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Good Morning!

It feels that it has been a while since I wrote this message.  It has been a busy time.  High school has completed the school year and is now in full swing with FASTTRACK.  It is a lot of work for both students and staff but we all seem to be settling in and getting it done.

The Primary and Discovery staff continue on with distance learning far beyond any school around. I am so pleased with what we are offering.

We are in the planning stages of converting our special education program away from the Tracy unified District to another SELPA that caters to charter schools.  The transition will take some work, but we are convinced we will be able to provide better services as a lower cost.  Special education parents will be notified of the change soon.

We continue to plan to reopen on August 3.  We are not certain what guidelines will be in place by then, but we have demonstrated our flexibility and we will be ready.

The graduation of our seniors was one to be proud of.  We have received many compliments.  Hats off to the staff that helped work so  hard to make it all come together.  We are very pleased with what we did.  

Sadly,the budget for next year is devastating and will hurt the income of the staff in order to keep all our services and staff in place.  The district is cutting staff by almost 100 people.  We are maintaining our staff but each of us will have a cut in salary.  Don’t worry, the staff is so dedicated, they will continue to work as hard as they do now even for less income.  That is just how they are. As the CEO, however, it was a sad decision to make.

– Virginia Stewart

 

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Our Promoting Discovery Falcons

Max Williams

We sure are proud of you, Max. You show more and more maturity each day while reaching for your goals. Thank you for being such a caring, loving, and good person. You sure bring sunshine to our lives! Keep being yourself, because you are pretty wonderful.” Love, Dad, Mom, Mindy, and Sidney

I would like to congratulate Max on all his accomplishments thus far! I have had the opportunity to work with Max over many school projects. He gets and works hard and always asks if more help is needed. He carries great leadership skills and can’t imagine his future! Congratulations Max and keep shining in the future!

Mr. Hepner

I have been so excited to see Max grow into an independent and hardworking student in my science class over the last two years. His sense of humor and constant laughter will be missed in the classroom! Congratulations, Max

Ms. Dominguez

Malik Morrar

Our youngest child is turning out to be a reliable young man. We are all glad he built an incredible foundation in TLC in his academic studies. There’s no doubt he will become a man who will make his mark in this world. You have a strong drive for life. Keep shooting for the stars !

We love you lots Malik – baba, mama Deena, and Hilal

Malik Morrar has been an Amazing student here at Discovery for the last four years. His ability to work hard and always have a positive attitude about things in life is easily unmatched! Malik will truly be missed! Best of Success in High School Mr. Morrar as I’m sure you’ll continue to be an inspiration to others!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

Malik, you have shown tremendous growth in your 7th and 8th grade years. I have so enjoyed getting to know and work with you and I have been so impressed by your efforts in Language Arts! Good luck in high school!

Mrs. Cerezo

Ella Delucchi

Our dear Ella Kate!!! You have been special since the day you arrived. We knew you would be goofy, disciplined, silly, serious, proud, and amazing. It has been so enjoyable watching you grow into the responsible and independent young lady you are. Your kind heart is enormous and has a special spot for everyone you know. You think of others before yourself. Your commitment to your school work, gymnastics, and your self have not surprised us one bit. We know your hard work, dedication, and determined focus will take you great places. We can’t wait to see where that is! We all love you!! Proud to be a MHS Falcon Family!!!

Love, Mommy & Daddy

Ella, teaching you over the last two years has been very special. You are a hardworking, talented, and very genuine student. You have shown so much growth in Language Arts! Congratulations!

Mrs. Cerezo

Ella! I have no doubt in my mind you will do amazing in high school! You have never let any obstacle stop you from accomplishing your goals. You are one of the hardest workers I know, and I could not accomplish a lot of our leadership events without you! Watching you grow into such an independent person has given me such joy these last four years.

Ms. Zaca

Adrienne Delucchi

Adrienne,

Our dear Adrienne Rae!!! We knew you would be exactly who you are from day one. You never waiver and are always thinking. Your allegiance is strong and it shows in your daily decisions and standards you hold yourself to. We never doubt your ability to make the right decisions, persevere when something has intrigued you, and put 100 % in when it is time to work. You love being a part of something big and are an excellent team player in everything you do; from group projects to marching band to softball. These traits will make the path for your future. We know you’ll be incredible in whatever you do!!! We all love you!!! Proud to be a MHS Falcon Family!!!

Love, Mommy & Daddy

Sweet girl! I am so proud of you and all the hard work you have put into this year. You are caring, patient, and so inspiring. You have some of the best work ethics I have seen and I have enjoyed being your teacher. I cannot wait to see all of the wonderful things you do in High School. Enjoy it, because it goes by so fast. Congratulations on Promotion!

Mrs. Rapp

Adrienne, Adrienne, Adrienne, my little giggle meister! Oh how I will miss the random, silent giggles you would do in class over nothing! I enjoyed ending my day with you and your class, and am bummed it ended too early for us 🙁 Good luck in high school and continue doing amazing things in band!

Ms. Zaca

Ethan Dowell

We know this is not what you envisioned for this year. You are our kiddo with a heart who loves to be around people and going places, so this is not easy for you. We loved watching your journey through 8th grade, you have taken us through so many great adventures. You will do great things if you remain focused. Mom and Dad are very proud of who you are and what you have accomplished so far, and we are excited to see what the next four years hold for you. We love you!

Dowell Family

Ethan Dowell has been an Outstanding student/athlete here at Discovery for the last four years. His ability to balance school work, participate in competitive baseball outside of school and always have a positive attitude with his classmates, no matter what their athletic or learning abilities may be, is a sign of a “True Leader!!!” Ethan will truly be missed! Best of Success in High School Mr. Dowell as I’m sure you’ll continue to work hard and be a role model no matter what you may do in the future!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

It was a pleasure and joy having Ethan in my class. He constantly filled the room with laughter and smiles. Ethan you are a great gentleman and student, and I know you will do excellent in high school. Good luck and keep aiming high.

