Work HARD! Dream BIG! Believe in YOURSELF! Never GIVE UP!
Volume 2 - Issue 12 - October 21, 2019
Message from the Principal
Congratulations to our Club TC Cavalier baseball and football team on your seasons. You represented CVM well. Although both of our teams lost in the playoffs this weekend, we are extremely proud of each player and coach for their efforts.
Thank you to Ms. Bishop, Ms. Balderas Mr. Nava and the rest of the Club TC staff for taking a group of thirty students on our annual Campus Crawl. The students visited CSULB, UCLA and USC. We hope that the "college experience" will lead to our students setting goals to attend a college or university. We will continue to highlight different colleges and universities on a daily basis through our daily college facts during the months of October and November.
Parents/Guardians, If your student gets an invitation to attend Rise-Up Friday, please encourage them to attend. Our next progress report is coming out soon, so please make sure that your student takes advantage of every opportunity offered. If you have any questions or concerns about your student's academic progress, please contact his/her teacher or the counseling center. We are here to help!
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
Assistant Principal's Corner
From the CIS Office
ELA Curriculum Corner
To students and parents,
Why is Accelerated Reader so important?
- Allows for student choice: students can choose a book that interests them.
- Facilitates differentiation: AR meets students where they are, and empowers them to find books that challenge them appropriately.
- Holds students accountable for reading: teachers are able to incorporate students’ individual reading into their grade.
- Rewards students for reading: the library offers parties and prizes to students who earn AR points. Individual teachers also offer rewards.
- Allows students to analyze and share data about students’ reading levels, and which students are reading.
How does the AR program work?
- Each student is given the STAR reading test, to determine their Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). This is the range of book levels that the student can read comfortably on their own.
- Students are taken to the library in English class, and they choose a book on their level that interests them.
- Books are given a point value based on their length and difficulty.
- Students earn points by passing tests on books they have read.
Ms. Colleen McAllister
English Language Arts/Resource Teacher
Please make sure you take this opportunity to show mastery and improve your grade!
For the Common Good
- AP Meeting at the PDC 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- RP Advisory - Circles
- SSC Meeting in the Parent Center @ 3:30pm
- DPAC & ELAC Meeting @ 9:00am - 11:30am (PDC)
- RP Advisory - Achieve 3000
- SPED Dept. Meet & Greet W/Carrie Rea & Dr. Madrigal 11:00am - 12:00pm (108)
- Early Release - Students out at 1:25pm
- Rise-Up Friday ELA & ELD
- PLC Meetings (Social Science, Science, Math, SCPA, Electives)
- Saturday Academy (8:00am - 12:00pm)