What do a bilingual instructional assistant, a typist 2 clerk, a community service officer, a office manager, a senior office administrator, a food services aide, a data entry clerk, and a custodian have in common? A love and dedication for West Contra Costa Unified School District students and staff and the District’s 2016-17 Classified Employees of the Year.
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.
After successfully raising more than $500 by organizing a Halloween dance at Hercules Middle School, students in teacher Lynne Dirk’s journalism class presented the funds to a representative from Free the Children on November 19 to support the building of clean water systems in Haiti.
Finding Percentage, and decimals https://youtu.be/FaDtge_vkbg
Basic Multiplication https://youtu.be/mvOkMYCygps
Adding and Subtracting Fractions https://youtu.be/52ZlXsFJULI
Rates and Ratios https://youtu.be/HpdMJaKaXXc
Longitude and Latitude https://youtu.be/cTrsvGytGG0
Dear Students and Families,
This year has been a year of great change. We now have access to technology in a way that we have never had before. We use it to enhance our current situation with the knowledge that this will support us being successful in the 21st century. As an 8th grade group, you are special to me. For many of you, your first day in middle school, was my first day as a principal. We have changed in the past three years, many of you are taller, older and more mature, and I have more grey hairs. As a group, you have taught me to be more patient. As a group, you are honest, caring and respectful. I hope you carry those qualities with you througout your lives.
To my 6th and 7th grade students, enjoy your summer. Have fun, spend time with friends, and relax. Do not forget, however, that learning continues. Find a book series you enjoy and READ. Sign onto the computer and wathc Khan Academy. Practice your multiplication tables. Watch the news and become aware of your world. Be prepared to do even better next year.
As always, it's hard to say goodbye to our friends. I hope you look back on this year with happiness. I hope you use the skills and knowledge you acquired here to support your dreams. You are part of our legacy and within each of you is the potential for greatness. Enjoy your summer and stay titan strong.
I have set our school up for text message reminders and updates. In order to receive my text messages, please test the number 81010 and send the message @herculesmi. Through this service, I will send abbreviated messages and updates about what’s going on at school. It is a quick and easy way to stay connected.