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To purchase P.E. clothes and to make donations to CMS programs, click on the Online Payments logo to access our web store.

Present a printed copy of your receipt to the Christensen office to pick up your merchandise purchase.

Christensen Cougars will be creative, collaborative,
critical thinkers, and citizens of character
in an ever-changing community.

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The 2017 LVJUSD Science Odyssey is a science event for the whole family. Students in grades 1-12 develop science and engineering projects that demonstrate the application of scientific thinking and engineering design protocols on topics of their choice. The community is invited to view the projects on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 5 to 7 PM, at Junction Avenue K-8 School.

CLICK HERE for the online guidelines and registration form for all research and engineering projects. The deadline is Friday, January 20, 2017.


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory presents the Science on Saturday 2017 lecture series for middle and high school students Ingenious Inventions at the Bankhead Theater.  

                  How Proteins Can Help

                  Byte by Byte

Feb. 18 - 3D PRINTING:
                  From Imagination to Realization


These free one-hour presentations are at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. For additional information, please click HERE to see the Science on Saturday flyer.


Pathways to a Bright Future is an informational event for all students and parents.

DATE:            Wednesday, January 25, 2017
LOCATION:  Christensen Library
TIME:             7:00-8:30 p.m.

Join Principal Avilla at this event which will include panel discussions. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • What are the Pathways at our High Schools?
  • The Opportunities at the College in Your Own Back Yard?
  • If I Knew Then, What I know Now – A Student’s Guide to Navigating Middle School

For more information about the Pathways to a Bright Future at Christensen Middle School, please contact PTA President Lynn Buskard at



The 2017 LVJUSD MathCounts Competition will take place Saturday, January 21st, 2017.  

Student Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the GHS Sstudent Inion and competition will run from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Students should bring their own pencils, eraser and scientific calculator (graphing calculators are not allowed).

**Parent Volunteers Needed**
Volunteers will be needed for passing out materials, and correcting student competition tests. Please meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Granada Student Union for instructions. Thank You!


District News

To see the latest edition of the Grapevine Community Newsletter, click HERE.

Happy New Year

Dear Livermore Community,

Welcome to 2017! As we come back from the winter break, I hope you are recharged and eager to take on new challenges! I am always invigorated by the fresh start a new year brings, recalling the words of Edith Lovejoy Pierce: “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”  More...

55th Annual Solo & Ensemble Music Festival
On Saturday, 2/25/17, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Music Department will host a Solo & Ensemble Festival for music students from the Tri-Valley Area. This is the 55th year the Livermore District Music Staff has hosted the event. The festival will be held Los Positas Junior College and runs from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, followed by a formal, “Command Performance” at 7:00 pm in the Barbara Mertes Center for the Arts.

The purpose of a Solo & Ensemble Festival is to foster a love for “Art” music. Performance literature will consist of “classical” repertoire. Students may perform as a soloist or as part of an ensemble (duet, trio, etc.). More...

Invitation to Apply for Parcel Tax Oversight Committee
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District invites the Livermore community to apply for three positions on the Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee. Members serve a two-year term. 
Press Release & Application

New Student Registration for 2017-18 School Year
Click HERE to start enrolling your child for this school year.  Any questions, contact Student Services at 606-3206 or 606-3207. Welcome!

Today: 1/20/17

Calendar of Events

19         CMS Winter Band Concert,
             7 p.m., Gym
21         LVJUSD MathCounts
             Competition, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
             GHS Student Union

23         School Site Council Meeting,
             3:15-4:15 p.m, Conf. Rm. E
25         Pathways to a Bright Future
             Informational Event,
             7-8:30 p.m., Library
27         ASB Dance, 7-9 p.m., MPR
31         Minimum Day,
             1:31 p.m. Release

1-3        Minimum Days,
             1:31 p.m. Release
6           English Learners (ELAC)
             Parent Meeting, 7 p.m.,
16         Science Odyssey, 5-7 p.m.,
             Junction Avenue K-8 School
20         President's Day, No School
25         Solo and Ensemble (Optional
             performance for music
             students), Las Positas College
25         Command Performance of
             Solo and Ensemble
             Participants, 7 p.m., Las
             Positas College

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.

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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.