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  • Congratulations to County Science Fair participants! 13 Portola HGM students participated in the Los Angeles County Science Fair, while many other students attended and supported.  We wanted to share the results, as we are so proud of all of our students!  Category Winners: (will participate in CA State Science Fair, April 28-29)  Sophia Hewitt - 1st Place for Pharmacology, Sweepstakes Finalist  Inducing Cellular Senescence in Tetrahymena thermophile Using Epigallocatechin Gallate to Shorten Telomeres: Can Green Tea Help Fight Cancer?  Isaiah O'Neal - 1st Place for Plant Physiology, Sweepstakes Finalist  In a Venus Flytrap, Does Food Type Affect the Speed of a Trap’s Closure and the Length of its Closed State?  Jack Standish - 1st Place for Earth/Space Sciences, winner of the Nuclear Society Junior Award ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2014, 10:00 AM by Quynh Nguyen
  • Mandatory Camp Whittle Meeting 4/23 8th grade parents -- There will be a mandatory informational meeting for Camp Whittle on Wednesday, April 23, at 7pm in the Portola library to discuss trip details and answer any questions.  We will provide information regarding drop off and pickup, introduce the chaperons, verify contact info, review what items to pack, not to pack, and planned activities.  I will also be taking a collection to give to the teachers to thank them for supervising the trip. Your child will take home an information packet later this week that needs to be completed and returned. 
    Posted Apr 2, 2014, 9:21 AM by Andrew Hyman
  • Upcoming Science Events We in the LA area are lucky to be hosting 3 major Science Fairs this year.  We strongly encourage Portola Magnet families to attend one to see top student projects from all over the county, state, or country.  Children who attend these fairs get inspired to greater challenge, creativity and real-life applications in their science endeavors.  Times listed below are when exhibits are open to the public for the fairs that are still upcoming:  LA County Science FairSaturday, March 2910 AM - 5 PMPasadena Convention Center(includes 13 projects from Portola Magnet!) California Science Fair April 28, 3 - 4:30 PM (new time)California Science Center (Winning projects from all county science fairs, including 6 from Portola ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2014, 4:14 PM by Quynh Nguyen
  • Career Week at Portola Dear 8th Grade Parents,  This is Career Week at Portola Middle School where 8th grade students have been exploring how their interests and talents relate to their future.  Your 8th grade student has been given a Work Exploration Checklist and has visited the computer lab to learn about careers that match his or her interests.  The students also did a reality check to see if the careers they picked fit the lifestyle they want to lead. This is a wonderful opportunity to have a discussion with your child about your career and educational path.    On Friday, March 28th, we will have speakers from the community who will visit the history classes to share their career path.  I hope this experience ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2014, 10:47 PM by Andrew Hyman
  • Science Fair Awards Science Fair ResultsOur inaugural Portola HG Magnet Science Fair was a huge success. On Day 1, 7th and 8th graders discussed their projects with scientists and engineers, who judged their work and gave them feedback.  Most got interviews with 3 judges.  On Day 2, students shared their projects with over 1000 other  students and faculty, who voted for People's Choice Awards.  We hope this experience will inspire our children to continue scientific inquiry and challenge themselves even more.  Can't wait to see what they'll do next year!  Huge Thanks to  Mrs. Shah and Mr. Okimura  Science Fair Judges  Organizers and Volunteers  Mr. Burry, Ms. Garcia, and Mr. ContrerasScience Fair Awards  Top Projects Overall  Judges' Special ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2014, 8:09 AM by Quynh Nguyen
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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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