Crusader Times

September 6, 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

Bonita Vista Families,

Today the first progress report of the year was sent home. Please review your student's grades with him/her and reach out to teachers and counselors if you have questions. They are many opportunities for tutoring and interventions after school, at lunch, and on Saturdays. These progress reports are just a snap shot of where your student is now. All grades can be improved for the November progress report and before final grades are issued in December. Don't wait!

On Tuesday night at 5:30pm we will host our next Middle School Success 101 session. The topic will be anxiety and depression. This topic is one that is impacting many of our students and this presentation is designed to help parents support their kids. The presenters will cover what anxiety looks like and ways to cope and will also explore how social media and anxiety and depression are linked. Please don't miss this important meeting!

If you are available to support BVM sports tomorrow morning, all of our teams will be competing at Olympian High School. Baseball and softball begin at 8am, Cross Country starts at 9am, and football starts at 12pm. Come and cheer for all of our athletes and cheerleaders.

Wishing you a safe and happy weekend. Thank you for all of your support.


Teresa Kramer

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School Highlights

Spirit Day- Tuesday

Our next Spirit day will be Tuesday, September 10th and the theme is TACKY TOURIST! Be sure to wear your best tacky tourist gear to show your school spirit.
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In it to Win it!

On August 24, we had a full morning of BVM sports. Proud of our athletes today. Their hard work and sportsmanship showed on the field!

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Culture Building Assembly

We gathered our band, choir, cheerleaders, teachers, and awesome Crusaders for a culture building assembly and spirit competition. What a fun way to reinforce our core values with our students!

Voicing our Thoughts!

Our students get to express their opinions/concerns and provide an argument in regards to animal testing. Thank you Ms. Mendez for holding this Socratic Seminar!

Crusader Pride

School spirit is in many ways the heart of a school. Pride is a school spirit synonym because it helps foster a sense of belonging among students and staff who are part of the school. It is often a direct reflection of a school's culture, which can serve as a powerful influence on overall academic performance.

Thank you Elijah Alarcon for always showing school pride and spirit!

Crusaders, remember to participate in Spirit Days on Tuesdays, College Gear Thursdays and wear your CRUSADER BLUE Fridays!

Programming the Future

Mr. Dougherty's Robotics kids received new kits and are so excited! Robotics helps address the growing demand for teaching science, technology, engineering and math in schools. By programming the robot, students also learn about science, engineering and math and get an understanding of how these subjects link together.

Awesome Artwork

Mr. Sias's classes worked on a project this week where they created a 3D image of their hands. His students were very proud to show off their hard work.
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keeping our crusaders positive

School culture and school climate are intangible, but essential elements within a school environment. Positive school cultures provide a safe, supportive, encouraging, inviting, and challenging environment for students and staff, which in turn allows students’ academic achievement to evolve. Our amazing Culture and Climate committee will ensure that our Crusaders learn in a positive and happy environment.

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.