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VH Bear Byte:

At Vine Hill, we are proud of Ms. Wilmoth's 2nd grade class from last year who read their award winning poetry at the recent city council meeting.  As part of safety awareness month, students participated in the first Earthquake and Fire Drills of the year. We are looking forward to an exciting College and Career Week this month focusing on the bright futures our students have ahead of them. The busy month will end with the BEARS saying "No!" to Drugs for Red Ribbon Week.

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From the Eagle’s Roost:

Congratulations to Mr. Igoe, this year’s first teacher to receive the Eagle Award for Teachers!  Each month, we will select a teacher who has demonstrated “Above and Beyond” modeling of the school’s behavior expectations.  Mr. Igoe provided an excellent example of being RESPONSIBLE.

 

Oct. 4th and 6th and 11th – Brook Knoll Gardens Tile Decorating Day!

 

ACARE Assembly on Oct. 18th – this is our first ACARE assembly of the year and will be led by Counselor Ryan and will be an introduction to our schoolwide social/emotional curriculum.

 

Oct. 19th is the Fall Festival!

 

Oct. 22nd is Picture Day Make-Ups

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The Dolphin’s Dish:

**Thank you to our awesome PTA!!  As a result of our PTA-sponsored Color Run, our PE program has been able to purchase new equipment to better suit our beautiful, new facilities! And, our first PTA Luncheon was AMAZING!!!!  Thank you to all who donated, organized and provided us with a lovely lunch!  The tireless work of our PTA and your generous donations have made these purchases possible.  We appreciate you PTA! 

**Our first dance was October 4, from 7-9pm in the Beebe Gymnasium!

**SVMS Leadership Class: Our awesome Leadership class organized a Welcome Cookie Party for all students that are new to SVMS.  Students were matched up with our Leadership kids for a welcome game, they all decorated cookies and a nice time was had by all. It was a great event to make our new students feel welcome at SVMS.

**New History Textbooks:  Our new history textbooks are in full use. With a combination of online and hard back access, students report that they like the graphics in the text and the online activities to support their learning. Teachers are working together to review their curriculum and standards with the incorporation of this new, rich resource.  

Newsela:  SVMS is pleased to be using Newsela, school-wide to support reading in the content areas.  All teachers and students have access to this online resource and we are using it in a variety of settings to support curriculum, learning and high interest reading. With timely articles that are relevant, age appropriate and reading level adjustable, teachers are finding this to be a great supplement.  

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From the Falcon’s Nest:

Career Technical Education is alive and well at SVHS.

The last several years have seen big changes in how Career Technical Education (CTE) courses have been funded and organized.  The major shift has primarily been that the programs are offered in the school districts, not through the County Office of Education.  Schools are now responsible for administering CTE courses.  SVHS has taken ownership of its CTE offerings and we are excited to offer an array of courses, with a focus in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment industry pathway.  SVHS students can take Graphic Design, Video Production, and Music Production on campus.  Each of these courses is articulated with Cabrillo College, meaning our students can earn college credit for taking the course on our campus.  We continue to work with surrounding districts to secure off campus access to popular CTE magnet courses such as Culinary Arts and Sports Medicine.