2018 TUSD College Fair

On, Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Torrance High School, students and parents will have the chance to learn about, and meet with, representatives from various colleges and universities in California and nationwide. The College Fair is an annual event jointly sponsored by the Torrance Unified School District, Torrance Council of PTAs, and the PTAs at North, South, Torrance, and West High Schools. The purpose of the College Fair is to help students navigate the various steps of the college application. The event provides students and parents the opportunity to speak to representatives from a variety of schools, including community colleges, regional occupational programs, state colleges, universities, private schools, and the Ivy Leagues.

The College Fair also provides students and parents the opportunity to participate in workshops that cover a wide range of topics, including admissions processes, scholarship opportunities, and preparing for college entrance exams. TUSD counselors and college-career counseling coordinators will also be available to answer questions.

All students are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this event. It is never too early to begin thinking about college and which one will best serve your future educational goals. There is a college or program that is right for every student’s future career plans.

The College Fair is free and open to the public. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Torrance High gym. Torrance High is located at 2200 West Carson Street, Torrance, California 90501. Parking is available on the backside of the school on Del Amo Blvd.   THS-College-workshop-schedule-2018

1 Academy of Art University Washington, D.C.
San Francisco, CA
2 American University
Washington, D.C.
3 American University of Paris, The
Paris, France
4 Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
5 Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA
6 Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
7 Bard College
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
8 Biola University
La Mirada, CA
9 Boise State University
Boise, ID
10 Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
11 C2 education -Torrance
Torrance, CA
12 California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
13 California State University Maritime Academy
Vallejo, CA
14 California State, East Bay
Hayward, CA
15 Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
16 College Internship Program- CIP
Long Beach, CA
17 Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO
18 Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
19 Complete College Consulting
Torrance, CA
20 Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, CA
22 Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
23 Cottey College
Nevada, MO
21 El Camino College
Hawthorne, CA
24 Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
Los Angeles, CA
25 Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ
26 Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
27 Haverford College
Haverford, PA
28 Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, HI
29 Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA
30 Johnson & Wales University
Providence, RI
31 Life Pacific College
San Dimas, CA
32 Long Beach Job Corps Center
Long Beach, CA
33 Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
34 Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
35 Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia
36 Marymount California University
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
37 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Boston, MA
38 MEI International Academy
Ontario, Canada
39 Musicians Institute
Hollywood, CA
IDA Hollywood
Hollywood, CA
40 Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
41 Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
42 Northumbria University
Newcastle, UK
43 Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
44 Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
45 Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA
46 Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
47 PJ Test Prep
Torrance, CA
48 Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
49 Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA
50 Savannah College of Art and Design, The
Savannah, GA
51 Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
52 Smith College Northampton, MA
53 SoCal ROC
Torrance, CA
54 Southern CA Institute of Architecture
Los Angeles, CA
55 Stanford University
Stanford, CA
56 Sylvan of Torrance
Torrance, CA
57 Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
58 Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
59 The Princeton Review
Los Angeles, CA
60 Universal Technical Institute
Los Angeles, CA
61 University at Albany (SUNY)
Albany, New York
62 University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
63 University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
64 California National Guard
65 United States Air Force ROTC
66 United States Army
67 United States Coast Guard Academy
68 United States Marines
69 New Mexico Military Institute
Roswell, NM
70 University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
71 University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
72 University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
73 University of California, Merced
Merced, CA
74 University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
75 University of California,Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
76 University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA
77 Tutor Doctor
Torrance, CA
78 University of Georgia
Athens, GA
79 University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Honolulu, HI
80 University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
81 University of Maryland
College Park, MD
82 University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Lowell, MA
83 University of Montana
Missoula, MT
84 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
85 University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV
86 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
87 University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
88 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
89 University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
90 University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
91 University Saint Katherine, The
San Marcos, CA
92 University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
(More listed on back side)
93 University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
94 University of the Pacific
Stockton
95 Utah State University
Logan, UT
96 Vanguard University
Costa Mesa, CA
97 Vatel Institute of Hospitality Management at Alliant International University
Los Angeles, CA
98 Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
99 William & Mary College
Williamsburg, VA
100 Woodbury University
Burbank, CA
101 California Community Colleges Career Education Campaign
102 Torrance Unified School District Counselors and Various brochures from non-attending schools
103 Torrance Education Foundation
104 South Bay Enrichment Academy (TEF) K-12 Summer School
105 Torrance Council of PTSAs

