Welcome to Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School and the 2014/15 school year! We serve 750 students in the 7th and 8th grade and are a part of the Lowell Joint School District. We have a traditional, child centered philosophy with a very involved parent community.

Rancho-Starbuck offers many opportunities for students to get involved. We offer a number of elective courses including Art, 3D Design, Band, Percussion, Choir, Careers in Technology, Drama, Leadership, Sports Agility. After-school enrichment activities are also available including Competitive Drum Line, Show Choir, Science Olympiad, Junior Achievement, and after-school sports in volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Free tutoring is available before and after school. The students at Rancho are also exposed to the latest in technology while receiving an education that is grounded in traditional, proven methods of instruction. The staff places a high priority in developing responsible citizens through our Character Education and REACH programs. REACH is an acronym for Responsibility * Effort * Attitude * Character * Honor. Through this program, we emphasize the importance of each of these themes and we recognize students for their achievement and good citizenship.

We are proud of our students’ achievements, both academically and extracurricular. Our motto is: “If it is to be, it is up to me!” Our students’ success is important to all, we set high standards and our students achieve them. This year our staff looks forward to work with students, parents and the community to create another outstanding and successful year.

Linda Takacs

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News and Announcements

Eric Chittum Named 2014/15 Lowell Joint School District Teacher of the Year
Lowell Joint School District is proud to announce Eric Chittum as the 2014/15 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Chittum is a Physical Science Teacher at Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School.
Rancho-Starbuck's Math Teams win Bronze Medals
Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Math Teams from Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate
School in the Lowell Joint School District. Both teams received Bronze Medals in Problem
Solving at the 2014 Mathematics Field Day, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of
Education, on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
TDAP Immunization Needed to Enroll in 7th Grade for the 2014/15 School Year
Whooping cough (Pertussis) has been widespread in California over the past several years. To help protect children from whooping cough, California law now requires students to have proof of a TDAP vaccination against whooping cough before they are allowed to enter grades 7 through 12.

Contact your doctor's office and make arrangements to have your child immunized and bring in a copy of the proof of immunization to your home elementary school, Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School, or the District Office. This information may be turned in at any time and the sooner the better. Don't wait until August to make an appointment. Remember, school starts on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, for 7th grade students.
Mrs. Linda Takacs Recognized by California State University, Fullerton
Linda Takacs, Principal of Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School, was recently recognized during the 2014 “Honor an Educator” Recognition Event sponsored by the College of Education at California State University, Fullerton.
2013/14 Student Attendance Calendar Revised
Parent Conferences October 22 - 25, 2013
Parent-teacher conferences are one of the best times to focus entirely on your child. Just showing up for a parent-teacher conference tells the teacher that you support your child's learning. Attached are five suggestions about what to discuss with the teacher.
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