Q3 is Ending Soon

Hello to all my parents and students and readers, Q3 is ending soon!!!! Can you believe it? The school year just zooms bye. Here are a few updates on classes and the direction we’ll be taking as we leave Q3 and head into Q4. The Elders – 8th grade We’re just getting into the nuts…

Stories and Storyboards Update #ELA

At this time, Feedback will not be given on Checkpoints 1-4. These were due weeks ago. Any further work needs to be done on Checkpoint Explanation Outline and the Checkpoint Explanation Draft. Students can begin submitting their work for scoring on Wednesday after class. All students will be required to submit their Final Products for…

PSA Contest! #TUPE @COCOTUPE

The Contra Costa Office of Education is offering $$$$$ for the winners of their PSA contest. YES, you could win $$$ and feel amazing about yourself by creating and filming your own Public Service Announcement for the Tobacco Use Prevention Education program. For rules and guidelines, use the link above. HOW TO SUBMIT: 1. Upload your…

Gmailing it Up!

Hey kids, check to see if your Gmail account has been activated. Once it is, you’ll be able to get notifications from Summit,  WordPress, Twitter, whatever you ‘re signed up to or connected to your school’s Google account. You can even email me questions or just to say what’s up!

TO: The Powerful

Not everyone stands in the spotlight. Not everyone makes an impact on the entire world. But your presence, your existence, means something. Just because you’re not a “poster child” doesn’t make you any less important. You matter. Your actions matter. You may not realize it now, but what you do makes a difference. Your actions,…

Script Film Projects

There are two script film projects for Quarter 3. Script formatting will be done the same way as the last Script Project. These two projects will be the only film projects this quarter. I recommend writing the scripts as quickly as possible, submitting or sharing them with me for feedback, leaving plenty of time for…

Tobacco Use Prevention Education/ PSA

Make a video, maybe win a cash prize. If you care about educating people about the dangers of tobacco, marijuana, prescription drug use, alcohol, etc. then you might have what it takes to create an award winning PSA. Check out the link for details, come speak with me in Room 307 if you have any…

Warriors vs. Clippers Tickets

This came as an email yesterday! Dear colleagues, The deadline to design the staff T-shirt has been extended until Wednesday, January 25 at 5 p.m. This year’s theme is Learning Every Day and it should be the focal point of the T-shirt design. Here are the details and a Google Form to submit your design. We will announce the…

Contributors Wanted/ Student Contributions

This quarter we’re going to have students complete another contribution to another blog not their own, mine. I expect students to have an idea or a topic by 1/19/18 on what they’ll write about after reviewing my blog and the topics covered. Students will be given access to my blog as a contributor, they’ll submit…