Monday Memo


We are in a critical moment in our nation’s path towards racial justice and equality. Our hearts are broken at what we have seen and heard this past week. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many other African Americans who have lost their lives in racially motivated tragedies in such a short amount of time.


Our goal at TLC is to treat everyone the same and with respect, regardless of the color of one’s skin. We promise to ensure the safety for all of our students and to show respect and concern for them and for their feelings. We must value the life of every single person in our school and in our country, and we must continue to provide opportunities for all people to succeed. Everyone must be a part of the solution. This includes teachers, students, parents, and community stakeholders. And to those students and teachers who represent these targeted populations, TLC stands with these groups for positive change.


What if 2020 isn’t canceled?

What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for?

A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw —- that it finally forces us to grow.

A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from our ignorant slumber.

A year we finally accept the need for change.

Declare change. Work for change. Become the change.

A year we finally band together, instead of pushing each other further apart.


2020 isn’t canceled, but rather the most important year of them all.


                    —- Leslie Dwight


Tywania Griffin & Virginia Stewart










2019-2020 End of the Year Events 7/8th grade:

7/8 DCS Awards Ceremony:

This awards ceremony will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday 6/23 at 11:00am. Parents of students receiving an award will be emailed an invitation to the virtual awards ceremony. During this virtual event, students will find out which award they won.

Gold Cords:

Students who have earned the gold cord for promotion this year will be notified via Ms. Zaca’s google classroom the week before promotion. We will host a gold cord pickup for those students on Friday, June 26th between 8-9am at the DCS carline.

8th Grade Promotion Drive-Thru Event:


When: Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at 9:00-11:00 am (Note: we have changed the date of Promotion to Saturday so that working parents can attend)


Description: Cars with promoting 8th graders will drive through Tracy Learning Center along a carefully marked route. *A detailed map and letter with more specific details regarding the promotion will be mailed out in early June


Our Promoting Discovery Falcons

Jack Herrick


We are very proud of the young man that you are becoming. You are a kind and sensitive young man that often puts others feelings before your own. You have accomplished a lot in your time at TLC, and I know that if you continue to work hard, that you will be able to achieve all that you want and more.

Love, Dad, Karen, Quinn and Emilee

Jack, It has been great having you in music class throughout my time here. You are a creative and talented young man. It has been fun to watch you grow and develop into a young man. I wish you all the best in high school.

Mr. Dougherty

Jack!! I am going to miss the random dance moves you would pull in class for ANY REASON! Whether it was because you scored the highest in class, your day was bad, your friend did amazing, I am going to miss it! You brought so much joy during class. You are brilliant, clever, witty, I really am going to miss you next year.

Ms. Zaca

Christian Ruiz Ventura

Felicidades Christian!

We are very proud of you, here begins another stage in your life and we know that you will achieve each goal that you set for yourself, always keep growing in every aspect, always fight for what you want, with your feet on the ground and your gaze towards heaven, may God guide and protect you always, we love you!

Papi, Mami & Sisters ❤

One would think that after teaching anyone for four straight years, they might be tired of it. Yet that is not true at all, especially for you! I have had sooo much fun being your teacher! One of my favorite things from this school year was having you in my homeroom. Even though you were still half asleep in the mornings, you brought so much joy to class with your witty comments! Enjoy high school!

Ms. Zaca


You always seem to bring a smile to my face in class whether it was through your amazing artistic ability and the pictures you made for me or the joke that would make the whole class laugh. Along with your artistic ability you are such a bright young man and I am glad that I was able to have you in my class this year. Congrats on Promotion!

Ms. Greene

Violet Duncan


You are such an extraordinary daughter. We are so proud of you and We love you so much. You have shown us so much maturity and hard work by balancing school work and learning Color Guard this year and we are so excited and proud of you for making the High School Cheer Team For next year. You’re going to do amazing things and can’t wait to watch it all happen!!

We Love You, Mom & Dad

What can I say about Violet Duncan? She’s incredibly smart, quick witted, sarcastic, and keeps me and her classmates on our toes. She has been a joy to have in class since day one, and sets a high bar for every other student in the room. There is not a single goal this young lady won’t reach in her life if she sets her mind to it, and I can’t wait to see what she will achieve. Congratulations, Violet!

