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Attention all students interested in the Sowers Golf Club/Team, there will be a meeting on Feb. 26th, immediately after school, in room 402. You will get the information and paperwork needed to be a part of Sowers Golf. We hope to see you there!

Posted 2/18/20

Attention all 8th Grade Parents! 

 

Please see attached flyer if you would like information on how you can get front row seats and preferred parking for the 8th grade promotion! 

Posted 2/18/20
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Soccer tryouts for both the boys and the girls teams will be held on the following dates and times:

 

6/7th Grade tryouts (Both boys and girls)

Monday, March 2nd-  Tuesday, March 3rd

3:00- 4:15 PM

 

8th Grade tryouts (Both boys and girls)

Wednesday, March 4th

3:00- 4:15 PM 

Posted 2/13/20

Hello Viking Families! 

 

Yearbooks are on sale and can be purchased though the link attached.

 

The last day to purchase ADS for 8th graders is tomorrow, February 6th.

 

 

 

Posted 2/5/20
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Hello Viking Families!


8th Grade Permission Slips are due no later than February 17th. Please have your students return executed permission slips to their science teachers. I have attached a copy of the permission slip for your convenience. Thank you! 

Posted 2/3/20

Hello Viking Families!


6th Grade Field Trip permission slips are due no later than February 14th. Please have your student return executed permission slips to their Science teachers. I have attached a copy of the permission slip for your convenience. Thank you! 

Posted 2/3/20

Hello Viking Families!

 

7th Grade Field Trip Permission Slips are due no later than February 6th. The Aquarium of the Pacific needs the final student count. Please have your students return the signed permission slips to their science teachers. Thank you!!!

Posted 2/3/20
Posted 1/23/20
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Hello Viking Families!!!

 

Now is the time to purchase Yearbook Ads and Yearbooks!

 

The final deadline to order a Yearbook Ad is February 6th.  The website to order an ad is: www.theyearbookcompany.com

 

The final day to purchase a personalized yearbook or any yearbook options is 1/31/20  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00633529 

 

Please email help@theyearbookcompany.com or call 951-274-9561 with any questions.

 

Posted 1/22/20

Date: 1/22/2020, 6 PM – 7 PM
Location: HBCSD Education Center- 8750 Dorsett Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Posted 1/21/20

Hello Viking Community,

 

Just a reminder that PTSA will be holding a general meeting in the library this Thursday @ 9:30 am. 

Posted 1/7/20

Just a reminder, the Huntington Beach Union High School District is offering Open Enrollment through February 14th.  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 January 13th.  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.

 

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Posted 12/12/19

Hello Viking Community, 

 

This Thursday 12/12 is our STEP IT UP! "Day of Awesomeness!"  It will be held directly after school on our back soccer fields from 1:45-3:15 for those students who raised $60 or more during the fundraiser in October.  These students will all receive their bracelets needed for entry Thursday from their first period teachers.

 

Thank you 

 

Adam Knutsen

Principal

Isaac L. Sowers Middle School

Posted 12/11/19

Be a part of something great. Come to an informational meeting to learn more about Charger Junior Color Guard at Sowers. Please see attached flyer. 

Posted 12/9/19

Our After-School VMA's are here! Come check them out this week. You can also join at any point during the year.

 

1. Digital Journalism

2. Book Bunch

3. History Mysteries

4. Garden Community

5. Math Homework Club

6. Tune & Tone Stretch 

OR

7. National Join Honor Society 

 

This is a great way to try something new, get connected to school, and make new friends.  Please see the attached schedule for descriptions and details as class schedules  vary. Go Vikings!

Posted 12/5/19

 

Congratulations to the following PTSA Reflections Art Contest winners!!

 

Literature: Kai Hata

 

Film: Nicholas Castillo

 

Dance: Hazel Parker

 

Photograhy: 1st place-Jeffry Gilbert

2nd-Calissa DeLange

 

Visual Arts: 1st place- Brooke O'Neill

2nd place- Tiana Rosener

3rd place- Sorella Buley

 

Winning entries are on display at the Huntington Beach Central Library through the weekend so make sure to stop by and enjoy our students' hard work and creativity!

 

Way to go Vikings!!!

