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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......

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......

Youth Services Plus: Middle School Unit

Community is this year’s goal for the YS PLUS Beyond the Bell Program.  Early this summer, team members were challenged to identify personal and professional community goals.  As a result, the Professional Development focus is to empower our staff who will, in turn, empower their students.   Staff created personal profiles that are set to be on display at each of their school sites.  Students will get a glimpse into the adults’ personal interests, expertise, successes, community invol......

DACA Letter to Parents from Superintendent King

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Migrant Education Program

(L-R: Students Elza and Keily)Good friends, Eliza and Keily, practiced their skills in language arts, mathematics and science this summer to get ready for 3rd and 4th grade.  This summer the girls attended the Migrant Education Summer School Program held at Harmony Elementary School.   During summer school the students were encouraged to think critically during fun hands-on Project Based Learning activities.Migrant Education students from over 60 different Los Angeles schools explored, discovere......

Beyond the Bell All District Jazz Academy – 7 Years Old

The Beyond the Bell All District Jazz program celebrated its seventh year of existence performing in the Los Angeles 22nd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival.  The All-City District Jazz Big Band has had the honor of opening the festival since 2010 thanks to the Festival artistic directors Jose Rizo and Michael Dolphin.The jazz band is comprised of LAUSD High Schools students that rehearse two Saturdays per month, as well as during the summer time, to keep up their “chops.”  The band performed s......
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