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CVUHSD SARB Selected as Model SARB in California

The CVUHSD School Attendance Review Board (SARB) was selected as a Model SARB in California. The Model SARB Recognition Program identifies outstanding results-based school attendance improvement programs that provide comprehensive services to high-risk youth with school attendance or behavior problems.

“Readers noted your comprehensive prevention, early identification, and intervention strategies as well as your excellent SARB leadership strategies”, said David Kopperud, California Department of Education.
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When Geometry Meets Fashion Featured in LA Fashion Magazine

On Feb 22., 2017, young designers from Hawthorne High School presented the newest fashion trend, When Geometry Meets Fashion, at the Fourth Annual United Way of Greater Los Angeles Linked Learning Showcase. Their Linked Learning project was an opportunity to create sustainable fashion using geometry, math and design skills learned in the classroom.

Copy and paste the address below for the full story, LA Fashion Magazine: http://thelafashion.com/2017/02/24/knew-math-beautiful/
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Third Annual AMETLL Maker Faire at Hawthorne High School

May 13th, 2017 from 10AM - 2PM at Hawthorne High School - come check out this one-day family friendly event celebrating Science & Engineering, Arts & Crafts, DIY, Robotics, Innovation, 3D Printing and more! There will be demonstrations and hands-on workshops for the whole family.

Visit HHSMakerFaire.weebly.com for FREE registration and more info.
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KCAL 9 Interviews Cougar Theatre's Ms. Church

KCAL 9 came out to interview Ms. Church on being nominated as a Top 50 Finalist for the Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Prize. The winner will receive $1 million! She is one of only 5 Americans to be nominated.

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Leuzinger HS New College-Prep Program Funded by U.S. Department of Education

Leuzinger High School was awarded funding by the U.S. Department of Education for a new college-preparation program in partnership with Volunteers of America, Los Angeles (VoALA), called the Educational Talent Search Program.

The program offers free services to students from Leuzinger High School that participate. Program activities include:

• Academic advisement (tracking A-G requirements)
• College & cultural enrichment field trips
• Standardized test preparation (PSAT/SAT/ACT)
• Assistance with scholarship searches
• Tutoring
• Workshops (academic, gender awareness, senior year preparation and timeline, networking, financial responsibilities, athletics, etc.)
• Individual help with college and financial aid applications
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Hawthorne High School Parent Institute for Quality Education

Hawthorne High School celebrated the culmination of another PIQE program Tuesday, November 15, 2016. An outstanding 100 Hawthorne High School parents and guardians graduated from the 9-week Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) course. PIQE's mission is to provide families with the knowledge and skills to partner with schools and communities to ensure their children achieve their full potential.
Parents shared their appreciation for the knowledge gained throughout the course of the classes and thanked Hawthorne High School for providing this great opportunity!
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CVUHSD Awarded UCLA California Mathematics Readiness Challenge Initiative Grant

CVUHSD was 1 of only 5 districts awarded the UCLA California Mathematics Readiness Challenge Initiative grant.

The $1.28M grant will provide for in-depth professional learning opportunities in Mathematics for a collaborative composed of our Mathematics teachers, instructional coaches, school site administrators, and faculty from UCLA to support the implementation and evaluation of grade 12 experiences that are designed to prepare students for placement in college-level courses in Mathematics. Through this partnership with the UCLA Teacher Education Program, we will be introducing a new Mathematics course, Introduction to Data Science (IDS) and providing extensive professional learning for their Mathematics Teachers.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lawndale HS Student Union Building

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Student Union Building at Lawndale HS was held on October 7th. Staff, students and community stakeholders all showed their support by attending the ceremony. The Lawndale HS Marching Band started off the ceremony followed by Cheer. Speakers included Dr. Paula Rodas, Principal, Dr. Gregory O'Brien, Superintendent, Board President Hugo Rojas, Vice-President Gloria Ramos, Clerk Rocio Pizano, and Member Daniel Urrutia. Local dignitaries were present and representatives from the County Board of Supervisors and Assemblymember Autumn Burke's offices presented Certificates of Recognition. Food was provided by the Culinary Careers Academy at Leuzinger HS.
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HHSME Attends Special Shades of Blue STEM Educational Webcast

