The Viking Voice

Your information source for all things Sowers...

Back from Break!

Thanks for taking time to check out the third online Viking Voice issue!


UPDATE

Giving Campaign Information



The periodic announcements made through the Voice serve as an important information source regarding Sowers Academics, Athletics, Activities, and the Arts. Have a great Winter!


Go Vikings!


Dr. Ashby
Principal


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At Sowers, we are dedicated to high academic achievement, engaging activities, stellar art programs, and fun athletic opportunities for our students to get engaged, to challenge themselves, and to develop their passions. We are strongly committed to working with parents/guardians and the school community to ensure that students have challenging and engaging classroom experiences, support during a complex developmental time, and a positive experience.


A key component of this process is to forge positive relationships between students, staff, parents, and the school community. Each year we aim to communicate with our stakeholders in a variety of mediums including phone calls, School Loop emails, our social media outlets (@SowersVikingsHB), our website: https://isms.schoolloop.com , and of course, the Viking Voice.

Sowers Giving Campaign

Click on the following link for the full letter from the principal. Money received through this donation will go directly to fund the following important Sowers educational program enhancements: - Student Field Trips - Teacher Collaboration - -

ISMS Way: UPDATE

All Vikings have seen a series of videos to promote the ISMS Way: Integrity, Safety, Make Responsible Choices, Show Respect. The ISMS Way is part of our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at Sowers which aim to ensure a safe, healthy, and enjoyable environment for students, staff, and the school community. Throughout the year we will highlight one aspect of our PBIS with today's focus on "UPDATE".


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  • Integrity:
  • Safety:
  • Make Responsible Choices:
  • Show Respect:
https://youtu.be/BGoh3imfiUk

Main Article #1 - Electronic Device Policy

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Water Filtration Systems (7th Grade Science)

In 7th Grade Science, Mrs. Catron, Miss Mulholland and Mr. Morita's students created water filtration systems as their culminating project to finish their unit on ecosystems and springboard them into their next unit on chemistry. By focusing on the unique properties of water, students were able to make the connection between its important to life on Earth and how its' properties benefit every living organism on the planet. The students enjoyed testing and modifying their filters and experimenting with water during this fun and educational engineering project. Chemistry is coming up next!


(Thanks to 7th grade Science for contributing to the Voice!)

Activities

Friday Morning Announcements!
The Associated Student Body is pleased to offer Friday Morning video announcements to all students and staff. These videos are released on our website as News. Click on the link to see the latest student written, produced, directed, and edited announcement! UPDATE LINK
https://isms.schoolloop.com/pf4/cms2/view_all_news?d=x&group_id=1500178971762


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Highlight social media and give back stories here.

Arts Update

Beginning Art students are painting Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls and reviewing the skull bones. Art II students Advanced Art is studying the Thoracic Cavity and are creating a composite isolation of the Rib Cage Value Study Collage project.

Intermediate Art students are painting Dia de los Muertos Multi-Skeleton Celebration Scene and are reviewing the skeletal system.

The Advanced Art students are studying the Thoracic Cavity and are creating a composite isolation of the Rib Cage Value Study Collage project.


Spanish and Culinary Arts students shared the same space last Friday on Dia de los Muertos as they created their own Pan de Muerto and baked them with Ms. Pellet and Sra. Denenberg.

Viking Athletics




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Sowers is excited to offer 8 after-school sports during the 2018-19 school year for 6th/7th and 8th grade students. We have a great group of coaches and athletes and look forward to continued success on the field, court, trails, and track. A big thanks to our fantastic Athletic Director, Ms. Palmer, for all her work for our Viking Athletes. If you have questions please speak directly to our coaches or athletic director. Go Vikings!


  • September - November: Boys Volleyball (Mr. Mouw) and Girls Basketball (Mr. Johnson)
  • November - February: Girls Volleyball (Mr. Mouw) & Boys Basketball (Mr. Riley)
  • December - February: Cross-Country (Ms. Hogan, Mr. Sohoni, Ms. Campbell)
  • February - March: Girls Soccer (Mr. Crooks) & Boys Soccer (Mr. Johnson)
  • April - May: Track & Field (Ms. Hogan, Mr. Sohoni, Ms. Pearce)

Sowers Sports Clubs

Sowers Golf Club

Update from Mouw



We are getting a lot of sign-ups but are always welcome to more. If you would like to be a part of Sowers Golf Club, please feel free to contact Mr. Mouw (bmouw@hbcsd.us) to get the information and paperwork needed to join.

Sowers Surf Club

Update from Surf Club


Surf club sessions are held at Tower 11 (south of pier) from 6:30-7:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See you on the beach!


Sowers Roller Hockey Team

Update from Roller Hockey Advisor...

McKenna Claire Foundation and Sowers Music

Administrative Responsibilities

Please click on the following link to access the administrations organizational responsibilities for the 2018-19 school year.

District News

Update with any district news...

School Community Forum: Cell Phone Policy

Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 6pm

9300 Indianapolis Avenue

Huntington Beach, CA

Please come join a community forum event to discuss Sowers' Cell Phone Policy. The school administration will share some brief information regarding cell phone/electronic device use to be followed by a community discussion regarding a potential revision/update to the policy.

Upcoming Dates:

PTSA General Meeting: Thursday, January 10th @ 9am in the Library

School Site Council Meeting: Wednesday, January 16th @ in the Library

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No School): Monday, January 21st

1st Semester Ends: Friday, February 1st


Click here for the Sowers Calendar: https://isms.schoolloop.com/ (It's on the right side!)

Please note that Thursdays are Planning Day Schedules with dismissal at 1:20pm.

Sowers Middle School

Thanks for checking out the latest Viking Voice! Feel free to reach out to Dr. Ashby (jashby@hbcsd.us) if you have any suggestions for improvement.