Welcome to Washington Preparatory High School, home of the Generals! This is the "Year of Promise!" *****Our thoughts go out to the victims and families of the tragic college bus tour on the I5 freeway*****Spring Break April 14 - April 18*****Peace March on April 19, 2014 @ 10 am*****School resumes on Monday, April 21, 2014*****PD Day dismissal 1:30pm on 4/22*****Smarter Balance Testing 11th grade 4/22 - 4/25*****ALL JUNIORS - Sign-Up for ACT/SAT test and get FEE WAIVERS*****Scholarships available at scholarshipsonline.org*****Got College-Bound Seniors?...We do...Harvard, John Hopkins, UC Riverside, Tuskegee, Jackson State, Lincoln University, and more.  Go Generals!*****Local School Leadership Council Mtg, 5/1 @ 4:45 pm*****Aggressive Campus Sweeps a success!!!! Keep up the great job Generals*****



Vision

George Washington Preparatory High School Mission and Vision Statement

Washington Preparatory High School, an urban four-year comprehensive high school, is committed to providing a quality education enabling each member of the diverse student body to strive for excellence to fulfill and reach his/her full potential.

Our mission is to ensure that each student, upon graduation, will possess the academic and social skills needed to think critically, function in a diverse society, and participate as informed responsible citizens prepared for leadership in their community, the world, and all areas of life.

News

AP Classes in Session
Many AP classes will be in session this week. Check with your instructors for dates, times and locations of your sessions. This is a regular part of your AP class and, in part, earns the weighted grade for the course. Be diligent and attend!
Students of the Month Revealed!
The Students of the Month for April are as follow:

Yareli Perez
Daniel De La Luz
Monica Davila
Andrea Aguayo
Jose Canales
Marco Frausto Romo
Caleb Clouden
Carlos Rivas
Jocelyne Alvarado
Sherance Robinson
Cristian Briones
Peace March : Saturday, April 19
Washington Preparatory High school will be hosting a Peace March in dedication to keeping peace at our school and in the surrounding community. Please support us in our efforts, and join us from 10-12 , meet us on the auditorium steps at 10am.
Senior Panoramic Picture - Tuesday 4/8/14
All seniors are to report to the Margaret Wright Gym immediately at the start of lunch to take the Elite Class of 2014 panoramic picture. Be sure to wear your senior gear. Don't have your gear? Come in your class colors - burgundy and heather (light) gray. Have extra gear? Bring it with you and share with a friend! Don't be absent, and don't be late!
2014 Senior Favorites Announced (Click here to see the list)
The list of Senior Superlatives is out! Congratulations to all nominees. If you see your name on this list, your classmates think you're something special and should be featured in the 2014 yearbook. Group and individual photos will take place WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9th at the start of lunch on the stone bleachers. Don't be late; we will not wait for latecomers!
Softball and Baseball Teams Supported through the Nan Washington Global Wellness Foundation and Donors

Softball and Baseball Teams Supported through the Nan Washington Global Wellness Foundation and Donors Hall of Fame legend Don Buford along with the Phillips Siblings of the Nan Washington Global Wellness Foundation came out to support the baseball and softball teams of GWPHS on March 20, 2014.
FINAL DEADLINE FOR ALL SENIOR PORTRAITS: March 15, 2014

FINAL DEADLINE FOR ALL SENIOR PORTRAITS:   March 15, 2014 ONE LAST CHANCE! If you do not take your Senior Portrait with FOTORAMA Studios, you WILL NOT appear in the 2014 Yearbook.

FOTORAMA will return to our campus ONE TIME ONLY for MAKE UP PORTRAITS on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 3-6 p.m. in the Auditorium.
You MUST pay your $25 sitting fee in advance to schedule your appointment time with Ms. Walton in Room 7203. Take advantage of this final opportunity A minimum of 20 pre-paid appointments are required to keep our scheduled on-campus visit. The deadline for advanced payment is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014!
Option 2: You may visit the Fotorama Studios any Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(No appointment is necessary if you go to the studio.) Location: 416 West Alondra Blvd. Gardena, CA 90248 Phone: 323-587-6688
Club Photos 3/25 - 3/26
All clubs and organizations are asked to come to the quad during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday for you club photos. Sponsors, contact your club members with information about which day you will come and what your club will wear.
Pennies for Patient Winners Announced
Congratulations and thank you to all the teachers and students who contributed money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Pennies for Patients Campaign.

English teacher Mrs.Mull and her Advisory students (Room 3204) are the First Place winner for the Pennies for Patient Campaign, raising $145.45 dollars.The Second Place winner is Social Studies teacher Mr.Starks and his Advisory students (Room 3305) Congratulations!