50 students from the Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing & Engineering attended a special Shades of Blue E-Learning webcast, an interactive online presentation in conjunction with the SHADES OF BLUE Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) educational initiatives, at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Los Angeles, Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

The South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) provided transportation for the students, teachers and chaperones. Eric Grice, Executive Director of the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF), Clark W. Robinson, President, Chairman of TASF, and Theodore Lumpkin, past President of LA Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., attended the event and were on hand after the presentation to give personal accounts and answer student questions.
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CDE Compiled Report of CVUHSD Exemplary Work

The California Department of Education (CDE) compiled a report of the exemplary work that CVUHSD is doing with the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System and Smarter Balanced Asessment Consortium (SBAC) Interim Assessments. CVUHSD is featured on the CDE website!

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CVUHSD Million Father March - Dad's Day on Campus

The Million Father March took place on Monday, September 19th at Hawthorne, Lawndale and Leuzinger High Schools. Fathers were invited to the school for an agenda full of engaging and exciting activities including a welcome, keynote address and breakfast, Parent Learning Walks, a Community Building Circle and closing.
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New Principal for Hawthorne High School

Hawthorne High School welcomed new Principal, Dr. Vanessa Landesfeind to the campus. Dr. Landesfeind left her position as the Principal of Instruction at Dominguez High School in Compton to join the Hawthorne High School team.

“I am honored to have been selected as the new principal for Hawthorne High School. I look forward to working with our students, parents, staff and community.”, said Dr. Landesfeind.
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2016 CVUHSD Graduations

Congratulations to our Class of 2016 graduates! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors! Click on the title or picture to view pictures from the Hawthorne, Lawndale and Leuzinger graduations.
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HHSME Awarded $25,000 Grant

Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing & Engineering (HHSME) was awarded a $25,000 grant from Chevron at the School Maker Faire on May 21st. The funds will be used for tooling, tools and storage for the Project Lead The Way Computer Integrated Manufacturing Class. The project is expected to last over 10 years, the lifespan of the tools.
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Lawndale High School Senior Named L.A. County Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year

Each year, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors names ONE student as the Outstanding Youth Volunteer for the entire county and this year, Brandon Ward a senior at Lawndale High School, was awarded. Last year, it was also a Lawndale High School student who was awarded. Brandon has been a peer mediator for the Centinela Youth Services STARS Peer Mediation Program for the past two years. He is a true leader in this program and his peers look up to and respect him. He takes the skills he learns in the program and applies them to his life and struggles. CVUHSD congratulates Brandon!
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Taxpayers to Save Over $5.2 Million!

The Centinela Valley Union High School District recently locked in savings of over $5.2 million for local taxpayers by refinancing a portion of Measure CV bonds approved by voters in 2010.

On April 12, 2016 the CVUHSD Board voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the refinancing of nearly $30,000,000 of its current bonds. The District took advantage of the historically low interest rate environment and replaced bonds with an average interest rate of approximately 5.73% with new bonds at an all-inclusive interest rate of 3.32%. All of the savings from the refinancing will be passed back to District taxpayers in the form of lower property tax bills. The refinancing did not extend the term of the original bond payments.
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Lloyde High School Honored For Being Named 2016 Model Continuation School

