The Pearl Post

  • February 21The Red Cross Blood Drive will take place in room 14 on Thursday, Feb. 27.
  • February 3No school Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of President's Day
  • February 3Minimum day on Friday, Feb. 14

Court date set for lawsuit against school district

Rebekah Spector and Alejandra Aguilera

May 29, 2015

After a year of its initial petition, James Anthony Scott's lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District continues. Scott, who goes by Shear Avory, is a former student who attended Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in the...

School year starting later

Joseph Mousaed

May 28, 2015

The 2015-2016 school year will begin on Aug. 18, a week later than previous years. This is because of debates over the arguments that occurred in March. The Los Angeles School District Board of Education (LAUSD) discussed the...

Graduation Q&A with Principal Smith

May 18, 2015

The Class of 2015 will see many changes this year in the graduation ceremony. Principal Deb Smith answers questions about this special day. Q: How many tickets will each senior get? A: A maximum of six tickets. Q:...

Teachers face potential layoffs across LAUSD

Brandon Gilden

May 8, 2015

In an effort to deal with the nearly $160 million deficit, the school Board of Education sent layoff notices to more than 2,400 employees. The plan, supported by Superintendent Ramon Cortines, sent pink slips notices to more...

Minor changes to bell schedule during this semester

Brandon Gilden

January 16, 2015

Some students are upset about how the new bell schedule decreases their nutrition by five minutes. Each class is now one minute longer because students weren’t getting enough academic minutes based on the schedule from...

Science teacher leaves after year and a half

Tahra Hunter

December 18, 2014

After a year and a half of teaching here, science teacher Mabel Wong is transferring to another school where she will teach full time. Wong is leaving her part-time position at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School at the end of...

Boys water polo advances in playoffs

Brandon Gilden

November 10, 2014

The Birmingham Patriots water polo team is off to a fast start in the playoffs after beating the 16 seeded Contreras Cobras 19-3 on Nov. 5. Senior Anthony Dracic and Junior Maxim Grinfield both had impacts on the game. Dracic...

Mrs. Hicks, 1 in 100

November 5, 2014

Computer science and math teacher,  Leslie Hicks is one of 100 teachers selected to attend a 100 teachers workshop in Arlington, VA on Dec. 8-9. Hicks has been teaching computer science for two years at DPMHS. Over the last s...

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