Career Day

  • Career Day

    (Posted May 2024)

    August Boeger Middle School's Career Day was a success! Career Day presenters, former students and other community professionals from various career fields, including career pathway representatives engaged and shared their knowledge, expertise, and advice with our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Thank you to all that came out to empower and inspire our students.

    Among the presenters was Victor Noguera, an alum of August Boeger Middle School who is now an engineer. The story of his educational and career journey included his experience as an English Language Learner and how a high school English teacher inspired and prepared him for success. That English teacher was Ms. Raquel Topete, the current AB Principal, who asked Victor to come back to his alma mater to share his story with her middle school students. Victor is proof that AB students can succeed when provided support, opportunities, and a caring role model.

Future Chefs Competition

  • Chefs

    (Posted May 2024)

    We also want to highlight The Future Chefs Competition put on by our Food Service personnel. It was wonderful to see two of our AB students competing, enjoying themselves, and co-creating a family potato soup recipe. The food prepared by all the students was delicious. Thank you for creating this wonderful opportunity for our students!

AB Students earn Medals at Tech Challenge Cosmic Quest

  • Tech team

    (Posted May 2024)

    Congratulations to the AB Tech Challenge Teams that competed and earned medals at the Tech Challenge Cosmic Quest. Great job, AB Scholars! Thank you, Ms. Kapil, for all that you have done to recruit, engage, prepare, encourage, and motivate our AB Tech Challenge Team. 

Open House Rally

  • Open House

    (Posted May 2024)

    Prospective and continuing parents/caregivers engaged in games and fellowship at the AB Open House Rally. Parents/caregivers were greeted by the Boeger Band and had an opportunity to have fun while connecting with teachers, staff and administrators. Thank you to our Leadership students from and Ms. Nash’s and Ms. Tapia’s classes for organizing the event, as well as to the teachers and band who prepared and were there to welcome and get to know our future parents/caregivers of students. 

MPESD 5th Graders visit AB

  • 5th grade visit

    (Posted May 2024)

    We were excited to welcome prospective 5th grade students from across our district's schools to our August Boeger Campus. Our August Boeger Leadership students and staff put together an event that included a tour of our campus and classes, a fun-filled rally, gifts, treats and a to go brunch. It was beautiful to see so many smiling faces and students excited to join August Boeger next year. Gooooooooooooooooo Bobcats!

Boeger Band participates in CMEA Competition

  • Band

    (Posted March 2024)

    The Boeger Band attended the CMEA Festival at Saratoga High School. The competition was another opportunity to expose students to the world of music and the possibilities. Our students earned bronze medals and a rating score of "3/Good." We are very proud of our Band students' accomplishments.  Special thanks to Ms. Love for her continued commitment to the development of our young musicians.

Science Project Exhibition

  • Science

    (Posted March 2024)

    Our 6th-8th grade students shared their science experiments during our AB Science Project Exhibition. Under the instruction of their science teachers, our scholars developed and exhibited them for the AB community to see. Students in each grade level went through judging and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were awarded a medal and a ribbon. Great job, AB Scholars!


Academic Awards Week: Celebrating Academic Excellence!

  • Awards

    (Posted March 2024)

    August Boeger Middle School honored the academic achievement of students during the Trimester 2 Awards Week. Grade-level ceremonies were held honoring students for achieving a 3.5 G.P.A. and above. The ceremony was opened by a student drum circle, which set the tone for the celebration. Parents/Caregivers joined the student body in celebrating the achievement of the recipients. Congratulations to the honorees!

Transitioning to the Next Level- Field Trip to Mt. Pleasant High School

  • MPHS Visit

    (Posted March 2024)

    Eighth grade students visited Mt. Pleasant High School and took a guided tour of the campus. The Bobcats visited elective classes, including Digital Animation, Band, Drama, and more. The purpose of the field trip was to expose our 8th grade students to a high school environment as part of their transition to 9th grade. Our scholars were able to speak to and ask questions of teachers, students, and administrators. It was a great opportunity to take in what it is like to be in high school.

