Friends of Reed – Humanities Academy


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Humanities Laser Tag – August 30th

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018 in 6th GRADE, 7th GRADE, 8th GRADE, E V E N T S, Front Page | 0 comments

Celebrate BACK-to-SCHOOL and Meet New Friends!


will be Thursday, August 30th  at Ultrazone in Sherman Oaks

6th graders only at 6 pm // 7th and 8th graders at 7 pm.

Look for fliers at Orientation +  in your child’s backpack.

Advanced tickets are $25, tickets will be $30 at the door.

We need parent volunteers to donate water, baked goods, and to work this super fun event!






ULTRAZONE // Sherman Oaks, CA






6th Grade Pali Camp

Posted by on Aug 4, 2018 in 6th GRADE, E V E N T S, Field Trips / Enriched Learning | 0 comments

Humanities Academy offers an overnight field trip at every grade level. For 6th grade, that trip is to Pali Camp, located in the San Bernardino Mountains near Lake Arrowhead. Pali Camp is not only an educational experience, meeting some of our science standards, but it is also a trip where students get a chance to meet the kids in their academy away from school and bond with them on a personal level. Beyond that, it is also a time where they are met with individual challenges, team building, and have an opportunity to overcome and grow alongside their school community. The trip is lead by Ms. Siminski along with the other 6th grade Humanities teachers, and has become a truly wonderful experience for our 6th graders to share.

2018 Pali Camp Details:

Camp Dates: October 24–26

First Deposit:  $50 / due Friday, Aug. 18

Final payment of $300 / due Wed., Aug. 30

Total Cost: $350 (includes 3 day / 2 night trip stay, meals, bus transportation, instruction + camp chaperones) 

Back to School Night

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in E V E N T S | 0 comments

Back to School Night is Wednesday, August 29th, 6p-8p. Food sales will begin at 5pm.

Families will have a chance to visit the classrooms according to a bell schedule.

8th Grade Leadership Camp

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in 8th GRADE, E V E N T S, Field Trips / Enriched Learning, Front Page | 0 comments

FOR-Humanities is excited to bring a new parent-organized retreat to our 8th Grade Class this year at the WOLF Camp in Malibu over the weekend of May 18-20th. This 3 day / 2 night trip will focus on valuable leadership and team building skills. Through fun and challenging activities, students will celebrate their middle school years and bond with their friends as they get ready to move on to new adventures. The oceanside location at Wolf Camp features private beach access, challenging high and low ropes courses, a 65-foot climbing wall, beautiful tide pools, outdoor amphitheater, Olympic size swimming pool and an archery range. The camp covers over 120 acres with upscale cabins nestled off the Pacific Coast Highway. A detailed itinerary of activities will follow soon. More information about this camp can be found online at

2018 8th Grade Camp details:

• WOLF Camp / Hess Kramer located in Malibu, California

• May 18th-20th 2018

• Cost: $400 per student

8th Grade Camp Letter

Carta del Campamento de 8 Grado

Wolf Camp Medical Information Form

Wolf Camp Liability Waiver

WOLF Camp Final Forms

English Non-Sponsored Trip Form

Spanish Non-Sponsored Trip Form


7th Grade AstroCamp

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in 7th GRADE, Field Trips / Enriched Learning | 0 comments

Humanities Academy offers an overnight field trip at every grade level. For 7th grade, that trip is to AstroCamp, located in the San Jacinto Mountains near the town of Idyllwild, two hours east of Los Angeles. AstroCamp is a hands-on physical science program with an emphasis on astronomy and space exploration. In addition to being a lot fun, it meets science content standards for California, inspiring students with learning centers geared to our specific grade level. A Micro Gravity Lab, zip line, ropes courses, a Mars based rock wall, and laser/star gazing, represent just a few of the options our group has to choose from when we attend.

2018 AstroCamp Details:

Camp Dates: February 16–18

First Deposit:  $100 / due Thursday, Oct. 5

Final payment of $225 / due Thursday, Jan. 11

Total Donation Cost: $325 (includes 3 day / 2 night trip stay, meals, bus transportation, instruction + camp chaperones) 

2018 AstroCamp Letter

6th Grade Summer Assignment

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in 6th GRADE | 0 comments

A Letter to Ms. Siminski and Ms. Esterman

Welcome 6th Graders! Over the summer, please write us a letter introducing yourself. This will be a way for us to get to know you and give us a writing sample.

A friendly letter contains:

  • The date
  • A salutation, i.e. Dear Ms. Esterman and Ms. Siminski,
  • The body of the letter written in first person, paragraphs with appropriate spacing and indentions
  • A conclusion
  • A closing, i.e. Sincerely, Your name

In the body of the letter, please address some of the following topics:

  • Family
  • Pets
  • Hobbies
  • Goals for the future
  • Favorite/Least favorite subjects and why
  • Friends
  • Books
  • Movies/TV shows
  • Sports/Activities you participate in
  • Music
  • What you’re looking forward to

You may type or handwrite your letter. Please make it neat. Remember you are writing this to your teacher, so make sure your spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct.

6th Grade Supply List 2017-2018

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in 6th GRADE | 0 comments

These are the supplies you will need to have during the school year in the Humanities Academy. Note: A few teacher-specific supplies may also be requested on the first day of school.


Two composition books- English

Loose leaf lined paper in 1 1/2” binder with 5 dividers

3 spiral 1-subject notebooks- Math, Science

Pencils (if mechanical, bring extra lead)

Pencil sharpener with case for shavings

Blue or Black pens (colored pens for correcting)

Index cards

Glue sticks

Corrective Tape (Not White Out Liquid!!)

Colored Pencils



Ruler-metric system included

Carry a book to read at all times!


Recommended supplies but not necessary:

Blunt end scissors

Flash drive

School Supplies List – Ms. Bobrosky

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in 7th GRADE, 7th-Ms. Kinsey (Bobrosky), 8th GRADE, 8th-Ms. Kinsey (Bobrosky) | 0 comments

Ms. Bobrosky’s List:
•    9 1/2″ x 11″ Spiral notebook–at least 3 subject w/pockets  (it needs to the larger spiral so 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper will fit and not have edges hanging out)
•    2 glue sticks
•    colored pencils w/sharpener
•    2 blue or black pens
•    1 red pen
•    highlighter

7/8th Grade Summer Homework

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in Ms. Dagilis 7th | 0 comments

7th and 8th graders…. Ms. Dagilis has a little Summer Homework for you!  The assignments can be found at:

Remember FOR-HA this Giving Season

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in 6th GRADE, 7th GRADE, 8th GRADE, Front Page | 0 comments

Dear Families,

As 2016 draws to a close, many of you are considering your charitable donations for the year.  We’d love for you to consider making a donation to Friends of Humanities Academy.  Your donation goes directly to helping your child’s teachers make the classroom more interesting, challenging, and more engaging. FORHA donations are the reason that our kids have laptops in the classroom, overnight field trips to Pali Camp and Nature Bridge, UpFront and Scope Magazines for classroom use, the list goes on and on.  We need your help to continue to provide this unique middle school experience for these unique Humanities students.

FORHA works closely with other groups at Walter Reed, such as Music and Friends of Reed, which benefit all students at Reed.  We encourage you to consider donating to these groups as well as to FORHA.

Thank you, have a wonderful holiday season, and we’ll see you in the New Year!

~Your Friends at FORHA