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School Decision Making Council Meeting 11/16/2017

This month's SDMC meeting will discuss the following:


1.To approve the 2017-2018 Progressive Discipline Plan

2. To discuss consequences for non-dressers (School Uniform)

3. To discuss fundraising ideas for school uniforms 

The council will meet after school at 3:15 in the Library.

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:11/15/17
Audience: Homepage

Spirit Week!

It's Spirit Week at GMS! Show your Bulldog pride every day this week and on Friday, wear Red or Blue to support your team during our annual Red and Blue Flag Football game. 


Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:11/13/17
Audience: Homepage

Parent Conferences and Minimum Days

Fall Parent Conferences will be Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Students will be dismissed at 12:33 PM on Thursday and Friday, October 27, 2017. 


Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:10/16/17
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Coffee with the Principal

Join us for coffee with Principal Ruiz. The topic of the session will be LAUSD Passport. For further information please visit our parent page. 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:9/25/17
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School Wide Spelling Bee



Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:9/22/17
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ELAC Class Schedules and Times

Spanish 1: Tuesday 1:45- 4:30 PM; Thursday 3:15- 5:20 PM

Theater: Tuesday 1:45-5:00 PM

Robotics: Tuesday 1:45- 3:50; Thursday 3:15- 5:20 PM


*time subject to change at Professor's discretion



Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:9/14/17
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Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:9/14/17
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Back to School Night

Griffith parents and guardians, please join us Thursday September 7, 2017 from 4:30-6:30 pm for our Back to School Night.


Come meet your child's teacher and get to know the expectations for the school year.

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:9/5/17
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Articulo en La Opinion

Aurelia Ventura   Impremedia La Opini n Griffith STEAM MS was featured in La Opinion.


"LAUSD: de regreso a clase"


Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:8/16/17
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It's Official!

Thank you to Superintendent Michelle King and LAUSD Board Members for welcoming our new and returning students to the new Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School, the only full magnet middle school on the east side! We are ready to work to make this the best school for our students and make our community proud! Go Bulldogs!


Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:8/15/17
Audience: Homepage

School Uniform Parent Meeting

August 4th at 10:00 am in the Auditorium

We have partnered with Carrusel School Uniforms and French Toast School Uniforms to bring you quality apparel at a competitive price. Representatives will be on site to answer any questions you may have. There will be an opportunity to purchase on-site from Carrusel and assistance to order online from French Toast. 


Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:8/1/17
Audience: Homepage

Free TDAP Clinic

All students entering 7th grade in 2017-2018 must bring proof of a TDAP record to avoid exclusion.  For your convenience, Griffith Middle School will have a TDAP clinic on the first day of the 2017-2018 school year. Parents must be present or give their consent for the TDAP in order for students to receive the vaccine. 


If your child already has the TDAP, please bring the immunization record to school on the first day of school. If you have any questions, please contact the School Nurse at 323-266-7400.

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:8/1/17
Audience: Homepage

New Student Orientation

New incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade parent orientation will be held August 10, 2017. 


Parents can attend either the 10:00 am program or 4:00 pm program.  We ask that you all make a great effort to arrive promptly as we welcome you into the Griffith family. 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:8/1/17
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Teacher and Student of the Month

CBS 2 Coverage of our teacher and student recognition. We are so proud of our GMS family!

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:7/25/17
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Beijing Students Visit GMS

This summer Griffith STEAM Magnet Middle School  hosted 12 students from Beijing Yanqing No. 3 Middle School in Beijing, China.  For two days, the visiting students toured and observed Griffith classrooms. 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:7/25/17
Audience: Homepage

2017-2018 Uniform Policy


Please visit our Uniform Policy page with information regarding our school's uniform policy for the 2017-2018 academic year. All incoming and returning Griffith students must adhere to the uniform policy.

Questions regarding our uniform policy may be answered by calling our Main Office.


Uniforms can also be purchased through the school's online store


Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:7/25/17
Audience: Homepage

Teacher and Student of the Month

Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Irma Carrillo for being recognized as Teacher of the Month and student Noe Rivera-Chacón for his recognition as Student of the Month! 


Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:6/12/17
Audience: Homepage

All Griffith community members are welcome!


Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:5/8/17
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College Workshops for Students

Visit our ELAC workshops presented by an East Los Angeles College Student Ambassador and learn valuable information regarding ELAC, college success tips, and enrollment processes.  The workshop is FREE to all Griffith students!

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:5/2/17
Audience: Homepage

SBAC Testing Schedule



Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:5/1/17
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You are cordially invited!


Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:4/24/17
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Spring Break

Spring Break begins Friday, April 7.  There will be no school Monday, April 10 through Friday April 14. 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:4/7/17
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Parent Conferences

Parent Conferences will be Thursday from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm. 

Students will be dismissed at 12:33 pm. 


