Welcome to Vulture Peak Middle School. We are wrapping up the end of the year, so please check out our calendar! Like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information!
In order to increase excitement for the AzMERIT and Galileo assessments, we have implemented two new incentive programs for students. The Galileo classroom with the most growth for the last Galileo assessment won a pizza party. Ms. Batdorf’s 5th hour class won with over 65 points growth.
The new incentive program for AzMERIT is chance to win an Xbox! Students will receive one raffle ticket for every meets/proficient score they receive and 2 raffle tickets for every exceeds/highly proficient score. The winner will be drawn at the back to school assembly next fall We hope these new incentive approaches will increase test excitement and encourage kids to do their very best!
The 21st Century program is adding another option on Thursday afternoons. From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mrs. Monesmith will be offering a service club. Service club students will be helping with campus beautification, random acts of kindness, anti-bullying support, any other projects around our school community. 8th grade promotion is on May 24 at 7:00 p.m. on the football field at Wickenburg High School. Please plan to join us for this exciting event. Please make sure to visit our school Facebook for the most current information.
8th Grade Promotion
The 8th grade promotion ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Wickenburg High School football field. This is a traditional ceremony that will take place on the front field at Vulture Peak but due to the overwhelming response to this even, we have moved it. After the ceremony students may attend a dance put on by some of the dedicated parents of the 8th grade students. The students are anxious for the ceremony and have picked out their best dresses and ties for the event.
As we finish up our last quarter of 21st Century, we will be focusing more on student academics and intervention. We are still offering the game room twice a week and other enrichment classes such as sports/fitness, arts and crafts, and chess but not as frequently due to state budget cuts. Overall, the 21st Century program has been an immense success and we look forward to student growth for this year and over the course of the next five years.
End of the Year Trips
We are being sponsored once more by the Wickenburg Children’s Cultural Organization (WCO) for our 6th grade field trip to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. The WCO kindly pays our way for transportation which allows our students to take advance of this wonderful museum for free. On the same day our 8th graders will be taking off to Wet N’ Wild, also in Phoenix. This long standing tradition is one that our 8th grade students have been looking forward to all year.
Please see our list of upcoming events for the remainder of the school year.
Jennifer Lougee, Principal