Welcome to the Cambrian School District!
Memorial Day Holiday
All schools will be closed Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.
Cambrian District will admit as many charter and interdistrict students as space allows. You may obtain an application at your school of choice and return it to district office. If district staff determines that we are able to accommodate transfer students, a random lottery will be held by school. You will be notified by telephone if your student will be admitted. Upon receipt of the phone call you will have 48 hours to accept the transfer so it is important that you return our call right away.
Day of The Employee
On April 24th, the Cambrian School District Governing Board and District Office Administrators collaboratively recognized all Cambrian School District employees for the great work they do daily to support student learning on the Day of the Employee. It was a pleasure for the District Governing Board Members and District Office Administrators to serve ice cream sundaes to each ...employee. The ice cream sundae was a small gesture to say, ‘thank you’ to each individual for their on-going commitment and dedication. It goes without saying, that each member of the Cambrian team is valued as collectively, and united, we make a difference in the lives of our students in Cambrian School District.
Congratulations to Dan Kirwan, 2013 Comcast All Star Teacher Finalist
Family Science Night
Recently we hosted our 3rd annual Family Science Night. Over 300 students, their parents and teachers from across the district were engaged in hands on science investigations that demonstrated motion, sound, weight, and much more. We truly enjoyed interacting with the students as they asked questions, learned about new concepts and shared their observation with friends and family. Thank you to our Science Leadership team and the many Cambrian teachers who helped make this event possible.
Bagby Students Compete in Odyssey of the Mind
We are extremely proud of our Bagby students who recently competed in the Odyssey of the Mind Competition (www.odysseyofthemind.com). This competition is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students. Both Bagby teams came in 4th place overall in their problems and they were both the #1 team for each of their spontaneous portions of the day. This was the first year the teams participated in the event and they did fantastic.
Michelle Makinson receives Goldin Award for Excellence in Education
Michelle Makinson, 4th grade teacher at Bagby Elementary, has been named an award winner for the Goldin Award for Excellence in Education. The Award celebration will be held at Saratoga High School the evening of May 1st.
The Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education recognizes and rewards educators who have made outstanding contributions in their classrooms, schools and communities. The Foundation seeks to foster the respect for and appreciation of educators. It also seeks to retain quality educators and attract others to the profession.
The award is designed to recognize excellence, expertise, and demonstrable achievement in education. Criteria for this award correspond closely to the Foundation’s belief that educators play a vital role in society supporting young people’s growth and preparing them to be adaptable, flexible, creative, and responsive to future societal changes.
Price 8th Graders Looking Forward to High School
After the holiday break, getting registered for high school is a primary goal for our 8th graders. To help them transition, our feeder high school district, Campbell Union, held Parent Nights and sent guidance counselors from Branham, Leigh, Del Mar and Westmont to register our students. Families are encouraged to talk together about their child’s interests, skills and goals in preparation for high school and beyond. Students were introduced to the 4-year high school plan, A-G coursework, and basic requirements for graduation and college entrance. If you are a charter family, you will need to register with your home district high school for fall. Mrs. Tokihiro met with students and sent out a letter detailing next steps you may need to take. A copy of the letter is available on our website’s 8th grade page along with activities for the year.
Fammatre Recognizes Judy Pike and Charlotte Stinson
Fammatre is privileged to recognize Judy and Charlotte with Good Apple Awards. Judy has been helping our students and parents cross busy Leigh Avenue each morning and afternoon for over four years. Charlotte has been in front of Fammatre School on New Jersey Avenue for over seven years. Their dedication and commitment to serving our community do...es not go unnoticed. Like clockwork both of these amazing women take their posts each day ready to greet our families and cross them safely to school.
February 1st - Staff Development Day
All schools were closed for students on February 1, 2013 for a staff development day. Cambrian is committed to high quality instruction and the continued professional development of our teachers.
Response to Connecticut Shooting
We are all saddened by the horrific school shooting that occurred today in Connecticut. Our hearts go out to all those affected. I want to assure all parents that we have safety and security procedures in place to protect our students and staff. At this time, our psychologists and counseling support staff are prepared and ready to assist students, parents and staff in dealing with this tragedy. Additionally, our leadership continues to work together with local law enforcement to ensure the safety of our students and staff. (Read more)
San Jose students send "secret Santa" items to Sandy Hook
Every year, students in Debbie Stein's classes at Ida Price Middle School bring small gifts for a "secret Santa" exchange. This year, eighth-grader Andrew McBain suggested that instead of giving to each other, students should donate the presents to Sandy Hook Elementary students in Connecticut. (Read more)
Price Middle School students take Grand Prize in November's Mouse Squad Microproject Contest
We had a tie for our Grand Prize $60 gift card to Best Buy, but both were students from Ida Price Charter Middle School in San Jose, California. This month Zach H and Ryan M, will split the Grand prize glory while their Squad enjoys the gift card! Zach H's "Sky" and Ryan M's "Lost" won the Grand Prize because they both made very fun, detailed and challenging games with many different levels, great story lines and a whole lot of hard work. (Read more)
Cambrian School District recognized in A Look at Learning (A.L.L.) Newsletter
Congratulations to Cambrian School District for meeting all three Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) targets for English learners and earning a place among the 14 percent of Local Educational Agencies that met these targets in 2012. (Read more)
Cambrian’s approach to incorporating instructional technology into classroom instruction featured in the professional journal Education Leadership
At Cambrian School District, we're trying a new approach as we investigate new technologies. Rather than roll out a one-size-fits-all mandate that teachers use a new "box" which may sit gathering dust, we’ve implemented a new model. Early in the last school year we announced the Digital Media Academy, and in March 2012, the iPad Academy, . . . (Read more)
Blog features Cambrian students using PSAs to resolve playground issues