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1 Ishi Hills Way Oroville, Ca, 95966

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Achieving Excellence Together

Hello Ishi Hills Families,

As we finish up with the month of January, I am grateful for such an amazing first half of the 2019-2020 school year at Ishi Hills Middle School. Moving into February, we will continue to focus on achieving excellence together. We are truly striving to build the highest level of academics and support for all Ishi students.

We would like to remind our students, parents, and staff what it means to feel concern and empathy for others. This quote says it perfectly, “Learn to love without condition." We all need to talk without bad intention, give without any reason, and most of all, care for people without any expectations.

As our students finish up February, the month of "Kindness and Caring, please have conversations at home about what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like to be a compassionate and caring individual. Encourage them to positively impact their school through kindness.

From all of us at Ishi Hills, have a wonderful Winter Break.

Renee Henderson


Message from the Office

If you have a new address, phone number, or any new contact numbers, please update your changes in the Parent Portal. It’s VERY important to have correct information on file in case of an emergency to ensure medical service won’t be delayed.

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Library news and hours


Just a few new changes in the library to remind the students. There will no longer be a return box in the library for students to return books during the hours that the library is closed. I have had many students say they have put books in the return box and that they have gone missing. Instead, students will need to give their books to me directly. This should cut back on the amount of lost books. Please remind students to come only during my posted hours to return or check out books.

We now have a program called Lending Library where students who have multiple books checked out, fines, or lost books can borrow a donated book. There are two boxes of books for this program so far. They are marked with a discard stamp and have their AR level written inside. These books were all donated. If anyone has anybody would like to donate any books, I am happy to add them to the boxes. I created a check in check out sheet so that we can encourage the students to be responsible with the books The main goal is to make sure all students have the ability to have a book in their hands at any time.

Regarding fines or lost or damaged books, the students can either bring the exact book to replace the missing or damaged books, or they can pay for the cost of that book.

Thank you all for your help in this!

Kayla McKeehan


Library Hours:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday and Friday from 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

For More Information contact: Kayla McKeehan -

Pay Attention to Attendance:

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Keep Your Child on track in Middle School. Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.


It is important that your student arrive to school on time each day. School begins at 8:20 a.m. Students arriving later than 8:25 a.m. will be marked tardy and need to come to the office for a pass to class. Health notes from the student’s doctor, dentist or counselor will be required to excuse student for health appointments. It’s important for students to be prompt to all classes during the day; classroom tardy's are recorded and will result in a detention after three offenses. If your child is absent please call the office at 530-532-3078, extension 201 to leave a message with our Attendance Clerk, Becky Wilson. Please note the following attendance policy for excusing absences:

*Changes to absences must be made within five (5) school days according to AR5113(b). After this time elapses, the absence will remain unexcused.

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Tutoring is a great way to improve grades and confidence!

Ishi Hills Middle School

FREE Math Tutoring

Every Thursday from 3-4 PM in B-1

ASP Students Need to Sign in First

With the After School Program

Ishi Hills Middle School

FREE ELA/History Tutoring

Every Wednesday from 3-4 PM in G-3

Please note: Except on Minimum Days

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Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Ishi Hills School has a breakfast program. Serving begins daily at 8:00 AM to 8:23 AM. But, be reminded students will be marked tardy at 8:25 AM. Please note that this is the earliest time students may arrive on campus; no supervision prior to that time.

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Central-Ishi Hills Middle School Band

Please email me if you are a parent of an Advanced Band student and are not receiving our detailed newsletter


Ron Wolcott

Music Teacher

Oroville City Elementary School District

530-532-3026 x227

Washington, D.C. Trip

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Washington, D.C. Trip 2020

Let's SUPER size the fun

Our WorldStrides trip is just around the corner! More students means more fun for everyone — and there’s still time to join our trip — so, tell all your friends and help get everyone signed up!

There’s two easy ways to sign up: online at or by calling 800-468-5899. Use Trip ID 173371 to sign up.

June 15-19, 2020

7th and 8th graders sign-up online at link below. The ID #173371 or you can call 1-800-468-5899. Please followup on your payment plan to ensure you are on track for deadline April 1st.

Please contact: Laura Filbeck at

Here is the link to World Strides for more details.


