Weekly Announcements 3-13-16

March 13th, 2016

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Weekly Verdugo Hills HS Update

13 March 2016   

Hello Verdugo Hills Community! This is Dr. Trimis, principal of Verdugo Hills High School, with your weekly announcements. This Tuesday is a Late-Start Day.  

There will be no announcements next week because of Spring Break. Spring Break is March 21-25 and the Cesar Chavez Birthday holiday is March 28. Students and staff return to school on Tuesday, March 29.

Hola Comunidad Verdugo Hills! Este es el Dr. Trimis, director de Verdugo Hills High School, con sus anuncios semanales. Este martes es un comienzo tarde en el día.

Esto es, no habrá anuncios próxima semana debido a las vacaciones de primavera. Vacaciones de primavera es de marzo 21-25 la fiesta de cumpleaños de César Chávez es marzo 28. Los estudiantes y el personal de regreso a la escuela el martes 29 de marzo.

Friday is the last day of school before Spring Break and also when Term C Final Grades are due. Students should be spending time this week catching up on assignments and studying for finals.

Thank you for supporting all of our Spring athletes, artists and performers, and scholars at Verdugo as we continue our mission of providing the best in academics, athletics, and arts for our students. Please go to our website as well as Facebook Page and Twitter Feed, linked on the website, for updates and events at www.verdugohs.org.

Have a great week and a great Spring vacation.

 

Take Care,

 

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

Be sure to check our website for updated information at www.verdugohs.org and go to our Facebook Page and Twiter Feed, both linked at the bottom of the website (with and F for Facebook and a T for Twitter). You can also subscribe to our weekly messages and special programs on the podcast found at both PodBean and I-Tunes. See our website for more details.  

The latest edition of Verdugo Update Newsletter is here! sign-up for direct e-mails at http://bit.ly/donsnews. Check out the Fall, 2015-16 edition at http://conta.cc/22r9WCY 

 

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Weekly Announcements 3-6-16

March 6th, 2016

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Weekly Verdugo Hills HS Update

6 March 2016

Hello Verdugo Hills Community. This is Dr. Trimis, Principal of Verdugo Hills, with your weekly announcements. This Tuesday, is a Late-Start Day.

Hola Comunidad de Verdugo Hills. Este es el Dr. Trimis, director de Verdugo Hills, con sus anuncios semanales. Este martes, es un comienzo tarde en el día.

This week we will have our Governance Council Meeting on Tuesday at 3:30 pm, Coffee with the Principal on Thursday at 8:30 am in the Parent Center, and our English Learners Advisory Council Meeting will be on Thursday at 9 am in the Parent Center.

Congratulations to our Girls Soccer Team who won their game on Friday to win the CIF City Section Championship for the 3rd year in a row! After a 1-1 tie in regular play, the game went into overtime and ultimately our girls won 3-2. The team is coached by Matt Nicchita with assistant coaches Mark Woodhouse and Tony Kasch. Captains are Danielle Gelsinger and Kelsey Sanford. The team next plays on Tuesday in the first game of the CIF State play-offs against other regions in California.

Please note that March 18 is the last day of Term C and is also the last day of school before the week-long Spring Break and the Cesar Chavez Birthday holiday on March 28. This is a good time for students to see their teachers to see if any work needs to be turned in and if they are on-track for success in every class. This is also a reminder that our credit recovery program for Term C wraps up at Spring Break, so students should be working on their assignments in that program on a daily basis. Lastly, student athletes should also remember that the final grades issued on March 18 do determine eligibility for sports.

Please be sure to go to our website for updates at www.verdugohs.org and go to our Facebook Page and Twitter feed, both linked on the website.

Have a great week and I'll see you at school!

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Be sure to check our website for updated information at www.verdugohs.org and go to our Facebook Page and Twiter Feed, both linked at the bottom of the website (with and F for Facebook and a T for Twitter). You can also subscribe to our weekly messages and special programs on the podcast found at both PodBean and I-Tunes. See our website for more details.  

The latest edition of Verdugo Update Newsletter is here! sign-up for direct e-mails at http://bit.ly/donsnews. Check out the Fall, 2015-16 edition at http://conta.cc/22r9WCY 

You can see this message and hear it on our website as well as Twitter feed, and Facebook Page, and our podcast page. All social media are linked on our web page at www.verdugohs.org.

