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Parent Involvement

Lawrence Middle School has a very active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and Parent Center. For more information, contact Marsha Minassian, PTO Treasurer, at (818) 678-7928 or Allison Schimke, Parent Center, at (818) 678-7900. Their website is under construction.

Title IX Notification

Federal Title IX and state law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender, which includes prohibiting acts of sexual harassment. Sex discrimination/sexual harassment is illegal. The Title IX Complaint Managers for our school are: Mrs. Whiteley,  Assistant Principals Office, Chuck Arballo, Counseling Office, and Thane Opfell, Assistant Principals Office. They may be contacted in person, through the main office number of (818)678-7900, or by e-mail by clicking on the Teachers tab on the school's web page.


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School Office Hours


7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

(818) 678-7900

Fax:  (818) 349-4539



Several years ago as a part of the LAUSD effort to provide resources for campus beautification, wildflowers were planted in two barren median strips in the parking lot. Recent rains have provided superior conditions for them to carpet the formerly dry and dusty areas. Seen in this picture: Desert Sand Verbena (Abronia villosa).


English learners who have not passed the annual CELDT assessment will have an opportunity to take it again during the time span of March 13-24, 2017. Click on the links below for further information.


Please click on the links below to view the Parent Newsletter for March 2017.

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Principal's Desk




Dear Lawrence Middle School Community,


Dear Members of the Lawrence Middle School Community,

In my February letter to you, I indicated that the Interim Assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics were in progress.  I am pleased to inform you that the Interim Assessments have been completed.


The window for the Smarter Balanced Assessments from the State of California will go from April 24 to May 19, 2017, for all students.  Additionally, 8th grade students will take the California Science Test (CAST) on April 5, 6, and 7, through their Science classes.  I would like to emphasize the importance of school attendance on testing days, which includes not only arriving on time but also not leaving early.  Please do not make dental or medical appointments on testing dates, unless it is an emergency.


I hope to see you all in our upcoming “Coffee with the Principal” on March 28, 2017, in the Parent Center. (Parking is available on Lemarsh Street)


Thank you for your continued support.


Very truly yours,



Ms. Marilu Pigliapoco





Lawrence Mission and Vision Statements

Mission:   To provide a safe, respectful, academically challenging learning environment in which students grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially to prepare to become responsible citizens.


Vision:    Lawrence Middle School is a place where students, staff, and faculty will be respected, while working as a team to produce academically independent thinkers.