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Due to the high volume of items being dropped off in the school office for students, lunches, clothes, binders, books, etc., PLEASE have the student name on the item(s) and please inform your student to pick up the item(s) from the office.

The office staff appreciates it!

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What's Happening at Peterson




  • Wilcox & SCHS scheduling Monday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28
  • Field Trip to Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Institure Thurday, March 30 & Friday, March 31
  • See News/Announcements for more information.


Thursday, April 6:  Early Out Thursday


Peterson Middle School



Thursday, March 23, the 6/7 grade boys basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Don Callejon, 52-50. Mohan Panwar scored a season high 17 points, and Ethan Soares scored 10 points. The boys still have a fighting chance to make playoffs and will host Cabrillo on Tuesday at Peterson. Good luck boys. Go out there and compete with all your heart!

~ Coach Gillmore


Science Club had the bridge competition.  We have been building a bridge to span 2 feet from popsicle sticks, and the competition was to see which bridge could hold the most weight.  In the middle of the competition, we realized we were reading the scale the wrong way, which added 10 pounds to all the scores.  So rather than trying to fix that and then keep track of which teams were done which way, we continued with the same wrong reading, and fixed them all for this message.  So what you heard during the completion was 10 pounds heavier than what you'll hear here.

Our strongest bridge supported 45 pounds.  That is a lot for just popsicle sticks.  Congratulations to Pranav Bangaru, Devon Blackman, Nikhil Maharaj, and Aidan Quizon.

Elliot Kim, Jonathan Li, Dwijay Ankisettipalli, and Paul Woo let out an audible "aw..." when they came just one pound short of first place at 44 pounds.

35 pounds earned a very respectable 3rd place for Shivani Kottantharayil, Ishwarya Namburu, Prathiksha Gireesh Rao, Aisha Syed, and Sakshi Bhargava.

There was a whole mess of teams at 30 pounds.   Your announcements would have been much longer if we had to name all of them!

~ Ms. Teng & Mr. LaFetra


Thursday, March 23, the 8th grade boys basketball team made Coach's Starburst Give Away a HUGE success!  Thanks to all the fans for support!  Peterson dominated Callejon 62 to 30 and moved into 2nd place!  Captain Ronak hit 4 three pointers and scored 14 points.  Vince played awesome with a season high 9 assists.  Amir was a beast with 14 rebounds and 8 points.  Deandel, Alex, and Torrin all scored 8 each as 10 different players scored.  Coach Narcisso was proud!

~ Coach Narcisso


Thursday, March 23, the girls soccer team continued to crush opponents, beating Callejon 9 to 0.  Their record is now a perfect 6 and 0.  Natalie Waelty lead with 2 goals.  Olivia, Sydney, Fatima, Sara, Celeste, Andrea and Fryda-meister all scored goals.  Coach David is excited to play-offs!  Keep up the great play girls!

~ Coach David & Coach Narcisso


8th Graders heading to Wilcox next year:  Dance Team Tryouts are April 28th. Anyone thinking of becoming a dance team member is invited to an open practice Wednesday March 29th at 3:00 in the Black Box in the Wilcox theater. Learn everything you need to know about the team and tryouts. Learn a sideline routine and have all your questions answered by our four senior members of the team. Dress ready to dance and have fun, snacks provided!  More information may be found on flyers at school.

Questions?  Contact Coach Laura Akin at lauraakin@sbcglobal.net

See the informational flyer attached.



Education Equity in SCUSD

The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.

The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Spirit Week "Frozen"

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"Christmas in the Park" December 2016 Glee Club

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Mr. Asekomeh "Christmas in the Park" December 2016

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We highly encourage you to pre-pay for your students meals online:  Go to www.myschoolbucks.com and follow the simple prompts...just make sure that you have your students permanent I.D. number.

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Traffic Safety Dropping Off & Picking Up Outside Main Office at Peterson

MORNING DROP OFF – Buses are to stay in line with the parents and wait their turn to get into the parking lot.  The safety of students, staff and parents comes before bus schedules.  This arrangement has been mediated by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. Please pull as far forward as you can.

AFTERNOON PICK UP – Parents often arrive early and beginning lining up to get their students which causes a backup on Rosalia.  Buses and vehicles that want to pass through are allowed to go around the stopped cars and enter the parking lot. There are not staff and students at this time, and parents should be in their vehicles, so the safety issue is not there.  Once the bell rings, buses and vehicles need to wait in line like everyone else until they reach the parking lot.  The safety of the students, staff and parents comes back into play when the dismissal bell rings. Please pull as far forward as you can.


You may also drop off or pick up your child in the gym parking lot. 

For more traffic safety around Peterson information, please see the Traffic Safety Letter from SVDP with map in the Parent Resources locker to the left, and the Traffic Safety page under the Our School page.

If you have questions or concerns about drop off or pick up, please contact Vice Principal Andy Masur.