Welcome to the New Year 8-6-17

August 7, 2017

Weekly Announcements

August 6, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Edward Trimis, principal of Legacy Visual and Performing Arts High School, wishing you a warm welcome to the new school year and making a few announcements. Please note I will be sending calls out most Sundays at 7 pm.

 I hope you all had a wonderful summer. We are super excited about this year and all that we have planned! We talked about last year being the “Year of the Tiger” with all the new programs and activities we brought to both VAPA and all of Legacy. This year our VAPA theme is “Overcoming Adversity”. You will see the theme represented throughout the year in our classrooms, programs, concerts, and events.

 Thursday, August 10 is registration day for 10th through 12th graders. Between 9 am and 3 pm, students can pick up class schedules, and parents can submit paperwork for the year, purchase PE clothes, apply for the federal meals/more than a meal program, and register for the new Pass program that replaces School Loop for getting information on student progress and more.

Friday, August 11 and Monday, August 14, teachers have professional development/meeting days, and classes start on Tuesday, August 15. Please note our new school hours most days are 8:30 am to 3:20 pm. Also, our early days this year are on Tuesdays, not Mondays. Most Tuesdays beginning on August 22 are early release days with students at school from 8:30 am to 2:10 pm.

We have lots going on in the next few weeks with several auditions, sporting events, and activities. We have our Aloha Assembly on August 31, school holidays on September 1st and 4th, a special Hispanic Heritage concert featuring many of our music groups and EL students on September 7, and an event featuring our students live on Telemundo on September 8 with our first home game against Huntington Park High School that evening.

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. 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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Weekly Announcements June 3, 2017

June 5, 2017

Weekly Announcements

June 3, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! This week we have a reversed minimum day on Thursday when school will start at 10 am and a minimum day on Friday. ¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! Esta semana tenemos un día mínimo invertido el jueves cuando la escuela comenzará a las 10 am y un día mínimo el viernes.

 This will be my last weekly update before summer break. This week we have our Senior Awards Gala and Recital on Wednesday, at 6 pm, in the MPR. All seniors who are performing and receiving an award should be at the MPR at 5:30 pm when the doors open. Wednesday is also graduation rehearsal and cap and gown distribution. Senior Breakfast is on Thursday at 8 am. Graduation is Friday at 6 pm.

 Next Sunday, June 11, an original musical by our students, Grandma’s Keeper, will be in the Show Search Finals at 2 pm  at Santa Monica College where it will be performed by a professional cast and complete other two musicals for the grand prize. More information is on our website and Facebook Page.

 The last day of instruction is this Friday, June 9. And the first day of classes for the new year is Tuesday, August 14. Please go to our website and Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter links at www.vapalegacy.com for more information.

 

That’s it for now. I'll see you at school this week, this summer, or in the Fall.

 

Take Care,

 

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements 

May 28, 2017

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements. This week there will be no school Monday in observance of Memorial Day and Friday will be a minimum day.

¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios. Esta semana no habrá escuela el lunes en la observancia del Memorial Day y el viernes será un día mínimo.

There are less than 2 weeks left of school before summer break. This week we have our Extra Mile Awards on Tuesday at 2 pm, Freshman Orientation on Wednesday at 5 pm, Senior Recital on Wednesday at 7 pm, Winter and Spring Sports Rally on Thursday at lunch, Senior Awards on Thursday at 6 pm, and Senior Grad Night beginning Friday after school.

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

Please note that next week will be the last weekly update of this school year. Graduation is on June 9 which is also the last day of school, summer school starts June 22 and the first day of school for the new year is August 15.

 

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

 

Dr. Edward Trimis,Principal

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Weekly Announcements 5-21-17

May 21, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

5/21/17

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! This week we are on a regular schedule all week.  ¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! Esta semana estamos en un horario regular toda la semana.

As we move closer to summer, we find our schedule more and more impacted. Please be sure to follow all announcements carefully so you do not miss anything. Thank you to our teachers and staff who helped facilitate our Smarter Balanced testing last week and the tw weeks of AP Tests before that. The next three weeks are filled with concerts, activities, finals, and senior events. There will only be two more weekly messages before summer.

This week we have Spring Fest Dress Rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday after school, a lunchtime concert Monday, a Spring Fest Town Hall Preview on Wednesday, and Spring Fest Music on Wednesday at 6 pm and Spring Fest Dance on Friday at 6:30 pm. Please join us for both of the evening performances. There are also several banquets for our sports teams this week. Looking forward, next week we will have our Freshman Orientation, Senior Recital, 9-11 Academic Awards, Senior Awards, the Winter and Spring Sports Lunchtime Pep Rally, and more banquets. The last week of school we will have closing activities for seniors ending with graduation on June 9.

