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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.

 

2017-2018 Brentwood Union School District Goals  ~  (Spanish)

NEWS

SNAG Golf at RNS


Students at Ron Nunn School are shown learning golf skills with equipment purchased with Turkey Trot Funds!  Thank you Turkey Trot participants and volunteers!

New Projector at Bristow


A big thank you to Turkey Trot participants and volunteers!  Bristow Middle School has used their Turkey Trot funds to purchase a new projector to use in the PE Department for group workouts and Gather in the Gym assemblies.

Brentwood Library Foundation

The Brentwood Library Foundation is sponsoring a Brentwood City Read Author Luncheon on Wednesday, November 8th from11:30-2:00pm.  The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande.  For more information click here.

Pioneer Ability Awareness Activity


Students at Pioneer are playing "car and driver" during Ability Awareness Week.

Thank You Turkey Trot


Students are pictured using equipment purchased with funds from the Turkey Trot.  The Traverse Wall and Battle Ropes add to the activities available for students.  Thank you Turkey Trot volunteers and participants!

GATE Ice Cream Social


The GATE Ice Cream Social was a success!  GATE students from 4th grade through 8th grade mingled with each other, problem solved together, and smiled from ear to ear as they enjoyed some monster sundaes! 

Making New Friends


Mary Casey Black Elementary students made new friends from the County program with a chalk art activity to celebrate Abilities Awareness Week.

All Abilities Week at Brentwood Elementary


No two spots are the same, we each have our own set of wings to make this world better... We flutter together Loving All for the abilities they bring.

Abilities Awareness Week Kick Off


Students at Marsh Creek Elementary listened to Candy Agpawa, Gold Medalist in the Special Olympics to kick off Abilities Awareness Week.  

Family Fun Night at MCB


A big thank you to parent volunteers for making the Family Fun Night at Mary Casey Black a great success.  

EHMS 6th Grade Camp


Let the adventure begin!  6th grade students at Edna Hill MS are off to camp...

Dictionary Presentation by Rotary


"Service Before Self"...  Brentwood Rotarians deliver dictionaries to Brentwood Elementary 3rd graders.  A huge thank you to our friends at Rotary for providing dictionaries to all 3rd grade students district wide!

Student Fun at Krey


Students at Krey were observed enjoying the new Ga Ga Go Pit!

California Pride at Pioneer


Fourth grade students in Ms. Rothrauff's class proudly displying their painted California t-shirts.

Congratulations Joni Smith


The Brentwood Union School District is thrilled to announce that Garin Elementary teacher, Joni Smith was selected as the California Reading Association "Celebrate Literacy Award" for the entire state of California.  This annual award is given to educators in recognition of their contributions in the field of reading across the state.  Mrs. Smith will be honored at a ceremony in Los Angeles in October.  Congratulations again Joni!

Eclipse Viewing at Garin


The shock and awe of the eclipse through the lens of a second grader!  

Marsh Creek Eclipse Fun


Students and staff at Marsh Creek Elementary safely experienced the partial solar eclipse on August 21st.

Eclipse Fun at MCB


Students at Mary Casey Black Elementary safely enjoy watching the eclipse.

Learning at Brentwood Elementary


Students at Brentwood Elementary practicing their high frequency words in Mrs. Schneider's class.

Library Time at Ron Nunn School


Students at Ron Nunn enjoying a bit of library time!

Back to School Night


Families obtained important information from Marsh Creek staff members at Back to School Night!

Free Homework Help

Beginning August 15th the Brentwood Library is offering Free "drop in" homework help on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm at the Brentwood Library, 35 Oak Street. Subjects covered include: Math (K-Algebra 2); Reading/English; Science; and History. Homework help is available on days when school is in session.

Garin Students Work Together


Fourth grade students in Mrs. Land's class at Garin work together to "Save Fred".  

Computer Science at Edna Hill MS


Seventh and eighth grade Computer Science Discoveries students at Edna Hill MS were observed working on their first lesson: Aluminum Boats. Students had to collaborate, communicate, use persistence and problem solve.  

New Play Structure at Loma Vista


Students at Loma Vista were enjoying the new all abilities play structure on the first day of school!  This Measure B project was completed over the summer, just in time for the new school year.  

New Traverse Wall at Adams


A big thank you to the Turkey Trot participants for making this equipment possible.  Funds raised at the 2016 Turkey Trot were used to purchase this traverse wall for Adams Middle School!