Mrs. Zuniga

Esmeralda Rocha

Esmeralda, congratulations for all your accomplishments! Our niña hermosa, we are so proud of the responsible, intelligent, and hardworking young girl you have become. You know that the limit is the sky, and you are a well determined and dedicated person. We are certain that you will accomplish each one of your dreams.

Thank you for blessing us with your beautiful smile and for bringing us so much joy!

Love you so much,

Mom, Dad, and Rubi

Esmerelda is an intelligent lady in the classroom. It was an honor teaching her for a year and I only wish her the very best as she continues her educational journey in high school. I know you will do great things in the future.

Mrs. Zuniga

Esmeralda, you are such a joy to have in class. You are kind, sincere, thoughtful, and incredibly hardworking. Congratulations!

Mrs. Cerezo

Gahel Moreno

Gahel,

You have done amazing during your time at DCS! You’ve grown into such a smart, kind, respectable young man and we’re so proud of you. We know you’re going to continue to work hard at Millennium, and go on to do great things. We’re your biggest fans!

Love,

Mom and Sal

Gahel,

I have watched you grow over the last few years and you never disappoint. You are motivated, respectful, and so dependable. It has been an honor to be your teacher and get to know you in the classroom. I am so proud of the young man you are and all that you stand for. Thank you for making this year so great. Congratulations on Promotion! I cannot wait to see what you

accomplish and all that you thrive in a Millennium. Keep up the good work!

Mrs. Rapp

Gahel, what a pleasure to have you in my class this year! I have gotten to know your outgoing personality, but beyond that you are the most caring and respectful young man I know. Thank you for being such an amazing young man and I know you will strive in your next journey to high school! Keep up the hard work and never change.

Ms. Greene

Tommy Hayes

We are so proud of Tommy and amazed at what a strong, smart, funny and caring young man he is becoming. He works hard at his goals and displays true leadership in life. We are excited to see all his future accomplishments. Love, Mom and Dad

The Hayes Family

Tommy has been such an amazing student during his time in Discovery. I have watched him grow into such a wonderful person these last four years! There is no doubt in my mind he will do exceptional in high school. Both in the classroom and on the football field. Congratulations Tommy on promotion! We will surely miss you!

Coach Penirian

Brennan Murrary

Brennan,

We are so proud of you! You have worked so hard and have always strived for excellence in school. What a joy it was for us to watch you learn the saxophone and play in the MHS marching band as a 7th and 8th grader. Thank you for being a responsible young man. We’re excited to see what the next four years bring. We love you so much!

Mom and Dad

Brennan! I will miss you SOOO MUCH when you go off to high school! I will miss our conversations, our social studies discussions, and just watching you and your friends be silly! You will do awesome in high school!

Ms. Zaca

Brennan is an intelligent student, gifted artist, clever writer, and compelling actor. He’s quick to jump on any challenge, first to volunteer ideas, and through his dedication and enthusiasm for new concepts, he won weekly art participation challenges more often than any other student! I have no doubt he will flourish in high school.

Ms. Losen

Joshua Zulueta

During this pandemic, Joshua finds creative ways to make use of his time. He takes the initiative to help out in the kitchen, assists in meal preparation and clean up. He enjoys assisting his sister bake cookies and bread. Even with all the carbs and delicious food in front of him, he tries to resist the temptation. He had lost at least 10 pounds and is on his journey to lose more.

I’m proud of you Baba!!!

This year, Josh has really come out of his shell in my classroom, and I have been so excited to watch him test out his jokes and sense of humor on his classmates. He is also incredibly bright, and without a doubt, one of the hardest working students I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Congratulations, Josh! I’ll miss the best line leader at Discovery!

Ms. Dominguez

Shahnoor Khan

He is a funny, charming student who is entertaining and kind. I have had the pleasure of teaching him almost 2 years and having amazing banter with him in class. I wish him well in all he does and I hope he never changes his witty personality!

Ms. Polo

I will never forget Shahnoor the first week of school falling asleep in my class, from this week on I knew I could rely on him to tell me if my lessons were boring or not. Shahnoor has grown into an incredibly bright student with a personality that could make the whole class smile and laugh. Thank you for bringing me such joy this year! Congrats!!

Ms. Greene

Shahvez Khan

As my first year teaching at Discovery, Shavez has brought a smile to my face every day! His playful attitude has brought a smile to everyone in the school! Don’t forget to study and ask questions! Congrats on your next journey to high school!

Ms. Greene

Aaron Entezar

Aaron,

You have been one of the few that have challenged me in a variety of ways this year. You are so intelligent and your willingness to question and want to better understand is something I hope you never lose. You have so many talents and I look forward to hearing all you do and accomplish in the next four years. Congratulations on Promotion! Way to go!!

Mrs. Rapp

Aaron is a very bright student who always tries his best in my class. He is funny and intelligent all in one. He is an amusing and respectful young man who always participates and keeps us laughing! I wish him the best in HS and in life. I will miss you child!

Ms. Polo

Angel Zarate

Angel, You did it! I am proud, you worked hard. You are a gentleman, very respectful, never talked back and took the ONE -5 I gave you and apologized. I will forever remember you as “Jose”, don’t know why, lol you are a smart kid, keep it up! Good luck in high school!

Ms. Rios

Angel! I still remember your first year in DCS! I was beyond happy and proud to be your Bengal Den Leader! You were, and still are, one of the most spirited students I have had. You have so much respect with those around you and others should be more like you! Good luck in high school!

Ms. Zaca

 

 

 

 

MHS

“Congratulations Class of 2020!!! I hope you and your families enjoyed our Graduation Celebration today!

If you would like to access photos that were taken today by MHS Staff, please add Coach KV on Facebook! www.facebook.com/mskvpehealth

The professional photos taken of you receiving your diploma on the stage will be posted by the Photographic Arts Studio. We will share those when they become available.”

 

 

Attention Falcons –

Fall Delta College Early Start information has been posted on the MHS Info Google Classroom.  Please add iebvajt to to yiour Google Classroom list to stay informed!

 

 

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

We hope all our TLC families have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day.

