12.04.17

Hour of Code coming December 14th

Southwest Middle School will be hosting a school-wide Hour of Code event next Thursday, December 14th in honor of International Computer Science Week and Admiral Grace Hopper’s birthday (December 9th).


Join the Hour of Code!

Learn more about our District’s Participation:

Our district’s Computer Science teachers community and I would like to invite you and our students to participate in this year’s Hour of Code Event during Computer Science Education week, December 4 – 9! Many schools in our district will be conducting individual classes to school-wide activities for the Hour of Code next week. Last year, we had several hundred students participate across the district, and we hope to increase those numbers this year!

 

I am hoping that you will support our district’s Computer Science program by helping us share out the Hour of Code information by placing information on our district and individual school Web sites about the Hour of Code and Computer Science Education week.

 

Every year we have done this, both students and staff have responded that they really enjoyed the experience! We hope that you will be willing to allow our students to participate in this year’s Hour of Code Event!

 

If you have any questions, please contact me. For more information about the Hour of Code, please check out the following!

 

 

02.27.17

How to log-in to iBoss from home!

In order to use your iPad or laptop at home, you must do the following:

 

  1. Log-in successfully to your home wireless network.
  2. Log into iBoss by launching the SUHSD Login App.
  3. Use your student login credentials or iboss1/suhsd1.

 

Please see the attached instructions.  These instructions are also on the Technology Portal, in the Classroom Technology portal view.

How to Login to iBoss

Iboss Login Instructions-Spanish

01.12.17

Free Online English Classes for SOM parents!

english-classes

Come learn English free!

Southwest Middle School library is offering free online classes to parents. Learn English at your own pace. Classes are online.

All materials are provided free of charge. Sign-up in Main office, in the library or Online!

¡Venga a aprender inglés gratis!

La biblioteca de Southwest Middle School ofrece clases gratuitas en línea a los padres. Aprenda inglés a su propio ritmo. Las clases están en línea.

Todos los materiales se proporcionan de forma gratuita.

Inscribirse en la oficina principal, en la biblioteca o en línea.

10.20.16

Changes to District Filter and mobile log-in from home!

We will be updating our filtering systems this week(8/13- 8/16).  These systems protect all devices utilized by students, teachers, and staff when using the internet.  In addition, our web filtering systems are used to block inappropriate materials and sites.  As part of this transition, the iPads will be impacted. Since our current contract expires on August 16, we will need to push out, to all iPad devices, the necessary changes (e.g. certificates and agents) that will allow these devices to work with our new filtering system “from home”.  In order for iPads to be used at home, students will need to login through the new application.  This application, SUHSD Login, will automatically be loaded on all student iPad devices.   (Teacher iPads are “not” affected.)  When they click on this app, the following login screen will appear:

The login information will be –
Username:  iboss 
Password:  suhsd1  

(This generic password will be used temporarily, until we can acclimate the students to use their student id/birthdate/password login information.)

If you do not see an iBoss App icon appear on your home screen,  click on an app named “ LANrev Apps” (picture to the right) and accept all pop ups that might show up.

If  you don’t get the iboss app students will not be able to access internet at home!

click to log-in to mobile app from home!

10.12.16

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Field-trip

takeda

We have 40 student spots available. If you would like to be a part of this field trip:

Turn in the attached Permission Slip by January 13 (to Science Teacher, or Mrs. Barrón  room 803 or office 127)

Make sure you have turned in the School photo permission slip

Attend the mandatory meeting during lunch on Wednesday, January 18th in room 802

 

*If you have any questions, see Mrs. Barrón (room 803 periods 1&2; office 127 periods 3-6)