April 12, 2019
SAVE THE DATE: EXHIBITION OF LEARNING
Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. for our spring Exhibition of Learning! The event will feature posts, presentations, and pe rformances by students from all academic subject areas and extra-curricular activities, sharing what they have learned, created, designed, and discovered.

FEATURES ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
·         An Art Gallery Reception with over 70 student portraits
·         Salsa and Hip-Hop Dance Performances
·         A Mini United-Nations Meeting
·         An Exploration of American History Conspiracy Theories 

The event will provide the Academy community with a picture of student engagement sharing the story of their learning. Students will be inviting guests to interact with their learning and engage with t he intellectual virtues model of education.

We encourage you to share the event with your friends, neighborhoods, and family members! Look for more information in the next newsletter!

BAKE SALE DONATIONS: Please sign-up to donate items for the bake sale. All proceeds go to the spring semi-formal dance.
SPRING SEMI-FORMAL DANCE: "The Party"
Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m.

The Academy invites current students to our Spring Formal Dance: “The Party” on Friday, May 10  at 7 p.m. The dance will take place at Studio VOR in Signal Hill. Tickets will be $45 dollars a person ($55 for guests) and will include a soda bar, dinner, dessert, professional photographer, and a DJ. Click here to complete a permission slip.

Receive $5 off your dance ticket by participating in our  Chipotle FUNdriaser on Monday, April 29. Simply, submit your receipt with a purchase of $20 or more at Chipotle to Mrs. Sanders by May 1 to receive your discount. Click here for the Chipotle flyer.

Academy students can bring guests by completing a Guest Form no later than Monday, May 6. Guest tickets cost $55 with no available discounts. 
ACADEMY FUN DAY: May 31
We are excited to announce this year's  Academy Fun Day! 

Every year, we have incorporated a fun, curriculum-enriched, community-bonding day, where every student and teacher (and some lucky parents) get off campus together to transform the classroom into an experiential learning experience. We asked for our students to submit the  "Ultimate Field Trip"  agenda, and out of all of the submissions, we chose the following fun day:

Crystal Cove Passion-Based Workshops 2019
This year, we will be caravanning to Crystal Cove in Newport Beach for several passion-based, teacher-led workshops including, but not limited to:
  • Landscape Art
  • Hiking
  • Marine Biology Lab
  • Creative Writing
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Low Ropes Course
Students will be able to choose a couple workshops to participate in throughout the day. We will provide lunch, hang out on the beach, and make our way back to school by 3:30 p.m.

It takes a village! If you are interested in driving or chaperoning, please contact  Summer Sanders

Former Academy Fun Days:
Disneyland: Physics of Roller Coasters 2017
Aquarium of the Pacific and Shoreline Lunch 2018
Ropes Course in Culver City 2018
YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

Yearbook Club has steadily been working on the 2018-2019 Academy yearbook. This is a hardbound book covering all of your memories from this school year. Secure your yearbook today through one of the two methods below.

PURCHASE BY CHECK OR CASH ($30)
  1. Print this form
  2. Submit the completed order form with payment to the front office.


PURCHASE ONLINE ($30)
  1. Click on this link
  2. Find our school by typing Intellectual Virtues Academy
  3. Select "Shop My School"
  4. Add To Cart

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cynthia.
HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT: Become a Triton!

Congratulations! Students who have submitted an application by the priority deadline have been accepted to enroll at the Academy for the 2019-2020 school year! It's not too late to encourage your friends to apply to join the Academy with you.

Enrollment is limited to 56 ninth-graders with limited availability in the transfer grades (10th through 12th). We are in a unique situation to be able to continue to enroll on a rolling basis as space permits. Students entering 9th through 12th grade are encouraged to contact Crystal Day at 562-283-4456 for more information.
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENT PROGRAM
New Students. New Host Families Needed!

There is no better way to introduce young people to other cultures than with an international student exchange program. The Academy partners with Greenheart Exchange to provide this opportunity.

Several international high school students are coming into the area for the 2019-2020 school year, and they will need loving families to host them. Below is a list of students who would love to come to California for the 2019-2020 school year. They will arrive about a week before school starts in August, and they have the appropriate visa, medical insurance, and their own spending money.