 

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After an amazing Millennium High School Graduation we now turn our praise to the Discovery 8th Grade promotion. Important DCS info below:

78 DCS Awards Ceremony:

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

Gold Cords:

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

 

8th Grade Promotion Drive-Thru Event:

When: Saturday June 27th, 2020 at 9:00-11:00 am (Note: we have changed the date of Promotion to Saturday so that working parents can attend)
Description: Cars with promoting 8th graders will drive through Tracy Learning Center along a carefully marked route. *A detailed map and letter with more specific details regarding promotion will be mailed out in early June.

 

 

Our Promoting Discovery Falcons

 

 

Cameron Williams

Cameron, I have seen so much growth from you since first coming to Discovery. You have blown me away not only with your remarkable athleticism, but your positive attitude towards school. Your dedication and determination to do well has impressed me throughout the school year. I have no doubt you will do great things in high school. I wish you all the best in your new journey! Congrats to you sir!

Coach Penirian

Cameron Williams has been a great student here at Discovery for the last four years. His effortless ability to make things look easy is unmatched not only on the playing field but in the classroom as well! Cameron will truly be missed! Best of Luck in High School Mr. Williams as I’m sure this is just the beginning for you!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

Julissa Esparza

Julissa is a quiet but consistent student. She works hard to complete her work and is always eager to check her grades and make any necessary corrections! Good luck in high school Julissa!

Mrs. Cerezo

Julissa, massive congratulations on this accomplishment! Your presence is definitely noticed and appreciated. Keep an inquiring mind and it will take you far! All the best in this new journey!

Ms. Munah

 

 

 

Jeremy Haynes

 

I couldn’t be more proud of the person JJ is becoming. Although there are times where he may drive us all a little crazy, he definitely keeps us all laughing. He is smart, athletic, funny, and always has a positive attitude. I am excited to see where this next chapter will take you. I know that you will exceed in anything you set your mind to. Congrats!!

Love, Mom, Pops, and Marley

JJ, congratulations on this huge accomplishment! You are such a bright, funny, and kind young man. I know you are going to achieve amazing things in your future, keep up the hard work

Ms. Ferguson

JJ! There has never been a dull moment with you these past four years. You really are one of the kindest student’s I have had the pleasure of teaching, even if you don’t want to admit it. You were such a joy to teach and us teachers could always count on you in making our days just a little bit brighter with your silliness. Good luck in High School, and never stop trying!

Ms. Zaca

 

 

 

Catelyn Villaflor

Congratulations Catelyn for another milestone you successfully accomplished! All the hard work and passion you put in everything that you do, finally paid off. You constantly make us proud and never fail to surprise us. We are always here to support you and love you. Daddy will always be there watching over you.

Love, Mommy & Ate Bianca

Although Caitlyn may have a quiet presence in class, her creative and artistic abilities shine through in all her work. It was a pleasure having her brilliant work come across my desk, she will have a successful time in high school if she keeps up the good work! Congrats!

Ms. Greene

Catelyn, you have grown into such a young, beautiful person. I have seen you grow so much these past four years and you truly have come out of your shell! You are unique, with a wonderful sense of fashion! I will truly miss teaching you.

Ms. Zaca

 

 

 

Joelle Abris

Dear Joelle,

We are so proud of the beautiful, strong, and well-rounded young lady you’ve become. Throughout the years, we have watched you blossom and break out of your shell into the confident, bright, responsible, and hard-working person you are. You have been able to balance academics, sports, music, community, and family, giving 100% of yourself in all you do. You have a quiet grace and strength about you, never wanting attention, but yet, we all take notice. Your beauty shines inside and out. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you! Congratulations on your promotion!

We love you so much,

Dad, Mom, Jaden, and Julian

Joelle is a silent assassin, in the best possible way. She is very quiet, but behind that silent exterior is a tremendous amount of depth. She may not always volunteer an answer, but you can bet she has it. Joelle, you continue to impress me. I wish you all the best in high school!

Mrs. Cerezo

To use Mrs. Cerezo’s words, Joelle really is a silent assassin! She is one of my hardest working students and goes above and beyond in anything she is tasked. Not only that, she is the sweetest to her friends and the loyal friend we all wish we have. I have been lucky to teach her these past four years and watch her grow into the social butterfly she is now! Good luck in high school!

Ms. Zaca

 

 

 

Tyson Roberts

Tyson we are so proud of you, and all that you have accomplished in school and outside of school, you are so smart, caring and loving and you amaze us with your generosity and thoughtfulness daily. You are an amazing son, brother, friend and uncle and we are so thankful to have you to love and be proud of. #ROBERTSSTRONG

 

Love Mom, Dad, Maxx, Devon & Maxxwell

I want to thank Tyson for the leadership, kindness, and athleticism he brought to PE day in and day out. He is truly a fine young man and I was blessed to have him as a student. I wish Tyson all the best in his future endeavors as he moves on to high school. Good luck buddy, Coach will be watching your stats!

Coach Levand

Tyson Roberts has a smile that would charm a snake charmer. He has a quick wit and an amazing sense of humor. Whatever Tyson wants to do he will do well and succeed. I am expecting to hear great things from him in the future.

Congratulations on your 2020 Promotion. It will be memorable!

Mrs. King

 

 

 

Brook Armer

Brook has really come into her own as an 8th grader- she has grown both academically and socially and I have been so impressed by her in the classroom. It has been a joy to watch Brook evolve over the last two years. You will go on to do amazing things Brook! Good luck in high school!

Mrs. Cerezo

Brook has been one of the best students a teacher could ever ask for. She shows interest and enthusiasm for everything we do in class, and no matter what assignment or project comes her way, she gives 100% of her best effort. I will miss her happy smile in my class! Congratulations, Brook!

