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.
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You can now follow Graham on Facebook! Visit https://www.facebook.com/GrahamMiddleSchool and click "like" to have updates from Graham appear on your Facebook feed. Our Facebook page has lots of up-to-the-minute information about Graham happenings.
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 (www.chacmv.org) is the Community Health Awareness Council and provides free counseling services during the school day at Graham. Counselors are on site daily.
Searching for Accelerated Reader books
is fun and easy with this free online tool.
Our 6th and 7th grade students are now able to go into PowerSchool to register for their elective choices for the 2014-2015 school year. Please use this link for directions on navigating the PowerSchool Portal. The Elective Course Registration period will end on May 2, 2014 at 4:00pm.
Check out the BRAND new PTA ONLINE STORE
For NEW students: Open Enrollment is from January 27-February 28, by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Go towww.mvwsd.org to schedule an appointment now.
For CURRENT students K-7th grade: You will be required to complete an Online Student Intent Survey through InfoSnap. The survey and password will be emailed to parents March 24-March 28. Parents, please make sure the school office has a working email on file for you.
Intradistrict Transfer Request: If you wish for your child to attend another school or program for the 2014-15 school year, you will make your request Online in the Student Intent Survey, sent March 24-March 28.
Currently enrolled 5th grade students: Transition to 6thgrade presentations will be held at each middle school on February 4 at 6:30 pm. Parents of 5th grade students are encouraged to attend these presentations.
Order your hard cover, 80 page, full-color memory book!
Orders turned in BEFORE December 30, 2013= Cost $30.00
AND GET THEIR NAME PRINTED ON THE FRONT COVER FREE!
You can order on-line at: YBPay.lifetouch.com with ID Code: 11495514
Add-ons ONLY available on-line:
Extra Signature Pages Insert
Year In Review Insert
Or you can turn your payment into the school office!
If you order by December 30, 2013 your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a free gift card!
Orders turned in AFTER December 30, 2013 cost $35.00
Orders turned in AFTER March 28, 2014 cost $35.00 and are on a first-come, first served basis and no names will be printed on the cover!
Here is some more information on CHAC.
If you are interested in checking out some recent sports events that were covered by the collaboration between GMSTV and KMVT, please go to this link:
There are videos and commentary by students of our volleyball, basketball, soccer games and last year's track meets. In addition, there is coverage of our first annual Jazz Cabaret.
See Your Kid in Pictures!
The students involved in GMSTV have taken thousands of photos of student activities this year, and many of those pictures are available online! You can buy the pictures for $1 per photo as either a print or a download. These will be updated by Thursday, 2/6/2014
Here’s how to see the photos:
Pictures from previous years are available as well. Proceeds from photo sales will be used to maintain GMSTV equipment. Thanks for looking!
Five different things you can do to help Graham's continual journey to being an exceptional middle school.
Involved parents are a key to a successful school. We invite all parents to support Graham, whether you can give time, money or expertise. Here are five ways you can help:
Do you like to sing? Do you want to learn how to sing? Do you want a second elective? Do you want to drink free hot chocolate? You can do all of those things by joining the AM Choir!
AM choir is every Tuesday/Thursday at 7am in the choir room starting Tuesday September 10th. No try out. Just show up ready to sing! Contact Mrs. Gaderlund if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Great after-school opportunity to learn filming skills while working with KMVT!! Check out the flyer.
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.