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Associated Student Body

What is ASB?

ASB is for students who would like to get involved in planning and hosting different events/activities throughout the school year.  Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Helping make financial decisions for our school
  • Planning fundraisers
  • Organizing community service opportunities
  • Planning and hosting school celebrations
  • Overseeing “Spirit Friday” activities
  • Creating advertising for various events

Who should join ASB?

At VMMS, we would like a diverse group to make up our ASB.  We are looking for students who demonstrate great leadership potential, have creative ideas for our school and future activities, and/or have artistic abilities to help with advertising and bulletin boards.  ASB students must be responsible, trustworthy, and maintain their class work.

 

When will ASB meet?

ASB meetings TBD.  In addition, ASB members are responsible for helping at school events, like Back to School Night, Open House, and school socials.

 

What do I have to do to join?

Fill out this application and return in to your first period teacher by the announced due date.  Based on student interest, we may conduct interviews with candidates that make it beyond the application process.  In order to remain in ASB, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and receive all O’s and S’s on their work habits and citizenship grades.

 

Questions?

Any questions regarding ASB or this application can be emailed to Ms. Cowles .   You may also check out our website at https://sites.google.com/a/vistausd.org/8th-grade-ela-and-humanities/asb

Socials

Since opening VMMS in 2007, we have valued a more inclusive model both inside and outside the classrooms. We Admin Team - Harvest Social 11.12 002.jpgall can remember the traditional approach to middle school dances. We took a stance against dance only events. We believe in socials. Socials are defined as "living together in a community." Each year we have a fall and spring event that we call Socials. We offer games, music, food and an opportunity for students to interact with each other in a student friendly setting. Keep your eyes out for the next social event!

 

Here is an example of our October Harvest Social event, click HERE  OR for our March Madness Social, click HERE .

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Winter Entrepreneurship Expo

Using the Design Cycle, student’s first plan to create a product using their innovation skills, then create the product, receive feedback and improve their design to submit a product for the Expo. A group of teachers then asks studentsib expo.JPG some quality control questions to push their thinking on their design and a final product is created. With these two experiences, students then take their final product to The International Baccalaureate (IB) Winter Entrepreneurship Expo, which is set for December 19, 2012 with sales from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. Students, staff, parents and community members are invited to attend this event to support student innovation and design.

 

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Winter Entrepreneurship Expo is a fun and enterprising way for students to produce and sell gift items just in time for the holidays. The Expo raises money for the math department while giving students the opportunity to learn about real-world issues like profit, supply and demand and showcase their creative talents. Below from left to right demonstrate student produced necklaces and custom clipboards from last year.  Additional photos show students preparing for the Expo this year.

Academic Teams

Math Team

Advisors: Mrs. Yekaterina Milvidskaia (Mrs. M) & Mrs. Tiana Tebelman

Provide students with the opportunity to compete with other students in solving a range of math problems off and onmath team.jpg campus. Our previous experiences have ranged from competing at the San Diego Science Festival in a You CAN do the Rubik's Cube competition to math regional competitions.