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Chatter  Week of September 3

                                Restorative Justice is our Discipline System

Tracy Learning Center uses a Restorative Justice system when dealing with discipline.  The day of simply deciding that students need to be suspended has been re-examined.  What educators realized is that telling a student they could not come to school hurt the educator more than the student.  The student being suspended was usually not a fan of school in the first place and the suspension felt more like a reward for the student and a punishment for the family.

Today, we use an approach that puts more responsibility for actions on the part of the student.  Students are held accountable for their actions and are asked to look at what they have done and look for ways to improve.  (This, of course, is not used for serious offenses but most school offenses that ended in suspensions were not severe).  From Discovery through high school, students are issued negative points for infractions.  If a student accumulates negative 20 points in a week, they report to a SOAR panel for review and suggestions for how to change the behavior.

The whole point of SOAR is to help students realize how they are being disruptive to the learning community.  Actions do not just affect the student who is disrupting.  The students who accepts responsibility usually find ways to remedy their actions.  The students who finds fault with others or the teacher usually blocks suggestions for change.

We all understand that some students receive negative 20 in one week.  They are usually very sorry and ready to fix the problem.  We are concerned when a student repeats the negative 20 week after week and we do have a progressive process in place when that happens.  Since we have a waiting list at most grade levels, we are able to take away a student’s preference to be enrolled if we cannot correct the behavior.  This is the last resort for us, but it is possible.

What is the most common cause for students to receive negatives?

You may wonder, what is the main reason students receive negatives.  It is talking to others or making comments when the teacher is giving directions or instructing.  This is a time when staff expects silence and attention of all students.  There are plenty of times in the day for quiet conversation with students in groups or pairs, but there are those explicit times when the attention of all students is expected.

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Extremely Important

We have a huge number of families who have not turned in their child’s emergency forms for this school.  This is very important. These forms require a parent’s signature allowing ambulance transport for your child in case of a severe emergency. Parents were required to update these forms online prior to enrollment this year, print the emergency form and turn this form into the office. Many parents have not done this. Please do so immediately and drop off updated form in the office.

Here is the information to add or edit information on our AERIES Website.

https://sisweb.tusd.net/parentportal

Parent Data Confirmation is a feature of Aeries that allows parents to modify or enter student demographics, contacts, medical

conditions, and authorization information. It also allows documents to be available to parents. This process handles the normal

“Summer Re-Registration” of students where parents are normally required to fill out fresh emergency cards, sign various documents,

and establish authorizations. Date ranges are available to control when parents can modify or enter data, and parents can even be

locked out of the parent portal until they complete the process. Pre-enrolled student records will use their next grade value so data

confirmation can be completed for their upcoming school.

A banner message will display to the parent on their homepage if they have not completed the data confirmation process. The parent

can also access Data Confirmation from the Student Info tab dropdown.

 

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Please mark your calendars for our Homecoming parade! This is a big event for ALL of TLC, not just the High School.  It is a chance for us to celebrate our PreK – 12th grade program.  I encourage families to join us on Wednesday Sept 25th for our afternoon parade in Downtown Tracy.  We hope to see you there!  

Sept. 25, 2019, Wed. is an Early Release Day  – Homecoming Parade

PCS – dismissed at 12:30pm

Champions will accommodate early release

DCS/MHS dismissed at 1pm

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

 

 

Lunch Menu Week of September 16 – 20

Mon – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Patti Sandwich

Wed – Chili or Cheese Nachos

Thurs – Cheese Ravioli

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger

                             

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TK

Wishing all our TK families a great weekend.

We are all excited to start focusing on our letters, numbers and sight words and look forward to sharing our accomplishments this week with some fun projects!

Initial Phase

Thank you to everyone who donated apples to our classroom! We had so much fun learning about apples this week! We have explored the parts of an apple- seeds, skin, flesh, core, stem, and leaf. We watched how an apple tree changes in each season throughout the year. Ask your student what season apples grow on an apple tree. We are learning new vocabulary terms such as orchard. Taste testing the apples was our favorite part of the week! We discovered that different colored apples have different tastes on the inside. Many of us thought the green apples are sour and the apples with red and yellow are more sweet! Ask your child what they have learned about apples! We will continue or apple discoveries next week!

Phase One:

This week, the students participated in the first AIMS testing of the year. Your child will take it two more times this school year. At the end of the year, we will send home a comparison report showing their growth.

The students in Phase One continued their Map Skills unit in Social Studies. P3 learned about landforms and bodies of water, P4 and P5 did a Me On the Map project. We will continue our map skills unit for the next few weeks. Keep your eyes open for a take home project when we conclude this unit at the end of September.  

Phase Two:

Our phase two students have started their monthly walk to the Tracy library.  P1 goes the first Thursday of the month, P7 goes the second Thursday, P8 goes the third Thursday of the month.  Our students really look forward to exploring the library and checking out books.  Please remember that students are responsible for returning their own books, on their own time.  

We also continued our study of animal groups this week.  We have learned all about mammals, insects, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.  Ask you child what they remember!

Mr. Martin is teaching our students a “Superhero” song to sing in the Homecoming Parade!  Please remember to return the permission slip if you would like your child to participate in the parade.  Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the parade.  Please see the information in the green folder today.

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

September 16th-23rd – Donation Drive for McHenry House (see flyer)

September 25th: Homecoming Parade – Early Release Day @ 1pm

October 8th: Picture Day Retakes

SWO NEWS

Now that pictures are done, the first SWO project will be due soon.  Fifth Graders will need to get a scrapbook for their SWO Projects.  This is a record of their learning throughout the year, but it is also a record of their learning through multiple years.  So, Sixth Graders add on to the scrapbook they started last year – they may need to get some additional filler pages.  The SWO Scrapbook Cover Page assignment will be due about a week after the Lifetouch Photos are sent home.  Students should have gotten a copy of the assignment this week.  If not, you can find it at https://rodieckla.weebly.com/swo-scrapbooks.html

If you are unable to get a scrapbook, please contact your son or daughter’s homeroom teacher or Mrs. Prescott at kprescott@tracylc.net.

Thank you

Our Top 5 Nest Point Earners for the week! Way to go Falcons!!!

Peregrine’s Top 5:

Kestrel’s Top 5:

Saker’s Top 5:

Amur’s Top 5:

This week we had an AMAZING guest visitor at our school who shared his love of music and Bucket Drumming with our 5th-8th grade Discovery students. Mr. Dougherty, our Music Enrichment teacher, invited Sammy Foster (BucketDrumming.net) all the way from Austin, TX to come talk with our kids about music, share his many talents, and to give them all a hands-on bucket drumming session. Yes, all of ⅚ in the gym at once!!! What a treat for our students  and an experience they won’t soon forget. Thank you, Sammy and Mr. Dougherty!!!

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson’s Math:

Varsity: Our class has just finished practicing expanded form of decimal numbers and fraction form. Our next focus will be comparing and ordering decimals before we take our next quiz. Our students got into groups and created decimal numbers through hearing the number only. (Pictures below) Our goal is to take our next quiz on introduction of decimals by next Friday.

Scholastic: For our second unit, students are learning about estimating decimals and whole numbers and how important it is for mental math. Our focus for this week has been multiplying decimals. Multiplication facts are very important for this unit.

Honors: I recommend that students know perfect squares and perfect cubes up to 12 for squares and 10 for cubes. Another crucial part of Algebra itself is knowing multiplication facts and factors of numbers. I do recommend that if students are having trouble with these, they practice and study each day to know perfect squares and cubes along with multiplication facts. Students are working on order of operations and the importance of completing operations in a specific order to get the correct answers.

Mrs. Nijjar’s Math:

Varsity: In this Palindrome week, we continued learning about decimals – adding and subtracting decimals, comparing decimals, and rounding decimals. For our creative learning day, students played decimal dough with their names by adding and subtracting decimal numbers corresponding to the letters in their name. In addition, students also solved an alligator puzzle by rounding the decimals and coloring the picture. In the coming weeks, students will be learning about multiplying decimals with 2-digit, 3-digit, and 4-digit whole numbers.

Access to Khan Academy: Usernames and passwords for all students in my Varsity group have been created. The students have the details to login in their Binder. I always encourage students to access and work on Khan Academy whenever possible since the assignments(assigned by me) are aligned to the Common Core Math Standards.

Honors: We talked about the Palindrome week, and students were excited about identifying the dates for this week and the coming week. In this week, students learned about solving one-step and two-step equations by matching different pieces of the puzzle. The students also learned about translating the algebraic terms by creating clues to challenge their friends to ‘find their floor’. They used algebraic phrases to write their clues. In the coming weeks, students will be learning about plotting inequalities on the number line and will start preparing for the upcoming Unit test.

Scholastic: As a class, we discussed about the Palindrome week, and the students were excited to know about these magic dates. This week students put their best efforts to take the first Unit test. In addition, we started with the first lesson of the second unit which is about exponents. In the coming weeks, students will be learning more about exponents and the strategies to solve them.

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

Would you believe the first trimester is about half over – it is week 7 already.  Students should be finishing up their first independently read book for Trimester One and their first book club book reports are due Monday, September 23.  The book report is a ‘one-pager’ where students can creatively share their book with others.  The second books will be assigned on Monday, September 23 – when the other books are turned in, book report done or not.  

Honors class has finished the first part of Music in Humanities and is moving on to the next part – learning about instruments, particularly in an orchestra.  They will be presenting their slide shows about their assigned instrument next week.  

Scholastic will also be creating their slide shows and will be sharing them in class later in the week.

Varsity got to do the wall outside our classroom this month.  They wrote poems about our heroes to go along with both the homecoming theme and  poetry unit.  

All classes started very basic and simple diagramming this week and we will continue to slowly build on the basics of subject and predicate.  All classes will continue weekly spelling and/or vocabulary.  We should all finish our first novel soon and will have a unit test mid-term at that time.  

Language Arts with Mr. Harding

We are learning to be healthy and happy through gratitude.  Each day I write one student’s name on the board and every person in the class has to write one genuinely positive thing about that student.  The students are learning that finding positives in others helps them stay positive about themselves.

We have been doing all of this diagramming for a reason.  It is time to write! In Harding’s ELA classes we will be putting our skills to use and writing with increased clarity thanks to our better understanding of language. We will focus on using our analytic diagramming skills to construct sentences lacking unnecessary and burdensome wordiness [sic].

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy

Students started this week with creating a one-pager study guide to help prepare for the test. Tuesday, students continued to prepare for their unit test by playing various review games. Students played ZAP! which is a fun and competitive way to test their knowledge all while earning nest points for their team. Afterwards, students logged onto Chromebooks (pictured below) and played an online review game with Quizizz. Students are also now added to our Google Classroom!

Wednesday, students took their first unit test on early humans. This was worth 30 points and is 30% of their grade (see syllabus for grading breakdown). Grading is complete and updated in Aeries.

The rest of the week, all students will begin their next unit on Mesopotamia. They will first watch a brief documentary on the Sumerians as they fill out a See-Think-Wonder worksheet writing down observations about what they see, what they think, and what they wonder about the ancient Sumerians. Friday, students will label and color a map of Mesopotamia to have an understanding of the geography of the region we are studying.

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Greetings scientists! This week was all about Newton’s most famous discoveries (calculus, gravity, laws of motion, reflecting telescope), black holes, and scientists’ theories on what gravity actually “is” vs “what it does.” We also tinkered with devices such as gyroscopes and pendulums. Tests have been graded and will be put into Aeries soon. Last but not least, come one and come all to check out the DCS science blog site at: www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. Read all about the Top Ten Most Armored Cars (Kyle Ardenyi), Zest (Tejpreet Banwait) and Black Holes (Mustafa Amiri). Prepare to be SCIENCED!

Awesomely, interesting announcements:

  • Mission to Mars final parent meeting before the registration deadline is on Tuesday, Oct. 1st @ 6pm room D9 (DCS building). Registration and deposit payment is due October 4th, so this meeting intends to assist with registration and payment and/or answer any decision-factor questions.
  • Don’t forget to register—> Saturday, September 21st- Expanding Your Horizons event for 6-12th grade girls at the University of the Pacific https://www.sjeyh.org

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

Art with Ms. Losen:

This week in art we finished painting our three individual depictions of “utopia” and planned the layout for wall-display. Some classes planned a specific color gradient before beginning and lined them up that way whereas others grouped the tiles by subject. We also began work on paper laurels for students to wear in the homecoming parade later this month.

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School 7-8

Upcoming Dates:

  • Homecoming week BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23rd!
  • Early release day on Wednesday September 25th at 1:00pm for the Homecoming Parade!
  • CJSF Donation Drive for McHenry House begins Monday 9/16/19 and ends on 9/23. Flier with a list of wanted items will be sent home

Top Nest Earners for Week 5!

Teacher Highlight!

Ms. Greene

This year, 7/8 has the privilege of gaining a new Language Arts teacher: Ms. Greene! The students have been enjoying her class and have nothing but praise and admiration of her.

My name is Ms Greene, I grew up here in Tracy my entire life and went to West High. After high school I went to Sac State and received my bachelors in English. I am currently going to school for my credentials in Stockton at Teachers College of San Joaquin where I go every Wednesday evening. I am a die hard baseball fan, Go A’s! I also enjoy reading and swimming. I hope to have a great first year of teaching here at Discovery.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene

This week in Language Arts we have been continuing our writing journey with writing introductions. In all classes the introduction from their third writing prompt was due and their had been a tremendous growth in their quality of writing. Students are beginning to excel in creating their own thesis to multiple different types of essays.  

        Along with the introductions, all classes had debates that were focused on articles that were about current events and relations to health and wellness. Students had great arguments and valued each others opinions during the debate. I would like to shout out to 3 students in particular: Honors-Joshua Wlliams, Varsity- Angel Martinez, and Scholastic- Alyssa Garcia.

        On Friday students will be starting to write in their newly created journals for Free Thought Friday. These journals will be used weekly for creative writing prompts in which they will be able to write freely as long as it applies to the topic.

Reminder: Study vocabulary weekly!!

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo

This week in Language Arts classes turned in their next writing assignment and each student had a conference to discuss their essays and their writing progress.

Each class also had their first of many debates. We read four short articles and debated them! The students did amazingly with this. Every class had a lot of information to offer! We also played “Musical Chairs Writing” where students wrote to music and switched chairs once the music stopped to continue their neighbors essay.

Bucket Drumming!

This week the students attended an assembly on Bucket Drumming! It was amazing! The students had so much fun listening to the performance and even creating their own beats on their own bucket drums.

Social Studies and Leadership with Ms. Zaca:

Social studies:

Scholastic and Honor students began the week by taking their vocabulary quiz and ended the week taking the quiz on the 12 Roman Tables, Patricians, and Plebians. Varsity students took their vocabulary quiz Thursday.

This week, all students began learning about daily life in Ancient Rome. Did you know that the ancient Romans loved racing mice against each other as a past time? Students were divided up into different groups and read information on one of the five categories of ancient life: food, fun, school, women, and gods. They then went back to their regular groups and became “Teachers”; teaching their regular table members all about their category.

Scholastic and Honor students were also asked to complete the PowerPoint notes on page 16 as homework. Wednesday, they discussed the Punic Wars and how Ancient Rome made sure to wipe out any future reemergence of Carthage by mixing salt into their soil to prevent crops from growing. Talk about taking extreme measures to defeat your enemies!

Campus Beautification September 14th, 2019

Thank you to all those who had students sign up for our first-ever Discovery Campus Beautification! Due to limited resources, we are only accepting 20 students. Those students who were selected, all received letters and were sent home with it. Discovery cannot wait to start this project with the students!

Homecoming Parade Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Here in Discovery, we have chosen Homer and the Iliad/Odyssey as our theme for our float. We decided to go with Homer for two reasons: one, he is considered one of the literary heroes in literature with his two epic poems and two, his books gave the world (especially those in the Science world) insight on how the ancient Greeks took care of their wounded.

Students have already started working hard on our float! Please remember that any student signed up to be part of the parade will need to bring any colored. twin/full-size bedsheet (preferably white) to school on Monday.

Spanish with Ms. Polo

Test #1 should be returned or coming back by next week depending on the class. We are starting Lectura which is reading in Spanish for all 30 letters. These next few classes they should know how to read A and B aloud and be able to translate it to English. There are 30 vocabulary words they are responsible for in these 2 readings. They are highlighted in class! Ask your child to read it to you, they sound amazing! I’m so proud

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

Technology 5th-8th grade is currently finishing up their presentations on their favorite digital platform.  Once done they will be learning how to conduct Google searches in the most efficient way possible, and have a digital scavenger hunt to show off their new Google searching skills!

Art with Ms. Losen

This week in art we finished painting our three individual depictions of “utopia” and planned the layout for wall-display. Some classes planned a specific color gradient before beginning and lined them up that way whereas others grouped the tiles by subject. We also began work on paper laurels for students to wear in the homecoming parade later this month.


Millennium High School

THIS WEEK AT MHS – Spanish:

Spanish with Sra. De La Torre

Students in Spanish 1 have learned a lot in the past six weeks.  They learned how to greet people and say goodbye. They are now able to recite the whole Spanish alphabet. They know all 21 Spanish speaking countries and their capitals. They learned colors and animals.  They are able to introduce themselves and others, as well as exchange phone numbers.  They know the days of the week, and can talk about the weather. This week the students worked in groups to create a script in which they had to demonstrate how they are able to use all of the previously mentioned in a conversation.  They are supposed to rehearse the script and present it to the class as a Skit on Monday.  They are being very creative and are doing a great job at collaborating with one another!

Spanish I students collaborate to write their script and practice their skit, which they will be presenting on Monday.

We started Spanish 2 with a review of what was learned during Spanish 1. The students remembered most of the vocabulary. However, they needed reinforcement in grammar.  This week, the students worked in partners to create their own “Telehistoria.” First, they had to write a script in Spanish about a jersey that needs to get autographed by a famous soccer player. They all wrote creative scripts, with very interesting plots. They will be acting and recording these as their “Telehistoria.” They will turn in their videos this Monday.  I can’t wait to watch them!

In Spanish 3, we are currently covering our “Vamos a acampar” unit.  In this unit, the students are learning vocabulary about camping, and outdoor activities.  The students are using preterite tense to talk about what they did during their past trips.  This week the students worked on creating a brochure in Spanish, in which they are supposed to advertise a Spanish speaking country.  They started by doing research, since they have to talk about food, tourist places, and fun activities to do in the country they chose. The students are doing a great job on their brochure and they will be presenting these on Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

GET YOUR MHS SPIRIT WEAR!

We have placed our first major spirit wear order in seven years! You can purchase from the Activities Offices or at our monthly Student Stores. Gear will also be sold at our athletic games throughout the year.

Junior Kaelyn Cook models our rainbow tie-dye long-sleeved shirt and our white bucket hat.

Peregrine Hannah Verhoek shows her Falcon spirit with our black bucket hat.

Anton Souza, Junior, displays our Millennium Falcons classic kangaroo pocket hoodie with liquid gold ink lettering.

Peregrine Margaret Fagbolu and Kestrel Shika Acolatse model our embroidered beanie, embroidered bucket hat, and short-sleeved tie-dyed old-school “Flying M” logo shirts.


Kailey Galli, Junior, shines with Falcon pride in our new long sleeved chest/back combo logo shirt, just in time for Fall weather!


The back of our chest/back logo combo shirt.

Shika Acolatse, Saker, sports our super-soft white crewneck chest/back-logo sweatshirt and fanny pack (can be worn cross-body or kangaroo style!) with black bucket hat.

