Creekside Middle School

535 Peregrine Drive, Patterson, California 95363 Phone: (209) 892-4710

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Calendar April 2014


Click here to view the April edition of the Creekside Circular newsletter.  

AVID Applications Due

AVID is program designed to prepare students for college and for a successful career.  AVID applications are due by Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  Applications must be turned in to Mrs. Freitas in the main office.   Click here to view a short video on the AVID program.   Email for more information on AVID.  You may also visit the AVID website to learn more.


The Mission of AVID

To ensure that all students, especially those in the middle, are capable of completing a college preparatory path and:

  • will succeed in the most rigorous curriculum
  • will enter the mainstream activities of the school
  • will increase their enrollment in four-year universities
  • will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society

What Happens in the AVID Class?

  • AVID students participate in the AVID elective class each year while taking the most challenging academic classes offered.
  • They learn time management and study skills.
  • They visit university campuses and learn about planning early for college admissions.
  • AVID students participate in academic tutorials with college tutors, and hear speakers who visit their AVID class.

Who Participates in an AVID Class?

AVID students are first-generation college preparatory students who:

  1. have a grade-point average of about 1.5-3.5,
  2. have satisfactory school citizenship,
  3. have a good attendance record,
  4. have good work habits,
  5. are willing to commit themselves to a minimum of 1 hour homework every night, and
  6. want to attend a four-year college or university after graduation from high school.

How To Join the AVID Program

  • Turn in this completed application to Mrs. Freitas by Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  (Includes a questionnaire and two letters of recommendation from a CMS teacher)
  • If selected, you then will participate in an interview to determine if you are a good candidate for AVID
  • If selected, you must enroll in the AVID elective class offered here at CMS

Congratulation to the Winter Percussion Jr. High Champions!

CAASPP Pilot Test – Notification

THE CAASPP PILOT TEST HAS BEGUN.  Click on the link below to read the “Parent and Guardian” notification letter that was mailed last week.

CAASSP Parent Notification – English

LA PRUEBA PILOTO CAASPP HA COMENZADO. Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para leer la carta de notificación “Parent and Guardian” que se envió por correo la semana pasada.

CAASSP Parent Notification - Espanol 

Help Get Your Child Ready for the CAASPP Field Test

CAASPP schedule

Schedule subject to change.  

Future Engineers!

Patterson School District Art & Music Extravaganza, May 6, 2014, 4:30 – 7:00pm, at Walnut Grove Gym.

Please join us at Walnut Grove Elementary School on May 6, 2014 for the Patterson School District Art & Music Extravaganza!!