Rising TIDE

Legacy Magnet Academy: September 8, 2023

Catch the Wave of Innovation


Hello Legacy Families!

It was another great week here at LMA!

You may have noticed on campus on through our social media that it is DINO DASH TIME! If you are new to Legacy, we LOVE the Dinosaur Dash, and take great pride in being the highest participating secondary school three years in a row. We need your help to keep that title running for the 4th year! Sign up using the button below, and we will see you at the Dash!

We appreciate your ongoing support of Legacy Magnet Academy and look forward to a wonderful year as we partner together to deliver the best program to our students!

Thank you!


Take care and stay safe,

Dr. Harrison, Principal

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Elysabeth Mallari

Hi, my name is Elysabeth Mallari. Some of the things I enjoy are drawing, listening to music, hiking, and road trips! I plan on going to college after high school and maybe trying and do art commissions for people online. CalArts is my dream college and I’m hoping to major in graphic design (or possibly character design) while working towards a bachelor’s degree. Legacy has taught me so much, especially in collaboration, creativity, and independent thinking. I’ll be taking these skills and experiences with me in the future. I’m pretty nervous about the future, but more recently I’ve been making an effort to take it one day at a time. I still think and plan for my future, but I’m coming to terms with the fact that it’s an uncertainty. Looking towards the future, I’ll probably still be making art and having fun with creating art and designs, even if it becomes my line of work.

Colin Miller

Hi, my name is Colin Miller. I love to travel and experience new things. I am a Lifeguard for Huntington State Beach and I like to help people. After I graduate, I plan on attending community college at Santa Ana College where I will be majoring in biology and going through the Fire Tech program. After I complete the courses needed, I will transfer to a University where I will work to get a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, and then join a Fire Academy. For my career, I plan on becoming a paramedic for a fire department. My dream school is the University of Cincinnati because of its courses in fire tech and medicine. Legacy has helped me get out of my comfort zone which helped me grow and learn more about myself. Legacy’s RISE principles have helped guide me to be a better person, teammate, friend, and peer. As I turn the page on my high school chapter, I feel confident that I will learn from and overcome the challenges that wait for me. In ten years, I see myself working as a first responder, using the skills that I have learned, paired with the skills that I will learn over the next ten years to help people.
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Kara Nguyen Receives 2023 FRED Award

Kara was nominated by the Assistant Vice President of the CHOC Foundation to receive the 2023 FRED (For Really Extraordinary Doers) Award given by Sandy Segerstrom Daniels’ Festival of Children Foundation to youth in the community who show extraordinary efforts to better the community.

On August 30, 2023, at the Ancillary Studios at South Coast Plaza, Kara Nguyen was supposed to be honored as the recipient of the 2023 FRED Award. But to her surprise, Ms. Segerstrom Daniels, when hearing of Kara’s philanthropic efforts and activism in the community for the past 10 years, decided to create a new award in Kara’s name.

Kara was presented with the inaugural KARA Award (K-aring and Really Achieving). “From now on, this is your award, and you’re going to have to help us every year to find the next KARA Recipient,” spoken by Ms. Segerstrom Daniels. The night was to kick off the National Childhood Awareness Month celebrations at South Coast Plaza with a display of nonprofits dedicated to child development and performances from the community, activities for children, and lots more.

Kara hopes to inspire her peers and community members to join her in her efforts to make a difference in our community. Active words she lives by are “You’re doing great, but you can always do better.” Keep pushing yourself in whatever your interests are because you will make an impact in the lives of people around you.

Congratulations Kara, we are so extremely proud of you!

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Tustin Parks and Recreation Holds Community Yard Sale

Looking for hidden treasures? The Tustin Parks and Recreation Department is holding its Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 9, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tustin Area Senior Center, 200 South C Street (next to Peppertree Park). Vendors will sell a variety of items, including appliances, clothes, toys, books, collectibles, electronics, sporting goods, furniture and much more. The event is open to the public.

For more information, please contact Deron Barner at Tustin Parks and Recreation: dbarner@tustinca.org or 714/573-3321.

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Starting or Continuing Your Club

ALL CLUB APPLICATIONS WERE DUE TODAY! Club acceptance letters will be sent out on Friday September 13th! We can’t wait to see our RISEtastic clubs at club rush on September 20th!
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TIDE Shack

Our TIDE Shack will be open everyday at lunch! This year we are also accepting card payments and tap to pay with a minimum purchase of ten dollars! Please remember that there is no EATING in the gym.


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Barbie Spirit Week

Get ready, because Barbie is coming to Legacy next week! We will have 5 gorgelicious Barbie themed days. Grab all your pink and be prepared to show your sparkle!
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Beach Barbie Blowout Pep Rally

Come on Barbie, let's go party! On September 13, we are entering Barbie Land at Legacy’s first Pep Rally. High School will attend the Rally during seminar and Middle School during point break. At this Rally, your just not NOT to just “Beach!” Your job is to celebrate our Fall Athletes and show your TIDE pride!
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Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse Dance

On September 15, we are dancing the night away at the Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse dance! There will be pinktastic treats, fantastic music, and more! We can’t wait to see everyone and their groovy moves! Our middle school dance will be from 3:00-4:30 and our high school dance will be from 7:00-9:00. They will both be held in our sparkly new gym! Tickets will be $5 for students without an ASB card, and free for students who have an ASB card.
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Song Recommendation

Help ASB create a jamming playlist! Make sure all songs are school appropriate and aren’t explicit or they have a clean version.
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DIVE Applications

ASB is creating a new program called DIVE. DIVE strives to make LMA a more inclusive and welcoming environment. It is open to all grades, and requires a teacher letter of recommendation.
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TIDEPool Tutoring

TIDEPool Tutoring has been Revamped! Our high school tutors will be there to provide any help that our middle school students need. Remember to visit the TIDEPool on Tuesdays in the middle school commons during point break!

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Social Media & Website

Follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming events, as well as view pictures and videos from past events. Follow our Instagram and TikTok @legacyasb! Our website is lmaasb.org.
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YouTube Channel

Our YouTube channel is @legacyasb - here, you can access some of our past TIDE Talks and TIDE TV episodes, as well as all of our upcoming episodes. Subscribe to our channel and be on the lookout for new and exciting YouTube content from ASB!
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Good Afternoon parents and students!

We hope you all have been having a great school year so far. The month of September is ‘Pediatric Awareness Month’, and as a club that raises awareness and funds for children battling pediatric cancer, we started an initiative called ‘Project Gold Ribbon’ last September. ‘Project Gold Ribbon’ was a huge success last year - we raised $20K in funds and made it onto KTLA Morning News. We donated half the money to CHOC Pediatric Cancer Research Center and the other half directly to the children who were going through treatment, in order to buy them gifts and put smiles on their faces while they were going through that difficult time. We want to thank you all again for helping us raise all that money last year. The LMA community’s efforts helped so many children, and this year, we are so happy to announce that we will be launching ‘Project Gold Ribbon - Phase 2’ throughout the month of September. This year, we will be partnering with the CHOC Hospital Foundation, and will be donating all the funds raised to CHOC’s Pediatric Oncology Cancer Institute. We want this to be an effort by the entire LMA Community, not just the Create A Smile club. Create A Smile will be putting on multiple events this month to help raise money, so please be on the lookout for those!

Thank you and have a great long weekend!

Please donate below!

LMA’S Fundraising Page for CHOC Pediatric Cancer Research:


Amani Shezad - President of Create A Smile

Alyssa Aranda - Vice President of Create A Smile


Join Waves 180 and donate to our LMA gym through our PTO!


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