Vista Orchestra "Rocks!"
Under the expert tutelage of Mrs. Blackwood, the Vista Orchestra excels through hard practice and the joy of music.
Vista middle school students have been engaged in several hands-on science activities recently with Miss Santos.
6th graders made clay rock formations and measured the contour interval.
7th graders made cell models and enzyme reactions.
8th graders practiced measuring liquid volume.
Congratulations 2013 Volleyball Champs!
Coach McGraw led the Vista Wildcats to the 2013 Santa Ynez Junior High School League Volleyball Championship. From left to right are Al Fimlaid (Assistant Coach), Violet Beraldo, Mikayla Butzke, Corinne Butzke, Kelsea McGraw, Angelina Rojas, Kristine Fimlaid, Caitlin Foley, Avenlea McGraw, Lauren Lemus, Karen McGraw (Head Coach), and Lauren Holsted.
November’s character building block is ENTHUSIASM. In Coach John Wooden’s book, Inch & Miles Journey to Success, enthusiasm is represented by the character Rhonda the Robin whose poem is:
f you get a chance to speak with your child about what it means to be enthusiastic you will be supporting what they are learning at Vista.
Dates to Remember
November 26, 2013
Dear Vista Families,
Welcome to December. Ready or not, here comes Christmas. This will be a short but busy month at Vista. Our staff & students did an amazing job putting on last year’s Winter Program and I am looking forward to this year’s as well. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I wish you the best as we head into 2014.
Healthy Food Choices
Vista students are able to select healthy fruits and vegetables thanks to our amazing Food Service Coordinator, Corina Raya. Thanks Corina!
D.C. here we come!
Battle of the Books 2014
2014 Battle of the Books List The Battle of the Books is a Santa Barbara County competition. Four Vista students will be selected to attend the competition which draws students grades 4-6 throughout SB County. Vista representatives will be selected based on the number of Battle books read and Accelerated Reader scores. Students in grade 4-6 for the 2013-2014 year are eligible for BOB. The competition will take place on April 30, 2014.
Santa Barbara County Public Library Find out about reading programs and activities at your local library.
The Vista Volunteers meet at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the Staff Lounge. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information please click the Vista Volunteers tab at the top of this page.
Red Ribbon Week 2012
"V" is for Vista
The Vista Mobile App is Now Available for iPhone & Android
Vista now has a mobile app for your convenience
To download the Android version please click on the Android image to the right, click here, or simply search for "Vista Del Mar" in the Android Marketplace.
State and Federal Accountability
Vista's performance on the state of California's Academic Performance Index (API) for 2013 is 911!
Vista met all required targets for the federal Adequate Yearly Progress Accountability System.
80% of our students scored Proficient or Advanced in Language Arts and 76% of our students scored Proficient or Advanced in Math.
You can view all of Vista's official accountability from the California Department of Education by clicking here.
Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act . The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.
Vista's current SARCs can be accessed by clicking on the links below:
California schools are currently in a transition phase with academic standards. The current state standards, originally published in 1997, will be in place until the end of the 2013-14 school year. California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program, based on the 1997 standards, will also be in place until the end of the 2013-14 school year. Meanwhile, we are working on gradually transitioning to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace. The assessment tied to these standards will be administered beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Please use the links below to find out more information about standards:
Vista del Mar Foundation
The Vista del Mar Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the betterment of education at Vista de Las Cruces School. The mission of the Foundation is to provide additional funding to the Vista del Mar Union School District to support co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.