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Picture Day - Thursday, August 23, 2018 , All Day (Through P.E. Classes)

Nightingale Business Entrepreneurship Technology Magnet

 Business Entrepreneurship Technology (BET)
We are the first BET Middle School Magnet in LAUSD and offer an exciting option for students interested in the world of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology. We are also the first to have 6th graders (or any middle school students) advance to the Annual Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge and win.
Video Game Design Challenge
Thanks to Mr. Reyes, Mr. Vasquez, and Ms. Chatzipantsios, we are also the first business magnet in California to pilot Video Game Design Challenge. New York is the only other place to do so.  Students will create video games for competition, take field trips to the facilities of video game designers like Riot Games, and video game designers will visit our classes in person and via Skype.
BET Magnet Makes History Again!
BET Magnet Receives Global Enterprising Award 2017
For the second year in a row Nightingale made history when lead demonstration teacher, Ms. Chatzipantsios (below right), was nominated and selected as the 2017 Global Enterprising Educator. She represented California at the Annual NFTE Global Showcase held in Cipriani, New York. She also participated in the Teacher Expo, where she presented Nightingale Magnet's best practices to both educators and entrepreneurs from around the world as part of the Annual Global Enterprising Educator Showcase. 
Shark Tank TV, Telemundo National News, LA Opinion Newspaper, GPSN & USC Expo
Angela Garcia and Crystal Reynaga created the "Find You: Run Free" app. The duo worked with top entrepreneurs and were filmed with business moguls for the TV show, Shark Tank. They also appeared on the Telemundo national TV news and the front cover of the LA Opinion newspaper. By winning 1st place in the first round of the LA Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge andby entering the second roundAngela and Crystal qualified to compete at the USC Expo Audience Choice Fast Pitch Competitions. The were also featured in a promotional video for Great Public Schools Now.
L.A. Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2017
Mingjie Yuan's "Tea-Quats" product succeeded such that he developed a business partnership with Antigua Coffee House. Mingjie won 2nd place in the first round andby making it to the second level of the Semi-Finalsboth he and first round, 1st place winner, Guangxin Xian, made it to the USC Expo.
NFTE Start-Up Summer at USC 
Jaden Murray, Amy Nghiem, Kamila Felix and Ashley Vargas competed and were accepted to the NFTE Start-Up Summer at USC, an 8-week intensive program for those seeking to launch their business plans. Each student won a laptop, a stipend, and start-up funds to purchase equipment and materials needed to continue with their product or service. They also received mentorship from industry experts, and field trips all over L.A. including City Hall.
National Association Of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 
Ashley Vargas and Kamila Felix earned placement  on National Association of Women Business Owners Young Entrepreneurs List. To honor the progress young women make in school and the differences they make in their communities, the NAWBO held a summer luncheon for young female entrepreneurs.
Majestic Moments
Jeffrey Tam, founder of Majestic Moments, receives the first "Peter Parker Award" from Mr. Acevedo.
NFTE & LA Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2017