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Audience: Food Service, General Expectations, Parents, PAL Site, Track and Field, Homepage, Teacher Aide Site, Homepage, Astronomy Video Links, Departments, General Sci 8 H Site, Our School, Library, Special Education, Teacher Aide Site, Behavior Expectations, School Accountability Report Card (SARC), Athletics, Activities, Mrs Black, General Sci 8 Site and General Sci 8 Site

Pennies for Patients is a fundraising program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that takes place every year in schools.  By collecting these donations, LLS has found effective cancer therapies that, over the last 50 years, has increased the leukemia survival  rate from 3% to 90%.  Let's help support the cause and donate to your first period class box or grab a donation box of your own.  If our school raises at least $1000, the classroom who brings in the most donations will receive a class prize. More information is linked below.

 

Donation drive runs from February 19th - March 9th.

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 2/15/18




Audience: Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Homepage, All Grades, John Ashby and Homepage

Join us tomorrow (2/15) at First Class Pizza (18671 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley) and support our Sowers Surf Club & Team! 

 

The much anticipated silent auction is ON! Come see the awesome items you could be taking home: a Brett Simpson surfboard; Volcom backpack and modern surf bag; Electric glasses, T-Shirt, and watch; Hurley wetsuit; "Rooka" backpack; and tons of other fun items! Bidding closes at 6:45pm!

 

Plan to come hungry as 15% of food purchases will benefit the Sowers Surf program. 

 

Newly designed Surf Club sweatshirts will make their debut and be available to pick up at the fundraiser (free for members, $30 for non-members). Bring your friends because everyone is invited! See you there!

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 2/14/18




Audience: Parents, Grade 08, Homepage, John Ashby and Homepage

Hello to all 8th Grade Families!

The Huntington Beach Union High School District is offering Open Enrollment through March 30th.

 

If you reside in the boundaries of the district and want your student to attend a school other than your home high school, visit their webpage at www.hbuhsd.edu and click on Open Enrollment.

 

If you reside outside of district boundaries, but would like your student to attend a high school in the Huntington Beach Union High School District, they will begin accepting applications on February 20th. For more information visit their webpage at www.hbuhsd.edu and click on InterDistrict Transfers.

 

If you have any questions about these processes at the high school district, please contact their Educational Services Department at 714.903.7000.

 

Go Vikings!

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 2/13/18




Audience: MIT/CommMusic Period 1, Intro Perf Arts Period 2, Mixed Vocal Ens Period 7, Girls Voc Ensmb Period 6, Intro Perf Arts Period 5, Homepage, Homepage and Choir Period 3

Hello Sowers!

We are doing Cinderella (in partnership with APA's musical theater department) for this year's musical. Auditions are Thursday, 2/15 from 1:30-4:30 in room 208. Rehearsals are projected to be on Tues 3-5, Thurs 130-5, and some Fri 3-5. Performances are on April 24, 25, & 26.

 

You need to prepare 1 song (out of 3 choices) for the audition and we will teach you everything else at the audition. The song information (pdf & mp3) are attached along with a flyer and form you need to fill out and bring with you to the audition. Hard copies of the flyer and form can be found in room 208.

 

Best,

Ryan Tan

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Posted by: Ryan Tan
Published: 2/8/18




Audience: Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Homepage, Parents, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

We will have 6th/7th Boy's and Girl's tryouts Tuesday February 20th and Wednesday February 21st at 3pm.

 

8th grade Boy's and Girl's Tryouts on Thursday February 22nd at 3pm. 

 

Tryout Requirements:

"MUST" have signed permission slip to be able to participate in tryouts that was given out at the mandatory meeting Thursday February 15th

 

-Cleats, chin guards, Sowers PE gear, ball.

 

Any other concerns or question please contact Coach Crooks or Coach Johnson.

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Posted by: Jeff Crooks
Published: 2/7/18




Audience: Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Homepage, Parents, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Boy's and Girl's soccer tryouts next week Thursday Feb. 15th in room 402 right after school. It will be a quick 10 minute meeting to discuss tryouts for the upcoming season. Please see Mr. Crooks or Mr. Johnson if you have any questions.

 

 

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Posted by: Jeff Crooks
Published: 2/7/18




Audience: Food Service, General Expectations, Parents, PAL Site, Track and Field, Homepage, Teacher Aide Site, Homepage, Astronomy Video Links, Departments, General Sci 8 H Site, Our School, Library, Special Education, Teacher Aide Site, Behavior Expectations, School Accountability Report Card (SARC), Athletics, Activities, Mrs Black, General Sci 8 Site and General Sci 8 Site

National No One Eats Alone™ Day teaches everyone how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day for students who feel socially isolated. This program was created by Beyond Differences and is organized by students.  Over 2000 schools in the United States will be participating during school lunches on Friday, February 9th. The Sowers Middle School leadership students have organized the day, so watch out for more information throughout the week or check out the flyer, website, or commercial (made by Leadership students) link attached.  

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 2/2/18




Audience: Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Homepage, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Homepage, Parents, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Join us February 15th from 4-7 pm at First Class Pizza (18671 Brookhurst St. Fountain Valley) and support our Sowers Surf Club & Team!

The much anticipated silent auction is ON! Come see the awesome items you could be taking home like a Brett Simpson surfboard, Volcom gear, and tons of other fun items! …..   Bidding closes at 6:45!

Plan to come hungry as 15% of food purchase will benefit the Sowers Surf program. 

Newly designed Surf Club Sweatshirts will make their debut and be available to pick up at the fundraiser (free for members, $30 for non-members). Bring your friends because everyone is invited! See you there!

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Posted by: Brett Mouw
Published: 1/31/18




Audience: Grade 08, Homepage and Homepage

!!Attention 8th Grade Families!!

 

Please see the following PDFs for information about the upcoming Edison Charger Night on February 6th and the Edison Distinguished Programs Night on February 21st.

 

Go Future Chargers!

 

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 1/29/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Parents

Great job to all of our students who submitted a piece to the PTSA Reflections!! Check out the video of the awards event from last week. 

