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  • Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School (MCSMS) has partnered with Code To The Future (CTTF), the nation’s leading Computer Science program for Magnet Schools, to close the science gap by giving all students the opportunity to develop coding skills as part of the daily curriculum. Code To The Future is America’s first Comprehensive Solution for Computer Science Immersion — making schools more fun while preparing kids for the future.

    Why Computer Science? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of computer and information technology occupations will grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Our students need these skills to be competitive in the future job market. Additionally, over 90% of parents indicate that they want more Computer Science Education opportunities for their children, yet only 6% of Superintendents perceive this demand. Lancaster School District has set Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School apart from other schools.

    What do students do at MCSMS? Teaching methods integrate both Programming and Game Design, giving students a well–rounded understanding of how to utilize technology to create. This is a paradigm shift for kids, transitioning them from being just players to being creators. Cycle 1 introduces students to block coding through the Scratch programming language developed by MIT. Cycle 2 combines block coding skills with LEGOs and LEGO Robotics. In Cycle 3, grades TK-K further develop their Scratch coding skills, while grades 1st-6th learn the behind the scenes action with actual coding of players in Minecraft (as opposed to just playing) with a focus on block coding and JavaScript. Students at MCSMS use their coding and robotics skills to create projects across the curriculum. The possibilities are endless!

    Where can I learn more? Contact us to learn how your child can get started on a learning skills they can use in a promising career path. Not interested in a computer coding job? No problem! Our program teaches skills needed in any job: problem solving, creative thinking, perseverance, patience, organization and collaboration through coding in the classroom. 

    To learn more about Code to the Future, watch the following video:


  • October Newsletter / Boletín de octubre


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  • FREE Flu Shot

    Lancaster School District in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente is offering FREE Flu vaccine clinics for students (the nasal spray will also be available this flu season).

    Where? Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School

    When? Thursday, November 14, 2019

    What’s needed? A signed parent consent form – you can pick these up at the school or print them from link below.

    Consent forms must be received by October 25, 2019.


    El Distrito Escolar de Lancaster en colaboración con Kaiser Permanente está ofreciendo clínicas GRATUITAS de vacunas contra la gripe para los estudiantes (el aerosol nasal también estará disponible esta temporada de gripe).

    ¿Dónde? Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School

    ¿Cuando? Jueves 14 de Noviembre de 2019

    ¿Qué se necesita? Un formulario de consentimiento firmado por los padres: puede recogerlos en la escuela o imprimirlos desde el enlace a continuación.

    Los formularios de consentimiento deben recibirse antes del 25 de Octubre de 2019.


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  • PBIS

    Characteristic of the Month

    positive attitude

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    Adjective, Noun

    1. Positive attitude is a state of mind that envisions and expects favorable results.
    2. The willingness to try doing new things
    3. The belief that everything would turn all right
    4. It is an attitude that helps you see the good in people.
    5. It is a mental attitude that sees the good and the accomplishments in your life, rather than the negative and the failures.
    6. A positive attitude is a mindset that helps you see and recognize opportunities.
    7. Positive attitude means positive thinking
    8. It is optimism and maintaining a positive mindset
    9. It is a mental attitude that focuses on the bright side of life
    10. It is a mindset that uses the words, “I can”, and “it is possible”.
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  • Mariposa's "Strive for 5" Incentive Brochure

    In conjunction with Lancaster School District's "Strive for 5" campaign, Mariposa is continuing efforts on the home front to reward good attendance behaviors. Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School has produced a brochure of all the fabulous prizes a student can earn based on their attendance! Check them out! (English & Spanish)

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  • Strive for 5

    Strive for 5 Flyer

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  • Updated Newsletter (7/26/19)

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    California PBIS 2017-2018 Recognized School

    California PBIS 2017-2018 Recognized School


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  • Imagine Learning School of Excellence 2017-2018

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