2014-2015 District Championships

DISTRICT SPIRIT NIGHT CHAMPIONS

8th Grade Boys Basketball Champions

7th Grade Boys Basketball Champions

8th Grade Girls Volleyball Champions

8th Grade Girls Soccer Champions

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Important 2014-2015 Events

 

April 21 Minimum 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 1 Final Band Concert 7-830 pm GYM

June 2 Geo Bee 8 am AUD/Final Strings Concert 7-8:30 pm AUD

June 3 BLOCK SCHEDULE 1 3 5/ Choir Final Concert 7-830 AUD

June 4 BLOCK SCHEDULE 2 4 6 Students w/o a P6 Dismiss at 130pm

June 4 6th Grade Open House

June 5 Promotion Dance (8th grade only) 7-9 PM

June 8 BLOCK SCHEDULE 1 3 5

June 9 BLOCK SCHEDULE 2 4 6 Students w/o a P6 Dismiss at 130pm

June 10 Magic Mountain for 8th grade- Minimum Day 6-7 all dismiss at 12:30pm

June 11 Regular Day- Yearbook Distribution and Signing Party 220-310

June 12 Promotion 8th Grade Check in @ 9:15 am Ceremony at 10:15 sharp

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

Yearbook Sales

May 8th will be the last day to purchase yearbooks at the price of $60.00.  They can be purchased online at the Colina Web Store or by check or cash in the student store.  After May 8th, yearbooks will not be available until the last week of school for $70.00 cash only and we may run out.  If you are not sure if you purchased one at the beginning of the year or not, there are lists posted outside of the student store.  Please have your child check the list.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to buy this amazing keepsake.


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.




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

Promotion Leis & Bouquets

Promotion Leis & Bouquets

Click here to order fresh leis and bouquets for your favorite 8th graders!

Lei choices: Kukui Nut, Purple/White Orchids

Bouquet choices: Dozen or Half-Dozen Roses

Pre-ordered flowers (ordered by June 9) will be available for pick up at the booth near the Little League Snack Shack on the morning of Promotion. A limited number of traditional purple and white orchid leis and rose bouquets will also be available at the booth for purchase on-the-spot.

(Share this link family and friends, so they can send their too: http://www.kahunaflowers.com)

25% of all purchases will be donated back to Colina ASB for student activities!

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.