Thank You Mothers of Brentwood


Thank you Mothers of Brentwood for your generous donation of backpacks for students in need!  We appreciate your continued support of our district.

School Begins Monday, July 31st!

Loma Vista Welcomes a New Principal


On Wednesday evening, the Board approved the hiring of Julie Croy, Principal of Loma Vista School.  Staff was in the audience to welcome Mrs. Croy to the LV community!  

2017 BUSD Retirees


BUSD is celebrating some of the dedicated staff members who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Combined, these nine staff members have dedicated over 200 years of service to the children of Brentwood! Congratulations, enjoy your well-deserved retirement. We will miss you!!

MCB - How Does Your Garden Grow?


 

Odyssey of the Mind - World Finals


Congratulations to the Brentwood Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Team who just returned from the World Championships at Michigan State. This team, coached by teacher, Suzi Redman, placed 2nd in the entire state of California to earn their trip to the finals. At the World Finals, they placed 16th out of 69 international teams! Way to go Bulldogs!

Joni Smith Receives Literacy Award


Congratulations to Garin teacher Joni Smith.   Last night, the Contra Costa Reading Association honored Mrs. Smith with the prestigious International Literacy Association (ILA) and The California Reading Association (CRA) "Celebrate Literacy Award."  Great work Mrs. Smith!

Pioneer Students Travel Back In Time


Mrs. Tognolini's 5th class recently traveled back in time to the Colonial Days.  The students worked hard to become "experts" of a colonial trade and they shared their "expertise" with the students of Pioneer.

AMS Band Performance


Another fabulous performance by the very talented musicians from the Adams MS band under the direction of Lindsay Kellogg.  

Dissecting Owl Pellets at RNS


 

Father-Daughter Dance at Pioneer


Family fun at the Father-Daughter dance at Pioneer.


MCB had another fantastic Multicultural Event.  There was poetry, dance, a fashion show and food from different parts of the world.

BMS Spring Concert


The Choir and Wind Ensemble both earned a Superior rating and first place in their divisions at the Music in the Parks Festival last weekend.  They also earned the overall awards for the highest scores out of all the middle school divisions.  Two students were selected an outstanding soloist and outstanding accompanist in the middle school division.  Bristow Middle School was selected as the "Esprit de Corps" winner, as the festival's school that displayed the best behavior at the festival site, the best school spirit, and the most respectful toward other schools during the awards ceremony.  

2017 Exceptional Volunteers!

BMS Productions Channel on YouTube


Visit the new Bristow Middle School Productions channel on YouTube.  See several 100% student made video productions highlighting students and staff making a difference across the district.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClNiBf1XezrIjzjApevERyw 

 

BMS Gold Ribbon Honors


Bristow MS staff pictured with Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Education receiving 2017 Gold Ribbon School recognition.

AMS Band Performs at Gold Ribbon Ceremony


The AMS band, under the direction of Lindsay Kellogg provided entertainment during the California Gold Ribbon Schools festivities. Congratulations to this talented group of young musicians!

AMS Gold Ribbon Honors


Adams MS staff pictured with Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction receiving 2017 Gold Ribbon School recognition.  

Brentwood Elementary Kindergarten Rocks


 

Brentwood Elementary’s kindergarteners rocked their way through a book of nursery rhymes.  They found out all about Jack and Jill climbing up that hill, the Itsy Bitsy Spider who persevered, Three Cool Mice who twisted to the  beat, and a  hip hop Hickory Dickory Dock.  They also learned about the cat and the fiddle and a cow jumping over the moon as well as Humpty Dumpty and how he put himself back together again. They closed out the show with a great rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, vowing to check out some more nursery rhymes the following night.

Loma Vista 1st Grade Presents


 

Loma Vista Salute to America!


TK and Kindergarten students at Loma Vista Salute to America by singing patriotic songs and presenting facts about some of our patriotic symbols and people.

Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock at MCB


The 2nd graders at Mary Casey Black Elementary did an outstanding job performing the African folktale "Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock".

Rockets and Robots at MCB

Captain Bob shared great stories about the space program, rockets and robots at an assembly for students at Mary Casey Black Elementary on Monday.  A big thank you to the BUSD Education Foundation and the PTA.  Due to their support, MCB was able to have two assemblies!

