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  • Lifetouch 8th Grade Graduation Pictures -  Picture Day is coming!  Friday, May 31, 2024.  Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your Student's School ID or Picture Day ID:  EVTJX4DJR See attached flyer.  Picture package flyers can be picked up in the main office.
  • Tardies - All tardies count against students for any attendance rewards, including perfect attendance.  For the purpose of extracurricular activities, the first four (4) tardies of each quarter are warnings and are not counted against the student as far as interventions; however, students will receive consequences for any tardies accumulated beyond the first four (4) tardies (see below). In an effort to hold students accountable for tardies, on the fifth (5th) tardy students lose all eligibility for participation in extracurricular activities including sports, dances/socials, trips, attending after school events, and any other event that is sponsored by Mitchell Senior.  This include graduation activities (waterslides & picnic/social/BBQ).
    If a student becomes ineligible based on reaching tardy five (5) or above, the student can make the choice to remove the tardy or tardies above 4 by serving a lunchtime or after school campus beautification. One lunchtime or after school beautification must be served for each tardy above 4 to “erase” the tardy or tardies.
  • Yearbook - If you missed the deadline for delivery to school for the Mitchell Senior Yearbook, it's not too late to purchase your yearbook to be delivered to you at home (shipping charges apply).  Go to:  www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). 
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm. 
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • May / June Activity Calendar - See attached!
  • Important Dates
    • May 21 - Grizzlies Making the Grade Game - Reward Trip
    • May 21 - Band Family Night Concert - Gym
    • May 22 - SSC and ELAC Meetings
    • May 22 - District Art Show Family Night - APC Hall 5 - 7pm
    • May 24 - All library books due - 7th grade
    • May 24 - Non-graduate Status Notifications
    • May 24 - Obligations DUE
    • May 24 - AVID Study/Reward Trip (Stanford & Great America)
    • May 27 - No School - Memorial Day
    • May 28 to 31 - GATE After School Drama Workshop (limit 30 students)
    • May 29 - Graduation Appeals Letter Due at Noon at the District Office
    • May 30 - 4th Quarter ALEKS Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • May 30 - Graduation Appeals Meetings at District Office
    • May 31 - Lifetouch Graduation Picture Day
    • June 3 - ASB Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • June 4 - District Writing Festival Awards
    • June 4 - Graduation Gown and Ticket Distribution
    • June 4 - 8th grade "The Science Experience" at Juniper Elementary School (limit 30 students)
    • June 4 - 8th grade Awards Night (by invitation - will receive after May 24th)
    • June 5 - 8th grade Island Water Park Trip
    • June 6 - 8th grade Picnic/Social/BBQ
    • June 7 - Last Day of School - Early Release at 1:45 pm - Report Cards Mailed Home
    • June 7 - Graduation Practice at Atwater High School 8:30-11:30 am
    • June 7 - 8th grade Graduation at Atwater High School 7 pm (graduates arrive at 6:15 pm)

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Happy Mother's Day!
  • College Awareness Parent Program - Mitchell Senior parents/guardians are invited to attend a College Awareness Program.  This program will help famillies learn if college is something to consider and how to prepare for it!  This program is facilitated by Mrs. Perez, Bellevue Restorative Justice Program Coordinator.  ([email protected] or 209-357-6140 for more information).  Guest speakers include:  College Advisor, College Students, School Counselor.  See attached flyer.  This is a three (3) week program, every Tuesday & Wednesday in the Bellevue School Staff Lounge:
    • April 30th 3:10-4:10 PM
    • May 1st 2:00-3:00 PM
    • May 7th 3:10-4:10 PM
    • May 8th 2:00-3:00 PM
    • May 14th 3:10-4:10 PM
    • May 15th 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Lifetouch 8th Grade Graduation Pictures -  Picture Day is coming!  Friday, May 31, 2024.  Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your Student's School ID or Picture Day ID:  EVTJX4DJR See attached flyer.  Picture packages will be sent home soon.
  • Yearbook - If you missed the deadline for delivery to school for the Mitchell Senior Yearbook, it's not too late to purchase your yearbook to be delivered to you at home (shipping charges apply).  Go to:  www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). 
  • CAASPP "World Series" of Testing - Our last testing days are this week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)!  Attached is the schedule for testing for May 6 to May 16.  Students will test during their math, ELA and 8th grade science classes according to the attached schedule (testing is 8:00 am - 10:15 am daily except for Wednesdays).  It is very important that students do not miss school on these dates.  "Knock it Out of the Park!"
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm. 
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Important Dates
    • May 6 to 16 - CAASPP Testing "World Series!"
    • May 17 - Last Day to check out library books - 7th grade
    • May 17 - All library books due - 8th grade
    • May 21 - Grizzles Making the Grade Game - Reward Trip
    • May 21 - Band Family Night Concert - Gym
    • May 22 - SSC and ELAC Meetings
    • May 22 - District Art Show Family Night - APC Hall 5 - 7pm
    • May 24 - All library books due - 7th grade
    • May 24 - Obligations DUE
    • May 24 - AVID Study/Reward Trip (Stanford & Great America)
    • May 27 - No School - Memorial Day
    • May 28 to 31 - GATE After School Drama Workshop (limit 30 students)
    • May 29 - Graduation Appeals Letter Due at Noon at the District Office
    • May 30 - 4th Quarter ALEKS Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • May 30 - Graduation Appeals Meetings at District Office
    • May 31 - Lifetouch Graduation Picture Day
    • June 3 - ASB Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • June 4 - District Writing Festival Awards
    • June 4 - Graduation Gown and Ticket Distribution
    • June 4 - 8th grade The Lawrence Hall of Science Experience at Juniper Elementary School
    • June 4 - 8th grade Awards Night (by invitation - will receive after May 24th)
    • June 5 - 8th grade Island Water Park Trip
    • June 6 - 8th grade Picnic/Social
    • June 7 - Last Day of School - Early Release at 1:45 pm - Report Cards Mailed Home
    • June 7 - 8th grade Graduation at Atwater High School 7 pm

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Happy Cinco de Mayo!
  • 8th Grade Packets - The "Graduation Station" will be set up this week on May 7 & 8 (Tuesday & Wednesday) to collect slips and money (no collection before then).  If you have any questions regarding the information contained in the packet, please feel free to call the office at 209-357-6124.  Here is the link to order the graduation gown: https://cvss2023.typeform.com/Mitchell-Sr 
  • College Awareness Parent Program - Mitchell Senior parents/guardians are invited to attend a College Awareness Program.  This program will help famillies learn if college is something to consider and how to prepare for it!  This program is facilitated by Mrs. Perez, Bellevue Restorative Justice Program Coordinator.  ([email protected] or 209-357-6140 for more information).  Guest speakers include:  College Advisor, College Students, School Counselor.  See attached flyer.  This is a three (3) week program, every Tuesday & Wednesday in the Bellevue School Staff Lounge:
    • April 30th 3:10-4:10 PM
    • May 1st 2:00-3:00 PM
    • May 7th 3:10-4:10 PM
    • May 8th 2:00-3:00 PM
    • May 14th 3:10-4:10 PM
    • May 15th 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Yearbook - If you missed the deadline for delivery to school for the Mitchell Senior Yearbook, it's not too late to purchase your yearbook to be delivered to you at home (shipping charges apply).  Go to:  www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). 
  • CAASPP "World Series" of Testing - Our testing season is here!  Attached is the schedule for testing for May 6 to May 16.  Students will test during their math, ELA and 8th grade science classes according to the attached schedule (testing is 8:00 am - 10:15 am daily except for Wednesdays).  It is very important that students do not miss school on these dates.  Get ready to "Knock it Out of the Park!"
  • LCAP - The Atwater Elementary School District would like your input on the AESD Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a three-year district-level plan that is updated annually and describes the district’s key goals and the specific actions the district will take to achieve these goals for our students. Please click on the link below to provide your feedback and recommendations to the district as we move forward in planning actions and strategies for the
    2024-2025 school year.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm. 
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - 
    • Baseball & Softball Tournaments This Week!
  • Important Dates
    • May 6 to 16 - CAASPP Testing "World Series!"
    • May 7 & 8 - Graduation Station (collect forms/$$$)
    • May 8 - California Day of the Teacher & School Nurse Day
    • May 10 - 4th Quarter Progress Reports Mailed Home
    • May 10 - Last Day to check out library books - 8th grade
    • May 17 - Last Day to check out library books - 7th grade
    • May 17 - All library books due - 8th grade
    • May 21 - Grizzles Making the Grade Game - Reward Trip
    • May 21 - Band Family Night Concert - Gym
    • May 24 - All library books due - 7th grade
    • May 24 - Obligations DUE
    • May 24 - AVID Study/Reward Trip (Stanford & Great America)
    • May 27 - No School - Memorial Day
    • May 30 - ALEKS Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • May 31 - Graduation Picture Day
    • June 3 - ASB Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • June 4 - District Writing Festival Awards
    • June 4 - Graduation Gown and Ticket Distribution
    • June 4 - 8th grade The Lawrence Hall of Science Experience at Juniper Elementary School
    • June 4 - 8th grade Awards Night (by invitation)
    • June 5 - 8th grade Island Water Park Trip
    • June 6 - 8th grade Picnic/Social
    • June 7 - Last Day of School - Early Release at 1:45 pm
    • June 7 - 8th grade Graduation at Atwater High School 7 pm

