March 18, 2014 – English

Posted on Mar 18, 2014


March 19– Quarter 3 Grades Mailed Home

March 21 – No School – Professional Development

March 24-28 – Week Without Walls

March 31-April 4 – Cesar Chavez Day/Spring Break

April 7 – No School – Professional Development

April 21-25 – STAR Testing/Family Meeting Week


Third quarter report cards will be mailed by Wednesday, March 19th. Report cards are a great opportunity to speak with your son/daughter about their grades and how you can support them to finish strong in fourth quarter. If you would like to meet with one of their teachers, you may contact them directly or through the main office.


The highly anticipated WWW is this coming week! Be sure to ask your son/daughter about what they will be learning and experiencing throughout the week. Students will also be bringing home field trip slips and waivers. Please sign and return these forms as soon as possible.


This past Friday, Ms. Tiras took the junior class on a field trip in partnership with the Street Law program. Street law is a program in which law students expose high school students to the legal profession in hopes of inspiring youth of color to consider law and diversify the field.  Ms. Tiras’ junior classes did two lessons in the classroom on copyright and contract law in preparation for the field trip. Kirkland and Ellis then hosted our juniors for a day of legal activities including a mini-trial, a negotiation and a networking event.  We look forward to continuing our work with Street Law next year.


Acceptance letters for the Class of 2018 were sent out this past Friday. We are very excited to build our next freshman class. Orientation will be held on Saturday, May 17th. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Parent Liaison, Ms. Salinas, at


College acceptance letters are rolling in! So far, some of the colleges our seniors have been accepted to include: San Francisco State University, CSU East Bay, CSU Dominguez Hills, UC Davis, The University of Hawaii, Notre Dame, and Dominican University. Congratulations, seniors!


Leadership High School sweatshirts are on sale for $25. They are available for purchase in the main office after school. Show your Griffin pride!


The LHS main office and classrooms would greatly benefit from the following items: boxes of tissues, Clorox wipes, cough drops and feminine products. If you are able to donate any of these items, please bring them to the main office, room #301.

If you have items for the Parent Press, or would like to receive them via e-mail, please contact our Office Manager, Emma Cizek, at