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All District Marching Band

As the 2016-17  school year is moving forward, it is great to witness the strength of the Beyond the Bell’s  music programs across the District. The Beyond the Bell music programs offer students the chance to learn and to work together in communities that often lead to group performances at venues inside and outside of school.In September the All District Marching Band held an Audition Workshop along with auditions for students who wish to participate in the 2016-17 All District Marching Band Pr......

Elementary School Unit

Beyond the Bell’s Elementary School Unit began the flag football season.  On September 10, 2016 approximately 530 teams of students in grades 3 to 5 participated in the tournament. By October 8, 2016 the number of teams had been narrowed to fifteen boys’/co-ed teams and eighteen girls’ teams. These regional finalists will compete again October 15, to become finalists. Four finalist boys’/co-ed teams and girls’ teams will qualify for the District-wide finals October 22, 2016 at Peary Middle Schoo......

The Beyond the Bell Branch (BTB) to apply for after school program grants: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), After School Education and Safety (ASES)

The Beyond the Bell Branch (BTB) to apply for after school program grants: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), After School Education and Safety (ASES)Funding will be secured for a total of approximately 65 new after school programs and approximately 90 new schools and renewals of existing after school program grants. For further information please contact Harry Talbot, administrative Coordinator, Beyond The Bell, harry.talbot@lausd.net, 213-241-7900......

Take Action Campaign

On Saturday October 1, 2016 Beyond the Bell celebrated the kick off of the 2016-2017 Take Action Campaign (TAC). Hundreds of students from across the district came together to launch the 9th annual campaign.  Kick off events ran simultaneously at East Valley High School, in the north region, and Huntington Park High School, in the south region. TAC’s focus on leadership was on full display as students participated in workshops designed to stimulate their thinking about leadership, community serv......

!Viva La Tradición!

On Sunday September 25, 2016 seven young women from LAUSD schools participated in the world premiere of Las Jovencitas. The group performed as part of the ¡Viva La Tradición!  La Mujer y El Mariachi show at the Ford Theatre. The young girls are students from San Fernando, Kennedy, Mendez and Torres high schools, Hale and Gage middle schools, and from Middleton Street elementary school. The talented students performed songs such as La Madrugada, La Cigarra, Vicente Fernandez Popurri, La Ley Del M......

Beyond the Bell Youth Development Program and the 26th Mile Run

The Beyond the Bell Youth Development Program (YDP) in a partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Conqur Endurance Group will be leading students in a ten-week training and conditioning program for the second annual 26th Mile Run. The 26th Mile Run is a fitness and training program for K-5 students that emphasizes the importance of combining healthy nutritional choices with physical activity.  For ten weeks after school, approximately 17000 students from LAUSD elementary schools will partici......

Clear Creek Outdoor Education Center begins it’s 90th year

In 1924, the Great San Gabriel Fire scorched over 41,000 acres in the Angeles National Forest. The risk of flooding to the fledgling towns of Glendale, La Canada and Burbank was considered severe as “only ash was left as far as the eye can see.” (The Gridley Herald 1926) Dr. Susan Dorsey, Superintendent of Los Angeles City Schools, and her staff realized the importance of immediate and decisive action to “reforest the area before major erosion problems were created by the elements.” Soon after, ......

Kennedy Burke: “From BTB to UCLA”

Beyond the Bell – Middle School UnitKennedy Burke: “From BTB to UCLA” Kennedy Burke #35Beyond the Bell (BTB) has traditionally provided meaningful and beneficial opportunities for the students of Los Angeles Unified School District to participate in athletics throughout their elementary and middle school grades. Students have the opportunity to participate daily at their school site and can also earn the selection to represent their schools in BTB sponsored weekend competitions in a variety of s......

EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (ELOS): Summer Program Success

Over 15,000 elementary and middle school students participated in this year’s Extended Learning Opportunities Summer (ELOS) program. Students from one hundred twenty-one CORE Waiver elementary and middle schools had the opportunity to attend the four week program to strengthen and enhance the knowledge and skills they learned during the regular school year.Elementary students received instruction in English Language Arts; middle school students received instruction in either English Language Art......

Migrant Education is College Bound

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) offered summer school classes for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade to eligible Migrant students. The theme selected for the Migrant Education Programs at Harmony Elementary was “MEP is College Bound!” with an emphasis on informational reading and writing.Students in the primary grades concentrated on building their understanding of the importance of being career ready and college bound and how that leads to success. Students in grades 4-8 foc......
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