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ICS Training With Students

Sylvandale Middle School students were trained in the Incident Command System, which is a system that outlines the roles, procedures, and chain of command setup that first responders use when responding to emergencies.
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SMS Unveils New STEAM Lab

Sylvandale Middle School is proud to announce that we have received a grant from East Side Union High School District to continue to support our Career Academy Pathway. This new grant helped pay for computers for our STEAM lab (also a grant from ESUHSD), as well as, a new iMac lab with the Adobe Creative Suite.
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Sylvandale Culinary Program

The Sylvandale Culinary Program consists of two years of increasingly technical curriculum that is aligned to Culinary Industry Standards. Students in the second year program practice knife handling, sharpening and cutting skills. They master culinary cuts such as brunoise, batonnet, julienne, and dicing as well as experimenting with more aesthetic garnishing ideas.
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SMS Visited Carlton Senior Living Facility, San Jose

Students are wanting to give back during the holiday season because we would like to bring happiness to someone’s day. By engaging in conversation, providing some baked goods, and participating in a holiday craft- it will bring joy to them and to us. This project relates to our leadership class because we would like to bring awareness to older generation and how much we appreciate them.
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Letters to Fire victims in California

November 2018, California was hit with a series of tragic events, fires taking over thousands of acres in various parts of the state. Being hours away from any of the fire locations, San Jose and all across the Bay Area was full of unhealthy air quality and numerous setbacks for days. Sylvandale Leadership students are participating in a variety of Community Service projects over the holiday season, one project, in particular, was a “ letter campaign” to the victims of the fires.
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Winter Concert

On December 12, 2018 Sylvandale’s talented music students shared what they have been preparing for since September in their Winter concert. The beginning band made up of seventh graders playing flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, and tuba, performed two classic Christmas songs: Jingle Bells and Up On The Housetop.
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CPR Training for Sylvandale Students

The Andrew Hill Medical Magnet sophomores were trained in hands-only CPR, and went to Sylvandale Middle School to teach this valuable, life-saving skill to our Health Academy middle school students! To prepare for this, our sophomores participated in a training in a hands-only CPR, then learned how to develop a lesson plan. This was done as a part of the certification and leadership training our 7-12th grade program offers.
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Sylvandale STEAM Lab opens!

Thanks to East Side High School District and CTE grant. Sylvandale opened their first STEAM lab in August. Students learn the skills and language needed to be successful in hundreds of career fields. In this class scholars are able to switch career pathways every two to three weeks. Some of those career fields are video production, structural engineering, forensic science, animation, software engineering among others.
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