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
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
All BUSD Offices will be closed from Monday, November 24th through Friday, November 28th. Regular business hours will resume on December 1st.
Have a wonderful holiday!
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!
BMS Students Support Operation Creekside
Bristow Middle School students assembled 117 boxes for Operation Creekside. The boxes contained granola bars, coffee, seeds/nuts, pop tarts, letters, toiletry items, magazines, books, dominoes, and other items. Boxes will be shipped to soldiers stationed overseas. Students from BMS Leadership Class, Intro to Leadership and FOR Club spear headed the event but it was a school wide effort. In all, $427.97 was raised to cover shipping costs. The boxes are expected to arrive sometime between Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. Nice job BMS students!
Garin Students Enjoy Farm Day
Second grade students from Garin Elementary School enjoy Farm Day at Mangini Agricultural Museum.
Cross Country Season Begins
The 2014 Cross Country began with a meet at Round Valley. Congratulations to all of the runners who competed from Bristow, Edna Hill, Knightsen and Delta Vista!
RNS School Beautification Day
Ron Nunn School staff and families gave up part of their Saturday on October 18th to plant a winter garden as part of School Beautification Day. The volunteers also worked to spruce up other parts of the school during this annual family event. Great work!
Assemblyman Jim Frazier Congratulates Fishing Derby Winner!
Assemblyman Jim Frazier congratulates Max for catching the biggest fish at the annual East Bay Regional Parks Fishing Derby! Congratulations Max... great job!
Garin's Monthly Honor Board
During the month of October, Garin is honoring staff members Kim Geis (1st grade); Joni Smith (2nd Grade); Elizabeth Dailey (2nd Grade); Aubre Agpalo (5th grade); Colby Allen (yard duty assistant); Ranee Beard (yard duty assistant); and John Miller (custodian) for their hard work and dedication to Garin. Congratulations to all!
EHMS National Geography Bee Finalists
EHMS National Geography Bee Finalists (from left) Ms. Jobb, Principal; Kassy Chaput, 3rd place; Marcus Delgado, Champion; Colby Calabrese, 2nd place and Mr. Rodriguez, National Geography Bee Coordinator and LA/SS teacher.
ARF Guide Dogs and Therapy Dogs
ARF visits 2nd grade classrooms at Garin School to explain how guide dogs and therapy dogs are trained. Students also learned about the purpose of these special pets.
AMS and BMS Students Working Together
Students from Bristow and Adams Middle Schools working together, showing school spirit at the Heritage High School Parade.
BMS Students at the Freedom HS Parade
Students from Bristow Middle School at the Freedom High School Homecoming Parade.
Loma Vista Family BINGO Night!
Mr. Calabrese and the Loma Vista gang hung out with their Leopard families to play BINGO while also raising money for their school. A special prize was offered by Mr. C himself - a ride on his tractor at his ranch! Great job Leopards!
EHMS Street Smarts
Personnel from 511 Contra Costa/Street Smarts Diablo providing students with instruction related to bike safety! Thank you Street Smarts!
AMS Ice Bucket Challenge
Mrs. Manke, principal at Adams Middle School accepted the Ice Bucket challenge and called out the AMS ASB class. The ASB called out the whole school! Students had two weeks to bring in donations for ALS and choose the teacher they wanted to see get iced. Mrs. Bartling, Mrs. Streator, Mr. Trop, Mrs. Sudweeks and Mrs. Grewal were the top five teachers to receive donations. AMS raised over $1,000 for ALS! Way to go Yellow Jackets!!
Garin School "Respect"
Students at Garin School performed a skit to introduce the character trait of "Respect" at all honor assemblies.
Bristow's Kids Against Hunger
Over 100 students from Bristow Middle School donated $15 each and created 15,000 packages of food for children in Kenya. Students worked from 1:00-3:30pm (after school) Wednesday under the direction of teacher, Mrs. Gina Terry. Great Effort for a Great Cause!
BMS Productions says Thank You!
Students from Bristow Middle School took time out to say "Thank You" to BUSD Technology Department Staff. Students provided the Tech Department with thank you cards and some fabulous treats. A great group of students!
BUSD Librarians at the BN Book Fair
The district is lucky to have such a wonderful group of dedicated librarians who were pictured at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair! Thank you for everything you do for our students and staff.
EHMS 1st Quarter Sports
1st Quarter Sports are underway at all three middle schools. Boy's volleyball, wrestling and girl's softball seasons have started. Get out and root on your favorite teams.
Reading Wonders at MCB
Students at Mary Casey Black Elementary pictured with materials for the Reading Wonders Program. These materials are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and have been adopted for students in Kindergarten-5th grade.