George Washington High School Spring 2012 April 13, 2012
Every child one voice
Edited by: Joseph Wong
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A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
attend the prom) The Senior End of Year Celebration will be held on their very best, stay focused and take care Dear Parents, Students and Teachers: Wednesday, May 23rd at the Senior of themselves by eating a good breakfast Courtyard; and Graduation will be on The end of the school year is and getting enough sleep each night. Thursday, May 24th at 2 PM in the always very busy and it is very easy to get Washington High School Stadium. Since side tracked from the primary purpose of This year, Washington High focusing on education. The most im‐ School has also focused on the needs of 9th this is a very busy time for Seniors, it is important for them to continue to stay grade students. We have worked in con‐ portant goals for our Washington High focused on their grades and do their very junction with Stanford University on the School students should be to remain fo‐ best so that they are assured of participat‐ Challenge Success Team. Challenge Suc‐ cused on education, getting to class on time and doing the best in class. Good cess allows us to meet as teachers, parents ing in graduation and other related activi‐ ties. study habits are important for students, and students to discuss ways to better especially during testing and finals. State serve our 9th grade students. There is a The last day of school is Friday, Testing (STAR/CST exam) will take place need for a parent representative to attend May 25th 2012. The first day of school in th th the week of April 10 to April 12 2012. the next Challenge Success Meeting at the fall, will begin on Monday, August (Please refer to the website for the testing Stanford University on Saturday, April 20th 2012. I would like to thank all the stu‐ st schedule.) It is important for students to 21 2012. If you are interested, please con‐ dents, parents and teachers for their con‐ tact Alice Badi (PTSA President) or me do their very best on the STAR/CST tests tinuing hard work this past year at GWHS. since test scores are used to help place Principal Lovrin via email. Your hard work makes a huge diﬀerence students in their classes for next year and here at Washington high school with its The following is a brief list of th 11 grade test scores are used to determine many long standing traditions and proud some of the events that are taking place CSU and other college English and Math within the next several months for Seniors: graduates! placements. In addition, Advanced Place‐ Prom will be take place on Friday, April th Have a great remainder of the ment Testing is from May 7 to May 20th at the Design Center (If students th 18 2012. Throughout all testing and fi‐ school year. Do your best ‐ your very best! have two or more U’s on their last report nals, please encourage your student to do GO EAGLES! Mrs. Ericka M. Lovrin card or are on the last cut list may not
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
student’s education, success and safety as her top priority and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to know her and work with her not only with the PTSA, but as a member of the School Site Council and Challenge Suc‐ cess Team.
Dear Parents, Students, Teachers and Administrators, As we end this school year, I want to THANK YOU for allowing me to serve as the PTSA President for the past 2 years. I appreciate all the support I’ve I hope all the Washington families and teach‐ received from the George Washington High School communi‐ ers continue to support the PTSA. You are the voice in advo‐ cating for children. The best way to help your children suc‐ ty. ceed is to be involved in their education and with what’s going As I look back on the past 2 years, I realize why it was on at school and in the community. It is true—“it takes a vil‐ so enjoyable and so easy to hold the position as President—I lage to raise a child” and Washington High School is that vil‐ had the best Executive Board behind me. I couldn’t have lage. Also, parents remember that being young can be diﬃ‐ done it without Avilone Franklin, Executive VP; Cindy Fong, cult. Don’t pressure your kids to talk, but, when they do give Treasurer; Andrea Wulﬀ, Secretary; Yanira Curry, VP Mem‐ them your full attention. bership; Roz Grant, VP Hospitality; Trina Salvador, Auditor; To the graduating class of 2012, I wish you all success in Sarah Huck, VP Programs and Fundraising; Nina Mayer and John Propster, Teacher Liaisons; Nancy Li, Student Volunteer achieving your dreams. Coordinator; and Sandy Lee our wonderful Newsletter Editor. Sincerely, I also want to thank our Principal Ericka Lovrin for all Alice Badi of her time, input and guidance. She really has each and every
I’d like to thank everyone who was able to donate to our annual fund campaign:
Terri Ahuruonye Erica Ainsbury M/M Feliciano Alviar Simon Alau M/M Marc Archer‐Duste Cecilia Azinger M/M Anthony Bazan Miriam Belmeur Jennifer Black Aida Borromeo Linda Boyer‐Chu Diana Calez Teresa Camajani Heidi Chan Laurie Chaprack YanJuan Ao Li Rong Chen Sandy Hon Cheng Frances Chi Joanne Chin Hong Chou Thomas Chow Michelle Connolly M/M Silverio Corpuz
M/M Calvin Lam
M/M Shiu Chong Lee
Ben and Sandy Lee
M/M Donald Fong
M/M Chenda J Hem
M/M Victor Nguyen
M/M Craig Jang
WuFang Liang Kwong
John Lee Wiliadew
M/M Anthony Lieu
Robin & Lo Johnson
M/M Tom Lovri
Tereza D’Costa SuLan Doan David Dung Belladona Duterte Mary Ejima
GWHS ALUMNI UPDATE Alumni Association Hosts 75th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Oﬀers Membership Discount for Seniors It's been a very busy school year for the GWHS Alumni Association! First we hosted the Retired Teachers' Luncheon and the Gala Variety Show‐ case last October, and last month we held the fina‐ le event for GW's 75th anniversary, the Diamond Dreams Gala Dinner and Silent Auction at the St. Francis Hotel where over 200 alumni from 1937 to 2001 joined over half of Washington's faculty and staﬀ in celebrating our school's past, present and future! Over $7,000 was raised just at the silent auction, and these funds will help us support GW even more.
