The Weekly Update
La Mesa Junior High --March 3 2023
Greetings Lobo Families!
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We are One Hart, with our goal to make Every Student...Opportunity Ready!
What an amazing week! It was definitely a memorable week with the snow coming down during the school day! If you want a closer look at how our students interacted with the snowfall, check out this VIDEO that our La Mesa Live crew put together!
It was great to see our kids...just being kids! For many of them, this was the first time they had seen snow falling from the sky!
The Hart District Honor Band concert is this Saturday, March 4th! Each band (JH and HS) features participants from all Hart District schools, including some of our very own Lobos.
The concert takes place at 6:30pm in the Hart High School auditorium. Tickets are $15 at the door.
This is a great chance to hear what an exceptional concert band sounds like, as both the Junior High and High School honor bands are comprised of the very best musicians from each school. The concert will only be about one hour long.
We do need your help with a few items:
1. School start time - 8:45. We are seeing an increase in the amount of school tardies. Please plan to come drop off your student around the 8:15 time frame as this will help ensure your student is in class on time.
2. Gum on campus - we have a school rule of no gum on campus. Please remind your student of this rule. We are seeing an increase in gum on campus, which may not seem like a big deal, but the reason for the rule is that some students choose to place their gum on the ground which is making our beautiful campus difficult to walk.
There are so many great opportunities for students and parents listed in this update. I hope you take the time to read through all of the exciting things happening at La Mesa!
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
Annual Hart Games are Back!
On March 20th, 2023, the William S. Hart Union High School District will be participating in our 11th annual All-District Special Education Track and Field Meet – we are back after missing 3 years to Covid!
We need your help!!We would like to provide each of 400 students and 200 staff members with a tee-shirt and have our participants receive 3 ribbons each. This requires that we fundraise and are counting on the community’s generosity. Please see the flyer below if you'd like to support!
Many Families One Community Rescheduled
La Mesa Book Fair
La Mesa will host it's annual book fair March 20-24. This fair helps us to put books in the hands of students both through the library and in teacher's classrooms.
All students will get an opportunity to shop the fair with their English class. Parents are invited to visit the fair during Open House.
If you would like to set up an eWallet for your student's purchase, please visit the book fair website. To learn more about the eWallet, check out this video.
8th Grade Grad Night at Universal
DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS MAY 17 (payment plans available)
Friday, May 19, 2023
3:00pm - 12:30am
Ticket sales begin on Monday, January 23, 2023.
A parent/ guardian will need to complete a permission slip BEFORE students can buy a ticket.
Our permission slips can be completed digitally
CLICK HERE to complete the Field Trip Permission Slip
Please see the attachment below for full details!
Attention All Football Players
Please click HERE for more information about the FREE football camp with Trent Irwin, wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and former Hart High Graduate.
SCV Teacher Recruitment Fair
If you or someone you know is interested in being a teacher in the SCV please see the attached flier with information on the SCV Teacher Recruitment Fair-March 11, 2023.
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023, 08:00 AM
Rancho Pico Junior High School, Valencia Boulevard, Stevenson Ranch, CA, USA
Healthy Choices Curriculum
Healthy Choices Curriculum is a specialized State Mandated Curriculum that is taught through your student's Science and Physical Education classes. I hope you were able to come to our Zoom Sessions where we explained and showed the curriculum.
If you would like to see the curriculum in person, you are welcome to come to the La Mesa Campus to go through the curriculum and verify what will be taught to your student. If you would like to see the video clips used for the lessons, you may see those by clicking HERE
If you would like to opt out of any part of the curriculum, you may do so by going HERE and completed the opt out form for La Mesa.
Santa Clarita Resources
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, 504 complaints, Title II, and/or Title IX should be directed to Mark Crawford, Director of Human Resources, 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 Escolar William S. Hart Union High prohíbe la discriminación ilegal y/o el acoso de cualquier estudiante, empleado o solicitante de empleo sobre las bases de la raza real o percibida, color, etnia, origen nacional, estado migratorio, ascendencia, religión, edad, 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 las leyes estatales y federales de no discriminación, respectivamente, en cualquier sitio y/o actividad del Distrito. El Distrito Escolar William S. Hart Union High también proporciona igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Todas las preguntas relacionadas con la discriminación, los derechos civiles, las quejas 504, el Título II y/o el Título IX deben dirigirse a Mark Crawford, Director de Recursos Humanos, William S. Hart Union High School District, 21380 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350, o por teléfono (661) 259-0033, o por correo electrónico: UCP@hartdistrict.org.