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Mission Statement

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.

2016-2017 District Goals ~ LCAP


BMS Determination For Success

Bristow’s DFS (Determination For Success) and GATE students were given the opportunity to go to San Jose State University in November. The students had a tour of the campus guided by a college student,  they got to visit the book store and eat in the student union. We will be planning another trip to a college in the spring. The goal is to visit colleges and experience what it is like to be on a college campus. Go to college to make your dreams come true.  

Brentwood Elementary Kids Against Hunger

Brentwood Elementary did an awesome job packing food for the Kids Against Hunger program.  They teamed with the FOR Club from Bristow MS in order to make a difference for people in need.

Turkey Trot 2017

Over 1500 people participated in the 3rd annual Turkey Trot this year!  Great job everyone!!

Garin Cougars - Holiday Parade

The Garin Cougars brought some sunshine to an otherwise rainy Downtown Holiday Parade!

Poor Perky, Still No Turkey

Kindergarten students from Pioneer perform "No Turkey for Perky". A kindergarten tradition enjoyed by all!

No Turkey for Perky at Garin

Students in Mrs. Sullivan's class perform No Turkey for Perky at Garin!

No Turkey For Perky

MCB Elementary Kindergarten students were excited to share the Thanksgiving story of Hazelbelle Hanks with family and friends in their school performance of No Turkey for Perky. We are proud of their hard work and effort! Congratulations and Happy Thanksgiving! 

BMS Special Olympics

Bristow Middle School students participating in the Special Olympics! Congratulations to all of these amazing athletes.

Turkey Trot 2016

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CLMS Teachers of the Year!

We are very excited to announce that we have award winning, outstanding educators representing Adams, Bristow and Edna Hill Middle Schools as nominees for the California League of Middle Schools Region 4 Educator of the Year! Congratulations to Mike Waechter from Bristow, Kourtney Williams from Edna Hill and Katie Humann from Adams! These talented and hard working teachers will represent our great district and staff so well. 

Lunch with Officer Rucker at Marsh Creek School

As a silent auction donation, Officer Rucker donated his time to have lunch with a group of Marsh Creek students. He ate lunch with these students and even had time for a game of Candy Land. Another great example of what an awesome community we have!

BUSD Education Foundation Hoedown

The BUSD Education Foundation held their Hoedown event at the Brentwood Community Center to raise funds for Art and Science! A good time was had by all.  

Walk Thru American Revolution

Patrick Henry is accused of treason in Walk Thru American Revolution in Mrs. Delgado's 5th grade class at Marsh Creek Elementary School. All 5th grade students studied for their role and participated in this program that makes American History come alive.

Delta Region ACSA Honorees

The Brentwood Union School District is proud to announce that two BUSD administrators were selected by the Delta Region to be ACSA Administrators of the Year!  These wonderful principals from our school district were chosen by a regional panel of educators.


And the honorees are…

Michael Wood – Adams Middle School Principal - Delta Region Middle Grades Principal of the Year

Liz Ybarra – Mary Casey Black Elementary Principal – Delta Region Elementary Principal of the Year


Please join me in congratulating these outstanding administrators.  A special dinner will be held in their honor in the spring of 2017.


Congratulations again Mike and Liz!

Kids Helping Kids at RNS

The KC club and Room 15 at Ron Nunn School raised $402.69 trick or treating for UNICEF. That's enough to purchase a bicycle to deliver medicine to children in refugee camps, provide 35 malnourished children with life saving nutrition for 2 days, plus provide many children with clean water for a year!  Way to go Ron Nunn students!!

Colonial Day At MCB

The 5th graders at Mary Casey Black Elementary became the teachers during the Colonial Day Event. They had to research trades and crafts during that time period. They created informational displays, dressed in period costumes and presented facts from their research to all of the younger students at the school. It was an incredible experience. Go Fifth Grade Owls!

Unified Sports!

Edna Hill and Bristow Middle Schools enjoying Unified Sports!

A Patriotic Salute to America

Brentwood Elementary third graders presented “A Patriotic Salute to America” yesterday to both students and parents. This performance included our nation’s most patriotic songs and a photo slide show of our students’ family members who have served in our armed forces. Our third graders learned a lot about patriotism and honoring our country’s veterans.

