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"Grit" Continued


Teaching Grit: How to Help Students Overcome Inner Obstacles


Emotion researcher Richard Davidson says that cognition and emotion work together in a seamless, integrated way to help us persevere in a task. Thus, to teach grit effectively, educators need to help students cultivate both cognitive and emotional skills.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/grit-help-students-overcome-inner-obstacles-vicki-zakrzewski.

Christine Yarzabek's Technology Tip

iTunes U is a free app for teachers and students. It gives you access to complete courses from leading colleges/university and schools from across the globe. iTunes U is the largest digital collection of free educational resources. This tool allows you to learn anytime and anywhere! Students can explore their interests and teachers can supplement their lessons with wonderful videos, web links, apps, and more. You can do everything from a tour around Stanford University to taking a course on economics with Harvard. This is an app that all students and teachers should explore! Check it out.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8

Week at a Glance

November 10th, 2014

Calendar Meeting: 1:30 pm -2:00 pm in Conference 104

Credit Recovery (Mr. Fernadnez, Ms. Bolles, Ms. S-C)


November 11th, 2014

No School- Veteran's Day


November 12th, 2014

MTLC visiting classrooms (8:50 am - 9:40 am)

Roaring Rodeo: 8:15 am to 8:45 am (Ms. Planta, Ms. Tom, Ms. Price)

Science Pull Out Day

Admin Meeting: 1:30 pm -2:30 pm

Credit Recovery (Mr. Fernadnez, Ms. Bolles, Ms. S-C)

SSC @ 3:20 pm in room 303


November 13th, 2014

Roaring Rodeo: 8:15 am to 8:45 am (Ms. Planta, Ms. Tom, Ms. Price)

GATE testing in room 303

Cavalier Leadership Meeting @ 1:30 am

Credit Recovery (Mr. Fernadnez, Ms. Bolles, Ms. S-C)


November 14th, 2014

Social Science Regional Cohort @ Montgomery Middle School

Coffee With the Principal in room 303 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Ms. Gracias at SOH from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Department PLC from 1:20 – 3:20 pm


November 15th, 2014

Saturday Academies (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Credit Recovery (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Congratulations Cavaliers!

Our Knowledge Bowl Team Makes an Impression at Granger Junior High! Their first match against Rancho del Rey went well; they only lost by one point. They came back to beat Eastlake Middle 36 to 4. Great Job Cavaliers!
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Our Drama Production put on a great show. The Masked Musketeer was a success! Kudos to Ms. Planta and her team of Thespians!

The Cavalier Way!

Cavaliers are lifelong learners; they . . .

Aim high and set goals

Value their education

Anticipate and are prepared for new challenges

Learn discipline and responsibility

Investigate, inquire, research, develop creativity, and critically think

Emulate positive role models

Respond to adversity with GRIT!



Work towards proficiency

Are on their way to becoming High School, College, and Career Ready

Yearn to learn!