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Hollenbeck Middle School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Hollenbeck Middle School Mock Trial Team 


    Former Junior Riders at Rose Parade

    Fifteen (15) former Junior Riders join this year's Tournament of Roses Parade as part of the LAUSD All City Band.  As part of the 360 students representing schools from across the district, these students also represent Mendez, Roosevelt, and Bravo High Schools.  Their participation in the event is a proof that Hollenbeck has a great and solid music program and it is also a testament to our school wide efforts to improve our school community.


    Hollenbeck is LA County Mock Trials Champion


    Hollenbeck’s Mock Trial team earned First Place at the Los Angeles County's 41st Annual Mock Trial competition.  The competition started with over 60 middle school teams from public and private schools. Congratulations to our dedicated students and coaches who spent countless hours preparing for the competition.  This is an outstanding achievement for our school and the Boyle Heights community.

    A special thank you to our dedicated volunteer attorney coach Mr. Leonard Linares. His time and commitment to the Hollenbeck team over the years has been critical to the team’s success.

    Team Members: Dania Alejandres,  Elsy Carrillo, Jose Cruz,  Andrea Cueva, Maximus Flores, Nathalie Galvan, Natalie Jeronimo, Ashley Lopez, Justina Lucas, Beyonce Maldonado, Amber Mash, Clarissa Pelaez, Melanie Sanchez, Kyara Sandoval, Kevin Zaldana

    Coaches: Ms. Waits-Smith, Ms. Joanne Nielsen,  Mr. Leonard Linares, and Ms. Alvarado

    One of the teachers said: "This is so inspirational!! A reminder of the capital we have as educators and the potential our students possess. We are the change we have been seeking!!"

    "Feelings Matter" — The Winning Art Piece


     Congratulations to Emmy Fuentes.  Emmy, a 7th grade student,  was the winner of  the  Partnership Arts Competition among its middle schools. The theme of  the  contest  was  Celebrating Restorative Communities. Emmy’s project, “Feelings Matter”,  was  selected #1 out of all 11 Partnership middle schools.



     Tree-Lighting Ceremony


    Hollenbeck staff celebrates the annual  tree-lighting event as part of its tradition to welcome the holiday season. The event was filled with music and food.  Kudos to the organizers and volunteers.

    Dual Enrollment Program

    Hollenbeck Middle School and the East Los Angeles College (ELAC) will join
    forces to provide opportunities for HMS Junior riders to earn college credit
    through its dual enrollment program for middle schools.

    Junior Riders will be able to take Robotics classes at HMS for  college credit in the Spring Semester.


    school calendar

    2018 / 2019 dates and school holidays for Hollenbeck Middle


    Period / Break First Day  Last Day
    Semester 1   August 14, 2018  Tuesday  December 14, 2018  Friday
    Semester 2 January 7, 2019  Monday  June 7, 2019  Friday
    Thanksgiving Holiday November 22, 2018  Thursday  November 23, 2018  Friday
    Christmas and Winter Break December 17, 2018  Monday  January 4, 2019  Friday
    Spring Break April 15, 2019  Monday  April 19, 2019  Friday
    hms jr rough rider band & orchestra
    The Hollenbeck Music program is a highlight of our community school. Under the direction of Mr. Erick Quintanilla, the music program features a full band and orchestra program. The music program also offers beginning band, beginning strings and beginning percussion as a requirement for the Advanced music classes.
    Our Band and Orchestra have performed at numerous events and have received countless awards from competitions to local and city dignitaries. Our Band and Orchestra also have the honor of performing at both Disneyland and California Adventure.

    hms magnet centers of excellence

    Science/Technology/Engineering Math/Medicine

    Students at Hollenbeck STEM Medical Magnet follow a comprehensive and academically oriented core curriculum in the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies.  Special emphasis is placed on science, mathematics and technology.  The rigorous project-based curriculum is designed to encourage academic excellence, to challenge each student at his/her own level, and to foster the development of character strengths, and skills needed for success.
    • 6th Grade Student Teacher ratio:  27:1
    • Filed Trips:  Astrocamp, Catalina, Sea World, Aquarium of the Pacific, College Filed Trips, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Cal State LA, USC.
    • Project Lead the Way Electives - Medical Detectives, Robotics, Exploration Science.
    • Linked Learning STEM Pathway
    • Apple Technology
    • Accelerated Math Program
    • Clubs - Robotics, Hiking, Students Run LA

    Law and Public Service Academy

    The Magnet Academy of Law and Public Service will be the center of excellence for preparing the next generation of legal professionals, law enforcement agents, public servants and community leaders.  Our students will develop civic awareness of the challenges facing our world in the 21st century and will be prepared to meet those challenges.  We will inspire students to lead, and to work for a more just and inclusive society.

    Other Events

    Other Events in 2018 / 2019 for Hollenbeck Middle

        Event   Date
    Unassigned Days
    April 1, 2019  Monday
    Last Day of School
    June 7, 2019
    Pupil-free day
    June 10, 2019  Monday

    ILT Meeting         3 — 4 pm

    January 8, 2019 Tuesday
    AR benchmark

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