Posted 11/22/19

Sowers is posting this for PTSA

 

Greetings Sowers Parents,

 

For those of you that joined Sowers PTSA, thank you for your commitment to our school. Sowers PTSA is taking the leap into the future of membership communication and a simpler renewal electronic system called TOTEM. This system will allow for direct communication with SOWERS PTSA members. 

 

There is nothing for you to do at this time. If you provided your email address on the membership form, we will use that email. If you did not provide one or changed your email, just send me an email. You should receive a notification from TOTEM  in the next week, so look for it.

 

Totem DOES NOT and WILL NOT send you advertising or sell your Emails.

 

Attached is the link to the state's PTSA information website. 

https://capta.org/pta-leaders/services/electronic-membership-system/  

 

If you have not had a chance to join and prefer to join electronically, just send me a note and I can help you out!

 

Thank you from Sowers PTSA board!

 

Gina Calzada

V.P. Membership

gln2020@verizon.net

(714) 235-1052

 

ELECTRONIC MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM – TOTEM

 

California State PTA’s online membership system makes joining and renewing PTA membership at the local level easier for parents, families and community members. With more than 90 percent of our local PTA leaders asking for a simplified electronic membership system,  we heard you loud and clear!

We are pleased to announce that California State PTA has partnered with TOTEM to design and develop an electronic membership system specifically for PTAs in California.

Posted 11/19/19

Hello Viking Families!

 

Reports cards were mailed out today, Friday, November 15th. Please check the mail over the next couple of days. 

Posted 11/15/19

Sowers PTSA is having a family movie night in the mall on Friday November 15th. ASB will be selling concessions at the event. The movie playing will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The movie starts at 6:30 pm. Please bring your own comfy lawn chairs. See you there. 

Posted 11/12/19

Our NJHS students are collecting donations for homeless kids in our community. NJHS students will be in the mall before school from November 12th-19th and at our Family movie night on the 15th. See attached for details.

Posted 11/12/19

There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4th in room 402 immediately after school for students who are interested in Surf Team. Please contact Mr. Sohoni or Mr. Mouw with any questions. 

Posted 11/12/19

There will be a mandatory informational meeting for Boy's Basketball on Tuesday, Nov. 19th from 3:00-3:15 PM in Portable 9 (Mr. Johnson's room). You must attend the meeting to get the information and paperwork needed to tryout.

 

Tryout Schedule: MON12/2- THUR 12/5

 

6th/7th Grade: Mon 12/2-Tue 12/3 3:00-4:15 PM

 

8th Grade: WED 12/4 3:00-4:15 PM -THUR 12/5 1:45-3 PM 

Posted 11/12/19

Informational Meeting Tues., Nov. 19th 2019 after school in room 402!! 

This meeting is mandatory for any students interested in trying out for Girls' Volleyball. You will get all of the information and paperwork needed to tryout. 

Tryout Schedule (Tentative):

Dec. 2nd: 8th Grade First Cuts

Dec. 3rd: 6/7th Grade First Cuts

Dec. 4th: 8th Grade Final Cuts

Dec. 5th or 6th (TBD): 6/7th Grade Final Cuts

Posted 11/6/19

Attention all students interested in participating in Cross Country, there will be a mandatory meeting after school in room 402 on December 3rd. You will get the information and paperwork needed to participate in Cross Country. Remember, there is no tryout for Cross Country so we hope to see you sign up and get involved! Go Vikings!

Posted 10/30/19

(Sent on behalf of HBCSD Educational Services Department)
 

GATE TESTING (GRADES 2-7)

The district provides a special program for students who are intellectually gifted.  Students in grades 1 – 7 who perform extremely well on the district-administered Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and other standardized measurements, may qualify for identification for our Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program.    Beginning this year, our district will implement GATE testing of all first graders unless opted out by parent. If you think your 2nd-7th grade child may qualify for identification and you would like this student to participate in GATE testing, you must complete a GATE Assessment Consent form.  Please submit this form on our district website:  www.hbcsd.us, Click on the Parents Tab, then on Parent Portal, and on GATE Assessment Consent Form (under Online Services for Parents).  Please contact Debbie Bartlett in the GATE office at (714) 964-8888 ext. 2036 with any questions you may have.

 

The last day to submit the GATE Assessment Consent Form

for 2nd – 7th grade testing is
Friday, December 6, 2019. 

 

District policy allows students to be assessed a limit of two times between first and seventh grade. You may wish to discuss with your child's teacher at your parent conference in October if this would be an appropriate time to have your child assessed. 