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Weekly Announcements 2-28-16

February 28th, 2016

Weekly Announcements-February 28, 2016

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Hello Verdugo Community! This is Dr. Trimis with your weekly announcements. Please note that this Tuesday, March 1, is a REGULAR START DAY! Period 1 begins at 8 am.

Hola Comunidad de Verdugo! Este es el Dr. Trimis con sus anuncios semanales. Tenga en cuenta que este martes, 1 de marzo es un día de inicio regular! Período 1 comienza a las ocho o-reloj en la mañana

·        We have a few important meetings this week. On March 1, you will have the opportunity to see and speak with your new superintendent of schools, Michelle King, along with the local superintendents from our local district, Byron Maltez, and the local superintendent from the other district in the valley as well as our school board member, Ms. Monica Ratliff, in a Town Hall Meeting at Pacoima Middle School. I am also planning to attend the meeting which begins at 8 am. More information is on our website and Facebook Page. 

Town Hall Link

·        This Thursday is our Open House/Back-to-School/College Night Event from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. The evening will give you an opportunity to check in with all of the teachers at Verdugo, see classrooms, listen to student performances including a selection from “Hairspray” (the Spring Musical), and attend meetings for Gifted and Talented Student’s Parents, the English Learners Advisory Council, and meetings for both the Multimedia/Communications Magnet and Visual and Performing Arts Magnet. We are also opening our doors to the community if you would like to invite any parents of potential students! We are always looking to increase our enrollment.

     Open House Link


·        Congratulations to our Girls Soccer Team who are continuing in post-season games. Come out and see the Semi-Final Game at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) on Tuesday at 3 pm!  Congratulations to our new Dance Team who were 1st place in the Sharp Dance Competition at Rosemead High School on Saturday. The team also won the judges award. And, lastly, congratulations to our Color Guard who were 1st Place in their division, outscoring many different schools across several different divisions, at the WGASC Winterguard Competition last week at Ramona High School. We wish them good luck in their season which continues at Monrovia High School this Saturday. Ramona Link 

T   That’s it for now. I hope to see you at the Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday and the Open House  Event on Thursday. Have a great week.

       Take Care, 

        Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal


Be Be sure to check our website for updated information at www.verdugohs.org and go to our Facebook Page and Twiter Feed, both linked at the bottom of the website (with and F for Facebook and a T for Twitter). You can also subscribe to our weekly messages and special programs on the podcast found at both PodBean and I-Tunes. See our website for more details.  The latest edition of Verdugo Update Newsletter is here! sign-up for direct e-mails at http://bit.ly/donsnews. Check out the Fall, 2015-16 edition at http://conta.cc/22r9WCY 

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Weekly Announcements 2-21-16

February 21st, 2016

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Weekly Verdugo Hills HS Update

21 February 2016   

Hello! This is Dr. Trimis, Principal, with a few announcements. This Tuesday is a Late-Start Day.

Hola Comunidad Verdugo Hills. Este es el Dr. Trimis, Principal, con algunos anuncios. Este martes es un comienzo tarde en el día.

Monday Night there is a PTSA Meeting at 7 pm in the Cafeteria. There are many student meetings and events each week at Verdugo. Please check our website as well as well as our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for updated information. Tomorrow, for example, are several rehearsals, practices, the first talent show audition, and more.

As we continue to focus and support academics, arts, and athletics, we are excited to offer so much to our little-big school in the beautiful foothills of Sunland-Tujunga. Please join us for our expanded Open House Event on March 3, beginning at 5 pm, and spread the word that we have openings for new students in both of our magnets, our School for Advanced Studies Program, and our excellent traditional Verdugo Hills High School program. We are proud to continue to offer more each year with fewer staff and fewer resources. You can help by referring students or making a tax-deductible donation through our website.

You should be receiving Progress Reports this week and Term B ends March 18, the last day of school before Spring Break. We are transitioning from Winter to Spring Sports and once again are proud of our Winter Athletes. Some teams have concluded their seasons and others are still in Play-Offs to City Section Championships. This week we have our first Home Track Meet on Friday, February 26.

