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NEW Local District 8 Website

The NEW Local District 8 website is at:
http://district8-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/

This site will remain available for archive purposes.

 

Message From Michael Romero,
New Local District 8 Superintendent

I am honored to have been selected as the Superintendent for Local District 8. I am committed to serving all of the constituents in the communities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Lomita, Harbor City, Carson, Gardena, and South Los Angeles. We celebrate the magnificent diversity in Local District 8 and pledge that all of our students will receive a high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.

As I begin my tenure as Superintendent, I want to share my priorities with you:

  • We will work to ensure that we provide high quality instruction and a coherent and rigorous curriculum in every classroom to facilitate learning and achievement at high levels.
  • We will facilitate the use of data to drive all decision-making and ensure effective core instruction for all students, coupled with support and intervention, when students need extra assistance or accelerated learning.
  • We will build the capacity of every adult who works with children through the establishment of professional learning communities that translate into improved teaching and learning.

With administrators, teachers, staff, parents and community members working together, we can realize our vision of 100% of our students being college prepared and career ready. Your partnership is critical to our success, and I welcome your input on how better to serve you.

See this message and more information "About Local District 8".


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Local District 8
"Our Charge is to fundamentally improve the interaction between the teacher and the student to create critical thinkers prepared to participate in a diverse and complex society."

"Our Mission is to provide high quality instruction and coherent, rigorous curriculum in every classroom to facilitate student learning and achievement."

Local District 8 supports the learning communities of Banning, Carson, Gardena, Narbonne, San Pedro, and Washington Complex Schools.
Local District Offices:
1208 Magnolia Ave.
Gardena, CA 90247

Phone: (310) 354-3400
FAX: (310) 532-4674
Map of Local District 8 here.
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"College Bound Dreams”
Can Become Real for Local 8 Students

Over four hundred families in the LAUSD Local District 8 area are participating in a project “College Bound Dreams” to inspire and help students underrepresented in Advance Placement and Honors classes graduate high school and attend college.

College Bound Dreams had its first event – a dinner at the Torrance Gateway Holiday Inn during November. Thirty-five students and their parents from each of several Local 8 high schools including Banning, Carson, Narbonne, San Pedro, Washington, Harbor Teacher Prep., and Middle College plus four middle schools attended.

College Bound Dreams will provide students with planning workbooks, AVID training, field trips, coaching by college counselors, parent assistance, teacher training, guest speakers, motivational events, and a continuing support environment. Plans are to include all eleven Local 8 middle schools next year.

College Bound Dreams Homepage here.

Additional details here

A related archived Daily Breeze article is here
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Safe Schools Healthy Students
Washington Involving Neighborhoods

The community surrounding Washington Preparatory High School's will be served by a "Safe School Healthy School" grant.

The Safe School Healthy Student grant for Los Angles Unified School District in the Washington Preparatory High School community has been funded for $8.8 million over four years.

For more information, go to the Safe Schools Healthy Students initial webpage here.
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LAUSD HippoCampus
Secondary Students, Teachers, Parents, Tutors!
A project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE).
Use HippoCampus to access audio and video tutorials.
Select method of access by course, textbook page, or CA Standard.
Not found at t his time are Language Arts texts.
http://www.hippocampus.org/myHippo/?user=myLAUSD
FlashPlayer 7.0 or higher needed.
QuickTime 6 or higher needed for Environmental Science.
More user requirements and information here.
View online demonstration versions of courses provided by MITE here.
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RevolutionPrep CAHSEE Support
High School students using RevolutionPrep achieve a higher rate of success passing the CAHSEE exam compared to students not participating in a CAHSEE tutorial. RevolutionPrep is provided through Beyond The Bell for High School Juniors and Seniors who need assistance. One account is available for a student until the CAHSEE is passed - this includes attending Adult School. Some schools are providing RevolutionPrep accounts for Freshmen and Sophmores.
Local Distrct 8 Option Schools' Mathematics teachers can expect an optortunity for training with ReolvutionPrep during the 2008-2009 school year.
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"My Future My Decision..." Website
"My Future, My Decision..." website targets at-risk and drop-out students with steaming videos, informational resources, and helpful links for getting a high school diploma and additional educational opportunities.
English
Spanish
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HealthyCity.org
You can provide a neighbor, friend, or relative information on services available in LA County including health services, housing, food, and much more.
HealthyCity.org also serves as a resource for LA County demographic, economic, and health data.
Search the site to find critical services, data, and resources in neighborhoods and communities by several methods including a zipcode or school attendance boundary.
http://healthycity.org
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Helping America's Youth
This site is useful for finding all Federally funded resources in an area you define. This site is used in finding data for many grants.
".. Helping America's Youth is a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the challenges facing our youth, particularly at-risk boys, and to motivate caring adults to connect with youth in three key areas: family, school, and community. ..."
This site is useful for finding all Federally funded resources in a area you define.
http://www.helpingamericasyouth.gov/

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Local 8 Parent Hotline (310) 354-3231
Flyer in English and Spanish here.

DO YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING:

• ATTENDANCE & STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING
• SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES
• FOSTER CARE / GROUP HOME
• RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
• INCORRIGIBLE STUDENTS
• MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
• PARENTING EDUCATION
• MEDICAL INSURANCE
• TEEN PREGNANCY
• HEALTH ISSUES
• ENROLLMENT
• COUNSELING
• MENTORING
• HOMELESS
• TESTING
• OTHER

THE DISTRICT 8 PARENT HOTLINE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU!!
A Certificated Health & Human Services Counselor Will Answer Your Call.
Flyer in English and Spanish here.
If you need help, please call (310) 354-3231
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