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Spring Concert for Sylvandale and Bridges a Great Success

Congratulations to Ricky Lyman (and, of course, Paige Lyman) for an outstanding Spring concert. The Superintendent remarked on the incredible growth made by the students in the music programs since he last saw them in December and wants to see it continue. It was an amazing experience for all involved. (Click on news title to see an exciting video of the event.)
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Sylvandale's Certified and Classified Employees of the Year

Carl White and Maria Castillo were elected by their peers as employees of the year. Carl White, who has been a popular PE teacher at Sylvandale for almost 30 years, is retiring this year. He will be missed by all his current and former students and the teachers that have worked with him over the years. Mr. White says he plans to spend his time surfing and enjoying his life in Santa Cruz. Mrs. Castillo has been the head secretary at Sylvandale for four years, and in that time has won many friends. She is the backbone of the front office and is always there to help our students, teachers, and administrators. Congratulations to them both.
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Sylvandale welcomes new principal, Amber Andrade, for 2017-18 School Year

Amber has served as the College Connection Academy Principal for the last three years. She began her career in FMSD in 2007 where she taught at McKinley Elementary School. Additionally, she served as the Principal of SUCCESS Academy, and Assistant Principal for Sylvandale Middle School. In her three years at College Connection Academy, the School has been awarded with the Gold Ribbon Award, Golden Bell Award, California Honor Roll, Hoffman Award, and Innovate Public Schools Award.
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Wednesday, May 10, was Teacher Appreciation Day at Sylvandale Middle School. Parents treated teachers to a delicious lunch. Students throughout the school thanked their favorite teachers for a job well done. Teachers were humbled and thankful for all the attention that was given to them. It is nice to be appreciated.
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Sylvandale's Beautiful Garden

Spring is upon us and Sylvandale's school garden is coming to life. Began in 2010, the garden is the handy work of ITA teachers, Mr. Edgerly, Ms. Dasgupta, and HCA teacher, Ms. Mooney. Looking for a place to meditate or just to chill, stop behind the B-Wing and find your quiet place.
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Singing Valentine's

The Sylvandale Boy's and Girl's Choir entertained classes on Valentine's Day. For the price of a candy bar and maybe some additional flowers, students were serenaded with a sweet love song. Mr. Richard Lyman, choir director said the enterprise was a success with a total of 102 valentines sold. (Go to show all and click download file to see exciting video of Sylvandale's Valentine singers).
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FMSD School Board Recognizes Sylvandale's Video Game Designers

On November 15, the FMSD School Board Recognized Sylvandale's Award Winning Video Game Designers. A total of 16 Sylvandale students were recognized for their outstanding achievement in computational fluency, engineering, coding, teamwork, ​and design thinking through Sylvandale’s Globaloria Program. Alexander Galindo, Amy Vo, and Jennifer Ta were named National Finalists. Alexander Galindo and Jennifer Ta won National Awards for their Mobile games. Congratulations!
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Sylvandale Recognizes National Game Design Winners

Two former Sylvandale students become National Winners in the Globaloria Game Design Program. Students will be recognized during a formal ceremony at Sylvandale Middle School. The winners were Jennifer Ta for Circle of Life Mobile game and Alexander Galindo for Atomic life. Both students designed their games under the guidance of Globaloria Sylvandale. A big congratulations to them both..
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