Ms. Dominguez

 

 

Nicolas Valencia

Nico! My little boy!! We are so proud of you and the little man you are becoming. Words can’t describe how proud and blessed we are to have such an amazing son. Your dedication in school & sports are examples of how you strive to accomplish your goals!! Keep it up my boy, just can’t wait to see what life has prepared for you. I know that you will go wherever you desire and that you are your only limit. Love you and can’t wait to see your new adventure in High School

Love Always,

Mom& Dad, Uli & Cami

Nico has grown as an individual this year, from being quiet to an intelligent and outspoken young man. I am proud that I was able to have him in my class and see him grow. He is so intelligent there is not much to say, but if you apply yourself there is not much you won’t be able to do.

Ms. Greene

Nico,

AKA Bougie Boy! You have been such a joy to have in class this year and although the year did not end how anyone thought, you still continue to thrive. You are smart, athletic, and funny. I know that high school will open many wonderful doors for you in academics and athletics. Keep up the good work and congratulations!

Mrs. Rapp

 

 

 

Katherine Rivera

I have had her now for almost 2 school years and I know her to be a very quiet well-behaved child in the class. She knows her Spanish for sure! She always does amazing work and puts in a lot of effort. She also consistently participates in class which is wonderful! Great student! I wish you well in HS and beyond!

Mrs. Polo

Katherine,

I do not think I have ever met a student like you. You do not give up and that is admirable. You work so hard and that will always pay off. I am so proud of you and all the energy you have put into being successful in Geometry this year. I know you will do great things in high school and in band. Congrats of Promotion!

Mrs. Rapp

 

 

 

Joshua Williams

Joshua’s curiosity and analytical thoughtfulness by many accounts is the true manifestation of Tracy Learning Center’s principles’. Watching you grow up at home and TLC to be a young man is the greatest gift Mom, Dad, Big Sis Jan and Grammar could ever ask for, we are so proud of your achievement!! Congratulations Big Josh!!

Cheers, Yemi

Josh Williams has been an outstanding student here at Discovery for the last four years. His competitiveness with a touch of class of positive sportsmanship and reassurance to his classmates is like no other! He is always the first one to shake everyone’s hand after a game and always has a positive attitude win or loss! Josh also has a great sense of humor, and the smile to go with it! 🙂 Josh will truly be missed by all! Best of Luck in High School Mr. Williams as I’m sure you’ll accomplish everything you wish to in life and more!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

Since the day he walked into my classroom as a 7th grader, Josh has been the voice of reason and sarcasm that we have all come to know and love. Honors Science will not be the same without you! Congratulations, Josh!

Ms. Dominguez

 

 

 

Esther Robles

Esther, it was a joy to have you in my class! You are such a great role model to all of your other classmates it is admirable. Continue to strive for the best and put in all of your effort and you will be successful in high school.

Ms. Greene

Esther,

You are one of the hardest working students. You are so motivated and I know that you will do wonderful things in high school. Enjoy all of the great opportunities that are available. Congratulations of Promotion!!

Mrs. Rapp

 

 

 

Alexander Oseguera

Alex we are so proud of you. Congratulations on all your accomplishments this year. We feel very blessed to have you in our lives, you are an amazing son and awesome brother. I know you will do great in high school, and remember with hard work and dedication anything is possible. We love you!

Oseguera Family

I was so excited to see Alex come out of his shell this year as an 8th grader. His humor and staring contests were the highlight of class, and his confidence during projects and presentations made them some of the most entertaining our class has ever seen. It won’t be the same without him next year. Congratulations, Alex!

Ms. Dominguez

Alex! I have watched you grow with so much confidence these last four years! Mom would always talk about how you were always the funny one at home, making your siblings and parents constantly laugh, and I am happy I was finally able to see that side of you this year. Good luck in High School!

Ms. Zaca

 

 

 

Gwen Abad

Gwen, Congratulations on your 8th grade promotion! I am extremely proud of the young lady that you have become. You’ve shown such determination, maturity, and adaptability through the last few years. You continue to exceed all expectations, including the ones you place on yourself. Keeping your grades up while having such a busy life is challenging and you seem to handle it with such ease. I know you will continue to succeed just as well, if not more, in high school and beyond. I love you so very much!

Love, Mom…and Jake 🙂

Gwen is a quiet, but determined student. She is kind, compassionate, and very academically driven. I feel very lucky to have taught her these last two years. She has worked very hard to be a stellar student and it is absolutely paying off! Excellent work Gwen!

Mrs. Cerezo

Gwen, Gwen, Gwen. I am SO going to miss you next year!! You are truly the sweetest, most kind person I have met and I am excited to see what paths in life you take in the future. I am going to miss your random, silent giggles in class! Gwen, you put your heart in EVERYTHING. From studying for social studies, to Pentathlon, to getting your grade up in Humanities! This spirit in you is admired and appreciated by all your teachers. I am sad we cannot end the school year normally after four years of being taught social studies from me, but I am happy knowing that you will do amazing in high school and beyond! Continue on silently giggling in life!

Ms. Zaca

 

 

 

Matthew McCarn

It wasn’t always easy, but you did it! You can do whatever you put your mind to. We are so proud of the young man you are becoming! We love you.

-Mom, Stewart, Michael, Peter and ZoeLyn

We are so proud of you. You are amazing and will go far in life. Never stop believing.

-Dad, Beth, and family

Matthew, we have been delighted to have you in our math class. You have grown and shown how committed and responsible a student you are. We have also noticed the kindness and respect you treat your classmates with, and that is a sign of maturity that you will be carrying to your next set of challenges, the first of which is High School.

Fly high and soar like a Falcon.

Ms. Bengson

My first year at Discovery has been filled with a lot of laughs, a good portion of them from Matthew. He always has positive energy and a ton of spirit! Yet, through the fun he always will ask a question to try to understand a subject more or make an attempt to give an answer. Congrats on promoting and we wish you the best in high school!

Ms. Munah

 

Congratulations MHS Class of 2020!!! What an amazing ceremony.

“Congratulations Class of 2020!!! I hope you and your family enjoyed our Graduation Celebration today!

If you would like to access photos that were taken today by MHS Staff, please add Coach KV on Facebook! www.facebook.com/mskvpehealth

The professional photos taken of you receiving your diploma on the stage will be posted by the Photographic Arts Studio. We will share those when they become available.”

