Innovative Learning

Attention all 4th, 6th & 8th Graders – ROPES is coming!

ROPES is coming!
ROPES is the Rite Of Passage ExperienceS (ROPES) program that is specifically designed as an optional enrichment activity as students complete cycles of their education.  ROPES is a community endeavor supported by many groups and organizations in San Carlos. The ROPES project gives students in fourth, sixth and eighth grade opportunities to explore and demonstrate project based learning. The project is […]

October 13th, 2017|Innovative Learning, News|

Presentation from Health Connected

Presentation from Health Connected
Please see attached from the March 2, 2017 parent education workshop for Sex Ed.  Nearly 40 parents gathered for a very informative workshop about the district’s sex ed curricula: Puberty Talk and Teen Talk. Click here to view the slides.

March 20th, 2017|Innovative Learning|

Question: Will either the new Mariposa school or Tierra Linda offer foreign language options?

Question:  Will either the new Mariposa school or Tierra Linda offer foreign language options for school years 2018 and beyond. We have a 4th, 1st, and preschooler. Our two oldest children are enrolled in French school through Smarte after school. Since Carlmont has a strong French program, we were hopeful that perhaps both Mariposa […]

Mariposa School Transition/Information Dates

To find out more about the Mariposa School Transition/Information Dates, view the complete list by clicking here.

January 11th, 2017|Innovative Learning|

Update – Class Size Policy

Dear Parents,

Several of you have reached out to me in the last couple of weeks to pose questions and express concerns about the District’s consideration of revamping Board Policy 6151 – Class Size, a policy associated with a now obsolete state program that provided funding for schools to lower class sizes only in grades […]

December 9th, 2016|Innovative Learning|

Heather’s Maker Night a Big Success!

On the evening of November 9th, the PTA sponsored a “Maker Night” at Heather School. The event featured a large variety of stations with exciting and interesting items for students to “play” with and make! Each table had volunteers from the community as well as Heather parents to guide/supervise the activities. Many thank yous […]

November 16th, 2016|Innovative Learning|

Understanding Your Student’s Smarter Balanced Results

On September 20, Dr. Keating conducted a Parent Information and Engagement event to help parents understand their student’s CAASPP Student Score Reports. The presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session. Below is a link to the presentation. I have added some useful resources and links to sample questions.

Please direct any questions you might have […]

September 22nd, 2016|Innovative Learning|

San Carlos School District Overview

September 2nd, 2016|Innovative Learning|

Paper Car Crash Engineering Design Challenge


Students in Marsenne Kendall’s Tierra Linda 8th Grade Physical Science course were challenged to design and build a paper car, using two pieces of paper, wheels and axels, and glue. The car needed to travel fast yet maintain its crashworthiness and protect an egg as the car crashes into a wall. This Project-Based Learning challenge exemplifies the […]

June 10th, 2016|Innovative Learning|

21st Century Twist on Fourth Grade Mission Projects


Fourth Grade Heather Students in Mrs. Marino’s and Mrs. Alden’s classes, with the guidance of Tech Associate extraordinaire Kristy Manuel, constructed their California Mission Projects with an exciting twist — using MineCraftEdu. Working in teams, students researched their Missions, mapped layouts, made blueprints, and planned and narrated an online tour. Please take a few minutes to explore […]

June 6th, 2016|Innovative Learning|