Crusader Times

October 18, 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!

Words from our Principal

Crusader Families,

Happy fall! We have some very exciting events planned for you in the next few weeks.

On October 22nd, our Middle School Success 101 parent meeting will focus on promotion requirements.

On October 25th, you have a chance to be a Crusader for a day. Bring your student that special lunch from Lolita's, or In-n-Out, or packed with love from home, and join them for a picnic. The cafeteria will also be open for purchases if you are pressed for time. You will have a brief meeting with the principal, followed by classroom visitations for period 5 and 6, and a special lunch. Please join us even if your kids say, "No thank you!" They have no idea how much fun they will have!

On October 29th, Tyler Durman returns to BVM for two separate presentations, one in the morning at 8:30 am and one in the evening at 6:00 pm. Tyler will talk to you about setting boundaries and expectations for your kids and about withholding privileges until they have been earned. He will share communication strategies and he will convince you that your son/daughter does not want you to be their friend, but a strong guide in their lives who will hold them accountable. You don't want to miss this!

On November 1st, we will have our second Parent Progress Report Meeting at 9:00 am. You are invited to come and get a copy of your student's progress report and ask any questions you might have about raising grades or getting support. Progress reports will be sent home with students on November 1st.

Today I took a trip to the Bonita Point Plaza mall after school with Ms. Grossman and Ms. Crystal to support our neighbors because we have received several complaints about our students from local business owners and community members. My best advice to you is for you to pick up your students or send them home on Fridays after school. Drive through the parking lot at 1:00 pm on a Friday and see the number of high school, middle school and college students hanging out in that area. Some of our students are being exposed to people, behavior, and "products" that they might not be ready for. If you allow your students to go there, I encourage you to be present, if possible. I encourage time limits and honest conversations about your expectations and safety.

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to raise these fine Crusader students!


Teresa Kramer


Bonita Vista Middle School

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School Highlights

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We got spirit!

Our very spirited Crusader students and staff dressed up for Tacky Tourist day! What a fun way to show school spirit!

Congratulations Mr. Dougherty!

Hooray for the SUHSD Teachers of the Year and our very own Mr. Dougherty! Congratulations on the work you do with students every day.

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Cultural exploration

Mrs. Cruz's Exploring Arts students are working on projects to celebrate the Native American culture.

Go Baseball Crusaders!!

BVM baseball took the win against IB charter. Way to go, boys!!

Amazing Performance

Proud of our advanced Show Choir for their amazing performance in this year's Bonitafest.

Fun in the sun

The awesome BVM Solar Sprint Car team had fun testing their designs at the district competition. The smiles say it all!

Red for Ed!

BVM teachers are wearing "Red for Ed" in support of public education. Thank you teachers for your service to our students!

New Tenured Teachers

Congratulations to Mr. Armendariz, Ms. Cueva and Ms. Lapid for achieving tenured status in the Sweetwater Union High School District. District officials planned a reception to celebrate this amazing career milestone for these teachers. Welcome to the team!

Staff Member of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Giffen for being selected by his colleagues as the October Staff Member of the Month!
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Wifi Troubles? Try this:

Home Wi-Fi connection tips:

Clear Safari history daily!

Go to Settings -> Safari -> Clear History and Website Data -> clear

Student iPad home Wi-Fi instructions:

1. You must connect to your own home Wi-Fi first

2. Tap on the iBoss SUHSD Login app

3. Login with-

Username: student ID

Password: 8-digit birthdate


Username: iboss

Password: suhsd1

4. Successful login will take you to (keep this page open)

5. Safari and apps will now work from home

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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.