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CHAMPtivities

Speech and Debate Tournament-League
Date: 12/20/2014
Location: Granada Hills Charter High School 10535 Zelzah Ave., Granada Hills, CA Phone: 818.360.2361
Winter Recess
Date: 12/22/2014
Winter Recess
Date: 12/23/2014
Minimum Day Schedule
Date: 12/23/2014, 8 AM 2:16 PM
Winter Recess
Date: 12/24/2014
Winter Recess
Date: 12/25/2014
Winter Recess
Date: 12/26/2014
Winter Recess
Date: 12/27/2014
Winter Recess
Date: 12/28/2014
Winter Recess
Date: 12/29/2014

News and Announcements

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.
Boys Basketball League Championship Banners Unfurled at Pep Rally. Varsity Team Challenges Faculty at Fundraiser.

Boys Basketball League Championship Banners Unfurled at Pep Rally.     Varsity Team Challenges Faculty at Fundraiser. Assistant Principal, Mr. Banducci, Athletic Director, Coach Perez, and Basketball Coach, Matt Lee unfurl CHAMPS Charter High School's 2013 and 2014 League Championship banners. Principal Pierce announced at the pep rally that she was looking for a three-peat this season.

The varsity boys basketball team has challenged the faculty on Wednesday, November 19 at 2:30 at the YMCA. Tickets are available from any varsity team member. To allow students to attend the game, Wednesday will be a minimum day and Tuesday is a regular day.
Principal Announces Awards at Pep Rally
CHAMPION OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
9th Grade: Melody Wachtel
10th Grade: Sidney Liss
11th Grade: Janelle Avila
12th Grade: Maggie Davis

CHAMPION OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
9th Grade: Steven Wasserman
10th Grade: Taia Spiers
11th Grade: Matthew Campbell
12th Grade: Nina McCaraig

CHAMPION OF SELF EXPRESSION
9th Grade Piper Feinsilver
10th Grade Cheyenne Smith
11th Grade Kamryn Hanousek
12th Grade: Kaamilah Thomas

CHAMPION OF LIFE LONG LEARNING
9th Grade: Haley Price
10th Grade: Zoe Mitchell
11th Grade: Dora Cazares
12th Grade: Cortes Jongjaroenlarp
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