mencement, Alumni Association‐sponsored cash awards. So, the "what's in it for me" has already been covered, and we want them to pay it forward in the future. Besides, joining the AA helps alumni stay in contact with each other and the school, and makes it easier for future reunion committees to get in touch with classmates, because who knows what the social media landscape may look like in ten years.
A Senior once asked me "If I join, what's in it for me?" Well, students have been the beneficiaries of classroom and extracurricular materials and sup‐ plies purchased with Alumni Association grants and, as demonstrated on May 8 and during Com‐
GWHS Alumni Association Vice President
We strongly encourage the Class of 2012 to take advantage of the discount and save a ten‐spot for their Alumni Association membership. The regular membership fee is $30 and subject to increase in Speaking of supporting GW, we're now jumping into Senior Awards. Most will be announced at the the future. We also may oﬀer membership incen‐ Senior Awards Assembly on May 8, with the Prin‐ tives, so keep an eye out for our ad in the last issue of the Eagle newspaper and our hallway signs. cipals' Cups revealed at the May 24 Commence‐ ment. This is also when we ask Seniors to join the I'll have membership forms at the Senior Awards Alumni Association. While everyone who gradu‐ Assembly, at one of your graduation rehearsals ates is a Washington alumnus, that doesn't auto‐ and at the Last Dance. Cash is best, we do accept matically make them an Alumni Association Mem‐ checks, and credit cards may be accepted only if ber. The Class of 2012 may join at the discounted there is no sign‐up line (due to the additional time one‐time fee of $10 through Winter Break 2012, but needed) OR if I have an assistant. See you then! now is the time to join because once Commence‐ Yours in Eagle Spirit, ment is over they'll have other things on their Tammy Aramian '74 plate. No other dues or fees are required, ever!
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GWHS DANCE COMPANY
The GWHS Dance Concert 2012 is here and it’s been an Eagle tra‐ dition for over 43 years! Experience the artistry and talents of the beginning dancers, intermediate dancers and the GWHS Dance Company members. Enjoy the creative talents of The Dance Compa‐ ny with directed pieces in the genres of Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Tango, Mongolian Folk, Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance. Support the arts and witness the artistic visions of some of the fol‐ lowing choreographers: "Burn" by Allison Lee, "Get With This" by Vicki Tam, "K‐Pop" by Andy Nguyen, "One Short Day" by Bradford Chin, "Amy Amy Amy" by Heather Brown, "Beyond Darkness" by Ni‐ na Bazan‐Sakamoto, "Crookers" by Marjorie Lisan and Phacharee Arunleung, and "Just a Dream" by Reika Kagami.
