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Address: 1127 E. Escalon, Fresno CA 93710
Phone: (559) 451-4300
Fax: (559) 451-4304

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“Under the Sea” Semi-Formal

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This Friday, May 31st, 2024, is our “Under The Sea” Semi-Formal from 5:00-7:00pm in the gym. Tickets will be on sale this week from Tuesday through Thursday for $7.00 dollars per person. All students who wish to attend the event must be eligible by Thursday afternoon. Tickets include food, treats, raffle prizes, dancing, and more! Contact Ms. Mac at kaitlin.macchesney@fresnounified.org with questions.

8th Grade End-of-Year Walk Through

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Wednesday, June 5th we will hold out 8th grade walk-through celebration. Rules to attend are as follows: Student must be eligible to attend; School Dress Code is required; Please limit the number of guests; Please arrive and check-in during your scheduled time; Proceed through the cafeteria along the designated route; Please stay with your group; Photos may be taken after you receive your certificate; Please, promptly exit campus through the main gate.

Walk-Through Times by Last Name:

A-G 3:00-4:00

H-O 4:00-5:00

P-Z 5:00-6:00

Summer Academy Registration

Click here to apply for Summer Academy

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Fresno PAL Summer Basketball League

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Come join the Summer Basketball League put on by the Fresno Police Activities League (PAL)! It will be a great opportunity for students to build confidence in their game and display their skills in 5v5 full court games! See the attached flyer for more information. Can’t wait to see you there!

Tdap Vaccine Walk-ins. No appointment needed!

When: August 20, 2024, from 10am – 2pm

Where: Ahwahnee Middle School East Parking Lot

Who: ONLY incoming 7th graders for the 2024-25 school year with Medi-Cal or uninsured. No private insurance accepted.

Why: Required to attend school (California Health and Safety Code Sections 120325-120375)

Please come with:

–Medi-cal insurance card (if applicable)

–All immunization records

If parent/guardian is unable to accompany the student, an accompanying adult may act as proxy if they provide signed and dated authorization. Authorization should include consent for all recommended vaccines to be administered.

New Elective Coming Next Year: Introduction to Ethnic Studies

This course will introduce students to the importance of race, racism, culture, and ethnicity in shaping our world’s History. Students will learn about systems of oppression and privilege that impact all people, while learning about their own identity and the issues that affect them and their community. Students will build on this knowledge and research ways to create change in their own community by completing a community project. Students will develop community building, collaboration, research skills, analytical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.

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The following topics will be covered throughout the school year:

  • Ethnic Studies: What is Ethnic Studies? Why is it important?
  • My Identity: Who am I and what does that mean?
  • Building Community: What is community and why does it matter? How do we treat each other and behave in this space?
  • Investigating Systems of Power: What is a system of power? How do systems of power work?
  • Age: What issues affect people my age, and how can
    young people make an impact in our world?
  • Who are we? The History of our communities: How do our racial experiences define who we are, what we know, and how we resist?
  • Tools of Resistance: How can we build alliances and solidarity among communities of people valuable in trying to advance a cause and work for change?

Please email Mrs. Zamora at tamara.zamora@fresnounified.org if you would like to add this elective as an option for a class next year.
If you would like to know more about ethnic studies and newly state adopted curriculum, they can click the following link https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/documents/ethnicstudiescurriculum.pdf

Class of ’28 Yard Signs

8th graders: Class of 2028 yard signs will be available for $20 (cash only, while supplies last). See Mrs. Mukai in the Library.

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Order Your Yearbook!

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Order your yearbook at www.treering.com. To Purchase Your Yearbook, go to: www.treering.com/validate. Enter Ahwahnee’s passcode: 1016590244442731. Regular Price: $22.04. Hard Cover $29.68.

