Crusader Times

March 8, 2019

Bonita Vista Middle School

Welcome to Bonita Vista Middle School - Home of the Crusaders! Thank you for visiting our newsletter. In this edition we bring to you our school highlights and a glance at events coming up. Additionally, we are now accepting newsletter submissions. If you have any content you'd like to be featured, please submit by clicking here. Enjoy this edition of the Crusader Times. Go Crusaders!

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Words from our Principal

Bonita Vista Families,

Two weeks left until spring break! As we approach the break, I would like to remind parents and students that we need students to follow the rules and try their best in their classes. We have many end of the year activities planned and we don't want any student to miss out on an opportunity because of behavior or grades.

Next Wednesday, our 8th grade students will participate in a field trip to Bonita Vista High School where they will explore clubs and activities at the high school, be a part of a spirit assembly and experience what it feels like to be on the high school campus.

Counselors have been working with 7th grade students to choose classes for next year and that work will continue with high school counselors over the next few weeks. It's time to start thinking about next year! It is an exciting time as our 8th grade students transition to high school and our 7th grade students prepare for 8th grade. Please contact your child's counselor if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support! Enjoy your weekend.

Teresa Kramer

School Highlights

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College: Making it Happen!

Awesome turnout for our college night. Thank you to all the parents and students who showed up to receive key information about the right path to college.

Advancement Via Individual Determination

Bonita Vista High's AVID students visited our Crusaders to collaborate and share a bit about the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Dougherty for being voted by his peers as the 2019 Bonita Vista Middle School Teacher of the Year! And just announced! Mr. Dougherty was selected as a district Teacher of the Year and will continue to the county level. We are so proud! Congratulations!!

Crusader Music Festival

This week our students had the chance to showcase their musical talent at lunch during the Crusader Music Festival. Student performances, original compositions, and lots of fun activities gave our students exposure to the gift of music.
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School Information

Digital Citizenship

Everyone wants to keep their kids safe and healthy. One area that may get overlooked is the safety of our kids on the internet. Sometimes we just assume kids know the right thing to do. The best way to keep our kids safe on the internet is to talk to them about it. There are a lot of great resources available to educate yourself on the subject and make it easier to speak to your kids about. A few are listed here to help you begin to help your child develop safe internet behaviors

The Smart Talk Quick Guide


Seventh grader Martha Fishburne shares her own labeling experiences in middle school, and a couple of ideas that just might change the world.

2018-2019 Bell Schedules

Click here for this year's bell schedules.

Alpha Breakdown

Click here for a breakdown of AP and Counselor's alpha.

Parent/Community Information

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Now Accepting Newsletter Submissions!

Is our newsletter missing anything? Now you can submit your stories, highlights, or general information that you would like to see on future volumes. Click the link below to access the form.


Cheer for the Barons

Attention future Barons: Are you interested in trying out for high school cheer? Check out the flyer below for more information. Good luck!

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Bonita Vista Middle School

The mission of Bonita Vista Middle School, a dynamic learning community with a tradition of academic excellence, is to empower students to succeed in middle school and beyond through a system of learning distinguished by:

  • A rigorous and relevant curriculum.
  • A broad range of opportunities that support student success.
  • A climate that promotes strong parent, community, staff and student collaboration.
  • A safe and nurturing environment that embraces diversity.
  • A school culture that promotes personal integrity.