The Box oﬃce opens 30 minutes before ShowTime. Enter via the 30th Avenue & Anza Street gates to the Auditorium. Tickets are $10.00 ‐ General admission and $5.00 (K ‐ 5th grade & Senior Citizens) SHOW DATES AND TIMES Thursday April 26th @ 7:30 PM Friday April 27th @ 7:30 PM Saturday April 28th @ 2:00 PM
We hope to see you in the audience! Ms. Nina Mayer
Join us for the rest of our 2011‐2012 Authentic
Senior Directed One‐Acts
Choir Concert ‐ Thursday May 10 @ 7:00 PM
Rhapsody Friday April 13th @ 7:30 Spring Video Festival ‐ Wednesday PM May 16th and Thursday May 17th @ Thought-
Saturday April 14th LUNCH @2:00 PM & @7:30 PM For MORE INFORMATION call 750‐ 8400 ext. # 3075 or go to VAPA link of Dance Concert 2012 the GWHS homepage. Thursday April 26 @ 7:30 PM We hope to see you in the auditori‐ Friday April 27 @ 7:30 PM um! Saturday April 28 @ 2:00 PM John Propster, Jr. Band Concert ‐ Thursday May 3 @ 7:00 VAPA Department Chair PM ful
PHYSICAL EDUCATION The George Washington High School Physical Education Department is having yet another very busy and produc‐ tive year. All Freshmen and Sophomore students have just taken their Spring Physical Fitness Tests. All eleventh and twelfth graders that have not passed 5 out of the 6 PFT's are making them up this Spring. We are very pleased that we sent two of our PE staﬀ to a "Polar Training" workshop, where they were trained to monitor our student's heart rate during activity and they also learned how to use a PDA for attendance and grades. We are proud to have sent one of our PE members to the annual CAPHERD Conference this year in Los Angeles; good information was shared with the rest of the PE staﬀ at our weekly "Common Planning Time". Once again we are very happy to announce that "one of our own", Ms Sophia Corbett, will be once again participat‐ ing in the Boston Marathon on April 16th. This will be Ms Corbett's 3rd time running in this event. Two weeks af‐ ter the Boston Marathon she will be competing in the "Big Sur Marathon" which is a part of the "Boston Big Sur Challenge". This will be 2 marathons in 2 Coasts, within 13 days. We are very proud of you Ms Corbett, and we wish you the best of luck. The Physical Education Department would like to thank the PTSA for all of the wonderful things they do for our staﬀ, students and community. We appreciate all you do. Happy Graduation to the Class of 2012!!! Carrie Wert Physical Education Department
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Junior Reserve Oﬃcers Training Corps George Washington High School 600 32nd Avenue
J. R. O. T. C. JROTC - What exactly is it? And what is it doing to help the students? Well, JROTC is defined as Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps and its purpose is to “Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens”. The program does this by teaching students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment while instilling in them self esteem, self discipline and team work.
As the students learn skills that will indeed help them later in life, they are also receiving P.E. credits by taking Physical Education Independent Study (PEIS). This allows students the chance to participate in physical activity on their own. When they participate in physical education activities, they document it on the appropriate recording sheet to be evaluated by the instructor for P.E. credits.
This year the JROTC Cadets have accomplished a great deal. Having been awarded overall third place at this past year’s Annual Fall Drill Competition last November, and with the publication of an article detailing the benefits of JROTC’s service learning volunteer events, JROTC cadets are hard at work preparing for this year’s upcoming Annual Spring Drill Competition.
There are many benefits to being in JROTC. First, there are five credits for the regular class which has six units: Unit 1- Citizenship in Action, Unit 2- Leadership Theory and Application, Unit 3Foundations for Success, Unit 4 -Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid, Unit 5- Geography and Earth Science, and Unit 6- Citizenship in American History and Government. In addition, five credits may be awarded for Drill Lab while serving as a member on one or more of Over the course of the past semester, the cadets have accomthe following teams: Girl's Drill Team, Flag Team, Drum Corps, Colplished 8 service learning projects held at St. John’s Presbyterian or Guard, or Raiders/Orienteering. Church. At these events, cadets have served over 2,000 Richmond Our cadets are currently working very hard for the upcoming District residents and were publicized in the local Richmond Review paper for their efforts. Cadets have also participated in other volunteer Annual SFUSD JROTC Brigade Spring Drill Competition held at events (and parades) such as the ones listed below (number of partici- Balboa High School’s Courtyard on Saturday May 12, 2012. The following teams will be competing: Girls Drill Team, Flag Team, and pants are in parenthesis): Drill Platoon. A special performance will also be put on by our very