This year we have a lot of new styles and designs to choose from — some pictured — and many more! Bucket hats, fanny packs, lanyards, hydro-flask style water bottles, long and short sleeve t-shirts, crew sweatshirts, hoodies, and more in myriad colors and sizes… you don’t want to miss the first major spirit wear order in seven years, so come check out our must-have Falcon spirit wear at our Student Store next week!

Prices – Athletic Gear

Cotton Tees –        $10

Dri-Fit        –         $15

Socks         –        $15

Blankets –        $20

Hats         –        $25

Hoodies –        $30

Prices – Spirit Wear

Lanyards –        $10

S/s tees –        $15

Fanny Packs –        $15

Water bottle –         $20

Bucket Hats –        $20

Beanies –        $20

S/s tie-dye –        $20

L/s tees –        $20

L/s tie-dye –        $25

Crew swtshrt –        $30

Hoodies –        $35

Leadership has also designed limited-edition “MHS INFLUENCER” shirts that will be available for pre-order with payment of $25!

Homecoming Royalty

Nominations were received from teachers, tallied, and shared this week in Unity.

Saker – 9th

Prince

Joel Aguilar

Vivek Cherian

Xavier Moore

Pierce Real

Princess

Eunice Bragg

A Ni Clepper

Michelle Bai

Arianna Billings

Amur – 10th

Prince

Carson Edwards

Thomas Rhead

Sebastian Valenzuela

Nate Washington

Princess

Janida Williams

Julie Keim

Loren Pante

Vivan Luera

Peregrine – 11th

Prince

Anton Souza

Christopher Smedley

Jeremy Adams

Logan Malsack

Princess

Emma Brown

Jinbi Diaz

Ingrid Moshan

Maria Turner

Kestrel – 12th

King

Gio Rangel

Kaiden Joseph

Matthew Ramirez

Spencer Norvell

Queen

Alondra Camarena

Eva Moore

Maya Quinones

Shika Acolatse

Ballots are electronic through Google Forms. Nest leaders will link their nests to the ballot for their royalty. Students have until Thursday, September 19th to elect their nest’s prince and princess, and vote for the Seniors who will be HOCO King and Queen.

If you are interested in participating in Powderpuff, you must EMAIL Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net. If you have not emailed, you may not participate. We are making the verified absent list for Tuesday and Thursday practices, next week from 3-4 on the MHS field.

If you plan to bring a guest to the HOCO Dance on 9/27 after the game, you must obtain a Guest Pass from Miss Lamanna in the Activities Office (next to the counselors’ office). Guests will not be admitted if their guest pass has not been submitted to Miss Lamanna by 9/26.

We are 12 days away from our annual Homecoming Parade! Students should be helping with their nest’s floats, but remember to prioritize academics.

Clubs

Academic Competition Club, which encompasses Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, and Academic Decathlon, will be offered at both lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning next week. These exciting competition-based clubs prepare students for the challenges of college and look terrific on your resume, as well as helping you build team and communication skills. Get in touch with Miss L if you have any questions!

Chess Club will be meeting Tuesdays in Room 302, Mr. Copass’s room.

Orgulla Latino/Latin Pride Club will be having a fiesta at second lunch on Monday to celebrate Mexican Independence Day (Dia de la raza). Come and enjoy Mexican treats, live music, and a dance performance!

COUNSELING NEWS!

Fall semester interns have already completed a month of their internship! There are currently 66 seniors participating in their Senior Internship experience.  Spring semester interns will begin the interviewing and placement process in the next few weeks. If you know of a business interested in offering an internship opportunity, please contact Mrs. Schaffran at tschaffran@tracylc.net  The Senior Internship Program is a 5 credit graduation requirement in which students fulfill a 10 hour a week unpaid internship in the community or on campus. Each week, a seminar class meets and covers the 21st Century Skills curriculum introducing young adults to the world of work.

Thank you to the businesses in the community that currently have interns this semester in support of our program:

Amigo Tires and Brakes

Astoria Gardens

Boys and Girls Club Central School

Boys and Girls Club Monte Vista Clubhouse

Boys and Girls Club North School

City of Tracy Channel 26 – Media Services

City of Tracy Department of Engineering Services

City of Tracy Parks & Recreation

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

Great Beginnings Preschool

In Shape Club

In Shape Fit Club

In Shape Sport Club

Main Street Music

MHS Sport Management

Millennium High Film Production

Networks By Design, Inc.

Patel, Pulliam, and Hubli Medical

Primary Charter School

Reich’s Pharmacy

San Joaquin County Sheriff Explorer Program

San Joaquin County Worknet Center

Skyview Aviation

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Child Birthing Center

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Physical Therapy Department

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Same Day Surgery

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Wound Care

SweetArts Bakery

The Dugout

The Flower Pavilion

The Tracy Press

TLC Technology Department

Tracy Chamber of Commerce

Tracy Chiropractic

Tracy Learning Center – Maintenance/Operations

Tri Valley Orthopedic Specialists

VBR Children and Family Services

VCA Old River Animal Hospital

Versaille Salon

Pictures from our previous Spring 2019 internships

Sutter Tracy Physical Therapy            Reichs Pharmacy                    Boys and Girls Club

                               

PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is scheduled for Wed October 30th – We are now taking registrations  –  The cost is $18 per student (Cash or Check – no refunds available) and will be from 7:30am – 11:45am in the Gym. The PSAT is a great practice tool for the actual test. All students can sign up in the counseling office. A practice booklet will be given upon registering. Space is limited.

FREE SAT/ACT Practice Test: If you want to practice for the SAT, the Tracy Library is offering: SAT/ACT Practice Test, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:00am. Registration required (in person, by phone 866-805-7323, or online)

Tutors for all subjects needed!!!

We are looking for high school students that are interested in tutoring various subjects including math, history, science, and spanish. Paid opportunities are also available. If interested, students can visit the Millennium High School counseling office to pick up a tutor application.

Scholarship Expo for Spanish Speaking Families

Silicon Valley

STEM College and Career Fair

SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER

Sunday, Oct. 6  |  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

FREE!

                                       

Free and open to the public, the fair is for college-bound students interested in college majors and careers in engineering, medicine, computer science, and other STEM fields.

Students will meet face-to-face with hundreds of college representatives and industry professionals — all in one place. They’ll get their questions answered about majors, degree programs, campus visits, internships, scholarships, financial aid, and much more. Plus, they can take advantage of STEMinars on topics such as writing a winning college essay and standing out in the admission process.

Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program?  Here are 2 great opportunities!  If you would like to help us purchase new equipment for the weight room we hope to have open by winter, you may donate here (We are just $7,000 shy of our $20,000 starting goal!!):  https://www.gofundme.com/f/falcons-weight-room

Weekly Schedule (Girls Volleyball, Cross Country and Football): 

Friday 9/13- JV (5pm) & V (7:30pm) Football vs Riverbank High, played at West High

        Mini Cheer Camp will be performing at the Varsity halftime!

Monday 9/16- XC at the Stockton Soccer Complex, 4pm (MVL meet)

Tuesday 9/17- Varsity girls volleyball at Brookside Christian, 5pm

Thursday 9/19- Girls volleyball (Only date all 3 teams play at home together!) vs Stone Ridge Christian played at West High (4/5/6pm)

Friday 9/20- Varsity football @ Brookside Christian, played @ St. Mary’s High, 6pm kick-off

Saturday 9/21- Frosh girls volleyball @ Stockton Classic Tournament

Sports Scores from 9/6-9/12/19:

Varsity Football:  Falcons 35, CSD 32

Varsity Girls Volleyball:  Falcons 3, Elliot Christian 1

Cross Country:  Carson Edwards placed 2nd and Riley Vatran 6th at their meet at Hogan Lake

 

 

Meet The Coaches!

  Hey there Falcons, my name is Nate Shelton and I am one of the assistant coaches for this year’s MHS football team. I am a new teacher here at MHS. I have been having a blast with the boys so far, and I am very excited to see what kind of success we can have this year in football. I found myself at Millennium because I have a desire to see children succeed. I believe that this school and these teams have the right goals when it comes to seeing our kids succeed on and off the field as well as inside or outside the classroom. Despite being new here, I am very excited for the future here at Millennium, one that I see myself being a part of for a very long time. In addition to football, I will be around again in the spring coaching Track and Field. In general, my goals for coaching are always simple and will never change. Develop good young men and women and prepare them to be successful in the future. Regardless of what they decide to do.

Outside of coaching I love all things sports. On any given Sunday you’ll find me cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles, America’s real team. My love for sports, especially football is from deep within. To the point where I can’t ever get enough. I love watching and coaching football and it is an honor to be able to be involved here at Millennium. Fly Falcons Fly Go Birds -Coach Shelton

Outside of being an Eagles fan, Coach Shelton has been a great addition to the Millennium Coaching Staff!! -Miss Balsamo  😉

If that’s not school spirit, I don’t know what is!!  FALCON PRIDE!!

For donations towards Millennium Athletics in general, you can go here:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:  

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support!  FALCON PRIDE!!

Fall 2019 – Homework Support Schedule Millennium High School students can receive additional help with their homework during the following days/times. Please see schedule below:

Fieldtrip: UC Santa Cruz – Friday November 8, 2019

Millennium High School students will be visiting the UC Santa Cruz campus on November 8, 2019. The field trip is only currently open to Seniors and Juniors. Anyone interested in attending can pick up a permission slip in the MHS Counseling office. For questions, please contact MHS Counseling at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

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Please mark your calendars for our Homecoming parade! This is a big event for ALL of TLC, not just the High School.  It is a chance for us to celebrate our PreK – 12th grade program.  I encourage families to join us on Wednesday Sept 25th for our afternoon parade in Downtown Tracy.  We hope to see you there!  

Sept. 25, 2019, Wed. is an Early Release Day  – Homecoming Parade

PCS – dismissed at 12:30pm

Champions will accommodate early release

DCS/MHS dismissed at 1pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                             

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TK

Wishing all our TK families a great weekend.

We are all excited to start focusing on our letters, numbers and sight words and look forward to sharing our accomplishments this week with some fun projects!

 

 

Initial Phase

We are so excited about a new subscription to a magazine through Scholastic called Let’s Find Out! It is a science/social studies magazine just for kindergarten students. There are also math and language arts concepts embedded in each magazine issue. After we use the magazine at school students will bring the magazine home to teach their family everything they have learned! Additionally, our subscription includes an online component. Families can log on using our special classroom password. You can watch videos, listen to songs, play games, and more! Visit: www.scholastic.com/lfo, click on log in, click student, and type in our password: P2KINDER. Have fun exploring and learning!

 

 

Phase One:

The students in Phase One continued their Map Skill unit in Social Studies. P3 and P4 did group projects where they had to research a continent or ocean and present it to the class. P5 learned about different communities, like rural, urban and suburban. They discussed the characteristics and differences in each type of community.

 Classroom volunteers will start September 16th! The teachers will be contacting you next week with a schedule if you signed up to help out in the classroom. If you would still like to sign up, please make sure that you fill out the volunteer form and get all the appropriate paperwork for Mrs. Kay in the office completed. Remember, you must be cleared with Mrs. Kay to go on field trips too. Thank you to all who have signed up, we truly appreciate all your help!

 

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

September 25th: Homecoming Parade – Early Release Day @ 1pm

October 8th: Picture Day Retakes

SWO NEWS

Now that pictures are done, the first SWO project will be due soon.  Fifth Graders will need to get a scrapbook for their SWO Projects.  This is a record of their learning throughout the year, but it is also a record of their learning through multiple years.  So, Sixth Graders add on to the scrapbook they started last year – they may need to get some additional filler pages.  The SWO Scrapbook Cover Page assignment will be due about a week after the Lifetouch Photos are sent home.  Students should have gotten a copy of the assignment this week.  If not, you can find it at https://rodieckla.weebly.com/swo-scrapbooks.html

If you are unable to get a scrapbook, please contact your son or daughter’s homeroom teacher or Mrs. Prescott at kprescott@tracylc.net.

Thank you

Our Top 5 Nest Point Earners for the week! Way to go Falcons!!!

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson’s Math:

Varsity: Our class has just finished practicing writing decimals in word form and numeric form. Our next focus will be fractions and decimals then comparing and ordering decimals before we take our next quiz. Our goal is to take our next quiz on introduction of decimals by next Friday.

Scholastic: For our second unit, we have begun to look at multiplying whole numbers and will be moving on to multiplying decimals. Students are learning about estimating decimals and whole numbers and how important it is for mental math. The kids have also learned about 6 multiplication properties that will make multiplying much easier and simpler.

Honors:  With our second quiz out of the way, our class is moving through Unit 1 at a steady pace. The students are doing a great job with practicing our topics. I did recommend to students that knowing perfect squares and perfect cubes are very crucial in finding square roots and cube roots. Another crucial part of Algebra itself is knowing multiplication facts and factors of numbers. I do recommend that if students are having trouble with these, they practice and study each day to know perfect squares and cubes along with multiplication facts.

               

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

We are moving right along reading our first book and learning about Poetry.  Varsity is continuing to practice writing summaries using our DARE materials.  Scholastic and Honors wrote their first Expository Essay in class this week, focusing on the introductory paragraph.  We are also continuing to learn the vocabulary needed to discuss Music in Humanities.  Honors and Scholastic will begin identifying subjects and predicates and diagramming those two parts of a sentence.  Varsity will continue to review basic parts of speech.  Soon we will have a Mid-Term/Unit Test when we finish reading our first book.  

Language Arts with Mr. Harding

In Harding’s ELA class we are digging into diagramming. Our writing will gain focus and clarity by learning how the parts of a sentence work together to make meaning. This week we’ve also been reviewing and reinforcing concepts from the previous week.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy

This week in social studies, our students are continuing to learn about the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages. They are understanding the development of agriculture and how it changed daily life in the Neolithic Age. Students are also learning about plant and animal domestication during this time period.

Honors students have started creating comic books that will focus on three topics of their choice. They are working in pairs to create the comic books. The comic books will illustrate the changes in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages. Once completed, students will participate in a comic book read-around where they will read and review their classmate’s comic books.

Scholastic and Varsity students are finishing up their notes in their interactive notebooks. They will finish up by completing an activity on the diet of early man. This activity will have students create restaurant menus using the types of foods available during the time under study.

There will be a unit test next week on Wednesday, September 11th. This unit test will include map skills and early humans in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages. Monday, students will create a one-page study guide. Tuesday, students will participate in numerous review games to prepare for the unit test.

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Greetings scientists! I am proud to announce the winners from last week’s Rube Goldberg Machine competition:

1st period

Cindy Nguyen, Abby Otsuki, Cameron Jimenez, Ava Moschetti, Daniel Wilson, Sophie McCrary, Bahar Nadeny, Alexa Chavez, Quentin Nuñez, Dominic Ramos

2nd period

Kylie Ochs, Helen Chavez, Uvaldo Martinez, Lars Lindroos, Nica Reboton, Michael Brown, Emiliano Valdez, Joseph Martin, Alex Castro, Isaiah Guevara

5th period

Isabella Posadas, Manavi Brar, Maille Murray, Sofia Rios, Taylor Sansaver, Olivia Richardson, Khloe Harrington, Connor Ardenyi, Christian Gonzalez

7th period

Daniel Marlin, Adrian Washburn, Kaitlynn Nguyen, Leo Kristo, Jordan Ahmad, Mustafa Amiri, Mikayah Moore, R.J. Thomas, Elias Bryant, Chelby Johnson, Adara Manzo

9th period

Saniyah Johnson, Lia Valenzuela, Ava Perez, Marissa Martinez, Tatum Kusy-Penirian, Luis Ybarra, Angel Wood, Edgar Leal

10th period 

London Cassara, Frankie Cassara, Fernando Casillas, Stacy Alcarez, Jonathen Torres, Dylan Flores, Dulce Zarate, Delilah Zepeda, Alaha Waziri, Valentina Zavala

Congrats saavy inventors!

We had our first science test, covering collecting and graphing data, on Friday. The TLC Discovery Channel science blog site, link to be posted next week, will feature articles written by Kyle Ardenyi, Tejpreet Banwait, Connor Ardenyi and Mustafa Amiri.

Awesomely, interesting announcements:

  • Mission to Mars answers from info night meeting—> 1) Students will now be staying ALL three nights at the Biosphere, so no more hotel stay.          2) There are no partial flights, so you may purchase the trip either with roundtrip flights or without roundtrip flights.
  • I emailed PDFs of the trip packet to emails that were written down. If you still need a packet, please email cdiaz@tracylc.net for a copy. I also have hard copies available in my classroom.
  • Traveler registration deadline and deposit payment is due October 4th. Please email me for registration and payment information, or if you still have any questions or concerns about the trip. I will post reminders in the Charter Chatter and make announcements during unity.
  • Once the registration deadline has passed, a meeting will be organized to discuss fundraising.
  • A parent plans to drive their students to Tucson, thus a carpooling option may be organized for those that don’t want to fly to Tucson.
  • Don’t forget to register—> Saturday, September 21st– Expanding Your Horizons event for 6-12th grade girls at the University of the Pacific https://www.sjeyh.org

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

Art with Ms. Losen:

This week in art… we wrapped up realism and learned about contemporary artist Jonathan Saiz, who created a 10,000 piece artwork made from small tiles that represents 10,000 perspectives on “Utopia.” (See below) Students are creating their own Utopia “tiles” to be displayed in the hallways as one giant collective piece of art.

Music Exploration with Mr. Dougherty

Music Exploration is busy composing music! First, they composed background music to use while they read news headlines. Now they are composing custom ringtones. Bucket drumming is next on the roster, and Music Exploration will be hosting a bucket drumming workshop that will be lead by a Sammy Foster, the owner, and creator of bucketdrumming.net. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 11. Every DCS student will have the opportunity to attend. It will be great fun, and a great kickoff to our bucket drumming unit.

 

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School 7-8

Upcoming Dates:

  • Homecoming week BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23rd!
  • Early release day on Wednesday September 25th at 1:00pm for the Homecoming Parade!

Top Nest Earners for Week 4!

Science with Ms. Dominguez

This week in 7/8 Science, we are exploring the Cell Cycle, and discussing the importance of Interphase, Mitosis, and Cytokinesis. This will prepare students to talk about mutations and the development of cancer cells. Honors and Scholastic will have a Note Check on the google classroom to complete by Friday at 12am. Varsity students will complete their Note Check in class on Thursday at the end of their science class period.

Honors and Scholastic will also have an online quiz due by the end of the weekend on Sunday at 12am. Varsity will take their quiz in class on Monday. We will be playing Jeopardy in all classes on Friday to review for the quiz.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene

This week the students have been practicing writing introductions and they will be moving onto body paragraphs with the next writing assignment. In this writing assignment students are to choose one of three prompts that focus on the book we have been reading in class, Fever 1793. The focus for all classes this week in their writing assignment is how to write a strong thesis statement for their introductions.

        In Honors, we have been diving into annotations and close readings in their PSAT weekly packets. In Varsity and Scholastic, we are also talking about close reading and reading comprehension through defining unknown words and asking meaningful and clarifying questions.

        Friday we will be starting a weekly fun writing assignment, Free Thought Friday, in which they are given fun questions to think about and will write in their personal journals.

Reminder: Writing Assignment 3 Due 9/11/2019

Math with Mrs. Rapp

In Mrs. Rapp homeroom, we have finished Unit 1 with a class average of 89% and are diving right into Unit 2. This unit will be all about Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers and Decimals. This group is off to a wonderful start and I am excited to continue to get to know them and deepen their understanding of mathematics.

