02.10.20

Week 4 Semester 2 February 10-13th Open House for all incoming 7th graders this week!

Buccaneer News

February 10th – February 15th

WORD OF THE MONTH: COMPASSION

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Upcoming Events

  • February 12th: Incoming 7th Grade Open House @ 5:30 pm
  • February 14th and 17th: No School: Holiday
  • February 19th: Valentine’s Dance
  • February 22nd: SDSU MESA Competition
  • February 25th: Panoramic Pictures
  • February 25th: Grades Due
  • February 28th: Progress Report Day/ STEAM Challenge Day/Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • March 2nd- March 20th: ELPAC Testing
  • March 2nd- Read Across America
  • March 4th and 5th- SOHS Counselor Visit
  • March 5th: Dual Language Diagnostic Testing (3:30 pm)
  • March 6th: PEP Talks
  • March 7th: Dual Language Diagnostic Testing (10:00 am)
  • March 11th and March 12th: UCLA and USC Dual Language Field Trip
  • March 20th: STEAM Challenge Day
  • March 20th: Last Day of third quarter
  • March 22nd – April 3rd: Spring Break

WEEK AT A GLANCE

February 10th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Spirit Day: Family Spot Light Day
  • Periods: 6-2-4
  • Feeder School Visit to Nicoloff Elementary (11:00 am to 12:00 pm)
  • Principal’s Round Table during lunch (room 107)
  • Feeder School Visit: Howard Pence @ 2:00 pm
  • Science and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75 (3:15 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • AVID Site Team Meeting @ 3:15 pm (room 601)
  • Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm

February 11th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Spirit Day: Stripes and Polka Dot Day
  • Periods: 1-3-5
  • Feeder School Visit: Berry @ 8:45 am
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75 (3:15 pm – 4:30 pm)

February 12th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Spirit Day: Black and White Day
  • Periods: 2-4-6
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • Social Science and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75 (3:15 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • Open House for our Incoming Seventh Graders (5:30 pm – 7:15 pm)

February 13th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Spirit Day: Red, White, and Pink Day
  • Periods: 3-5-1
  • Leadership Series @ PDC (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • English and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75 (3:15 pm – 4:30 pm)

Image result for no school valentines dayFebruary 14th

  • No School: Lincoln Day
  • Valentine’s Day

February 15th

  • School Closed: No Saturday Academies

February 17th

February 17th

  • Holiday: President Washington’s Day
  • No School

MEMORIES FROM LAST WEEK

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02.03.20

Semester 2, Week 3 February 3rd – February 8th

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OF THE MONTH: COMPASSION

  • February 6th: Semester 1 Awards Ceremony
  • February 7th: High Tech Fair Field Trip at Balboa Park Activity Center
  • February 7th: PEP Assembly: Valentine’s Court & Winter Sports

  • February 12th: Incoming 7th Grade Open House @ 5:30 pm
  • February 14th and 17th: No School: Holiday
  • February 19th: Valentine’s Dance
  • February 22nd: SDSU MESA Competition
  • February 25th: Panoramic Pictures
  • February 25th: Grades Due
  • February 28th: Progress Report Day/ STEAM Challenge Day/Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 2nd- March 20th: ELPAC Testing
  • March 2nd- Read Across America
  • March 4th and 5th- SOHS Counselor Visit
  • March 5th: Dual Language Diagnostic Testing (3:30 pm)
  • March 6th: PEP Talks
  • March 7th: Dual Language Diagnostic Testing (10:00 am)
  • March 11th and March 12th: UCLA and USC Dual Language Field Trip
  • March 20th: STEAM Challenge Day
  • March 20th: Last Day of third quarter
  • March 22nd – April 3rd: Spring Break

ARTICLES/USEFUL SITES

Story Time with Bizzy Book Club: The Day You Begin!

Just wanted to share this fun and wise book. Let’s celebrate diversity, individuality, kindness, and compassion!

National School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week 2020, “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans,” will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7, 2020, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

Black History Month

Elon Musk Says Adopting These 3 Simple Steps Has Helped Produce His Success

Elon Musk hasn’t become a household name by chance. The founder and CEO of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, and co-founder of Neuralink (to name just a few of his ventures) is clearly unafraid of hard work, and he knows what it takes to go from innovative idea to undeniable success.

School’s Got You Stressed out? Here Are Some Tips For Teens, Parents And Schools

Problem: Teens who feel like they’re under constant academic pressure are at greater risk of developing depression or anxiety. Pushing teens to excel also can hurt self-esteem and increase sleep deprivation.

These are things that teens and parents can do right away to make the stress of school better come from a talk by Lisa Damour, a psychologist, educator and author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood” and “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.” She writes a monthly column on adolescence for the New York Times.

Why Parents Need a Little Self-Compassion

Here are three practices to bring a little mindfulness and calm to your busy day.

After Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment and Early College High School programs are gaining ground in the Northeast, having already established themselves as popular choices in much of the Midwest and South. They come in a variety of flavors, but the general idea is that students in high school can take college classes for transcripted credit. Frequently, the college classes also meet high school requirements, so a student taking a college-level math class is simultaneously fulfilling her high school math requirement.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

February 3rd

February 3rd

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Celebrating our Counselors: Take a picture/video with the new National School Counseling Week sign
  • Periods: 2-4-6
  • High Tech Fair Field trip info meeting room 403 – miss the meeting? Check out more info here
  • Principal’s Round Table during lunch (room 107)
  • Science and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75 (3:15 pm – 4:30 pm)

February 4th

February 4th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Celebrating our Counselors: Lend a Helping Hand
  • Periods: 3-5-1
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75 (3:15 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • FAC meeting @ 3:10 pm in room 107

February 5th

February 5th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Celebrating our Counselors: Offer Encouragement
  • Periods: 4-6-2
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • Social Science and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75 (3:15 pm – 4:30 pm)

February 6th

February 6th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Celebrating our Counselors: Show Appreciation
  • Periods: 5-1-3
  • Semester 1 Awards @ 8:00 am (auditorium)
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • SUHSD STEM Fair at Sweetwater High School 12-7PM
  • English and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75 (3:15 pm – 4:30 pm)

February 7th

February 7th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Celebrating our Counselors: Be the Change in the World
  • Periods 5-6-1-2-3-4
  • Field Trip to High Tech Fair Balboa Park Activity Center (9:20 am – 2:00 pm)
  • PEP Assembly: Valentine’s Court and Winter Sports @ 12:15 pm

February 8th

February 8th

  • MS Athletic League
  • Saturday Academies

MEMORIES FROM LAST WEEK

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01.27.20

Welcome to Week 2 Semester 2

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SOM will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge this week: January 27-31. This is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness on campuses nationwide. Last year over 15,000 schools across the nation and around the world participated! Southwest Middle is proudly participating in this proactive, positive bullying prevention initiative!

All students will receive a Great Kindness Week checklist with 50 kind deeds through Jupiter. Please encourage your student to complete the checklist. If your student completes their checklist by Friday, January 31st they can show it to an admin by the table near the ASB for a special surprise!

Events that will happen during the Great Kindness Challenge

Spirit Week!

  • Monday – Keep our Campus Clean
  • Tuesday – Compliment Someone
  • Wednesday- Thank you note to an adult
  • Thursday – Smile and Ask About Day
  • Friday – Tell a Joke/Make Someone Smile Day

WORD OF THE MONTH: RESOLUTION

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • January 29th: Field Trip: SDSU Field Trip: AVID and Dual Language
  • January 31st: Field Trip: Robotics Field Trip to Solar Turbines
  • February 6th: Semester 1 Awards Ceremony
  • February 6th: District STEM-R Fair at SUHI
  • February 7th:  High Tech Fair Field trip in Balboa Park
  • February 7th: PEP Assembly: Valentine’s Court & Winter Sports
  • February 12th: Incoming 7th Grade Open House @ 5:30 pm
  • February 14th and 17th: No School: Holiday
  • February 19th: Valentine’s Dance
  • February 22nd: SDSU MESA Competition
  • February 25th: Panoramic Pictures
  • February 25th: Grades Due
  • February 28th: Progress Report Day/ STEAM Challenge Day/Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • March 2nd- March 20th: ELPAC Testing
  • March 2nd- Read Across America
  • March 4th and 5th- SOHS Counselor Visit
  • March 5th: Dual Language Diagnostic Testing (3:30 pm)
  • March 6th: PEP Talks
  • March 7th: Dual Language Diagnostic Testing (10:00 am)
  • March 11th and March 12th: UCLA and USC Dual Language Field Trip
  • March 20th: STEAM Challenge Day
  • March 20th: Last Day of third quarter
  • March 22nd – April 3rd: Spring Break

Elon Musk Says Adopting These 3 Simple Steps Has Helped Produce His Success

Elon Musk hasn’t become a household name by chance. The founder and CEO of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, and co-founder of Neuralink (to name just a few of his ventures) is clearly unafraid of hard work, and he knows what it takes to go from innovative idea to undeniable success.

School’s Got You Stressed out? Here Are Some Tips For Teens, Parents And Schools

Problem: Teens who feel like they’re under constant academic pressure are at greater risk of developing depression or anxiety. Pushing teens to excel also can hurt self-esteem and increase sleep deprivation.

These are things that teens and parents can do right away to make the stress of school better come from a talk by Lisa Damour, a psychologist, educator and author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood” and “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.” She writes a monthly column on adolescence for the New York Times.

