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Brag Sheet

UPP Brag Sheet:  April 2013


The track team has many UPP students competing.
They are seniors Stephanie Juarez, Diane Pedroza, Joseph Lozano, Jesus Bernal,
Annival Carrillo, Amanda Flores, Naomi Juarez
and lower classmen include Luis Gonzalez, and more.
Mr. Martinez is their coach and he is doing a great job.

UPP has a major role in the Girls Varsity Team's success.
Captain Briana Saravia and her teammates are
Kimberly Perez, Cynthia Perez, and Yesenia Huerta.
The team is doing really well. Watch for them in the newspaper
as they made it far into the City Playoffs.
Mr. Cantu was the coach and did a great job.

We are very proud both teams as a whole.

Our sophomores have conquered the CAHSEE. First time takers of the
California High School Exit exam  passed English Language Arts at an 81% rate ,
and 82% passed the Math Section.

We are very proud of our sophomores and our UPP teachers that got them there!

Community Connection:
Ms. Cardona took a group of 62 students to the Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles in March.

Mr. McIntire took a group of AP Euro students to Norton Simon Museum in April.

Ms. Chin and Mr Gasser will take 50 students to the California Science Center in May.

Mr. Cortinas' Math classes visited UCLA on October 12.

Mr. McIntire took a History Class to the Getty Villa on October 17.

Ms. Andre took 60 students to the Santa Monica Mountains to explore native
plants and hike on December 14.

Certain UPP classes will go to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Government and Economics Classes will go to the JA Financial Park and put to work the information they have been learning in their Personal Finance.

UPP students will go to Seal Beach to learn about the eco-systems of the Pacific Shoreline in May.


Advanced Placement News:

UPP has the most AP classes offered at Garfield.  This year the total is ten.  Because the tests are in the early weeks of May, time is essential in preparation.  Make sure that your student is attending the preparation tutoring for the exams.  Ms. Tantee (history), Ms. Chin (math), Ms. Cardona (english),  Mr. McIntire( AP Euro History) , and Mr. Hickman (history) are offering these tutorials before and after school.  See your individual teacher for the times.