Pojoaque Valley Middle School Bulletin for Thursday, March 22, 2018
EARN A PRIDE SLIP FROM MS. TRUJILLO Catch Ms. Trujillo and show her your planner for a PRIDE slip and an Atomic Fireball.
HOMEWORK CLUB This week Homework Club is: Monday, March 19th, 7th/8th Grade Math; Wednesday, March 21st, 7th/8th Grade Math; Thursday, March 22nd, EARLY RELEASE ~ NO HOMEWORK CLUB. Any scholar that does not have math work to do Monday or Wednesday will be asked to call a parent to be picked up.
Student ID's worn daily Scholars must wear ID's. No excuses. You will not be able to attend any school sponsored activities until you pay for your new ID's.
Daily Planners First period teachers are to check planners every Monday morning. Planner replacements cost $5.00 at the office.
Pride Cart Tuesdays Scholars the Pride cart will be out during lunchtime every Tuesday for both 7th and 8th graders.
Freshmen Officers Sign up to run to be a Freshmen Officer at the Front Office. You must have a 2.0 GPA to run.
Cellphones/electronic devices ABSOLUTELY no cellphones,ear buds,or headsets in ANY classroom without being part of the Teachers approved lesson plans.
PARENT/SCHOLAR/TEACHER CONFERENCES Parents, we will be holding Parent/Scholar/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 22nd 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm and Friday, March 23rd- 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. We have sent a flyer home with your scholar. If you need to schedule a conference, please contact your scholar's counselor.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IN LIBRARY The Scholastic Book Fair (April 10th - 13th) in the Library, is offering a a $10 credit to teachers for any purchases they would like to make, so stop in, see Ms. Cindy, and check it out!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Scholars and staff who will celebrate a birthday this week are: AVA ARCHULETA; LIDIA RIOS; GAVIN ROBLES; MICHAEL SALAZAR; & TIMOTHY CAMPOS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! P.S. Please do not run your fingers through the names posted on the birthday board, let's demonstrate PRIDE and celebrate our staff and scholar birthdays. Thank you! Announce on Monday-Wednesday and Friday only
Phase 2 of our PVMS Scholar's Classroom Discipline Process Parents and Guardians of PVMS Scholars, Effective this semester scholars are being held more accountable for their own classroom learning. Our Phase 2 Scholar Classroom Discipline Process is has begun. Scholars that have already had 3 classroom disciplinary write-ups and served 3 lunch detentions and had a conference with parent/guardians, counselor, and teacher will move directly into Phase 2. All other scholars continue with the current process that can be found in your daily planner on page 3. “No longer can disrupting the learning of others or simply refusing to do classwork be an option here at PVMS for any scholar.” Scholars who refuse to demonstrate PRIDE behavior in their classes are facing time out of their classes. A documented referral will be sent to the principal. The principal will then schedule that scholar to ISS 205. There the scholar will work on grade level teacher prepared materials only. Those scholars will then be allowed an opportunity to return to their regular schedule, if they have met the required expectations. Should the same scholar receive another PRIDE referral by 2 or more teachers, or refuse to complete the assigned skill work, the principal will schedule that scholar back to ISS 205. In addition, that scholar will be required to make up missed classroom work as well as incomplete skill work at our new mandatory Saturday School. Teachers and principal have volunteered, without pay, to be here on Saturday's, with those scholars that must attend. Saturday School will run from 8-12. Our second Saturday School is scheduled for February 3rd. Parent/Guardians will be required to bring their scholar on the designated Saturday with a packed lunch. Should a scholar fail to show up to Saturday School, additional consequences will be implemented following Action Levels 2-4, found in scholar's daily planner page 3. If there are any parents/guardians that would like to learn more about PHASE 2 of our Scholars Classroom Progressive Discipline plan, please contact Ms. Trujillo at 455-2239.
2017-2018 Summer School Revision The current Summer School policy requires any scholar that has failed 2 or more core classes this semester as an 8th grade automatically attend summer school. Any 7th grader that failed 2 or more core classes would be invited to attend summer school. The PVMS leadership team (made up primarily of your teachers) recommended to Ms. Trujillo and Superintendent Morgan to consider looking at scholars first and second semester final grades before determining if a scholar must attend summer school. The 2 final grades would be averaged. If the scholar earns all passing grades, summer school will not be necessary. Both Ms. Trujillo and Superintendent Morgan agreed to this change, for determining who attends the 2017-2018 summer school. Near the end of the school year, upon review of grades and teacher input, grade level counselor’s along with the principal will finalize the list of scholars that will attend the 2017-2018 summer school. So, for those scholars that failed 2 or more core classes this semester and decide to take ownership of your own learning, you have a second opportunity to avoid 5 weeks of summer school.