey and will be playing on the blacktop at the basketball courts closest to the wing with … Continue reading

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Meet Terrific Thea

By Michelle C. Do you know someone who still loves The Little Mermaid? Dorothea D. does. Dorothea’s nickname is Thea and she was born on October 24th. The schools that she has attended are Riviera Elementary and Richardson Middle School … Continue reading

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Lego League Ready To Compete

Come out and watch our RMS Lego League Team compete against local schools. This competition will be held on December 14th and 15th at South High School. Students are competing for a spot in the final competition held in St. … Continue reading

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Isaac V.: Break Dancer and Martial Arts Enthusiast

By Sydney V. Did you know that Isaac V. is a Sixth Grader who likes Komodo Dragons? Isaac was born in Torrance, California on November 27. His dream vacation would be in Texas eating chili cheese fries with grilled onions … Continue reading

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Audrey T. Has The Need For Speed

By Landon R Do you want a loyal and joyful friend? Well Audrey T. is not only loyal and joyful, she loves to play basketball, piano, read, and ride fast roller coasters. Audrey has some goals in school. “I would … Continue reading

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Nate Z. Has A Passion For Building

By Valerie Y. Have you ever met someone with a lucky number of four? His name is Nate Z. Nate is in the Sixth Grade at Richardson Middle School, where he feels there are more opportunities for him and many … Continue reading

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Sophia M. Dreams Of Becoming Future Professional Soccer Player

By David M. Have you ever met a girl who likes to play soccer?  Her name is Sophia M.  Her soccer team is called the Killer Cleats.  She also wants to be a soccer player when she grows up.”I like … Continue reading

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Meet Katie C. The New Leonardo DaVinci

By Antonia F. Do you know a girl who loves Minecraft? I do. Her name is Katie C. Katie is currently a Sixth Grader at Richardson Middle School. So far, Katie has enjoyed her time in middle school. “I like … Continue reading

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Kate Will Call Japan Home In The Near Future

By Victoria P. Do you know Kate M? Here are some things about her that you might find interesting. She’s in Sixth Grade, eleven-years-old, and her birthday is February third. Kate has one older sister that’s in Eighth Grade but … Continue reading

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Students Of The Month For September Honored

Students above were given the Student Of The Month Award from their Period 2 teachers.  Congratulations to all students who were honored. Julia B. 6th Ming Wei C. 6th Antonia F. 6th Kayleigh F. 6th Clarissa L. 6th Aubrey L. … Continue reading

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Fall School Dance To Be Held On Thursday

On November 7th, there will be a school dance held in the RMS Cafetorium from 3-5PM.  Come enjoy time with your friends eating pizza and dancing. Pizza $2.00 for 1 slice $3.00 for 2 slices  $5 Entrance Fee Music will … Continue reading

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Peak Inside The Classroom: Zero Period PE With Kamiyama

Students learn to juggle.   Click on each of the links to watch them in action. IMG_7093 IMG_7094 IMG_7082 IMG_7081 Due to technical difficulties, you may have to tilt your head.  Sorry about that!   

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Meet Mark S.

By Brendan H. Do you Know Mark S.? If not, here is some information about him. He is an eleven-year-old Sixth Grader who goes to RMS. His favorite subjects are science and math. In his free time, he likes to … Continue reading

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RMS Pledges To Be Drug Free

Red Ribbon Week will be held the week of October 21-25.  Red Ribbon Week is a time when staff and students pledge to be drug free. The following is a list of the events that will take place on the … Continue reading

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Madeline E. Soon To Hold Open Houses

By Elisa D. Do you know somebody who likes strawberries? How about somebody who loves strawberries? Her name is Madeline E. Madeline is currently a student at RMS and used to go to Riviera Elementary. “My favorite part of Richardson … Continue reading

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Future RMS PE Teacher: Jakob G.

By Ryan L. Did you know that Jakob G. loves to watch Spongebob and play Solitaire in his spare time? He hates to watch long, boring commercials when he is watching TV. Jakob G. is currently eleven-years-old and loves to … Continue reading

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Get Into The Halloween School Spirit

Halloween is just around the corner…are you ready?  Plan your costumes soon, so you will be ready for the Halloween Costume Contests and other events planned by your Student Council on Wednesday, October 31st. It will be spooky fun! 