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • 8th Grade Packets - 8th grade graduation/activities packets were mailed home in March.  This packet contains very important information and permission slips.  A "Graduation Station" will be set up on May 7 & 8 to collect slips and money (no collection before then).  Please place this packet in an area for safe-keeping.  If you have any questions regarding the information contained in the packet, please feel free to call the office at 209-357-6124.  Here is the link to order the graduation gown: https://cvss2023.typeform.com/Mitchell-Sr
  • CAASPP Spring Training Camp - Students who are enrolled received their schedules before break. Based on their selection(s) on the form they were placed in 1 to 4 weeks of camp. Spring Training will be on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3-4 PM during the following weeks:
    • Week 1:  April 8, 2024 - April 12, 2024
    • Week 2:  April 15, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    • Week 3:  April 22, 2024 - April 26, 2024
    • Week 4:  April 29, 2024 - May 3, 2024
  • College Awareness Parent Program - Mitchell Senior parents/guardians are invited to attend a College Awareness Program.  This program will help famillies learn if college is something to consider and how to prepare for it!  This program is facilitated by Mrs. Perez, Bellevue Restorative Justice Program Coordinator.  ([email protected] or 209-357-6140 for more information).  Guest speakers include:  College Advisor, College Students, School Counselor.  See attached flyer.  This is a three (3) week program, every Tuesday & Wednesday in the Bellevue School Staff Lounge:
    • April 30th 3:10-4:10 PM
    • May 1st 2:00-3:00 PM
    • May 7th 3:10-4:10 PM
    • May 8th 2:00-3:00 PM
    • May 14th 3:10-4:10 PM
    • May 15th 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Yearbook - If you missed the deadline for delivery to school for the Mitchell Senior Yearbook, it's not too late to purchase your yearbook to be delivered to you at home (shipping charges apply).  Go to:  www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). 
  • Community Service - If your child has been working on community service this year, please make sure they complete and turn in their community service paperwork to Mrs. Johnson in room 203.  If your student is an 8th grader, the deadline to turn in completed hours is this Tuesday, April 30th.  The requirement for the cord at graduation is 25 hours total between 7th and 8th grade years. 7th graders can hold on to their papers or turn them in for the year. 
  • CAASPP "World Series" of Testing - Our testing season is quickly approaching.  Attached is the schedule for testing for May 6 to May 16.  Students will test during their math, ELA and 8th grade science classes according to the attached schedule.  It is very important that students do not miss school on these dates.  We will kick off the testing season with an "Opening Day" rally this Friday during 8th period!  Get ready to "Knock it Out of the Park!"
  • CAASPP Spirit Week Dress Up Days - 
    • Monday:  Pajama Day
    • Tuesday:  Duo Day
    • Wednesday: Tourist Day
    • Thursday:  Disney Day
    • Friday:  Baseball Day
  • LCAP - The Atwater Elementary School District would like your input on the AESD Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a three-year district-level plan that is updated annually and describes the district’s key goals and the specific actions the district will take to achieve these goals for our students. Please click on the link below to provide your feedback and recommendations to the district as we move forward in planning actions and strategies for the
    2024-2025 school year.
  • Parent Workshop - April 30th - Atwater Elementary School District will offer a Parent Workshop on Tuesday, April 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mitchell K-6 School Cafeteria. The topic will State Testingpresented by the AESD Psychologist and Counselor from Elmer Wood Elementary. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided.To register to attend please click the registration link:  https://forms.gle/oNxdw6Wdxj5oQkiJ7
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm. 
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - 
    • April 29 -Baseball/Softball Game (MSE vs Tenaya) - HOME - 4 pm
    • April 30 - Softball Game (Hoover Varsity vs MSE) - HOME - 4 pm
  • Important Dates
    • April 30 - Parent Workshop - Topic: State Testing 
    • April 30 - Community Service Hours Due
    • May 1 - Incoming 7th Grade Night - Gym - 5:30 pm
    • May 3 - Pentathlon Bowling Trip
    • May 3 - CAASPP Testing "Opening Day" Rally
    • May 7 & 8 - Graduation Station (collect forms/$$$)
    • May 6 to 16 - CAASPP Testing "World Series!"
    • May 8 - California Day of the Teacher & School Nurse Day
    • May 10 - 4th Quarter Progress Reports Mailed Home
    • May 10 - Last Day to check out library books - 8th grade
    • May 17 - Last Day to check out library books - 7th grade
    • May 17 - All library books due - 8th grade
    • May 21 - Grizzles Making the Grade Game - Reward Trip
    • May 21 - Band Family Night Concert - Gym
    • May 24 - All library books due - 7th grade
    • May 24 - Obligations DUE
    • May 24 - AVID Study/Reward Trip (Stanford & Great America)
    • May 27 - No School - Memorial Day
    • May 30 - ALEKS Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • May 31 - Graduation Picture Day
    • June 3 - ASB Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • June 4 - District Writing Festival Awards
    • June 4 - Graduation Gown and Ticket Distribution
    • June 4 - 8th grade The Lawrence Hall of Science Experience at Juniper Elementary School
    • June 4 - 8th grade Awards Night (by invitation)
    • June 5 - 8th grade Island Water Park Trip
    • June 6 - 8th grade Picnic/Social
    • June 7 - Last Day of School - Early Release at 1:45 pm
    • June 7 - 8th grade Graduation at Atwater High School 7 pm

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • 8th Grade Packets - 8th grade graduation/activities packets were mailed home last month.  This packet contains very important information and permission slips.  A "Graduation Station" will be set up on May 7 & 8 to collect slips and money (no collection before then).  Please place this packet in an area for safe-keeping.  If you have any questions regarding the information contained in the packet, please feel free to call the office at 209-357-6124.  Here is the link to order the graduation gown: https://cvss2023.typeform.com/Mitchell-Sr
  • CAASPP Spring Training Camp - Students who are enrolled received their schedules before break. Based on their selection(s) on the form they were placed in 1 to 4 weeks of camp. Spring Training will be on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3-4 PM during the following weeks:
    • Week 1:  April 8, 2024 - April 12, 2024
    • Week 2:  April 15, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    • Week 3:  April 22, 2024 - April 26, 2024
    • Week 4:  April 29, 2024 - May 3, 2024
  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  To purchase your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). Order by this Wednesday, April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Community Service - If your child has been working on community service this year, please make sure they complete and turn in their community service paperwork to Mrs. Johnson in room 203.  If your student is an 8th grader, the deadline to turn in completed hours is April 30th.  The requirement for the cord at graduation is 25 hours total between 7th and 8th grade years. 7th graders can hold on to their papers or turn them in for the year. 
  • LCAP Town Hall Meeting - There will be a Town Hall Meeting at Mitchell K6 cafeteria on Tuesday, April 23rd at 5:30 pm.  This is an opportunity for parents to give input on our district's LCAP.
  • It's Here! - Mitchell Senior will be having a Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free Scholastic Book Fair in our library during the week of April 22 - April 26, 2024.  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mitchellseniorschool
  • CAASPP Testing - Our testing season is quickly approaching.  Attached is the schedule for testing for May 6 to May 16.  Students will test during their math, ELA and 8th grade science classes according to the attached schedule.  It is very important that students do not miss school on these dates.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm. 
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - 
    • April 23 -Baseball Game (MSE vs Hoover) at HOME and Softball Game (MSE vs Hoover) at HMS - 4 pm
    • April 25 - Baseball (MSE vs Rivera) at HOME and Softball Game (MSE vs Rivera) at RMS - 4 pm
  • Activities Calendar - The April Activities calendar is attached!  *Please note, the WEB Spring Dance has been rescheduled for Friday, April 26th from 4:00-5:00 pm.
  • Important Dates
    • April 22 - Positive Prevention Plus (Sexual Health course for 7th graders in Mrs. Gairaud's science classes) begins
    • April 22  to 26 - BOGO Book Fair
    • April 23 - LCAP Town Hall Meeting - MK6 Cafeteria - 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year
    • April 24 - Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee - Bellevue
    • April 25 to 27 - Band Southern California Trip - Knotts Berry Farm
    • April 26 - WEB Spring Dance
    • April 27 - MCOE Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony
    • April 30 - Parent Workshop - Topic: State Testing - 5 pm at MK6 (Save the date - registration link will be sent soon.)
    • April 30 - Community Service Hours Due
    • May 3 - CAASPP Testing "Opening Day" Rally
    • May 7 & 8 - Graduation Station (collect forms/$$$)
    • May 6 to 16 - CAASPP Testing "World Series!"
    • May 10 - 4th Quarter Progress Reports Mailed Home
    • May 10 - Last Day to check out library books - 8th grade
    • May 17 - Last Day to check out library books - 7th grade
    • May 17 - All library books due - 8th grade
    • May 21 - Grizzles Making the Grade Game - Reward Trip
    • May 21 - Band Family Night Concert - Gym
    • May 24 - All library books due - 7th grade
    • May 24 - Obligations DUE
    • May 24 - AVID Study/Reward Trip (Stanford & Great America)
    • May 27 - No School - Memorial Day
    • May 30 - ALEKS Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • May 31 - Graduation Picture Day
    • June 3 - ASB Reward Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • June 4 - District Writing Festival Awards
    • June 4 - Graduation Gown and Ticket Distribution
    • June 4 - 8th grade The Lawrence Hall of Science Experience at Juniper Elementary School
    • June 4 - 8th grade Awards Night (by invitation)
    • June 5 - 8th grade Island Water Park Trip
    • June 6 - 8th grade Picnic/Social
    • June 7 - Last Day of School - Early Release at 1:45 pm
    • June 7 - 8th grade Graduation at Atwater High School 7 pm

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • 8th Grade Packets - 8th grade graduation/activities packets were mailed home last month.  This packet contains very important information and permission slips.  A "Graduation Station" will be set up on May 7 & 8 to collect slips and money (no collection before then).  Please place this packet in an area for safe-keeping.  If you have any questions regarding the information contained in the packet, please feel free to call the office at 209-357-6124.  Here is the link to order the graduation gown: https://cvss2023.typeform.com/Mitchell-Sr
  • CAASPP Spring Training Camp - Students who are enrolled received their schedules before break. Based on their selection(s) on the form they were placed in 1 to 4 weeks of camp. Spring Training will be on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3-4 PM during the following weeks :
    • Week 1:  April 8, 2024 - April 12, 2024
    • Week 2:  April 15, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    • Week 3:  April 22, 2024 - April 26, 2024
    • Week 4:  April 29, 2024 - May 3, 2024
  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  To purchase your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). Order by April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Community Service - If your child has been working on community service this year, please make sure they complete and turn in their community service paperwork to Mrs. Johnson in room 203.  If your student is an 8th grader, the deadline to turn in completed hours is April 30th.  The requirement for the cord at graduation is 25 hours total between 7th and 8th grade years. 7th graders can hold on to their papers or turn them in for the year. 
  • Save the Date! - Mitchell Senior will be having a Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free Scholastic Book Fair in our library during the week of April 22 - April 26, 2024.  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mitchellseniorschool
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm. 
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - 
    • April 16 -Baseball Game (Cruickshank vs MSE) at CMS and Softball Game (MSE vs Cruickshank) at HOME - 4 pm
    • April 18 - Baseball/Softball Game (Tenaya vs MSE) at TMS - 4pm
    • April 19 - Junior Olympics - Merced Junior College - 2 - 6 pm
    • April 20 - Junior Olympics - Merced Junior College - 8:30 am - 3 pm
  • Activities Calendar - The April Activities calendar is attached!  *Please note, the 3rd Quarter Reward Trip has been changed to Regal Hollywod Movie Theater (7th and 8th grades) on April 19th and the WEB Spring Dance has been rescheduled for Friday, April 26th from 4:00-5:00 pm.
  • Important Dates
    • April 15 - Positive Prevention Plus (Sexual Health course for 7th graders in Mrs. Samra's science classes) begins
    • April 19 - 3rd Quarter Reward Trips to Regal Hollywod Movie Theater (7th and 8th grades)
    • April 17 - English Learner Redesignation Celebration
    • April 17 - LCAP Town Hall Meeting - District Office Board Room - 9 - 10 am
    • April 19 to 20 - Junior Olympics
    • April 22 - Positive Prevention Plus (Sexual Health course for 7th graders in Mrs. Gairaud's science classes) begins
    • April 22  to 26 - BOGO Book Fair
    • April 23 - LCAP Town Hall Meeting - MK6 Cafeteria - 5:30 - 6:30 pm
    • April 24 - ELAC Meeting #5 - Student Support Room - 9:30 am
    • April 24 - SSC Meeting #5 (Zoom) - 3:15 pm
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year
    • April 25 to 27 - Band Southern California Trip
    • April 26 - WEB Spring Dance
    • April 27 - MCOE Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony
    • April 30 - Parent Workshop - Topic: State Testing - 5 pm at MK6 (Save the date - registration link will be sent soon.)
    • April 30 - Community Service Hours Due
    • May 3 - CAASPP Testing "Opening Day" Rally
    • May 7 & 8 - Graduation Station (collect forms/$$$)
    • May 6 to 16 - CAASPP Testing "World Series!"

