08.13.18

Buccaneer News for Week 4: August 13-17th

Week at a Glance

August 13th

Social Skill: Respectful

  • Periods 3-5-1
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 402)

August 14thAugust 14th

  • Social Skill: Respectful
  • Periods 4-6-2
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20 pm
  • Tutoring: Math @ 3:10 pm (Room 601)
August 15th

August 15th

  • Social Skill: Respectful
  • Periods 5-1-3
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Tutoring: English@ 3:10 pm (Room 301)
  • Student Council meeting @ 3:15 pm in ASB
  • HYPE Parent Meeting @ 6:00 pm (library)
  • Music parent Meeting @ 6:30 pm (cafeteria)
August 16th

August 16th

  • Social Skill: Respectful
  • Periods 6-2-4
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20pm
  • Tutoring: Social Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 505)
  • School Site Council @ 3;15 pm (library)
  • AVID Parent Night @ 5:00 pm in cafeteria
August 17th

August 17th

  • Social Skill: Respectful
  • Periods 3-4-5-6-1-2
  • Dimissal at 1PM
  • Music parent meeting @ 7:00 am (auditorium)
  • Math Intervention @ 1:00 pm
  • Football scrimmage @ 2:00 pm (Castle Park Middle School)
August 18th

August 18th

  • MSAL Fall Sports Scrimmages @ Olympian high School (8:00 am – 1:00 pm )
  • Saturday academies @ SOM (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Pictures from previous week

Buccaneer Expectation Assemblies

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“National Night Out” at Robert Egger Park

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Putting the “S” and “A” in STEAM through “All About Me”  color theory projects in Science…

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Open House – Thank you parents and students for making last Thursday so successful!

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08.07.18

STEAM Challenge #1 a success!

STEAM Challenge #1 – Engineering a Rube Goldberg Video to Reveal “Communication”

Check out videos and highlights from Friday and vote for your favorite by clicking on the link to our google form below!

VOTE!

 

8th grade Videos

7th grade videos

08.07.18

ELAC Needs you!

Comite’ Consultivo para Estudiantes Aprendices de Ingles

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (ELAC)

Te necesitamos! / We need you!

WHAT is ELAC?

Each California Public School from Kindergarten through grade 12, with 21 or more English learners must form a functional English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC is a committee for parents or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners. The purpose of ELAC is to advise the school principal and the staff about the programs and services for students that are learning English as a second language.

Cada escuela pública de California desde el Kindergarten hasta el grado 12, con 21 o más estudiantes debe formar un Comité (ELAC) para asesorar en programas de aprendices de ingles. El ELAC es una Comisión de padres u otros miembros de la comunidad que quieren abogar por los estudiantes de inglés. El proposito de ELAC es aconsejar al director y al personal de la escuela sobre los programas y los servicios para los alumnos que estan aprendiendo ingles como segundo idioma.

 

ELAC Parent Meetings / junta ELAC de Padres

First Meeting will take place at 8:30am in the cafeteria on Tuesday September 4, 2018 /  Nuestra primera reunión es a las 8:30 am en la cafetería el martes 4 de septiembre de 2018 en la cafetería.

 

Questions: Please contact Lynn Barker at 628-4000.  Preguntas: Por favor contactar a Lynn Barker al 628-4000.

08.06.18

Parents! We Need your Help!

SOM needs you! / SOM Te necesitamos!

 

˜        Title I Parent Representative (DPAC) *elections required  

 Representante para el comité de padres para el programa Título I *se requiere voto

·         Responsibility:  Represent Southwest Middle School in organizing parent meetings regarding increasing student academic achievement. Participate in 9 district meetings.

·         ResponsabilidadRepresentar la escuela  Southwest Middle School en organizar juntas de padres para el mejoramiento académico de los alumnos. Participar en 9 reuniones en el distrito

 

˜        ELAC Parent Representative (DELAC) *elections required

Representante para el Comité Consultivo para Estudiantes Aprendices de Inglés*se requiere voto

·         Responsibility:  Represent Southwest Middle School in organizing parent meetings regarding increasing student academic achievement for English Learners. Participate in 9 district meetings.

