Fall Welcome


6th Grade Catalina Trip

Friday 8/31 @ 10am: Trip registration and online sales open
Thursday 9/13: Back to School Night: Catalina and 6th grade science magnet informational meeting (parent event but kids ok if necessary)

The sixth grade science classes have the opportunity to attend the Catalina Island Marine Institute the weekend of October 26 - 28, 2018.  The Catalina Island Marine Institute is a science camp located in Toyon Bay on Catalina Island.  Programs at the camp include snorkeling, island hikes, oceanography, marine biology, and various other field activities. Each group is lead by a trained CIMI instructor and assisted by a school chaperone.

$335/student (includes transportation, activities)

Spaces are limited! To reserve a space, sign up and pay online with a deposit, partial deposit, or a full payment. The full amount is due 10/12. For students in need, we offer partial scholarships or payment plans.

Sign-ups will be live here:

Magnet requirements will be discussed in class and any questions should be directed to your childs teacher.

(The 9/6 Science Magnet Parent Info Meeting has been rescheduled during the Catalina Meeting)


Applications Due This Wednesday 5pm
After another successful year, the RoboVikings are seeking 7th and 8th graders for the 2018-2019 First Tech Challenge season. No experience is necessary to join, and there are a variety of roles for team participants: building, 3D design, coding, marketing, fundraising and team organization. 

A serious commitment is expected, with team meetings Fridays after school from 3pm - 5pm and most Saturday mornings from 8:30am - 11:00am, along with additional potential practices as the team heads into competition season (December 2018 - Spring 2019, depending on how far the team advances). If you are an incoming 7th or 8th grader with interest in joining the team, please fill out the application form below.

Apply Now

More Info


For more info go to Mr. Avedians page:

2018-2019 Round 1 Seminars list

Once you have decided which seminars you'd like to sign up for, use the link for the Round 1 Seminars Signup Form to signup online. You will have until this Friday to signup or until full, after which the online signup window will close and students will then have to sign up in person for any seminars with space left. 6th grade families, we appreciate your enthusiasm! 6th grade students who received credit for coming to the Science Camp two weeks ago will NOT be put into a seminar most likely until the new year. Summer Institute students already have 2 credits and are ahead of the game.

The JAMS Science Magnet Board has the following open positions

•Secretary (It's fun!)
•6th Grade Reps (New families welcome)
•Japan Exchange (We need you to make the trip happen!)


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