The Crusader Times

Bonita Vista Middle School, Volume 1, Issue 7

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Quote of the Week

"The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others" --Albert Schweizer

Principal's Message

Welcome to week five of our academic school year! Last week we were scheduled to begin our official classroom visitations for the purpose of providing classroom practices feedback, but after consulting and working with our teacher group, we scheduled our formal visitations to begin this week on Monday, August 15th. Therefore, we have a very exciting week coming up and our administration team can't wait to start visiting classrooms!

As we progress through the early part of our school year, I continue to see more and more the importance of showing kindness and respect for others. Our students had a chance to show this kindness and respect this past Friday at our Welcome Back Assembly. I heard nothing but positive cheering and demonstrations of spirit and pride throughout the assembly. Students encouraged each other as they participated in activities that included a donut eating contest, a dancing contest, and a cheering competition between our two grade levels.

It is with that spirit that we want to continue to promote and encourage our students to make good choices by using empathy, compassion, and kindness when determining what they will say or do next while on campus and while interacting with each other.

What is Empathy?
Brené Brown on Empathy

Week at a Glance

Check out our week at glance by scrolling through some of the events below. Also, click on the attached link to view the Week-at-a-Glance (WAAG).


Over the next couple of weeks, we will have anti-vaping assemblies through our advisory classes. The presentations will be delivered by Officer Campolo from the Chula Vista Police Department. Teachers have the opportunity to take their classes, over the next couple of weeks, to our main quad, for the ANTI-VAPING presentations.

College Thursdays

Thursday, Aug. 18th, 8am-3:15pm

650 Otay Lakes Road

Chula Vista, CA

Wear college gear on this day to promote our college-going culture! This Thursday, I will be wearing and representing Georgia Southern University! I'm paying homage to my good friend Coach Jarae Thurmond who formerly coached at Sweetwater High School but now coaches for the Georgia Southern Football Team as an Offensive Assistant working with the Tight Ends. Go Eagles! Georgia Southern is also recognized for their high research activity, being military friendly, and has 11 NCAA Conference Titles in Sports!

Spirit Blue Fridays

Friday, Aug. 19th, 8am-3:15pm

650 Otay Lakes Road

Chula Vista, CA

Make sure to show off your school spirit by wearing any kind of blue on Friday! Go Crusaders!

Baseball Tryouts

Saturday, Aug. 20th, 9am-12pm

751 Otay Lakes Road

Chula Vista, CA

Baseball tryouts will be held on August 20th at @BVH Baseball field (9 am - 12 pm). No Club Attire will be allowed. Be on time to show off your skills Crusaders!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Student Activities Calendar for Semester 1

Please check out the different activities, including spirit weeks, we have planned for our Fall Semester!

FYI Corner

Below you will find valuable resources for our students and community, including our tutoring schedule!

Back to School Night (August 11, 2022)

BVM community, in case you missed our Back to School Night this past Thursday, August 11th, 2022 please view the link below to access the PowerPoint presentation that was presented and our Principal's Message:

Tutoring Schedule

With our first progress report right around the corner, please make sure that your child is taking advantage of our tutoring schedule. Please see below!

Acknowledgment Corner

The Acknowledgment Corner will be continued to be used to highlight and celebrate our students at any opportunity that we can! If you would like your student acknowledged for something we may not be aware of, please feel free to contact me (include a picture if possible).

Robotics Club

Mr. Dougherty and our robotics club are up and running! We also recently received a generous donation of $5000 from Mr. Macias --thank you so much!

Our returning champions are ready for their 22-23 season! Let's go BVM Robotics Club!!!

Advance Choir

Please check out the video below that shows our advanced choir performing "Love Endures" for our Back to School Night opening performance.
BVM Advanced Choir Performing "Love Endures"

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Thank you to all of our students who tried out on Friday, August 12th. You don't know how much you've accomplished by simply showing up! Let's go BVM!

Welcome Back Assembly 2022

Our Welcome Back Assembly was a great success! Thank you, Mr. Bonilla and Ms. Schroeder for presenting and really pushing for a schoolwide assembly that included both grade levels! Students and staff had tons of fun and truly had a chance to show off their spirit!
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Please make sure to check out the most updated information below about our COVID guidelines and protocols.

National Institute of Health SDSU COVID Study

I'm happy to announce that my family and I have enrolled in this service/study through SDSU! We will be testing weekly and we will receive free at-home testing kits every month! See the QR Code below to learn how to participate! We will also receive a gift card at the end of the year! Make sure to sign up or to learn more information see below!
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