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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

NEWS

EHMS Ultimate Frisbee

EHMS Ultimate.jpgThe Edna Hill Ultimate Frisbee team competed for the first time in the California Middle School Championship Series held in Pleasanton.  The team went 2-2 for the day.   Everyone had a great time.  They are already planning for next year!
 

Library Chromebook Partnership

Library Chromebooks.jpgBUSD Board President, Emil Geddes delivers ten new Chromebooks to Liz Fuller, Senior Community Library Manager at the Brentwood Library.  These devices will provide additional technology access to students.
 

Building Community at Garin


 

PES Student travel to the Colonial Days

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Mrs. Tognolini's and Mrs. Zanotto's 5th grade classes from Pioneer Elementary 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!

LV 4th Graders Go To Sutter's Fort


Fourth grade students from Loma Vista Elementary recently visited Sutter's Fort in Sacramento.

BMS Wind Ensemble in Sacramento


The Bristow Middle School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mark Morello was invited by Assemblyman Jim Frazier to perform on the steps of the capitol.  Great job Bristow!

American History Through Time at Garin

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Garin students perform American History Through Time.  Great Job Everyone!!

Hawks Second Grade Weather Report

Second grade students from Marsh Creek Elementary School learned about extreme weather for their research project.  They got to be newscasters reporting extreme weather.  Great job HAWKS!

Thank you to Bristow Productions for recording and making DVD's of their broadcasts.
 

BMS Advisory Quiz Show

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Student and staff faced off in a Character Theme Quiz Show in the Quad at Bristow Middle School.  Any wrong answer and you got slimed with cooked noodles.

MCB Author's Celebration

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First grade students from Mary Casey Black Elementary participated in an Author's Celebration to share their own literature.

Marsh Creek is Going Bananas for Books!

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Marsh Creek Elementary students read 100 million Accelerated Reader words causing Principal D'Alfonsi to keep her word and dress up like a banana.  Way to go student readers!

MCB Hosts Multicultural Event

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On Friday, May 1st students at Mary Casey Black Elementary was full of fashion, culture and food as students shared their heritage.  Students modeled their traditional outfits, read poetry, created visual displays about countries around the world and shared food samples from traditional recipes.  It was a very special evening!  A special thanks to Sasha Ordaz for her to work to organize this event.

Bandapalooza at BMS

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The 12th annual Bandapalooza, held at Bristow Middle school, Wednesday evening,  was a huge success!  With standing room only, parents packed the auditorium to hear the 5th grade beginning bands of Ron Nunn, Marsh Creek and Loma Vista play selections from their new curriculum method books!  After each  5th grade band played, the audience was mezmorized when the 6th Grade Bristow band played arrangements of Harry Potter, Let It Go, from the Disney hit, Frozen and Pirates of the Caribbean!!!  The evening was topped off with a standing ovation after all bands played together Frere Jacques and Jaws!!!  It was an evening of musical celebration!!!  Music is alive and well in Brentwood!!!!

2015-2016 Transitional Kindergarten

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Transitional kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum which is age and developmentally appropriate.

The TK program is designed as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten for children turning 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd.

TK will be offered at ALL school sites for the 2015-2016 school year.

Visit your resident school site to register today!

More information is available at www.brentwood.k12.ca.us/stuserv

BMS Participates in Music in the Parks

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"Congratulations to the Bristow Choir and Wind Ensemble for their outstanding performances at the Music in the Parks Festival at Six Flags last Saturday.  Both the band and the choir earned superior ratings and won first place in their divisions.  The Wind Ensemble also was the recipient of the Overall Band Award, scoring higher than over 20 bands in attendance. 

At the end of the award ceremony, Bristow earned the "Espree Day Core" award, the highest honor of the entire festival.  It's presented to a school who demonstrates proper social and musical behavior, and who are sensitive to the feelings of others and applaud accomplishments no matter if by one’s own school or another school. Evaluation takes place from arrival at the festival site to the awards presentation. All schools are eligible for this award, but only one group has the honor of taking this trophy with them back to their school.  Way to go, Bristow!"

Parent Power Play & Learn

Parent Power Play Learn.jpgOn Saturday, the Brentwood Library,  Brentwood Union School District, REading ADvantage, First 5, Village Community Resource Center, the Child care Council and Raising a Reader partnered to present: Parent Power - Play & Learn. This event was held from 9am-Noon at Brentwood Elementary School.  Many parents and children participated to play learning games, do projects and receive free books.  Thanks to the leadership students from Bristow who came to volunteer.
 

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. 
 

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!!
 

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...

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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

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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.

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.
 

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!

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.

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

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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

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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!

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.



Transitional Kindergarten - A strong start for young learners. 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.