Stone Valley Middle School will advocate for each student to grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially, to ensure that each individual reaches his/her potential as a learner and as a citizen—during the transitional, middle school years.
Please plan on attending one of the following registration/information nights at your assigned high school. More details about these registration nights (including information about the Accelerated Biology class) are on the SVMS Counseling webpage.
Monte Vista- March 11th (last name A-M) OR March 12th (last name N-Z)
San Ramon High- March 11th (last name A-L) OR March 12th (last name M-Z)
On Friday, April 4th all Stone Valley Middle School students will participate in
The 2014 Fitness Challenge to help raise funds for our Education Fund. Each student will navigate through 10-12 FUN Exercise Stations during his or her regularly scheduled PE Class. Each student will participate as part of a team for
endurance, speed, creativity, perseverance and SPIRIT!
Ladies Night Out
Save The Date
Stone Valley Middle School
When: Tuesday, May 6 from 5:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Roundhill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Road, Alamo, CA
The same night as Dads Dine Out!
This year at Extreme Pizza in Alamo
Please join us for vendor shopping, wine and a fashion show by Elisa Wen Boutique and J Hilburn Men’s Clothier.Purchase raffle tickets for 1/$25 or 3/$60 for a chance to win a trip to Cabo and other great prizes!
Enjoy fun with friends while supporting our kid’s education at Stone Valley.
Tickets will be available on-line or at the school.
Questions? Please contact Kym Zilk at 925-389-1660 or
Janine Burkland at 925-683-9392
The introduction and implementation of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has led to a restructuring of the traditional teacher centered classroom to a student-centered classroom. We are still using standards to guide the content by subject area, however there are standards that cut across all disciplines like speaking and listening, reading and writing. This multidisciplinary approach to education creates a system wide focus where the skill requirement is the same in every classroom. Listening and speaking standards have provided our students with essential communication skills necessary to work in groups and solve problems and create a deeper understanding of complex material. These are essential skills that prepare our children to be college and career ready. At this mid-point in the school year our administrative team has made over 400 classroom visits. Our purpose is to coach/advise teachers’ classrooms practice and to catalogue the CCSS implementation process. Beyond acquiring skills sets mentioned above we have noticed a high level of student engagement. What we noticed routinely in classrooms is students’ body language. Students are leaning forward, making eye contact, responding with questions versus providing answers, students rotating leadership roles, guiding discussions, presenting group outcomes, all work place skills. As unbelievable as it sounds…discipline has dropped to very low levels…unheard of in middle school….
Although we are only 18 months into the CCSS implementation process we are seeing great benefits this nation wide movement.
Want to learn more about Common Core?
SRVUSD Common Core resources: https://sites.google.com/a/srvusd.net/common-core/
Measure D update –
Measure D is a facilities bond that was passed by voters in the November 2012 election. Stone Valley Middle School modernization project is a high priority construction project. The construction is scheduled to begin in July 2015.
Here is the most recent project information:
The architectural services contract will be brought to the Board for approval in the near future. Design and drawings would need to start no later than this May 2014. Once and architect is selected, Facilities staff and the *Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee’s Design Sub-Committee will begin its work to study options, costs, schedules, etc. As the project options and rough design elements begin to come into focus, the site/staff/community team will become involved and help bring the design standards and specifications to completion…then the architects can really begin their work so we can get the drawings to the State for approval.
*The role of the FOAC can be found on the SRVUSD home page at: http://www.srvusd.net/fac
Local members of the FOAC are Alamo residents Steve Mick – Chair and
Margie Hart - Vice Chair.
Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Gary Black is in charge of all projects under Measure D. firstname.lastname@example.org
SRVUSD hosting community forums for new funding plan
Join us to participate in setting our district’s goals for next year and beyond. Please participate in one of our four upcoming Community Forums related to the new Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP):
• Thursday, February 6 - San Ramon Valley High School (Commons)
• Thursday, February 13 - Monte Vista High School (Performing Arts Center)
• Thursday, February 27 - Dougherty Valley High School (Commons)
• * All forums begin at 6:30 PM.
• ** Refreshments and Childcare provided!
At the forums, you will:
• Learn about this new State education funding system and how it stands to benefit our schools, students and community;
• Provide us with valuable input into what SRVUSD's plan should look like, and;
• Help us improve student achievement and engagement at your school!
No need to RSVP!
Questions? Please send questions or comments to: email@example.com
The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs presents "The Present and Future of Food Allergies," featuring speaker Dr. Grace Peace Yu of the Stanford School of Medicine. Join us for an exciting evening of up-to-date information about the diagnosis and treatment of food allergies and ongoing clinical trials. The event is free with registration and open to all interested community members; you may register at this link http://srv-snc-foodallergies.eventbrite.com.