Proof of the Pertussis vaccine (DTaP) will be required for school entry beginning with the 2011-2012 school year for all students. The requirement can be met by receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 10th birthday. You may mail, fax, or stop by our office with proof once your student has had the vaccine.
Archive for March, 2011
Attention future 8th grade dancers! Auditions for next year’s advanced dance class will be held on Thursday, March 31st from 3 – 5 pm in room 1002. If you know an incoming 7th grader with a background in dance, auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 30th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Please see Mrs. Sucheck for more information.
Congratulations to the 2011 Placerita Ballroom Dance Team for taking 1st place at the High Desert Dance Classic on March 12th!! The team competed against 8 other junior high teams as part of the Dancing Feet Youth Ballroom Program. The team includes the following Placerita students.
- Dancing the Waltz was Corey Burrill and Sydney Allen.
- Dancing the Tango was Evan Murray and Megan Mekelburg.
- Dancing the Merengue was Luke Peckham and Kimberly Gonzalez.
- Dancing the Samba was Kris Walters and Paulina Lopez.
- Dancing the Cha Cha was Mauricio Ledesma and Claira Speight.
- The alternates were Ryan Shouldice and Kristiana Adrian.
Congratulations Ballroom Dance Team!!!
Kid Flix is a program that teaches dedicated and highly motivated students about video production and careers in the film and television industry. Students involved in this camp will produce and create news programs and documentaries about school activities and create programs for Community Access Television. Students will learn about responsibility as they work with state of the art equipment including video cameras, video and audio mixers, and non-linear editors. While students will learn about the equipment, an emphasis is placed upon the production process. Kid Flix Camp Information Kid Flix camp is a two week summer program held at Placerita Jr High in Newhall, CA and is open to students entering into 6th grade thru 9th grade. In order to attend the second week of camp (Advanced Camp), a student must have either taken one year of video production in school or have attended the first week (Beginners Camp). Students will be trained on the equipment and procedures they will use during the school year. During the first week, students will participate in the following: (1st week will be held at Placerita Junior High) Camera Scavenger Hunts, iMovie training, Garage Band, commercials, Music Videos and team building activities. During the second week students will participate in the following: (2nd week will be held at the SCVTV Studios) Participants will be trained on Final Cut Express, how to be an anchor, learn how to create a broadcasting website using iWeb, create a PSA, and produce a game show for the community access channel.
Robotics introduces students to the fun and excitement of science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge and life-skills. Robotics challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. Alongside adult coaches and high school mentors, the students solve problems using engineering concepts, presentation techniques and robots. Many schools in the Santa Clarita Valley sponsor student teams that compete in the FIRST Lego League, an organization that provides a yearly robotics competition for 9 to 14 year-old students. FLL believes that the natural curiosity and creativity inherent in students are qualities to understanding complex problems, envisioning possibilities, and developing innovative solutions to solve the Challenge – a current scientific or technological need facing the world. Robotics Camp Information Robotics Camp is a two week summer program held at Placerita Jr. High in Newhall, Ca and is open to all incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders (Priority will go to students of schools in the Santa Clarita Valley.) During the first week, students will learn about Building an NXT robot, programming using Mindstorms, using a light sensor, a touch sensor, ultrasonic sensor and a motorized arm. During the second week, students will learn advanced programming techniques using Mindstorms and research techniques. Students will conclude the week by competing in an FLL style Challenge. On Friday of the second week, families are invited to come and watch the camp competition beginning at 4 pm. A pizza dinner will also be available for a minimal charge. For more camp information, visit our website at: http://web.me.com/mediatech/summerprograms. Want to be on Placerita Fall Robotics Team Visit the website below for application and dates http://web.me.com/placrobotics/tryouts.
April 26th – STAR testing minimum day (8:10-12:00)
April 28th – STAR testing minimum day (8:10-12:30)
May 2nd – STAR testing minimum day (8:10-12:30)