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GIRLS OUTDOOR FIELD HOCKEY
6-8TH GRADERS

MANDATORY INFORMATION MEETING
Tue, Mar 19, at lunch in the GYM

NO TRYOUTS  - Everyone makes the team

FIRST PRACTICE:
7/8th - Thu, Mar 28, 3:15 – 4:45 (large field)
6th -  Tue, Apr 2,  3:15 – 4:45 (large field)

BRING:  
Permission slip packet, water, mouth guard, shin guards (soccer shin guards are OK), athletic shoes & clothing

Updated Wed, Mar 20th

Have you ordered your yearbook?  There's still time! 

Order yearbooks online at www.JostensYearbooks.com

 yearbook order flyer

Updated Mon, Mar 11th

Profile of a Graduate is our commitment to students, families, and community.

 Watch the Video

See how the Profile of a Graduate is taking hold in our first year of aligning instruction to the key competencies:
self-directed, innovative, critical thinker, collaborative, empathetic.

Updated Fri, Mar 8th

Key dates are listed here. More detailed calendar will be sent to families.

Student Start and End Dates

  • Students' first day of school:  August 22, 2019
  • Students' last day: June 11

Breaks/Holidays

  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 25-29. 2019
  • Winter Break: Dec. 23, 2019-Jan. 3, 2020
  • Presidents’ Break Feb. 17- 21, 2020
  • Spring Break: April 6-10, 2020
Updated Wed, Mar 13th

Principal’s Message

Hello, families!  We are working on wrapping up our second trimester and ushering in our final trimester of the school year.  This can often be a time of excitement and trepidation for students.  Recognizing that, we aim to keep the safety of routines in place as we balance opportunities for students to demonstrate academic improvement on state assessments and model Profile of a Graduate traits, such as empathy and collaboration.  Teachers continue to plan deep learning experiences for our students, including field trips, cooperative work, project-based learning activities, literature circles, math centers, and flexible grouping to name several.  It is these forms of instruction that lead to high student engagement and learning.

Exhibition

On February 26th, the Eighth Grade Exhibition project was the feature event at Rolling Hills.  This promotion requirement for everyone in 8th grade allowed our students the opportunity to demonstrate an array of curricular and “soft” skills featured in the district’s Profile of a Graduate.  There was a wide range of topics about which students were passionate

While the Exhibition requirement itself has been the same for two decades, the way in which our site supported students changed this year.  Instead of it being a requirement in late May when 8th graders are busy with state testing and the transition to high school, we moved it to February.  This will calm end of the year jitters for our students and allow anyone who may not have been successful in a particular aspect of the Exhibition the opportunity to complete it.

Additionally, rather than being an experience accomplished entirely in English classrooms, three departments supported our students.  Our English teachers focused upon the written report, while our history teachers focused upon research, and our science teachers focused upon the project itself.  Students were the beneficiaries of linking their learning to three curricular areas and having a richer experience.

I’d like to extend thanks to our RHMS teachers who were instrumental in supporting students and those community members who were active panelists.  We look forward to this promotion requirement being refined again next year so that it is even more successful.

Instructional Leadership Team

On Tuesday, the Instructional Leadership met from between 8:30 and 3:30.  Comprised of eight teachers and school administration, we looked at data including Thought Exchange results.  Committed to a growth mindset, we are pleased with our site’s collective efforts this year, and are looking at next steps to address instructional needs and the whole child for this year and in the future.  As priorities and next steps are determined, messages will be shared with staff, community, and our students.

Athletics

We are excited to see our girls volleyball and boys soccer seasons start, and particularly pleased that CUSD made repairs to our fields that allows RHMS to host its first soccer game in over a year.  Our final athletic season will start in April.  Track & field is a sport where there are no tryouts, rather open to any interested student.  Events include throwing, jumping, individual running, and relays.  It is a great way to set goals, remain fit, and meet new friends.

PTA

We appreciate your continued support of PTA as it aims to help fund 6th grade Science Camp, 7th grade Renaissance Day, the 8th grade promotion, supplemental history curriculum, and IXL online math support among a number of other activities.  Please log onto https://www.ptarhms.org/ for more details about how to support the PTA as it works to support over 1,000 RHMS students.

