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Nick and Nellie Come to Harmony School

Author Lila Silvern meeting with parents Harmony Elementary School’s Saturday Migrant Education Program (MEP) was treated to a special book signing event Saturday, October 21. The parent class was introduced to Nick y Nellie Visitan la Universidad, a book dedicated to LAUSD MEP Coordinator Nellie Barrientos.  The Saturday MEP teachers created a unit of lessons to encourage their students to plan for a college education.  Since no supporting books written for primary grade children were found, Li......

BTB Calendar for November 2017

Basketball, futsal, CyberPatriot, leadership development and more! Read about all the great things happening this November, .......

Beyond the Bell Prepares Students for College

Santee Education Complex played host to the C5 Los Angeles (C5LA) annual Take Action Campaign College Day Saturday October 21st 2017.  Take Action Campaign is a high school leadership and college access program sponsored Beyond the Bell in LAUSD.One hundred and fifty students from thirty three Take Action Campaign high schools woke up early on a Saturday to board their busses, which transported them to the event.  This event was divided into two parts:  Underclassmen attended workshops providing......

Students ‘challenged’ to solve complex problems and become tomorrow’s leaders

Teams representing ten L.A. Unified schools are participating in this year's Challenge Los Angeles, in which experts in immigration, nutrition, teen stress and digital culture challenge students to develop innovative solutions to problems affecting their communities.Read on »......

Young Actioneers – Elementary Take Action Campaign

Beyond the Bell’s Elementary School Unit – Youth Services Program has begun a third year implementing the Young Actioneers – Elementary Take Action Campaign (ETAC).  This program focuses on social and emotional learning competencies: Growth Mindset, Social Awareness, and Self-Efficacy.  Youth Services Coaches guide students through hands-on activities and discussion circles that focus on fostering a sense of community, student voice, and an understanding of intra/interpersonal skills.  The goal ......

LAP Students Lead, Achieve and Persevere

The Language in Action Program (LAP) is in full swing this semester!  LAP is a federally funded program that provides English language acquisition for the District’s English Learners in a socially and emotionally supportive environment.  This year the program will be implemented at 65 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) high schools.  All English Learners are welcomed but priority is given to the District’s newcomer population.  Students at Roybal Learning Center and Wilson Se......

BTB October 2017 Calendar

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Employee Ticket Deals

The LAUSD Employee Recreation Unit offers current and retired LAUSD employees discounted ticket prices to theme parks, movie theaters, seasonal and local attractions. Movie tickets deals are available to AMC, Laemmle, Pacific, Regal, and Cinemark movie theaters.  “We sell more movie tickets than anything else,” said Delia Aguirre, who staffs the ticket counter downtown at Beaudry. “Many people buy twelve at a time so they don’t have to keep coming back.”   Lisha Gonzalez, counse......

Superhero Students at Western Avenue School

Western Avenue Elementary School started the school year strong with “Motivational Mondays” and “Validation Fridays.” Following the after school snack on Mondays and Fridays, Beyond the Bell Youth Development Program Coaches host community circles.Students begin their “Motivational Mondays” by reciting a teamwork chant.  This chant was created by the 4th and 5th grade group and is now a regular uplifting practice across the playground.  Coaches give each Super Student in their circle the opportu......

Fleet Week Sneak Peek

More than 200 LAUSD students enjoyed a sneak peek of LA Fleet Week on August 30 and 31st through a collaboration of the Port of Los Angeles and the Beyond the Bell Branch Office of Outdoor and Environmental Education.    For the second year in a row, active duty ships docked in the harbor adjacent to the Battleship Iowa.  Sailors showcased and walked students and teachers through the USS Anchorage (LPD 23).  Fire crews demonstrated equipment and allowed students to try on gear.  Jo......
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