Signal Hill has a mission to ensure all students reach their greatest potential.


Every student will be a responsible, productive citizen in a diverse and competitive world.

Principal's Message

Welcome Back to the 2017-2018 School Year!
It is with great pride and excitement that I write my opening letter for this 2017-2018 school year! Last year was another successful year as we exceeded both our ELA and Math SBAC school-wide goals in grades 3rd-5th and closed the achievement gap in ELA for our African American students!! In addition, we had more students passing foundational reading skills, benchmarks and math facts’ assessments, in grades TK-5, as compared to the previous year. It is with your continued support that we will continue to achieve this year.
This year we welcome the following new staff members: Rio George, 5th Grade Teacher; Terri Rivera, Kindergarten Teacher; Lori Dowe, Speech Teacher; Lynn Saroyan, School Psychologist and Stacy La, School Nurse. These individuals come to us with years of experience and we are confident that they will continue to help us fulfill our mission of ensuring our students reach their greatest potential every day.
As you begin to plan for this school year, please remember that we are now on the traditional calendar with all of our neighboring elementary, middle and high schools. Please review your school calendars that came home with your children on the first day of school.
Finally, I am posing the following challenge to each and every one of you: no unexcused absences in the coming year. Unfortunately, last year, we did not meet our attendance goal. Our goal for ALL students, including kindergarteners, is that they do not have more than 3 attendance marks on their student record. This includes all absences that keep a student away from their education. Research shows that students with excellent attendance, in elementary, have higher high school graduation rates. Our parents care about their children and value their education. Together, we will meet this goal and ensure that our students are college and career ready upon high school graduation.
Looking forward to another amazing school year.
With Dino Pride,
Mrs. Lavelle

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Signal Hill News


The Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31. The rules are the same as last year, with three age categories for stories and drawings:

  • Elementary grades (K-5)
  • Middle grades (6-8)
  • High school grades (9-12)

Here are the rules:

  • The deadline is Monday, Oct. 23.
  • All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment.  Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
  • Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
  • Artwork must be original (no tracings).
  • Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
  • The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at or call 562-499-1280.


View attached flier for details.


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Today: 9/24/17

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