The Pearl Post

  • August 14First day of school Tuesday, Aug. 20
  • August 12Returning student orientation Thursday, Aug.15
  • August 12New student orientation Wednesday, Aug. 14

Cellphone policy could change again

October 3, 2014

The School Site Council met on Sept. 22 and discussed the policy of cell phone use during school. The results of the meeting weren’t too successful for bringing the policy back. The council decided to not make a decision about...

DPMHS named one of top high schools in Los Angeles

October 3, 2014

In the September issue of Los Angeles Magazine, DPMHS was ranked as number 40 in the top 75 Los Angeles high schools (private and public). The list was compiled by taking the total number of Advanced Placement (AP) and International...

Newspaper up for Pacemaker award

October 3, 2014

For the first time in its six years of being a newspaper, The Pearl Post has been named by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) as a 2014 Pacemaker finalist. The Pacemaker is one of the most reputable awards for student...

Ms. Koontz’s last day

Ms. Koontz’s last day

September 24, 2014

The Pearl Post is a 2014 Pacemaker Finalist

September 17, 2014

The Pearl Post has been announced as a 2014 Pacemaker Finalist for the first time in its six years of existence. The Pacemaker award is put on by the National Scholastic Press Association, a major organization in high school journalism. Th...

Traffic gets worse before and after school but plans continue

September 5, 2014

For those who are still unhappy with the traffic situation in the front of the school, know that it will end. However, it is unknown when it will end. Last year, Stage One of a project to improve the traffic in the driveway was...

Journalism students win awards

September 5, 2014

Online Editor-in-Chief Chris Bower, Editor-in-Chief Natalie Moore and former Editor-in-Chief Carlos Godoy attended the Los Angeles Press Club gala in downtown on June 29. The Pearl Post won second place for best high school n...

MiSiS in crisis

September 5, 2014

Students lined up outside of school for hours to receive handwritten schedules during the first week of school as the Los Angeles Unified School District replaced its former computer programs for the new MiSiS system. MiSiS, or...

School policy on electronics may change soon

August 22, 2014

UPDATE Sept. 23: The School Site Council discussed the cell phone policy at last night's meeting and decided to table the idea. For now, cell phones are not to be used during school hours for any reason. The idea of allowing ...

Daniel Pearl Magnet High School moves up in rank

June 4, 2014

By ANNE LIMA Daniel Pearl Magnet High School has once again been placed in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of best high schools. DPMHS has moved up two percent with a national rank of 515 and a state rank of 108 since the last year. Principal Deb Smith said thes...

SAT will go through a complete reshaping

April 10, 2014

By GIHAN RACHID You might cringe a little bit less when you hear the news about modernized updates regarding three certain unpleasant letters: SAT. The SAT’s are a standardized test required for many college acceptances. Hig...

New salad bar is on hold

March 3, 2014

By CARLOS GODOY The new option for a salad bar in Daniel Pearl Magnet High School’s (DPMHS) cafeteria has been put on hold. In December, it was announced that at the start of the spring semester in January, a salad bar would ...

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