SRVUSD's new Framework for Excellence is a symbol for how the district is "supporting students and their learning" and "staff and their work."
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!!!
Registration information for 2013-2014
Please click here for registration procedures and dates. Forms will be uploaded soon.
Ever dream of driving a SCHOOL BUS? WE will PAY YOU to do it!
... here is your chance! The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is looking for individuals interested in becoming Special Education School Bus Drivers! Paid training provided! The San Ramon Valley Unified School District operates small... Continue
Last day of ZAP
The last day of ZAP will be Friday, May 31st. No late work will be accepted after this date.
DVHS Wildcats Women's Lacrosse
The Dougherty Valley Wildcats Women's lacrosse is offering a free clinic every Tuesday and Thursday starting July 9th for all incoming students interested in Lacrosse. For more information go to http://www.dvwildcats.net/wlax Continue
SRVUSD summer program
SRVUSD Summer Enrichment – Register by June 11th! Online registration for SRVUSD Summer Enrichment classes ends on June 11th. The Summer program is for enrichment only and classes are not structured to provide remediation of any acade... Continue
US Soldiers Memorial at WRMS
Next Monday is Memorial Day when we honor our country's military so we are making a shrine by our American flag in front of our school honoring our US military. Please bring in copies of pictures of your military relatives. Please turn in your... Continue
Care packages for US Soldiers May 20-May 31
WRMS is sending care packages to our soldiers through Blue Star Moms. TOP ten things to donate: Vitamin water enhancers (individual packets) Canned protein: Chicken or Tuna Beef jerky, Slim Jims Sunflower seeds (snack packs) Nuts of a... Continue
SRVUSD & Common Core State Standards
Be sure to visit the SRVUSD's website on the Common Core State Standards. There's a parent tab just for families! Continue
Congrats to WRMS Ed Fund- E-scrip
Congratulations! Windemere Ranch Ed Fund has made the eScrip Honor Roll!!! Thanks to our E-scrip volunteer, Suchita Patkar's hard work and commitment, WRMS Ed Fund's earnings are in the top 5% of all 50,000 participating eScrip organizatio... Continue
Congrats to WRMS Ed Fund!!!
WRMS Ed Fund just got recognized as affiliate of the year by San Ramon Valley Ed Fund. Congrats!
Preparing for College
Preparing for College Did you miss the "Preparing for College" Presentation that was given at the April PTSA meeting? Here are the handouts and the powerpoint presentation if you are interested. Please contact Monica Viharo @ (510) 207-5... Continue
Principal's Welcome message
On behalf of the entire Windemere Ranch Middle School community I would like to welcome you to our website. We are very proud of our school and our many accomplishments since our opening in August of 2005. Our students have consistently scored very high in the state’s STAR exams, our school’s API has consistently been well over 900, and we are a California Distinguished School. Based on our current API we are in the top one percent of all of the middle schools in the state. However, we are most proud of the nurturing and stimulating environment we have developed for our students that allows them to learn at high levels while enjoying themselves.
Here are some things that students said on the bullying survey of how students can help prevent bullying:
"When you see someone alone, comfort them and be their friend" -7th gr. girl
"Students can help stand up to the bullies and invite the people being excluded to join them"- 8th gr. girl
"They can be more friendly and accepting to others"- 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.
It’s so hard to keep up with all the new technology programs and apps that are constantly popping up. Here’s quick quiz of programs that our students use? Do you know what they are and how they are different from each other? (Answers are at the bottom of this article.)
We are discovering that students use these online forums to share their thoughts, activities and pictures. This is how they feel connected with one another. When we were kids, our parents could monitor our social interactions through play dates and sports, and help us navigate our relationships with friends. Today, kids are interacting with each other using their devices and sometimes during all hours of the day and night. So what can we do to help them navigate these programs safely?
1. We need to monitor their activities and comments to each other. Some kids seem to think it’s acceptable to “say” mean things to and about each other using technology. It is never okay to be mean to someone else, face-to-face or using technology.
2. We need to help them understand that posting something online is not the same as having a private conversation with one or two friends. Instagram, Facebook, etc. are public forums with a wide audience. Also, once they post something, it can get saved and shared by others so it reaches a much bigger audience. Once it’s posted online, they may not be able to delete it….ever.
3. We need to help them understand that it is never okay engage in cyber-bullying in response to being cyber-bullied. Sometimes, these students continue the conversation, texts or comments even when the situation is escalating negatively. They need to be guided to discontinue the conversation, block the other user, or delete accounts, if needed, and to ask for help. They should not engage in negative behavior themselves as they may get in trouble themselves.
4. Know what apps and programs your child is using on the computer or on their device. Ask.fm is a website in which they can post questions and others can post comments anonymously. Some kids seem to think that this anonymity feature makes it okay to post inappropriate comments. If one cannot take ownership of one’s comment, then perhaps the comments should not be made in the first place. There are many other websites like this. There are also apps that are actually secret hiding places for documents and pictures so that parents do not find them. Be aware of what is being downloaded and which websites are being visited.
5. We need to educate ourselves on some recent laws to address cyber-bullying and bullying. Assembly Bill 746 is a state law prohibiting cyber-bullying at public schools and was recently expanded to include harassment through social networking sites. Assembly Bill 9, that went into effect in January 2012, requires local school districts to have policies to prohibit discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying and to take action when bullying is reported. If a student is engaging in bullying of any kind off school hours, the school may still assign disciplinary consequences if the bullying creates a negative environment at school for the victim.
Facebook is an online social media site that users create profiles and can posts information and or pictures. Other users who are “friends” can posts comments to their posts.
Twitter is an online social media site where users create profiles and post “tweets” about what they are doing, or their thoughts. Other users “follow” them to see their posts and can comment.
Instagram is an online social media site similar to Twitter but instead of “tweets”, users post pictures. Other users “follow” them to see the pictures and can comment.
Kik Messenger is an app that is available on iOs and Android devices that allows users to text message each other using data plans or wifi connection. No phone service is required and there is no per text charge.
Ask.fm is a website where users can post questions and other users can respond with comments anonymously.