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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)


Hour of Code at MCB

Fifth grade students at Mary Casey Black Elementary participated in the Hour of Code technology skills.

Bobcats Giving Back

Students in Mrs. deFremery's Advisory class at Edna Hill MS made blankets to donate for their community service project!  Way to give back!

RNS Martin Luther King Lesson

Third grade students in Mrs. Cleek's class at Ron Nunn School create a Martin Luther King poster while learning about his dream for equity in America.

LV Kinder & TK Holiday Musical

Loma Vista Elementary School kindergarten and first grade students, delighted their audience with their Holiday Musical performance!  Great job Leopards.

BRCC Thank You

The Brentwood Regional Committee Chest says thank you to everyone who donated food and toys.  A special thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to support this event.  It is truly a community effort.

Let it Snow

First graders at Brentwood Elementary performed "Let it Snow". 

Thank You

The Turkey Trot committee would like to thank all of the BUSD staff who supported our event!

Britow Jazz Band Performs

The Bristow Middle School Jazz Band played holiday songs at Westmont of Brentwood. The senior living facility residents enjoyed listening to students play songs like "What a Wonderful World", "Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer", and "Silent Night".

Caroling at Summerset

The Ron Nunn School KC Club spent an evening caroling at Summerset.

BW Elementary Morning Stretch

First grade students at Brentwood Elementary School enjoyed some fresh air and a warm up!

AMS Winter Concert

The Adams Middle School Jazz Band participating in the Winter Concert.  Great show under the direction of Lindsay Kellogg!

Learning Through Music at RNS

Kindergarten students practicing the Hanukkah song for the upcoming holiday performance.

Learning to Code at Pioneer

Pioneer 1st graders learning to code with Ms. Kinnaird and Ms. Simens.


Edna Hill Middle Students enjoy the joy of Fall!

Geography Bee Winners 2017

EHMS National Geographic Geography Bee winners for 2017 are…  in third place, on left is Nathaniel Abramzon. The school champion, holding the plaque in center, is Nicolas Brady.  In second place on right is Oliver Lyman.  Nice job Bobcats! Nicolas will go on to try to enter the state competition.  Also pictured, Phil Rodriguez, teacher Edna Hill Middle School.

Tobacco Use Prevention Education

Bristow's TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) Club shared a booth during lunch break which provided information related to the Great American Smokeout.  This is an annual intervention event to encourage individuals to use the date in order to make a plan to quit smoking.

BMS Advisory Posters

Bristow's Advisory Classes created a Gratitude Poster as part of their advisory theme this quarter.  The current theme is Sowing the Seeds of Success.

BMS Field Trip to UC Berkeley

Bristow's Determination for Success and GATE programs took a recent field trip to UC Berkeley.  Determination for Success is a college prep class at Bristow that integrates motivational speakers and college campus tours into their educational program.

Thank You Turkey Trotters!

A huge THANK YOU to the 2017 Turkey Trot Committee for making this event possible.  Thank you as well to our fabulous runners and walkers.  The event was a huge success!

Loma Vista Get Up & Grow

MCB Presents "No Turkey for Perky"

Mary Casey Black kinder students thrilled family and friends with their "No Turkey for Perky" performance.  


Bristow Celebrates Ability Awareness

Students from Bristow and Adams Middle Schools had a great time participating in Unified Sports.  This is one of many activities for students during Bristow's All Abilities Week!

Area Music Festival

Students from Adams and Bristow Middle Schools participated in the Area Music Festival with Heritage High School.

CLMS Nominees for Educators of the Year

We are excited to announce that we have three nominees for the California League of Middle Schools Region 4 Educator of the Year! Lisa Kennealy from AMS, Michelle Mendoza from BMS and Frances Prochaska from EHMS will be honored at a special awards dinner in January.  Congratulations Lisa, Michelle and Frances for your amazing work and for this wonderful accomplishment!

AMS Robotics Team Wins Award

The Adams Middle School Robotic's Club - Team Pristine won the Core Value award at their first LEGO League Competition over the weekend!  Great job AMS!

AMS Robotics - Team Botz

Adams Middle School has two robotics teams.  Team Botz had one of the best robot performance scores at their event.  This is unheard of for a rookie team!  We are very proud of these young team members!  Way to go AMS!

Happy Retirement Paula!

Congratulations to Paula Rios, District Secretary for Maintenance & Operations!  Thank you for 20 years of service to the district.  We wish you all the best in retirement.  You will be missed.

Colonial Days at Mary Casey Black Elem.

Fifth graders at Mary Casey Black Elementary impressed younger students, staff and family members by showcasing their research and display of colonial day artifacts.

ACSA Administrators of the Year

Please join us in congratulating Amy Wallace, Jon Ovick and Michael Bowen ACSA Delta Charter Administrators of the Year.  We are very proud to have such outstanding employees!

Veteran's Day Tribute at Brentwood Elem.

Third grade students at Brentwood Elementary perform a Veteran's Day Tribute! 

Happy Halloween from AMS

Happy Halloween from Gru & the AMS Minions!

MCB Presents Anansi

Congratulations to Mary Casey Black Elementary 2nd graders for their wonderful performance of Anansi!  It was a terrific show.

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!

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Brentwood Updates

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

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 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3:30pm at the District Service Center. 


The district is accepting applications for two positions - active member of taxpayer organization and At Large Member of the Public. You will find the application materials here


Please contact Gayle Crockett at 925-513-6349 if you are interested in applying for this position or if you have any questions.

RFP/RFQ Corner

To access current RFP/RFQ information please click here.