Crusader Times

April 19, 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,

We have started our testing season. The SBAC assessments are in full swing and we will be on block schedule for 3 more weeks as the students complete their assessments. We wish all of our student the best as they complete these very challenging exams.

Next Friday, April 26th is progress report day. Please expect your student to bring home a copy of his/her progress report next Friday. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the teachers and/or counselors.

We wish the best of luck to our spring sports teams! Boys' and Girls' Volleyball and Field Hockey are in the middle of their seasons. If you would like a chance to watch these awesome athletes compete, their schedule is on our BVM website. Go get em' Crusaders!

Below you will see some information on upcoming community events. The Parent Symposium will be held on April 27th from 7:30am-12pm at Montgomery High School. The keynote speaker is Dr. Pedro Noguera from UCLA. It should be a great event!

Also, the district is hosting community meetings to get input from all stakeholders about the Local Control Accountability Plan. Please join us on April 30th at Hilltop High School and let your voice be heard!

The Day of the Teacher will be on May 8th this year. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the work our teachers do on a daily basis to ensure the safety, academic growth, and success of our students. You are appreciated!

Thank you

Teresa Kramer

School Highlights

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

The Smarter Balanced Assessment System utilizes computer based tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know and are able to do. It is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and has three components designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year: the summative assessments, the interim assessments, and the Digital Library of formative assessment tools. Good luck to all our Crusaders taking the SBAC exam!

Welcome to BVM!

We welcome Officer Kofi to BVM. The kids love our new resource officer!

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Exploring Arts Fieldtrip

The Exploring Arts class has a great day at Balboa Park at the San Diego Museum of Art. Thank you to all of the staff who made this trip possible for our students!

School Information

Digital Citizenship

Everyone wants to keep their kids safe and healthy. One area that may get overlooked is the safety of our kids on the internet. Sometimes we just assume kids know the right thing to do. The best way to keep our kids safe on the internet is to talk to them about it. There are a lot of great resources available to educate yourself on the subject and make it easier to speak to your kids about. A few are listed here to help you begin to help your child develop safe internet behaviors

The Smart Talk Quick Guide


Seventh grader Martha Fishburne shares her own labeling experiences in middle school, and a couple of ideas that just might change the world.

2018-2019 Bell Schedules

Click here for this year's bell schedules.

Alpha Breakdown

Click here for a breakdown of AP and Counselor's alpha.

Parent/Community Information

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Parent Symposium

Saturday, April 27th, 7:30am-12pm

3250 Palm Avenue

San Diego, CA

SUHSD Parent Symposium will be held this year on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Montgomery High School from 7AM-12PM.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Pedro Noguera distinguished professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

Please register at this link (Para registrarse use el siguiente enlace electrónico): 2019 Parent Symposium Registration

Access 2019 Parent Symposium Flyer through this link (Para ver el volante use el siguiente enlace electrónico): 2019 Parent Symposium Flyer

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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.