Digital Library Resources_ImageDid you know that the Korematsu Library has digital academic and literature resources for families to access? Here is the presentation given at the PTSA meeting by Ms. Bogie about the digital resources that are available through the library department at all times: KMS_Digital Library Resources.

Here are the links included in the presentation:
Online school library catalog: http://destiny.wccusd.net/
Ebook & audiobook app (Brytewave) directions: http://aboutfollettebooks.com/pdfs/guides/QRG-BryteWave-and-App.pdf
Brytewave username: firstname.lastname
Brytewave password: student ID number
Follett Shelf URL for Korematsu: http://wbb38282.follettshelf.com
Ed1Stop research resources: http://www.ed1stop.net
All of this information is permanently available on Ms. Bogie’s webpage: http://korematsumiddlelibrary.weebly.com/

Digital resources are available at all times, including over the summer. Ms. Bogie will be on maternity leave through June. The library will be staffed by a substitute beginning on January 26th. You can reach the library at (510) 524-0405 ext. 114 or in Room 14. You can also email Ms. Bogie at abogie@wccusd.net and she can refer you to the substitute librarian if she’s unable to field your question at that time.

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The KMS Counseling Series: How to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School

KMS Counseling_School Stuff Image_CroppedKorematsu’s 7th grade counselor, Ms. Gail Simpson, is presenting a series of parent education workshops entitled, “How to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School”. The first session, “Getting Organized” occurred on November 17th. If you missed it, you can see the take home summary on printable pdf here: KMS_Helping Your Child Succeed in Middle School _Session 1.

The next session, “Study Skills”, will be held in Room 8 on the KMS temporary campus on Thursday, January 29th at 1:00pm. The sessions are geared toward parents and guardians of 6th and 7th graders, but everyone is welcome!

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KMS Basketball Season Underway

The Korematsu Middle School boys and girls basketball seasons are underway and off to a great start!

The girls season starts earlier, and they have already established a strong winning record at 7-1!
Girls Basketball Team_2014-15Recent games:
King MS W 41-11
Piedmont W 34-28
Summit W 31-22
Realm W 46-0

Upcoming Games:
1/12/15 at Martinez 5pm
1/14/15 at Summit 3:30pm
1/15/15 at Foothill Middle School
1/24/15 League Tournament-all day at Piedmont Middle School

The boys team has played one game, a 39-9 win over Summit! Here is their season schedule: http://goo.gl/FnZXUh, also available in a printable version.

Come out to cheer our KMS sports team on to more victories. These kids have been demonstrating real heart and sportsmanship on the court!

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Information Night Revisited

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UDIO

Did you miss the Info Night this winter? Below you can find the power point from Mr. Burnham’s presentation that night. Among many things, you can see the ethnic make up of our student body and an explanation of UDIO: A technology-rich learning environment to provide all students with meaningful literacy experiences, among other information.
If any of the information here prompts a question, please feel free to leave your question as a comment to this post and we’ll try to get you your answer.
Korematsu Information Night 2014

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Celebrate Korematsu February 7th

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For the order form, please download the file below:
Celebrate Korematsu Printable Flyer

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School is Closed Thursday 12/11

Schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, due to predictions of heavy rain and wind. Non-teaching employees of the District will report to work or take a day of leave. Maintenance staff has staged emergency equipment throughout the District in order to respond quickly to any flooding or other potential damage that may occur. All school events scheduled for Thursday have been cancelled, including after school and athletic events.

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KMS Quarter 1 Newsletter

Download a pdf of the KMS newsletter here.
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