Dear Etiwanda Families,Our year is off to a great start and it is hard to believe we are nearly at the end of the 1st trimester. It has been great seeing all our students in the classrooms staying engaged and participating in interactive activities. Our theme, “Power to be your Best”, is proving to be true with our students working hard to achieve good grades and our teachers planning lessons to encourage students to be their best. We have a new Language Arts curriculum aligned to the rigorous Common Core Standards. Study Sync is challenging our students to respond to fictional and informational text at a high level. Our students are evaluating and synthesizing the information and writing with much more depth. Our official CAASPP scores have been released from last year’s state assessment. Our district once again out performed our neighboring schools as well as scored highest in the county. Proudly, EIS made some impressive gains in English Language Arts, specifically in the area of Research and Inquiry. With our vision focusing around building relationships, delivering rigorous and relevant curriculum. We have designed and implemented programs that motivate more students to became involved and more engaged with our school. There are many examples of programs on campus that help our students. Although programs are great, teachers who run our programs are what make the difference. We have many extra-curricular activities students can be involved in that have advantages from a variety of perspectives. Cub Connection students will receive social support with 7th and 8th grade peers. Peer mentoring has been proven effective in reaching students where adults cannot. It is built on the idea that students can help students succeed. Our 8th graders become leaders by being positive role models to those students who are new. Rachel’s Challenge-Friends of Rachel Team (F.O.R.) is another program that focuses on building a positive culture and making the school a better place by reducing bullying. They are also young leaders who are empowered to stand up to bullies and speak up for those who feel powerless. Our Friends of Rachel Team work with the outside organizations to help the less fortunate.Safe School Ambassadors is another program that harnesses the power of students to help prevent bullying and violence. SSA students use skills from the program to reduce physical and emotional bullying. This program focuses on improving school climate.There are so many programs that our students can benefit from including: Wildcat TV, Yearbook, Leadership, GATEWay Classes, Science Olympiad, Garden Team, Chess Team, After school intervention, AVID, Advanced Art, Foreign Language, E3 programs, College and Career Fair, Journalism, video production, Industrial Tech... to name a few.We provide our students with so many options to improve their lives. Most importantly we encourage, motivate, and empower them to achieve their highest potential (and beyond) every moment of every day. The Emerald of Etiwanda!Proudly your Principal,Mr. Kooyman
San Sevaine Apartment Presentation-We will show all the programs being offered at EIS and identify ways to support students.
2nd Trimester Grade Cut-Off
Non-Student Attendance Day
6th Grade Basketball every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 3:30. Students participating need to return a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian.
Food Bank Drive/ Dollars for Dinners Donation
Family Life Preview available in the library.
Math Intervention every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:15-3:306th grade- Mrs. Ulibarri (Room G7)7th grade- Mrs. Vogel (Room F6)8th grade- Mr. Lewis (Room T5)
6th Grade India Day
2nd 6th Grade Camp Donations
No School- Veteran's Day
Family Life Window
Thanksgiving Break- No School