Weekly Announcements 1-15-18

January 15, 2018

Weekly Announcements

Jan., 14, 1018

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Edward Trimis, principal of Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School with a few announcements. Tomorrow, Monday, January 15, is a school holiday as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King. Tuesday is a shortened day.

Hola comunidad VAPA! Este es el Dr. Edward Trimis, director de Legacy Visual y Performing Arts High School con algunos anuncios. El martes es un día acortado.

 Please note we are continuing to focus on student success which includes on-track high school graduation, on-time attendance, and citizenship.  We will be rolling out a new attendance policy so please expect a summary of the new policy being sent home soon. Overcoming adversity, our theme this year, is examined in our upcoming original musical production of Real Life on January 25-27, where monologues from our students are merged with an original musical score. I hope you can join us at 7 pm for one of the shows.

 Lastly, we are in our recruitment season for Zone of Choice enrollment and are looking forward to soon adding a new magnet to Legacy VAPA High School pending school board approval, the VAPA Musical Theatre and Media Arts Magnet. We do have space so please assist us with our recruitment efforts.  We will have a Legacy Open House Event for prospective students on Saturday, January 27.

 We have lots going on in the next few weeks with several auditions, sporting events, and activities. Calendars are available in the office and all of the dates, schedules, and events will be on our website at www.vapalegacy.com along with our social media links.

Have a great week and I'll see you at school!

Take Care,

Dr.Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements: Jan. 8, 2018

January 8, 2018

Weekly Announcements

January 8, 2018

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Edward Trimis, principal of Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School, wishing you a warm welcome to 2018 and making a few announcements. This is a reminder I will be sending calls out most Sundays at 7 pm. Tomorrow, Monday, January 8, is a regular day and Tuesday is a short day. All classes will meet tomorrow.

 Hola comunidad VAPA! Este es el Dr. Edward Trimis, director de Legacy Visual y Performing Arts High School, deseándoles una cálida bienvenida en 2018 y haciendo algunos anuncios. Este es un recordatorio de que enviaré llamadas la mayoría de los domingos a las 7 p.m. Mañana, lunes 8 de enero, es un día normal y martes es un día corto. Todas las clases se encontrarán mañana.

 I hope you all had a wonderful Winter break. We are super excited to continue the many wonderful programs we have at VAPA while we explore new programs and ideas including digital portfolios, piloted this year by our 11th graders and some 9th graders, Link Crew, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and the Leader in Me Program, and Educational Rounds. We will also implement a new attendance policy finalized this week and possibly implemented as early as next week. We will continue our VAPA theme th8is year of “Overcoming Adversity”. You will see the theme represented throughout the year in our classrooms, programs, concerts, and events. Overcoming adversity is examined in our upcoming original musical production of Real Life January 25-27 where monologues from our students are merged with an original musical score. I hope you can join us.

Lastly, we are in our recruitment season for Zone of Choice enrollment and are looking forward to soon adding a new magnet to Legacy VAPA High School pending school board approval, the VAPA Musical Theatre and Media Arts Magnet. We do have space so please assist us with our recruitment efforts.

 We have lots going on in the next few weeks with several auditions, sporting events, and activities. Calendars are available in the office and all of the dates, schedules, and events will be on our website at www.vapalegacy.com along with our social media links. The calendar may be accessed at http://bit.ly/2wkPYyX

 Have a great week and I'll see you at school!

 

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 

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Holiday Podcast December, 2017

December 15, 2017

Enjoy our annual podcast from the Legacy VAPA School Family!

 

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements Dec. 10, 2017

December 11, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Dec. 10, 2017

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! Tuesday is a regular day. Hola comunidad VAPA! ¡Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! El martes es un día normal.

This is our last of school before our Winter Break. The last day of school is Friday and we return on Monday, January 8. There will be no weekly announcements until we return in January.

 This week we will have finals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and we have a minimum day on Friday.

Congratulations to all of our wonderful dancers who performed in Winter Fest this past Friday and director, Mr. Sanna-Pickett. Congratulations also to our marching band, color guard, short flags, and cheer who performed in the Huntington Park and South Gate Parades over the weekend and also the Royal Steppers Dance Team who performed in the South Gate Parade on Sunday and thanks to all of our directors including Mr. Cuevas, Coach Brenda, Coach Adolfo, Coach Hilda, and Coach Andy.

