03.18.19

Week 10 March 18th-22nd: Change for Change, Spirit Week and STEAM Challenge #5

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Upcoming Events

  • March 22nd: STEAM Challege #5 “One Crazy Day at School”
  • March 22nd: Last Day of third quarter
  • March 25th – April 5th: Spring Break
  • April 8th: Back to School

March 18th

Spirit Day: Green Day and Change for Change Day

  • Periods 2-4-6
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • ELPAC Testing: Speaking (room 804)
  • SDPD Cyberbullying Presentations (4th period PE Classes)
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 803)
  • Knowledge Bowl Practice @3PM (Room 803)
  • Registrations: Incoming 7th graders (3:30 – 5:30 pm) (library)

March 19th

Spririt Day: Career Appreciation Day and we continue with Change for Change challenge

  • Periods 3-5-1
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • ELPAC Testing: Speaking (room 804)
  • ELAC Parent Meeting @ 8:30 am
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20 pm
  • Tutoring: Math @ 3:10 pm (Room 601)

March 20th

Spirit Week: Squad Day and we continue with the Change for Change Challenge

  • Periods 4-6-2
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • ELPAC Testing: Speaking (room 804)
  • Knowledge Bowl Tournament @ 9:00 am (Granger Junior High)
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • English Tutoring @ 3:10
  • Registrations: Incoming 7th graders (3:30 – 5:30 pm) (library)

 

March 21st

Spirit Day: Flower Day and we will continue with our Change for Change Challenge

  • Periods 5-1-3
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • ELPAC Testing: Speaking (room 804)
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20 pm
  • Tutoring: Social Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 505)
  • Spring Dance @ 3:30 pm (cafeteria)

March 22nd

Spirit Day: SOM Family Day and last day of our Change for Change Challenge

  • Periods 2A/2B
  • Dismissal at 1PM
  • STEAM Challenge # 5

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March 23rd

  • No Saturday Academies
  • No Saturday School

March 25th – April 5th

  • Spring Break

About last week…

Dual Language field trip to UCSD, UCI, and Downtown Disney

At University of California, San Diego
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University of California, Irvine
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Downtown Disney
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pi day

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change for change assembly

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girls volleyball

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03.11.19

Week 9 March 11th-16th… Did someone say Pi? UCSD, UCI and Downtown Disney Field trip, Women’s History month and More!

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Women’s History Month

Upcoming Events

  • March 16th: Adelante Mujer Conference @ UCSD (from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm)
  • March 18th and 20th: Incoming 7th grade registrations (3:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
  • March 19th and 20th: Last TKF Presentations ( 7th grade PE classes)
  • March 22nd: Last Day of third quarter STEAM Challenge Day
  • March 25th – April 5th: Spring Break
  • April 8th: Back to School

What’s Happening This Week?

March 11th

  • Period 4-6-2
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • ELPAC Testing: Listening, Reading, Writing (Through ELA classes)
  • SDPD Cyberbullying Presentations (4th period PE Classes)
  • Counselors in World Cultures Classes signing up 7th graders for 8th grade classes
  • Principal’s Round Table during lunch
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 402)
  • Knowledge Bowl Practice @3PM Room 803
  • Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm (Board Room)

March 12th

  • Periods 5-1-3
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • ELPAC Testing: Listening, Reading, Writing (Through ELA classes)
  • Counselors in World Cultures Classes signing up 7th graders for 8th grade classes
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20 pm
  • Tutoring: Math @ 3:10 pm (Room 601)
  • Student Council Meeting from 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm (SOM ASB)

March 13th

  • Periods 6-2-4
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • ELPAC Testing: Listening, Reading, Writing (Through ELA classes)
  • Counselors in World Cultures Classes signing up 7th graders for 8th grade classes
  • Buccaneer Brigade Social during lunch
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Faculty Meeting @ 3:10 pm (room 1301)

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  • Periods 1-3-5
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • PI Day
  • ELPAC Testing: Listening, Reading, Writing (Through ELA classes)
  • Counselors in World Cultures Classes signing up 7th graders for 8th grade classes
  • Field Trip: Dual Language Club to UCSD, UCI, Downtown Disney (7:00 am – 7:00 pm)
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20 pm
  • Tutoring: Social Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 505)

