As we bring the first semester to a close, we have much to be proud of in MUSD!
Strategic Goal #1: Build a Culture of WE is strengthening as we work through the challenges we've experienced this fall. These have afforded us an opportunity to listen and empathize with those who may not have felt compelled to share their voices in the absence of difficulties. More parents and community members participate in our board meetings, community input opportunities, and advisory councils. Our students are leading in action and conversation with each other, staff, and school leaders. Together we are better understanding the different facets of what it takes to be culturally aware and collaborative in our WE.
As we further our partnerships with Milpitas businesses such as Flex, KLA, and XL Construction, and the City of Milpitas, our students will experience more opportunities to job shadow, intern and learn about pathways to career. Advanced manufacturing, virtual design construction engineering, and business development are examples of the careers our students will enjoy as we further our work in meeting Strategic Goal # 3: Develop Educational Pathways.
We are piloting online video archival of our Board meetings and boosting our presence on social media in order to meet Strategic Goal #2: Improve Communication Systems. These videos are available on the home page of our website, let us know what you think.
We received the California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award for our Love 4 Literacy program, the CA Model Schools Award for Cal Hills High School, and we were notified this week that Rose and Curtner Elementary Schools have received the CA Distinguished Schools Award. Rancho Milpitas Middle School is again a National Schools to Watch recipient, and we have applied for the Santa Clara County Hoffman Award. Our athletics scholars won; our 2nd State Football Championship in three years, our 1st Championship for our Robotics Club, division wins by our Speech and Debate team, and our Band students were Grand Champion Finalists for the first time in the 2019 Western Band Association competition. Our learners shine as we strive to meet Strategic Goal #4 Students are Engaged and Making Social, Emotional, and Academic Gains.
In just 90 school days, our students, staff, parents, and community have made incredible strides in deepening the tapestry that makes MUSD a vibrant village of learners. Take time to pause with your family, reflect, and relish the amazing ways in which our children have grown this year. May your holiday be warm and your New Year magnificent!