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Virginia Stewart

The Awards Ceremony this week honoring our Seniors included the following highlights:

 

Scholarships

The Class of 2019 earned $53,650 in local scholarships this year.  This includes $8,700 TLC sponsored scholarships (two Communications Scholarships, and thirty-two College Bound Club Scholarships).

 

The Class of 2019 included the first National Merit Scholar in the history of Millennium High School, Ian Galvez.  Out of the 1.6 million juniors across the nation that took the PSAT in 2017, Ian’s nearly perfect score along with his application qualified him to be one of 7,600 Finalists selected for this $2,500 scholarship. This means that Ian is being recognized as one of the top .5 percent of students in the nation!

Max Marrs was awarded a $180,000 NROTC scholarship by the U.S. Marine Corps to attend UC San Diego!

Kendall Harrington earned an $8,000 scholarship, renewable for four years, from the Northern California Scholarship Foundation!

Manal Siddiqui racked up a total of NINE local scholarships this year, for a total of $9,250.

College Early Start

60% of the students in the Class of 2019 have completed a total of 1,260 college units, averaging 17 units per student. This translates to a total scholarship amount of $57,960 reimbursed to families by TLC.  Yuvleen Kaur is on track to complete over 60 college units in total, and to earn her Associate's Degree from Delta College this month!

45% of the class of 2019 were admitted to a 4-year university, and 51% of the class of 2019 plan to attend a community college or vocational school in the fall.

 

 

Community Service

The class of 2019 served a total of 33,205 community service hours, including one individual who served 2,618 hours – Manal Siddiqui.

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week May 20 – 24                

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Fish Strips

Wed – Grilled Cheese

Thurs  – Garlic Pasta

Fri –Beef Hot Dog

Personal Days for Next School Year 2019/2020

VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE for our upcoming 2019/2020 school year Beginning August 5, 2019, we are reducing personal/family days for students from 10 days down to 7 days. Allowing 7 days is still much higher than what the district schools allow and we feel 7 days is more beneficial for the school and for each students’ education.

NOW HIRING:  Athletic Coaches

Interested in taking on the rewards and challenges of coaching a high school athletic team?  Millennium Athletics is currently creating a coaching pool for all sports and levels, as the life of a coach is ever changing.  If you’re interested in becoming a part of our TEAM for any sport, apply here:  https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

Next School Holiday is Mon. May 27, 2019 Memorial Day

Last Day of school is Thursday, June 27, 2019

Incoming 7th Graders – Very Important!

As required by California law, (Health and Safety Code 120325 – 120375), parents need to provide proof of receiving the Tdap vaccine (Pertussis – Whooping Cough Booster).

All students entering 7th – 12th grades must have proof of a Tdap booster shot. Documentation must state the shot was given on or after their 7th birthday. This means ALL current 6th graders must get up to date.

 

It is important that you begin now, to ensure your child get their vaccination and to avoid appointment delays.

 

Receiving the immunizations and ensuring they are up to date now, will not only protect them against Pertussis, but also ensure class placement and prevent exclusion from school in the coming year.  No 7th-12 grade students will be allowed to attend school next year without up to date immunizations.

Tracy Learning Center Preschool

Now enrolling news students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

All PreK, TK, PCS and 8th Grade Promotion Picture Packets Must Be Returned to teachers or office by May 10, 2019!

TK

It has been an exciting week of learning in TK! We learned about the life cycles of the chicken and the frog! We participated in several life cycle art projects, illustrating the growth process of each, starting from the egg. Did you know that female frogs can lay up to 4,000 eggs at a time?

We also studied plants this week. We learned that plants need: sunlight, water, and soil to grow. We also learned to identify and label the: stem, leaves, roots, and flower of a plant. Finally, we studied the life cycle of a plant starting from the seed. Be sure to ask us about the new and interesting things we’ve learned!

Initial Phase

Next week our students will be participating in some testing where we will be able to see how much they have learned and grown! This test will only take a couple minutes and is done one on one with a teacher. So it is important to note that your child will not be testing every day. We need your help to make sure that your student gets a good nights sleep, has a nutritious breakfast before coming to school, and encourage them to do their best. Students will be participating in fun activities each day that we are testing. On Friday, we will be walking to the park. If you haven’t returned your child’s permission slip please do so by Monday.

Don’t forget to send in your jog-a-thon envelopes with your collected pledges!

Phase One:

The students in Phase One will be participating in some testing next week. For our first graders they will be tested one on one with a teacher and will only take a few minutes. The second graders will take their test on the ChromeBooks and will also only take a couple of minutes. Students will not be testing everyday, rather they will only test two days next week. Encourage your child to do their best, get enough sleep every night, eat a good breakfast and be at school on time.

To celebrate our testing week, every afternoon there will be some fun activities. Wednesday, the fun activity will be a walking field trip to the park. If you have not turned in the permission slip please do so ASAP. There will also be a raffle in the morning at Unity for those students that were at school on time and tried their best on their test. Good luck!!

Phase Two:

We had a great week in phase  2…we learned more about the gold rush and California history.  We discussed the different routes to California and how dangerous it was to travel west.  Did you know that many of  the gold miners never got rich, but some business owners earned a fortune!  We are going to use all of our gold rush knowledge to put on our gold rush day in June.  

