Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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.


We have been chosen as a GOLD RIBBON school by the California Department of Education and a  California Honor Roll Scholar School For 2014 by the Campaign for Business & Education Excellence (CBEE)

It is with great pride that Cavitt JHS earned recognition as a Gold Ribbon School by the California Department of Education for our innovative STEM courses and our success in gender equity on the CST Science tests!  Cavitt is one of only 193 junior high schools honored in the state and one of only two in Placer County! 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson stated in his news release, “These schools are academically successful, vibrant and innovative centers of learning and teaching.” Cavitt was chosen as a model school for our innovative STEM courses and the positive impact the program has had on gender equity in Science achievement by our students.

Congratulations Cavitt JHS - staff and students! 


Cavitt Junior High was recognized by the California Business Community for High Student Academic Achievement. Named Honor Roll "Scholar School" for 2014 in June 2015.

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6th Grade and New Family Orientation

Thank you to all of the families that were able to join us last night.  If you missed this informative evening, the PowerPoint presentation is available to downloaded below. If you have any follow-up questions about our compassionate and inclusive environment or our academically rigorous courses, please contact us!  




 
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 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:  

  • 96% 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!



 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!)

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!




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’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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