 

Go Vikings!

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 1/22/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please see the attached for online bike registration information with HBPD.

 

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 1/16/18




Audience: Homepage, John Ashby and Homepage

Please see the attached PDF for information about joining the Sowers National Junior Honor Society! Complete the application and return to Ms. Catron by Thursday, February 15th. 

 

Go Vikings!
John Ashby 

Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 1/12/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Step It Up Limo Bus to In N Out for all qualified students has been scheduled for Monday, January 22nd. Permission slips will go out to all qualified students tomorrow (Friday, 1/12) and need to be returned to the office no later than Wednesday, January 17th. 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 1/11/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Do you want to recognize your student in the yearbook this year?  All personal ads are done through an outside vendor at The Yearbook Company.  Attached is all of the information you will need to place your personal ad to your favorite student. 

 

Last Chance Deadline is Thursday, February 8th!

 

And, don't forget to order your yearbook from Jostens!

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 12/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

On the 4th anniversary of the #HourOfCode, we’re celebrating record momentum for computer science. We have big announcements to share and a new video to inspire students!

The big event

Monday, the top women in tech – Melinda Gates, Peggy Johnson, Sheryl Sandberg, and Susan Wojcicki – joined Code.org president Alice Steinglass and CSTA lead Deborah Seehorn to kick off CS Education Week. 

Almost 200 governments, school districts, and nonprofits pledge to expand CS for millions of students, globally
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Montana, and Pennsylvania, all announced plans to expand CS in schools, joined by 76 U.S. school districts and 80 nonprofits. Internationally, 20 nonprofits and entire countries pledged to expand CS programs for 20,000 teachers and over 2 million students. Read (and share) the news here.

"Anything worth doing doesn't come easy."
Watch basketball champ Stephen Curry try the Hour of Code!


Check it out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

He’s joining Stacy Hinojosa (StacyPlays), Sheryl Sandberg, Russell Wilson, Susan Wojcicki, and myself to inspire kids. When you do your Hour of Code, post your creation to get a personal video chat with one of us!

Make a simple app in one hour 
Check out Code.org’s new App Lab activity.  



AppLab, our coding tool for middle and high school, is now open for anyone to build JavaScript apps. If you’re ready to go beyond block-based coding, the new Hour of Code tutorial helps you design a “choose your adventure” app in JavaScript or blocks. Making your own web app has never been easier.

10 million girls have accounts on Code.org!
This milestone is personal for me. If only 1% of the girls actively learning on Code.org continued past high school, they’d outnumber the gender gap in university CS!   

I’m immensely proud of all the students – boys and girls – who have shown that anybody can learn. We can’t wait to see what you create.

What matters most comes after the Hour of Code
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, every country is participating in the Hour of Code, and together we’ll pass 500 million “hours served” to celebrate the 4th anniversary of this incredible campaign.

But one hour is only the beginning. Go beyond an Hour of Code and pledge to bring computer science to your school

The global movement continues to accelerate, thanks to you and your support for our shared vision that every student in every school deserves the opportunity to learn computer science.  

I’m forever humbled and grateful for your support.

Hadi Partovi
Founder, Code.org

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 12/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

*  Early Bird Sale: $50 - MUST order by 3/31/18. Final date for personalization is 2/9/18.


*  Regular Price:  $55 - Starting on 4/1/18.  Final date to order online is 5/18/18.

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 12/4/17




Audience: Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Homepage, All Grades and Homepage

Good Afternoon Viking Families-
This is John Ashby, your principal. I’d like to briefly share out some upcoming events we have planned for the month of December at Sowers.

 

First off though, I’d like to congratulate our amazing music students (and teachers) for some great performances during 1st and 2nd period this morning. If you have gotten your tickets for next week’s Celebration of the Season concert you are in for a real treat.

 

Next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (12/6-9) the library will become our home base for coding as Sowers participates in the worldwide Hour of Code event. Each elective class will come to the library for one class period so that all Vikings are able to participate in the event. Students will be introduced to computer science in activities designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn basic coding, and to broaden the participation in the field of computer science at Sowers. We are joining over 200,000 educators worldwide in this grassroots campaign that runs concurrently with Computer Science Education Week. Please note that the library will also be open to students during 4th and 5th period lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday for students to get some extra coding in if they’d like. Go to www.hourofcode.com for more information.

 

Another opportunity later this month that is coming up is an assembly called Teen Truth which will be held on Wednesday, December 20th to address putting an end to bullying and address relevant social emotional issues and the impact of social media on self-esteem. We invite parents to attend a parent preview of the assembly the night before on Tuesday, December 19th from 5:30-7pm. Go to www.teentruth.net for more information about the assembly.

 

Finally, I’d like to invite you to join me next week for Coffee with the Principal on Tuesday, December 5 at 9am in the library. Feel free to bring your favorite mug and a question or two you’d like to have answered.
 

I hope you had an enjoyable break and I look forward to three more great weeks of school here at Sowers before Winter Break. Thanks for your time and Go Vikings!

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 12/1/17




Audience: Homepage, John Ashby and Homepage

Please save the date to check out the HBUHSD STEAM Fair to take place on April 28 from 10am -2pm at Fountain Valley HS. 

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Published: 12/1/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

It's that time of year to spread some cheer to those that are less fortunate than us. 

 

"The County of Orange Operation Santa Claus program provides gifts and toys to children who are abandoned, neglected, and/or abused and are placed in foster care in Orange County. In addition, Operation Santa Claus provides holiday gifts to children of disadvantaged families who are receiving services from the County of Orange(Orange County Social Services Agency)."

 

Please stop by the office anytime during December to pick up an Angel Tag and donate a new and unwrapped gift (no used items please) December 18th - 20th.  Gifts can be brought in to your first period teachers . The first period class who donates the most gifts will get a donut party!

 

Feel free to check out the link attached for more information.

