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‘Addams Family on Friday the 13th’ – 10/13/17

King MS + Street Food Cinema Presents

 Addams Family on Friday the 13th

Fun, Food Trucks, and Friday the 13th Oh My! King Middle School invites all school students and their families to a night showing of Addams Family on the soccer field of King. A fundraiser collaboration of Thomas Starr King Middle School and Street Food Cinema. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and the kids for a night out at King. Food trucks will be parked on Bates. Tickets will be sold by the FAM Student Council at lunch

in Mr. Laguna’s classroom beginning Wednesday, October 4th.
What:  Addams Family presented by King MS + Street Food Cinema
When: Doors open at 6:30pm, Movie at 7pm on Friday, October 13th
Where: King MS Soccer Field
Price: Tickets are $5 per person, with children under 5 free, tickets may be purchased at the door. Sale starts on 10/4 – get your tickets!
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Costume and Prop Donation Drive – 10/30/17 to 11/10/17

Overflowing closets and toy chests? No longer using that light-saber from 2011’s Halloween Parage? Donate it to King’s Costume and Prop Shop. TS King Middle School is running a Costume and PropDonation Drive from Monday, October 30th – Friday, November 10th.
Donations can be made in Mr. Laguna’s classroom or contact joel.laguna@lausd.net for drop off. Donations will be used to build the Film and Media Costume and Prop Shop. All donations are graciously taken to be used in films and theater performances – from superhero costumes and scary masks to wigs and accessories.
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7th Grade FAM VICTORIAN TEA PARTY

As a culminating activity to a unit of study, Ms. Castillo ‘s period 5 class (7th grade FAM ALL STARSS) had a Victorian themed tea party last December.  The activity is part of the study of a book called “Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters”. The students analyzed life in the mid 1800’s in a Virginia plantation. They looked at multiple perspectives and synthesized information they learned from this text with those others that they’ve read within this unit. It was a memorable experience made even more special because some parents were able to attend the event. Ms. Castillo thanks all the parents who pulled together to help make this event happen, from those who sent food and other necessary items to the parents who joined the class activity. Ms. Castillo also thanks Mr. Naulls, Ms. Milio, Ms. Rogers, and the Main Office staff who supported the event.

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UCLA vs Oregon

As part of the “I Am Going to College” program, Mr. Yontarak and Mr. Hernandez (FAM) took 30 eighth graders to the UCLA versus Oregon State game at UCLA.  Home team won!

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Hands-On Camera Angles and Shots

Unboxing the new Canon r700 video cameras, students in Mr.Laguna’s elective class are learning completing their first film project. Working our way up to our first film short in October, students are learning cinematography angles and shots, and proper camera grip techniques. For the first project, students are learning about establishing, long, medium, and close-up shooting. Students are also learning about high and low angles, proper lighting and focus, and zooming techniques. Budding filmmakers were having  so much fun with the cameras this week, but quickly realized how much work goes into properly framing shots. “This is the like seventh time we did this over, but it looks good now,” a student told Mr. Laguna. Learning the basics of filmmaking well is a top priority for the elective. The next film project students will learn how to shoot action shots, and keeping continuity in their filmmaking. Fantastic job filmmakers, keep up the good work.

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Hands-On Camera Angles and Shots

Unboxing the new Canon r700 video cameras, students in Mr.Laguna’s elective class are learning completing their first film project. Working our way up to our first film short in October, students are learning cinematography angles and shots, and proper camera grip techniques. For the first project, students are learning about establishing, long, medium, and close-up shooting. Students are also learning about high and low angles, proper lighting and focus, and zooming techniques. Budding filmmakers were having  so much fun with the cameras this week, but quickly realized how much work goes into properly framing shots. “This is the like seventh time we did this over, but it looks good now,” a student told Mr. Laguna. Learning the basics of filmmaking well is a top priority for the elective. The next film project students will learn how to shoot action shots, and keeping continuity in their filmmaking. Fantastic job filmmakers, keep up the good work.

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Hands-On Camera Angles and Shots

Unboxing the new Canon r700 video cameras, students in Mr.Laguna’s elective class are learning completing their first film project. Working our way up to our first film short in October, students are learning cinematography angles and shots, and proper camera grip techniques. For the first project, students are learning about establishing, long, medium, and close-up shooting. Students are also learning about high and low angles, proper lighting and focus, and zooming techniques. Budding filmmakers were having  so much fun with the cameras this week, but quickly realized how much work goes into properly framing shots. “This is the like seventh time we did this over, but it looks good now,” a student told Mr. Laguna. Learning the basics of filmmaking well is a top priority for the elective. The next film project students will learn how to shoot action shots, and keeping continuity in their filmmaking. Fantastic job filmmakers, keep up the good work.

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“Chex-Mixing” Ratios

What better way to learn, than with food? Budding mathematicians in Ms. Yang’s 6th grade math class begin the year learning ratios. To apply a kinsthetic learning experience, Ms. Yang decided students would  better understand the concept of ratios and how they work in real life if they got to see, feel, and taste the concept of ratios. Studets broke down how many different types of food, mapped out visually what they saw, and then applied it to greater mathematical concepts to the world around them. Great job mathematicians!

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Mr. Ward publishes his third book!

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The Film and Media Magnet wants to proudly announce and congratulate Robert Ward on publishing his third book, A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents: How Children Thrive with Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning. Robert Ward, 8th grade FAM English teacher, is an enthusiastic educator and has been teaching for twenty-four years. He is also a published author who has recently written two books for teachers.

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Mr. Ward’s third book, A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents: How Children Thrive with Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning becomes available in November. Mr. Ward’s articles on education have been featured by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Education Week, Edutopia, the International Literacy Association, and UKEdChat magazine.

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Back to School Night with Laguna/Yang – 8/30/16

Thank you for all those who made it to Back to School Night! It was a pleasure meeting all of you. One of the reasons we love working at TS King Middle School is the awesome and supportive parents we have every year. After meeting all of you…I am sure our “awesome” streak will continue. Looking forward to a great year and see you at “FAMily” Potluck Night – Mr. Laguna and Ms. Yang

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