Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:00AM—1:00PM
In honor of African American History Month, the Academic English Mastery Program (AEMP) will feature a Written Word Essay contest. Students who participate will write an original essay or create a multimedia project describing how an African-American has taken a stand for social justice in the United States. See essay entry guidelines for details. Each school in the Los Angeles Unified School District is invited to participate in the Written Word Essay Contest between January 24th – February 24th, 2017. Schools will send the names of one (1) first place winner from the K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, and/or 9-12 grade spans. From the pool of winning entries the AEMP program will select a Grand Prize Winner for each grade-level span. The Grand Prize Winners will be announced to schools on March 6, 2017 and honored at the Council of Black Administrators’ 42nd Annual Black Child Conference on March 18, 2017.
Breaking the LAWS is an interdisciplinary project competition between the secondary schools in Local District Northwest of LAUSD. Student teams will research the water shortage in Los Angeles, design solutions to help deal with the issue, and create an informative documentary with guidance from acclaimed film producer Steve Nicolaides which can serve as a call to action for their communities. The documentaries from each high school will be shown at a culminating film festival judged by professionals in the film industry, and the winning entry will be shown alongside “Eyes on the Sky” at a Los Angeles community event. Kickoff Event: December 3, 2016 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Reseda High School