San Lorenzo Valley Middle School
May 17, 2013
from Jeff Calden
Eighth Graders on stage at the Advancement Ceremony
If your child is interested in writing and delivering the 8th grade Student Address at the Advancement Ceremony, or is interested in singing the National Anthem at the Advancement Ceremony, please have him or her come to the office and check in with Mr. Calden. Pairs or small teams of students are welcome to apply together.
SLVMS at the California State Spelling Bee
Huge Congratulations to SLVMS 8th Grader Ava Badger, who took 9th place in the State of California Middle School Spelling Bee last weekend in San Rafael. Seventh, eighth and ninth grade students from 28 counties competed to be the top speller in the state. Ava becomes the first San Lorenzo Valley Middle School student to ever place in the Top Ten at the California State Spelling Bee. Way to go, Ava!
2013 SLVMS Awards Night
Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 pm
Middle School Awards Night will be held on Tuesday, May 21 in the Middle School Gym. The ceremonies begin at 6:00 pm. Departments from sixth, seventh, and eighth grade will give their awards that night, as well as Perfect Attendance awards, 4.0 GPA awards, and the Sixth Grade and Seventh Grade Students of the Year award
Schedule for the Week of May 20 - 24
Monday 20 Late Start A Day - School Begins at 8:50 am
Tuesday 21 O Day - MS Awards Night - 6:00 pm MS Gym
Wednesday 22 E Day - Drama Showcase 7:00 pm HS PAC
Thursday 23 O Day
Friday 24 E Day
Tdap Booster Needed to start 7th Grade Next Year
As of today, there are 92 current 6th grade students without Tdap on file
Students without Tdap immunization on file may not start 7th grade at SLVMS next year
For the 2013-14 school year, and all future school years, students entering,
advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called Tdap) for school in the fall. The new requirement was signed into law in 2010. Students without proof of immunization will NOT be allowed to attend school on the first day of school in August. Please be sure to bring proof from your doctor to the middle school office by June 1.
PAWS-itive Panther Tickets
The PAWS-itive Panther program is run by the SLVMS Leadership Class rewards students for contributing to the positive culture on campus. All staff have PAWS-itive Panther tickets, which they can give to any student for doing anything they deem as positive. The student then takes the ticket to the office and it goes into a big box. Today during the school bulletin, FIVE tickets were drawn from the box and those students won themselves a FABULOUS PRIZE.
Our Five Lucky winners this week were: Tyler Van Winkle, Shelby Slaughter, Jordan Kittle, Blaze Brumbaugh, and Lucas Martin Holt.
SLV Education Foundation Leaders Needed
The SLV Education Foundation is an active 501c3 non-profit organization in need of revitalization, new energy and new leadership. Serving all SLV students primarily through various community and fundraising efforts, the Foundation has in the past helped fund such important student programs as class-size reduction. The Foundation is now looking for volunteer leaders interested in finding ways to help improve and fund classroom improvement, teacher assistance and after-school/summer activity programs; and even a program to ensure that all students are provided digital tablets and instruction on their use as a part of their education while at SLV.
If you or someone you know are energetic, hard-working, and committed to the idea that our students deserve the absolute best opportunity to excel that our community can provide, then please consider joining as a leader of the SLV Education Foundation. Questions – contact George Wylie, 338-0578 or email@example.com.
THE BIG LIST OF UPCOMING
2013 SLVMS Awards Night
Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 pm
Middle School Awards Night will be held on Tuesday, May 21 in the Middle School Gym.
The ceremonies begin at 6:00 pm.
Departments from 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade will give their awards that night, as well as Perfect Attendance awards, 4.0 GPA awards, and the 6th Grade and 7th Grade Students of the Year award.
SLVMS Performing Arts Musical Showcase
Bridge to Broadway
Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 pm
The Annual Musical Showcase from SLVMS Performing Arts will take place on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm in the High School PAC.
Come see our SLVMS students sing and dance over 26 classic musical numbers from Broadway musicals.
All-District Band Festival
Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 pm
The All-District Band Festival, featuring musicians from all SLVUSD schools, will be held in the High School Gym on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm.
Come out and see our student musicians perform in their school-bands, as well as perform together in a great night of musical entertainment.
8th Grade Dance
Friday, June 7, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
The 8th Grade Dance will be in the Middle School gym from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, June 7.Only 8th Graders from SLVMS and the Nature Academy Charter School may attend. No exceptions. School Dress Code applies.
