About Quimby Oak
Dear Students and Families,
I am honored to be the principal of Quimby Oak Middle School, a California Distinguished School and a Gold Ribbon School. Quimby is rich with traditions, values, and #LOBOPRIDE in academics and athletics. I am thrilled to serve the Quimby community and support the growth and develop of our students during these two pivotal years along their educational journeys.
At Quimby Oak, we believe in choice. We are keen to the needs of our students and fundamentally understand that learners are unique. Quimby is proud to offer parents and students two instructional program choices. Whether you select the Lobo Comprehensive Program (LCP) or Lobo School of Innovation (LSI), an exciting two-year experience awaits you. By providing choice between a fully project-based program, and a rigorous comprehensive program, our students are offered cutting edge opportunities that prepare them for the demands of high school, college and career. Our guarantee is that both choices deliver students an excellent academic experience where they learn to communicate effectively, think critically, collaborate, and creatively solve problems. At Quimby, we believe that the instructional program choices we offer empower our students and prepare them well for their futures.
Your child can look forward to a middle school experience filled with many academic and social adventures. Please encourage your child to get involved with sports or other school-based activities. As a parent, we welcome your collaboration. We encourage our parent community to become involved, share ideas, expertise, and passions. Please follow our PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association), and other parent leadership committees, to seek opportunities for you to engage with our school and district. The cornerstone of Quimby Oak is teamwork and the key to our success is clear communication and collaboration between home and school. We are looking forward to working with you!
The 2019-2020 school year brings some exciting changes for our students. First, Quimby will launch Lobo Homeroom. This is an opportunity for students to start the day positively by checking in with a supportive adult on campus. Lobo Homeroom will be a time for students to check in about upcoming school events, review school news, and circle up to goal set, problem solve, and build strong community. Also, Quimby will offer 7 new student elective opportunities that include:Service Learning, Yearbook Arts, Coding, Hip-Hop Dance, Wrestling, Volleyball and Weight Training. Lastly, we will offer a Leadership course that will be representative of LSI and LCP student perspectives so that a strong, unified, and inclusive Quimby Oak Middle School culture will prevail!
I am proud to serve the Quimby Oak community and look forward to a memorable school year.
All the best,
Ryan Hansen-Vera, Principal