Crusader Times

February 10, 2020

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

BVM Families,

The second semester is off to a great start! There is so much talent to celebrate at BVM. Congratulations to our Winter Sports teams for representing BVM with pride this season. Boys' Basketball will be playing in the final game on Friday the 14th at 11am at Montgomery High School. Best of luck to our boys!

In this newsletter we celebrate our scientists, musicians, and athletes.I would like to thank all of the coaches and advisors for their tireless efforts in teaching our young Crusaders how to be champions!

Next week we will celebrate our Straight A students, students with Perfect Attendance, and our Rising Stars. Every student has the potential to stand out at BVM. I am so proud of our students and they continue to impress me daily.

Parents/guardians, this is a very important reminder that we do not have supervision on campus before 7:30 am, even though the gates are open. The library opens for quiet study and tutoring at 7:00 am and some teachers may be available, but our campus assistant arrives at 7:30 for supervision. You should be aware that students often leave campus after you drop them off to visit the shopping center, canyon, and other local places. Please have conversations with your students about your expectations if you drop them off at school early. We want all students to have a safe place in the mornings, so our gates will continue to be open, but we also need to set clear expectations. Thank you for your support.

This weekend is Presidents' Day Weekend and we will have a 4 day weekend. Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you all have a little extra time to spend time with the people you love.


Teresa Kramer


Bonita Vista Middle School

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School Highlights

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District Honor Concert Band

On Saturday night these talented musicians represented BVM in the District Honor Concert Band. What a performance! These students practiced for many hours during several evenings with musicians from around the district and the final result was indeed impressive. Congratulations!

Front row left to right: Amira Alramadan (flute), Andrew Najjar (trumpet), Caitlyn Dwyer (trombone)

Back row left to right: Aidan Omelina (tuba), Sean Almonares (tenor sax), Mateo Millan (trombone), Jesse Terrado (alto sax), Ruby Deckman (clarinet)


Congratulations to our Crusaders for receiving awards at the STEM Research Fair! We are proud of everything our students have accomplished.

Here is a complete list of the awards our Crusaders took home:

4th Place:

Olivia Degodoy

3rd Place:

Juliana Thornton

Stefania Garcia

Adam Armas

Darian Orozco

Emilio Cisneros

Stephanie Liang

2nd Place:

Hayden Marquez

Isabella Matias

Kaito DeRosales

Ethan Copon

Jayce Tortona

Richie Rojas

1st Place:

Cameron Brooks

Isabella Garcia

Evelyn Sugapong

Lucas Fouch

And a special congratulations to Lucas Fouch for winning the District Sweepstakes award!

We are so proud of all of our Crusader scientists. Watch for the next round of science fair results as some of our students move on to the county competition!

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SUHSD STEM Research Fair presentation

Salk Institute at BVM

On February 4th-6th the Salk Institute brought scientists to do a hands on lab that focused on cells and genes with some of our 8th grade students. Thank you to the 8th grade science team for making this happen!

BVM Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Canales, BVM's 2020 Teacher of the Year! Ms. Canales is an 8th grade science and ASB teacher. We wish Ms. Canales all the best as she prepares to represent BVM at the district level.
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Together for Education

It's an honor to begin our partnership with CVESD principals as we work together to transition our students to middle school. What a great addition to our team!

round table winners

The winning team of the Round Table Review in Ms. Bauer's class celebrates their victory.

Crusader basketball

BVM girls' basketball took on the Tritons in the semi-final game. Unfortunately they got edged out by just one point! What a great season for these ladies. Go Crusaders!

Crusader Soccer

The Lady Crusaders played in the semi-final soccer game on Saturday and fought hard for the win. The game went to penalty kicks and our Crusaders ended up losing by one point. It was a great game and a great season!
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Fun Fridays at BVM- Winter Sports Assembly

Future Crusaders

Our counseling team is making visits to our nearby elementary schools to invite students to become part of the Crusader family next year.

Twin day

Our very spirited Crusaders dressed up in pairs for our twin day! What a fun way to show school spirit!

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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

Print here.

School Information

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Parent/Community Information

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Now Accepting Newsletter Submissions!

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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.