Congratulations Graham for earning the privilege of being recognized as a California Distinguished School!! Graham is one of 218 public middle and high schools to gain such status for 2013.
Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, saluted the honored schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement. "These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward career and college," Torlakson said. "Given the enormous challenges schools have faced in recent years, it is inspiring to see this kind of success in so many schools. Our future depends on meeting the needs of every student no matter where they come from or where they live.
We are incredibly proud of staff, students and community for working together to earn this honor. Thank you everyone!!
If your child is absent, please call the Graham Voice Mail Absentee Hotline : 526–3570 x 2680
You may call this number 24 hours a day.
Click link to view Graham's new tardy policy.
Student Pick Up
Students that have appointments during school hours need to be picked up at the school office by an adult. We want to ensure that all students at Graham are safe.
1. Stephanie - I Belong
2. Amy - Take Pride
3.Cristal - I Belong
Available for download is the 2013-2014 School Calendar
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) has been widespread in California during 2010. A new California law (Assembly Bill 354) now requires that students be immunized against pertussis. Download Instructions Here
La tosferina se ha generalizado en California durante el año 2010. Una nueva ley de California (AB 354) ahora requiere que los estudiantes estén vacunados contra la tosferina. Instrucciones de descarga aquí
The diverse learning community at Graham Middle School is committed to empowering students to reach their potential.
CHAC is the Community Health Awareness Council and provides free counseling services during the school day at Graham. Counselors are on site daily.
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MVEF is inviting parents of graduating 8th graders to make an enduring contribution to future students by pledging support for the $500,000 in 5 Years Endowment Campaign. The MVEF endowment is a long-term fund established to provide MVEF with a stable source of funding. A donation to the endowment fund is an ideal legacy gift as it will support programs in the Mountain View Whisman school district for generations to come.
We are developing an artistic tribute as part of the new construction at each middle school. With a pledge of $500 for five years, your graduating eighth grader’s name will be among the first on these public tributes at both Crittenden and Graham, and will be acknowledged at the graduation ceremony this June.
To make a tribute donation to the MVEF Endowment, visit www.mvef.org, or send a check to MVEF with the name of the student you’re honoring. To learn more, contact Niki Theil, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVPs: 72 of 250 students (and counting!)
Budget status: halfway there!
Key work days 5/13-17 (meet in MUR): Mon-Fri, 1-2:50 pm; T/Th, 7-9 pm
The end of the year will be here before we know it, and we need your help! Please pitch in with a donation of time, food or money (or all three!) to make this a fantastic event for our kids. What party? Find out here (English | Spanish).
RSVP/$: 25 of 230 students have RSVP’d so far. We would love for ALL 8th graders to attend the party. Please send in your child’s permission slip by Friday, May 24. We have raised only $1000 of the $4000 we need for the event, so please consider making a $25 donation or sponsoring additional students. You can find the permission slip/donation form here (English | Spanish).
Decorations: There are dozens of decoration jobs still available. Contact Page McDonald at email@example.com to find the one that fits your interests and schedule.
Food: Please join the 5 wonderful parents who have already signed up to bring food. Plan to bring 25 pieces/servings of finger food to the MUR on June 1 between 4 – 6 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6 to sign up or get more information.
Spread the word: If you or a friend wants to join the email list for this event, please contact Fiona Walter at email@example.com.
As we move towards the end of your 8th grade year, there are many exciting events to look forward to (I Belong). These events signify the celebration and privilege earned by completing all requirements for graduation (Take Pride).
These events will include:
To qualify for attending these events, we expect all students to remain focused on learning (Pursue Knowledge) and maintain positive behaviors (Do No Harm). There are four infractions that will disqualify you from one or more of the end of the year events.
These infractions are:
Click here to download the contract.
Great after-school opportunity to learn filming skills while working with KMVT!! Check out the flyer.
Yearbooks for 2012-2013 school year are now on sale. These 80-page, full-color, hardback memory books will commemorate your child's years at Graham. Yearbooks are priced at $30 until January 8 and then $35 until yearbooks have arrived in the Spring. Order forms are available for download or can be picked up in Rm. 29 or in the Front Office. Please return completed forms and checks made out to Graham Middle School to the Front Office. Reserve your copy today!
Are you comfortable with technology and have an hour to spare each week? We are looking for a second parent volunteer to assist in our Wednesday morning Mouse Squad class from 8-9am starting October 3rd. This is a great opportunity to assist the teacher and work with Graham students doing something you enjoy. To help you get started training is available next Wednesday at Foothill College. Please contact Joey Ordonez for more information.
We are thrilled to be starting this new school year. Graham is growing, and we are looking forward to continuing our work with our returning students and families and also getting to know our new students and their families.
Read more of the 2012 Back to School Letter from Principal Thompson ...
Available for download is the 2012-2013 Student Supply List
We are looking for some folks that can help us supervise our growing student body at lunch time. It is a great opportunity to see how our middle school students pass their time. It is a paid position, five hours a week. If you are interested, please see Kim Thompson.
Speech & Debate Club
Student mentors from Mountain View and Los Altos high schools introduce different speech and debate forms to club members and work on brainstorming, speaking clearly, and overall presentations.
Teacher Host: Derek Mulkey
Discussing math topics (the sizes of different infinities, fractals, cool problems, etc.), solving problems, watching interesting math videos.
Teacher Host Derek Mulkey
The Leo Club is a service learning club. You can develop your leadership skills, serve your community and more than anything, have a good time.
Recent Leo Club projects include:
- Collecting eye glasses
- Collecting coats and jackets
- Can food drive
Teacher Host: Melanie Standley
Knit Wits GMS Knitting Club
We'll be learning to knit, improving knitting skills and working on personal projects and two community donation projects, Caps for Good (making wool hats for premature babies) and The Mother Bear Project (making teddy bears for distribution to children with AIDS).
Teacher Host: Irene Morrison
Students play chess against each other or against a computer to prepare for chess tournaments. No experience is necessary because members love teaching others how to play chess.
MOUSE squad is a youth development program that puts students in the center of technology use and skills. It is Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, where students learn everything from how the hardware works to how to set up a school “help desk” to how to design and update websites. It will be taught by Silicon Valley technology volunteers.
Staff Host: Joey Ordonez