Ms. Dominguez

Violet Duncan

I remember that quiet young girl that came into my classroom four years ago that wanted to prove she was nothing like her older brother. During the last four years I have watched you grow into a self assured young woman who is a great big sister, wonderful friend, and awesome student. You are destined for big things.

Ms. Rodieck

Yong-Ling Han


I am going to miss you so much! I am going to miss how helpful you are, but mostly I am going to miss our conversations we had. You are such a fantastic human being and I know you will do amazing things in your future. Never change! Congratulations!

Ms. Greene

Yong Ling,

You have been such a joy to teach this year. You are such a bright, positive, and caring young lady. You desire to be helpful is admirable. I know that you will do great things in high school, even if that is not at Millennium. Don’t forget to come and visit your Falcon family here and there! Congratulations on Promotion!!

Mrs. Rapp

Tristin Edge


We are so proud of the wonderful young woman you are growing up to be. You were such an easy baby and I thank God that you have continued to make mommy’s life easier by being so very helpful. We know whatever high school throws at you, you got this my Princess!

Love always, Mom and Dad ♡

Tristin, you are now moving on to high school and I know you will accomplish many things you set your mind to. Do not ever change your uniqueness and stay your wonderful self. I wish you the very best in your next step in life.

Mrs. Zuniga

Congratulations Tristin! You are intelligent, ncie with a kind heart. When we focus and practice instructions, we succeed higher. Remember the sky’s the limit so go out and reach for it!

Mrs. Rios

Danika Riccio


It’s amazing to see what a strong, young woman you’ve become. You constantly strive to be the best you can be. You are a kind-hearted soul with an ‘80s vibe. You never get too down or too full of yourself. You always look for the goodness in others and treat everyone with respect. You work hard, but know how to have fun and be silly. We look forward to what the future will bring for you and are excited about the possibilities. Be kind. Be yourself. Be proud of all you’ve accomplished, because we are!

Love, Mom and Dad

Oh, Danika, I did not have the wonderful opportunity of teaching you this year, but you are a student who has always brightened my day. You are kind, intelligent, and so compassionate. I always have looked forward to seeing you in the halls and getting to talk to you throughout the year. I am so happy to see you go on to high school! You will go on to do amazing things!

Mrs. Cerezo


You have been a wonderful student to have this year. You are so very quiet, but are also so kind. Never lose that! You have worked hard and deserve to be celebrated, Congratulations on Promotion! I cannot wait to see what great things you accomplish in high school.

Mrs. Rapp

Maddie Johnson


Our entire family is so immensely proud of you.

You have WOWED us from day one. Your hard work, determination, and quest to be the very best has taken you so far. Not only are you a brilliant student, but an amazing young woman that inspires us all.

Congratulations on your promotion.

We love you so much.

Mom, Dad, Brennan, Cicily, and Miles

Maddie Johnson has been an Amazing student here at Discovery for the last four years. Her willingness to always reach out and help our “Discovery Community” as well as our “Tracy Community” – where need be – without hesitation has always been appreciated! Maddie will truly be missed! Here’s to Success in High School Ms. Johnson as I’m sure you’ll continue to be a role model and leader though not only your words but also your actions as well!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

Maddie, you have always been such a fantastic addition to my Language Arts classes. You are smart, innovative, and have such a great sense of humor! I will miss seeing you giggle at my expense. Good luck and congratulations!

Mrs. Cerezo

Max Garcia

Max is one of the most bravest, courageous, intellectual, boldest and tender hearted person I know. He’s definitely a lover not a fighter but he will fight for his truth. He’s had to battle his own adversity and it’s shaped him to who he is and I couldn’t be more PROUD to call him my son! Keep Falling Forward son! You got this!

-Garcia Family

Max! Over this year you have opened up to me and I thank you! You have brought your vibrant personality to class and you are so athletic it is ridiculous! Strive for good grades so that you are able to succeed in your athletics in high school. Keep giving all effort to your work and congrats!

Ms. Greene


I am so proud of you. You have worked so hard this year and those efforts have shown tremendously. Keep up the good work and always work hard like that. I know that you will be a football star in high school and I cannot wait to hear all about it. Forever a student athlete and that is something to be proud of. Congratulations!!