Lloyde High School was honored at the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA) Conference on April 29th for being named a 2016 Model Continuation School by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.  The schools were recognized for their innovative teaching approaches that enable students with diverse needs to complete their high school education.
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Hawthorne High School Top Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to a few of Hawthorne HS's top scholarship recipients! Jasmine Brandon won the 2016 Gates Millennium and Posse Scholarships. Jasmine is graduating #2 in her class and will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Fall. Mitchell Nguyen and Nicolas Fernandez are also recipients of the 2016 Posse Scholarship. Mitchell will attend University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall to study Biology. Nicolas will attend Northwestern to study Applied Math. Aureliano Yepez and Felix Granados are recipients of the 2016 Sandpipers Scholarship. Aureliano is the valedictorian of his class and will attend UC Berekely in the Fall to study Computer Science. Felix will attend Cal Poly Pomona this Fall to study Geology.
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Leuzinger Senior Awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship

Leuzinger High School senior, Kimberly Rodriguez was informed on Monday, April 18th, that she is a recipient of the 2016 Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS), which will cover her costs when she attends UCLA for her undergraduate program. She plans to study Business and Psychology. She also plans to continue on to graduate school at an ivy league university, and if she chooses to study Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Library Science, Mathematics, Public Health or Science, she will be eligible for GMS fellowship funding for master’s and doctoral degrees.
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LCAP Parent Input Survey

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Hawthorne HS Robotics Team To Go To World Championship

The Hawthorne HS Robotics Team was awarded the 2016 Regional Engineering Inspiration Award last Saturday, March 12, at the FIRST Los Angeles Regional Robotics Competition that was held at the Long Beach Convention Center March 9-12, 2016.

This award allows them to participate in the FIRST World Championship that will be held April 27-30, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. Additionally, it comes with a $5,000 scholarship from NASA to pay for their entrance fee. Anyone interested in making a donation to the team so they can raise the $30,000 they need to send the team and the robot to the competition should contact Lucas Pacheco at (310) 263-4545 or pachecol@centinela.k12.ca.us.
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CVUHSD Welcomes New Board Member

The CVUHSD Board of Education voted unanimously for Marisela Ruiz to fill the vacant seat for Trustee Area 1 in Lawndale. She will fill the position until the November 2017 election when the seat is up for reelection.

Marisela Ruiz is a lifelong member of the Lawndale community. Ms. Ruiz and her family are all Hawthorne High School alumni. She has worked her entire 19-year career in Lawndale and is currently a realtor at Casa Bella Properties, serving the Lawndale community. Ms. Ruiz is a member of the local Rotary Club and has volunteered her time fundraising for local schools and organizations. She currently has nieces and nephews at Hawthorne High School and is excited to be able to help ensure the best resources possible to them and continue increasing the success and betterment of all CVUHSD students. She looks forward to helping improve the district in her new position. CVUHSD takes great pleasure in welcoming Ms. Ruiz to the Board.
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Leuzinger Speech and Debate Team Amass 56 Recognitions

The Leuzinger High School Speech and Debate Team received a certificate of recognition at the Centinela Valley Union High School Board of Education meeting on March 8, 2016. This year, the Leuzinger High School Speech & Debate Team has amassed the most recognitions ever: six 1st place, seven 2nd place, four 3rd place, 12 "superior" certificates (4th-5th place) and 27 "excellence" certificates (6th-8th place).

The total National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) points as of Jan. 1, 2016 were 1,454 earned; their National ranking is 2,324 of 3151; their State ranking is 180 of 268. NSDA honored Leuzinger Speech and Debate as a Charter Member school with over 50 degrees awarded in a three-year period. Leuzinger is particularly proud of Onyeka Obi, who earned 1st place in House of Congress within the congressional debate arena.
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Lawndale High School Students Win 2nd Place in Raytheon E Games Engineering Day

Congratulations to Lawndale High School students Princess Turner, Kylie Morales
& Moises Contreras for winning 2nd place out of 26 schools in the 2016 Raytheon E Games Engineering Day.

