Tuesday, October 25th marks the end of the first quarter. Grades will be completed by Wednesday October 26th and report cards will be sent home soon after that.
This Thursday, October 27th will be our staff vs. student softball game right after school. Students can sign up to play in the library. Parents are welcome to come and watch the game.
Friday, October 28th will be our first Activity Day of the year. School will begin and end at the normal times. Activity day takes place at the end of the day, from 1:20 PM to 2:45 PM. All students are required to remain on campus until the end of the school day.
I want to thank everyone who contributed to our College Day activities last Wednesday. The 8th graders did a great job focusing and putting their best efforts into the PSAT. The 7th graders did a great job of remaining quiet in the halls while the 8th graders were testing. Our counselors, Mr. Brown and Ms. Gossett organized a great guest speaker event in the library, and I saw many teachers, staff, and students wearing items to represent a vast array of colleges and universities.
All 8th grade students will take the PSAT8 on Wednesday, October 19th. 8th graders will go directly to their 4th period class in the morning and test most of the day. Dismissal will be at the regular Wednesday time of 1:45. Please remind your student to eat well and get a good night's rest. PSAT8 is the pre-cursor to the HS PSAT and SAT. The results can help guide students to areas of strength and possible subject areas to focus on in HS and college.
Wednesday will also be college day. We encourage everyone to wear something college related to school that day. While the 8th graders are taking the PSAT8, 7th graders will follow their normal schedule; however, teachers will be discussing college with 7th graders throughout the day.
On Thursday, October 20th we will hold an earthquake drill called the Great California Shake Out. You can find more information about this drill at www.shakeout.org/california.
We will also have our first School Site Council meeting on Thursday, October 20th. This meeting is open to all; however, only elected members of the Site Council are able to vote. The purpose of this body is to vote on the proposed budgets and Single Plan for Student Achievement.
Finally, it is a great pleasure to announce our students of the month for September. For 7th grade the student of the month is Alexia Cruz-Segovia and for 8th grade the student of the month is Teleiah Powell. Congratulations to them both, they earned it.
This year’s Getting Ready for College Conference will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center at 403 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond. This free conference is open to all 10th, 11th and 12th graders and their parents throughout the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
The Winter Visual & Performing Arts festivals are underway in WCCUSD. Click here to view the 2016-17 Band, Orchestra, Choir, Theater and Dance festival schedule.