 

First grade testing will take place November 4 - December 13.  Students in grades 2-7 will be tested January 8 - February 7, 2020.  Children who qualify for placement in the program will be placed in the fall of the 2020-21 school year.

 

 

EDUCACION TALENTOSA (GRADOS 2-7)

 

El distrito ofrece un programa especial para estudiantes que son intelectualmente dotados. Los estudiantes en los grados 1 a 7 que rinden extremadamente bien en la Prueba de Habilidad Escolar Otis-Lennon administrada por el distrito (OLSAT) y otras mediciones estandarizadas, pueden calificar para la identificación de nuestro programa de Educación para Dotados y Talentosos (GATE). A partir de este año, nuestro distrito implementará las pruebas GATE de todos los alumnos de primer grado a menos que los padres los excluyan. Si cree que su hijo de segundo a séptimo grado puede calificar para la identificación y desea que este estudiante participe en las pruebas GATE, debe completar un formulario de consentimiento de evaluación GATE.  Localize este formulario en el sitio web de nuestro distrito: www.hbcsd.us, haga clic en la pestaña Padres, luego en el Portal para padres y en el Formulario de consentimiento de evaluación GATE (en Servicios en línea para padres). Comuníquese con Debbie Bartlett en la oficina de GATE al (714) 964-8888 ext. 2036 con cualquier pregunta que pueda tener.

 

 

El último día para enviar el Formulario de consentimiento de evaluación GATE

para las pruebas de 2 a 7 grado es el viernes 6 de diciembre de 2019.

 

La póliza del distrito permite que los estudiantes sean evaluados un límite de dos veces entre el primer y el séptimo grado.  Puede hablar con el maestro de su hijo(a) en la conferencia de padres en octubre si este sería un momento apropiado para evaluar a su hijo(a).

 

Las pruebas de primer grado se llevarán a cabo del 4 de noviembre al 13 de diciembre. Los estudiantes en los grados 2-7 serán evaluados del 8 de enero al 7 de febrero de 2020. Los niños que califican para la colocación en el programa serán colocados en el otoño del año escolar 2020-21.

 

 

 

Posted 10/22/19

Congratulations to Mr. Knutsen who has been named the Sowers Interim Principal for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year!!

 

He will take over the role on Monday, October 28th. He will host two events in early November that all families are invited to attend: "Evening with the Principal" (11/4, 6:30-7:30pm, Room 402) & "Coffee with the Principal" (11/5, 9:30-10:30am, Library Commons). 

 

Dr. Ashby will be moving to the district office where his responsibilities will include Public Information Officer, Public Safety Officer, and involvement in district and school site construction projects. 

 

Have a great weekend Vikings!

Posted 10/18/19

(Sent on behalf of Sowers PTSA)


Attention Vikings!!

We will be extending Reflections submissions until next Thursday, October 24th. Submissions must be turned into to PTSA by noon. Thank you! 

 

Kelly Bullock
Reflections Chair,
Sowers PTSA 

Posted 10/18/19

Dear Parents,

 

We are thrilled to partner with the STEP IT UP! Fitness Fundraiser that will run from 10/8 - 10/22!!
 

We got off to an amazing start today with an inspiring kick off assembly which talked about teamwork, gratitude, and helping others. Thank you to our students for being such a great audience!

 

Our students benefit from about 80% of every dollar donated during STEP IT UP! in one of two ways: as direct profits to our school and in the form of rewards and incentives given to the students who help us raise money.

 

Our next step is to ask each of you to take action TONIGHT by clicking the link below. It will take you to our school’s fundraiser website where you can set up your child’s Personal Donation page and invite your friends and family to join our efforts by sending them a donation request. Anyone with access to a cell phone or a computer can help us reach our goal of 100% participation!

 

This entire fundraiser can be completed in TEN MINUTES OR LESS. Yes, really!

 

Please do this TONIGHT (10/8) by sending out TEN or MORE emails/texts via your Personal Donation Page and your child will qualify for Golden Ticket prizes and drawings! Have your child return their Golden Ticket to school tomorrow to be part of the fun!

 

Join our REVOLUTION of FUN. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s a great way to support your student as they use their awesomeness to help others!

 

www.Stepitupkids.com/Sowers92646

 

Thank you for being part of our school’s success!

