News and Announcements

Congratulations Mr. Maine - LAUSD Teacher of the Year!!!

Do you know highly gifted 8th graders looking for a great high school?

Please invite them to next Monday's Prospective Open House and send them this ...

North Hollywood Highly Gifted Magnet is the only high school in Los Angeles just for highly gifted students.  Come get to know us!

Prospective Open House - Monday, October 12 @ 5 PM - talk to teachers, students and staff

School daytime tours - space is limited, RSVP required

HGM website - see menus at the top for info on the program, achievements, teams/clubs, matriculation list

If you have questions, please bring them to the Open House or contact our Magnet Coordinator Mr. Ethan Bradbury at eab21361@lausd.net.

Upcoming Busy Week 10/12-17

Monday @ 5 PM: Prospective Open House

Monday @ 7 PM: FHGM parents meeting, room K109

Wednesday @ 8 AM:  PSAT for all HGM 9th, 10th, 11th graders. Arrive early!

Thursday @5-7 PM: Parent-teacher conferences

Friday @ 12:44 PM: early dismissal, buses leave right after

Friday @ 6:30-11 PM: Homecoming Dance @ Castaway

Saturday @ 11 AM - 3 PM: HGM Picnic & Brainiac Fair


Our biggest social event of the year is coming up on October 17, 11am-3pm.  It's truly a wonderful day of friends, food, and uniquely HGM-style fun with HGM teachers, staff, and families.

Please return this PICNIC FORM by Friday, October 9, for food orders, volunteer signups, or to donate supplies & raffle items.

Brainiac Fair with our Amazing Clubs & Teams
Korean BBQ * Pizza * Ice Cream
Games * DJ * Raffles
Lip Sync Contest

Help still needed: Volunteer DJ and more Raffle Prizes!

Good times at the 9th Grade Parent Mixer

We had such a great time getting to know each other, Ms. Underwood, Ms. Kivork, and Mr. Bradbury, over pizzas and beer.  Thanks for all the stories, insider tips, and laughs/tears over the joys and challenges of HGM kids!

Huge thanks to organizers
Allison & Clint Wallace
Richard Loew

Earn Free Money for our School...

Do you shop at Ralphs?

If you link your Rewards Card to their Community program, Ralphs will automatically donate a portion of your spending to FHGM. It costs you nothing! To register, simply show this barcode letter and your Rewards card (or phone number) to the cashier next time you shop. Alternatively, you can register online to connect your Rewards card to Friends of the Highly Gifted Magnet NPO# 81675.  It's so simple, so register today.


Do you shop at Amazon?

If you purchase through our FHGM Amazon link, 4%-8% of what you spend goes to our school. This costs you nothing.

For us to get credit, you must use the link to add items to your shopping cart within 24 hours and from the same browser tab.  We do not get credit for "Save for Later."  You can always find our link on the right side of this Homepage -->

Event Hosts
Allison & Clint Wallace
Richard Loew

HGM Parent Reps Elected

Thank you to all who voted at Back to School Night. The elected parent representatives on this year's HGM School Leadership Council are Sharon Kim and Quynh Nguyen.

Parents Meeting Next Monday

This month's Friends of HGM meeting will be on September 21 @ 6 PM in Kennedy 109.  Come for school updates, discussion of teacher/student funding requests, and how parents can best support our school.


Did you know that LA Public Libraries offer free practice tests and workshops to help with college applications?  See this brochure for dates or contact your local library.  Reservations are usually required.

New Teacher Updates

There have been significant faculty changes, including 2 last-minute departures due to promotion and moving out of state. HGM Admin is working very hard to adjust the program as quickly as possible while ensuring high quality instruction.  Parents had a chance to meet some of the new and incoming teachers listed below.

o English: Ms. Underwood has hit the ground running.

o Science: Mr. Maine will now teach all Physics and Chemistry. This year, Biology will be taught by Ms. Patananyan and Mr. Ho.

o Foreign Language:  Ms. Muchir just started this Monday and will teach both Spanish and French. This year, 9th graders will start with French 1 and take Spanish 1 next semester.

o Math: Algebra II will be taught by Math Department Chair Mr. Kiledjian and Ms. Shanakian.  For higher math, thanks to parents who prodded the district to accelerate the hiring process, Mr. Yousefian will start on Tuesday, Sept 15!  Then all our teachers will be in place.

First FHGM Parents Meeting

Mon, August 31st, 6pm:  Friends of HGM Meeting.  Elections for the 2015-16 school year will be held, 2 open spots, and volunteer sign ups.  We hope to see you there!

Contact Us

North Hollywood HGM
5231 Colfax Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 753-6213

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On Teacher Appreciation Day, HGM faculty and staff were treated to lunch and gift baskets.  Many thanks to this remarkable group of individuals for the phenomenal job they do!  Click here for additional details.

On Teacher Appreciation Day, HGM faculty and staff were treated to lunch and gift baskets.  Many thanks to this remarkable group of individuals for the phenomenal job they do!  Click here for additional details.

FHGM is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com


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