Our arts programs are in full swing with many exciting events and activities the last few weeks as well as upcoming weeks. Our Colorguard won first place in the WGASC Winterguard Competition at Ramona High School Saturday defeating many high powered schools such as Granada Hills Charter High School. Our Writing for Musical Theatre class went to a workshop last week with Stephen Schwartz, composer and lyricist for “Wicked”, and our VAPA drama students are completing job shadows this week with the Musical Theatre Guild, performing “A Class Act” Sunday at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Don’t miss the Spring Musical, “Hairspray”, April 26-30. Tickets will be available at the Open House on March 3.

Be sure to check our website for updated information at www.verdugohs.org and go to our Facebook Page and Twiter Feed, both linked at the bottom of the website (with and F for Facebook and a T for Twitter). You can also subscribe to our weekly messages and special programs on the podcast found at both PodBean and I-Tunes. See our website for more details.  The latest edition of Verdugo Update Newsletter is here! sign-up for direct e-mails at http://bit.ly/donsnews. Check out the Fall, 2015-16 edition at http://conta.cc/22r9WCY 

That’s it for now. Have a great week and see you in school!

Take Care, 

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

You can see this message and hear it on our website as well as Twitter feed, and Facebook Page, and our podcast page. All social media are linked on our web page at www.verdugohs.org.

 

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Weekly Announcements 2-14-16

February 14th, 2016

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Weekly Verdugo Hills HS Update

14 February 2016   

Hello! This is Dr. Trimis with your weekly few announcements! There is not school Monday and Tuesday is a Late Start Day.

Hola Comunidad de Verdugo! Este es el Dr. Trimis con tus semanales algunos anuncios! No hay escuela el lunes y martes es un día de finales de Inicio.

Congratulations to our Students Run LA Team led by Coach Mojica who ran in the LA Marathon this morning! Congratulations also to all of our Winter Sports Teams who completed their regular seasons this week and especially Boys Wrestling who had their play-off match in Carson yesterday. We are moving into the Winter play-off season as we also prepare for Spring Sports. See our website for more information.

Did you complete the School Experience Survey?  Though the deadline has passed, we can still collect surveys and it may still be available online. Go to our website for more information.

This is the last week of the grading period before Progress Reports are sent home. Students should be sure to communicate with their teachers about work that needs to be completed and upcoming exams.

There is always so much going on art Verdugo, please be sure to check out website regularly at www.verdugohs.org and go to our Facebook Page or follow-us on Twitter for timely updates.

And now, a special Presidents Day Message.

George Washington was born in February 22, 1732 in Virginia, USA and was a natural leader, instrumental in creating a united nation out of a conglomeration of struggling colonies and territories. Washington was the first president of the United States of America and is affectionately honored as “the father of his country.” Celebrated on the third Monday in the month of February, Washington’s Birthday is a special day for the young nation of the United States of America.

Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and George Washington on February 22. In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, and called it the President’s Day. The Presidents Day is to be observed on the third Monday of February each year and honors all past presidents of the United States of America.

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements 2-7-16

February 7th, 2016

Hello! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements. Tuesday is a Late-Start Day and this month is Black History Month. http://bit.ly/VHHS20 

Hola, Verdugo Comunidad! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios. El martes es un comienzo tarde en el día.

Congratulations to our Academic Decathlon Team and coach Mr. Silva who wrapped up their season on Saturday with the Super Quiz. We are proud of all they did in ACADECA this year. Any students who interested in joining the team, see Mr. Silva this week. The team will begin preparing for next year’s contest in the Spring.

This week our winter Sports Teams will finish their regular seasons. Be sure to check our website as well as Facebook Page and Twitter feeds for play-off information. Coming soon: Spring Sports including Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, Boys Golf, Boys Volleyball, and Track and Field!

This week is Spirit Week at Verdugo starting off with Monday being Pajama Day and ending with Valentine’s Day events on Friday! Check the website and Facebook Pages for more information.

Have you completed the LAUSD School Experience Survey? It’s critical all of our parents, students, and staff complete the survey either by returning the hard-copy surveys that were sent home or completing it online. There are special incentives for high completion rates as announced in our morning announcements!