Please remember that state testing for phase 2 will begin on May 20th.  Please see the information letter that came home on Friday.


Discovery Middle School ⅚

-Important Announcements- 

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is 'yearbook'.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.  

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

One Week left to order your DCS  yearbook!!!

8th Grade Dedications also due Friday, May 24th, 2019

⅚ Upcoming Dates to Know:

May 22 (Wednesday):  ⅚ Dance from 4:00-5:00 PM- Permission slips will be sent home on Monday


Save the Date – A Transformative Night – The 1960's Museum
This project include the creation of a Museum Exhibit to be put on display the evening of Wednesday May 29th.  We are asking the students to be here that evening and invite friends and family to come and check out all the great museum displays.  The completed project will be due Wednesday, May 29th.  Scrapbooks will be due Friday June 7th and needs to include pictures of the event.  If you have questions about this please contact Ms. Rodieck at lrodieck@tracylc.net.  

A note from Mr. Bird

This week, our Falcon Historians are continuing our unit titled "Road to the Revolution." We are having fun learning about the many causes leading to the Revolutionary War. Our Falcon Historians learned about the French and Indian War, Sugar and Stamp Acts, Proclamation of 1763, and the Committees of Correspondence so far. They created amazing acrostic poems to describe the Royal Proclamation, wrote letters to me expressing their opinions about a classroom supplies tax (fake tax, of course!), and will be creating protest posters to boycott British goods after learning about the Townshend Acts this week. To end this week, we will be analyzing Paul Revere's famous engraving depicting the Boston Massacre.  

Science with Ms. Diaz

5/6th science have finished state testing in science and have moved on to learning about the environment, habitats and ecosystems. Students have set up their own brine shrimp hatcheries, testing

how a change in salinity affects shrimp hatching. They will continue to work with these and other organisms for the rest of the trimester

LA with Ms. Rodieck

This week we did State Testing, but also had the opportunities to learn what it will be like to have block classes next year.  Scholastic and Honors continued to read Full Cicada Moon and Varsity continued with Shooting the Moon.  Soon all three classes will be reading Romeo and Juliet.

All three classes had the opportunity to work on their SWO project and to read, write, and understand poetry.  Next week we will have weekly words again – and a quiz on Friday.

LA with Ms. Christensen

This week in Language arts the students took their SBAC test.  They put a lot of time and effort into the writing portions of the test.  Scholastic and Varsity also read from our book Shooting the Moon and Honors started reading Full Cicada Moon.  This book is set in 1969 about a half-African-American and half-Japanese girl named Mimi who is determined to beat the odds and become an astronaut.  The story is told in poems from Mimi's viewpoint.

In Humanities, we completed our art unit and will prepare for our final and begin our final unit in music.  The students are also working on their SWO projects during this time.  They will show these on May 29th at the Transitional Night at the Museum event at DCS.  

Exciting Mock Trial News
Exciting Mock Trial News

Hot, Hot Topics team wins Mock Trial – AGAIN – Major congratulations to: Jaidyn Woods, Top Individual Defense Attorney;  Maddie Johnson, Top Witness overall!

To Danica Knowlden and Jaidyn Woods – 2 awards each for MVP – Most valuable Person on the team ( this is voted by the opposing team). SUPER congrats to the Novices – ALL GIRL – Defense team – 1st Runner up,  Prosecution team – 1st Runner Up.

The competitions were tough, many opponents were more experienced and 7/8th graders.  So Proud of these wonderful young women:

Defense team: Jaidyn Woods, Attorney, : Maddie Johnson ; Defendant; Sahej Sethi, Katherine Morales, Anastasia Richardson and Kaitlyn Otsuki.

Prosecution team attorneys Jacqueline Gomez and Hanna Diaz both 6th graders,  Esmeralda Rocha 7th grade Danica Knowlden eighth grade, Valerie Sanchez and Alyssa Garcia 6th grade.

And for our wonderful helpers and  alternates  who helped  at the last minute Madeline Men, Kayla Aguilar and our resident artist Jackie Cerda

DCS 7- 8

⅞ Upcoming Dates to Know:

Discovery Yearbook Sales:

We are coming up on that time of the year when it is time to start ordering yearbooks.

This year you can order your yearbooks online at –

https://dcsyearbook.picaboo.com/

The password is 'yearbook'.

When you order online, you get free pages to customize at the end of your own yearbook.

This does not include Eighth Grade Dedications – they are separate.

Paper order forms will be going out after Spring Break, including Eighth Grade Dedication forms.

Yearbooks are $48.00 to pre-order online.  

Thank you

Questions? Please contact Ms. Rodieck (lrodieck@tracylc.net)

Note:VERY IMPORTANT CHANGE for our upcoming 2019/2020 school year Beginning August 5, 2019, we are reducing personal/family days for students from 10 days down to 7 days. Allowing 7 days is still much higher than what the district schools allow and we feel 7 days is more beneficial for the school and for each students’ education.

7th-8th State Testing is May 20th-24th. Please remind your student to get enough rest and eat a hearty breakfast! Thank you!