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Welcome Back! - We hope you had a lovely spring break.  We look forward to having our students back tomorrow, April 8, 2024. 
  • 8th Grade Packets - 8th grade graduation/activities packets were mailed home last month.  This packet contains very important information and permission slips.  A "Graduation Station" will be set up on May 7 & 8 to collect slips and money (no collection before then).  Please place this packet in an area for safe-keeping.  If you have any questions regarding the information contained in the packet, please feel free to call the office at 209-357-6124.  Here is the link to order the graduation gown: https://cvss2023.typeform.com/Mitchell-Sr
  • CAASPP Spring Training Camp - Students who are enrolled received their schedules before break. Based on their selection(s) on the form they were placed in 1 to 4 weeks of camp. Spring Training will be on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3-4 PM during the following weeks :
    • Week 1:  April 8, 2024 - April 12, 2024
    • Week 2:  April 15, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    • Week 3:  April 22, 2024 - April 26, 2024
    • Week 4:  April 29, 2024 - May 3, 2024
  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  Your student also has the option to customize two free pages (see flyer).  To purchase and customize your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). Create your customized pages (optional) by April 12th and order by April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Community Service - If your child has been working on community service this year, please make sure they complete and turn in their community service paperwork to Mrs. Johnson in room 203.  If your student is an 8th grader, the deadline to turn in completed hours is April 30th.  The requirement for the cord at graduation is 25 hours total between 7th and 8th grade years. 7th graders can hold on to their papers or turn them in for the year. 
  • AESD Student Photography Exhibition - The photography from our fall workshop will be available for your viewing pleasure at the Atwater Community Center from April 8th to April 19th from 2 - 6 pm on weekdays and 10 am - 4 pm on the weekends.  A special showing with the photography students and refreshments will be held on Friday, April 12th from 4 - 6 pm.  Come see what our aspiring artists created!
  • Save the Date! - Mitchell Senior will be having a Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free Scholastic Book Fair in our library during the week of April 22 - April 26, 2024.  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mitchellseniorschool
  • Youth 2 Youth (Y2Y) Conference - On behalf of Merced County BHRS Prevention they are happy to announce that they are hosting their 30th annual Youth 2 Youth conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 8:30 am to 9 pm! This conference will be hosted at Golden Valley High School and is available for any of our middle school students that are interested in participating in the event.  They will host crafting activities as well fun workshops as well as serious workshops dealing with drug and prevention, a dance and lunch and dinner will be provided for students. HOWEVER, transportation is not provided for students.  Sign-ups are online and is a first come first serve bases to which they have a limit of 250 students will be permitted to the conference.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to sudpreventionunit@countyofmerced.com . See attched flyers.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm. 
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Mrs. Odom, or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - 
    • April 9 - Softball Game (Cruickshank vs MSE) - CMS - 4 pm & Baseball Game (MSE vs Cruickshank) - HOME - 4 pm
    • April 11 - Baseball/Softball Game (Rivera vs MSE) - RMS - 4 pm
    • April 11 - Track - West Coast Relays - Clovis - 3 pm
  • Activities Calendar - The April Activities calendar is attached!
  • Important Dates
    • April 8 to May 3 - CAASPP "Spring Training" after school practice camp
    • April 8 to 19 - Student Photography Viewing at Atwater Community Center
    • April 11 - MCOE Middle School Speech Festival
    • April 12 - Yearbook Customized Pages Deadline
    • April 12 - Photography Showing | Refreshments 4-6 pm
    • April 12 - Middle School Battle of the Books
    • April 15 - Positive Prevention Plus (Sexual Health course for 7th graders in Mrs. Samra's science classes) begins
    • April 17 & 19 - 3rd Quarter Reward Trips to Sky Zone
    • April 17 - English Learner Redesignation Celebration
    • April 19 to 20 - Junior Olympics
    • April 22 - Positive Prevention Plus (Sexual Health course for 7th graders in Mrs. Gairaud's science classes) begins
    • April 22  to 26 - BOGO Book Fair
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year
    • April 25 to 27 - Band Southern California Trip
    • April 27 - MCOE Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony
    • April 30 - Parent Workshop - Topic: State Testing - 5 pm at MK6 (Save the date - registration link will be sent soon.)
    • April 30 - Community Service Hours Due
    • May 3 - CAASPP Testing "Opening Day" Rally
    • May 7 & 8 - Graduation Station (collect forms/$$$)
    • May 6 to 16 - CAASPP Testing "World Series!"

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • 8th Grade Packets - 8th grade graduation/activities packets were mailed home last week.  This packet contains very important information and permission slips.  A "Graduation Station" will be set up on May 7 & 8 to collect slips and money (no collection before then).  Please place this packet in an area for safe-keeping.  If you have any questions regarding the information contained in the packet, please feel free to call the office at 209-357-6124.  Here is the link to order the graduation gown: https://cvss2023.typeform.com/Mitchell-Sr
  • CAASPP Spring Training Camp - Let's get ready for the CAASPP testing season!  Our teachers have designed spring training camps to help your child do their best during state testing and "Knock it Out of the Park!"  If your child is in academic support, ELD, or intervention, they are urged to attend all 4 weeks.  However, Spring Training is open to all students to help them brush-up on skills before testing starts.  Snacks will be provided and random cool prize drawings will take place at the end of each week. Spring Training will be in session for four weeks during April/May.  Based on their selection(s) on this form they will be placed in 1 to 4 weeks of camp. Please complete the sign-up form by Tuesday, March 26th.  Form LINK Spring Training will be on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3-4 PM during the following weeks  (Students will receive their Spring Training schedule by March 28th):
    • April 8, 2024 - April 12, 2024
    • April 15, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    • April 22, 2024 - April 26, 2024
    • April 29, 2024 - May 3, 2024
  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  Your student also has the option to customize two free pages (see flyer).  To purchase and customize your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). Create your customized pages (optional) by April 12th and order by April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Save the Date! - Mitchell Senior will be having a Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free Scholastic Book Fair in our library during the week of April 22 - April 26, 2024.  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mitchellseniorschool
  • Youth 2 Youth Conference - On behalf of Merced County BHRS Prevention they are happy to announce that they are hosting their 30th annual Youth 2 Youth conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 8:30 am to 9 pm! This conference will be hosted at Golden Valley High School and is available for any of our middle school students that are interested in participating in the event.  They will host crafting activities as well fun workshops as well as serious workshops dealing with drug and prevention, a dance and lunch and dinner will be provided for students. HOWEVER, transportation is not provided for students.  Sign-ups are online and is a first come first serve bases to which they have a limit of 250 students will be permitted to the conference.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to sudpreventionunit@countyofmerced.com . See attched flyers.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - 
    • March 26 - Baseball Game (Hoover vs MSE) at Hoover - 4 pm
    • March 26 - Softball Game (Hoover vs MSE) at Mitchell Senior - 4 pm
    • March 28 - Baseball/Softball Game (MSE vs Tenaya) at Mitchell Senior - 4 pm
  • Activities Calendar - The March Activities calendar is attached!
  • Important Dates
    • March 26 - Atwater District Music Festival - gym - 7 pm
    • March 27 - Math Challenge 3rd Quarter Reward Trip to Dave & Buster's
    • March 28 - CJSF Reward Trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    • March 29 to April 5 - Spring Break
    • April 8 to May 3 - CAASPP "Spring Training" after school practice camp
    • April 11 - MCOE Middle School Speech Festival
    • April 12 - Yearbook Customized Pages Deadline
    • April 19 to 20 - Junior Olympics
    • April 22  to 26 - BOGO Book Fair
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year
    • April 27 - MCOE Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony
    • April 30 - Community Service Hours Due
    • May 3 - CAASPP Testing "Opening Day" Rally
    • May 7 & 8 - Graduation Station (collect forms/$$$)
    • May 6 to 16 - CAASPP Testing "World Series!"

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!
  • 8th Grade Packets - 8th grade graduation/activities packets were mailed home last week.  This packet contains very important information and permission slips.  A "Graduation Station" will be set up on May 7 & 8 to collect slips and money (no collection before then).  Please place this packet in an area for safe-keeping.  If you have any questions regarding the information contained in the packet, please feel free to call the office at 209-357-6124.
  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  Your student also has the option to customize two free pages (see flyer).  To purchase and customize your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). Create your customized pages (optional) by April 12th and order by April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Parent Workshop - Atwater Elementary School District will offer a Parent Workshop on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mitchell K-6 School Cafeteria. The topic will Reading, presented by the AESD Psychologist and Counselor from Peggy Heller School. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided. To register to attend please click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4NCkD6sKiYZ65jz0Vi1iYEoiM1UnVS2syPyHc_lOADocY1Q/viewform?pli=1
  • Save the Date! - Mitchell Senior will be having a Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free Scholastic Book Fair in our library during the week of April 22 - April 26, 2024.  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mitchellseniorschool
  • Youth 2 Youth Conference - On behalf of Merced County BHRS Prevention they are happy to announce that they are hosting their 30th annual Youth 2 Youth conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 8:30 am to 9 pm! This conference will be hosted at Golden Valley High School and is available for any of our middle school students that are interested in participating in the event.  They will host crafting activities as well fun workshops as well as serious workshops dealing with drug and prevention, a dance and lunch and dinner will be provided for students. HOWEVER, transportation is not provided for students.  Sign-ups are online and is a first come first serve bases to which they have a limit of 250 students will be permitted to the conference.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to sudpreventionunit@countyofmerced.com . See attched flyers.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - 
    • March 20 - Track Meet at Golden Valley High School - 4pm
  • Activities Calendar - The March Activities calendar is attached!
  • Important Dates
    • March 18 - 4th Quarter begins!
    • March 19 - Parent Workshop - Topic:  Reading
    • March 21 - National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Testing - (Selected 13 year olds)
    • March 21 - ASB Rally
    • March 21 - 3k Color Run
    • March 22 - CA Cadet Corp Annual General Inspection
    • March 22 - 3rd Quarter Reports Cards Mailed Home
    • March 26 - Atwater District Music Festival - gym - 7 pm
    • March 27 - Math Challenge 3rd Quarter Reward Trip to Dave & Buster's
    • March 28 - CJSF Reward Trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    • March 29 to April 5 - Spring Break
    • April 8 to May 3 - CAASPP "Spring Training" after school practice camp
    • April 11 - MCOE Middle School Speech Festival
    • April 12 - Yearbook Customized Pages Deadline
    • April 19 to 20 - Junior Olympics
    • April 22  to 26 - BOGO Book Fair
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year
    • April 27 - MCOE Academic Pentathlon Super Quiz & Awards Ceremony
    • April 30 - Community Service Hours Due
    • May 3 - CAASPP Testing "Opening Day" Rally
    • May 7 & 8 - Graduation Station (collect forms/$$$)
    • May 6 to 16 - CAASPP Testing "World Series!"

