Dana Hills High Schoool News

Posted on September 18th, 2013


PTSA Back To School Night Classroom Supply Drive Tuesday, September 24 Don’t come to BTSN empty handed…Please support Dana Hills classrooms with much needed supplies. Look for the PTSA Supply Drive table across from the office as you walk in and drop off your donations. No donation is too small. If you don’t have time to shop grab a roll of paper towels or a box of Kleenex! Every little bit helps our classrooms and students! Most Needed Items: KLEENEX, HAND SANITIZERS, PAPER TOWELS, DRY ERASE MARKERS, LINED PAPER, PENCILS, MARKERS and CLEANING/ CLORIX WIPES.

Other Needed Items: white out tape, mechanical pencils, gel pens, Black sharpies, highlighters, heavy duty power strips, hole punches, extension cords, automatic pencil sharpeners, Letter sized manila file folders, large easel size tablets, 409/Fantastik spray, sponges, whiteboard pens and erasers, Expo white board cleaner, scissors, glue, glue sticks, Composition books, colored construction paper, white card stock, Vis-A-Vis markers, spirals, binders, journal notebooks, rulers, binder clips all sizes, big poster paper, staples, paper cutter, note pads, index cards, swiffers, post it notes, paperclips, tape, green or red ball point pens, calculators, white dish towels, pot holders, World Book Online Subscription, Subscription to the OC Register, and a new or used office chair-no leather please.

Thank you so much for supporting our Dana Hills teachers and students!

Donna Schwarm PTSA BTSN Supply Drive Chair PTSA News Plastic Bottles and Aluminum Cans Community Recycling Drive Saturday, September 21 Please bring your plastic bottles and aluminum cans to DHHS Saturday, September, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and help raise funds for our school. Please spread the word to family, friends and neighbors! Location: DHHS back parking lot near the tennis courts and pool.

Here are the upcoming fall Saturday dates: October 5 & 19, November 2 &16, December 14.

EARN SCHOOL HOURS! Beginning Saturday, September 21, students may work the Saturday community plastic bottles and aluminum cans recycling events. You must sign up in advance on the Saturday recycling sheet outside Mrs. Coghill’s classroom, Room 610.

You may only work a maximum of 5 hours recycling per semester. Saturday dates include: October 5 &19 November 2 & 16 December 14 January 11 & 25 February 8 & 22 March 8 & 22 April 5 & 26 May 10 & 31 June 14 —————————————————————————————————

How would you score on the SAT? Come find out! Are you taking the October SAT? Kaplan Test Prep will be offering a full-length SAT test practice test on Saturday, September 21, 9:00 – 1:30 (please arrive by 8:45). Cost is a $20.00 donation benefiting the DHHS PTSA. Location: DHHS 900 Portables. Following the test, a Score Giveback/SAT Test Strategies Workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 1 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Porthole Theater. Experience the SAT without taking the exam! Flyers and sign-up sheets can be found in the school office or can be downloaded at www.dhhsptsa.com. You may also register at the door. Questions? Gayle Paride, gparide@pacbell.net.

SAT Prep Boot Camps at Dana Hills High! One-day programs September 28 and 29 to prep for the October SAT or PSAT. DB Academics will host SAT boot camps as a PTSA fundraiser designed to provide students with the best test-taking strategies, techniques and problem solving approaches. Students will become more confident test-takers and will learn: –test layout and scoring –most frequently tested concepts –how to analyze answer choices to effectively eliminate incorrect answers –when to guess –how to identify and approach tricky questions –how to avoid common mistakes that students make On the math side, students will work on problems that are appropriate for their skill level. Boot Camp A Saturday, September 28 Math 9 – 11am English 11:30am – 4pm With a 30 minute break Boot Camp B Sunday, September 29 Math 9-11am English 11:30am – 4pm With a 30 minute break Cost English and Math $135 English only $99 Math only $50 SAT Prep After Boot Camp Program A two-day workshop on Sunday, October 6 and Sunday, October 13 designed as an extension of the one-day Boot Camp Program above. It is ideal for students who have taken the Boot Camp and want a little more prep and practice.

It is also open to new students and will provide: –8 instructional hours on two Sundays –An opportunity to write an in-class essay that will be graded with comments –More practice, reinforcement and test analysis –More math concepts and approaches ABC Program Schedule English: 10am – noon Math: 1pm – 3pm NOTE: Students have the option of taking English or Math only COST English and Math: $180 English only: $95 Math only: $95 Questions on the September or October boot camps? Please contact DB Academics at 310-377-4509 or daacad777@yahoo.com. Flyers are in the office or can be downloaded at dhhsptsa.com. DB Academics is a professional test prep company located in Palos Verdes, providing SAT prep programs for over 20 years.

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