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


Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please mark your calendars for next year’s school registration!

Wednesday, August 14th for 6th grade

Thursday, August 15th for 7th grade

Friday, August 16th for 8th grade

Students will get their books, ID (ID pictures are taken), and lockers on these days prior to school starting on Tuesday, August 20th.

More information will be in a letter mailed home in early August.


Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


Dear Humanities Academy Families and Friends:

FOR-HUMANITIES  (FOR-HA) welcomes you to Walter Reed Middle School! FOR-HA is a non-profit parent group dedicated to the enrichment of the Humanities Academy by fostering a a supportive community and raising funds to provide supplementary classroom materials, field trips, collaborative enrichment, school wide events, and more! FOR-HA also works with the school administration and other school groups to support the entire Walter Reed Middle School community.

We welcome and encourage all Humanities parents to get involved. Join in the discussions and decision-making process by coming to our meetings. When your schedule permits, volunteer! Sign up for a committee, as a teacher liaison, member of the executive board, or simply give your time, expertise, and input. Our meetings are generally scheduled to be held on the second Thursday of every month, alternating between morning and evening to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule.

We also suggest that you bookmark our website and check it frequently for updates, events, and news about our Academy, as well as the school at large. We so look forward to your participation!

Kindest regards,
Bridgette Fischer & Leslie Swierard

FOR-Humanities Co-Presidents


Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


Humanities spirit wear is 50% off! Select your spirit wear online at half off the regular price! We will be introducing the 2019-2020 spirit wear soon!

Start shopping now…

Incoming 6th Grade Families!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


We are excited to be welcoming a whole new group of 6th Grade Families to the amazing Walter Reed Middle School Humanities Academy! If this is your first time visiting our website…please subscribe to our weekly newsletter! You can subscribe by filling in the “Subscribe to our Newsletter” section to the right. Please e-mail if you have any questions and want to get involved with the Humanities Academy!

Re-Cap of FoR/HA March Meeting!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

1. Laser Tag great success, raised approx. $1,300! Thank you to Laura Mulrenan for coordinating this super fun event!

2. Mendocino Farms raised $285. Shout out to Marion Koster for being our “Restaurant Night Queen”.

3. Other fundraising idea: eSports Gaming Lounge Studio City.

4. Will inquire Shakespeare Series possibly returning for 7/8thgrades this spring.

5. Astrocamp went well, despite transportation challenges. Kids loved it!

6. Future overnight field trips preferably outside school hours/non-LAUSD sponsored.

7. Possibly set up early fundraising/payment plan for expensive overnight field trips.

8. Next year’s open board positions: President, Co-President, VP Fundraising, Treasurer, Secretary.

9. Outreach to new incoming families. 5/29 event at school, possibly summer events.

10. Walk 4 Water April 2nd after school to raise funds for water fountain.

11. Reed 80th birthday gala and silent auction 5/11 (auction items needed, proceeds will be credited to contributing SLC).

12. Next parent meeting combined FOR/SLCs on 4/25 at 6pm

Laser Tag Night!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

FoR/HA will be hosting another super fun Laser Tag night at Ultrazone in Sherman Oaks! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 26th frm 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.!

We will be offering pre-sale tickets at $25, the price will be $30 at the door. Pre-sale flyers are going home with students. All proceeds benefit the Humanities Academy, but all are welcome to play!

Mendocino Farms Restaurant Night!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please join your friends and neighbors in support of our amazing Humanities Academy! Discover the newly opened Mendocino Farms Restaurant in Studio City on March 5th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.!

Don’t forget to present the Mendocino Farms Restaurant Night Flyer when you order, FOR/HA gets 20% back!

Mendocino Farms is located at 11960 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City!


Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments



Our field trip to AstroCamp has been rescheduled and is now MARCH 15-17, 2019. This is a minimum day and we will be leaving for camp at 1pm. We understand there may be instances where this date no longer works for your student, or a student may now be interested in participating. A new intention slip will come home on Tuesday, 2/19 for all students. Please note, if your student is now unavailable and you have paid for the trip, a refund will be provided to you. If your child could not attend the trip this weekend but is available to attend the new date the $100 deposit is due February 22nd, the $250 remaining balance will be due March 1st.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

WRMS 80th Birthday Celebration!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This year marks the 80th Birthday for Walter Reed Middle School so we’ve decided to throw a birthday celebration! This celebration evening is sure to be an amazing time and we hope to see all of you there!


When: Saturday May 11, 7-10pm

Where: CBS Studio Center. CBS-Radford Studios, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City 91604. Event will take place on the backlot at Carla’s Cafe.

Details: Live DJ and dancing, interactive photo booth full dinner buffet and birthday cake, complimentary open bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks (additional cocktails avail for cash or purchase)

Who: Parents, teachers, alumni, community, and friends of Walter Reed MS.

Tickets: Tickets are only $60 per person!

Ticket sales link:

Please consider supporting one of our amazing Humanities Academy teachers are purchasing a ticket on their behalf.


Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

W4W Flyer with Tear Off copy ONE COLOR copy

Friends of Reed is leading the initiative to get filtered water bottle filling stations installed at school! 

Due to rain the in the forecast for this week the Walk 4 Water Event has been moved from Tuesday, February 12th  to APRIL 2ND!

The event will still take place 1:30-3:30pm on the PE Field.  Reed Students who choose to walk laps around the field will earn one (1) raffle ticket per lap walked. Prize drawing will be at the end of the event at around 3:15pm.  You must be present to win!

If you haven’t already done so, please create pages for your children and share the page URL to friends and family via e-mail and social media!