Lastly, teachers and staff, there will be a required staff meeting for all teachers and staff this week on Tuesday, December 12, from 3:25 to 4:25 pm.

Have a great week and I'll see you at school!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements 12-2-17

December 3, 2017

Weekly Annoucnements

Dec. 3, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! Tuesday is a shortened day.  ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! El martes es un día acortado.

 We have only 2 weeks left in the Fall semester as students are preparing for finals, end-of the semester performances, and final class projects. This is an excellent time for students to meet with their teachers to be sure they are clear on what they need to do to be successful in every class.

We continue to have some challenges with student tardiness and absences. Please remember that school starts promptly at 8:30 am and students are expected to begin their class and seated when the late bell rings at 8:30 am. This may be the latest starting time I have seen in every LAUSD high school so I would expect every student to be on time. Some high schools start before 7:30 am. This is a schedule we can look at for next year if it would encourage students to get to school on time. Realize that Homeroom is a graded class.

As we get closer to the Winter Break, we have seen an increase in some students making poor choices in terms of their behavior in class. My expectation is every student will do their best to follow the directions of their teachers and that all teachers and students will display mutual respect for one another through the end of the Fall semester in two weeks and in the new calendar year.

Congratulations to all students who performed in the Winter Fest-Music show last Friday. Special thanks to directors Karla Kim and Andrew Yamaguchi and to technical director Miguel Delgado and his crew and videographer Nick Adolfo and his crew. Both Mr. Adolfo’s and Mr. Delgado’s programs are funded in part from federal Perkins and CTE funds. I hope you will join us for Winter Fest this week on December 8 when we feature our students in the Dance Program, at 6:30 pm.

We are now officially in the Winter Sports season which includes boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, and girls water polo. Please come out and support our teams for our home and/or away games.

This is a reminder that the Zone of Choice school selection process is underway. We have already started planning recruitment events at our feeder middle schools. Our enrollment is still under capacity. If we can enroll a few more students, we will qualify for additional teachers. Please spread the word to friends and family who may be looking for a school placement. I would love to share our amazing school with more students. We are planning to open a magnet center in Fall, 20198, with recruitment beginning Fall, 2018, which will boost enrollment.

A reminder to students to be aware of new clubs, auditions, and other opportunities by listening to morning announcements, fliers on our bulletin boards, and checking our website and social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook which are linked on the website at www.vapalegacy.com

That’s it for now. Have a great week and I’ll see you at school!

Take Care,

 Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 

 

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Weekly Announcements Nov. 26, 2017

November 26, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Nov. 26, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! Tuesday is a shortened day.  ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! El martes es un día acortado.

This Monday, we will have a School Site Council and Local School Leadership Council meeting on at 4 pm I Rm. D100. Please join us.

I hope everyone had a restful break this last week with family and friends. We have only 3 weeks left in the Fall semester as students are preparing for finals, end-of the semester performances, and final class projects. This is an excellent time for students to meet with their teachers to be sure they are clear on what they need to do to be successful in every class.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Elf, the Musical which closed last week end. Special thanks to director, Stacie Craig, Musical Director, Karla Cho, and Technical Director, Miguel Delgado. I hope you will join us for Winter Fest this week and next week, Music on December 1 and Dance On December 8, both at 6:30 pm.

We are now officially in the Winter Sports season which includes boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, and girls water polo. Congratulations to all of our Fall teams including our Legacy Cross-Country team which competed in the CIF City Finals last Saturday. Please come out and support our teams including Girls Soccer at home this Monday at 2:30 and 4 pm.

We wish coach Holland and our Challenge LA team the best of luck in their competition this Saturday. We are the only school in Local District East who are participating in the program this year.

A reminder to students to be aware of new clubs, auditions, and other opportunities by listening to morning announcements, fliers on our bulletin boards, and checking our website and social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook which are linked on the website at www.vapalegacy.com

That’s it for now. Have a great week and I’ll see you at school!

 

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 

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Weekly Announcements 11-12-17

November 13, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

November 12, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! Tuesday is a shortened day. ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! El martes es un día acortado.

The 15-week Progress Reports will be sent home this week. This is an excellent time for all students to check with their teachers about missing assignments and work they could do to bring up their grades. This is also a good time for parents to schedule teacher conferences if there are any questions about what is expected of students and the support and encouragement that may be needed from home.