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  Your student also has the option to customize two free pages (see flyer).  To purchase and customize your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). Create your customized pages (optional) by April 12th and order by April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Youth 2 Youth Conference - On behalf of Merced County BHRS Prevention they are happy to announce that they are hosting their 30th annual Youth 2 Youth conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 8:30 am to 9 pm! This conference will be hosted at Golden Valley High School and is available for any of our middle school students that are interested in participating in the event.  They will host crafting activities as well fun workshops as well as serious workshops dealing with drug and prevention, a dance and lunch and dinner will be provided for students. HOWEVER, transportation is not provided for students.  Sign-ups are online and is a first come first serve bases to which they have a limit of 250 students will be permitted to the conference.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to sudpreventionunit@countyofmerced.com . See attched flyers.
  • Merced Youth Disc Golf Clinic - Merced Disc Golf Club's Youth Council is holding a youth clinic on Saturday, March 16th from 10 am to 12 pm at Fahren's Park Disc Golf Course. This is open to 2nd graders and up through 8th grade.  See attached flyer for sign up information.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - 
    • March 11 - Track Meet at Golden Valley High School - 4pm
  • Activities Calendar - The March Activities calendar is attached!
  • Important Dates -
    • March 4 to 15 - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
    • March 10 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
    • March 12 - Josten's Graduation Gown measuring here for 8th graders
    • March 12 - AESD Regular Board Meeting - 6:15 pm
    • March 15 - Last Day of 3rd Quarter
    • March 18 - 4th Quarter begins!
    • March 21 - 3k Color Run
    • March 21 - Color Guard Show at Golden Valley High School - 5 pm
    • March 22 - CA Cadet Corp Annual General Inspection
    • March 22 - 3rd Quarter Reports Cards Mailed Home
    • March 26 - Atwater District Music Festival - gym - 7 pm
    • March 27 - Math Challenge 3rd Quarter Reward Trip to Dave & Buster's
    • March 28 - CJSF Reward Trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    • March 28 - Spring Dance hosted by WEB
    • March 29 to April 5 - Spring Break
    • April 11 - MCOE Middle School Speech Festival
    • April 12 - Yearbook Customized Pages Deadline
    • April 19 to 20 - Junior Olympics
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  Your student also has the option to customize two free pages (see flyer).  To purchase and customize your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). Create your customized pages (optional) by April 12th and order by April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Youth 2 Youth Conference - On behalf of Merced County BHRS Prevention they are happy to announce that they are hosting their 30th annual Youth 2 Youth conference on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 8:30 am to 9 pm! This conference will be hosted at Golden Valley High School and is available for any of our middle school students that are interested in participating in the event.  They will host crafting activities as well fun workshops as well as serious workshops dealing with drug and prevention, a dance and lunch and dinner will be provided for students. HOWEVER, transportation is not provided for students.  Sign-ups are online and is a first come first serve bases to which they have a limit of 250 students will be permitted to the conference.  If you have any questions regarding this event, please reach out to sudpreventionunit@countyofmerced.com . See attched fliers.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - Mitchell Senior softball Tryouts are Wednesday and Thursday this week at 3 pm.
  • Activities Calendar - The March Activities calendar is attached!
  • Important Dates -
    • March 4 to 15 - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
    • March 6 - ELAC Meeting #4 9:30 am
    • March 6 to 7 - Softball Tryouts 3 pm
    • March 7 - Band Concert with BCHS 7 pm
    • March 8 - MCOE STEM Fair at UC Merced
    • March 10 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
    • March 12 - Josten's Graduation Gown measuring here for 8th graders
    • March 15 - Last Day of 3rd Quarter
    • March 18 - 4th Quarter begins!
    • March 21 - 3k Color Run
    • March 22 - CA Cadet Corp Annual General Inspection
    • March 22 - 3rd Quarter Reports Cards Mailed Home
    • March 27 - Math Challenge 3rd Quarter Reward Trip to Dave & Buster's
    • March 28 - CJSF Reward Trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    • March 29 to April 5 - Spring Break
    • April 12 - Yearbook Customized Pages Deadline
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Welcome back!  - School resumes tomorrow, Monday, February 26, 2024.
  • 8th Grade Baby Pictures - The deadline to submit baby photos of your 8th grader for our yearbook is March 1, 2024.  Please email these photos directly to our yearbook advisor, Mrs. Rogers - [email protected] - and include your student's FULL NAME and ID Number with the photo.
  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  Your student also has the option to customize two free pages (see flyer).  To purchase and customize your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). Create your customized pages (optional) by April 12th and order by April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Mitchell Senior's 1st Annual 3k Color Run - If your child is interest, please have them sign up with Mrs. Perez or Mrs. Solorio or this LINK by Thursday, February 29th.  The colst is $15 and includes a T-Shirt.  The Color Run is March 21st at Mitchell Senior at 3:15 pm.  Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - Mitchell Senior baseball Tryouts are Monday and Tuesday this week at 3 pm.
  • Activities Calendar - The March Activities calendar is attached!
  • Important Dates -
    • February 26 to 27 - Baseball Tryouts
    • February 26 to March 1 - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Practice After School
    • February 29 - Last Day to Sign up for the Mitchell Senior 3k Color Run
    • March 1 - 8th grade Baby Photos for Yearboook Due
    • March 4 to 15 - English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
    • March 7 - Band Concert with BCHS 7 pm
    • March 10 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
    • March 12 - Josten's Graduation Gown measuring here for 8th graders
    • March 15 - Last Day of 3rd Quarter
    • March 21 - 3k Color Run
    • March 22 - CA Cadet Corp Annual General Inspection
    • March 22 - 3rd Quarter Reports Cards Mailed Home
    • March 27 - Math Challenge 3rd Quarter Reward Trip to Dave & Buster's
    • March 28 - CJSF Reward Trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    • March 29 to April 5 - Spring Break
    • April 12 - Yearbook Customized Pages Deadline
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal DietzWe interrupt the Superbowl for T-Bird News!

  • 3rd Quarter Midpoint - Progress reports will be mailed home on Friday, February 16th.  Make sure you are helping support your student by checking Aeries often and communicating with him/her about upcoming due dates, tests, etc.  Help them to be proactive!
  • Valentine Grams - Valentine gram sales are still on sale Monday, February 12 during lunches.  The cost is $1.  Valentine grams will be delivered during 8th period on Tuesday, February 13th.
  • ASB Spirit Week February 12th to 16th - Encourage your student to participate in school spirit!
    • Monday, Feb 12:  Fuzzy Socks & Crocs
    • Tuesday, Feb 13:  Twin Day
    • Wednesday, Feb 14:  Dress to Impress (also Spring Picture Day!)
    • Thursday, Feb 15: Show your love for comfort!  Pajama Day
    • Friday, Feb 16:  Pink, Hearts, Love Dress up Day
  • Spring Pictures are Coming - You can pre-order on mylifetouch.com with your Student ID or Picture Day ID:  EVT43PCKK
  • Presidents Day Recess - There is no school February 19 - 23 for Presidents Day Recess.  School will resume on Monday, February 26, 2024.
  • 8th Grade Baby Pictures - The deadline to submit baby photos of your 8th grader for our yearbook is March 1, 2024.  Please email these photos directly to our yearbook advisor, Mrs. Rogers - [email protected] - and include your student's FULL NAME and ID Number with the photo.
  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  Your student also has the option to customize two free pages (see flyer).  To purchase and customize your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode: 1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover). Create your customized pages (optional) by April 12th and order by April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Basketball Team who took 1st place in the league tournament last week!  We are proud of you!
  • Activities Calendar - The February Activities calendar is attached!
  • Important Dates -
    • February 12 - Valentine Gram Sales
    • February 12 to 16 - ASB Spirit Dress-up Week
    • February 14 - Lifetouch Spring Picture Day
    • February 19 to 23 - No School - Presidents Day Recess
    • March 1 - 8th grade Baby Photos for Yearboook Due
    • March 29 to April 5 - Spring Break
    • April 12 - Yearbook Customized Pages Deadline
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • 3rd Quarter Midpoint - Friday, February 9th is the midway point of the 3rd quarter.  Progress reports will be mailed home on Friday, February 16th.  Make sure you are helping support your student by checking Aeries often and communicating with him/her about upcoming due dates, tests, etc.  Help them to be proactive!
  • Future Thunder Freshmen - 8th graders who will be attending Buhach Colony High School next year and their families are invited to attend the BCHS 8th grade Thunder Fair tomorrow, Monday, February 5th at 5:30.  8th-grade students will register at their school site after the Thunder Fair through a Google form. See attached flyer for more information or call BCHS at 209-325-1424.
  • Valentine Grams - Valentine gram sales are Tuesday, February 6 through Monday, February 12 during lunches.  The cost is $1.  Valentine grams will be delivered during 8th period on Tuesday, February 13th.
  • Plan Ahead:  ASB Spirit Week Coming February 12th to 16th - Encourage your student to participate in school spirit!
    • Monday, Feb 12:  Fuzzy Socks & Crocs
    • Tuesday, Feb 13:  Twin Day
    • Wednesday, Feb 14:  Dress to Impress (also Spring Picture Day!)
    • Thursday, Feb 15: Show your love for comfort!  Pajama Day
    • Friday, Feb 16:  Pink, Hearts, Love Dress up Day
  • Spring Pictures are Coming - You can pre-order on mylifetouch.com with your Student ID or Picture Day ID:  EVT43PCKK
  • 8th Grade Baby Pictures - The deadline to submit baby photos of your 8th grader for our yearbook is March 1, 2024.  Please email these photos directly to our yearbook advisor, Mrs. Rogers - [email protected] - and include your student's FULL NAME and ID Number with the photo.
  • Yearbook - Capture your memories in this year's student created Mitchell Senior Yearbook!  Your student also has the option to customize two free pages (see flyer).  To purchase and customize your yearbook go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter our school's passcode:  1016649943154994.  Regular price:  $28.62 (soft cover) or $35.50 (hard cover).  Create your customized pages (optional) by April 12th and order by April 24th to get your yearbook delivered to Mitchell Senior for disbursement by the end of the school year.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The February Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • February 6 to 8 - Girls Basketball Tournament at Mitchell Senior
  • Important Dates -
    • February 5 - Thunder Fair for Incoming 9th graders to Buhach Colony High School
    • February 6 to 12 - Valentine Gram Sales
    • February 12 to 16 - ASB Spirit Dress-up Week
    • February 14 - Lifetouch Spring Picture Day
    • February 19 to 23 - No School - Presidents Day Recess
    • March 1 - 8th grade Baby Photos for Yearboook Due
    • April 12 - Yearbook Customized Pages Deadline
    • April 24 - Yearbook Purchase Due Date for Delivery at End of Year