SJSU Science Extravaganza

  • Science

    (Posted: February 2024)

    AB students from grades 6-8 went on a field trip to San Jose State University for the Science Extravaganza. The purpose of the Science Extravaganza was to spark an interest among AB students to pursue higher education in STEAM. The one day event offered students workshops and challenges including: catapults, simple circuits, cup stacking, and paper planes. The Science Extravaganza was a great opportunity for our students to learn and cultivate their interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Special thanks to Mr. Athwal and Ms. Wesendunk for their leadership and coordination of the field trip. 

Celebrating Black History

  • BHEvent

    (Posted: February 2024)

    The community came together at the MPESD Black History event hosted at AB. Families were treated to music, food, dance, and powerful words honoring the contributions of African Americans. Leading up to the event, AB students researched and developed projects to deepen their understanding of African American history. Special thanks to the organizers of the event and the partners who came together to make the event a reality.

Happy Valentine's Day!

  • Valentine

    (Posted: February 2024)

    AB was awash in hearts, cards, teddy bears, and candygrams on Valentine’s Day as Bobcats showed the love they have for each other. It was wonderful to witness so many acts of kindness and sincere appreciation for one another. Special thanks to Ms. Nash and her Leadership class for the candy grams. 

Bobcats win ESAL League Championship

  • Basketball

    (Posted: February 2024)

    The 8th grade Boys Basketball team capped a dominant season by winning the ESAL League Championship against Orchard MS. The Bobcats overcame a tough Orchard defense and a spirited crowd to win 51-28. The League Championship is the third in a row for the Bobcats. Congratulations to the players and coach on another season to remember. GO BOBCATS! 

Celebrating Lunar New Year

  • Lunar New Year

    (Posted: February 2024)

    As part of creating a safe, engaging, welcoming, and inclusive environment, we celebrated Lunar New Year by inviting our community to attend the event hosted at IJAVV (several of our students and families attended). At AB, staff broke bread in honor of Lunar New Year and hóngbāo/Li xi (red envelopes) for good luck and prosperity were distributed to our staff, faculty and students. Good luck and much prosperity during this year of the Dragon.

Kindness Week

  • Kindness

    (Posted: February 2024)

    The AB Community participated in a week of kindness to focus on being caring (including self-care), respectful, grateful, and inclusive. These are characteristics that we want in all our students, and it was wonderful to witness the Bobcats at their best. In homeroom, students participated in a series of activities including: writing kind messages and posting it on a classroom wall for others to see, writing kind messages in chalk on the sidewalk, greeting and speaking to each other politely, and performing an act of kindness for others in the AB community.

    Thank you to the BEST Team (Ms. Norma, Ms. Tapia, Ms. Trudy, Ms. Kolman, Ms. Capitola-Duran), Ms. Michelle, faculty, staff, Coach Savage, and students for all their work and effort in making our Kindness Week a successful one.

Tech Challenge Club visits Tech Museum

  • Field Trip

    (Posted: February 2024)

    Students from Ms. Kapil’s Tech Challenge Club visited the Tech Museum to deepen their understanding of science and innovation. The club allows students to pursue their passion for science and builds their ability to work as a member of a team. Tech Challenge Club members work in teams of 2-6 people and develop scientific payloads throughout the school year. Some payloads are judged in competition, but what is most important is the human and academic growth that students experience.

    If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Ms. Kapil at

Students visit Santa Clara University

  • Field Trip

    (Posted: February 2024)

    AVID students engaged in their annual college tour with a visit to Santa Clara University (SCU). The purpose of the field trip was to further expose AB students to a private 4-year university in order to inform and inspire them to consider a college experience. AB students have had opportunities to visit public and private 4-year universities, like San Jose State University (Family Day), Evergreen Valley College, SCU, and will visit CSU Monterey Bay in the spring.

    Mr. Lorenzo Gamboa, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach at SCU, gave a motivational talk and then guided our students around the beautiful SCU campus. We are grateful to SCU for their hospitality and support. Special thanks to Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Tapia, Mr. Galindo, Mr. Perez, Mrs. Dobrenz, and Mrs. Gonzalez for organizing and chaperoning the trip.

Academic Awards Week: Celebrating Academic Excellence!

