Egling Middle School is looking for graduation gown donations. If you or someone in your family still has a gown from the past and would be willing to donate it back for a future graduate, we would be very excited to have it. Thank you so much for your help!
Caring Youth Count
The Colusa County Office of Education and Community Advocates for Parents and Children hosted the 9th Annual Caring Youth Awards Ceremony on March 26th. The Caring Youth Count project was created to acknowledge the positive contributions youth offer to our community. Students were honored for resilience, community service and strength of character. The following students were honored: Robert Richards Lopez, Lexi Ramos Jorge, Valerie Purvis, Cynthia Padilla, Yasmin Moreno, Helena Harris, Samantha Gonzalez, Taylor Fleming, Tyler O’Halloran, Neneah Ramirez, Anna Rios, Emily Miranda, Luis Lozano, Adeline Iniguez, Emily Garcia, Makenzie Frank, Edwin Fierros, Guilmar Cruz, Katy Bedolla, Jonathan Roberts, Jaspreet Shoker, Sam Stocks, Theresa LaGrande, Leloney Turtle, Nathalie and Edgar Del Horno, Luca Valencia, Maribel Venegas, Maureen LaGrande, Jeanette Meraz, McKenzie Martinez, Madison Bowers, Brian Canchola, Shelen Boyes, Lily Arquette, Alejandra Lopez, Santiago Gonzalez, Melanie Lomeli, Arturo Camarena Mendoza, Clara Dorsey, Michaela Carvalho, Jasmine Bernardo, Madeline, Quincy and Cutler Lepper, Christian Munoz Silva
Annual Testing Progress Update
This year state testing is taking on a new face. No longer are students partaking in the STAR test, the state now mandates that all students take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This new assessment format comes in conjunction with the new Common Core State Standards that shape what information students need to be taught in each grade level and subject matter. Unlike the past where the test was administered with pencil and paper, the new format is completely administered on a computer. Colusa Unified School District has been putting great effort in this year to getting up to date technology, so we can efficiently administer the assessment to all students. Some improvements include new computers to our main lab, added computers to our smaller lab, and the addition of a computer lab on wheels. Lastly, the district has hired a full time Director of Technology.
Due to the new format of testing and implementation of new standards the state has chosen to use this testing season as a field testing year to obtain a testing norm for the future. In other words, each student will be tested in math and language arts, however the test will not be scored neither the schools nor the students will receive scores for this round of testing. All data will be used to create a performance base for following years. One aspect that will remain in place for an additional year is the science assessment format. This is the last year that students in 5th and 8th grades will take the science assessment; it will, as in the past, be administered in the pencil and paper format. For more information or to view practice test please visit http://www.smarterbalanced.org/practice-test/.
Campus Opens at 7:45
Please make sure your student is not on campus until 7:45 in the morning. If they are eating breakfast at school, the cafeteria opens at 7:45. There is no supervision for your student until this time.
Bike helmets must be worn when riding your bike to and from school. Please understand that this is a law. Any student without a helmet may be issued a ticket from law enforcement. Also, when riding your bike, remember to use crosswalks, bike lanes and follow all traffic laws.
Dress Code Reminder
Our dress code is for all of our students. Please note: no spaghetti straps or racer back shirts. Straps on tank tops need to be one inch as to not expose undergarment straps. Flip flops may not be worn. Shorts/skirts/dresses need to be at fingertip length and pants/shorts may not be sagging and need to be worn at the waist. Thank you for your cooperation.
In an effort to go green and save some money for our schools in the process, we our sending our weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter by e-mail. Please contact Barbara Reece in the office if we don't have your e-mail address on file.
Egling Middle School encourages parents to join our team by volunteering some time at the school. If you are interested, please see the attached link to our school volunteer brochure.