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Dear White Hill Community,
 
I hope your weekend was enjoyable.  Things are great here with lots going on.  Please see below for an update on things happening around White Hill – this is a short Wrap and it’s all about art and philanthropy this week!
 
David

 

Food Drive – Can You Help!

Ms. Ruzzier’s 8th grade Advisory is having a food drive as part of their community service on April 7th. We have one more week to help stock the food pantry at St. Rita’s church.  Can you help us?  Please be as generous as you can and bring in non perishable items (drop off in Rm. 501 and the office). Thanks so much!  We have gotten 2 cans of food so far – please help us support the hungry!

 

White Hill Art Rooms Need Paper Bags With Handles!

Send them on in please!

 

White Hill Art Blog – Updated!

Check it out! - http://whitehillart.weebly.com/
 
 
 
 
David Finnane
Principal
White Hill Middle School
101 Glen Drive
Fairfax, CA  94930
415.454.8390 Phone
415.454.3980 Fax

White Hill News Feed

Wildcat Wrap 5.26.2017

Dear White Hill Community,

Week 1 of testing is down with one week to go.  Thanks for supporting us at home as we navigate the joys of testing 803 kids in English, Math and Science (8th graders only).  Things went remarkably well thanks to our great staff and incredible support from our I.T. and district office staff – big thanks to Gabe, Sean, DC, Patrick, Julia, Ali, and Yvonne for helping things go so well. We also relied a great deal on Cary, Jennifer and Berenice in the office – what would we do without them?

Great job to our music ensembles who performed this week at White Hill.  We also welcomed our 5th grade orchestra, band and choir kids to WH for the performances.  I was preoccupied with my senior daughter’s HS events (how did the time go so fast?) but heard the performances were wonderful.  Thanks to our kids and staff (d’Alessio, Martone, Smith, Santucci, Montgomery) for two great events. 


David



State Testing Dates – May 22 to June 2nd

Please do your best to have your kids at school on time and well rested.  We’d prefer that be the case every day but it’s especially important during these two weeks so we can start and end our testing on time.  Testing is one measure of how our kids are progressing in school and our hope is they will relax, do their best, and just see it as a part of school.  No pressure.  No high stakes.  Just a snapshot of how they are doing.  Thank you for your support.

 

 

White Hill Art Blog – Check It Out!

Updated this week! http://whitehillart.weebly.com/

 

Summer Reading Ideas from Tina Stolberg in the White Hill Library

Great Picks for Summer Reading 2017 -

Fantasy:
Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

Fairy Tale-ish:
Extraordinary October by Diana Wagner

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokski

In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll

Science Fiction:
Nemesis by Brendon Reichs

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Exo by Fonda Lee

Mystery:
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Under Locker and Key by Allison K. Hymas

Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs

Paranormal:
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Drawn Away by Holly Bennett

Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith

Historical Fiction:
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Audacity by Melanie Crowder

When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina

Realistic Fiction:
Short by Holly Sloan

Something in between by Melissa De la Cruz

Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin

Teen Friendly Reads:
The Playbook: 52 rules to aim, shoot, and score in this game called life by Kwame Alexander

The Icarus Show by Sallie Christie

See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

Graphic Novel:
Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

One Trick Pony by Nathan Hale

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by

Award Winners:
Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Inquisitor’s Tale, or the three magical children and their holy dog by Adam Gidwitz

Non-Fiction/True Life Adventure:
Enrique’s Journey: the true story of a boy determined to reunite with his mother by Sonia Nazario

Sabatoge: the mission to destroy Hitler’s atomic bomb by Neal Bascomb

A Storm too soon: a true storm rescue by Mike Tougias

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