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
Click on the link above to look at Using my brain to solve problems...look at this handout and get some cool tips!
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.
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.
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
This school year will usher in some great opportunities for your student.
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.
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.
Principal, Lovonya DeJean Middle School
Home of the Mighty Alpha Wolves
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.
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.
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.
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.