Rolling Hills Middle School

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Updated: Apr 28 2016 - 3:58pm

Grab your Sombrero and join us for Tacos, Traditional Mexican Pastries, South of the Border Libations, Dancing to cool DJ Jams, and more! All benefitting and supporting RHMS

Saturday, May 7th, 6:30-10:30pm
Rinconada Club House
100 Avenida Del Sol, Los Gatos

Tickets: $40 (Adult only please)

www.PTARHMS.org
(if the link does not automatically redirect you, please copy and paste the link into a browser)

 

Updated: Apr 13 2016 - 7:55am

It is not too late to order your RHMS 2015-2016 yearbook.  The cost of the yearbook is $45.00 if ordered between April 2nd - May 15th.  You may order online through the Jostens website at www.jostens.com or use the following link:

http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1005286/Rolling-Hills-Middle-School/2016-Yearbook/2015082404154490352/CATALOG_SHOP/

No orders are accepted after May 15, 2016.  However, if there are any yearbooks available after May 15th, the cost will be $50.00 and will be on a first come, first served basis.  So please purchase your yearbooks today!

Updated: Apr 18 2016 - 2:58pm

Our SBAC testing period begins shortly after we return from Spring Break.  Please print and post the testing calendar and be sure your students get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and come to school on time each day.  Avoid scheduling appointments during the testing dates.  sbac_parents.doc

Updated: Apr 28 2016 - 3:48pm

We’re looking forward to see all our parents at this Thursday evening’s Social Media presentation. Yes, this is a parent evening, not intended for students- they’ve had their presentation during the day.  There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the presentation. Parents that attend will receive a “5 minute early out” pass for their children to use at lunch any day next week.

SBAC starts next week. This year’s schedule is shorter than last year’s timeline. Accompanying this newsletter is the adjusted bell schedule along with the testing schedule that lists the specific days each subject will be tested. This schedule is also posted on our school website. We’ll be going to a block schedule four days of the week and keeping Wednesdays the same. Wednesdays will be used for make-ups.

The block schedule (112 minutes each class) will ensure ample time for your child to finish this new style of testing uninterrupted and without the distraction of school bells. The format will be:

  • Monday periods 1,2,3 

  • Tuesday periods 4,5,6 

  • Wednesday regular 
shortened days, period 
1-6 

  • Thursdays 1,2,3 

  • Friday periods 4,5,6

As always please help your child be successful during testing by following these guidelines:

  • Drink plenty of water (helps the brain process information)
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • No high energy drinks
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Take your time and think
  • Believe in yourself

Thank you to Mr. Rawlinson for entertainment he’s provided here at RHMS. Highlight of the last rally was listening to the RHMS Jazz band! They wowed the crowd with both their poise and musical skill. Last week, was another amazing concert by all three RHMS bands- beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Congratulations to all our music students for a job well done!

Another big thank you to all of our school community for supporting our book faire, especially our parent volunteers. The profits will go directly back to purchase books for our library. The more we are able to purchase on a regular basis, the more current our books are for our students! Students at RHMS LOVE having the latest bestsellers at their fingertips! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Updated: Apr 21 2016 - 8:11am

Have an old bike in the garage that you're no longer using, or bike parts you don't need?  RHMS students in the Los Gatos - Saratoga Assisteens organization will be collecting bikes & bike componenets in partnership with Good Karma Bikes.    Bring them to the RHMS Pollard Road drive-through lane and donate them to be transformed into a "new" bike for the Good Karma Bike program.

Also, our PTA will be set up to collect your donation of can & bottle recycling. 

Saturday, April 30, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Updated: Apr 20 2016 - 10:30am

Our lost & found bin is piled high and overflowing!  Is your student missing a shirt, jacket, lunchbox, phone, etc.?  Please encourage your child to stop by the big red lost & found bin in the quad and look to see if they recognize anything.  Parents may come look through it too - please stop by our school office.

Updated: Apr 28 2016 - 3:48pm

Please join us at RHMS on Friday, April 22, for our Coffee with Superintendent, Dr. Eric Andrew.  Hope to see you here.  Check in at the front office at 8:30.

Updated: Apr 20 2016 - 12:37pm

All 8th graders need to turn in their 8th Grade Promotion Packets to their Social Studies teacher ASAP!  Please sign and complete all necessary forms with both student and parent signatures. 

Also, please consider making a monetary contribution to the 8th Grade Promotion Fund.  We are in need of funding so that we may provide t-shirts to all 8th graders, provide food and drinks, music, photo booths, and other goodies at the Yearbook Signing Party.  Thank you to those who have already generously donated!

Updated: Apr 14 2016 - 4:48am

At a March 17 Study Session, the Campbell Union School District Governing Board began discussions about proposed changes at three of its schools: Rosemary Elementary School, Campbell Middle School, and Village School, the district’s a parent participation school.

Main components of the proposal include:

  1. Rosemary Elementary School: add a fifth grade class to the preschool-through-grade-four school in August 2016 with a possibility of expanding to a Preschool through 8th grade site in the future.
  2. Campbell Middle School: Expand the grade 5-8 middle school to Preschool through 8th grade, possibly in the 2017/18 school year. (This proposal could include merging Village School and Campbell Middle School, but is not dependent upon it.)
  3. Village School: If the school merges with Campbell Middle, the current Village School campus would convert to a preschool site. If the two schools do not merge, Village School will remain as is and planning for converting Campbell Middle School to a preschool-through-eighth-grade campus would continue.

One of the proposed changes was approved on March 31st: Rosemary School will have a 5th grade starting in the new school year. Discussions about the rest of the proposed changes will continue throughout the year.

“This proposal is a starting point. We are at the very beginning of the conversation,” said District Superintendent Eric Andrew. “Having ample opportunity for discussion is an integral part of the process.”

Andrew said the proposal stems from the District’s Strategic Planning, input from stakeholders, and the goal of ensuring that every school in the Campbell Union School District is a School of Choice. 

“We want each school to be as desirable as the next, so parents are confident that their children are receiving a top quality education in a top quality educational setting no matter which is their neighborhood school, ” he said.

The Superintendent and Board have had multiple meetings with staff, families and other community stakeholders since mid-March, and more are expected.

“We will discuss the District Reorganization proposal at each board meeting until we finalize the plan and identify methods to monitor the implementation of the plan,” Andrew said.

“Change can be uncomfortable, he added, “but it also can bring about wonderful outcomes for our students.”

If you have questions or want to be part of the discussions, please contact the school principal or ask_us [at] campbellusd.org

 

Bell Schedule

  • Period 1 8:30–9:27
  • Period 2 9:31–10:25
  • Break 10:25–10:35
  • Period 3 10:39–11:33
  • Period 4 11:37–12:31
  • Lunch 12:31–1:01
  • Period 5 1:05–1:59
  • Period 6 2:03–2:57
  • Period 1 8:30–9:15
  • Period 2 9:18–10:03
  • Break 10:03–10:13
  • Period 3 10:17–11:01
  • Period 4 11:05–11:49
  • Lunch 11:49–12:19
  • Period 5 12:23–1:07
  • Period 6 1:11–1:55
 

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