Payne Elementary School has been recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. Announced nationally, Payne is one of 342 schools chosen in the country, and the only school chosen in Santa Clara County to be recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School under the National Blue Ribbon honors.
As one of 25 schools selected in California, Payne was selected for being in the top 15 percent of all schools in the state when schools are ranked on the performance of all students who participated in the state assessments (California Assessment of Performance and Progress) and for being in the top 40% of all schools in the state when schools are ranked on the performance of all students in the subgroup who participated in the state assessment tests.
This video was produced by the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Featured on NBC News, January 31, 2018.Uploaded Feb 09, 2018
The Moreland School District values and is grateful to have such exemplary employees and parent/community volunteers. The District's staff, parents and neighbors are all integral parts of the schools' and District's overall success. In an effort to celebrate our extraordinary community, this short video, the second in a series, highlights Baker's 2017 Teacher, Classified Person & Volunteer of the Year.Uploaded Jun 07, 2017
This is the first in a series, highlighting Moreland schools' Teacher, Classified & Volunteers of the Year, as voted on by the school site staff. Moreland values and is grateful to have such exemplary employees and parent/community volunteers. Congratulations to Anderson's Volunteer of the Year, Carmen Gonzalez, Classified Person of the Year, Alicia Thornton, and Teacher of the Year, Brent Duka.Uploaded May 19, 2017
Made possible through a state grant, 53 Moreland Staff Members & a Board Member attended the Museum of Tolerance, the educational arm of the Simon Weisenthal Center, an internationally renowned Jewish Human Rights organization. The only museum of its kind in the world, The Museum of Tolerance is dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. The focus is to confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today.Uploaded Mar 30, 2017
Whether students are STEAM - focused, musically talented, active in theater, the visual arts, or interested in our foods programs, Moreland’s middle schools at Latimer, Easterbrook Discovery & Moreland Middle have unique elective offerings. For more information on enrollment opportunities at our middle school, please visit www.moreland.org.
Of the many amazing student programs at Baker, the nomination highlighted that their school community practices and models PBIS (Positive Behavior Incentive System) by focusing on a positive school culture rather than a punitive structure, Principal Chris Barbara writes a weekly “Just Be Nice” message to help strengthen UPstander skills in
students, and students participate in leadership opportunities from a young age that include second grade “Big
Buddies” to kindergarten students, Special Day Class (SDC) “Big Buddies” to younger SDC students and junior yard
duties who learn peaceful conflict resolution skills. In addition, Baker’s ABC (Asset Building Champion) Reading
program includes 28 adult volunteers reading to 94% of the students annually for almost 12 years. ABC Reading is
Project Cornerstone’s parent engagement program that trains adult volunteers to read a specially selected book and lead related activities in the classroom to help students and school communities build a common language about
student respect and behavior expectations.
The Moreland School District is proud to announce that eighth grade student, Shreyass Prem Sankar, will represent Moreland Middle School and the Moreland School District in the Scripps Spelling Bee Finals this Saturday, March 18, 2017. Channel 5 KPIX came out to record students and staff wishing him well!Uploaded Mar 14, 2017
On August 12, 2016, over 70 Moreland School District staff members, as well as Superintendent Bob Bravo of CUHSD, participated in a poverty simulation facilitated by Step Up Silicon Valley. All participants were given an identity as they “walked a mile” trying to survive one month as a family member or individual living in poverty in Silicon Valley. The goal of the event is to shine a spotlight on humanity: the quality that makes us human, such as the ability to love, have compassion or be creative.Uploaded Jan 25, 2017 to News & Events
Focusing on after-school care, Moreland implemented Engagement for All. The vision addressed various developmental and social needs of students focusing on homework assistance, a balance between structured activities and play, increased enrichment, and positive discipline through targeted professional development. The results transformed after-school care into an exemplary, enriching program.Uploaded Jan 25, 2017 to News & Events