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.
1st Grade Hoedown at Garin School
Pioneer Buddy Bench
Students Visit Mission San Juan Bautista
Garin School Gobble Off
BUSD Education Foundation Hoedown
Brentwood Elementary 3rd Graders "Salute to America"
Congressman McNerney Visits Mary Casey Black Elementary
Native American Day at Ron Nunn School
Middle Schools Participate in Great American Smokeout
Veteran's Day Activities at Brentwood Elementary
Brentwood resident and Vietnam Veteran, Sgt. Phil Ehrhorn shares stories with Brentwood Elementary 3rd grade students.
Hour of Code - Coming December 7-18th
BMS vs. EHMS - Special Olympics Unified Sports
There is still time to catch a game this season. Upcoming games: Tuesday, November 17th - BMS @ AMS - 3:15pm; Thursday, November 19th - EHMS @ AMS - 3:15pm; Monday, November 30th- BMS @ EHMS - 3:15pm. We hope to see you there!
AMS Jazz Band
6th grade AMS Jazz Band students perform music from the Great Depression. Students are reading "Bud, Not Buddy", a novel set during that period in American History.
Halloween Fun at Marsh Creek Elementary
Halloween Fun at Brentwood Elementary
TK Pumpkin Science
Transitional Kindergarten students from Loma Vista got a lesson in pumpkin science. Students measured, weighed, counted and tested the pumpkin material to see if it would float. Everyone enjoyed exploring the inside of the pumpkin.
Congratulations to Bristow and Adams Middle School athletes for competing in our very first Unified Sports game at Bristow Middle School yesterday. Special Olympics officials were in attendance and believe that the Brentwood Union School District is the first middle school unified sports league in the western United States.
AMS Band Fundraiser Success!
AMS held it's annual Pumpkins & Pancakes Band Fundraiser on Saturday, October 24th at Adams Middle School and it was a HUGE success!
They sold over 1200 tickets and raised nearly $9,000 for the AMS band program. All bands performed. Guests were entertained with music, food, a costume contest and Halloween games.
Great job AMS Band!
Bristow MS - Kids Against Hunger
Bristow students packaged 15,120 meals during their Kids Against Hunger event last Wednesday. Way to go Bristow!
Marsh Creek Elementary Walk or Bike to School Day
Marsh Creek Elementary School staff and students participated in a Walk or Bike to School event on Wednesday, October 21st.
Loma Vista Dissects Owl Pellets
Fourth grade students at Loma Vista dissect owl pellets as part of a study on food webs and food chains.
Loma Vista Kindergarten
A glimpse into a Loma Vista kindergarten classroom shows students making bracelets out of beads while studying math. Other students are listening to a story and writing/drawing their response to a question.
Brentwood Rotary Installs Safety Signs
A big thank you to the Brentwood Rotary for donating 24 signs to be installed throughout the district. These "Drive Carefully" signs remind everyone how important it is to drive safely around our schools.
BUSD Education Foundation - November 13th Hoedown
All proceeds support the students of the Brentwood Union School District.
TK Students Celebrate September Birthdays
Transitional Kindergarten students from Loma Vista enjoy a Dr. Seuss themed birthday celebration for all students turning 5 in September! Happy Birthday!!
BUSD Fall Break
School sites within the Brentwood Union School District will be closed during Fall Break - September 28th-October 9th. Classes will resume on Monday, October 12th.
EHMS National Geographic Geography Bee
Patriot Jet Team Foundation 3rd Annual Gala
National Day of Service and Remembrance
In honor of September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, Bristow Middle School held a "Gather in the Quad" and had a moment of silence as Taps was played by Mr. Morello and the first chair trumpet players. Following the moment of silence, 26 students were recognized by their peers for creating a positive school climate.
Loma Vista 2nd Grade Musical
Second grade students from Loma Vista perform Get Up and Grow!
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Pictures of staff and students participating in the 2015 Barnes & Noble Book Fair.
EHMS Students Attend 6th Grade Camp
Students from Edna Hill Middle School were observed enjoying activities at camp.
Pioneer Celebrates California's Birthday
4th grade students from Pioneer spent some time celebrating California's 165th Birthday.
Anti-Bullying Protest at EHMS
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!