It's a hot one out there, folks! We have a big week this week at ESLA. Don't let it wear you down, though, for a four-day weekend starts on Friday! 

This week, our 7th Grade is off on their class retreat (see Jack Norland scaling the tower above!), Upper School Back-to-School night, offering parents a glimpse at their students' daily academic life, happens on Wednesday evening, and Thursday is Middle School LAB DAY. 

There is no school on Friday (Faculty Work Day). Thursday pick-up is 3:30 sharp for those not participating in athletics. All after school athletics, including club sports, will meet until 5:00 pm. 

AT A GLANCE:

  • ESLA Athletics Report
  • Calendar of Events 
  • Student Summer Program Spotlight: Steven Burgos 

Revisit:


Athletics Report

 

Middle School Volleyball

The Middle School girls Volleyball schedule has been finalized and can be found at  http://www.onfiya.org/volleyball/la-league

Please note that our first game is on Monday 10/3 even though there is no school that day. 

 

Upper School Volleyball

Unfortunately, the Upper School volleyball game was cancelled last week, but we are looking forward to the game against Alliance Neuwirth tomorrow (9/27) at 4pm at Poinsettia Rec Center. 

 

Cross Country

Both Upper School and Middle School cross country races begin this week with the Middle Schoolers running on Wednesday at Kenneth Hahn Park and the Upper School running on Thursday at Elysian Park. 

 

Red vs. White Capture the Flag

Last week saw the first Red vs. White competition of the year with a tense game of Capture the Flag. The event saw over 50 students and 13 faculty battle it out for their teams to secure the first athletic points of the year. 

The Middle School game could not have been closer with Jackson Holley starting for the White team, almost scoring to tie the game 3-3 with the final play, but, alas, the play did not stick. Some great defense from the Red team gave that side a 3-2 victory. 

The Upper School game was not so close. Despite being outnumbered the White team outfoxed the Red team, taking home a 3-1 victory, Gavin Cho and Ryley Thompson working as a perfect duo of speed and stealth for the White team. 

The faculty game was even more one sided with the Red team racing to a 6-1 victory. Red team had a 2 person advantage and made the most of it, despite the valiant efforts of Ms. Johnson and the rookie, Mr. Pearson, who showed some good moves. 

SQUASH EVENT AT LAAC

Please see review information for an event at LAAC - a squash match between two players in the current world top 20. They are also offering coaching clinics.


Calendar of Events:

MONDAY, SEPT. 26 - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: 7TH GRADE RETREAT

And they're off! Pick up is at the Schoolhouse on 9/27 at 5:00 PM.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 - UPPER SCHOOL BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT

6:00 - 8:15 PM at the Digital Jungle. 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29 - MIDDLE SCHOOL LAB DAY

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 - NO SCHOOL

Thursday pick-up is 3:30 sharp for those not participating in athletics. All after school athletics, including club sports, will meet until 5:00 pm. 


Student Summer Program Spotlight

Steven represents ESLA as he looks out over Barcelona. 

This past July, Steven Burgos (11th Grade) embarked on an intensive summer program run by Columbia University in Barcelona. During his time abroad, Steven, who already speaks Spanish, learned Catalan, the language spoken in the Spanish region of Catalonia. He and his fellow students examined the history, art, and urban development of Barcelona, enriching their understanding of how European communities develop local, regional, national, and international identities. 

In Steven's own words, "I now know that traveling is one of my priories in life. Visiting new places and getting to know different people and cultures is an unreal feeling and it opens your mind to many great things. Getting to know my origins and my dad’s side of the family from his lineage...was an incredible feeling. My Spanish patriotism truly sparked. Barcelona will always have a special place in my heart...I met great people and shared laughs like no other. I will always vividly remember my Summer of 2016 trip to Barcelona."

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