Free Homework Help!

The Brentwood Library is providing Free "drop in" homework help on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm. Help is available in the Brentwood Community Center on the 2nd Floor in the room next to the elevator. Subjects covered include: Math (K-Algebra 2); Reading/English; Science; and History. Homework help is available on days when school is in session.

AMS GATE Field Trip

Adams MS GATE students went on a field trip to Intuitive Surgical. The company manufactures surgical robots. Students toured the facility and were trained to use the robots. Students practices placing tiny rubber bands onto targets. 

AMS Presents Willy Wonka Jr.

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Adams Middle School  premiere of Willy Wonka Jr.  It is an amazing show led by Ms. Kennealy with over 90 students!

Dia de los Muertos at Garin

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Garin English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) set up displays honoring the dead for Dia de los Muertos.  Students visited the displays and then enjoyed one of three traditional desserts served by Ms. Norma and Mrs. Biggs.

Area Festival Performance

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Students from Adams MS, Bristow MS and Heritage HS did a terrific job at the area festival.

AMS Music Booster Event

The Adams MS Music Boosters held the 6th Annual Pumpkin and Pancakes fundraiser. This was the largest year ever, serving nearly 1,100 guests. The Boosters partnered with the local Rotary and Lyons Clubs who cooked and donated all of the pancakes. Nearly 300 musicians from the 6th grade band, 7th/8th grade band, and jazz band performed at the event. It was a huge success!

MCB Students Shine at VCRC Event

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Angie and Genesis Baeza, students from Mary Casey Black Elementary, practiced their public speaking skills on Saturday, October 22nd.  They were part of a community building event at Village Community Resource Center (VCRC).  It was a celebration of how VCRC has grown its programs and supported many local students and their families.

Red Ribbon Week at Garin

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Garin jump starts Red Ribbon Week with a spectacular BMX show with a message to live safe and drug free!

FREE Car Seat Safety Inspection

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Assemblymember Frazier is hosting a Free CHP Car Seat Safety Inspection. For more details, click here.

Rotary Donates Dictionaries to 3rd Graders

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Thank you to the Brentwood Rotary Club who annually donate a dictionary to every single 3rd grade student in our school district! The first word the Rotarians had the students look up... "service".  Many of our outstanding students will grow up to serve their community as well!

Congratulations Juliet Simens!

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Congratulations to Pioneer Elementary teacher Juliet Simens on being honored as the Brentwood Union School District Teacher of the Year. The Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year dinner was held last week and honored teachers across the county. It was an inspiring night, full of professionals who repeatedly reminded all in attendance why teaching and teachers need to be celebrated and respected for the positive impact they have each an every day. Juliet represented the district very well. Congratulations Juliet!

Bristow Science Camp Rocks

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Bristow attended Science Camp the week of Labor Day!  Students, teachers, and over 40 parent chaperones had a fantastic time taking science classes during the day.  At night students watched skits from naturalists, went on a solo night hike, and enjoyed an old-fashioned barn dance.

Loma Vista- Get up and Grow!

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The 2nd grade team at Loma Vista Elementary recently performed Get Up and Grow!  Great Job!!

Tiara's Act of Kindness

Tiara, a 6th grade student at Adams Middle School enlisted the help of other students to collect items for students in local foster care. Congratulations Tiara!  Your Act of Kindness will certainly make a difference for others!  

Bristow Kids Against Hunger Event

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Students at Bristow Middle School packed 14,680 meals that will be going to the Manteca area, Haiti, and the Philippines.  Way to go Bears!

Brentwood Library Closure

The Brentwood Library will be closed for two weeks starting at 6:00pm on Saturday, October 22nd. The library will re-open on Monday, November 7th at a temporary location in the City of Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak Street. The hours at the temporary location will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am-5pm and on Tuesday, from Noon-8:00pm.

BUSD Education Foundation Presents...

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The BUSD Education Foundation is hosting a Downtown Hoedown on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 6:00-10:00pm at the Brentwood Community Center. Details can be found here. We hope you will plan to join us!  