Dr. Ashby
Principal

Posted 10/8/19

(Distributed on behalf of the PE Department)

 

Attached is the Sowers Physical Education Department Syllabus. Please review this document with your child, print out and complete the last page, and have your child return the page to their Physical Education teacher. The completed final page will be due Tuesday, October 8th. This is a five point assignment. Your student will lose one point per day after the original due date. 


Thank you!

 -Sowers Physical Education Department

Posted 10/4/19

REMINDER: Make Up Picture Day is on Monday, October 7th!!

Posted 10/4/19

Good Morning Viking Families-
Please see the attachments to for information about breakfast and lunch menus for this fall. The breakfast service starts at 8:30am daily. 

 

You can also visit the district's Nutritional Services throughout the year! 

Posted 10/3/19

(Published on behalf of HBCSD Special Education Department)
 

For the third year, the HBCSD Board Members passed a resolution to recognize Dyslexia Awareness Month in October.  HBCSD is continuing to raise awareness through sharing information on the website, Constant Contact notifications at the school site, professional development for staff, and the West Orange County Consortium for Special Education Community Advisory Committee.

 

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) provides the following definition of dyslexia, which was adopted by the United States National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development:

 

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.

 

Below is a link to the new California Dyslexia Guidelines prepared by the California Department of Education in August 2017 and revised in October 2017.  This is a rich source of information including describing dyslexia, assessment, and best practices to support students that are struggling with dyslexia.

 

https://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr17/yr17rel56.asp

 

If you would like further information about dyslexia, please contact your school site or the Special Education Department at 714-378-2046. 

Posted 10/1/19

Please see the attached PDF for information about voluntary electives donations at Sowers this year. Thanks, in advance, for your consideration and continued support of our electives programs!

 

Dr. Ashby
Principal 

Posted 9/26/19

Cast your vote for our 2019-2020 School Site Council members during Back to School Night. Voting will take place in our library from 6:00-7:30 pm.

 

 

*The Sowers Middle School School Site Council (SSC) is a group of students, parents, teachers, and staff that provide school community input on the school improvement plan, which is a set of school wide goals and objectives. This plan is designed to assure the continuation of school growth and improvement to support student achievement. The SSC participates in the development, review, and evaluation of the School Improvement Program and also approves the expenditures of the School Improvement Budget. This important school community team also makes suggestions and shares ideas about all areas of the school program in an interactive environment. The School Site Council is an elected body comprised of an equal number of staff and parents.* 

Posted 9/25/19

Hello Viking Families!

If you are interested in serving on our School Site Council for the 2019-20 school year please contact Assistant Principal Moeller via email (vmoeller@hbcsd.us) to be included on the ballot at Back to School Night. Thanks for your consideration!

 

Dr. Ashby
Principal

Posted 9/20/19

Hello to all Viking Families!

Next Thursday, September 26th is Back to School Night here at Sowers! The event will run from 6:00 - 7:30pm. Please see the attached PDF to use as a guide of your student's classes in preparation for the evening. All students will receive a copy tomorrow in their 1st period classes. 

 

Go Vikings!
Dr. Ashby
Principal

Posted 9/19/19

Sent on behalf of the Physical Education Department:

 

Dear Parents, 

We hope that the start of the new school year finds you well. By now, you child should have received a PE locker. If your student has not yet received their PE clothing order, please just have them bring a pair of shorts and a T-Shirt for use in class. We do not wish to create a great financial imposition on families, so please do not go out and purchase a new pair of shorts and t-shirt. 

 

Warmly, 

Sowers PE Department

Posted 9/17/19

Good Afternoon Viking Families-
Please be advised that it has been observed that some families double park, stop in the middle of the street to drop-off/pick-up, and park in designated red zones. These practices potentially put students in an unsafe situation so we kindly ask that all families slow down for the school area and keep student safety as the utmost importance. In addition, we do have crossing guards that are managed by the City of Huntington Beach. Please reiterate to your students to obey all instructions and signs of these city employees. These crossing guards hours run from 7:55am - 9:00am and from 2:15 - 3:15pm on regular school days. 


Have a great rest of the week Vikings!

Dr. Ashby 

Principal 

Posted 9/11/19

Please come join our Sowers PTSA at our first meeting of the year tomorrow at 9:30am in the Library.  Please check into the front office first!! 