  • Awards

    (Posted: December 2023)

    August Boeger Middle School honored the academic achievement of students during the Trimester 1 Awards Week. Grade-level ceremonies were held honoring students for G.P.A., academic achievement in different subjects, and attendance. Parents/Caregivers joined the student body in celebrating the achievement of the recipients. Congratulations to the honorees!

AB Parents graduate from PIQE Program

  • PIQE

    (Posted December 2023)

    August Boeger Middle School (AB) hosted the PIQE graduation ceremony honoring parents from our school and sister school Ida Jew Academy Valley Vista (IJAVV). Our parents completed a multi-week program that provided them with the knowledge and tools for engaging as vital community members at their school sites, learning to advocate for their students, and continuing to learn how to support their children in school and on their college and career readiness journey. It was a pleasure to speak alongside an AB parent, MPESD Superintendent Dr. Elida MacArthur, IJAVV Principal Anthony Alvarado, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley’s (HFSV) Mirella Maldonado and Evelyn Rojas. It was also invigorating to listen to the stories of inspiration and testimonials about the great value of the parent education offered by PIQE. Congratulations to our August Boeger parent-graduates! 

    Thank you, Eastside Education Initiative (EEI), PIQE, and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley!  It was a pleasure to host the event and participate in the ceremony!  

AB Band performs at their Winter Concert

  • Band Concert

    (Posted December 2023)

    Parents, classmates, and the AB Community attended a spirited performance by the Boeger Band conducted by Ms. Love, our music teacher. The brass and wood-wind sections’ performance created a beautiful atmosphere and experience that was enjoyed by all in attendance. Bravo to our scholar-musicians on a fantastic concert! 

Mindfulness in the Classroom

  • Mindfulness

    (Posted December 2023)

    AB employs a whole child approach to create a safe and inclusive learning environment where all students feel valued and respected. Part of that approach is coaching students on mindfulness and how to ground themselves during times of social emotional stress. The tactics students learn can be used to protect and preserve their mental health so that they can focus on curricular activities.

    AB has a Social Emotional Coach that pushes into classrooms to take the teachers and students through wellness and mindfulness exercises before learning begins. Our coach also provides Rise Up groups for students to get training to become student mindfulness leaders. In addition, students who need social emotional support outside of the classroom can go to our Wellness Center, staffed by our social emotional counseling staff.

Bobcats dance the night away!

  • Dance

    (Posted December 2023)

    The Bobcats danced, jumped, and hopped the night away at the first school dance of the year. The dance experience included a light show and music by AB Alum-DJ Slap. It was a fantastic display of dancing, laughing, and students positively vibing together. PTSA operated a concession stand where hungry and thirsty dancers could pick from a menu of nachos, candy, snacks and assorted beverages with all proceeds going towards student activities. Special thanks to Mrs. Nash and Ms. Tapia’s Leadership classes for organizing the event.  

Bobcats honor Civil Rights Icon

  • Events: Ruby Bridges Day

    (Posted November 2023)

    The August Boeger Middle School community celebrated civil rights hero and advocate Ruby Bridges by telling her brave story, learning about its historical significance, and walking to school to honor her courage. It was a meaningful experience to be a part of and we are grateful to all those who participated. Special thanks to Ms. Gilman-Cama for coordinating the celebration. GO RUBY BRIDGES!

College Week

  • College Week

    (Posted November 2023)

    As part of their educational experience, Boeger students receive college & career guidance throughout the school year. Students and families visited San Jose State University last month and College Week builds on that exposure. College & Career Specialists from the Eastside Education Initiative organized College Week for students of all grades. The purpose of College Week is to inform and engage students about attending an institution of higher education through activities including: teachers sharing about their college journey, presentation on SJSU and other colleges, door decorating contest, information booth, games, college sweatshirt day, and more. Students had fun and learned a lot.

    To connect with a College & Career Specialist , please contact Ms. Villegas at

    or Ms. Cazares at

Boeger Girls Basketball meet SCU Women's Team

  • SCU BBall Game

    (Posted November 2023)

    The Boeger Girls Basketball teams had the opportunity to attend the Santa Clara University Women's Basketball game versus CSU Monterey Bay. The Lady Bobcats watched the game and were able to meet some of the Lady Broncos who were gracious enough to take photos with the girls. It was a wonderful experience for our students and they had a lot of fun. Special thanks to Coach Macias, Coach Valenti, and Coach Virgil for making this immersive experience happen for our students.  GO BOBCATS!