·         ResponsabilidadRepresentar la escuela Southwest Middle School en organizar juntas de padres para el mejoramiento académico de los alumnos aprendices de Inglés. Participar en 9 reuniones en el distrito

 

˜        School Site Council (SSC) *elections required

Representante para el grupo consultivo, el Consejo Escolar (SSC) *se requiere voto

·         Responsibility:  Attend 6 meetings with other stakeholders to learn about and vote on the use of funds for improving student academic achievement.

·         ResponsabilidadAsistir juntas mensuales para aprender y votar sobre los fondos de programas Categóricos para mejorar el aprovechamiento académico de los alumnos

 

Questions: Please contact Lynn Barker at 628-4000.  Preguntas: Por favor contactar a Lynn Barker al 628-4000.

 

*We will hold elections on Thursday August 9th during Open House.

Elecciones tomaran lugar el 09 de Agosto durante la Noche de Visita a la escuela

 

08.06.18

News for the week of August 6th…

WEEK AT A GLANCE

AUGUST 6TH

  • Periods 5-1-3
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • 8th Grade Expectation Assemblies through Social Science (Library)

AUGUST 7TH

  • Periods 6-2-4
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Check out today’s announcements for help with downloading your science books into iBooks!
  • 7th Grade Expectation Assemblies through Social Science (library)
  • Club Rush during lunch
  • National Night Out @ 4:00 pm

AUGUST 8TH

  • Periods 1-3-5
  • Dismisal at 3PM

AUGUST 9TH

  • Periods 2-4-6
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Open House

AUGUST 10TH

  • Periods 2-3-4-5-6-1
  • Students who attended Open House may have a non-uniform pass
  • Dismissal at 1PM

August 11th

AUGUST 11TH

  • Saturday Academies- 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

PICTURES FROM LAST WEEK

OUR STUDENTS GREET OUR CHINESE DELEGATION

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OUR TEACHERS AND ADMIN MODEL WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BUILD A RUBE GOLDBERG MODEL

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WE BID FAREWELL TO OUR CHINESE DELEGATION

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OUR FIRST STEAM CHALLENGE WAS A SUCCESS

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08.02.18

STEAM Challenge #1 – Engineering a Rube Goldberg Machine!

Engineering a Rube Goldberg Machine

Rube Goldberg was a political cartoonist who also drew cartoons that showed simple tasks performed in convoluted, indirect ways. Today, engineering students around the country have turned his cartoons into a competition.  The idea is to create a chain reaction that accomplishes a simple task.  I this first school-wide STEAM Challenge, students will be asked to create a cause and effect piece that will fit into an overall set of chain reactions within a whole class Rube Goldberg Machine.

STEAM Challenge #1 – create a whole-class Rube Goldberg machine that reveals the STEAM theme –  “Communication”.

 

Click on the image below to learn more and to take you to the STEAM Challenge materials:


Click on the links below for the video folders and Google critique form:

7th grade video folder

8th grade video folder

Google form for critiquing Class Contraptions

07.30.18

Welcome to week 2: July 30-August 3rd!

Check out our schedule for the week, as well as the morning announcements for each day!

For our morning announcements, subscribe to our KSOM Southwest Middle Channel (or check back daily for the recorded show.)

Week at a Glance

July 30th

 

  • Periods 1, 3, and 5 (Schedule A)
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • We welcome our International Student guests
  • ASB Store Open after school

July 31st

 

  • Periods 2, 4, and 6 (Schedule A)
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Introduce STEAM Challenge # 1 during ELP
  • International Students on campus
  • Textbook Distribution

August 1st

  • Periods 3-5-1  (Schedule A)
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • International Students on campus
  • Student Council @ 3:15 pm

August 2nd

  • Periods 4-6-2 (Schedule A)
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • International Students on campus

August 3rdAugust 3rd

  • Period 2 (Schedule D)
  • Dismissal at 1PM
  • STEAM Challenge # 1: Engineering a Rube Goldberg Machine
  • End of 10 grace period for free lunches

AUGUST 4th

AUGUST 4th

  • Saturday Academies (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Highlights from last week

Building Relationships through Buccaneer Character Traits

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iPad Deployment

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Pep Assembly-

A great start to our year, revealing this year’s STEAM theme – “Communication”