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CHAMPtivities

No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
Date: 11/26/2014
No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
Date: 11/27/2014
No School-Thanksgiving Holiday
Date: 11/28/2014
Basketball Tournament vs. East Valley at East Valley High School
Date: 12/1/2014, 6 PM
Location: East Valley High School 5525 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91601 (818) 753-4400
Minimum Day Schedule
Date: 12/2/2014, 8 AM 2:16 PM
Basketball Tournament vs. Canoga Park at Vaughn High School
Date: 12/2/2014, 6 PM
Location: Vaughn High School 13330 Vaughn St, Los Angeles, CA 91340 (818) 896-7461
Basketball Tournament vs. Lakeview at East Valley High School
Date: 12/3/2014, 4:30 PM
Location: East Valley High School 5525 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91601 (818) 753-4400
Prospective Student School Tour by Reservation
Date: 12/4/2014, 8:30 AM 10 AM
Location: Please make your reservation online at champscharter.org and click on School Tours. Tours begin at CHAMPS Church Campus Gym 6952 Van Nuys Blvd. Van Nuys, CA 91405
Winter Dance Concert
Date: 12/4/2014, 7 PM
Location: CHAMPS Church Campus Gym
Winter Dance Concert
Date: 12/5/2014, 7 PM
Location: CHAMPS Church Campus Gym

News and Announcements

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
CHAMPS Presents the Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS

CHAMPS Presents the Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

Tickets are for sale in the main office. $10 for students and $15 for adults. The production runs for November 14-16 and November 21-23. Friday performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday performances begin at 5:30 p.m.
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