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.  

 

White Hill News Feed

Wildcat Wrap 9.19.14

Dear White Hill Families,

This week was tremendous - things are running on all cylinders. We had a chance to test our rainy day procedures (in September, who knew?!) and the kids were super. We remain excited about how this year is going and are thankful for the support and encouragement you give your kids each and every day. It makes a big difference.

See below for the latest from White Hill.  Oh, and check out our art department's cool new blog: whitehillart.weebly.com. Great stuff - thanks to your support of YES and our great teachers!

Go Wildcats!

David

Staff Appreciation Harvest Market Coming Friday, September 26th - Share Your Garden Bounty with Our Wonderful Staff

We our hosting our next Staff Appreciation event on Friday, September 26th. The theme this month is "Harvest Market." This event has been very popular with the staff these past few years, so we're going to do it again!

Parents - please bring in your extra garden bounty for our much-appreciated staff to take home and enjoy. We need your fruit, vegetables, and any herbs and flowers you may have growing and would like to share. Anything colorful and aromatic is appreciated!

If you are not a gardener and would like to contribute you can pick up fresh produce at the Fairfax Farmers Market, Wednesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m., or even your local grocery store will do! Preferably organic!

Deliver your fruit and vegetable contribution to the front office anytime on Thursday, September 25th and on Friday, September 26th before 11 a.m.

It is most helpful if you bring your items in non-returnable containers. Also, if you have paper bags you would like to contribute, staff will use them to take their bounty home

Thank you!

Jennifer and Astrid, White Hill Staff Appreciation Coordinators

Questions? Please call Jennifer at 415-595-6696

Are You Going To Costco This Weekend?

We are looking for a parent who is going to Costco this weekend. We need 500- 700 dum dum lollipops (they must be "dum dums") for our birthday treats. Two big bags of 300 would be perfect. We need them delivered to school early next week, so a Monday errand is ok too!  Please send WH teacher, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., an email if you can help with this errand. Just keep the receipt and you will be reimbursed ASAP. Thanks!

Ross Valley Coalition For Healthy Youth News - Important!

Please plan to get involved in our coalition's work! We are committed to working together with our community to address the use of alcohol and drugs by young people in San Anselmo and Fairfax.

The next parent education is coming in October - stay tuned to this part of my Wraps for the date and time. We also have a small working group set up that will help drive the work of our coalition. If you are interested in that work, please contact me and I can get you on the mailing list. We need your help in order to effect change with our kids.

Related Coalition News:

Pharmaceutical Drugs in our homes is a major health concern. Please get them out of your house and dispose of them safely. The Fairfax Police will be collecting unused drugs on September 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make this a priority. We have seen several instances recently where our local kids have gotten into their parents' left over meds (from a knee surgery here or a shoulder surgery there) and this is a recipe for disaster. More information on this upcoming take back day in Fairfax is here.

The Fairfax Youth Club is a new and exciting after-school program for the students of White Hill Middle School. The club is located at the Fairfax Community Center, next to Peri Park, and features a place to hangout, play video games, shoot some pool, get caught up on homework, and learn new things. The club is open 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday) from 4 to 6 p.m. Please stop in and say hello and see what we're up to!

Want to more information? Contact Armando Spataro, Program Coordinator. If you are unable to visit in person you can email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.fairfaxfocas.com for more information.

 

White Hill PE Program Needs Donated Exercise Equipment!

Thanks to the improvements on the White Hill campus, the PE Department now has upgraded facilities including a brand new blacktop with new basketball courts and a beautifully renovated, huge multi-purpose PE room! Our goal as PE teachers is to provide your children with high quality physical education! To continue building our program, our idea for the new PE room is to bring in exercise equipment and set up some fitness stations. This would be a great option to have for rainy days! We are looking for any  donations of working equipment including exercise bikes, ellipticals, and/or a treadmill or two. Anything you can provide would be greatly appreciated and would benefit the students and the PE department here at White Hill! Thank you!

Rob Barde, Physical Education teacher, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Save the Date: Wednesday, October 8th is International Walk and Bike to School Day - Please Join Us!

Walking and biking to school can improve our health,  our environment and our community! Let’s create the Green Travel culture that our beautiful county deserves. Safe Routes to Schools is in need of parents to help give prizes the morning of and possibly lead some bike trains. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help that morning. You’ll become very popular!

Edmodo Adjustments - Take Note!

Many parents are reporting that their child's Edmodo account is showing homework as due on a weekend day. The reason for this error is because some folks' accounts are not set to Pacific Standard Time. Please go into Edmodo, go to the drop down menu in the upper right hand corner and choose settings. There is a box with the time zone on that page that needs to be set to Pacific Standard Time. That should do it!

Send Your Kids to School with Waste-Free Lunches: No Wrappers = No Litter

Please consider sending your child to school with a snack and lunch packed without wrappers or paper. Why? We won't have to worry about litter on campus. No wrappers = no litter! The kids are doing a great job with clean up this year and keeping our campus clean would be a breeze if kids came to school with waste-free food containers.

Shadow Creek Neighborhood Is Not A Safe Drop Off Location

Please do not drop or pick your child up in the Shadow Creek neighborhood, which is just past the White Hill field to the right. We have had several near misses on the narrow road and it is simply not safe as a drop-off/pick-up area. Thank you.

Slow Down on Glen Drive - Please!

Please slow down on Glen Drive. We have walkers, cars, buses, and kids crossing the street on bikes and skateboards! Please drive with the intention of braking frequently and being extra cautious. Thank you!

Independent Study Requirements - Read Carefully!

If a student must be absent from school for five or more consecutive days it is possible to arrange for an Independent Study Contract. For a student to receive independent study credit, the school must receive written notice from a parent that includes  the dates that the student will be absent with a minimum of 1 week’s notice. This notice is given to Vicki in the office, either in person or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vicki will give the student a packet containing the Independent Study contract and assignment sheet for all teachers to complete. A portion of the contract is completed before the trip, another portion after the trip. Both portions are equally important.

When the student returns to school he/she must check in with Vicki to coordinate signatures and completion of the contract.

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