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Venice receives Accreditation

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

June 3, 2015

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Venice High has received accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). According to WASC, accreditation recognizes schools that meet an acceptable level of quality education for all students. While former interim Principal Ms. Fonna J. Bishop was at the school, she obtained a letter from the Accrediting...

Save Lindauer and Super Shop 9

Save Lindauer and Super Shop 9

May 28, 2015

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Due to teacher cuts, Venice is at risk of losing Mr. Lindauer and Super Shop 9. To help keep him here...

Venice Welcomes Yet Another Interim Principal

Andrea Lo, Assistant News Editor

May 22, 2015

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Retired principal Eve Sherman is the new interim principal of Venice High. She is replacing the previous interim principal, Ms. Fonna Bishop, until a new permanent principal is found. Dr. Sherman started as interim principal in March. She expects to stay at Venice until the end of this semester. She was selected as interim...

Venice’s campus to be modernized by 2018

Venice’s campus to be modernized by 2018

May 11, 2015

In the next few years, the Venice High School campus will be remodeled with new outdoor spaces for each of Venice’s small l...

UTLA and LAUSD come to an agreement

Jennifer Mendez, News Editor

May 11, 2015

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LAUSD and UTLA, the teachers’ union, recently reached an agreement to extend fully funded healthcare benefits and raise teachers’ salaries 10 percent. The LAUSD School Board approved it on April 14. LAUSD is one of the few school districts to provide healthcare benefits without any employee contribution to premiums, according...

Senior dinner 2k15

Simran Ali, Editor-in-chief

May 11, 2015

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Seniors enjoyed the senior dinner on April 16th in the student cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They were treated to a live DJ, a prom fashion show and a catered dinner. “Parents donated for the decorations, and many juniors helped out with the arrangements and dinner,” said Mr. Cristobal Vicente, senior class sponsor....

Blood out, Blood in

Jennifer Sanchez, Features Editor

April 16, 2015

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About 190 Venice students signed up to donate blood on March 26 but only 130 were able to donate due to either anemia (a lack of iron) or they did not weigh enough, according to Leadership Sponsor Mr. Danziger. Although this semester a lot more people fainted due to the heat, overall the blood drive was a success and went smoothly,...

Online programs to help students with common core classes

Kimberly Velasquez, Reporter

April 16, 2015

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Two new online programs called Study Island and Achieve 3000 have been purchased for teachers to assist Venice students that need help in Common Core classes. Study Island will be helping students with English, math, science, geography, and history and Achieve 3000 will help students with their reading skills. Study Island...

No charges filed yet against Venice students

Chad Sharrieff, Reporter

April 16, 2015

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney office said on April 7 that no charges had been filed against any of the 12 Venice students arrested in early March for alleged sexual assault. According to School Police Sgt. Keith Braden, the investigation is still pending so he cannot provide further information about the youths. The...

Art Show displays students’ talents

Art Show displays students’ talents

April 15, 2015

The second annual Student Art Show, sponsored by the MEDIA Small Learning Community, was held at Venice High from April 8 to 10.

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MEDIA SLC to offer filmmaking

Simran Ali, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2015

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The MEDIA Small Learning Community is offering English 9 and Filmmaking first and second period respectively with Ms. Ruth Greene to incoming non-magnet freshmen next August. Students will complete their 9th grade English requirement by taking English 9 and will fulfill their fine art requirement by taking filmmaking Students...

MESA students to compete in the LA County contest

Simran Ali, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2015

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Ten Venice High students won in different categories in the pre Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Competition held Saturday, March 7 at USC and will compete in the LA County contest on April 25th at USC. The four universities in Los Angeles that sponsor MESA are UCLA, USC, California State University, Los Angeles...

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