Why Parents Need a Little Self-Compassion

Here are three practices to bring a little mindfulness and calm to your busy day.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

January 27th

January 27th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Keep Our Campus Clean
  • Periods: 4-6-2
  • Principal’s Round Table during lunch (room 107)
  • Science and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75
  • SUHSD Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm
January 28th

January 28th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Compliment Someone
  • Periods: 5-1-3
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75
January 29th

January 29th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Thank You Note to an Adult
  • Periods: 6-2-4
  • Field Trip to SDSU: Dual Language and AVID (Ms. Sanchez and Ms. Uriarte)
  • iPad Password Re-Configuration 8:30 am – 3:00 pm in library (PE classes)
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • Feeder School Visit to Mendoza Elementary School @ 1:00 pm
  • Social Science and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75
  • Student Council Meeting @ 3:15 pm (ASB)
January 30th

January 30th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Smile and Ask About Your Day
  • Periods: 1-3-5
  • ELAC Parent Meeting @ 8:30 am (cafeteria)
  • iPad Password Re-Configuration 8:30 am – 3:00 pm in library (PE classes)
  • Math Cafe during lunch (room 303)
  • English and Math Tutoring: Rooms 70 and 75
  • Spelling Bee @ 5:00 pm (Auditorium)
January 31st

January 31st

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Kindness Challenge: Tell A Joke/Make Someone Smile Day
  • Periods 4-5-6-1-2-3
  • Robotics Field Trip to Solar Turbines (6:30 am – 2:00 pm)
February 1st

February 1st

  • MS Athletic League
  • Saturday Academies

MEMORIES FROM LAST WEEK

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01.21.20

Semester 2 Week 1 – No School Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

January 20th

January 20th

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School
  • Robotics/VEX League Championship (MOH)
January 21st

January 21st

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Periods 2-3-4-5-6-1
  • Tutoring Resumes: Math Tutoring in Rooms 70 – 75
January 22nd

January 22nd

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Periods 2-4-6
  • PEP Talks
  • Math Cafe during lunch
  • Faculty Meeting @ 3:10 pm (Library)
January 23rd

January 23rd

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Periods 3-5-1
  • PEP Talks
  • Math Cafe during lunch
  • English Tutoring @ 3:10 pm (Rooms 70-75)
  • Equity and Culture Committee Meeting @ 3:10 pm (room 203)
January 24th

January 24th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Periods 3-4-5-6-1-2
January 25th

January 25th

  • MS Athletic League
  • Saturday Academies

MEMORIES FROM LAST WEEK

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01.10.20

District Budget Workshops for January 2020

District Budget Workshops January 13th & 22nd 2020

District Budget Workshops for January 13th and 22nd, 2020

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: District Office Board Room
1130 5th Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911, USA

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: District Office Board Room
1130 5th Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911, USA

12.15.19

Finals Week! Monday, December 16th – Friday, December 20th

WORD OF THE MONTH: INCLUSIVENESS

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Upcoming Events

  • December 16th – 18th: EOCs
  • December 20th: STEAM Challenge # 3: Day of Code
  • December 20th: Talent Show
  • December 20th: Holiday Luncheon
  • December 23rd – January 10th: Winter Break

Bell Schedule for December 16th – 18th

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Week at a Glance

December 16th

December 16th

  • Word of the Month: Inclusiveness
  • Spirit Day: Pajama Day
  • Periods 1 and 4
  • Talent Show Practice @ 1:15 pm in the auditorium
  • SOM/SOH Winter Music Concert @ SOHS (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

December 17th

December 17th

  • Word of the Month: Inclusiveness
  • Spirit Day: Flannel Shirt Day
  • Periods 2 and 5
  • Talent Show Practice during lunch in the auditorium
  • MASD Celebration @ 4:00 pm

December 18th

December 18th

  • Word of the Month: Inclusiveness
  • Spirit Day: Formal Wear Day
  • Periods 3 and 6
  • Talent Show Practice @ 1:15 pm in the auditorium
  • Grades due @ 4:00 pm

December 19th

December 19th

  • Word of the Month: Inclusiveness
  • Spirit Day: Ugly Sweater Day
  • Periods 3-4-5-6-1-2
  • Reindeer Run during lunch
  • Talent Show Practice @ 1:15 pm in the auditorium
  • Equity and Culture Committee Meeting @ 1:15 pm

December 20th

December 20th

  • Word of the Month: Inclusiveness
  • Spirit Day: Buccaneer Santa Hat Day
  • Periods 4-5-6-1-2-3
  • Last Day of Semester 1
  • STEAM Challenge # 3: Day of Code
  • Music Performance: SOH Winter Sports Assembly (8 am – 12 pm)
  • Grade Distributed during period 1
  • Talent Show: 7th graders attend during 2nd period
  • Talent Show: 8th graders attend during 3rd period

December 21st

December 21st

  • MS Athletic League
  • NO SATURDAY ACADEMY

Memories from last week

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Culture and Climate (GOAL 2)

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