Posted 9/11/19

Hello Viking Sports Fans!

Sowers MS has a great tradition of athletics and will continue to offer sports opportunities during the 2019-20 school year. The fall season is upon us now so please read on to learn about participating in Boys Volleyball (Fall), Girls Basketball (Fall), or the Surf Club & Team (Year Round). Go Vikings!!

 

Dr. Ashby
Principal

 

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Boys Volleyball

Monday, 9/9: Mandatory informational meeting in room 402 for all students interested in tryout out. Tryouts are tentatively scheduled from 3:00 - 4:30pm. 

 

Tuesday, 9/10: 6/7th Grade tryout day 1 (first cut)

Wednesday, 9/11: 8th Grade tryout (possible final cut)

Friday, 9/13: 6/7th Grade tryout day 2 (final cut)

**Monday, 9/16: 8th Grade tryout day 2 (if necessary)

 

Girls Basketball

Attention all students who are interested in trying out for Girls Basketball. There will be a mandatory informational meeting on Monday, September 9th from 3:00-3:15 pm in Portable 9. You will get all of the necessary paperwork and information to tryout for the team. Please contact Mr. Johnson if you have any questions. Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for September 10th-13th from 3-4:30pm and may extend into the following week (you will get the exact dates for tryouts at this informational meeting). Go Vikings!!!

 

Sowers Surf Club & Team
Please mark down your calendars to head to the Surf Club & Team Information meeting on Thursday, September 26th immediately after Back to School Night @ 7:30pm in Room 402. Mr. Sohoni & Mr. Mouw will give you the run down on how to join us on the beach in the mornings this year. Yew!

Posted 9/7/19

September 9th (Monday): Mandatory informational meeting in room 402 for all students interested in tryout out

 

September 10th (Tuesday): 6/7th Grade tryout day 1 (first cut)

 

September 11th (Wednesday): 8th Grade tryout (possible final cut)

 

September 13th (Friday): 6/7th Grade tryout day 2 (final cut)

 

**September 16th (Monday): 8th Grade tryout day 2 (if necessary)

 

 

Posted 9/5/19

Good Afternoon Viking Families!

We were so happy to welcome our students back onto campus today and hope that it was a good 1st day experience. I wanted to reach out briefly to clarify that tomorrow (Friday, 9/5/19) is a REGULAR Bell Schedule Day. School will start at 8:57am with dismissal at 2:43pm. (Any students with a 0 period class will start 0 period class at 8:05am.) I have attached the HBCSD Calendar for your reference. 

 

As a reminder, students are welcome to come onto campus starting at 8:15am and will head to the Mall area or to the library for a quiet study location (first come, first serve). 

 

More information about all things Sowers will be coming out soon. See you tomorrow Vikings!!

 

Dr. Ashby
Principal

Posted 9/5/19

Good Morning Vikings!

There have been some recent difficulties with School Loop so we are unable to send out an email blast. There will be a phone blast this afternoon that will be sent out when the schedule change request link goes live this afternoon @3pm. More information will be provided on the link but please refer to the following information that was provided on the Registration Day Checklist handout: 

 

"

**Schedule Change Requests**
The schedule change request window will be open from Friday, 8/30 - Tuesday, 9/3. If you have a schedule change request please go to the link below for the request to be considered. This link is also provided at the bottom of all student schedules. We will look to address requests quickly but no later than Friday, September 20. Please note that teacher changes or specific class period requests are not offered. If you sent an email to administration over the summer months those requests will also be reviewed! We appreciate your patience in advance.
               

Schedule Request Link (case-sensitive): https://forms.gle/2fxns3pdHkJNXh7T8

"

 

The schedule change request link will open this afternoon (8/30) at 3:30pm and will remain open until 8am on Tuesday, September 3rd.  

 

Thanks for your patience and GO VIKINGS!

 

Dr. Ashby
Principal

Posted 8/30/19

Attention all students who are interested in trying out for Girls Basketball. There will be a mandatory informational meeting on Monday, September 9th from 3:00-3:15 pm in Portable 9. You will get all of the necessary paperwork and information to tryout for the team. Please contact Mr. Johnson if you have any questions. Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for September 10th-13th and may extend into the following week (you will get the exact dates for tryouts at this informational meeting). Go Vikings!!!