In Scholastic/Algebra 1, we have unit tested and are jumping into Unit 2 which is Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities. This is a bright group of students and I am pleased to see their progress as well as see some really step up to the rigor of this class.

In Honors, we have kicked off Unit 2 of Logic and Proof with some in class activities to help us better understand Inductive Reasoning and Conjectures. We did an “I have, Who has” and they were able to complete 32 cards in under 5 minutes.

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo

All students continued to read in Fever 1793. We are making great headway in this novel and are using it as our foundation for learning all components of a novel.

Students also received their next take home introduction assignment. This time students will need to choose from three similar topics to create their introduction. We will conference again next week to ensure that we are continuing to improve.

Music Exploration with Mr. Dougherty:

Music Exploration is busy composing music! First, they composed background music to use while they read news headlines. Now they are composing custom ringtones. Bucket drumming is next on the roster, and Music Exploration will be hosting a bucket drumming workshop that will be lead by a Sammy Foster, the owner, and creator of bucketdrumming.net. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 11. Every DCS student will have the opportunity to attend. It will be great fun, and a great kickoff to our bucket drumming unit.

Social Studies and Leadership with Ms. Zaca:

Social studies:

What are the 12 Roman Tables? When students were asked this question, many answered with “a table!…where the Roman leaders would sit…12 of the Roman gods…where representatives from each district of Rome would sit…”, while some answered “laws of the romans…where they carved their rules on…”.  If you answered similarly to the latter, then you know plenty of Roman history! Students in all three classes (Scholastic, Honors, and Varsity) were introduced to the 12 Roman Tables: set of laws engraved on twelve bronze tablets. In their small table groups, students were asked to analyze the rules set place in Ancient Rome and also compared them to the laws we have in place in our countries. Students learned about the inheritance laws for families, proper etiquette for women during funerals (they weren’t allowed to cry!), and what would happen if you did not show up when you were called to court. Next week, students will take a quiz on the twelve tables and on the Patricians and Plebeians.

Students in Scholastic working together to decipher the Roman laws.

Campus Beautification September 14th, 2019

Thank you to all those who had students sign up for our first-ever Discovery Campus Beautification! Due to limited resources, we are only accepting 20 students. Those students who were selected, all received letters and were sent home with it. Discovery cannot wait to start this project with the students!

Homecoming Parade Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Here in Discovery, we have chosen Homer and the Iliad/Odyssey as our theme for our float. We decided to go with Homer for two reasons: one, he is considered one of the literary heroes in literature with his two epic poems and two, his books gave the world (especially those in the Science world) insight on how the ancient Greeks took care of their wounded.

Students have already started working hard on our float! Please remember that any student signed up to be part of the parade will need to bring any colored. twin/full-size bedsheet (preferably white) to school on Monday.

Spanish with Ms. Polo

Spanish test #1 this week and next week depending on the class

Know all letters A-Z and the 32 Spanish vocabulary words and their English translations. Look at names as well, hint hint extra credit 10pts! Moving into A & B read aloud and September Acrostic poem

Study!

Music Exploration with Mr. Dougherty

7/8 music exploration is busy composing background music for their news headlines. We are having fun learning a lot by working with GarageBand as a composition tool.

Art with Ms. Losen

This week in art… we wrapped up realism and learned about contemporary artist Jonathan Saiz, who created a 10,000 piece artwork made from small tiles that represents 10,000 perspectives on “Utopia.” (See below) Students are creating their own Utopia “tiles” to be displayed in the hallways as one giant collective piece of art.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

Technology 5th-8th grade is currently working on Google Slides or Prezi.com presentations that discuss each student’s favorite digital platform.  In this presentation, the students will be talking about their favorite app, website, or video game, describing what exactly it is.  They will also be giving examples of poor netiquette and/or cyberbullying that is found within that app.  Where it is found, and how they could prevent it from happening.

This is the concluding project to our unit on Digital Citizenship, Cyberbullying, and Netiquette.  The students will be presenting these projects to the class through next week.

Our next unit topics are: how to conduct proper internet searches, how to evaluate sites for accuracy and bias, and plagiarism/copyright and fair use.

Physical Education:

This Friday, September 6th, at lunch (11:11) we will be having our annual “Staff vs. DCS (6-8th grade) Students Football Game.”  We will be having a BLAST that day and should be tons of FUN!!! 🙂 The game will be 8 on 8 with Flags.  Sadly, the NFL did not have a grant to apply for again this year, however to kick off the “Football Season” for the NFL, college and our high school football team, we will still have our annual “Football Friday.”  

Also, as a friendly reminder, 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! Less is More so if we could tell the Gentlemen & Ladies to “Relax on the AXE” or Body Sprays…Much would be appreciated!!!! LOL :))

 

 

 

 


Millennium High School

 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT MHS – Fines Arts Department:

Band is in full swing as we are approaching our first performance of the year at this Friday’s upcoming football game. Along with performing at our first home game the Marching Band has been putting in a tremendous amount of time and effort preparing for this year’s competition show. The show this year is based on the story of Medusa. The band and colorguard are looking forward to our five competitions this season, in which we will compete against several bands in our division.

Drama class is exploring small scene studies for the past two weeks, preparing for their first big showcase in the classroom.  The students have also begun work on selecting their final performance scenes, getting ready for the Fall drama showcase in November.  Technical construction is mastering the basic skills unit and is now two weeks into the basic skills testing.  Film production has really ramped up, and the students have completed several small projects, gaining a rudimentary foundation of Adobe Premiere.  We also just started the introduction to Photoshop and will be starting our recreation of the original classic film poster for Cassablanca.

In Art 1, we are always  working on both a two-dimensional design project and an art history unit simultaneously. For art history, we have been studying the elements of design so that we can learn to look at art in a more informed manner. Last week we finished our calligraphy projects and next week we’ll be working on observational drawing. Here are some examples of my students calligraphy~Mr. Young

Activities

GET YOUR MHS SPIRIT WEAR!

We have placed our first major spirit wear order in seven years! You can purchase from the Activities Offices or at our monthly Student Stores. Gear will also be sold at our athletic games throughout the year.

Junior Kaelyn Cook models our rainbow tie-dye long-sleeved shirt and our white bucket hat.

Peregrine Hannah Verhoek shows her Falcon spirit with our black bucket hat.

Anton Souza, Junior, displays our Millennium Falcons classic kangaroo pocket hoodie with liquid gold ink lettering.

Peregrine Margaret Fagbolu and Kestrel Shika Acolatse model our embroidered beanie, embroidered bucket hat, and short-sleeved tie-dyed old-school “Flying M” logo shirts.


Kailey Galli, Junior, shines with Falcon pride in our new long sleeved chest/back combo logo shirt, just in time for Fall weather!


The back of our chest/back logo combo shirt.

Shika Acolatse, Saker, sports our super-soft white crewneck chest/back-logo sweatshirt and fanny pack (can be worn cross-body or kangaroo style!) with black bucket hat.

This year we have a lot of new styles and designs to choose from — some pictured — and many more! Bucket hats, fanny packs, lanyards, hydro-flask style water bottles, long and short sleeve t-shirts, crew sweatshirts, hoodies, and more in myriad colors and sizes… you don’t want to miss the first major spirit wear order in seven years, so come check out our must-have Falcon spirit wear at our Student Store next week!

Prices – Athletic Gear

Cotton Tees –        $10

Dri-Fit        –         $15

Socks         –        $15

Blankets –        $20

Hats         –        $25

Hoodies –        $30

Prices – Spirit Wear

Lanyards –        $10

S/s tees –        $15

Fanny Packs –        $15

Water bottle –         $20

Bucket Hats –        $20

Beanies –        $20

S/s tie-dye –        $20

L/s tees –        $20

L/s tie-dye –        $25

Crew swtshrt –        $30

Hoodies –        $35

Leadership has also designed limited-edition “MHS INFLUENCER” shirts that will be available for pre-order with payment of $25!

Nest Point Winners

For Weeks 3 and 4, our Nest Point Leaders are…

Mireya Martinez, 835 points (Saker)

Aliza Tapia, 640 points (Kestrel)

Justine Jade Armat, 435 points (Peregrine)

Julie Keim, 410 points (Amur)

Rewards for this nest point period were $15 gift cards to Barista’s and T4!

Homecoming Royalty

Nominations are being received from teachers. The complete ballot will be announced Wednesday, September 11th at morning unity. Ballots will be electronic through Google Forms. Nest leaders will link their nests to the ballot for their royalty. Students have until Thursday, September 19th to elect their nest’s prince and princess, and vote for the Seniors who will be HOCO King and Queen.

COUNSELING NEWS!

Fall semester interns have already completed a month of their internship! There are currently 66 seniors participating in their Senior Internship experience.  Spring semester interns will begin the interviewing and placement process in the next few weeks. If you know of a business interested in offering an internship opportunity, please contact Mrs. Schaffran at tschaffran@tracylc.net  The Senior Internship Program is a 5 credit graduation requirement in which students fulfill a 10 hour a week unpaid internship in the community or on campus. Each week, a seminar class meets and covers the 21st Century Skills curriculum introducing young adults to the world of work.

Thank you to the businesses in the community that currently have interns this semester in support of our program:

Amigo Tires and Brakes

Astoria Gardens

Boys and Girls Club Central School

Boys and Girls Club Monte Vista Clubhouse

Boys and Girls Club North School

City of Tracy Channel 26 – Media Services

City of Tracy Department of Engineering Services

City of Tracy Parks & Recreation

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

Great Beginnings Preschool

In Shape Club

In Shape Fit Club

In Shape Sport Club

Main Street Music

MHS Sport Management

Millennium High Film Production

Networks By Design, Inc.

Patel, Pulliam, and Hubli Medical

Primary Charter School

Reich’s Pharmacy

San Joaquin County Sheriff Explorer Program

San Joaquin County Worknet Center

Skyview Aviation

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Child Birthing Center

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Physical Therapy Department

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Same Day Surgery

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Wound Care

SweetArts Bakery

The Dugout

The Flower Pavilion

The Tracy Press

TLC Technology Department

Tracy Chamber of Commerce

Tracy Chiropractic

Tracy Learning Center – Maintenance/Operations

Tri Valley Orthopedic Specialists

VBR Children and Family Services

VCA Old River Animal Hospital

Versaille Salon

Pictures from our previous Spring 2019 internships

Sutter Tracy Physical Therapy            Reichs Pharmacy                    Boys and Girls Club

                               

PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is scheduled for Wed October 30th – We are now taking registrations  –  The cost is $18 per student (Cash or Check – no refunds available) and will be from 7:30am – 11:45am in the Gym. The PSAT is a great practice tool for the actual test. All students can sign up in the counseling office. A practice booklet will be given upon registering. Space is limited.

FREE SAT/ACT Practice Test: If you want to practice for the SAT, the Tracy Library is offering: SAT/ACT Practice Test, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:00am. Registration required (in person, by phone 866-805-7323, or online)

Tutors for all subjects needed!!!

We are looking for high school students that are interested in tutoring various subjects including math, history, science, and spanish. Paid opportunities are also available. If interested, students can visit the Millennium High School counseling office to pick up a tutor application.

Scholarship Expo for Spanish Speaking Families

Silicon Valley

STEM College and Career Fair

SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER

Sunday, Oct. 6  |  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

FREE!

                                       

Free and open to the public, the fair is for college-bound students interested in college majors and careers in engineering, medicine, computer science, and other STEM fields.

Students will meet face-to-face with hundreds of college representatives and industry professionals — all in one place. They’ll get their questions answered about majors, degree programs, campus visits, internships, scholarships, financial aid, and much more. Plus, they can take advantage of STEMinars on topics such as writing a winning college essay and standing out in the admission process.

Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program?  Here are 2 great opportunities!  If you would like to help us purchase new equipment for the weight room we hope to have open by winter, you may donate here:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/falcons-weight-room

Weekly Schedule (Girls Volleyball, Cross Country and Football): 

Friday 9/6- First HOME football game! Varsity vs CSD, 7pm kick-off at Tracy High.  (Admission prices:  $7 adults, $3 students/seniors)

Monday 9/9- XC at MVL meet out at Hogan Lake, 4pm

Tuesday 9/10- Varsity Girls Volleyball @ Elliot Christian, 5pm

Friday 9/13- JV (5pm) & V (7:30pm) Football vs Riverbank High, played at West High

        Mini Cheer Camp will be performing at the Varsity halftime!

Sports Scores from 8/30-9/5/19:

Varsity Football:  Falcons 45, Rio Vista 62

Varsity Girls Volleyball:  Falcons 3, Pacheco 2

Falcons 1, Modesto Christian 3

JV Girls Volleyball:  Falcons 0, Pacheco 2

Falcons 0, Modesto Christian 2

(1-3 at Orestimba Tournament)

Frosh Girls Volleyball:  Falcons 0, Pacheco 2

Meet The Coaches!

  My name is Sheree Parker and I am the Millennium High School Cross Country Coach. This is my 4th season with the Falcons. I enjoy coaching cross country and track and field because it is not based on just winning but being able to PR (Personal Record) each week, as well as goal setting. I love helping all athletes see improvement from the beginning of the season to the end.  I have helped several athletes get to the section meet in Folsom and this year my goal is to get more to sections and finally to the state meet.  I have a great team that is hard-working, dedicated, and shows effort, which is the recipe for success!  In addition to coaching, I have been teaching at Tracy Learning Center for 6 years now and I coach a youth track and field team called God Speed.

For donations towards Millennium Athletics in general, you can go here:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:  

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support!  FALCON PRIDE!!

Fall 2019 – Homework Support Schedule Millennium High School students can receive additional help with their homework during the following days/times. Please see schedule below:

Fieldtrip: UC Santa Cruz – Friday November 8, 2019

Millennium High School students will be visiting the UC Santa Cruz campus on November 8, 2019. The field trip is only currently open to Seniors and Juniors. Anyone interested in attending can pick up a permission slip in the MHS Counseling office. For questions, please contact MHS Counseling at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

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How Can I Be Involved as a Parent in My Child’s School?

We realize all of us are busy and few of us have the ability to stay at home and spend all of our time with our children. Sometimes it is even difficult to schedule chances to see our students in extra things that they do such as sports or music. We understand. There are, however, things you can do to be involved that are important and can be done from home. Here is a helpful list of suggestions.

  • Check grades often. For older students sign into Aeries to check up to the minute grades. Many parents do this once a week.
  • For younger children take the time to read all the information in the weekly folder and send back whatever is needed.
  • Read the weekly newsletter called the Charter Chatter. It is an on-line weekly newsletter. If you have a subscription it will come to your phone’s email each Friday.
  • Email a teacher if you have a question. It is the best way to reach a teacher and to get a quick response.
  • Check back packs, you will find work done that can be praised and you can weed out things that make the backpack heavy but are not needed.
  • Ask your student what they did that excited or challenged them as they arrive at home. Don’t take “nothing” for an answer and in no time you will be hearing things that happened at school.
  • Model learning. Talk about things you have just learned at work or from reading etc.
  • Model reading at home or show your student how you use math for every day things
  • Participate by going to events that include your student: sports, band, music etc.

Sept. 25, 2019, Wed. is an Early Release Day – Homecoming Parade

PCS – dismissed at 12:30pm

Champions will accommodate early release

DCS/MHS dismissed at 1pm

 

Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 is a school holiday – Labor Day.

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Sept. 2 – 6

Mon. – Holiday

Tues – Pizza

Wed – Chicken Taquitos

Thurs – No Meat Spaghetti

Fri – Beef or Veggie Burger

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

 

Upcoming Picture Days

PreK, PCS and DCS – Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Flyers coming home week before.

 

 

TK

This week in TK we learned all about ourselves and how to treat others.

We began our week by learning about our feelings and how to react to them. We worked on a feelings book that stated when we felt a certain way. Students learned all about using their manners, especially please and thank you. The teachers and friends learned all about each with our All About Me posters we created in class.

Our friends created family trees and had a lot of fun with adding lots of apples. During our centers we focused on fine motor skills, such as cutting, tracing, pencil and glue holding. Look for the awesome work in their green folders today!

We are all excited to start focusing on our letters, numbers and sight words next week!

Initial Phase

What does it mean when a student has to cross out a smiley face? Crossing out a smiley face means that a student needed a reminder of a rule that they already know. Crossing out a smiley face doesn’t mean that the student had a bad day. However, if a student crosses out three smiley faces in a day that will result in a yellow day. Crossing out smiley faces is a way for students to learn how to regulate and control their own behavior. While crossing out a smiley face here and there isn’t a big deal, crossing out one to two smiley faces each day in a week is not good. Look over your student’s behavior log and have a conversation with them about their behavior each week.

Phase One:

Do you ever wonder how you can help your child more at home with what they are learning in class? In Phase One we offer Reading Eggs, Spelling City and IXL Math and all of these programs can be done at home! Most of our Phase One students are familiar with Reading Eggs from using it in Initial Phase. Spelling City is a new program to Phase One this year. It is specific to your child’s spelling words for that week and a fun way to help your child study! IXL is a fun way to practice the skills and concepts being taught in class with their teacher. All of these programs are a great way for students to continue practicing concepts taught in class and to become stronger students. These programs also have apps, check them out!

This week we started our Map Skills unit in Social Studies. The students learned about the compass rose, cardinal directions and started discussing the 7 continents. Ask your student to show you the fun song and dance they learned to remember the 7 continents.

Phase Two:

This week our 3rd/4th graders got to work with clay in art with Mrs. Harvey. This project involves ancient Egyptian history too! Ask your child what they’ve learned about ancient Egypt. We are also learning about plant and animal life cycles in science.

Don’t forget that PCS picture day is on Tuesday! Enjoy your 3 day weekend!

 

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

September 3rd: Picture Day

September 25th: Homecoming Parade – Early Release Day @ 1pm

October 8th: Picture Day Retakes

Our Top 5 Nest Point Earners for the week! Way to go Falcons!!!

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson’s Math:

Varsity: Our class is reviewed addition and subtraction of whole numbers this week and took a quiz on Wednesday.

Scholastic: Our class has finished Unit 1 and now begun Unit 2. Unit 2 is focusing on multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals. Math facts are very important in this unit and will help students become fluent in multiplying multi-digit numbers as well as dividing all numbers. I would recommend constant practice at home to master math facts and multiplication/division skills.

Honors: Our class has finished exponents, squares and cubes, and scientific notation. We moved on to comparing rational numbers and will study for our next quiz that will be Wednesday, September 4. Students will receive a study guide Friday to take home and study over the weekend. This will help prepare them for their second quiz.

 

 

Mrs. Nijjar’s class

Varsity:

This week started with Interim testing. For two consecutive days, the students put great efforts to take the test and do their best. The rest of the week students will be learning about adding and subtracting decimals. They will also be doing a group activity of choosing items from Starbuck’s menu and calculating the cost of their order.

Scholastic:

In the beginning of the week students put great efforts to take the Interim test and do their best. In this week, students will be learning about estimating the sum and differences of the whole numbers and the decimals. They will practice mental math to estimate the cost of the total purchase done by choosing items from a given menu.

Honors:

Students did Interim testing for two days. For the rest of the week, students will be learning more about solving algebraic expressions by using the properties of real numbers which they learned in the first week of school.

