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Chaparral Middle School At A Glance

Chaparral Middle School will be recognized as a student-centered middle school focused on excellence. All students will have the opportunity to experience success in their academic, physical, and emotional endeavors. Chaparral will graduate life long learners who are literate, culturally sensitive, morally responsible, and prepared to be leaders of the future.
  • 98% Attendance Rate
  • 65% Students GPA with 3.5 or higher (unweighted)
  • 80% School-wide Achievement for SBAC in English Language Arts
  • 77% School-wide Achievement for SBAC in Mathematics
  • + 30 Total Clubs & Activities
  • 3 Parent Groups - Community Club, HOPE, and CAPA
  • 5 Athletic Sports - Football, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Basketball, Track & Field

Principal's Message

Principal's Message
 

Dear Chaparral Parents and Guardians, 
 
 
On behalf of the staff, I would like to welcome you to Chaparral Middle School. Chaparral Middle School is a high-powered school that prides itself on putting a focus on each individual student every day. Our goal is to provide a strong overall experience for our students that includes a variety of academic offerings catering to multiple learning styles. In addition, we offer a powerful student activities program through our Leadership and ASB, complemented by numerous student clubs, as well as strong technology, arts, and athletics programs. 
 
Chaparral has a long tradition of overall excellence. Most recently, Chaparral Middle School was named a 2017 California and United States "School to Watch" by the National Forum, and was named an Honor Roll School for 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 by the CBEE (California Business for Education Excellence.) This on the heels of multi-year recognition by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), as a National Music Support School and as one of the Best Communities for Music Education. 
 
Chaparral also received this recognition in 2015, along with a California Department of Education Gold Ribbon School Award, as well as a 2015 California Department of Education Exemplary Arts School designation. These accomplishments go nicely with Chaparral's multiple designations as a California Department of Education Distinguished School, our two California School Board Association Golden Bell Awards, and of course, our US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Award. In 2019, Niche listed  Chaparral as one of the Best Middle Schools in America. Each year, we are ranked by multiple sources as one of the top middle schools in the State of California, and indeed, in the entire United States of America.
 
Chaparral students are promoted to Diamond Bar High School ready to take on the many challenges that face them. They can do this due to the work ethic learned while at Chaparral. Our accomplishments are evident in many separate areas; in our numerous arts accolades, our award winning academic programs, through athletic championships, and most recently in our latest CAASPP achievements in which over 74 percent of Chaparral students were considered at or beyond grade level expectations in all content areas, highest of all WVUSD middle schools! Our success is a testament to the hard work of the students, staff and community. 
 
As 2019-20 begins, Chaparral is proud to again open our doors following a multi-million-dollar renovation to our campus that now gives us a facility to match the instruction happening in our classrooms…21st century and state of the art. Despite our successes, we realize that there is still work to be done. As a learning community, we will strive to improve.
 
Please join the staff at Chaparral Middle School as we focus on continued improvement by challenging yourself to look for areas of personal growth and pushing forward along with us. I feel certain that you will like the results!
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Ron Thibodeaux, Principal
 

News & Announcements

Teddy Bear Tea, October 26th

Please consider attending the upcoming WVEF Tessy Bear Tea. Proceeds from this wonderful tea party and fundraiser support classroom mini-grants in Walnut Valley! Tickets are available at: https://bit.ly/2MrUX9F.

Join the Walnut Valley Family

WVUSD is now accepting applications for Transitional Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Please see the attached flyer for additional details. A meeting is upcoming at Chaparral on October 24th.

2019-20 Calendars

Please click to access the 2019-20 Calendars, Including Block Calendar and Bell Schedules.

Traffic Safety Video and Tips

Please view our School Traffic Safety video and look through the attachment with traffic tips to learn how you can make Chaparral a safer place. Thank you!

6th Grade Parent Night Presentation

Last night's 6th grade parent night was a success! Thank you to all who attended. If you were unable to make it, please reference the presentation below. We look forward to meeting your Cougar this summer!

2019-2020 ENROLLMENT PROCESS - NEW STUDENTS TO WVUSD

Enrollment for NEW students to the Walnut Valley Unified School District for 2019-2020 school year will begin on Monday, March 11, 2019. To begin the process of enrolling your student to Chaparral Middle School please click on the link.

Congratulations, Gold Cord Recipients

Please see the attached list of 8th graders that will be receiving Gold Cords for promoting from Chaparral with a 3.5 GPA (or higher.) Congratulations, Cougars!