Downtown Magnets High School

DOWNTOWN MAGNETS HIGH SCHOOL API IS 826!          DMHS IS A 2013 GOLD MEDAL WINNER AMONG THE BEST 500 HIGH SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED BY THE U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT!       DMHS RECOGNIZED AMONG TOP 25 MOST TRANSFORMATIVE SCHOOLS ACCORDING TO NEWSWEEK!           HOME OF THE SUNS - WHERE OUR STUDENTS ARE STELLAR!


Upcoming Events

Spring Recess - No School
Date: 4/18/2014
Bring Parents to School Day
Date: 4/21/2014
Faculty Lunch - discuss bell schedule
Date: 4/21/2014
Location: Library
Monday Schedule Periods 1-6
Date: 4/21/2014
Location: No Advisory
SBAC ELA Activity
Date: 4/21/2014
Location: Grade 11 English classes
EduCare Library Lab
Date: 4/21/2014, 7 AM 7:45 AM
Location: Library
Coffee with the Principal
Date: 4/21/2014, 8 AM 9 AM
Location: Parent Center
EduCare afterschool activities

Date: 4/21/2014, 3:10 PM 4:50 PM
Music 101
Date: 4/21/2014, 3:10 PM 4:45 PM
Location: B3
SAT Prep Class
Date: 4/21/2014, 3:10 PM 4:50 PM
Location: B18

News & Announcements

5K Run for Scholarships!

5K Run for Scholarships! Meet the Laker Girls and take part in a fun day with an easy 5K walk or run, followed up with live music and a DJ, barbeque, and amazing gift baskets as raffle prizes. Free T-shirts for all participants. This event will take place on Saturday, April 12th, from 9:30am - 2:00pm at DMHS to raise funding for the Grings Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to graduating DMHS students. See Mrs. McGee or any of the College Peer Counselors for a 5K pledge sheet, or pay $20 on the day of the event.
Gallery Night - April 24

Gallery Night - April 24 Our fourth annual Gallery Night is from 5-8pm on Thursday, April 24th in the Student Union. This fun, FREE event celebrates our DMHS students' creative talents. There will be visual art - paintings and drawings - performances and media art on display. This is a fun and entertaining event, one you'll be glad you attended. Mark your calendars, and please join us.
Multicultural Night - April 25

Multicultural Night - April 25 DMHS' annual MultiCultural Night celebration is on April 25th from 5-8pm in the Student Union. This event is a great opportunity to celebrate the diversity of DMHS with live performances while enjoying good company. The pre-sale cost is $7, and includes food and entertainment.
More Debate Awards
The DMHS Debate Team is heading into national qualifiers and hoping to earn a trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Urban Debate League (NUDL) tournament. At the most recent Los Angeles Metro Debate League (LAMDL) tournament hosted by CSULA on March 7-8, we congratulate the following students:

Novice Speaker Awards went to Alfonso Santos (7th place). Junior Varsity Speaker Awards went to Chris Mato and Stephanie Lima (1st place). Varsity Speaker Awards went to Emily Sun (8th place), Sarahi Silva (4th place), Glenda Artiga (3rd place), and Samantha Lemus (2nd place) .
DMHS in the LA Marathon
DMHS students and teachers participated in the Los Angeles Marathon on March 9th. Eight of our students crossed the finish line healthy and strong. Our first student to finish was Melissa Lopez, followed by Liliana Cabrera, Kandice Kwan, Daniel Jimenez, Isaac Hernandez, Amy Rong, Josue Marroquin, Michael Li, and Angel DePaz. Special thanks to Ms. Martha Cabrera, parent volunteer, and teachers Mr. Luis Ruz and Ms. Lourdes Rojas, who also ran the marathon.
Order Class of 2015 Sweatshirts

Order Class of 2015 Sweatshirts Support the Class of 2015 and order sweatshirts by February 28th in room B8. Sweatshirts are maroon with silver block letters and Class of 2015 embroidery. The cost is $33 plus $5 to add your name on the back.
Debate Awards
At the recent Los Angeles Metro Debate League Tournament on January 24-25th, held at Crenshaw High School, the following DMHS debaters received awards:

- Novice Speaker Award: Camille Grundy
- JV Speaker Award: Samantha Lemus (1st place)
- Varsity Speaker Awards: Jordan Antonio (9th place), Shao Zhao (5th place), Eleanor Skladman (4th place)
- Novice Team Award: Camille Grundy & Christopher Rodas (Quarterfinalists)

Congratulations!
Become a Minds Matter Volunteer

Become a Minds Matter Volunteer Join Ms. April Bain, one of our excellent DMHS math teachers, as a volunteer for Minds Matter, a non-profit organization with a "mission to bring bright and motivated high school students from families with limited financial means together with dedicated mentors to achieve academic excellence and expand educational horizons." Every Saturday, about 45 Los Angeles students, including some of our STELLAR DMHS students, meet to build their math, writing and critical thinking skills. They also receive mentoring and leadership Development training. Click on the title above for more information.
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