 

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

 

You know what they say about the best laid plans? This week, we were unable to do the State Interim / Practice Test as the website decided to do some maintenance. So, we will be doing it next week. Students will still need to bring in headphones or earbuds to use during the test. Because of everything going on next week, we will not be doing spelling/vocabulary words. The students will be receiving the directions for the Book Club Book Report – a One-Pager – as many of the students are already done reading their first book!! Below is an example:

 

Also, D1 is in need of hand sanitizer and Clorox (or Lysol) wipes. Students that donate will get nest points for their nest.

 

 

 

 

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy

 

This week in social studies, students played review games on Monday before taking their first quiz on Tuesday. Students did a great job and grades have been updated in Aeries. This quiz was on map skills, continents, and vocabulary.

Students are now learning about hunter-gatherer societies in the Paleolithic Age and the development of farming in the Neolithic Age. They are studying their new vocabulary words and will be playing various games to continue reviewing these power words throughout the lesson.

Science with Ms. Diaz:

 

Greetings scientists! Wednesday was an epic day as DCS had its very first Rube Goldberg competition. Every single group did marvelously, showing ingenuity, creativity and a good grasp of the concepts of forces and motion. Projects featured ramps, pulley systems, levers, changes of direction and energy transfer (http://bit.ly/DCSrubegoldberg). The guest judges came from MHS (Ms. Holmes, Ms. Pelaez, Mr. Copass, Mr. Kay), DCS (Ms. Ferguson, Ms. Losen) and PCS (Mrs. Estes). A big thank you to them! Next week’s Charter Chatter will list the students in the winning teams.

Next week we will review for our first science test and students received a study guide today (Friday). The test is on September 5th. The TLC Discovery Channel science blog site will also be up and running soon, with our first articles being posted after next Friday. So keep a keen eye out!

 

Pentathlon Friday’s: So far we have gone over cells as the basic unit of life and multi- vs unicellular organisms.

 

Awesomely, interesting announcements:

  • Information regarding registration for the DCS Mission to Mars science trip will be posted in the Charter Chatter next week and will be announced to students during unity
  • Don’t forget to register—> Saturday, September 21st– Expanding Your Horizons event for 6-12th grade girls at the University of the Pacific https://www.sjeyh.org

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

 

Art with Ms. Losen:

 

This week in Art… 7th & 8th worked to create photo-realistic drawings while 5th & 6th blended realism with fantasy. All students practiced their technique and received approval before moving on to poster-sized projects on a subject of their choosing.

 

 

⅚ PE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School 7-8

 

Upcoming Dates:

 

Top Nest Earners for Week 3!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math with Mr. Dhillon

varsity :- doing unit 1 ,finished with lesson 1 place value , lesson 2 place value in decimals and lesson 3 power of 10 , lesson 4 compare and order lesson 5 rounding whole number and decimals and doing addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals

scholastic :- doing unit 1, review for algebra basics finished doing combining like terms, distribution property and translating expression . doing review for quiz 3

honors :- finished unit 1 geometry basics and also completed constructions and test for unit 1 and now starting unit 2

Math with Mrs. Rapp

Picture of my proud home room with all their certificates on Tuesday

 

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo

 

This week students in all classes completed their first Interim test of the year for Language Arts. We spent Monday and Tuesday working on these tests and discussed them at length on Wednesday to review what type of content the tests consisted of. We will have a total of three interim tests throughout the year so that we can track the progress of each student and ensure that all are properly on track for state testing at the end of the year.

 

We also continued to read our in class novel and are continuing our work with plot and characterization.

 

Finally, students conferenced with me to discuss their second introduction paragraph.

 

Students will have their 4th test of the year this Friday, it will contain a lot of review from weeks 1-3.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene:

We are one month in! In week 4 we started the week with Interim testing on Monday and Tuesday. In all classes we are continuing reading Fever 1793. In Honors we are talking about the irony in the book focused on the Yellow Fever. In Varsity, we are reading and focussing on the plot and the foreshadowing and the main characters. In Scholastic, we have been overviewing irony and the plot of the story as well.

Along with Fever we are also reviewing what we have learned and the test this week will fully be review of this school year thus far.

 

Reminder: Study all vocab!!

 

 

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Scholastic and Honors took their Map of Rome quiz this past Monday. They were asked to locate different locations and to explain why the location of Rome gave it many advantages to thrive and succeed as an empire! Students were also introduced to their new vocabulary and created posters about 1-2 of their words. They were asked to write the definition, use the vocabulary word in a sentence, and to draw a picture that reflected the sentence.

 

Varsity students took their section 1, Part 1 quiz this week also. They too created posters for their vocabulary words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Note from Mrs. King (Math Supervisor)

 

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year. My name is Leslie King and I am the Math Supervisor for DCS and MHS.

 

This is an exciting year for math in both schools. We are rolling out all-new math curriculums. It is our goal to have a consistent curriculum in all classes with the same titles. The geometry taught at DCS is the same geometry taught at MHS. Our goal is to be guaranteed that any student who completes and passes a class with 78% will be ready to take on the challenges of the next level.

 

In the past, classes have not completed curriculum because there was too much time spent remediating what should have been learned the year before. This was true not just for Millennium, but Discovery as well. If a student does not have the foundations needed to build a solid math career, then they will fail. We are hoping to correct that starting this year.

 

At DCS we have the multi-age classroom. This allows a student to see an entire year’s worth of a course and maybe not master everything. No worries, they always have the second year. Parents should not expect every child to move to the next level of math every year. They will move when they have mastered what they need to be successful at the next level.

 

At both DCS and MHS, we are requiring all students to have a math binder. This holds both the teachers and the students accountable for work before and after it is graded and returned. At DCS we have a grade graph as the first page of the binder. All scored work for a unit will be placed on the graph. This is an up to date visual of how the student is doing. The “grade” lines and the passing line are drawn on the graph to illustrate to students and parents how the student is doing. There will be periodic binder checks to make sure students are keeping their notes and work as required.

 

At the end of each unit, the teacher will be collecting the students’ grade graphs, notes, and unit test. These will be kept in a folder for each student. When the time comes for the Final, the notes and tests will be returned to the students to use as study guides for the final exam. All this in hopes to make them more successful!

 

I am looking forward to a very productive year. I feel we have the staff to accomplish this task. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at lking@tracylc.net. I am not on campus full time, but I will get back to you as soon as possible if I receive and correspondence.

 

Thank you. Have a wonderful year!

 

 

Music Exploration with Mr. Dougherty

7/8 music exploration is busy composing background music for their news headlines. We are having fun learning a lot by working with GarageBand as a composition tool.

 

 

Art with Ms. Losen

This week in Art… 7th & 8th worked to create photo-realistic drawings while 5th & 6th blended realism with fantasy. All students practiced their technique and received approval before moving on to poster-sized projects on a subject of their choosing.

 


 

Millennium High School

 

 

Economics:

The start to the year in economics has been great. We have begun with an introductory unit on economy terms, learning to graph the production possibilities frontier, economic systems that exist across the world and the concept of scarcity of resources. The students have done well on their first few quizzes on this material. We will soon be ready for our first unit test of the year which will be a challenge as it encompasses all of the topics previously listed and more. Students are learning to relate and apply these concepts to the “real world” and each week they are writing a synopsis of a current news article that pertains to these issues we are learning in class. The pictures included depict some of the work that has been done in class over the first week. Students had to visually represent the concept of scarcity in a drawing, they also had to create a diagram that would outline how the households and firms are linked by product and resource markets. Another photo shows the students working on an assignment on google classroom using the chrome books in class. I am excited to see the results of the first assessment!

-Mr. Saldate

Government:

Students work in partnerships to peer edit their partners’ paper on James Madison’s Federalist #10. As well, students read current events in the United States today, in order to connect it the needs of the Framers of the US Constitution. Discussions in the classroom revolve around the need for separation of powers, and how Montesquieu’s influence can be seen in our framework of our government today.

-Mr. Hunt

United States History:

We have han an incredible start to this years US History class. We have spent the first 4 weeks learning about the various systems that we will be using for the rest of the year. For example, every student has created a Quizlet account and have learned how to create their own study sets. The students have found this tool to be extremely successful and that was reflective on the first unit test. We have just finished up the first 5 presidents of our country and are starting a project on that topic which will be due next week. This is the first major project of the classroom. Overall, I am very pleased with the participation and the effort of the students.

-Mr. Singh

 

 

World History:

Students work in small groups to trace the influence of the Greeks and the Persians to modern America and Western Europe. Students studied the development of philosophy in Athens, from Socrates to Aristotle. Using Academic Content Vocabulary Graphic Organizers, students created sentences about Greek Civilization using words like constitute, contemporary, and emerging.

-Mr. Hunt

Geography:

Over the last few weeks we have been exploring the basics of World Geography and laying the

foundation for learning Geography in our classroom. We just finished our unit one test. This week we are exploring climate change and looking at the effects of human actions on the world’s climate. Next week will be starting our unit one project of creating a detailed world map. The students will work in groups in each classroom to create one section of the world map. The students will compete against other periods to have the best section of the map that will then be constructed and hung in our classroom.

-Mr. Hall

 

 

 

STUDENT STORE! GET YOUR MHS SPIRIT WEAR!

Thursday, 9/5 and Friday, 9/6, Activities and Athletics will be holding our first Spirit Store. Come get geared up for the Fall sports season, just in time for our first home game! The store will be inside the Gym. We will open at 7:15, closing firmly at 7:55 so students can go to Unity. Gear will also be sold at our athletic games throughout the year.

Junior Kaelyn Cook models our rainbow tie-dye long-sleeved shirt and our white bucket hat.

Peregrine Hannah Verhoek shows her Falcon spirit with our black bucket hat.

Anton Souza, Junior, displays our Millennium Falcons classic kangaroo pocket hoodie with liquid gold ink lettering.

Peregrine Margaret Fagbolu and Kestrel Shika Acolatse model our embroidered beanie, embroidered bucket hat, and short-sleeved tie-dyed old-school “Flying M” logo shirts.


Kailey Galli, Junior, shines with Falcon pride in our new long sleeved chest/back combo logo shirt, just in time for Fall weather!


The back of our chest/back logo combo shirt.

Shika Acolatse, Saker, sports our super-soft white crewneck chest/back-logo sweatshirt and fanny pack (can be worn cross-body or kangaroo style!) with black bucket hat.

This year we have a lot of new styles and designs to choose from — some pictured — and many more! Bucket hats, fanny packs, lanyards, hydro-flask style water bottles, long and short sleeve t-shirts, crew sweatshirts, hoodies, and more in myriad colors and sizes… you don’t want to miss the first major spirit wear order in seven years, so come check out our must-have Falcon spirit wear at our Student Store next week!

 

 

 

Prices – Athletic Gear

Cotton Tees – $10

Dri-Fit – $15

Socks – $15

Blankets – $20

Hats – $25

Hoodies – $30

Prices – Spirit Wear

Lanyards – $10

S/s tees – $15

Fanny Packs – $15

Water bottle – $20

Bucket Hats – $20

Beanies – $20

S/s tie-dye – $20

L/s tees – $20

L/s tie-dye – $25

Crew swtshrt – $30

Hoodies – $35

 

Leadership has also designed limited-edition “MHS INFLUENCER” shirts that will be available for pre-order with payment of $25!

 

 

FREE TAILGATE AND POSTER-MAKING PARTY!

Ahead of our first football game on Friday, September 6th, MHS Leadership will host a free tailgate for all MHS students. We will have pizza, snacks, and water, paint our faces with Black and Gold spirit designs, and make posters to wave in the stands for our Falcons’ first home game! The tailgate will start at 6pm on the MHS blacktop/lunch area and end at 6:45 to give everyone time to head over to the game. The game starts at 7pm at Tracy High. See you there!

COUNSELING NEWS!

 

Our 1st field trip of the year is next month! We’re headed to:

15th Annual Construction Trades Career Fair and Delta College Campus Tour

Friday, September 13, 2019

The San Joaquin Area Apprenticeship Coordinators Association is made up of over 18 construction trade apprenticeship programs serving the greater San Joaquin area. The Construction Trades Career Fair Apprenticeship Pathway is designed to promote construction apprenticeships to high school students. The primary goal is to educate students about construction careers and pathways to successful employment after high school. The Career Fair includes a presentation on the apprenticeship model for entering a career, career information for 18 construction trades, sample skill sets for each specific trade, and recommendations for course preparation while attending high school.

After the event, we are headed to the San Joaquin Delta College – Main Campus for a tour of the campus and various Career Technical Education programs.

The cost of the field trip is $20 which includes lunch at the trade fair. Space is limited – sign up in the counseling office. Academic grades and attendance will be checked before the bus list is posted. This field trip is open to all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. The bus will depart at 9am and return approximately 4:15pm

Pictures from our Sept 2018 field trip

 

PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is scheduled for Wed October 30th – We are now taking registrations – The cost is $18 per student (Cash or Check – no refunds available) and will be from 7:30am – 11:45am in the Gym. The PSAT is a great practice tool for the actual test. All students can sign up in the counseling office. A practice booklet will be given upon registering. Space is limited.

FREE SAT/ACT Practice Test: If you want to practice for the SAT, the Tracy Library is offering: SAT/ACT Practice Test, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:00am. Registration required (in person, by phone 866-805-7323, or online)

Tutors for all subjects needed!!!

We are looking for high school students that are interested in tutoring various subjects including math, history, science, and spanish. Paid opportunities are also available. If interested, students can visit the Millennium High School counseling office to pick up a tutor application.

Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program? Here are 2 great opportunities! If you would like to help us purchase new equipment for the weight room we hope to have open by winter, you may donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/falcons-weight-room

 

For donations towards Millennium Athletics in general, you can go here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

 

Weekly Schedule (Girls Volleyball, Cross Country and Football):

Friday 8/30- JV & V Football travel to Rio Vista for 5/7pm kick-offs at Rio Vista High.

Saturday 8/31- JV Girls Volleyball travels to Orestimba High for a day long tournament. Tuesday 9/3- Frosh/JV/V Girls Volleyball head out to Pacheco High. Games times at 4/5/6pm.

Thursday 9/5- JV/V Girls Volleyball play at Modesto Christian, 5/6pm.

Friday 9/6- First HOME football game! Varsity vs CSD, 7pm kick-off at Tracy High. (Admission prices: $7 adults, $4 students/seniors)

 

Sports Scores from 8/23-8/29/19:

Varsity Football: Falcons 14, Denair 49

Varsity Girls Volleyball: Falcons 1, Rio Vista 3

(1-4 at Orestimba Tournament)

JV Girls Volleyball: Falcons 3, Rio Vista 0

XC: Congrats to Riley Vatran, Joseph Goitia and Carson Edwards for medaling in their divisions at the Jaguar Invitational yesterday!

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support! FALCON PRIDE!!

Fall 2019 – Homework Support Schedule Millennium High School students can receive additional help with their homework during the following days/times.

TLC Charter Chatter

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Chatter  Week of September 3

                                Restorative Justice is our Discipline System

Tracy Learning Center uses a Restorative Justice system when dealing with discipline.  The day of simply deciding that students need to be suspended has been re-examined.  What educators realized is that telling a student they could not come to school hurt the educator more than the student.  The student being suspended was usually not a fan of school in the first place and the suspension felt more like a reward for the student and a punishment for the family.

Today, we use an approach that puts more responsibility for actions on the part of the student.  Students are held accountable for their actions and are asked to look at what they have done and look for ways to improve.  (This of course, is not used for serious offences but most school offences that ended in suspensions were not severe).  From Discovery through high school, students are issued negative points for infractions.  If a student accumulate  negative 20 points in a week, they report to a SOAR panel for review and suggestions for how to change the behavior.

The whole point of SOAR is to help students realize how they are being disruptive to the learning community.  Actions do not just affect the student who is disrupting.  The students who accept responsibility usually find ways to remedy their actions.  The students who find fault with others or the teacher usually block suggestions for change.

We all under the student who receives on week of negative 20s.  They are usually very sorry and ready to fix the problem.  We are concerned when a student repeats the negative 20 week after week and we do have a progressive process in place when that happens.  Since we have a waiting list at most grade levels, we are able to take away a student’s preference to be enrolled if we cannot correct the behavior.  This is a last resort for us, but it is possible.

What is the most common  cause for students to receive negatives?

You may wonder, what is the main reason students receive negatives.  It Is talking to others or making comments when the teacher is giving directions or instructing.  This is a time when staff expects silence and attention of all students.  There are plenty of times in the day for quiet conversation with students in groups or pairs, but there are those explicit times attention of all students is expected.

Extremely Important

We have a huge number of families who have not turned in their child’s emergency forms for this school.  This is very important. These forms require a parent’s signature allowing ambulance transport for your child in case of a severe emergency. Parents were required to update these forms online prior to enrollment this year, print the emergency form and turn this form into the office. Many parents have not done this. Please do so immediately and drop off updated form in the office.

Here is the information to add or edit information on our AERIES Website.

https://sisweb.tusd.net/parentportal

Parent Data Confirmation is a feature of Aeries that allows parents to modify or enter student demographics, contacts, medical

conditions, and authorization information. It also allows documents to be available to parents. This process handles the normal

“Summer Re-Registration” of students where parents are normally required to fill out fresh emergency cards, sign various documents,

and establish authorizations. Date ranges are available to control when parents can modify or enter data, and parents can even be

locked out of the parent portal until they complete the process. Pre-enrolled student records will use their next grade value so data

confirmation can be completed for their upcoming school.

A banner message will display to the parent on their homepage if they have not completed the data confirmation process. The parent

can also access Data Confirmation from the Student Info tab dropdown.

 

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Please mark your calendars for our Homecoming parade! This is a big event for ALL of TLC, not just the High School.  It is a chance for us to celebrate our PreK – 12th grade program.  I encourage families to join us on Wednesday Sept 25th for our afternoon parade in Downtown Tracy.  We hope to see you there!  

Sept. 25, 2019, Wed. is an Early Release Day  – Homecoming Parade

PCS – dismissed at 12:30pm

Champions will accommodate early release

DCS/MHS dismissed at 1pm

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

Lunch Menu Week of September 16 – 20

Mon – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Patti Sandwich

Wed – Chili or Cheese Nachos

Thurs – Cheese Ravioli

Fri – Beef or Vegi Burger

                             

TK

Wishing all our TK families a great weekend.

We are all excited to start focusing on our letters, numbers and sight words and look forward to sharing our accomplishments this week with some fun projects!

Initial Phase

Thank you to everyone who donated apples to our classroom! We had so much fun learning about apples this week! We have explored the parts of an apple- seeds, skin, flesh, core, stem, and leaf. We watched how an apple tree changes in each season throughout the year. Ask your student what season apples grow on an apple tree. We are learning new vocabulary terms such as orchard. Taste testing the apples was our favorite part of the week! We discovered that different colored apples have different tastes on the inside. Many of us thought the green apples are sour and the apples with red and yellow are more sweet! Ask your child what they have learned about apples! We will continue or apple discoveries next week!

Phase One:

This week, the students participated in the first AIMS testing of the year. Your child will take it two more times this school year. At the end of the year, we will send home a comparison report showing their growth.

The students in Phase One continued their Map Skills unit in Social Studies. P3 learned about landforms and bodies of water, P4 and P5 did a Me On the Map project. We will continue our map skills unit for the next few weeks. Keep your eyes open for a take home project when we conclude this unit at the end of September.  

Phase Two:

Our phase two students have started their monthly walk to the Tracy library.  P1 goes the first Thursday of the month, P7 goes the second Thursday, P8 goes the third Thursday of the month.  Our students really look forward to exploring the library and checking out books.  Please remember that students are responsible for returning their own books, on their own time.  

