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Students Celebrated as Published Authors

District hosts 16th annual Rising Young Author recognition

On October 3rd, more than 120 people gathered to celebrate 14 talented student authors at Campbell Union School District’s 16th Annual Rising Young Authors awards, at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore - Stevens Creek store. The students spoke to the audience about their books and autographed copies for their fans.

See event videos about each of the authors on our Youtube channel: Campbellusd.

Their publications cover a wide range of topics and genres. To Be Her, a poem by Nicole Washington, offers a glimpse into the reflections of an adolescent girl. Mr. Linden’s Library, by Noelle Trinidad takes the reader on a mystical, mysterious adventure. Works by other Rising Young Authors include reports about animals, a persuasive essay about risk and rescue, and fictional stories where talking animals win battles and heroes and heroines save the day.

The Rising Young Authors are a select group of students in grades 3 through 7 whose short stories, essays, research papers and poems were among the hundreds entered in the District’s annual Writing Faire last May. Judges review the entries for technical excellence, focus, structure, use of creative expression, vocabulary, word combinations, and originality in ideas and/or presentation of ideas and choose two students from each school for the Accomplished Writer award. Those students may then be eligible for the Rising Young Author recognition.

The recognition program features video vignettes of each student author and a book-signing event immediately following the presentation of awards. The Rising Young Author award includes one professionally printed copy of his or her work for the school library and a personal copy to keep, a gift certificate from the Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga, a personal writer’s journal from Barnes & Noble, and a chance to win a Nook e-reader from School Innovations & Achievement.

The Rising Young Authors of 2018
(Click the author's name to see the book online)

Khiley Zamora
Blackford

msanchez [at] campbellusd.org (Alexia Henry)
Campbell Middle

Noelle Trinidad
Capri

Allyson Jezyk
Capri

Hailey Hinkle
Castlemont

Emily Crecelius
Forest Hill

Leyla Medina
Lynhaven

Keion Ashjaee-Marshall
Marshall Lane

msanchez [at] campbellusd.org (Nicole Washington)
Monroe Middle

Carol Gonzalez
Monroe Middle

Stella M. Walker
Rolling Hills Middle

Isabel Pagan
Rosemary

Ana Paula Jauregui
Sherman Oaks

Sara Chaudoin
Village

A Special Invitation for Parent and Guardians...

Superintendent Shelly Viramontez invites parents and guardians to Parent University.

 Watch the Video

This annual event  features parenting resources and workshops to support students and families. 

Learn more.

District Seeks Oversight Committee Applicants

Campbell Union School District is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its Citizens Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee. The Governing Board appoints an independent citizens committee to oversee the expenditures and uses of bond and parcel tax revenues, and report findings to the public.  The Citizens Oversight Committee reviews school district spending and ensures that bond and parcel tax revenues are spent only for the purpose set before the voters.

Bond funds help to repair and improve the district’s 12 elementary and middle schools, which serve students from the communities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose, Santa Clara, and Saratoga. Parcel tax funds support instructional programs that directly benefit students. 
Oversight Committee members represent various parts of the community: businesses, senior citizens, taxpayer organizations, and parents of students enrolled in the District.  These members serve for a term of two years without compensation and for no more than two consecutive terms.  (Education Code Section 15282(a))

Applications are available online, or by contacting Christina Tran, Campbell Union School District, ctran [at] campbellusd.org or 408-364-4200 ext. 6215.

Parenting is a big job. Parent University can help.

Your Involvement Matters. Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Remember to register for Campbell Union School District's Parent University 

Saturday, Oct. 13th beginning from 8a until 12p
No-fee childcare for grades TK-8 available with advance registration.
Some presentations also offered in Spanish* or with interpreters (i).

A one-morning, no-cost opportunity to build your own skills and knowledge.

  • Connect with other parents.
  • Give your child an educational edge.
  • Gain practical tips from local experts.

New Session! VAPES and JULLS: What Do Parents Need to Know? *

And so many other topics to choose!

The Teenage Brain (i)
Student Safety: Every Day, Any Crisis * 
What About Screen Time? (i)
Web to One: New Middle School Tech Initiative (i)
Parent to Parent: School System Know-How
Growth Mindset and Student Success *
Birds & Bees: Family Life & the Healthy Youth Act *
What Happened to Report Cards? 
The ABCs of Supporting Your Special Education Learner (i)
Education Beyond the Schoolhouse
Nurturing Your Earliest Reader
Fluency Focus and Your English Learner
How to Ask More Beautiful Questions
AVID for Success in Any Career
Ready, Set, Design Sprint!
Discubre Oportunidades Educativas para los Padres *
Mentalidad de crecimiento y éxito estudiantil *

Register for Campbell Union School District's Parent University 

Hiring! Join a Great Team of Child Care Pros!

Your talents and their energy make work feel like play!

CUSD Extensions department is hiring for morning and after school care staff at our elementary and middle schools. Find out about our competitive wages and benefit options.

Campbell Care Leader: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1091591

Recreation Leader: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1063473

For all CUSD openings visit us at: https://www.campbellusd.org/jobs