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 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!


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!


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

The February FOR/HA Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at a private residence. Please e-mail Jeanne Turbow at for the address.


Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here’s to another fun (adult) night coming up for Reed parents!

Don’t wait to buy your tickets for the 2nd Annual Texas Hold’Em tournament…all proceeds go to programs for Humanities!

To buy your early bird tickets, click here!

7th Grade AstroCamp Trip

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

7th Grade Families…the final payment ($250) for ASTROCAMP is due on January 16th! Please make checks payable to Friends of Reed, Humanities Academy and write ASTROCAMP in the memo line.


Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 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 Jan 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While FOR/HA is not permitted to endorse, promote or take a position on the impending teacher’s strike, please note that the leaders of the UTLA announced their members will strike on Thursday, Jan 10, unless they reach an agreement on a new contract with LAUSD.
The contract talks have been going on for about a year and a half and are centered around several issues: higher salaries (a 6.5% across the board salary increase), smaller class sizes, more nurses and librarians, more counselors, social workers and deans, and smaller special education caseloads.
Per Ms. Gamba, should the teacher’s strike, ‘additional certificated staff will be deployed to school sites from the District offices. WRMS will have a plan in place for utilizing all staff on campus, with the support of the certificated staff, to provide supervision of all students.
The plan is that students will rotate in activities between a classroom setting, Auditorium, and outdoors.Each setting will have adequate supervision.’
While the Administration recommends that all students should be in school everyday, regardless of the strike, should you choose to keep your child home, the school will follow the same practice as they do for all absences, which includes a written note from the parent/guardian explaining the reason for the absence. If the student has more than 7 absences at the end of the year, when we review students culmination eligibility, then the student can submit an appeal to the committee as needed.
Ms. Gamba reminds us that we are a strong school community with our focus on our children. And that while the coming week(s) will present challenges for all of us, she knows that together we will support each other and our families. We’re All In For The Wolfpack!

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 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!