Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2014’

New Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment is Coming Soon!

California’s new Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment is coming soon.  Downey Unified School District’s Superintendent has provided a letter with information for parents.  Please click on the link below to read the letter.

Superintendent’s Letter

Every Student Succeeds at Sussman!

Our congratulations go out to this year’s recipient of the Every Student Succeeding award for Sussman Middle School.  In addition, Diana is recieved a scholarship to attend St. Pius St. Matthius next year.”  We are so proud of you, Diana!  Your hard work and dedication is paying off.”Diana

“Sussman’s Got Talent!”

Sussman students Marina and Claire won the Middle School division of the nationwide Reflections Art Contest in Literature, Photography and Visual Arts.  Congratulations girls!

(Students are pictured below with art teacher, Leslie Chavez.)

Reflections Winners

Reflections Booklet

Sussman Art Teacher Featured in The Painted Monkey

Mrs. Leslie Chavez is the featured artist/educator in the Winter, 2014 publication of the CA Art Education Association’s Painted Monkey Magazine. CAEA is the professional organization for all Visual Arts educators across the state. Their annual conference and workshops throughout the year, as well as their advocacy at the state and national level, are vital to the success of the Arts programs in California’s schools. Read the article below, and click on the link to find more.

Chavez Article