News and Announcements

Walkout update

At 10am, some of our students respectfully and peacefully congregated in Palm Court while exercising their First Amendment rights. Our ASB did a tremendous job of giving a valuable presentation to the students. After the presentation, our students returned to class quietly and peacefully. I am very proud of the way our students conducted themselves. Thank you to our parents, guardians, and community for raising such wonderful kids. It is our privilege to have them here at Mark Keppel High School.
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Attention incoming Seniors: Your Senior portraits will taken from August 14th through August 17th starting at 2 p.m. each day in the foyer of the auditorium at Mark Keppel. Please come according to your LAST NAME.
August 14th: A-G
August 15th: H-M
August 16th: N-S
August 17th: T-Z
Please bring CASH ONLY! See attached flyer for pricing.
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Thank you for your patience while we continue to work on our locker distribution. If you are waiting for a locker please click on the title of this news or visit the following link and fill out your student ID. More information to follow.
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Message to Families

Good morning Keppel Families,

This morning for approximately 40 minutes Mark Keppel High School was on a lockdown. Our students and staff locked down while Alhambra Police Department investigated and determined that the area was safe and that it was a false alarm. The students and staff did an excellent job today following our procedures and protocols.

Thank you.
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Lockers for all incoming 9th graders and new students will be distributed the first week of school in the auditorium foyer. Please come according to your last name:
August 6th - A-G @ 8am-10am*
August 6th - H-M @ 2pm - 4pm
August 7th - N-S @ 10am - 12pm
August 7th - T-Z @ 2pm - 4pm
Last day for everyone to get lockers will be Friday, August 10th from 12:30pm - 3pm.
*Due to our lockdown bells being tested August 6th, incoming 9th graders who’s last names begin A-G, will now need to come between 8am-10am, instead of 10am-12pm. This is only for Monday. All other dates and times remain the same. Thank you.
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Aspiring Medical Professions Academy

There will be an informational session on Tuesday, July 17th, 6pm at the Cafeteria in Mark Keppel High School. You will learn about the purpose of the academy and the benefits of being an academy student. For additional questions, please call Ms. Castro at the Office of Instruction at 626-943-6740.
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A Message From Mr. Scanlan-Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other Beginning's End

Good evening Aztec family,

This evening, the Board voted to select me as the next Assistant Superintendent of Student/Employee Welfare for the upcoming 18-19 school year. With this exciting opportunity comes the sadness of knowing that I will be leaving Mark Keppel High School.

I cannot thank the Keppel community enough for all of your kindness and support during my time here. Our students are truly the greatest both out of the classroom and in it. Mark Keppel is a truly special place and I have been very lucky to be a part of it for the past 3 years.

That being said, you're still stuck with me for the rest of the school year, so it's not goodbye just yet. The district will soon begin the process of selecting a new principal. Whoever that lucky individual is will have the good fortune of becoming a part of this tremendous community. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything.

John Scanlan

Principal, Mark Keppel High School
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Dance and All Male Try outs are coming!

Dance and All Male Try-outs for students 8th-11th grade begin April 9th and will be held in the Dance Studio. Dance workshops to prepare for try-outs will be held April 10th - April 12th from 3pm-6pm. Final Auditions will be April 13th.
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A statement from Principal John Scanlan regarding potential walkouts this coming Wednesday, March 14th

As you may be aware, there is a national school walkout planned for this coming Wednesday, 3/14. It is our position that we want our students to remain in class and that the campus is the safest place for our students to be. However, should students choose to exercise their First Amendment rights, we will direct them to Palm Court, where we will have some of our student leaders speaking from 10 to 10:17am. The best way to demand change that will ensure safe and peaceful schools is to stay safe and peaceful during this walkout. If you have any questions, please see me or any other administrator, teacher or staff member. Thank you!
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Yearbook Advertisements for Parents

Parents, celebrate your child’s achievement of graduating by purchasing a yearbook advertisement. Yearbook club is offering substantial discounts for advertisements – only this week! Visit and customize a special advertisement to recognize your soon-to-be graduate!
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