Weekly Announcement 10-1-17

October 1, 2017

 

Weekly Annoucnements

Oct. 1, 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 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. Walk to School Day is October 5.

Congratulations to all performers in our first annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration last Thursday night. Several of our instrumental and vocal groups performed including the debut of the new Dreamers Choir.

Our Senior Night and College Night will be this Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm. Please join us for our next home football game on Friday, October 6 at 7 pm.

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 October 6 and our Spotlight Recording Sessions will be the following week with the audition video due at the end of the week.

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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Weekly Announcements 9-3-17

September 3, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

September 3, 2017

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! There is no school Monday this week and Tuesday is a shortened day. ¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! No hay escuela el lunes de esta semana y el martes es un día acortado. 

This week teachers will be submitting the student grades for the first progress report of the year. This is an excellent time for both students and parents to connect with teachers to make sure students are clear on course expe3ctations for every class. Please contact VAPA is you would like to schedule an appointment with teachers or counselors to discuss academic progress.

Students, this Tuesday as a follow-up to last week’s Aloha Assembly, we will have Club Rush at lunch. Club Rush is the time when students can find out more information about clubs, activities, and sports teams on campus. I hope you will join us for our first home football game this Friday at 4 and 7 pm. Also, be sure to see our students, clubs, groups, and teams, on television on Friday morning between 5 and 7 pm on “Yard 50” on Telemundo, Channel 52. Any students who will participate need to return parent permission slips on Wednesday. 

Students, please review our website and social media feeds as well as the bulletin boards around campus for information on clubs and activities. The More Than A Meal Application for Federal Free and Reduced Lunch deadline is in October and Norm Day, our enrollment deadline, in in September. Looking forward, please plan on joining us for Back to School Night on September 14 and our Hispanic Heritage Concert on September 28.

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 Aug. 27, 2017

August 28, 2017

Weekly Announcements

Aug. 27, 2017

 

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! Tuesday is a shortened day. Please note that next weekend is a long weekend with no school Friday, September 1st and  Monday, September 4th.

¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! El martes es un día acortado. Tenga en cuenta que el próximo fin de semana es un fin de semana largo sin escuela el viernes, el primero de septiembre y el lunes, el cuarto de septiembre.

 This Thursday we will have our School Site Council, Shared Decision-Making Council, and English Learners Advisory Council Orientation and Elections in the Library at 5 pm. Please consider running for one of the councils. We need representation from students, faculty, staff, and parents.

 Students, please review our website and social media feeds as well as the bulletin boards around campus and our weekly student bulletin about information for upcoming auditions and club meetings. Any students who are interested in performing groups or sports teams, should contact the director or coach in charge of that particular group or team. Contact info is on our website or available in the office. Many groups will be presenting at the Aloha Assembly this Thursday and Club Rush on September 5.

There are still opportunities to audition for Real Life, the Musical this Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Please see Mr. Cuevas if interested in the band and color guard and drop by the music room on Monday at lunch to find out about our glee club.

The grading window for the first Progress Report is soon. Please see your teachers about any questions regarding student grades and missing work.

A couple of very big deadlines are coming soon, the More Than A Meal Application for Federal Free and Reduced Lunch in October and Norm Day, our enrollment deadline, in September. Looking forward, please plan on joining us for Back to School Night on September 14 and our Hispanic Heritage Concert on September 28. Please join us for our first home football game on Sept. 8 (7 pm) and see our students on Telemundo the same day at 5 am.

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 8-20-17

August 20, 2017

 

Weekly Announcements

Aug. 20, 2017

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! This week we will have shortened day on Tuesday. Students will be released at 2:10 pm.

¡Hola comunidad de VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! Esta semana habremos acortado el día martes. Los estudiantes serán dados a conocer a las dos y diaz en la tarde.

Tomorrow, Monday, August 21, for the first time since 1998, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. In Los Angeles, we will experience a partial eclipse from approximately 9 am until noon. Please be aware that looking directly at the sun is unsafe and can cause permanent eye damage or other unknown effects. We encourage you to speak with your child about the risks of looking directly at the sun.

A reminder to our students that our new start time is 8:30 am. ALL students should be in class and in their seat when the bell rings at 8:30 am. Any tardy students must get a late slip from the Welcome Center. Parents should be expecting calls from the school if their child is late and we will start our detention and tardy sweep program soon. We are going in to Week 2. All students should be used to the schedule and I would expect with a later start, tardiness should not be an issue. In the next few weeks we will be holding grade-level meetings to discuss school expectations including being on-time and dress code.

There are several auditions for performing groups and shows this week as well as several informational meetings for our various sports at Legacy. I encourage you to contact any coach of teams or director of groups to get more information and find out about auditions or try-outs. Monday after school will be Dance Team auditions in the Dance Studio at 3:20 pm, Tuesday will be auditions for our A Cappella and Jazz Singers in Rm. D100 at 7:30 am, Thursday will be auditions for the Fall Musical Theatre Workshop production of “Real Life” at 3:30 in the MPR with info meetings on Tuesday at lunch and Wednesday at 3:30 pm in the MPR, and Glee Club will meet for the first time this year on Thursday at lunch.

Please go to our website and Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter links at www.vapalegacy.com for more information. That;s it for now. See you at school!

 

Take Care,

 

Dr. Edwards Trimis, Principal

 

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Weekly Announcements 8-13-17

August 13, 2017

Weekly Announcements

August 13, 2017

Hello VAPA Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements! There is no school Monday this week and Tuesday is a regular day. Hola Comunidad VAPA! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios! No hay escuela el lunes y martes de esta semana es un día normal.

We are excited to begin our 6th year at Legacy VAPA with many new changes and programs coming on board. This week there will be no classes on Monday while we prepare for our opening day which is Tuesday, August 15. Homeroom begins at 8:30 am, but on the first day, students should plan on arriving a little early to find classrooms. Our regular hours for students this year are 8:30 am to 3:20 am with an early release of 2:10 pm on most Tuesdays (this Tuesday students will be released at 3:20 pm).

We have many auditions for students in the next few weeks. Please review our website and social media feeds as well as the bulletin boards around campus and our weekly student bulletin. Any students who are interested in performing groups or sports teams, should contact the director or coach in charge of that particular group or team. Contact info is on our website or available in the office.

New clubs we wish to start this year, pending student interest and sponsorship, are the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, the National Thespian Society, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

We need members to serve on our School Site and Shared Decision-Making Council and English Learners Advisory Council. More information will be sent out about new member orientation and elections soon.

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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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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