High praises to our boys' Varsity tennis team for a dazzling and strong performance this year. They beat number 6th-seeded Southeast High School, but bowed to the 1st-seeded Pacific Palisades, leading to a second place finish in the Northern League Division 1 regular season.
On Tuesday, May 3, Mr. Jocz was congratulated by President Obama at a White House ceremony honoring Teachers of the Year from each state. After being recognized as California's Teacher of the Year, Mr. Jocz was selected in January as one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year recognition. Congratulations Mr. Jocz!
The U.S. News and World Report released its list of 500 best-performing high schools on April 20th and Downtown Business Magnets ranked #56 in California and #360 nationwide. We moved up from #84 state-wide in 2015. Click on the title above to see the LAUSD news release.
Eleanor Skladman and Samantha Lemus made history by being the first Los Angeles Metro Debate League (LAMDL) team to make it to the finals of the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL) Championship Tournament, held April 14-17 at San Francisco State University. In addition, they were the first 16th seeded team to beat a #1 seeded team at the championship. In addition, out of 5,000 speakers participating in the tournament, Skladman won the 12th place speaker award.
Ms. Coffey is one of 30 teachers nationwide selected as a Knowles Science Teacher Fellow! She will participate in a five year fellowship for new teachers that provides additional stipends and grants for classroom materials, professional development, national board certification, and leadership opportunities. Fellows work on strengthening content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and leadership skills.
Congratulations to the finalists of Lowell Milken Center's 2016 Unsung Heroes Art Competition, Maya Wong and Xue Liu, two DMHS AP Studio Art students. Maya and Xue's artworks represent approximately 15% of the total entries submitted by students in grades 6-12 from across the world. To learn more about the project, please visit LMC’s Unsung Heroes Art Competition webpage. The winners, including the $7,500 grand prize, will be announced on April 1, 2016.
DMHS has been named a 2016 National Magnet School of Excellence! In May, DMHS will be recognized at the National Magnets Schools of America conference for the ability to raise academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create community partnerships that enhance the school’s theme.
The International Selections Committee of the nationally recognized Motif Awards ranks Downtown Magnets High School as one of the top leading schools in the country, observed for the school's hard work and diligence within the community.
Because of DMHS's push to generate positive productive citizens within the nation, the Motif Awards International Selections Committee invited Downtown Magnets High School faculty and staff to participate in the 2015 Motif Awards Ceremony - The Nation’s Highest Honor for Youth Advocacy - on September 6 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.