The Brentwood Union School District will provide an exemplary education to all children in a safe, student-centered environment designed to nurture the whole child and partner with families to prepare globally productive citizens.
Curriculum & Instruction Parent Nights
August 27th @ Adams MS or September 3rd @ Edna Hill MS 6:30pm-8:15pm.
The evening begins in the theater followed by break-out session options in classrooms. Parents of students in grades TK-8 are invited. Session topics are: Math Practice Standards and Shifts, English Language Arts Shifts, Smarter Balanced Assessment, Academic Vocabulary, Digital Technology, Collaborative Conversations, Literacy in the Content Areas, ELD/ELL's and the CCSS, and Math Placement and Pathways.
Bristow 6th Grade Camp
DELAC Bilingual Cafe
AMS Creative Dramatics Performs at Barnes & Noble
Bristow Rocks - Rachel's Challenge Commitment
Bristow Middle School students have accepted Rachel's Challenge to chose positive influences, dream big, believe in themselves, spread kindness, show compassion, look for the best in others, and start a chain reaction. They believe that their act of kindness will create a chain reaction in our community.
Village Community Resource Center News
The Village Community Resource Center received a $2,500 check from AT&T's "Investing in California" program. Assemblyman Jim Frazier recommended VCRC for the award. During his speech he surprised the agency by matching the donation to support K-3rd grade Read to Succeed program. The Brentwood Union School District appreciates the great work that VCRC does for the students of our district! These generous donations will go a long way to support those efforts.
Barnes & Noble Bookfair - August 20th
Library Sponsored Author Assembly at Marsh Creek
The Contra Costa County Library sponsored an author assembly with Margarita Engle at Marsh Creek. Students listened as she read one of her children's books, Drum Dream Girl. They learned about perseverance, culture, persistence, and musical talents.
Library Chromebook Partnership
BUSD Board President, Emil Geddes delivers ten new Chromebooks to Liz Fuller, Senior Community Library Manager at the Brentwood Library. These devices will provide additional technology access to students.
For more information about when they are available for student use, click here.
1st Day at Bristow MS
AMS Leadership Welcomes New Students
AMS Leadership students welcome new 6th grade students to the Welcome BBQ.
Mother's of Brentwood Donate 144 Backpacks!
A big thank you to the Mother's of Brentwood who recently donated 144 backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need. Their continued support is greatly appreciated by the students and staff. The Mother's of Brentwood have generously donated backpacks to students in need over the past several years.
Welcome Jeff Weiss - Director of Special Education
Brentwood School District is proud to welcome Jeff Weiss as our new Director of Special Education. Jeff was formally approved by the Board at last night’s meeting on June 10th.
Jeff Weiss began his teaching career as a Special Education teacher working with Severely Emotionally Disturbed students in Los Angeles and San Leandro in non public school settings. In 2005, he moved to Washington State where he was a teacher in the Everett Public Schools for eight years. During this time he earned his administrative credential and also earned National Board Certification in Special Education. Most recently, Jeff has returned to California and has served as a Coordinator and Director of Special Education at St HOPE Public Schools in Sacramento. During the first round interview, Jeff maintained a repeated theme around collaboration. The panel liked Jeff’s organized thinking and the confidence and positive energy projected. One of his references described him as a ‘natural leader’ who is a systems thinker, but also one who gets people to work together effectively.
Jeff and his family currently live in Elk Grove. He has already been in Brentwood for a couple of days on his own time. He will officially start on July 8th. Once he comes on board, you can expect a variety of opportunities to meet Jeff and begin orienting him to our district, programs, and all the wonderful people who guide and support our students. Congratulations Jeff!
EHMS Promotion 2015!
BMS Promotion 2015!
Welcome BMS Principal Jon Ovick!
Congratulations to Jon Ovick who was recently hired by the Board of Education as the new Bristow Middle School Principal.
Many Brentwood residents already know Mr. Ovick, as he has worked in Brentwood, and at Bristow School, in the past. Mr. Ovick actually began his teaching career as a Special Education teacher at Bristow School. He then was hired as a Vice Principal at Adams before returning to Bristow to work as a Vice Principal. Three years ago, Mr. Ovick left Brentwood to work in the Jefferson School District as the Principal of Traina School.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Ovick and welcoming him back to Bristow School!
Kindergarten Family Picnic at Garin School
The Outsiders at BMS
7th grade students at Bristow Middle School read the book The Outsiders. As a culminating activity, students took on the persona of a Greaser or a Soc. Students participated in a "rumble" (debate) which allowed them to critically think about the rivalry between the two groups.
Brentwood Elementary Kindergarten Rocks
Welcome AMS Principal Michael Wood!
Congratulations to new Adams Middle School Principal Michael Wood who was recently approved by the BUSD School Board for the 2015-16 school year.
Mr. Wood has been a teacher and an administrator in the Liberty High School District. He taught English at Heritage and most recently has been an Assistant Principal at Freedom High School. The interview panels were very impressed with Mr. Wood's knowledge of, and commitment to, quality instruction, his passion for education, and his support of teachers and students.