Friday, April 7 will also be a minimum day with student dismissal at 12:33 pm. 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:4/3/17
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Free Eye Exam & Glasses

Queens Care healthcare's Summer Mobile Vision Program is accepting appointment request for LAUSD students grades 5-12. Exams will be conducted during the summer months in June through August. Information flyers can be picked up in the Main Office or call Queens Care at 213-915-5237.

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:3/30/17
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Bulldogs Run LA!

Congratulations to our Griffith Marathon team for completing the Los Angeles Marathon this past Sunday, March 19, 2017. Your hard work has paid off!

Thank you to their coaches Ms. Tamanaha, Ms. Mendez, and Ms. Godinez for supporting our students the students every step of the way!

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:3/24/17
Audience: Homepage

Science Fair

Congratulations to each grade level winner of our annual Science Fair! 

Posted by: Karmin Mendoza Published:3/9/17
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To access the PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICIES and the PARENT COMPACT in English and/or Spanish, please click the attachments provided below.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:1/12/17
Audience: Homepage

SDMC Meeting 9/14/16 at 3:15 PM

FIRST SDMC MEETING for 2016-17 is on 9-14-16 at 3:15 PM.  See attached agenda.


TIME:   3:15 PM  to 4:15 PM


LOCATION:  Principal's office.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:9/12/16
Audience: Rose Anne Ruiz, Homepage, Academics, Students, Our School, Parents, Staff, STEAM Magnet, Principals, Sys Admins and Teachers

Transportation for last day of school

This is a reminder that Friday, June10, 2016, will be a Minimum Day with dismissal at 12:33 p.m. However, students who take the Magnet District bus will be picked-up at 2:05 p.m.


Students who receive transportation through the Special Education unit will be picked-up at 1:40 p.m.


Also, please note that the first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year will be August 16, 2016

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:6/9/16
Audience: Homepage

Culmination and Last Day of School

This Friday, June 10, Griffith Middle School will host the Culmination ceremony at East Los Angeles College. The event will begin promptly at 9:00am. Congratulations 8th Graders.


Last Day of Instruction for 6th and 7th grade students will be Friday, June 10, 2016. Dismissal time will be 12:33pm.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:6/7/16
Audience: Homepage

School Site Council Meeting - 06/08/16

SSC will meet this Wednesday June 8, 2016 in Library from 3:15pm - 4:30pm. Please click on attachment to open agenda.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:6/6/16
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Minimum Day Dismissal 4/29/16

This is a reminder that Friday, April 29, 2016 will be a Minimum Day dismissal at 12:33 p.m. However, students who take the magnet and special education District bus will have their regularly scheduled pick-up.

In addition, the following date is the only remaining Minimum Day schedule for the rest of the school year.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Please note May 2, 2016 is NOT a Minimum Day.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:4/26/16
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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress TEST

This year, students will take the CAASPP tests from April 11, 2016 through June 3, 2016. For additional information about CAASPP tests, you and your child can visit the Parent and Student tab of the California Department of Education at

You can also contact Victor Flores, Testing Coordinator 323-266-7429

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:4/4/16
Audience: Homepage

Parent Conferences April 7, 2016

We are proud to invite you to our Parent Conference on April 7, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to5:00 p.m. This is also a reminder that April 7, and April 8 are minimum days with dismissal at 12:33 p.m. Students who take the Magnet and special education bus will have their regularly scheduled pick-up.


The following dates are the remaining minimum days for the school year.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016


Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:4/4/16
Audience: Homepage

Open House

This Thursday 3/10 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, Griffith Middle School faculty and staff will be hosting Open House. Parking will be available for parents on the upper and lower fields.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:3/8/16
Audience: Homepage

College Day Thursdays

On November 5, we will kick off College Day Thursdays here at Griffith. The purpose of college day Thursday is to create a college-going culture among students at Griffith, and to inspire and support students in their pursuit of a college education. Every Thursday, students and staff members are encouraged to wear shirts, sweatshirts, jackets,and sweaters of their favorite

CLICK HERE for flyer

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:11/3/15
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7th Grade Spirit Week

Here are some pictures from this months 7th Grade Spirit Week. Thank you to all students you participated and showed Griffith 7th Grade PRIDE.

Crazy Hair Day

Twin Day

College Day

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:10/28/15
Audience: Homepage

Bulldog Word of the Week


1. close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact.

2. almost correct in value or amount

Examples: approximate time, cost, count and location:

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:10/28/15
Audience: Homepage

ESC East Magnet Fair Saturday, October 3, 2015

choices_header_9_23-01.pngCome discover everything that Magnet
schools on the eastside have to offer!

The 2015 East Area Choices Fair will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the ESC East Office located at 2151 N. Soto St. Los Angeles 90032. At the fair, elementary, middle and high school Magnet schools will have representatives on hand to provide information about their unique Magnet programs. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to discover everything that Magnet schools in Local District East have to offer. Please click on the pdf below for information.