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) - If your child earned good grades last quarter, has excellent citizenship, and wants to serve the community, they should be a part of this club at Mitchell Senior.  They must be a member of CJSF for 6 of the 8 quarters in junior high to qualify for preferential seating at graduation.  All applications are due tomorrow, Monday, January 22nd to Mrs. Johnson in Room 203 or Mr. Jones in Room 206.
  • Parent Workshop on Tuesday, January 23 - Topic is Social Media. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and Presentation at 5:30 p.m. Location: MK-6 cafeteria.  Here is the LINK to register. 
  • Future Falcons - 8th graders who will be attending Atwater High School next year and their families are invited to attend the Falcon Fair on Monday, January 29th.  Join faculty at 5:30 PM for the incoming 9th family meeting in the cafeteria (English) or Library (Spanish) and then explore class offerings from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the new AHS Gym.  Learn about academics, electives, CTE, athletics, and activities.  Those who attend will have priority registration.  See attached flyer for more information visit www.AHS.MUHSD.org.
  • Future Thunder Freshmen - 8th graders who will be attending Buhach Colony High School next year and their families are invited to attend the BCHS 8th grade Thunder Fair on Monday, February 5th at 5:30.  8th-grade students will register at their school site after the Thunder Fair through a Google form. See attached flyer for more information or call BCHS at 209-325-1424.
  • 2nd Quarter Reward Trips to Rollerland - Permission slips were due last Friday.  7th grade trip is Tuesday, January 23rd and 8th grade is January 25th. 
  • ALEKS Math Challenge 2nd Quarter Reward Trip - Students who met the 2nd quarter goal for the math challenge are invited to attend the reward trip to Ten Pin Bowling in Turlock on Friday, January 19th.  Math teachers distributed permission slips to qualified students.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The January Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • January 22 - Girls Basketball Game (MSE vs Cruickshank) at Cruickshank
    • January 23 - Girls Basketball Game (MSE vs Tenaya) at Mitchell Senior
    • January 25 - Girls Basketball Game (MSE vs Cruickshank at Mitchell Senior
  • Important Dates -
    • January 22 - 2nd Quarter CJSF Applications Due
    • January 23 - Parent Workshop "Social Media" @ MK6
    • January 23 - 7th grade 2nd Quarter Reward Trip to Rollerland
    • January 25 - 8th grade 2nd Quarter Reward Trip to Rollerland
    • January 26 - Math Challenge 2nd Quarter Reward Trip to Ten Pin in Turlock
    • January 29 - Falcon Fair for Incoming 9th graders to Atwater High School
    • January 30 - National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of selected 8th graders
    • January 31 - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
    • February 5 - Thunder Fair for Incoming 9th graders to Buhach Colony High School
    • February 19 to 23 - No School - President's Day Recess

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - There is no school on Monday, January 15th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 16th.
  • Family Survey - Please complete the Measured Results Assessment (MRA) by Friday, January 19th.  Your voice matters!  Thank you for your participation. Link:  https://www.leaderinme.com/s/mitchell-senior-elementary/families
  • Starry Night Dance - Friday, January 19th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the gym.  The dress can be semi-formal or come as you are. Photos, food, and drinks will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $5 and will be sold at lunches Tuesday through Friday this week.  Students must meet eligibility requirements to attend.  Phone must be secured in Yondr pouches during the dance. Thank you to our AVID students for hosting this dance! Eligibility to attend a Mitchell Senior dance is based upon the following criteria: Must have a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or better on their last progress report or report card; Must meet tardy policy eligibility requirements; May not have more than one “F” on their last progress/report card; No in-school or home suspensions within 20 days of the dance; No classroom suspensions the week of the dance; No outstanding obligations (including, but not limited to: library fees, sports uniforms, PE loaner clothes, PE locks, textbooks, damage to Chromebook, classroom novels, etc.).
  • California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) - We have started a new quarter, and that means it is time for your child to fill out CJSF forms for the second quarter grades.  If your child earned good grades last quarter, has excellent citizenship, and wants to serve the community, they should be a part of this club at Mitchell Senior.   They must be a member of CJSF for 6 of the 8 quarters in junior high to qualify for preferential seating at graduation.  Your child can pick up an application and return it to Mrs. Johnson in Room 203 or Mr. Jones in Room 206, or stop by these rooms to ask questions about CJSF.  All applications are due Monday, January 22nd.  No applications will be accepted after this date. 
  • Parent Workshop on Tuesday, January 23 - Save the Date. Topic is Social Media. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and Presentation at 5:30 p.m. Location: MK-6 cafeteria.
  • Future Falcons - 8th graders who will be attending Atwater High School next year and their families are invited to attend the Falcon Fair on Monday, January 29th.  Join faculty at 5:30 PM for the incoming 9th family meeting in the cafeteria (English) or Library (Spanish) and then explore class offerings from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the new AHS Gym.  Learn about academics, electives, CTE, athletics, and activities.  Those who attend will have priority registration.  For more information visit www.AHS.MUHSD.org.
  • 2nd Quarter Reward Trips to Rollerland - Eligible students may pick up a permission slip from Room 116.  7th grade trip is Tuesday, January 23rd and 8th grade is January 25th. Each quarter, students may be eligible for a reward based upon the following criteria: 3.0 cumulative quarter GPA; No class, in-house, or home suspensions; Must meet tardy policy eligibility requirements; No more than three (3) days of excused absences or one (1) unexcused absence. Any single period, or part thereof (i.e. come to school late more than 30 minutes, leave and return for an appointment, or leave early), which is unexcused, will be counted as a full day of absence for the quarter rewards calculation; No outstanding obligations (Including, but not limited to: library fees, sports uniforms, PE loaner clothes, PE locks, textbooks, damage to Chromebook, classroom novels, etc.). 
  • ALEKS Math Challenge 2nd Quarter Reward Trip - Students who met the 2nd quarter goal for the math challenge are invited to attend the reward trip to Ten Pin Bowling in Turlock on Friday, January 19th.  Math teachers will distribute permission slips to qualified students.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The January Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • January 16 - Girls Basketball Game (MSE vs Tenaya) at Tenaya
    • January 18 - Girls Basketball Game (MSE vs Rivera) at Mitchell Senior
  • Important Dates -
    • January 15 - No School - MLK, Jr Day
    • January 19 - AVID Semi Formal "Starry Night" Dance
    • January 23 - Parent Workshop "Social Media" @ MK6
    • January 23 - 7th grade 2nd Quarter Reward Trip to Rollerland
    • January 25 - 8th grade 2nd Quarter Reward Trip to Rollerland
    • January 26 - Math Challenge 2nd Quarter Reward Trip to Ten Pin in Turlock
    • January 29 - Falcon Fair for Incoming 9th graders to Atwater High School
    • January 30 - National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of selected 8th graders
    • January 31 - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Welcome Back - School resumes tomorrow, January 8th. We hope you had a wonderful winter break.
  • BIRD is the Word - Attached is our BIRD is the Word expectations matrix - after a long break, it's always a good time for a reminder.  Remember, cell phones must be powered off and in the Yondr pouch while on campus.
  • Third Quarter - The third quarter begins on Monday, January 8th and ends on March 15th.  
  • Parent Workshop on Tuesday, January 23 - Save the Date. Topic is Social Media. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. and Presentation at 5:30 p.m. Location: MK-6 cafeteria.  A Parent Square from District will go out on Friday, January 12 to families with the sign up link.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The January Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • January 11 - Girls Basketball - Hoover vs Mitchell Senior at Mitchell Senior
  • Important Dates -
    • January 8 - Third Quarter Classes Begin
    • January 15 - No School - MLK, Jr Day
    • January 19 - AVID Semi Formal Dance
    • January 23 - Parent Workshop "Social Media" 
    • January 26 - Math Challenge 2nd Quarter Reward Trip to Ten Pin in Turlock
    • January 31 - No School - Teacher Professional Development Day

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Spirit Week Continues - Encourage your student to dress up and join in the spirit of the holidays!
    • Monday, Dec. 18 - Flannel Day
    • Tuesday, Dec. 19 - Ugly Sweater Day
    • Wednesday, Dec. 20 - Pajama Day
  • Winter Recess - School releases at 1:37 on Wednesday, December 20th.  Winter recess is December 21th to January 5th. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Report Cards - 2nd Quarter Report Cards will be mailed home on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.  
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  There will be no Learning Lab on Tuesday, December 19th.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The December Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • None
  • Important Dates -
    • December 20 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home
    • December 21 to January 5 - Winter Recess - No School
    • January 8 - 3rd Quarter Classes Begin

