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Spring Classes Starts This Week
Need something fun to do after school? Then take a look at the Middle School activities that begin this week. Cooking, volleyball, weight training, soccer, art and more is being lead by trained staff from the City of San Clemente. &nbs... Continue
6th & 7th Grade Family Life/Health Unit
Parents of 6th and 7th grade students have the option of previewing the materials for the upcoming unit on Family Life. You can make arrangements to view the videos with our librarian, Daphne Miller. You can contact her via email, email@example.com, or phone, 949-234-5955. Viewings will take place in the school library March 31 to April 4 by appointment only. Please note that viewings are not available on Thursday, April 3. Any questions about the curriculum can be sent to Karin Porzuczek, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following PDF letter is the permission slip which is due April 30, 2014.
April 21 - Teacher Training Day / Student Holiday
April 21 is an Instructional Furlough Day for Common Core State Standards Training. Students will be off of school this day while teachers attend training. April 22 is Earth Day. There are many ways for students to get involved. Students take advantage of your day off and give back to the planet! Get outside and enjoy the spring sunshine while helping keep our planet clean!
9-Week Fitness Challenge
The Noble Path Foundation is proud to present The Vista Del Mar Middle School 9-week Fitness Challenge. It's goal is to improve the health, athletic performance and fitness of each student. The course will feature both physical and nutritional elements, designed especially to both enhance and improve the overall heath and fitness of your child.
The following documents include a Parent Letter explaining the program and the Nutrition Challenges. "Can the Soda!" is due to their PE teacher no later than Friday, March 7th. "Fast Food Will Put You On The Fast Track To Disease!" is due no later than Friday, March 21st. "Banish High Fructose Corn Syrup" is due no later than Friday, April 4th . Challenge # 4 is "White Out, Fiber In," and it is due no later than Friday, April 18th.
LCAP Process Underway In California School Districts
School districts are currently working on the development of its Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), districts have much more discretion in how they spend their funding. However, they must develop a detailed plan to show how the money will be used to improve achievement and to meet the needs of low-income students, English learners and foster children. Districts must collect input and suggestions from parents, students, staff and community members. Please see the attached Local Control Accountability Plan Report for more information.
Congratulations Mrs. Nielsen & Her Music Students
Advanced Band and Advanced Orchestra performed at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Festival on March 18, 2014. Our Advanced Band earned an Excellent and the Advanced Orchestra earned a Superior. Advanced Orchestra has the opportunity to move on to the regional festival as a result of earning the highest score.
National History Day Contest
There were five categories for the National History Day Contest - Exhibit, Performance, Historical Paper, Documentary, and Website. Our two students that placed as champions will be attending the State Level Competition in April. Congratulations to all for a job well done!
Exhibit - Champion: Macy Smith & Runner-up: Cameron Peloso. Performance - Champion: Ellie Peloso & Runner-up: Carlie McCleary. Historical Paper - Runner-up: Christopher Mauerman (also won the Steinhart Award for outstanding paper). Documentary - Runner-up: Koosha Jadbabaei. Website - Runner-up: Ryan Baxter. In addition, we had several students receive Judge's Choice Awards including: Jessica DeCollibus, Christian Davoodian, Carlie McCleary, Ryan Cattich, and Chandler Horton.
The next DELAC meeting will be Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Attached is a PDF of the agenda.
Bully Free Makos
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