CSI Connect

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

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.


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.
boy at table working with tape  man at table working with tape  
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.

Updated Tue, Nov 6th

Exciting things are happening at CSI! Follow us on Twitter to hear about upcoming school events and student learning.

Updated Tue, Jul 24th

Pictured above are:

Bottom row, left to right: Sandy Richards, Information Resource Technician; Alicia Hamilton, Teacher; Kimiyo Cordero, teacher; Megan Noriega, Inclusion Specialist; Amanda Haughs, Teacher; Corinna Zamudio, Teacher.
Back row, left to right:  Kami Thordarson, Director of Innovation and Digital Learning; Michelle VonRichter, Teacher; Meg Russell, Teacher; Sandy Tolbert, Teacher; Gayle Leones Cribari, Teacher; Norma Jeanne Ready, Principal; Megan Read, Teacher; Matthew Carney, Teacher; Dayan Flores, Teacher; Laurel Roncari, Reading Intervention Teacher; Teri Hughes, Teacher; Julia Quintero, Teacher.
(Two staff members missing from the photo: Michelle Valine, Administrative Assistant, and Belen Solis-Portillo, School Office Assistant.)

Updated Wed, Jun 27th

Principal Norma Jeanne Ready and the CSI staff greeted families and provided an update on the school's schedule, construction, and planning for enriching learning experiences using the design thinking process.

“We’re excited about the opportunities that CSI and design thinking can bring to all students in our district,” said District Superintendent Shelly Viramontez. “CSI offers an opportunity to be innovative in our instructional delivery to better meet the needs of today’s students and prepare them for the skills and habits required for their success in this yet to be defined  future.”

More information will be provided to parents in the months leading to the school's opening on August 22nd.