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Welcome to Jonata Middle School

Our mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a global society.

Jonata's teachers use high-level teaching strategies that are aligned with Common Core and are often across-subject matters.  Learning environments are provided for mutual learning experiences that are project based, instruction based, and inquiry based. Students feel safe to share, discuss and collaborate. Positive reinforcement both behaviorally and academically can be observed anywhere on campus in a school culture that is safe, respectful and responsible. 

Jonata Students are well supported through structures that are set-up in our everyday schedule to help create student success including:

  • Teacher aides in multiple classes throughout the day
  • Flex classes
  • Open lunch time library as a place to read or work on homework
  • Optional after school drop-in program.

Enrichment is provided in core classes with options on learning activities, extension on skills, and deep levels of understanding on subject matter. Specific enrichment skills include ongoing Scientific Current Events are read, discussed, compared, and analyzed for all grade levels, art and technology skills. Students discuss, collaborate and write daily. 

Technology is utilized throughout the campus and across all disciplines. Jonata School is privileged to feature a 2:1 device ratio in classrooms featuring Macbook Air laptops and iPads. In addition, students thrive in our recently updated iMac lab and enjoy access to additional desktop computers throughout the campus. Classrooms feature video projectors and document cameras.

There is also a strong partnership with parents to support student achievement. We value  open communication between Parents, Students and Teachers.  Outside partnerships with Buellton Rec and People Helping People and our Oak Valley-Jonata PTSA are also a key to our students' success at Jonata.
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Kathy Award

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR KATHY ROBB

On May 2nd, 2019 
KATHY ROBB was honored at the Santa Barbara 
County Education Office and received the 
Santa Barbara County award for 
 2019 CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Announcements

Buellton Union School District was named a California Exemplary District in an announcement made by State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond on Monday February 25th. There are around 1000 school districts in California, and Buellton was one of only 18 districts, receiving this honor.

In addition, Jonata Middle School was the only school
in Santa Barbara County to be named a 
California Distinguished School by the
California Department of Education.


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CONGRATULATIONS!

OAK VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
AND JONATA MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
HANS RHEINSCHILD IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2019
SANTA BARBARA TEACHERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
CRYSTAL APPLE EDUCATOR AWARD


Hans
A ceremony honoring the 
Crystal Apple Award winners
will be held on May 23rd, 2019
at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

 

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