The Crusader Times

Be Present - Be Positive - Be Persistent in your Learning

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Principal's Message about Celebrating Black History Month

BVM Principal's Message on Black History Month 2.2.23

We celebrate Philip Reid on this day--February 6, 1892.

Philip Reid died on February 6, 1892. Learn more about the slave who solved a construction puzzle to save the statue atop the Capitol building

Volume 1, Issue 26 February 6, 2023

Gratitude Corner

The Gratitude Corner will be used to highlight and celebrate our students and staff at any opportunity that we can! If you would like your student acknowledged for something we may not be aware of, please feel free to contact me (include a picture if possible):

Thank you BVM Students Representing in the 2023 SUHSD Honor Band

Laurie Mansfield (Oboe)

Ema Gallardo (Alto Saxophone)

Jared Hardison (Trumpet)

Christopher Aranda (Trumpet)

Diego Najjar (Trombone)

Arturo Guzman (Tuba)

SUHSD Middle School Honor Band performing Hercules vs. The Hydra by Scott Watson

Crusaders of the Week

The following are students who were nominated by their teachers for Crusaders of the Week:

Mia Ramirez and Mateo Glithero: Nominated by Ms. Gomez, Mia has been really motivated to improve her grades this semester. She has taken each assignment very seriously and has never given up, even if it means turning in an assignment late. I am very proud of the way she has chosen to put herself first this semester. Mateo is a superstar! He is always focused on the lesson in class, finishes his work, and is eager to help his friends and classmates understand the assignment. He is genuinely helpful and always gets positive reports if there is a substitute teacher for the day. I enjoy having him as my student and I know we can expect great things in Mateo's future.

Caleb Guillins: Nominated by Ms. Hartwell, Caleb has hit the ground running for the second semester. For the last few weeks, he has shown hard work and fantastic focus. He has shown so much improvement! I am very proud of him and looking forward to seeing him succeed this semester and throughout the rest of his education.

Rose Edwards: Nominated by Ms. Eriksson, Rosa has shown tremendous progress this semester. I have witnessed her commitment to school work and I know she has been making a conscious effort into not to fall behind with her academic work. I admire your determination, Rosa. And in the words of Pele (one of the greatest footballers of all time): "Success is not an accident; it is hard work and determination."

Sean Palen, David Rios, and Naomi Teran: Nominated by Ms. Caldwell, Sean works really hard to maintain his A+ in Math. He helps others in his team. He's a very nice young man. David works hard. He is always working ahead so he doesn't fall behind. He is attentive in class and always participates in class discussions. He is also very personable. Great young man. Naomi is a super contributor to her team. I see her work hard every day. She is a shining example to all the students in the classroom. Awesome young lady. Keep up the great job Crusaders!

Keep up the great job Crusaders!

February is Career and Technical Education Month!

We would like to recognize our CTE Teacher, Ms. Velosa, and thank her for her dedication and hard work in making our CTE program possible!
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National Counseling Week February 6 - February 10

We are celebrating National Counseling Week on February 6 - 10, 2023. The theme of this year's celebration is "School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big." Counselors, day-to-day support student success by guiding them to reach their goals. Please celebrate the great contribution counselors provide to our students at BVM!

Thank you, Mr. Cendejas, Ms. Schmerbacuh, and Mr. Taeatafa for all your hard work and dedication to our students. You are truly appreciated!

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Principal's Weekly Message

BVM Community,

Good morning BVM community!

We are excited to begin our 5th week of 2nd semester! This means that grades are right around the corner! Our tutorial program is in full effect moving forward and we hope you take full advantage of our academic tutoring and enrichment opportunities! Please visit our school website for more information on our tutoring schedule. Click below:

We will also have our Saturday Scholars program this Saturday from 8 am - 12 pm. Please make sure to attend for additional help in your academics!

Also, we have our 7th grade Spring Pictures and 8th grade Spring Pictures this week (Wednesday and Thursday), make sure to check out our Week-at-a-Glance for more information!

Please note that our next Coffee with the Principal will be this Thursday, February 9th, in person. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria and we will provide some coffee, water, and some small snacks. We will be updating you on the progress of our initiatives, our continued IB Exploration, and allow for questions and answers toward the end of the session. Thank you!

Lastly, please remember to review the 4 Essential Rules at Bonita Vista Middle School that allow us to not only promote our safety on campus, but it allows us to ensure that our students are fully present and ready to learn:

1. No Cell Phones on Campus: We ask that all students placed their cell phones in

their backpacks once they are at school and on our campus. We not only enforce this rule during class time but especially during nutrition breaks and lunchtime. We want our students to interact with each other as much as possible as opposed to being on their screens/phones.

2. No IPAD Misuse: Every student is issued an IPAD for educational purposes only. We ask students to use their devices strictly as implements of learning.

3. No Earbuds: Similar to our cell phone rule, we ask that once students are at school and on our campus, they place their earbuds in their backpacks. We have noticed that students are less distracted in class and engage more with each other when they are not using earbuds.

4. No Hoodie (worn on head): Students can wear hooded sweatshirts but in order to be able to identify our students at all times, we ask students not to wear their hoods over their heads. This rule is in place for student safety. Should a non-student sneak onto our campus, we would want to identify them immediately. Also, we need to ensure during class and outside of class that students do not have their earbuds. We prioritize making sure that students are paying attention in class and our fully engaged with each other at all times.

If you ever need to report a disciplinary or safety concern, please make sure to report any and all concerns to our administrative team. Our assistant principal, Mr. Robert Bonilla oversees students with last names between A-L and Ms. Estephany Conlon oversees all students between M-Z. Please visit this link to contact any other staff you wish to communicate with:

Thank you

Dr. Salazar

Week at a Glance

Check out our week at a glance for February 6 - February 10 by clicking on the button below.

FYI Corner

Below you will find valuable information about our school!

Spring 2023 Parent Conferences

  • UCSD It Begins with a dream/Comienza con un sueño Conference, for staff, parents & students, cost Free, Saturday March 4, 2023, 8:15-3:00 pm in person at UCSD.
    This event will include workshops in English and Spanish and is open to all 6-11th grade students, parents/guardians, and advocates on admissions requirements, financial aid, and ability to speak with UCSD students and staff.
  • SDCOE Latinx Education Summit, for staff, parents & students, March 18, 2023, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, cost $15 per participant, at SDCOE.
    The summit will review how parents, educators, advocates and students can work to reduce the achievement gap and enhance the educational opportunity for Latinx youth. The Summit seeks to raise community leadership and social consciousness in working to provide equity in education.
  • UCSD SUHSD Adelante Mujer Student Conference, cost free, save the date, Saturday April 15, 2023.
    The Adelante Mujer Conference has been aimed at providing female students with enriching learning experience. Participants attend workshops led by female professionals who teach about life skills, academic planning, and career opportunities in fields, such as law, medicine, and other paths. Adelante Mujer continues to welcome mothers, guardians or accompanying adults to participate.
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