Mrs. Rapp

Good job, Mac. I knew you could do it! I know you are a smart one and don’t let anyone tell you different. This is your time to focus and show us what you can do! Congrats!

Mrs. Rios

Isabella Jepsen

Isabella is truly a gift. She is growing up to be a beautiful young lady. She is a great big sister. She is smart. She is driven. She is hilarious. I can’t believe she’ll be a freshman soon. We know she is going to achieve greatness. When she was in elementary school at Jacobson she ran for Vice President and won, then she ran for President and won that as well. She has accumulated so many awards over time I’m running out of space to display them all. Isabella, know that you are loved and we ack.nowledge all your achievements. You don’t need anyone’s validation to do what you want to do. Never settle for less even if it means losing friendships. Continue to shoot for the stars and when you get knocked down get right back up and keep repeating until you reach your goals. Hard work pays off. We believe in you. We’re you #1 fans. On to the next chapter. Xoxo

Jepsen Family

Isabella, you impressed me so much this year! You have made incredible progress in Language Arts and I have greatly enjoyed getting to teach you! Good luck in high school!

Mrs. Cerezo

Kimberly Ng

Kimberly has been an incredible student to work with for the last 2 years, and I can honestly say that I’m impressed every single day with her incredible academic ability. This girl is one of a kind and so gifted in so many ways. I can’t wait to see what the future holds, because I know that whatever she chooses to do, she will excel. Congratulations, Kimberly! I’m so proud of you!

Ms. Dominguez

Kimberly, you have always been a very quiet student, but also such a bombshell of knowledge and intelligence. I could always count on you to grasp everything I have ever had the privilege of teaching you! I can’t wait to see what you achieve! Congratulations!

Mrs. Cerezo

Marcie Dumont

Marcie, Marcie, Marcie! I am beyond BUMMED we are finishing the year this way. You have been such an amazing student these last four years. I still remember the days you were my music student! I have no doubt in my mind you will do amazing in high school. You always were the student that every teacher could count on. A problem us teachers had? Ask Marcie to help us, she will know how to solve this problem! Good luck in high school (though I know you don’t need it)!

Ms. Zaca


I am so glad that I got to have you in my class this year. You are a wonderful student that works hard and diligently. Keep that up! I know that you will do and achieve great things in high school. Always work hard like you did this year and the rest will come naturally. Congratulations on this new journey!

Mrs. Rapp

Chelsea Hernandez

Chelsea, you are such a unique girl! You are so artistic, funny, sweet and intelligent. You strive to be like no one else and it is so admirable. Congrats on Promotion and never change!

Ms. Greene

Chelsea!! My little, sassy girl. I still remember the day you told me my eyebrows looked like Kyle Jenners (HUGE COMPLIMENT). I have watched you grow into such a beautiful person, inside and out. You are so confident, and I hope that confidence does not go away, ever! I will miss being your social studies teacher 🙁

Ms. Zaca

Isaac Flores

I never got to teach Issac but I was his den leader when he came to our school. Issac is always respectful and has great sportsmanship in and out of the classroom. He is very hardworking and a wonderful gentleman and friend. Issac, I wish you the very best on the next part of your journey and I know you will accomplish so much.

Mrs. Zuniga

I have had the pleasure of teaching Issac Flores for the past almost 2 years. He has always been nothing but a respectful, helpful child in my class. He always helped me with Nest cards and participated in class daily. He is a very good Spanish student who always tries his best in class. I wish you nothing but the best in High School and in life Issac! Best of luck

Ms. Polo

Jaevin Nolido

I have had the pleasure of having Jaevin while I was doing a long term sub position and for the remainder of the year as I stayed on in a supervisory capacity. The phrase “Still water runs deep” comes to mind when I think of Jaevin. He doesn’t want you to know how smart he is or what’s going on in his head. I am sure he will do something great when he decides on what he wants to do and dedicates himself to it.

Mrs. King

Jaevin, It has been a pleasure to see your confidence blossom. You are a thoughtful and capable young man. I know that you will do great things. I wish you the best as you continue to learn and grow.

Mr. Dougherty









To our MHS class of 2020; this video is our little memento for you.  Our MHS counseling and staff want to thank you for your hard work and dedication at MHS.  We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.  Go Falcons!