Grizzly News

CONTACT US:    Front Office: (209) 331-8333  Attendance: (209) 331-8332
Spanish: (209) 331-2041

Monday, 30:
Welcome Back! 
Perfect Attendance Celebration in the courtyard @ 2:10pm

Tuesday, 31: 
8th Grade Promotion Pictures during PE, in the Library

Tuesday, 31 through Friday, April 3: 
7th Grade State Testing 
     
No interruptions into the 7th grade classrooms before 12:30 (period 5)
     Headphones or Earbuds OK to bring to school this week
    Regular release time: 2:18 pm

Wednesday, 1: 
April Fools Day:  "Be Kind in Your Silly"
District guest's using the Library

Thursday, 2: 
Autism Awareness Month - Wear Light Blue Clothes today!

Friday, 3: 
7th Grade testing concludes.

Monday, 6:  
Feel the Power Assembly, double assembly, 8:46 & 9:38

Tuesday, 7 through Friday,10
8th Grade State Testing

     No interruptions into the 8th grade classrooms before 12:30 (period 5)
     Headphones or Earbuds OK to bring to school this week
     Regular release time: 2:18 pm

Promotion Info:
8th Grade: All 8th graders will take a picture during PE on Tuesday, 3/31, when we return from break.  Picture packets will be sent home in mid April for you to make your order choices.


Detention: Our detention program is now everyday after school. If students are assigned detention, parent notification will go home with the students.

Save the Date:
7th Grade Last Day of School, Thursday, May 28
8th Grade Award's Night, Tuesday, May 26, 6:30pm, at First Baptist Church
8th Grade Promotion:  Friday, May 29, 8:45am, on our Millswood outside Basketball Courts

Math & Language Arts Tutoring

Millswood offers many interventions to help students be successful. Afterschool on Tuesday and Thursday, small group tutoring in Math and Language Arts is offered from 2:30 - 3:30pm.  Please contact Mr. Rogers to get more information and get signed up for the extra help in these subjects. mirogers@lodiusd.net

Math Helps!

Connected Mathematics Project (CMP)
Website for Families

CMP is a problem-centered math curriculum. This means that mathematical concepts are embedded in sequenced sets of interesting tasks. Students record the learning of mathematical ideas, procedures, and vocabulary in notebooks. The notebook becomes a valuable resource for students with notes, vocabulary explanations, and worked examples for future reference. Additionally, Michigan State University website offers a wealth of CMP support for families:  http://connectedmath.msu.edu/

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Spanish Translation

Help in Spanish!

Ms. Maria Macajen, Community Liaison, is available at 331-2041 to answer any questions you may have regarding your son or daughter’s progress in school.  You may leave a message on the answering machine and she will return your call as soon as possible.  Ms. Macajen can contact teachers on your behalf and find out how your student is behaving in school as well as attendance.

Ayuda en español!

La Srta. Macajen, enlace con la comunidad, está disponible en el 331-2041 para contestar sus preguntas sobre el progreso de su hijo/a en la escuela.  Pueden dejar un mensaje en la máquina y se les regresará la llamada lo más pronto posible.  La Srta. Macajen puede ponerse en contacto con los maestros para averiguar cómo se comporta su hijo/a en la escuela y también si tienen preguntas de su asistencia.

Core Values

1. Academics - We believe....in excellence, hard work, doing our personal best, taking responsibility, and never giving up.

2. Attendance - We stand for...."being there", dependability, reliability, and showing up on time.

3. Behavior - We stand for...strong character, integrity, doing the right thing, and walking in our strength and not our weakness.

4. Citizenship - We stand for ....respecting others, our school, and ourselves.

5. Sportsmanship - We stand for many and we stand for one. We believe in supporting each other and cheering each other on.