March 15th

  • Periods 3-4-5-6-1-2-3
  • Dismissal at 1PM
  • ELPAC Testing: Listening, Reading, Writing (Through ELA classes)
  • Counselors in World Cultures Classes signing up 7th graders for 8th grade classes
  • PEP Assembly: Change for Change @ 12:00 pm

March 16th

  • Saturday Academies
  • Adelante Mujer Conference @ UCSD

About Last Week…

Antibullying presentations

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SOHS Southern Division Final Basketball Game

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SOHS Counselors meet with our 8th grade students

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STEM In Your Backyard Field trip @CPH

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first round of chess competitions

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03.06.19

Week 8 March 4-9th Women’s History month, Cyberbullying presentations, Read across America and More!

March is Women’s History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
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word of the month: appreciation

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upcoming events

  • March: Women’s History and Music in our Schools Month
  • March 8th: STEM in Your Backyard Fieldtrip
  • March 10th: Daylight Savings Time
  • March 11th: March 21st: ELPAC Testing
  • March 14th: PI Day
  • March 13th: Buccaneer Brigade Ice Cream Social
  • March 22nd: Last Day of third quarter
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March 4th

  • Periods 6-2-4
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • SDPD Cyberbullying Presentations (PE Classes)
  • Principal’s Round Table during lunch
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 402)
  • Knowledge Bowl Practice @3PM (Room 803)

March 5th

  • Periods 1-3-5
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • SDPD Cyberbullting Presentations
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20 pm
  • Tutoring: Math @ 3:10 pm (Room 601)
  • SOHS Boys Basketball Final Game @ Bakersfield (Go Raiders!!)

March 6th

  • Periods 2-4-6
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Read Across America: Nicoloff Visit (8:00 am – 10:00 am)
  • SOH 9th grade registrations from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm in the library
  • Hippocrates Circle Meeting from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (UCSD)
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: English @ 3:10 pm

March 7th

  • Periods 3-5-1
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • SOH 9th grade Registrations in the library (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20 pm
  • Tutoring: Social Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 505)

March 8th

  • Periods 2-3-4-5-6-1
  • Dismissal at 1PM
  • Field Trip: STEM in your backyard @CPH (9:00 am – 1:30 pm) (Mrs. Barron and Mr. Garnica-Mendoza)

March 9th

  • Saturday Academies
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pictures from last week

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Read Across America (Hawkins 2 visit)

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Parent Report Card meeting

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ASES Cheer/Dance showcase

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02.26.19

Week 7 February 25-March 2nd ELAC, Progress Reports, Read Across America and More!

February 25th – March 2nd

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Word of the month: Compassion

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Upcoming Events

  • March 6th: Read Across America: Nicoloff Visit from 8:00 am – 10:00 am
  • March 6th: Hippocrates Circle Meeting (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm) @ O’Farrell Charter School
  • March 10th: Daylight Savings Time
  • March 11th – March 21st: ELPAC Testing
  • March 13th: Buccaneer Brigade Ice Cream Social
  • March 22nd: Last Day of third quarter

February 25th

  • Periods 2-4-6
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • PE Fitness Gram – testing
  • Principal’s Round Table during lunch
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 402)
  • Knowledge Bowl @ 3:10 pm (Room 803)

February 26th

  • Periods 3-5-1
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • PE Fitness Gram – testing
  • ELAC Parent Meeting in the cafeteria
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20 pm
  • Panoramic Picture – 7th grade (1:00 pm)
  • Panoramic Picture – 8th grade (2:00 pm)
  • Tutoring: Math @ 3:10 pm (Room 601)
  • SOHS Boys Basketball Playoff Game @ 7:00 pm (location TBD)
January 27th

February 27th

  • Periods 4-6-2
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Fitness Gram Testing
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: English @ 3:10 pm
  • Grades are due at 4:00 pm

February 28th

February 28th

  • Periods 5-1-3
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Read Across America: Hawkins 2 Visit (8:30 am – 10:00 am)
  • PE Fitness Gram – testing
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Social Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 505)
  • Dual Language Program Testing (3:30 pm )in room 201)

March 1st

March 1st

  • Word of the month: Appreciation
  • Women’s History Month
  • Periods 1-2-3-4-5-6
  • Dismissal at 1PM
  • Progress Report Card Parent Meeting in the cafeteria (8:30 am – 10:00 am)
  • Hand out Progress Report Cards during the last period of the day
  • ASES Cheer/Dance Showcase @ Chula Vista Middle School (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

March 2nd

March 2nd

  • Saturday Academies

Pictures from last week

TKF Presentations

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Our ASB Team

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Open House

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MESA Day @ SDSU

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Second place in Think Tank
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Third Place in Glider
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Second place in Prosthetic Arm
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02.19.19

Welcome to Week 6 – February 18-February 23rd Open House this Thursday!

