08.26.19

Week 6 : August 26-August 31st Wrapping up Kindness Month and our 1st Quarter!

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WORD OF THE MONTH: KINDNESS

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Upcoming Events

  • Dr. Janney’s at SOM on August 29th (Listening Tour): in room 107 all day
  • School Site Council Meeting @ 3:10 pm in room 107
  • Dual Language Parent Meeting on August 29th in the cafeteria
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 2nd No School!
  • Grades Due September 5th
  • Parent Progress Report Card Meeting on September 6th
  • Parent Teacher Student Conferences on September 6th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

August 26th

August 26th

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Periods 5-1-3
  • Science Intervention (3:15 – 4:30 pm)
  • Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm

August 27th

August 27th

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Periods 6-2-4
  • Math Intervention (3:15 pm – 4:30 PM)
  • Student Council Meeting @ 3: 15 pm

August 28th

August 28th

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Periods 1-3-5
  • 8th Grade Credit Checks (in the Library) (Through English Classes)
  • Social Science Intervention (3:15 pm – 4:30 PM)

August 29th

August 29th

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Periods 2-4-6
  • Dr. Janney is in room 107 (listening tour)
  • 8th Grade Credit Checks (in the Library) (Through English Classes)
  • ELA Intervention (3:15 pm – 4:30 PM)
  • School Site Council Meeting @ 3:15 pm (parent center)
  • Dual Language Parent Meeting @ 6:00 pm (cafeteria)

August 30th

August 30th

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Periods 5-6-1-2-3-4

August 31st

August 31st

  • Middle School Athletic League

Pictures from last week

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Activities

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08.19.19

Week 5 August 19-24th

Upcoming Events

  • Spirit Week August 19th – August 23rd
  • Saturday Academies on Saturday, August 24th
  • School Site Council Meeting @ 3:10 pm in room 107
  • Dual Language Parent Meeting on August 29th in the cafeteria
  • Labor Day Monday, September 2nd
  • Grades Due September 5th
  • Parent Progress Report Card Meeting on September 6th
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Week at a Glance

August 19th

August 19th

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Spirit Week: wear your SOM Gear
  • Periods 1-3-5
  • Internet Safety Presentations (through PE classes)
  • Knowledge Bowl Practice Room 803 (3PM-4PM)
  • Science Intervention (3:15 – 4:30 pm)
August 20th

August 20th

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Spirit Week: Tacky Tourist Day
  • Periods 2-4-6
  • Internet Safety Presentations (through PE classes)
  • SLT @ PDC from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Math Intervention (3:15 pm – 4:30 PM)
August 21st

August 21st

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Spirit Week: Fire vs.Water
  • Periods 3-5-1
  • Social Science Intervention (3:15 pm – 4:30 PM)
August 22nd

August 22nd

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Spirit Week: Neon Day
  • Periods 4-6-2
  • ELAC Parent Meeting in the Cafeteria ( 8:30 am – 10:00 am)
  • ELA Intervention (3:15 pm – 4:30 PM)
August 23rd

August 23rd

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Spirit Week: Hawaiian Day
  • Periods 4-5-6-1-2-3
  • Course Alike PLC meetings from 1:15 pm – 3:00 PM
  • Aloha Dance from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (cafeteria)
August 24th

August 24th

  • Saturday Academies
  • Middle School Athletic League

Pictures from last week

Teaching and Learning

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Climate and Culture Presentations

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Celebrations

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Activities

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Teams

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Paying it Forward

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Community Event

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08.13.19

Week 4 August 12-17th – Making a Difference, Color Run and More!

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Upcoming Events

 

  • Spirit Week August 19th – August 23rd
  • Dual Language Parent Meeting on August 29th
  • Labor Day Monday, September 2nd
  • Grades Due September 5th
  • Parent Progress Report Card Meeting on September 6th

WEEK AT A GLANCE

AUGUST 12TH

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Making a Difference Week
  • Periods 3-5-1
  • Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm (Board Room)

AUGUST 13TH

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Making a Difference Week
  • Periods 4-6-2

August 14th

AUGUST 14TH

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Making a Difference Week
  • Periods 5-1-3
  • Anti Bullying Presentations – Counselors
  • Faculty Meeting in room 1301 @ 3:10 pm