Bobcats dress up and have a "Spook-tacular" Halloween

  • Halloween

    (Posted November 2023)

    Breaking News! On Halloween, there was a crack in the multiverse and what spilled out transformed the AB Quad into Jurassic Park, Gotham City, and a playground for DC heroes, villains, anime heroes, zombie Bobcats, bananas, and more. There was music, candy and a Costume Competition with prizes. Special thanks to Ms. Nash and Ms. Tapia’s Leadership classes for their help.

Softball and Cross Country complete another Successful Season

  • Fall Sports

    (Posted October 2023)

    Boeger Fall Sports teams had another successful season with both teams getting big wins during the season and qualifying for the Section Playoffs. Please congratulate our scholar-athletes when you see them. GO BOBCATS!

Ethnic Studies- Gallery Walk and Field Trip

  • Ethnic Studies

    (Posted October 2023)

    Mrs. Smith and Ms. Hurley’s 7th period Ethnic Studies students recently held a Gallery Walk to showcase the culminating project for their Self Identity unit. Families and members of the AB community came to the Gallery Walk to view the students' work and celebrate the completion of this project.

    To build on classroom learning, students attended a field trip to the Martin Luther King Library at San Jose State University. The 6th graders viewed cultural exhibits in the library and campus art at the university. The highlights included:seeing San Jose City Hall, Visiting the MLK Library and its Teen Center, several students checked out library books from the MLK Library, seeing The Art of Remembrance/Dia de los Muertos exhibits - Ofrendas by many local artists and groups, seeing Pinoytown - Artifacts from the earliest Filipino Community in San Jose, and visiting the Victory Salute and Arch of Dignity, Equality and Justice monuments. Students got to shop at the SJSU Campus Bookstore and more than half rode the VTA bus for the first time. There was learning and growth throughout the Ethnic Studies unit and we salute the students' achievement.

Science Extravaganza

  • Science Extravaganza

    (Posted October 2023)

    Volunteers from the San Jose State University MAES-Latinos in Science & Engineering Collegiate Chapter came to the AB campus to present and introduce their Science Extravaganza to AB students from all grades. Interested students can attend the Science Extravaganza in February 2024 on the campus of San Jose State University. The purpose of the Science Extravaganza is to spark an interest among AB students to pursue higher education in STEAM. The one day event offers students workshops and challenges including: Catapults, simple circuits, cup stacking, and paper planes. The Science Extravaganza promises to be a great opportunity for AB students to learn and cultivate their interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

Boeger Parent Speaks out at Town Hall

  • Town Hall

    (Posted September 2023)

    According to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF), East San Jose high schools receive $11K less per pupil than those of the neighboring district just 6 miles away. This is unjust and it cannot stand!

    Helping to sound the call was an August Boeger Middle School parent accompanied by her young son. A product of the LEAF parent education program offered to AB parents, she eloquently and profoundly made the case that now is the time to act on behalf of our children. It was informative and inspirational to hear from parents and a distinguished group of Superintendents, elected officials, and community members advocating for our East San Jose students.

Boeger Walk to School Day

  • Walk to School Day

    (Posted September 2023)

    Our August Boeger Middle School's "International Walk to School Day" last week was a great experience for all and so much fun! The caring AB faculty and staff walked with students to school, making the event a huge success. Special thanks to D8 Councilmember Domingo Candelas and MPESD Superintendent Dr. Elida MacArthur for joining us in welcoming students to campus. 

Back to School Night

  • Back to School

    (Posted September 2023)

    The AB community came together to interact about learning opportunities and support services the school and its partners offer. Parents and students were greeted by the Bobcat Band and Principal Topete at the entrance of the AB Gymnasium. Faculty, staff, administrators, and community assets thoughtfully set up and decorated the space to make sure that all felt welcome at their home away from home. It was a wonderful experience and is one of the many opportunities parents will have to engage with the school in the education of their child.