Open House this Thursday, February 21st 5:30 -7PM

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Word of the month: Compassion

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Upcoming Events

  • February 23rd: MESA Day at San Diego State University
  • February 26th: Panoramic Pictures
  • February 27th: Grades due @ 4:00 pm
  • February 28th: Read Across America
  • March 1st: Parent Meeting (Progress Report)
  • March 10th: Daylight Savings Time
  • March 11th – March 21st: ELPAC Testing
  • March 22nd: Last Day of third quarter
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February 18th

  • No School: President’s Day
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February 19th

  • Periods 5-6-1-2-3-4
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • PE Fitness Gram – testing
  • TKF Workshops in the library
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Math @ 3:10 pm (Room 601)
  • Principal’s Round Table meeting @ 3:00 pm in 107

February 20th

  • Periods 6-2-4
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • PE Fitness Gram – testing
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Student Council meeting in ASB @ 3:10 pm
  • Hippocrates Circle Meeting @ 6:00 pm (O’Farrell Charter School)

February 21st

  • Periods 1-3-5
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • PE Fitness Gram – testing
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Social Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 505)
  • Open House for incoming 7th graders (5:30 pm – 7:00 pm)

February 22nd

  • Periods 6-1-2-3-4-5
  • Dismissal at 1PM
  • TKF presentations in the library

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  • Saturday Academies
  • MESA Day (San Diego State University) (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)

About last week… Spirit Week

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02.12.19

Week 5 Semester 2 – Monday, February 11 – Thursday, February 14th Celebrate Friendship Week

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Word of the Month: Compassion

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African American History Month

In February we celebrate African-American History Month. While SOM presents multicultural curriculum and perspectives throughout the year, we take time in February to further shine a spotlight on all the many contributions that African-Americans have made throughout history. During morning announcements, students will hear about an African American influential figure who made a positive impact on our world.

This week’s spotlight include:

  • Monday- Mae Jemison: Astronaut, Physician
  • Tuesday-Dr. Audrey Penn – Neurologist
  • Wednesday-George Crum Invention: The Potato Chip
  • Thursday-Michelle Obama, former First Lady, lawyer, spokesperson, writer

Open House

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We will be hosting an Open House for our incoming seventh graders on February 21st. This event is one of many attempts to help provide information about the powerful and unique programs we have for our young community members.

What’s Happening This Week?

February 11th

  • Celebrating Love and Friendship Week: Family Spot Light Day
  • Periods 2-4-6
  • PE Fitness Gram – testing
  • Principal’s Round Table during lunch
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 402)
  • Knowledge Bowl @3:10 (Room 803)

February 12th

  • Celebrating Love and Friendship Week: Stripes and Polk-a-Dots Day
  • Periods 3-5-1
  • PE Fitness Gram – testing
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Math @ 3:10 pm (Room 601)

February 13th

  • Celebrating Love and Friendship Week: Black and White Day
  • Periods 4-6-2
  • PE Fitness Gram – testing
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm

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February 14th

  • Celebrating Love and Friendship Week: Red, White, Pink Day
  • Periods 5-1-3
  • MESA: Steam Girl Empowerment (field trip to SDSU) (7:30 am – 2:30 pm)
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Social Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 505)
  • Valentine’s Dance (3:30 pm – 5:30 pm) (Cafeteria)

February 15th

  • No School in Honor of Presidents’ Day

February 16th

  • School Closed: No Saturday Academies

February 18th

  • No School in Honor of Presidents’ Day

Upcoming Events

  • February 15th – February 18th (No School)
  • February 21st: Open House for incoming 7th graders

Beauty All Around Southwest Middle School

This is the welcome we received on Monday morning.
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TKF Workshops: Critical Thinking

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SUHSD STEM Research Fair: Otay Ranch High School

Congratulations to our Buccaneer STEM Fair participants!

