When history repeats itself the price of the lesson goes up.
We Matadors are still rallying behind the new Common Core strategies school-wide to improve writing across the curriculum and reinforcing the FOUR C’s [critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity]. We will be working more on the AVID: THE WRITE PATH again, and our created product will be the interactive student notebooks. We will also be working more on the idea that Everyone is Living History. Students will be interviewing relatives and family members to learn more about their own context to understand space, place, and time in California; and the larger world. Our Social Contract is also in effect just like every year, and we will be practicing those philosophies in school. All Sierra Vista Junior High School [SVJHS] departments are raising the bar for a much more rigorous academic culture. We like to think of these trends at the junior high school level as a scholarly institutional path for our young scholars to be getting ready for high school in two years and university in six. These are many great new challenges for everyone who wants to be a life-long learner. Please utilize this site as a resource as much as you can in class and at home. We will be referring back to this site each week. Please let’s have all our Baldwin Park families work together to make a great learning community at SVJHS this year too, and learn many important ideas for everyone’s future! We’re making history!