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 12/1/17




Audience: Athletics, Homepage and Homepage

Thank you to all girls who came and tried out this week, your efforts and attitudes were fantastic making this an extremely tough decision.  If you do not see your name on the below list, we are sorry we did not have a spot for you on this year’s team and we want to encourage you to keep practicing and try out again next year, whether it be here or at Edison.  If you did make the final team, there will be a 20-30 minute MANDATORY meeting in Coach Pearce's room (P8) after school on WEDNESDAY, 12/6.  In this meeting you will get the game and practice schedule, information about being on the team, and your uniform number.  Thanks again to everyone who tried out.

 

6/7th Grade Team:

1. Beach, Kayla

2. Clingan, Hailey

3. Coffman, Charlie

4. Fischer, Emme

5. Hardy, Anna

6. Knowlton, Lauren

7. Paschal, Hanna

8. Prystajko, Zoe

9. Shihadeh, Maya

*Provisional Players:

10. Adanza, Jessica

11. Contreras, Alexa

12. Keating, Arianna

13. King, Aaliyah

 

 

8th Grade Team:

1. Ambrose, Madie

2. Bertotti, Sammy

3. Brown, Keira

4. Covey, Piper

5. Herbert, Casey

6. Holdaway, Tegan

7. McCloskey, Kelly

8. Roberts, Kendall

9. Schneekluth, Lily

*Provisional Players:

10. Boehm, Riley

11. Robinson, Avalon

12. Rupert, Brianna

 

*Provisional players are full members of the team and will be given more information about being provisional at the team meeting on Wednesday.

 

Thanks,

Coaches Pearce and Ampil

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Posted by: Katharine Pearce
Published: 11/30/17




Audience: Sowers NJHS, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Homepage, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

Attention all Vikings!

 

Our very own National Junior Honor Society has begun their fall project. This season you can make an impact by helping us rise against hunger. We have the goal of collecting $3,750 to donate over 10,152 meals. We will be packaging the meals on December 7th.  The donations are tax deductible and effect those who truly need a good meal. Those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Maria, and Hurricane Irma victims can all benefit from your support. If every student donates $5 to this cause, we can easily reach our goal. So join the fight against hunger to help families in need. Thank you.     

 

https://www.gofundme.com/5tejd8-rise-against-hunger

 


Thank you on behalf of some of your Sowers NJHS!
 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Barbara Catron
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Athletics, Homepage, All Grades and Homepage

Hello,

Due to our scheduling conflicts with girls involved in the music department as well as low turnout, we will be cancelling the tryouts for girls volleyball next week. We will still have tryouts for 8th grade girls tomorrow, 11/28 and then one more tryout for 6/7th grade girls on Wednesday 11/29. Final teams will be posted by 6 pm on Thursday, 11/30. Thank you!

~Coaches Pearce and Ampil

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Posted by: Katharine Pearce
Published: 11/27/17




Audience: Athletics and Homepage

Attention girls interested in trying out for the volleyball team!

In order to try out you must have turned in a completed (both sides) insurance form to Ms. Ampil (Room 207) by Friday, November 17th. You must also meet our eligibility requirements which include at least a 2.0 GPA as well as no U's and no more than one N on your 1st quarter report card.

The tryout schedule is as follows:

Monday, 11/27 - 6/7th Grade

Tuesday, 11/28 - 8th Grade

Wednesday, 11/29 - 6/7th Grade

**First cuts will be posted by Thursday, 11/30 at the latest**

Monday, 12/4 - 6/7th Grade

Tuesday, 12/5 - 8th Grade

**Final teams will by posted by 6 PM on Tuesday 12/5**

Wednesday, 12/6 - Both final teams will meet in P8 (Pearce's room) for our team meeting to receive all information for the season. Meeting will be right after school until about 3:10.

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Posted by: Katharine Pearce
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Attention girls interested in trying out for the volleyball team!

In order to try out you must have turned in a completed (both sides) insurance form to Ms. Ampil (Room 207) by Friday, November 17th. You must also meet our eligibility requirements which include at least a 2.0 GPA as well as no U's and no more than one N on your 1st quarter report card.

The tryout schedule is as follows:

Monday, 11/27 - 6/7th Grade

Tuesday, 11/28 - 8th Grade

Wednesday, 11/29 - 6/7th Grade

**First cuts will be posted by Thursday, 11/30 at the latest**

Monday, 12/4 - 6/7th Grade

Tuesday, 12/5 - 8th Grade

**Final teams will by posted by 6 PM on Tuesday 12/5**

Wednesday, 12/6 - Both final teams will meet in P8 (Pearce's room) for our team meeting to receive all information for the season. Meeting will be right after school until about 3:10.

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Posted by: Katharine Pearce
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Chipotle Family Dinner Night is this Wednesday (11.15.17) from 4-8pm at 18951 Brookhurst St in Fountain Valley.  

 

50% of all purchases will be donated to Sowers Music!

 

 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Athletics, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Attention girls interested in trying out for volleyball this year! There will be a MANDATORY 20 minute meeting at 3:00 in the Library on Tuesday, 11/14. You will receive the insurance form needed to try out, the tryout schedule, as well as important information for making the team. See you there!

~Coaches Pearce and Ampil

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Posted by: Katharine Pearce
Published: 11/9/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Please help Sowers and Dwyer clean up our beaches from cigarette butt and trash pollution!  

 

See attachment for more information!

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Posted by: Elaine Mannarelli
Published: 11/8/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see the attached PDF for the second Viking Voice issue of the 2017-18 school year. 

 

Happy November Vikings!

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 11/7/17




Audience: Mrs Black, Homepage, Activities, Astronomy Video Links, Athletics, Behavior Expectations, Departments, Food Service, General Expectations, General Sci 8 H Site, General Sci 8 Site, General Sci 8 Site, Library, Our School, PAL Site, Parents, School Accountability Report Card (SARC), Special Education, Teacher Aide Site, Teacher Aide Site and Track and Field

Do you have a friend or a teacher that you would like to send a special thank you to?  Send a thank you gram!  A thank you gram is a thank you note and treat that will be delivered on Wednesday, November 15th.  Purchase your thank you grams for a $1 donation this week during lunches.  All proceeds will be donated to the WE Charities organization.

