Cabrillo Middle School Home

back-to-school.jpg

 

Back-to-School Night 

Cabrillo Middle School

Thursday September 4th at 6:30pm

Silent Auction

Welcome Back to School Paper Pic.jpg
 

Registration Info

Registration.jpg

Back-to-School Registration Information

 

AUGUST

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

Packet

Pick-Up

8am – 12pm

Packet

Pick-Up

8am – 12pm

Late Night

Packet

Pick-Up

10am – 2pm

4pm – 7pm

Packet

Pick-Up

8am – 12pm

Office Closed

 

AUGUST

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

Office Open

8am – 12pm

7th Grade Schedule Pick-Up*

8:30am – 10:30am

 

8th Grade Schedule Pick-Up*

12pm – 2pm

Office Open

8am – 12pm

Office Closed

6th Grade Orientation** 10:30

 

* DURING 7TH AND 8TH GRADE SCHEDULE PICK UP YOU WILL BE TAKING YOUR SCHOOL PICTURE. DRESS CODE WILL BE ENFORCED.   ALSO, PURCHASING OF P.E. CLOTHES IF NEEDED.

** DURING 6TH GRADE ORIENTATION YOU WILL BE TAKING YOUR SCHOOL PICTURE.  DRESS CODE WILL BE ENFORCED. 

7th Grade Summer Reading List

SummerReading.jpg

7th Grade Summer Reading List

Cabrillo Middle School English Department

 

You are expected to read at least ONE book over the summer. Please choose one book from the attached list. When you return to school in the Fall, you will be expected to do an assignment based on this reading. Your 7th Grade Core teacher will explain the assignment in the Fall.

 

Realistic Fiction:

Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons

Thirteen year old Sal tries to make sense of her mother’s mysterious disappearance during a six-day drive to Idaho with her grandparents. Lexile 770, 288 pages.

 

Howe, James. The Misfits

Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names. Lexile 960, 266 pages.

 

Konigsberg, E.L. The View from Saturday

Four students, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher who chooses them to represent their class in the Academic Bowl competition.Lexile 870, 163 pages.

 

Korman, Gordon. Schooled

After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is home-schooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies. Lexile 740, 224 pages.

 

Ryan, Pam Munoz Becoming Naomi Leon

Naomi Soledad LeOn Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, & her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram's self-prophecies, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. Luckily, Naomi also has her carving to strengthen her spirit. And life with Gram & her little brother, Owen, is happy & peaceful. That is, until their mother reappears after 7 years of being gone, stirring up all sorts of questions & challenging Naomi to discover who she really is. Lexil 860, 240 pages.

 

Van Draanen, Wendelin. Flipped

In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years. Lexile 720, 224 pages.

 

Mystery /Adventure / Suspense:

Bruchac, Joseph Bearwalker

Baron has never believed in the Native American legends about bearwalkers--bloodthirsty combinations of bear and man. But on a class camping trip deep in the Adirondacks, he comes face to face with an evil being that is all too real. Lexile 860, 144 pages.

 

Hiaasen, Carl Hoot

Unfortunately, Roy's first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy's temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and here's the odd part wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy's trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails. Lexile 760, 304 pages.

 

Hobbs, Will Go Big or Go Home

A meteorite is hurtling toward the Black Hills of South Dakota. . . . Brady Steele watches in awe as a fireball comes crashing through the roof of his house. Brady immediately calls up his cousin, Quinn. They both love all things extreme, and this is the most extreme thing ever! Fred, as Brady names his space rock, turns out to be one of the rarest meteorites ever found. Professor Rip Ripley from the museum in Hill City wants to study a sliver of it in search of extraterrestrial bacteria. He's hoping to discover the first proof of life beyond Earth, a momentous breakthrough for the new science of astrobiology. During a wild week of extreme bicycling, fishing, and caving, Brady and Quinn battle their rivals, the notorious Carver boys, for possession of the meteorite. With each new day, Brady is discovering he's able to do strange and wonderful feats that shouldn't be possible. At the same time, he's developing some frightening symptoms. Lexile 700, 194 pages.