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Spirit Week Starts Thursday! - Encourage your student to dress up and join in the spirit of the holidays!
    • Thursday, Dec. 14 - Fuzzy Socks and Crocs
    • Friday, Dec. 15 - Grinch Day - Wear Green - Rally Day!
    • Monday, Dec. 18 - Flannel Day
    • Tuesday, Dec. 19 - Ugly Sweater Day
    • Wednesday, Dec. 20 - Pajama Day
  • AESD Board Meeting - You are invited to attend the district board meeting on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:15 pm at the District Office Board Room.  This month is Mitchell Senior's Showcase!
  • Winter Band Concert - Please join us on Wednesday, December 13th for our Winter Band Concert at 5:30 pm in the gym.  Doors open at 5:15 pm.
  • AVID Family Gingerbread House Night - AVID is hosting their Annual Family Gingerbread House Night.  Bring the whole family and enjoy building a treat to take home.  The event is on Thursday, December 14th in the Multipurpose Room from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
  • Atwater City Fire Department Station 42 Open House - Saturday, December 16th from 6-8 pm, enjoy some hot chocolate and candy canes and take family pictures with the fire truck; take a tour of the fire station; and consider bringing a NEW unwrapped toy for their toy drive this holiday season.
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food, hygiene items, and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school in room 101.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.  If your student is in need of something (coat, sweater, etc), they may stop by any day.
  • Report Cards - 2nd Quarter Report Cards will be mailed home on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.  The end of the quarter comes quickly.  Make sure to have your child keep up with all assignments and projects as this quarter will be coming to a close quickly.  Make sure they know the cut-off dates for each class.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.  There will be no Learning Lab on Tuesday, December 19th.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The December Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • December  11 & 12:  Girls Basketball Tryouts 3 pm in Gym 
  • Important Dates -
    • December 12 - MSE Showcase at AESD Board Meeting
    • December 13 - Band Winter Concert
    • December 14 to 20 - Spirit Dress Up Days
    • December 14 - Family Gingerbread House Night
    • December 15 - ASB Winter Rally
    • December 20 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home
    • December 21 to January 5 - Winter Recess - No School
    • January 8 - 3rd Quarter Classes Begin

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Welcome Back - I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving recess with your family.  School resumes tomorrow, November 27, 2023.
  • Canned Food Drive - Thank you, Thunderbird families and staff, for participating in this year's canned food drive.  As a school we collected almost 1,300 items of food for our community.  Those items will help feed a lot of families this holiday season.  Our overall top 8th period classes were: 3rd place - Mrs. Hunter's class;  2nd place - Mrs. Johnson's class; 1st place - Mr. Hammar's class! Congratulations!! The AVID team would like to say thank you again to everyone that helped in making this canned food drive a success. 
  • Teddy's Closet - Teddy's food and clothing closet is open to our families every Wednesday after school.  If you are in need of something, you can also contact our COCs, Mrs. Odom or Mrs. Villa, [email protected] or [email protected] or call the school office.
  • Progress Reports - 2nd Quarter Progress Reports will be mailed home on Friday, December 1, 2023.  The end of the quarter comes quickly after that. 2nd Quarter Report Cards will be mailed home on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.  Make sure to have your child keep up with all assignments and projects as this quarter will be coming to a close quickly.
  • Atwater Christmas Parade & Christmas in Atwater - This Friday, December 1, come watch Atwater's Annual Christmas Parade, "Miracle on Broadway". Our Mitchell Senior Thunderbird Band and Guard will be in the parade!  Also, wave to your mascot, Teddy the Thunderbird and your administration team, on the AESD Christmas float!  The parade starts at 7 pm on Broadway in downtown Atwater.  Also, make sure to stop by the Historical Bloss House for the Christmas in Atwater event and vote for Mitchell Senior's Christmas tree on Friday or Saturday from 5 to 8 pm .  There are activities for the whole family.
  • Parent Workshop - Atwater Elementary School District will offer a parent workshop on Tuesday, November 28th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mitchell K6 School Cafeteria.  The topic will be Coping with Stress and Trauma, presented by AESD Psychologist and Counselor.  Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 5:30 pm.  Childcare will be provided.  To register to attend please click here: https://forms.gle/mQoLEcX5kw2i1SRc9
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Pennies for Presents - See a penny, pick it up, then all, day long you'll have good luck. Pass the penny to a friend, and your luck will never end.  This week we will be having our annual Pennies for Presents competition.  All proceeds will benefit the Atwater Police and Fire Toy Drive.  See attached flyer for more information.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The December Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • November 27 - Boys Basketball vs. Tenaya at Mitchell Senior
    • November 30 - Boys Basketball vs Hoover at Hoover Middle School
  • Important Dates -
    • November 27 to December 1 - Pennies for Presents
    • November 28 - Parent Workshop
    • December 1 - Atwater's Annual Christmas Parade
    • December 1 to 2 - Christmas in Atwater at the Bloss House
    • December 5 - Boys Basketball Tournaments Begin
    • December 6 - MCOE Jr High Spelling Bee
    • December 7 - Schoolwide HOUR OF CODE
    • December 12 - MSE Showcase at AESD Board Meeting
    • December 13 - Band Winter Concert
    • December 14 to 20 - Spirit Dress Up Days
    • December 14 - Family Gingerbread House Night
    • December 20 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home
    • December 21 to January 5 - Winter Recess - No School
    • January 8 - 3rd Quarter Classes Begin

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Ice Rink Tickets - AESD once again has the opportunity to partner with Old Town Atwater to offer each AESD student a free ticket to the Atwater Ice Skating Rink, which will open on November 17th and run through January 7th, 2024.  Your student's ticket will distributed on Thursday, November 16th.  The ice rink is located on the corner of 4th and Cedar in Downtown Atwater.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Canned Food Drive - This is the time for giving! - Cans are being collected through November 14.  The 8th period classroom that gets the highest overall total will get pizza and drinks as a reward. We greatly appreciate all items donated!  All proceeds will go directly to local families in need. Examples of items needed:  Dry/Canned Bean, Cereal, Rice, Nuts, Peanut Butter, Canned Soup/Vegetables, Powdered Milk, Pasta, Instant Formula, Boxed Potatoes, Stuffing Mix, Canned Meat, Tuna, Macaroni and Cheese, Dried Fruit.  Please Do Not Include:  Glass Jars, Baby Food, Baked Goods, Perishable Items.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The November Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • November 13 - Boys Basketball vs. Tenaya at Tenaya
    • November 14 - Boys Basketball vs Rivera at Mitchell Senior
    • November 16 - Boys Basketball vs Cruickshank at Mitchell Senior
  • Important Dates -
    • November 14 -  AESD Board Meeting - 6:15 pm
    • November 15 - School Site Council Meeting #3
    • November 20 to 24 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School
    • December 1 - Atwater Christmas Parade
    • December 6 - MCOE Jr High Spelling Bee
    • December 12 - MSE Showcase at AESD Board Meeting
    • December 13 - Band Winter Concert
    • December 14 - Family Gingerbread House Night
    • December 20 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home
    • December 21 to January 5 - Winter Recess - No School
    • January 8 - 3rd Quarter Classes Begin

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Fall Back - Hopefully you remembered to set your clocks back 1 hour this morning!  Daylight savings time ended at 2 am this morning.  Fall back, don't spring forward!
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • CA Junior Scholarship Foundation (CJSF) -  CJSF forms for first quarter grades can be picked up and returned to Mrs. Johnson in Room 203 or to Mr. Jones in Room 206.  Remember your student needs to be a part of this club for 6 of the 8 quarters at Mitchell to get recognition at graduation.  All forms must be turned in no later than 11/6.  Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Canned Food Drive - Attention!  Our Mitchell Senior Canned Food Drive starts this week.  This is the time for giving! - Cans are being accepted November 7-14. This event will be held through 8th period classes.  AVID students will be by each day during 8th period to pick up all donations. The classroom with the most cans on these collection days:  11/7, 11/9, 11/13 and 11/14 will get a chips or candy reward.  The classroom that gets the highest overall total will get pizza and drinks during 8th period. We greatly appreciate all items donated!  All proceeds will go directly to local families in need. Examples of items needed:  Dry/Canned Bean, Cereal, Rice, Nuts, Peanut Butter, Canned Soup/Vegetables, Powdered Milk, Pasta, Instant Formula, Boxed Potatoes, Stuffing Mix, Canned Meat, Tuna, Macaroni and Cheese, Dried Fruit.  Please Do Not Include:  Glass Jars, Baby Food, Baked Goods, Perishable Items.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The November Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • November 7 - Boys Basketball vs Cruickshank at CMS
    • November 9 - Boys Basketball vs Hoover at Mitchell Senior
  • Important Dates -
    • Today - Daylight Saving Time Ends
    • November 7 to 14 - Canned Food Drive
    • November 10 - Veterans Day HOLIDAY - No School
    • November 14 -  AESD Board Meeting - 6:15 pm
    • November 15 - School Site Council Meeting #3
    • November 20 to 24 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School
    • December 1 - Atwater Christmas Parade
    • December 6 - MCOE Jr High Spelling Bee
    • December 12 - MSE Showcase at AESD Board Meeting
    • December 13 - Band Winter Concert
    • December 14 - Family Gingerbread House Night
    • December 20 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home
    • December 21 to January 5 - Winter Recess - No School
    • January 8 - 3rd Quarter Classes Begin

