News‎ > ‎

Ms. Munguia welcomes you to the 2017-2018 school year

posted Aug 9, 2016, 12:02 PM by Jenni Wyatt   [ updated Aug 19, 2017, 2:22 PM by MariaDeLos Munguia ]

Baechtel Grove Middle School

Back to School Article 2017-2018 

 Welcome to our new families, welcome back to our returning families, and prepare to experience the new transformation at Baechtel Grove Middle School! This year we are moving to a true middle school bell schedule. This new schedule will allow teachers more time to provide the best instruction, better support our students and communicate with parents.

We are working hard to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our sixth graders where they can quickly acclimate to the middle school goal of eventual high school readiness. Our focus this year is assuring that every student achieves a state of high school readiness through continual monitoring of their individual progress. We welcome Ms. Toni Bravo as our new academic counselor to help accomplish this goal.

Teachers will now have only one grade level that they teach. They will collaborate daily with fellow staff members to address student learning styles and focus on curriculum. The master schedule also makes it possible for teachers to meet with parents every day, if necessary. Please join me and welcome our new teachers. 7th Grade: Ms. Nielson- Math and Science and Mr. Candelaria- Language Arts and Social Studies. 8th Grade: Mr. Goldkind- Language Arts, Ms. Ludwig- Math, and Mr. Ludwig-Social Studies.  We welcome back Ms. Haggett- 8th grade Science, and taking the lead in our Science program school wide this year.

Our core classes will now be 60 minutes, providing time for skill building and extension activities. There are also elective courses in Art, Music, Computers, and Athletics.  We are keeping all the great events that students have enjoyed in the past, such as our Spirit Days, rallies, dances, sports, College and Careers Week, WEB, and many more.

We have a new Dean of Students, former teacher, Ms. Erickson. She brings with her the ability to make deep connections with our students which will enhance our school climate. Ms. Erickson will also be coaching our new teachers, helping them to build a strong learning environment. With an active involvement in our Willits community and Baechtel Grove Middle School we welcome Ms. Erickson to our administrative team.

Our staff is excited for all our new changes and we look forward to seeing our students on the first day of school.