Lastly, here is an early heads-up on activities this spring you do not want to miss: March 3 is Open House, be sure to attend and bring a friend, especially 8th grade parents and students we want to talk to about joining us! Talent Show is March 11. March 21-25 is Spring Break. April 6 is our WASC Accreditation Visit.  April 16 is Senior Prom. April 26 is when our Spring Musical, Hairspray, opens! You don’t want to miss it!  On May 2, AP Tests start. On May 19, Smarter Balanced Tests start. May 20 is the Trashion Show. May 25 and 26 are our Spring Concerts. June 4 is Grad Night and June 9 is Graduation. The last day of instruction is June 10, Summer School is June 27-July 29, and the first day of instruction for the new school year is August 16, 2016.

Be sure to check our website for updated information at www.verdugohs.org and go to our Facebook Page and Twiter Feed, both linked at the bottom of the website (with and F for Facebook and a T for Twitter). You can also subscribe to our weekly messages and special programs on the podcast found at both PodBean and I-Tunes. See our website for more details. The latest edition of Verdugo Update Newsletter is here! sign-up for direct e-mails at http://bit.ly/donsnews. Check out the Fall, 2015-16 edition at http://conta.cc/22r9WCY 

Have a great week!

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements 1-31-16

February 4th, 2016

Weekly Verdugo Hills HS Update

 31 January 2016                                                                                     (818) 951-5400

Hello Verdugo Hills High School Community! this is Dr. Trimis! Tuesday is a Late-Start Day this week. Comunidad de Escuelas Secundarias Hola Verdugo Hills ! este es el Dr. Trimis ! El martes es un Late - Día de inicio esta semana.

We are already jumping in to the Month of February. Before you know it, progress reports will be sent out, final grades for Term C will be here and we are on the race to the end of the year! Students, be sure to stay on top of all classwork and communicate with teachers on a regular basis. Parents, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teachers if you have any questions. E-mail typically works best.  Please be sure to check our website for upcoming events including activities, sports, arts, and school-wide events at ww.verdugohs.org. You can also check our Facebook and Twitter platforms both linked on the website. We will have a School Site Counciul Meeting at 3:15 and a Governance Council Meeting at 3:45 pm this week on Tuesday (Feb. 2) both in the library.  Have a great week! 

 

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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You can see this message and hear it on our website as well as Twitter feed, and Facebook Page, and our podcast page. All social media are linked on our web page at www.verdugohs.org.

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Weekly Announcements 1-24-16

January 24th, 2016

Weekly Verdugo Update

 

24 January 2016

A message from 

VERDUGO HILLS SENIOR HIGH

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Hello Verdugo Hills High School Community! This is Dr. Trimis with a few announcements. Tuesday, January 26th,  is a Late-Start day.

Hola Comunidad de Escuela de Verdugo Hills! Este es el Dr. Trimis con algunos anuncios. Martes, 26 de enero, es un día de finales de Inicio.

As we move into Week 3 of the Term, classes should be balanced and every student should be in the proper class. If you feel there is still a program correction that needs to happen, students should see their counselor immediately.

We always have a lot going on at the Home of the Dons! I hope you will join us for a home sporting event, concert, or activity. Be sure to check the calendar on the website at www.verdugohs.org for all the information you need. Most events are free or inexpensive. Highlights of our Spring are the Spring Musical, the Trashion Show, and the instrumental and the Vocal Spring Concerts plus Junior and Senior Recitals.

We have some additional important dates coming up including: Open House on March 3; WASC Accreditation Visit on April 6; CST Science Test for 10th Graders on April 20, AP Tests May 2-13, Smarter Balanced Testing for 11th Graders on May 18-19, 25-26, Verdugo Day May 27, Senior Prom is April 16, Senior Grad Nite June 4, and Graduation is June 9. The last day of instruction is June 10. Have a great week!


