Wangenheim Middle School

Vol XVI: May 9, 2021

state mandated assessments 2021

Click on the link for detailed information.

DEMI Math Assessment

All students will be taking the DEMI in place of Math CAASPP during their 4th-period class on Wednesday, May 12. Please make sure all students are on time for class and ready for the assessment. The test will take most students 45 minutes to an hour.

CORE SEL (Social Emotional well beings)

  • Given on Friday, June 4th, during Period 4 check-in

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Please click on the tree above to explore activities and information.
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SD Miramar College Biotech Career Jumpstart

The Biotech Career Jumpstart Program's mission is to prepare high school students to move seamlessly from high school to college prepared for careers in biotechnology. The Jumpstart Program is a free 4-year program that is run through Miramar College targeted to Mira Mesa High School incoming students. The program offers academic support, college credit opportunities, career mentoring activities, and being part of a positive community. Congratulations to the following Wildcat students who have been accepted.

  • Aiko Gibbs
  • Diego Olivera-Sanchez
  • Elizabeth Tran
  • Gianni Roadcap
  • Jackeline Du
  • Jenna Duong
  • Lea Ortner
  • Leah De Jauregui
  • Madduri Venkata Samanvitha
  • Meghana Sanagala
  • Miguel Pablo
  • Olivia Evans
  • Quang Tran
  • Sofia Danylova
  • Stefano Haros
  • Sunayana Annavarapu

Orders will be delivered to the school

Please click on the classroom to check out all our eFair has to offer. Please contact Mrs. Minezaki if you have any questions or problems ordering. Thanks for your support.

California Health Kids Survey (CHKS)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The district is asking each school to administer the California Health Kids Survey (CHKS) to all 7th grade students at Wangenheim MS. They will take the survey in their period 6 class, in the coming weeks. Please click on this link for an informational flyer: If you do not want your student to participate, please e-mail Naomi Paige (

Estimados padres / tutores:

El distrito está pidiendo a cada escuela que administre la Encuesta de Niños de Salud de California (CHKS) a todos los estudiantes de séptimo grado en Wangenheim MS. Tomarán la encuesta en su clase del período 6 en las próximas semanas. Haga clic en este enlace para obtener un folleto informativo: Si no desea que su estudiante participe, envíe un correo electrónico a Naomi Paige (

Please take a few minutes to complete the PARENT SURVEY. Thank you for your support.

SDUSD Summer Experience

This year, SDUSD will be offering a Summer Experience for all students. Classes will be held M-F 8:30-12:30 from June 21st to July 16th on the Challenger Middle School campus in Mira Mesa. Online options will also be available.

Summer Experience is a human-centered learning opportunity that will meet students where they are. Classes are designed around interdisciplinary hands-on, minds-on projects (English, History/Social Studies, Math, and Science) connected to key industry/community partners in San Diego. Space may be limited. If you are interested, please fill out the form below. Contact your student’s counselor with any questions.

English Application / Spanish Application

Karena Doan

Head Counselor, Last names A-L

619-605-2250 x3012

Naomi Paige

Counselor, Last names M-Z

619-605-2250 x3056

wangenheim clubs

Mindful Moment Drop-in

Join Ms. Doan in a Mindful Moment. We will take 30 minutes to relax, practice mindfulness and connect with ourselves. See the article for how Mindfulness helps in all aspects of your life!

Club meets: 12:30-1:00 on Wednesdays in Room 503

Please contact Ms. Doan, advisor, for more information.

Fitness Club

Wangenheim students interested in extra PE time should sign up for the Wildcat Fitness Club! We will spend part of the time working on cardio and/or strength training and part of the time focusing on a game or physical activity!

Club meets: 1:00-2:00 on Tuesdays

Please contact Coach Menden, advisor, for more information.

History Myth Busters Club

Meets to research a myth about history (inspired by book "Lies My Teachers Told Me")

Grass in front of 804

Bring lunch or snack

Club president: Autumn Hunter

Safe, social distanced and outside!

Club meets: 12:30-1:00 every other Thursday (5/20)

Please contact Ms. Slezak, advisor, for more infomation.

Math Counts

MathCounts is a national math program for middle school students giving them the opportunity to engage in fun math games in a non-competitive and social environment in order to help build confidence in their math skills. We also are meeting with other schools: Marston MS & Knox MS.

Club meets: 1:30 - 2:30 pm every other Monday virtually on Zoom (5/10, 5/24)

Google Classroom code: x6y4wi6

Please contact Ms. Esmende, advisor, for more information.


NO place for HATE is a self-directed program helping all stakeholders take the lead on improving and maintaining a positive school climate so all students can thrive. Students, parents, and staff are invited. Everyone is welcome.

Google Classroom code: xgzcrei

Please contact Ms. Coppola, advisor, to get involved.

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ICAT (Python)

ICAT (Python) is a coding club.

Club meets: 1:00-2:00 pm Fridays virtually on Zoom

Google classroom code: jnzptv6

Please contact Ms. Blain (Software developer for 9 years & minored in computer science) and Ms. Vu (Marston MS), advisors, for more information.

Ukulele Club

Club meets: 1:30 - 2:30 pm every other Monday virtually on Zoom (5/17)

Google classroom code: 7ibgmrl

Please contact Ms. Blain, advisor, for more information.


If you have any library and/or textbooks from last year or this year that you no longer need, please return them. There are carts conveniently located outside the Media Center or you can drop them off in the Main Office, Mon-Thurs 7:30-2:30 and Fri 7:30-1:00. Please contact Mrs. Minezaki if you have questions or concerns. Thank you.


