A lot of 5th graders are going to be in middle school next year and a lot of them need advice. So, I asked some of my fellow 6th- 8th grader friends to give me some advice. So here is what they said: Asa G., who just experienced the life of 6th grade, said, “ Do your homework.” What he is saying is that if you do your homework you will get good grades and when you get good grades it will help you succeed in life. Another quote from Colin K., who is in 7th grade, said, “ Be afraid, but don’t.” What I think he is saying is that it's okay to be afraid but at the same time you should not be. Here is a quote from Kylie O., who is in 6th grade, “ If you cant do it don't give up, it’s not okay to give up.” A quote from Kariah B. who is in 8th grade was, “Don’t get caught up in irrelevant things, keep your priorities straight.” The last quote from our 6th- 8th grader friends is from Zachary M., who is also in 8th grade said, “ Do not get stressed out, if you do you will feel like time goes on forever.”
On May 11th, 2016, we will have our annual Open House from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. This is the time when students showcase their work and projects. This is also the time for parents and family members to see what their children have accomplished in this school year. So, please make time in your schedule to come and see your child and the work they’ve accomplished! Hope to see you there!
8TH GRADE: "WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN HIGH SCHOOL?"Top of Page
By Kariah B. (4/21/16)
"I’m looking forward to no dress code, better food, and more electives that give more freedom and wider variety for thoughts of your future and career.”-- Maria
"Better food at lunch and better classes.”-- Lucho
"Having more freedom with choosing my classes.”-- Zach
"Learning more things and sports.”--Daniel
"Looking forward to getting out of there and going to college and get it over with.”--Katie
“Getting a girlfriend, getting taller, sports activities, and making new friends.”-- Dylan
“Out of The Box” Food Drive is where our school gives out bags to the kids and they are suppose to go home and collect can food then bring them to your classroom, for 6-8 it is your first period. It starts on March 14 and ends on March 18. There's only one winner in K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Our goal as a school is to collect over 5,000 cans food. Whatever class wins will win a pizza party for their class. All the food collected will be donated the families of West Sacramento. Thank you and hope you participate!
This year for the first time at Bridgeway Island, there will be a Battle of the Books competition. It is for students in grades 4th- 8th. The book club want students to compete with other people on reading books and taking quizzes on them. Students will form their own teams of four and it doesn't matter what grade your teammates are in as long as they are in 4th- 8th grade. There is also no applications but there is a team fee of $10. There are six books and you will be able to pick two to three of them. You will read them and your group will be responsible for dividing up the responsibilities. These books contain different lexile levels and genres. When you are finished with these books, you will be tested on it. So join the Battle of the Books competition and show the teachers and other teams what you got. The battle will be taking place on March 1st and will go until May 2nd. Also the books you will be able to read are: Of Mice and Men, The Hound of Baskervilles, Zorgamazoo, Things Not Seen, The Alchemyst, and Fever 1793.
This month’s awards were given to the 6th-8th grade students. The 6th graders had their assembly on February 8th, 2016. The 7th graders’ was on February 9th, 2016. And the 8th graders' assembly was on February 10th, 2016. Congratulations to all the students for their hard work and dedication!
Pennies for Patients is a school wide event that starts on Monday February 29th and ends on March 11th. The money raised will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. The class goals are $100 dollars and the school goal is $6,000 dollars. Whichever class raises the most money wins a pizza party or an ice cream party. 6- 8th Graders, donate your money to your 6th Period B Day class.
STUDENT SURVEY: DO YOU LIKE 20 MINUTE RUN OR MILE RUN?Top of Page
By Mike P. (3/11/16)
In this survey I asked 50 students if they like the mile or the 20 minute run better. Most of the people said that they like the mile run more, 74% or 37 students out of 50, than the 20 minute run, which had only 26% 13 students out of 50. They liked the mile more because they do not like to run a lot as a couple of the students said in the interview.
STUDENT SURVEY: DO STUDENTS BELIEVE SCHOOL UNIFORM IS APPROPRIATE?Top of Page
By Zachary M. (3/3/16)
In a fifty student survey,students were asked if they believe school uniform should still be applied the answers were leaning toward one choice. 80% of students were not wanting school uniform, and 20% were pro-uniform. The students asked, were given six choices of three for each opinion, and odd numbers are for uniform and evens are against it. Option 1 was: it is important to wear uniform to show we are a school who cares, Option 3 was: kids may be bullied, and Option 5 was for other reasons supporting uniforms. Option 2 was: it is unimportant to show we care, Option 4 was: you want to express yourself, and Option 6 is for other reasons against uniforms. 4% chose Option 1, 12% chose Option 2, 4% said Option 3, 44% said Option 4, 12% say Option 5, 24% said Option 6. In conclusion, the majority of students did not feel school uniform were desired because they wish to express themselves and be themselves in school.