• Tropico Middle School 

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    Tropico Middle School
    3180 Tropico Road
    Rosamond, CA 93560
    Phone: 661-256-5040 
    Fax: 661-256-0630 
     

     2022-23

    "Embracing the Whole Child"

    Principal, Mr. Ed Shevlin

     

    Principal's Message: 

    As an educator of 18 years, I am excited to begin my tenure as Principal of Tropico Middle School! As we begin this school year, I look forward to collaborating and working with our amazing community. At Tropico Middle School we believe that regardless of backgrounds, all students can grow their talents and multiple intelligences. All students can develop skills like perseverance, resourcefulness, responsibility, and empathy - qualities that matter wherever their personal journeys take them. We ultimately desire students to develop into quality people who create meaningful lives for themselves and make a
    difference in the lives of others.

    The Tropico Middle School staff encourages and coaches students to become critical thinkers who produce quality work. We expect students to do their jobs each day: to actively participate in class, complete their work, and respect one another. We support students in gaining academic skills, content knowledge, healthy habits, and sound decision making. In the process of learning, we encourage students to think about various points of view and perspectives. We want them to leave Tropico
    believing that they have the skills, capacity, and creativity to lead fulfilling, productive lives and positively contribute to the community and the world in which they live.

    WE BELIEVE ...

    • that each day we have the opportunity to positively affect our students

    • that all students have the right to learn and be accepted.

    • that every student can learn and everyone is held to high expectations

    • that Tropico Middle School is inviting, safe, inclusive, and supportive of all.

    In tandem with our academic and extracurricular programs, we deliberately take steps to include students in creating a positive school community. Each individual student makes a difference in shaping a healthy learning environment - in classes, the halls, the lunch room, the fields, and on the bus. We’re working with all students to help them develop the skills and attitudes that will facilitate them in taking leadership and finding productive solutions to challenges. We aspire for all students to feel important and to recognize that they influence what happens to them as well as what goes on around them each day.

    It is a privilege for me, as the Tropico Middle School Principal, to partner with staff members, students and their families in continuing to shape a safe, responsible, and respectful school that is full of life, energy, and productivity.

    It’s Great to be an Eagle!

    -Mr. Shevlin

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    Mensaje del director:

    ¡Como educador de 18 años, estoy emocionado de comenzar mi mandato como director de la escuela secundaria Tropico! Al comenzar este año escolar, espero colaborar y trabajar con nuestra increíble comunidad. En Tropico Middle School creemos que, independientemente de sus antecedentes, todos los estudiantes pueden desarrollar sus talentos e inteligencias múltiples. Todos los estudiantes pueden desarrollar habilidades como la perseverancia, el ingenio, la responsabilidad y la empatía, cualidades que importan donde sea que los lleven sus viajes personales. En última instancia, deseamos que los estudiantes se conviertan en personas de calidad que creen vidas significativas para sí mismos y hagan una diferencia en la vida de los demás.

    El personal de la Escuela Secundaria Tropico alienta y entrena a los estudiantes para que se conviertan en pensadores críticos que produzcan un trabajo de calidad. Esperamos que los estudiantes hagan su trabajo todos los días: participen activamente en clase, completen su trabajo y se respeten unos a otros. Apoyamos a los estudiantes para que adquieran habilidades académicas, conocimiento del contenido, hábitos saludables y toma de decisiones acertadas. En el proceso de aprendizaje, alentamos a los estudiantes a pensar sobre varios puntos de vista y perspectivas. Queremos que se vayan de Tropico creyendo que tienen las habilidades, la capacidad y la creatividad para llevar vidas satisfactorias y productivas y contribuir positivamente a la comunidad y al mundo en el que viven.

    CREEMOS...

    • que cada día tenemos la oportunidad de afectar positivamente a nuestros estudiantes
    • que todos los estudiantes tienen derecho a aprender y ser aceptados
    • que todos los estudiantes pueden aprender y todos tienen altas expectativas
    • que Tropico Middle School es acogedora, segura, inclusiva y solidaria con todos

    Junto con nuestros programas académicos y extracurriculares, deliberadamente tomamos medidas para incluir a los estudiantes en la creación de una comunidad escolar positiva. Cada estudiante individual marca la diferencia en la formación de un entorno de aprendizaje saludable: en las clases, los pasillos, el comedor, los campos y en el autobús. Estamos trabajando con todos los estudiantes para ayudarlos a desarrollar las habilidades y actitudes que les facilitarán asumir el liderazgo y encontrar soluciones productivas a los desafíos. Aspiramos a que todos los estudiantes se sientan importantes y reconozcan que influyen en lo que les sucede y en lo que sucede a su alrededor todos los días.

    Es un privilegio para mí, como directora de la Escuela Secundaria Tropico, asociarme con los miembros del personal, los estudiantes y sus familias para continuar dando forma a una escuela segura, responsable y respetuosa que está llena de vida, energía y productividad.

    ¡Es genial ser un águila!

    -Señor. shevlin

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    For computer/technology support contact:  Mike Shelman, Information System Technician, 

    mshelman@skusd.k12.ca.us

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    CHANGE OF MINIMUM DAY RELEASE: Minimum day release has changed to 1:35pm. 

    If you have questions, please contact the TMS office at 661-256-5040 or email TMS administration.

     Mr. Ed Shevlin, Principal: eshevlin@skusd.k12.ca.us

     Mrs. Sloan, Assistant Principal: jsloan@skusd.k12.ca.us

    CAMBIO DE DÍA MÍNIMO DE LIBERACIÓN: El día mínimo de liberación ha cambiado a 1:35 pm.
    Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con la oficina de TMS al 661-256-5040 o envíe un correo electrónico a la administración de TMS.

    Sr. Shevlin, Director: eshevlin@skusd.k12.ca.us
    Sra. Sloan, subdirectora: jsloan@skusd.k12.ca.us

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  • Golden Bell

     
     
    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year here at Tropico Middle School!  For those of you I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Nat Adams, I will be your principal.  I look forward to working with you this coming year and building on what is already a great school with an excellent faculty and staff. 
     
    We have many new faces, both students and staff. We also have a new format for this year. We will be full distance learning until told otherwise by Kern County Superintendent of Schools. I am confident that this will be an amazing year for all involved. I want to share with you all the expectations we have for students at TMS. We expect our students to be safe, respectful, responsible, successful, and to show integrity. We truly believe that all students can meet these expectations and that by doing so, will experience great success at TMS. 
     
    As demands and complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their highest potential.  I believe that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to ensure success for all our students.  I believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.
     
    All students will receive the school handbook within their planner. This handbook establishes the rules and expectations of behavior for the upcoming school year.  Take some time to review the material enclosed as a family, so that everyone becomes familiar with the content. I look forward to meeting and working with you all as we begin our journey together for the 2019-2020 school year.

     

    Geared Up

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