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Onizuka Space Science Day and Student Art Contest: For Students in grades 5-12

The 2018 Onizuka Space Science Day will be on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to science-minded students in grades 5-12. The Ellison S. Onizuka Memorial Committee, El Camino College, and American Honda Motor Co. Inc. sponsor the free hands-on conference. Space Science day is a very popular event and spaces fill up quickly. Students must register to attend the event, please register here: bit.ly/eccspace

This year’s featured NASA Astronaut is Robert Shane Kimbrough. Kimbrough is a veteran of two spaceflights, the first being a Space Shuttle flight and the second being a 6-month mission to the International Space Station. He has a total of 6 spacewalks and has logged a total of 189 days in space.

Students will participate in hands-on science activities and experiments, egg drop and paper plane competitions, as well as classroom presentations and demonstrations led by El Camino College professors and guests from other institutions, such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Lunch is free for the first 900 students.

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in which Astronaut Ellison Onizuka perished along with the six other crew members. The annual event was created to honor Onizuka’s memory and his dream of inspiring youth to strive for their career goals.

Art Contest:

Student-artists are encouraged to enter their original creations in El Camino College’s 2018 Onizuka Space Science Day Arts Contest.

The winner will receive an invitation to bring three guests to attend the Onizuka Space Science Day Dinner with NASA Astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough on Friday, March 19, 2018. Entries are due by 10 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Students should create original artwork inspired by the theme “Space Through My Eyes.” Accepted genres of artwork include drawing, painting, printmaking, computer-generated image, photograph or photographic collage.

To enter the art contest, email a scan or photo of the artwork to spaceday@elcamino.edu or mail to Brian Hayden c/o Space Science Day Arts Contest, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA, 90506. Entries should include the student’s name, age, home address, phone number, parent or guardian email, grade in school, teacher’s name and current school.

For more information, email spaceday@elcamino.edu or call 310-660-3487.

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Torrance Parent Workshops 2018

The TUSD Family Enrollment Welcome Center (FWEC) is hosting a parent workshop on Social Emotional Learning, Bullying & Social Media on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018. Please see attached flyer for additional information.

Additionally, every Wednesday, starting January 17th through February 21st, the FWEC will host a series of active parenting workshops. Each session covers different topics and attendees can attend any of the sessions. Please see flyer for additional information.

The District is also now able to offer a new online resource to parents through our partnership with South Bay Families Connected. This online resource offers parents access to free resources and opportunities to learn more about issues and challenges their child may be experiencing.

Please check out the new resource at our TUSD Families connected link below: http://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org/tusd

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Best Home Improvements that Pay

What home improvements pays off?

  • Steel entry door replacements
  • Garage Door Replacement
  • Wood Deck Addition
Best Home Improvements that Pay

Best Home Improvements that Pay

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College Faire at THS

 

On, Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Torrance High School, students and parents will have the chance to learn about, and meet with, representatives from various colleges and universities in California and nationwide. The College Fair is an annual event jointly sponsored by the Torrance Unified School District, Torrance Council of PTAs, and the PTAs at North, South, Torrance, and West High Schools. The purpose of the College Fair is to help students navigate the various steps of the college application. The event provides students and parents the opportunity to speak to representatives from a variety of schools, including community colleges, regional occupational programs, state colleges, universities, private schools, and the Ivy Leagues.

The College Fair also provides students and parents the opportunity to participate in workshops that cover a wide range of topics, including admissions processes, scholarship opportunities, and preparing for college entrance exams. TUSD counselors and college-career counseling coordinators will also be available to answer questions.

All students are encouraged to attend and take advantage of this event. It is never too early to begin thinking about college and which one will best serve your future educational goals. There is a college or program that is right for every student’s future career plans.

