Baron Weekly, November 9th, 2015

School Motto, "Setting the Standard for EXCELLENCE"

Sports Kudos!

Athlete Avenue from AD Murphy:

Where to start? What a great couple of weeks for our Baron athletes. If you have Mackayla Swanson or Hannah Jugar in your classes, please congratulate them on a great golf season as they just finished competing in the CIF golf championships. Of course, if you haven't heard, our girls' tennis team brought home a CIF banner! Great job, ladies!

Our other fall teams are all heading to the playoffs so please come out and support them. Our girls' volleyball team travels to La Costa Canyon on Wednesday night. Our men's water polo team was good enough to get a first round bye and they will start their quest for a CIF title on Thursday night. Field Hockey still has one week left, but it's looking good for them to get a first round bye in the playoffs also.

Last but definitely not least, our fantastic football team captured the Mesa League title with their homecoming win over Otay Ranch. They too will have a first round bye in the playoffs. Our kids are not the only ones working hard as we have staff guiding these teams into the playoffs. Congratulations to Joe Sheffield (tennis), Phil Lomax and Elan Hiller (football) and Michael Ortiz (volleyball) for their time and efforts. It's great to be a Baron athletic supporter!

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Getting to the Core of a College Going Culture

According to the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) there exist Four Pillars within the highest performing urban schools which influences higher college going rates: Pillar #1: "Positive, powerful relationships that create a culture and climate in which students want to learn and adults want to work."
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Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Next Tuesday, 11/17,during Pro Hour teachers will find themselves discussing assessments, data and D&F rates. Also, a Schmoop training has been scheduled on Wednesday, 11/18 from 2:30 to 3:30 as the E Faculty piece. Agenda will be sent this Friday.

Counselor Corner

  • CSF- On November 9 and 10, California Scholarship Federation (CSF) representatives conducted class visits to English 10 and ELD classes to inform current sophomores about CSF, the importance of earning good grades and joining the organization. CSF is a statewide honor society in which students can earn life membership through qualifying grades for four semesters (1 semester must be earned in senior year). Life members are distinguished by their gold stoles and CSF seal-bearer pin, sit in the front rows and are given recognition at the graduation ceremony. Sophomores will be able to apply once they complete their first semester of 10th grade. The two week registration period will be January 25 - February 5, 2016.
  • Counselors are still available in the Computer Lab on Thursdays to help seniors with their college applications. The UC and CSU applications are due on November 30th.
  • Seniors should make sure their SSN#s are on file with the district as the district uploads students' gpa's electronically.
  • Counselors are finishing up senior credit checks.

Nurse's Nook

Frequently Asked Question #3: A student tells me he/she threw up but does not want to go to the nurse because they feel better now. Should I still send them to the nurse's office?

Answer: Yes. Vomiting can mean many things. If a student vomits and they do not want to go to the nurse/home you should become suspicious. Of course, we will always have students who would not miss school for anything in the world! However, there have been many occasions where a student had vomited because he/she ingested alcohol or edible cannabis. By sending them to the nurse for evaluation we can rule out intoxication, assess for infections and contact parents so they can determine if they want their child to stay in school or go home.

The Baron Von Steed Staff Member of the Month

"She does such a great job, always with a smile even when things get crazy"

"Such a pleasure to work with. So very helpful and organized."

"She is efficient, cheerful, responsible, kind, understanding, empathetic. We are so lucky to have her at Bonita."

CONGRATULATIONS to Libia Ortega! Libia is the Baron Von Steed Staff Member of the Month!

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More Kudos!

Kudos to...

  • Coach Lomax for having his football players spend some time after lunch picking up trash AND NOT as punishment, but to help our campus look better faster after lunch AND to help set an example for those "trashy" students.
  • Charleen Love for organizing yet again a super successful Soccer Tournament!
  • Club Blue for bringing home two first place and one 3rd place trophies from having participated at the 1st Annual Del Norte Invitational Field Show Tournament.
  • Chem teacher Kimya Mahzad for showing her students how to carve a pumpkin the "chem" way!
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Veterans' Day

As we enjoy a day off from work tomorrow, please take a moment to remember the sacrifices made by our fallen, past and present members of our armed services that made and continues to make this country the greatest.

Other Announcements!

Update on Louie: It will be two years this coming Christmas season that a puppy pug was found (discarded) on our campus BUT immediately found a loving and forever home THANK YOU to Nikki Monfredo and her family. Louie is doing absolutely wonderful, but don't take my word for it. Check out the latest pic below of Louie from this past Sunday morning. Yep, those are jammies and a binky alright!
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Bonita Vista High School, home of the MIGHTY BARONS!

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