Lovonya DeJean

Middle School

Administrative Staff

  • Principal: Mr. William McGee
     
    Vice Principal: Ms. Athena Valdez
     
    Instructional Specialist: Mr. Mark Lobaco
     
    Executive Director: Mr. Adam Taylor

Announcements

  • State Testing

    Families, our state testing is here. Please ensure students are well-rested and ready to test. This test gives a glimpse of what students should know, and judges us on how well we are teaching. Please ensure you student arrives to school on time, well rested, and ready to do their best...as always, we will provide a healthy breakfast and snack!

     

    7th Grade: 4/24/17-4/28

    8th Grade: 5/5/17-5/1

     

    B.R.A.I.N to Solve Problems -

    Click on the link above to look at Using my brain to solve problems...look at this handout and get some cool tips!

    Taking care of my brain -

    Click on the link above to look at Why and how to take care of my brain...doing this and how it can help you with life and testing.

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  • Kennedy High and Middle College similarities

    Like Middle College, Kennedy students will be taking Contra Costa College courses beginning in the freshman year in high school.  Like MCHS, Kennedy students will take seminar classes to support them in rising to the college-work standards. 

    With the incredible resource that the Fab Lab brings to Kennedy, the team there has developed Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering pathways to compliment the already successful Information Technology pathway.
     
    So while it may be some time before half the Kennedy High seniors graduate with an Associate of  Arts degree the way that half the Middle College students do now, it’s not unreasonable to predict that more than half the Kennedy High class of 2020 will have a full year of college credit when they graduate.

     

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Twilight at Lovonya DeJean Middle School


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Monday, March 6, 2017

 

Dear Lovonya DeJean Middle School Family Member,

We have completed Semester One! It was an exciting semester...

Now is the time for students to continue with good grades. We want all students to pass all classes with a grade of C or higher.
 
1st Annual Art in Education Extravaganza 
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, come and celebrate Art in March with us. This is a community event that is open to students of Lovonya DeJean Middle School and our elementary school feeders. There will be face painting, mural painting, story book creation, dancing, photos, 3D printing, and more. We will provide lunch at no cost to all attendees.  Click here for flyer
Flyer_Art in March Education Extravaganza
 
This school year will usher in some great opportunities for your student.
  • Expanded Learning Program (after school program): An offering a variety of new activities for students including academic support and enrichment activities, such as art, computers, dance, sports, and more. 
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is an opportunity for students to explore the engineering pathway and go in depth with science and math. 
  • Mafanikio: This is an exciting new addition to our school to assist in increasing academic achievement for African American students.
  • Social and Emotional Learning/Counseling: We have several community partners that work in our school to provide students support they need to be successful in school via counseling, group discussions, mindful life, and restorative justice.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and supper:  All students may eat free of charge at our school. Ensure your child gets to school early to take advantage of the free breakfast program Monday through Friday. Please check www.wccusd.net/dejean for more information.
Academic Focus
Academics will be a focus of administration and all educators on campus. We will be using data to look at student success and correct what we need to do as adults in order to assist your student with optimal learning. I will be mandating that myself and VP Valdez be in classrooms throughout the day to support strong learning.
 
We pledge to challenge your student academically. We will need your assistance with this: attend parent/teacher conferences; check-in with your child daily; look at their grades/attendance on PowerSchool weekly; communicate with their teachers. 
 
Safe Campus for All 
We will continue to focus on safety. A strong emphasis will be placed on ensuring our campus is a safe place for students to be and learn. To do this, we will need support from families, students, and community partners. We strongly encourage, and will continue to enforce, students to report incidents to any adult on campus.  
  • All students must wear their student ID card while on campus. This will help identify anyone who shouldn’t be on our campus.
  • Parents/Guardians are welcome on campus, but must sign-in with the front office and display the proper visitor’s identification. All visitors must adhere to WCCUSD policy.
  • Students are only allowed to wear Lovonya DeJean Middle School hats or beanies. No other head-wear will be allowed to be worn or be visible while on campus during school hours.

Together, we can help your student be successful in middle school, all the while preparing them for their high school adventure along with exposing them to ideas about college and career. Feel free to contact me, knowing that email will be the best way…understand that my first priority is DeJean students and being out on campus.

On behalf of Vice Principal Ms. Valdez, Instructional Specialist Mr. Lobaco, the faculty and staff of DeJean Middle, and the WCCUSD, welcome to the 2016-17 school year.

In solidarity,

 
Mr. McGee
Principal, Lovonya DeJean Middle School
Home of the Mighty Alpha Wolves 

 Flier - Core Values for DeJean Middle Students

 
 

Upcoming Events

Alpha Wolves Highlights

WCCUSD Highlights

  • El Cerrito High School hosts Special Olympics Basketball Competition

    More than 100 special needs students from Crespi, DeJean, Hercules, Korematsu, and Pinole middle schools, and De Anza, El Cerrito, Hercules, Kennedy high schools and Transition school participated in a morning of basketball and celebration.

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  • Superintendent's Message -- April 2017

    Welcome back from a much deserved spring recess. As we usher in April and prepare for the final nine weeks of the school year, our students, their families, and our teachers are in the midst of testing. This is the third year that California students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), which measures our students’ academic progress in English Language Arts and mathematics.

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  • District Spring Music Festival and Concert Dates Announced

    The West Contra Costa Unified School District has announced the Spring Festival and Concert dates for all bands, orchestras, and choirs. Click the link to view dates and times.

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  • Korematsu Student Wins Middle School Spelling Bee

    Righteous has three definitions according to Merriam-Webster. And if Korematsu’s Ghouran Chang used it in a sentence, it might go something like this: I capped a righteous win at the West Contra Costa County Unified School District Middle School Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the two-syllable adjective.

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