 

Horowitz, Anthony Stormbreaker

They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood. Lexile 670, 224 pages.

 

Science Fiction & Fantasy:

DuPrau, Jeanne. The City of Ember (first book in a series)

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs in order to be a Messenger so she can discover new places in her decaying, but beloved city. Lexile 680, 288 pages.

 

Ibbotsen, Eva The Island of the Aunts

When three eccentric women, caretakers of a secret island of fantastical sea creatures, find they are becoming too old for the job, they "choose" (i.e. kidnap) three children to be their helpers, setting in motion a chain of events that could expose the island to the world or ensure its safe-keeping. Lexile 890 276 pages.

 

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work. Lexile 740, 320 pages

 

Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief (first book in a series)

A middle-schooler named Percy struggles with Latin, attention defecit disorder, and the reality that he may be the son of a Greek god. Lexile 740, 384 pages.

 

Historical Fiction

Park, Linda Sue. The Kite Fighters

In a riveting narrative set in fifteenth-century Korea, two brothers discover a shared passion for kites. Kee-sup can craft a kite unequaled in strength and beauty, but his younger brother, Young-sup, can fly a kite as if he controlled the wind itself. Their combined skills attract the notice of Korea's young king, who chooses Young-sup to fly the royal kite in the New Year kite-flying competition--an honor that is also an awesome responsibility. Although tradition decrees, and the boys' father insists, that the older brother represent the family, both brothers know that this time the family's honor is best left in Young-sup's hands. Lexile 880, 144 pages.

 

Rawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern Grows

Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann -- a Boy and His Two Dogs... A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn, Little Ann had the brains -- and Billy had the will to train them to be the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. And close by was the strange and wonderful power that's only found... An exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget. Lexile 710,  208 pages.

 

Ryan, Pam Munoz Esperanza Rising

For the first 12 years of her life, Esperanza Ortega is pampered by servants and sheltered by her doting parents on their ranch in Aguascalientes, Mexico. But a sudden tragedy shatters that world of wealth and privilege. Homeless and destitute, she and her mother emigrate to California to work in the fields and start a new life. Lexile 760, 208 pages.

 

Yep, Laurence When the Circus Came to Town

Ursula always wanted to see the circus. That is, until she caught smallpox. Now all she wants is to hide her scarred face. But Ah Sam, her parents' Chinese cook, has other ideas. He brings to town a magical circus and finds a way to give Ursula the confidence she needs to face the world. In return, Ursula finds a way to make Ah Sam happy. She creates the biggest, best Chinese New Year celebration that Whistle, Montana, has ever seen! Lexile 530, 128 pages.

 

Download a PDF Copy for 7th Grade Here!

8th Grade Summer Reading List

SummerReading.jpg

8th Grade Summer Reading List

Cabrillo Middle School English Department

 

You are expected to read at least ONE book over the summer. Please choose one book from the attached list. When you return to school in the Fall, you will be expected to do an assignment based on this reading. Your 8th Grade Core teacher will explain the assignment in the Fall.

 

Realistic Fiction:

Cassidy, Cathy. Indigo Blue

Indigo, her mother, and her toddler sister have to move out of their apartment because of troubles with Mum's boyfriend. Lexile 830, 240 pages.

 

Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons

Thirteen year old Sal tries to make sense of her mother’s mysterious disappearance during a six-day drive to Idaho with her grandparents. Lexile 770, 288 pages.

 

Howe, James. The Misfits

Four students who do not fit in at their small-town middle school decide to create a third party for the student council elections to represent all students who have ever been called names. Lexile 960, 266 pages

 

Korman, Gordon. Schooled

After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is home-schooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies. Lexile 740, 224 pages

 

Mitchell, Margaret. Gone with the Wind

The story of Scarlett O'Hara, a pampered young woman whose strong personality carries her through the Civil War, but whose infatuation with Ashley Wilkes keeps her from recognizing her true love. Lexile 1100, 1024 pages

 

Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl

A very different kind of girl arrives at a very normal type of school. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Lexile 590, 208 pages.

