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Sylvandale's Amazing Art Teacher, Kim Wallace Celebrates the Lunar New Year

Everyday the work of Ms. Wallace's students astound her. She says her goal in art class is to give her students memorable experiences and not just teach lessons. Her philosophy to teaching art is to let her students have a good time and explore art through the projects she guides them through. Her favorite projects are the multicultural ones, as for example, the Chinese Lantern project her classes recently completed in honor of the Lunar New Year and Tet Festival, celebrated February 15 through February 18.
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Sylvandale is Alive with the Sound of Music

Mr. Richard Lyman, Sylvandale's Music director for last two years, has big plans for his program in the Spring and the coming months. Right now his classes are working on a joint concert with Andrew Hill High School. The pop music and choir classes are preparing for the popular Singing Valentines that will be presented to peers and staff. Sylvandale is lucky to have the musical chops of Mr. Lyman.
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Sylvandale Students Shine at Science Fair

Students exhibited​ projects that demonstrate skills and concepts across a range of engineering and science disciplines. Competing in the fair required students to conceive, design, conduct, evaluate and report on a science experiment. Judges have been evaluating each project and winners will be announced soon.
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The 2017 Turkey Trot - The 31 Year Tradition Continues.

Turkey Trot, the brain child of long time PE teacher, Carl White, has once again finished successfully. Turkey Trot has been a tradition at Sylvandale for over 31 years. This year over 40 turkeys were awarded to students who completed the 1.5 mile course. May the tradition continue long into the future.
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The Impact of the Food Pantry Program at Sylvandale with Second Harvest Food Bank.

Sylvandale is one of five schools in the Franklin-McKinley School District that has participated in this awesome work. A shout out to all the teams that make this happen. Below is the data collected by Second Harvest and the impact it has had on people's lives.

Sylvandale Middle School:
Operating as a School Pantry Distribution: 5/2016
Average Count impacted per month: 963 ppl
Pounds of food distributed: 406,446 (50% fruits & vegetables)
Approx. Volunteers 25-30; hours donated 2,160
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Donate to Santa Rosa Schools

The legendary Mr. Powell, one of Sylvandale's wonderful retired teachers, is collecting donations for the schools devastated by the recent fires in Santa Rosa. Students need to replace books, computers, bikes, and other essentials, like pens, paper, and pencils, so that they can be successful in school. Teachers who lost everything need assistance so that they can continue to teach and support their students. If you would like to donate, please take items to Sylvandale Office.
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Congratulations to Sylvandale's 2017 National Globey Winner

Congratulations to 8th grader Victoria Vo for her Video Game: The History of Animation. Victoria won a Third Place Globey in the Action Game Category.

The Globeys are a national competition involving hundreds of schools across the USA. The Globeys celebrates excellence in game design and the coding process. Finalists and Winners are selected by an expert panel of industry game designers, computer scientists and STEM innovators. Great job, Victoria. You make Sylvandale proud.
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Mrs. Lotti to the Rescue

Elisa Lotti, Sylvandale's treasured Leadership teacher, recently rescued a scared young possum from a tree. After being frightened by the noise of busy students all around, the possum escaped into the upper branches of a large tree. Mrs. Lotti assisted by Principal, Amber Andrade, and student, Giovanni Hernandez, helped capture the poor critter for safe transport back to the wild. A job well done.
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Right to Dream: What does the repeal of DACA mean?

Parents, guardians, staff, and interested community members are welcome to join us for important conversations around the repeal of DACA and other related topics such as immigration and citizenship. Individuals will have a chance to consult with trusted legal representatives and talk to various community based organizations providing legal services in San Jose. Learn more by clicking on Read Full Story.
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