SRVUSD's new Framework for Excellence is a symbol for how the district is "supporting students and their learning" and "staff and their work."
8th Grade Promotion Information
Several activities are in the works to celebrate the end of 8th grade. This attachment outlines the celebration night, ceremony and the class trip to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, as well as the process to register your child to participate.
PLEASE REVIEW THESE PAGES IN DETAIL TO FULLY UNDERSTAND HOW TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD AND WHEN PAYMENT IS DUE.
Street Smarts Video Contest
Streets Smarts Video Contest for Middle Schoolers Begins March 3rd
The Street Smarts “Be Reel!” Spring Video Contest starts on March 3rd! The contest encourages middle school students to create 60-second public service announcement videos about a traffic safety theme. The theme of the spring contest is “Sidewalk and Crosswalk Safety.” Finalist videos will be chosen from both the spring and the fall submissions. These finalist filmmakers will not only each receive a $20 Target gift card, but their videos will be shown on Contra Costa Television! Furthermore, all finalists will have their videos premiered at the May 15th “Be Reel” Video Contest Awards Ceremony at the Village Theatre in downtown Danville. Members of the first place team will each receive a $100 Visa gift card, and members from the second place team will each walk away with a $50 gift card. For more information about the Video Contest, visit www.street-smarts.com or call 925-314-3382.
A Cappella Day
On Friday, March 7, 2014, WRMS Choruses are participating with choral groups from CHS, DVHS and SRVHS in A Cappella Day at DVHS, the world-renowned House Jacks headlining.
The House Jacks is “the original rock band without instruments” (San Francisco Chronicle) that creates powerful original music using only their 5 voices. The band’s pioneering innovations laid the groundwork for the current a cappella renaissance, and their music can be heard in the movie “Pitch Perfect,” on the television show “The Sing Off” (US, China, Netherlands, France), and on radio stations around the world.
A Cappella Day at DVHS (Friday, March 7, 2014) will be a day of singing/vocal percussion/performance workshops led by these amazing musicians, a full group master class to put the finishing touches on an arrangement written specifically for this “acacelebration”, topped off with an evening performance (7PM) by the band in which the workshop singers will perform this special piece!
Concert included for workshop participants, tickets available for friends and family:
Purchase Tickets in advance from DVHS Music Boosters Webstore:
Students $10 (with ID) Adults $15
Just a reminder that March 17-21 will be minimum days - 8:10-11:40am each day (including Wednesday). Information distributed at the beginning of the school year may not have reflected this, so please mark your calendars.
Although Read with SRVEF is winding down, there is still time for readers to create online accounts, enter in minutes, email sponsors and receive donations. Students can edit their accounts and receive online donations until March 21st, when paper logs and pledge money are due.
Contra Costa Children's Chorus
Contra Costa Children's Chorus - Diablo magazine's 2013 - Best after school program & 2012 Best Music Lessons, is now holding placement interviews. Learn to sing in two, three or four part harmony. Rehearsals are once a week in Lafayette. Dr. Martin Benvenuto, artistic director includes theory in his weekly classes.
Climate Sub committee
Meeting in Mr. Loney's room E219 to discuss survey results and work on a plan of action. Meeting Date 3/13. Time =7:30. Location =E219 Continue
Climate Committee 3/20 in P-1
Please attend the Climate Commitee in Mrs. McCarroll's room at 7:30 AM for donuts and to discuss the school's climate. Continue
Join Friends of the Foundation
Join Friends of the Foundation between now and June 15th and Windemere Ranch Middle School will receive 40% of your membership fee! The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation has launched their Annual Membership Drive funding Classrooms of the Future. For your $25 individual membership or $100 family membership for four you will receive a car magnet, a window cling for your home or business or a yard sign. Our school will also have a chance to win our choice of 10 iPads, 15 iPad minis or 15 Google Chromebooks if we have the largest % of members from our school! We are an affiliate of SRVEF and would like to receive this funding to continue to support the technology plan for our school. Now more than ever we need comprehensive technology to support the implementation of Common Core Standards at Windemere Ranch Middle School. To join, visit www.srvef.org/friends and don't forget to select Windemere Ranch Middle School. Thank you for your support!!!
Principal's Welcome message
“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.”
Staff, students, and parents partner together to make things happen at Windermere Ranch Middle School. Since we opened in August of 2005, our students have consistently achieved outstanding scores on the STAR exam, our school’s API is well over 950, and we have twice been recognized as a California Distinguished School. In fact, WRMS is in the top one percent of all middle schools in California. I am proud that the learning environment here inspires students to do their all-out best.
Our website is both user-friendly and informative. If you are a parent or student, you will discover more detailed information when you log into your Schoolloop account using the login button located on the left of this homepage. One of my personal goals it to make certain this website is an effective communication tool so that everyone connected to WRMS is well informed about all the activities on campus. Please surf around and look for updates and pertinent material. You will find that the quick links sidebar connects you to SRV district news and Common Core California State Standards.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me. I want to meet and work with you throughout your child’s time at WRMS. We are good at what we do because our combined efforts encourage students to meet, and even surpass, each and every one of their goals. I urge you to come and help us make things happen at this exceptional California middle school.
Dave Bolin, Principal
Here are some things that students said on the bullying survey of how students can help prevent bullying:
"Stress the importance of non-bullying, and catch and stop anyone who does. People who are getting bullied should report to a trusted adult." -7th gr. girl
"Be kind, be respectful, be patient, and try to control your anger."- 8th gr. girl
"Talking to one another, and helping one another."- 6th gr. boy
Together, we can make a difference!
If you would like to see the results of the bullying survey from the last 2 years, please download it here.
If you would like to submit a student incident report, please click here. All incidences will be investigated by the administrators and/or counselors.
Main line: 925-479-7400
Attendance line: 925-479-7470
Office Hours: M-F 7:30am- 4pm
All students will learn at high levels and become responsible, productive citizens.
CCSS! SBAC! What are we talking about? It's the new Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The Common Core State Standards is a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt. The standards are clear and concise and pertain to reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.These standards have been adopted by 46 states already. Here's a link to the SRVUSD website on how our district is transitioning to these new standards. There is a wealth of information for students and parents.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready. This year, our 8th grade students participated in the scientific pilot study of the SBAC test for mathematics. It was a great opportunity for our school and students to have access to what future state testing will look like. The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be replacing the STAR tests in 2014-2015. They have recently just released practice tests for the public to view. Here is the link to the practice tests.
When you go to this link, you will log in a Guest, you do not need a specific log in. On the next screen, choose the grade level you want to look at, then it will give you options of which test you would like to look at. I highly encourage you to go through the practice tests to become familiar with the new testing format. The tests will be taken on the computer and are vastly different than the STAR tests.