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Phone: 480-484-5200
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Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:00pm
School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm
Mohave Middle School
8490 E. Jackrabbit Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250     
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Chris Asmussen, Principal
Wendy Allen, Assistant Principal
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Achievement Profile
 
District Announcements
'Click here for more information on tax credit donations!
MOHAVE MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Testing - AzMerit Announcement
Scottsdale Unified School District AzMERIT Informational Update
AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching) is Arizona’s new statewide achievement test. The Arizona State Board of Education adopted Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards in English language arts and mathematics in 2010. A new test was necessary to measure what students know and can do based on these standards. With higher standards, Arizona needed an assessment that reflects those expectations. Arizona is partnering with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop tests which are unique to Arizona. Click here for more information.
Minitown
Minitown Delegates will have a meeting 5th period on Wednesday to go over the camp.  Mohave has 15 delegates!  Way to go Mohave!!

Mohave Robotics
SUPPORT Mohave Middle School • Scottsdale Unified School District
YOUR
STATE CHAMPIONS

Use your AZTax Credit to help get us to the
2015 VEX Robotics Competition World Championship
In 2015, Mohave teams won: VEX
design award, VEX IQ Programming
award, Teamwork award, STEM
award and overall Excellence Award
ALL THREE TEAMS
QUALIFIED FOR WORLDS!

You can support local programs like our robotics team NOW and credit your AZ tax bill for
2015 with the amount of your donation (up to $200 per individual and $400 per married
couple filing jointly).

Mail your check payable to Mohave Middle School (and marked Robotics) to:
Mohave Middle School
8490 E. Jackrabbit Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85250

We will mail a 2015 tax receipt
Ask for a brochure inside
How to make a Tax Credit contribution Online
1. Visit https://touchbase.susd.org/taxCredits/
2. Enter your Customer Information
3. Select Mohave from the drop down box for School
4. Select Robotics from the drop down box for Item
5. Enter a memo or student name (not required)
6. Enter Amount
7. Click > ADD
8. You may select another School and Item
9. When finished Click > Pay
10. Enter payment information
11. Click > Submit
 

Saguaro High School Band
Thursday April 9th 6:30pm
Friday April 10th 7:00pm

Amazing Jazz Music
Delicious Chocolate Desserts





 
Course Selection for 2015 - 2016
Mohave Middle School
Enrichment Course Descriptions
2015-2016
Semester Long Enrichment Course Descriptions
Art: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. An exploration of the Visual Arts.  Students will explore drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture integrating cultural and historical concepts while applying the elements and principals of design.
Computers: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Teaches students how to use the computer as an academic resource.  Word processing, drawing, spreadsheet data entry, graphs, PowerPoint, internet research, and digital citizenship. Learn proper finger placement and appropriate navigation of the Internet 
Choir (6th grade): Students will have the opportunity to prepare and perform vocal selections in rehearsal and concert settings.  Students learn to read notes and rhythms, learn basic music theory and history and performance etiquette.  Students perform in winter and spring concerts.
General Music (with Basic Guitar and Percussion): Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students learn the elements of music, how to read music, and how to play the guitar.  Guitars are provided, students do not need their own equipment, however may choose to bring their own.   This class is also recommended for students who play, but read TAB only.
Industrial Arts:  Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Through a hands-on approach to learning students will be introduced to a general core of instructions on safety and four main technology components.  The general core consists of units of instruction on general safety.  The four major technology components 1) Communication 2) Construction 3) Manufacturing and 4) Transportation/Power and Energy.
Intro to Spanish Language & Culture:  Offered to 7 and 8th grade students. Brief introduction of Spanish culture with topics such as geography, family/home, food, calligraphy, leisure, and recreation.  Emphasis is placed on the following areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening.  This is an introductory class, designed to teach basic skills and allow students to consider the pursuit of further language acquisition.
Multicultural Exploration Offered to 6th grade students.  Brief introduction to the romantic languages and culture.  Exposure to other languages and cultures around the globe. 
Physical Education: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. PE classes place a strong emphasis on the importance of promoting a positive self-image for all students.  Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including, but not limited to; basketball, badminton, softball, scooter-hockey, broom ball, etc. Students are asked to ‘dress out’ into a PE uniform.  Information is provided to students in the first days of class on how to obtain a uniform.
Video Production: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students.  Teaches students how to create videos with special effects and sound.  Creation of public service announcements for the school.  Students are also responsible for daily morning announcements, and will fill the roles of news anchor, camera operation, sound board operation, and production. 
Math for Success: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students who are not meeting state standards in Math, as measured by the 2012 AIMS assessment, will automatically be enrolled in this support class. Families who feel that this class would benefit their child, even though they are meeting standards, may elect this course. 
 
