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March 28                TDap Clinic - All Day

March 30                Parent Conferences - 5:00pm

March 31                School Closed - Unassigned Day

April 6                    Dana Band Pops Concert - 7:00pm - Auditorium

April 7                    Coffee with the Principal - 9:00am - Library

April 10-14             Spring Break - SCHOOL CLOSED


See the Calendar for all upcoming events 

Late March Edition

LAUSD Non-Discrimination Statement

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying.
The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender/sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy-related medical conditions) sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union related), a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

For inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to student harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint contact:

Educational Equity Compliance Office

Julie Hall-Panameño
LAUSD Section 504 and Title IX Coordinator
(213) 241-7682


For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee, student-to-employee, or work/employment related discrimination or harassment, contact:

Equal Employment Opportunity Section
(213) 241-7685


Both offices are located at:

Los Angeles Unified School District
333 South Beaudry Avenue - 20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017


The following is provided by Ray Aubele, San Pedro High School Assistant Principal:
All parents/guardians of students planning on attending San Pedro High School are invited to attend the 8th Grade Parent Articulation Meeting on:
Tuesday, March 28th at 5:00 PM in Flagship Auditorium
The meeting will review Graduation Requirements, SLC selection, and the instructional programs at San Pedro High School.
9th Grade Course Selection Sheets will be discussed with attention to the four year course of study, math pathways, and block scheduling.
This is a very important meeting in preparation for high school, please plan on attending.
Documents to be reviewed at the meeting and found online at are:
• LAUSD Graduation Requirements
• Small Learning Community Selection Form
• 2017-18 Course Preference Forms
• Math Pathways
• Athletics/Activity Contacts & Tryouts
This is an excellent opportunity for you to discuss your student’s academic and post high school goals. You can find the resources on the SPHS Counseling website under Department Tab.
Additionally, counselors will be holding Parent Meetings during Open House April 27th from 5:30-7:30 PM on both the Flagship and Olguin Campuses to answer questions regarding student preferences.

Dana News


Please be advised that in order to support student and staff safety, effective Monday, March 27, there will be a new exit procedure for all students.

Specifically, the Cabrillo Avenue pedestrian exit gate located south of the main doors (between 15th and 16th Streets) will no longer be available as a student exit.  As a result, all students will exit the campus from the North side of the main doors.

The specific gates through which students will be able to exit starting Monday, March 27, are:


  • The Cabrillo Avenue pedestrian gate located between 14th and 15th Streets
  • The 14th Street pedestrian gate
  • The 14th Street vehicle gate (will begin to be opened)


Please discuss an alternative pick up location for your student if necessary, or allow extra time for your student to walk around to Cabrillo Avenue from the north side of campus.

Please click the attached link for a printable version of the student letter that will be sent home Monday, March 27.

Thank you for your support of a safe and secure campus.




Steve Gebhart



IMPORTANT: Culmination Requirements

Dana Middle School supports the inclusion, academic, and social success of all students. At the conclusion of a student's 8th Grade year, an academic Certification of Completion is earned based solely on a student's academic performance.
Eligibility and participation in the Culmination Ceremony, however, is a privilege that is earned based on specific Culmination requirements.
Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, the eligibility requirements for a student to participate in the Dana Middle School Culmination ceremony will change.
The following is a list of Culmination requirements, pending approval (once approved formal notification will be disseminated):
  • Student must earn at least 50 credits total between the final (20-week) report cards for Fall and Spring semesters of their 8th Grade year.
  • Student must have no more than two "U"s in Work Habits total between the final (20-week) report cards for Fall and Spring semesters of their 8th Grade year.
  • Student must have no more than two "U"s in Cooperation total between the final (20-week) report cards for Fall and Spring semesters of their 8th Grade year.
  • Student must clear all library fines and return all class textbooks.
  • Student must have no outstanding discipline consequences (detention, Friday School, restorative requirements, intervention group make-up, etc.)
  • Student must have no major school rule infractions, as determined and notified to the student and parent by the Principal or other Administrative Designee.
Any student not meeting the Culmination requirements as stated above will be notified within 7 days of the Culmination ceremony.
Any appeal of the denial of participation in the Culmination ceremony must be submitted in writing, to the Dana Middle School Principal, within 4 days of the Culmination ceremony.  Appeal forms are available in the Dana Middle School Main Office.
Thank you to all stakeholders for supporting a meaningful Culmination ceremony.

2016-2017 Top 10 Readers

Readers   Total Words Read

1) Emerson Marquez (25)

2) Samantha Brown

3) Efrain Marquez

4) Andrew McCarthy 

5) Travis Crane 

6) Enrique Terrones

7) Isabella Rackemann 

8) Ethan Leyden 

9) Maria Seiple

10) Hanna Murusic

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(Updated 3/1/17)

Top Ten Typists

Typists AWPM @ 90+ Accuracy

1) Kaishuu Tanaka (5)

2) Ryan Garcia

3) Baltazar Fedalizo (4)

4) Athena Seiple

4) Steven Monje

6) Grant Granucci

7) Lorelei Dalton

8) Tayte Olson

8) Gracie Carrasco

10) Valerie Torres

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(Updated 3/8/17)

Top 8 Khan Coding Students


Current Section Progress 

1) Brandon Hay (18)

2) Henry Martinez

2) Logan Serna

2) Anna Katsevich

5) Joaquin Rogan

5) Katelyn Chaves

5) Matthew Lecona

5) Noah Bader

(#) Weeks at number 1

JS #15: Objects

JS #14: Arrays

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JS #10: Logic & Statements

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(Updated 12/16/16)

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