We also continued our study of animal groups this week.  We have learned all about mammals, insects, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians.  Ask you child what they remember!

Mr. Martin is teaching our students a “Superhero” song to sing in the Homecoming Parade!  Please remember to return the permission slip if you would like your child to participate in the parade.  Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the parade.  Please see the information in the green folder today.

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

September 16th-23rd – Donation Drive for McHenry House (see flyer)

September 25th: Homecoming Parade – Early Release Day @ 1pm

October 8th: Picture Day Retakes

SWO NEWS

Now that pictures are done, the first SWO project will be due soon.  Fifth Graders will need to get a scrapbook for their SWO Projects.  This is a record of their learning throughout the year, but it is also a record of their learning through multiple years.  So, Sixth Graders add on to the scrapbook they started last year – they may need to get some additional filler pages.  The SWO Scrapbook Cover Page assignment will be due about a week after the Lifetouch Photos are sent home.  Students should have gotten a copy of the assignment this week.  If not, you can find it at https://rodieckla.weebly.com/swo-scrapbooks.html

If you are unable to get a scrapbook, please contact your son or daughter's homeroom teacher or Mrs. Prescott at kprescott@tracylc.net.

Thank you

Our Top 5 Nest Point Earners for the week! Way to go Falcons!!!

Peregrine’s Top 5:

Kestrel’s Top 5:

Saker’s Top 5:

Amur’s Top 5:

This week we had an AMAZING guest visitor at our school who shared his love of music and Bucket Drumming with our 5th-8th grade Discovery students. Mr. Dougherty, our Music Enrichment teacher, invited Sammy Foster (BucketDrumming.net) all the way from Austin, TX to come talk with our kids about music, share his many talents, and to give them all a hands-on bucket drumming session. Yes, all of ⅚ in the gym at once!!! What a treat for our students  and an experience they won’t soon forget. Thank you, Sammy and Mr. Dougherty!!!

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson's Math:

Varsity: Our class has just finished practicing expanded form of decimal numbers and fraction form. Our next focus will be comparing and ordering decimals before we take our next quiz. Our students got into groups and created decimal numbers through hearing the number only. (Pictures below) Our goal is to take our next quiz on introduction of decimals by next Friday.

Scholastic: For our second unit, students are learning about estimating decimals and whole numbers and how important it is for mental math. Our focus for this week has been multiplying decimals. Multiplication facts are very important for this unit.

Honors: I recommend that students know perfect squares and perfect cubes up to 12 for squares and 10 for cubes. Another crucial part of Algebra itself is knowing multiplication facts and factors of numbers. I do recommend that if students are having trouble with these, they practice and study each day to know perfect squares and cubes along with multiplication facts. Students are working on order of operations and the importance of completing operations in a specific order to get the correct answers.

Mrs. Nijjar’s Math:

Varsity: In this Palindrome week, we continued learning about decimals – adding and subtracting decimals, comparing decimals, and rounding decimals. For our creative learning day, students played decimal dough with their names by adding and subtracting decimal numbers corresponding to the letters in their name. In addition, students also solved an alligator puzzle by rounding the decimals and coloring the picture. In the coming weeks, students will be learning about multiplying decimals with 2-digit, 3-digit, and 4-digit whole numbers.

Access to Khan Academy: Usernames and passwords for all students in my Varsity group have been created. The students have the details to login in their Binder. I always encourage students to access and work on Khan Academy whenever possible since the assignments(assigned by me) are aligned to the Common Core Math Standards.

Honors: We talked about the Palindrome week, and students were excited about identifying the dates for this week and the coming week. In this week, students learned about solving one-step and two-step equations by matching different pieces of the puzzle. The students also learned about translating the algebraic terms by creating clues to challenge their friends to ‘find their floor’. They used algebraic phrases to write their clues. In the coming weeks, students will be learning about plotting inequalities on the number line and will start preparing for the upcoming Unit test.

Scholastic: As a class, we discussed about the Palindrome week, and the students were excited to know about these magic dates. This week students put their best efforts to take the first Unit test. In addition, we started with the first lesson of the second unit which is about exponents. In the coming weeks, students will be learning more about exponents and the strategies to solve them.

Ms. Rodieck's Language Arts and Humanities

Would you believe the first trimester is about half over – it is week 7 already.  Students should be finishing up their first independently read book for Trimester One and their first book club book reports are due Monday, September 23.  The book report is a 'one-pager' where students can creatively share their book with others.  The second books will be assigned on Monday, September 23 – when the other books are turned in, book report done or not.  

Honors class has finished the first part of Music in Humanities and is moving on to the next part – learning about instruments, particularly in an orchestra.  They will be presenting their slide shows about their assigned instrument next week.  

Scholastic will also be creating their slide shows and will be sharing them in class later in the week.

Varsity got to do the wall outside our classroom this month.  They wrote poems about our heroes to go along with both the homecoming theme and  poetry unit.  

All classes started very basic and simple diagramming this week and we will continue to slowly build on the basics of subject and predicate.  All classes will continue weekly spelling and/or vocabulary.  We should all finish our first novel soon and will have a unit test mid-term at that time.  

Language Arts with Mr. Harding

We are learning to be healthy and happy through gratitude.  Each day I write one student's name on the board and every person in the class has to write one genuinely positive thing about that student.  The students are learning that finding positives in others helps them stay positive about themselves.

We have been doing all of this diagramming for a reason.  It is time to write! In Harding's ELA classes we will be putting our skills to use and writing with increased clarity thanks to our better understanding of language. We will focus on using our analytic diagramming skills to construct sentences lacking unnecessary and burdensome wordiness [sic].

Social Studies with Mr. Bird and Mr. McCarthy

Students started this week with creating a one-pager study guide to help prepare for the test. Tuesday, students continued to prepare for their unit test by playing various review games. Students played ZAP! which is a fun and competitive way to test their knowledge all while earning nest points for their team. Afterwards, students logged onto Chromebooks (pictured below) and played an online review game with Quizizz. Students are also now added to our Google Classroom!

Wednesday, students took their first unit test on early humans. This was worth 30 points and is 30% of their grade (see syllabus for grading breakdown). Grading is complete and updated in Aeries.

The rest of the week, all students will begin their next unit on Mesopotamia. They will first watch a brief documentary on the Sumerians as they fill out a See-Think-Wonder worksheet writing down observations about what they see, what they think, and what they wonder about the ancient Sumerians. Friday, students will label and color a map of Mesopotamia to have an understanding of the geography of the region we are studying.

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Greetings scientists! This week was all about Newton's most famous discoveries (calculus, gravity, laws of motion, reflecting telescope), black holes, and scientists' theories on what gravity actually "is" vs "what it does." We also tinkered with devices such as gyroscopes and pendulums. Tests have been graded and will be put into Aeries soon. Last but not least, come one and come all to check out the DCS science blog site at: www.tlcdiscoverychannel.weebly.com. Read all about the Top Ten Most Armored Cars (Kyle Ardenyi), Zest (Tejpreet Banwait) and Black Holes (Mustafa Amiri). Prepare to be SCIENCED!

Awesomely, interesting announcements:

  • Mission to Mars final parent meeting before the registration deadline is on Tuesday, Oct. 1st @ 6pm room D9 (DCS building). Registration and deposit payment is due October 4th, so this meeting intends to assist with registration and payment and/or answer any decision-factor questions.
  • Don’t forget to register—> Saturday, September 21st- Expanding Your Horizons event for 6-12th grade girls at the University of the Pacific https://www.sjeyh.org

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

Art with Ms. Losen:

This week in art we finished painting our three individual depictions of "utopia" and planned the layout for wall-display. Some classes planned a specific color gradient before beginning and lined them up that way whereas others grouped the tiles by subject. We also began work on paper laurels for students to wear in the homecoming parade later this month.

Discovery Middle School 7-8

Upcoming Dates:

  • Homecoming week BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23rd!
  • Early release day on Wednesday September 25th at 1:00pm for the Homecoming Parade!
  • CJSF Donation Drive for McHenry House begins Monday 9/16/19 and ends on 9/23. Flier with a list of wanted items will be sent home

Top Nest Earners for Week 5!

Teacher Highlight!

Ms. Greene

This year, 7/8 has the privilege of gaining a new Language Arts teacher: Ms. Greene! The students have been enjoying her class and have nothing but praise and admiration of her.

My name is Ms Greene, I grew up here in Tracy my entire life and went to West High. After high school I went to Sac State and received my bachelors in English. I am currently going to school for my credentials in Stockton at Teachers College of San Joaquin where I go every Wednesday evening. I am a die hard baseball fan, Go A’s! I also enjoy reading and swimming. I hope to have a great first year of teaching here at Discovery.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene

This week in Language Arts we have been continuing our writing journey with writing introductions. In all classes the introduction from their third writing prompt was due and their had been a tremendous growth in their quality of writing. Students are beginning to excel in creating their own thesis to multiple different types of essays.  

        Along with the introductions, all classes had debates that were focused on articles that were about current events and relations to health and wellness. Students had great arguments and valued each others opinions during the debate. I would like to shout out to 3 students in particular: Honors-Joshua Wlliams, Varsity- Angel Martinez, and Scholastic- Alyssa Garcia.

        On Friday students will be starting to write in their newly created journals for Free Thought Friday. These journals will be used weekly for creative writing prompts in which they will be able to write freely as long as it applies to the topic.

Reminder: Study vocabulary weekly!!

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo

This week in Language Arts classes turned in their next writing assignment and each student had a conference to discuss their essays and their writing progress.

Each class also had their first of many debates. We read four short articles and debated them! The students did amazingly with this. Every class had a lot of information to offer! We also played “Musical Chairs Writing” where students wrote to music and switched chairs once the music stopped to continue their neighbors essay.

Bucket Drumming!

This week the students attended an assembly on Bucket Drumming! It was amazing! The students had so much fun listening to the performance and even creating their own beats on their own bucket drums.

Social Studies and Leadership with Ms. Zaca:

Social studies:

Scholastic and Honor students began the week by taking their vocabulary quiz and ended the week taking the quiz on the 12 Roman Tables, Patricians, and Plebians. Varsity students took their vocabulary quiz Thursday.

This week, all students began learning about daily life in Ancient Rome. Did you know that the ancient Romans loved racing mice against each other as a past time? Students were divided up into different groups and read information on one of the five categories of ancient life: food, fun, school, women, and gods. They then went back to their regular groups and became “Teachers”; teaching their regular table members all about their category.

Scholastic and Honor students were also asked to complete the PowerPoint notes on page 16 as homework. Wednesday, they discussed the Punic Wars and how Ancient Rome made sure to wipe out any future reemergence of Carthage by mixing salt into their soil to prevent crops from growing. Talk about taking extreme measures to defeat your enemies!

Campus Beautification September 14th, 2019

Thank you to all those who had students sign up for our first-ever Discovery Campus Beautification! Due to limited resources, we are only accepting 20 students. Those students who were selected, all received letters and were sent home with it. Discovery cannot wait to start this project with the students!

Homecoming Parade Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Here in Discovery, we have chosen Homer and the Iliad/Odyssey as our theme for our float. We decided to go with Homer for two reasons: one, he is considered one of the literary heroes in literature with his two epic poems and two, his books gave the world (especially those in the Science world) insight on how the ancient Greeks took care of their wounded.

Students have already started working hard on our float! Please remember that any student signed up to be part of the parade will need to bring any colored. twin/full-size bedsheet (preferably white) to school on Monday.

Spanish with Ms. Polo

Test #1 should be returned or coming back by next week depending on the class. We are starting Lectura which is reading in Spanish for all 30 letters. These next few classes they should know how to read A and B aloud and be able to translate it to English. There are 30 vocabulary words they are responsible for in these 2 readings. They are highlighted in class! Ask your child to read it to you, they sound amazing! I'm so proud

Technology with Ms. Ferguson

Technology 5th-8th grade is currently finishing up their presentations on their favorite digital platform.  Once done they will be learning how to conduct Google searches in the most efficient way possible, and have a digital scavenger hunt to show off their new Google searching skills!

Art with Ms. Losen

This week in art we finished painting our three individual depictions of "utopia" and planned the layout for wall-display. Some classes planned a specific color gradient before beginning and lined them up that way whereas others grouped the tiles by subject. We also began work on paper laurels for students to wear in the homecoming parade later this month.


Millennium High School

THIS WEEK AT MHS – Spanish:

Spanish with Sra. De La Torre

Students in Spanish 1 have learned a lot in the past six weeks.  They learned how to greet people and say goodbye. They are now able to recite the whole Spanish alphabet. They know all 21 Spanish speaking countries and their capitals. They learned colors and animals.  They are able to introduce themselves and others, as well as exchange phone numbers.  They know the days of the week, and can talk about the weather. This week the students worked in groups to create a script in which they had to demonstrate how they are able to use all of the previously mentioned in a conversation.  They are supposed to rehearse the script and present it to the class as a Skit on Monday.  They are being very creative and are doing a great job at collaborating with one another!

Spanish I students collaborate to write their script and practice their skit, which they will be presenting on Monday.

We started Spanish 2 with a review of what was learned during Spanish 1. The students remembered most of the vocabulary. However, they needed reinforcement in grammar.  This week, the students worked in partners to create their own “Telehistoria.” First, they had to write a script in Spanish about a jersey that needs to get autographed by a famous soccer player. They all wrote creative scripts, with very interesting plots. They will be acting and recording these as their “Telehistoria.” They will turn in their videos this Monday.  I can’t wait to watch them!

In Spanish 3, we are currently covering our “Vamos a acampar” unit.  In this unit, the students are learning vocabulary about camping, and outdoor activities.  The students are using preterite tense to talk about what they did during their past trips.  This week the students worked on creating a brochure in Spanish, in which they are supposed to advertise a Spanish speaking country.  They started by doing research, since they have to talk about food, tourist places, and fun activities to do in the country they chose. The students are doing a great job on their brochure and they will be presenting these on Tuesday!

 

Students compete in “Matamoscas.” a vocabulary game in which they are practicing vocabulary about camping.

Student working on her brochure for Costa Rica

GET YOUR MHS SPIRIT WEAR!

We have placed our first major spirit wear order in seven years! You can purchase from the Activities Offices or at our monthly Student Stores. Gear will also be sold at our athletic games throughout the year.

Junior Kaelyn Cook models our rainbow tie-dye long-sleeved shirt and our white bucket hat.

Peregrine Hannah Verhoek shows her Falcon spirit with our black bucket hat.

Anton Souza, Junior, displays our Millennium Falcons classic kangaroo pocket hoodie with liquid gold ink lettering.

Peregrine Margaret Fagbolu and Kestrel Shika Acolatse model our embroidered beanie, embroidered bucket hat, and short-sleeved tie-dyed old-school “Flying M” logo shirts.


Kailey Galli, Junior, shines with Falcon pride in our new long sleeved chest/back combo logo shirt, just in time for Fall weather!


The back of our chest/back logo combo shirt.

Shika Acolatse, Saker, sports our super-soft white crewneck chest/back-logo sweatshirt and fanny pack (can be worn cross-body or kangaroo style!) with black bucket hat.

This year we have a lot of new styles and designs to choose from — some pictured — and many more! Bucket hats, fanny packs, lanyards, hydro-flask style water bottles, long and short sleeve t-shirts, crew sweatshirts, hoodies, and more in myriad colors and sizes… you don’t want to miss the first major spirit wear order in seven years, so come check out our must-have Falcon spirit wear at our Student Store next week!

Prices – Athletic Gear

Cotton Tees –        $10

Dri-Fit        –         $15

Socks         –        $15

Blankets –        $20

Hats         –        $25

Hoodies –        $30

Prices – Spirit Wear

Lanyards –        $10

S/s tees –        $15

Fanny Packs –        $15

Water bottle –         $20

Bucket Hats –        $20

Beanies –        $20

S/s tie-dye –        $20

L/s tees –        $20

L/s tie-dye –        $25

Crew swtshrt –        $30

Hoodies –        $35

Leadership has also designed limited-edition “MHS INFLUENCER” shirts that will be available for pre-order with payment of $25!

Homecoming Royalty

Nominations were received from teachers, tallied, and shared this week in Unity.

Saker – 9th

Prince

Joel Aguilar

Vivek Cherian

Xavier Moore

Pierce Real

Princess

Eunice Bragg

A Ni Clepper

Michelle Bai

Arianna Billings

Amur – 10th

Prince

Carson Edwards

Thomas Rhead

Sebastian Valenzuela

Nate Washington

Princess

Janida Williams

Julie Keim

Loren Pante

Vivan Luera

Peregrine – 11th

Prince

Anton Souza

Christopher Smedley

Jeremy Adams

Logan Malsack

Princess

Emma Brown

Jinbi Diaz

Ingrid Moshan

Maria Turner

Kestrel – 12th

King

Gio Rangel

Kaiden Joseph

Matthew Ramirez

Spencer Norvell

Queen

Alondra Camarena

Eva Moore

Maya Quinones

Shika Acolatse

Ballots are electronic through Google Forms. Nest leaders will link their nests to the ballot for their royalty. Students have until Thursday, September 19th to elect their nest’s prince and princess, and vote for the Seniors who will be HOCO King and Queen.

If you are interested in participating in Powderpuff, you must EMAIL Miss Lamanna, blamanna@tracylc.net. If you have not emailed, you may not participate. We are making the verified absent list for Tuesday and Thursday practices, next week from 3-4 on the MHS field.

If you plan to bring a guest to the HOCO Dance on 9/27 after the game, you must obtain a Guest Pass from Miss Lamanna in the Activities Office (next to the counselors' office). Guests will not be admitted if their guest pass has not been submitted to Miss Lamanna by 9/26.

We are 12 days away from our annual Homecoming Parade! Students should be helping with their nest’s floats, but remember to prioritize academics.

Clubs

Academic Competition Club, which encompasses Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, and Academic Decathlon, will be offered at both lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning next week. These exciting competition-based clubs prepare students for the challenges of college and look terrific on your resume, as well as helping you build team and communication skills. Get in touch with Miss L if you have any questions!

Chess Club will be meeting Tuesdays in Room 302, Mr. Copass's room.

Orgulla Latino/Latin Pride Club will be having a fiesta at second lunch on Monday to celebrate Mexican Independence Day (Dia de la raza). Come and enjoy Mexican treats, live music, and a dance performance!

COUNSELING NEWS!

Fall semester interns have already completed a month of their internship! There are currently 66 seniors participating in their Senior Internship experience.  Spring semester interns will begin the interviewing and placement process in the next few weeks. If you know of a business interested in offering an internship opportunity, please contact Mrs. Schaffran at tschaffran@tracylc.net  The Senior Internship Program is a 5 credit graduation requirement in which students fulfill a 10 hour a week unpaid internship in the community or on campus. Each week, a seminar class meets and covers the 21st Century Skills curriculum introducing young adults to the world of work.

Thank you to the businesses in the community that currently have interns this semester in support of our program:

Amigo Tires and Brakes

Astoria Gardens

Boys and Girls Club Central School

Boys and Girls Club Monte Vista Clubhouse

Boys and Girls Club North School

City of Tracy Channel 26 – Media Services

City of Tracy Department of Engineering Services

City of Tracy Parks & Recreation

Grand Theatre Center for the Arts

Great Beginnings Preschool

In Shape Club

In Shape Fit Club

In Shape Sport Club

Main Street Music

MHS Sport Management

Millennium High Film Production

Networks By Design, Inc.

