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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 4.29.2016

Dear White Hill Community,

Please take a moment to look through the Wrap for this week.  There is a lot of good information that spans a variety of topics. 

Thank you and have a great weekend!

 

YES Online Auction Is Heating Up!

The YES Foundation auction is underway! Bid now on summer camps, handmade items that will brighten your day, and services that will make your life better. Auction ends 5/5, but bid now to secure the items you want most. Be sure to look at White Hill Pinterest page here. Plus: are you or anyone you know planning to sell your home in the next 3 years? You’ve MUST check out this item!

Please share the auction page with your social networks to help heat up bidding and spread the good word about YES This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." height="48" width="72" border="0">

 

National Bike to School Day – May 4th

White Hill is doing great when it comes to green travel to school. Seventy-five percent of our students walk, bike, bus or carpool to school - that's impressive!  Twenty-five percent are driving in their single family vehicles - that’s still 200 cars arriving every day.  Let's try to reduce the single car trips even further.  Please encourage your student to bike to school on National Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 4th.  Join in the fun on National Bike to School Day!  If you don’t normally ride, give it a try. Maybe ask a friend to join. There will be a prize for every rider!

 

May 5th WHMS Screenagers Movie Showing

Sign up here:  http://www.screenagersmovie.com/white-hill-middle-school-fairfax-ca  - 50 seats remain available!

 

6th Grade Dance!

May 6th - 6:30-9:00 pm in the White Hill Gym!  $12.00 tickets!   RSVP here:  http://whitehill6thgradedance.bpt.me/  Tickets are also available at the door but we would love to know our numbers before the night of the dance so please RSVP if you know your child is coming.  Thanks! 

 

Carnevale Fantastico and White Hill Renaissance Day!

In the following two weeks, one iconic performer and one experienced theatrical director from the Northern California Renaissance Faire and Carnevale Fantastico, Italian Renaissance Festival will be leading workshops at White Hill Middle School to help the students prepare for their own Renaissance Fair later in May. They will be reviewing a variety of subjects from daily life in the Renaissance to entertainment of the times. In conjunction with these special classes, students have the opportunity to attend Carnevale Fantastico! which takes place May 14th and 15th at Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo. This unique event brings to life the fashion, theatre, music and life of the late Italian Renaissance. Hundreds of exquisitely costumed characters will fill the park while four stages will boast nonstop shows including traditional music and dance, Commedia Del Arte and condensed works of Shakespeare. There are games, demonstrations, an artisan’s marketplace and Italian food to enjoy.

 White Hill Students 7th graders will be given a pass to attend FREE if accompanied by an adult. One adult may bring multiple students. All students can pick up passes in the Office.  Information about the festival can be found on the website at www.carnevalefantastico.com and on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/carnevalefantastico/  Adults may purchase discount tickets online for $12.50.  Contact information is available on the web site.

 

 

Year End Parent Club Meeting

Come one, come all!  White Hill Library, May 23rd, 3:45-4:45 PM

  

 

Revised 2016-2017 Calendar To Be Considered By Trustees At The May 3rd Board Meeting

In an effort to align school district calendars throughout Marin County, particularly with regard to high school districts and their elementary feeders, a recommendation will be made to our Board of Trustees on May 3, 2016, that the RVSD calendar for 2016-17 be modified as follows:

First day of school changed from Thursday August 25, 2016 to Wednesday August 24, 2016

Monday October 17, 2016 is changed from a student day to a non-student day (teacher staff development)

Winter break moved from 12/19/16 – 12/30/16, to 12/23/16 – 1/6/17.

Spring break moved from 4/17/17 – 4/21/17, to 4/10/17 – 4/14/17.

The Ross Valley Teachers’ Association has voted to approve these modifications, which if approved by the Board on May 3rd would align our major breaks (winter, mid-winter and spring) with the Tamalpais Union High School District.

 

 

Parent Input Forms

Parent/Guardian Input forms for class placement decisions for the 2016-17 school year are available in the office beginning Monday, 4/25/16.  They are due no later than Friday, May 6th.  You may use this opportunity to provide information about your child to help us make optimal and balanced placement decisions for next year. 

 

  

FLO Flyer – Click Here.

 

Board Minutes – Click Here.

 

Sincerely,

David

David Finnane

Principal

White Hill Middle School

101 Glen Drive

Fairfax, CA  94930

415.454.8390 Phone

415.454.3980 Fax

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