AMS Band Visits Chico State


The Adams Middle School Band, under the direction of Lindsay Kellogg, recently went to California State University, Chico where they enjoyed a clinic with Dr. Royce Tevis. They went to lunch at the Madison Bear Garden followed by small group sectionals and a campus tour. Following the tour, the members of the Bidwell and Marsh Jr. High School bands joined them for a joint rehearsal. The students then performed in a collaboration concert with the other two middle schools and the CSUC Wind Ensemble. It was an exchange experience they will never forget! Saturday, students were able to enjoy a fun day with friends at Six Flags.

Parent Workshop and Information Night


On Thursday, April 13th, at 6pm, the Brentwood Union School District is sponsoring a parent workshop and information night for immigrant families. There have been a number of questions and concerns that have been raised as a result of recent national and local events. We believe that the best way to address those questions and concerns is through information and education.

Thank You Turkey Trotters!


Thanks to the participants and committee members who have made the annual Turkey Trot for Schools a great success!  The funds raised have been used to purchase the pictured equipment and so much more!!  Our students are lucky to have new equipment in their PE classes due to the generosity and support of our community.  

AMS Student Places 5th in County Spelling Bee


Rafael Leria, a 7th grade student at Adam's Middle School took 5th place in the County Spelling Bee!  Congratulations Rafael!

Learning in Action


Second grade students at Brentwood Elementary from Mrs. Gonzales' class practice XtraMath.

Garin Celebrates All Abilities Week


 

Krey Student Takes 6th Place in County Spelling Bee

Sanjeev Putta participated in the Contra Costa County Spelling Bee competition and took 6th place overall.  He is the Krey Elementary Spelling Bee Champion for both 4th and 5th grades. Congratulations Sanjeev!

Krey Students Visit Westmont


Mrs. Berry's 3rd grade class visits Westmont monthly.  This month, students sang St. Patrick's Day songs and played math graphing games with Lucky Charms cereal.  Go Krey Coyotes!

Congratulations Award Winning Principals!


Congratulations to two, award winning principals!  Adams Middle School Principal Michael Wood was honored as ACSA Delta Region Middle School Principal of the Year and Mary Casey Black Principal Liz Ybarra was honored as Delta Region Elementary School Principal of the Year.  Brentwood is fortunate to have such talented school leaders.

Edna Hill Celebrates Spelling Bee Champions


The annual spelling bee began with 24 of the 37 students who moved on from the second round spelling bee. The judges were; Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Kemper, Ms. Narez, Mrs. Richie and Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Allen read the words and definitions and ran the Spelling Bee along with Mrs. Brown. Dr. Hallberg was there as our administrator for the evening. Students wrote their words on whiteboards through 30 rounds of words that students were able to study. During these rounds, students could miss 3 words before  they had to sit out.  We next moved on to single elimination rounds. The words in these next rounds were additional words from the Scripps Pronouncer Guide, but the students did not have a list of these words to study. After the word “conducive,” there was one student left. Cierra had to spell her championship word correctly and she would be the 1st place winner. Her word was “ferocity.” She spelled it correctly! Next, the remaining students had to compete for second place. After the word “municipality,” we had one student left. Kassandra then had to spell her championship word correctly. Kassandra prevailed and spelled “flammable” correctly to win second place! 

American Music Through Time


Fifth Graders at Mary Casey Black Elementary did an amazing performance of American Music Through Time.  Family and friends enjoyed the patriotic music and history.

Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band


Adams Middle School jazz band students participated in the Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette.  Students auditioned in January and were chosen to participate in this honor group with other outstanding jazz musicians in the county.  They performed a concert this past weekend.  We are very excited to have students advancing in the area of jazz. Congratulations Mina, Alex Taesan and Rafael!

Pennies for Patients


Bristow students raised $2,600 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Pennies for Patients program.  Great job Bristow!

Congratulations OM Teams!


Congratulations to all of the amazing Brentwood teams who competed at the Delta Regional Finals of Odyssey of the Mind on Saturday, March 4th. Nine BUSD Teams advanced to the California State Finals. Congratulations to Garin Elementary (Problem 1), Marsh Creek Elementary (Problem 2), Bristow and Edna Hill Middle School (Problem 3), Pioneer Elementary and Edna Hill Middle (Problem 4) and Brentwood Elementary, Edna Hill and Adams Middle Schools (Problem 5). All of our teams have so much to be proud of!