We hope to match these students with host families soon. The Greenheart Exchange program accepts host families with children, no children, empty nesters, single parents, and so on. The main requirement is love, kindness and willingness to learn about your student’s culture while sharing your own.

The first step in the process is completing a host family inquiry form on the Greenheart website. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about being a host family, please contact the local Greenheart coordinator, Hadeel Judeh at 562-644-0008.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Cassandra is a 17 years old girl from Germany who is passionate about dancing. She likes to dance ballet and modern jazz genres. Additionally, she likes to play soccer with her brother who teaches her new skills and techniques. Cassandra also enjoys reading fantasy novels and her favorite author is Derek Landy. She is excited to explore her new host community and high school, and she cannot wait to learn about American culture from her host family.
 
Maciej is a 15 years old boy from Poland who likes to spend time outdoors skiing, swimming, and sailing. He also enjoys playing soccer and is a certified scuba diver. Maciej's favorite subjects in school are math, geography, and physics. He is thrilled to be coming to the US to learn about the culture first-hand and to practice his English-speaking skills.
 
Mimi is a 16 years old girl from Thailand who enjoys playing basketball with her school friends. When she wants to relax, she likes to draw or read for fun. Mimi dreams of becoming a cartoonist one day, but for now she is excited to live in America for a school year and learning all that she can about American culture.
 
Victor is a 16 years old boy from Brazil who cannot wait to meet you and make you laugh! He loves traveling and wants to see the world and looks forward to seeing how culture differs in the US. He enjoys many types of exercise and sports, particularly cross-fit. Likewise, he enjoys times with his friends and family and loves kids and pets. Victor hopes one day to become a computer engineer, and loves movies, especially horror and science fiction. He is excited to meet his new host family and thinks it's going to be a great year!
UPCOMING EVENTS 

Sat., April 13, 9-11 a.m.
Restorative Academics

Tues. April 16 8 a.m.-1 p.m. EXP: Mock Interviews at Carson Community Center

Tues. April 16 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guest Speakers: LB Community College, NAVY, UEI Trade School.

Wed., April 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Thrs., April 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Fri., April 19 to 26
NO SCHOOL
Spring Break

Mon., Apr. 29, 5-9 p.m.

Thurs., May 2 at 7 p.m.
College Compass: How to Become College Ready

Sat., May 4
SAT Day

Mon., May 6
State Testing Begins

Wed., May 8, 3:45-5 p.m.
EXP: Workshop #5: "Getting the Interview"

Fri., May 10

Sat., May 11, 9-11 a.m.
Restorative Academics

Wed., May 15 at 8:30 a.m.
Family Alliance Meeting

Fri., May 31, all day
Fun Day: Crystal Cove
All-School Field Trip
WE'RE HIRING

The Academy is looking for a passionate Student Recruiter to join our Community Outreach Team!

This is an excellent entry level opportunity for the right person to gain experience in marketing, public relations, and community building while assisting in the growth of the school.

ATTENDANCE REMINDER

We are asking all parents to help us ensure the regular, on-time attendance of their children at school.

We monitor attendance closely because research has shown that regular attendance is vital for the success of children in school.

If extra support is needed to ensure your child’s attendance, our Attendance and Support Specialist, Ms. Makenna Enger t. 
EXTRA-CURRICULAR SCHEDULE

Monday
  • Anime
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Molecular Bio
  • Math Credit Recovery

Tuesday
  • Weightlifting
  • Chess
  • SAT English Prep
  • Math C.R.
  • Theater
  • GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance)

Wednesday
  • Volleyball
  • Skate Club
  • SAT English Prep
  • Spanish Club

Thursday
  • Chess
  • Leadership
  • Math C.R.
  • Theater

Friday
  • Weightlifting
  • Chess
  • eSports
  • Yearbook
MASTER VIRTUES
CREATIVE VIRTUES
Curiosity
Ask questions!
Open-mindedness
Think outside the box! 
Intellectual Courage
Take risks! 

CRITICAL THINKING VIRTUES
Intellectual Attentiveness
Look and listen!
Intellectual Carefulness
Avoid errors!
Intellectual Thoroughness
Go deep! 

VIRTUES OF SELF-GROWTH
Intellectual Autonomy
Think for yourself!
Intellectual Humility
Admit what you don't
know! 
Intellectual Tenacity
Embrace struggle!
THIS WEEK AT THE ACADEMY

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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).