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 11/6/17




Audience: Homepage

Google Single Sign-On for myHRW:

 

To ease the process of logging into the Language Arts curriculum, we are transitioning to a Google Single Sign-On (SSO) system. This transition will allow students and teachers to log onto myHRW without needing to select our district and schools from the drop-down menus.

 

When logging into the curriculum from any device on campus, students will click the Holt McDougal Online icon on the student portal page. If they already logged into Google, then they will automatically be taken to their account. If they are not logged into Google, they’ll be taken to a standard Google login prompt where they can login with their username and password.

 

Our Single Sign-On link for myHRW is: https://myhrw.com/sp/access?sp+hrm&connection=hbcsd-us Please update your saved bookmarks with the updated link. If you have any questions please contact Pree Bhattacharya at the District Office at 714-378-2034.

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 11/3/17




Audience: Mrs Black, Homepage, Activities, Astronomy Video Links, Athletics, Behavior Expectations, Departments, Food Service, General Expectations, General Sci 8 H Site, General Sci 8 Site, General Sci 8 Site, Library, Our School, PAL Site, Parents, School Accountability Report Card (SARC), Special Education, Teacher Aide Site, Teacher Aide Site and Track and Field

Donate your Halloween candy for Operation Gratitude.  All donations will be taken to the OrthoBee Team dentist office and be donated to Operation Gratitude, which creates care packages for troops overseas.  

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 11/2/17




Audience: Homepage

From the HBCSD GATE Office:
 

HBCSD provides a special program fro students who are intellectually gifted. Children in grades 1-2 who perform extremely well on the district-administered Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and other standardized measurements may qualify for identification as Gifted and Talented (GATE). If you think your child may qualify for identification and yo uwould like to have him or her assessed, a GATE Assessment consent form may be submitted on the Huntington Beach City School District website at: www.hbcsd.us from October 23 - December 13, 2017, by clicking Parents, Parent Portal, GATE Assessment Consent Form, or by contacting Debbie Bartlett in the GATE office at (714) 964-8888 ext. 2036 during these dates. 

 

The last day to submit Consent forms is Wednesday, December 13, 2017. 

 

Please note that district policy limits the number of times a student may be assessed to a maximum of two times between first and seventh grade. Due to the limited opportunities to test for the GATE program, you may wish to discuss with your child's teacher if this would be an appropriate time to have your child assessed. 

 

Testing will take place from January 10 through February 7, 2018. Children who qualify for placement in the program will be placed in the fall of the 2018-19 school year. 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/30/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see the attached flyer to support Sowers Music this Thursday night at Massimo's!

 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Check out this link to learn about why we have red ribbon week!

 

http://newsroom.ocde.us/nearly-30-years-later-red-ribbon-week-honors-the-sacrifice-of-a-dea-agent/

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Posted by: Elaine Mannarelli
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Homepage

Good Afternoon Viking Families-

The HBCSD Board adopted a resolution to recognize October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.  The California Department of Education published the California Dyslexia Guidelines to assist educators with identifying and supporting students with dyslexia.  
 

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge. (IDA 2002) 
 

If you have concerns for your child, please contact the school so that we can assist you with your concerns.

 

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/18/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see the attached PDF for information about the EHS Cheer and Song Winter Camp coming up in January 2018!

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see the attached information for the Resolution Run 2017! 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Homepage

Good Afternoon Viking Families-
I am happy to invite you all back to campus for parent-teacher conferences coming up Tuesday - Thursday (10/24 -26). These conferences are a great opportunity to strengthen the relationships between the school and home to discuss current student progress in classes that you deem necessary. We will be using an online scheduler to help facilitate these meetings. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

 

Portal opens: Monday, October 16 @ 8am

Portal closes: Sunday, October 22 @ Midnight
Scheduling website: https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ca/hbcsd/index.cfm

- If you have not made an appointment by Sunday (10/22) at Midnight, reach out directly to the teacher to request/schedule an appointment. 

 

Here's the process:

1. Visit: https://www.canyoncreeksoftware.com/scheduler/ca/hbcsd/index.cfm

2. Select: Isaac L. Sowers Middle School
3. Click: GO

4. School Password: sowers

 

Our office is available to assist in this process if you have difficulty with the scheduling process or need internet access. If you need further help, please see the attachment.

 

Have a great weekend and Go Vikings!


John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/13/17




Audience: John Ashby, Homepage and Homepage

Please see the attached information regarding HBUHSD's Parent Unversity for 2017-18. 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: John Ashby, Homepage, Activities, Parents, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

I am happy to announce that HBCSD has been invited to attend the upcoming HBUHSD District College/Career Fair held at Fountain Valley High School on Wednesday, November 8, from 7-9pm. 

 

Representatives from CSU, UC, Private Colleges and Universities, ROP, HBUHSD CTE, and the Armed Forces of the United States will be present to distribute literature and share up-to-date information about enrollment and admission with HBUHSD students and their families.  In addition, there will be presentations on NCAA eligibility, Financial Aid, and college level special education services for interested families.  There will also be food trucks at this year's event, so families don't have to worry about dinner preventing their attendance.  

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Students and Homepage

Please vote for ONE of the following to represent Sowers!  Thank you to all the participants - your ideas were great, but we had to narrow it down to just a couple!  

 

Vote: https://goo.gl/forms/RrAXe5EsTXoMwMjh1

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Posted by: Elaine Mannarelli
Published: 10/10/17




Audience: Homepage

SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

SMOKE ADVISORY

 

Issued Monday, October 09, 2017

This advisory is in effect through Tuesday morning.  SCAQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available.

