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2016-17 Dates

9/27 - Back to School Night - Minimum Day

10/4 - Minimum Day



High School Application Information

The high school application process is here!

Check the district homepage for more information, and download the free HS Choice App:



Upcoming Events (more info to follow):

* Shadow Day reservation system.  This is a voluntary opportunity, and spots will fill up FAST for many programs.

Follow the link above to sign up.  First come, first serve


* Saturday, Oct 22- HS Choice Fair @ LBCC (PCC Campus), 9am-1pm

* Saturday, Oct 29- HS Choice Fair @ LBCC (LAC Campus), 9am-1pm


HS Parent Information Night

Hughes MS Auditorium

Tuesday, Nov 1- 6pm

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Monday October 24th thru Friday October 28th is Red Ribbon Week.  We take this opportunity to encourage students not to get involved with drugs.  Each day will be a different spirit day with a theme. Please encourage your student to participate, and take this week to talk to him/her about the dangers of drugs.


Monday – Red shirt Day - Everyone will wear a red shirt to "kick off" Red Ribbon Week.

Tuesday – “Stomp out drugs” – Wear your favorite pair of crazy socks

Wednesday– “Put a cap on drugs” - Wear your favorite cap or hat*

Thursday – “Be on a drug free team” -Wear your favorite sports team gear  

Friday – “Keep your eyes off drugs” - Wear your sunglasses*


*Students will be required to remove during class



Friday October 28th is the first all grade dance from 4:00 – 5:30pm. The dance’s theme is Hollywood Stars.  Students may purchase a ticket for $5.00 next week before school and during 4th lunch.  Students must have a signed permission slip, available from Mr. Ahrens in B-4, Mrs. Mackey in 307 and the School Loop Locker, as well as a School Loop print-out showing no F’s and no more than one D.  Students who purchase tickets will be given a wristband to wear on Friday that allows them to dress with the theme of the dance, dressing like a movie star or getting dressed up.  Please make sure though to follow LBUSD dress code guidelines.  Come be a star! 

Let's Make Hughes Litter Free

We are a Green Ribbon School!  Come join us to make a difference at Hughes on Fridays from 8:00 to 8:30 am.  Meet us at the Bike rack to do some litter busting!  We want our school to look clean and show why we earned the Green Ribbon in the first place.

Hughes News


Good afternoon eighth grade families!


We are all ready for our first summit tomorrow morning, at Long Beach City College, PCC Campus! Over 3,000 tickets have been reserved for classroom presentations and the exposition center will welcome every family and feature student ambassadors, teachers, parents, and displays of work-based learning.


Tonight, October 21, 2016, the reservation system for our second summit will open at 5:00pm. This summit will be held on 10/29/16 at the LBCC LAC Campus (Clark and Carson Avenues), and feature larger classrooms for more seating.


You can register for up to six different presentations per summit. Each person that will be in the presentation will need a ticket.

The link for reservations for the presentations is:



We look forward to meeting you and helping your family explore the many options that LBUSD offers for high school.



For families with a student in grade eight:


Registration is open for our first High School Summit on 10/22/16 at the PCC Campus of Long Beach City College. Space is limited for each event, and reserved tickets will be first come, first served.


To reserve your spot, please click on the link below and select from our various pathways and times that are still available. You need a ticket to attend the classroom sessions, but the Pathway Exposition Center will be open to any family, regardless of reservations.


** Reservations for our second Summit, on 10/29/16 @ the LAC Campus of Long Beach City College will begin on Friday, 10/21/16.

If you have any questions, please call the Choice Helpline at (562) 997-8306.


View flier in English/Spanish.


The scary season has arrived – and the Press-Telegram wants to be spooked.

The newspaper is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The rules are the same as last year: there will be three age categories for stories and drawings: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Oct. 24.
• All entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
• Artwork must be original (no tracings)
• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.


This year marks the eighth anniversary of the Long Beach College Promise.  The Long Beach Unified School District is asking all middle school students and parents to take the College Promise pledge.  Learn more and take the pledge online at www.lbschools.net/Departments/Success_Initiative/cp_ms_pledge.cfm.


The College Promise offers two semesters of free tuition at Long Beach City College and guaranteed admission to California State University, Long Beach for students who meet the minimum requirements.


Office News 2016 - 2017

Office Hours

8 am - 4:30 pm

Bell Schedule

The school day begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:40 pm. Students may not be on campus after 3:50pm unless they are in a school sponsored activity. Parents, please pick up your children from school as soon as possible so students are not lingering in front of the school. To assist us, please make arrangements with friends or family to have a place for your child after school.

2016 School Uniform Policy

We will continue to implement our school uniform policy. This is a revised policy as of August 2015. Adherence to the ID and uniform policy is required for attendance at Hughes. There is no doubt that the uniform policy reduces student misbehavior and allows us to focus on providing a meaningful instructional program for all students. Thank you for your support in our efforts to provide a safe and orderly environment.

  • Students must wear solid light blue, navy, or white collared shirts. Note: Plaids, stripes, sheer material or other designs will not be allowed. No sheer blouses that reveal undershirts are allowed.
  • Navy blue pants, just above the knee shorts (2-4" above the knee) or skirts are permitted. Dark blue jeans may be worn provided they are in good condition and free of logos and designs (no frays, tears, holes, etc.). Students may not wear sweats or athletic wear.
  • Only solid white, blue, gray or black sweaters, sweatshirts, and jackets will be allowed as outer wear. These must be logo free.
  • Only white, blue, black, or gray undershirts may be worn.

After School Program

Hughes does not offer an on-site after school program. You will need to refer to outside agencies (Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, or a private agency) if you need an after school program for your student.

Green News Center

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Big Plans for Hughes Goes Green!

Hughes has set great goals for reducing it’s impact on the environment. This year the school plants to recycle 1.5 tons of plastic and aluminum and 20 tons of paper ...more

Green Team Make-Over Slide Shows