October 15, 2019

Next weeks block schedule

Posted on May 17, 2019 by in Announcements, News


Next week starting May 20th all juniors will be taking the CAASPP (California assessment performance and progress) test. The purpose the CAASPP system is to assist teachers, administration, students, and parents by promoting high-Quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types.

Monday May 20
Math Computer Adaptive Test Periods 1,3,5

Tuesday May 21
Math Computer Adaptive Test Periods 2,4,6

Wednesday May 22
Math Computer Adaptive Test Periods 1,3,5

Thursday May 23
Math Computer Adaptive Test Periods 2,4,6

Friday May 24
Special Bell Schedule for Hollywood Idol

Chronicle Reporter 

Kahliyah Williams

Get your vote in at Prom

Posted on May 17, 2019 by in News

Get your vote in at Prom

Sharon Ulloa

Chronicle Reporter

Prom is right around the corner, this Saturday, May 18. Students attending will meet up at the Bonaventure Hotel at 7pm and will last till 12am. 

Prom Court applications were due on Friday, May 10. Requirements to run for the positions were: write an one page essay and a headshot of yourself. 

There are four nominees running for prom court this year. Two prom Queens and two Kings. Heidi Paniagua, Violet Tirado, Chandler Johnson, and Ali Dugaly. 

Voting for the nominees will end 9:30pm, so make sure you get your vote in. 

Math teacher uses her musical skills for a good cause

Posted on May 15, 2019 by in Features, News

Math teacher uses her musical skills for a good cause

Frida Larios

Chronicle Reporter

In an email recently sent to staff, PAM algebra 2 and pre-calculus teacher Alissa Abad explained a project she started to help raise money for the class of 2020 while practicing her violin skills.

The goal was to practice violin for 600 minutes.

“The reward for completing this challenge is
obviously for me to improve my musical skills, but there is also an opportunity for people to pledge money towards fulfilling the 600 minute goal, in which I will give 100% of the pledge money to a charity. Last year I raised some money to go towards the graduating class funds at my previous school. This year, I would like to give that to our very own Class of 2020.”

Abad asked for a donation of 1 cent or more a minute so if she reached 600 minutes, she would have at least $6 to donate to the junior class, but by the time she reached her 600 minute goal, she reached more than she initially thought.

“In total, a check of $146.05 will be written for next year’s graduating class.” Abad wrote in a follow up email.

“I am grateful for Miss Abad for doing that for us because that was her personal time.”

Says PAM junior, Jasmin Kim.

“I am thankful for the other teachers as well for participating because they didn’t have to do that.”

Students win LADWP art contest

Posted on May 15, 2019 by in News

Students win LADWP art contest

Cristal Rincon

Chronicle Reporter

Seven of Ms. Iamboliyski’s students have won awards in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Student Poster Contest, with artwork that brings awareness to water and power conservation.

It began as an assignment for Ms. Iamboliyski’s art classes, with an additional option to submit their work to the contest. “I think it’s very important that they learn to conserve water and power for the future of the planet and future generations,” said Ms. Iamboliyski.

The contest is a partnership between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the LA Times in Education. As the second largest city in the nation, Los Angeles uses a large amount of water and energy. This contest served as an effort to promote conservation tips.

Students made original artwork using illustrations depicting different ways that one can do their part to save water and energy. Schools from all over Los Angeles participated, ranging from elementary schools to high schools. Awards were given in first, second, and third place for categories organized by each grade level.

Alyssa Lira, SAS Senior, received first place in the 12th grade category. Her artwork was a watercolor painting of the earth, with a faucet putting water into reusable water bottle. She included statistics on the amount of plastic wasted when using plastic water bottles rather than reusable ones.

“I didn’t think I would win, I think it’s really strange because I don’t consider myself a painter,” said Alyssa. “I just hope I get more people aware of the fact that we only have 12 years to reverse the effects of climate change.”

Along with Alyssa, the following students received awards:

  • Sorokina Maryna has won second place in the 9th grade category.
  • Laisha Salvador has won third place in the 10th grade category.
  • Violeta Torres has won first place in the 11th grade category.
  • Kayla Kwak has won second place in the 11th grade category.
  • Marilyn Chicas has won third place in the 11th grade category.
  • Alyssa Lira has won first place in the 12th  grade category.
  • Kaizz Maniego has won third place in the 12th grade category.

The winners will receive their awards and be celebrated at a luncheon held on May 23, at the Los Angeles Times Printing Plant, alongside the rest of the winners.

Support Hollywood at Starfest 2019

Posted on May 9, 2019 by in Announcements, News

Support Hollywood at Starfest 2019

Elvira Roman

Chronicle Reporter

Starfest 2019 is a free event hosted by LACER from 6 different locations. Middle Schools such as Bancroft, King, Irving, and Leconte are performing and being included in this event. Among them are Hollywood and Fairfax High School. Join LACER and students on May 11 at Irving Middle School from 1 to 3 p.m.