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Tuesday, October 31st - Halloween costumes are allowed as long they are school appropriate - no fake or real weapon props, no gore, and no full face masks!  There will be a costume parade during both lunches.
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • CA Junior Scholarship Foundation (CJSF) -  CJSF forms for first quarter grades can be picked up and returned to Mrs. Johnson in Room 203 or to Mr. Jones in Room 206.  Remember your student needs to be a part of this club for 6 of the 8 quarters at Mitchell to get recognition at graduation.  All forms must be turned in no later than 11/6.  Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Students' 3K Color Run - The 3K Color Run is being postponed to later in the year.  Watch for more information if your student is interested.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The November Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • November 1 to 3 - Boys Volleyball and Girls Soccer Tournaments this week
  • Important Dates -
    • October 30 - 8th grade 1st Quarter Reward Trip
    • October 31 - Halloween Costume Parade @ Lunches
    • November 1 to 3 - Boys Volleyball and Girls Soccer Tournaments
    • November 5 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
    • November 10 - Veterans Day HOLIDAY - No School
    • November 20 to 24 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Red Ribbon Spirit Week -  Dress-up Days:
    • Monday - Decades Day
    • Tuesday - Soccer Mom vs BBQ Dad
    • Wednesday - Barbie vs Ken (Wear Pink)
    • Thursday  Country vs Country Club
    • Friday - Favorite Celebrity Day & Fall Social
  • Parent Workshop - Atwater Elementary School District will offer a parent workshop on Tuesday, October 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Mitchell K6 School Cafeteria.  The topic will be Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness, presented by AESD Psychologist and Counselor.  Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. presentation will begin at 5:30 pm.  Childcare will be provided.  Please see the attachment for more details. To register to attend please click here: https://forms.gle/cqXsKrS3acGGrqXS9
  • Students' 3K Color Run - Watch for information and student registration.  Our Mitchell Senior Running Club is holding our 1st Annual 3K Color Run on Friday, November 3 at 3:15 pm at Mitchell Senior.  Contact Mrs. Perez or Mrs. Solorio for any questions.  [email protected] or [email protected].
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The October Activities calendar is attached!  (Reward trip dates have been changed - see below).
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • October 23 - Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer vs.  Cruickshank @ Mitchell Senior
  • Important Dates -
    • October 23 to 26 - Dress up Days Spirit Week for Red Ribbon Week
    • October 25 - 7th grade 1st Quarter Reward Trip
    • October 27 - Fall Social 3-4:30 pm
    • October 30 - 8th grade 1st Quarter Reward Trip
    • October 31 - Halloween Costume Parade @ Lunch
    • November 1 to 3 - Boys Volleyball and Girls Soccer Tournaments
    • November 3 - Students' 3K Color Run @ Mitchell Senior 3:15 pm
    • November 5 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
    • November 10 - Veterans Day HOLIDAY - No School
    • November 20 to 24 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • 2nd Quarter - Monday, October 16th is the start of the second quarter.  1st quarter report cards will be mailed home on October 20th.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Parent Workshop - Atwater Elementary School District will offer a parent workshop on Tuesday, October 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Mitchell K6 School Cafeteria.  The topic will be Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness, presented by AESD Psychologist and Counselor.  Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m. presentation will begin at 5:30 pm.  Childcare will be provided.  Please see the attachment for more details. To register to attend please click here: https://forms.gle/cqXsKrS3acGGrqXS9
  • Pink on Wednesdays  - In October we wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The October Activities calendar is attached!  (Reward trip dates have been changed - see below).
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • October 17 - Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer vs. Tenaya @ TMS
    • October 19 - Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer vs. Hoover @ HMS
  • Cell Phone Policy - Please see attached District Cell Phone - Yondr Policy.
  • Important Dates -
    • October 19 - Great CA Shake Out (Earthquake drill)
    • October 20 - Fall Spirit Rally (8th period)
    • October 20 - 1st Quarter report cards mailed home
    • October 21 - Santa Cruz Band Review
    • October 23 to 26 - Dress up Days Spirit Week for Red Ribbon Week
    • October 23 - 7th grade 1st Quarter Reward Trip
    • October 25 - 8th grade 1st Quarter Reward Trip
    • October 27 - Fall Carnival 3-4:30 pm
    • October 31 - Halloween Costume Parade @ Lunch
    • November 5 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
    • November 10 - Veterans Day HOLIDAY - No School
    • November 20 to 24 - Thanksgiving Recess - No School

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Picture Retakes - Lifetouch Photography will be on campus on Wednesday to do retakes or to photograph students who were absent on picture day so they can get an ID card.  If your student would like to purchase a picture packet, please pick up a picture packet from the main office window.
  • Pink on Wednesdays  - In October we wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The October Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • October 9 - Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer vs. Hoover @ HMS
    • October 10 - Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer vs. Cruickshank @ Mitchell Senior
    • October 12 - Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer vs. Rivera @ RMS
  • Cell Phone Policy - Please see attached District Cell Phone - Yondr Policy.
  • Important Dates -
    • October 10 - Last Day to turn in World's Finest Chocolate money
    • October 11 - Fall Picture Retake Day
    • October 13 - End of 1st Quarter
    • October 13 - Atwater High School Homecoming Parade 3 pm
    • October 19 - Great CA Shake Out (Earthquake drill)
    • October 20 - Fall Spirit Rally (8th period)
    • October 20 - 1st Quarter report cards mailed home
    • October 21 - Santa Cruz Band Review
    • October 23 to 26 - Dress up Days Spirit Week
    • October 24 - 7th grade 1st Quarter Reward Trip
    • October 26 - 8th grade 1st Quarter Reward Trip
    • October 27 - Fall Carnival 3-4:30 pm
    • October 31 - Halloween Costume Parade @ Lunch

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Pink on Wednesdays  - In October we wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The October Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • October 2 - Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer vs. Rivera @ Mitchell Senior
    • October 5 - Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer vs. Tenaya @ Mitchell Senior
  • Cell Phone Policy - Please see attached District Cell Phone - Yondr Policy.
  • Important Dates -
    • October 5 - Signs of Suicide (SOS) Presentations
    • October 6 - CA Cadet Corp Field Trip to see the Thunderbirds in Salinas, CA
    • October 10 - Last Day to turn in World's Finest Chocolate money
    • October 11 - Fall Picture Retake Day
    • October 13 - End of 1st Quarter
    • October 13 - Atwater High School Homecoming Parade 3 pm
    • October 19 - Great CA Shake Out (Earthquake drill)
    • October 20 - Fall Spirit Rally (8th period)
    • October 21 - Santa Cruz Band Review
    • October 23 to 26 - Dress up Days Spirit Week
    • October 24 - 7th grade 1st Quarter Reward Trip
    • October 26 - 8th grade 1st Quarter Reward Trip
    • October 27 - Fall Carnival 3-4:30 pm
    • October 31 - Halloween Costume Parade @ Lunch

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Community Service - Does your student volunteer in the community? 25 hours of community service are needed in your student's two years at Mitchell Senior to receive special recognition at Awards Night and to get a special cord at graduation. If your student hasn't started working towards those hours yet, it's not too late to get started!  He/She can pick up a form or turn one in to Mrs. Johnson in Room 203.
  • Chocolate Fundraiser - Permission slips went home with students and they are now able to pick up boxes of chocolate bars after school each day from room 116.  Thank you to everyone who participates.  This is one of our biggest ASB fundraisers of the year.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Tardy Policy - It is the responsibility of students to make sure that they are at school and in class on time. The school policy states that students must be in the room, at a minimum, to be considered present; however, individual teachers may require that students be in their desk, or on their PE number,  in order to be considered present. It is the student’s responsibility to know each of their teacher’s attendance policies. All tardies count against students for any attendance rewards, including perfect attendance. For the purpose of extracurricular activities, the first four (4) tardies of each quarter are warnings and are not counted against the student as far as interventions; however, students will receive consequences for any tardies accumulated beyond the first four (4) tardies (see below).  In an effort to hold students accountable for tardies, on the fifth (5th) tardy students lose all eligibility for participation in extracurricular activities including sports, dances/socials, trips, attending after school events, and any other event that is sponsored by Mitchell Senior.  If a student becomes ineligible based on reaching tardy five (5) or above, the student can make the choice to remove the tardy or tardies above 4 by serving a lunchtime or after school campus beautification. One lunchtime or after school beautification must be served for each tardy above 4 to “erase” the tardy or tardies. The student will remain ineligible until the clean up(s) are completed and the student has moved back to tardy four (4).  
  • Tardy Interventions:
    • 1-4 tardies:  Warning
    • 5 and above tardies:  Lunchtime or after school campus beautification to “erase” tardies and become eligible for extracurricular activities. 
    • Excessive tardies:  Meeting with School Personnel/Administrator and Parent, Attendance and/or Behavior Contract, and loss of school rewards or extra privileges, possible School Attendance Review Team (SART) and/or School Attendance Review Board (SARB).
    • Tardies are reset at the beginning of each quarter, allowing for a “fresh start.”
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The September Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • September 25 - Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball against Rivera @ Home
    • September 26 to 29 - Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball Tournaments
  • Cell Phone Policy - Please see attached District Cell Phone - Yondr Policy.
  • Important Dates -
    • September 26 - AESD Parent Workshop:  School Readiness & Setting Up Students for Success
    • September 27 - School Site Council Meeting #1 via Zoom at 3:15 pm
    • September 29 - AVID Field Trip to CSU East Bay & UC Berkley
    • October 11 - Fall Picture Retake Day
    • October 13 - End of 1st Quarter
    • October 13 - Atwater High School Homecoming Parade 3 pm

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Community Service - Does your student volunteer in the community? 25 hours of community service are needed in your student's two years at Mitchell Senior to receive special recognition at Awards Night and to get a special cord at graduation. If your student hasn't started working towards those hours yet, it's not too late to get started!  He/She can pick up a form or turn one in to Mrs. Johnson in Room 203.
  • Chocolate Fundraiser - Permission slips will be coming home on Monday and students will be able to pick up boxes of chocolate bars on Wednesday.  Thank you to everyone who participates.  This is one of our biggest ASB fundraisers of the year.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Tardy Policy - It is the responsibility of students to make sure that they are at school and in class on time. The school policy states that students must be in the room, at a minimum, to be considered present; however, individual teachers may require that students be in their desk, or on their PE number,  in order to be considered present. It is the student’s responsibility to know each of their teacher’s attendance policies. All tardies count against students for any attendance rewards, including perfect attendance. For the purpose of extracurricular activities, the first four (4) tardies of each quarter are warnings and are not counted against the student as far as interventions; however, students will receive consequences for any tardies accumulated beyond the first four (4) tardies (see below).  In an effort to hold students accountable for tardies, on the fifth (5th) tardy students lose all eligibility for participation in extracurricular activities including sports, dances/socials, trips, attending after school events, and any other event that is sponsored by Mitchell Senior.  If a student becomes ineligible based on reaching tardy five (5) or above, the student can make the choice to remove the tardy or tardies above 4 by serving a lunchtime or after school campus beautification. One lunchtime or after school beautification must be served for each tardy above 4 to “erase” the tardy or tardies. The student will remain ineligible until the clean up(s) are completed and the student has moved back to tardy four (4).  
  • Tardy Interventions:
    • 1-4 tardies:  Warning
    • 5 and above tardies:  Lunchtime or after school campus beautification to “erase” tardies and become eligible for extracurricular activities. 
    • Excessive tardies:  Meeting with School Personnel/Administrator and Parent, Attendance and/or Behavior Contract, and loss of school rewards or extra privileges, possible School Attendance Review Team (SART) and/or School Attendance Review Board (SARB).
    • Tardies are reset at the beginning of each quarter, allowing for a “fresh start.”
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Activities Calendar - The September Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • September 18 - Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball @ Tenaya (Soccer at McNamara Park)
    • September 19 - Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball against Hoover @ Home
    • September 20 - Girls Soccer Tryouts - 1:50 pm
    • September 20 - Boys Volleyball Tryouts - 3:00 pm
    • September 20 -  Cross Country Meet - Lake Yosemite
    • September 22 -  Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball @ Cruickshank
  • Cell Phone Policy - Please see attached District Cell Phone - Yondr Policy.
  • Important Dates -
    • September 22 - 1st Quarter Progress Reports Mailed Home
    • September 26 - AESD Parent Workshop:  School Readiness & Setting Up Students for Success
    • September 27 - School Site Council Meeting #1 via Zoom
    • September 29 - AVID Field Trip to CSU East Bay & UC Berkley
    • October 11 - Fall Picture Retake Day
    • October 13 - End of 1st Quarter
    • October 13 - Atwater High School Homecoming Parade 3 pm

