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VH Bear Byte:

The Vine Hill Bears have been busy!  Parent-Teacher conferences gave teachers and families a chance to connect and share the amazing growth our students are making.  The Power of One Anti-bullying assembly was a big success, and all students signed a pledge poster to help stamp out bullying.  A generous parent donated two "Buddy Benches" for our campus, providing a place for students who are feeling alone to find a friend.  We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!

 

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From the Eagle’s Roost:

November at Brook Knoll was a month full of enrichment and kindness!  First, thank you to all the teachers and parents who connected during Parent-Teacher Conference Week.  The ongoing, collaborative relationship between home and school is crucial to a student’s success.  Fourth grade students enjoyed a wonderful assembly, sponsored by Easter Seals, titled “Disability Awareness” in which the students got to learn about understanding and respecting people with disabilities.  On November 13th, the whole school celebrated World Kindness Day by intentionally being kind…all day!  A variety of grade levels enjoyed Code Naturally as an enrichment offering and many had the opportunity for educational adventures at Wilder Ranch, Long Marine Lab, and an amusing education in environmental topics from the local heroes, The Banana Slug String Band!

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The Dolphin’s Dish:

Happy Holidays to All!  Our first trimester ended on 11.16.18, just before our Thanksgiving vacation.  Students have been given report cards and we are working to distribute Honor Roll and Principals’ List certificates by Friday, 12.7.18.  We had a great first trimester and are looking forward to our second. 

Construction is full steam ahead!  Much of the finish work is being completed and we are working hard on getting the blacktop basketball courts finished up so we can start playing on them again.  The colder weather and rain has caused some delays with this but we are capturing every dry moment to keep moving ahead.  We are on track to open the Gym and the Multi-purpose room building after Winter Break.  

Our annual Jam In January Basketball Tournament has been changed to 1.18.19.  This is a fun evening for the whole family where our school basketball teams compete in some fun match-ups.  More information will be available after Winter Break.

Thanks for your continued support of SVMS!

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From the Falcon’s Nest:

College application season at its peak

The end of November is the deadline for University of California applications and marks a milestone in the college application process for many students.  The professional school counselors of SVHS, Ms. Sarah Hershey and Ms. Christie Danner, have worked tirelessly to help our students put their best foot forward.  There have been multiple classroom informational meetings (starting in the junior year), afterschool application workshops, parent meetings, countless letters of recommendations, and many, many coaching sessions.  Our students typically won't hear back from the colleges until spring, but for now we know our counselors have given them everything they need to succeed, and we are thankful.