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Gerald A. Lawson Academy of the Arts, Mathematics and Science

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Growth Mindset

    Growth Mindset is the belief that with practice, perseverance, and effort, people have limitless potential to learn and grow.  When we operate in the growth mindset we tackle challenges without worrying about making mistakes or being embarrassed, focusing instead on the process of growth and knowing that if I make a mistake I can always make it better.  Remember, our brain is like a muscle that grows.  I may not know yet but I will learn!!

    Gerald A. Lawson of the Arts, Mathematics, & Science

    Gerald A. Lawson Academy is very proud to be named after such a brilliant innovator as Gerald A. Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a self-taught engineer who was instrumental in the video gaming, technology community. Mr. Lawson was known as the Father of the Video Gaming Cartridge and without his invention, video gaming as we know it today, would not exit. Mr. Lawson never wanted video games to be violent but felt that games could be a tool, a fun tool, where you learn from it.  Mr. Lawson is survived by his widow Mrs. Lawson, and his son and daughter. Thank you to the Lawson family for being a part of our school community. 

    First Day of School


    Don't forget the first day of school is Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  Our school gate will open at 7:30 am on that first day of school.  All other days the school gate will open at 7:40 am for entry to school.  Thank you!

    Important Upcoming Dates

    Monday, August 6, 2018 

    Master Plan Meeting (All Parents Welcome) and School Tour, 2:00 pm


    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 

    First Day of School

    Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School Year!  Our school gate will open at 7:30 am on this day only and all parents and guardians are welcome to come on site.  All TK and Kinder parents are to go to the Multi-Purpose Room for a meeting at 8:15 am.  Thank you!


    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

    Emergency Drill, 9:00 am


    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    GALA Local School Leadership Team Meeting, 2:30 pm, Room 20


    Friday, August 17, 2018, 8:15 am

    All Parent Meeting, Multi-Purpose Room 

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