Patel, Pulliam, and Hubli Medical

Primary Charter School

Reich's Pharmacy

San Joaquin County Sheriff Explorer Program

San Joaquin County Worknet Center

Skyview Aviation

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Child Birthing Center

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Physical Therapy Department

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Same Day Surgery

Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Wound Care

SweetArts Bakery

The Dugout

The Flower Pavilion

The Tracy Press

TLC Technology Department

Tracy Chamber of Commerce

Tracy Chiropractic

Tracy Learning Center – Maintenance/Operations

Tri Valley Orthopedic Specialists

VBR Children and Family Services

VCA Old River Animal Hospital

Versaille Salon

Pictures from our previous Spring 2019 internships

Sutter Tracy Physical Therapy            Reichs Pharmacy                    Boys and Girls Club

                               

PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is scheduled for Wed October 30th – We are now taking registrations  –  The cost is $18 per student (Cash or Check – no refunds available) and will be from 7:30am – 11:45am in the Gym. The PSAT is a great practice tool for the actual test. All students can sign up in the counseling office. A practice booklet will be given upon registering. Space is limited.

FREE SAT/ACT Practice Test: If you want to practice for the SAT, the Tracy Library is offering: SAT/ACT Practice Test, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:00am. Registration required (in person, by phone 866-805-7323, or online)

Tutors for all subjects needed!!!

We are looking for high school students that are interested in tutoring various subjects including math, history, science, and spanish. Paid opportunities are also available. If interested, students can visit the Millennium High School counseling office to pick up a tutor application.

Scholarship Expo for Spanish Speaking Families

Silicon Valley

STEM College and Career Fair

SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER

Sunday, Oct. 6  |  1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

FREE!

                                       

Free and open to the public, the fair is for college-bound students interested in college majors and careers in engineering, medicine, computer science, and other STEM fields.

Students will meet face-to-face with hundreds of college representatives and industry professionals — all in one place. They'll get their questions answered about majors, degree programs, campus visits, internships, scholarships, financial aid, and much more. Plus, they can take advantage of STEMinars on topics such as writing a winning college essay and standing out in the admission process.

Athletics

Interested in donating to the Athletics program?  Here are 2 great opportunities!  If you would like to help us purchase new equipment for the weight room we hope to have open by winter, you may donate here (We are just $7,000 shy of our $20,000 starting goal!!):  https://www.gofundme.com/f/falcons-weight-room

Weekly Schedule (Girls Volleyball, Cross Country and Football): 

Friday 9/13- JV (5pm) & V (7:30pm) Football vs Riverbank High, played at West High

        Mini Cheer Camp will be performing at the Varsity halftime!

Monday 9/16- XC at the Stockton Soccer Complex, 4pm (MVL meet)

Tuesday 9/17- Varsity girls volleyball at Brookside Christian, 5pm

Thursday 9/19- Girls volleyball (Only date all 3 teams play at home together!) vs Stone Ridge Christian played at West High (4/5/6pm)

Friday 9/20- Varsity football @ Brookside Christian, played @ St. Mary’s High, 6pm kick-off

Saturday 9/21- Frosh girls volleyball @ Stockton Classic Tournament

Sports Scores from 9/6-9/12/19:

Varsity Football:  Falcons 35, CSD 32

Varsity Girls Volleyball:  Falcons 3, Elliot Christian 1

Cross Country:  Carson Edwards placed 2nd and Riley Vatran 6th at their meet at Hogan Lake

Meet The Coaches!

  Hey there Falcons, my name is Nate Shelton and I am one of the assistant coaches for this year’s MHS football team. I am a new teacher here at MHS. I have been having a blast with the boys so far, and I am very excited to see what kind of success we can have this year in football. I found myself at Millennium because I have a desire to see children succeed. I believe that this school and these teams have the right goals when it comes to seeing our kids succeed on and off the field as well as inside or outside the classroom. Despite being new here, I am very excited for the future here at Millennium, one that I see myself being a part of for a very long time. In addition to football, I will be around again in the spring coaching Track and Field. In general, my goals for coaching are always simple and will never change. Develop good young men and women and prepare them to be successful in the future. Regardless of what they decide to do.

Outside of coaching I love all things sports. On any given Sunday you’ll find me cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles, America’s real team. My love for sports, especially football is from deep within. To the point where I can’t ever get enough. I love watching and coaching football and it is an honor to be able to be involved here at Millennium. Fly Falcons Fly Go Birds -Coach Shelton

Outside of being an Eagles fan, Coach Shelton has been a great addition to the Millennium Coaching Staff!! -Miss Balsamo  😉

If that’s not school spirit, I don’t know what is!!  FALCON PRIDE!!

For donations towards Millennium Athletics in general, you can go here:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

Follow Millennium Athletics on Social Media:  

-Instagram- @Millennium_Athletics

-Twitter- @MHS_Falcons

-Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/BalsamoPE

We appreciate your continued support!  FALCON PRIDE!!

Fall 2019 – Homework Support Schedule Millennium High School students can receive additional help with their homework during the following days/times. Please see schedule below:

Fieldtrip: UC Santa Cruz – Friday November 8, 2019

Millennium High School students will be visiting the UC Santa Cruz campus on November 8, 2019. The field trip is only currently open to Seniors and Juniors. Anyone interested in attending can pick up a permission slip in the MHS Counseling office. For questions, please contact MHS Counseling at (209) 627-8299 or email: mhscounseling@tracylc.net

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

Virginia Stewart  

 Aug. 16, 2019

We are off to a fantastic start to the school year.  I am so pleased with the responses we are receiving from students at each level.  They are happy and are cooperating with our expectations.  They are adjusting to changes and they are settling in for a very successful year.

Last week, I had a chance to read to our Phase Two students in P1.  They told me about the grown-up changes they had after moving from Phase One and how they liked their new schedule.  I read them a book about how important our voices are.  We need to express ourselves to bring out change, to be grateful or to heal.  They gave me some very good examples of ways they could improve their world with their voices.

This week, I enjoyed seeing all of you who attended Back to School Nights for the high school and for Discovery.  We love seeing parents at those nights.  It does not matter if it is your first year or your last year in that school, we change things and there is always something new to learn.

Thank you for your great cooperation in the car lines. I know it starts out slow, but the time it takes gets shorter each day when you follow our directions.  We believe it is essential for us to protect your child with our “wrap-around approach”.  We want to be responsible in a safe and caring way from the time your child leaves you until your child is picked up at the end of the day.

We are off to a fantastic start to the school year.  I am so pleased with the responses we are receiving from students at each level.  They are happy and are cooperating with our expectations.  They are adjusting to changes and they are settling in for a very successful year.

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Aug. 19 – 23        

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Corn Dog

Wed – Bean or Bean Soft Taco

Thurs  – Beef Lasagna

Fri –Beef or Veggie Burger

 

 

New

Lunch Debts

Students in PCS or DCS who have more than negative $20 in their lunch account will be given cheese/crackers and water for lunch. Please pay these negative accounts immediately so your student will be served the posted lunch menu.

Lunch Drop Offs

Please remember to communicate to your child if you are planning on dropping off his/her lunches, we need to keep classroom calls and disruptions to a minimum. Please label anything dropped off in the office.

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

Upcoming Picture Days

PreK, PCS and DCS – Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Flyers coming home week before.

                             

TK

This week in TK we learned all about ourselves and how to treat others.

We began our week by learning about our feelings and how to react to them.  We worked on a feelings book that stated when we felt a certain way.  Students learned all about using their manners, especially please and thank you.  The teachers and friends learned all about each with our All About Me posters we created in class.

Our friends created family trees and had a lot of fun with adding lots of apples.  During our centers, we focused on fine motor skills, such as cutting, tracing, pencil and glue holding.  Look for the awesome work in their green folders today!

We are all excited to start focusing on our letters, numbers and sight words next week!

 

Initial Phase

At Tracy Learning Center we believe that teaching focused on student needs is the most effective method for student growth and success. It is important to the teachers that our curriculum is tailored to each individual student’s learning goals. We do our best to ensure that our curriculum is always challenging without being frustrating. We are so impressed with our students and are very excited to dive further into our curriculum next week!

Don’t forget to sell raffle tickets to our cruise fundraiser! Send us an email if you need more tickets!

 

Phase One:

This week was our first full week of centers. The students and teachers are getting into the swing of the new year beautifully. The teachers continued to assess the students this week and we will begin curriculum next! In your child’s red folder this week you will find information about our technology programs we will be using this year. These programs are a great way to continue practicing the concepts taught in class at home.

               

Here we have some students enjoying some of the interactive centers we have been doing this week.

Do you know the difference between our green and red folders? Red folders are handed out every Monday and have your child’s Parent-Student Work. This is something that you can help your child with throughout the week. It will contain sight words, spelling words and the grammar focus for the week. Red folders are due every Friday. Green folders contain all your child’s work from the week and their behavior calendar. Green folders are due every Monday. When checking your child’s green folder please make sure that you completely empty it and sign their behavior calendar so that we know you have looked at it.

Phase Two:

This week our phase 2 students got back to work with our math and language arts curriculum.  All of our students are working on place value in math…while it may be review for some, it is a very important foundational math concept.  A strong number sense and confidence with large numbers and their values will help your child progress in math for years to come.  Practice reading, writing, and rounding numbers at home.  We are also using the math website play.prodigygame.com in class and you can also access it at home!  

We are loving our elective classes so far!  Our 3rd and 4th graders are learning a fun game called “rhythm poison” in music.  It’s a great listening game!  They are writing numbers in Spanish class and creating cave drawings in art.  Our students are so lucky to have these daily enrichment classes!

Mr. Martin teaching rhythms in P8.P1 hard at work with cave drawings.

 

 

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

September 3rd: Picture Day

October 8th: Picture Day Retakes

August 12th-23rd: DCS Cruise Fundraiser

Now – August 30th: Spirit Wear can be purchased at https://www.selectspiritwear.com/shop4/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=1173 

A Note from Mrs. Prescott:

WOW!!! What an amazing turn out we had for Back to School Night on Wednesday! I don’t know if or when we’re ever had so many DCS parents and students come to this event. Thank you parents for your support and interest in your child’s education. Teaching and raising a child takes a village, as the saying goes, and your attendance meant a lot to all of us. If you missed it because of other engagements or responsibilities, we completely understand. Look below to find some highlights of the general school information we shared.

And just like that, we’re already 2 weeks into the new school year! I walk the halls and go into classrooms seeing enthusiastic teachers and engaged students everywhere I turn. No time is being wasted. Please be sure to reach out to your child’s teachers if you have any questions for them.

And again, please feel free to contact me, Mrs. Prescott (kprescott@tracylc.net), if you have any additional questions. I’m always here to help!

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson’s Math:

Note for all classes: Parents if you would like to know what your children are working on each day or if there are any tests or quizzes coming up please refer to the math calendar in their binders. Test and quiz dates will be written on that calendar as soon as dates are set for each test or quiz.

Varsity: Our class has finished up comparing and ordering whole numbers. We will now be learning to round whole numbers before we begin reviewing for our first quiz on Tuesday.

Scholastic: Our class has finished rounding decimal numbers then we will begin to add and subtract decimal numbers. Our first quiz will be coming soon and I will send out that info with students as soon as a date is set.

Honors: Our class has finished up their first quiz of Unit 1. We will continue through the unit moving onto exponents then squares and cubes.

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities

We finished week 2!! – This week we started getting into the curriculum.  Students in all three classes had their first weekly quiz and homework assignments.  Varsity does their work in reinforcement lab.  If you would like to do work at home, they have a book club book to read and spelling words to study.  We also started reading Love That Dog.  In writing, we closely read articles about pet ownership and wrote summaries of the articles.  

Next week, we will start learning music theory in Humanities.  We will be learning terms used in music theory so we have a common vocabulary for listening to and talking about Musical Pieces as related to the Pentathlon theme Health and Wellness.

We will also write our first essay – an expository piece about pet ownership.  We will continue reading our novel, weekly spelling and vocabulary, and grammar basics.  

Social Studies with Mr. Bird & Mr. McCarthy

This week our Falcon historians are developing their map skills. They learned how to identify the different parts of a map, identify cardinal directions, as well as understand how to read the map grid and measuring scale. We applied our map skills by using a map from Fortnite, a popular video game, to identify various locations (see pictures below).

Next week we will begin our unit on prehistory and early humans. We are doing a cave-like simulation for one of our activities next week. Students will be asked to bring in a flashlight from home. Please do not go out and purchase flashlights if you do not have one.

 

Science with Ms. Diaz:

Happy 2nd week of school future scientists! It has been a great week so far, with us asking questions such as “what is science?” and “what is data?”. In groups, we did a brainstorming activity and then presented our thoughts and opinions to the class. We also practiced some lab skills, taking measurements of length and the volume of liquids using metric units. Now we are experts at adeptly transferring liquids from one container to another with a high degree of precision. We also completed our first lab activity, investigating “how do you know when you have enough data?” by calculating the proportions of different skittle colors in a bag as groups and then comparing them within the class. This enabled us to learn to collect and record data like good scientists. We will ultimately use this data to create a bar graph to show information and give comparisons.

Next week….get ready for forces and motion!

Awesomely, interesting announcements:

  • Saturday, September 21st– Expanding Your Horizons event for 6-12th grade girls at the University of the Pacific https://www.sjeyh.org
  • This is a great event that I attended as a 6th grader, and for a small fee, you get workshops, lunch, a t-shirt and SWAG. If interested, register asap as spaces are limited
  • Mission to Mars DCS science trip, April 13-16, 2020. Come attend the parent info night if you are interested in your child joining. The meeting is at 6pm, Thursday, August 22nd in room D5 of the DCS building. I will go over trip information and the trip coordinator will be available via Skype to help answer any questions.

Stay curious & keep exploring!!!

Art with Ms. Losen:

This week in Art class we learned about Van Gogh and created our own versions of Starry Night, using a layer of glue first for texture and then going over that layer with oil pastels. We discussed Van Gogh’s life and contributions to art and spent time contemplating the trend of famous artists being unrecognized during their lifetime as well as the role self-doubt plays in creative success.

Discovery Middle School 7-8

Upcoming Dates:

Math with Mr. Dhillon

varsity :- doing unit 1 ,finished with lesson 1 place value , lesson 2 place value in decimals and lesson 3 power of 10 and will start with lesson 4 compare and order

scholastic :- doing unit 1, review for algebra basics finished till evaluating expressions and doing review for quiz 2 and doing combining like terms

honours :- finished unit 1 geometry basics will do constructions review for quiz 3 and unit test 1

Math with Mrs. Rapp

Picture of my proud home room with all their certificates on Tuesday

Back to School Night

This Wednesday 7th and 8th grade had their Back to School Night event! We had a great turnout from both parents and students! (Pictured below: PE staff giving their presentation)

Nest Certificates and Top Nest Earners:

(Pictured below: Top 5 Nest earners for Week 1)

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo

This week students worked hard on developing their writing. I met with each student to conference with them about their introduction paragraphs. As a pair we read their work and discussed possible improvements they could make for their next written assignment.

During our Creative Teaching Day this week each class played Literary Device Bingo to practice their understanding of literary elements such as personification, simile, plot, and more.

Each class will have their second test of the year on Friday.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene:

        This week in Language Arts, we are focusing on our essay introduction revisions. Conferences will be one on one with my advice to revise and edit their introductions, this will be held Wednesday, August 14th.

        For our creative teaching day, Tuesday the 13th, we played literary device Bingo and “I have, who has” which helps build their literary vocabulary. In all classes they will be presenting their Soundbites, a summary of a news article that they have read in class.

In Honors, we have only just began reading and we are focusing on the plot and the conflict. In Scholastic, the students have started to identify the rising action of the plot and are making connections and predictions of what they believe might happen. In Varsity, they have started to identify the plot and different types of figure of speech.

        Students will have a test on Friday, focusing on the vocab and the literary devices that we have reviewed throughout the week. The test will also include questions about Fever 1793 which we have continued to read in class.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Students started the week by finishing their presentations on the medical traditions for Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India. Students analyzed their different traditions and grouped them based off of natural and divine. To help connect the ancient world with our modern world, students were given one of eight parts of the Hippocratic Oath. With their two or three group members, they discussed the meaning of their part and rewrote it in their own words, simplifying the complex version that current doctors learned during medical school! Students wrote the new, simpler version on poster paper and stapled them to our classroom walls. Each student walked around the room, writing down the rest of the parts in their notebook. With this activity, students learned how the ancient Greeks did not believe in cutting open the body to diagnose ailments, but that learning about the patient as a whole through observations and questioning was the key to solving any ailment.

A Note from Mrs. King (Math Supervisor)

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 school year. My name is Leslie King and I am the Math Supervisor for DCS and MHS.

This is an exciting year for math in both schools. We are rolling out all-new math curriculums.  It is our goal to have a consistent curriculum in all classes with the same titles.  The geometry taught at DCS is the same geometry taught at MHS. Our goal is to be guaranteed that any student who completes and passes a class with 78% will be ready to take on the challenges of the next level.

In the past, classes have not completed curriculum because there was too much time spent remediating what should have been learned the year before.  This was true not just for Millennium, but Discovery as well.  If a student does not have the foundations needed to build a solid math career, then they will fail. We are hoping to correct that starting this year.

At DCS we have the multi-age classroom.  This allows a student to see an entire year’s worth of a course and maybe not master everything.  No worries, they always have the second year.  Parents should not expect every child to move to the next level of math every year.  They will move when they have mastered what they need to be successful at the next level.

At both DCS and MHS, we are requiring all students to have a math binder. This holds both the teachers and the students accountable for work before and after it is graded and returned. At DCS we have a grade graph as the first page of the binder.  All scored work for a unit will be placed on the graph.  This is an up to date visual of how the student is doing. The “grade” lines and the passing line are drawn on the graph to illustrate to students and parents how the student is doing. There will be periodic binder checks to make sure students are keeping their notes and work as required.

At the end of each unit, the teacher will be collecting the students’ grade graphs, notes, and unit test.  These will be kept in a folder for each student.  When the time comes for the Final, the notes and tests will be returned to the students to use as study guides for the final exam.  All this in hopes to make them more successful!

I am looking forward to a very productive year.  I feel we have the staff to accomplish this task. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at lking@tracylc.net. I am not on campus full time, but I will get back to you as soon as possible if I receive and correspondence.

Thank you.  Have a wonderful year!

Music Exploration with Mr. Dougherty

Music exploration is off to a great start. It has been a pleasure getting to know new students and getting reacquainted with returning students. We started off the trimester with a musical me presentation, students also created a beat on GarageBand and then wrote a rap to perform to their beats. This is going to be great semester!

Spanish with Mrs. Polo

This week and next week in Spanish class we will be going over rules, regulations, giving out school supplies and beginning with Spanish name and translations as well as accent marks and spelling. We will also go over the 4 questions that have to be asked in Spanish

Ex: Can I go to the bathroom?

We will also begin an alphabet review and reading letters A & B

Art with Ms. Losen

This week in Art class we learned about Van Gogh and created our own versions of Starry Night, using a layer of glue first for texture and then going over that layer with oil pastels. We discussed Van Gogh’s life and contributions to art and spent time contemplating the trend of famous artists being unrecognized during their lifetime as well as the role self-doubt plays in creative success.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

This week in 7/8 Science, students will have their very first Google Classroom Quiz. For Honors and Scholastic, this quiz will be completed on their own at home. Students will receive a study guide in class on Friday, and we will review that together while students are given time in class to fill in the guide with the information they will need for the quiz. Varsity will complete the quiz during class time on Friday with assistance from the learning guides and me.