                                                     

A brush fire, named the Canyon Fire 2, is burning in Orange County near the border of Riverside County, near Gypsum Canyon and Anaheim Hills.  The burn area is reported to be near 2000 acres with no containment.  Smoke is currently heavy in the vicinity, with the fire fueled by strong Santa Ana winds.  Winds will remain from the east today bringing smoke into portions of Orange County.  Air quality may reach Unhealthy levels or higher in areas directly impacted by smoke.

 

Areas of direct smoke impacts and Unhealthy air quality include portions of:  

  • Corona/Norco Area – Riverside County (Forecast Area 22);
  • North Orange County (Forecast Area 16);
  • Central Orange County (Forecast Area 17);
  • North Orange County Coast (Forecast Area 18);
  • Saddleback Valley (Forecast Area 19); and
  • Central Orange County Coast (Forecast Area 20).

 

 

In any area impacted by smoke:  Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, older adults, and children should remain indoors.  Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter.  Run your air conditioner if you have one and keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.  Avoid using a swamp cooler or whole-house fan to prevent bringing additional smoke inside.  To avoid worsening the health effects of smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces.

 

SCAQMD Advisory updates can be found at the following link:  ftp://ftp.aqmd.gov/pub/globalist/Advisory.pdf

 

To subscribe to air quality alerts, advisories and forecasts by email, go to http://AirAlerts.org

 

To view current air quality conditions by region in an interactive map, see http://www3.aqmd.gov/webappl/gisaqi2/home.aspx

 

For more tips on avoiding health impacts from smoke, see SCAQMD Fire Safety Alert Factsheets at http://www.aqmd.gov/home/library/public-information/publications#factsheet

 

For a map of SCAQMD Forecast Areas, see
http://www.aqmd.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/map-of-monitoring-areas.pdf

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage, Activities, Our School, Parents, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage
Sowers Reflections submissions are due October 16, 2017 to the Sowers Office.  For more Reflections information or a Sowers Reflections submission form: https://www.sowersptsa.com/reflections
 
The Sowers Art Team also needs help with the Reflections entries as well as the Arts Advantage Program; The HBCSD Art Show is in March. 
 
If you are interested in joining the Sowers Art Team contact: Gimo Trazo (310) 493-3046 or Mary Ann Barnett (714) 743-2140 if you would like to help. Thank you!  
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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage, Activities, Parents, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

 

Red Ribbon Week 2017

October 23rd - October 27th

 

Date

Dress-Up

Slogan

Lunch Activity

Monday 10/23

Sports

“Team Up Against  Drugs & Tobacco”

Capture the Flag

Tuesday 10/24

Hawaiian/Lei Day

“Lei Off Drugs & Tobacco”

Lei “Neck” Game

Wednesday 10/25

No School - Conferences

Thursday 10/26

Pink Day

“Pop Away Drugs & Tobacco”

Find the Gum in the Pie

Friday 10/27

Tie Dye & Peace Signs

“Peace Out To Drugs & Tobacco”

Peace Sign Treasure Hunt

 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage

The Fright Night Dance is Friday, October 20th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 

 

Tickets will go on sale Monday, October 16th until Wednesday, October 18th. 

- Early bird price on Monday is $8, but raises to $10 on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

- Ticket includes entry and food.

- You must have a signed permission slip and your school ID to purchase a ticket. 

 

Permission slips are in the office and linked below. 

 

We hope to have a SPOOKY time with you!

 

Don't forget to wear your costumes!!!!

(Dress code applies, no masks or weapons)

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 10/6/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see attached for packet. 

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Posted by: Dana Palmer
Published: 10/4/17




Audience: Homepage
Due to a scheduling issue, our Step It Up Kick Off fundraiser assembly that was on the books for this Thursday, 10/5 has been shifted to Wednesday, 10/4. Due to the last minute change the assembly has to be held in the morning.
 
Here's the schedule...
 
Period Time
0 7:42 - 8:30
6th 8:35 - 9:19
7A 9:23 - 10:05
7B 10:09 - 10:51
4th/1st Lunch 10:55 - 11:37
5th/2nd Lunch 11:41 - 12:23
1st 12:27 - 1:09
2nd 1:13 - 1:58
3rd 2:02 - 2:43
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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 10/3/17




Audience: Homepage

Good Morning Vikings!

At Back to School Night (tonight), we will also be voting for this year’s parent representatives for school site council. All parent representatives on last year’s School Site Council will be listed on the ballot with a place for write in votes as well. The council is comprised of five parents, three teachers, office manager, and principal. Ballots will be available in all first period classrooms tonight for submission to the ballot box that will be located at the Student Store in the Mall.
 

I look forward to seeing to you all later this evening. Have a great Thursday!

 

John Ashby

Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 9/28/17




Audience: Homepage

The first Viking Voice has been released! Click on the attached PDF to check it out. 

 

Go Vikings!

John Ashby

Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 9/26/17




Audience: Homepage
ASB will be using the Remind app to keep students and parents informed about school activities.  The app will just send out text message alerts and reminders about school events.  Students are suppose to be thirteen to use the app, so it is up to parents to decided if their children can sign up, as well. 
 
Text this number:  81010
 
With this message: @sowersfun
 
It's easy and convenient!
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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 9/25/17




Audience: Homepage

Here is a list of what Sowers PTSA is working on.  We are still in need of a few volunteers.  If you are interested in helping out Sowers PTSA please contact:   Mary Ann Barnett directly at: dwbmab@verizon.net  (714) 743-2140

 

Student Store

LEAD POSITION/CHAIRPERSON NEEDED:  Sowers PTSA is looking for a chairperson/lead for our Student Store.  It’s a great place to help our students directly.  We sell PE Clothes, Spirit Wear, and school supplies.  The Student Store Lead/Chairperson and team is responsible for coordinating all volunteers (Sign-Up.com), ordering school supplies, tracking PE & Spirit Wear.   If you are interested in chairing/leading, and/or being on the team let us know.  Without a chair/lead we will not be able to have the Student Store open.  See below for more about the Student Store.

