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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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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