8th grade activities – save the dates and volunteers needed!

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First annual alumni basketball tournament: Portola vs. Korematsu

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The Portola (class of 2018) squad from last year​ came out​ rockin’ the old school green jerseys versus this year’s Korematsu (class of 2019) team in red.

The ​historic ​stage​ was set​… Green vs red. Old vs new. Toros vs Phoenix. ​ Portola vs Korematsu.​

​ At stake was a lifetime of bragging rights.

The younger Korematsu squad had something to prove. They wanted to back up their 13-1 regular season record and citywide championship with a win. ​They were up 9 at halftime. ​

The Portola team​, ​their backs up against the wall​ and playing with the desperation of a big brother refusing to let the younger one win, quickly cut the lead to five and then three to start the 2nd half. It remained a one possession game for the rest of the second half. The game was deadlocked 56-56 with less than a minute to go. Finally, with only eight seconds left on the clock, Portola scored two points to put the game away.

Final score: 58 Portola – 56 Korematsu

​Great finish to a great season and memories to last a lifetime!

Thank you to the guest coaches, volunteer refs and scorekeepers, fans, parents and players.

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Looking forward to the new KMS campus

As you can see below, the new campus building is coming right along! The projected completion date is still December 2015 (a few months ahead of the original April 2016 deadline). A firm move in date is TBD.

Korematsu building2 Spring 2015

Korematsu building1 Spring 2015

Korematsu building3 Spring 2015

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Open House aka Korematsu Night March 26th

Korematsu Night_2015_2If you would like to print this schedule, please see the printable pdf here:  Korematsu Night 2015.

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Open House March 26th

Open House
Open House Thursday, March 26th
The band will kick off the festivities at 6:15pm under the green canopies in the center of campus. There will be a salsa dancing demonstration immediately following the band’s performance. The fun will continue until 8:30pm with multiple events occurring simultaneously in different classrooms. You can see the Constitution Convention, Math Socratic Seminar, Magna Carta, Catapults, or the drama production, “Cinderella One Step Closer”. Details for navigating the events to follow.
Save the evening of March 26th for us! We’ll showcase some of the work we’ve been doing all year. Come share in our students’ accomplishments!

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

KMS Counseling Series_Study Skills_ImageKorematsu’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 second session, entitled “Study Skills”, was on January 29th. The take home summary and printable pdf are here for you: Helping Your Child Succeed in Middle School_Session 2 This second session had several handouts associated with it. All can be found at the following links:
Time Use Chart
Summary of Activities
Evaluation of Summary
Planned Weekly Schedule
Study Skills for Middle and High School Students
The next session, date and time TBA, is called “Building Your Student’s Summer Resume for College Admissions”

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KMS Science Fair & Potluck 2/11

Science Fair_IconThe Korematsu Science Fair & Finger Food Potluck is Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:00-9::00 p.m., Room 35 (Café).This is a great opportunity to come out and see what our young, creative minds submitted. This event is open to Korematsu families and incoming or prospective families. You’ll also view the projects that will advance to the WCCUSD Science Fair to be held on Wednesday, February 25th.

Map of Campus Here: https://portolanews.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/portola-middle-school-map-of-temp-campus.pdf

After the fair, projects are available for pick up. Please leave those with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons. They will go on to the District Science Fair.

WE NEED HELP!
We need a handful of people to carry the hundreds of projects to the cafe and help set up. this is not hard, but many hands make light work. Can you give us an hour or so to help? Start time 4:30-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11th. Meet at the Cafe. Contact: Keith Mueller kmueller@ccsf.edu
Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B73yTuZm8LwCpIyXiy-G00Ym0QIoj636Xbe6ycbNJmo/edit#gid=1071115742
FINGER FOOD!
Bring a finger food snack to share…..
Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B73yTuZm8LwCpIyXiy-G00Ym0QIoj636Xbe6ycbNJmo/edit#gid=1071115742

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