All new students to MBMS are invited to attend the Sixth Grade/New Student Orientation hosted by our WEB Leaders on Monday, August 21st. WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) is run by a selected group of 8th grade mentors who have been chosen based on their leadership and dedication toward making MBMS a unified and welcoming community. Students will get to meet one another, tour the campus and get ready for the first day of school! Monday, August 21 Orientation Itinerary: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Check in and...
On August 22nd from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM all students will check out iPad’s and Textbooks at the middle school. 8th grade textbook checkout will be outside the MPR, 6th and 7th grade in 118, and iPad check out will be in the library. Please bring your ID cards from last year (or if you’re a 6th grade student, bring your printed schedule from your Orientation day) to expedite the check out. If you no longer have your ID, replacement ID’s will be available for pick up. PTA Information Booths will be...
The first day of school for all students is on Wednesday, August 23rd. All students will report to their first period class by 8:10 a.m. For those students enrolled in a zero period class, school will begin promptly at 7:10 a.m. The first day of school is a full day, ending at 3:00 p.m. (This is not a late start day). Because the beginning of school tends to have higher traffic congestion than other times of the year, parents are encouraged to drive safely. Crossing guards are available at each...
THE HUNT 2017 The 6th grade Ultimate Scavenger Hunt will take place on Monday, August 21st. The Hunt will follow 6th grade orientation from 12:00-3:30pm (lunch  included)Students will complete fun scavenger activities with new friends and their chaperones throughout MBMS, Polliwog Park and Begg Pool. The HUNT is an opportunity for all incoming MBMS 6th Graders to meet their new classmates before the start of school. Participants will be placed on teams and asked to find/solve a series of clues...
Please read through all of the documents below. They contain important information for the start of school. Letter from the Principal. Click here. Back to School Checklist - Click here.  School Information Letter - Click here.  WEB Orientation - Click...
We need your help for BOTH the HUNT and iPad/Textbook distribution. Please see the info below: Monday August 21st - The Hunt We are in need of CHAPERONES for the Hunt so we can ensure that all incoming 6th graders can participate in the Hunt.  This year the Hunt is FREE and we are taking all students, but we need your help to make this happen.  Please take a second and open the attached link and sign up as a Chaperone (or any other open position if you are unable to chaperone).  If you chose to...
Incoming 6th graders and students entering 7th grade are required to read three books from the list including one nonfiction book. Students entering 8th grade are required to read three books from the list including The Outsiders. There is no summer reading requirement for incoming 9th graders at Mira Costa. Click here for the book lists. 
The Board has adopted a revised calendar for the 2016-17 school year and new calendars for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.  I have included key information about them below.  The new calendars are available on the District Website Calendar page. Here are some of the changes we made to the 2016-17 calendar.  I realize these changes may cause challenges to some families, but I do believe they result in an improved calendar.  These changes...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 8:00am
All new students to MBMS are invited to attend the Sixth Grade/New Student Orientation hosted by our WEB Leaders on Monday, August 21st. WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) is run by a selected group of 8th grade mentors who have been chosen based on their leadership and dedication toward making MBMS a...
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:00am to 3:30pm
THE HUNT 2017 The 6th grade Ultimate Scavenger Hunt will take place on Monday, August 21st. The Hunt will follow 6th grade orientation from 12:00-3:30pm (lunch  included)Students will complete fun scavenger activities with new friends and their chaperones throughout MBMS, Polliwog Park and Begg...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
On August 22nd from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM all students will check out iPad’s and Textbooks at the middle school. 8th grade textbook checkout will be outside the MPR, 6th and 7th grade in 118, and iPad check out will be in the library. Please bring your ID cards from last year (or if you’re a 6th grade...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The first day of school for all students is on Wednesday, August 23rd. All students will report to their first period class by 8:10 a.m. For those students enrolled in a zero period class, school will begin promptly at 7:10 a.m. The first day of school is a full day, ending at 3:00 p.m. (This is...
Monday, August 14, 2017 to Thursday, August 31, 2017
Click here to review all of the important documents for the start of school. 
We hope by now you have visited our site and found it valuable. We update our information so that we continue to provide a comprehensive place to go to check out all resources related to health and wellness for our middle school children.  We have added info on vaping and tobacco use, as well as a list of all of the upcoming parent ed opportunities available to the MBMS community.  In addition, there is a wealth of articles, blogs, and community events on the website.  Click...
The results of the MBMS student wellness survey are in!  We learned about the things that stress our kids, who they rely on most when they are stressed, and much more.  One of the most important findings from the survey was that many of our kids aren't getting enough sleep.  Teenagers have different sleep patterns – have you noticed that your teen is staying up later and sleeping in longer?  There are physiological reasons for this shift.  The following TED talk by Wendy Troxel is relevant to...
The high levels of campus stress are a district-wide focus.  Dr. Matthews wrote a blog discussing challenges specific to high school students and AP classes.  High school is right around the corner.  His blog is worth reading to help understand the pressures high school students are experiencing and underscores the need to facilitate stress management for our students before they get to high school.  Click ...
Click here for the April issue of the SBFC newsletter!  Find out about upcoming student wellness events and important articles. 
Check out the SBFC featured articles for parents on Teen Substance Abuse.   http://www.southbayfamiliesconnected.org/relevant-articles-for-parents.  
There is a perception by students that vaping a non-nicotine substance like essential oils is legal and safe.  First, it is important for students to know they can never be sure what is in the essential oils, and it could be risky to their health.  Second, there are legal ramifications for possessing and using vaping materials of any kind for minors.  We hope parents can have conversations with their children to ensure they understand both the dangers and legal repercussions of vaping.  It is...
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