La Mesa Update

September 26, 2021

Hello La Mesa Families,

Thank you for your ongoing support of La Mesa Junior High. Have a great week!


Michele Krantz


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Parent Advisory Council Meeting (PAC) TOMORROW

Our first PAC meeting of the year will be tomorrow, Monday, September 27th at 7pm. Come meet our PAC Executive Board, learn about our new STEM Lab and find out about what's happening at La Mesa. It will be a Zoom meeting.

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La Mesa Junior High Website

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Mrs. Turski Named Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year

La Mesa and Hart District Teacher of the Year Shelley Turski, a science teacher and department chair, has been chosen as one of the 16 LA County Teachers of the Year. The announcement was made Friday afternoon at the 40th Annual LACOE Teacher of the Year luncheon held at Universal City.

Mrs. Turski was chosen from a group of 56 fellow district teachers of the year, representing a pool of approximately 72,000 teachers in the county. Mrs. Turski marks three years in a row a Hart District teacher has been chosen as one of LA County's finest.

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HOWL Point Reward Donations Needed

We really appreciate the donations received for our HOWL Store. It is so fun to see students picking up items they have earned.

If you can support our program please consider choosing items off of our Amazon Wish List. We also need gift cards in smaller denominations to local places such as Star Bucks, McDonalds, Menchies, Chipotle, etc. If you have larger items, we love those too as we raffle them off.

We thank you so much for your ongoing support of La Mesa!

IMPORTANT! Please Read.

La Mesa receives a significant amount of federal money under Title 1. This funding is based on the number of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch in the federal lunch program. Because lunch is free for all this year, less people have filled out the application. This can put this extra funding for our school at risk.

Some of the VITAL things we fund:

An additional counselor

Professional development to increase reading and math skills

School supplies and classroom supplies

Programs and apps to make learning more engaging

Supports such as the 5 Star Student App to recognize and motivate students

and much more...

Please go to this link and fill out the online form. We cannot stress enough how important this is.

Wednesdays are Early Release Days

Please note that on Wednesdays, students are released at 2:05pm. Teachers and staff will participate in professional development and collaboration meetings.

HOWLing for La Mesa Staff

Please use this opportunity to recognize La Mesa staff members that have made a difference for you or your child by clicking HERE to fill out a message.
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Coming up:

Monday, September 27th - PAC Meeting 7pm Zoom

Monday, October 4th - Fall Break NO School

William S. Hart District Calendar 2021-22

Non-Discrimination Policy

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. All inquiries regarding discrimination, civil rights, and/or Title IX should be directed to the Director of Human Resources and Equity Services, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, or by phone (661) 259-0033, ext. 316, or by email: