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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.


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Thank You Turkey Trotters

Additional PE equipment purchased with Turkey Trot funds at Pioneer.

Congratulations Tamra Golinveaux

Congratulations to Tamra Golinveaux, 1st grade teacher at Garin Elementary School.  It was recently announced that she is being awarded The Celebrate Literacy Award by the Contra Costa Reading Association!


MCB Performs Brentwood Musical

Third grade students at Mary Casey Black Elementary sang their hearts out with tunes from "Brentwood Musical".  A special thanks to the staff members and parent volunteers who helped make this event so special.

Congratulations Wonder League Finalists!

Congratulations to Sarah Jenkins' Class at Krey!  They have been notified that they have been named as a finalist in the Wonder League Robotics Competition for $5000!  Great job Coyotes!!

Ron Nunn School STEAM Night

Over 300 people attended the very first RNS STEAM night!  Presenters included:  Liberty's FFA, Brentwood Police Department, East Contra Costa Fire, Patriot Jets Foundation, Del Sol Energy, Treasure Wine Estates, Berkeley National Lab., Bristow’s Video productions, Bristow’s math department, Bristow’s leadership club, Scientific Jam, Bricks 4 kids, City of Brentwood Waste Water, Rogue Making, Delta Bay Builders, East Bay Parks, The Game Truck, the RNS student council representatives, Mr. Madrid, Mrs. Siemers, Mrs. Gribbs, Mrs. Diaz, Ms. Cruz and all of the teachers who judged the science projects.

MCB Read Across America

Students and families enjoyed a wonderful Read Across America Night last Friday.  Many staff members, as well as, Superintendent Dana Eaton joined the fun with reading.

Brentwood Elementary 2nd Grade Presents

The second graders from Brentwood Elementary recently performed the multicultural musical "It's a Small World".  The performers learned about countries from all around the world and sang songs in French, Spanish, Swahili, Chinese, and more!

Bucks for Books


More information is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIB2EE0GmxA

Inspired To Make a Difference at BMS

Bristow students were inspired to make a difference in their school by attending Josten's Renaissance Tour "Find Your Grind".

Parents Learn Technology Skills at MCB

Close to 30 parents came to Mary Casey Black to learn technology skills during their Bilingual Parent Time.  Amanda Konrad trained them on how to email via School Loop, how to access apps with their student's help on Classlink and how to take practice tests for the SBAC and ELPAC.  Thank you to all who participated.

Walk Through the American Revolution at MCB

Students in Mrs. Konrad's 5th grade class at Mary Casey Black take on their roles in Walk Through the American Revolution.

Love Our Libraries - Bucks for Books

Brentwood's new library will be opening this summer!  Here's a way you can help get books for the new Children's sections AND your school library too! Your school will be holding a special fundraiser beginning February 26th through March 16th.  Your generous and kind "Buck" donations will allow us to buy books for both the new Brentwood Library and our school libraries.


50% of the funds raised will go to the schools' libraries and 50% for the Opening Day Book Collection for the children & teen areas of our new library. Checks can be made payable to "The Brentwood Library Foundation" and are tax deductible. Nonprofit tax ID 47-1101372.



Basketball Season!

Students from Bristow and Adams Middle Schools enjoyed a recent 7th grade boys basketball game at AMS.

Eagle Scout Projects at Marsh Creek

Family STEM Night was organized as an Eagle Scout Project by former Marsh Creek student, Euan McManus.  There were 318 attendees!  In addition, five microscopes and nine "STEM-in-a-Box" kits were donated to Marsh Creek by Declan Tsuyuki as his Eagle Scout Project.  A huge thank you to these young men for their work at Marsh Creek Elementary.


MCB Gold Dust or Bust

Fourth grade students from Mary Casey Black performed Gold Dust or Bust recently for a packed house.  Great job students!!

CMEA Honor Band

Students from Adams, Bristow and Edna Hill Middle Schools were selected to perform in the California Music Educator's Association Bay Section Conference Band, Choir, and Orchestra.  Students performed their concert at Chabot College on January 13th.  Great job!  Students were accompanied by music directors Lindsay Kellogg, Mark Morello and Cheryl Breitenbucher.

Walk Through the American Revolution

Students in Mrs. Cauley's 5th grade class at Pioneer Elementary participate in the Walk Through the American Revolution program.

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


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Brentwood Updates

Click for information related to the student safety issue at Edna Hill MS on 3/8/18.

Click for a copy of the Safe and Welcoming Resolution #2017-02.


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. 

Click for more information.

Citizen's Oversight Committee Agenda

The next Measure B Citizen's Oversight Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 3:30pm at the District Service Center. 


The district is accepting applications for one positions - active member of taxpayer organization. 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.