Los Al HS – Monday Morning Memo – August 26, 2019



Academics. Athletics. Activities. Arts.

August 26, 2019




LAHS Drama students presented “Silent Sky” on Thursday and Friday nights to sold out shows in the Black Box Theater. The play chronicles the life and pursuits of Henrietta Leavitt who helped to determine the size of the universe and distance of stars while working at the Harvard Observatory in the early 20th century.




Wednesday, August 28, 2019 is
for ALL LAHS students.


Back To School Night begins at 6:00pm in the LAHS PAC.

Back To School Night Schedule & Campus Map



BELL SCHEDULE, 2019-2020






LAHS now offers breakfast for all students! Beginning at 7:30am, students may purchase breakfast from our cafeteria staff. It is also available a second time between Periods 2 and 3 during the nutrition break. SEE FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION!


Weekly LAHS athletics schedule, at this time, can be found at https://www.losal.org/domain/103


Monday August 26, 2019
LAST CHANCE: Student & Staff Make-Up Pictures
7:00am –  Noon @ PAC Lobby

 Tuesday August 27, 2019


Wednesday August 28, 2019
Back To School Night (Visit Schedule)
PAC Performances at 6:00pm
Classroom visits at 7:00pm


Thursday August 29, 2019

Friday August 30, 2019

LAHS Griffin Football vs. Vista Murrieta H.S.
7:00pm @  Cerritos College


Monday September 2, 2019
*No School*
Labor Day Observed  (U.S. Dept. of Labor)

Tuesday September 3, 2019

Wednesday September 4. 2019
Preparing for the College Application Process
with  Paul Kanarek of College Wise
6:30pm @ LAHS PAC


Thursday September 5, 2019


Friday September 6. 2019
 LAHS Griffin Football @ L.B. Poly H.S.
7:00pm @ L.B. Veteran’s Stadium





Back To School Series

Students completed a survey at the end of last school year asking what supports on campus were needed. This series serves to start supporting those identified ares. Workshops will be facilitated by School Psychologist and Psychologist Interns. Sessions are open to all students.


All Sessions from 2:45-3:45pm in the College & Career Center

 Tuesday,  September 10, 2019

Tuesday,  September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019



LAST CHANCE: Make-Up Pictures


Student & Staff Make-Up

Picture Day

 Monday, August 26th

7:00am – Noon

Lobby of the LAHS PAC

 Staff may drop-in and the remaining 50 students have been provided a call-slip for their portrait time.



PTSA Updates



You can now join LAHS PTSA ONLINE:


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Reflections Committee, 2019-2020

PTSA is reaching out for volunteers to work on the Reflections Committee. 


If you or anyone you know is interested please contact Kara Cruz, PTSA President

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Thank you to everyone who has purchased
spiritwear. We are excited to see it worn around campus and
in our community. We are working on getting orders
filled as quickly as possible. Many of our medium size items
are on back order and should be ready by mid-September.


If you are available to help fill orders, we are
always looking for volunteers. Please contact Carolyn Keller
Thank you for your patience. 


PTSA Social Media

Instagram: @lahsptsa
@losalPTSA ~
Facebook: Los Al PTSA



Club Fundraisers




for Students

Activities *
Learning * Networking * Volunteering * Etc.



Preparing for the College
Application Process


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

6:30pm @ LAHS PAC


event, focused mostly for seniors though available to any family,
will emphasize strategies and tips for selecting and applying to
college. Presented by Paul Kanarek (co-founder of the California
branch of The Princeton Review) from CollegeWise.

College Essay Night


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

6:30pm @ LAHS PAC


This event, focused mostly for
seniors though available for all families, will cover best
practices for composing a college admissions essay that best
reflects the student applicant. Presented by Allison Lopour
(former admissions reader at Redlands University) from CollegeWise.

Financial Aid Information Night


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

6:30pm @ Location TBD


Navigating the FAFSA and college financial aid needs
can be a daunting task for students and families. This event will
highlight the federal application for student aid, as well as
resources for scholarships and private financial assistance.
Presented by Jodi Okun, founder of College Financial Aid Advisors and parent to
two LAHS grads.



