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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.

2014-2015 District Goals   ~~   District Core Beliefs


Bristow Staff Feeds Students

Bristow staff kicked off student testing by cooking a big breakfast consisting of pancakes, sausage, eggs, cheese, strawberries, and milk!  The staff served about 350 students Tuesday morning to help reinforce the importance of a health breakfast and a full stomach before taking a test.  A special thanks to Mrs. Whelan for keeping one of Bristow's traditions alive!

3rd Graders Perform at Loma Vista

Third grade students at Loma Vista put on an awesome musical in March to honor Dr. Seuss, sharing with the audience many fun facts and the timeline of his life and career.  This musical was written by the third grade teachers at Loma Vista a few years ago and continues to entertain and educate students and parents.  Way to go Leopards!

2nd Grade Musical at Pioneer

Students from Pioneer perform an African folktale, Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock..

Young Authors Day at Garin

Garin Young Authors Day.jpg"Pascal Lee, author and director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project is a true pioneer of Mars exploration.  Mr. Lee was present at Garin for a student assembly to share his book "Mission: Mars" and to offer a firsthand, behind-the-scenes account of ongoing efforts to get humans ready for Mars. 

Cyber Safety Event for Parents

Please join the Brentwood Union School District for a:

Cyber Safety Event for Parents

Presented by:  Sgt. Thompson of the Brentwood Police Department

When:  April 30th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where:  Edna Hill Middle School Theater, 140 Birch Street, Brentwood


*Due to the sensitive nature of the material,

parents and guardians only please.

Bristow Choir Performs National Anthem

BMS Warriors.jpgThe Bristow Middle School Choir, under the direction of Mark Morello, recently performed the National Anthem at a Golden State Warriors game!  The Choir sounded awesome and the game was exciting too!  Way to go Bristow!!

The Wizards are Coming to Town

Wizards Pic.pngDon't miss the fun!  The Harlem Wizards basketball team will take on the Brentwood All-Starts on Saturday, April 25th from 7-9:00pm at Heritage High School.  There are a limited number of tickets available for this event.  Doors open at 6pm.

For more information, please click here.


Fun Run at MCB!

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Students from Mary Casey Black participated in a FUN RUN sponsored by the PTA.  All funds raised by students will go fund the purchase of a school marquee.

Once Upon A Time...


Edna Hill School PASS program has created a new program, called Once Upon a Time, to pass on gently used formal apparel to students in need.  Can you help?

Here we are embarking upon an exciting time of year for so many kids in our community.  It’s time for 8th grade dances, promotion, high school proms and graduation.  However for some kids and families this can be a time of stress, as all these events take resources that some families don’t have.  This is where Once Upon A Time comes into play.  There are so many girls out there that have dresses and shoes from dances, cruises, special events etc. that they no longer wear; boys out there that have dress pants, shirts and shoes that they’ve grown out of.   Imagine…once upon a time a community came together to make these special events possible for all; to take care of their own and to give back just by donating what they no longer wear.  Is there any better fairy tale than that?

If you’re interested in changing lives and helping our local teens, you can drop off items at Edna Hill Middle School or for more information contact Traci Kemper at 513-6440 or email at tkemper@brentwood.k12.ca.us

Garden Club's 1st Harvest

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Students from the Marsh Creek Elementary Garden Club recently harvested carrots and kale during the first harvest of their school garden.  The plants were grown from seeds that were planted in January.  Students look forward to harvesting beets and potatoes next!

Be Brave, Be Kind and Be Grateful

Aiden Bartling, 4th grade student at Krey, joined forces with his Aunt to bring her Be Grateful project to the students at Krey Elementary.  With the help of the student council students, they created three project boards printed with Be Brave, Be Kind and Be Grateful.  During a school wide assembly, Aiden and his Aunt, Sarah Doran, shared their desire to positively impact students and staff through these statements.  Each student council representative read statements explaining what it means to Be Brave, Be Kind and to Be Grateful.  The boards will be permanently on display along the playground fence line and will serve as a reminder that there is so much for which we can Be Grateful.

Krey Presents "Compose Yourself!"

Krey 5th graders performed in the musical "Compose Yourself!" under the direction of Kim Griffith-Fraley.

The musical was about a group of kids that meet some of the great composers of the past.  It was an experience for both students and adults to introduce them to the world of Classical Music.  The performance was a huge success!

Bristow Snow Club

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The Bristow Middle School Snow Club headed to Bear Valley for snow, sun and fun!  Students and staff enjoyed skiing and snowboarding.  The snow club is led by Mrs. Church-Pearson, Mrs. Norris, and Mrs. Finn.

Pioneer Students Release Trout

smithtroutrelease.jpgStudents from Pioneer in Mr. Smith's class met over spring break to release 32 fish at the Contra Loma Reservoir.  These rainbow trout were raised in Mr. Smith's 5th grade classroom at Pioneer.

AMS Music Tour at CSU, Chico

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The Adams Middle School Band just returned from a very successful musical tour to CSU, Chico under the direction of teacher, Lindsay Kellogg.

Raising Public Awareness at MCB

MCB.jpgLast month, students at Mary Casey Black Elementary made two new friends.  Eli and his mother, Jennifer Cooper, did a presentation on awareness related to people with Down Syndrome.  They wrote a book together and shared it with MCB's 1st-5th grade students.  The students want Eli to come back to visit soon!

EHMS Spelling Bee Champ - Vincent Chen

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Congratulations to Vincent Chen, a student at Edna Hill Middle School.  Vincent placed 8th overall at the Contra Costa Spelling Bee last week!

BMS Students Raise Pennies for Patients

Leadership students from Bristow led a student and staff effort to raise funds for Pennies for Patients!  Their original goal to collect $2,000 in two weeks was met and exceeded.  They raised $2,314.40 to support this cause.  Way to go Bristow!!

Pioneer Musical

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Third grade students at Pioneer did an amazing performance of "The Brentwood Musical" written by Wanda Hill.  The musical takes the audience on a musical journey through Brentwood's history.

Special Olympic Athletes from BMS

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Bristow’s proud Special Olympic Team played basketball at Heritage High School this past February.  Mrs. Reed’s class showed their awesome skills and their hard work preparing for this big day!

Loma Vista Student Art

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Students splattered paint on canvas for a display at the art show as they learned about the style of Jackson Pollock, an influential American painter and major figure in the abstract expressionist movement.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss!

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In honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday, Dr. Krey dropped by Krey Elementary to read to students.  He shared "Oh, The Places You'll Go!  Students enjoyed seeing him and presented him with a book signed by the staff along with letters from students about why the love to read.

Loma Vista Shows Patriotic Pride

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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

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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

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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

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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!BW El Spellin Bee.jpg

BMS Productions Helps Cancer Fight

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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

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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

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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

BW El Anti Bullying Presentation.jpgStudents 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

Honor Choir.pngHats 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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

RNS.pngStudents 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.jpgGarin Students showcase donations intended for the Brentwood Regional Community Chest Food and Toy Drive!  Great work Garin!!

New Board Members Take Oath of Office

New Members 2014.jpgBoard 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

BMS Students CodingBristow 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!!

Turkey Trot Was A HUGE Success!

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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!

Brentwood Updates

Come to work in the Brentwood Union School District. SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED. (Bachelor's degree and successful completion of CBEST required) For more information, ask for the substitute teacher application packet at the BUSD District Service Center, 255 Guthrie Lane, Brentwood.

The Brentwood Library and Brentwood Union School District Present: Parent Power - Play & Learn. This event will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 9am-Noon at Brentwood Elementary School, 200 Griffith Lane, Brentwood. For more information click here.

Strategic Action Planning - Local Control Accountability Plan
Information is available for your review. click here for details.

Curriculum & Instruction - Implementing New Standards Presentation. To view a narrated presentation, please click here.