Las Lomas High School e-Boletin 
Published by Las Lomas PTSA 
 September 10, 2014
From the Office of the Principal

On Tuesday, Andy Thibodeau came to Las Lomas to speak to our students and staff for our first school wide assembly in two years. Andy is a motivational speaker from Canada who has been delivering inspirational speeches for 22 years.  


Please talk to your student about Andy's message regarding the importance of getting involved in school activities and engaging in positive relationships with each other.


Mornings with Matt

Please mark your calendar for Friday, September 12, for the first Mornings with Matt meeting at 9:00 am in the library classroom. All visitors must check in at the Attendance Office prior to attending the meeting.  


Common Core Night - September 18, 7:00pm in the Library

I would like to invite our community to our Common Core Night on September 18 at 7:00pm in the library. As you may know, the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math in 2010 and this school year is the first year for implementation. Please join us to get questions answered and to acquire a deeper understanding of the standards and of how learning and instructional practices will evolve as a result of the standards.


Matt Campbell, Principal

Back to School Night

Don't forget Back to School Night is tomorrow evening, Thursday, September 11. A schedule can be found here, and a school map is here (helpful to find your student's classrooms).
WCEF Annual Giving Campaign


Las Lomas Champions for Education

"I frequently speak about the importance of the partnership between the students, Las Lomas staff and parents and how each component needs to be engaged for the benefit of our students' education. This partnership allows our staff to provide a dynamic and well-rounded education experience at Las Lomas. Your financial support helps stabilize the cyclical and often unpredictable state funding mechanism for the schools.


I am inviting each member of our community to be a Champion for Education by supporting WCEF and the Las Lomas PTSA, both of which are dedicated to raising money that supports academic achievement at Las Lomas." 

-Matt Campbell, Principal LLHS


Thank you to all who have made your 2014/15 donation! To date we have raised over $100,000 in our collaborative campaign with the PTSA.


Haven't made your donation yet? Please take a moment and do so today! DONATE NOW!

Counseling and College/Career Center News

Counselors will visit classrooms during the month of September (Sophomores: Sept 10; Juniors: Sept 9; Seniors: Sept 18).  Counselors will call in seniors for individual appointments over the next couple of months.  College Night for Seniors on 9/23 [formerly Senior Specific] is an excellent starting point for seniors and parents.


Any senior who is applying to college early decision should notify his/her counselor as soon as possible.


College/Career Center

The College and Career Center is open daily. College Advisor, Ellen Smith, is in the office 9:45 - 4:00. Contact Ellen Smith at (280-3925). 


College Night for Seniors [formerly Senior Specific]
For senior students and parents, Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 - 8:30 PM LL Theatre. 


Naviance Family Connection

Naviance Family Connection is a tool to help students through the college search and application process.  If you have any Naviance questions, see Ellen Smith in the College/Career .  Juniors will receive log-in information during counselor class visits later this month.


College Representative Visits and College Information

Throughout the fall, many college representatives will be visiting Las Lomas to meet with juniors and seniors. Check the schedule of visits on Naviance, in the College/Career Center, or on the PTSA website. 



Seniors may continue to take the ACT Test and the SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests through December for the UC System, and November for CSU.

The PSAT will be administered at LLHS on Saturday, October 18, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Sign up on the web store beginning in mid-September.


CSF (California Scholarship Federation) is the honor society at Las Lomas

Dues ($5) will be collected the week of September 22nd from eligible students.  Check the Daily Bulletin for specific days to pay dues.  For more information on CSF see the PTSA website.


Academy Night

Friday, September 26, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Diablo Valley College Forum Room.

An opportunity to discuss application to the military academies for students and parents.  (The application process begins in junior year.)


College Fair

Christian College Fair, Thursday, September 18, 6 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by Berean Christian High School, 245 El Divisadero Ave., Walnut Creek

More info is here.


See the full article for more information, and for the extended schedule of upcoming events.

WCEF: Support Our Students

Join us next Wednesday: September 17, 6:00-9:00 PM 

Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association Fall Walk! Tickets on sale NOWBe sure to select WCEF from the drop-down menu when purchasing your tickets. $10 from each ticket sold comes back to WCEF!





Whole Foods Walnut Creek 5% Give Back Day

Wednesday, September 24 from 8:00 AM-10:00 PM

Tell your family and friends! 5% of all purchases made on September 24 at Whole Foods will go to WCEF. In the past, we have raised an average of almost $6,000 from our WCEF shopping days at Whole Foods. Please help make our September 24 shopping day even more successful. Thank you!

Community News
AAUW Sister-to-Sister Program Registration


AAUW-OML is currently registering high school girls for the Sister-to-Sister program. In the training, the girls acquire facilitation and leadership skills that they will use throughout their lives. Applications are available online. Training sessions are held one Sunday a month from 5 pm to 8 pm. Applications must be received by September 21st.

The American Association of University Women is a national organization of college-educated women that has been advocating for equity and opportunity for girls since 1881. AAUW's Educational Foundation research led to the development of Sister-to-Sister.



Class of 2015





Class of 2016

Junior Web Page





Class of 2017


Back to School Night is September 11!

Come to the Parent Information Meeting for sophomore to:

Sophomore Web Page 





Class of 2018

Freshman Web Page 





Back to School Night



Mornings with Matt



Improv Show



College Night for Seniors



Car Show

10AM - 2PM


Drama Advanced Showcase



Mornings with Matt



Staff Development Day - No School



The year's school calendar can be found here.

Communications at Las Lomas 

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Las Lomas PTSA Communications Team

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In This Issue
From the Office of the Principal
Back to School Night
WCEF Annual Giving Campaign
Counseling/College/Career Center News
WCEF Annual Giving Campaign
Community News
Quick Links

Class Websites
Please visit your respective class web page for up to date information on specific events and important dates.