 

 
Year Long Enrichment Course Descriptions
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination):Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students that are accepted into the AVID program will participate in academic programs designed to teach them the habits of study that will prepare them to take advanced classes in high school to to be college eligible.  AVID students take part in enrichment trips and activities, engage in weekly tutorials, and develop a college readiness plan.  AVID is an on-going commitment. .  Please contact the school for more information.
Band: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students will have the opportunity to experience the joy of creating and performing music while learning to play an instrument.  Students learn basic to advanced rhythmic patterns, music theory and history, intonation, performance etiquette and teamwork.  Students perform in winter and spring concerts and at festivals.
Chorus: Offered as a year-long course for 7 and 8th grade students. Students will have the opportunity to prepare and perform vocal selections in rehearsal and concert settings.  Students learn to read notes and rhythms, learn basic music theory and history and performance etiquette.  Students perform in winter and spring concerts and at festivals.
Strings: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students will have the opportunity to experience the joy of creating and performing music while learning to play a stringed instrument.  Students learn basic to advanced rhythmic patterns, music theory and history, intonation, performance etiquette, and teamwork.  Students perform in winter and spring concerts and at festivals.
Spanish I: Offered to 8th grade students. The first year Spanish language learner will experience a variety of techniques, procedures, and activities to effectively communicate at a beginning level.  Emphasis is placed on listening, speaking, reading, and writing to facilitate communication in the target language.  Vocabulary acquisition and a cultural overview will be integral components of the Level I coursework.  Students/families will have the option of receiving high school credit for this class. 
Student Government:  Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade student. Students must write an essay (minimum of one paragragh) describing why they would be a good candidate for this class.  Additionally, students must obtain teacher recommendation(s). The purpose of this class is to train student leaders in leadership skills, group dynamics, planning and evaluating, constitutional government, fiscal responsibility, and service. Class time will be divided among regular business meetings, work projects, and committee assignments. Student Government serves as the student activity director. All student activities, clubs, projects, and activities must be approved by Student Government at a regular meeting.
The aim and objectives of the class:
  1. To provide a democratic form in which students can address those school-related issues which affect their lives
  2. To promote active school spirit
  3. To promote a better relationship between students and faculty
  4. To promote worthwhile school activities
  5. To develop more interest in citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship
  6. To contribute to the community
Year Book: Offered to 6, 7, and 8th grade students. Students will memorialize the 2012-2013 academic year by producing, selling, and distributing the school year book. Students will work directly with an outside vendor (teacher assisted) meeting real-life deadlines and making decisions that impact the production of the book. 

Speak Up Mohave
The Cartoon Network and Cox Communication are leading a National Anti-bullying campaign to Speak Up, very similar to the Stop, Walk, Talk we have at Mohave Middle School. They are promoting empowering students, teaching them to speak up for others by reporting to adults when unkind behavior is observed. Mohave was the only school in the State selected to host the Speak Up Event on October 21st. This video showcases this special event at Mohave Middle School. Our students use PAWS throughout the day and Speak Up by using the Stop, Walk and Talk!


Mohave Handbook

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