We've successfully completed the first week of 6th-grade testing and will continue next week as well. We also finished the majority of our make ups for 7th-graders. 8th-graders start testing on June 1st. Thank you for sending your kids to school on time, well rested, and with plenty of nutrition in their systems (as we would want for every day!).
Have a nice long weekend. There is nothing we all need here at White Hill more than 3 days to enjoy our family and friends and prepare for a great end of the year. Thank you for your support and confidence in us as we navigate these challenging times.
White Hill Music Ensembles Shine In Recent Festival!
Congratulations to the entire White Hill Music Department for their performances at the Music in the Parks Festival at American Canyon High School last Saturday, May 16th.
The 6th-Grade String Ensemble and 7th- and 8th-Grade Advanced Orchestra competed in the festival with both groups taking 1st place in their categories and receiving Excellent ratings from the adjudicators! Congratulations to our White Hill musicians!
The White Hill Wind Ensemble and Jazz 1 and 2 competed in the festival. Not only did both the Wind Ensemble and Jazz 1 take 1st in their respective categories, but both won sweepstakes as well! Jazz 1 received a composite score of 193 (out of 200), well above the competition. One adjudicator declared White Hill the best middle school band he'd heard in his 30 plua years in education and adjudication. A special congratulations to Ben Dailor who received the "outstanding soloist award" for the festival. We're very proud of you!
The Concert Choir received a Superior rating and 1st place in their category, while the Festival Choir (7th/8th grade) received an Excellent rating and 2nd place. Shout out to our wonderful long-term sub Ms. Royer for preparing and leading our choirs!
Many thanks to all of the parents for their support in getting our kids to the festival.
8th Graders Focus on Helping Others for First Annual White Hill Community Service Day
I wanted to take a moment to share some photos with you from White Hill's First Annual White Hill 8th-Grade Community Service Day held on May 15th. Our classes were spread throughout the North Bay and San Francisco with one common goal: Get outside of our own little worlds and spend a day focusing on helping others.
Arranged by our dedicated staff with some volunteer ideas generated by our students, over 240 White Hill 8th-graders spent time cleaning cages and playing with the animals at the Milo Foundation, working in classrooms at San Pedro school in San Rafael, preparing over 750 sandwiches for the Salvation Army – food that is distributed each night to the homeless in San Francisco; pulling non-native plants and weeds in local open space and areas of the NGGRA; working at the food pantries in Marin; working the organic gardens at the COM-Indian Valley; and helping set and up and serve food at Glide Memorial Church.
Please join me in celebrating our kids’ and staff’s efforts. I have consistently heard from kids, staff and parents that we need to continue this work and I want you to know we are committed to making Community Service Day happen again next year!
Please Slow Down On Glen Drive and Elsewhere On The Way To And From School
Thank you for leaving a bit early from home and taking it slow and safe on the way to and from school. We have gotten reports of unsafe passing and driving while folks are driving to/from White Hill. Please slow down and help us keep everyone safe on the roads. Thank you.
White Hill Golf Team Re-Cap!
Thank you so much to Thomas Higgins for stepping up to coach this year’s golf club. We are so thankful that he took the time form his busy schedule to lead the club and mentor the kids this year. Below is his recap if the 2015 season:
This year’s White Hill Golf team had great success both on the competition circuit and off. We had players who competed regularly for their team and others who just came out to learn, practice and get better. Everyone who came out improved their games from the beginning of the season on. Showing all that practice doesn't always make perfect, but it sure does help.
As a team, White Hill Golf competed in every match this season without forfeit for 15 matches all together. We finished a respectable fourth out of 6 in our division, with a record of 5-10.
Competing in his final match for the White Hill Golf Team Harper Martin shot a final round post of 37, qualifying himself for the Marin County Middle School Individual Players Tournament. Great job Harper! Best of luck!
A special thanks to all the parents who helped out this season. MJ Ruggles, Coleen Proppe, Andrew Poster, Rene Voss and anyone else I may have missed, for driving each week. A very special thanks Rene Voss for helping out at the range and on course, and to Chloe Martin for coordinating the entire season of carpool and tournament availability for players. With all the other sport conflicts, it became a real juggling act and Chloe handled it wonderfully. This could not have happened without all of you. Thank you!
We will be having a 2016 White Hill Golf Team for all 6th, 7th and 8th grade White Hill students next spring. Whether you want to seriously compete for your school or you just want to come out to hit buckets at the range and make new friends, the White Hill Golf Team is a great experience.
May 26th Band Concert In The Theatre At COM - Join Us!
Enjoy the award winning White Hill Bands one last time this year at College of Marin's Main Theater on May 26th, 6:45 pm, featuring the WT Orff-Ensemble! Come enjoy for free and support our kids and staff!
2016 8th Grade DC Trip Information Here!
Current 7th-grade parents: If you are interested in learning more about the 2016 DC trip, please see our flyer.
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Parent Input Forms for the 2015-16 school year are available in the school office. If you would like to give us input into your child's placement for next year, please complete a form and return it to our school office.
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