Future Business Leaders of America

Walter Reed recently founded the first West Coast middle school chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), a national student organization. The Walter Reed FBLA chapter's first sponsored event was the "Lawyer For A Day" program at Warner Brothers Studios. The purpose of this event was to give English learners and underprivileged youths at Walter Reed a chance to connect with leaders in a variety of law fields such as patent law and media distribution.

LA County Science Fair

Congratulations to the students who competed in the Los Angeles County Science Fair on Friday, March 28th at the Pasadena Convention Center!

Caitlin Fukumoto, Srishti Hazra, Ruby Hong, Harrison Jennings, Hayden Jennings, Lee Nichols, Kaelyn Park, Sloan Pirie, Owen Pallenberg, Sam Sherman, Donovan Sylla, Michele Tsujimoto, and Irene Yi competed against 629 other middle school students.
We are very proud that Walter Reed had three winners:

Chico Shopping Bags are Back

Don't pay for bags at the store!  Support the IHP and the environment by purchasing a reusable, durable, washable grocery bag.  These bags are small and lightweight enough to carry with you all the time and have an attached pouch in which to store the bag. The FIHP is now selling the bags in two sizes. All proceeds benefit the IHP.

Common Core Standards

Principal Tobin made an announcement at our IHP meeting on Monday morning regarding the new Common Core Standards and how they will affect our gifted learners. The math program was particularly concerning as it would require all incoming 6th graders to take 6th grade math. There would not be the option for pre-algebra or algebra. At the end of 6th grade, students would then take a placement test and be placed in either pre-algebra or algebra in the 7th grade. It is unclear at this point what would happen next year for our children who are already taking advanced math courses.


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