Hello Titans & welcome to the week of "College Day,"
Congratulations & Appreciations
- Ms. Thrift for keeping her MS theater class interesting. I was able to join them in some hands on activities where we got to echo challenging words back to her and walk around the room like cowboys.
- Mr. Barrett for his work on engagement in the Read 180 class, a reading support class for our 9th graders to help them get back on track. The kids were really working and had great things to say about the class.
- Mr. Litvin is not only offering an SAT support class 7th period but he is also having girls and boys soccer conditioning after school. I'm looking forward to both the SAT results and what this conditioning will mean during the season
- The Culinary Club sponsored by Ms. Sampayo had their first Friday teacher lunches of the year this past Thursday (short week). The menu was Chili, a cabbage apple salad, cornbread and baklava. Baklava courtesy of the International cuisine class and Mr. Clopp. We look forward to more lunches, which can be purchased through the cashier.
- Please congratulate our special ed teachers who had < 2% of IEPS overdue as of October 8th. This means we get certificates for the teachers' mail room and it also means your students are having their IEPs done in a timely manner. Thank you.
- The Our football team for their study halls Monday and Tuesday 3:30 to 6 and Wednesday 2:30 to 5:30. I came by this week and saw some great peer tutoring happening. And also to the football parents and support community for the Carb night on Thursdays. Not to mention the winning season we are having. This past Friday at Albany I think we had more fans present then the home team, thank you Titan families and students for coming out.
- I would also like to thank our tennis parents who saw a need and raised some money for new uniforms and equipment. We appreciate your initiative.
- This past Friday during the teacher work day Chief Goswick, Officer Russel and Officer Sanchez went through Armed intruder training with the entire staff. We appreciate Chief Goswick for taking the time to do this.
- The big activity for this week is college day Wednesday. This Wednesday our 8th graders will be taking the readistep test (much like a pre-PSAT), all 9th-11th will take the PSAT and all seniors will take the SAT. All paid for by the district. Please support your student getting to school on time and with adequate sleep the night before and breakfast. School will end at its normal Wednesday time.
- We know that you want your student to have a healthy lunch. If you drop off food for your student, bring that food to student services for them to pick up. Do not have your student run out to the car for food, this creates a situation where we are unsure if the student is cutting class or they may be picking up something they aren't supposed to from someone you don't know. Generally running out to cars during the school day is a safety issue. Please bring the food in to the office.
- This Thursday is the great California Shake Out, a day to practice earthquake safety. We will have an earthquake drill at 10:17 am. Please talk about your family earthquake plan with your child.
- Seniors, please turn in your cap and gown order forms Thursday the 17th at lunch in the cafeteria. Econ and gov teachers have additional order forms.
- If your student is interested in MESA, join MASS, math and science society! the first meeting was last Wednesday October 9th but you can contact the teacher reps: Ms. Palis, Ms Cruzat, Mr. Crosby, or Ms. Gatchalian for more information.
- We have a grief group starting through the SBHC, the G-chat group has its first group meeting on October 24th. You can sign up with Madilyn or Bryan in the health center.
- Please continue to ask questions of our counselors regarding college readiness. We only had 5 parents show up to last weeks 9th grade parent night, so we know that we still have parents with questions.
2 weeks to end of the first quarter on October 25th, keep those grades up. Have a great week and go Titans!