This year, the Choices/Opciones Magnet application window is from Oct.1 through Nov. 13. All parents are encouraged to apply online at; however, paper Choices/Opciones brochures/applications will be accepted and are available at all LAUSD schools, offices, and public libraries during the application period. For more information about our Magnet programs and the online Magnet application process, parents may visit the District’s Magnet website:

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:9/20/15
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After-School All-Stars

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life.

Our vision is for our All-Stars to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go to college, to find careers they love and then give back to their communities.

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/29/15
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Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program

Partnerships between schools and communities that provide safe and exciting learning, health, social services, cultural and recreational programs after school, and on weekends for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Beyond the Bell Application

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/29/15
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Tdap Reminder for All 7th and 8th Grade Students

All students entering and advancing to the 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap booster vaccine.

Children must have required immunizations before they can attend school in
California. Parent/Guardian must present their child’s Immunization Record to
school staff as proof of immunization prior to admission. Please be sure that your child receives his/her Tdap vaccination prior to entering or advancing into the 7th grade and that the proof of Tdap immunization is on file in our Nurse's Office. Please click on link below for more information on LAUSD's immunization guidelines. Thank you.


Immunization Guidelines for School

Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/29/15
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Accessing The Meal Application

Parents and guardians can submit a meal application online.

The online application will be processed within 24 hours, and you will not have to fill out a paper application and mail it or hand it over to the Food Services Manager at your child's school.
The meal application process is federally mandated and the Food Services Division must follow all applicable regulations in order to continue to receive reimbursement funds. Each year the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division, must approve our meal application. Once approved, we begin the annual process of qualifying students for free and reduced meal benefits. We realize the process can often be quite confusing for parents and caregivers. Parents and guardians can submit a meal application online. 
***By clicking on the link below you can access the online meal application***
Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/29/15
Audience: Homepage

Parent Student Handbook
Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/12/15
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Online Meal Application


Parents and guardians may submit a meal application online. The application will be processed within 24 hours, and you will NOT have to fill out a paper copy.

To access the online meal application please visit:


Paper Application




Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/4/15
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Welcome Letter

Dear Parent/Guardians, 

Welcome to a new year at David Wark Griffith Middle School! 

I am excited to be back with our Griffith family and we are ready to have another great year. For those of you who are new to our family, my name is Ms. Rose Anne Ruiz, and I have worked as an educator for the Los Angeles School District for over 12 years. I have worked in the field of special education for over eleven years, and I have been an assistant principal at two different schools, Stevenson Middle School and Garfield High School. 

I came to Griffith Middle School having served in the District for 14 years.  Last school year, we implemented our College-Going-Culture thanks to a partnership with East Los Angeles College.  Our students were enrolled in college classes that transfer to high school credits and college units.  We will continue to offer this program to our students.  We are the only middle school in Local District East to have a seven period day.  This means we will provide our students with elective classes.  We are committed to providing our children with a quality education and ensuring that our students are prepared for high school.   

We have fully implemented the Common Core State Standards.  These standards focus on “real-world applications” for learning.  One of the major goals of Common Core is to prepare students to meet the demands of 21st century job market and we will offer programs that will enhance student learning.  I am confident that our students will excel. 

Please take a moment to read the following information, which outlines dates and other information that will help get your child’s school year off to a great start.  If you have any questions after reviewing this information, please stop in or call our school office at 323-266-7410.   

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  Students’ classroom assignments will be posted in front of the school. We look forward to seeing you, and especially your student(s) very soon! 



Rose Anne Ruiz 

School Hours: 


Monday-Wednesday- Friday                         

7:56 am- 2:58 pm 


7:56 am – 1:33 pm


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Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/4/15
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New Student Orientation

This is an invitation to Griffith Middle School’s incoming 6th and 7th grade Parent Orientation Program for the 2015/2016 school year. We sincerely hope you can attend our school at 10:00AM or at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 13th for this orientation.  Our meeting location will be in the auditorium.  Both meetings will provide the same information and will both be in English and Spanish.  There will be staff at the front door to assist you.


The orientation program will begin promptly at 10:00AM and 4:00 PM, and we ask that you make every effort to arrive promptly. Parking can be a challenge.


We look forward to welcoming you into the Griffith family. Our goal is to work closely with you to provide a cooperative and supportive environment where every child can learn. Together we can achieve this goal.


School will start on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 7:56AM to 1:28PM.  6th grade teachers will meet in the auditorium at 7:50 am and sit in a designated row in the front of the auditorium. 6th graders will meet their first period teachers in the auditorium, and go to their period one class from there.  New incoming 7th grade students will check Student Locators, posted throughout the campus, for the location of their FIRST PERIOD.  


Students Please Arrive Early!


I look forward to seeing your child on the first day of school and working with you throughout the year to ensure their continued success.





Rose Anne Ruiz



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Posted by: Rose Anne Ruiz Published:8/4/15
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