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RMS Honors Students Of The Month For September

  Students above were given the Student Of The Month Award from their Period 1 teachers.  Congratulations to all who students who were honored. Keep up the good work! Hailey A.  Hisham A. Brian C. Jennie D. Andrew E. Kira … Continue reading

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All A’s For Bailey

By Annabelle B. Did you know that Bailey L. earned straight As in Fifth Grade? Although Bailey is good at every subject, she says math is entertaining because of the challenge. “I love math because I’m never bored in math … Continue reading

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Batter Up!

By Liam C. Are you eleven and love to play outside?  Sixth Grader Shane C. is eleven and loves to play outdoor sports. Shane’s favorite sport is baseball and when he grows up he wants to become a professional baseball … Continue reading

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Hisham Holds A Secret

By Jacob V. Do you know Sixth Grader Hisham A.? Hisham is a fun person who loves to play basketball during his free time. He hopes to become a famous basketball player for the Clippers. When he is not playing … Continue reading

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Alex J. Aims High!

By Allison P. Alex J. loves soccer! He plays soccer every chance he gets. He is eleven years-old and has two brothers and two sisters. His favorite book is 39 Clues and his favorite movie is Star Wars 3. He … Continue reading

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Annabelle B. Flips For Gymnastics

By Bailey L. Do you know a girl who is a great gymnast? I do, her name is Annabelle B. Annabelle is a Sixth Grade student at Richardson Middle School. She has just enjoyed her first week in middle school. … Continue reading

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Terrific Thea

By Michelle C. Do you know someone who still loves The Little Mermaid? Dorothea D. does. Dorothea’s nickname is Thea and she was born on October 24th. The schools that she has attended are Riviera Elementary and Richardson Middle School … Continue reading

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Meet Sixth Grader, Tylin B.

By Olivia K. Do you like going out to get ice cream? Sixth Grader Tylin B. does.  She loves to get ice cream after a hard day at school.  Her favorite place to get ice cream is McDonald’s. She has … Continue reading

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Photo Album: PTSA Membership Dance

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Need Help? Ask A Teacher!

Here, on the RMS campus, teachers are available several days and times a week to help students.  If you are in need of one on one instruction, take advantage of these “gifts” of time from your teachers.  Just remember, “There … Continue reading

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Meet Sixth Grader, Ellie D.

By Madeline E. Do you know someone that wants to go to Australia? Do you know someone who is a 6th Grader at RMS? Well, her name is Ellie D. She is a very funny and nice girl.  Her favorite … Continue reading

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Say “Cheese”

On September 16th, teachers had their pictures taken during their conference periods. Students lined up during their P.E. classes to have their pictures taken for IDs and the Yearbook.  If you didn’t get your picture taken on this date, listen … Continue reading

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Journalism Students Work Together In A New Way

This year, The Latest Hiss is once again making history.  In the past, this school newspaper has been printed and two years ago it went online.  Also in the past, Journalism has been a class with only 7th and 8th … Continue reading

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Introducing The New Hiss Staff

  Please look for articles written by these Journalism students soon on this website.  

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Congratulations To Our 8th Graders!

RMS held its 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony this past Thursday, June 20th at 4:00.  The ceremony took place on the football field at South High School.  Among the speakers were TUSD School Board President Mr. Michael Wermers, Senior Director-Human Resources Dr. … Continue reading

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8th Grades Get Their Yearbooks At The Picnic

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8th Graders Honored At Assembly

Congratulations to all of the award winners.  We are proud of you and what you have accomplished at RMS!  Thank you to Joelle Conner for organizing this assembly and putting in all of the hours it takes to make the … Continue reading

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Jazz Band And Choir Perform

On Wednesday, June 12th, the RMS Jazz Band and Choir performed.  Here are some pictures from their performance.  Thanks to Director Karrie Willett and all of the students in the RMS Bands, Choir, and Color Guards for entertaining hundreds of people … Continue reading

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Turn Your Books In!

Ms. Lynda Williams, our Librarian and Media Coordinator, is now collecting books.  Please find yours from their hiding places and get them into her as soon as possible. Books must all be accounted for or next year’s class schedules will be withheld … Continue reading

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Former RMS Student Leads Communications Club

The Communications Club met every Tuesday and Friday after school at 4:00. There were nine members this year and they hope it will grow next year. The person in charge was South High debate student Jillian F. Jillian is a former RMS student.  Friday, June … Continue reading

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Enjoy Summer Reading!

