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Posts from December 2013

December 24, 2013 | 10:06 pm

Happy Holidays

Niu Valley Middle School will be closed tomorrow, Christmas Day. Take time to practice the IB Learner Profile trait, "Reflective." Treat your body, mind, and spirit to much-needed rest and renewal!


December 02, 2013 | 9:48 pm

NVEST In Your Future: Project Successful with Help from FNVMS and Kaiser High Tennis Team!

Yesterday's downpour brought 1.9" of rain between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on our campus (per On Line Weather Center at NVMS). The rain gauge located further in Niu Valley measured 3". Such rain would have caused soil erosion from the overflow parking lot, and deposit mud on the sidewalk. Last year, that triggered a complaint against me through the City inspector. My son got into problem solving mode and converted his NVEST project into one for erosion control. He laid down 20 sand bags, removed the mud from the sidewalk, and spread gravel into the gouged areas. Last weekend, the FNVMS Mini-Campus Beautification Workday Team assigned the Kaiser High School Tennis team to the sandbag area, which was damaged by vandals. They rebagged the damaged ones, reshaped the project, and cleared the strewn sand. In spite of the drenching, there was NO MUD on the sidewalk! Thank you, Micah, FNVMS and the Kaiser Cougar Tennis Team!


December 02, 2013 | 1:25 pm

IB Evaluation Visit Underway

The International Baccalaureate Headquarters, based in Geneva, Switzerland, has assigned, through its regional office (IB Americas), three evaluators to review our implementation of the IB Middle Years Programme. This process is conducted by IB worldwide at regular intervals as an integral part of its quality control. The team is led by Ms. Lisa Nicholson (hometown: Santa Cruz, California). Rounding out the team is Ms. Lisa Senter (hometown: Portland, Oregon) and Ms. Tane Leach (hometown: Northern Colorado).


December 01, 2013 | 9:38 pm

Welcome International Baccalaureate Evaluation Team

The Niu Valley Middle School Community of students, faculty, staff, parents, and DOE officials welcome the three person Evaluation Team. They wil compare our report against evidence gathered in this three-day visit of our implementation of the Middle Years Programme. Our host culture sends a warm Aloha, e komo mai: welcome and please come in!


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