CSI Connect

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

Updated Sun, Nov 3rd
What a fabulous day of learning with our partners at Stanford d.School. Thank you Laura, Maureen, and Milan!

Thank you to our partners at Stanford d.School Laura, Maureen, and Milan for an amazing day of learning!

Updated Sun, Sep 29th
Be sure to visit the Scholastic Book Fair the week of October 7. Family Night is Thursday, October 10 from 5:30-7:00 PM.

Hundreds of books to choose from.  Proceeds will benefit the Think Tank!

Updated Sun, Sep 29th
Parents enthusiastically tackle Principal Ready's design challenge.
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, Sep 26th
Yehyun Hwang is the CSI Rising Young Author for 2019

"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 Wed, Sep 25th
While studying our planet, kindergarteners identified several ways to improve our air, water, and plant life. They are busy prototyping.

As kindergarteners soon discovered, our Planet Earth could use some help with ensuring that we have clean water, provide healthy environments for our animal population, and maintain clean air.  

Updated Wed, Sep 25th
TK & Kinder: Wednesday, September 4 at 6:00 PM. Grades 1-5: Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 PM. ADULTS ONLY, PLEASE.

Come and learn about all of the wonderful things that are happening at CSI!  This is an adult-only evening.  Please let the office know if you need translation.

Updated Wed, Sep 25th
Parents: Deadline to submit your name on the ballot is Sept 6 at 3:00 PM. Election on Sept 18. Contact Mrs. Ready if you are interested.

Parents:  Deadline to submit your name on the ballot is Sept 6 at 3:00 PM.  Election on Sept 18.  Contact Mrs. Ready if you are interested.

Updated Mon, Apr 1st
Second graders gaining inspiration from a beautiful outdoor day to engage in creative writing.

Students are enjoying the beautiful outdoor space in our Downtown area.

Updated Mon, Apr 1st
Two CSI teachers to participate in a two-year Mechanical and Software Engineering Education program sponsored by The Tech’s Bowers Institute.

Two CSI teachers, Alicia Hamilton and Julia Quintero, have been chosen to participate in the award-winning The Tech Academies fellowship program. They will join a cohort of forty educators from other local school districts and expanded learning organizations, all of whom will develop leadership skills and expertise in engineering instruction. As the district resource for engineering education and design thinking, they will help train other CUSD educators across the curriculum in engineering and design thinking, which will create a growing network of STEM leaders supporting excellence in our community

Fellows can choose to specialize in either software engineering or mechanical engineering. Both cohorts will work closely with instructors from The Tech’s Bowers Institute. The software engineering cohort will also enjoy additional support from  San Jose State University. Both groups will receive more than 90 hours of in-depth, hands-on professional development that will ultimately expose their students to engineering, fostering their development of 21st Century problem-solving skills critical to any career and increasing the number and diversity of students pursuing engineering careers.

The cohort will participate in a two-year fellowship. In the first year, they will learn how to integrate engineering or computer science into their own instruction. In the second year, they will be developed as leaders — attending an intensive two-week summer institute in 2020, and then spending the 2020-2021 school year training other educators in their district or organization.

“The Tech is proud to support our ten school district partners and the expanded learning organizations serving these districts with the systemic integration of engineering and computer science in core K-12 curriculum,” said Christina O’Guinn, Senior Director of Educational Partnerships for The Tech Museum. “Together, we will ensure that all students are regularly challenged with real-life applications of ELA, math, science and social studies skills and concepts through engaging problems, so that all students are prepared for tomorrow’s Silicon Valley careers.”   


Updated Mon, Jan 21st
Students enjoyed some Zumba for our Fun Friday!

Thank you Mr. Cel for leading us in Zumba this week!