IMMACULATE HEART By Lena Mizrahi 11th Grade
Immaculate Heart ended the year with its annual Christmas Program, which featured a version of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and lots of good cheer. Following that festive morning, many students attended the evening’s Winter Formal and then rose early
the next day to distribute food and other items to needy families downtown as part of the Adopt-aFamily program. Now back from break, students are busy preparing for the school’s first Cumulative Assessment Period in January.
Spread out over nearly a two-week period, “CAP” replaces days devoted solely to traditional finals. Instead, the program will focus on projects and other in-class final assessments. Meanwhile, IH encourages prospective students to take advantage of upcoming entrance exams on campus. Good luck to our test-takers and a Happy New Year to all!
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Happy 2018! I hope everyone had an awesome 2017! Anyway, Miss Lester’s got some extra, extra, for you! On Jan. 8 everyone’s remembering their multiplication, studying their sight words, and reciting their ABCs in the mirror again because it’s back to school we go! Happily, winter break is over. Kids are filling their backpacks, packing their lunch boxes, and waking up early again. There will be an honor assembly on Jan. 12. Page Academy will be honoring the elementary students for their good grades. January 15, attendance will be optional to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This month we are focusing on who he was, all his good deeds, and why he is important to history. The 22nd of this month is also a special day because it’s our 100th day of school! We will celebrate with various projects and activities geared around the number 100. It will be great. Last but not least, on Jan. 26 we will go to Xlanes bowling alley — one of the best field trips ever because I love to bowl! I hope everyone has a sweet new year and a happy month!
Happy New Year! This past semester, Fairfax celebrated some note-worthy events! During the football playoffs, we were featured on ABC 7 Eyewitness News! Congratulations to Fairfax’s Basketball Team The Lions ranking seventh on the top B-Ball teams in the Southland. The team is preparing to go to Wahiawa, HI to compete at a neutral tournament. Meanwhile, “Conflict and Compromise” was the theme of National History Day this year. Fairfax students researched, analyzed, prepared and presented an entry based off of World and US History. The first EVER Girls Team wrapped up this Golf Season with some significant accomplishments: a student won the Section Girl’s Golf Title at the LA City Golf Championship. Now inspired, boys are starting a golf team. Our very own ASB Leadership class shared their “best practices” on organizing and fundraising with high schools from all across Los Angeles. Here’s to 2018 — with hopes for positive change in our school, our city, our country and our world.
By Sasha Lester 4th Grade
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By Eleanor Renfrew 7th Grade Our first semester has ended at GALA. After the holidays and the New Year, a new semester of school will resume with more learning, teaching and challenges to come. I remember when I put on my GALA uniform and headed into my first year of middle school. But to get an idea of how some other students handled the semester, I interviewed two new sixth graders. The first sixth grader is Maya Henry, who loved her old school, but was interested with coming to an “academically challenging” middle school. During our interview I asked her about the teachers and what she thought about them. “I really love all my teachers because they all have such unique teaching styles, like my English, history, and journalism teacher, Mrs Agamegwa, who is going back to the basics, teaching us how to take notes and think in terms of learning and remembering. I know that I can come to all of my teachers anytime,” said Henry. I also interviewed another sixth grader named Riley Medina on making new friends; she said: ”I have definitely made a lot of new friends who I love a lot because they are really there for me and always so supportive, and I also have made friends with people who are not in my same advisory, but people who I share common interests with.”
By Lily Larsen 12th Grade
The two girls have great opinions on their time at GALA, which made me think about how similar all of our experiences were this semester.
I’m with her “The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.” Last month GALA got to meet the voice of that quote from a familiar woman named Hillary Clinton! Yes, that Hillary Clinton, was who we saw speak at the Girls Build L.A. field trip in December. I am very proud to say that last year I was in this program and that it gave a selection of girls at GALA the opportunity to see Hillary Clinton and many others speak at the LA convention center. Girls Build LA is a program where a selection of girls from various schools are chosen to be a part of a project that they can create to better their community. It is also a competition with schools competing with one another to receive scholarship money. Speakers like a former First Lady to female entrepreneurs who have global businesses spoke to us about success, equality and diversity. The Girls Build LA team at GALA has a great team leader who is an amazing teacher and person named Mrs. Agamegwa who conducted this program for our school and we couldn’t have been able to go to the trip without her. Overall the field trip and speakers were very amusing, interesting and very motivating to young women.
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