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.
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.
Join us on one of the IB School Tours this year. The next tour will be on December 17. 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.
Tuesday Test Prep • CAHSEE, PSAT, SAT, ACT PREP featuring ACES teachers like Lancia, Orlando, Moura, Oka, and Weiss. • Specialized SAT/ACT sessions with Cal Soap already on the calendar for Nov. 18 and 20 • Sessions begin Tuesday, November 4th College App Thursdays • Navigating all phases of the college applications process including personal statements, resumes, applications, FAFSA, career counseling, and more • Partnership with CAL-SOAP • Sessions begin Thursday, November 6th
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.