September 3, 2011 – Autumn Moon Festival (25) own Drum Corps during the intermission in the program. We encour September 17, 2011 – Ocean Beach Clean-Up (44) age everyone to attend, support, and cheer on our cadets! Not long October 8, 2011 - Harvest Food Bank held at St. John’s Presby- after that, the Washington JROTC program will be having its annual Awards Ceremony down in the cafeteria of Washington High at terian Church (26) 6:00pm on Wednesday May 16, 2012. We would love to see support October 9, 2011 – Italian Heritage Parade (43) ers of the program come out to congratulate the cadets on their hard October 16, 2011 – Nike’s Women Marathon (30) earned awards and accomplishments. We look forward to bidding November 11, 2011 – Columbus Day Parade (48) farewell to our 12 cadets who are members of the 2012 graduating class. We are also eagerly anticipating this year’s up-coming Summer November 19, 2011 – Fall Competition (52) Encampment at Camp Parks, Dublin with 50 + cadets in tow. December 10, 2011 – Unity Day Parade (32)
February 4, 2012 – Four Chaplains Interfaith Service (44) February 5, 2012 – Kaiser 5k and Half Marathon (28) February 11, 2012 – Lunar New Year Parade (26)
Thank you for all your support! Sergeant Robert Windham
By: Yvonne Tuong, Class of 2012
If anyone were to ask which club to join at George Washington High School, I would imme‐ diately suggest Eagle Pride. Out of all the clubs that are oﬀered, this service club diﬀers from the rest. You might wonder, what makes Eagle Pride so distinct compared to other clubs? To begin, Eagle Pride is more than just a club. We are a loving family that serves our school and community from the heart. Many students perceive volunteering as a boring activity you must participate in order to earn hours towards graduation. Here at Washington, earning hours is no longer
Yvonne Tuong with Sean Dy Juanco,
required, but that doesn’t stop our members from actively making an eﬀort to attend as many events as possible.
Mr. Virgil Jack‐ son, Eagle Pride Faculty Sponsor,
Volunteering is a positive and productive way for students to invest their time. Instead of spending countless hours at home glued to a computer or television screen, stu‐ dents can have fun volunteering with their friends, meet new people, gain new skills and experiences, and make a diﬀerence. Eagle Pride understands that some students may have a harder time excelling at school. It would be unjust to deny a student the opportunity to en‐ gage in something as beneficial as volunteering. Therefore, we don’t have GPA and hour requirements to allow all students to participate. In addition, members are given the freedom to sign up for events that work around their schedules. As a senior, my schedule is hectic due to the diﬀerent activities I am part of. Having this privilege permits me to focus on school and other activities, while balanc‐ ing it with my love for volunteering. Furthermore, we only hold meetings on the first Thursday of each month instead of the tradi‐ tional weekly meetings. Our reason for this is because most of our communication takes place online, where members can easily gather information and stay updated. I believe that our system of communication is one of the many keys to our success. Our oﬃc‐ ers immediately respond to questions or concerns members may have and also take time to individually call and give reminders for diﬀerence tasks such as confirming registrations for upcoming events that they have signed up for. Without these dedicated oﬃcers, things would not be running at ease. On the same day we hold our monthly meetings, oﬃcers lead members to assist the Beacon Food Pantry by dis‐ tributing food to low income seniors from 2:00pm ‐ 5:00pm. In March, we worked along side Supervisor Eric Mar. It was truly a gift to have the opportunity to work and speak with some‐ one in his position.
EP with Supervisor Eric Mar at the Food Pantry.
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Over the summer, members gave up their time to distribute class schedules, clean class‐ rooms, and assist administrators with clerical work. We also volunteered at FLI (Freshmen Leadership Institute) to guide freshmen during their orientation at school. It reminded me of our peer mentoring program because they’re both
innovative. For the past two years, we have participated in providing teachers with goodie bags to show our appreciation for them during Teacher’s Appreciation week. I enjoyed mak‐ ing cards for several of my favorite teachers who love that
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students would go the extra mile to show their gratitude. Since Eagle Pride’s inception in 2009, we have stayed true to our motto, “be the change you want to see in this world”. We are constantly making a direct impact on the lives of not only our members, but others as well. Last summer, we launched our peer mentoring program to assist incoming freshmen with their transition into high school. Joining Eagle Pride has been one of the best choices I’ve made during my time at GWHS.