Transitional Kinder Celebrates Dr. Seuss


Students in Mrs. Santiago's class at Loma Vista Elementary celebrating Dr. Seuss Day!  

MCB Celebrates Read Across America


Mary Casey Black Elementary celebrates Read Across America with Alexis O'Neill, the author of "Mean Jean the Recess Queen" and much more!

Officer Rucker at AMS


Officer Rucker spent time at Adams MS in Ms. Humman's class visiting with students and conducting a cooking lesson on "making smoothies". 

BMS Desire to Inspire


Bristow’s Gather in the Gym just celebrated their character theme, “Desire to Inspire” by holding an Inspirational Pageant! Each advisory class chose a person they found inspirational and the staff and students dressed up as that character to parade around in a typical pageant style. 

AMS Spelling Bee Winners 2017


For the first time in AMS history, eight bee candidates exhausted all of the possible spelling words leading to a sudden death round. This high stress round was compiled of 50 high school leveled words!  Congratulations (from left) 3rd place speller Arman Bajwa, 1st place speller Kaitlyn Le, and 2nd place speller Chaya Sandhu!

Marsh Creek Sweetheart Dance


 

Garin STEM Night


Over 400 students, family, and friends show up to make slime, mazes, and learn much, much more at GES STEM night!

Garin Spelling Bee Winners

Garin School held its annual Spelling Bee on Monday, January 30th.  Eighteen students competed in a stiff competition that lasted almost two hours, a new school record!  In the end, it was Aiden Wells, 4th grader who came in 1st Place.  Lori Brown, a 5th grader was the proud runner up.

 

The county spelling bell will take place on March 25, 2017.  Garin Elementary is proud of our two terrific spellers!!

Musical Fun at MCB


Third grade students at Mary Casey Black Elementary perform Musical Brentwood.

Computer Lesson at EHMS


Students from Edna Hill Middle School taking apart old computers to identify the parts inside.  A really great lesson in Mrs. Saylor's classroom.

100th Day of School


Kindergarten students in Ms. Kendall's classroom at Loma Vista School celebrated the 100th day of school with zero necklaces.

CMEA Honor Band and Choir


Sixteen outstanding musicians from Adams, Bristow and Edna Hill Middle Schools took part in the CMEA annual conference honor band or choir.

 

The students were selected and nominated by their teachers and then chosen by the CMEA board to participate in the honor group. Students attended the honor band or choir all day Friday with rehearsals and returned on Saturday morning for more rehearsals followed by a formal concert of all of their music.Their teachers are so proud of how these students represented BUSD and the music programs in our district!


All three BUSD middle schools participated in the recent Basketball Jamboree.

Keith Hawkins at Bristow


Motivational speaker, Keith Hawkins, came to Bristow to inspire his audience to be better people, to be the change they so desire, and to learn, grow, and thrive in life.

Extreme Science Magic Show


Students at Brentwood Elementary had the opportunity recently to attend the Extreme Science Magic Show. This assembly was funded by the BUSD Education Foundation to promote extended science opportunities in our schools.

Measure B Funds At Work


The first Measure B project of the year is underway at Ron Nunn School. An expanded driveway will reduce traffic, loop time and will improve safety. Thank you Brentwood!

EHMS Winter Concert


Student musicians from Edna Hill Middle School performed for family and friends at the recent Winter Concert.

AMS Winter Concert


AMS 6th grade band, jazz band, 7th and 8th grade band and choir performed on December 20th.  It was a huge success and featured small ensembles, students playing on pots/pans and glasses.  Mr. Wood, principal joined the musicians for the narration of Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Mother's of Brentwood


A big THANK YOU to the Mother's of Brentwood for providing holiday gifts for district families in need!  

BRCC Activities


Staff and students volunteering for the Brentwood Regional Community Chest!  Volunteers donate, collect, sort, and distribute food and toys to families in need in our own community.  Great job everyone!!

Let It Snow!



“Heartfelt  thanks to all of the first grade students at Brentwood School! You did your best and had fun learning about music as you prepared for our winter program.”

Farewell Denise Barrios


Board President, Carlos Sanabria presented Fiscal Services Coordinator, Denise Barrios with a certificate in honor of her retirement after 22 years of dedicated service! We wish you well in your next chapter, we will miss you!!

Board Reorganization


At the December 15th Board Meeting, Board Clerk, Scott Dudek gave the Oath of Office to Trustees, James Cushing and Carlos Sanabria.  Both were re-elected to four-year terms. The Board selected Trustee, Scott Dudek to serve as the new Board President and Trustee Johnny Rodriguez will take over as the Clerk for the 2017 calendar year.