Updated Wed, Mar 6th

Remember to "Spring Forward" on your clocks this weekend.

Daylight Savings Time starts at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, March 10.

Set your clocks ahead one hour!

Updated Wed, Mar 6th

Westmont High School's Theatre Arts Department's
Spring musical will be the Broadway smash and international sensation

Mamma Mia! 

This classic jukebox musical romance weaves together a tale of family and friendship, commitment and compassion - and a surprise ending! With heavenly harmonies, fabulous costumes, outstanding technical effects, and brilliant choreography, over forty accomplished actors and singers will take you to a magical Greek island fit for a Dancing Queen! Rating: PG

In addition, there will be a silent auction in conjunction with the show: funds raised will help to pay for this and future shows.

Performances and Tickets:

Friday, March 15, 16 & 21, 22, 23 @ 7:00 pm  -  $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
Saturday, March 23 @ 2:00 pm - $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Thursday, March 21st -  $ Pay What You Will Performance for remaining tickets sold at the door.

Address:
Westmont High School - 4805 Westmont Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

For additional information on Westmont's Theatre Arts Department, visit westmonttheatre.com  

Updated Tue, Mar 5th

An Internet Safety Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. Ed.D.

Dear Parents,

We want to make you aware of what seems to be the latest viral challenge targeting children. It is called the Momo Challenge, and it centers around a disturbing character suggesting dangerous tasks for kids to perform. From what we have learned, these and other suggestions can also be found spliced into some YouTube Kids videos, including Fortnite and Peppa the Pig. This challenge also occurs through an app called WhatsApp, which could function on both phones and tablets.

We recommend that you talk to your child about these kinds of challenges, in a way that you feel is appropriate for their understanding. Given the connection and concern with messages within YouTube Kids videos, we also recommend that you monitor what your child is watching and screen the videos, even if they appear to be safe, to ensure their viewing does not include harmful messages.

The links below offer some information about the Internet hoax and resources to help you set rules at home:

Learn more about how you can ensure cyber safety at home.
o   Media Guidelines for All Kids of All Ages
o   Safe Search Kids

In our schools, we are aware of this trending issue and continue working to ensure students follow safe Internet use. Throughout the school year, our teachers reinforce the expectations for safe use and responsible practices described in our Student Digital Safety contracts.  They also use the Common Sense Media resources and our lesson bank to teach grade-specific digital citizenship lessons.

If you have any further questions, please contact your child’s school.

Updated Fri, Mar 1st

Student safety is our top-most priority—even when they are traveling between home and school.

As students become more comfortable about walking or riding bikes between school and home, we want to be sure they stay alert and safe. Please talk to your child about how to stay safe while traveling to and from school.

Some suggested reminders are:

1.    If possible, don’t walk or ride alone.

2.    Stay aware of your surroundings. Watch where you’re going and what is happening around you.

3.    Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

4.    Use cross walks and obey traffic signals.

5.    Avoid strangers, and tell an adult right away if any suspicious people approach you.

Thank you for being our partner in student safety.

Updated Wed, Feb 27th

After school and preschool program sign ups start March 1, 2019

Elementary & Middle School Programs

Our before and after school programs  offer safe, fun, and engaging programs where students develop current interests and discover new ones beyond the school day. Learn more.

Early Child Education Programs

Our high-quality infant, toddler, and preschool programs prepare children for successful educational journeys. Both fee-based and subsidized programs are available, year round, with part-time or full-time options. Learn more.

Bell Schedule

  • Period 18:35–9:33
  • Period 29:37–10:31
  • Break10:31–10:41
  • Period 310:45–11:39
  • Period 411:43–12:41
  • Lunch12:41–1:11
  • Period 51:15–2:10
  • Period 62:13–3:08
  • Period 18:35–9:23
  • Period 29:27–10:11
  • Break10:11–10:21
  • Period 310:25–11:09
  • Period 411:13–12:01
  • Lunch12:01–12:31
  • Period 512:35–1:20
  • Period 61:24–2:08
 

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