MHS Senior Graduation is THIS Saturday, May 23rd from 9am-11am

 

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You did it Seniors! You have made it to the end.  We are so proud of all your hard work and even though these last 2 months have not been what we expected, you have persevered and reached the finish line.

Our graduation procession will take place at TLC Saturday May 23rd beginning at 9am.  The MHS carline in front of TLC will be set up with decorations, staff, and teachers and of course a stage for you to cross as you receive your diploma.  We want to make sure everyone is able to celebrate this important time and so we will be Live Streaming the event on Facebook and Youtube.

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This live video will allow any relatives or friends who cannot make it Saturday to enjoy it with you from their own homes.

 

Facebook Live – 2020 MHS Graduation Live Stream (9am – 11am PST)

 

Youtube Live – MHS Graduation 2020 (9am – 11am PST)

 

We hope you can join us for this very special event.  See you Saturday!

 

 

 

Other important Senior info regarding reimbursements:

 

Hello everyone,
If you paid via cash or check, your check should have arrived by now or is in the mail on the route. Expect to see that in a few days.
PayPal and Square transactions have been processed and are being refunded. Due to the high volume of these refunds, the system is taking longer than their usual 1-2 day turn around. But be assured they have been processed and you will see your refund in your account.
We have currently run into a new issue. For most transactions, the memo did state whether the payment was for Prom or Disney. If you paid via Square or PayPal and did not see this in the memo, there is a chance your payment was not flagged for refund. Please go ahead and fill out the Goggle Form if you paid via Square or Paypal to be sure your refund is completed. As always we thank you for your patience during these times as we are working on creating a system that was nonexistent. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out at bramirez@tracylc.net

Thank you,

Barbra Ramirez
Human Resources Coordinator 
Tracy Learning Center
 
51 E. Beverly Place
Tracy, CA 95376
P: (209) 290-0511
F: (209) 831-5243

 

Congratulations class of 2020, both Millennium Seniors and Discovery Eighth Graders.  You have worked hard and deserve congratulations.

While these are not the traditional celebrations we are used to, adults are working harder than ever to make sure these accomplishments will be wonderful. These celebrations are more difficult than traditional ceremonies and staff are going above and beyond for you.

I will tell you that while traditional is expected, students are always trying to make themselves stand out and make the ceremony different.  The celebrations/ceremonies being prepared, while not traditional, will certainly be memorable! Isn’t that what you really want?

CONGRATULATIONS MILLENNIUM AND DISCOVERY FALCONS CLASS OF 2020!

 

 

 

 

Our Promoting Discovery Falcons

Anthony Van Lehn

Anthony, you have come such a long way from the first day starting at Discovery. Although the beginning of your journey was a tough one, you worked really hard to achieve all your goals. You are on your way to that gold cord! We could not be prouder of how much you have accomplished. With your hard work and determination, you will go far in high school and beyond! We love you!!

Dad and Mae

I am honored to get to talk a little bit about Anthony. I worked with Anthony several times for community service during school time and on Saturdays. He is a bright young man with great leadership attributes in his character. He is willing to do what is asked to better the community of Discovery. His positive attitude spreads to those around him! I am so happy of his accomplishments and know that as he advances in the future he will represent Discovery well. Great job, Anthony, proud of you buddy!!!

Mr. Hepner

Anthony is a student who can always be counted on. He is kind, hardworking, and reliable. In the classroom these are invaluable qualities to have. I can always count on Anthony to lend a hand, to answer a question, and to have a book handy. Keep reading Anthony! Congratulations and all the best in highschool!

Mrs. Cerezo

It’s been a privilege to have Anthony in class this year. He has grown so much as the year went on and has always shown me the most utmost respect and honesty. I wish him the best as he moves on to high school and to remain focused. Good Luck Anthony!

Coach Levand

Jaidyn Woods

Our dearest Jaidyn,

We are so proud of the young woman you are becoming. We are amazed by your intelligence, kindness, and love for life. You are wise beyond your years, and we love how you are always pushing yourself to do better no matter the situation or outcome. You are an amazing student, athlete, dancer, sister, and daughter. We know you are going to take on the challenge of high school with the same determination, commitment and persistence you have shown throughout Primary and Discovery! Always feed your spirit with truth and love.

It is our pleasure to watch you grow! 

Love, Dad, Mom, Isaiah, Brooklyn, and Bruno!

Jaidyn, you are truly a wonder; you are smart, hilarious, and genuinely kind. This is a rare combination of qualities to come by and because of that you will be so missed at DCS. I have valued being able to watch you grow academically and as an individual. Your wit, ingenuity, and constant giggles have brought so much joy to my LA classroom. I can’t wait to see what you accomplish in high school!

Mrs. Cerezo

I can remember back in the day when I first met you and your dad. Seeing you grow from Primary to Discovery and now to high school brings a tear to my eye. You have blossomed into such an amazing and athletic young lady! Also the fact you are a Dodger and USC fan just adds to your awesomeness;) I know you will do wonderful things during high school and will continue to grow from there! I wish you the best and have no doubt of the success in your near future!

Coach Penirian

Chloe Thomas

We are so proud of you, Sis! You have shown us what grit and determination is by maintaining great grades and amazing friendships all while juggling playing competitive soccer, playing the saxophone with the MHS marching band, being a support for your brother and volunteering with youth soccer! You are an amazing young lady! We can’t wait to see what these next four years bring. We love you to the moon, we love you to pieces, we love you SO much! Never doubt, you were born to do great things!

Love, Mom, Dad and RJ

Chloe, over the last two years I have become very impressed by you. You are a hardworking, dedicated, and kind student. Congratulations and I wish you all the best! Don’t forget to come back and see me!

Mrs. Cerezo

For the last two years, I have had the pleasure of teaching Chloe. I love her sense of humor, and the snappy comments she has ready to go at all times. I wish her nothing but the best no matter where life takes her! Congratulations, Chloe!!