Notes from the Nurse... SPORTS PHYSICALS in the Summer Students who participate in sports teams do better in school and enjoy good health! Coaches are required to collect an upto-date physical for team members. You can now download the PE form http://www.cifsf.org/admin/forms/ PreparticipationPhysical2.pdf Or email me and I can send you the link to your email address. BoyerL@sfusd.edu Know the facts about Smoking? Great website for parents to watch with teens about smoking: lots of interactive and video options are available at thetruth.com OINK OINK! Pig lungs demonstrate effects of smoking Students in various classes will be given a presentation with two pig lungs: one exposed to cigarette smoking of 1 pack per day for 20 years, and the other non-smoking. Students will have a chance to see the difference in inflation of the lungs and touch tumors (with gloves on!). Students who have questions about smoking are welcome to the Wellness Center. Conversation openers The Prom and other social events are coming up. Use the following website to have a conversation with your teen: http://www.theantidrug.com/Resources/bridging-the-gap.aspx. Videos, tips, and friendly quizzes help you navigate conversations about all kinds of important topics with your teen. Transitions are Toughâ€ŚTips for Parents Moving from one school to another, boy/girl-friend break ups, divorce, job loss are just a few examples of stressor for teens. Free guide for parents: http://www.timetotalk.org/ downloads/transition_guide_1c.pdf Or google: Transitions & Teens: a guide for parents. Wellness Center for Students Is your teen getting into issues that worry you? Please encourage them to seek out the Wellness Center. Their concerns and questions are held in confidence. Listserv for parents of teens Founded in 1993 by a group of volunteer parents who were seeking support and advice about all kinds of teen-raising issues. http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/teens/ There are thousands of topics from A to Z. Book recommendations for parents about raising teens Our Wellness Nurse can recommend books based on your needs. Feel free to write to her during the school year at: BoyerL@sfusd.edu Ms. Boyer-Chu, RN, MPH Wellness Center Nurse and Alcohol/Tobacco Youth Outreach Coordinator
Our Children, Our Future: Local School and Early Education Investment and Bond Debt Reduction Act INFORMATIONAL FACT SHEET This measure would raise approximately $10‐11 billion per year in new revenue for local public schools and early childhood programs. The measure prohibits any of the new funds from being used to replace state, local, or federal funding already in place. Funds would be provided to every K‐12 school on a school‐speci ic, per‐pupil basis, subject to local control, audits, and public input. The state is prohibited from directing or using the new funds. K‐12 funds must be used for the education program, or training, technology and teaching ma‐ terials. Education program funds must be spent at a K-12 school site to improve students' academic performance, graduation rates, and vocational, career, college and life readiness.1 School district governing boards must seek input from the public on how to spend the funds and explain how expenditures will improve educational outcomes and how those improved outcomes will be measured. The measure requires all local education agencies to create and publish an online budget for every school. The governing board may withhold an average of one percent per year to cover administrative expenses. The measure also prohibits funds from being used to provide salary or bene it increases for personnel. The measure provides funding to expand Early Childhood Education programs bene iting children ages ive and younger. For each of the irst 4 years, 60 percent of all funds would go to K-12 schools, 10 percent to early childhood education, and 30 percent of revenues would be used by the state to pay educa‐ tion bond debt‐service costs (pre-kindergarten through university