• Biographies Brought to Life at Mayall Academy

    Posted by HECTOR VERDUZCO on 2/26/2018

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    As a culminating activity, the Third Grade classes at Mayall Academy in North Hills presented their version of a Wax Museum to parents, staff, and students on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in the school auditorium.  The classes have been studying and researching famous characters in art as part of their English Language Arts Program and study of the artist Andy Warhol.  Not only did they read biographies about Will Smith, Frida Kahlo, and George Lucas, they used their Chromebooks to research facts and details about their lives.  Students wrote research papers, presented photographs, and did oral presentations for their classmates dressed as their character. 

    Mrs. Marne, Miss Coleman, and Mrs. Zuletta (Third Grade teachers) worked together to present the Wax Museum to the Mayall Community.  They felt it would be an amazing way to present the student projects in a unique way.  Students were ready to recite facts about their character.  Did you know that George Lucas met Steven Spielberg while they were film students at USC?  That is one of the interesting facts Lucas Pineda discovered about George Lucas.  Did you know that Julie Andrews lives in Brentwood?  Braylin Coulter learned that fact during her investigation.  Students were very excited to share their knowledge.    When leaving the venue, parents commented on new details and fun facts they learned about some of their favorite personalities.

    What a wonderful way to incorporate literature, technology, and art!



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    Posted by HECTOR VERDUZCO on 12/11/2017

    Mayall Students

    Mayall Academy of Arts and Technology Magnet in North Hills participated for the second year in the Granada Hills Holiday Parade on Sunday December 3rd.  Students, families, and staff sang, cheered and waved to parade watchers along the 2 mile route.  Mayall participants jingled bells and sang Jingle Bells enthusiastically while waving to children and adults eliciting smiles and cheers!  It was an amazing way to begin the Holiday Season!  Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander and KTLA News Host Chris Burrous rode in open air vehicles down the parade route waving and greeting the crowds!

    After the parade, awards were given in various categories to equestrian units, drumlines, bands, Boy and Girl Scouts, dance teams, floats, car clubs, and youth novelty groups by John Ciccarelli, parade founder.  Mayall Academy was proud to receive 2nd place in the Youth Novelty division for the second year in a row!  Congratulations to all the participants for bringing this award to our school!

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  • Bancroft Middle School Magnet and LA Opera

    Posted by MARY JANE LIRA LONDON on 11/13/2017

    Bancroft Middle School Magnet Coordinator Erin Saporta and Theatre teacher Matthew Kennedy worked together to bring the LA Opera to Bancroft Middle School & Performing Arts/STE[+a]M Magnets.


    After an 8-week residency, Bancroft sixth-grade students performed The White Bird of Poston with principal singers, musicians and other artists from the LA Opera. The opera, composed by Eli Villanueva, dealt with the issue of Japanese internment during World War II.

    The Bancroft actors/singers sang in an operatic style, played multiple characters, and  designed their own masks. 


    Before the show, student audience members were educated about Japanese internment at the Manzanar and Poston camps.

     LA Opera and Bancroft Magnet     Cast


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