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 Ways & Means

LEAD POSITION/CHAIRPERSON NEEDEDStep It Up!    The Lead/Chairperson works with our vendor, Velocity, Sowers PTSA and Sowers Administration to assure our Step It Up! is successful.  We  will kick off with an assembly Thursday October 5th, and the event on Thursday, November 16th immediately after school.  Our Sowers PTSA Ways & Means/Executive Board welcome all and any help for this great event.

 

Reflections                            

Do you love the Arts? The Sowers PTSA Reflections/Art Team is looking for more volunteers to help with our Arts programs.  The Reflections submission are due October 16, 2017. The Sowers Art Team also helps the Arts Advantage Program; The HBCSD Art Show is in March.

Contact: Mary Ann Barnett @ (714) 743-2140 if you would like to help. Thank you! 

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 9/25/17




Audience: Homepage

Good Morning Viking Families -

The following information has been provided by HBCSD regarding attendance....

 

The school year has begun and we are off to a great start.  I want to welcome you as our partner in your child’s education.  We value, appreciate, and seek out your involvement and collaboration for the success of your child.  We are asking all parents to help us ensure the regular, on-time attendance of their children at school.  We monitor attendance closely because research has shown that regular attendance is vital for the success of children in school. California law states that absences are excused only if the child is ill or there is an excuse which meets the requirements of Education Code Section 48205. Even excused absences that cause your child to miss significant amounts of school can cause your child to fall behind in class. We will begin mailing out letters for students with 3 or more unexcused absences and 5 or more excused absences to inform you of our concern.  Should absences continue, you will continued to be notified by mail, and will be required to meet to discuss attendance issues and offer solutions to assist you and your child in coming to school regularly.  If these efforts fail to bring a solution, you and your child may be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).  We look forward to our partnership for the success of your child.

 

Have a great week Vikings!

John Ashby

Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 9/25/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see the attached PDF for information about Back to School Night 2017 on Thursday, September 28 from 5:45 - 7:30pm. 

 

Go Vikings!

John Ashby

Principal

 

 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: General Sci 6 Period 1, General Sci 6 Period 2, General Sci 6 Period 3, General Sci 6 Period 5, General Sci 6 Period 6, General Sci 6 Period 7, Elaine Mannarelli, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

WHO’s GOT ARTISTIC SKILLS

 

 

SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS IN OUR Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) ART CONTEST

 

SUBMIT YOUR WORK with full name and grade level on the back to Office or:  Mrs.Mason/Mannarelli  No later than September 29th.  Finalists will be announced Oct. 3rd, and last day to vote for a winner will be October 6th.

 

 

Artwork must follow these guidelines:

  • Create your message (image and slogan) on an 8.5 inches by 11 inches piece of paper; landscape (horizontal) layout.

  • Include a clear “no use” message/ positive prevention message about a healthy lifestyle free of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

  • No artwork depicting copyrighted images (e.g., products, logos, TV characters, sports teams, etc.).

  • No profane/racist/offensive/inappropriate language

 

 

Finalists will be placed into a school wide contest.  Special prizes will be announced. All finalists will be able to submit their work to battle of the banners, as well as have their artwork displayed!

 

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Posted by: Elaine Mannarelli
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Attention all surfers: For those of you interested in joining the Sowers surf club, there will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd, at 6 pm. The meeting will be held in room 402. You will receive the necessary information and paper work to have your student be a part of the Sowers surf club. Please email Mr. Sohoni, Mr. Mouw, or Ms. Mannarelli with any questions. We look forward to a great year of surf!

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Posted by: Brett Mouw
Published: 9/20/17




Audience: Mrs Black, Homepage, Activities, Astronomy Video Links, Athletics, Behavior Expectations, Departments, Food Service, General Expectations, General Sci 8 H Site, General Sci 8 Site, General Sci 8 Site, Library, Our School, PAL Site, Parents, School Accountability Report Card (SARC), Special Education, Teacher Aide Site, Teacher Aide Site, Track and Field, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please use the link below to vote for your leadership officers for the 2017/2018 school year.  Voting ends Monday night!

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Parents

Please see the attached PDF for instructions on School Loop registration. Thank you for your efforts to stay connected to Sowers as we create environments for success. 

 

John Ashby

Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Athletics, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Attention all boys interested in trying out for volleyball! There will be a MANDATORY brief informational meeting in room 402 on Wednesday, September 13th. Please see Ms. Pearce if you have any questions or will not be able to attend. 

Tryouts will be the week of September 18th and are as follows:

Monday, 9/18 - 8th grade

Tuesday, 9/19 - 6/7th grade (first cuts might be made)

Wednesday, 9/20 -  6/7th grade (final cuts for both teams will be posted on school loop)

Thursday, 9/21 - team meeting in P8

 

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Posted by: Katharine Pearce
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Homepage

Sowers PTSA Volunteers will be selling Sowers PE Clothing in front of the Sowers Office before school, 8:00 am - 8:35 on September 14, 2017. Cash/Check ONLY. $10.00 T-shirt, $10.00 Shorts.

 

 

 

 

Sowers PE Clothes Image.png

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Homepage

Sponsored by the HB Rotary Club:

 

Friday September 29, 2017

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Free admission           Free parking

 

Learn science through fun hands-on activities in Golden West College science laboratories.  See attached flyer for details.

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 7/20/17




Audience: Homepage

Good Morning 8th Grade Viking Families -

Please see the attached PDF regarding the final three days of the 2016-17 school year. I look forward to seeing you all this Friday at Edison High School for the Promotion ceremony. 

 

Take care. 

John Ashby

Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 6/20/17




Audience: Homepage

See attached flyer for a 3 day camp hosted by EHS Varsity Football Coach, Jeff Grady and staff, June 27-29th.  

 

 

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Posted by: Dana Palmer
Published: 6/14/17




Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Follow @sowersvikingshb to be eligible for a Pizza Party with the Principal this Friday!


The Rules:

- Follow @sowersvikingshb by Wednesday (6/14) by midnight.

- A random follower will be selected Thursday morning for a Pizza Party for themselves and five of their friends.

- If a parent/supporter wins they will be contacted to select their favorite Viking to chow down.