Ms. Dominguez

Aumiyah Thornton

Aumiyah Thornton our baby girl, we are so proud of you. I pray that you understand that we push you to be great because that is what you have always been without effort. You were born to conquer and exceed expectations from your premature birth to your adult life. Don’t let the world strip you of your joy and light that you have been to us. We will always be in your corner to cheer and encourage you through this journey of life!

The Thornton Family

I had the pleasure of having Aumiyah in a class I did a long term substitute position. I then was able to continue to watch her as I stayed on to assist the math teachers. Aumiyah is a talented artist. She has her own sense of style and a great smile. Congratulations on your promotion. I look forward to seeing what you bring to the future

Mrs. King

Aumiyah has been one of the most extraordinary students to come into my class at Discovery. Not only is she incredibly bright, but her artistic abilities are absolutely mind blowing. I will miss the level of creativity and artistic genius she brought to my class. Congratulations, Aumiyah!!

Ms. Dominguez

Collin Credo

Congratulations for successfully finishing your 8th graders. My entire family is so proud of you for such an amazing, unique, special, smart, and brave kids. Graduation is not the end is just the beginning of your journey. Well done, we love you Collin.

The Credo Family

Collin is an incredibly creative and hard working student. He is constantly finding new ways to challenge himself and develop new skills. He has an exceptional artistic eye and is a talented, unique writer. Collin’s sense of humor and intelligence make him a joy to have in class. I have no doubt that he will have a wonderful high school experience!

Ms. Losen

Collin, congratulations on this huge accomplishment! You have been a wonderful addition to each class that you have been in. Enjoy high school!

Ms. Ferguson

Cynthia Weiss

Cynthia, the journey you have been on these past two years hasn’t always been easy. And yet somehow in a world that often overwhelmed you and placed numerous obstacles in your path, you dug down deep and found a fortitude and resilience that kept you moving forward. Remember, go after your dreams and stay humble along the way. We are so proud of you, your accomplishments and admire the young woman you are becoming.

Congratulations!!!!

Love, Dad, Kathleen and Carrie

Cynthia is one of the most helpful and caring students I have ever met. In addition to her spectacular grades, she has taken on the special role of Bunny Whisperer in my class, and has gone out of her way time and time again to make sure that our classroom pet bunnies are always cared for. I’ll miss having her in class, but wish her all the best in high school! Congratulations, Cynthia!

Ms. Dominguez

Cynthia is a witty and artistic individual. She is a naturally gifted speaker with undeniable presence and persuasive powers. She is a hard working, bright student who is considerate and thoughtful towards others. I have no doubt that she will succeed at anything she puts her mind to!

Ms. Losen

Sadie Espinoza

We are so proud of you Sadie! You are always so determined to do your best at everything you set out to do. So excited to see what this next chapter holds for you. Have fun and enjoy each step of the way.

We Love you!

Mom & Dad

I had the pleasure of teaching Sadie during her first year in Discovery. She was quiet in the classroom at first but began to open up as the year progressed. I am so impressed to see the student she has now become and wish her all the best in the future. Good luck in high school.

Mrs. Zuniga

Sadie, I am so proud of who you have become! I have seen you grow and come out of your shell these last three years. Your determination to get things done will push you far in life. Good luck in high school!

Ms. Zaca

Caden Ardenyi

Caden, we are proud of your dedication to what your interests are. You are a kind, polite, and helpful young man. You are a great big brother and little brother to your siblings. This has been a difficult end to your 8th-grade year but you are showing us that in these trying times you can accomplish anything when you put your heart in it! Keep your head up as you enter high school and enjoy every moment.

Love, Mom and Dave

Caden, you have always been such a generous and helpful classmate! You will be missed here at Discovery! Congratulations on your accomplishment, enjoy high school!

Ms. Ferguson

I have had the pleasure of teaching you these last four years. From your crazy ponytails, to your intriguing classroom discussions, I will miss teaching you and your witty comments!

Ms. Zaca

Jose Trujillo

Hi Joselito, we just want to say that we are really proud of the young man you are becoming, you have a lot of great qualities. We hope you continue to be the kind, big hearted and humble kid that you are.We know school isn’t always easy, and we are proud that you have been keeping up and working hard, We hope you do the same in Millennium but better! You survived the first 9 years in TLC, you’re almost there you have 4 more!!! We love you kid.

The Trujillo Family

Jose, we are on our way to a different environment. I had the chance to work with you, but within a few hours I knew how smart you are. Separate friendship from responsibilities and we are on our way to success!

Mrs. Rios

Jose,

It has been such a pleasure to have you in class. You are a hard working student and I know you will do wonderful things if you keep that up. Never give up, stay motivated, and don’t be afraid to try new things. Congrats of Promotion! Enjoy the next four years of high school, they will go by so quickly.

Mrs. Rapp

Andie Ngo

Haiku for Andie:

Tip toe, walking, run!

Dreaming, achieving, success!

Andie, on her way!

Love, Mom

Andie,

You are so talented in so many ways. You are smart, artistic, musical, and so creative. Your imagination inspires me and I know that you will do great things in life. Congrats on Promotion! I cannot wait to see what amazing things you accomplish in high school.

Mrs. Rapp

Andie has been an excellent student here at DCS for the last four years. Her willingness to be a hard worker, a “Coachable” student, an excellent friend to her peers will truly be missed! Best of Luck in High School Ms. Ngo as I’m sure you’ll do Amazing at the next level and for years to come!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

Zaynab Sajadi

Zaynab, you did it! You are on your way to high school. You are a very smart girl, you know what you are doing, and when it is applied properly, you will thrive. Keep up the good work and always keep your head up.

Mrs. Rios

Zaynab was a pleasure to have in class this year. She is so bright and intelligent, I know she will be successful in high school. I hope that Zay continues to develop into a nice and smart young woman.

Ms. Greene

Ismael Torres

Ismeal, congratulations! You are a respectful, responsible and a reliable student. Don’t be shy to use your inner voice, it is loud and clear. You are ready to achieve your goals.

Mrs. Rios

Having Ismael in my class was such a joy. He always had something to say that would make me laugh and help lead the class to larger answers. Ismael, I hope you have a successful and fun time in high school and I know you will do great things!