school facilities). These funds provide state General Fund savings of approximately $3 billion per year. Beginning in 2017‐18 and in each subsequent year through 2024, 85 percent of the funds would be provided to K-12 education and 15 percent to early care and education. The initiative generates revenues by increasing personal income tax rates on all but the lowest income bracket, effective beginning in 2013 and ending in 2024. The additional marginal tax rates would be higher as taxable income increases. For example, an additional 1.8 percent marginal tax rate would be imposed on income of joint ilers between $200,000 and $500,000 per year and an additional 2.2 percent marginal tax rate would be imposed on income of joint ilers over $5 million per year. 1
The measure specifically defines “education program as: 1. Instruction in the arts, physical edu‐ cation, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, history, civics, financial literacy, English and foreign languages, and technical, vocational or career education; 2. Smaller class sizes; 3. More coun‐ selors, librarians, school nurses and other support staﬀ at the school site; 4. Extended learning time through longer school days or longer school years, summer school, preschool, after school enrich‐ ment programs and tutoring; 5.Additional social and academic support for English language learn‐ ers, low income students and students with special needs; 6.Alternative education models that build students' capacity for critical thinking and creativity; and 7. More communication and engagement with parents as true partners with schools in helping all children succeed. Sources: California Legislative Analyst’s Of ice, Attorney General of California, Our Children, Our Future ballot initiative For more information: http://www.capta.org
一起討論怎樣更好地幫助我們的九年級學生. 我們需要一位家長 代表參加在史丹福大學四月二＋一日, 星期六開的<<有挑戰性的 成功小組>>會議. 如您有興趣參加, 請用電郵与 Alice Badi (老
師、家長与學生協會主席) 聯絡或和本人, Lovrin 校長聯絡. 以下是將近几個月舉行的節目列表: 十二年級的
您們好! 學期終常常是非常忙碌也是好容易惟忘專心于教育主要 任務的時候. 華盛頓學生最重要的目標就是記著專心學習、按時 上課和在課堂上盡最大努力. 良好的學習習慣對學生非常重要、 特別是在測驗与學期終考試之際. 加州標准考試 (STAR/CST exam) 會從四月十日到四月十＝日舉行. (請到學校的綱站看考試 時間表). 因為我們用考試成績來安排學生明年的課程, 并用十一 年級的考試成績來衡量在州立大學和其他大學的英語、數學課 程, 所以學生要盡力考好加州標准試. 另外大學課程考試 (AP test) 會從五月七日至五月十八日舉行. 在所有考試期間內, 請鼓勵貴子女盡力考好試、保持專心并吃好早餐并每晚足夠睡眠
學生: 舞會(Prom) 會在星期五, 四月二十日在 Design Center 舉 行. (在最近成績卡上有兩個或以上不良好表現的學生或最近抗課 名單上的學生不可以參加這舞會.) 畢業學生的年終興祝會在星期 四, 五月二十四, 下午兩點在學校禮堂舉行. 因為這是畢業生非常 忙碌的時間,十二年級學生要繼續保持專心讀書并盡全力才确保 能參加畢業典禮与有關節目. 學期終是星期五, 五月二十五日, ＝ 零十二年. 秋季學期在星期一, 八月二十日開學. 讓我感謝全体師 生, 家長在華盛頓高中今年常期的辛勤工作. 您們的辛勤工作對 我們自豪的畢業生有功并讓華盛頓高中歷史悠久的傳統發揚逢 勃. 祝
來照顧好自己. 今年華盛頓學校還專注九年級學生的需要;我們和史丹福 大家學期終愉快. 要盡全力! Eagles 加油! 大學同作組成 <<有挑戰性的成功小組>> (Challenge Success
Ericka Lovrin 校長
哈克; Auditor ‐ Trina Salvador 核數‐薩爾瓦多; Reflections Chairperson, Sharon Yee 反思主席 ‐莎朗; Teacher Liaison, Nina Mayer and John Propster 教師聯絡 ‐ 邁怡和約翰
致華盛頓高中的學生,家長/監護人,校長和老師﹕ 當我們結束本學年，我要感謝你們,在過去的 2 年,讓我成 為主席,為家長會服務。我也感謝所有我從華盛頓高中得 到的支持。 回首到過去 2 年，因我身後的最佳家長會行政人員,讓我 過得愉快;也因此容易讓我保持作為家長會主席的立場。 如果沒有以下家長聯會行政人員 (PTSA Oﬃcers) 的支持, 我不可能完成 2 年的任期: Executive Vice President ‐ Avilone Franklin 副主席(行 政 ) - 富蘭克林; Secretary ‐ Andrea Wulﬀ 秘書 ‐ 沃爾夫; Treasurer ‐ Cindy Fong 財務長‐ 仙迪方; VP of Membership ‐ Yanira Curry 副主席(會員招募) - 卡 里; VP of Hospitality ‐ Roz Grant 副主席(款待) - 格蘭; VP Programming ‐ Sarah Huck 副主席(節目/籌款) - 莎拉
Student Volunteer Coordinator ‐ Nancy Li 學生聯絡 ‐ 李 南茜 Newsletter Editor ‐ Sandy Lee 通訊編輯 ‐ 李桑迪 我也想感謝我們的校長,Ericka Lovrin, 她投入她的所有時 間去指導我們。她總是會將每個學生的教育，成功和安 全作為她最優先的考慮。使用此機會,我很感謝有機會認 識她和她一起工作,感謝她不僅對家長會,並有其他在學校 行政會上的貢獻。 我希望所有的華盛頓家庭和教師的繼續支持家長。你的 聲音是在倡導你的孩子,是幫助您孩子成功的最好辦法。 此外，家長還記得，年輕人是很困難應付的。不要壓制 你的孩子說話，當他們說話時, 要給他們充分的重視。 為 2012 年的畢業班，我祝大家成功地實現自己的夢想。 GO EAGLES!! Alice Badi, 2011 至 2012 學年家長教師學生聯會主席
