Last week our marine biology elective students participated in a Reef Check with the EMBARC education program in Marina Del Rey. They spent three hours on a highly interactive marine conservation course that was taught by marine scientists on a boat out on the ocean. They learned all about California’s native marine ecosystems, they reviewed shark adaptations, learned about plankton, participated in a plankton tow and even carried out scientific testing of seawater. #ecology #marinebiology #handsonlearning
Last night our 7th and 8th grade students and their families got to meet some "High School Insiders"- nine former students of Portola HGM who have gone on to five schools (North Hollywood HGM, Granada Charter, Cleveland Humanities, Taft, and Reseda Science). These students came back for a night of candid Q & A in which parents and students were able to ask the students about their different programs, and get more information from our very own alumni!
October 16th is Digital Citizenship day at Portola! During class, students will learn what it takes to be a good Digital Citizen.
Parents are invited to join us for two special events:
8:30-9:30AM Parent Workshop - Digital Citizenship (Parent Center - Room 106A)
6-7:30PM enjoy a special screening of "Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age" in the MPR. For more info about the film visit https://www.screenagersmovie.com/about/
Portola's Leadership Students are collecting Box Tops - if you've been saving them it's time to turn them in! You can send them in with your child or drop them in the main office (not the Magnet office)
eChoices opens today, and closes on November 9th! Our tours begin this week, if you know a family who would be interested in visiting our magnet, here are our tour dates:
Thursday, October 4th
Thursday, October 11th
Thursday, October 25th
Thursday, November 1st
* Thursday, November 8th (new date added!)*
All tours start in the Portola Library at 8:30AM. No reservations are required.
The Student Body and Friends of Portola are sponsoring a Scary Movie Contest!
To participate in the contest, you must fill out the form and submit your registration by October 16th. All contest rules must be followed or you will be disqualified. Submissions will be judged by character art specialist, Matt Winston, of The Stan Winston School for Character Arts.
The movie must be SCARY.
The movie can be a comedy, romance, or drama... but must have scary undertones.
The movie must be 3 minutes in length.
Any film over 3 minutes, 30 seconds will be disqualified.
The movie must be able to be shown on a computer and submitted in the form of a DVD or Flash Drive.
The movie can be made by an individual or a group of students.
All participants must fill out a permission form (see attached).
Please staple group submissions together.
Date of Film Submission:
Tuesday, October 16th (to the main office)
Date of Movie Screening:
Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:00pm
Tickets for friends and family will be available for purchase on the day of the event.