POJOAQUE SIXTH GRADE ACADEMY (SGA)

Office: (505) 819-2300     Fax: (505) 819-2305    Office Hours: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM    School Begins: 7:30 AM   School Dismisses: 2:50 PM

Steve-Baca

Mr. Steve Baca, Principal

Email: jsb@pvs.k12.nm.us

Principal Bio

Hello parents and students! Welcome back to the 2018-2019 school year! I am honored to have been selected as the principal for the Sixth Grade Academy (SGA) and look forward to meeting and working with all of you!

I began my teaching career in 1989 in North Carolina, after having spent 5 years serving my country in the U. S. Army as a Captain with the 82nd Airborne Division. Being certified as a math and science teacher, I taught in all grade levels from 6th to college, from General Math to AP Calculus, AP Physics and AP Chemistry. I spent 12 years of my educational career as a principal in middle and high school in both public and charter schools.

In my experience in education, I learned that students will achieve the levels of success that we place in front of them. Therefore, I will work with Mr. Mario Vigil, former SGA and current MIddle School (MS) Principal, to increase the academic rigor in our classrooms at the SGA/MS campus, in preparation for a college prep program at Pojoaque Valley HIgh School. The staff at SGA and I will work to provide all SGA students with the best possible educational experience that challenges them academically.

Please feel free to drop in and meet with me anytime during the school day. I will host parent coffees during the weekday and parent nights during the first few weeks of school, making myself accessible to the community of SGA. I will post these events online and send out information about these meetings through correspondence sent home with your child.

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2018-2019 Registration Date

Registration week is over.  Please contact the school for information on late registration.

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School Supplies

Click here for the 2018-2019 School Supply List.

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Before & After School Program

Pojoaque Valley School District provides a safe and enriching daycare environment and quality program for grades K-8.  Click here for more information.

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Open House Date

August 14, 2018

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

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Contact the Nurses Office

Contact Ms. Donna Herrera, Health Assistant at (505) 455-2238 or dmh@pvs.k12.nm.us.  For more information, click here to visit the School Health page.

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Bus Routes and Info

Click here for information on bus routes and other important information about our bus transportation service.

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School Menus

Click here for information on our food services, including meals costs, menus, how to apply for free and reduced meals, and to sign up for pre-paid meals through My School Bucks.

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Entrance to Campus

Entrance to our campus is off of County Road 84 (NW corner of PVMS campus).  The drop off point is directly in front of the SGA Office, near the chain link fence.  You will merge back into traffic and exit through the main gates off State Road 502.

PLEASE NOTE: ACCESS FROM NM STATE ROAD 502 IS NOT PERMITTED AFTER 7:00 AM.

Online Resources
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Reading Plus

There is a new Reading initiative between the 7th and 8th Grade English Department and the company, Reading Plus. This program will be part of our Response to Intervention (RTI) goals to help our scholars improve reading fluency, stamina, and comprehension.  Please take a moment to review the information provided here to become more acquainted with this powerful tool designed to meet each individual’s scholar’s reading needs and interests.

Program Overview

In addition, your scholar can access this website at home and continue to proceed through their individualized reading program. The more they do, the more improvements will be seen. Most scholars have completed the initial Insight assessment, and this information is available to you online.  Please have your scholar log on at the following address, and select students. Their password is their Student ID number and their password is their last name.

Reading Plus Login Information

Log-In to Reading Plus

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Imagine Math

This is a great resource that we have been using in the classroom once a week. I am encouraging students to use this at home also. There is an app they can download for their smartphone which makes it more accessible. They each have their username and password so they can log in.  As they log on and complete lessons this will count towards their class grade. I am also giving an award and a prize per 9 week grading period to the student with the most points and lessons passed.

Click here for this great Math Resource!

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Whooo’s Reading

Another great resource that we have been able to add to our Reading and Writing program is Whooo’s Reading- which is a free and improved version of Accelerated Reader . Students can access their account here:

Whooo’s Reading Log-In

Scholar  usernames and passwords are unique to the program, and have been handed out in card format. Students select an  avatar and are able to personalize it  as they progress. Teachers will be incorporating this activity into  Book Talk grades, so you will want to become familiar with this website as well.

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Great Schools

Click here for a great resource for parents to understand the PARCC grades 3-8.