End of Year Requirements

WIN Tutorial

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What I Need (WIN) Tutorial is every day at lunch with Mrs. Murphy (7th), Mr. De La Cerda (8th), and Ms. Hannah (both) in the Student Support Center (D3). After school, see Mrs. Culqui-Lambert Monday through Thursday from 3:32 to 4:30 in E7 or Mrs. Rodriguez on Wednesdays from 3:32 to 4:02 in S9 for help with ELA. For Math, Ms. Renteria is available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:35 to 4:35 in H2. Social Studies help is available from Ms. Quinto on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 2:30 to 4:00 in E5. Ms. Ramirez is available for help with Spanish on Wednesdays, from 2:30 to 4:00 in S5.

Tutor.com is available for at home support. Students can access through Clever at go.fresnou.org/clever. Create an account and click “Get a Tutor Now.”

CAASPP Results

May 15, 2024

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Most students in Grades 3 through 8, and grade 11 will take the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) tests or the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) tests in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will also take science test.

These tests are based on California’s academic standards, which include the ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems, which are some of the skills students need to succeed in college and a career. The tests your child takes are meant to measure the most important skills in each subject.

These tests can be combined with other measures like report card grades, classroom work, and teacher observations to give families and teachers a more complete picture of each child’s learning. You can use these results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support. It is important to know that summative test results are not used to determine if a student moves to the next grade level.

If your child took the SBAC, you can access your child’s score report in the ATLAS Parent Portal. CAA results will be reported in September. If you do not have access to the portal, please contact your child’s school, and the office manager will guide you in gaining access. Please contact your child’s teacher to discuss ways that you can support your child on their road to achieving their greatest potential!

Additional Resource to find out more about your student’s scores:

Starting Smarter Web site, https://ca.startingsmarter.org

will provide information using score reports to better understand your child’s strengths and areas of improvement. Then you can partner with teachers in the fall to co-create learning goals for the school year.

CAASPP Portal Web site, https://caaspp.org provides students and parents guest access to Practice and Training tests. Select “Sign In” as a Guest User and Guest Session to take a practice or training test with your child. Select your child’s grade and choose a practice or training test SBAC ELA/Math, CAA ELA/Math, or science.

Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Math

Who takes these tests? Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 take these tests.

What is the test format? The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards.

California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and Math

Who takes these tests? Students whose individualized education program (IEP) identifies the use of alternate assessments take the CAAs for ELA and Math in grades 3–8 and grade 11.

What is the test format? The CAAs for ELA and Math are computer-based tests that are administered one-on-one by a test examiner who is familiar with the student.

Which standards are tested? Alternate achievement standards called the Core Content Connectors derived from the California Common Core State Standards.

California Science Test (CAST)

Who takes the test? Students take the CAST in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.

What is the test format? The CAST is computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).

California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science

Who takes the test? Students whose IEP identifies the use of an alternate assessment take the CAA for Science in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.

What is the test format? The CAA for Science is a computer-based series of four embedded performance tasks. The test is administered one-on-one by a test examiner who is familiar with the student shortly after the science content is taught.

Which standards are tested?  Alternate achievement standards called the Core Content Connectors derived from the California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS)

California Spanish Assessment (CSA)

Who takes the test? The CSA is an optional test for students in grades 3–12 that tests their Spanish reading, listening, and writing mechanics.

What is the test format? The CSA is computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards en Español.

ELPAC

Initial ELPAC

Who takes the test? Students who have a home language survey that lists a language other than English will take the Initial test, which identifies students as an English learner student or as initially fluent in English.

What is the test format? The Initial ELPAC is computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The 2012 California English Language Development Standards.

Summative ELPAC

Who takes the test? Students who are classified as English learner students will take the Summative ELPAC every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English.

What is the test format? The Summative ELPAC is computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The 2012 California English Language Development Standards.

Initial Alternate ELPAC

Who takes the test? Students whose IEP identifies the use of an alternate assessment and who have a home language survey that lists a language other than English will take the Alternate Initial ELPAC, which identifies students as an English learner student or as initially fluent in English.

What is the test format? The Initial Alternate ELPAC is computer-based.

Which standards are tested?  Alternate English Language Development (ELD) Connectors derived from the 2012 California English Language Development Standards.

