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PEACE 9th Grade Core Teachers

Ms. George- English and AVID



Mrs. Gutierrez- Intro to Social Justice



Mrs. Ferguson- Math, AVID and Gymnastics



Ms. Merrill- Earth Science and Biology



9th Grade

Leadership Opportunities

Are you interested in helping plan and facilitate PEACE Events? If yes, please see Ms. Merrill in room 824 for an application to become a PEACE Peer Leader.

PEACE's Introduction to Social Justice class makes PEACE 9th Grade unique.

Are you interested in looking at justice with a critical eye in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges in society?  PEACE's social justice class is ideal for you.


"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

9th Grade Project

Students will focus on the social justice topic of homelessness. This project will take place in math, Social Justice, English and science as well as outside of the classroom. As part of the PEACE 9th grade project on homelessness, students will research marketing techniques and create a print ad or public service announcement to help collect hygiene kits for the Bethune Transitional Center in Long Beach. In addition, students will volunteer at least one hour serving those experiencing homelessness and create a presentation on their experience. Important Dates and Details To Be Announced in Class.

UCLA Mobile Clinic Project: Year at a Glance

What is the UCLA Mobile Clinic?

Community mobile clinic project UCLA

9th Grade Interdisciplinary Project Essential Question: 

What is my ethical and social responsibility to the world?


Action Plan

  • Quarter 1: UCLA Mobile Clinic Fact Finding Research
    • Skills Mastery Foci: Research and Collaborative Conversation
  • Quarter 2: Student created UCLA Mobile Clinic Discussion Board
    • Skills Mastery Foci: Argumentative Writing (support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.)  & Collaborative Conversations.
  • Quarter 3: Write an UCLA Mobile Clinic Action Plan
    • Skills Mastery Foci:Time Management; develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
  • Quarter 4: UCLA Mobile Clinic Action Plan Implementation and Schoolwide Presentation
    • Skills Mastery Foci: Collaborative Conversation; Time Management; Effective Communication; Argumentative Writing

Service Learning

STAMP Sheet and Events

Students are required to attend at least six events during their freshmen year.  As a record for attendance, students will collect Stamps on their stamp sheet. Events will include PEACE sponsored events such as the Fall Annual Mixer, Spring Celebration Event, various sporting events as well as school sponsored events such as our homecoming game and theater productions. Additional Stamp Sheets

PEACE Annual Mixer- December 15, 2017

The Annual PEACE Mixer event is organized by the PEACE Peer Leaders to help freshmen get to know the upper classmen in the academy.

Suggested Materials

Recommended Materials

3 Sets of dividers- (one set for each core PEACE class, but others may be needed for elective classes), Several pencils, Several red pens, Several blue or black pens, Scientific calculator (dollar tree brand okay, as long as has trigonometry capabilities), Lined paper, Spiral notebook for English class notes

Correction tape


Graph paper,Portable Stapler, Box of Kleenex, Colored pencils, Pencil Sharpener