TUSD asks students to read over the summer.  Some ELA teachers ask students to write about the books they have read as one of the first writing assignments in the Fall.  Here are the lists for this year.  Happy Reading! … Continue reading

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Two Tech Trek Scholarships Awarded

Two students were chosen to receive Tech Trek Science & Math scholarships.  Our two winners are Lauren P. and Elisa B..  They were recognized at the June 3rd School Board meeting and they will spend a week this summer at University California Santa Barbara … Continue reading

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Students Of The Month for May Honored

Congratulations to the following students for being May’s Students of the Month.  We are proud of you!   Darci C. Jared F. Camden G Ashley K. Calvin L. Amanda M. Madison M. Chase M. Sarah N. Alison R. Ciara R. … Continue reading

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Come Hear The Sound Of Music

Beginning and Advanced Bands will be performing at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4.  Jazz Band and Choir will take the stage at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12.  Both performances will be held in the RMS Cafetorium. Thank you to all the students … Continue reading

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Do You Have The Fever?

By  Jocelyn H. Need a book to read? For those who like a fictional story, Fever 1793 is the perfect book for you. It is about a girl named Mattie Cook who lives in Philadelphia with her widowed mother and … Continue reading

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Video Game Forecast

By David C. The next wave of Nintendo games is coming and there are so many new titles. Here are a few newly out and some to be released. For those fans of Luigi’s Mansion (an old Game Cube game) … Continue reading

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8th Grade Calendar of Events

8th Grade Events Monday-June 17- Awards Assembly By Invitation Only 2:00 Tuesday-June 18-8th Grade Picnic/Yearbook Distribution Noon Wednesday-June 19-8th Grade Promotion Practice Periods 2 and 3 Thursday-June 20- 8th Grade Promotion Practice 8-10 at South   (Parents pick up kids from … Continue reading

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Students Of The Month Honored

Congratulations to the following students who received Student of the Month for April awards.  We are proud of you! Sarah A. Claudia B. Grace C. Kate C. Nervana F. Kaiya F. Edward H. Kelly H. Marina K. John K. Taery K. … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Summer!

  A Beach Party Themed Dance Will Be Held on Thursday, May 30th!  $5 Admission 3-5PM School Cafetorium Kawabunga Dudes and Dudettes!  

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Blue Ribbon Week To Be Held On May 28-31

In honor of our men and women police officers, we are holding our Blue Ribbon Week on May 28-31st.  Students, please wear the following colors mentioned on the days listed to show your support. Tuesday-May 28th- Wear red clothing Wednesday-May … Continue reading

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Students Are Preparing For Upcoming Tests

By Lauren H. Summer is around the corner and school is coming to an end shortly. Everyone knows what that means…CST (California Standards Tests) testing, end of unit tests, and finals. Huge tests at the end of the year that … Continue reading

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6th Grade is Mad for Math!

By Frances T. Have you noticed some students around RMS with brightly colored bandanas? They are 6th Graders proudly displaying their team pride. The entire 6th Grade Class has been divided into 8 teams: Radii, Graphs, Proportions, Percents, Triangles, Outliers, … Continue reading

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8th Graders Sign Up For SHS Classes

By Kristy L. On April 16th and 17th, Richardson Eighth Graders met with their assigned counselors to plan for their upcoming freshman year at South High. Eighth Graders were buzzing with excitement as they began to map out their plan … Continue reading

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Watch Rattlesnakes Run!

Due to technical difficulties, the following videos have now just been released.  Click on the links and enjoy! http://thelatesthiss.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Run-B1.mov http://thelatesthiss.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Run-Video-Four-Part-B.mov http://thelatesthiss.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Run-Video-one.mov http://thelatesthiss.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Run-Video-Three-Part-A1.mov http://thelatesthiss.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Run-Video-three-Part-B.mov http://thelatesthiss.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Run-Video-Two-Part-A.mov  

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RMS Students To Give Visiting 5th Graders Tours

Thank you to the following partnered people who will be giving campus tours to the visiting Fifth Graders on Friday, April 26th.  We are proud of you for being chosen for such a special assignment. 1. Amanda M. and Kyle … Continue reading

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Students Honored At Grade Level Assemblies

On Thursday, April 25th, Grade Level Assemblies were held to honor students who selected for Student of the Month for February and March, Honor Roll (Click on this link to find the list of  Honor Roll kids  http://richardsonmiddleschool.org/honor_roll.html) , and our … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: Poems By Lauren H.