 

Van Draanen, Wendelin. Flipped

In alternating chapters, two teenagers describe how their feelings about themselves, each other, and their families have changed over the years. Lexile 720, 224 pages.

 

Weeks, Sarah. So B. It.

After spending her life with her mentally retarded, twelve-year-old Heidi sets out from Reno, Nevada, to New York to find out who she is.

 

Mystery /Adventure / Suspense:

Abrahams, Peter. Down the Rabbit Hole (first book in a series)

A hilarious page-turner about a young girl named Ingrid who accidentally leaves her soccer cleats at the site of a grisly murder. Lexile 680, 384 pages.

 

Cooney, Caroline. The Face on the Milk Carton

A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity. Lexile 660, 208 pages.

 

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The most recognized detective in all of literature, Sherlock Holmes emerged on the crime scene in A Study in Scarlet in 1887. His deductive reasoning, keen insight, skillful observations, and investigative tactics became the tools necessary to solve riveting and intriguing crimes that continue to delight generations of readers. Lexile 1080, 304 pages.

 

Muchamore, Robert. The Recruit (first book in a series)

James becomes a part of the highly secretive organization, CHERUB, a group of teens whose mission is to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers, hack into computers, and download crucial information for the government. Lexile 660, 352 pages.

 

Stewart, Trenton Lee. The Mysterious Benedict Society (first book in a series)

After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. Lexile 900, 400 pages.

 

Science Fiction & Fantasy:

Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game (first book in a series)

Young Ender Wiggin may prove to be the military genius Earth needs to fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race that will determine the future of the human race. Lexile 780, 352 pages.

 

DuPrau, Jeanne. The City of Ember (first book in a series)

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs in order to be a Messenger so she can discover new places in her decaying, but beloved city. Lexile 680, 288 pages.

 

L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work. Lexile 740, 320 pages

 

Paolini, Christopher. Eragon (first book in a series)

Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy-until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a dangerous tapestry of magic, glory, and power. Now his choices could save-or destroy-the Empire. Lexile 710, 544 pages.

 

Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief (first book in a series)

A middle-schooler named Percy struggles with Latin, attention defecit disorder, and the reality that he may be the son of a Greek god. Lexile 740, 384 pages.

 

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (first book in a series)

Rescued from his horrible aunt and uncle, a young boy proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Lexile 880, 320 pages.

 

Historical Fiction

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War. Anderson also wrote Fever, 1793. Lexile 780, 320 pages.

 

Avi. Crispin: the Cross of Lead

Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy, in fourteenth century England, flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret. Lexile 780, 262 pages.

 

Boyne, John. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence. Lexile 1080, 224 pages.

 

McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Kite Rider

In thirteenth-century China, twelve-year-old Haoyou takes to the sky as a circus kite rider and ends up meeting the great Mongol ruler Kublai Khan. Lexile 900, 288 pages.

 

Spinelli, Jerry. Milkweed

A street child, known to himself only as Stopthief, finds community when he is taken in by a band of orphans in a Warsaw ghetto who help him weather the horrors of the Nazi regime. Lexile 510, 224 pages.

 

Download a PDF Copy for 8th Grade Here!

STEM Comes to Cabrillo!!

49ers_Foundation_SECONDARY.jpg

 

49ers STEM Leadership Academy Logo-RGB.jpg

 

SC 49er Stadium.jpg

The 49er STEM Leadership Institute Comes to

Cabrillo Middle School

In the shadow of Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the red and gold, construction is now underway to transform an ordinary classroom at Cabrillo Middle School (CMS) into the Learning Huddle, a state of the art engineering lab which will house the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute. Created in partnership with the 49ers, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD), this amazing opportunity for students with high academic potential aims to inspire and prepare them to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors at top tier universities and become future leaders in their fields.