Tickets can be purchased at:  http://www.busdedfoundation.org/

National Geographic Geography Bee

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Edna Hill Middle School recently held the National Geographic Geography Bee. The top three winners are: (left to right) Remington Freeman - 3rd place, Colby Calabrese - 1st place, Brody Moreno-McClure - 2nd place. Also pictured is Mr. Philip Rodriguez, facilitator of the National Geography Bee.


Colby will take a state entry exam later this year and will be in the running to travel to Washington DC for the final National Geographic Society Geography Bee. The winner of the National Bee receives a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to an exotic location paid for by the National Geographic Society. Good luck Colby!

Down Syndrome Connection Presentatioin

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Eli and Jennifer Cooper from the Down Syndrome Connection shared his book "Through Eli's Eyes" with students at Loma Vista.  Eli shared that down syndrome is a part of him but not all of him.  Students shared ways they can support one another, be a good friend, and how students are more alike than they are different.   

Ron Nunn Music Celebration

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Ron Nunn students enjoying a music celebration for having the highest attendance in the district during August!

Cookies for the Courageous

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Garin's third grade students presented "Cookies for the Courageous" to Brentwood Police Department Officer of the Year, Michael Rucker.

Pioneer Celebrates Admission Day

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Fourth grade students and staff from Pioneer Elementary celebrating California Admission Day.

Cookies for the Courageous

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Third grade students from Garin School spent time with teachers and parent volunteers baking "Cookies for the Courageous" to support local service men and women, firefighters, paramedics and police officers.  Great job Garin!!

Fun with Kiwanis at MCB

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Thanks to the Kiwanis of Brentwood, Mary Casey Black Elementary students and the Brentwood community were treated to a fun Saturday including: tricycle races, a jumpy house, bike safety checks, free books, hot dogs and much more! Some of the special guests that joined the event were: the local fire department, Salvation Army, Reading Advantage, La Clinica, One Day at a Time and several other local resources and service clubs.

Brown Bag Family Picnic Lunch at Garin

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Over 400 family members showed up to Brown Bag Lunch with their students at Garin!  A great way to spend your lunch!!

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

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Students and families were seen enjoying the Barnes and Noble Book Fair held earlier this week. 

Garin 4th Grade

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Fourth grade students from Garin School painted California Flag t-shirts. The students will wear the shirts on field trips, as well as during their performance of "Gold Dust or Bust".  Great job Garin!

New Student Meet & Greet at AMS

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Counselor, Lauren Todoroff organized a "Meet and Greet" for the 99 students at Adams MS who are new to the district. Small groups of these students met in the library, engaged in an icebreaker activity that encouraged interaction with each other. Information was also shared about student counseling services available at the school. The session ended with tips for making new friends. Students who met at this gathering have been observed sitting together at lunch having made new friend.

Spaghetti & Meatballs at Krey!

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Food Services staff served spaghetti and meatballs made from scratch at school today.  A student from Krey enjoying this new meal selection!

Marsh Creek Back to School Picnic

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Happy 80th Birthday Ike Montanez

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Loma Vista principal, Mr. Calabrese and the entire school population surprised community icon Ike Montanez for his 80th Birthday! They held a special "fire drill" and sang Happy Birthday to the former Garin Principal and Board Member.  The Library at Loma Vista School is named in his honor.  Happy 80th!

Officer Rucker Honored by City Council

Brentwood Police Department's School Resource Officer Michael Rucker was honored as Police Officer of the Year at a City Council Meeting in August. BUSD is proud to work with Officer Rucker and appreciates the positive impact he has on our students and staff.

1st Grade Olympic Ceremony at Pioneer

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Pioneer's 1st Graders had their very own Olympic Ceremony parading around the campus waving their flags!

Brentwood Elementary Off to a Great Start

Student's are off to a great start in Mrs. McNamara's class!

Garin Back to School BBQ

Garin PTA hosted a Back to School BBQ and Movie Night recently.  There were close to 400 people in attendance!

Thank You Brentwood Best Buy!

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Sneak a Peek at MCB

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A new school year begins with Sneak a Peek at Mary Casey Black Elementary.  TK through First grade students and their families explored their new classrooms and met their teachers on Friday, July 29th.