Ms. Greene

Sam De La Torre

Sam is a joy to teach because his enthusiasm and humor are infectious. He brings levity and wit to every room he’s in and his art always had a unique style that showcased his creative mind.

Sam is a helpful student and quick to volunteer for extra jobs. He’s also a great collaborator and a natural communicator. I will miss having him in my art class!

Ms. Losen

Smiley Sam, you made it happen! Good luck in your next journey of life and remember nothing is impossible!

Mrs. Rios

Monday Morning Message

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Good Morning!

The highlight of my last week was reading a book to TK and Kindergarten.  I missed doing that each week.  AND I loved the Primary parade.  Thank you to all of the Primary parents who drove by car line to wave to our incredible teachers who came to wave to you.  We belong together.  We all miss each other.  It was a very special time.

It gave me a glimpse of what our drive-by graduation will be like.  It will work.  I hear students saying they are pleased to hear there will be a stage and pictures.  And yes, I am giving out diplomas! We look forward to celebrating our Class of 2020.

I am also excited that the eighth graders will be picking up their robes for promotion, I cannot wait to see the graduation photos that will be sent in for the yearbook.  Our staff is so proud of your accomplishments.

I am very pleased with how we are all working together for the good of our learning community.  I could not ask for more!

The budget for next year is promising to be a difficult one with severe cutbacks due to these difficult financial times.  We are working closely with the state and county to make the most of our resources so we may keep providing the high level of education we strive for at TLC.  

We are not alone and it is now more than ever that our TLC community must work together to support each other.

 

From DCS – 

 

Our Promoting Discovery Falcons

 

 

Patrick Walsh

Since Patrick started attending Discovery Charter School, we have noticed his academic performance increasing every day and we feel very proud of him for trying his best. He was very introverted when he started his journey at this school, and I can see now his improvement socially and academically. He enjoys playing baseball and going to his martial arts classes. He speaks highly about his teachers and his friends. We want to wish you, dear Patrick, the best for your next journey attending high school and to let you know that we are so proud of you. Keep pursuing your dreams!

Love,

Mom and Dad

You are kind and dedicated. You work harder than most and it shows in your success. I love that you do not give up to understand something and that you always advocate for yourself. You will do great things in high school. Continue to strive for your success and it will take you so far. Congrats on your 8th-grade Promotion!! You did it! Now onto the next adventure, high school.

Mrs. Rapp

Patrick has grown so much this year! I have seen him grow from a quiet and shy guy to an outgoing kid. I am so proud of the person he has become this year not only in his personality but also in his academics. Patrick has a bright future ahead of him with all the effort he puts into his work!

Ms. Greene

 

 

 

Stephen Adams

Stephen, we are very proud of the kind and respectful young man you have become! We enjoy your sense of humor, a great love of books, the time you spend with family, and willingness to help others. You have continually gotten excellent grades through hard work and dedication. Even during this difficult time and throughout the past few years, we are amazed at how much you have grown and can’t wait to see you take the next step forward into high school. Congratulations and Good Luck…the sky is the limit! And in the words of Walt Disney, “First, Think. Second, Believe. Third, Dream. And Finally, Dare.”

Love,

Mom and Dad

Stephen is an amazingly smart boy. He is always on task and interested in the class. He has been nothing but a true pleasure to have in class these last almost 2 years. I’m very sure he will do a wonderful job in high school wherever he chooses to go. He will be missed!

Ms. Polo

Stephen Adams has been a great student here at Discovery for the last four years. His willingness to have a positive attitude, A sense of humor, hard-working, a willingness to learn and asking questions, to not only help himself but his classmates as well will truly be missed! Best of Luck in High School Mr. Adams as I’m sure you’ll do Awesome in Life!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

 

 

 

Mateo Williams

Words can’t describe how proud we are of the young man Mateo is becoming. He works hard in school and maintains good grades. He is a loyal friend, loves sports, keeps us laughing, and has a sweet soul. It’s been a rough year with breaking his arm twice and having surgery. Soccer season was cut short but he never complained, had a good attitude, and went on to make the basketball team. We know he’s disappointed with missing all the 8th-grade promotion activities with friends but has kept his head up looking forward. We can’t wait to see what the next 4 years of high school and the future holds for you! The possibilities are endless! Dream big buddy!! We love you!!

Mom, Marco, Dad, Nanna and David

You are one of a kind and it has been a pleasure to teach you this year. You are funny, athletic, and very intelligent. I know you will do great things in high school, just try to avoid any more broken bones. Remember to always work hard and stay motivated and you will continue to thrive. Congrats on Promotion!

Mrs. Rapp

I taught Mateo my first year in Discovery and enjoyed having him in the classroom. He is very hardworking and takes on any challenge head-on. I wish him luck on his new journey in high school.

Mrs. Zuniga

Adam Su

To our dearest Adam,

Our journey with you thus far has been a great one, as we get to experience together with the joy of being first – the first to enter preschool and now the first in our immediate family to be promoted to high school. We are extremely proud of you and your accomplishments. Remember that it takes a village to get where you are heading to, so be kind and always be grateful to the people that supported and helped you in your journey. As you continue your great journey, you will make mistakes and poor choices but don’t let these missteps define you, but rather learn from them and use them as inspirations. You have a bright future so continue to be curious, focus on your goals, be true to yourself, and most of all, have fun, and be happy. You are a gift and we love you very much.

Love,, Mommy and Papa

Adam “Mr. Su” has been an excellent student here at Discovery for the last four years. His dedication to working hard, positive attitude, which consists of having fun and always fundraising the most money for the “Discovery Jog-A-Thon” will truly be missed! Aim high in High School Mr. Su as I’m sure you’ll continue to excel!!!!!

Coach Williams 🙂

I taught Adam for his sixth-grade year and watched him grow throughout the year. I have also seen how much he has grown in the 7th and 8th grades. He is intelligent and keeps working hard on his goals set. I wish him the very best in high school and in the future.

