Work HARD! Dream BIG! Believe in YOURSELF! Never GIVE UP!
Volume 2 - Issue 6 - August 26, 2019
Message from the Principal
Thank you to all of our Math teachers for working hard this past Friday providing additional opportunities for struggling students to show mastery during Rise-Up Friday. This week our Social Science department will be working with students during Rise-Up Friday. The goal is to provide students with additional opportunities to show mastery of the core content standards.
Parents/Guardians, If your student gets an invitation to attend Rise-Up Friday, please encourage them to attend. Our first progress report is coming out September 6th, 2019, so please make sure that every opportunity offered to your student is taken advantage of.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication and remember;
At CVM we work HARD, we dream BIG, we believe in OURSELVES and we never, ever , GIVE UP!
Julio C. Alcalá
Chula Vista Middle School
SLT Meeting Update
Thank you to all the members of our SLT for all their hard work last week during our first cohort meeting. Rich discussions regarding the Learning Team process, lesson planning, assessment, data protocols and learning collaboratively were had by our team. It's exciting to see the progress that we have made, and the direction that we are headed in.
Stay tuned for more information on our next steps in our development as Learning Teams!
Please make sure you take this opportunity to show mastery and improve your grade!
Assistant Principal's Corner
Hello Cavelier Parents/Guardians and Educators,
One of the easiest ways our students can become high school and college ready is by helping them extending their use of academic vocabulary. To that end, we will be highlighting a new Integrated ELD or SDAIE strategy each month as we go forth in the 19-20 schoolyear. Our goal is to help students speak and write academically with more consistency. As you know, our new ELD standards call on all of us to have students engage in the three modes of communication (Collaborative, Interpretive, and Productive). Mr. Deyo has provided all of us with data rosters that can help us identify the student populations we serve from period to period and the stage that they are currently at in the spectrum of English Academic Language Acquisition.
A simple step in having students appropriate a more academic register, is to have them speak, share responses, and write in complete sentences. This can also be supported at home by our parents when they ask their children to also communicate in full sentences and ask them about some of the vocabulary they are discussing in class. Therefore, as we will continue to focus on the needs of our English learners and expand the academic language development of ALL of our students in our everyday classroom instruction, we can look to the language that students will need to produce to show they are attaining mastery of content and determine the level of support (light to substantial) they will need to vocalize or write. Provided are links to the resources that were shared at our pre-service days in July that may aid our work as we integrate ELD in each content area and push ALL our students to communicate content using stronger academic vocabulary,
Always evolving and learning,
ELD Resource Teacher
From the ASB
For the Common Good
- Social Science Rise-Up Friday Student lists due to Mr. Deyo
- Academic Spirit Week
- RP Advisory - Circles
- School Site Council Meeting After School
- Velo-Youth Cycling
- Velo-Youth Cycling
- RP Advisory - Achieve 3000
- Dr. Janney visit
- Early Release - Students out at 1:25pm
- Rise-Up Friday (Social Science)
- PLC Meetings (ELA, Science, Math, SCPA, Electives)
- Saturday Academy (8:00am - 12:00pm)