2014-2015 District Championships

DISTRICT SPIRIT NIGHT CHAMPIONS

8th Grade Boys Basketball Champions

7th Grade Boys Basketball Champions

8th Grade Girls Volleyball Champions

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Important 2014-2015 Events

 

April 21 Minumum Day

April 24 Colina Luau 6-9 PM

May 19  Minimum Day

May 20 Colina Classic 5K

May 25 No School- Memorial Day

May 29 Science Olympiad

June 4 6th grade Open House

June 5 Promotion Dance (8th grade only) 7-10 PM

June 11 Magic Mountain for 8th grade- Minimum Day 6-7

June 12 Promotion


Principal's Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Colina Middle School--home of the Cougars! Our entire staff is committed to academic excellence, as well as the social enrichment and emotional support of all of our students... every student can be a successful learner. I truly believe that teachers, students, and parents must work together and become the pathway for those educational experiences. Read more...
~ Shane Frank, Principal

CAASPP Testing

This year all students in the state of California will be participating in computerized standardized testing called CAASPP.   This will replace the STAR test that students previously took in language arts and math.  8th grade students will continue to take the STAR test in science. We have provided two documents for your reference.  The first is the Colina testing schedule.  The second is a letter from Mr. Frank explaining the testing for this year.  Please feel free to contact the office with any other questions about testing. 

 CAASPP Updated w Regular Schedule 4-14-15.pdf  

2015 CAASPP School-parent letter.pdf

5k Donors

Our students are training for the 2014-2015 Colina Classic. We need sponsors to help give the students the experience of a street raced 5k with official numbers and timing. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this amazing event, please check out the flyer:5K Letter.pdf

Announcements

Spirit Week

We are very excited about our Luau this Friday (6-9PM) .  In honor of Luau we are celebrating spirit week all week with fun lunchtime activities and dress up days.

Mad Hair Monday

Pink Tuesday

Wacky Socks Wednesday

Tacky Tourist Thursday

Aloha Friday

Join in on the fun!

Science Olympiad

Colina's amazing science Olympiad day is coming on Friday, May 29th! We need parents to help supervise stations.  Please go to http://vols.pt/mYGGNp  to sign up.  


Honors Petition Forms Available

Honors course petition forms are now available in the counseling office. Students who will be in 7th or 8th grade next year who are not automatic qualifier for honors can fill out a petition form to be considered for an honors class.  Please contact your counselor with any questions.


ASB and WEB applications now available  

ASB and WEB application for next year are currently available in counseling.  They are due  4/23/15 (deadline extended)


Debate

Colina is proud to announce that two of our debate teams made it to the National Middle School Public Debate Championship on Saturday, April 18th (2015).  Team SCV, Connie Shi, Taylor Chen and Hayden Vaughn won three out of five rounds and finished within the top 60%.  Team RKJ, Arabella Raab, Katie Kong and Amanda Ju finished the regular five rounds of competition with five wins and no losses.  They were selected for the Grand Final (public) Debate and finished in second place in the championship!  States from across the West contributed to over 125 teams with multiple leagues.  We took first place for our league and two speakers from our school placed in the top ten from over 300 speakers.  Katie Kong was 10th place and Amanda Ju was 6th.   Way to go Colina debate team and coach, Mrs. Christa Lamb! 

Brainfuse Free Tutoring

The Thousand Oaks Library offers free Tutoring to 3rd-12th grade students. Click here to find out more about BrainFuse and other homework help. See full size image

Renaissance Criteria

To qualify for Renaissance activities and privileges, students must meet the following criteria:

Recipients have earned all A’s and E’s/S’s in citizenship and work habits.

Silver Card: Recipients have earned all A’s and B’s, and E’s/S’s in citizenship and work habits.

Bronze Card: Recipients have earned all A’s, B’s, C’s and E’s/S’s in citizenship and work habits, or recipients have shown a .5 GPA improvement from trimester grading period to trimester grading period, to the 2.0 level or above.

A mark of an “N” or “U” in citizenship or work habits disqualifies a student from earning a Renaissance Card for a specified grading period.

What is Colina Collecting?

Box Tops for Education as a fundraiser for Adelante Mujeres. Please send your student with any Box Tops.

Pull Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House are collected in home rooms.

Don't forget to sign up for Escrip. Colina receives money every time you shop at your local grocery store. Contact the PTSA at colinaptsa@gmail.com for more information.