Programs

Academics:

Weimar Hills provides State Standards aligned curriculum in all core subjects. The State Standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and 21st century skills that our students need for success in college and careers. The Standards also require more critical thinking, problem-solving, and writing across disciplines from students as well as real-world modeling and practice making presentations of their work.

Academic Excellence: Students are recognized at an Academic Excellence Assembly each Trimester.

  • Principal’s List - earned for all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students achieving a 4.0 GPA (all A’s);
  • Honor Roll - earned for all students achieving A’s and B’s with no F’s;
  • VIP - earned by all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who improve their GPA by .5 or better with no F’s.

Library/Media Center:

Contact Our Librarian:

Ellen Tresidder

Email: etresidder@phusd.org

Phone: (530)637-4121 ext. 1119

Library Hours:

Monday: 8:45-2:15

Tues.-Fri.: 8:45-3:15

Library Links:

CARE Crew

CARE Crew:

CARE Crew is a group of selected 8th grade students who help spread positive culture around campus and community. CARE is an acronym for Cooperate, Accept, Respect, and Encourage. The crew is responsible for modeling the character traits, as well as helping others learn about them. The students in CARE Crew participate in new student orientation, first week of school activities, lunch time/after school activities, anti-bullying lessons as well as the canned food drive and gift drive for our local community.

Performing Arts:

At Weimar, we are proud to offer a full-featured modern music and arts program.

Rockestra is our modern version of band. Beginning instruction for guitar and drums is offered before school free of charge thanks to a generous donation from our local Placer Hills Education Foundation.

These groups then join forces with the traditional instruments 2 days a week to form our in-house school rock band--Rockestra. They are incredible. This group plays as the backup band for the 6th and 8th grade singing performances.

6th Grade music:

In music class, students sing every day. They are introduced to and respond to the wide world of music- from rock and rap to the classics. Composers, families of instruments, sound basics and rock and roll history are among the units explored each day. Sixth grade students spend time creating music of their own using online software and beat samplers. At the end of the year, 6th grade students perform along side Rockestra for the parents.

7th Grade Drama:

All students at Weimar cycle through Drama. All 7th grade students learn to create characters using their bodies and their voices. They try their hand at improv and other fun drama games. All students prepare and present a portion of a famous speech. The culminating project in drama is a short film which students create in groups on campus using phones. These films are shown at a campus-wide film festival in the Spring.

8th Grade Media Production: (link to teacher's site page)

In this class, students explore the three main forms of media-photos, audio, and video. They are taught how to communicate and create high quality products with all three of these mediums.


Robotics:

Robotics Club is available to WHS students before the regular school day. We spend our mornings engineering Lego Mindstorm NXT robots and program our creations with the Mindstorm software. Samsung tablets are available to remotely control the bots and students can write code in the app using JavaScript to re-program for better control. All grades are welcome and no experience is necessary!

Video Game Programming offers coding in Python on Raspberry Pi computers. Students program Minecraft modifications and play interactively to test their 'mods'. Students may also create games and animations using the MIT programming language Scratch on the Pi’s. Programmers must be 6th through 8th grade and will be working during Robotics Club meetings.

FIRST Lego League Team/Advanced Robotics Club is offered for students interested in participating in FIRST Lego League (FLL) competitions in the Fall and Advanced Robotics Club meets in the Spring. Students work in teams to complete missions on an FLL table.

Weimar Hills School

200 W. Weimar Crossroad

Weimar, CA 95736

Phone: (530) 637-4121, Fax: (530) 637-4054