* * * Can You Guess This Week's Mystery Star? * * *
Coming to Southridge this December!
December 7-11 will be the Lunch Toy Battle. The lunch that donates the most new, unwrapped toys to Fontana Santas during this week will win an extended lunch Every day the week of December 14-18!!!
Family Game Night - Friday December 11. Games! Holiday Photos! Karaoke! Video Game Truck! Vendors! Food and Treats! Click HERE to see the flyer (with Southridge's own Mr. Reasin modeling!) for all the details.
Winter Fun Days-
Flannel Friday: December 4th Wear your Funkiest Flannel shirt!
Fun in Toyland: December 11th Bring a toy or wear your pajamas to make a fun craft during lunch.
Santa Hat Day: December 18th Let's BREAK the old Southridge record of 432 people in Santa Hats!
The AVID students at Southridge Middle School, who are now 170 strong decided as a group to support the recent Fontana "Women of Steel" campaign to collect new socks for those in need during the upcoming cold months. The Southridge "AVID CARES" participation went head and "toes" above their expectations and collected hundreds of pairs of new socks over a two week period of time. The students were also able to complete community service hours which Southridge recently added to their expectations for concerned and aware students. The topic of the needy will make a great "SOCK"ratic Seminar in future classes! Click HERE to see the picture.
Google Virtual Field Trips
Southridge Middle School participated in Google's Beta test of their Virtual Field Trips using Google Cardboard 3d viewers on Friday, November 13. Students from mostly science classes got to use the viewers as their teachers took them on trips to the Amazon, Yosemite National Park, New York City, and other exotic location around the world. View some of the pictures: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8.
Southridge students had a great time in PE on Friday, October 30th. Students participated in a ZOMBIE RUN! They ran against the wall in the gym and tried to avoid the zombies! Seven students in each class were randomly given shields; others did their best to avoid the zombies without protection. Click
HERE to view the zombies.
2015-2016 Southridge T-Shirts and Sweatshirts Available
The 2015-16 Southridge school shirt is here! It is based on the winning design from our t-shirt design contest and its winner Brandon D.! Click
HERE to access the order form, see the pricing, and see the design.
Advanced Band Perfroms with Kaiser High School Band
The Advanced Band students performed with the Kaiser High School Marching Band at the football game on September 25, 2016. You can view some of the pictures:
Come out and SUPPORT your Southridge Volleyball teams! Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity have started the year with one win and one loss. The next Southridge home game is Monday, October 5. Check out some of our pics:
Are you interested in having coffee with the principal? Maybe you'd like to participate on the English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC). There are also nutrition classes available in both English and Spanish. Click
HERE to view more information.
Dress Code Policy
There have been recent changes to Southridge's dress code. Please be advised that the following clothing apparel should NOT be worn to school.
For more information click
HERE to read the letter sent home to all parents.
Parents – Access Your Child’s Grades Online
Once you have entered the site, click Assignments on the left side to view your child’s grades.
Hello Southridge Family!
This year we are making strides to make school more fun and enjoyable for our students. Just some of the great thinks happening at Southridge include Fun Fridays where kids enjoy music and dance contests during Friday's lunches (if they kept the lunch area clean all week). Each week we give clues to our Mystery Star and on Friday during my Knightly News announcements classes can make guesses on which teacher or staff member the Mystery Star is. The winning class wins a Front of the Line pass for every student! We had our first dance before Halloween and are planning our next one for after winter break. We are having a competition to see which class can show the most growth on the MAP test we give three times per year and the winning classes will win a fun pizza, music, and ice cream party! An incentive to do their best every day in class. This year we started rewarding kids for good behavior with our Caught Being Good initiative. They earn CBG cards when they are "caught" making good choices. Every other week we have a drawing and give out great prizes if their card is chosen. The more they earn, the better their chances!
This year our focus is Academic Discourse and teachers are given monthly trainings followed by safe practice time and peer observations where teachers visit each others' rooms and share ideas on how best to teach your children. We are having teachers plan lessons, units, assessments, and interventions that align with common core as well as paying several to give kids extra help through our After School University (ASU).
What can you do? Obviously the more a parent is involved the more chance for their child's success. So just be involved; check Zangle Gradebook regularly, ensure your child has a quiet place to do their homework, ensure a solid routine in the morning and after school where the tv and video games are limited, and be sure your child gets to school on time every day!
We want parents to be informed and involved in their child's education! Please look for opportunities to be involved this year by getting active in School Site Council, Coffee with the Principal, or ELAC! We have made it a goal to have more family-oriented activities this year so you can participate along with your child and spend quality time together in activities here at Southridge! Keep an eye on our marquee for upcoming events!
At Southridge we are lucky to be able to meet the needs of both high achieving students as well as those who might need extra help with their academics. If your student is meeting grade-level standards they will be placed in a challenging and fun elective (we offer computers, music, art, and ASB) and if they need some extra help we offer intervention classes such as math or language arts essentials, sections of ALD (Academic Language Development) as well as sections of Read 180 and Math 180 for students needing more intensive intervention.
So we look forward to helping your child become the best they can be at Southridge! We want the same thing you want for your child: Every opportunity for success in school and in life! Always remember that your child's education is a partnership between you and the school. It is my promise that the school will do all it can to help your child to succeed.
If you ever have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to give me a call or set up an appointment.