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ELECTRONIC FLYER DELIVERY STARTS DECEMBER 9TH
With the new Peachjar eflyer program, paper flyers that in the past were sent home will now be delivered electronically to parents' email inboxes.  Click HERE to learn more.

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critical thinkers, and citizens of character
in an ever-changing community.

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2015 CMS Multicultural Festival
Come join the fun!

The ELAC group is sponsoring a table about Mexico including some free food samples, tamales for sale, native handicrafts and some great Mexican music.

Let's add some other countries! Let's make it a fabulous cele... Continue
Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 4/15/15

Christensen Middle School PTA Rockin' Run-a-Thon Fundraising System
For the CMS PTA Rockin' Run-a-Thon this year, we are using Pledgestar.com, an awesome web-based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends and for them to make secure credit card donati... Continue
Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 3/25/15

NEW STATE TESTING THIS YEAR
Last year, the STAR testing gave way to a state-wide practice round of the new CAASPP test (CAlifornia Assessment of Student Performance and Progress).  This new online test includes both a multiple choice/short answer section, as well as a p... Continue
Posted by: Marette Lee
Published: 3/23/15

District News

To see the latest edition of the Grapevine. click here.

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON APRIL 21, 2015
The Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 21st. Closed Session start time is 6:00 PM and Open Session will begin at 7:00 PM. Click HERE to view the published agenda.

LVJUSD EMERGING ARTISTS ART SHOW MAY 5 - JUNE 2
The "Emerging Artists" exhibit featuring works from LVJUSD high schools students will open May 5th at the Bankhead Theater lobby. The exhibit will be viewable by the public at the opening reception on May 13th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. More information

TV30 SUMMER CAMP FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
TV30 is offering two 20 hour camps this summer for middle or high school students who would like to learn more about video production as a future career. Click HERE for more information.

STUDENTS HONORED IN RECLASSIFICATION CEREMONY
Congratulations to 143 students who achieved proficiency in English, their second language, and were honored last month at The Annual English Learner Reclassification Ceremony. Read the Press Release.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ARTS AWARDS
Up to ten $500 awards will be given to graduating students from Livermore high schools by the City of Livermore's Commission for the Arts. Click HERE for more information and the application.

2015 ROTARY CAREER TECH ED SCHOLARSHIP
The Ed Rundstrom Career Technical/Vocational Scholarship is available to any high school senior from Livermore with plans to attend any post-high school two-year vocational training program.  More Information & Application

NEW GRANTS PROGRAM FOR LVJUSD SCHOOL PROJECTS
The Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) and Morning Rotary Club of Livermore have joined forces to provide grants of up to $1000 for qualified school projects in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.  Learn more 

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR
Click HERE to start enrolling your child for next school year. Any questions, contact Student Services at 606-3206 or 606-3207.  Welcome!

APPLY FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT - SCHOOL CHOICE OPPORTUNITY
The Livermore School District has an open enrollment policy where students can attend their school of choice if space is available. Click HERE for the online form and additional information.

SUPPORT LIVERMORE SCHOOLS WITH EMPLOYER GIVING CAMPAIGN
Employees at Bay Area corporations like LLNL and Sandia will soon designate their favorite charities as beneficiaries during annual corporate giving campaigns. Please consider supporting the Livermore Valley Education Foundation who maintain and enrich critically important programs for students in Livermore Schools.  More Info

PARENT RESOURCES

California Career Center
Help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers. http://www.calcareercenter.org/

Additional online resources for parents can be found at the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Website  or click on the Parent Resources Quick Link on the Christensen homepage.

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Today: 4/20/15
2:35 PM Homework Club
3:00 PM Girls Volleyball Game - B Team only; CMS versus Michell at CMS, 3 p.m.
3:30 PM Golf Team, CMS versus Livermore Charter at Las Positas Golf Course, 3:30 p.m.

Calendar of Events

April
23      LVEF Concert, Adv. Band, Adv
          Orchestra & Choir, 7 p.m.,
          LHS Gym

SMARTER BALANCE ONLINE
              ASSESSMENT WINDOW

          May 4-8       8th Gr. Testing
          May 11-15    7th Gr. Testing
          May 18-21    6th Gr. Testing
          May 26-29    Make-Up Testing

May
1        Non-Student Day
8        CMS Multicultural Festival,
          6:30-8 p.m, MPR
15      ASB Dance, 7-9 p.m., MPR
19      CMS Spring Band Concert,
          7 p.m., Gym
20      PTA Meeting, 7 p.m., Library
22      Non-Student Day
25      Memorial Day, (No School)
27      Open House

June
4        Spring Orchestra and Choir
          Concert, 7 p.m., Gym
12      8th Gr. Promotion Dance,
          7-9:30 p.m., MPR
13      Livermore Rodeo Parade
15      Regular Schedule,
          2:31 p.m. Release
15      8th Gr. Great America Trip
15      6th and 7th Gr. Awards
          Assemblies
16      Regular Schedule,
          2:31 p.m Release
17      Minimum Day,
          1:31 p.m. Release
18      Last Day of School,
          8:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
18      8th Gr. Promotion, 6 p.m.

August
18      Student Orientation 2015,
          9 a.m. - Noon, Gym
24      First Day of School

Call In Your Child's Absence

Please remember to call in an absence to the attendance line, 925-606-4702, ext. 2.

Students who have perfect attendance (no absences and no tardies) will receive a perfect attendance award at the end of the school year.

Beeb's Cash Back Program

You can help CMS earn cash rewards each time you dine at Beeb's Sports Grill. This is a year-round fundraiser. They will donate 10% of your guest check to CMS each time you dine at Beeb's and ...more

Introducing School Loop

School Loop is an exciting tool for communicating with all members of the learning community.  It is a web-based service that provides a direct link to published class assignments, students’ grades, and other school information.  If you have not already done so, please register.  All registered members will receive periodic emails providing them with specific information relating to their student and the school. 

STEM Open House

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Livermorium Scientists Visit CMS

Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists, Mark and Nancy Stoyer, spoke to students at CMS in the STEM 2 class as well as during lunch time.  They are part of the team credited with discovering Livermorium.

For more information, please click HERE to see the Independent News artcle.

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