Thank You Brentwood Art Society!


A big thank you to Dan Berns and the Brentwood Art Society who presented a check for $7,322 to BUSD Superintendent Dana Eaton for the Art Docent program at the December Board Meeting. The Brentwood Art Society raises money through the Art, Wine and Jazz festival held each year. The Art Docent program provides art history and instruction at all of our elementary schools.

RNS KC Club at Summerset


Tonight was another amazing night of spreading good cheer with our Summerset neighbors. Our Ron Nunn School led by the KC Club sang carols throughout Summerset. We ended the evening at the Clubhouse where the Summerset 1 board presented our school with $1500. What a blessing to be in partnership with our neighbors!! It is always such a positive joyful night for all involved.  Thank you to Laurie Ford and Monique Wirkus for continuing to lead this amazing program.  

MCB Principal for the Day


Jenny a 3rd grader at MCB, has found her calling! She served as Principal for the Day and did a terrific job. Her duties included: reading to kindergarteners, handing out Hoot Loot at recess, helping students with class work and attending a lesson planning meeting with 5th grade teachers.  Jenny is an excellent principal!

Marsh Creek Posada


Marsh Creek School celebrated it's 12th Posada with fun games, delicious food, great entertainment, and a special visitor from up North!

WEB at AMS



Adams hosted its first WEB club meeting at lunch this past Friday in Katie Humann’s classroom. WEB, which stands for Where Everybody Belongs, brings together students with special needs and their general education peers. Adams students Avery Bredwell and Ambria Gee launched the club this term and the first meeting was extremely well attended. Students got acquainted with the club rules and purpose in the big circle and then broke into smaller groups to engage in conversation.

Garin Elementary Posada

Garin School students and families enjoyed a festive Posada event on December 9th.

Bristow Students - In The News!

 

Hour of Code


Fourth and fifth grade students participated in "Hour of Code" during Computer Science Week, December 5th-11th.

EHMS Donates to Canned Food Drive


Students in Mrs. de Fremery's advisory class brought in 575 cans for the BRCC food drive. They calculated that if they built their pyramid with all of their donations, it would be 11.5' tall at the peak. Way to go EHMS!

AMS Jazz Band


The AMS Jazz Band participated in the Delta Jazz Festival. They received high scores in all categories and placed 2nd out of all of the middle school jazz bands. Three student soloists were also awarded outstanding soloist awards:  Rafael Leria, Isaac Ordonez and Natalie Rodriguez. Congratulations to all of these talented Adams Middle School students!

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!!

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Brentwood Updates




The Brentwood Union School District is planning on reopening as scheduled on Monday, October 16th. We have been monitoring the Bay Area Air Quality Management District forecast for our area and it is currently projecting we will be out of the "unhealthy" zone as of Monday. Based on pollution concentrations, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is projecting a "Moderate Air Quality Index for Monday and Tuesday meaning that, "Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion." We will be severely limiting our outdoor activities as a result. On Wednesday, our area is projected to return to normal. Assuming the forecast stays the same, we will be sending a phone message to all families tonight letting them know we will be open on Monday.


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



The district recently adopted a resolution declaring Brentwood Schools as Safe and Welcoming for All Students. Read information here.



El distrito recientemente adoptó una resolución declarando a las Escuelas de Brentwood como Seguras y Acogedoras para Todos los Estudiantes. Lea la información aquí.



BUSD Budget Focus Group

The Brentwood Union School District has established a Budget Focus Group made up of representative staff members and parents.  The goal of the group is to study both the short and long-term budget challenges and make recommendations for the Board of Education to consider. 

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Citizen's Oversight Committee Agenda

The next Measure B Citizen's Oversight Committee meeting is scheduled for December 5, 2017 at 3:30pm at the District Service Center. 

 

The district is accepting applications for one position - active member of taxpayer organization. Please contact Gayle Crockett at 925-513-6349 if you are interested in applying for this position.

RFP/RFQ Corner



To access current RFP/RFQ information please click here.


             

BUSD Budget Focus Group

The Brentwood Union School District has established a Budget Focus Group made up of representative staff members and parents.  The goal of the group is to study both the short and long-term budget challenges and make recommendations for the Board of Education to consider.  Click for more information.