James A. Foshay Learning Center

A California Distinguished School

News and Announcements

Burger King Scholarship

Students who will be high school seniors during the 2018-2019 school year, please consider applying to this scholarship from the McLemore/Burger King Foundation. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017. Information is listed at the link. (Beebe, 11/1)
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Air Force Academy:

There will be an information session for students interested in the Air Force Academy, on September 24, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. You can register and save your seat at: http://bit.do/USAFAFORUMLA2016 (Scott, 9/22)
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Seniors Register for the ACT:

The deadline to register for the October ACT Test is September 16th for the October 22nd test date. The ACT is accepted by all colleges and serves the same purpose as the SAT. Fee waivers are available in the High School Counseling Office. (Lopez, 9/16)
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Turn in Your Free/Reduced Lunch Applications:

Students please fill out your Free or Reduced Lunch Applications online at: myschoolapps.com
Just by turning in your completed form, we can generate money for our school’s Title I Program, which is used to supplement our instruction. Many supplies that are ordered by teachers for their classrooms are purchased by the
Title I program, as well as funding for additional school staff and field trips. (Lopez, 9/30)
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Visit Rensselaer College:

Rensselaer invites academically talented seniors, who are underrepresented minorities or young women, to apply for the STAR (Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer) Program from Thursday, October 27th, to Saturday, October 29, 2016. Weekend activities will include, an interactive leadership activity, academic experience, undergraduate research overview, tour of laboratories, and much more. Travel assistance (airfare, housing and meals) is available for students for whom the trip to Rensselaer would present a financial hardship. Requests for assistance must be on the STAR Program application.
Website: http://admissions.rpi.edu/STAR/
(Lopez, 9/23)
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HS HOMECOMING DANCE TICKETS

HS Students please buy your homecoming dance tickets on Monday, November 6th during the “flash sale” for $40 dollars. Tickets will increase to $50, on Tuesday, November 7th through 9th, for the event at Casa Vertigo (1828 Oak St, Los Angeles, CA 90018) from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. No tickets will be sold at the door. Please go to the Student Store to purchase your tickets. You may bring guests from other schools, as long as you have a completed “Guest Pass” on file with Ms. Lopez (AP) or Ms. Nyandemoh (Financial Manager). Thank you. (Nyandemoh, 11/17)
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Visit Occidental College:

The Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) is an excellent opportunity for interested high school seniors of underrepresented backgrounds to visit Oxy’s campus from Thursday, November 10th to Saturday, November 12th; housing and meals are included. For more information including instructions and nomination/application forms, please visit:
http://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid/connect-us/guidance-college-counselors/fall-mvp
Applications are due by Monday, September 26th. (Lopez, 9/26)
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Athletic Paperwork Reminder

HS Students who are interested in Winter Season sports, please make sure that your athletic paperwork and physical clearance is completed and submitted to Mr. Stahura, before trying out, or attending practice. If you are interested in Boys/Girls Soccer or Boys/Girls Basketball, please come by Room H19 at nutrition or lunch to get the forms. You must have a physical completed within one year, in order to participate in any sport. (Stahura, 10/27)
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College Fair 2017--Local District Central

Meet representatives from over 40 colleges and universities at the College and Career Fair at Cortines VAPA HS, on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00pm. A parent information session will be held at 5:30pm in the Cortines VAPA Gymnasium at 450 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (LD Central, 10/19)
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