Summative Alternate ELPAC

Who takes the test? Students whose IEP identifies the use of an alternate assessment and who are classified as English learner students will take the Alternate Summative ELPAC every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English.

What is the test format? The Summative Alternate ELPAC is computer-based.

Which standards are tested? Alternate ELD Connectors derived from the 2012 California English Language Development Standards.

Physical Fitness Test

Who takes the test? Students in grades 5, 7, and 9 will take the FITNESSGRAM®, which is the test used in California.

What is the test format? The test consists of five performance components: aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, trunk strength, upper body strength, and flexibility.What is Reported? Student participation (by component, by grade level) shall be reported in the local educational agency’s Student Accountability Report Card.

ELPAC Testing Begins This Month

Dear Parent/Guardian:

We know that your child brings many strengths with them to school, but also may need extra support in the classroom. As an English learner student, your child will take the Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) this spring.

The Summative ELPAC measures how much progress your child is making in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Your child’s voice will be recorded during the speaking part of the test. These recordings may be used to double check test scores and will not be saved or made public.

Your child will take the Summative ELPAC every spring between February 1 and May 31 until they are fluent in English and no longer need support to understand and learn in English.

You are an important part of your child’s education. To make sure your child feels comfortable taking the test, you can do the following:

  • Explain to your child that this test is used as a tool to help them learn, and that they should not be anxious or scared.
  • Remind your child that you and their teacher want them to try their very best and are there to help, every step of the way.
  • Talk with your child’s teacher about their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to help support their learning.
  • Explore the practice tests with your child on the ELPAC Online Practice and Training Tests web page at www.elpac.org/resources/online-practice-and-training-test so they can become familiar with the platform and setup of the test.

You will receive your child’s results at or before the beginning of the next school year. Test results will identify areas where your child is doing well or needs more help, so you can better support their learning at home and teachers can better support their learning in the classroom.

To learn more about this test, go to the ELPAC Starting Smarter website at https://elpac.startingsmarter.org or review the CDE Parent Guides to Understanding web page at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Sally Jimenez at (559) 451-4300 and/or sally.hernandez-jimenez@fresnounified.org.

Sincerely,

Sally Jimenez

Vice Principal

Marjaree Mason Wish List

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School Site Council 2023-24 Schedule

Warrior News!

Below is a preview of what Mrs. Colon’s Journalism students have published. Click here to get the full scoop!

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Parent Notification – CAASPP Results

Dear Parent or Guardian,


At the end of the last school year, Grades 3 through 8, and grade 11 students took the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) tests or the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) tests in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 also took a science test.


These tests are based on California’s academic standards, which include the ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems, which are some of the skills students need to succeed in college and a career. The tests your child takes are meant to measure the most important skills in each subject.


Family and school partnerships are key to your child’s success. In our district, the test results are just one way to look at how well our students are doing. It’s natural for every student to have academic strengths as well as areas where they may need more support and improvement.


We use the results to find areas where students need help in the next school year. It is also important to know that the test results are not used to determine if a student moves to the next grade. I invite you to participate with us in supporting your child’s continued academic growth.


If your child took the SBAC, you can access your child’s score report in the ATLAS Parent Portal. CAA results will be reported in September. If you do not have access to the portal, please contact your child’s school and the office manager will guide you in gaining access.


Please contact your child’s teacher to discuss ways that you can support your child on their road to achieving their greatest potential!

Additional Resource to find out more about your student’s scores:
Starting Smarter Web site, https://ca.startingsmarter.org
will provide information using score reports to better understand your child’s strengths and areas of improvement. Then you can partner with teachers in the fall to co-create learning goals for the school year.


CAASPP Portal Web site, https://caaspp.org provides students and parents guest access to Practice and Training tests. Select “Sign In” as a Guest User and Guest Session to take a practice or training test with your child. Select your child’s grade and choose a practice or training test SBAC ELA/Math, CAA ELA/Math, or science.

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