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.
2014-2015 District Goals ~~ District Core Beliefs
Loma Vista Shows Patriotic Pride
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students at Loma Vista showed their Patriotic Pride in a musical about the United States. Each class shared three facts about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the Flag and the Statue of Liberty along with singing many patriotic songs. They were shining stars!
EHMS Spelling Bee Winners
The Edna Hill Spelling Bee champions are: 1st Place: Vincent Chen; 2nd Place: Andrea Sayson; and 3rd Place: Makenzie Clymens. Congratulations!
AMS Opening Night
Congratulations to the AMS students who performed on opening night of Little Red Robin Hood.
MCB Band Performance
Students in 5th grade band at Mary Casey Black Elementary performed for family and friends under the direction of Sarah Slezak. They created some beautiful music!
AMS Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to the Adams MS 2015 Spelling Bee Winners!
Pictured from left: Zoheb Amin 3rd place; Armanjot Bajwa 1st place; and Zubaira Amin 2nd place. Armanjot will represent AMS at the Contra Costa Spelling Bee in March.
BMS Integrity Superhero's
The advisory theme for January at Bristow Middle School was Integrity. The FOR Club celebrated with the whole school on January 30th with a gathering in the paw quad. Selected students were nominated by the staff as "Bristow's Superhero's of Integrity". Bristow has many students who represent this quality and who choose to stand up for what they believe in, even when no one is watching. Way to go Bristow!
Gold Dust or Bust
Fourth grade students from Garin School perform "Gold Dust or Bust!" to a packed house.
BES Spelling Bee Winners!
Pictured left to right: Jessica Wouters (1st place); Taya Curl (2nd place); and Olivia Sanchez (3rd place). Jessica will represent Brentwood Elementary at the Contra Costa Times County Spelling Bee on March 21, 2015. Congratulations to these talented spellers!
BMS Productions Helps Cancer Fight
Bristow Middle School Productions students receive a thank you note for their contribution to Unravel Pediatric Cancer. Students filmed and edited 3 of Studio 26's winter recitals. Students then donated half of their proceeds to Unravel Pediatric Cancer. Great job Bristow Productions!
TK's Learn about Firefighters at RNS
Transitional Kindergarten students at Ron Nunn School learn about working as a firefighter. Firefighter Edminster, also a father to one of the students, shared information about his job duties and the equipment he wears.
Musical Brentwood Performed at MCB
Third grade students at Mary Casey Black performed "Musical Brentwood" under the direction of music teacher Wanda Hill. It was a wonderful performance!!
LV Students Walk Through the Revolution
Fourth and fifth grade students from Loma Vista celebrated Walk Through the American Revolution this past week. Students participated in battle scenes and portrayed characters by dressing in period costume.
BUSD School Resource Office and PAL
We are proud to have BUSD School Resource Officer Mike Rucker and Police Activity League as part of our district.
BES Anti-Bullying Assembly
Students at Brentwood Elementary participate in an anti-bullying assembly.
MCS Garden Club Receives DIG Donation
John Case and Robin Choate from Delta Informal Gardeners (DIG) present a $250 check to Holly Hartman and Susan Mills for the Marsh Creek Elementary School Garden Club! Thank you DIG!!
Talented Bristow Music Students
Hats off to the wonderful and talented students from Bristow MS who represented their site and BUSD at the CMEA Middle School Honor Band and Choir at Chabot College. They did a great job!
Krey 2nd Grade Community Helpers
Second grade students from Krey Elementary are doing their part to help their school community. They are working hard to clean up the Krey garden to get it ready for planting. This activity reinforces their study of community helpers, producers and consumers. Great work Coyotes!
ACSA Administrators of the Year Nominees
Congratulations to Brian Jones, Principal of Krey Elementary, Maria Gonzalez, Vice Principal of Edna Hill Middle School and Denise Barrios, Fiscal Services Coordinator! These three outstanding administrators were recently nominated as our district's ACSA Administrators of the Year.
MCS Students Walk Through Revolution
5th Graders at Marsh Creek School walk-thru the American Revolution. Great program for history!
Mayor Bob Taylor Visits Ron Nunn School
City of Brentwood Mayor, Bob Taylor visits with GATE students at Ron Nunn School.
Krey is "Best Band" at Holiday Parade!
Krey Band Students marching in the Brentwood Holiday Parade!
On December 17th we were notified that the Krey Elementary Band and Colorguard won "Best Band" at the Brentwood Holiday Parade! Congratulations to everyone involved with this talented group of students.