This year was a Star Wars theme where the the protagonists had to build a "weapon" against the enemies, students built a trebuchet. The students, together with Engineers and Advisors, designed, constructed and tested the trebuchet machine with a goal of shooting a given object / projectile the farthest distance. The final score was an average of those two shots. Lawndale HS with North Torrance HS won 2nd place.
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Posse Scholars Receive Certificates of Recognition

Hawthorne High School students Mitchell Nguyen, Jasmine Brandon and Nicolas Fernandez were honored at the CVUHSD Board Meeting on January 12, 2016 for being this year's Posse Scholars. Posse Scholars are awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to a Posse partner college or university. Students are chosen based on their demonstration of leadership within their high school, community or family and their academic potential. Mitchell Nguyen and Jasmine Brandon will be attending University of Wisconsin and Nicolas Fernandez will attend University of Illinois this fall.
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Red Ribbon Week Special Event

On Tuesday, October 27th, CVUHSD teamed with the National Latino Peace Officers Association, North Los Angeles Chapter to host a special event with guest speaker Mika Camarena. This year marked the 30th anniversary of National Red Ribbon Week which commenced in honor of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, who was slain while fighting the war on drugs in the United States and abroad. Agent Camarena's widow, Mika Camarena, was the keynote guest speaker at this event to address high school students on the danger of drugs. This memorial event was educational and benefit all students.

Students entered an essay contest on the theme Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free. Leuzinger High School student Precious Onwuka won the contest and took home a new laptop and wireless printer.
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Million Father March

Hawthorne High School students marched (in the rain!) from Eucalyptus Park to Hawthorne High School as part of the Million Father March to support education. The Million Father March is the beginning of a year-long commitment of men to their children's educational success.
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Hawthorne High School NJROTC Cadets Succeed in JROTC Air Rifle Match

On October 17th, Hawthorne's NJROTC cadets Jordy Fuentes, Nick Moncada, Jonathon Villagomez, and Meghan Uitz competed in the JROTC Air Rifle match against a diverse number of schools from as far north as Reedley California to San Diego. Hawthorne finished 2nd place overall in all three positions (standing, kneeling, and prone​) . Cadet Jorddy Fuentes took 1st place as the highest scoring cadet as well as the 2nd highest shooter in kneeling and prone. Cadet Villagomez took 3rd in standing as well.
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Hawthorne High School NJROTC Fundraises for Wounded Warrior Project

On August 24th, 2015 Hawthorne NJROTC cadets supported the "Tee it up for the troops" event at the Suncliff Country Club Golf Course as part of a fundraising activity for the Wounded Warrior project. The event was covered by ABC 7 news anchor, Phillip Palmer. Pictured are two cadets, Valerie Banda and Jose Ibarra with the ABC news team and CDR Urquidez.
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Calling All World Changers!

Centinela Valley Union High School District is currently recruiting for the 2015-16 school year. We are looking for Special Education teachers, Math teachers and Substitute Teachers.
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Lawndale High School Groundbreaking Ceremony

On May 12, 2015, Lawndale High School held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Student Center building. The two story, 42,000 square foot building will house a student union, cafeteria, nine classrooms and one computer lab. Construction began this month and the building will open for the 2016-17 school year.
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Resilience Event Created by Enrique Lopez

Enrique Lopez is a graduating senior at Hawthorne High School. His two passions are his education and serving his community. He is an International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate attending the University of California Berkeley in the fall. He has served numerous hours through Rotary (Interact) and most recently, as a Wish Granter for the Make A Wish a Foundation.

Enrique created the Resilience event, which took place on May 21st at the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts, to motivate and inspire the youth of the community. Hawthorne High School Alum stood on stage to share their experience. Their story of diverse backgrounds, communities, conflicts, resilience, education and success related to the audience of middle school students and high school students. He hopes that Resilience will become an annual student-produced event in the years to come.
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Hawthorne High School Hosts Geometry Fashion Show

Math teacher Ding-ay Tadena's students spent several weeks working through geometry problems that they used to create outfit designs with recycled items like plastic cups, newspapers, trashbags and CDs. Out of their effort came frocks, smocks, skirts and other costumes for their event.
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