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Congratulations to 8th Grade Award Winners

​​Golden Hawk - Jacob Buckley

Math - Matthew Cunanan

Science - Libby Adriaansen

History - Meera Kashyap

ELA - Neha Reddy

Pathways - Sierra Mitchel

Male Athelete - Gabriel Saleh

Female Athlete - Jewelia Maniss

Lead Award - Abby Lee

G. Warren Hall Award - Clarissa Orduno

Scholar of the Year - Mari Sanders

Bright Schools Competition

All six science teams along with their teacher, Shari Hembree of Sequoia Middle School, have been named national finalists in the inaugural Bright Schools Competition™.

This Innovative STEM competition is a collaborative effort of the National Sleep Foundation and the National Science Teachers Association that encourages students in grades 6-8 to explore the correlation between light and sleep and how it influences student health and performance. Teams of students identify, investigate, and research an issue related to light and sleep then develop a prototype, create an awareness campaign, or write a research proposal for the competition. Each team then submits a written report detailing their project along with a three-minute video showcasing their investigation.

The following eighth grade science teams were named as finalists:

Team: Is One-to-One Technology Contributing to Sleep Disturbances in Teens? Meera Kashyap and Mari Sanders

Team: Altering School Hours, Will it Improve Students' Sleep? Devin Patel and Matthew Cunanan
Team: Snooze Squad: Sleep Tight With Your Phone Out Of Sight

Abby Lee, Kamilla Rosales, Libby Adriaansen, Jake Buckley

Team: Technology Triplets: My Phone, My Phone! I've Been Sleeping Not Enough

Sydney Ayon, Sierra Mitchel, Chloe Weaver

Team: Troublesome Two: Shut Off Your Notifications! Get Sleep!
Kiyah Ramirez and Abigail O'Bosky

Hawks -

Finding Friends Wherever We Go

Carrying the Message of Friendship and Serving

Sports

*Our softball team plays in the semi-finals game. Click HERE to read more.

*Hawks baseball team brings home Sequoia Middle School's First Championship in Baseball. Click HERE to read more.

Student Life

Mari Sanders and Meera Kashyap won first and second place in the Tulare County Science Fair respectively. Both are moving on to State. Future Hawks spent time visiting our campus at orientation. Click HERE to watch highlights.
Highlights from our Annual Cancer Run. Click HERE to watch clips. Two teams from Ms. Hembree’s robotics class competed in the 2015-16 First Lego League Trash Trek Challenge. Click HERE to read the details.

PUSD Cares

To take a more proactive approach to safety and other concerns we have created several new ways for the community to report these incidents. The new PUSD Incident form can be filled out at PUSD Cares Incident Report Form (English) o rPUSD Cares Incident Report Form (Spanish). There is also a service that accepts calls and texts at 559-715-CARE or (559-715-2273).

Any issues that require immediate or emergency assistance should be reported directly to the appropriate authorities such as 911. What can you report?

  • If you feel unsafe or know someone who feels unsafe
  • Bullying, harassment or intimidation at school
  • Bullying, harassment or intimidation out of school
  • Cyberbullying (Facebook, Myspace, Youtube, Text Messaging, Instant Messaging)
  • Fights, drugs, or weapons at school
  • Friends who talk about hurting themselves

Academic Resources

To read about Common Core State Standards click HERE

View video examples and practice study guides by going to the math department page.

Parents Supporting Students

Support from home can be key to a student's success at school. Read some helpful tips by clicking HERE.


  • Before & After School academic support classes are in session. As in previous years, all students achieving at Basic, Below Basic, or Far Below Basics are required to attend, as well as students who fall below proficiency on any standards based assessment, CFA, or benchmark.
  • Cell phones taken from students during the day can be picked up after school in the front office on Wednesday and Fridays only.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972. The District does not discriminate against any person the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, actual or perceived sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission or participation in District programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Sergio Mendoza. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available at 559.793.2452. The District's Title IX Coordinator at 559.793.2445or the District's 504 Coordinator at 559.793.2473.

Upcoming Events

*August 11-First Day of School

  • Digital Design & Communication
  • Law, Justice & Education
  • Engineering
  • Performing Arts
  • Multimedia & Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Business & Finance
  • Health Sciences
  • Precision Agriculture Technology

For more information on one of the exciting high school PATHWAYS programs click here.

Parent Opportunities

Sequoia Middle School engages parents in the following types of roles and activities to increase their involvement and support for learning:

• SSC, ELAC and LCAP

• Title 1 funding allocations and decision-making

• Special event participation (Cancer Run/Walk, Swing Dance competition, Bryant’s Blessing …)

• Book fair helpers

• Awards day presentations

• Fieldtrip day volunteers (Robotics competition, Expanding Horizons, …)

• Orientation presentations

• Open house

• Student Clubs with parent co-leaders (Cyberquest, Reading Revolution, National History Day)

• Music concerts & Music booster club

Please contact us if you are interested in any of our many opportunities.