AMS - 9th Winter Music Concert
On December 16th, Adams Middle School hosted their 9th Winter Music Concert under the direction of Mrs. Kellogg. They brought the Holiday season together with over 225 students performing various music selections. They concluded the concert with everyone joining in on "It's the most Wonderful Time of the Year".
BE 1st Graders - Let It Snow
First grade students at Brentwood Elementary perform a musical Let It Snow!
Students Participate in Community Chest
BUSD students help to fill baskets for the annual Brentwood Regional Community Chest food basket program. The food sorting and packing event took place at Brentwood Elementary School on Friday. On Saturday, BRCC gave those baskets to families in need.
RN & BMS Clubs & Leaders Spread Cheer
Students from the Ron Nunn School KC Club were joined by Bristow Middle School's FOR (Friends of Rachel) Club and Leadership to spread holiday cheer to their Summerset neighbors. Over 250 people including about 150 students in 5 groups toured the Summerset community caroling for the residents at their homes. The evening ended at the clubhouse where the resident's provided the group with cookies and refreshments. Again, Summerset surprised students with a $1500 check raised for Ron Nunn School. The check was presented that night and students were very excited. We are very lucky to have such a great partnership with our neighbors. Thank you Summerset!
Garin Students Share the Love
Garin Students showcase donations intended for the Brentwood Regional Community Chest Food and Toy Drive! Great work Garin!!
New Board Members Take Oath of Office
Board Members Scott Dudek, Emil Geddes and Johnny Rodriguez take the Oath of Office at the December 10th meeting. The Brentwood Union School District welcomes newly elected Scott Dudek and Johnny Rodriguez to the Board. Emil Geddes was re-elected to serve another term and was selected to serve as Board President for the 2015 calendar year. Congratulations and welcome!
BMS Participates in the Hour of Code
Bristow Middle School Computers & Productions students are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, taking place during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8th-14th). Last year 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, BMS is joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students!
Rockets & Robots Assembly at MCB
Students at Mary Casey Black Elementary School enjoyed a Rockets and Robots Assembly. The cost of this assembly was paid for by the BUSD Education Foundation in order to get students excited about science! As you may have guessed this assembly was a big hit with students! Thank you BUSD Education Foundation for your continued support of our schools and programs!!
Garin's Monthly Honor Board
During the month of December, Garin is honoring staff members Sharon Duet, 2nd grade; Christina Kolb, 3rd grade; Shannon McGee 4/5th grade; Wendy McAuley, school secretary; Donyel Douglas, computer lab assistant; and Monica Gabbard, Sp. Ed. Instructional Aide) for their hard work and dedication to Garin. Congratulations to all!
MCB Kinders Present - No Turkey for Perky
Kindergarten students pictured from Mary Casey Black Elementary while performing the "No Turkey for Perky" musical. These pictures were provided courtesy of the Bristow Middle School Productions crew.
Turkey Trot Was A HUGE Success!
The Turkey Trot was a HUGE success! Over 600 runners participated and nearly $20,000 was raised to support BUSD/LUHSD schools. A special thank you to the volunteers who worked on preparations for this event for almost a year... It would not have happened without you!
CLMS Educators of the Year!
BUSD is proud to announce that we have 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 Cory Trop (AMS); Lisa Bustillos (BMS) and Phil Rodriguez (EHMS). Nominees will be honored at a dinner in January at St. Mary's College.
Kids Against Hunger Food Packing Event at Brentwood Elementary School
Brentwood Elementary Students learn about children in need living in Haiti. Following the video, students worked to pack bags of food as part of the Kids Against Hunger project. 18,360 meals were packed in one day!!
Krey Elementary Takes a Veteran to School
Krey School celebrated Veteran's Day with a visit from a student's "Papa", Major Howard James Carey. He was a veteran of Vietnam and Afghanistan who answered questions from students in Mrs. Berry's classroom. It was a great opportunity for students to recognize and appreciate the important work of our veterans.
RNS Student Council Sells 740 "BOO Grams"
Ron Nunn School's Student Council sold 740 "BOO Grams" to raise funds to purchase a "Monkey in my Chair" for a child. The monkeys are given to children who are away from school because of a cancer diagnosis. The monkey sits in the child's chair when the student is too sick to attend school. A current 4th grader at Ron Nunn is fighting cancer and the student council wanted to "pay it forward" for another child. Great work RNS!
Halloween Activities Around the District
Thank You Brentwood Rotary!
A huge THANK YOU to Brentwood Rotary who, once again this year, will donate a dictionary to each and every 3rd grade student (over 900 of them) in our district. Pictured are a group of those 3rd graders who are smiling ear to ear!