We are proud of all of our student athletes and their teams as they finish out their seasons and we get ready for Winter sports. We wish our Cross Country team good luck in the CIF City Finals this Saturday at Pierce College.

Please join us for Elf the Musical, our Fall play, this weekend on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm and our Winter Fest shows at 7 pm on December 1 (music) and December 8 (dance).

Please go to our website and Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter links at www.vapalegacy.com for more information and updates.

That’s it for now. I'll see you at school!

 

Take care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Special Announcement 11-10-17

November 11, 2017

Special Announcement

11-10-17

 

Since the birth of our Nation, American patriots have stepped forward to serve our country and defend our way of life. With honor and distinction, generations of servicemen and women have taken up arms to win our independence, preserve our Union, and secure our freedom. From the Minutemen to our Post-9/11 Generation, these heroes have put their lives on the line so that we might live in a world that is safer, freer, and more just, and we owe them a profound debt of gratitude. On Veterans Day, we salute the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who have rendered the highest service any American can offer, and we rededicate ourselves to fulfilling our commitment to all those who serve in our name.

This day, and every day, we pay tribute to America's sons and daughters who have answered our country's call. We recognize the sacrifice of those who have been part of the finest fighting force the world has ever known and the loved ones who stand beside them. We will never forget the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice and all those who have not yet returned home. As a grateful Nation, let us show our appreciation by honoring all our veterans.

On a personal note, I am extremely proud of my older son is a Marine Corps veteran and my younger son is an active duty Marine. I am also thankful for our own Legacy VAPA veterans we have on our faculty and staff. We honor them and all veterans and those who are on active duty service today.

Thank you and take care.

 

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 

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Weekly Announcements 11-5-17

November 5, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

Nov. 5, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! Tuesday is a shortened day and there is no school on Friday. Hola comunidad VAPA! ¡Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! El martes es un día acortado y no hay escuela el viernes.

Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School is a student-centered, creative learning community that engages students intellectually and artistically, instilling responsible citizenship and academic rigor for college and career preparedness.

Tis is a reminder to please complete the LAUSD School Experience Survey either online or by completing the paper copy when it arrives at home. We are striving for 100% for the survey which is completed by all students, parents, and staff.

Lastly, the 15-week progress reports will be sent out next week. Please be sure you register for the parent portal/PassPORT program and Schoology to see real-time progress in all student’s classes.

That’s it for now, have a great week and I'll see you at school!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 

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Weekly Announcements 10-29-17

October 29, 2017

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! Tuesday is a shortened day. ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! El martes es un día acortado.

First of all, please note our school vision: Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School is a student-centered, creative learning community that engages students intellectually and artistically, instilling responsible citizenship and academic rigor for college and career preparedness.

It is important to know what our vision is as we continue to add new programs and expand our school so everything is aligned to that vision. I have a meeting with the district tomorrow regarding our application to add a magnet center to Legacy VAPA.

Thank you to all the parents that completed the application for Free and Reduced Lunch. The deadline was extended to tomorrow, October 30. There are still 20 families who have not completed the application, most who are receiving free or reduced lunch. Please complete and submit the online form tonight or tomorrow to continue in the program.

Last week an important letter and survey went out to many of our students regarding a special program and opportunity from Sprint. It is critical that all of the paperwork is signed and returned ASAP before the time runs out.

This week the LAUSD School Experience Survey will be available online. You may complete it online or through the hard-copy paper process in a few weeks. We are striving for 100% for the survey which is completed by all students, parents, and staff.

Lastly, with this week being Halloween. Please note the following:

Students may wear costumes to school. The single largest criteria is that costumes may not be demeaning to any person or group based on ethnicity, race, religion, nationality, disability, gender, gender identity (boys as girls and vice versa), or individual (staff or student) at the school. · Costume may not cause a significant or distraction to the school program; i.e., no revealing costumes (low cut, French maids, nightwear, bathing suites, etc.) · No costumes may include props or equipment that is unsafe · No weapons, or even replica weapons, are to be brought to school. · No costumes are allowed that would impair a student’s vision or movement (ability to climb stairs) · Masks may not be worn during a parade or other specific activity, as determined by the administrator. · All provisions regarding obscene materials or prohibited substance remain in effect. ·

Have a great week and I'll see you at school!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 

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