KNV CoS Update
As the first semester comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy holiday season with your family and friends. We have much to celebrate in KNVCoS, please scroll down to see many highlights from our amazing schools. We look forward to continuing to work with you in 2022. Happy New Year!
-Dr. Donna Gilliland, KNV Community of Schools Administrator
Celebrating & Supporting our Community
Welcome Kennedy/NAHS/VAAS CoS students, families and community members! Please join us in celebrating all of the fantastic work that is happening at our schools. Thank you to our amazing principals, teachers, staff, students and families who have made all of these events possible. You make our Community of Schools a shining star!
Granada Hills Holiday Parade!
Congratulations to all of the parade winners!
Porter's Marching Band, 1st place
Henrys Drum Squad, 1st place
Henry's Ukulele/ Youth Novelty, 1st place
Henry's Jr. Tall Flags, 1st place
Henry's Middle School Drill Team, 1st place
Henry's Dance Team, 2nd place
Kennedy's ROTC Color Guard, 2nd place
Kennedy's ROTC Marching Unit, 2nd place
Kennedy's Band, 3rd place
Kennedy's Color Guard, 3rd place
Granada Elementary's Alternative Music Group, 3rd place
Tulsa's Annual Thanksgiving Day Pancake Breakfast & ST Math Dance Party
Granada Elementary Student Volunteer Program
Granada Elementary School is proud to announce our new student volunteer program. Students in grades first through fifth grade have an equal opportunity to volunteer to be a school leader. Students have access to neon green vests which empowers them to advise, encourage, guide, assist and report to administration good and needy behavior, in order to provide a safe and clean environment. Our school now has calm and organized recess and lunch periods. (See our 2nd and 3rd graders in action below.) Students are proud of their school. If you want to see it in action, just come by and visit.
- GO Grizzlies!!!
Grati-Tuesday Sidewalk Chalk Campaign at Mayall
Mayall Academy Visits VAAS
On Tuesday, 12/7/21, ninety-one of Mayall Academy’s 5th, 4th, and 3rd grade students attended an Arts Articulation day at Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences High School (VAAS). Mayall students were warmly welcomed with performances from the theater, dance, and musical groups. VAAS student leaders took groups to participate in dance, theater, musical, and visual arts activities led by the arts students and teachers. Mayall students were treated to snacks, lunch, and a tour of VAAS. The auditorium was filled with student designed scenery where Mayall students took pictures for their frames created in visual arts. VAAS and Mayall students performed what they learned in dance, theater, and music in the auditorium before returning to school. It was wonderful to have the VAAS student leaders interact with and teach the Mayall students. The experience is one that Mayall students will remember and encourage them to attend VAAS as high schoolers.
Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet Elementary School Blue Ribbon Award
Castlebay Lane's Kindness Garden & Cereal Box Book Project
Barbie Bungee Experiment at Henry
In this hands-on and authentic learning project, Henry's math students in Mr. Bernardo Bascara's class had to determine how many rubber bands were needed to give Barbie the most thrilling bungee jump while still jumping safely (not hitting the ground). Students explored linear functions while having fun!
Porter Middle School & Gifted Magnet Events
Parent & Community Engagement and Updates
KNVCoS Incentive Program
LAUSD Safe Steps to Safe Schools Incentive Program
Winter Celebrations at the Los Angeles Public Library
YMCA Free Winter Break Enrichment Day Camp
The YMCA began a partnership with the City of Los Angeles (City Council) in late 2020 to provide FREE academic enrichment experiences to youth, throughout the City. During the Winter Break, the YMCA will be offering FREE Day Camp to the community to income-eligible children who reside in the City of Los Angeles, while space is available. Click the flyers below to learn more and apply.