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

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

 

Take Care,

 

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements May 7, 2017

May 7, 2017

Weekly Announcements

May 7, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! This week we are on a regular schedule all week. Please note that on Monday we will have only Periods 1 through 6 plus Homeroom.  ¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! Esta semana estamos en un horario regular toda la semana.

This week’s lunch menu includes macaroni and cheese or cheese sandwhich or granaola and yogurt on Monday, sloppy joe sandwhich or turkey sandwhich on Tuesday, calzone or submarine sandwhich on Wednesday, turkey hot dog or turkey pastrami sandwhich on Thursday, and cheese enchiladas or tuna sandwhich on Friday. The complete menu may be found on our website at www.vapalegacy.com

 

Thank you to the Ms. Dadrass and VAPA Student Leadership for a great Conco de Mayo Event on Friday. You can check out videos of our new mariachi ensemble and dance groups who performed at the event on Instagram linkced at www.vapalegacy.com 

 We are almost done with our Saturday College Prep Workshop for juniors and credit make-up recovery and grade assistance program for seniors. Please plan on attending the last session this Saturday.

This Thursday at lunch we will celebrate our VAPA College Declaration Day with a special event at lunch in the Quad.

We wish all of our students the best of luck on their Advanced Placement Exams which start this week.

Lastly, thank you to all of our teachers for their tireless work and dedication as celebrate teacher appreciation week this week.

 

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

 

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal 

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Weekly Announcements April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017

Weekly Announcements

April 30, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! This week we are on a regular schedule all week. ¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! Esta semana estamos en un horario regular toda la semana.

This week we have our School Site Council meeting on Tuesday in Rm. D100 at 3:15 pm.

This week’s lunch menu includes cheese sandwhich or flatbread and yogurt on Monday, taco bean dip, chips, or turkey sandwhich on Tuesday, carnitas or submarine sandwhich on Wednesday, terriaki beef bowl or pastrami sandwhich on Thursday, and burger or tuna sandwhich ion Friday. The complete menu may be found on our website at www.vapalegacy.com Also, click here: Lunch Menu May, 2017

 Thank you to the Senior Cabinet, Ms. Dadrass, and all who helped with this Seniors Prom last Friday and congratulations to the Class of 2017 for a fantastic event!

We are now half through our Saturday College Prep Workshop for juniors and credit make-up recovery and grade assistance program for seniors. Please plan on attending the next two Saturdays as well.

This week we will be continue auditions for all 2017-18 advanced performing groups for dance on Wednesday and Thursday after school in the dance room and on Friday for music and drama, in the music and drama rooms.

 Lastly, we wish all of our students the best of luck on their Advanced Placement Exams which start this week. Please go to www.vapalegacy.com for more information and links to our social media sites.

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

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal 

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Weekly Announcements 4-23-17

April 24, 2017

Weekly Announcements

April 23, 2017 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! There is shortened day on both Monday and Friday this week  Monday this week. ¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! Hay día acortado en lunes y viernes esta semana el lunes de esta semana.

 There are a few important meetings this week I hope you will be able to attend. Our local superintendent will hold a District Parent Advisory Meeting on Wednesday from 9-12 pm in the Legacy MPR. There will also be a community meeting on Thursday to hear about the Environmental Impact Report that was created in regards to the ICLC Middle School building being built across the street from the Legacy High School Complex.

 Congratulations to our Legacy Color Guard who competed at the Winter Guard Association of Southern California Championships Saturday. The team placed 8th in their division and round, defeating a team from San Diego, and defeating a total of 7 teams in the all-day championship event! Thank you, Coach Andy and his staff. Color Guard will now be performing in some exhibitions and are recruiting for the Fall Marching Band and Color Guard season.

 Congratulations to the cast and crew of High School Musical and VAPA Disney Opening Act who closed their show on Saturday. Special thanks to the creative team of High School Musical, Ms. Craig, director, Ms. Kim and Mr. Cuevas, Music Directors, Mr. Delgado, Technical Director, and Mr. Sanna-Pickett and Mr. Poncher for support. Thanks also to VAPA Disney director, Janet Huerta.

 This week we will be holding auditions for all 2017-18 advanced performing groups on Wednesday after school in the music, drama, and dance rooms. Additional auditions will be held on Thursday as needed. Auditions for A Cappella/Jazz Singers and Color Guard will be held in a few weeks.

