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CONTACT INFORMATION

Main Office:  805-378-6302
FAX:  805-378-6324

Scott Carroll,
Principal 

Deonna Armijo, Asst. Principal

Betsy Davis, Counselor

Mario Morales, Counselor

Juanita Spencer,
 Office Mgr.

280 Poindexter Av
Moorpark, CA  93021
  
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Historical Figure Day @ Chaparral

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Welcome to Chaparral Middle School!


50's Day in Room 13

Nathan King, 2017 Pathfinder winner from CMS (2nd R)


Principal for a Day Kody M.



A 2001-02 Nat'l Blue Ribbon School
CA Distinguished School 2001 & 2013
 


     


HALLOWEEN FUN

2016 Spelling Bee Winners w/ Principal Carroll
Isabella D. - 1st place                Sheridan S. - runner up






Health Class Student w/ His Flour Baby
 

Be Safe . . . Be Prepared . . . Be Respectful        "Become Your Best"    The Chaparral Way


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  Welcome to next year's 6th graders!  

On Tuesday, May 30, we will be welcoming our incoming 6th grade students on a special visit to Chaparral.  They will tour the campus with their 5th grade classes and learn more about what to expect next year.  That same evening their parents are invited to attend their own version of the orientation/tour.

Student Orientation:  Tu May 30  9:30-11:30 AM (with 5th grade class)

Parent Orientation:  Tu May 30  5:30-7:00 PM

Info Letter to parents:  ENG  SPA

Elective Choices  (English and Spanish)

 
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A N N O U N C E M E N T S
FLOWERS FOR PROMOTION

Honor your Promoting 8th Grader with a flower bouquet or the very popular Hawaiian lei.

Our Chaparral PTSA is making it easy for you to purchase flowers for your "promoter."  See the order flyer (click flowers above) for prices and all the details.

Pre-ordering by May 26 is highly recommended.

 

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CAASPP Testing Schedule

May 22nd-26th

Students will be testing in their homeroom classes.  The testing block will run 9:15-11:55 Monday-Thursday.   Please avoid checking your student out during the testing times if possible.

 

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF 8TH GRADERS
8th graders attended a special promotion assembly on April 20th.  They received information regarding important upcoming promotion activities and associated requirements and deadlines.  8th graders brought home an information packet for you to review with them.  Special instructions are included for the Disneyland trip, Promotion Dance, the Promotion Ceremony, and more.

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE PACKET CAREFULLY AND SIGN THE BLUE 1/2 SHEET ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD UNDERSTAND ITS PROVISIONS.  The signed acknowledgement sheet is due back on Tuesday, April 25.

For your convenience the packets are also available here:


2017 Promotion Packet (English)
2017 Promotion Packet (Spanish) 

 

NEW HELP OPPORTUNITIES-UPDATED
 

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CONFUSED ABOUT WHICH MATH CLASS YOUR STUDENT WILL TAKE NEXT YEAR?

Visit our Math Department page and check out the Grades 6-9 Math Flow Chart.  It will show you which possible pathways your student will take next year and in future years.


 

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Still need your Q Parent Connect log in?  Now it’s just a few clicks away.  Go to the Q Parent Connect login portal https://connect.mrpk.org/parents  and click on “Need your Login Information?”  Follow the instructions and your login will be emailed to you.  Your current email address must be on file with the school.  Call the Chaparral office if you need further assistance.

 

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CHECK OUT THE VENTURA COUNTY STAR'S ARTICLE ABOUT THIS YEAR'S 8th GRADE RUBE GOLDBERG PROJECT OPEN HOUSE:

See article

 

New Parent to Chaparral? Looking for Ways to Help?
 
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  Selecting Next Year's Electives Online  

Something new:  Chaparral students went online in their history classes earlier this month to make their elective choices for the 2017-18 school year.  Each grade level had several selections to choose from including the year-long music classes or the various exploratory options.  Parents may view the elective offerings by clicking the links below.  Students received a confirmation email to their school Gmail account with the choices they have selected.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the main office at 805-378-6302.