This annual showcase is meant to shows off student’s hard work in dance,art, and music. There will be an outdoor art show, showcase of student work, concessions, and raffles.

LACER is hosting this fundraiser to help gather money to support free after school programs in LAUSD. So any donations and sponsors are encouraged in order to help students have this program available at their schools.

Seniors, start returning your books

Posted on May 9, 2019 by in Announcements, News

Seniors, start returning your books

Elissa Martinez

Chronicle Reporter

Graduation is approaching quickly meaning now is the time to start returning your overdue textbooks and library books.

To graduate it is mandatory that you return/pay for your overdue items. This does not only include any fines you have from Hollywood’s library, it also goes for any other items you need to return/pay from other schools in the district.

If by any chance you lost your book and want to save yourself some money from paying the full fine, you are able to purchase a used book from online and replace your missing book like that.

Visit the library or textbook room to ask about your record if you are not sure about having any overdue items.

The deadline to turn in all of your books and clear your record for graduation practice is Friday, May 31.

Teachers feel the love

Posted on May 8, 2019 by in News

Teachers feel the love

Melanie Aguilar

Chronicle Reporter

This week, Teacher Appreciation Week is officially underway, so let’s show our gratitude and appreciation to the people that educate us on a daily basis not just this week but every week. 

Teacher Appreciation Week takes place from May 6-10 and originated in 1953 thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt. Roosevelt convinced congress that there should be a specific day to recognize teachers. Take the time to recognize the most undervalued workers for all the time and effort that goes into being a teacher. Teachers say grading papers and meeting every students needs are the most difficult aspects of instructing, so it’s important to thank our educators for their labor. Without teachers, careers are limited because there are no instructors to pass along the valuable information that could result to other professions. Teachers  play a huge role in everyday life. We are constantly learning the material that our educators are putting forwards and in the future we may find ourselves instructing others. 

This week we honor our faulty, who continue to inspire and mentor our students. They come to school everyday because despite how demanding it may be, they love what they do. Thank you teacher for helping shape future professions and making an impact in thousands of students lives. 

Fewer shortened days, more minimum days next year

Posted on May 6, 2019 by in News


Rafael Hernandez
Chronicle Reporter

From May 2 to 3 before class started in the morning faculty members voted on whether to change next year’s 2019-2020 school schedule.

A email sent out by the school principal showed the results:

*   Our current OPTION A of 22 banked Tuesdays of Professional Development for the 2019-20 school year VOTE,  fell short of the 2/3 majority for classified and certificated.

Therefore, we shall have OPTION B

* 14 banked Tuesdays of Professional Development for the 2019-20 school year

    * 10 minimum days

According to Lee Tuomala UTLA Chapter chair three of four extra minimum days will be going towards finals while one is still undecided.

Reminders for AP exam week

Posted on May 6, 2019 by in News

Reminders for AP exam week

Maria Alfaro

Chronicle Reporter

Starting this week AP exams will take place for two weeks, from May 6 to May 17. There are a few reminders for AP exam week.

The first reminder being that starting May 6 the cafeteria will be open at 7:30 AM for students to get breakfast.

The second reminder is that students are to report to their designated AP exam room no later than 8:10 AM or 12:10 PM. They are to be there early and ready to start.

The third remind is students are allowed to bring snacks, water, pencils, pens, approved calculator (if needed), AP exam label, and school ID. Bags, technology, and other unnecessary materials will not be allowed inside the exam room. Students are recommended to put their belonging inside their lockers or left with a teacher.

Last reminder is any student caught sleeping during the exam will immediately be dismissed from the exam.

Goodluck to all the students taking AP exams! Do an overview of the material before the exam. Be sure to have a good night sleep and a good breakfast to be ready for the exam.

In the link provided, the dates and times for each AP exam can be found.


Students donate to Red Cross blood drive

Posted on May 1, 2019 by in News

Students donate to Red Cross blood drive

Cristal Rincon

Chronicle Reporter

In partnership with the Red Cross, Hollywood High School Leadership hosted the second blood drive of the year on Tuesday, May 3.

The blood drive was organized by Leadership’s Service and Wellness committee. They officiate sign ups, schedule everyone in, and keep in contact with the Red Cross. They also help set up the gym, and clean up afterwards. The gym is stocked with necessary supplies, set up with a waiting room, and various stations where the donors get their blood drawn.

Emily Hellstrom, SAS sophomore and leadership member said, “It’s important for us to host this event because in the scheme of things, we are saving lives.”

This time, around 82 students signed up to donate. For some, this was their first time donating. “I decided to donate blood because I felt that I could actually help people,” said Kegan Standridge, SAS junior. “The experience was long, but rewarding. Afterwards, it gives you a new outlook on life.”

According to the American Red Cross, one donation can potentially save three lives. Altogether, Hollywood High School saved about 246 lives through donating.

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