The Pearl Post

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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...

LAUSD to review senior transcripts

November 5, 2014

LAUSD is temporarily hiring 25 to 50 retired counselors and administrators after the computerized records system MiSiS is creating mistakes in transcripts such as courses missing or incorrect final grades. “Every senior transcript...

Katy Perry gives $1,000 to music program

November 5, 2014

Pop star Katy Perry and Staples teamed up in a campaign called “Make Roar Happen” which donated $1,000 to 375 Los Angeles Unified School District music teachers to fund creative learning environments for students. Daniel Pearl ...

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