 

Go Vikings!

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 6/12/17




Audience: Homepage
Discovery Cube’s big event:  Raspberry Jam!    
 
Raspberry Jam is a FREE family event to learn how fun computer coding can be with a Raspberry Pi™!  There will be many demonstrations by students who have designed their own Raspberry Pi’s and will be happy to share what they have learned. 
This is an event is sponsored by many local county organizations and began in the UK,  just a few years ago!
 
Raspberry Pi is a mini-computer, a tiny, mighty, user-friendly computer, that is all the rage with students, teachers, coding clubs, and families. It is about the size of an index card and very inexpensive, starting around $35.00.

 

Come jam on a Raspberry Pi!  See flyer for details!
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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 6/12/17




Audience: John Ashby and Homepage

Thanks to those who attended tonight's Incoming 6th Grade Parents Night. Please click on the following link to ask any questions you may not have had answered. Welcome to the Sowers Family!

https://goo.gl/forms/ggemtFAVCAPRhVpI3

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 6/6/17




Audience: Homepage

Good Afternoon 8th grade Viking Families-

Please see the attachment for information regarding the exciting end of the year activities for your 8th grade son/daughter. 

 

Have a great rest of the week!

 

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please see the attached information regarding the placement criteria for CORE and Math classes for the 2017-18 school year.

 

In an effort to increase understanding of the criteria, an informational meeting with HBCSD staff is offered on Tuesday, June 6th from 5:00-5:30pm for 7th/8th graders in the Mall. This information will also be shared during Incoming 6th Grade Night (also scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th, 6-7pm). 

 

I hope this information is beneficial. Go Vikings!

 

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 6/4/17




Audience: Homepage

Good Afternoon Viking Families-

Please see the second Spring 2017 issue of the Viking Voice. Have a great rest of the week!

 

Mr. Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 5/23/17




Audience: Homepage, Library, Parents, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Attention Sowers Parents!  Did you know that the Huntington Beach Public Library offers not only books to borrow, but free access to valuable learning resources online? Sowers students have received new Huntington Beach Public Library cards with an accompanying letter addressed to parents.  Once you activate your child's card, they will have 24/7 access to ebooks, magazines, and outstanding digital homework helps such as Explora for Kids,  from any device with an internet connection.  Questions?  Contact Mrs. Baker (714) 962-7738 ext 5092

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 5/22/17




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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 5/5/17




Audience: Homepage

Some forward thinking Sowers students who worked hard to make an impact locally and globally attended WE Day California at the Forum on April 27. Here’s a recap of the great event that was
led by Ms. Black, our Sowers ASB teacher-extraordinaire.

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 5/4/17




Audience: Homepage

Next week (May 8-12) is Teacher Appreciation week!  How can you make it special for our great Sowers' teachers?

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 5/4/17




Audience: Homepage

Track and Field is now in full swing.  The last two meets are
scheduled for May 16 and May 18. Pre-lims for league finals are May 30 to qualify for League Finals on June 1st.

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 5/4/17




Audience: Homepage

CAASPP testing continues May 8-19 with the following CORE teachers’ classes testing: Bain, Monaghan, DeMarco, Costello, and Garrett

 

ELA and Math make-up testing will start the week of May 22.

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 5/4/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see the first installment of the Viking Voice. 

 

Go Vikings!

 

John Ashby

Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 5/3/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Morning Vikings!

Do you have any board games, puzzles, Legos, craft supplies, yarn, scrap fabric or colored paper that you no longer need?  If so, please consider donating these items to the Sowers Learning Commons.  These materials allow our students to have hands-on fun while designing, creating, sharing and problem-solving in the Library Commons during their lunch time.  Many thanks!

 

Susan Baker
Librarian, Sowers MS

 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Homepage

Get your tickets now for the Sowers Spring Musical showing this week at the Rose Theater. 

 

http://sowersmusic.seatyourself.biz

 


 

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 4/24/17




Audience: Homepage

Follow the link to find out how Measure Q will help maintain Huntington Beach City as a competitive School District that continues to prepare students to compete in a global economy.
 

http://www.hbcsdmeasureq.com/

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Posted by: James Lincoln
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see the attached flyer for this Free Girls Event held at the Microsoft Store. 

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 4/12/17




Audience: Homepage

If you are interested in getting involved and making Sowers a great school, the leadership class is for you.  Applications are in the office or attached here.

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 4/10/17




Audience: Homepage

World Fit Walk is a 6 week program designed to get student's to be active and healthy.  Sowers will be joining Dwyer this year and participating in the World Fit Walk from April 24th - June 2nd.  Just sign-up online to join and earn your way into an assembly with an Olympian.  All you have to do is login how many miles you walk/run each day.  You can even login your sport practices for miles. Information about the activity is attached.  You will just need to login with your user name (located on windows at the font of the mall) and password (lunch number).

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 4/10/17




Audience: Homepage

Results are posted on the Athletics site on School Loop.  Anyone who made an event needs to meet in room 402 on Monday, 4/10 for a brief (approx 10 minutes) informational meeting after school.  Practices start next week.  Thanks to all who tried out!

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Posted by: Katharine Pearce
Published: 4/6/17




Audience: Homepage

Calling all 2017/2018 future 8th graders.  Are you interested in being a mentor to an incoming 6th grader next year?  Join WEB!  Applications are now being accepted from all future 8th graders who want to be a part of the fun and create a welcoming environment for future Vikings.  Applications are available in the office, linked here on School Loop, or outside of Mrs. Black's room 317.  The application turn in deadline is Friday, April 28th.

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 4/5/17




Audience: Homepage

Huntington Beach Art Center will exhibit the art through April 8th.

