Granger Junior High School

Once a Griffin, Always a Griffin!



G reet everyone with respect.

R espond to adversity with GRIT!

I mmerse themselves in learning.

F ocus on being calm and cool!

F ollow their shot to the trash can!

I Pads are used as educational tools.

N ever ever give up!

W ill be College and Career Ready.

A cknowledge positive behaviors (4:1 Challenge)

Y earn to learn beyond the bell!


Monday, April 14 DC/ Marvel Day!

SBAC Testing 7th Grade all week

Principal PLC @ Bonita Vista Middle 7:30am-12pm- Carreon

Yearbook sale starts! $25 @ ASB

Burlington Parent Class @ 9:15- 10:15am in rm 604

10:15am- 11:15am in rm 403

Library closed per. 5 & advisory unless pre-arranged

SUHI Tutors for AVID per. 5 & 6


Tuesday, April 15 Twin Tuesday!

GRADES DUE!! to Nellie (Registrar) NO LATER THAN 3:30PM

Talent Show auditions afterschool @ Cafeteria

District Security Mtg- Carreon & Gracias

Link Crew Mtg @ 7am in rm 209 w/Hunter

“Por La Vida” Parent class 8:30am- 10:30am in rm 604

Burlington Parent class 6-8pm @ rm 403

Library closed per. 5 and advisory unless pre-arranged


Wednesday, April 16 Western Wednesday!

PLC Faculty Mtg in Library

Talent show auditions after school @ Cafeteria

ASB meets @ 7:15am w/Garcia Cafeteria- Admin Welcome

Burlington Parent Class 9:15am- 11:15am @ rm 604

Admin Mtg @ 1pm

TTHC “On Track” truancy prevention group 3-4pm in rm 507

Staff and Student College T-shirt day every Wednesday!!

Library closed per. 5 and advisory unless pre-arranged

SUHI Tutors for AVID per. 5 & 6


Thursday, April 17 Throwback Thursday!

Link Crew Mtg @ 7am in rm 209 w/Hunter

Positive Choice Group 2:15pm-3:30pm w/ SBCS

Library closed per 5 and advisory unless pre-arranged

LCFF Mtg 5-7pm @ SUHI


Friday, April 18 Formal Friday!

Progress Report 4 deliver thru advisory class

Tech Summit Mtg 10am-12pm Carreon & Gracias

Calendar Mtg 8:30am @ Conf Rm

Counselors Mtg 9:30am @ Aguilar- Garcia’s office

Library closed per. 5 and advisory unless pre-arranged


Saturday, April 19

Saturday GAP 8-12pm @ Cafeteria


Progress report card day is Friday, April 18, 2014


Tuesday, April 15, 2014



The window for entering grades begins 04/10/14

to 04/15/14 at 3:30 p.m.

College Awareness Wednesday


Area / Teacher

ASB lines...............................Mancero / Howard

Cafe Wind. E..........................Jarumayan / Luchau

9th grade line.......................Lynn / Idos

Caf Wind .............................. Mendez / Gallaher / Murphy

Quad.................................... Opina

Weekly Tutoring

Monday - Social Science

Tuesday - Science

Wednesday - Math

Thursday - English

Friday - Any Department



Performance Task Quarter 4......... 4/7 - 6/6

SBAC..................................................4/7 - 5/16

CST's...................................................4/21 - 5/2

EOC's..................................................5/29 - 6/5


Teachers CAN get to the Canvas Performance Page and download their Spring PT’s. R & E are still waiting for a few more Spanish versions of some tests and once these are posted we will open up the Data Director permissions so scores can be up-loaded. We hope that will all be available by next Friday 4/18.

Roufieh Carmody

Congratulations to Ms. Carmody who earned The Leading Edge Certification for the Online and Blended Teacher component.

Single Sign On and Device Management

In the coming school year, teachers will see substantial improvement in the area of product integration. We will begin using a platform called Stoneware which is supported on iPads, PCs, laptops – pretty much any computing device. This will allows students and teachers to keychain all of their accounts under a single sign-on. There isn’t anything students will have to do – the policies for single sign on will come from our student information system where usernames and passwords for students are already assigned.

Classroom Teacher Computer Replacements

In addition to iPads, we are beginning to refresh our aging computer inventory. Teacher computers will be replaced in classrooms. Teacher computers new enough to be repurposed will go to labs, then classrooms for student stations. Computers that have reached the end of their useable life will be removed. Common Core funds were used for this refresh.

Password Security

Due to the importance of protecting confidential information and preventing students from gaining access to teacher accounts, teachers are required to change their passwords every 90 days. The best practice is to create a password that would be very difficult for anyone else to figure out. The next best practice is to not share that password with anyone – even a colleague.

A recent national survey on passwords revealed that the most commonly used password is 123456. This means that the general population (even with all the information out there about identity theft) is opting for simple over secure. As we move into a more digitally integrated world, we need to be extremely careful and conscientious about passwords that could provide the wrong person(s) with access to student records, employee information, and database items that could (if tampered with) be compromised.

SDSU Campus visit for Granger

Top 13 students in 9th grade were selected based on their academic performance at Granger. They were invited to attend the annual field trip to SDSU where they will met with the SDSU Honor Society and received a reception in their honor.

John Tomsett is headteacher of Huntington School in York.

If I say to students, "You've got to work harder", they'll just look and think: you're another middle aged person moaning at me. If I say: "Why don't you adopt a growth mindset about this?", I've got more chance of them listening. It doesn't sound like me moaning at them, it sounds like they're making a choice about how they behave. In the end, growth mindset is just a phrase referring to something we've known for a long time – that if you work harder, show more grit and resilience then you'll do better. It works like that; it's a psychological trick in a way.

The phrase growth mindset, and the power of "yet" are both very effective. If you go into any of our classrooms and a student says: "I can't do that", another student in the class will say: "yet". That's really powerful stuff.