Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Congratulations to Mrs. Cachola’s son and former Sierra Vista student Sam Cachola for committing to play baseball at Cal Berkeley. When Sam was here he participated in all of the lunchtime sports and was a leader by example and verbally with his classmates. Hard work always pays off. Well done Sam! Click on the link below to read the entire article.
Cal baseball added a third member to its 2017 class this month with the commitment of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei center fielder Sam Cachola, who boasts an impressive bat to go along with a stratospheric GPA.
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Who wants a free shirt? If you said yes then step up your running game. You need to run a 6 min 45 sec mile to earn one.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Congratulations to the “Alabama Jackhammers” for winning the lunchtime sports softball championship by a score of 2-1. Each player received one pair of “Etnies” socks as their prize. Lunchtime pickleball is next. Sign-ups are on Thursday and you will make your own teams of 4-5 players. Do not miss out!
Monday, November 17th, 2014
What’s up guys? The new ACE after school classes will start on Monday December 8. DO NOT MISS OUT! The classes offered are below. Click on the link to read what each class is about and to sign-up today. I am teaching 2 of the classes!
3D Printing (Advertising & Printing)
App and Game Development
Beginning Chess(all levels welcome)
Beginning Ping Pong(all levels welcome)
SVMS Winter 2014
Monday, November 17th, 2014
Students, click on the link below to learn why texting could be causing back pain. Remember you only get one spine so let’s take care of it.
“His study found that bending your head at a 60 degree angle to get a better look at your selfie is putting 60 pounds’ worth of pressure on your cervical spine, the portion of the spine above the shoulders. That’s more than the weight of the average 7 year old.”
“The weight seen by the spine dramatically increases when flexing the head forward at varying degrees,” write the authors in the study. “Loss of the natural curve of the cervical spine leads to incrementally increased stresses about the cervical spine. These stresses may lead to early wear, tear, degeneration and possibly surgeries.”
Monday, November 10th, 2014
Students, you only get one spine so let’s take care of it. Read the article below. When I was in middle school I never carried a backpack. I would carry the folder and book I needed for that period. When class was done I would go to my locker and put my book back and grab another book for my next class. You have 4 minute passing periods. USE YOUR LOCKER!
The Dangers Of Heavy Backpacks — And How Kids Can Wear Them Safelyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/what-heavy-backpacks-are-doing-to-kids-bodies-_n_5700485.html
Friday, November 7th, 2014
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Well done today students. Your primal pattern movements are improving. Technique is very important so make sure to listen to your peer coaches. Remember that primal pattern movements are the movements we use in our everyday lives and in the sports we play and if you work all of the primal pattern movements you will work all of your big and small muscles in your body. Tomorrow it’s class diabolo time. See you then!
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
I hope you all enjoyed working-in today? In my opinion you need to work-out and work-in to be healthy for the rest of your life. Listen to what your body is telling you. If you are tired, run down, stressed out or just need to take a break it’s ok to work-in for a couple days or weeks to let your body rest and repair. More working-in is coming soon.
The main effect of the exercises in a work-in routine is that they cultivate more energy than they expend, leaving enough energy to stimulate and fortify your healing processes. Work-in exercises trigger your rest and recovery system. In short, work-in exercises are specifically designed to counter all of the effects of living an inactive or overly stressful lifestyle.
I recommend a daily commitment of 20-30 minutes of working-in. As you work-in, you will notice one
or more of the following changes:
*Your body feels better and better day after
*Your body weight improves.
*Your energy improves.
*Your blood pressure, heart rate and
respiratory rate all typically move toward
optimal if they are currently high.
*Your moods level out and you feel more
*Sleep deepens, becoming more restful.
*Your mental functions improve. You can try
work-in exercises during breaks at work or
when your mind is tired.
*You start looking younger and younger.
*Improved breathing capabilities.
Examples of work-in exercises:
*zone exercises(How To Eat Move and Be