Language Arts: Cerezo

All classes are continuing the writing process by peer editing their rough drafts in class. Their final drafts are due Monday May 20th.

We are also getting close to completing our in-class novel. Each class is spending ample time reading and discussing the book and how it relates to what we have learned so far this year about the 1960’s.

Finally, each class is continuing to review for state testing(next week!). We have played several literary term review games and are brushing up on our reading comprehension skills.

Classes will test in LA on Monday and Tuesday (5/20-5/21). Makeups will take place in LA on Friday (5/24)

Math:

Varsity- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Honors- Doing practice and teaching for state testing ; may 20th- 24th

Scholastic-Doing practice and teaching for state testing; may 20th-24th

Science with Ms. Dominguez:

This week, 7th and 8th grade science is wrapping up our unit on the animal kingdom, and moving on to Earth Science. This week, students were also introduced to the Trimester 3 SWO, which they will be given time to work on during science and social studies classes. For any questions on the SWO or for a copy of the rubric, please feel free to email Ms. Dominguez.

Verbal Expressions with Ms. Dane

Mask Museum display is on the wall showing the terrific research and projects that the 7/8 students did in Drama/Verbal Expression.  They first made a short powerpoint showing some of the the styles of masks different cultures have and then decided on a design to develop for their blank mask.  Paint, marker, glitter, foam were used to make the design and complete the project.

⅚ students wrote original scripts and made sock puppets and have been performing all week.

 During testing weeks Ms. Dane's enrichment will be Mixed Media collage and design elements.

Mock Trial competed Sat. May 4th, where we took 4 Individual Most Valuable Player awards.  Congrats girls and onward to the next trial.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

Last week in Technology the students worked on a project in Google Docs where they were asked to create a restaurant to-go menu.  The students were taught how to format a Doc for a brochure, insert photos into that brochure, and show off their creativity skills with their menus!  Check out this piece of student work:

A few of the classes have yet to begin this project, and will following state testing week!

Physical Education:

Also, as a quick friendly reminder as the weather is getting hot, please remind students that they should be applying "Deodorants/Antiperspirants/Baby Powder or Sanitary Wipes" in the morning before they are coming to school and showering daily; as their bodies have already begun puberty even though there may be no signs of it showing physically!!!!

 

 

 


Millennium High School

FINALS SCHEDULE for MHS

Beginning on Tuesday May 21st MHS will hold their final exams for the year.  The schedule will be from Tuesday through Thursday 8am – 12:10pm.  See the PDF link below for specific times and classes.

 

NOW HIRING:  Athletic Coaches

Interested in taking on the rewards and challenges of coaching a high school athletic team?  Millennium Athletics is currently creating a coaching pool for all sports and levels, as the life of a coach is ever changing.  If you’re interested in becoming a part of our TEAM for any sport, apply here:  https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1143376

FAST TRACK is Coming Up!

Fast Track is our mandatory summer program for all high school students which gives them the opportunity to take ten credits of a course to remediate or accelerate, and/or to take a college course.  The classes for FAST TRACK were discussed with your student during his/her one-on-one counseling session, and schedules were mailed out today.  We are not accepting any FAST TRACK schedule change requests at this time.

Millennium High School – 15th Annual Awards Ceremony

Millennium High School held its 15th Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday May 15, 2019. Millennium students were recognized for their academic merits along with any students that  received scholarships. Students and their families were treated to refreshments after the ceremony.  

 

Millennium High School students earned $53,650 in local scholarships this year.  This includes $8,700 TLC sponsored scholarships (two Communications Scholarships, and thirty-two College Bound Club Scholarships).  Millennium High School thanks the many organizations who generously provided the following scholarships and awards to our students:

  ACSA Region 6  Scholarship

  A. Dale Lacky Memorial Scholarship

  Burger King Scholars Award

  Charvonia Family Scholarship  

  Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award

  Elks Lodge National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  Gene Birk Brighter Christmas Scholarship

  Hire Me First Scholarship

  Lincoln Center Scholarship

  National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship

  National Merit Scholarship

  Nor Cal Bowling Centers Youth Bowling Association Scholarship

  Northern California Scholarship Foundations Scholarship

  PG&E Employee Resource Group Scholarship

  Rotary Club of Tracy Scholarship

  Sandia Women's Connection Awards

  Shanta-Magan Patel Math Scholarship & Sasumati-Hirabhai Patel Science Scholarship

  South Side Community Organization of Tracy Scholarship

  Stockton Record Pinnacle Distinguished Student Award

  TAAA Wayne Nelson Scholarship

  Tracy Breakfast Lions Dennis Noble Scholarship

  Tracy Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business Group Scholarship

  Tracy Historical Museum/Westside Pioneer Association Scholarship

  Tracy Latin Athletic Club Scholarship

  Tracy Sunrise Rotary Scholarships

  Tracy Tank Town Lions Scholarship

  U.S. Marine Corps Awards

  Women’s Fellowship Scholarship

Millennium High School – Class of 2019 Senior Breakfast

The Class of 2019 enjoyed a delicious breakfast and created fond memories on Thursday May 16, 2019.