The Weekly Update
La Mesa Junior High --April 28, 2023
Greetings Lobo Families!
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We are One Hart, with our goal to make Every Student...Opportunity Ready!
Today marks the end of 4th Quarter Progress Reports which means we are officially on the home stretch of the school year. Please continue to speak with your students about finishing strong by working hard and being kind! Take advantage of Tutorials and Open Library Nights for the remainder of the semester.
CAASPP Testing begins May 8 and we hope that you will help make attendance to school a priority for your family during this week. We will be having raffle drawings for students in perfect attendance during this week and hope that helps motivate our students to give their best effort.
Please adhere to our traffic pattern for drop off and pick up. We have seen even more families drop off in the Bus Lane and Loop which causes a bottle neck and does not give our city buses and school buses easy access to drop off our students.
Speed in the Neighborhood
Please be safe in the neighborhood as we have seen cars driving above the speed limit. Please use caution as we are in a neighborhood that is filled with children and neighbors accessing their driveways. Also, please do not leave your car unattended that is blocking a driveway.
Please continue to remind your student that cell phones need to be turned off and in their backpacks while on campus. This would also help with the airpods and headphones we are seeing. If a student has their airpods in, that means their phone is on and their phone and airpods will be placed in the office for end of the day pick up. Thank you for your help with this.
There are so many great opportunities for students and parents listed in this update (including information about next school year and the opportunities available for your student to get involved on campus)
I hope you take the time to read through all of the exciting things happening at La Mesa and Golden Valley!
These 3 options are listed below to stay connected here at La Mesa:
LA MESA LIVE: Subscribe Here
La Mesa Instagram Profile: lamesajhs
La Mesa ASB Profile: @lmjhasb
We hope you have a great weekend!
Kullen Welch - Principal
Schedule Change for Next School Year
I would like to inform you that next school year, La Mesa will be going to a Block Schedule. We are very excited about the opportunities this will bring to the overall success to your students. Please take a look at the new schedule that will begin in the 2023-2024 School Year.
More information will come over the Summer, but wanted you to see the schedule and take notice of the new School dismissal times.
8th Grade Graduation
We have been receiving a few calls about 8th grade Graduation.
I wanted to let you know that our District does not hold 8th grade Graduations. This applies to all William S. Hart Junior High Schools.
We do have an 8th grade awards night where students receiving awards will be invited to attend. This invitations will be emailed home this weekend.
8th grade Awards night is scheduled for May 24.
I am sorry for the confusion on this but wanted to let you all know as we get close to the end of the school year.
La Mesa ASB
ASB is doing a fundraiser to support Gravity Water. Gravity Water is a fundraising system that spreads awareness of the Global Water Crisis. We are raising money to help fund a system to provide students and staff in a school in Vietnam to have clean water for daily drinking and hand washing. You can help us reach this goal by donating money through our website. You can scan this QR code to donate to this fundraiser. Thank you!
Teacher Appreciation Week
Message from our PAC
Hi La Mesa Families,
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12. Let’s celebrate our amazing teachers this week and make it special!
We will be providing a catered lunch on Wednesday.
Click Here and you will find a sign up genius to help make their week spectacular! If you’d like to add any other snacks or food items, they would be very much appreciated.
(MAKE SURE TO TAKE NOT OF THE SECOND PAGE ON THE SIGN UP GENIUS)
Also, if you or your company has any items to raffle off we are able to provide a donation letter with our tax id #. We are looking for event tickets, tvs, gift cards, ect.
If you have any other ideas I’d love to hear them. Please feel free to reach out to me.
Thank you for all of your support!
CAASPP State Testing
Our annual state testing, CAASPP, will be May 8-12.
These are important tests that allow us to determine where our students are at. We look very closely at the data from these tests to help us plan school-wide instruction, intervention, and other supports needed to ensure all students are learning at high levels.
On an individual level, these tests help round out the picture for each student's academic progress. These results, along with grades and teacher input, allow us to know how individual students are progressing academically.
Please support your child and La Mesa by making sure students get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time and ready to go each day of testing.
* There will even be raffle prizes for students who have perfect attendance that week!
* Minimum Day on May 10 - Dismissal at 12:15pm
Golden Valley Update
Golden Valley Dance
Golden Valley Dance is having an informational meeting and would like to invite any and all families interested to attend. Many La Mesa students showed interest in joining GV Dance when they visited for Black and Gold day.
