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

Tuesday Schedule (even periods) - Early Dismissal 2:12pm
Date: 9/2/2014
Location: No Advisory
Faculty PD
Date: 9/2/2014, 2:17 PM 2:57 PM
Location: Library
Faculty/Staff Training for Breakfast in the Classroom
Date: 9/2/2014, 3 PM 4 PM
Location: Library
Advisory Block Schedule (odd periods)
Date: 9/3/2014
Late Buses (when school is in session)
Date: 9/3/2014, 4:45 PM 5 PM
Location: Upper Parking Lot
Advisory Block Schedule (even periods)
Date: 9/4/2014
Late Buses (when school is in session)
Date: 9/4/2014, 4:45 PM 5 PM
Location: Upper Parking Lot
Advisory Block Schedule (odd periods)
Date: 9/5/2014
Monday Schedule Periods 1-6
Date: 9/8/2014
Location: No Advisory
Picture Day
Date: 9/8/2014
Location: Library

News & Announcements

Teacher Raises Funding for Computers
During 2013-14, Social Studies Teacher Karen Magee raised enough money to purchase 5 laptops for 5 seniors by setting up a gofundme account, "Computers for College," with the goal of raising money for seniors who needed technology for college. One alumnus, Gerson Guzman, contributed $1,000. Magee also received a call from "The Helpful Honda" people who contributed 5 laptops (3 Macs and 2 Asus laptops) to “Computers for College.”
Kim Selected for Ambassador Training
Joyce Kim, a Senior at DMHS, was selected by the the City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission (City HRC) to participate in the 2014-15 City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission Youth Ambassador Cohort. This is a very unique opportunity for Kim to join a select group of youth throughout the City of Los Angeles to represent Los Angeles as one of the leaders of tomorrow.
Annual Business Plan Competition Awards
Six of our Academy of Business & Finance students participated in the 2014 Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) Annual Business Plan Competition. Representatives from various industry partnerships and interns from USC helped judge this event. Three students from Mrs. Nakamoto’s Period 1 and 6 Business Entrepreneurship course were selected and judged for their business plan.
Baylon Awarded $1,000 for Animated Video

Baylon Awarded $1,000 for Animated Video Nadine Baylon's animated video, "My Digital Story," was recently awarded a $1,000 cash prize for DMHS and a Certificate of Excellence in the Secondary Video Yearbook category at the California Student Media Festival. A letter of congratulations from festival organizers stated that Baylon's film "demonstrated excellence" in "media/technical integration, subject area content, creativity, and innovation." Baylon produced her film in Ms. Hise's AOIT Senior Filmmaking Class.
3 Film Students Win at Bresee Festival
Last spring, JP Dimatulac, Tim Calla, and Byron Lopez were awarded second place in the Bresee Social Justice Film Festival for their spoken word video on the topic, "Gangs: what will it take to solve?" They won a video camera as part of the award.
Bridge Contest Winner
In April, Ms. Kelley’s Engineering students - Jenny Tang, Benny Situ, and Eduardo Quintero - participated in the City of Los Angeles 2014 Regional Bridge Building Contest. Eduardo Quintero won first place in Structural Design.
Engineering Trophy

Engineering Trophy Ms. April Bain's engineering students took second place at Raytheon's 13th Annual Engineer Games in February. They also won first place for the math component of the competition. The trophy is engraved with our school name, Downtown Magnets High School.
U.S. News & World Report Rates DMHS as a Best High School
In April 2014, DMHS was rated as one of the top 500 high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This gold status was awarded for DMHS students' high quality of college-readiness as reflected in higher than average state test scores for our least advantaged students and a high participation and pass rate on Advanced Placement exams.
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