Principal's Message

  • Star View Elementary School
    Carrie Haskin, Principal

    New Message from Principal Haskin

    May 29, 2019

    Hello Star View Families,

    As the Principal of Star View Elementary School, I am elated to share the news that in addition to being named a California Distinguished School, Star View will now serve as a Gifted and Talented Education(GATE) Magnet School in the Ocean View School District. The Star View staff and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to raise the level of academic rigor of our already outstanding program. 

    As a GATE magnet school, we will continue to offer a robust curriculum, implement higher level learning strategies, and infuse high expectations throughout our school. Star View staff is taking advantage of additional professional learning opportunities and will continue to engage students in a variety of innovative learning experiences. Star View is soaring high, as we continue to “Shine Together with Awesome Results.”

    GATE instruction and lessons focus on four key GATE teaching standards that include: depth, complexity, acceleration, and novelty. Teachers ask students open-ended questions, helping them to develop critical thinking using how and why. Students are encouraged and challenged to explain the rationale behind their thinking. 

    Star View’s GATE instructional program will benefit all students and staff. I feel it can best be summarized in the following quote:

    “Every student has the right to be appropriately challenged and to engage in the development and activation of potential,” said Jessica Manzone, Ph.D., GATE researcher. “Whether or not it ever leads a student to a formal gifted identification or not, doesn’t make any difference. We’ve raised the level of academic rigor for all children.” 

    We look forward to embarking on this next exciting chapter in Star View’s story with you. 

    Mrs. Haskin, NBCT

    Welcome Star View Stars and Families to the 2018-2019 School Year!

    All of us here at Star View are excited about the opportunities a new school year brings. I feel extremely fortunate to be working with such stellar students, staff and families as I begin my third year at Star View. We have such a warm and welcoming culture. Star View is truly a family! As a family, we are proud to be a 2018-2019 Distinguished School!

    We welcome our new PTO Board under the continued leadership of PTO President, Sherrie Ortega and Vice President, Carolyn Potts. Thanks to our PTO and the support of our families we are able to enhance our students’ learning experiences. Please consider joining our PTO. As parents, your participation is truly valued. I cannot wait to see our new and returning families as we Shine Together with Awesome Results!


Mrs. Haskin