CVUHSD News - February 2023
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Check out the video above highlighting CVUHSD athletic programs from our three Athletic Directors. Thank you, Leuzinger Multimedia Careers Academy (MCA Productions), for producing this video for us!
Message from the Superintendent
Dear CV Family and Friends,
I’m excited to announce that the California Department of Education has designated all schools in the Centinela Valley Union High School District as “California Purple Star Schools”! The California Purple Star Schools Designation Program publicly recognizes schools that are committed and equipped to meet the unique needs of military-connected students and their families. Of the five schools in Los Angeles County being recognized this year, four are Centinela Valley High Schools. I thank the Principals at each school and their support teams for ensuring our military-connected students and their families are well taken care of! You can read more about the program in State Superintendent Tony Thurman’s news release HERE.
In other student support news, this week we toured the Beach Cities Health District’s Allcove Facility in Redondo Beach with representatives from Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s office and other superintendents in the South Bay. The Allcove Facility is part of an integrated network of youth mental health centers across the state of California that include a youth wellness center offering FREE services for young people ages 12-25 in support of mental health, physical health, substance abuse, family support, and life skills. More information about this amazing opportunity for CV students and community members is available HERE.
As we transition into the second semester of the 2022-2023 school year, we will continue to focus on academic achievement and social and emotional well-being. This is just a reminder that the District offers FREE tutoring for all students, and FREE social and emotional support to all students. For more information on how to obtain these supports, please contact your school Principal or your student’s counselor.
In closing, enrollment has opened for the 2023-2024 school year, and I encourage you to tell your family and friends about the great opportunities to be found at Centinela Valley schools. We’re very proud of our academies and programs that offer our students real-world experiences to prepare them for college, career, and life. To share more information about our academies and programs, please click HERE, and for more information on how to enroll in a CV school for next year, please visit our enrollment website HERE.
Thank you for continuing to support your students and our schools!
Stephen Nellman, Ed.D.
Message from the CVUHSD Equity Team
The Equity Team is very excited to share our Black History Month Mixed Media Mixtape with you (you can find this on our CVUHSD web page under equity). Check it out as soon as you can! We have compiled some of our favorite resources and know that you will find tons to fuel your own learning and to share with others in your world.
We also invite you to check out our new Opportunities page (you can find this on our CVUHSD webpage under equity)! It is full of awesome upcoming events. Many are time-sensitive, so don't delay, and be sure to check back regularly for updates.
We hope you all had a fulfilling February and a beautiful Black History Month!
🌟 Academy Spotlight - Marine Science Academy 🌟
Lawndale’s Marine Science Academy has continued participating in Beach Clean up once a month at El Porto Beach. This is a volunteer opportunity and approximately 60-80 students participate.
The West Basin Municipal Water District awarded the Marine Science Academy Beach Club a check for $3000.00 for participating in the Rain Barrel Event on October 8, 2022. The MSA worked with the West Basin Municipal Water District to provide rain barrels to the community to collect rainwater. .
HAWTHORNE HIGH SCHOOL
Hawthorne High School congratulated 700 Cougar Scholars for earning Honor Roll based on their weighted GPAs from the first semester of the 22-23 school year. These students received certificates as well as bronze (3.0-3.49 GPA), silver (3.5-3.99 GPA), or gold (4.0+ GPA) medals. Our Cougar Families packed the entire cafeteria to cheer on their scholars and encourage them to continue to keep up the awesome work!
Hawthorne celebrated Black History Month with daily PA shoutouts of historical heroes, daily Instagram posts of staff and student highlights, various lunchtime activities, a Black History spirit week, and today's Black Excellence Assembly.
LAWNDALE HIGH SCHOOL
Lawndale’s Stage Band performed at the Blizzard Ball. Our student performers did an amazing job of hyping up the crowd. Students danced the night away to live music and a DJ. It was fun to see students enjoy themselves dancing and playing games at the dance.
Honor Roll took place on Feb 27th on the Centinela Valley Center for the Arts. Families came out to cheer on their honor roll students and celebrate their achievement.
LEUZINGER HIGH SCHOOL
Leuzinger's Olympian Cheer Team participated in their first cheer competition on Saturday, February 18th. The event consisted of other cheer teams across southern California and our Lady Olympians placed first in the novice cheer category. Way to go Olympians!
Leuzinger High School's Male Success Alliance attended this year's Defying the Odds event hosted by Kinecta Federal Credit Union today. The event consisted of motivational guest speakers from the community and students attended informational sessions that will help them transition from high school to college.
LLOYDE HIGH SCHOOL
Lloyde High School has been full of celebration and new experiences over the last month. Renaissance (our student leadership group) hosted our first ever winter formal on February 2. In celebration of Black History Month, Lloyde highlighted Black Excellence by having students attend speaker panels consisting of Black artists, entrepreneurs, district employees, and other leading individuals to talk about their personal story and share a pathway to success. Another group of students went on a field trip to celebrate Black culture through music and dance. We continue to increase parent engagement through hosting our first site-specific African-American Parent Advisory Council meeting, focused on maximizing the educational experience for our Black students.
Lloyde High School is in full gear planning for end of year activities that include Prom, Grad Night, and graduation. Seniors are completing their FAFSA applications and planning their next steps in "Life after Lloyde" by enlisting in the military, working with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board to move into the workplace, or enrolling at El Camino College. Students heading to El Camino College will be taking dual enrollment courses during the school day at Lloyde during Quarter 4.