PLEASE NOTE: Next week, we will start discussing this year’s Academic Pentathlon topic of Health and Wellness: The Science and Biology of Cancer. I understand from my own personal experiences that this topic can be very difficult and complicated for students of this age group. If there are any reservations regarding your student’s exposure to this content, please feel free to contact me via email at gdominguez@tracylc.net.


Millennium High School

A big thank you this week goes out to our students for being so prompt and attentive during our picture day. The staff at Lifetouch had some wonderful compliments with regards to our students.  That means a lot and you should all be very proud.  Also, thank you to all the parents who attended Back to School Night.  We had a wonderful time speaking with you and look forward to being part of a team that will make this year a great success!

MHS English         Charter Chatter

English I

Our Freshmen are finding out how things work in high school. We have started the year strong with grammar, non fiction articles, and beginning our first novel Orphan Train.  Students already have their first Language Arts quiz under their belts as well as their first essay assignment.  We will continue to work on writing beginning with introductory paragraphs.

English I is a big transition for students- they have 7 classes with 7 individual teachers which can seem overwhelming at first.  This year, students seem to have taken to the new schedule and responsibilities remarkably well and it is shaping up to be a  fantastic year!

English Two– English Two is rolling right along!  This week we’ve taken a Diagramming Assessment, started our diagramming work. and continue to work on the non-fiction article we started last week, “Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live The Part”.  The students enjoy learning about Afghanistan and are making observations and predicting what impact the history of the country will have on our characters in the novel, “The Kite Runner”.  We are also working on writing Introductions and are learning a lot about writing through peer review.

English Three–  English Three hasn’t missed a step!  We are reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and analyzing Steinbeck’s use of the natural world at the beginning of each chapter.  We are examining the themes of Loyalty, Friendship, and Discrimination throughout the novel and identifying how these themes are prevalent in today’s literature as well.  We are working on Expository Essays and integrating citations into our essay.

The Senior class has embarked upon the most important year of their lives. It has been a great start, and they have set an outstanding example for all MHS students. From the way they line up at Unity, to the standards they set in the classroom, we expect these seniors to make us proud all year long. In English class, we have begun reading The Things they Carried, a book that explores both the tangible and intangible weight that American soldiers struggled with then and continue to struggle with today. The high school has renewed their focus on producing strong rhetorical writers, who communicate on the page just as well as they do in person at the front of the class. At MHS, we strive to prepare our students for their future, and the English department has their eye on the metaphorical prize.  

Delta College classes for Fall semester will be starting soon! All students who were approved for College Early Start for Fall should have registered during the month of July. Classes begin the week of August 26th. If your student needs help with their Delta College schedule, please have them speak with Mr. Gomar in the counseling office.

                                                       

Senior Class of 2020 – Welcome to the final year of high school! An information packet will be mailed at the end of the month to all parents/guardians of 12th grade students regarding important dates, deadlines, activities, college information. We encourage all parents to add themselves to the MHS Class of 2020 remind app using code: ad2378 – this will solely be the remind for the MHS Counseling Office.

Athletics

Football, Cross Country and Girls Volleyball are well underway as teams begin to finalize their rosters!  Stay tuned for weekly game updates.  Saturday, 8/17, football will have their first scrimmage out at Big Valley Christian in Modesto with all of our CCAA teams.

Girls volleyball will have their first scrimmage on 8/22 out at Mountain House.  

Interested in donating to the Athletics program?  Here are 2 great opportunities!  If you would like to help us purchase new equipment for the weight room we hope to have open by winter, you may donate here:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/falcons-weight-room

For donations towards Millennium Athletics in general, you can go here:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=JV4bGcCRYeBxsAoeIm9378Hq0cPdQ5v5cVuYxrIDCxod5qM0FM8eQcBKQ-YhqrA_hGj2tG&fromUL=true&country.x=US&locale.x=en_US

We appreciate your continued support!  FALCON PRIDE!!

Millennium High School – Homework Support

Homework support has returned for Millennium High School students who need help with their homework. Please see below for the current schedule.

Millennium High School – Tutors Needed

We are looking for high school students that are interested in tutoring various subjects including math, history, science, and spanish. Paid opportunities are also available. If interested, please visit the Millennium High School counseling office to pick up a tutor application.

DCS and MHS Back to School Nights

Discovery 5th – 8th Grade Back to School Night is Tomorrow: Wednesday, 8/14
Please join us in the gym on Wednesday for an introduction and important information about our school, then head upstairs to our classrooms for information about this year’s subject matter.
  • 5/6 back to school night begins at 5pm
  • 7/8 begins at 630pm
High School Picture Day is Tomorrow: Wednesday, 8/14
Students who do NOT have a 1st period class must arrive at school at their usual start time, if not earlier.  These students are to go to the gym between 8:00-11:00 to have their picture taken.
Seniors MUST have their picture taken tomorrow for their Student ID card.  Senior/Yearbook Photos are to be taken separately (information to be mailed home later this month).
High School Back to School Night: Thursday, 8/15 5:00-7:30pm
Parents and Guardians:  Join us in the gym at 5:00pm on Thursday for an introduction and important information about our school, then travel to designated classrooms to hear presentations from teachers about each academic department.

Welcome Back! TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter for parents and students of TLC

Virginia Stewart  

 Aug. 9, 2019

Happy School Year.  We are so pleased to have all of our students joining us for the 2019-20 school year.  New beginnings are always exciting.  We appreciate the donations you have made to classrooms.  The teachers are always pleased to receive wipes, tissues and such supplies.

But most of all, we appreciate your support and cooperation with such important things as:

                Procedures for car line

                Avoiding sending fast food, soda, or candy with lunches

                Being certain your student is on time

                Avoiding unnecessary absences

                Checking your student’s grades

                Emailing teachers if you have questions

When we work together everything goes well.

If you are considering helping us, consider a  donation to help support our schools so that we can continue to purchase more technology, playground equipment, or other big items.  This year, we purchased a tractor lawn mower so we could take care of our own landscape needs rather than a contract service.        We operate  our schools on a very tight budget but we want the best for our students, so any additional funds are always and greatly appreciated.        

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 Important Reminders

  • Follow the rules for our two  drop off and pick up car lines
  • Primary’s dismissal begins at 3:20,  If your 3rd or 4th grade student is a walker, please have a designated meeting/waiting spot.
  • Discovery is dismissed at 4:00
  • Millennium is dismissed at 4:00
  • Do not park or even stay in your car in front of someone’s driveway. We have very nice neighbors unless you block their driveway.
  • If your student is a Discovery “walker” please have your meeting point away from our school on another block to avoid all of the current traffic congestion. Please do not park and wait on Beverly or Mae.
  • If you have a PCS and or Discovery student  and a Millennium student, use the high school pick up line.

We truly appreciate your cooperation and support of our program. We realize we are a big school, with lots of traffic in a quiet neighborhood. Your cooperation allows us to have peace among ourselves and with our neighbors. We have already had several complaints of unsafe driving and drop offs and very rude behavior between our own parents towards each other.

Bottom line, STUDENT SAFETY IS OUR UTMOST CONCERN!

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week Aug. 12 – 16        

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Corn Dog

Wed – Chicken Taquitos

Thurs  – Cheese Ravioli

Fri –Beef Hot Dog

Debts

Student in PCS or DCS who have more than negative $20 in their lunch account will be given cheese/crackers and water for lunch. Please pay these negative accounts immediately so your student will be served the posted lunch menu.

Lunch Drop Offs

Please  remember to communicate to your child if you are planning on dropping off his/her lunches, we need to keep classroom calls and disruptions to a minimum. Please label anything dropped off in the office.

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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

 

 

Upcoming Picture Days

MHS – Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Flyers going home Aug. 9, 2019

PreK, PCS and DCS – Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Flyers coming home week before.

 

 

Facilities

Welcome back to a new school year! While the summer break was being enjoyed by the students, my crew was busy at the site!

This was the first break that we had the whole site after the completion of the construction. This way a challenge to accomplish everything that needed to be done in a short time. All furniture had to be moved from each area, then the floor needed to be stripped and scrubbed of its old wax. Many layers of new wax applied. There are over 65,000 sq feet of tile in all of the building at the school!!

Discovery lunch tables were pressure washed and repainted.

All of the outside of the buildings and walkways were pressure washed and windows cleaned.

I would like to thank you for having family attending the Tracy Learning Center! We hope to have a great new school year and if you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to ask!

 

 

 

Tracy Learning Center Preschool

Now enrolling new students ages 2-4!

See our pricing below

This week in preschool we have been very busy learning all about our new classrooms, meeting new friends, and HAVING A LOT OF FUN!  We had a blast reading NO! David by David Shannon and we had many discussions about the mistakes David made and how to fix them.

We would like to thank our preschool parents for successfully assigning their new PIN numbers and using them successfully!  

 

                             

TK

We had an incredible start to the school year together in TK!

We began our week by learning TK routines and procedures. We rehearsed such skills as: lining up, behavior at Unity, how to use silent signals, and how to wait patiently for our turn to talk.

We also participated in fun activities, like: creating a Chester Raccoon mask, a name flower pot, and a feeling craft. Be sure to check out our awesome artwork in our green folders this weekend!

We are off to a great start, and we can’t wait for more fun next week!

 

Initial Phase

WOW! It has been an amazing first week of school! The teachers are SO lucky to have such a wonderful class! We are very impressed with how well everyone has adjusted. Students are already mastering our classroom routines, procedures, and rules. Teachers can already tell that this is going to be a great year! We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each student this week and are looking forward to our second week together. Don’t forget to follow our instagram account to see what we are up to throughout the day!

On Monday, we will start selling raffle tickets for our upcoming PCS/DCS cruise fundraiser!

 

Phase One:

The students in Phase One had a great first week! We did a lot of fun activities to get to know our classmates and teachers. We also started assessing our students to place them into our LA and Math groups. We will continue to give more in depth assessments next week to better place our students. Our first graders are loving that they get to use the monkey bars now!

Every Friday you will receive your child’s green folder and they are due every Monday. Please make sure you are checking green folders Red folders will be sent home starting August 19th. Homework will also begin that week.

 

 

Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th grade students had a great first week!  We did lots of exciting  activities to get to know our classmates and took assessments to place students into their LA and math groups.  We are impressed with how seriously our students took their learning this week and they’re eager to start learning even more!  We also welcomed our new art and music teachers this week.  We know Mr. Martin and Mrs. Harvey will love working with our PCS students.

Next week, phase 2 students will receive homework on Monday.  Please work with your child throughout the week to practice spelling words and complete all assigned homework.  Homework is due on Fridays.  

Please remember to always check the green folder for important papers!  Phase 2 students will soon be using agendas for parent communication so look for those to come home soon.

 

 

Discovery Middle School 5-6

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

August 14th: (Date was changed!!!) Back-to-School Night, 5-6:15,         starting in the Gym

September 3rd: Picture Day

October 8th: Picture Day Retakes

A Note from Mrs. Prescott:

I want to welcome all of our students and families to Discovery Charter School for the 2019/2020 school year. I think we’re all off to an amazing start! The teachers were all prepared and excited to meet their new students on Monday. The students came in with a mixture of excitement and nervousness but made it through the week with plenty of learning, smiles, and new friendships being made. We ended the week with our first rally hosted by Ms. Zaca and her leadership students. It was TONS of fun watching their teachers and nest leaders compete in a relay of hopscotch, football throw, cupcake eating, and flipping the cup. Now we’re ready to really kick off the new year and see just how far our DCS Falcons will soar with their learning!
Please contact me, Mrs. Prescott (
kprescott@tracylc.net), if you ever have any questions. I’m always here to help!

Ms. Polo’s Spanish class:

This week and next week in Spanish class we will be going over rules, regulations, giving out school supplies and beginning with Spanish name and translations as well as accent marks and spelling. We will also go over the 4 questions that have to be asked in Spanish

Ex: Can I go to the bathroom?

We will also begin an alphabet review and reading letters A & B

Ms. Polo for both 5/6 and 7/8

Mrs. Zuniga/Mrs. Bengson’s Math:

All classes are underway with our new math curriculum lessons. I do want students to be successful and one way to help with that at home parents, is work with your students on their math facts. This will be very beneficial to them all year long and for their future math courses.

Varsity: The students have begun learning place values of numbers. They have begun to read numbers to the millions along with writing numbers in word form to the millions. Our focus has been on spelling and correct form, so please help your students at home with reading large numbers. We will begin to look at place versus value for the next lesson.

Scholastic: Students are learning place value of whole and decimal numbers. We will begin to work on expanded form after finishing writing numbers in word form.

Honors: The students are excited and moving through our first lesson on integers and absolute value with operations. Our next lesson is fractions, so parents please review with your students about fractions at home.

Thank you,

Mrs. Zuniga

Ms. Rodieck’s LA

It has been a great first week of school and I have enjoyed getting to know my new students and reconnecting with students from last year.  Thank you for sending pictures of students with their pets.  Friday, we got to see each others pets – oohing and aahing  over them.  

Next week we will begin reading our first novel Love That Dog and will get into our curriculum.  Scholastic and Honors will start having their weekly vocabulary and spelling words along with a book club book they need to be reading at home.  

I look forward to seeing you at Back-to-School night next week.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird

This week in social studies, students are getting to know their classmates and teachers to help create a positive classroom environment. All social studies students are working in groups to create a poster that shows our classroom expectations. Below are pictures of students working on these posters and presenting them to the class (the group shown came up with a skit to show the class examples of our class expectation – very creative!). The social studies syllabus is due by Monday, August 12. Next week we will begin learning about geography and developing map skills.

 

PE with Coaches Penerine, Williams, and Levand:

Welcome Back!!!! 🙂 With the new school year underway, students and staff are excited about the “The New Locker Room Expectations/Procedures” that are being implemented this week (by Coach Penirian, Coach Williams and Coach Levand) as 5th/6th & 7th/8th students will be “Dressing Out” in PE clothes for the first time in 2 years, since “The Remodel” of TLC! All students must have the following in PE Class: PE Clothes, a lock, Deodorant/Baby Wipes and Athletic Shoes. More information about all of this can all be found in the PE Student Syllabus/Packet that was sent home this past Monday. Also, as a friendly reminder, 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!

 

 

Discovery Middle School 7-8

Upcoming Dates:

  • Picture Day is Sept. 3rd
  • Back to School Night is August 14th beginning at 6:30pm (meet in the gym)
  • DCS Cruise Fundraiser will begin August 12 and continue until August 23rd.

Language Arts with Mrs. Cerezo

Welcome back students! This week we have hit the ground running with content and curriculum! Already we have begun reading our first novel, Fever 1793. 

This years’ Academic Pentathlon theme is Health and Wellness. The first novel that we are reading for this year is the Pentathlon-selected novel. It is an interesting tale of Yellow Fever and its spread throughout Philadelphia.

Each class has also received a writing assignment for the week. All classes are working on just the introduction paragraph. We are hoping that because we are starting simpler this year that students will have more time to dedicate to honing their writing skills.

This assignment is due Monday August 12th.

Language Arts with Ms. Greene:

        It has been a great start to the school year! In Honors, we have started our writing journey. Students have been assigned to write an introduction paragraph that focuses on their school year last year; what was their greatest success, what makes a great learner and why is it important for students to learn all subjects. In addition to writing, we have begun to read Fever 1793. Students have started to analyze the plot, beginning with the exposition of the story.

        Similarly, Varsity and Scholastic have begun Fever 1793 and are making connections with the character relationships and are learning how to define works that are unknown through context clues.

        The student’s first essay (which is just the introduction paragraph) is due on August 12th. Each student will be having a one on one conference with me on how they can revise their introductions.

        Reminder: there will be a vocab quiz and test on Friday August 9th.

Social Studies with Ms. Zaca:

Welcome back and hopefully, everyone had a wonderful summer!

After spending all of Monday going over rules and expectations, students officially started their social studies curriculum on Tuesday. All classes, Varsity, Scholastic, and Honors, went around the classroom learning about the ten oldest civilizations: Incan, Mayan, Aztec, Indus Valley, Chinese, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greek, Persian, and Roman. Students were placed into three large groups and went around the room looking for their three or four assigned civilizations. After their ten-minute timer went off, students went back to their original groups and shared with their group members the information they had collected. Students became mini-teachers as they taught their group members the necessary information about their assigned civilizations.

Scholastic and Honor’s students need to make sure to sign up for Google Classroom. They have an assignment due Monday (Hippocratic Medicine PowerPoint Notes) before they are to come to class.

Technology with Ms. Ferguson:

This week in Technology is an exciting week! The students spent their first few days working on an “All About Me” cellphone project (picture below) and are finishing their week by getting assigned to and logged in to their Chromebooks for the first time.

Next week the students are being introduced to their first unit, Digital Citizenship, and Cyberbullying. Next Friday, August 16th the students will take their first vocabulary quiz on Unit 1.

Math with Mrs. Rapp:

Welcome back! Exciting news to start the year in D6, Ms.Dominguez is officially married and is now Mrs. Rapp. My new email is drapp@tracylc.net. This year in my math classes it has been a smooth and exciting start. Varsity is off to a wonderful beginning with Unit 1 ‘s topic of Whole Numbers and Decimals. This unit will help set a good foundation for what is to come in this year in Math 78. Scholastic is in the Algebra 1 curriculum, which matches the high school Algebra course. This group has been awesome with showing what they know. Last, but certainly not least there is Honors Geometry, also matching the high school curriculum. This group is superb with the amount of geometry knowledge that many of them already have from last year in 6th or 7th grade. I am excited to see what they can do throughout the year and continue to challenge them.

Spanish with Mrs. Polo

This week and next week in Spanish class we will be going over rules, regulations, giving out school supplies and beginning with Spanish name and translations as well as accent marks and spelling. We will also go over the 4 questions that have to be asked in Spanish

Ex: Can I go to the bathroom?

We will also begin an alphabet review and reading letters A & B

Art with Ms. Losen

Students decorated their personal sketchbooks began their daily practice of visual journal entries and discussed in depth what art is to them. In every class, students collaborated on posters that represented their interpretations of art and voted on one poster per class to hang in the hallway.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

This week in 7/8 Science, we jumped right into our first unit on Matter. We started with a word search competition. Each class brainstormed all the vocabulary they could recall that was related to the topic of matter. Once we had a list of 15-20 words, students were challenged to find as many of the words as they could on a provided word search. It was very exciting to see each of the students get into the competitive aspect of the assignment, and give their full participation in the word search.

We will continue with our unit on Matter for the rest of the week to prepare for this year’s Academic Pentathlon topic of Health and Wellness, and more specifically the science of Cancer.

Physical Education:

Welcome Back!!!! 🙂 With the new school year underway, students and staff are excited about the “The New Locker Room Expectations/Procedures” that are being implemented this week (by Coach Penirian, Coach Williams and Coach Levand) as 5th/6th & 7th/8th students will be “Dressing Out” in PE clothes for the first time in 2 years, since “The Remodel” of TLC! All students must have the following in PE Class: PE Clothes, a lock, Deodorant/Baby Wipes, and Athletic Shoes. More information about all of this can all be found in the PE Student Syllabus/Packet that was sent home this past Monday. Also, as a friendly reminder, 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

WELCOME BACK, FALCONS!

Wednesday, August 14th is MHS Picture Day.