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 4/4/17




Audience: Homepage

Students who come to tryouts without completed insurance forms will not be allowed to try out.  Tryouts will be held the week of 3/27-3/31 and the schedule of events is as follows:

 

Monday, 3/27 - High Jump, Long Jump & Shot Put

Tuesday, 3/28 - Long Distance (400/800)

Wednesday, 3/29 - Sprints (100/200)

Thursday, 3/30 - Makeups for all Field Events

Friday, 3/31 - Makeups for all Running Events

 

You must decide which division you want to compete in BEFORE tryouts.  Athletes are not allowed to try out for more than one division.  Divisions are as follows: C Division (Athletes in the C division may be in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade but must be 5’4” or shorter), 7th Grade Division (Athletes in the 7th grade must be in 6th or 7th grade), and 8th Grade Division (Athletes must be in the 8th grade).

 

Please be aware of our eligibility requirements.  STUDENTS WHO HAVE A GRADE POINT AVERAGE BELOW A 2.O, HAVE ONE OR MORE U'S, OR TWO OR MORE N'S ARE INELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE TRACK AND FIELD TEAM.  (This is based on 2nd Quarter Report Card grades and there will be no exceptions)

 

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Posted by: Katharine Pearce
Published: 3/23/17




Audience: Homepage

Please click on the link for the HBCSD 2017-18 School Year Calendar. Happy Wednesday!

 

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 3/22/17




Audience: Homepage

Afternoon Vikings!

Please see the attached information for the great YMCA program geared towards students up to age 14. 

 

Have a great rest of the week.

Mr. Ashby

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 3/21/17




Audience: Homepage

Good Afternoon Sowers Family,

If you have a minute, check out my first Principal's message after my first three weeks on the job. I am loving life here at Sowers. 

 

GO VIKINGS!
 

John Ashby
Principal

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Posted by: John Ashby
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Homepage

See attached for application due April 14, 2017 by 3:30 pm.  Also attached is the audition packet.

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Homepage

The Neon Spring Dance will be on Friday, March 31st from 6 - 8 pm.  Tickets are $10 and include entry and five food items.  You must have a signed permission slip and school ID card to purchase your ticket.  Permission slips are attached here or are available in your first period class, or in the front office.  Don't forget to wear white or neon colors!

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Posted by: Mrs Black
Published: 3/10/17




Audience: Homepage

Our upcoming MIT concert is March 14-15th at Dwyer Middle School Auditorium.  See attached flyer for details.

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 2/28/17




Audience: Homepage

Please see the attached report of the nominating committee for next year's PTSA officers.  Elections will be held on March 9, 2017.

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 2/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Open House is on the horizon! This evening is a great opportunity to connect within the school community and build relationships at Sowers. We will be holding Open House on February 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Our wonderful choir performers will share their talents from 5:30 to 6:00 and classrooms are open from 6:00 to 7:00. For current 6th and 7th graders, this is a wonderful opportunity to consider which elective you will want to be in for the next school year. Visit them at Open House at the locations below:

Guitar/MIT – Room 410
Band/Wind Ensemble/Orchestra – Room 410
Choir – Room 208
ASB/Student Government – Room 317
Art – Room 210
Computer Literacy – Room 309
STEM Design – Room 309
Marine Biology – Room 311
Culinary Arts/Advanced Culinary Arts – Room 308
Spanish A/B – Room P3

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 2/7/17




Audience: Homepage

Open Enrollment:  This is the process used for families who live within the HBCSD boundaries and who wish to transfer to a school that is different than their home school.

  • If you wish to attend a school other than your home school, please go to your home school to complete a transfer application and submit it by February 24.  
  • A form must be completed for each school you are requesting and for each child that you have.
  • If you are at Sowers through this process already, Sowers is your home school and the form does not need to be completed again unless you wish to transfer to another school.

Incoming Inter-district transfer requests (students who live OUTSIDE of HBCSD boundaries):

  • We will begin accepting inter district transfer requests on February 6, 2017.  
  • All current families who are attending Sowers through an inter-district permit must renew the transfer each year.  
  • Please go to your home district to obtain the inter-district release form and then submit it to our school office.
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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 1/20/17




Audience: Homepage

Mark your calendars to show some school spirit!!  ASB has planned the following dress up days:

Nov. 18           Flannels Day: wear your favorite flannel

Dec. 2             Pajama Day: wear your favorite pjs

Dec. 9             Ugly Sweater Day: wear your ugliest holiday sweater to school

Jan. 13            Twin Day: find a friend to dress up as twins

Jan. 27            Decades Day: wear your favorite decade (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc)

Feb. 13-17      RAK Week (Random Acts of Kindness)

Mar. 17            Wear Green to celebrate the Irish in you

Mar. 31            Neon Day: wear your brightest neon colors

April 14            Pajama Day: wear your favorite pjs  

May 4              Star Wars Day: show off your inner Star Wars fan attire

May 12            Triplets Day: find two to dress up as triplets

May 26            Super Hero Day: wear your favorite super hero gear

June 16           School Colors Day: wear red, white, and black

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 11/14/16




Audience: Homepage

** HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT UNIVERSITY TOPICS, DATES, AND LOCATIONS**  (see attached flyer)

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Posted by: Monica Nash
Published: 10/24/16




Audience: Homepage

At last week’s HBCSD Board meeting, the 2016-2017 school calendar was approved.  Please note the following dates:

 

September 8, 2016     First Day of School

October 26, 2016        Parent Teacher Conferences - Student Free Day

November 11, 2016    Veteran’s Day - No School

Nov. 21-25, 2016        Thanksgiving Recess - No School

December 19-Jan. 1   Winter Recess

January 2, 2017          Staff Development Day- No Students

Jan. 16, 2017              MLK Day - No School

Feb. 13, 2017              Lincoln’s Day - No School

Feb. 20, 2017              Presidents’ Day - No School

April 17-21, 2017         Spring Recess - No School

May 29, 2017               Memorial Day - No School

June 23, 2017              Last Day of School

 

We hope that with advanced notice, you and your family have information needed to plan accordingly.  A detailed calendar is attached and is located on the Quick Links on the school district website located at http://www.hbcsd.k12.ca.us/ 

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Posted by: Cynthia Guerrero
Published: 1/26/16