SALUDOS DE PARTE DE LA DIRECTORA…. Estimados Padres de Familia, Estudiantes y Maestros, El fin del año escolar es siempre muy ocupado por lo que es fácil el distraerse de la meta principal, la cual es la edu‐ cación. Los objetivos más importantes para nuestros estudian‐ tes en Washington H.S. deben ser el de permanecer enfocados en la educación, llegar a sus clases a tiempo, hacer y dar lo me‐ jor posible en sus clase. Los buenos hábitos de estudio son im‐ portantes sobre todo durante las pruebas y exámenes finales. Los exámenes estandarizados del estado de California (examen de STAR/CST) se llevaran a cabo la semana del 10 al 12 de Abril del 2012 (favor de referirse a nuestro sitio en la Internet para verificar el horario de clases durante la semana de exáme‐ nes) Es importante que los estudiantes hagan lo mejor posible en las pruebas de STAR/CST ya que los resultados de estos nos ayudan a colocar a los estudiantes en las clases que tomaran el próximo año escolar. Para los estudiantes en el 11vo grado estos resultados determinan la admisión y asignación en las clases de Matemáticas e Ingles en las universidades del sistema de CSU y otras. Además, los exámenes de colocación avanzada (AP) se llevaran a cabo del 7 al 18 de Mayo de 2012. Durante el perio‐ do de exámenes y finales, por favor anime a su estudiante a que haga lo mejor posible, se mantenga enfocado, tome cuidado de comer un buen desayuno y tenga una buena noche de descanso antes de tomar el examen. Este año, la escuela Washington se ha enfocado en las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes en el 9no grado. Hemos estado trabajando en colaboración con el equipo de desafió al éxito de la Universidad de Stanford (Challenge Sucess Team). Este equipo nos permite trabajar con los maestros, padres y es‐ tudiantes y discutir la mejor forma de servirles a nuestros estu‐ diantes. Tomo esta oportunidad para comunicarles que necesi‐ tamos un padre de familia que nos represente en la próxima
UN MENSAJE DE LA PRESIDENTA DEL PTSA “Si usted quiere ir rápido, vaya solo. Pero si usted quiere ir lejos baya juntos” Estimado Padres de Familia, Estudiantes, Maestros y Personal Administrativo,
reunión ante el Stanford Challenge Sucess Team (equipo de desafió al éxito de la Universidad de Stanford ) el día Sábado 21 de Abril de 2012. Si usted esta interesado por favor contacte a Alice Badi (Presidenta del PTSA) o a mi persona, la Sra. Lovrin, Directora de la escuela vía correo electrónico. A continuación les doy una lista breve, de los aconteci‐ mientos que ocurrirán en los próximos meses: La fiesta de gra‐ duación para los estudiantes en el 12avo. grado se llevara a cabo el día 20 de Abril en el “Desing Center” (si su estudiante tiene mas de dos U’s en su ultimo reporte de tarjeta de calificaciones o se encuentra en la lista de los que cortan clases no podrán atender la fiesta de promoción). La celebración de fin de año para los estudiantes que están por graduarse, se llevara a cabo el Miércoles, 23 de Mayo en el corredor de los Seniors y la cere‐ monia de graduación sera el dia Jueves, 24 de Mayo a las 2pm en el Estadio de la escuela Washington. Ya que este es un tiempo muy ocupado para nuestros “Seniors”, es muy impor‐ tante que se enfoquen en sus calificaciones y se comporten bien ya que de esa manera estarán seguros de participar en la cere‐ monia de graduación y las demás actividades. El ultimo dia de escuela es el Viernes, 25 de Mayo de 2012. El primer día de escuela para año 2012‐2013 es Lunes, 20 de Agos‐ to de 2012. Quisiera agradecer a todos los estudiantes, padres y maestros por su arduo trabajo en este año escolar aquí en GWHS. ¡Su arduo trabajo aquí en Washington hace que esta sea una gran escuela con una tradición de altos estándares y graduados que se sienten muy orgullosos de haber sido parte de esta institución. Les deseo tengan un resto del año escolar extraordinario. ¡Hagan lo mejor y den lo mejor! GO EAGLES!! .. HACIA ARRIBA AGUILAS ¡! Mrs. Ericka M. Lovrin, Directora su tiempo, sugerencias y guía. Ella tiene como prioridad la educación de cada estudiante, el éxito y la seguridad por lo que estoy muy agrade‐ cida de haber tenido la oportunidad de conocerla y trabajar con ella no únicamente en el PTSA, pero también como miembro del concilio estu‐ diantil de la escuela y del Equipo de Desafió al Éxito (Challenge Success Team.)
