From the Desk of Jerry Freedman

Dear Alums,

I miss you!! I’m not just saying that – it’s true!! I started teaching at LACHSA in 1986. I am STILL teaching here!! (I can’t leave!!) I taught for 25 years before LACHSA existed, and I wish I could have spent all of my teaching years here. So many amazing students have come through our doors.

Google SurveySince many graduated before we had email addresses, our student records aren’t as complete as we’d like them to be. The Arts High Foundation and the LACHSA Alumni Association would love to keep in touch. If you’d like to connect with your LACHSA community and find out ways to get involved, please take a moment to complete this short survey. (View survey)

You can also keep in touch through social media: Arts High Foundation, LACHSA Alumni Association, and Freedman LACHSA Group.

For those who don’t know, we have been in our very own building on campus for the past 5 or 6 years!! (It was built where many of you went to smoke – Lot “F”. I know you did!!). It contains a black box theater where many student performances are held. This building is your home, and always will be. If you live in the area or when you visit, I hope you will come and see one of the many student performances.

In the last few years, we have added Musical ​ Theater and Cinematic Arts Departments. Check out the award winning “Cool Jerry” video based on the story of my first date! It won the 64 Hour Film Festival. (The students were given various plot ideas on a Friday at about 5 PM. They had to write, cast, film, and edit their 10-minute film and turn in the finished product on Monday at 8 AM!) (Watch video)

You have meant so much to me. I know the faculty, administration, and staff think so highly of you. All the best. Stay in touch. I hope to see you at a reunion or at least hear about what you have been doing.

I will close with the following video produced last year by the California Lottery supporting public education. Hint: it’s about LACHSA, 3 alumni, and a certain teacher.
(Watch video)

Jerry Freedman
Social Studies Department
LACHSA

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