Thank You Mothers of Brentwood

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A big THANK YOU to the Mothers of Brentwood. Each year they support our students by providing a supply of backpacks, filled with supplies for students in need. The district appreciates our ongoing relationship this fabulous group. This year, they delivered 144 backpacks to make sure students have what they need to begin the school year. We are very grateful for their kindness and generosity.

School Resumes August 1st!

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Brentwood Library Gala

The Brentwood Library Foundation is hosting a Gala Event on Saturday, September 24th at the Brentwood Community Center.  If you would like more information please click here.

"Catch A Special Thrill"

Assemblymember Jim Frazier is partnering with the C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation among others to host the "Catch A Special Thrill (C.A.S.T.) for Kids fishing event" at the Brannan Island State Recreation Area in Rio Vista for children with special needs on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  The check-in time is 7:00am to 7:30am, the even runs from 7:00am to 1:00pm.


Each participating child will receive a plaque with a photograph of the child and their Boat Captain.  They will also receive a free rod, reel, and tackle box to take home.  Reservations are on a first-come/first-served basis.  To register a child, go to: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?


Please contact Erica Rodriguez-Langley at 925-513-0411 with any questions.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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Mary Casey Black Elementary first graders did a terrific job singing and dancing for family and friends in "How Does Your Garden Grow?"

AMS #icanhelp Spirit Day

Adams Middle School had a #icanhelp sprit day this Wednesday and welcomed students to campus with a High Five Highway! The leadership class started the highway and as students and staff went through the highway, they joined the line. It was a great way to start the day with positivity and get students and staff smiling in the morning!

CPR Training at Bristow

BMS CPR Training.jpgIn conjunction with AMR, over 2,000 middle school students were trained in the basics of CPR. Compression only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to save lives while waiting for paramedics.

Exceptional Volunteers 2016

2016 Employees of the Year

Public Works Open House

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The City of Brentwood Public Works Department held a fun and educational Public Works Open House for our district 3rd graders on May 17th. This is a fun-filled day of learning where students get exposed to science, engineering and other behind the scenes work that is done to keep our city well-maintained and safe. We are proud of the partnership we have with the City to bring this program to students.

Thank You Turkey Trot!

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Thanks to the generous donation from the Turkey Trot, Marsh Creek was able to purchase new PE Equipment!  This is just a small sample of the items purchased to be used by students.  

Matt Dailey to be 2016-17 Garin Principal

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The Brentwood Union School District is thrilled to announce that Matthew Dailey was selected by the BUSD Board of Education last night as the next Principal of Garin Elementary. 


Mr. Dailey is currently the vice principal at Freedom High School. Previously he was a teacher and assistant principal for Adams Middle School in Brentwood. Mr. Dailey is well known for building positive relationships with students, staff and parents. He is highly visible on campus.


BUSD is proud to have Mr. Dailey returning home to Brentwood.

Reading Advantage at MCB

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Shirley Kalinowski and Balbina Bernal along with Lindsay Dupont presented to Mary Casey Black parents about promoting literacy at home.  A fantastic resource shared by Reading Advantage.

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The 7th grade Language Arts classes at Bristow Middle School are reading the novel, The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton.    This week they were given a special presentation by BUSD’s  Board of Education member, Johnny Rodriguez, who came to talk with students in relation to the focus question of the novel:  “What Does it Mean to Belong?”.  He told students of his own involvement with gangs and how he overcame many obstacles and now has his own mentorship program for kids who are struggling with poor choices.  The kids really appreciated his openness and honesty throughout the presentation.

Bristow Music Honors

MCB Multicultural Event


Over 30 Mary Casey Black Elementary students modeled traditional clothing, read poetry, sang or danced as they celebrated their heritage with their family and friends.  The multicultural event was held on Friday, May 6th.  A special thanks to Sasha Ordaz who organized the event.

Pioneer 3rd Graders Perform

Third grade students from Pioneer Elementary perform "Brentwood Musical".

Kindergarten Musical

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Kindergarten students at Brentwood Elementary recently performed "Nursery Rhyme Rock".  