Posted 8/28/19

Welcome Back Sowers Vikings! 

 

Stop by the SOWERS PTSA table for the following:

 

MEMBERSHIP: To turn in your PTSA membership form and get a Sowers drawstring bag - one per family. Remember...Your family can even sponsor a teacher or have grandparents, neighbors or local businesses join too!  Don't forget your email address on the form!

 

DIRECT DONATION PROGRAM - New this year on your membership form. If you would like to donate money, have a business that donates money and/or matches charitable donations, etc. Direct Donations are tax deductible and directly supports Sowers!

 

PE CLOTHES: Pick up Pre-ordered PE clothes or buy if needed. Check or cash accepted.

 

FREE REWARD CARD: Sowers Middle School PTSA is pleased partner with Grocery Outlet of Fountain Valley. They will be "giving back" to our school 3% on sales for the school year. Just remember to show them your card at checkout!

 

Grocery Outlet - Fountain Valley Only

18920 Brookhurst Street

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

(714) 500-2295

Open 7AM - 10PM daily

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES: Stay Informed!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sowersmiddleschoolptsa/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sowersptsa/

 

OTHER SUPPORT:

 

Amazon Smile: Please consider shopping through Amazon Smile this year. https://smile.amazon.com/  Make sure you select Isaac Sowers Middle PTSA.

 

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STAPLES  - Ends 9/15/19

 

Classroom rewards: https://www.staples.com/classroomrewards  

Thank a Teacher Program: https://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/190707/thank-a-teacher/  

 

We are looking forward to a fantastic school year. Go Vikings!

 

Sincerely,

 

Sowers PTSA Board

 

Posted 8/27/19

Please see the attached for information on the registration day process including required documents and station locations. 

 

6th Grade: 8 - 10am

7th Grade: 11am - 1pm
8th Grade: 2 - 4pm

Posted 8/27/19

Attention all students who are interested in trying out for Boys Volleyball: There will be a mandatory informational meeting on Monday, September 9th from 3:00-3:30 pm in room 402. You will get all of the necessary paperwork and information to tryout for the team. Please contact Mr. Mouw or Ms. Johansson if you have any questions. Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for September 10th-13th and may extend into the following week (you will get the exact dates for tryouts at this informational meeting). Go Vikings!!!

Posted 8/27/19

Hello Viking Families!!

Please click on the attachment for Dr. Ashby's Welcome Back to School 2019-20 Letter and to learn about relevant start of school information. We hope you're having a great summer and look forward to a great school year!

 

Dr. Ashby
Principal

Posted 8/21/19

Good Evening Viking Families- 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 19th we will be doing a test run of our one lunch period for next year's 7th/8th graders. So...


All 6/7th Grade students will eat lunch during 4th Period (11:16am - 12:04pm)!! 


This is a joint effort with HBCSD to collect information that will guide our ongoing preparations for the 2019-20 school year. Here are the details: 

  • Any 7th graders who have a 4th period class will attend that class during 5th period. (See example below).
  • There is no change for 6th grade students as they already have 4th period lunch. 
  • If you plan to drop off lunch for your 6/7th grade student(s) please do so prior to 11:15am. 
  • All students will be notified of this change for tomorrow during announcements and during their 3rd period class.
  • Any 8th graders not attending the Disneyland Trip will eat lunch during 5th Period Lunch as normal.

Sample Current Schedule:                          Schedule on Wednesday, June 19th:

1st 7th grade Math                                      1st 7th grade Math

2nd 7th grade Math                                     2nd 7th grade Math

3rd 7th grade Math                                      3rd 7th grade Math

4th 7th grade Math                                       4th Lunch

5th lunch                                                      5th  7th grade Math

6th 7th grade Math                                       6th 7th grade Math

7th 7th grade Math                                       7th 7th grade Math


We hope everyone has a great last 3 days of the school year!!

Dr. Ashby
Principal


P.S. An end of year email will be sent out to all 6th/7th grade families regarding the 2019-20 school year shortly. Thanks for your patience! 

Posted 6/18/19

If you have selected Spanish 1 as an elective choice, please fill out and return your application.  Applications can be picked up from the office or from Mrs. Denenberg or you can download it from school loop.  See Mrs. Denenberg  if you have any questions.

Posted 6/14/19
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Click on the following links for information about Edison HS Summer Camps!!