Espero que todas las familias de Washington y los maestros continúen apoyando el PTSA. Ustedes son la voz y los que avocan por nuestros niños. La mejor forma de ayudar a sus hijos a obtener el éxito es el in‐ volucrarse en la educación de ellos, ya que con eso ustedes estarán me‐ jor enterados de los pasa en la escuela y en la comunidad. Es muy cierto Mientras medito en los dos últimos años, realizo el porque mi posición —“toma una villa el criar un hijo” y la escuela Washington High School como Presidenta del PTSA ha sido muy agradable y fácil ‐ He tenido al es esa villa. Padres, recuerden que el ser joven muchas veces puede ser mejor equipo de oficiales respaldándome. Yo no hubiese podido muy difícil. No presione a sus hijos, sino que hable con ellos siempre y hacerla sin la ayuda de Avilone Franklin, Vice Presidenta Ejecutiva; cuando estos les den toda la atención. Cindy Fong, Tesorera; Andrea Wulﬀ, Secretaria; Yanira Curry, VP de Membresias; Roz Grant, VP de Hospitalidad; Trina Salvador, Auditora; A los estudiantes que se están graduando de la clase 2012, les de‐ seo todo el éxito en alcanzar sus sueños. Sarah Huck, VP Programas/Recaudacion de Fondos; Nina Mayer and John Propster, Maestros de Enlace; Nancy Li, Coordinadora de Estu‐ Sinceramente, diantes Voluntarios; y Sandy Lee nuestra maravillosa editora de corres‐ Alice Badi pondencia. PTSA Presidenta 2010‐2012 Quiero también agradecerle a nuestra Directora, Ericka Lovrin por todo George Washington High School Mientras estamos al cierre de este año escolar, quiero darles las GRA‐ CIAS por permitirme servirles como Presidenta del PTSA por los 2 últi‐ mos años. Aprecio todo el apoyo que he recibido de la comunidad de George Washington High School.
A Note from the Editor
Greetings to all,
I can’t believe how fast the school year has come and gone. This will be the last PTSA Newsletter for 2011‐2012. I want to take this opportunity to THANK some INCREDIABLE and SPECIAL people who have worked and contin‐ ue to work endlessly for George Washington High School. I want to sincerely THANK our PTSA President Alice Badi, our Secretary Andrea Wulﬀ and our Treasurer Cindy Fong for doing such an AWESOME job for many years! They are a true inspiration to all. They care about our school, our children, our teachers and the entire Washington Community. They are very dedicated, very involved not only with their own children’s education, but with all the students here at Washington. We all benefit a great deal due to their eﬀorts and hard work. Alice Badi, Cindy Fong and Andrea Wulﬀ, like all of us have very busy lives and yet they took the time to step up and became a very important part of the PTSA, without them filling the three most important positions, we will NOT have a PTSA at Washington. This will be their last year with PTSA, they are graduating with their children and Andrea Wulﬀ is termed out. They will truly be missed. I also want to THANK the WONDERFUL CANDIDATES who were willing to run for these positions and at the PTSA Meeting held on Wednesday, April 11th we voted and I am happy to announce our NEW PTSA OFFICERS for 2012 – 2013. Congratulations to Mercy Blount ‐ PTSA President, Esther Morales ‐ Secretary and Joanne Tay‐ lor ‐ Treasurer. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy lives and commit to filling these 3 very important positions! And THANK YOU Principal Lovrin for all that you did, do and continue to do for the entire Washington Commu‐ nity. With great appreciation to all, Sandy Lee PTSA Newsletter Editor
Every child one voice
GWHS PTSA Newsle
George Washington High School Spring 2012 April 13, 2012