Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 02.04.2019

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Mighty Tritons


I hope you have recovered from Phil's BBQ. Thank you for a great week of learning and flexibility. Our students who participated in the Safe School Ambassador Training cannot wait to get out there and make a difference. Thank you for engaging in conversations about a common syllabus. Lots of great things happening next week. Please be mindful of the following:

A. Counseling Week. Stop by the counseling office and give our great counselors a shout-out and a big hug! We are so fortunate to have an amazing counseling group. They each make a huge difference in the lives of students.

B. 8th Grade Panoramic Picture. We will have a modified schedule this Thursday. We will give you more information about the 7th grade activity shortly.

C. Japanese Visitors. We will have visitors from Japan who might be interested in creating a sister school and exchange program. They will be here on Friday. Please welcome our visitors to our school.

D. Student Recognition. The 8th Grade Academic Awards Ceremony is on Friday, February 8 at 8:30am in the pavilion. There are 220 students being recognized for having a 4.0 Scholarship GPA during first semester of this year as well second semester of last year. Parents are invited to attend, which will affect the traffic in the morning. Please plan accordingly. Students should be back at class by third period.

Don't forget to check out the AP section about Disneyland and Sea World tickets.

Go Counselors!

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Way to Go Teacher of the Year -- Melinda Degele!

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Purple Pride (Our Kids and Teachers in Action!)

Science Fair - -Thanks Ricardo Martinez for organizing this great event!

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7th Grade 4.0 Assembly (180 Students!!)

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Boys and Girls Basketball in Action

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Enthusiasm (Triton Trait of the Month!)

Enthusiasm is putting your whole heart into what you do. Whatever the task, no matter how big or small, it will always turn out better if you put your whole heart into it! A great thing about enthusiasm is that it's contagious! Your spark of energy and excitement can ignite others to live their lives with enthusiasm.

Its also important to remember that enthusiasm is be more than just showing energy and excitement. It is also represented by a passion for a cause or project. One does not have to be the life of the party to build enthusiasm. By treating even the smallest, insignificant jobs as important, paying attention to details even when the newness wears off, and aiming to be an encourager to others, we build relationships and share enthusiasm with everyone around us.

In the weeks to come, be sure to nominate students for Triton of the Week who exemplify these traits of Enthusiasm.

Week At A Glance

Monday – February 4

  • Nutrition Supervision Team D – (Legg, Winczowski, Glaser, Lagos, Reynoso, Cuellar, Degele, Niboli, Moreno, Ugarte, Martinez)
  • 6 year Plan/8th Grade Course Selection (World Cultures Classes, Through February 8
  • Boys’ Soccer Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Girls’ Basketball Practice (3:30 Pavilion Courts)
  • Girls' Soccer Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

Tuesday – February 5

  • 6 year Plan/8th Grade Course Selection (World Cultures Classes)
  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 169)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15, Rm 418)

Wednesday – February 6

  • 6 year Plan/8th Grade Course Selection (World Cultures Classes)
  • Unified Champion School Conference (9:30-1:15, OHS)
  • Spelling Bee (3:30 Pavilion)
  • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 206)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 312)
  • Boys’ Soccer Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Girls’ Basketball Practice (3:30 Pavilion Courts)

Thursday – February 7

  • ASB Lunch Activity: Bucket Head Challenge
  • 6 year Plan/8th Grade Course Selection (World Cultures Classes)
  • ELPAC test meeting (Lunch, Library)
  • Cheer Practice (3:30, Pavilion)
  • Robotics Team Practice (3:30, Rm 604)

Friday – February 8

  • 6 year Plan/8th Grade Course Selection (World Cultures Classes)
  • 8th Grade Academic Awards Ceremony (8:30 Pavilion)
  • SSA Meeting (Lunch, Pavilion)
  • Impact 7/8 Bible Study Club Meeting (Lunch, Rm 914)
  • Cyber Security Meeting (1:00 Rm 312)
  • Robotics Team Practice (1:00 Rm 604)

Saturday – February 9

  • Girls’ Basketball Playoffs (TBD)
  • Boys’ Basketball Playoffs (TBD)
  • Girls' Soccer Playoffs (TBD)
  • Boys’ Soccer Playoffs (TBD)

Down The Road

  • February 11, 12, 19, 21, 27 – Incoming 7th Orientation/Articulation Presentations (Counselor visits to feeder Elementary Schools)
  • February 11-13 – ASB fundraiser assemblies (TSP Classes, Pavilion)
  • February 15 – Metro League Winter Sports Championship Games (TBD)
  • February 15/18 – No School Presidents’ Day
  • February 19 – Full Menu Day
  • February 20-22 – ELPAC Testing – reading, writing
  • February 21 – Future DLI Titan Parent Night
  • February 26-27 – Incoming 7th Grade Parent Nights
  • February 27 – Teacher Deadline: Progress Report 1
  • March 4 – Progress Report 1 Distribution
ELM Facility Calendar

The ELM Facilities Calendar will be ran on the linked Google Calendar. Please note that we will no longer be updating the outlook calendar from 1st semester.

Hyperdoc Link

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Nominate a Sweetwater Star!

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A Message from our Assistant Principals!

Shannon and Dean

Great job with the safety drills this week. There was a marked improvement from the students. Thank you for your leadership and support during the drills.

We had several incidents of students using vapes this week. Please be mindful of keeping track who goes out on break and the length.

We came across this awesome opportunities from Sea World and Disneyland. You might want to check them out! (Coincides nicely with our Spring Break!)

Vaping and Lean Drinks on the ELM Campus

Be aware that we suspended several students for bringing vaping devices on campus as well as drinking a concoction known as Lean. The drink contains cough syrup with a mixture of soda and different flavorings (gummy bears, juice, etc.). We need to be mindful about sending student out on passes during class. The vaping devices can be concealed as USB drives or even pencils/pens/cards. We will be sharing a vaping video with the students shortly.