During the last week of January, Principal Jacqueline Cardenas hosted various transition activities for incoming 7th graders and their parents at Los Nietos Middle School. On Wednesday evening, January 30, 2013, parents from all three of the district’s elementary feeder schools were represented in the audience. They learned of the small private school feel of the campus due to its caring staff, small class size, and 7th/8th grade student body that is comprised of a remarkable 425 students.
Parents were informed of the rigorous academic program that strives for students’ mastery of grade level Standards and skills, while promoting high levels of problem-solving and collaboration. Parents were encouraged to ask questions and return the following day for a tours during school hours (8:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) to see and feel what the middle school is about with their own eyes.
On February 1, 2013, 6th grade students from Nelson, Aeolian, and Rancho arrived at the middle school on a field learning experience. They began the day with a tour of 7th grade classrooms to see teaching and learning in action. Then, they moved on to have lunch in the Braves’ Cafeteria, followed by recreational time outside. Lastly, they met with Principal Cardenas for an orientation assembly to learn about the core and elective programs, expectations for performance, and how to be at their best now and in middle school.
You are welcome to visit the middle school for a private tour. Call and make an appointment with the principal or counselor and they will gladly share the wonderful attibutes that make the middle school small and mighty!