C h a p a r r a l   M i d d l e   S c h o o l   

                                       A Professional Learning Community

                                California Distinguished School    *    National Blue Ribbon School

March 29, 2015

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MUSD  Middle School Brochure
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Main Office:  805-378-6302
FAX:  805-378-6324

Kelli Burns
, Principal 

Tyler Reeser, Asst. Principal

Betsy Davis, Counselor

Mario Morales, Counselor

Joan Corcoran,
 Office Mgr.

280 Poindexter Av
Moorpark, CA  93021

Historical Figure Day @ Chaparral

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Chaparral Middle School is committed to equipping ALL students with the academic and social competencies needed for them to be productive members of the world in which they will live. We believe that students must be taught responsibility, how to make decisions,  and the communication skills that will be needed for them to function in a global society. Learning must occur in an environment free from prejudice and harassment, and rich in mutual respect. It is our belief, then, that we must implement programs and create conditions that maximize learning success for ALL students. We are dedicated to helping students "become their best."

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  Make Good Use of Agenda Book  

Every student should have received a Chaparral Agenda Book the first day of school. Not only is this a valuable planner for students to note homework assignments and other events/projects but it can also be used as a communication tool between parents and teachers.

For your convenience, important school information and policies are included in the front pages. Parents should periodically check their students' agenda book. Messages to teachers can be noted in the agenda book or sent via email.

A copy of this year's agenda book is posted on this website (see Helpful Links above). The school calendar is subject to change. Always refer to the
Calendar page for updates.

Students must replace lost or damaged agenda books. Fee = $10

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Welcome to Chaparral Middle School!
Spelling Bee Winners w/ Asst Sup.:  Keeston J., Creig Nicks, Bryce H.

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



Breast Cancer Awareness Month

9/11 Commemoration

Our Science Bldg
Health Class Student w/ His Flour Baby

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


Information for the parents of current 5th graders:  ENG   SPA



    click for full-size


     click poster above

Our annual Showcase of the Stars is coming up before you know it - less than 2 weeks after Spring Break - on FRIDAY, April 17.  Save the date for an evening of family fun including musical performances by our Band and Chorus students (and maybe a mini Talent Show, too!), carnival games and the Rock Climbing Wall and more, and dining options from a variety of food vendors.  Also returning are the popular cake walk, silent and live auction, and basket raffles.  This is your opportunity to secure prime real estate for your 8th grader's promotion ceremony!

Our PTSA is working very hard to make this another successful event for you, your family,  and Chaparral.  Come out and enjoy the fun!

Interesting in volunteering to help with pre-sale tickets?  Go to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A4CABAF2AAA8-showcase/ to check out the shifts available.



Get Student Statewide Assessments Program news and updates & link to practice tests you and your student can take prior to this spring's testing 

Go to our new Testing Page



Use the Language pulldown near the top left of each page to select your preferred language.



Water District Poster Contest

Moorpark students are invited to submit poster art for this annual competition promoting water awareness. 
Download:  Info letter Contest Guidelines, etc.



Ventura County Fair Poster Contest 2015

 Click picture for contest rules & entry form.


BE CYBER SAFE!!  Click "mini" poster below to get full-size version 

with helpful information and suggestions for you and your students.


Sign up for eScrip! Earn rewards for CMS

Please refer to instructions in PTSA News for more easy ways to help Chaparral and our PTSA.



Due to the great response to our After-School Homework Help program, we are happy to announce that the program has been extended to BEFORE school as well.  We are excited to offer this extra-curricular opportunity to our students.  We provide a quiet environment for students to work on homework with assistance on site from teachers as needed.

Before-school Homework Help:

TuWTh 8:00-8:50 a.m. Room 15
F 8:00-9:20 a.m. Room 15

After-school Homework Help:

MTuWTh 3:30-4:30 p.m.     Library

Students are welcome to attend Homework Help once they have returned the parent permission slip. Students who are already participating in the after-school program may also attend the morning session.  They will not need a new permission slip. 

Homework Help Parent Permission slips:  ENG  SPA 


TuWTh Both Lunches Room 15




(printed copies will no longer be routinely sent home with students)

Our Chaparral Newsletters (English & Spanish) are now posted on our webpage: go to Student Bulletin/Monthly Newsletter page to view or download.

For technical reasons the calendar will be posted separately on the Calendar page.

Printed copies are available on request.  Call or come in to the Chaparral office.




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.


New Parent to Chaparral? Looking for Ways to Help?


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

Office Hours:
M-F:  8-4:30

Library Hours:
M-F:  8:15-3:45

A.M. Homework Help:
Tu-Th:  8:00-8:50
F:  8:00-9:20

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

After School Detention:
Tu-Th:  3:30-4:00

upcoming events


No School
Mar. 30-Apr. 6 

Showcase of the Stars

5-8 PM

State Testing

(End of April-mid May)

Smarter Balanced Assessment

The New State Tests for Grades 3-8 & 11

Click the icon 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.

Find out more!

Want more details about upcoming ASB activites, special dress days, dances, etc.?

Go to ASB page (from "Activities" pull-down from menu at left) or
click here.

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  Order Yearbooks  

Go to Jostens
2014-15 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 $42 (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.

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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 PaySchools through Q-Parent Connect.

Student Supply List Minimize

These items are the basic supplies that students are expected to bring to school each day.  Teachers may request additional spirals, folders, etc. depending on the subject.

  • Agenda Book
  • Reading Counts Book
  • ID card
  • Three #2 Pencils
  • Two Blue or Black Pens
  • White lined paper, at least 20 sheets
  • Accordion file with tabs OR 3-ring binder (2” minimum) with divider tabs
  • Pencil pouch/holder
  • Colored pencils
  • Eraser
  • Highlighter

Supporting Chaparral
We are very happy to announce a new partnership opportunity that makes it possible for our parents and other supporters to direct a significant donation to our school when buying or selling real estate.  Chaparral is now partnering with Community Funding Solutions (CFS).  When buying or selling real estate with a CFS-affiliated agent, you can direct the equivalent of 20% of the agent’s commission to Chaparral.  Participation costs you nothing but can add up to a sizeable source of additional funding for our school and allows our local agents a way to support the community they work in.  Get the word out to family and friends who may be considering buying or selling a home in the near future.  Click the logo above for more information and to sign up for the program.

How to find us

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

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