Author's Celebration at MCB

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The student's in Mrs. Bowen's first grade class at Mary Casey Black Elementary impressed their family and friends as they read their own fiction and non-fiction creations.

Honors for Mrs. D'Alfonsi

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The Brentwood Union School District is proud to announce that the Contra Costa Reading Association (CCRA) has chosen to honor Marsh Creek Elementary Principal Teresa D'Alfonsi with the prestigious International Literacy Association (ILA) and the California Reading Association (CRA) "Celebrate Literacy Award." Mrs. D'Alfonsi will be honored at a dinner on May 26th. Congratulations Teresa!

School Lunch Hero Day


Staff Appreciation at Bristow

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Thank you to the Bristow Parent's Club who work so hard for staff throughout the year to make sure students are supported.  Bristow ROCKS!!

Adams MS Students Honored

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In 1989, the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) Honor Award was renamed in remembrance of the former CJSF Registrar, Marian Huhn. The Marian Huhn Memorial Award recognizes junior high school students for their academic excellence and service to the school and community. CJSF chapters may nominate top two students for the Marian Huhn Award. Nominated candidates submit a packet including letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Five students from each region receiving a $250 award. Adams Middle School is proud to announce that our two nominees, Rylee Cagle and Mateo Pena received this honor on Saturday, April 23, in San Jose. Congratulations Rylee and Mateo!

Rotarians and Interact Club at Garin

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Thank you to the amazing Rotarians and Interact Club members who gave up part of their weekend to repaint the US Map at Garin School.  A special thank you to Dirk Zeigler and Tom Raniere for their leadership on this wonderful project.

Loma Vista Presents

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Loma Vista’s First Graders did an amazing job singing about all they have learned this year.  They learned songs in 3 different languages and each class worked on memorizing a special poem.  The Loma Vista First Grade teachers want to thank Bristow Productions for capturing the special night on video . Thanks to Menchies, families were able to stay and celebrate their first graders hard work with a yummy treat.  

Bandapalooza Fun

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Everyone enjoyed Bandapalooza with students from Ron Nunn, Marsh Creek, Loma Vista and Bristow Middle School.

RNS Enjoys Square Dancing

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Ron Nunn School 1st grade students demonstrated their square dancing skills for parents and guests.  

Of Thee I Sing

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Brentwood Elementary 5th grader students performed "Of Thee I Sing".

GATE Bowling Mixer

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Elementary and Middle School GATE students enjoyed some time together bowling, enjoying popcorn and drinks.

Norma Arreguin CCCOE Employee of the Year

The Brentwood School District is proud to announce that Garin School para-professional Norma Arreguin has been selected as the Contra Costa County Office of Education Employee of the year in the para-professional/instructional aide division. Ms. Arreguin is a long time Garin School contributor. She has been a campus supervisor, and instructional aide performing intervention services, a classroom volunteer, translator and District Employee Child Care Assistant. She volunteers to serve on many committees and has been a trainer for Garin bilingual parents. Ms. Arreguin leads the organization of the “Day of the Child” multi-cultural event every year at Garin Elementary.  She always is focused on helping others and always has a smile on her face. Outside of her work at Garin School, she continues to provide help and support for families in need.  An amazing example was when she heard of a parent with a child at Children's Hospital in Oakland, she drove that parent to Oakland every night and served as an advocate in ensuring her child received the best and most appropriate care.


Ms. Arreguin will be honored at a reception in April at the Contra Costa County Office of Education.  She has also been advanced to the state level for consideration of recognition.  

AMS at the Stockton Heat

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Members of the AMS Creative Dramatics Class Choir performed the National Anthem at the Stockton Heat hockey game. It was a wonderful performance.

Mark Morello Wins My Favorite Teacher Contest


Bristow Middle School teacher, Mark Morello wins the Barnes &Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest. For more information click here.

American Girl Fashion Show

Please Join Us as the Brentwood Union School District Foundation hosts an
American Girl Fashion Show™

Styles of Yesterday & Today

The American Girl Fashion Show is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls! Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy elegant refreshments, enter to win door prizes, and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls’ individual styles. All proceeds benefit the Brentwood School District Education Foundation.