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A new season will be starting soon. Additional players may apply. Mrs. Paisley will announce in the next 4-6 weeks when new applications are available. Students must be in good standing, no bullying, fighting allowed and no F's.

Currently, there is a Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. Go Ishi Cougars!

Contact: Coach Paisley for additional information.

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Yearbooks are on sale online! Go to and buy one today to secure availability. Yearbooks are $16. If you have an 8th grader and would like to put in a special message "love line" and insert a baby pic it is an additional $5. School code is 125502.

Contact: Adviser Paisley with any questions at

8th grade baby photos/message (love line) can be submitted via email to Adviser: Stacy State at

The first 100 presales will get a special Ishi Hills gift!

After School Program

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Basketball Season is Here!

Schedules are available in the office.

Please contact Barbara Clark, Coordinator ASP

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Student Drop Off

Please remind parents that student drop off and pick up is in the round about area, NOT in the top parking lot. Parents please be reminded that when they pull up they need to go all the way to the end, it makes the process smoother and allows for more room for picking up our kiddos.
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Back Packs have a special place

We have a place for backpacks during lunch recess. This prevents the issue with food out on the activity grounds, regulation of cell phones and staff and students from stumbling on them.


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Here are a few ways to keep you and your friends from sharing your sickness.
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January 2020


Denver Iorg

Konner Smithhouse

Kate Merrill

Grace Hancock

Briana Detillion

Chris Herrera

Keely Sharp

Alyssa Jackson

Hannah Stubbe

Justin Steele

A'mora Robinson

Jenyca Pratt

Damian Bishop

Hannah Barr

Gracie Lopez

Margaret Madison

Hailey Lawrence

Mariah Duran

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Perfect Attendance for December 2019

Hannah Barr

Sullivan Bergstrand

Colton Bice

Noan Bundy

Kennedi Clingman

Kelsea Cudlip

Jonathen Dhaene

Kalea Donat

Dakota Drish

Alyssia Ferrell

Aniston Ford

Leornardo Gomez-Burgos

Emmanuel Guadiana Enriques

Emma Guerra

Melanie Hartline

Denver Iorg

Elyse Kucera


Mazimus Lor

Grace McFall

Marisa Medina

Bradley Radke

Taylen Regur

Alexa Roa

Gavin Ross

Konnor Smith House

Juliana State

Justine Steele

Ethan Tyler

Isaiah Vaughan

Gracie VonArmfelt

Jeremiah Yang

Akaela Barkley

Caden Bruce

Reece Bruschi

Julie Cha

Tina Dill

Ryssa Duran

Elliott Farris

Alexander Gonzalez

River Gramps

Richard Halvorson

Miguel Heras

Bryson Hutcheson

Navia Kellar

Madelyn Medina

William Mercer

Aaryan Patel

Leanna Trew

Brooklyn Vaimaona

Savanna Van Ocker

Logan Arnold

Kailyn Biggs

Bayani Cruz-Allan

Keira Gramps

Grace Hancock

Alyssa Jackson

Andrew Perez

Bethany Sayavong

Ezra State

Madison Stepp

Taylor Stepp

James Strid

Colby West

Crystal West

Muapengxue Xiong

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Calendar of Events

Parent Teacher Club

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 4pm

1 Ishi Hills Way

Oroville, CA

We will working on Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser and delegating sub-committees

School Site Council Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 4:30pm

1 Ishi Hills Way

Oroville, CA

Valentine's Day Spirit

Friday, Feb. 14th, 12am

1 Ishi Hills Way

Oroville, CA

Wear pink or red clothing (no face paint). Judging will be:

6th grade right after lunch

7th grade - 6th period

8th grade - 5th period

WINNER will get Valentine's Day sugar cookies!

Winter Break

Friday, Feb. 14th, 8am

1 Ishi Hills Way

Oroville, CA

Winter Break begins on February 14th through the 21st. We will see you back on Feb. 24th.

Ishi Hills Middle School Assembly

Friday, Feb. 28th, 8:30am

1 Ishi Hills Way

Oroville, CA

6th Grade - 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

7th Grade - 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

8th Grade - 10:00 AM -10:30 AM

School Site Council Meeting Minutes