Rolling Hills Middle School

District News

Updated Fri, Nov 15th

We've extended the deadline to participate in your school's Thoughtexchange and add your voice to our planning process.

We believe that working closely with our community is essential to meeting the needs of our students. As part of our annual planning, we want to understand what is important to you for your school and the District. One way we do that is through Thoughtexchange—an online tool that allows us to learn the thoughts and priorities of the people affected by our decisions.

Share your Thoughts by November 22! 
Please join in the Parent/Community conversation about your child's school and district.
Por favor únase a la conversación de los padres/la comunidad sobre la escuela y el distrito de su hijo.

It is an easy 3-step process:
  1.  Share – answer open-ended questions about education in our schools
  2.  Star – review and ideas from other stakeholders
  3.  Discover – learn what is important to the community as a whole

We are committed to making sure our students are educated to their highest potential, and we rely on your feedback and input to help guide that direction. That is why we are asking for your participation in an online community conversation about what we're doing well and areas in which we can improve.

Sincerely,
Dr. Shelly Viramontez, Superintendent

Updated Tue, Nov 19th

Why? Studies about school attendance show that “showing up” makes a difference:
· Positive school attendance supports students’ academic and social growth.
· Attending school regularly helps students feel better about school and themselves.
· Learning good work habits early will support their success in life.
At CUSD, we value our parent and community partnerships. Positive school attendance is a joint effort of home and school.
Together, we make a difference for our students. We ask that all families join us in helping students form the good attendance habits—being present each day and on time—that will help them succeed in school and beyond.
Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Updated Fri, Jan 17th

“Design thinking is an approach to teaching core academics that will develop our students’ skills as collaborative, innovative, self-directed, empathetic critical thinkers who can be successful in their yet-to-be-defined future,” says Shelly Viramontez, Superintendent of Campbell Union School District (CUSD).

design thinking process stepsDesign thinking, a process for empathy-based creative problem-solving, is spreading to classrooms across the district. While it is a primary focus of the district’s new Campbell School of Innovation, more teachers in other schools also are using it. Over the past year, nearly 25% of the district’s more than 380 teachers have experienced the design thinking process and how to incorporate it into their lessons.  (See related story about first-grade teacher Megan Delaye.)

“Students are becoming more energized about owning their learning, and their teachers are seeing student achievement rise as they incorporate more of these relevant problem-solving projects into their instruction,” says Kami Thordardson, CUSD’s Director of Innovation & Digital Learning. She says CUSD Equity Coaches have been working this year with teachers from several schools, both groups and individuals, and all teachers had the option to participate in a design project through the district wide library design project last year.

“We’re preparing students for jobs that haven’t even been imagined yet,” says Viramontez. “Design thinking is one of the ways we can educate students to their highest potential.”

Updated Tue, Jan 14th

Parents of current 5th graders are invited to preview our middle school campuses and speak with administrators about campus life.

Our highly qualified teachers prepare students for success in their yet-to-be-defined futures teaching them to be innovative, self-directed, collaborative, empathetic critical thinkers. We offer engaging and well-rounded instruction and enriching programs students in 6th thorugh 8th grade in safe and nurturing school communities.

Convenient online registration available from your home or in school and district administration offices opens at 8 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2020.

KEY DATES

January 17: Tour Rolling Hills Middle

January 21: 8 a.m. - School registration and Open Enrollment begins for 2020-21 school year.

January 30: Tour Monroe Middle .

February 14: 4 p.m. - Deadline to complete Open Enrollment (school placement) requests for 2020-21 school year. 

Updated Tue, Jan 14th

The March 3, 2020 will have many local issues on it, and voting is your chance to have a say.
This election will be Vote by Mail, so be sure the county's Registrar of Voters has your correct information.

Check your registration status
https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status/

Register online
https://registertovote.ca.gov/

Updated Tue, Dec 17th

Plan a visit to learn more about your neighborhood school! Schools schedule tours in January and February to coincide with the Open Enrollment period.

Registration will be online for elementary or middle school.  Our school finder link will help you see which is your attendance area school.

More answers are available on Enrollment web page, and our Enrollment Staff is happy to help you and are available by phone, email, and in person Monday through Friday (except holidays).

Updated Thu, Dec 12th

In this season of giving and kindness, Superintendent Viramontez sends this special message of thanks to all of the families, community partners, employees and volunteers who support our students and schools.

The Winter Break is Dec. 23, 2019 through Jan. 3, 2020.

We look forward to seeing you all when school resumes on Monday, January 6th.

Updated Thu, Dec 12th

Thanks to a partnership between the University of California CalFresh and Campbell Union School District Child Nutrition Services, students at Monroe and Rolling Hills Middle schools participate in this real-world creative, fun, and practical experience. Over six weeks, the students learn to make healthy choices, expand their nutritional knowledge and practice culinary skills with CalFresh educators. 

"I really like that we get to make the food ourselves," said John, a sixth grader in the afterschool Cooking Club at Monroe Middle School. "I joined because my friends were in it, but I ended up really liking it."

When the curriculum is finished, each of the clubs will continue to meet and choose a recipe for a Cook Off Competition. While they prepare, Campbell's Brown Chicken Brown Cow restaurant will volunteer to provide cooking workshops in January that aim to inspire creativity, expand their knowledge of culinary careers, and develop their palate. 

In early spring, students will cook their chosen dish in front of partners, guests, families and staff displaying their teamwork, innovation, and culinary knowledge at the District's Central Kitchen. The winning recipe will be mass produced and served at the school lunch program district-wide.

Updated Wed, Dec 11th

The process for transitioning the District's Governing Board from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections took another step forward on December 12, when the Santa Clara County Committee on School District Organization unanimously approved the District's trustee area elections process and map.

Pursuant to Education Code section 35012, the five members of CUSD’s Governing Board are currently elected under an at-large election system, where trustees are elected by voters in the entire District. Board members are elected in even-number years and serve staggered, four-year terms, such that the next election for the two trustee seats is scheduled for November 2020, with the remaining trustee seats scheduled for election in November 2022.

In by-trustee area elections, each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary and be elected only by the voters in that trustee area. Voters would only vote for one seat on the school district’s board.

Details about the process, map, and Board decisions are available on the District's website.

Updated Tue, Dec 10th

Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Campbell, a community education program for people who live or work in Campbell.   The application deadline is Friday, December 20th and the link is below.  Leadership Campbell is looking for 15 - 20 individuals who are interested in learning more about the Campbell community. Session topics include local government; public safety; health and human services; infrastructure and utilities; education, small business and community service.   The class will meet on the last Friday of the month from January 31 - June 26, 2020.