Thank you to all the volunteers who came and evaluated our 8th grade student Exhibition projects and presentations. We appreciate your involvement in this process, it also means a lot to the students. If you served as a panelist and would like to provide feedback, take a minute to complete this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JSKHHQP
Please join us on June 8 at 11:00 am for the 8th grade Promotion Ceremony. The ceremony will take place on the back field; the gate on the back of campus by the marquee will be open at 10:00 am. Seats are first-come, first-served.
If you bring balloons for your 8th grader, we will have students collecting them to check them in so that they are not blocking audience views during the ceremony. If you bring umbrellas or other shade devices, please sit on the edges so that you do not block views. Please do not bring noise makers.
To All Monroe 8th Graders: Come celebrate your Promotion in Hollywood style, with a Night at the Oscars Promotion Party 2016! On Friday, June 3, from 6-9pm, DJ Mike will keep you dancing while you enjoy food and games on your last night together as Monroe’s Class of 2016. Permission slips can be picked up in the office.
Students work for months on their final exhibition project. Presentations are Friday, May 27. We are still in need for more exhibition judges. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Ms. Hull, shull [at] campbellusd.org or Mrs. Rezzonico brezzonico [at] campbellusd.org through email or contact the school office (408)556-0360 to get more information.
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New solar structures will be built on several schools, as part of Campbell Union School District’s energy conservation program. To maximize efficiency and savings, the projects will require removing trees and replacing them with different types that will not interfere with solar collector function.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016 – 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Monroe Middle School, PLC Bldg., 1055 S. Monroe St., San Jose
In CUSD, we offer an accelerated pathway that covers three years of content during the course of the seventh and eighth grade year (7th grade common core, eighth grade common core, and the high school Integrated One course). This program is called the Compact Accelerated Program (CAP). Students who are successful on this pathway will begin high school in the Integrated Two course.
Student placement into the accelerated pathway is determined through multiple measures. Each middle school has the same cut points for entry into CAP classes; students must meet the cut scores for at least two of the three assessments. The following measures are used for placement:
- iReady Scores
- SBAC Data
- District Performance Assessment
By May 20, all 6th and 7th graders at Monroe will have participated in the performance assessment that will serve as part of a placement for next year’s CAP class. We will notify students who are placed in the CAP class in June, the week after school ends.
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:
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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
The Campbell USD Governing Board appointed Pablo A. Beltran to fill a vacancy that occurred when Board Member Juliet Tiffany-Morales resigned on March 10, 2016. He was sworn in on March 31st, and will hold the provisional appointment until the November 2016 election when voters will elect a trustee to fill a four-year term.
“Public schools have a broad purpose which starts with teaching our children the cognitive, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills required for future success,” Beltran said. “I look forward to collaborating with the board and the community to support that long-term vision.”
At a March 22, 2016 Strategic Planning meeting, Governing Board members and 25 other participants representing the district’s stakeholders met to discuss progress and next steps toward achieving the District’s Strategic Goals. The group brainstormed what it perceived as District strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats/challenges, and members outlined a set of 6-month objectives for attaining the long-term goals.