Take care,


Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Annoucements and MLK Message

January 18th, 2016

Weekly Update

January 17th, 2016

A message from VERDUGO HILLS SENIOR HIGH

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Good Evening Verdugo Hills Community,

Tuesday is a late-start day and there is no school on Monday. Tuesday at 3:15 we will have a Governance Council meeting in the library. The next SSC meeting will be in February. We are in the second week of school and classes should be balanced or nearly balanced at this point. Students, especially seniors, should check their schedule as a double-check that they are all in the proper classes. Though being scheduled properly is never be anything our students should ever worry about, I would hate to have any surprises at graduation. I will post the current graduation requirements on our website and also review them in a special podcast in the next few weeks. And now a special announcement regarding tomorrow's Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday taken from President Obama’s proclamation this year.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

With profound faith in our Nation's promise, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a non-violent movement that urged our country's leaders to expand the reach of freedom and provide equal opportunity for all.  Dr. King joined a long line of heroes and vindicated the belief at the heart of our founding:  that humble citizens, armed with little but faith, can come together to change the world and remake an America that more closely aligns with our highest ideals. 

Dr. King recognized that, as a country built on the foundation of self-governance, our success rested on engaging ordinary citizens in the work of securing our birthright liberties.  Together, with countless unsung heroes equally committed to the idea that America is a constant work in progress, he heeded the call etched into our founding documents nearly two centuries before his time, marching and sacrificing for the idea of a fair, just, and inclusive society.  By preaching his dream of a day when his children would be judged by the content of their character -- rather than by the color of their skin -- he helped awaken our Nation to the bitter truth that basic justice for all had not yet been realized.  And in his efforts, he peaceably yet forcefully demonstrated that it is not enough to only have equal protection under the law, but also that equal opportunity for all of our Nation's children is necessary so that they can shape their own destinies.

Today, we celebrate the long arc of progress for which Dr. King and so many other leaders fought to bend toward a brighter day.  It is our mission to fulfill his vision of a Nation devoted to rejecting bigotry in all its forms; to rising above cynicism and the belief that we cannot change; and to cherishing dignity and opportunity not only for our own daughters and sons, but also for our neighbors' children.

We have made great advances since Dr. King's time, yet injustice remains in many corners of our country.  In too many communities, the cycle of poverty persists and students attend schools without adequate resources -- some that serve as a pipeline to prison for young people of color.  Children still go to bed hungry, and the sick go without sufficient treatment in neighborhoods across America.  To put up blinders to these realities or to intimate that they are inherent to a Nation as large and diverse as ours would do a disservice to those who fought so hard to ensure ours was a country dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal.

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now," Dr. King once said.  As the most diverse country on Earth, ensuring this creed is reflected in our hearts, minds, and policies is the imperative of our citizenship.  As Americans of all races and beliefs come together on this day of service to honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us pledge to recognize the common humanity of all people, regardless of the color of their skin or the station into which they were born. 

LAUSD schools and offices, including Verdugo Hills High School, will be closed tomorrow. Please spend the day off with friends and family and you can visit www.MLKDay.gov to find Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service projects.

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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Weekly Announcements 1-10-16

January 10th, 2016

Good evening Verdugo Hills High School Community and Happy New Year! I wish you all the best in the Spring Semester and in 2016. This is Dr. Trimis with your weekly announcements. Tuesday, January 12, is a Late-Start Day.

Buenas noches comunidad de Verdugo Hills High School y feliz año nuevo! Le deseo todo lo mejor en el semestre de primavera y en el año 2016. Se trata de Dr. Trimis con tus anuncios semanales. El martes, 12 de enero, es un día de comienzo tardío.

Moving into 2016, we have so much to look forward to! Always thinking about our three A’s, Academics, Arts, and Athletics, we will not miss a beat as we continue with Spring Sports this week (congratulations to our teams who played tournaments over the break), as our various performing groups and arts classes are preparing for upcoming festivals, competitions, and events, and as our new classes get underway and we keep our eye on the calendar with Smarter Balanced/Common Core Testing and AP tests here before we know it. Please be sure to check our website for upcoming events. In the Spring we have the JROTC Military Ball, competitions for drumline and color guard, the ACADECA competition, the Spring Musical, Prom, Grad Night, and leading toward the end of the year and Graduation! Another school-wide event is our WASC Mid-cycle Visit coming this Spring when we have the opportunity to share all the progress we have made in the last 3 years since our full visit.

As we start a new semester and a new year, I want to remind everyone how much I continue to appreciate the talent and expertise of our teachers and staff, the brilliance and friendliness of our students, and the support from our parents and community. We are truly lucky to have all that we have at our little-big school in foothills of Sunland-Tujunga!

Take Care,

Dr. Edward Trimis, Principal

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