 Check out our elective choices here:    6th Grade         7th & 8th Grade

 
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GET YOUR TDAP


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  Parents in Moorpark can now make many school purchases by credit card.  Payments can be made through PaySchools, an on-line service.  E-checks, that debit your checking account directly, are also a payment  option.  Link to the MUSD Parent Resource page for more information or go directly to PaySchools.  You will need to create your personal user account the first time you use PaySchool.  When you navigate to the Chaparral page your purchase options (yearbook, P. E. clothes etc.) will be visible.  Or choose the Transportation option to purchase bus passes and coupon books.

For cafeteria purchases only:  connect to PayPal through Q-Parent Connect.


Regular School Hours/Office Hours
School Hours:
M-Th:  9:00-3:20
F:  9:40-3:00

Office Hours:
M-F:  8-4:00

Library Hours:
M-F:  8:15-3:45

6th Grade Lunch
M-Th:  11:55-12:35
F:  12:05-12:45

7th/8th Grade Lunch
M-F:  12:50-1:30

Before School Homework Help
Tu & Th:  8:00-8:45

​After School Homework Help 
M-W:  3:30-4:30




upcoming events

ALL GRADES

CAASP
State Testing

M-Th
May 22-25

F  May 26a


Historical Figure Day

Spring Chorus Concert

Music in the Air . . .

Songs of the Americas

Tu May 23 @ 7 PM

Cal Lu - Samuelson Chapel





8th Grade Promotion Pictures

6th & 7th Grade Spring Pictures

Photo packets were distributed the week of April 24 to those who purchased them.  8th Grade Panorama pictures went out on May 8.

ALL 8th graders were photographed for their promotion pictures last month.  Each student will receive a complementary portrait with their promotion certificate at the end of the year.  Contact Cornerstone at (805) 529-1635 for late orders. 

ONLY those 6th and 7th graders who brought their picture order form and payment to school on Spring Picture Day were photographed.

Parents may arrange a make-up sitting later with Cornerstone by calling Customer Service at (805) 529-1635.


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  Order Yearbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

Go to Jostens

DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST WEEKS OF SCHOOL.  ORDER YOUR 2016-17 CHAPARRAL YEARBOOK NOW.

2016-17 Chaparral yearbooks may be ordered through the Chaparral office (cash or check only) or by credit card @ PaySchools (see notice below).

The cost of the yearbook is $45 (make checks payable to CMS).  Yearbooks will be distributed to students in June.
Please note:  PaySchools charges a $2 service charge for each transaction (regardless of number of items ordered) so save money and pay for all your items at one time if you can.

ALL SALES WILL BE CASH ONLY STARTING MAY 24.

 
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  Visit the New CA School Dashboard  

California is field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard, the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including CAASPP test scores, graduation rates, English Learner progress, and suspension rates. Click on the logo below to go to the CA School Dashboard Homepage.




To learn more about California's new accountability and continuous improvement system, visit the CDE Accountability Webpage.

For a two-page summary of the new CA School Dashboard, click on one of the links below.

Getting to Know the CA School Dashboard

Guía para entender el Tablero de Escuelas de CA

Click HERE to learn more about which years of data were used in calculating the results in the Dashboard.

 
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Smarter Balanced Assessment

The New State Tests for Grades 3-8 & 11

Click the box below for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments Practice and Training Tests in English-Language Arts and Math.

(Just click "Sign In" - Select your "Grade" and Click "Yes")

The Practice and Training Tests help students become familiar with the online tools they will use during the tests.
And for more information:  CDE Practice Test Info

How to find us

280 Poindexter Ave....Moorpark, CA 93021
805-378-6302....805-378-6324(FAX)
805-378-6302 x5185 (Attendance)


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