Sixth graders with strong academic records, who reside within the SCUSD attendance boundaries are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions with their parents / guardians, the first being held at CMS on Monday, March 24th, at 6:30 p.m. in the library.  Learn about the college-preparatory curriculum, the application process and more.  No question that you have about the program should go unanswered.

You can also find out more about the program by going to www.svefoundation.org/49ers_stemleadership .

We hope to see you there and go 49ers!

Stan Garber

Principal

PTSA S.H.A.R.E.S. & Box Tops

Box Tops SHARES.png

Just a reminder... Cabrillo's PTSA S.H.A.R.E.S. Cards were sent home with student's in January. They should be used whenever you're shopping at Lucky's or SaveMart. They are easy to use. Just  swipe your S.H.A.R.E.S.  card at check-out and the store will make a donation to the Cabrillo PTSA. It's easy and free fundraising!

 

Sólo un recordatorio... Cabrillo PTSA S.H.A.R.E.S. Tarjetas fueron enviadas a casa con los estudiantes del mes de enero. Se deben utilizar siempre que usted está haciendo compras en Lucky o SaveMart. Son fáciles de usar. Simplemente deslice su S.H.A.R.E.S. tarjeta a la salida, y la tienda hará una donación a la Cabrillo PTSA. Es la recaudación de fondos fácil y gratis!

 

 

Box Tops Logo.jpg

The Cabrillo PTSA is also collecting Box Tops. Look for merchandise with the distinct BOXTOP coupon that you cut out and send with your child to the school office. Again, it's easy and free fundraising!

 

El Cabrillo PTSA también está recogiendo Box Tops. Busque mercancía con el cupón BOXTOP distinta que se corta y enviar a su hijo a la oficina de la escuela. De nuevo, es la recaudación de fondos fácil y gratis!

Order Cabrillo Gear

Order your Cabrillo gear today! 

Get your very own Cabrillo clothing while helping your school earn some extra money!

Click here or on the picture above to start shopping. 

Open Enrollment & Incoming 6th Grader Info

New Student Checklist.jpg

 

Are you an incoming 6th grader who will attend Cabrillo next year? Here is some information that will help you get ready for middle school! Please download the flyer below. 

 

Incoming 6th Grader Information PDF in English

 

Información entrante de grado 6 PDF en Español

 

School Loop Parent Registration

School Loop Login.jpg

 

You can look-up your child's assignments and grades anytime you'd like by registering for School Loop at Cabrillo.  All you have to do is go to www.mycabrillo.com, click login at the bottom of the page, click register now, click parent registration and then fill out the form before clicking register now. School Loop is a great tool and it's just that easy to register.  If you have any trouble, call the school at (408) 423-3700.

 

Puedes consultar las asignaciones y los grados de tu child cuando vivido quisiera registrándose para School Loop en Cabrillo. Todo lo que tienes que hacer es ir a www.mycabrillo.com, Haz clic en login en la parte inferior de la pagina clic en registro ahora, haga clic en registro de padres y entonces rellene el formulario y haz clic en registro ahora. School Loop es una gran herramienta y de es sólo fácil de inscribirse. Si tienes algún problema, llame a la escuela al (408) 423-3700.

 

Thanks,

Stan Garber

Principal

 

SCUSD

The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.

 

The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

 

Homepage Archives

For past homepage information access the Homepage Archives.

Calendar This Week

<<
Sunday
8/17/14
Monday
8/18/14
Events
Tuesday
8/19/14
Wednesday
8/20/14
Thursday
8/21/14
Friday
8/22/14
Saturday
8/23/14

News

No news posted

Cabrillo Calendar 2013-2014

Printable Cabrillo Calendar for 2013-2014

All the important dates you'll need to know all on one page!

Grade Level Webpages

Order Cabrillo Gear