Mrs. Zuniga

 

 

 

 

Pahul Sian

We are very proud of you. From school to sports, you have excelled tremendously. In Pentathlon you got 1st place in science. In school you are all rounded, respectful, caring, and a good friend. There has not been a day that you have amazed me with your abilities to be independent, responsible, and loving. I have said that you grasp things easily, which makes learning easier for you. May High School be the best years for you!

Love you always, Mum, Dad, and Harleen

When little 7th grader Pahul joined my class, he was the sweetest student a teacher could ask for, and I had the pleasure of watching him grow into a confident, comedic, and academically strong 8th grader. He never misses the opportunity for a joke or to make someone laugh with his hair flips, but is also one of the kindest students I have ever had in my class. I know he will do amazing things no matter what he pursues in life. Congratulations on your graduation, Pahul! I’ll miss having you in my class.

Ms. Dominguez

The past few years have passed so quickly. You’ve crossed the bridge of middle school. Now off to high school you go. I have no doubt about your future academic achievements. You are a very bright and athletic young man. I wish you all the best on your new journey.

Coach Penirian

 

 

 

Jacqueline Cerda

We are so proud of our daughter Jacqueline, she has always been working hard for so long and now she is moving on to high school.

Ponte las pilas!! Your family loves you

When it comes to being a supportive friend, a talented artist, and inquisitive student: Jacqueline Cerda fits the criteria! Jacky is always willing to help any of her friends out, and she does it with a smile. She’s also a student who will ask for help, working to really learn a subject. Keep being awesome Jacky!

Miss Munah

Jacky is an incredibly sincere and kind-hearted student. She is soft-spoken but always willing to lend a helping hand to her classmates and her teachers. She has been a joy to have in class! Good luck Jacky!

Mrs. Cerezo

 

 

 

 

Ryan Alger

Happy 8th-grade promotion! We are so proud of the way you have balanced your academics and extracurricular activities in your years at DCS. You participated in Science Olympiad and Academic Pentathlon. We’ve seen you improve in soccer and baseball and enjoy watching you play the sports you love. Congratulations on being accepted into Space and Engineering Academy at West. Thank you for keeping us laughing with your witty responses and we even sometimes appreciate your sarcasm.

Love, Mom, Dad, and Luke

Over the last two years, I have had the pleasure of having my class distracted by Ryan and his mildly related but mostly off-topic science questions. There are days I feel he has come prepared with a list of potential questions that might just take the entire class period for me to answer. But I have to admit, he has made my class more interesting and more valuable of learning experience through all his questions. Ryan is a brilliant student, and I can’t wait to see where life takes him. Congratulations on finishing 8th grade, Ryan!!

Ms. Dominguez

I have had the pleasure of being Ryan’s Language Arts teacher for the last two years and I have come to know Ryan as a quick-witted and sharp-minded student, with a keen sense of dry humor. Ryan works hard and can always be counted on to provide a modicum of comic relief to the, sometimes, overly serious classroom. His absence from our DCS hallways will be keenly felt.

Mrs. Cerezo

 

 

 

Jasmine Singh

Jasmine Marie Singh,

Your Dad and Mom are so very proud of you. God has blessed us with such a lovely daughter. You always work really hard and always try to do the best you can. We are so excited for you to start your next journey in life, High School! Love You!

Jasmine is an intelligent student and an awesome sister. She has a bright future ahead in High School and beyond. I am PROUD to be her Big Brother and very impressed with how much she has learned. I love her. Good Luck in High School!

Big Brother Erasmo

I am very proud of my little sister Jasmine. Keep up the good work! So excited for you!

Your Big Sister Carmen

There are many things one can say, about this young lady who says so little but the first one that comes to mind is: wow, she is such a smart and diligent person! Jasmine works hard in her classes and also in her friendships, bringing a smile to all those around her. She’s a kind, smart person who will continue to go far, as she works to achieve it!

Miss Munah

Jasmine, congratulations on this accomplishment! Keep up the hard work and enjoy high school! You will be missed here at Discovery!

Ms. Ferguson

 

 

 

Anisa Sahib

Anisa has been nothing but a joy to have in my science class for the past two years. She brings a level of creativity and outside-the-box thinking that makes me so proud to call her my student. And her constant willingness and desire to help her teachers and fellow students with anything they need is something that I will miss seeing everyday. Congratulations, Anisa! I wish you all the best in high school.

Ms. Dominguez

Anisa! Wishing you the best as you move forward into high school! Thank you for your spunk and creativity! I know there is no limit to what you are capable of. Congratulations!

Ms. Ferguson

 

 

 

Matthew Sandhu

We are so very proud of you and the young man that you are becoming. You have shown us your determination and will to win in everything that you do, no matter how big or small. We are so blessed to have you as our son and are excited to see the places you go and the adventures that lie ahead. Keep pushing yourself forward, you’re doing an amazing job now imagine how much more you will accomplish.

Love, Mom, and Dad

Over the last two years, I have watched Matthew grow both as a student and as a person. As an 8th grader Matthew has shown a growing interest in reading and an aptitude for Language Arts that has developed tremendously since he was a 7th grader. Congratulations Matthew and keep reading!

Mrs. Cerezo

When I first met Matthew, he was one of the quietest students in my class. There were days I would wonder if he would ever be able to speak up, but then eighth grade rolled around and I got to see a whole new side of Matthew. A confident and funny side that was always willing to help in the classroom. I am so glad that I got to see that happen, and I know he will only continue to grow from here. Congratulations, Matthew!

Ms. Dominguez

 

 

 

Harshawn Sandhu

Harshawn, we couldn’t be more proud of you on your accomplishments and the person you’ve become. We are confident that you will shine in all that you do and always have a positive look on life and the journeys ahead. We can’t wait to see what you do next!

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

Love, Mom, and Dad

Harshawn is a quiet but determined student. He has a great sense of humor and will go on to be so successful in high school! Congrats Harshawn!

Mrs. Cerezo

I have watched you grow into such a wonderful person these last four years! It has given me great joy watching you come out of your shell and explore the challenges around you. There is no doubt in my mind you will do exceptional in high school!

Ms. Zaca