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Spirit Week this Week - This is a spirit dress up week:
    • Monday - Patriots Day - Wear Red, White, & Blue
    • Tuesday - National Video Game Day
    • Wednesday - AVID College Wear Day
    • Thursday - Twin Day
    • Friday - Blue & Gold Day
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab is open every Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm.
  • Community Service - Does your student volunteer in the community? 25 hours of community service are needed in your student's two years at Mitchell Senior to receive special recognition at Awards Night and to get a special cord at graduation. If your student hasn't started working towards those hours yet, it's not too late to get started!  He/She can pick up a form or turn one in to Mrs. Johnson in Room 203.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Scholastic Book Fair - The Book Fair is this week in our library!  You can also order online or set up payment for your student electronically- set up your eWallet - https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mitchellseniorschool
  • Activities Calendar - The September Activities calendar is attached!
  • School Site Council - If you are interested in serving on our Mitchell Senior School Site Council, please complete the interest form by September 12, 2023:  Interest Form
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • September 11 - Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball @ HOME
    • September 12 - Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball @ Rivera
    • September 13:  Cross Country Meet - Lake Yosemite
  • Cell Phone Policy - Please see attached District Cell Phone - Yondr Policy.
  • Important Dates -
    • Week of September 11 - Scholastic Book Fair
    • Week of September 11 - Dress up Spirit Week
    • September 11 - World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Begins (ends September 29)
    • September 22 - 1st Quarter Progress Reports Mailed Home

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • Labor Day Holiday - There is no school tomorrow, Monday, September 4, 2023.
  • First Day Packets - First Day packets were due August 23rd.  Documents on colored paper require a parent/guardian signature and must be returned to school immediately.  
  • Learning Lab - Does your student need help with his/her homework?  Does he/she need a place to study or make up missing assignments?  Then the Mitchell Senior Learning Lab is the place to go!  The Learning Lab will start on Tuesday in room 107 and Thursday in room 202 from 3-4 pm every week. 
  • Community Service - Does your student volunteer in the community? 25 hours of community service are needed in your student's two years at Mitchell Senior to receive special recognition at Awards Night and to get a special cord at graduation. If your student hasn't started working towards those hours yet, it's not too late to get started!  He/She can pick up a form or turn one in to Mrs. Johnson in Room 203.
  • California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) - 8th grade students:  CJSF applications are still available for their 7th grade 4th quarter grades.  Remember, he/she must fill out an application and be eligible for 6 of the 8 quarters at Mitchell Senior.  This information was shared with students for the past two weeks.  Students can still get an application before or after school in Room 203 or during lunch in Room 206.  All applications will be due Tuesday by the end of the day.  No applications will be accepted after this date.  7th graders will be able to begin this process after the first quarter report cards come out.  Students can see Mrs. Johnson in room 203 if they have questions.
  • Email - Remind your student to check their email on a regular basis.  We share communication with them through their student email that is of interest to them!
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Scholastic Book Fair - Save the Date!  The Book Fair is coming our way the Week of September 11th in our library.  You can also order online - set up your eWallet - https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mitchellseniorschool
  • Activities Calendar - The September Activities calendar is attached!
  • Athletics-  Sporting events for this week:
    • September 6:  Cross Country Meet - Lake Yosemite
    • September 7:  Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball @ HOME
    • September 8:  Boys Soccer/Girls Volleyball @ Hoover
  • Cell Phone Policy - Please see attached District Cell Phone - Yondr Policy.
  • Important Dates -
    • September 4 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
    • September 8 - ASB Election Voting (8th grade)
    • September 8 - WEB Ice Cream Social for 7th graders (3-4 pm)
    • Week of September 11 - Scholastic Book Fair
    • Week of September 11 - Dress up Spirit week
    • September 11 - World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Begins (ends September 29)

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • First Day Packets - First Day packets were due August 23rd.  Documents on colored paper require a parent/guardian signature and must be returned to school immediately.  
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Scholastic Book Fair - Save the Date!  The Book Fair is coming our way the Week of September 11th in our library.  You can also order online - set up your eWallet - https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mitchellseniorschool
  • Athletics-  We have several tryouts this week. Student Athletes must have their Medical Clearance Packet submitted to the office prior to trying-out.    
    • Girls Volleyball:  After school August 28th & 29th
    • Boys Soccer:  After school August 28th
    • Cross Country:  After school August 28th
    • Color Guard:  After school August 29th, 30th, and 31st
  • Cell Phone Policy - Please see attached District Cell Phone - Yondr Policy.
  • Important Dates -
    • August 28 - ASB Election Sign-ups (8th grade)
    • September 4 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
    • September 8 - ASB Election Voting (8th grade)
    • Week of September 11 - Scholastic Book Fair

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz

  • First Day Packets - First Day packets were sent home on the first day of school.  Documents on colored paper require a parent/guardian signature and must be returned to school by this Wednesday, August 23rd.  ELA Teachers are collecting these documents.
  • Lifetouch Picture Day - Monday, August 21st is picture day at Mitchell Senior. Picture information was sent home in the first day packets. Student ID cards will be printed and distributed that day. Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your Student's School ID or Picture Day ID:  EVTRMBJKN  
  • Dance! - There is a Back to School Dance this Friday sponsored by ASB.  Tickets go on sale during lunch on Wednesday - Friday for $5. Students must meet eligibility requirements stated in the FLIGHTS Manual.  The dance is after school in the gym from 3-4:30 pm.
  • Spirit Week - This is H.E.L.L.O. Spirit week!
    • Monday - Hawaiian Day
    • Tuesday - Everyone Loves Sports Day
    • Wednesday - Looking in the Future - College Wear Day
    • Thursday - Lids and Shades Day
    • Friday - Operation: Blue & Gold Day
  • Class Schedules -Please note, no schedule changes will be made unless there is an error.
  • Chromebooks - Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We have very limited loaners on campus.  If your child is having any issues with their Chromebook they can stop by the library and Mrs. Gomez can support him/her. 
  • Athletics - This is a reminder that prior to participating in any sport, student athletes must be cleared.  The mandatory medical clearance packet is good for the entire school year and must be completed each year. The completed packet must be turned in to the office at Mitchell Senior prior to the first day of tryouts for your sport. The medical clearance packet can be picked up at our main office. As well, students must meet the minimum requirements for grade point average, attendance, and discipline. The first sports of the year are:  Girls Volleyball (JV and Varsity), Cross Country (Boys and Girls) and Boys Soccer (JV and Varsity). Have you child regularly check their student email for try-out information.  School morning announcements will also include athletic information.  Make sure your student is on time to school and listens carefully to important information. Mr. Pickle, our Athletic Director will share information with parents on Parent Square.
  • Immunizations - If you received a message from our school nurse regarding immunizations, please submit the records as soon as possible!  For questions, contact Nurse Englert at [email protected]
  • Cell Phone Policy - Please see attached District Cell Phone - Yondr Policy.
  • Important Dates -
    • August 21-25 - H.E.L.L.O. Spirit Week
    • August 21 - Lifetouch Picture Day
    • August 23 - Dance Tickets go on Sale @ lunchtime
    • August 25 - Back to School Rally & Dance
    • August 28 - ASB Election Sign-ups (8th grade)
    • September 4 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
    • September 8 - ASB Election Voting (8th grade)

Go Thunderbirds!  #readysetLAUNCH!

Best,
Principal Dietz


Dear Thunderbird Families,


The 2023-2024 school year is here and it’s time to #ReadySetLAUNCH!  We continue our partnership with Leader in Me with FLIGHTS (Focus, Leadership, Independence, Goals, Habits, Teams, Synergy) for our 7th grade and LAUNCH (Leadership, Achievement, University, Navigate, Careers, Habits) for our 8th grade as part of our required wheel electives which includes STEAM, ART, and Culinary Arts/Hospitality for ALL students! Mitchell Senior is proud to be a California School To Watch with our strong tradition of excellence in academics and athletics along with our continuous improvement model.  We will be kicking-off the year with Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 15th at 5:30 pm..  Come visit our campus and meet your student’s teachers.  


The first day of school is Wednesday, August 16th.  Students may enter campus beginning at 7:30 AM.  Breakfast is available every morning from 7:30-7:50 AM.  The first bell rings at 7:55 AM.  School starts at 8:00 AM.  Dismissal is at 2:52 PM.  Our bell schedule and school map is being mailed home.  Please note that all Wednesdays are early release days at 1:37 PM. 


Here are some important information items you need to be aware of:

  1. 8th grade WEB Leaders are hosting a 7th grade Orientation Day on Wednesday, August 9th from 8 AM to Noon.  Information was sent out last week to all of the 7th grade students and families.

  2. Students’ first day of school will be a “roundup” experience, complete with a school tour, expectations, and lots of introductions!

  3. First Day packets will be sent home on the first day of school.  Documents on colored paper require a parent/guardian signature and must be returned to school by Wednesday, August 23rd.

  4. Our Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 15th.  Classrooms are open from 5:30-6:30 PM.  This is a meet and greet evening!

  5. Please make sure you are receiving Parent Square communication (installing the app on your phone gives you more options) and that your contact information (phone number, email address, mailing address, etc.) are up-to-date with our school office.  Our website will also stay up-to-date with the most current information:  www.mitchellsenior.school.  Our student handbook, the FLIGHTS Manual can be found on our website and is also attached to the post.

  6. The District is excited to announce that in all AESD 5th - 8th grade classrooms we will be using a system called Yondr to improve student focus and the teaching and learning experience. The Yondr system assists the District in strengthening our existing student cell phone use policy, which specifies that student phones are to be turned off and put away during school hours to help ensure an academically focused environment. Each Mitchell Senior student will be issued a Yondr pouch on the first day of school.  More information from our Superintendent will be included in the mailing this week.

  7. School pictures will be Monday, August 21st.  Students will receive their ID cards that day.  Picture packet information will go home in their first day packets.

  8. Your child will need to have their fully-charged Chromebook beginning the first day of school.  

  9. Your student’s class schedule will be included in the mailing this week.  Please note, no changes will be made unless there is an error. If your student does not receive the schedule in the mail, he/she can pick it up on Back to School Night, August 15th.

  10. AERIES parent portal instructions are included in this mailing.  Please set up your access to this important information (attendance, grades, class schedule) and check it often.  Students will set up their AERIES portal access in their math classes.

  11. Prior to participating in any sport, student athletes must be cleared.  The mandatory medical clearance packet is good for the entire school year and must be completed each year.  Medical clearance packets can be picked up at the main office or printed from our school website. The completed packet must be turned in to the office at Mitchell Senior prior to the first day of tryouts for your sport.


For questions or if you need additional information, please contact our school office:  (209) 357-6124.


Looking forward to a great year!


Thank you,


Diana Dietz

Mitchell Senior Principal