Go Chargers!!  

Posted 6/9/19
Posted 5/23/19

Attention: 2019-20 7th grade families

 

Please see the attached document for TDAP information for the 2019-20 school year for all 7th grade students. 

Posted 5/23/19

Good Evening 2019-20 Viking Families-

Earlier today I spoke to all current 6th and 7th grade students during their PE class about the changes in our school design we will be experimenting with during the 2019-20 school year. I stayed to answer student questions afterwards and am happy to report that the majority of students indicated their tentative approval (thumbs up!) to try out something different. Therefore, I am excited to officially open the window for students to submit their online electives course requests for the 2019-20 school year. All course descriptions are available in the form. The window to access this form will close on Tuesday, May 28th @ Noon. 

Please click on the following link to access the ISMS Electives Course Request for the 2019-20 school year: https://forms.gle/HNTDfZoW2SMLkQde7. You can also copy and paste the website. 

You are also invited to attend any of the following school community events to hear about the Sowers 2019-20 school year first hand: 

  • **Returning Families 2019-20 Information Night**: Wednesday, June 5th @ 6pm in the Mall
    (recently added due to community feedback!!)
  • Coffee with the Principal: Thursday, June 6th @ 10am in the Library

GO VIKINGS!! 


Dr. Ashby

Principal

Posted 5/21/19

Sowers Families,

 

Sowers very own NJHS is holding a donation drive May 20-24th benefitting local animal shelters and the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center (PCH & Newland).  There are a variety of items that are being accepted!  Each student donating will be entered in a raffle with great prizes!

 

Thank you,

Sowers National Junior Honors Society

Online Option: 

Visit the Animal Shelter Donation Drive Amazon Wishlist.  

Your donation will shipped directly to Sowers!

Posted 5/14/19

Hello 8th Grade Viking Families!!

Please see the attached letter regarding the 8th grade end of year activities. A hard copy of this letter will also be distributed to all 8th graders in their CORE classes on Monday, May 6th. 

 

Go Vikings!!
Dr. Ashby
Principal

Posted 5/3/19
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Are you interested in being an 8th grade mentor for 6th graders next year?

 

Come be a WEB Leader!

 

If you are interested, please turn in your application by Wednesday, May 15th and plan on being at Spring Play Day on Thursday, May 16th from 1:30 - 2:30. Depending on the number of applicants space may be limited, so it is really important that you submit your application and attend on the 16th if you would like to be considered. Application is linked here and in the office.

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Please see the attached for information about the upcoming GATE PTO Meeting on May 8. 

Posted 4/30/19
Posted 4/25/19
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Hello Viking Students, Families, and Staff!

Starting this week and continuing until the end of May students will be taking standardized tests from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress portal. Students will be tested as follows:

8th grade:

California Science Test                                   4/23/2019-4/26/2019

English Language Arts/

Literacy and Mathematics Test                         5/8/2019-5/17/2019

 

7th grade:

English Language Arts/

Literacy and Mathematics Test                         4/29/2019-5/7/2019

 

6th grade:

English Language Arts/

Literacy and Mathematics Test                          5/8/2019-5/17/2019

 

You play an important part in helping students give their best performance on this important test. As you know, we have been busy preparing and reinforcing the skills necessary for students to demonstrate their learning. Even though this assessment is a snapshot—one single perspective – it is important that our students have every advantage to do their very best. We don’t want to cause test anxiety, rather we want our students to be as prepared as possible. There are many ways in which you can help your child put his/her best foot forward.

 

The following guidelines can help set our students up for success:

 

The night before the test:

1. Make sure your child goes to bed on time so he or she is well-rested.

2. Keep your routine as normal as possible. Upsetting natural routines may make children feel insecure.

3. Be positive and confident in the fact that you know your child will do his/her best.

4. Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test.

 

The morning of the test:

1. Get up a few minutes early to avoid rushing and make sure your child arrives at school on time.

2. Have your child eat a nutritious breakfast. There is a strong correlation between eating breakfast and memory and cognitive functioning.

3. Have your child dress comfortably.

4. Be positive and communicate that this is your child’s chance to show what he/she knows. The most important thing you can do right before the test is to build confidence about doing his/her very best.

 

After the test:

1. Talk to your child about his/her feelings about the test.

2. Discuss what was easy and what was hard; discuss what your child learned from the test.

3. Explain that performance on a test does not define him or her as a person. It is just one opportunity to demonstrate learning.

