Baron Weekly November 17th, 2014

School Motto "Setting the Standard for Excellence"


Athlete Avenue from AD Murphy:

Overtime stinks! Our boys' football team went into last Friday night's playoff contest with the # seed taking on Morse at a packed SWC stadium. After a grueling 7-7 tie to end regulation the game went into overtime where Morse prevailed over the mighty Barons. It was a tough way to end the season, but we are very proud of all the hard work our coaches, kids and parents put into the season.

Our boys' water polo team went into the playoffs with the #5 seed where they took on Castle Park in the first round. After crushing the Trojans 22-4 in the first round they took on the #4 seeded Otay Ranch Mustangs, tied and lost in overtime bringing an end to the water polo season as well. Congratulations, boys!

Our Lady Baron field hockey team traveled up to powerhouse Fallbrook in the first round of the CIF playoffs and came home on the wrong side. Great job this year, ladies.

If you have Jenny Oh or Kylie McClellan in your class, please congratulate them on their tennis season this year. You girls are awesome!

Congratulations to Girls' Cross Country for capturing the Metro League Champion title!

Finally, the Winter Season of sports is starting. Over 400 boys and girls have tried out or well be trying out this week. Please encourage them and make sure they hold their heads high whether they make a team or not.

It's great to be a Baron!

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

ELA Performance Tasks all week.

Calling on teachers interested in the STEM/STEAM movement. January 12th, 2015 will be a preservice day ( PD for teachers). The Curriculum and Instruction Dept. is currently working on organizing various PLC groups to collaborate from 8-11 AM on the 12th. If you are interested in being part of the STEM/STEAM discussion and helping to create a district vision, please let me know so that I may forward your name.

Counselor Corner

Counselors will continue to be available at lunch in the computer lab to help seniors with college applications.

Continue to wear your college gear every Wednesday to support our College Going Culture!

From the Assistant Principals

ASB AP Alvarez- Food Fair this Wednesday at lunch.

AP Baeza - To all 9th grade teachers, to help students improve their organizational skills please ensure your 9th grade students utilize the "calendar app" on their IPADS to write down HW assignments, etc. They will receive alerts when things are due.

School Safety from Security Manager John Czajkowski

Door Locks:

Please continue to do a great job with the SUHSD magnetic door policy for externally locking classroom doors. The purpose of the policy is to "accelerate securing classrooms during and emergency" and "mitigate risk of exposing teachers/staff to a threat, as they no longer must step outside to lock the door." If you have questions or need extra magnets, please see Ronne or me for help. Sadly, in many active shooter events, people were shot and /or killed when the classroom doors were left unintentionally unlocked in the ensuing panic and chaos or they couldn't be locked quickly enough. This policy is designed to help support teachers as SUHSD classroom doors are retrofitted with internally locking hardware. This is surprisingly costly at over $500/door, so it needs to be gradually phased in.

Need another copy of the SUHSD Magnetic Door Block Policy? Please email John.

Other Announcements

WASC update: Tomorrow is our preliminary visit with our WASC Chairperson in anticipation of the BIG meeting in March. Reminder to FOL Leadership Team to meet in the library @ 7 AM!

Sports Medicine Program starting at BVH next semester! More info to come.

BVHS Vocal Music Dept. Fall Gala Friday, Nov. 21st, 6-10PM @Chula Vista Golf Course.

Happy Thanksgiving

Closing in on 10 years at BVH and I continue to be grateful for working alongside the best staff around for the benefit of our students. Thank you and may you have the best Thanksgiving Holiday ever.

Not what we give, but what we share,

For the gift without the giver is bare.

-J.R. Lowell

Typos, misspelled words, etc. courtesy of a lack of spell check on this program.