Proficiency for All- Countdown to SBAC
Greetings Families- In just 6 short weeks, our students will be taking their state assessments beginning on Monday, April 24. Our teachers are working hard to ensure that students are engaging in rigorous activities that will prepare students to demonstrate what they have learned. One way that you can help to prepare your child at home is to give them practice opportunities using the CAASPP Online Practice and Training Tests found here. We will be holding parent meetings within the next couple of weeks to assist you with accessing these tests from home.
Students and parents may log in as guests or use their SSID (State Student Identifier number) if they know it. All students will be tested in English Language Arts and Mathematics. 8th Grade students will also take the pilot test assessing proficiency on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) measuring what students have learned in science from 6th through 8th grades.
We look forward to supporting you and your child on their path to high school proficiency, college preparedness and career readiness.
Title I Parent Survey
In order to better serve the students and families of the Olive Vista Middle School community, we ask that you complete this brief survey of how you would like to see the financial and personnel resources of the Title I program utilized to best complement the existing programs of our school. The survey was sent home with your child on Friday, February 24, 2017. If you do not have a hard copy of the survey, click HERE in order to download a copy. Please complete it as soon as possible and have your child return it to their advisory teacher. Thank You.
In addition to communication to you via our websites- http://olivevistams-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com and https://sites.google.com/site/ovsteammagnet/ , we send important updates and information through parent meetings, Blackboard Connect phone messages, letters, and flyers. You can also follow me on Twitter @Mr_Wright_11 where I will post updates and articles for parents, teachers, and students.
Much of our communication depends on you providing the school with accurate and updated contact information. This allows us to communicate with you and your designated contacts in case of emergency and to share with you important information about your child’s academic progress. Please contact the school immediately if there has been a change of phone number or address and to verify that we have your current contact information. I also encourage you to list an active email account as many messages are also sent via email.
Our ability to stay connected greatly increases the web of support that is provided to each Olive Vista student. I hope you will consider stopping by to our next Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
Olive Vista Music Program Receives VH1 Save The Music Grant!
The arts are flourishing at Olive Vista Middle School who recently was awarded a grant providing a new piano and three student keyboards by the VHI Save The Music Foundation. In celebration of the award, students were treated to an assembly featuring Q and A with seven-time Grammy award winning song writer, record and movie producer, Harvey Mason Jr. and an electrifying performance from R & B recording artists and actresses, Chloe and Halle. Representing BeyGood, Chloe and Halle wowed the audience with their musicianship and soulful vocals, then took questions from the audience about their musical inspiration.
Later that evening, Universal Pictures and Save The Music Foundation hosted Olive Vista Arts and Leadership Students to a private screening of the new movie, Sing, at Universal City Walk. Students were inspired to dream big even in the face of adversity. It is our hope that this experience will inspire one of our students to become the next big musician, vocalist, producer, or animator.
Check out the media coverage across the following news outlets.
LAUSD & Olive Vista Parent Involvement, Parent-School Compact Information
Parents will find the following documents located in the District Policy Locker under the Parent tab.
These documents are in both English and Spanish. All documents are available in the Attendance Office, Parent Center, or call Ms. Fernandez, TSP Office at 818-833-3961. These documents will be mailed home on Monday, November 28, 2016.
Panda Pride Song Available for Download
Congratulations! We now have our own Olive Vista song— The Panda Pride. Please visit our website and download the song. Check the lyrics; if you have any questions about the lyrics, see Mr. Melikyan. If you learn the song and want to sing it with your own voice— see Mr. Melikyan. There is a way to record your vocals right here at Olive Vista Middle School. The best performances will win exciting prizes. See Mr. Melikyan for details.
Click HERE to download song.