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CHAMPtivities

360 Degree Autism Awareness Club Sponsored Fundraiser at Blizz Frozen Yogurt!
Date: 2/1/2015
Location: Blizz Frozen Yogurt 14439 Burbank Blvd. Sherman Oaks 20% OF YOUR PURCHASES GOES DIRECTLY BACK TO THE CLUB!!!! Bring a coupon (available at the front desk) with you.
Marathon
Date: 2/1/2015
Early Release Day
Date: 2/3/2015, 8 AM 2:16 PM
Girls and Boys Basketball Games vs. Simon Tech @ Simon Tech (Girls at 4:00, Boys at 5:15)
Date: 2/3/2015, 4 PM
Location: Simon Tech 10720 S Wilmington Ave Los Angeles, CA 90059 Phone:(323) 744-2122
Chipotle Fundraising Event for the Fringe Festival
Date: 2/3/2015, 5 PM 8 PM
Location: Chipotle Restaurant at Van Nuys and Burbank Blvd. Don't forget to bring your flier for a portion of your purchase to benefit this worthwhile trip to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Sophomores CAHSEE Testing-Special Schedule for ALL Students
Date: 2/4/2015, 8 AM 3:52 PM
Location: 10th Grade Students Testing for the ELA Section of the CAHSEE All other students follow the following reversed schedule 8:00-8:52 Period 8 Testing for 10th Grade Students 9:00-9:52 Period 7 Testing for 10th Grade Students 10:00-10:52 Period 6 Testing for 10th Grade Students 11:00-11:52 Period 5 Testing for 10th Grade Students 12:00-12:52 Period 4 10th Grade Students Lunch 1:00-1:52 Period 3 10th Grade Students Attend Class 2:00-2:52 Period 2 10th Grade Students Attend Class 3:00-3:52 Period 1 10th Grade Students Attend Class
Girls and Boys Basketball Games vs. Amino Watts @ Mid Valley YMCA (Girls at 3:30 Boys @ 2:10)
Date: 2/4/2015, 2:10 PM
Location: Mid Valley YMCA 6901 Lennox Ave Van Nuys, CA 91405
Sophomores CAHSEE Testing-Special Schedule for 10th Grade Students
Date: 2/5/2015, 8 AM 3:52 PM
Location: 8 AM – 3:52 PM (10th Grade Students Testing for the Math Section of the CAHSEE All other students follow the regular schedule 8:00-8:52 Period 1 Testing for 10th Grade Students 9:00-9:52 Period 2 Testing for 10th Grade Students 10:00-10:52 Period 3 Testing for 10th Grade Students 11:00-11:52 Period 4 Testing for 10th Grade Students and release for lunch 12:00-12:52 Period 5 10th Grade Students Attend Class 1:00-1:52 Period 6 10th Grade Students Attend Class 2:00-2:52 Period 7 10th Grade Students Attend Class 3:00-3:52 Period 8 10th Grade Students Attend Class)
Girls and Boys Basketball Games vs. North Valley Military Institute @ North Valley Military Institute
Date: 2/6/2015
Location: North Valley Military Institute 16651 Rinaldi St, Granada Hills, CA 91344 (818) 368-1557
Speech and Debate Tournament-Invitational
Date: 2/6/2015
Location: Stanford University 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-2300

News and Announcements

ACTRESS, EMMA HUNTON VISITS CHAMPS

ACTRESS, EMMA HUNTON VISITS CHAMPS Former CHAMPS HS student Emma Hunton visited the drama dept on January 26. Emma is currently performing in the musical, Wicked, as Elphaba. During her visit, she answered student questions about making it as an actress and the demands of performing. Emma also ran the students through the vocal exercises that she uses to prepare for a performance. CHAMPS appreciates the time that Emma afforded our students. Wicked runs through March 15 at the Pantages.
Cast your vote for CHAMPS in CCSA's video contest: Why do Charter Schools matter?
We have a wonderful opportunity and easy way to help CHAMPS earn money while being entertained!

CCSA (California Charter School Association) is having a contest where you cast your vote for your favorite video. CHAMPS students have produced and submitted many films, so you will want to see them all.The winning school receives $10,000 and the winning student film producer from that school receives $5,000!!!!

CHAMPS has some very talented students who deserve to win this contest. Please click on the link below and view our four CHAMPS submissions. Then just click the vote button to vote for your favorite video. If the link does not enable, just copy and paste it to your browser to view the films.

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Everyone in the family can vote, but only one vote per person per day, or the votes become negated. Feel free to share this with your friends as well.
NEW Written Arts Academy option in 2015-2016 at CHAMPS
How does CHAMPS unveil its new WRITTEN ARTS ACADEMY? How about a highlight reel of this year's Pen to Mic shot and edited by Film Academy students Keaton Applebaum and Noah Rosen, a new issue of The Champion released next week, and a completed draft of Advanced Creative Writing's original script for this year's Mod Op? Check out the poetry-in motion featuring a host of present and former CHAMPS students, faculty, and friends!

Check out the video on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/champscharter
LAUSD Approves Renewal of CHAMPS Charter petition
Tuesday was a good day for CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts, a high-performing charter school in Van Nuys. In a 6-1 decision by Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education, on November 18, the charter for CHAMPS was renewed for five additional years.

"We are very pleased with LAUSD's decision to renew our charter," said Linda Pierce, Principal of CHAMPS. "It is a testament to the quality education that we provide and our unique focus on an art-infused, college preparatory curriculum."

LAUSD charter schools undergo a stringent evaluation process in order to renew. The Charter School Division of LAUSD undergoes a case study for each charter petition. They evaluate the school’s instruction and curriculum, governance, professional development, parent involvement, and student achievement, which are assessed through site observations, staff and stakeholder interviews, and review of school data and reports.
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