Did you know that April is Poetry Month?  Do you have a poem you would like to share in the newspaper?  Please email it to lbezich@etusd.org.  In the meantime, enjoy these poems by Eighth Grader Lauren H.   Ode to … Continue reading

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Sign up for Soccer Noon League

Want to play soccer on a noon league?  Just follow these simple steps… Step 1-Get a team of seven members together. Step 2- Come up with a “cool” name for your team. Step 3- Sign up in Room 23. Step 4- … Continue reading

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RMS vs. Calle Soccer Game To Be Held

The Richardson vs. Calle Soccer Game will be this Wednesday, April 24, at 3:30 at South High School.  Admission is free, but all students are encouraged to bring donations of lightly used sports equipment to be donated to charity.   A … Continue reading

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Team Trivia Challenge Begins

The Team Trivia Challenge is returning to Richardson!  Teams of four students will compete against one another to answer questions about literature, history, science, television, movies, sports, and more!  Matches will be held during lunches.  All students are invited to sign … Continue reading

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RMS Celebrates Earth Week- April 22-26

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. While everyday you should be Earth-conscious, make it a point for this week to be even more so. Do your part–walk, bike, or skate to school, minimize your waste, recycle, plant a tree, or do … Continue reading

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Students of the Month For March

Congratulations to the following students who received Student of the Month for March awards.  We are proud of you! Mohammad C. Jamee C. Kaitlyn G. Julia H. Leon J. Hannah K. Jackie L. Paul L. Emma L. Kristy L. Anna … Continue reading

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March Madness Hits RMS April 2nd

By Eric H. Could you feel the stands shaking and the crowds yelling? Tuesday, April 2, RMS held their annual RMS vs. CMMS Basketball game. With both teams practicing for weeks, you could only hope for a great game. Not … Continue reading

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Penny Wars Begins Again!

  Penny Wars are being held beginning on March 25th and will continue through April 5th.  All proceeds will go to the Leukemina and Lymphomia Society for cancer research. Pennies= 1 point Dimes=10 points                                              Nickels= 5 points Quarters = 25 points … Continue reading

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Field Trips Make Learning Come Alive

Eighth Graders Go To The Museum of Tolerance Editor’s Note:  Pictures are not allowed to be taken in the Museum of Tolerance. Do we all have Tolerance?  By Eric H. People all across the world are not always tolerant with … Continue reading

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Choir Competes For The Gold!

Congratulations to the RMS Choir on receiving a Gold Rating at their competition at Biola University on Friday, March 1st. Additionally, the Soprano Section received an Outstanding Musicianship Award. Way to Go Choir!  Thank you to Mrs. Laura Savitz and Mrs. … Continue reading

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Japanese And Chinese Schools Meet On Saturdays

By Kristy L. What do you do on Saturday mornings? Whether you’re watching TV, playing a sports game, or sleeping, you’ve probably never thought of going to school on a Saturday. Some people, though, are doing just that – and … Continue reading

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Spring Festival Brings Musicians Together At South On March 7th

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College Week: Be True To Your School

Classroom doors were decorated as part of College Week March 11-18.  This competition brought out the talented artists of RMS.  Thank you to all who participated. Frist Place- Ms. Kristl Holtz’s Homeroom     Second Place- Ms. Joelle Conner’s Homeroom … Continue reading

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Students Selected To Test New Test

Richardson Middle School was recently chosen by the State of California to give a pilot test for the new national education standards, called the Common Core State Standards.  The pilot tests are a practice and tryout of items and tasks … Continue reading

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Awards Assembly Held To Honor Students

On Friday, February 15th, Grade Level Assemblies were held to honor students who selected for Student of the Month for December and January, Honor Roll (Click on this link to find the list of  Honor Roll kids  http://richardsonmiddleschool.org/honor_roll.html) , and … Continue reading

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iLEAD Students Visit LMU On February 14th

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GATE 8th Graders Swim With Plankton

By Amanda M. The Eighth Graders’ GATE Trip To CIMI went from  Friday, February 1st to Sunday, February 3rd and they stayed at CIMI (Catalina Island Marine Institute) at Toyon Bay. On the island, they studied marine life and oceanography. “I learned … Continue reading

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Yearbooks For Sale: Limited Amount Printed

If you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet, now’s the time! Students who purchase a yearbook between now and March 12 will be entered into a raffle. There’ll be a separate drawing each Friday. If you have any questions, please see … Continue reading

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