The first place class has earned a Pizza Party and the second place winner earned an Ice-Cream Party!
Share Your Photos and Get Published in the Yearbook
Please help us build our 2014 Yearbook by submitting your photos to the cloud. Go to HJeshare.com (password: generals14) to submit your pictures. We will see to it that you have photo credit in the yearbook. THANKS for you support!
Washington Preparatory High School - Priority Status under the new CORE Waiver
Class of 2014 Meeting
Students and parents attended the Senior Class Meeting. Information was provided about graduation requirements, senior activities, and mandatory portfolio components. Students must submit a complete portfolio by the 15 week grading period including a resume, personal statement or cover letter,a letter of recommendation, and the completed FASFA. Students who have less than 96% attendance may make up hours through Saturday service and/or parents may attend parent meetings to assist students in recovering missed school hours.
Weekly Bulletin
The Bulletin Board is temporarily out of service. The Weekly Bulletin will be posted here until further notice.
Principal of the Week
Ms. Byrd was selected as "Principal of the Week" featured on the LAUSD Facebook page.
Faculty Unites Over Holiday Breakfast

Faculty Unites Over Holiday Breakfast A note of gratitude goes out to the Administrative and Support Staff for a wonderful holiday breakfast complete with gifts for all. The delicious food, great fun, bright festivities and warm fellowship were just what everyone needed as they headed off for the holiday break. Click here for more photos of the event.
'Tis the Season a Real Holiday Hit!

'Tis the Season a Real Holiday Hit! The Performing Arts Magnet brought holiday cheer to all with 2013 'Tis the Season under the direction of Mr. Coffield and his team. From the opening of Santa vs. The Grinch through the terrific dance and musical numbers (featuring at one moment our own Principal Byrd) to the closing with surprise pizza and candy treats, it was a holiday show to remember. Thank you, Mr. Coffield, for your tireless dedication to the Arts at Washington Prep. And to all the student performers who worked so hard, we wish you all Happy Holidays!
Winner of the Holiday Door Decorating Contest Announced

Winner of the Holiday Door Decorating Contest Announced The Most Festive Holiday Door was decorated by Room 2310, Ms. Barnes and her Advisory Class! Honorable Mention goes to Room 7109, Ms. Francis and her Advisory Class – who decorated their door with handmade ornaments crafted by the students. They celebrated with sweet holiday treats provided through a donation to Associated Student Body in support of this event. Congratulations to the winners and a BIG HOLIDAY thanks to all classes that participated. Click here to see all the contest entries and see which ones you like the best!
Senior Portrait Make Up Day

Senior Portrait Make Up Day FOTORAMA will return to our campus on Thursday, January 23, 2014 for those seniors who missed fall Senior Portrait Day. Walk in on a first come, first served basis at the Auditorium from 3-6 p.m.

The basic sitting fee is $25 for the Cap & Gown yearbook portrait. This covers the SITTING FEE only, not the cost of any portraits you might order after you've reviewed your proofs.

Additional poses will be available for added cost (see brochure).

Boys and Girls will wear red gowns, holding the cap, with a red, white and blue tassel. Only FOTORAMA portraits will be placed in the yearbook.

Can't make it on Make Up Day? Seniors may visit the FOTORAMA studio, nearby at 416 West Alondra Blvd. in Gardena, CA 90248. (Near Alondra and Figueroa in North Gardena) Call ahead to schedule your in-studio appointment at 323-587-6688.
Success Through the Arts Foundation supports Arts Education at Washington Preparatory High School
SUCCESS THROUGH THE ARTS FOUNDATION GRANTS $20,000 TO WASHINGTON PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL FOR PERFORMING ARTS. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE!
Funeral Arrangements Announced for Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Ms. Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte Thursday, December 19, 2013
Lying in Repose
Visitation Hours – Noon to 5 p.m.
Angelus Funeral Home
3875 S. Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Friday, December 20, 2013
Lying in Repose
Visitation Hours – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Angelus Funeral Home
3875 S. Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Saturday, December 21, 2013 – 9 a.m.
Celebration of Life Services
(for family and close friends)
Limited seating available
St. Brigid Catholic Church
5214 S. Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90062

Saturday, December 21, 2013
Interment - Immediately following services
Holy Cross Cemetery
5835 W. Slauson Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Public Memorial Service
Time and location to be announced
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News

'Tis the Season a Real Holiday Hit!