We had an excellent College Prep Math Workshop for our juniors on Saturday as well as attendance recovery for our seniors. We will offer Credit Make-Up/Recovery classes daily over the next 4 weeks. See us in the office if you have any questions. Lastly, this Friday is Senior Prom for all three Legacy Schools. We hope all of our students have a fantastic time and remind all participants to be safe. I'll see you at school!

 

www.vapalegacy.com

 

Take Care,

 

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 

 

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Weekly Announcements 4-16-17

April 11, 2017

Weekly Announcements

April 16, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community. This is Dr. Trimis with your weekly announcements. I hope everyone had a great Spring Break. This week we have a shortened day on Monday and several events planned for both this week and next week.

 As we move closer towards the end of the year, it is especially important all students stay in top of their course requirements, study for exams, and meet with teachers on a regular basis to be sure you are on the same page in terms of what you need to do. Seniors, remember you must be on track to graduate and in good standing to participate in senior events such as prom and graduation and all university acceptance offers are contingent on continued success and progress in school in the Spring semester. Parents, please call the office if you would like to meet with any teachers or your child’s counselor.

This week we are excited to present the spring musical, Disney’s High School Musical including a special pre-show, VAPA Disney Opening Act, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 pm. There will not be a matinee on Saturday.

Next week, please plan on attending a special Parent Meeting with our local district superintendent, Jose Huerta, on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 am-12 pm in the MPR at Legacy. Please also plan on attending a special meeting on Thursday, April 27, when the district will be sharing the Environmental Impact Report with the community and receive comments and questions regarding the new middle school construction across the street.

Please see our website for more information and updates as well as our Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram feeds all linked at the top of the website.

Have a great week and I’ll see you at school.

 

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements 4-2-17

April 2, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

4-2-17

Hello VAPA community! This is Dr. Trimis with your weekly announcements. Monday is a shortened day and Open House is Thursday this week.

¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con sus anuncios semanales. El lunes es un día abreviado y Open House es el jueves de esta semana.

Thank you to Ms, Dadrass, our leadership class, our student performers, and everyone that made our first annual VAPA in the Park event on Saturday successful.

Open House will begin with a meeting reviewing A-G/UC/Cal State requirements in the library at 5 pm, a welcome and student performances in the quad at 6 pm, and classroom visits from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Looking forward, next week is Spring Break. Classes will not be in session and our offices will be closed, though there are some practices and rehearsals scheduled.

We have our annual testing approaching with some tests given before Spring Break, AP Tests the first two weeks in May followed by Smarter Balanced State Tests for juniors just afterwards. To prepare for our tests and help our juniors and seniors especially with credit recovery, we will be offering a month of intervention including daily sessions Monday through Friday from 3 to 4:30 pm and 3 days each Saturday beginning after Spring Break from April 21 through May 13.

We have several performances after the break including High School Musical with VAPA Disney: Opening Act before each show on April 20-22 and Spring Fest on May 24 and 26. For seniors, they are looking forward to Prom on April 28, Senior Awards on May 30, Grad Nite on June 2, and Graduation on June 9.

Have a great week and I’ll see you at school at Open House on Thursday.

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements March 26, 2017

March 27, 2017

Weekly Announcements

3-26-17

 

Good evening Legacy VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with your weekly announcements. Monday is a short day and there is no school on Friday. This is Music in Our Schools Month and Arts Education Month.

 Buenas noches Legacy VAPA Community! Este es el Dr. Trimis con sus anuncios semanales. El lunes es un día corto y no hay escuela el viernes. Este es el Mes de la Música en Nuestras Escuelas y el Mes de la Educación Artística.

 Thank you to all of our teachers, staff, and parents who participated in our Parent-teacher Conference Night.in Back to School Night. We have several events and activities coming up in the next few weeks. This Saturday, please join us for our First annual VAPA Festival at South Gate Park from 10 am to 3 pm. We will host games and activities and have several of our groups perform. High School Musical and a special Disney Pre-Show will be at 7 pm on April 20-22. This is a show you don’t want to miss! Spring Fest is May 24 and 26 at 6:30 pm, our Senior Recital is on May 31, and Graduation is June 8. This year we are hosting summer school at VAPA.

Spring Break is April 8th through the 16th and please note we only have a few more shortened Mondays until we return to full days on Mondays. Open House is April 6.

Have a great week and I’ll see you at school.

 

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

 

 

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