8th Grade Picnic Day
Tuesday, June 11
The annual 8th Grade Picnic Day will be Tuesday, June 11 at Camp MayMac in Felton. 8th Graders will leave in school buses around 8:30 am and return at approximately 2:00 pm. Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, two large grass fields for fun and sun, and lots and lots of food. Just make sure everyone brings sunscreen.
8th Grade Advancement Ceremony
Thursday, June 13, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
The 8th Grade Advancement Ceremony will be on the Middle School Softball Field from 6:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 13.
More Information to Come.
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - Help Needed
At the end of each school year, the Panther Club sponsors a final thank-you luncheon in appreciation of our wonderful SLVMS Teachers and School Staff. This year, the luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 30th from 11:30-1:00. This event is all about showing our gratitude. This type of event can only be accomplished with help from all of you! If you can help in any way, please visit the Panther Club web site at http://www.ms.slvusd.org/panther-club to find out what we need and then contact Melissa Avilla at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. We look forward to hearing from you!
Attention Families of SLVMS Eighth Graders
Please be on the look-out for flyers being sent home regarding end of the year activities for your eighth-grade students.
This Friday, May 17, you should see one regarding the picnic at Camp May-Mac that will be taking place on June 11.
Next week we will be sending home more information on the eighth-grade dance that will be held on June 7.
We already have some eighth-grade parents who have stepped up early to help plan these great events for your/our children but we need more! Please contact Richie Solomon at email@example.com if you can help in any of the following ways:
Dance decoration coordinator (1 person), Dance decoration/set up (many hand!)
Dance chaperones, People to set up and staff snack tables, Dance photographer
Dance Clean Up Crew (many hands).Thank you in advance for helping to make these events memorable for our eighth-graders.
SLVMS Academic Eligibility
SLVMS Eligibility rules require that athletes maintain a 2.0 GPA with No grades of F in order to remain eligible to play on a school athletic team.
Eligibility is established twice each quarter with a progress report and a report card.
Congratulations to the SLVMS Track and Field Team
Congratulations to the SLVMS Track and Field team for a tremendous year.
The B girls and C boys were league champions and SLVMS athletes broke 14 school records this season.
Fourteen is now the most school records ever broken in one season.
New School Record Holders:
Millie Overton: A girls Hurdles 9.56
Abbie Meck: B girls 1600 5:27.91
Abbie Meck, Tyler Staton, Kristen Voelker, Maddie Stein: B girls 1600 relay 4:39.71
Katelyn Shelton: C girls 100 13.62, C girls 200 28.69, C girls Long Jump 14'4
Cassie Ackemann: B girls High Jump 4'7
Joe Oard: A boys 400 54.87, A boys 800 2:06.85
Derek Creelman: A boys High Jump 5' 7
Tristen Shelton: C boys 400 64.15
Chris Anderson: C boys 800 2:27.4, C boys 1600 5:16.34
Chris Anderson, Alejandro Corona, Mateo Corona, Tristen Shelton:
C boys 1600 relay 4:38.38
Congratulations to the SLVMS Boys Volleyball Team
Congratulations to the SLVMS Boys Volleyball team.
The Panthers won the League Tournament this week to claim the League Title and finish a perfect 15-0 season.
Way to Go Panthers!
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SLVMS 2012-13 Yearbooks are still available online
Yearbooks are still for sale, but the number is limited, so get your order in soon! The office has new order forms to pay by check or cash $46 - checks made out to SLVMS, and you can still order online at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00599285
Opportunity Grant Music Scholarships
Opportunity Grant Music scholarships, created and administered by the Santa Cruz County Music Teachers Association, offer financial assistance to families unable to afford year-round private music lessons. Outstanding local music teachers of piano, voice, violin, viola, flute, oboe, clarinet, and saxophone take part in this program. Please help us get the word out to other teachers, students and families. Applications are due June 15th. Scholarships will be awarded early in the summer for study to begin in September. Apply on-line at http://www.sccmtac.org/Scholarships.html
SLVMS Community Service Opportunity
There will be Relay for Life Team Fundraiser at SkyPark for the American Cancer Society June 8 and 9 at 10:00 am at Sky Park in Scotts Valley.
Info: Contact Andy Daven-Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-588-2355
Cabrillo College Summer Institute
Cabrillo is offering a summer institute for students grade 7-12. There are four sessions: July 15-19, July 22-26, August 5-9, and August 12-16. There will be courses in engineering, astronomy, digital media, culinary, geography, oceanography, computer technology, construction and engineering, and college and career readiness. Camps costs will run between $165 and $250 per week. SLVMS has a small amount of scholarships available for interested families who require financial assistance. For more information go to www.sccommits.org/camp.
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