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CST Math Testing
Date: 4/23/2014
CST Math Testing
Date: 4/24/2014
Sports events
Date: 4/24/2014
Location: Boys V Tennis Alhambra 3:15 PM Home Boys JV Tennis Alhambra 3:15 PM Away Boys V Volleyball Alhambra 3:15 PM Home Boys JV Volleyball Alhambra 3:15 PM Home
CST Testing Make Up
Date: 4/25/2014
Sports events
Date: 4/25/2014
Location: Swimming (V) Mt. SAC Invitational 2 PM Mt. SAC
Sports events
Date: 4/26/2014
Location: Swimming (JV) Mt. SAC Invitational 9 AM Mt. SAC Swimming (V) Mt. SAC Invitational 2:30 PM Mt. SAC
CST Testing Make Up
Date: 4/28/2014
CST Testing Science
Date: 4/29/2014
Sports events
Date: 4/29/2014
Location: Boys V Tennis Montebello 3:15 PM Away Boys JV Tennis Montebello 3:15 PM Home Boys V Volleyball Montebello 3:15 PM Away Boys JV Volleyball Montebello 4:15 PM Away
Title I/SAC/ELAC Parent Meeting
Date: 4/29/2014, 6:30 PM 8 PM
Location: Student Cafeteria
Mark Keppel - Silver Medalist in US News and World Report
Just released on April 22, 2014, MKHS is a silver medalist on the US News and World Report, Best High Schools. For a detailed report, please go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/2014/04/22/us-news-releases-2014-best-high-schools-rankings
The Senior Parent Committee will be on campus this Thursday, April 24 to take sign-ups for Grad Nite--cost is $100 and includes admission, transportation, games, activities, food and more. Seats are limited--SIGN UP ASAP. For more information, email markkeppelptsa@yahoo.com.
2014 Prom Information
L'amour a la Mer, Prom 2014
Electra Cruises
3439 Via Oporto
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Please arrive PROMPTLY at 6:30pm for check-in. The boat will leave the dock immediately at 7:15pm. No tickets will be refunded for students left at the dock.

Parking is located in the Via Lido Parking Structure (3434 Via Lido).

******* Attention Parents: Students must be picked up by 11:30 PM. ***********

Please download the attachment for more information.
WASC Visit Summary
I would like to thank all of you for your contribution to the success of the WASC process. The visiting committee spent four days visiting classrooms and talking with all stakeholders. The process is not over yet as the recommendation for the term of accreditation will not be announced until the first week of June.

The team noted many school-wide areas of strength, including:
Positive environment with respectful and driven students
Strong parental support
Teacher professionalism
Safe and clean environment for learning and success
Courteous and helpful counseling department and support staff
Strong communication between school and parents
Strong academic tradition
Widespread implementation of the SLOs.

The team has identified areas that need to be strengthened:
Teachers need to intensify the shift from teacher-driven instructional practices, to student-centered instructional practices as necessitated by the instructional shifts of the CCSS.
The school needs to establish an institutionalized collaboration structure to balance the relationship between curriculum, assessment, and instruction.
MKHS needs to continue to maximize student use and engagement through increased integration of technology into the curriculum.

Each of these recommendations will enhance our success in our school's identified areas in the school-wide action plan.
To improve student proficiency skills towards meeting or exceeding the Common Core aligned standards in all content areas
To improve CAHSEE scores to meet AYP targets school-wide and in all subgroups
To increase the use of technology as an instructional tool
Students Honored by Instructional Council!
Joshua Kwa, Jennifer Cai, Justine Nguyen, Bradley Dea, Lauren Ramirez, and Brian Chen were nominated by their teachers for their exceptional work and effort in their classrooms and club activities. The Instructional Council honored each of them on Tuesday, April 1st. Congratulations for all your achievements.
American Legion Selects Boys and Girls State Representatives
Benjamin Chu and Anthony Acosta will represent the American Legion Post 397 at the 2014 Boys State Session. Samantha Rodriguez will represent the American Legion Post 397 at the 2014 Girls State Session. We are very proud of them!
MKHS Focus on Learning Report
On April 7, 8, and 9 MKHS will be visited by an accreditation committee. The staff has prepared a report providing data related to student learning, school strengths and school needs. Although the report is quite lengthy, the PDF file is attached for all interested community members.
JUNIOR PARENT meeting--Thursday, March 27, 6:30 pm
There will be a JUNIOR parent meeting this Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria. Topics include getting your student ready for college applications, graduation requirements, summer programs, information on the SAT and ACT, senior year activities, Grad Nite and more.
Amazing Performance by French Students
Three MKHS students participated the second annual French Poetry Recitation at Cal State LA. Joshua Kwa presented, along with two seniors, Jennifer Cai and Justine Nguyen. There were approximately 60 presenters and Jennifer took 3rd place in the Advanced Placement French category! Joshua received a standing (and roaring) ovation and became quite popular because he actually SANG his poem with great feeling. Justine did an amazing job as well, so much so that the event coordinator wrote about her performance. We are proud of these students.
FBLA Wins Again!
Twenty-three (23) Mark Keppel Future Business Leaders competed at the Mission Valley Section Conference on Saturday, February 22nd bringing home a combined 18 top ten awards. Fourteen (14) students advanced to the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Ontario, CA. FBLA advisers, Mrs. Baca and Mrs. Fillpot were proud to accompany the students and witness their accomplishments.
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