CSI Connect

Featured news and information by and for the Campbell School of Innovation community.

Updated Mon, Apr 15th

We are proud to share that our Yard Duty Supervisors are committed to the Seek, Learn, Lead motto of CSI! During the Project Cornerstone training, there was a focus on building students' skills and assets and connecting to form positive relationships. Through our many partnerships, we are collectively and continuously creating a caring community. Interested in joining our Yard Duty as another caring adult on campus? We have both volunteer and paid positions, please stop by our Welcome Center or call (408) 364-4222 for more information. 

Updated Tue, Apr 16th

Thank you to the Kinder Team for organizing a visit from our local Youth Science Institute. Students had a great time experiencing a hands-on presentation that inspires enthusiasm towards nature and science! 

Updated Fri, Apr 5th

This fall, the CSI ASB (Associated Student Body) applied for an Innovation Team Grant from our school district. The team was awarded a grant to go to a leadership conference together and put on a community event. Please watch this short video that the ASB made to share their learning. “Applying for the grant was a challenge because we were nervous to pitch our idea in front of the judges and other students. But we overcome our fear and progressed as a leadership community. The funds from the grant let us go to the leadership training and bring the community together with a Multicultural Night.”  - Joshua J., CSI ASB Vice-President

 

At the leadership conference, students learned about leadership skills and some activities that they could lead at school. They have been using these skills to lead games and activities for all uptown students during weekly Prime Time Challenges. Students also wanted to bring the whole CSI community together with a Multicultural Night last month. They are very proud of the number of people who shared their culture at the event and want your feedback. “We’ve constructed a survey so that we can learn if we met our goal of bringing the community together. Please help us take the survey: bit.ly/csiasbfeedback Thank you!” - Keilia B., CSI ASB Treasurer

 

Meet the CSI ASB Team: Angela P., Joshua J., Kirra F., Keilia B., Svyatoslav (Slava) D., Oliva R., Sophia V., ASB Advisors: Lily Alberts and Erin Woll

Updated Tue, Jul 11th

We are thrilled to welcome our new TK and kinder students and families to CSI for the 2023-2024 school year!  Please join us for a campus tour here at CSI on August 9 at 4:00 pm.  We will be touring the campus, as well as sharing some basic information about what to expect during the first days of kindergarten.  We look forward to seeing our new TK/K families there!

Updated Thu, Apr 7th

We are so excited to expand our team of learning designers at CSI this school year!  Our new learning designers - some new to the teaching profession and some with many years of teaching experience - have been on campus these past couple of days to learn about what makes CSI unique.  Yesterday, Maureen Carroll from Lime Design joined our new learning designers (along with some of our veteran CSI team) for a day of hands-on learning, taking them through the design thinking process and learning about design abilities through watercolors.  We look forward to applying our learning when our students return to school on Thursday, August 19th!

Updated Wed, Sep 2nd

Find what you need for weekly distance learning at this link. Announcements for the week, Monday Launches, school wide design challenges, and more! You can also access each grade levels distance learning page through this home page.

http://bit.ly/CSIdistance

Updated Thu, Apr 7th
The CSI Bistro was buzzing as parents attending the Principal's coffee experiened a design thinking activity led by Kami Thordarson, Director of Innovation and Digital Learning.  About 50 parents worked together on redesigning someone's morning routine. "It inspired my creative senses" said CSI parent Angelina.
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The parents worked on prototypes, just as our students do!
Updated Thu, Apr 7th

"Writing will help me be more creative in whatever job I have," says Yehyun. She earned CSI's First Place Accomplished Writer award last spring for her story From a Dog Punching Bag to a Star. That award qualified her for the District's Rising Young Author recognition program.

In addition to earning accolades for her book, she won a drawing at the event for a Nook e-reader device. She's pictured here with event co-sponsor Jill Douglas of School Innovations & Achievement.

Yehyun's parents say that she loves reading and writing. "Sometimes she struggles," they say. "But she never gives up."

Updated Tue, Nov 6th

Mark your calendars for our Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 12.  We will begin the evening with a Dedication Ceremony at 6:00 PM.  Following the ceremony, parents will visit their children's classrooms from 6:30 - 7:00 to learn about curriculum, instruction, and our CSI Community.  

Updated Thu, Aug 23rd

Two years ago, the school was an idea. Today hundreds of students in grades TK-4 began a new school year here knowing that we will grow to a TK-8 school in a few short years.