The 2020-21 yearbook is complete! This year’s book will be one that you will look back on for the rest of your life. We have been collecting photos from students throughout the year. We are documenting distance learning, Covid, current events, and so many fun topics. If you haven't ordered a yearbook yet, the link is

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Groceries are either Shelf-Stable Items, or Produce or USDA Mixed Items. Extra food items are limited, and families are recommended to arrive in the early part of the designated distribution time.

Tuesday, May 11.............Wangenheim Middle

Friday, May 14.................Mira Mesa High

SDUSD Offers Free COVID-19 Vaccines at 8 High Schools

San Diego Unified has partnered with UC San Diego Health and Sharp HealthCare to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to students and community members who are 16 and older, at clinics to be held at eight San Diego Unified high schools this coming week.

UCSD will administer the Pfizer vaccine (and provide dates for the necessary follow-up vaccines) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a walk-in basis at the following schools:

  • Monday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 11, at Hoover, Crawford and Lincoln high schools
  • Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 13, at Morse and San Diego high schools

Sharp will administer the Pfizer vaccine (and provide dates for the necessary follow-up vaccines) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on a walk-in and appointment basis:

  • Monday, May 10, at Canyon Hills (formerly Serra High School)
  • Tuesday, May 11, at Kearny High School
  • Wednesday, May 12, at Clairemont High School

For more information, see our COVID-19 Vaccine website.

VACCINE Parent Consent for students over 16, under 18


SORA-SD County Library and now also available Excel-SD Public Library

SORA which you can access through your Clever portal offers an opportunity to check out eBooks and AudioBooks from a collection curated for our District along with offerings from the San Diego County Library without a library card.

The San Diego City Public Library is now offering access eBbooks and AudioBooks, visit: Students and their families are welcome to check out digital materials, including books and magazines. If students do not have a physical library card, they may access the digital collection by using their student Excel card. The student school ID number will serve as the library account number, i.e. 590876. The password is the numeric form of the birth month and birth date, i.e. May 1 would be 0501. To check out the materials, they need to download the appropriate app, i.e CloudLibrary, then create an account.

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SD Nights program

Hosted by the San Diego County Park and Recreation Department, the SD Nights virtual program is geared towards ages 10-18. Registration is required due to limited spaces and supplies. The programs are completely free and materials are provided. The organization has staff members deliver the art supplies and cooking ingredients to the home of the child. Classes fill up fast. For more information contact Carl McCullough.

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Library next: May-June Programs


Library NExT (Network of Education x Training) is a STEAM (Science-Tech-Engineering-Art-Math) collaboration between the San Diego Public Library, UC San Diego Extension, & Sally Ride Science. Every program is designed to teach students STEAM concepts with interactive activities. All programs are virtual via ZOOM. Your will receive the link and instructions after you have registered.

To register or view more programs, visit:

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Mira Mesa High School students are offering free virtual tutoring. A group of MMHS students along with Sabrina Bazzo (our new Board rep) created a free tutoring program for students. Our students will be paired with a high school student for one on one personalized support. The point of contact is high school student Sindhu Perubotla. She and Mallory Asis, another high school student, co-lead the program.

Please contact Sindhu directly with questions or wanting to get help.

8th Grade Promotion DRIVE THRU

  • VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION - Friday, June 11 from 1:00-3:00
  • HYBRID INSTRUCTION - Monday, June 14 from 9:00-11:00

details to follow

Ms. Coehlo (Indian)

I chose a dessert recipe, as I have a sweet tooth myself, and this was a favorite growing up, every time I spent my summer vacation with my grandparents in Goa.

It is a widely held view that Bebinca was created in Goa during the Portuguese era, by Christian nuns who came up with the recipe. They utilized the left over egg yolks after using the white to starch their clothing. In particular, it is believed that a nun named Bibiona was the first one to come up with the super treat, hence the name Bebinca. The tasty Bebinca has been hailed as the golden jewel of all Goan desserts, by virtually anyone and everyone whose teeth have come into contact with the smooth rich delicacy


  • 250 ml thick coconut milk (the first extract of coconut milk)
  • 6 egg yolks (keep the whites for making a cake or marzipan)
  • 175 gm refined flour
  • 1/2 cup ghee at room temperature (clarified butter) + 1 TBSP ghee for Bebinca batter
  • 200 gm sugar or as required
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 TBSP vanilla essence (optional)
  • A pinch of salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350F exactly 15 minutes before baking. Grease a round tin or loaf pan with 2 Tablespoons ghee.
  2. In a bowl, combine coconut milk and sugar. With the help of an electric beater beat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add one egg yolk at a time until well combined.
  4. Now add flour, 1 Tablespoon ghee and salt. Beat well till mixture is thick.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup of batter into the cake pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Now spread some ghee over it with the help of brush. Sprinkle little cardamom powder and vanilla essence.
  7. Bake again for 15 minutes. Again spread ghee, cardamom powder and vanilla essence.
  8. Continue greasing and baking with 1/2 cup batter until all batter is over. Bake each layer for 15 minutes.
  9. For the last batter, spread ghee, sprinkle cardamom, nutmeg and vanilla essence. Bake the last layer for 20 - 22 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool completely. Unmold the pan by gently taping the bottom of the pan. The cake should slide out.
  11. Slice Bebinca and serve warm or cold with a dollop of ice cream.

District Essential Math Indicator (DEMI)

  • Period 4 teachers will administer on Wednesday, May 12th. DEMI- District Essential Math Indicators is an asset-based standards-aligned assessment designed to capture a window into students' developing multi-dimensional math understandings. For more information, follow the link.