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LAUSD enforces rule regarding TAs.

Jennifer Mendez and Simran Ali

February 19, 2015

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Los Angeles Unified School District is currently enforcing an existing rule that allows seniors to take only one semester of library practice, office technician or service technician. As a result of the enforcement of the ruling, the library lost its student assistants and offices and teachers lost their students assistants...

Juniors win medals in graphic arts competition

Harry Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2015

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Juniors Danielle Asenas and Belen Teferi competed in the SkillsUSA Regional Graphic Communication Competition, at LA Trade Tech in Downtown LA on Jan. 24, and won gold and silver medals. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, industry representatives and teachers, working together to ensure that America has a workforce ...

Dr. Mendoza Leaving Venice

January 12, 2015

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Principal Elsa Mendoza has accepted a new position as Administrator of Option School Principal Support for ESC West and in her new position she will be working with different principals to increase the focus and support  students need in alternative programs. “ It is disappointing to see our well, respected principal...

New Assistant Principal

Andrea Lo, Assistant News Editor

December 18, 2014

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Venice has welcomed a new assistant principal to its family. Mr. Robert Marks is filling for Dr. Debbie Eller as assistant principal. Dr. Eller is currently on an illness leave. "We don't know when she'll come back," said Principal Elsa Mendoza. "There's no return date." Mr. Marks started his job at Venice on Nov. 13....

Venice High receives a donation of $139,000

Joseph Medina, Assistant sports editor

December 15, 2014

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The late Richard Landau, a Venice High School alum who  recently passed away, donated $139,000 to Venice High School this school year. Mr. Landau was involved in real estate investing and construction. He donated three percent of his estate to Venice High school after his passing in Jan. of 2013.   The donation...

Turning Venice into a distinguished school

Jennifer Sanchez, Features Editor

December 11, 2014

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Principal Elsa Mendoza is finding new ways to turn Venice High School into a California Distinguished School. A distinguished school is a public school that is honored by the California State Board of Education for having most of their students succeed. Normally schools must be nominated in order to receive this award. This...

Breakfast in the classroom

Janalthy Orozco, Reporter

December 10, 2014

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Breakfast in the Classroom was first served Oct. 29. Breakfast in the classroom is a way to give students who aren’t eating a chance to eat. Between periods one and two, two students are assigned to report to the cafeteria from each class to pick up two food carts. The bell schedule now reflects a nutrition break for students...

Seniors honored with Jacket of Excellence

Seniors honored with Jacket of Excellence

December 10, 2014

On Nov. 21st, 44 Venice High seniors received a Jacket of Excellence and a Certificate of Commendation...

SRLA breaks world record

SRLA breaks world record

December 10, 2014

Students Run LA (SRLA) collected 18,302 shoes, including almost 400 shoes collected at Venice, and broke...

Venice High partners with Santa Monica College

Aranza Naguanagua, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2014

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Venice High has recently partnered up with Santa Monica College to provide students with a new Media class starting in the spring. MEDIA SLC lead teacher Ruth Greene says the class is “going to be a history of media; history of radio and other media leading up to movies and how it relates to everyday life.” It will...

iPads for the World Language Magnet

Steven Dimas, Assistant Features Editor

December 3, 2014

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The World Languages and Global Studies Magnet recently received 30 iPads for the foreign language classes from the Friends of Venice Magnet. These iPads are to be used to help students experience learning activities other than what is offered in the classroom, said Italian teacher Ms. Carolyn Willcox. The iPads include...

Oguni High School

Oguni High School

December 3, 2014

Nov. 7 was Oguni High School’s thirteenth annual visit to Venice High to participate in a cultural...

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