 

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in your child’s education. Together we can make a difference!

 

Sincerely,

 

Adam Knutsen

Posted 4/24/19

 

The World Fit Walk starts Monday, April 22nd and runs for 6 weeks until Friday, May 31st. Students can login to the World Fit site and log their physical activity each day during the 6 weeks. Students with the most miles will be able to attend an award ceremony with an Olympian, receive a certificate, and possibly a medal. More information about World Fit is on the slide show linked here.

 

Start logging in your physical activity on Monday, April 22nd:

 

Example: Harry Potter = hpwfw19

Log your activity from home every night!

 

World Fit Objectives

  1. Promote physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle to children in schools.

  2. Provide students with Olympian and Paralympian mentors.

  3. Encourage students to walk, socialize and engage in healthy competition.

Posted 4/11/19

Please see the attached flyers to learn more about some Summer Theater and Music Camps offered by the Arts & Learning Conservatory. There is an early bird offer for all HBCSD students if you book a camp prior to May 1.

Posted 4/11/19

Attention Viking Families,

 

Want to have some FAMILY fun during spring break? There is still space at to the Sowers PTSA Cosmic Family Bowling night on Saturday, April 13 from 7-9pm. Please turn in your bowling form and $ to the office tomorrow (4/9) morning. Forms are available in the front office if the first one has been misplaced. 

 

Thanks to our PTSA for hosting this great event! See you there!!

Posted 4/8/19

Thank you all so much for coming out to celebrate spring at our Spring Luau on Thursday. The raffle prize winners are listed on the document linked here. Please see the teacher that offered the prize to redeem your winnings. 

Posted 4/5/19
Posted 4/4/19

For anyone interested in the Sowers Golf Team: there will be a mandatory meeting on Monday, April 8th, immediately after school in room 402. Please see Mr. Mouw if you have any questions. See you Monday!

Posted 4/4/19
Posted 4/1/19

Please see the attached "Helpful Hints" from the HBCSD Health Services department. 

Posted 3/28/19

Girls:

March 28th @ Costa Mesa HS

8th Grade 3:30

6/7th Grade 4:30

 

Boys

March 28th @ Sowers

6/7th Grade 4:30

Posted 3/27/19

Spring Luau

4/4/19

1:30 - 3:00

 

Come celebrate the beginning of spring and have some fun with your friends on the Sowers Blacktop right after school on Thursday.

 

Entry is free, you just need a signed permission slip and your school ID card to get it. 

 

There will be games, music, and prizes. You can also purchase food items.

 

The TK Burger (meals $9) & Kona Ice ($4 - $6) trucks will be here. 

 

We hope to see you all here! 

 

Permission slips are attached here or you can find them in the office.

Posted 3/25/19

!!Attention 8th Grade Families!!

On behalf of Principal Jennifer Graves I urge you to open and read through the following two documents regarding the Edison HS 2019-20 Online Course Selection process. The online portal will open on Monday, March 25th and close on Friday, March 29th at 4pm. If you have any questions please contact Edison HS directly. 


GO VIKINGS (and future Chargers)!!

Dr. Ashby
Principal

Posted 3/22/19

ATTENTION ALL VIKINGS!

If you are interested in purchasing your yearbook, please place your order ASAP! The price of the yearbook will go from $50 to $55 on April 1st.
 

You can purchase your yearbook at this link.

GO VIKINGS!

Posted 3/22/19
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SOWERS PTSA will be hosting the event at Fountain Valley Bowling Alley on APRIL 13th at 7PM. Ticket sales end on APRIL 1st. See attachments for details!

Posted 3/19/19

Attention all members of the Sowers Golf Club, there will be a brief meeting this Wednesday immediately after school in room 402. We will discuss our next golf outing and talk about the golf team that will begin shortly. This meeting is at school, so do not go to the golf course. See you Wednesday after school in room 402!

Posted 3/18/19

Attention all students interested in trying out for track and field! There will be a mandatory 15-minute meeting after school on Wednesday, March 20th in room 402. See you there!

Posted 3/15/19
Posted 3/14/19

Please see the attached for UPDATED information regarding our annual springtime visits from our articulation with Edison and Huntington Beach HS. 

 

**Updated 3/11/19

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