'Tis the Season a Real Holiday Hit! The Performing Arts Magnet brought holiday cheer to all with 2013 'Tis the Season under the direction of Mr. Coffield and his team. From the opening of Santa vs. The Grinch through the terrific dance and musical numbers (featuring at one moment our own Principal Byrd) to the closing with surprise pizza and candy treats, it was a holiday show to remember. Thank you, Mr. Coffield, for your tireless dedication to the Arts at Washington Prep. And to all the student performers who worked so hard, we wish you all Happy Holidays!
Success Through the Arts Foundation supports Arts Education at Washington Preparatory High School
SUCCESS THROUGH THE ARTS FOUNDATION GRANTS $20,000 TO WASHINGTON PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL FOR PERFORMING ARTS. CLICK HERE TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE!
Washington Preparatory High School and the Music and Performing Arts Magnet is pleased to announce our new Band and Music Director, Mr. Christopher Estrada
Come meet Mr. Estrada and join the award winning General's Band, please stop by the Band room any day after 1:00 pm! Sign-up for the keyboarding class, beginning instruments, choir/chorus, or Advance Band (including Jazz or Marching Band).
Congratulations to Mr. Mc Cane and his students the winners of the Reel Rasquache Film Festival, held at CASA 0101, in Boyle Heights.
1st place - Marlyne Garcia for Animation film UNDERSTANDING CHOICES.
2nd place - Daisa Thomas and Eternity Henry for their narrative film NEW MISTAKE, OLD BEGINNINGS. Great job to these future filmmakers!
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Athletic News

NON-DRESSED OF THE WEEK
THIS PAGE WILL CHRONICLE THOSE STUDENTS THAT ARE HABITUAL NON DRESSED AND NO PARTICIPANTS
Workshops for Teachers is a success!
Softball and Baseball Teams Supported through the Nan Washington Global Wellness Foundation and Donors

Softball and Baseball Teams Supported through the Nan Washington Global Wellness Foundation and Donors Hall of Fame legend Don Buford along with the Phillips Siblings of the Nan Washington Global Wellness Foundation came out to support the baseball and softball teams of GWPHS on March 20, 2014.
MID- DAY Madness!

MID- DAY Madness! Come celebrate with the Winter Sports Athletes as we kick of their season with a fun-filled Pep Rally on the Quad during lunch on Friday, December 13th. Good Luck in your seasons Boys and Girls Basketball and Boys and Girls Soccer.
Reminders
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Students of the Month

Students of the Month Revealed!
The Students of the Month for April are as follow:

Yareli Perez
Daniel De La Luz
Monica Davila
Andrea Aguayo
Jose Canales
Marco Frausto Romo
Caleb Clouden
Carlos Rivas
Jocelyne Alvarado
Sherance Robinson
Cristian Briones
Students of the Month Announced

Students of the Month Announced Faculty and Staff nominated December's Students of the Month who were recognized, along with their families, at Breakfast with the Principal on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Students, Faculty, and Staff congratulate these hardworking students on their success.
Alba Barrera-Selvas
Kalotia Fifita Vunileva
Clinesha Thompson
Ariana McAdoo
Janaye Washington
Billy Chancelien
Diana Figueroa
Tamaira Hadiza Yahaya
Stacey Rangel
Jo'mar Petty
Brian Garcia
Carlos Rivas
Jonathan Lombera
Telson Coque
Student of the Month (March/April 2013) May 8, 2013
Freshman Academy
March
McGhee, Liyah
Carrillo, Eric
April
Grant, Jametra
Taylor, Mya

SHAPE
March
Aragon, Dennis
Gonzalez, Gabriela
April
Gilmore, Jalen
Watts, Tiyesha

Social Justice
March
Arzola, Veronica
Lopez, Celia
April
Hughes, Moniqua
Rivas, Carlos

Performing Arts Magnet
March
Alquicira, Fernando
Johnson, Zenobia
April
Gamble III, Arnell
Ruiz, Miguel

Math/Science Magnet
March
Hildreth, Juvanie
Montano, Berenice
April
Mares, Jennifer
Nwankwo, Kosischukwu
Congratulations to the January Students of the Month
Freshman Academy (Aldridge)
Carpenter, Crystal
Turner, William
Vallardares, Martha


SHAPE (Watson-Van Der Plas)
Bullock, To Rae
Coque-Figueroa, Gilda
Fuentes, Christian

Social Justice (Marquez)
Hayes, Ginuwine
Joseph, Shenelda
Murphy, Angel

Performing Arts Magnet (Williams)
Garcia, Monica
Johnson, Trishanna
Swaffi, Maxine

Math/Science Magnet (Brandon)
Joseph, Talia
Garcia-Rodriguez, Miriam
Ventura-Vazquez, Jhoanna
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH NAMED FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE OUTSTANDING STUDENTS:
Freshman Academy
November
Shaffer, Dustin,Nasario, Markisha
December
Mazariegos,Dany,Ramirez, Armando

SHAPE
November
Alexander,Steve, Alvarez, Jazmin
December
Davila,Monica, Iglesias, Carolina

Social Justice
November
Equizabal,Herber, Grant,Capree
December
Black,Caelin, Lopez, Oscar

Performing Arts Magnet
November
Patton,Leticia, Romero, Sandra
December
Armstrong,Meosha,Veals, Deshawn

Math/Science Magnet
November
Brownlee,Emoni,Young, Nakea
December
Chan,Emma,Stuart, Tiffany

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