Group Presenting Project Title Place
Alan Ibarra Are solar cars better than battery powered cars? 1
Irvin Fragoso Are solar cars better than battery powered cars? 1
David Ulloa Mousetrap car 1
Isaac Reyes Lights and action 2
Daniel Bayliss Videojuego platformer 2
Saul Ramirez Hitboxes, do they affect the game? 3
Laisha Alvarado Does all natural hair mask help your hair be healthier than a store bought hair mask 3
Alyssa Cruz Does all natural hair mask help your hair be healthier than a store bought hair mask 3
Ariana Mateo Do storm drains keep the ocean trash free? 3
Daniela Alvarez Do storm drains keep the ocean trash free? 3
Genesis Sanchez A different way to animate 3
Edwin Ramirez Minty vs sweet gum 4
Vanessa Estrada Acoustic Levitation 4
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Thank you Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Sandoval!

Thank you to our counselors who put in tireless hours of work to balance classes, make schedules and ensure the mental health and well-being of each one of our students! Thank you so much for all you do!

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Our Valentine’s Day Pep Assembly

Celebrating student winter sports teams, Valentine’s Court and the members of our STEAM Team who represented our school in the SUHSD STEM Research Fair on Thursday.

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02.04.19

Semester 2 Week 4: February 4-9th District STEM Research Fair and More!

February 4th – February 9th

Mr. Ray Tornero: SOM Teacher of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS MR. TORNERO!!!

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In February we celebrate African-American History Month. While SOM presents multicultural curriculum and perspectives throughout the year, we take time in February to further shine a spotlight on all the many contributions that African-Americans have made throughout history. During morning announcements, students will hear about an African American influential figure who made a positive impact on our world.

This week’s spotlight include:

  • Monday- Mae Jemison: Astronaut, Physician
  • Tuesday-Dr. Audrey Penn – Neurologist
  • Wednesday-George Crum Invention: The Potato Chip
  • Thursday-Michelle Obama, former First Lady, lawyer, spokesperson, writer
  • Friday-

Upcoming Events

  • February 7th SUHSD STEM Research Fair Otay Ranch High School 11:30-7pm
  • February 11th – February 14th: Spirit Week (Love and Friendship)
  • February 13th and 14th- TKF Presentations
  • February 14th – MESA: STEAM Girl Empowerment Field Trip
  • February 14th – Valentine’s Dance
  • February 15th – February 18th (No School)
  • February 21st: Open House for incoming 7th graders
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February 4th

  • Periods 4-6-2
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Principal’s Round Table during lunch
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • STEM Fair Help in Room 803 @12:20
  • Tutoring: Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 402)
  • Knowledge Bowl @3PM (Room 803)
  • STEM Fair Help @3PM (Room 803)

February 5th

  • Periods 5-1-3
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • TKF Workshop Presentations given to 7th grade PE classes (Ms. Finley, Ms. Lopez, Mr. Garnica-Mendoza, Ms. Gracias)
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Math @ 3:10 pm (Room 601)

January 6th

  • Periods 6-2-4
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • TKF Workshop Presentations given to 7th grade PE classes (Ms. Finley, Ms. Lopez, Mr. Garnica-Mendoza, Ms. Gracias)
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: English @ 3:10 pm (Room 206)

February 7th

  • Periods 1-3-5
  • Dismissal at 3PM
  • Math Cafe @ 12:20- pm
  • Tutoring: Social Science @ 3:10 pm (Room 505)
  • SSC meeting @ 3:10 pm in the parent center
  • STEM Research Fair (Otay Ranch High School) (11:30 am – 7:00 pm) (Ms. Barron)

February 8th

  • Periods 4-5-6-1-2-3 (Pep Assembly Schedule)
  • Dismissal at 1PM
  • Pep Assembly- Valentine’s Court @ 12:00 pm

February 9th

  • Saturday Academy
  • Southwest Middle School Athletic League Events

About Last Week…

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TKF in PE classes – Needs, Feelings, Compassion and Cooperation

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Awards Ceremony –

Congratulations to all of the students who received awards for 1st Semester scholarship, behavior and Buccaneer Achievement! Keep up the Excellent work!

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Congratulating our Teacher of the Year: Mr. Ray Tornero

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