The College Fair is free and open to the public. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Torrance High gym. Torrance High is located at 2200 West Carson Street, Torrance, California 90501. Parking is available on the backside of the school on Del Amo Blvd.

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Nine Commonly Unchecked Potential Disasters in Your Home

Home maintenance not only helps to maintain your homes value, it will help your future sale.

Please consider these items that require a regular checkup schedule:

  • Test your smoke and fire alarms and replace batteries if needed. This simple step could save your life.
  • Replace the filters in your furnace, air conditioner, etc. regularly as recommended by the manufacturers.
  • Inspect your fire extinguisher, making sure it is fully charged, the lock pin is intact and the discharge nozzle is not clogged.
  • Vacuum air supply and air return registers to eliminate dust buildup.
    Schedule semi-annual maintenance inspections on your heating and cooling system to ensure proper performance.
  • Grind up ice cubes in your garbage disposal to clean the blades, then grind up citrus fruit rinds with baking soda to prevent or eliminate unpleasant odors.
  • Check for cracks in the caulking around your windowsills, counter tops, faucets, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, backsplashes and any other area that apply.
  • Drain two gallons of water from your water heater to remove sediment from the bottom of the tank.
  • Take a walk around the outside of your home regularly to look for any potential problems.
  • Don’t defer maintenance on your home. Resolving issues promptly will typically save money in the long run.
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Torrance

Founded in 1921, Torrance   is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles . Situated near the Pacific coast line in Los Angeles. Torrance   is a big trade center having all the necessary facilities like amongst the best schools in the State, excellent medical care and transportation.

The climate of Torrance is pleasant. The temperature is warm and the humidity level is not very high. But you can chill out at the beach, public parks and golf courts. Torrance has twenty four parks with tennis courts and swimming pools .There are 350 acres of open space and gardens. Madrona Marsh Nature Center is one of the real estate popular among the residents.

For those who aspire to buy real estate, there are plenty of options to choose from. You can choose your home near the ocean as well as in the original historic area.

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Happy New Year From Torrance, CA

Torrance and Rose Parade 2018




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Torrance Arts Early 2018

Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation

 

Watch out for these shows coming in early 2018!
National Theatre Live: Amadeus
Saturday, January 14, 2018, at 2:00 pm
Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London, Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones) stars as Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, Amadeus.  Experience the best of British theatre up close and personal – for a fraction of the cost!
Steve Valentine –
Life & Other Deceptions
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm
 Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Actor, voice-over actor, and two-time Magic Castle ™ Close Up Magician of the Year, Steve Valentine, takes you on a wild ride through his extraordinary life in his one-man show Life & Other Deceptions.  Part performance, part intricate magic act, his show has been called “hilarious, dramatic, touching, intimate, raunchy, and mind blowing”.
Backstage With the Beatles
Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Bob Eubanks, TV host, producer, and the only living person to have produced Beatles concerts in America, has created a show to share never-before-seen photos and personal stories about being backstage with the Beatles.  With live music played by Ticket to Ride, the ultimate Beatles tribute band.
Joel Gaines & Friends

Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Joel Gaines is back again to thrill audiences with another Studio Cabaret performance!  Listening to Joel’s music is like tasting Gumbo for the first time, every time; there are so many delicious flavors happening at once!  A popular favorite not to be missed!
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Torrance Schools Lead Nation in Science Protocol

As schools nationwide take on the most comprehensive overhaul of science standards in 20 years, a school district in a quiet suburb of Los Angeles has become a pace-setter. Without relying on outside funding, or major grant money, Torrance Unified has trained more than 500 teachers and has unveiled the new standards to all 24,000 students in the district.

By devoting thousands of hours to teacher training, the district has shown teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade how to explain a scientific phenomenon in a new way to their students — by letting the students discover the answers on their own, instead of memorizing facts from a textbook.

“We feel science is the center of a good education, so this has been a priority for us from the beginning. But there are fundamental things we’ve done that all districts can do,” said Amy Argento, one of three classroom science teachers the district assigned to train their colleagues. “What we’ve done is replicable anywhere. Any district can do this.”

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