California Scholarship Federation @ LAHS

CSF accepts applications twice each year. They
will be available for the fall semester near the beginning of
school and the spring semester after finals in January.
Membership is based on your grades from the previous semester
at LAHS, so freshman are not eligible to apply for
membership in the fall semester. Applications can be found
and submitted in the Counseling Office or online. You
must apply each semester in order to maintain membership in
the club

What do I get out of being in CSF?


Membership in California Scholarship
Federation has more benefits than we can count. For colleges,
it shows schools that you’re engaged in your community,
passionate about helping others, and excelling academically.
But even without the bonus of helping beef up your resume,
CSF is still fantastic, as provides you with an opportunity
to meet new people and get in touch with the world around you
by providing service to those in need.



TO APPLY: Friday, Sept. 6th



Exam Dates @ LAHS



September 14, 2019

August 16-30, 2019


October 26, 2019

September 20, 2019


December 14, 2019

November 8, 2019


February 8, 2020

January 10, 2020


April 4, 2020

February 28, 2020


June 13, 2020

May 8, 2020

Exam Dates @ LAHS



October 5, 2019

September 6, 2019


November 2, 2019

October 3, 2019


December 7, 2019

November 8, 2019


March 14, 2020

February 14, 2020


May 2, 2020

April 3, 2020



Driver’s Education
(Sept. 3 – Oct. 8) 
– This in-class teen
Driver’s Education program is approved by the DMV to comply with California requirements to earn an instructional permit. *This class does not cover behind the-wheel training. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-5:15 (11 Meetings – $175)

 All registration information is presented at www.LAEF4kids.org/afterschool

 Call (562) 799-4700  x80424 or email programdirector@LAEF4Kids.org.


LAEF Flier

Preparing for the
College Essay
 (Sept. 5 –
Oct. 10
) – This is an ideal course for students who will be applying to colleges and universities. This 6-week course will guide students to writing an effective college essay. Students will gain tips, be guided through revisions and have a polished essay ready to submit to colleges. All students will receive a book titled, “Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps” by Alan Gelb. All Thursdays from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. (6 Thursdays –


All registration information is presented at www.LAEF4kids.org/afterschool


Call (562) 799-4700 x80424 or email programdirector@LAEF4Kids.org.


LAEF Flier



Hey, Hey, Hey –

What’s Happenin’ Los Al?!





Griffin Football takes on Torrey Pines

Griffin Football, along with Cheer / Song, athletic trainers and many students and families made their way to Torrey Pines High School for the first football game of the pre-season. Whether at home or away, Griffin support travels to cheer on their peers!




Spirited Students & Staffs

LAHS Math, Attendance, and Counseling staffs along with students show off their spirit on Friday by donning Griffin gear. Since the start of school, both staff and students alike, can be seen wearing a variety of spirit wear throughout the week. Go Griffins!





LAHS Jazz Band, along
with their director Mr. Justin Padilla, practice during Period 2.
Their practice sounds more like the finished product as they breeze through the piece.








Los Alamitos High School believes all students have the right to attend school, participate in programs and activities, and be free from any
form of discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion,
marital/parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, immigration/citizenship status; or genetic information; the
perception of one or more of these actual or perceived


In an effort to
establish and maintain a learning environment where all students can thrive, LAHS takes reports of verbal or electronic act(s) of bullying, intimidation, harassment, discrimination, threat-making behavior and/or act of violence toward another student, based on the above characteristics, very seriously. Incidents of this nature are contrary to what the school and school district believe, and also violate Board Policy and the State of California’s Education Code. Therefore, any reported act will be fully investigated, and appropriate measures will be taken in the area of school disciplinary measures, up to and including suspension and/or expulsion.




Los Alamitos High School

3591 Cerritos Avenue, Los
Alamitos, CA 90720

(562) 799-4780 ~




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Cerritos Avenue
, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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