Verbum Dei Community Newsletter

Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes.#ThisSchoolWorks

Control Your Controlables

My first job was as a clerk for the House of Winston Mortuary in Los Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. Winston were close family friends so getting the job was pretty easy. My supervisor at the time, Ms. Elaine, had looooooong finger nails and blonde hair. We sang gospel music all day. I loved it!

My next job, a work study clerk in the Psychology department at UCLA, had me working under Jeanie. She was a Buddhist from San Jose.....she wasn't too keen on singing gospel music with me! I learned early on that my work ethic and discipline had to stay consistent no matter what relationship I enjoyed with my boss.

This is the lesson that some students need to learn at Verbum Dei. Students will have different degrees of closeness with their teachers and professors. This should never affect the commitment, focus, or persistence shown in their classes. It is true that teachers need to ensure all students feel welcomed and safe in their classrooms but students must realize that they are in charge of their performance- not the stage they are asked to perform on.

Still singing gospel music,


Mass of the Holy Spirit- Day One

The first day of school is the only day during the school year all Verb students are present. It truly is one of the best days of the school year.
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Parent Service Hour Opportunities

We are always in need of the items below. Thank you in advance for your donations:

  • Boxes of tissues
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Expo markers
  • Colored copy paper
  • Donations for Monday faculty meetings

Tutors Needed!!

We are still looking for tutors.

Do you know a retired school teacher or college student looking to give back to their community?

Please send them our way! Contact Ms. Andrade for more information X9000

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Freshmen 1st Day of Work

The first day of work for freshmen students is August 27, 2018 not August 20, 2018. This will allow them more time to be apart of our community before their workday!

Summer School Transcripts

All students completing a summer school course must turn in official transcripts to the main office no later than Friday, September 7. Please see Ms. Bowie if you have any questions. X6510


Have you signed up for RenWeb? RenWeb is the school management system that allows parents to view grades and assignments. If you are having trouble signing in please email Help Desk at

The Issue with Vaping

Please take a minute to view this video. Many of our Los Angeles students are using marijuana oil in these devices. The problem is the oil is odorless. Please continue welcoming open dialogue with your sons. Do not hesitate to notify the school if you hear of students engaging in these or other high risk activities.
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Grad at Grad

The Grad at Grad is a list of six characteristics that all Jesuit, Cristo Rey schools hope their graduates will embody. For Verbum Dei, this list represents the overall goals of our academic, athletic, and spiritual programs.

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