Once again, it’s that time of year when 5th graders begin to open the door to their middle school experience.  Both Branciforte Middle School and Mission Hill Middle School provide extensive outreach opportunities for incoming 5th graders and their families. From a welcoming Open House, to special visits to their elementary schools, to an orientation evening dedicated to addressing their questions, our middle schools warmly receive their newest students each year.

In addition to events, Santa Cruz City Schools has created a brochure providing families and community members an overview of the district’s innovative middle school programs.  The brochure is available for download here.

Branciforte Middle School Orientation Events

March 12, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Multipurpose Room
A presentation of academic and extracurricular programs will be accompanied by a panel of current students and parents with an opportunity for questions and answers.
March 13, 2009, 10:30 a.m.
Students from Gault Elementary, Delaveaga Elementary, Happy Valley and other schools will be welcomed to Branciforte Middle School in an assembly led by current 8th graders.

Mission Hill Middle School Orientation Events

March 12, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Auditorium
Students and parents will be on hand to address questions after a presentation of Mission Hill’s academic and enrichment programs.
Mission Hill Outreach Visits
March 9th: Westlake Elementary
March 10th: Bay View Elementary
March 11th: Pacific School, Happy Valley and other schools gather at Mission Hill