  • Flyers for ordering pictures will go home Friday, August 9th from first period teachers.
  • Any MHS students who do not have a first period class need to get their flyers from the front office.
  • Students who do not have a first period class should go to the gym between 8 – 11am to have their pictures taken.
  • All other students will stay in their first period class until an overhead announcement has been made saying all pictures are done.
  • Seniors do need to have a picture taken, but for their ID purposes only; their senior portrait will be used in the yearbook.

 

 Mrs. U

 

Math is off to a great start in all of my classes! Pre-Algebra started at integers. Integers are brand new to some and a nice refresher for others. Algebra 1B started right at the second half of Algebra 1 in Unit 6. They are learning about monomials and operations on them. They got to have a friendly competition while practicing this past Wednesday. They were very engaged and I heard many comments about how class flew by and they were learning! In Algebra 2, we are reviewing some Algebra 1 material that is very crucial to the course. The students are exercising their brains while trying to get back into the Algebra mindset! Next week, we jump right in! The students seem eager to learn and ready to take on the year. 

 

Mr. Creasman 

 

Math is fun and so is the first week of school! This is my first official year teaching at MHS and my classes are going great so far. The culture and atmosphere of this school is a thrill to be a part of. Students in my Pre-Calculus, Algebra 1A, and Pre-Algebra classes all received a lesson and homework assignment on the first day of school. One unique addition to the daily routine in Mr. Creasman’s class is called the “Pre-Test.” This is something that has got all my students very excited so far! Every day we start off first with a warm up, some homework questions from last nights assignment, then three minutes for the Pre-Test. On your marks, get set, go! The students are allowed 3 minutes to work on one of the hardest problems that I picked out of their upcoming homework assignment. The first person, (if there is one), to get the problem right gets +20 nest points and a free perfect score on their homework! The idea is, if you can complete the hardest problem on the next day’s homework assignment in less than three minutes, (that I haven’t even taught yet), than you deserve to get out of the homework! Students are not allowed to win two days in a row. We’ll see how this “Pre-Test” develops going down the semester, but so far it’s been great!

 

Mr. Kay

 

The first week of school is in the books and the first of the Davis Tests have been completed! Algebra 1 started at with organizing the set of real numbers into subsets. Mathematical Properties are up next!  Finance Math’s is first unit is about the skills, knowledge, and experience valued by employers. Once we finish up the unit, we will move on to jobs/careers and the various ways people earn their money.  

 

Mr. Shelton

 

One week of school down and it is safe to say that we are making math fun again! Algebra 2 is getting warmed back up and reviewing their Algebra 1 concepts. It’s important for their success that they are up to speed going into Algebra 2. And it is safe to say that most of them are where they should be. They’re putting in a lot of effort to do well and it is great to see! Algebra 1 jumped right into instruction. They learned their sets of numbers as well as their properties. Your students are doing a great job of participating and being active listeners in class! It is great to see, and even more fun to teach. Last but not least Pre-Algebra is off to a great start as well. It is nice to see everyone participating and taking an interest in what we are learning. This first unit contains the building blocks for not only this class but all of the math classes they will take throughout high school! Overall I have had a week of great participation, and excited learners. If this keeps up the whole year I can tell it’s going to be a very fun year. 

 

Mr. Vaughn

 

Hello to all parents! We’ve gotten to an excellent start in our first week of school! We’ve jumped into an introduction to the real number system and a review of key Algebra concepts in our Algebra 1A and 1B classes, and we’re going to kick it into high gear in the coming weeks. It is truly amazing to see the effort and hard work my students have put in during the first week, and I’m honored and very pleased to have the opportunity to teach them for an entire year! All of my Geometry classes have hit the ground running and we’ve moved quickly from the basics of planes and line segments into some applications of those ideas to calculate distances. We’ve also begun discussing some of the logical thought processes behind proofs, which is important to do from the beginning because of confidence issues that students sometimes face with proofs in particular. I am definitely looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish this year!

 

Mr. Tariku

Great first week of school! I am teaching Precalculus and Geometry this year.  We are doing Rule of Four in Precalculus. It helps students with representing their work in a variety of ways and helps them with connections across concepts and topics. In Geometry, we are working on fundamental skills and looking forward to logic and proof. Homework 1 and 2 are in the books for both classes and we have our 1st assessments on monday.  

 

Mrs. Griffin

This week was a very good week! I think that we set a pretty impressive tone for both our staff and our students. In Calculus class, we did a lot of review of previously learned material and both classes realized and appreciated the review time that we spent going over those concepts. When we are done reviewing we will start working with limits! My computer science class starts the year with keyboarding lessons and learning how to type properly so that when they start programming, they can be more efficient when writing lines of code in Java Script and Python. My Algebra 1 class has the privilege of having both myself and Mrs. Stewart teaching them! This class will be awesome with their math skills by the end of the semester. We are off to a great start!

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Back to School Night is Thursday, August 15th

5PM – 7:30 PM

Parents are invited to come and meet our staff and learn about our excellent Falcon programs

  • Join us in the gym at 5:00 PM for a brief orientation from Mr. Saldate.
  • Take a tour and meet our department teachers in 20 minute sessions.
  • See our beautifully remodeled campus and find out about the opportunities and programs available to your student.
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to learn firsthand about what your students are doing in and out of class!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Next Friday is our Welcome Back/Fall Sports Kick-off Week!

Next week is a spirit week, culminating in our Fall Sports Rally, which will be Friday at 10 AM, directly after second period. Students will earn nest points and show their school spirit by dressing in the themes of the days:

  • Monday is Jersey Day,
  • Tuesday is Trend Day,
  • Wednesday is Sunglasses/Dress Up for Picture Day,
  • Thursday is Nest Color Day, and
  • Friday is Black and Gold Day for our Rally.

We look forward to seeing our Falcons show their spirit and start our year out right!

Counseling Office

It’s been a great first week of school. For many of our Freshmen, last Thursday was really their first day of high school at Falcon Flight School. We had the largest turnout of students attending!

Delta College classes for Fall semester will be starting soon! All students who were approved for College Early Start for Fall should have registered during the month of July. Classes begin the week of August 26th. If your student needs help with their Delta College schedule, please have them speak with Mr. Gomar in the counseling office.

                                                       

Senior Class of 2020 – Welcome to the final year of high school! An information packet will be mailed at the end of the month to all parents/guardians of 12th grade students regarding important dates, deadlines, activities, college information. We encourage all parents to add themselves to the MHS Class of 2020 remind app using code: ad2378 – this will solely be the remind for the MHS Counseling Office.

Athletics

Football, Cross Country and Girls Volleyball are well underway as teams begin to finalize their rosters!  Stay tuned for weekly game updates.  In the meantime, Millennium Volleyball at Texas Roadhouse on Monday and Tuesday to help the girls raise money for warm-up shirts!

TLC Charter Chatter

TLC Charter Chatter

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A weekly newsletter written to parents of the TLC

 

 

Virginia Stewart

With just two weeks left to go in the year, I love seeing all the final projects and performances from all schools.  How far we have come in one year; amazing job to all students, staff and parents.  The PCS summer music program began this week and continues on next week with the DCS final performances.  

MHS fast track is just as it sounds, FAST!  Working with our Math teachers over these last few weeks has been a joy but I must admit, it has been intense.  I commend our teachers and our students for rising to the challenge.

I urge all of you to enjoy these last few weeks and finish strong.  Summer break is feels that bit more rewarding when you can look back and be proud of your hard work. Well done!

 

 

 

 

Lunch Menu for this week…. YUM!

Lunch Menu – Week June 17 – 21          

Mon. – Pizza

Tues – Chicken Patty Sandwich

Wed – Beef or Cheese Enchiladas

Thurs  – Cheese Ravioli

Fri –Beef Hot Dog

 

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Lunch Debts

We have an extremely high number of students with outstanding negative lunch balances. We are currently sending home lunch bills with our students. Please pay these bills immediately. Students can not start the 2019/2020 school year owing lunch balances. If you have any questions regarding your student’s lunch account please call the school at (209) 290 – 0511.

 

 

 

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

 

 

All Medications

Please pick all meds in the office up no later than Monday, June 24, 2019.

Every year we have to throw away so many expensive prescriptions because parents fail to pick them up in the office prior to Summer Break. Please come and pick up your child’s meds ASAP so we won’t have to dispose them.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

8th grade students (only) will be dismissed at 1:30pm and will meet at the Grand Theatre at 2pm for Promotion Practice. Please be on time.

Last Day of school is Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dismissal Times

PCS including TK – 11:30am

DCS – 12 noon

MHS – 12:30pm (regular Fast Track dismissal time)

 

 

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) and proof of receiving 2 doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccine

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. They must also show proof of 2 Varicella -Chicken Pox Vaccines.

 

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.

 

 

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TK

Our TK students had so much fun celebrating their dads this week! First, they created a Father’s Day Toolbox, which included extra-special descriptions of their dads on a: saw, drill, hammer, and tape measure. Then, each child created and decorated a picture to present to their dad at our Father’s Day Luncheon. On Friday afternoon, we were very excited to welcome our dads to enjoy lunch with us on the playard. It was a fun-filled event, and we are grateful to everyone who took the time out of their day to attend! Next on the agenda, is our Evening of Excellence; it will be next Tuesday, June 18th at 5pm. Be sure to save the date!

 

Initial Phase

Wow! P2 students did a beautiful job singing at our spring performance. Everyone shined bright and really showed off all they have learned during music class this year! We are so lucky to have Mrs. Watson and her amazing music program! What a wonderful performance!

We hope everyone received our invitation for our kindergarten awards show which will be taking place on MONDAY, June 24th. IMPORTANT: Due to limited space we will have TWO award shows. Please be sure to come to the show that you are scheduled for. NOTE: This is a different date than what was originally put on our June calendar.  If you have any questions about this or are unsure of your scheduled time please email p2@tracylc.net

Please mark down on your calendar that the last day of school is THURSDAY, June 27th and we will have an early release day. All of

 

Phase One:

Phase One did a fantastic job at their spring music performance! The students sang beautifully and looked great. Thank you to those that were able to attend.

There will be no homework these last two weeks of school. Our days will be filled with reviewing and fun-filled activities to close out our wonderful year.

Below is a list of Phase One events to remember:

-Thursday, June 20th: Evening of Excellence

-Wednesday, June 26th: Water Day

-Thursday, June 27th: Last Day Brunch!

-Thursday, June 27th: Last Day of School! Dismissal is at 11:30. Please make sure to make any needed accommodations for pick up that day.

 

Phase Two:

Our 3rd and 4th graders are hard at work on their “Gold Rush Town” projects.  Phase 1 students will come visit our towns next week. Thank you to the parents who have donated supplies for our project.

This week our 4th graders enjoyed a visit from the Tracy Fire Department. They discussed fire safety, home escape routes and even brought the engine on Tuesday!

There are still many events coming up in the next two weeks…

  • Thursday, June 20th:  Evening of Excellence at 6:00
  • Tuesday, June 25th:  4th grade breakfast/awards ceremony at 9:00 and 4th grade dance (after school)
  • Wednesday, June 26th: Water Day!! (See green folders for more info)
  • Thursday, June 27th:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  Dismissal is 11:30 for Primary

 

 

Discovery Middle School ⅚

Upcoming ⅚ Dates:

June 17th-20th: SWO Interviews

June 19th: ⅚ Choir Performance

June 21: 6th Grade Breakfast & Staff vs Student Softball Game

June 24th: 5th-8th Awards Ceremony- invitations to parents of students who win an award were sent out on Friday to RSVP to Ms. Zaca

June 27th: Water Day Carnival – DCS – Dismissal is at 12:00 PM on the last day of school, please plan accordingly!

Discovery Yearbook

Thank you for your yearbook orders.  They will be arriving by the last week of school.  If you were unable to pre-order your yearbook, a few will be available for purchase the last week of school for $55.00 in cash to the office.  

Thank You, Ms. Rodieck

A Note from Ms. T:

DCS Water Day Carnival is fast approaching and I am in need of more parent volunteers to help out. Thank you to those families who have already reached out.  

It is a really fun day and they kids have a blast but there are many moving parts.
Help is needed Thursday, June 27th from 7:30-Noon.
Please contact Ms. T (
ttakeuchi@tracylc.net)

Science with Ms. Diaz

Our plants have sprouted and we have determined that the range of tolerance for plant growth with radish, pea, barley and corn seeds is between 40-80 mL of water. The optimum amount of water seems to be 80 mL based on both the number of sprouts and the measured height of the tallest plant. We had our last test of the year today, Friday June 14th, and are coming around to the the final leg of the DCS school year race! We start our last activity of the year next week, studying salt tolerance of plants and will report back to you soon!

Mrs. Zuniga Math:

Varsity: Students finished their percent unit test and will look into integers next week. This will be the last concept before the end of the year. The class will take a test on operations of integers next Friday to complete this school year.

Scholastic: Students will be taking a test next Friday to give a little extra time to understand solving equations. The students are enjoying this concept because many feel they are solving a puzzle. We will add on solving systems of equations to finish off the year.

Honors: The class will have a quiz this week to complete the graphing and polynomial portion of Unit 8. Next week the students will get a quick overview of Geometry concepts to finish off the year.

Ms. T & Mrs. Zuniga’s Geography:

All Geography classes will be presenting their 5 Themes of Geography projects to their class. The students worked with a partner to research the 5 themes of geography for a specific city of their choice.

We have also been practicing for our Exit Interviews happening next week

Choir with Mr. Dougherty

The third trimester music concert is this coming Wednesday, June 19th. One big change is that the concert will take place during the school day in the gym. The students in my class will be performing twice. The first performance will be for the 5/6 classes and followed by a performance for the 7/8 classes. Parents are invited.

1st performance is 9:40 – 10;10.

2nd performance is 1030 -11

Ms. Dane-Verbal Expressions:

5 – 6 Lightning Larry rode out of town and the Brementown Rappers are on the way.  Reader’s Theater Casts again are performing for the pleasure of some of the primary classes.  If you hear someone say, ‘Go home to your mommas, and put on your pajamas,’ they heard it from Da Roosta, Kitty -oo, Fun Lovin’ Dawg, and  Donkey MC!

Next week students will finish their Visual Vocabulary slide shows and present to the class.  We will have show to share with everyone. Our week will be Ms Dane’s Day Camp. Students will make stick shadow puppets of fairytale characters.  They will make chalk shadow sundials, and Elephant toothpaste and egg drop challenge outside. The Macarena and Electric slide contest will finish up the week.

Ms. Rodieck’s LA

Ms. Rodieck’s Language Arts and Humanities classes are wrapping up for the year.  If you still have not turned in you final book report, please turn it in with the book.  Honors, yours is due Wednesday, June 19th.  Scholastic and Honors will have their Vocabulary Final next week – Scholastic on Wednesday, June 19th and Honors on Thursday, June 20th.  We are wrapping up the year reading Romeo and Juliet and watching West Side Story.

Social Studies with Mr. Bird

In social studies this week, we finished up our unit on the “Road to the Revolution” learning about the many causes to the American Revolution. Students did fantastic on their unit test! To end the week, we are learning about the Declaration of Independence with a cooperative escape room activity. Students are analyzing clues around our classroom to decode phrases from the Declaration of Independence (photos below are of students engaged in the activity). DCS teachers collaborated with each other to plan this lesson – thank you Ms. Rodieck!! Next week, we will begin our group project learning about revolutionary leaders. Students will present their projects in groups after learning about their assigned leader from the American Revolution.

Discovery Middle School ⅞

Upcoming Dates:

June 12th ACE Train Safety Meeting for 8th Graders

June 21st Cosmic Bowling at West Valley Bowl

June 21st Staff vs Student Softball Game

June 24th Awards Ceremony

June 26th Promotion at The Grand

June 27th is ½ day for 7th graders and Great America for 8th graders

Note: 8th grade students will be dismissed at 1:30pm on Wednesday June 26th for promotion practice!

A note about Great America:

Students going to Great America MUST be at the Tracy Ace Train station by 6:30am and will not return until 8:14 pm. Please be prompt when dropping off or picking up students! Remind your students that the school dress code will be enforced and that they MUST adhere to ALL checkpoint times, otherwise parents will be called to come get their student.

Attention: 8th Grade Parents seeking additional Promotion tickets!

On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019, from 6-7pm inside the gym, DCS will be handing out extra promotion tickets to any parent(s) on a first come, first-served basis. No more than two (2) extra tickets will be handed out to each parent present. Tickets are limited and will be handed out to those first in line.  

*Teachers will pass out tickets until all tickets have been handed out*

8th Grade Activities

Please be aware that all 8th grade activities are meant to be a celebration of student accomplishments throughout the school year. It is always our greatest hope and intention that all 8th grade students be allowed to attend these fun and exciting events. However, these events are privileges, as stated in our Student Handbook. Mrs. Prescott has and will continue to meet with 8th grade students at risk of missing out on activities if they have recurring behavior concerns or have not completed the following:

30 hours of community service by the due date of June 19th; not completed all SWO projects with a passing score; have a grade of less than 70% in a core class. Parents will be notified if an activity has been lost due to any of the above.

Language Arts with Mrs. Zo:

As the end of the school year is fast approaching all of the language arts classes are focusing on studying for their final (Thursday June 20) and working on their final projects. Students have been reviewing all of the concepts from the entire year and reflecting on what they have learned all year.

Science with Ms. Dominguez

This week students are wrapping up our unit on the Solar System, and will be participating in a Jeopardy game on Monday. Students will also be presenting their SWO resumes and business letters during science and social studies.

Math with Mr. Singh

Varsity-Started unit-8 linear Functions & Graphing, Completed 8-1 Relations & Functions, 8-2 equations with two variables, 8-3 slope and y-intercept, doing 8.4 writing rules for linear functions.

Honors– Started unit-10 Circles, Competed 10-1 Properties of circles, 10-2 Chords & Arcs, 10.3 Inscribed Angles,10.4 circular angle measures, doing 10.5 circular segment measures, 10.6 Equations of circles, doing 10.7 Area of a sector.

Scholastic– Started unit-8 Exploring quadratic Graphs and Quadratic functions, Completed 8-1 Quadratic Graphs, 8-2 Quadratic Functions, 8.3 vertex, 8.4 solving quadratic equations by graphing, 8.5 factoring to solve quadratic equations, 8.6 completing the square, doing 8.7 using the quadratic formula.

Choir with Mr. Dougherty:

Mr. Dougherty’s music classes are gearing up for the end of the trimester performance. The third trimester concert is coming up and there are some changes this trimester. The concert will take place in the gym on June 19th, but this time it will take place during the school day. All four of my classes will perform together twice, once for the remaining 5/6 classes and then once more for the 7/8 classes. As always, there will be some new and creative elements added to the concert.

 


Millennium High School

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

 For High School students interested in being machinists

Through the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Manufacturing Workshop taking place in July, high school students will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and hardware used by Laboratory scientists and engineers. During the three-day workshop, students will learn what it takes to become a career machinist from the Laboratory’s highly skilled veteran machinists and graduates of the Lab’s Machinist Apprentice Program — one of the most highly regarded programs of its kind in the state. Many apprentices go on to secure full-time jobs at the Laboratory, which was named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019. Students also will tour the Lab’s advanced manufacturing facilities.

The application deadline has been extended to June 7. To apply, fill out page two of the flier below and submit it to LLNL Manufacturing Engineering Section Superintendent Pete Schoenenberger via email (mailto:turner56@llnl.gov). Applicants can expect to hear from LLNL regarding participation in this workshop by June 18.

Fast Track Homework Support Schedule – Need help with your homework? Please see the homework schedule below:

 

Tracy Family Resource Center  – June 2019 Event Calendar

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