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

Intervention Planning Team
Date: 8/4/2014, 11 AM
Location: Ms. Bain's house
Summer Institute
Date: 8/5/2014, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Student Union
Faculty Buy-Back Day
Date: 8/6/2014, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Library
Summer Institute
Date: 8/6/2014, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Student Union
Faculty Buy-Back Day
Date: 8/7/2014, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: Library
Summer Institute
Date: 8/7/2014, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Student Union
Pupil Free Day
Date: 8/11/2014
First Day of School!
Date: 8/12/2014
Fall Semester Opening Bell Schedule
Date: 8/12/2014, 7:50 AM 2:57 PM
Location: Advisory + Periods 1-6
Fall Semester Opening Bell Schedule
Date: 8/13/2014, 7:50 AM 2:57 PM
Location: Advisory + Periods 1-6

News & Announcements

Summer CAHSEE Prep
Students who be in the 10th grade next semester will take the CAHSEE. Click here to see some ways to prepare for this English Language Arts and Math exam:
Summer Activities
FREE fun and exciting summertime opportunities are waiting for you! Learn about programs and special events around Los Angeles, on topics such as: Video, Art, Robotics, Writing, Fashion, Gardening, Engineering, Photography, Science, Poetry, Cooking, Swimming, Animals, Coding, and Dance.
Summer Jobs and Workshops for Teens
Check out the summer jobs and job skills summer workshops offered by Hire LA's Youth and the Los Angeles Public Library. Click on the headline above for links.
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.
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