Gonzaga University

Ms. Smith
Ms. Smith
Gonzaga University
Happy Lunar New Year!
Posted on February 6, 2019
Happy Lunar New Year!
Congratulations Zags for winning 3rd place in designing a year of the pig poster! Great job and creativity!
CMP 78-PBL Interviews
Posted on February 1, 2019
PBL Interview
The 7th and 8th grade team had the opportunity to learn and then put into action interview skills with the leaders of Samahang Pilipino Advancing Community Empowerment (SPACE) at UCLA.Now they are ready to go interview their community organizations to become Change-makers!
APEX Fun Run Pizza Winners!
Posted on January 18, 2019
Apex Fun Run
Great job Zags raising the most money out of middle school!


Apex Fun Run
You came out and showed determination no matter if it was rain or shine!
Changemakers PBL Launch
Posted on January 11, 2019
Changemakers Project
And just like that, we're off to another start of a busy semester as we launch our next PBL!



We were very excited to launch the Changemakers Project (CMP) 7-8. This semester’s project based learning (PBL) project will encourage our students to take a look at their own communities, identify what areas need help, what negative effects it has the community and to reflect what they can do to be changemakers within this community. This came to life as we ran out of room on the whiteboard when we listed the problems that were relevant to each student. The students then got to chose a topic to answer the Driving Question: What can we do as middle school students to become highly effective changemakers in our community?

The students will be interviewing local organizations, interview community leaders, participate in community service, and present this information in a public service announcement PSA, Informational paper, and poster. We are confident our students will do a great job and most of all be changemakers!

All of this information and more was sent home in a parent letter last Friday. Please look for more information to come. As always thank you for your support.

Estábamos muy emocionados de lanzar el Proyecto Changemakers (CMP) 7-8 el viernes pasado. El proyecto de aprendizaje basado en proyectos (PBL) de este semestre animará a nuestros estudiantes a observar sus propias comunidades, identificar qué áreas necesitan ayuda, qué efectos negativos tiene para la comunidad y reflejar lo que pueden hacer para ser agentes de cambio dentro de esta comunidad. Esto cobró vida cuando nos quedamos sin espacio en la pizarra cuando enumeramos los problemas que eran relevantes para cada estudiante. Luego, los estudiantes eligieron un tema para responder la Pregunta de conducción: ¿Qué podemos hacer como estudiantes de escuela intermedia para convertirnos en agentes de cambio altamente efectivos en nuestra comunidad?

Los estudiantes entrevistarán a las organizaciones locales, entrevistarán a los líderes de la comunidad, participarán en el servicio comunitario y presentarán esta información en un anuncio de servicio público PSA, papel informativo y póster. Estamos seguros de que nuestros estudiantes harán un gran trabajo y, sobre todo, ¡serán agentes de cambio!

Toda esta información y más se enviaron a casa en una carta a los padres el viernes pasado. Por favor, busque más información por venir. Como siempre, gracias por tu apoyo.

APEX Fun Run Rally
Posted on January 9, 2019
APEX FUN RUN
The ZAGS are ready for some friendly competition and to help raise some money with Apex Fun Run!
7th Grade Field Trip to Birch Aquarium
Posted on December 14, 2018
Fun Times at Birch Aquarium

Our 7th Grade Family!
Dissecting a Squid
Determination
Posted on December 10, 2018
I’d like to acknowledge Karla Ramirez-Olivera for determination with her schoolwork. She has improved greatly in her academic excellence.
PAC-7 PBL Showcase
Posted on December 7, 2018
Mock Tech Convention was a huge success. Our kiddos did an excellent job from start to finish. I couldn't be more proud!  
Nutcracker
Posted on December 5, 2018
Our scholars gave an incredible performance at the winter show.

Determination
Posted on December 3, 2018
Paola Ramirez shows determination when it comes to her schoolwork. She always gives her best and when she has a set back she keeps trying!

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