Congratulations 8th Grade Class of 2015!
Congratulations 8thGrade Class of 2015!
The 8th grade class had a wonderful promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 4, at WHS Geiser Field. Here is a list of the special awards given:
Pictures from the ceremony will be posted as soon as we get them from the photographer. Students & families can also go to events.lifetouch.com/ tempHomepage.aspx?EventID=146596 and sign up to receive an email when your pictures are ready; you can then order prints from LifeTouch.
8th Science: Newton Vehicles!
Mr. Rubio's science students have built and are racing their "Newton Vehicles," model cars powered by mechanical forces such as rubber bands, balloons, mouse traps, etc. Here are a few pics from today's races.
PVUSD 1:1 Chromebooks Celebrated Online
This great video is about Bradley Elementary, but could be about E. A. Hall MS as well!
PVUSD Students Shine at Student-to-Student Conference
Students from several PVUSD schools were among the participants at Saturday's seventh annual Student-to-Student Conference. E. A. Hall's Academic Coordinator Ted Altenberg and PVUSD GATE and VAPA Coordinator Lyn Olson are the co-chairs of the organizing committee for this wonderful annual event, which is like a "mini-TED Talks for kids." Students in grades 3-12 present 15-minute workshops on any subject at all. The conference is held at Cowell College, UCSC.
Read more about it in the Santa Cruz Sentinel: www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20150516/event-at-uc-santa-cruz-teaches-confidence-exploring-education
Climate Change Videos
Check out the awesome videos created by PVUSD students about climate change! Find them at climatechangeaction2015.wordpress.com/.
Here's the Grand Prize Winner:
Students are advised and encouraged to practice the SBAC tests; actual testing began on Monday April 13, upon our return from spring break:
Here's how to do it:
There are 3 types of tests you can practice:
Teachers can also create a "Session ID" for practice tests, which will allow students to practice logging in with the Secure Browser; here's how:
Teachers, do this:
Students, do this:
College-Ready 7th Graders
From The Santa Cruz Sentinel (3/21/15):
"A sea change is happening in Santa Cruz County schools: Students are preparing for college at an earlier age, and the results are showing. Half of the county’s seventh-graders, 1,400 students, attended a summit on college eligibility requirements Friday at UC Santa Cruz. … In April, the rest of the county’s seventh-graders will attend a similar event at CSU Monterey Bay."
E. A. Hall MS 7th graders will be taking part in the April field trip to CSUMB, on Friday April 24. More information coming soon. Learn more about the Countywide Santa Cruz County College Commitment ("S4C"), a collaboration of educators started in 2011 and sponsored by the County Office of Education, at their website, www.sccommits.org. Learn more about CSUMB at their website, www.csumb.edu. Read the Sentinel article at www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20150320/santa-cruz-county-seventh-graders-learn-college-planning.
EAHMS in the News!
Congratulations to the Mathematics students of 6th grade teacher Jeff DeMarco! This was on the front page of the Saturday February 28, 2015 edition of the Register Pajaronian. Another picture at www.register-pajaronian.com/ v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=18056&page=72
Miss Olga's Mid-Year Message...
Dear Falcon Parents,
We at Edward A. Hall Middle School would like to wish all of you a wonderful Holiday Season. Please know that our vacation begins on Monday, December 22nd. Students will be excused on Friday, December 19th at 12:47; this means that this day will be a minimum day.
It is very important that you check with your student regarding any unfinished assignments. We want all of our Falcon Students to be successful and to soar academically. We strive to provide every opportunity to help your students by providing help during lunch and afterschool. Students have been much more responsible in coming to school on time, however, we still have some chronic tardies. Please help all of us by ensuring that your students come every day ready to learn and with their assignments done. Check School Loop for the latest assignments and progress for your student. If you do not know how to access this information, ask your student or come to the Parent Volunteer Center and ask Brenda Guzman to help you.
Finally, let’s welcome in the New Year, 2015, with Peace In Our Hearts! Have a wonderful family time. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated staff working at E A Hall and such kind and loving parents. See you all back on Monday, January 12th, 2015.
Olga de Santa Anna, Principal
2014-2015 Anthology Submission
Use the Google Form to share your Anthology piece with Mr. Levy and the rest of the Anthology Editorial team.
2015 Girls in Engineering
Join the excitement this summer!
July 27–July 31, 2015
Safety Tip Line
Ag Perspectives Survey
Student Illuminate Login
Students: Access the Illuminate Student Portal, for taking online Benchmark Assessments.
Remember to click the Student tab before logging in, using your usual username (ID #) and password (birth date).
Activities and Events
10 Years Later
To complete the "Ten Years Later" Letter to a Friend, open this letter template, make your own copy of it, and then replace the blanks as you wish to write a letter to an old friend — pretending that you and your friend both graduated high school 10 years ago.
Free Homework Help and More! At Youth Now Center
Located at 15 Madison Street —around the corner from EAHMS— students in grades 6–8 can enjoy no-cost after school program. Our program features low student to adult ratios, homework help, free healthy snacks, recreation activities, enrichment options and one on one tutoring.
Read Important Policies dealing with Discrimination,Sexual and other Harassment
14-15 Student Council!
The Following students were elected to student council for the 14-15 school year:
1. President: Karina Bautista
2. Vice-President: Jennifer Vazquez
3. Secretary: Isaac Rocha
4. Treasurer: Alison Ramirez
Please congratulate these students and we look forward to their leadership next year!
S4C 7th Grade Survey
7th graders: go to sccommits.org/7thGradePreSurvey and take the survey!