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  • 8th Grade Sweat Shirts ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: The end is approaching. The day where you will walk across our MPR's stage for the final time. Don't you want to remember Portola HGM and all your wonderful friends? Then print the attached order form, attach $30,and turn it in to the magnet office, your home room teacher, or any Student Council member, and you will receive our magnet 8th grade sweat shirt! It will be a sweater in Deep Purple ONLY, with white writing. Plus, the logo on the front of the shirt will not be the one that won our contest, nor the one in the top left corner of this page, but one designed by our own 8th ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 7:21 PM by Niko Gevorgian
  • Open House and other Announcements ATTENTION ALL PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND TEACHERS!! Portola Middle School is proud to announce that we are having Open House! Open House will be Thursday, March 17, from 5PM to 7PM. The teachers will open their doors around 5:30 PM. You will have the opportunity to purchase food and drinks, as well as visit Mrs. Nelson's Book Fair! You will also have the chance to visit other amazing booths, such as Yearbook Booth, and Magnet Student Council Booth. And, you will have the chance to schedule parent conferences with teachers. Speaking of open house, we are having early dismissal days on Thursday, March 17 (for teachers to prepare for open house), and Friday, March 18 (for teachers to have ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2016, 6:54 PM by Niko Gevorgian
  • Persian New Year This message will be repeated in Farsi. این پیام خواهد شد به زبان فارسی تکرار Hello Portola families. Tomorrow, Friday, March 11, our leadership students in partnership with the friends of Portola will be hosting a special lunch time assembly in celebration of Norouz, which is the Persian New Year. The celebration will be held from 12:30 to 1:00 during lunch, in the MPR. Parents are invited to join the festivities which will include traditional music dancing and a beautiful display of the traditional Norouz festivities. We hope to see everyone there!سلام خانواده پورتولا. فردا، جمعه، مارس 11، دانش آموزان رهبری ما در همکاری با دوستان از پورتولا خواهد شد میزبانی وقت ناهار مجمع ویژه در جشن ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 5:46 PM by Niko Gevorgian
  • 8th Grade End-of-Year Slideshow ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: As most of you know, the Historian puts together a slideshow of photos of all 3 years for the graduating class which is to be played at our Magnet Graduation which is to be held in the MPR on Thursday, June 9. Here's where you come in (no, not Design Squad). I need you to send me any photos you have of our graduating class so that I can use in the slideshow. Photos from any grade will help. I will take any photos you have, including (but not limited to) group photos, selfies (group or individual), and class photos. If you want to send any photos, you can email it to me at ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2016, 4:10 PM by Niko Gevorgian
  • 8th Grade Superlative Results ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS (and teachers): Our 8th grade superlatives were announced today, and some of our winners were absent today, so they do not know if they won. Some others didn't hear the announcement, and they don't know if any of their friends won, either. The superlatives (and the 2 people who won that category) will be listed here. For privacy reasons, the person last name will NOT be listed. Anyways, here we go: Best Hair- Bennett and KaylenBest All-Around- Hayden and Emily Most Likely to Succeed- Benjamin and MeghaBest Personality- Timothy and YumiMost Talkative- Kevin and Cindy Best Eyes- Min and Ainsley Most Athletic- Jeremy and CathyMost Creative- Joseph and ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2016, 8:21 PM by Niko Gevorgian
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Portola Highly Gifted Magnet
The Portola Highly Gifted Magnet is the only middle-school program in the Los Angeles Unified School District exclusively dedicated to the education of highly gifted students, and one of the few programs across the United States, public or private, to do so.  Students enrolled in the Portola Highly Gifted Magnet benefit from an accelerated academic curriculum taught in a nurturing environment.  In addition to core classes, Portola HGM students learn about the world around them through enrichment trips, extra-curricular activities and through its diverse student population. 

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