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 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 9.7.2018

September

Tues., 9/18 Site Council Meeting (Library)3:45pm

Thurs., 9/20 Taco and Bingo Night for 6th Grade (Gym)6:00pm

Fri., 9/21 Coffee Chat with the Principal (Library)9:00am

Mon., 9/24 Spirit Day-Peace and Love (Hippie) Day

Fri., 9/28 Spirit Day-Crazy Hair and Sock Day

Fun Run Day

Quarter 1 Progress Reports

News and Reminders

Thank You

Thank you to all that attended yesterday’s Back to School Night. A special thank you to the many parents for the wonderful dinner that was provided for the faculty.

 

Coffee Chat

The first coffee chat with the principal for the 2018-2019 school year will take place at 9:00am on Friday, September 21. The day and time of the monthly chat will vary throughout the year. If you have a schoolwide concern or conversation point, please feel free to attend.  

 

Site Council

Thank you to all that showed interest in representing the 6th grade on Site Council. 6th grade parents will receive an email in the near future to vote for the 6th grade representatives. The first Site Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 18 at 3:45pm in the WH Library. All parents are welcome to attend.

 

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is located around the corner from the main office. Students can check there for lost items. We are accumulating quite a stash already and all unclaimed lost and found will be donated at the end of each month.

 

Did Your Student Forget Something at Home?

In an effort to minimize classroom interruptions with forgotten items such as; lunches, PE clothes, Chromebooks, homework, etc., students should check the office in between class and breaks for their forgotten items. This will also be communicated to the students in the daily bulletin.

 

Yearbook

For your convenience, White Hill 2019 yearbooks are on sale NOW at the start of the school year. Order your child's yearbook from home today using the online link below. 45% of our students have already ordered.

Order yours today! The special price is $40.00 using this online link:

http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00597768?

 

The yearbook is a long time tradition here at White Hill and it is entirely student-designed by 7th & 8th graders in the Yearbook & Graphic Arts elective class.  Our goal is to feature photographs of all White Hill students (6th, 7th, and 8th), and to capture images of the fun events on our campus throughout the year. Yearbooks are hard-cover, all full color photographs, and include pages for autographs. They are a fabulous keepsake and make a great gift for your student.

Our Wildcats look forward to Yearbook Signing Day in early June and close to 100% of our students participate with a book that has been pre-ordered for them. The order window is open from Aug 17 until Dec 21 (the last school day before Winter Break). Sorry, yearbooks cannot be ordered after that date. Please order your copy today! Check out the attached form for full instructions.

 

Financial assistance (partial scholarships and a limited number of full scholarships) are available for families in need. For financial assistance information, please see the attached form and return to the WH office.

 White Hill Yearbook Financial Assistance Request Form

Instructions on how to order a yearbook

 

Prefer to order by check? There is a $5 processing fee for check purchases which brings to cost to $45.00. Save this fee and order online! If writing a check, use the attached order form and return to the WH office. Forms are also available in the WH office.

 

Any questions please contact Yearbook & Graphic Arts teacher- Emma Beauchamp at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Updates from YES at White Hill

The YES Foundation raises money to fund award-winning enrichment programs in the Ross Valley School District - art, music, poetry, STEAM, theater and more - all kids in RVSD benefit from YES!

 

GIVE TO YES!

Visit yestokids.org/donate to make your family’s annual YES donation! Donate now or schedule automatic monthly payments - the $900 suggested annual contribution is just $90 a month through June!  Please donate - Family Giving raises 80% of the funding for YES!

YES! CADDYSHACK

Join us October 6th for an adults-only Caddyshack-inspired golf tournament and afterparty! Don't miss out on the biggest YES fundraising event of the year* - mark your calendars, schedule your babysitter, and get your tickets now at yescaddyshack.bpt.me.

Not a golfer? Not a problem! This is a fun, 9 hole scramble format tournament with many advantages available, anyone can play. Still not interested in golf? Then join us to welcome the golfers back to the club house, for cocktails, dinner and dancing.

YES! THEATER

Calling all thespians and techies: YES theater registration is open! Click here to check out the the 18-19 YES Theater season lineup and register your child to act (grades 3-8) or provide tech (grades 4-8).

YES! SPORTS AND CLUBS

Middle school clubs start next week, September 10th!  Parents/Guardians received an email earlier this week with the listing.  It is also attached to this newsletter. Please review with your student to see what they are interested in attending.  Students may attend as many clubs as they like. There are many new offerings! Thanks to all the teachers who lead these amazing clubs.

 

Sports

Permission slips are needed for all sports!  Please bring one to the first practice. If you do not bring a permission slip, you will not be able to practice, participate in meets/games, or receive a jersey.  Forms are available in the office.

Boys Volleyball Club will start on Monday September 10th.  It will be held in the gym every Monday from 3:40-5:40pm and led by Michele Pelton.  Boys from all grades and any experience level can participate. The club will run until the end of October.

 

Mountain Biking Club will start on Thursday, September 13th from 3:30-5:30pm.  You must have a permission slip to ride! Meet our parent leaders, Matt Adams, Justin Sobieraj, and Markham Connolly by the PE lockers.  

 

Girls Volleyball

Information on the game schedule will be forthcoming in the week or so.  8th grade will start next week on Sept. 11th (5:00-6:30).  

 

The regular practice schedule is:

6th grade: Coach Brandon Carr.  

Tuesday's's from 3:30-5:00pm and Wednesday's from 2:30-4:00pm.  

 

7th grade: Coach Shannon Powers.  

Monday's from 6:15pm-7:45pm and Wednesday's from 4:00pm-5:30pm.  

 

8th grade: Coach Pete Gubbins.  Tuesday's and Thursday's from 5:00-6:30pm.  Please note the time change from last weeks newsletter.

 

Cross Country has started.  Coaches John Richard and James Spielman practice on Monday's from 3:30-5:00pm starting at the White Hill Field.

After School Sport Permission Slip

Yes sponsored White Hill Fall Clubs

 

 

C4C Meetings Start 9/11/18! Join us!

C4C is super excited to start up meetings again on Tuesday, September 11th in Room 412 at lunchtime!  Students from all grades welcome ( parents too!!)  We have an amazing year of FUN, inspiration and GOOD ahead! C4C’ers will learn about others in their world who could use a helping hand, how to use their skills and heart to create change and become confident and empathetic leaders empowered to go out and make a difference! Get a taste of C4CHERE!

 

Click below to view the Student Handbook.

White Hill Student Handbook

 

 

 

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