This week, we had our annual DVD Club Fair! On Thursday afternoon, we had over 20 DVD student-run clubs host booths at our club fair to get Design students excited about joining. This year our list of clubs included new clubs like Entrepreneur Club, Community and Crafts Club, Astronomy Club, and more!
Congratulations to our Design Ticket winners this week: Julian Saez, Elias Suazo, Hailey Perez and Anthony Orejel. This year, we started a new way of recognizing students by handing out Design Tickets! Anyone can get a design ticket by “getting caught” for being a great student: actions like leading by example, showing kindness, using appropriate language, or being helpful. At the end of each week, a few Design Ticket winners will be randomly selected to have their names read over the intercom and win a prize! We appreciate all of our students who show up every day as mindful, respectful, and responsible.
We also wanted to recognize a student for superior academic achievement: 12th grader Rufus Lapp. Rufus was named a Commended Student by the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students like Rufus placed among the top 50,000 students who took the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
See the Bell Schedule of Week 7 here:
Upcoming Events and Key Dates:
Friday, 9/29: Progress Reports Mailed Home
Thursday, 10/12: PSAT Day (9th/10th/11th Grade)
Friday, 10/13: Staff Development – NO SCHOOL
Mon, 10/16 – Thurs, 10/19: Student Led Conferences (SLCs) – Minimum Days
Campus Highlight: DVD Club Fair 2023: September 21st
Please see two exciting opportunities below related to automotive technology and aviation:
Automotive Technology Career Pathway with El Camino College
El Camino College is offering high school students the opportunity to participate in their automotive technology career pathway. There is a shortage of auto mechanics who are trained to work on Electric and Hybrid vehicles. Opportunities to become trained in this field can lead to a high-growth and high-wage career. This opportunity is open to 10th – 12th graders. To learn more, please see the flyer or visit the interest form. Questions can be directed to Dr. Coleen Maldonado at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are also encouraged to speak with their counselors to determine their eligibility.
Sling Pilot Academy is offering a Commercial Drone Pilot Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for students who are interested in aviation careers. Commercial drone pilots are professionals who operate drones for private businesses or local and federal government agencies. Drone pilots can use their skills to collect information and imagery. To apply click here.
-Ability to start the course soon and finish before March 1, 2024
-Interested in aviation and possibly a career with either drones or as a Commercial Pilot
-Preferably in High School or recently-graduated (not essential)
-From the local area
-Students from rural areas or disadvantaged circumstances to be represented
-Ethnic minorities to be represented
Minimum age: 16
Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language
For more information about these opportunities, please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at email@example.com.
For a list of other current Real World Learning Opportunities, please click here.
It was so exciting to have a full house for our Back to School Night on Thursday! The Design campus was abuzz with great conversation and connection as we welcomed in familiar and new faces. We are so lucky to have such an active and engaged community in support of our students.
For those of you who were not able to join us for Back to School Night this year, please click the links below for some valuable information shared from admin and our grade level teams:
Location: Cal Poly Pomona Campus- outside of the Bronco Center
3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, CA 91768
2023 brings a larger footprint to the Latino College Expo with a true Educational Festival Flair!
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Food, festivities, education, STEAM Pavilion, Health and Wellness Pavilion, truly a family FUN DAY. JOIN US.
Please join SBFC tomorrow,September 12, at 10:00 a.m. for the virtual Families Connected Parent Chat, a free monthly support group open to all South Bay parents and caregivers. We thank our community partners Beach Cities Health District and the Thelma McMillen Recovery Center for making the Parent Chat possible.
Interested in a career pathway into the creative industry? The International Eye LA has opened applications for the Los Angeles Creative Industry Academy (LACIA). They are seeking 6 fellows for their 2023 Youth Producer & Director Fellowship Program Sept. 20 – Oct. 25.
LACIA exposes emerging culture bearers, producers, and creatives from diverse and underserved communities to training, skills and connections necessary to enter high paying careers in the creative industries. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and will receive a $1000 stipend upon completion of the program. Click here to apply. Students are encouraged to submit applications by September 15th.