Show dates and times are: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:30am and  2:00pm &  Sunday, April 24th at 2:00pm

Ticket Link: http://03d3542.netsolstores.com/tickets.aspx

Mad Science at MCB

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Mary Casey Black students and staff were amazed by the Mad Science presenters!  They even involved the teachers in their experiments. Thanks to the BUSD Education Foundation; MCB was able to have two Mad Science Assemblies.

BUSD teams advance to World Odyssey of the Mind Finals

Over 4,000 students competed at UC Riverside after winning regional competitions throughout the state.  First and second place teams travel to the World Finals in Iowa.  BUSD was one of the top Odyssey of the Mind participants in the state with ten teams that ascended to the state finals after winning at the regional competition.


The Brentwood Elementary No Cycle/Recycle Team, led by coach Susan Wallace, placed 2nd in the state in the mechanical/vehicle problem.  Teams design, build and operate vehicles of various size and with various power sources.  Sometimes they drive the vehicles, and sometimes the vehicles perform tasks, such as overcoming obstacles or visiting other "countries" to retrieve artifacts. Members of that team include Katharina Wallace, Kevin Straigt, Kaelyn Finnigan, Tony Trapanese, Trenton Taylor, Hayden Cooper and Zack Johnson.


The Pioneer Elementary Something Fishy Team, led by coach PJ Dodgson, placed 2nd in the performance problem.  In this problem, teams present performances that revolve around a specific theme and incorporate required elements.  Members of the team include Peyton Armatis, Jordyn Davies, Andrew Dodgson, James Eaton, Kaida Hou, and Elly Longoria.

MCB American Music Through Time

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Fifth grade students at Mary Casey Black Elementary did a fantastic job performing "American Music Through Time".  Families and friends enjoyed their songs and dances.  Great Job!!

Brentwood Elementary OM Team

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Brentwood Elementary's Odyssey of the Mind teams are pumped up and ready to compete in this weekend's state finals at UC Riverside.  Best of luck to all of the teams!

AMS Band at Disneyland

Students from Adams MS traveled to Disneyland over March break. The Jazz Band performed in the Hollywood Backlot Studio at California Adventure. The Symphonic Band also performed in that same location the following day. Students also participated in the Disney Recording Arts Workshop. There were 126 students and parents representing Adams MS - It was a great experience!

Congratulations Samy D'Amico!


The Brentwood Union School District is thrilled to announce that Pioneer Elementary School principal, Samy D’Amico, has been selected as a co-recipient of LMC’s 2016 César Chávez “East County Educator Award.” The César Chávez East County Educator Award recognizes a member of the educational community who demonstrates the qualities of César Chávez and a commitment to student success and equity, particularly for students of color and those from low-income families. He will be honored at an awards ceremony on Friday, April 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the LMC campus.

Congratulations Samy – we are all very proud of you!


Cyber Safety Event for Parents

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2016 Teacher of the Year - Juliet Simens

Juliet Simens is currently a 4th grade teacher at Pioneer Elementary. She has been a district employee for 15 years, she has also taught 1st and 3rd grades. Juliet is the type of teacher who takes every opportunity to receive additional training that will help her students succeed. She has been a leader in piloting new programs like Reading Wonders, and was an early user of chromebooks in her classroom. She has served on both site and district committees, such as the school Leadership Team, the district Academic vocabulary committee and the district Technology Advisory Committee.  Besides using all of this learning to support her students, Juliet is a constant collaborator and supporter of her peers as they too work with new materials and strategies. She also has accepted student teachers into her room, providing guidance and support. Juliet truly cares about each and every student that comes in to her class and wants what is best for them.

2016 Classified Employee of the Year Norma Arreguin

Norma Arreguin is a long time Garin School contributor. She has been a campus supervisor, and instructional aide performing intervention services, a classroom volunteer, translator and District Employee Child Care Assistant. She volunteers to serve on many committees and has been a trainer for Garin bilingual parents. Norma is a joyous "servant leader".  She always is focused on helping others and always has a smile on her face. Outside of her work at Garin School, she continues to provide help and support for families in need.  An amazing example was when she heard of a parent with a child at Children's Hospital in Oakland, she drove that parent to Oakland every night and served as an advocate in ensuring her child received the best and most appropriate care.

