Take the school climate survey!!


How did we do?

Answer 10 Short Questions and help us to improve the school!

Climate, Culture, Classes, Communication.

This survey is COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS so tell us what you think.  One response is allowed per computer.  If multiple people in your household want to take the survey, which is encouraged, they’ll need to take it on different electronic devices.  You can edit your responses until the last page of the survey is complete, then it becomes final.  The survey is open until Monday, June 8, 2015, 4:00 p.m.  Click here to give your feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FSSJ3DH

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

Click here to volunteer!!! http://vols.pt/jV3Xch

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First annual alumni basketball tournament: Portola vs. Korematsu

See the video!
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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