Several buses full of 8th grade PB Middle School students came to MBHS on Wednesday. The welcoming committee greeted them with pom poms and cheers. The 8th grade students broke into groups lead by ASB students. Each group visited different areas of the school. In the gym the sports teams, clubs, band, engineering/robotics, game design class and the IB Program had informational tables set up in the gym. This was an opportunity for future Bucs to get a taste of high school life and what special activities may interest them. Principal Ernie Remillard was happy to see his former PB Middle students again since he left PB Middle as Principal to lead MBHS.
Roll out the red carpet! ACES has hit a milestone! Thanks to Ron Lancia and all the teachers and staff that work so hard to get ACES off the ground and running. They have hit a milestone and have assisted 10,000 students in the short 1 1/2 years since it's creation! Way to go Mission Bay! Hats off to Ron!
School resumes on Monday, January 5, 2015 (B DAY) Take time with family and friends. Have a safe and restful winter break.
MONDAY- ECCENTRIC EXPLORER- Dress like a tourist TUESDAY- HOLIDAY HATS TUESDAY Wear your favorite festive hat or headband WEDNESDAY -TODDLER WEDNESDAY- Dress up like a little kid THURSDAY- TACKY SWEATER- Wear a quirky sweater FRIDAY- BLACK AND GOLD- Show your MB spirit
Join us on one of the IB School Tours this year. The next tour will be on January 14th. Meet in the front office before 8:00 a.m. There will be a slide show in the library and classroom visits after. Find out what great things are going on at Mission Bay High School and in the International Baccalaureate program.
Friends of PB Secondary Schools’ largest event is the School Yard Dash 5K Run and Mission Bay Cluster Schools Fair on Sunday, January 25th and now is the time to set up your teams! Prices will go up Dec. 6th! Join the team "The Mighty Bucs" or the “PB Middle Waverunners” and show your support, or set up your own team! Awards will be given for the top 3 finishers in each category and for the best team spirit! The morning will be a fun-filled event with a kids fun run, a walk, a 5k run, local kids’ bands, school presentations, goodie bags and a vender village! All proceeds benefit Mission Bay High and PB Middle enrichment programs! Register now at www.schoolyarddash.org MORE ways to help make the School Yard Dash 5K a successful community building AND fundraising effort. If you don't want to participate in the race, but still want to support the schools, please consider making a straight donation (you can still come and enjoy the post-race activities with any donation large or small) • Consider sponsoring the event at one of our higher levels (see website for sponsor info.) • Promote the event on all your social media outlets.
REMINDER THERE IS NO SCHOOL TO CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY
Professor Cooksy and his undergraduate students came to Ms. Davenport's Honors Chemistry Classes. Professor Cooksy is one of the leading researchers in the visualization of chemical structures. He and his students brought state-of-the-art molecular visualization software into the Honors Chemistry classes to let students explore the richness, diversity, and symmetry of chemical structures. Ms. Davenport's class was very honored to have such a phenomenal scientist as Professor Cooksy come do a presentation.
ACES- Since its inception last year, over 7800 students have worked at MBHS ACES, or the After-school Center for Excellence and Support, whose mission is to provide academic support across the curriculum and resources to develop the whole child. ACES, a voluntary after school tutoring program, aligns its commitments to the MBHS community with the four suits from a deck of cards. The Ace of Hearts represents a holistic approach to mentoring, providing access to an array of services to benefit social and emotional growth. The Ace of Clubs represents a club/community effect, providing a consistent place for students to gather to further their education. The Ace of Diamonds represents a balanced approach to support, including 1) English/History, 2) Math/Science, 3) Foreign Language/Fine Arts, and 4) Special Populations such as IB, ELL, or Special Education. Finally, the Ace of Spades represents digging deeper, through access to one-on-one instruction with expert teachers. ACES is located in the Mission Bay High School Library and is open from 2:15-4:15 every Monday through Thursday, staffed by teachers across the contact areas including Tracy Borg, Paul Kreamer, Ron Lancia, Kirk Larowe, Francisco Martinez, Gualter Moura, Richard Oka, Tamara Rasmussen, Nathan Sheehy, Vicki Turner, Linda Vadnais, and Rocio Weiss. ACES offers helpful reference materials, access to computers and printers and supplies, free and healthy snacks, college tutoring from SDSU and UCSD students, specialized help like CAHSEE/PSAT/SAT Prep, college application counseling, and mentorship for life, college, and career. Currently, about 100 students a day are working at ACES, and with a new partnership with the ARC program, those numbers and opportunities will only increase. The center is coordinated by Ron Lancia (x342) and Principal Ernie Remillard (x126)
FOPBSS is a parent organization that supports both Pacific Beach MS and Mission Bay HS. The assistance and support they give both schools is immeasurable. If you would like to receive their email blasts please sign up at www.fopbss.org . They will keep you well informed of both PBMS and MBHS activities.