Did you know MSMS students are Brilliant?
Ms. Hendrickson's class art work
Ms. Hendrickson and her class put together a collage of all of their hard work to be on display at parent teacher conferences. The art brought color and enrichment to the space. Thank you so much for sharing this with us and our community!
Board Meeting updates MSMS construction
MSMS and SUSD board met on Wednesday in a Special Study group to discuss some options regarding the construction of the middle school. Please check out the district website for that update.
As part of our LCAP plan attendance is as always a priority! Our goal is the have our students present 97% of the time or higher. Please continue to encourage our students to come to school, and as teachers we can continue to create engaging, creative, and tech driven lessons.
The number one way to improve test scores, student buy in and participation is to ensure that they are coming to school on time and staying there.
Goal: Reduce the amount of morning tardies by 1 % on a weekly basis.
Total: 80 tardies
Students Of The Month
8th Grade Student of the Month: Christian Tamayo
Christian was nominated by Ms. Medina for always being Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to Learn.
7th Grade Student of the Month: Lissette Ortiz
Lissette was nominated by Mr. Defendis for being Responsible, Respectful, and Ready to Learn.
Staff Of The Month
Classified Staff of the Month: Vickie Castro
Go Vickie! Here are some of the reasons why we think you are great:
Vickie has been doing an amazing job all year with making sure all of the classes are covered when we are short on subs and is always happy to help when I come into the office.
She is a really hard working, compassionate individual!
Certificated Staff of the month: Jennifer Day
Whoo! Go J Day! Here are some reasons why you rock:
The posters for testing were phenomenal. She works hard to do things that will get students to be excited to be on our campus. She puts in a lot of extra time and effort to make sure things get done that are in the best interests of our students.
Amazing movie posters.
APP of the week
8th grade history Fieldtrip
Most of the 8th grade history students were able to go on a field trip to Monterey and take part in an historical scavenger hunt. Students chose teams and competed to be the first ones done. The winning groups won gift cards! Many students said that this was one of their favorite field trips here at Main Street. Thanks to Ms Lamont and Ms Amador for organizing the event!
- Student safety is our main priority, if a student reports something to you that could potentially put you, the staff, or other students in danger it is your job to report it to administration immediately
- Teachers, please check your mail boxes on a daily basis
-If a student is injured in your class, send them to the nurse and make sure you contact parents the same day.
- Please make sure to check the calendar for the Weekly duties and to report to your designated area on a timely manner
- In order to limit at risk behaviors please be sure to be at your door as students are making it to class
- make sure to use the proper procedures for using your yellow and red passes
- Always report any form of bullying to any site administrator or counselor
-Remind students about the importance of not loosing track of their IPAD even for a minute, the IPADs are their responsibility.
The main focus of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is to provide a clear system for all expected behaviors at Main Street Middle School. While many faculty and students may have assumptions of what is expected behavior, we cannot assume that everyone’s beliefs are similar. Through PBIS, we will work to create and maintain a productive, safe environment in which ALL school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.
Proactive Approach to School-Wide Discipline
Schools that implement school-wide systems of positive behavior support focus on taking a team-based system approach and teaching appropriate behavior to all students in the school.
Make sure you check out our new PBIS page for date updates, the handbook, videos, and resources for all things PBIS!
Trait: Working with others
Behavior: Following the dress code
SUSD LCAP input meeting
SUSD had its first LCAP stakeholders meeting. Parent, community members and staff all had an opportunity to come and review the LCAP and the goals that were set last year and provide input on how to move forward. Dr. Witwer also explained the timeline moving forward and the shifts that are taking place with the template for the LCAP.
MCOE Professional Development opportunities
A WEEK AT A GLANCE