Friends of Reed – Humanities Academy

Ms. Bobrosky-Kinsey (History)

7th & 8th  Grade World History.

Ms. Kinsey grew up at Walter Reed– her father has been at Reed for 38 years. She was inspired by the teachers she was surrounded by, and knew early on that teaching was what she wanted to do. After getting her B.A in English at CSUN in 2008, she had experience in several schools before getting lucky enough to land a teaching position at Reed. Originally starting as the Culinary Academy’s English/ History teacher, she is happy to be teaching in the Humanities Academy, following the greats like Gold and Eskander (two of the amazing teachers who started the academy and have since retired)!

Her website is
Parents can email her at


  • 8.5″ x 11″ Spiral (a regular sheet of paper should fit inside with no edges hanging over)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Blue or Black Pen, as well as a Pencil
  • Highlighter
  • Colored Pencils and Sharpener

Woosley Fire Donations

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Humanities Academy is collecting anything and everything for the fire victims who have lost everything. If you have dog food, bikes, clothes, dishes, blankets, towels, etc… please bring to school. You can drop off to Ms. Szymanski or Ms. Holbrook’s room. It is the season for giving, but also has been a time of devastation to many of our local residents who have lost everything. Let us be thankful for what we have, and inspire our kids to give a little of what they have. Donations will be collected until Winter Break…and possibly after if still needed.


Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are THANKFUL for…
• Our amazing teachers and their commitment to the Humanities Academy!

• Our fabulous volunteers who are dedicated to this vibrant and active SLC!

• Our students who we believe are the brightest and most creative minds in MS!

Thanksgiving is truly a time to be THANKFUL for all the good things in your life.

We hope that you count the Humanities Academy as one of those things to be THANKFUL for. As our ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN continues we hope that you will keep us in mind during this giving season.

FOR/HA (Friends of Reed /Humanities Academy) needs YOU!

FOR/HA Provides:

• Technology in the classroom (laptops, software & maintenance)

• Text Books, Classic Novels, & Work Books

• Magazine Subscriptions

• Science Laboratory Equipment & Supplies

• Teacher Supplies & Equipment

• Academic Enrichment – Shakespeare Worshops, LA Poet’s Society

• Field Trips

• Guest Speakers

• Pig Heart Dissection

Please consider contributing to the FOR/HA Annual Giving Campaign.

Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday!

The suggested family donation is $500 but no donation is too small or big!

Donating is SUPER easy! Just click on this link

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU!


Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Humanities Academy kicked off our Annual Giving Campaign last week! FOR-HUMANITIES is YOU! A powerful, non-profit, parent volunteer group dedicated to YOUR children. We have so many wonderful programs planned for our students and WE NEED YOUR HELP! That’s where Annual Gicing comes in. Your tax-free donations are vital to fill the budget gap that LAUSD does not cover. You can donate by clicking on Every dollar is important!


Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Protest People

STRIKE!! Hopefully Not, but now that I have your attention:

Hello, I realize by now many of the parents of the Reed Middle School community have heard of the possibility of a job action by teachers and other UTLA union members, however, most of what you are hearing in the press, and social media is just not true. For this reason, I have scheduled a school wide meeting for ALL PARENTS to attend and hear about the REAL issues facing STUDENTS, COUNSELORS, NURSES, LIBRARIANS, and TEACHERS.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 4 December, beginning at 5:30pm, in the auditorium of Walter Reed Middle School. A representative from UTLA will be at this meeting to give even more details, as well as answer questions you may have. The parents of our “feeder” schools are invited as well, as this is a possible event that affects our entire community. Please join us, and support us in this campaign to insure your children get the best education they can from UTLA members, and persuade LAUSD to really think about what’s best for them. Hope to see you at this important meeting, Sincerely,

Eric Gallagher

UTLA Chapter Chair

7th & 8th Grade GLA English

Commandant of Cadets

FALL MIXER – November 15th

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Come mix and mingle with your fellow Humanities Academy parents! Suzanne Lezotte and Erik Ostergard have generously offered to host at their home in Studio City. Look for an invitation in your e-mail this week. Come meet your fellow Humanities Families!

CPK Humanities Restaurant Night!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please join us for Humanities Restaurant Night at CPK on Tuesday, November 27th!  CPK will donate a portion of money from all of our meals to Humanities.  You will have just survived Thanksgiving…who wants to cook after Thanksgiving?!?!  Let CPK do the cooking and Humanities benefits!


Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Walter Reed will host a School Safety meeting for our parents and staff on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. This will be an opportunity to learn and ask questions related to recent events involving school safety. Representatives from our Local District Administrative staff and School Police will be here to provide support and information for our school. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the school and ask to speak with an Administrator.

Pictures Needed – Reed’s Got Talent

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please e-mail any pictures you have from Reed’s Got Talent to They are needed for the year book. Thank you!

Monthly FOR/HA Meeting

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please come to our monthly FOR/HA Meeting on Wednesday, October 24th at 8:10 a.m. in Room 107. This is a great way to get involved and hear all of the amazing things happening in the Humanities Academy!  Coffee generously donated by Starbucks!

Humanities Weekly Newsletter!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you receiving the weekly Humanities Newsletter? If not, you need to subscribe right away! The newsletter is full of important information that specifically pertains to the Humanities Academy. You can subscribe by entering your information right to the right of this post where is says, “Subscribe to our Newsletter”. Are you a 6th Grade Parent?!?! Please share this information with your friends, we have very few 6th Grade Families signed up for our newsletter.