Congratulations again to Mr. Wood!
EHMS Ultimate Frisbee
The Edna Hill Ultimate Frisbee team competed for the first time in the California Middle School Championship Series held in Pleasanton. The team went 2-2 for the day. Everyone had a great time. They are already planning for next year!
Building Community at Garin
PES Student travel to the Colonial Days
LV 4th Graders Go To Sutter's Fort
BMS Wind Ensemble in Sacramento
American History Through Time at Garin
Hawks Second Grade Weather Report
Second grade students from Marsh Creek Elementary School learned about extreme weather for their research project. They got to be newscasters reporting extreme weather. Great job HAWKS!
Thank you to Bristow Productions for recording and making DVD's of their broadcasts.
BMS Advisory Quiz Show
MCB Author's Celebration
Marsh Creek is Going Bananas for Books!
MCB Hosts Multicultural Event
Bandapalooza at BMS
2015-2016 Transitional Kindergarten
Transitional kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum which is age and developmentally appropriate.
The TK program is designed as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten for children turning 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd.
TK will be offered at ALL school sites for the 2015-2016 school year.
Visit your resident school site to register today!
More information is available at www.brentwood.k12.ca.us/stuserv
BMS Participates in Music in the Parks
"Congratulations to the Bristow Choir and Wind Ensemble for their outstanding performances at the Music in the Parks Festival at Six Flags last Saturday. Both the band and the choir earned superior ratings and won first place in their divisions. The Wind Ensemble also was the recipient of the Overall Band Award, scoring higher than over 20 bands in attendance.
Parent Power Play & Learn
On Saturday, the Brentwood Library, Brentwood Union School District, REading ADvantage, First 5, Village Community Resource Center, the Child care Council and Raising a Reader partnered to present: Parent Power - Play & Learn. This event was held from 9am-Noon at Brentwood Elementary School. Many parents and children participated to play learning games, do projects and receive free books. Thanks to the leadership students from Bristow who came to volunteer.
Bristow Staff Feeds Students
Bristow staff kicked off student testing by cooking a big breakfast consisting of pancakes, sausage, eggs, cheese, strawberries, and milk! The staff served about 350 students Tuesday morning to help reinforce the importance of a health breakfast and a full stomach before taking a test. A special thanks to Mrs. Whelan for keeping one of Bristow's traditions alive!
3rd Graders Perform at Loma Vista
Third grade students at Loma Vista put on an awesome musical in March to honor Dr. Seuss, sharing with the audience many fun facts and the timeline of his life and career. This musical was written by the third grade teachers at Loma Vista a few years ago and continues to entertain and educate students and parents. Way to go Leopards!
2nd Grade Musical at Pioneer
Students from Pioneer perform an African folktale, Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock..
Young Authors Day at Garin
"Pascal Lee, author and director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project is a true pioneer of Mars exploration. Mr. Lee was present at Garin for a student assembly to share his book "Mission: Mars" and to offer a firsthand, behind-the-scenes account of ongoing efforts to get humans ready for Mars.
Bristow Choir Performs National Anthem
The Bristow Middle School Choir, under the direction of Mark Morello, recently performed the National Anthem at a Golden State Warriors game! The Choir sounded awesome and the game was exciting too! Way to go Bristow!!
Fun Run at MCB!
Once Upon A Time...
Edna Hill School PASS program has created a new program, called Once Upon a Time, to pass on gently used formal apparel to students in need. Can you help?
Here we are embarking upon an exciting time of year for so many kids in our community. It’s time for 8th grade dances, promotion, high school proms and graduation. However for some kids and families this can be a time of stress, as all these events take resources that some families don’t have. This is where Once Upon A Time comes into play. There are so many girls out there that have dresses and shoes from dances, cruises, special events etc. that they no longer wear; boys out there that have dress pants, shirts and shoes that they’ve grown out of. Imagine…once upon a time a community came together to make these special events possible for all; to take care of their own and to give back just by donating what they no longer wear. Is there any better fairy tale than that?
If you’re interested in changing lives and helping our local teens, you can drop off items at Edna Hill Middle School or for more information contact Traci Kemper at 513-6440 or email at email@example.com.
Garden Club's 1st Harvest
Students from the Marsh Creek Elementary Garden Club recently harvested carrots and kale during the first harvest of their school garden. The plants were grown from seeds that were planted in January. Students look forward to harvesting beets and potatoes next!
Be Brave, Be Kind and Be Grateful
Bristow Snow Club
Pioneer Students Release Trout
Students from Pioneer in Mr. Smith's class met over spring break to release 32 fish at the Contra Loma Reservoir. These rainbow trout were raised in Mr. Smith's 5th grade classroom at Pioneer.
AMS Music Tour at CSU, Chico
The Adams Middle School Band just returned from a very successful musical tour to CSU, Chico under the direction of teacher, Lindsay Kellogg.
EHMS Spelling Bee Champ - Vincent Chen
Special Olympic Athletes from BMS
Loma Vista Student Art
TK's Learn about Firefighters at RNS