Not Yet Born, Yet Will Remember 9/11

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Mr. Ivy and Mr. Woodley, Two CMMS Military Veterans, with the

American Legion Karl Ross Post 16 Color Guard
 

911-2014-2.jpgThe Christa McAuliffe Middle School Social Science Department realized that the 13th anniversary of 9/11 marked the beginning of a new era. The Class of 2016, our 7th graders were not yet born on September 11th 2001. Even some of our younger 8th graders were born days to months later. The department decided this year the 9/11 remembrance needed to be extra special. Mrs Snider, military veteran, secured a Flag Raising Ceremony by the American Legion Karl Ross Post 16 Color Guard to honor the victims of 9/11.  The ceremony took place one day early due to the busy schedule of the Legionnaires. The entire school assembled at the flagpole at 9:00am. Everyone saluted as the first clip of the American flag touched the metal rope. The salute continued as the flag slowly went to the top and then was lowered to half staff. Then, the school said the "Pledge of Allegiance." Following the Color Guard played "Taps" at the end of the ceremony. which was very touching for the military veterans of Christa McAuliffe and civilian staff members alike.  We were all honored to have the Legionnaires here. The color guard was impressed with the respect the Christa McAuliffe students gave to the ceremony. The flag remained at half staff the rest of the day, the only flag like it in Stockton on the eve of 9/11. On September 11 2014, the remembering continued as each person arrived to see the Christa McAuliffe Middle School flag already at half staff. As the day continued, each student participated in a special Social Science lesson that provided more details about the day and how our Nation was forever changed. 


 

1st Quarter Spirit Week

 

Monday—Hippie Day (Tye-dye, Braids, peace signs, bell bottoms, headbands, etc.)

Tuesday—Fake an injury day (Make-up for black eyes, big bandages, slings, ace bandages, etc.)

Wednesday—Wacky Day (which means options are crazy hair, crazy socks and backwards clothes)

Thursday—9-11 Day remembrance Day ( Dress in US colors)

Friday—Freaky Twin Day (Twins need to both be in the same 1st period) 

CMMS Completes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 

What's Up at CMMS

September 2nd through September 5th.

Paper Drive Continues All Week

Tuesday, Running/Walking Club, After School

Wednesday, CMMS Ice Bucket Challenge, 2:45pm

Wednesday, DSN Club and "What's In The Bag?", After School

Thursday, MESA, After School

Thursday, PTSA Meeting, In The Library, 5pm

Friday, "Jamba Juice Friday", 3:15pm

Step Right Up and Donate to the CMMS Paper Drive!

August 25-September 9th

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There are great incentives for donating reams of paper to the 2014 Paper Drive. Probably the best incentive is the one offered by the PE Department. One lap, two laps, or an entire mile--it's all about how much you donate to the school-wide paper drive. Other teachers have good rewards, too. The 3rd period class who donates the most reams of paper earns a pizza party. 2014-08-28 07.29.38.jpg

Christa McAuliffe Orchestra Caught Being Good!

'Leap of faith':

Stockton mother, daughter make journey to teach English in Iraq

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Kathi Yeager and her daughter, Ellen, spent two weeks in July teaching Kurdish children in Northern Iraq English as part ...more

Yes! There Is A Dress Code.

For More Details,

Check Your Planner, Page 13.

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It's Time To Sign-Up to Travel

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An education at Christa McAuliffe Middle School is not limited to our campus. Each year students are offered study trips to exciting locations. The length of excursions ...more

LUSD Safety & Security Newsletter

As we go back to school, a safe a caring learning environment continue to be our paramount concern in Lodi Unified School District. This quarter's focus of the the LUSD Safety & Security Newsletter has several "Welcome Back To School" articles, http://goo.gl/MnTJt4. Please consult the "Back to School Safety LIst" on Page 3.

At Christa McAuliffe Middle School, we are safety first. We are also a school that believes in using technology as a tool for learning. This year is our fourth year of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Our past success was largely due to the safe technology learning environment. Please help us continue our BYOD success by reading, "10 Rules for Safe Family Cell Phone Use."

2014-2015 Box Tops For Education Campaign

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The Leadership Class under the direction of Ms. Yeager did a great job getting our school started collecting "Box Tops for Education." In the 4th quarter campaign, students and staff collected 3,446 valid box tops. This means we earned $344.60. How much do you think we can earn this year. Look for the official launch in September.

6th and 7th Grade Families Blast Off!

Within the past month, 6th and 7th grade families have taken flight into the 2014-2015 school year. Ms. Michelle Mazza and Mr. Don Howard visited our feeder schools, making presentations and passing out registration forms. On April 26th, the PTSA sponsored an family day in conjunction with Discovery Education's international Spring Virtual Conference. Northern California educators joined 6th and 7th grade families in a game of exploration, learning about how fun the rigors of Common Core can be at Christa McAuliffe Middle School. To cap off the month, 6th grade families got a grand tour of the school at 7th Grade Orientation Night on May 1st.

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"Let's Play Common Core--A Photo Story

The Christa McAuliffe PTSA would like to thank the entire Christa McAuliffe family for making the “Let’s Play Common Core” event on November 14th a huge success. Please enjoy the full photo story on the CMMS PTSA webpage, http://mcauliffe.lodiusd.net/cmms_ptsa. You can also see the story with larger pictures at http://goo.gl/4JhsqC. 

By:  Martha Snider, Christa McAuliffe Middle School PTSA Secretary; Photos By: Lisa Johns, Christa McAuliffe Middle School PTSA Vice-President 

 

Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe was a teacher from New Hampshire who was selected from among more than 11,000 applicants to be the first teacher in space. She died in 1986 in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

  Christa McAuliffe

       "I touch the future. I teach. "
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