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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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 Oct. 22, 2017

October 23, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

Oct. 22, 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.

Last week an important letter and survey went out top 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.

The deadline to complete the federal meal applications is this week. At last count, there are still 98 families who have not completed the application. Funding for field trips, classroom materials, and staff are severely impacted by applications submitted and approved. Fee waivers for SAT, ACT, AP Tests, and some college applications are tied to the federal meal program applications. If you have not completed your applications, please do so today and call the school for assistance, if needed. 

Congratulations to everyone involved in our Homecoming Week activities last week, our winning football team and Spirit Team, and all of our students and staff who put together a wonderful Homecoming Dance last night. This was a great week to be a Tiger.

Looking forward, we will be giving our interim assessments in English and Math in the next two weeks in student’s classes and Legacy will host a blood drive Tuesday. Go to our website for more info an linbks to social media at www.vapalegacy.com  

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

Take Care,

Dr. Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements Oct. 8, 2017

October 8, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

Oct. 8, 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.

Our School Site Council and Local School Leadership Council will meet Monday at 4 pm in Rm. D100. See you there.

This is Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15th and October Is Bully Prevention, College Awareness, Cultural Diversity, Disability Awareness, Filipino American History, LGBT History, Breast Cancer Awareness, Substance Abuse Prevention, And Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Lastly, any students who are auditioning for the Music Center Spotlight Awards program need to confirm their participation with me on Monday. Our Spotlight Showcase is Friday, October 13 and our Spotlight Recording Sessions will be the same day after school. Videos are due on Monday, October 16.

Looking forward, Our Parent Conference Night is October 19, the Homecoming Game is October 20, and the Homecoming Dance is October 21.

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

 

Take Care, 

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements Sept. 24, 2017

September 24, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

Sept. 24, 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 is Hispanic Heritage Month. In celebration of our Chicano and Latino heritage, we will have a special Latino Heritage Celebration concert on Thursday at 6 pm featuring several of our performing groups including our Jazz Band, A Cappella and Jazz Singers, Dance Team, Glee Club, Vocal Ensemble, Choir, and Dreamers Choir, and Mariachi Ensemble. We will also finalize membership in a few of our school councils at the event. Please join us!

This Wednesday, we will have a School Site Council and Local School Leadership Council meeting on Wednesday at 3:30 pm. This is our council from last year, so if you are a member, please join us. Next month we will convene our new council.  

Tomorrow there will be a special event at the South Gate Municipal Auditorium from 9 to 11:30 am, Coffee With the Superintendent. Superintendent Huerta and his team from Local District East will be jojned by the Mayor of South Gate and South Gate City Officials with all the principals from South Gate area schools. This is a rare opportunity to speak with our superintnendent and local officials while hearing about the good news from all of the schools in our area, including Legacy VAPA High School. Please join us.

There is no home football game this week. Please join us for our next game on October 6.

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

Spotlight Auditions are in October with the recital on October 6 and the recording sessions the following week. New clubs include the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, and the Anime Club.

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 Sept. 17, 2017

September 17, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Sept. 17, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! Tuesday is a shortened day. Also, there is no school on Thursday.  ¡Hola Comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! El martes es un día acortado.  Además, no hay escuela el jueves.

This is Hispanic Heritage Month. I hope you will join us for our first Latino Heritage Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 pm featuring many of our performing groups.

 This is another reminder that students must be in their homeroom class before 8:30 am every day. There are still several students coming to school late.

 Lastly, if you are still interested in joining one of our performing groups or sports teams, please see the director or coach right away. I know that there is still space in marching band, especially for students who play trumpet, and percussion, electric bass, or other stationary instruments to play in the pit for the field show. Girls Water Polo is also completing their roster with 36 initially signing up for the team.

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!

 Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 

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Weekly Announcements 9-10-17

September 11, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

9-10-17

 

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 Thursday is Back to School Night! Please join us 5:45 to 8 pm. Please expect to receive our first progress report this week. While there is not time at Back to School Night to review grades, please feel free to schedule an appointment with your child’s teacher or counselor on Thursday if needed.

We are having a donation drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey in South Texas. Please donate clothing for Kindergarten through 12th grade students, toiletries, and school supplies at the VAPA office.

This is Hispanic Heritage Month. I hope you will join us for our first Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 pm featuring many of our performing groups.

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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