Week of February 3, 2020
Wednesday and Thursday Schedule
Due to the early 11:45 am dismissal this Thursday we will not have block days this week. Wednesday we will use the regular seven-period day schedule we use Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays. On Thursday, students will report to their second period like usual, but will remain there for special activities.
Here is the schedule:
8:25-10:40: Special activities by grade level
11:13-11:45: Wrap up activities
8th grade students who placed into English Intensive I or Intervention ELA will take the DORA (Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment) this week. This is a second chance to see if these students can place into English 1. The Sequoia Union High School District will use seventh grade SBAC scores if they are better than their placement test(s).
Similarly, 8th grade students who placed into Algebra Readiness instead of Algebra I will take the DOMA (Diagnostic Online Math Assessment) this week. Again, a qualifying SBAC score can place students into Algebra I.
Both the DORA and DOMA are untimed and online, unlike the first placement tests. Below are the criteria charts for incoming 9th graders for Language Arts and Math placements for the Sequoia Union High School District.
Congratulations and great job to the cast, crew, directors, and parents of Aladdin Jr. The show, sets, and costumes were wonderful. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. Staff and families were very proud and impressed. Below are some of the pictures. (Thank you, Ginny Curtin). If you want to see more you can join the private Shutterfly site: https://jfkmiddleschperformingarts.shutterfly.com/
ELPAC - English Language Proficiency Assessment for California
Fish and Richardson offers three scholarships to 7th graders to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The scholarships include full tuition for the six-day program, roundtrip airfare between SFO and Huntsville, and a Space Camp flight suit. The program is offered to those who are interested in math, science, and technology. The Space Camp program takes place July 19-24, 2020. Space campers will have the opportunity to train for a simulated space shuttle mission, train in astronaut space simulators, conduct experiments in physics, atmospheric and environmental sciences, and build rockets. During the lunch time meetings, the application process will be explained and applications will be passed out.
The first lunch meetings will be this Tuesday and Friday in Mr. Baquero’s room, 315. Below is a flier with more information.
Anime Club - Thursdays, Lunch, Room 417
Book Club - Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10, Room 531
Dungeons & Dragons Club - Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 pm, Room 528
Earth Club - Wednesdays, Lunch, Library
Gamers' Club - Mondays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 637
Maker Space Club - Mondays, Lunch, Room 531
Photograph Club - Tuesdays, Lunch, and Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10 pm, Room 314
Sci-Fi Club - Tuesday, Lunch, Room B-5 (Every Other Week)
Yoga Club - Tuesdays & Thursdays, Lunch, Room A1 (Locker Room)
Students can show up to the club and do not need to sign up ahead of time.
Pictures From This Week
Tuesday, February 4: Superintendent’s Coffee – 8:30 am, Library; 7th Grade Space Camp Info Meeting, Lunch, Room 315; Square Bowl – 6:30 pm, Gym
Thursday, February 6: Student Store Open –Lunch, Room 531A; Early Dismissal – 11:45 am; Disneyland Music Trip Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library
Friday, February 7: Green Spirit Day; Valentine’s Day Grams On Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535; 7th Grade Space Camp Info Meeting, Lunch, Room 315
Monday, February 10: Valentine’s Day Grams On Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535
Tuesday, February 11: Valentine’s Day Grams On Sale, Lunch, Outside Room 535
Thursday, February 13: Heart A-Stack Lunchtime Competition, Outside Room 535
Friday, February 14: Valentine’s Day Grams Pick Up, Lunch, Outside Room 535
Monday, February 17: No School – President’s Day
Tuesday, February 18: Second Harvest Food Bank, 9:30 am, Gym
Wednesday, February 19: Student Store Open –Lunch, Room 531A
Thursday, February 20: January Student of the Month Picture, 11:22 am, Gym
Monday, February 24: February Birthday Celebration – Lunch, Room 531A (Student Store)
Tuesday, February 25: Let’s Eat Pie Lunchtime Competition – Outside Room 535; Graduation Committee Meeting, 6:00 pm, Library; PTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library
Wednesday, February 26: Site Council Meeting, 3:15 pm, Library
Friday, February 28 & Saturday, February 29: Advanced Band/Orchestra Trip To Disneyland