DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE: Dr. Armine Movsisyan
Happy New Year 2018
Happy New Year Triton Families and Friends! We hope that you enjoyed your Winter Break and had a myriad of opportunities to celebrate with family members and friends. We wish you and your loved ones endless moments of joy, peace of mind and health. May this new year bring prosperity to all Triton families.
As we look forward to envisioning what the future has to bring, it is also important to reflect on the past. The months of November and December were an exciting month for us here at the Academy.
During November, we gathered to celebrate our understanding through the Exhibition of Learning and Family Potluck. We want to thank all of the parents, and community members for your support of the students and school. We are looking forward to seeing how our students make their thinking visible in the second semester as we continue to celebrate our growth and achievements. We thank our Parents Alliance for their willingness to support and partner with our school to make all our events a success.
During December, we held our monthly Virtue Awards Ceremony where we gathered to recognize students who have shown growth in the Master Virtues. We closed the year with a joyous breakfast celebration during advisory where students continued to foster close bonds with one another as we cultivate our school culture.
This year hold many new adventures for us here at the Academy, and we look forward to our journey together.
The Academy Administration, Faculty & Staff, thank you for your attention and cooperation.
With Triton Pride,
Armine Movsisyan, Ed.D., Director of Instruction
8TH GRADE FAMILIES
is fast approaching. If you are interested in joining the Academy, please submit your application before the deadline, Feb. 3. All applications received after the deadline will be added to the waitlist and processed as space permits.
The Academy is unlike any other school in the area. We provide an innovative, project-based, FREE, high school experience in a community-based environment. We want to make sure area families are aware of this opportunity.
Consider sharing the Academy with you friends and neighbors!
- Send an email to your 8th grade friends discussing the Academy. Click here for a sample social media post and email.
- Share the Academy website, Facebook page, or an event.
- Host a neighborhood meeting led by one of our directors in your home. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Your voice has a big impact on our community. Each person you speak to has the opportunity to create a ripple effect in the Academy's exposure.
Thank you for being an active member in supporting and growing our school community!
WINTER EXTRACURRICULAR SCHEDULE
- College Prep Club (lunch time)
- Basketball Practice (3:45-5 p.m.)
- "No Strings Attached" Art Club (3:45-5 p.m.)
- Creative Writing Club (after school)
- Neuroscience Club (3:45-4:45 p.m.)
- Leadership (lunch time) Currently closed to new applicants
- "No Strings Attached" Art Club (2:15-4 p.m.)
- Basketball Practice (3:30-5 p.m.)
- Yearbook Club (lunch time)
- Futsal Intramural League (3:45/4:05/4:20) New players being accepted until 1/14
CHROMEBOOK CHECK NEXT WEEK
The Academy is a one-to-one technology school. Every student receives their own Google Chromebook for the academic year, connecting all of our students to the world's resources and information.
Throughout the school year, we like to inventory the Chromebooks for damages, submit for repair, and to verify that each student has the Chromebook issued to him/her. We will be checking Chromebooks next Tuesday.
STUDENT PASSION PROJECTS
Academy Students are Interesting and Interested!
Our students are passionate about a diverse collection of topics, and they share their interests with the school community. We are proud to celebrate these projects as our students explore their interests.
The most current project is a story that is a collaborative effort by four Academy students: Jacob Bongard, Josh Henry, Quinn Echlin, and Isaac Seydel.
is currently 40 pages long, and it is less than a quarter done. See below for a synopsis!
It is a dark time for the rebellion. A conflict beginning with World War 2 has continued to the year 2020, and the Nazis have almost sealed their victory. In the Allied Forces' final breath, an elite team is dispatched to steal the Eye of Agamotto and change time to prevent this catastrophe. However, through a series of mishaps, the group is plunged into a much larger and higher-stakes conflict, that will see them fighting for the fate of the galaxy against enemies like--Sorry, can't give too much away. Anyway, our heroes will be forced to use every weapon at their disposal, such as RPGs, Tesla guns, empty nuclear torpedoes, giant robots, space-warping visors, duck grenades, a flaming sword, and a whole lot of puns. Yes, puns. You'll see.
Stay tuned for more information on student projects. If you are an Academy student working on a passion-driven project outside of school,
let us know here!
We want to celebrate your passion and progress!
Also, keep a lookout for more information on the Academy's formularize passion-driven course,
, as it rolls out in the second semester.
Fri., Jan. 12
Deadline for Late Work
Mon., Jan. 15
Week of Jan. 16
See newsletter for schedule
Tues., Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
Wed., Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 20 at 9 a.m.
Tues, Jan 23
Final Day for Credit Recovery Semester 1
Wed., Jan 24-Fri., Jan. 26
Sat., Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.
Thrs., Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.
Think outside the box!
CRITICAL THINKING VIRTUES
Look and listen!
VIRTUES OF SELF-GROWTH
Think for yourself!
Admit what you don't
Intellectual Virtues Academy, A Long Beach Public High School
1637 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, California 90813
562.283.4456 | www.academylongbeach.org
The Intellectual Virtues Academy is a public Long Beach high school, open to all students, authorized by Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE).