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We honor our school's namesake, Major General James L. Day, USMC,  veterans and active duty personnel. We thank you for your service.


Attn: 8th Graders Interested in ASB at Chaparral HS

Students interested in participating in ASB at Chaparral HS need to apply. This will be an opportunity for students to begin there participation at CHS in the structure of student government, parliamentary procedures, values and ethics in leadership, as well as the planning and executing of campus activities.The application is due no later than March 20th, 3:00 pm in the Chaparral Activities Office.  The application is attached below.

Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 3/3/15

It's Never Too Early to Plan for College!

TVUSD Welcome Center and San Diego Parent to Parent are hosting a financial aid workshop on March 12 at the District Office. Please click the link below for more information.

Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 2/27/15

CHKS Parent Climate Survey
Dear Parents and Guardians,
During this last week of February, our 7th grade students had the opportunity to participate in the California Health Kids Survey (CHKS) here at DMS. Now it is your turn!
We would like to invite you to participate in the CHKS Parent Climate Survey by view the following attachment. Full instructions are provided on how to participate in the parent survey so you can provide information to help improve school culture and climate.
Thank you for your participation.
Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 2/27/15

2016 Washington DC Trip News
7th graders, it is not too late to sign up for the 2016 trip. Space is limited and filling up quickly though, with only a handful of spaces left. If you could not attend the meeting, but are interested in going, please contact Ms. Prather at aprather@tvusd.k12.ca.us asap for more information.
Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 2/27/15

2015 Think Green Contest

Have a great idea? Compete in the 2015 Think Green Contest. Open to all students. $300 prize for middle school first place. Please click the links below for contest information and rules.

Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 2/26/15

Drama Workshop
To All of our DMS Families:

Last year, we had a wonderful opportunity for our students at DMS to experience drama at our school. We are happy to report that the Drama Workshop is on again for this year!  

It will be a 7-week workshop held on Wednesdays and Fridays starting 2/27 from 4:00-6:00 at the school.  Students will perform the play for their families and friends on the last day of the workshop. The workshop will be conducted by Carol Hernandez, the drama teacher at Dorothy McElhinney Middle School (DMMS) in Murrieta.  She has received numerous awards and much recognition for her many talents. 

The cost of the workshop will be paid for by PTSA so will be FREE for all DMS students!  Absolutely no experience is required!
Please see the attached information for specific dates for the workshop and more important information.  ALL students will need to complete and turn in the registration form, 2 copies of the permission slip and 2 copies of the Hold Harmless agreement to be able to participate in the workshop (see attached or pick up in the front office).  
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Debbie at jamesldaymiddleschool.ptsa@gmail.com.  We are so excited to be able to provide this opportunity for our students.  Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you there!  Most of all...have fun!
Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 2/20/15

8th Grade Parents and Students

Attached is a Power Point shown to the 8th grade class on Feb. 6th 2015

The PowerPoint covers 8th grade Promotion requirements for both Academics and Behavior.
Review the expectations with your student if appropriate. 
Please continue to talk to your child about the benefits and opportunities that result from hard work and solid grades.
Thank you!
DMS counseling staff
Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 2/12/15

Testing Information

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP, which has replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting, or STAR Program, is the new state academic testing program. For more information about the test and procedures, please click the link below.

Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 2/5/15

Will Your Child Go to College?

Does your child want to go to college someday? For many families, the decision may come down to how much financial aid will be provided and how much the student will need to contribute. It’s never too early to learn about the financial aid process


For those of you who have seniors in high school, financial aid submission deadlines may be approaching. Visit  www.studentaid.gov to learn: the types of aid available, how much aid your student qualifies for, details about applying for student aid, and how to manage student loans.

Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 1/30/15

Fun 2B Fit

TVUSD is working with the Temecula Valley Educators Association to promote an upcoming Community Event:  “TVEA Fun 2B Fit” on March 7, 2015 at Temecula Valley High School.  This event is open to our TVUSD staff and students and is absolutely cost free to participants.  There are events for all ages. The theme of the event is “Educators Encouraging Wellness”.  Please click the link below for more information.

Posted by: Becky Caffarel
Published: 1/22/15

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