If your child is interested, please have them complete this GOOGLE FORM and take advantage of the 2 opportunities listed in the flyers below.
Current 7th Graders and Incoming 7th Graders
ASB Applications for next school year
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year to join ASB are out! If you would like to be part of the
leaders on campus and plan events for your students, then ASB is for you! All applications are due by May 12th. CLICK HERE for Application
Band and Choir Application
These two electives are a great way to learn new skills, have fun playing music, make new friends, and be part of a community here on campus.
There is no audition for Beginning Band or Choir - ANYONE can join!
CLICK HERE for Application
If you are interested in auditioning for Advanced Band, more information is provided at the end of the form.
Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. I am so excited to have you in class next year!
Visit our website at bit.ly/music-at-la-mesa!
Band and Choir Director
La Mesa TV Production Team
Attention all 7th graders! Have you watched La Mesa Live this year and thought about how YOU would like to part of it? Well you can! Applications for LMTV for next year are now available!
If you are interested, CLICK HERE All applications are due by May 12th.
If you would like to be part of the crew making memories for La Mesa students, then join La Mesa
Yearbook! Applications for the 2023-2024 Yearbook class are now open.
CLICK HERE if you are interested. Applications are due by May 12th!
Santa Clarita Resources
Dear Hart District Families,
We like to periodically share information with you about upcoming community events and opportunities for students and families. More information about events and opportunities can be found here.
Youth Football Camp - Open to All - May 6
Star Party at COC
College of the Canyons is hosting their bi-annual Star Party event coming up this Friday at our Canyon Country Campus. Please take a look at the flier below if you are interested and check out the link below for more information:
La Mesa Counseling
Vision - The comprehensive counseling department at La Mesa proactively supports ALL students to learn with vigor, lead with vision, and live with value. ALL students will be opportunity ready through data-driven guidance and development in their academics, career and college goals, and social-emotional wellness.
Mission - The mission of the La Mesa counseling department is to engage in a flexible learning community that positively impacts the lives of ALL students in a nurturing environment. To do this we collaborate with our stakeholders to provide support and advocate for ALL students in achieving their academic and personal goals. Working in coordination with our families, teachers, administrators, support staff and community members, we strive to cultivate equity and inclusivity for ALL students in their behavioral and mindset development.
Do you need food or winter clothes? Come and visit our HOWL Den where you will find pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruits and vegetables, beans of all kinds, rice, cereals, winter jackets, sweaters, and many others. These resources are FREE to our families. Please use the link below to make an appointment.
¿Necesitas comida o ropa de invierno? Ven y visita nuestro Howl Den donde encontrarás pastas, salsa para pasta, frutas y verduras enlatadas, frijoles de todo tipo, arroz, cereales, chaquetas de invierno, suéteres y muchos otros. Estos recursos son gratuitos para nuestras familias. Utilice el siguiente enlace para hacer una cita.
Stay Informed of School Policies...
The William S. Hart Union High School District prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of any student, employee, or job applicant on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by state and federal nondiscrimination laws, respectively, at any District site and/or activity. The William S. Hart Union High School District also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, Title II, and/or Title IX should be directed to Mark Crawford, Director of Human Resources. Complaints regarding 504 plans should be directed to Erum Velek, Director of Student Services. Both can be reached at the William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, or by email: UCP@hartdistrict.org.
El Distrito de Escuelas Secundarias William S. Hart Union prohíbe la discriminación ilegal y/o el acoso de cualquier estudiante, empleado o solicitante de empleo en base a la raza, el color, el origen étnico, el origen nacional, el estado migratorio, la ascendencia, la religión, la edad, reales o percibidos. , estado civil, embarazo, estado parental, discapacidad física o mental, condición médica, estado militar o de veterano, afiliación política, sexo, género, identidad de género, expresión de género, información genética, orientación sexual o cualquier otra base prohibida por leyes estatales y federales. leyes de no discriminación, respectivamente, en cualquier sitio y/o actividad del Distrito. El Distrito de Escuelas Secundarias William S. Hart Union también brinda igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Todas las consultas sobre discriminación, derechos civiles, Título II y/o Título IX deben dirigirse a Mark Crawford, Director de Recursos Humanos. Las quejas sobre los planes 504 deben dirigirse a Erum Velek, Director de Servicios Estudiantiles. Se puede comunicar con ambos en William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Center Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, o por teléfono (661) 259-0033, o por correo electrónico: UCP@hartdistrict.org .