White Hill Middle School is a California Distinguished School that serves the communities of San Anselmo and Fairfax. It is the Ross Valley School District's sole middle school for approximately 760 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students from our communities' four elementary schools.

Our academic program offers a breadth of challenge and opportunity with core English, History, Science, and Math classes and award-winning art, music, technology (STEAM), and foreign language electives. Forty-one credentialed teachers, twenty-five staff members, one counselor, two counseling interns and two administrators support an engaging and rigorous education program. White Hill is enriched by broad parent and community support and is a active partner in the work of our district's YES Foundation.

Located on the western edge of Fairfax at the base of White's Hill, the school campus is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and open space and sits on a 22-acre site that includes Lefty Gomez Field. White Hill was built in 1969 and has gone through three major renovations (1985, 2000 and 2013). December 2013 marked the opening of 25,000 square feet of new buildings and classrooms which provide our students and staff with a first class facility for 21st-century learning.  

 

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Wildcat Wrap 2.27.15

Dear White Hill Community,

We have settled back into our school routine after a nice break and the students have been doing an overall great job sustaining our friendly and safe campus atmosphere. Please have your son or daughter contact any adult on campus if for some reason they need support in the area of social interactions. We have a full time counselor on campus as well as two interns and many other caring adults who will be happy to support you and your child if necessary. Parents/guardians can also contact any of our staff directly if you'd like to seek support for any challenges that may be happening on or off campus. Of course, the same goes for academic support as well. Please ask for assistance if you need it!

Please see below for the latest from around White Hill and our community.

David

YES Break-to-Break Participation Challenge

Yes has launched its Break-to-Break Participation Campaign to encourage those of you who haven't yet contributed to YES to make that commitment before April 10th. Our current participation at White Hill is 38%, not enough to fully fund our art, music and STEAM teachers, new library books, poetry classes, assemblies, subsidize YES Theater and pay for after-school sports, clubs and PE Dance. We want to raise participation to at least 70% before spring break. The money you contribute pays for programs YES is funding right now.

Watch for your opportunity to support our kids' YES-funded programs or pledge/contribute today at yestokids.org. Give what works for your family. Every contribution makes a difference!

White Hill Track and Field Sign Ups and Track Meeting - Important!

Track and Field mandatory sign- up meeting is on Monday, March 3rd from 3:30-4:30 on the White Hill field.  Running attire is not necessary. Email questions to Coach Alex and Coach Kirsten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

White Hill Mountian Biking Club - Starting Up Again Tuesday, March 3rd!

Meet in front of the locker rooms and be ready to roll by 3:30 p.m. Mr. Desmond will lead the advanced group with Mr. Cook leading the beginner group. Bring water, a spare tube and a small snack. Please make sure you have your permission form on file. The club will be on Tuesdays and the rides will be about 2 hours.

Marin Teen Girl Conference
 This Saturday March 7, 2015

"Be Your Own Superhero" at this girls-only day of inspiration with workshops, music and entertainment for Marin County girls grades 8th-12th. Happening at the Embassy Suites Hotel in San Rafael. For more information see marinteengirl.org.

Attention! Nancy Scott and Richard Judd Music Scholarship Auditions - March 28th

The Richard Judd (K-5) and Nancy Scott (6-8) Music Scholarships will be awarded again this year. Auditions will take place on Saturday, March 28th at Wade Thomas School. Auditions are open to all music students in RVSD who have been studying a musical instrument for at least six months (K-5) or 1 1/2 years (6-8), including those students in Band, Orchestra and Chorus. Scholarship winners from last year are ineligible this year, but those who were presented with Certificates of Achievement may apply.

Scholarships of $100-$200 will be awarded to several young musicians to recognize their musical achievement. Certificates of Achievement will also be presented to promising musicians. All Scholarship and Certificate of Achievement winners will be invited to perform at an assembly at Wade Thomas School on the morning of Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Audition applications and requirements will be available in the school newsletters on February 20th and 27th. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE SOME COMPUTER HELP WITH SCHEDULING THE AUDITIONS! PLEASE  CONTACT ME IF YOU CAN HELP WITH SCHEDULING or have questions about the auditions.

Sincerely,

Nancy Scott, Scholarship Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Save the Date: YES Great Gala 2015 Coming on March 28th

Join us on March 28th at the Fairfax Pavillion for the annual YES Gala. It's going to be an awesome "Party in the Gym!" Stay tuned for more information to come about the event, which benefits everything YES does for our kids.

We can always use more help! If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Sarah Shideler at (415) 819-8858 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ariane Olshansky at (415) 596-5136 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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