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VH Bear Byte:

Vine Hill is looking forward to a magical Winter Concert on December 20th!  Students and staff will be musical AND cozy since it will also be Pajama Day.  The community is enjoying the crisp air and rainy days as we look forward to Winter Break.  Happy Holidays from the Vine Hill Bears!

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From the Eagle’s Roost:

Thanks to 3 Snaps Productions for sharing with us another spectacular play!  This year the students are performing “Defrosted” (a spoof on “Frozen”).  The play, as always, is hilarious and the students are having a great time both as performers and as an audience.

This month’s ACARE Character Trait is COOPERATION.

Before we went on break, some of our students participated in educational field trips to exciting places including Yesterday’s Farm, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, O’Neill Sea Odyssey, and more. Field trips are a great way to extend learning beyond the classroom.

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The Dolphin’s Dish:

At SVMS our first trimester has come to a close and we are grateful for our week’s break for Thanksgiving. December is here and we will work hard through the next three weeks of school.  Despite the rainy start, we look forward to a great 2nd trimester of our school year. 

Students are in their new schedules and have a fresh start for the Trimester 2 grading period.  We are excited that many of them will experience new elective classes and have the chance to meet other students as their schedules change.

As part of our Positive Behavior Intervention System, students at Scotts Valley Middle school can earn ICARE tickets when they are “caught” by a staff member displaying Integrity, Compassion, Achievement, Respect or Engagement at school. The student brings their ICARE ticket to the office. The ticket is torn so that the “I” portion goes into a raffle for a monthly pizza party. The “CARE” portion goes into a box for the student to vote for their favorite charity. Donations are given to each charity based on the proportional tickets each trimester. Currently, the charities that staff and students have selected are SPCA, Save Our Shores, and Jacob's Heart. Later this month we will be announcing how much money each charity will receive for the first trimester.

A total of 387 ICARE tickets were given out to students in September and October this year. Over 40% of students at SVMS have received at least one ICARE ticket and turned it into the office. Fifty students each month are invited to attend a pizza party. This party includes pizza, cookies, music, and games (including Jumbo Jenga). We are grateful to our PTA for their financial support of this program-we couldn’t do it without you! 

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From the Falcon’s Nest:

A big congratulations to the SVHS Boys Cross Country Team.  Over Thanksgiving break the team ran at the State meet in Fresno and finished in 2nd place for Division 4!  This is the best placement in team history.  At the meet senior Mitchell Ross also earned an individual 2nd place finish.  Well earned and well done Falcons!