OM Regionals at Edna Hill MS

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Congratulations to all of the Brentwood Union School District teams that participated in the Odyssey of the Mind Delta Regional Tournament this past Saturday.  Fourteen BUSD teams took home a medal.  The 1st and 2nd place teams for each division qualify for the state finals at UC Riverside in April.  BUSD will be represented by 12 teams at the state finals!  Congratulations to everyone.


First Place Teams:  Loma Vista Elem., 3 Edna Hill MS teams, 2 Brentwood Elem. teams, Garin Elem., and Pioneer Elem.

Second Place Teams:  Ron Nunn Elem., Brentwood Elem., Bristow MS, and Garin Elem.

Third Place Teams:  Brentwood Elem., and Edna Hill MS.

Greg Chappel - Wrestling Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to Bristow Middle School Teacher and long-time Liberty Wrestling Coach, Greg Chappel, who is being honored as one of the newest inductees into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame!  Congratulations Coach Chappel!!

MCB Read Across America

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Superintendent Dana Eaton spent time reading with students at Mary Casey Black Elementary as part of their Dr. Seuss celebration.

EHMS Elementary Band Tour

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Edna Hill Middle School's 6th grade Concert Band went to Garin, Mary Casey Black and Brentwood Elementary to perform for students. They performed a few selections and then invited each 5th grade band student to play along with them.  

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Food Service Staff from Pioneer and Ron Nunn celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday by serving Green Eggs and Ham.

Seuss on the Loose Fun Run

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Students at Garin School were pictured enjoying their Seuss on the Loose Fun Run!  This activity raised $10,000 - Way to go Garin!!

BUSD Recruiting Team

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The district was well represented at the recent Contra Costa County Job Fair!  Thank you to all the staff who gave up their Saturday to meet with potential candidates.

BUSD Alumni Giving Back

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Former BUSD student, Zack Pakin returned to Bristow MS to share a presentation on "How to Own Your Own Business" as a young person.  Great job Zack! 

BMS Presents Dogsbreath Devereaux

Bristow Middle School students performed "Dogsbreath Devereaux, the Dastardly Doctor".  This melodrama was performed under the direction of teacher Mary Church-Pearson.

EHMS Spaghetti Feed

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Students from Edna Hill MS are pictured having fun at the recent Spaghetti Feed.

AMS Science Fair 2016

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All 7th and 8th grade students prepared projects for the Adams MS Science Fair Night.  The gymnasium was filled with over 700 presentation boards.  The highlight of the science fair was all of the student work.  However, the presence of some astronomers from the Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society who brought a range of high-powered telescopes for students and parents to use was an extra bonus.

Scrabble Anyone?

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Students at Marsh Creek School playing Scrabble at lunch time.  A big thank you to Mrs. Delgado for hosting this activity for students.

Important Information on Release of Student Data by CDE

For more information on the release of confidential student data by the California Department of Education please click here.


Informacion importante sobre la liberacion de los datos del estudiante confidencial


Parenting the Strong-Willed Child

Once again, BUSD is hosting a FREE five week program designed specifically for parents of strong-willed and impulsive children ages 5-10 years old.  For more information, please click here.  This program was offered in the Fall as well and was very popular.  Please plan to join us.

MCB Math Night

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Mary Casey Black Elementary hosted another terrific Family Math Night.  A big thank you to Mary Black, Deb Burns, Katie Cuevas, Amy Galbraith and Kate Ghilarducci for their efforts to make this a special night.  The families received instruction on how to use the math games that they received and an explanation on the theory behind the games.  The MCB families now have more resources to support math literacy at home.

BMS Special Olympics

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Brentwood Updates

Please report any water leaks or irrigation problems immediately to Paula Rios at 925-513-6321.

The district is looking for a community member to serve on the Citizen's Oversight Committee who is an active member of a taxpayer organization. If you are interested, please contact Dana Eaton, Superintendent at deaton@brentwood.k12.ca.us

RFP/RFQ Corner

To access current RFP/RFQ information please click here.