Our students are hard working cougars, who put their best effort in all they do! Our goal is for our students to be college and career ready. All students graduating from high school must have the skills and knowledge necessary to assume their positions in the 21st century global economy. We believe all students have the potential to attend college therefore, it is extremely important that every student receives the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares him or her for college if he or she chooses to attend. Today's students need to be prepared wtih communication, collaboration, creativity, leadership, global citizenship and critical thinking skills. We will be incorporating these skills in our lessons on a daily basis. We are creating a college readiness culture by each classroom adopting a different college. Each classroom will adopt colleges in various ways.
K-6 School Focus for 2014-2015
College Readiness: Every student receives the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares him or her for college if he or she chooses to attend.
Writing Across the Curriculum: We realize the importance of writing on a daily basis. The more students write the better they are as critical thinkers. Writing is an essential skill they will need as they enter adulthood. Special note: Check out the writing wall in every teacher's classroom.
Data Notebooks: Students take ownership of their learning in kindergarten through 6th grade. They set goals and track their progress over time.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math): There has been a noticeable change in jobs requiring people to have experience and skills in the area of math, science, technology and engineering. Our students need to be prepared globally for jobs which haven't even been created in order to live successful and meaningful lives in the 21st century.
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board. You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List at...
Short-Term Independent Study Application forms have been posted to the district web site at the link below. When a student is unable to participate in site-based instruction for five to twenty consecutive days during the school year, Short-Te...
These casual meetings are an opportunity for parents, guardians and community members to join in a conversation with Mrs. Bozzini, principal of Callison. Topics include academics, school goals/focus, special events, and PTC information. Parents have the opportunity to have questions and to bring other topics to the conversation. The meetings take place in the school library from 8:45 AM -9:30 AM on the following dates:
August 20, 2014
October 15, 2014
December 10, 2014
February 18, 2015
April 22, 2015
Computer Lab on Wheels (COW)
This year Callison's goal was to improve our student access to technology. Our amazing PTC purchased a Computer Lab on Wheels (COW) for our students.
Welcome! The Mission of Callison Elementary School, in partnership with staff, families and community, is to empower all students to excel in elementary school and prepare for middle school through immersion in an environment that provides a challenging, standards-based curriculum, promotes a desire for learning, builds self-confidence and instills compassion for others.