Bill E Young Jr. Middle School

News and Announcements

Read Across America Celebration

Wednesday: “Green Eggs and Ham” = Wear Green
Thursday: “Fox in Sox” = Crazy or Mix Matched Socks
Friday: “Oh The Places You’ll Go” = Wear your destination T Shirts or hats (places you will go – college, college colors, city, amusement park, etc)

WEB leaders reading to 5th graders (date and time to be determined by Mr. Imperial).
AR awards for top readers in 5/6 classrooms, English 7/8 classrooms
Lunchtime activity (date TBD)
Read More »

Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial Event: 6th grade selected to attend

A nonprofit organization, Sea and Desert Interpretive Association (SDIA) raises funds for the Interpretive and Educational activities for the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex and the Salton Sea State Recreation Area.
The Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by having students visit the Wildlife Refuge in early November. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife are co-sponsoring event for our students. They will be part of a fun-filled day at the refuge learning about Migratory birds.
Read More »

Project LEAD for 5th graders

Imperial County District Attorney's Office sponsors a 13 week curriculum provided to all 5th graders on decision making, goal setting, conflict resolution, and legal consequences of actions.
Read More »

New guidelines about kids and screen time

According to Common Sense Media, tweens log 4 1/2 hours of screen time a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. For teens, it's even higher: nearly seven hours a day. And that doesn't include time spent using devices for school or in school.

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/01/06/461920593/kids-and-screen-time-a-peek-at-upcoming-guidance

American Academy of Pediatrics recently provided guidance:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/21/pediatrics-screen-time-media-guidelines/92462766/
Read More »

SBAC Testing

SBAC Testing will take place on the following dates:
Grades 7-8 May 8-17; Grade 5 May 17-24; Grade 6 May 24-31.
Testing will be in the morning only. Please help make testing season a success for each child by seeing that they arrive to school on time, rested, and well-nourished.
Read More »

Parent Portal - Sign up now!

Parents: if already done so, please sign up for Parent Portal. Instructions and access codes were handed out at Back to School Night (your child was given form if you did not attend). Parents can check attendance, grades, assignments, etc.
Read More »

Project LEAD Mock Trial - 5th graders

Project LEAD "Legal Enrichment and Decision-Making" is a curriculum provided to 5th graders by Imperial County DA's Office. The program will culminate in a Mock Trial for each classroom. Feb. 21 is the date of the trial. We will provide more information to our parents at a later date.
Read More »