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Awards

School Recognitions:

 

2018 PBIS Silver Award

2018 Education for a Global Economy: California’s Model Programs Award

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2018 MVUSD Lowest Absenteeism Rate Award for March 2018 (daily attendance above 95%)

2018 Designated as AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction

2017 PBIS Bronze Award

2016-17 Riverside County Club LIVE Middle School Chapter of the Year

2016 English Learner Families for College i3 Grant recognized at 14th Annual Riverside County Education Summit as a Model of Academic Excellence

2016 Schools to Watch - Taking Center Stage Model Middle School

2015 California Gold Ribbon School

2001 California Distinguished School

 

Employee Recognitions:

 

2018 National History Day - California Educator of the Year, Junior Division - Autumn Earle-Rodriguez

2018 MVUSD Certificated Employee of the Year: Elsa Celio

2018 MVUSD Classified Employee of the Year: Jason Neal

2017 Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies: History Social Science Educator of Excellence: Michael Waymire

2017 MVUSD Certificated Employee of the Year: Michael Waymire

2017 Patricia Behring National History Day Teacher of the Year Award, California State finalist: Autumn Earle-Rodriguez

2016 Moreno Valley Outstanding Teacher of the Year of the 61st Assembly District: Maria Reynoso

2015 Inland Empire Council for the Social Studies: History Social Science Educator of Excellence: Susan Young

2015 Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce "Estrella" Educator Award: Erica Melendrez

2014 MVUSD Certificated Employee of the Year: Elsa Celio

2013 MVUSD Classified Employee of the Year: Torie Sturgeon

2013 Most Inspiring Teacher: Sujana Herrera

2007 MVUSD Certificated Employee of the Year: Autumn Earle-Rodriguez

 

Student Recognitions (Representative Sample):

 

2018 PBS/ KVCR Television Series “Celebration of Music” Finalist

2018 Inland Empire Language Association 19th Annual Honors Reception for Outstanding World Language Students: five Spanish 2 students selected

2017/18 SSEP Mission 12 to ISS: Mission Patch Art and Design Competition: Patch selected to fly to the International Space Station in 2018

2017/18: National History Day: Junior Individual Paper, 1st place at CA state competition, competed at National Competition in Washington, D.C.; Junior Group Website: 3rd place at CA state competition; 9 of 10 projects competing at state competition made finals round

California State History Day: 11 students advancing to May 2018 competition as Riverside County winners

2017/18 MVUSD Art Show: 1st/2nd/3rd 2D Digital Arts; 2nd Best in Show (Digital Media), 3rd Best in Show (Digital Media)

2017/18 Friends of RCCD Forensics Middle School Speech Meet: 3rd place, Storytelling

2017/18 Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Competition: Sweepstakes

2017/2018 Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA): Unanimous Superior Ratings for Advanced Band, Intermediate Band, and Beginning Band

2017/18 CAEA SoCal Area Youth Art Month competition: Digital Photography 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places

2017/18 34th Annual Carol Addiss Poster Contest: 1st and 2nd Places

2017/18 MVUSD District Spelling Bee: 1st Place

2017/18 MVUSD Middle Schools Girls Soccer: 1st Place

2017 Riverside Fair and National Date Festival: Mixed Media 1st and 2nd Places

2017 National History Day, Junior Group Performance, 8th Place in the nation

2016/17 MVUSD District Math Bee: 1st Place

2016/17 Science Fair: Project qualified for the national Broadcom Masters science contest

2016/17 29th Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity/Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Oratorical Contest: 2nd Place

2017/2018 Southern California School Band & Orchestra Association (SCSBOA): Superior Ratings for Advanced Band, and Beginning Band

2016/17 Music in the Parks Music Festival: Best Middle School Choir Overall

2016 Music in the Parks Music Festival: Esprit de Corps Award

2014 National History Day, Junior Individual Exhibit, 2nd Place in the nation

2011 National History Day, Junior Individual Performance, 7th Place in the nation

2010 National History Day, Junior Group Performance, 2nd Place in the nation; Junior Individual Exhibit, Finals round (top 15)

2009 National History Day, Junior Individual Exhibit, 3rd Place in the nation

2006 National History Day, Junior Individual Performance and Junior Group Performance, competed

 

 

Read the Education for a Global Economy: California's Model Programs Award application