SRVUSD's new Framework for Excellence is a symbol for how the district is "supporting students and their learning" and "staff and their work."
Don’t miss the WRMS Spring Dance Concert tonight!
7pm in the MPR
Donations accepted for snacks that will support the dance program.
Come see dances to Men in Black, Suit and Tie, We Run the Night and more!
Registration information for 2013-2014
Please click here for registration procedures and dates. Forms will be uploaded soon.
Need help getting on the Parent Portal?
Come by the computer lab, D-109 during Open House tonight! We will be open from 7-8:30 for parents to log into the Parent Portal. Continue
DVHS Cheerleading tryouts
Overview of Tryouts Week May 17 : Informational Parent Meeting in DVHS Auxillary gym 3:30 p.m. May 20-23 : Cheer Clinic in Aux Gym/Studio Room 3:15-5:15 p.m. May 24 : TRYOUTS! Begin at 3:30 in Aux Gym 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
application for Student Body Officers 2-13-14
See attached forms if you are interested in running for a Student Body Officer position. The policies are important for you to understand so that you are eligible. You'll need teacher recommendations as well as your application. 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
DVHS Junior Wildcat Summer Volleyball
Come learn about the game, improve your skills and have a great time at the annual DVHS Junior Wildcat summer volleyball clinic. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game including serving, passing, setting and hitting through a variety... Continue
8th grade End of year activities packets
8th grade parents, Please be sure to download the 8th grade packets for end of year activities. Early pricing is due March 7th! 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.