August 15th

AUGUST 15TH

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Making a Difference Week
  • Periods 6-2-4
  • Anti Bullying Presentations – Counselors
  • Climate and Culture Committee – meeting @ 3:10 in room 1301

AUGUST 16TH

  • Word of the Month: Kindness
  • Making a Difference Week
  • Periods 3-4-5-6-1-2
  • Color Fest @ 1:30 pm

August 17th

AUGUST 17TH

  • Saturday Academies
  • Remembering Christine Fax-Huckaby (Celebration of life) @ 10:30 am (SUHI)

PICTURES FROM LAST WEEK

OPEN HOUSE

Title I Meeting

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ASB Student Present to Parents

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Classroom Visits

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WILLIAMS VISIT

99.9% of our students, when asked, had either their textbooks, their iPad, or knew exactly where their books were at home. Our guests were very impressed with our students and our staff!
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EXPECTATION ASSEMBLIES

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FRIDAY LUNCH

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08.05.19

Week 3 August 5-10th

WORD OF THE MONTH: KINDNESS

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What a Team!

OPEN HOUSE

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

AUGUST 5TH

  • Periods 5-1-3
  • FAC meeting @ 3:10 pm (conference room)

AUGUST 6TH

  • Periods 6-2-4
  • Solar Car Club meeting in room 803 @ lunch!
  • National Night Out @ 4:00 pm

August 7th

AUGUST 7TH

  • Periods 1-3-5
  • 7th grade Expectation Meetings in the library
  • Title I Parent Meeting @ 5:00 pm (Cafeteria)
  • Open House Starts @ 6:00 pm

August 8th

AUGUST 8TH

  • Periods 2-4-6
  • 7th grade Expectation Meetings in the cafeteria
  • Williams Visit @ 8:30 am

August 9th

AUGUST 9TH

  • Periods 2-3-4-5-6-1

PICTURES FROM LAST WEEK

OUR STUDENTS GREET OUR CHINESE DELEGATION

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THANK YOU BREAKFAST FOR MS. LAURA PEREZ (THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!)

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MR. FRANK AND MS. RIVERA HAVE STUDENTS WORK ON DESIGNING A CREATIVE/INNOVATIVE GAME AND HAVE STUDENTS PRESENT TO EACH OTHER

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MS. JAIME’S CLASS LEARNS ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES

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FIRST ASSEMBLY OF THE YEAR

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OUR FIRST STEAM CHALLENGE WAS A SUCCESS

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Check out Friday’s Live Stream of the final Testing Event by clicking on the image above!

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07.29.19

Welcome to Week 2 July 29th – August 2nd!

WORD OF THE MONTH: RESPONSIBILITY

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ASSESSMENTS BEING GIVEN THIS WEEK

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  • Achieve 3000 level set test – through English classes
  • MDTP Test- Math Classes
  • New Comer Test

OPEN HOUSE Next Week!

WEEK AT A GLANCE

  • Periods 1, 3, and 5 (Schedule A)
  • We welcome our International Student guests
  • Textbook Distribution (through PE Classes)
  • ASB Store Open after school

JULY 30TH

  • Periods 2, 4, and 6 (Schedule A)
  • International Students on campus
  • Textbook Distribution

JULY 31ST

  • Periods 3-5-1 (Schedule A)
  • International Students on campus

AUGUST 1ST

  • Counselors work on balancing classes
  • International Students on campus

AUGUST 2ND

  • Period 3 (Schedule D)
  • STEAM Challenge # 1
  • End of 10 grace period for free lunches
  • PEP Assembly @ 8:15 am

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL, SUMMER, AND FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

AWARDS

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TEACHERS HONOR THEIR PROMISE

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PROMOTION

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ASB CAMP

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WELCOMING OUR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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07.12.19

Check out all of the details on 7th grade orientation, our new dress code and the first day school! Welcome back Buccaneers!

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

 

I am very excited to welcome you to our 2019 – 2020 academic year. We at Southwest Middle, pride ourselves with having dedicated students who strive to make a difference in our community, professional and caring faculty and staff, and dedicated parents. As we begin our 90th year of educating young minds, we know we will have another year of Buccaneer excellence. It is my duty and responsibility to contribute to the education of our students by providing an environment that optimizes their opportunity to learn and develop as individuals. Southwest Middle and Southwest High School have built a 6-year plan because our goal is to continue to raise student achievement and prepare students for life after middle school and high school. Our mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students to be college and career ready.

