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Please check back often! We are updating the look and ease of use of our website. Each hour new links become available and information is being added! Below you will find the August 2014 Eagle Flier, Mrs. Barnes' Welcome Back Message, and needed papers for first week of school.  New School Year packets went into the mail today 8/12 at 2pm.  It's going to be a GREAT year!

Sunol Glen School (SGS) is located in Sunol, CA and is a public K-8 school. We are a unique school in that we are a one-school school-district. Our staff prides itself on utilizing the latest and greatest technology, best teaching practices, and optimum learning environment for all students. As a small rural school who depends on inter-district transfers and families to choose us, we needed to maintain small class sizes, all the 'extras' like Art, Music, Band, Keyboarding, Computers, and technology even when our surrounding districts and state were in huge budget crisis and cuts. Located in the h
eart of Silicon Valley, our families want their children learning important 21st Century Skills and working towards careers that have not yet been developed. In order to alleviate two main issues (transient enrollment and limited technology & technology awareness), the staff developed two signature practices that we are continually evaluating and improving upon. 

Signature Practice #1: Multi-Age Classrooms & Programs

Our 2/3 teachers led the way for Mulit-age Classrooms at Sunol Glen six years ago.  Their vision of students working collaboratively in mixed aged groupings and looping up with a teacher, helped to eliminate some of our enrollment issues and concerns.  Students are placed in multi-age classrooms and work as a team.  Age is unimportant; skill and need drive the classroom and learning.  Students work in centers or with partners and build upon past knowledge at a level that is appropriate to them, regardless of age.  We currently have three K/1 classrooms (which house TK students as well) and three 2/3 classrooms.  Our upper grades, 5th - 8th, share a similar model and loop their students.  This enables both students and teachers to be completely comfortable and begin building from day one.  Our Middle School electives and PE programs are multi-age, following the lower grade examples set by our colleagues.

Signature Practice #2: Technology Embedded Throughout Our Curriculum

Six years ago, the state's budget was continuing to cut money from education. Class sizes were climbing. Courses designed to give classroom teachers prep time, such as, Art, Computers, and Music were being eliminated to save money. At this time our school had dry erase projectors and chalk boards in the classrooms. The staff, families, and local businesses joined forces and raised over $100,000 to save Art and Music; paying for teacher salaries and saying that it mattered that we keep these programs for all children. Teachers, wanting to bring 21st Century skills into the classroom wrote grants, fund-raised, and competed in competitions to bring new technology to the classrooms.  Today, each classroom has white boards, TV, vcr/dvd player, a mounted projector, an eBeams/Smart Board, and computers.  Teachers have raised money through auctions and on-campus events to purchase laptops for their classrooms.  We currently have a fully utilized computer classroom with 34 desktops and four laptop carts on campus that are shared between classroom pairs. We are a google.edu site and working to embed technology into our classrooms in all subject matter.

Principal's Memo

  • August 28, 2014 Dear Sunol Glen Families, What a wonderful ‘First Day of School’!!!   As you know, Tuesday, August 26th was the first day of school for the Eagles and it was truly an amazing, energy-filled day.  I visited each and every classroom and it was such a joy to see all of the students in their seats, smiles on their faces, ready to learn!  This year is an exciting year for us as our staff met last week and expressed their commitment and desire to provide engaging and rigorous learning opportunities for our students.  In addition, we value the relationships we forge with our families, knowing that building that bridge provides the necessary support for our students to optimize their ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2014, 8:40 AM by Miki Whitfield
  • August 12, 2014 Welcome to the 2014 -2015 School Year! I am hoping that you all had a wonderful and relaxing summer and that the students are geared up and ready to learn! Our staff is eager to meet their new (and returning!) students this year. On behalf of the staff, please know how deeply appreciative we are for the amazing support that is given to our school from the parents and community. As we embark upon the upcoming school year, I want to share how proud I am of the Sunol Glen staff who have been working diligently to prepare for our students. As you may know, our staff has been incorporating the Common Core Standards into their instruction for the past ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2014, 7:25 PM by Suzette Takei
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