News and Announcements
HGM in the News
Check out some of the news stories featuring our amazing students, teams, teachers and school.
Hands-On Science + Amgen Biotech
HGM science gets even better! Our Science Teachers are more committed than ever to providing real-world science experience for HGM students. Ms. Espinosa's AP Bio students are doing weekly lab experiments. She has also completed training for the Amgen Biotech Experience, which entitles her to borrow molecular biology lab equipment from Amgen so her students have been doing DNA engineering.
Mr. Maine and Ms. Espinosa's AP Chemistry students have also been doing experiments every 2-3 weeks. They have requested a $5,000 from Friends of HGM for hands-on lab experiments, which we are more than thrilled to support.
Stay tuned (thanks to FHGM and a grant co-written by Ms. Underwood and Ms. Espinosa) for ... RoboRoaches!
Fabulous Parent Mixer!
HUGE thanks to Alison & Clint Wallace, Richard & Mirta Muscarolas Loew for hosting such a magical evening and donating all the proceeds to the FHGM. Great conversations and sharing with new friends. Some of us wish we had stayed late enough to enjoy the multi-story treehouse with zipline ;)
Essential Tools: Passport & Schoology
From Parent Passport, you can now access assignments, grades, teacher communications, notification emails, and more in future, through Schoology, LAUSD's new online learning management system. North Hollywood is a pilot school trying out Schoology and not all teachers are using it yet.
Here are basic instructions. If you have problems or questions, please call the school at 818-753-6200 or LAUSD's Parent, Community and Student Services at 213-481-3350.
Check out Mr. Yousefian's Smart Board!
This interactive teaching tool was made possible by generous donations from the parents of HGM students. Thank you for that and if you are interested in helping make more educational opportunities like this available to HGM students please visit the donations page.
Biggest Picnic Ever!
* Boonderwood Wedding Send-off * New Mini-Maine * Teams & Clubs Fair *
* Ice Cream Social * Yummy Korean Food * Heated House Competitions *
* Awesome Raffle Prizes * Games Games Games *
Huge thanks to all who made this year so raucously fun and memorable! Most of the HGM, all of the teachers, plus new Baby Luna, the new Mr. Underwood, and Dr. Haut visiting from retirement. For our most ambitious and successful HGM picnic ever, we owe...
huge thanks to our tireless Picnic Committee:
Jennifer Clark, Charlene Mathers, Joan Huddleston, Edward Koo
2015 - 2016...
Science Bowl - Regional Champions
For the 17th time, NoHo wins the LADWP Science Bowl, a Jeopardy-style competition which tests students' knowledge of science, technology, and math. The study team is fifteen students, from which five go to competition: Richard Shuai, Jeff Lung, Josh Kim (team captain), Rachel Wei, and Alex Ke. They will go on to the National Science Bowl in Washington, DC. They are coached by HGM Science teacher Mr. Altair Maine, with support from HGM retired teacher Mr. Len Soloff. News article
Duke Moot Court Successes
HGM students were remarkably successful at Duke Moot Court, the prestigious competition at Duke University where they argued Constitutional law cases. Sarah Tyler and Mila Frank finished second overall; Ben Schall and Felix Bulwa finished in the top 8; Esther Choi and Elan Reynaud finished in the top 16; and Sarah Tyler finished 4th in the Individual competition. They are coached by teacher and attorney Mr. Paul Landau, who has coached a generation of practicing attorneys. News article
Science Olympiad Regional Champions
After winning or placing at several invitational tournaments, the NoHo Sci Oly team won first place at the LA County Science Olympiad by winning medals in 16 out of 23 events in a field of 40 schools. Sci Oly events challenge students on both science knowledge and hands-on engineering/technology projects. In April, they will go to the state tournament at Caltech. The team includes 31 members. Sponsor: Mr. Maine. Alumni Parent Advisor: Bob Huffman. Captains: Chris Lung, Katie Chiou, Jaeyi Hahn.
Speech & Debate
100+ awards, 23 tournaments, and counting...
The 40+-member Speech & Debate team has sent some students to competitions almost every weekend all year. They are now starting State and National championship competitions. Qualified for State: Emily Turkel and Matthew Kim in Public Forum Debate; Alexander Landyshev for Congressional Debate; Jennifer Choi-Nakama and Victor Qin for Presiding Officer; Zach Grove for Dramatic and Thematic Interpretations; Linda Wakamoto for Expository; Felix Bulwa for Impromptu; Lyna Kim, Tai Michaels, Ella Michaels and Matthew Kim for Extemporaneous. Qualified for Nationals: Zach Grove in Dramatic Interp; Matthew Kim and Emily Turkel in Public Forum Debate; Ella in Congressional Debate. Qualified for Tournament of Champions: Ella Michaels in Congressional Debate. Coach: Evan Feldman. Team captains: Zach Grove, Emily Turkel, Victor Qin.
Cyber Patriots Take State Gold
In the Gold division of the cyber defense competition, NoHo's "Team Ladd" took 1st place in California. This all-Freshman team includes: Albert Liu, Daniel Joo, Kevin Song, Tai Michaels, and Tom Panenko. We are awaiting results for the West Coast tournament and for NoHo teams in Platinum division, who may qualify for the national tournament. Our coach is computer teacher Mr. Jay Gehringer.
Academic Decathlon Qualifies for State
The NHHS Academic Decathlon team has again qualified for the California State Championship. Among team members are HGM students Bradley Diener and David Shim. The team and Coach Mr. Raúl Barragan will go to the state tournament in Sacramento on March 17-20, 2016.
Students Advancing in Physics Olympiad
Sophomores Franklin Bertelloni and Roshan Jagani have qualified for semifinals in the US Physics Olympiad. They will then take the semifinal test, which may qualify them for the US Physics training camp and to represent the United States in the International Physics Olympiad. Mr. Maine says this year's test was particularly tough.