 

Students at Southwest Middle School will be challenged with a rigorous curriculum through the infusion of technology and integration of our STEAM focus. We have a Dual Language program and were just honored with the AVID School of Distinction Award. We are committed to providing the best possible instructional programs for each of our students.

 

In addition to the academics at SOM, our students have the opportunity to engage and participate in performance-based experiences through our STEAM competitions, mariachi and steel drum classes, and our many field trip opportunities. Our before and after school HYPE program offers excellent recreational options for our students. Working to ensure that we provide all students with a safe and equitable school environment to foster their individual growth and development remains at the core of our beliefs.

 

It is my belief that a group of committed people that are working towards a common goal can produce amazing results. It is my commitment to the Southwest Middle staff to continuously refine the instructional practices in the classroom and continue to provide support systems to meet the needs of all students. We will continue to embrace the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

 

Should you have any questions regarding your student’s progress or school programs, do not hesitate to call the teacher, counselor, or any administrator. I look forward to working with you to ensure our students have a year of excellence at Southwest Middle School.

 

The first day of school is July 22nd at 8:00 a.m.  It is a minimum school day. Please have your children in school no later than 8:00 AM.  I have included some important reminders on the back of this letter. If you have any questions, please call us at 619-628-4000.

 

Sincerely,

 

Julissa Gracias
Principal

Check out our New Dress Code Policy 2019-2020

 

Estimados Padres / Guardianes y Estudiantes,

 

Estoy muy emocionado de darle la bienvenida a nuestro año académico 2019 – 2020. En Southwest Middle, nos enorgullecemos de tener estudiantes dedicados que se esfuerzan por hacer una diferencia en nuestra comunidad, personal y profesores profesionales y dedicados, y padres dedicados. Al comenzar nuestro 90 aniversario de educar mentes jóvenes, sabemos que tendremos otro año de excelencia Buccaneer. Es mi deber y responsabilidad contribuir a la educación de nuestros estudiantes al proporcionar un entorno que optimice su oportunidad de aprender y desarrollarse como individuos. Southwest Middle y Southwest High School han construido un plan de 6 años porque nuestro objetivo es continuar aumentando el rendimiento estudiantil y preparar a los estudiantes para la vida después de la escuela secundaria y preparatoria. Nuestra misión es cerrar la brecha de logros al preparar a todos los estudiantes para que estén listos para la universidad y la carrera.

 

Los estudiantes de Southwest Middle School serán desafiados con un currículo riguroso a través de la infusión de tecnología y la integración de nuestro enfoque STEAM. Tenemos un programa de doble inmersión y nos honraron con el premio como la Escuela de Distinción por nuestro programa de AVID. Estamos comprometidos a proporcionar los mejores programas de instrucción posibles para cada uno de nuestros estudiantes.

 

Además de los estudios académicos en SOM, nuestros estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de participar en experiencias basadas en el desempeño a través de nuestras competencias STEAM, clases de mariachi y tambores de acero, y nuestras oportunidades de excursiones. Nuestro programa HYPE antes y después de la escuela ofrece excelentes opciones recreativas para nuestros estudiantes. Trabajar para garantizar que proporcionemos a todos los estudiantes un entorno escolar seguro y equitativo para fomentar su crecimiento y desarrollo individual sigue siendo el núcleo de nuestras creencias.

 

Creo que un grupo de personas comprometidas que están trabajando por un objetivo común puede producir resultados sorprendentes. Mi compromiso con el personal de Southwest Middle es refinar continuamente las prácticas de instrucción en el aula y continuar proporcionando sistemas de apoyo para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes. Continuaremos abrazando las oportunidades y los desafíos del siglo XXI y más allá.

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el progreso de su estudiante o los programas escolares, no dude en llamar al maestro, consejero o cualquier administrador. Espero trabajar con usted para asegurar que nuestros estudiantes tengan un año de excelencia en la Escuela Secundaria Southwest.

 

El primer día de clases es el 22 de julio a las 8:00 a.m. Es un día escolar mínimo. Por favor tenga a sus hijos en la escuela a más tardar a las 8:00 AM. He incluido algunos recordatorios importantes al dorso de esta carta. Si tiene alguna pregunta, llámenos al 619-628-4000.

 

Sinceramente,

 

Julissa Gracias

Directora


Revisa nuestra nueva política de código de vestimenta 2019-2020