Sunday, November 23, 2014

Our goal in the Eureka USD is to encourage good health habits with our staff, students and families in order to foster good health and help prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Diseases, such as influenza, pertussis (whooping cough), enterovirus- D68, and Ebola have been featured in the news media recently.

The Eureka USD Health Services and administrative team, in collaboration with Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Office of Education, will continue to monitor current information about these health issues and follow guidelines provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Please review the helpful information from Placer County Health and Human Services in the following attachment. Thank you very much for your cooperation in keeping our schools healthy places to learn.  

Public Health Communicable Disease Messages for Schools and Parents


Cavitt JHS is a College & Career Readiness School with a focus on

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics including Project Lead The Way curriculum for eighth graders.


 Math Common Core Parent Night

Thank you to our many families who were able to join us for the Math Department’s presentation on the new Common Core Math Standards.  The math team shared information on our newly adopted math instructional materials and the Instructional (Teaching) Strategies that must be shifted in order to effectively prepare students for college and careers. 

If you were not able to join us, please view or download the PowerPoint presentation and peruse the other reference materials provided below.  We have also provided links to a Three-Minute video by Common Core: State Standards Initiative that explains the background and the goals of Common Core Standards and to a video by Dr. Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University.  (Mrs. Lomeli is actually participating in a research study on Growth Mindset with Dr. Boaler this year!)  In the future, we will also have a link to a FAQ document to answer additional questions. 

If you have any questions after reviewing the information or how to best support your child through these changes, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s math teacher.  Cavitt JHS truly believes that building a partnership with families will support our adolescent learners in this significant and important change. 

Thank you for your support!



Cavitt Junior High School is excited to announce our CST Science scores which are part of the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress).

Cavitt students earned unparallel achievement on the Science content standard test as demonstrated by our scores:  

  • 95.4% of our students scored Proficient or Advanced!
  • 21 students had perfect scores of 600!
  • 20 students had near perfect scores of 598!

Congratulations to ALL of our students and our outstanding Science teachers! 


Cavitt Junior High is proud to offer students Project Lead the Way and S.T.E.M. classes to ready them for their futures.  To learn more, see the information below!



Study Hall

Monday   7:30-7:45 (Library) & 1:20 – 2:20 (Library)

Tuesday 7:30-7:45 (Library) & 2:20 – 3:20 (Library)

Wednesday 7:30-7:45 (Library) & 2:20 – 3:20 (Library)

Thursday 7:30-7:45 (Library) & 2:20 – 3:20 (Library)

Math Lab

Tuesday 2:20 - 3:20 (Rm 22: Mrs. Lomeli)

Thursday 2:20 - 3:20 (Rm 19: Mrs. Farias)


 
Cavitt JHS is a school focused on Science, Technology and College Readiness
 
Dear Families,

We are proud and excited about our Science, Technology, Engineering and College and Career Readiness focus. As a staff we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience that will ready your child(ren) for the 21st Century. We know that the courses we are offering and our expectations will ensure that graduates are ready for high school and beyond.  Read more...

Interested in having your child attend our Outstanding School?

We truly believe our environment, dedication to academic excellence and innovation will support your child's development in being ready for their future!  Eureka Union School District is accepting Interdistrict Transfer applications. Cavitt Junior High School has room for your child!  If you are interested in having your child attend, please begin the Interdistrict process in your current school district!  We hope to meet you soon!


Cavitt Junior High was recognized by the California Business Community for High Student Academic Achievement. Named Honor Roll "Scholar School" for 2013.



Congratulations to our STEM classes and the Stanley FatMax Robotics team!

This past Saturday, at William Jessup University, our students discussed their learning and their experiences in our STEM courses.  Stanley FatMax also demonstrated their robot to all of the visitors! The Cavitt students were AMAZING ambassadors for our school.  Mrs. Davis, Mr. Pozzi and I were very honored that these students joined us on a Saturday at the Placer County STEM Expo! Mrs. Davis and Mr. Pozzi will be discussing our STEM courses at our STEM OPEN HOUSE, at 6:30pm, which occurs before our General Open House on May 8th at 7:00pm! 

Interested in our 8th Project Lead The Way course?  Checkout our new  video which is linked below!  

Thanks for our STEM students Pilar P., Rebecca P., Jon F., Isabella B., and Jackson B. and to our Robotic team members Brian, Thomas, Rahul and Eddie who spent the day at William Jessup University!   



Cavitt JHS’s Academic Performance Index is 932*!

 

This is a 20 point increase from our API growth score last year! Cavitt JHS students continued to thrive last year – even though students throughout the state showed declining scores. We are very proud of our shared focus on meeting the needs of our diverse learners!  Our growth since the API base 2002 score is111 points!! 

 

We extend our congratulations to our students who have again proven their motivation to create successful futures for themselves! Congratulations should also be extended to our teachers and support staff as they implemented a new intervention period in 2012-2013, C-Period, as well as donated their lunchtimes to tutor students, supervise intramural sports and participate in extra-curricular spirit activities outside of their required instructional duties. 

 

Cavitt JHS is more than just a place of rigorous academic learning; it is a place for students to grow as well-rounded young people, towards their bright futures.  Again, congratulations to our students, families, faculty, support staff and community! Go Cowboys!

* API scores were updated 9/25/13.

 

“We Can’t Hide Our Cowboy Pride!”


Did you miss the discussions at our School Site Council Meeting and before our PTC meetings? No worries!  EUSD has a Common Core informational website that will provide you with additional information. 



The Cavitt Journalism Class has an online newspaper that is updated a couple of times a week with sports, news and editorial articles.

Read the latest issue here. Enjoy!  


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