Vol. 2 No. 4                                        March 2017
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Dear Community,

March is upon us and as we close in on the homestretch of the school year, I wanted to take this opportunity to focus on our community. I continue to be amazed by the support and passion our community has shown toward the success of all our students.
It has been nearly eight months since you welcomed me to this community, and in that time I have had the opportunity to interact with both our home-grown talent and those we have recruited and now call West County home. Together, we have started to craft a path that builds and enhances on the works of those that have come before us. We started sharing that
 path toward success for our students at various community engagements

The plan includes more resources for our school sites in the form of assistant principals, smaller class sizes in middle and high school, and counselors. We will also continue to focus on creating positive, inclusive, and safe environments for all our students and school sites. The foundation of our path is one built on community, and as we continue into March we want to highlight the people, like you, who make our community a home.

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WCCUSD Senior Duo Named National Merit finalist

El Cerrito High School senior Jae-An Wang and Pinole Valley High School senior Chris Tan began the school year as semifinalists in the prestigious National Merit 61st annual Scholarship Program. And hopefully when the school year ends in June, Tan and Wang will be National Merit scholarship winners.

Tan and Wang were notified in late February that theywere National Merit finalists, an honored achieved by just 15,000 students out of a pool of 1.6 million students nationwide. Starting in April, the National Merit will begin notifying finalist if they are college scholarship recipients.

MUST SEE: Fairmont Elementary School Featured in Playworks Hoops for Kids Video!

Hoops for Kids: Playworks

Alumni Return to Kennedy for 50th Anniversary

More than two-dozen Kennedy High School grads showed their intense school pride by taking part in a special Alumni Day visit to the Cutting Blvd. campus on Friday, Mar. 3.

Hosted by Kennedy Principal Philip Johnson, the school visit and tour were part of a festive weekend honoring the school's 50th year—highlighted by a sold-out gala celebration at the Hilton in Emeryville on the night of Saturday, March 4. Several alumni flew in for the weekend experience, with ex-students on hand from Tennessee, Ohio, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles, among other locales.

Honor Students Perform for Community in Annual All District Music Festival

The West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Music Department hosted the 22nd Annual All District Music Festival on Thursday, March 9. Four Hundred students in the honor band, orchestra and choir performed a range of musical pieces for the community.

The concert was held at the Richmond Convention Center where students within the District’s Elementary School Honor Band, Middle School Honor Band and Orchestra, High School Honor Orchestra, Choir and Band performed advanced music pieces learned from honor conductors in the district.

WCCUSD Students Combine Math and Hoops at Cal Women's Basketball Game

Middle School students from Crespi, DeJean, Helms, Hercules, Korematsu, Mira Vista, Pinole, and Stewart came out Feb. 12 to watch the Cal women’s hoops team host Colorado. Students calculated the first-half shooting statistics with Korematsu’s Zach Chin and Elio Piccagli winning a prize package from Cal for tabulating the correct percentages.

31st Annual You Make A Difference Awards honors 17 WCCUSD employees and students

From Baby Boomers with more than 40 years experience to iGens with less than 10 years, the 31st Annual You Make A Difference Award winners may have spanned different decades but shared one thing in common -- a knack for serving others.


Youth Commission
March 20, 2017
Helms Middle School

Facilities Subcommittee
March 21, 2017
Facilities Operations Center

DLCAP Committee
March 21, 2017
Facilities Operations Center

Board Study Session
March 22, 2017
DeJean Middle

Safety/Climate Subcommittee
March 23, 2017
Hercules High School

District Budget Engagement Committee
March 27, 2017
Pinole Valley Middle

Board of Education
March 29, 2017
DeJean Middle

 Superintendent's Message:
Protections for Transgender Students   

Upcoming Events

COLLEGE FAIR ALERT:  WCCUSD juniors and seniors are invited to attend the HBCU Pop-up Tour at De Anza High School, Tuesday, March 21 from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Read More

Middle Schools:
March 23, 2017

High Schools:
March 30, 2017

Elementary Schools:
April 20, 2017

Contact your local school for more information 
School Directory
Employee Appreciation Day
June 2, 2017
Richmond Civic Center

Classified Employee
Certificated Employee
Parent of The Year
The 2017 graduation schedule for WCCUSD is Now Available 

WCCUSD Job Opportunities

Biology Teacher
2017-2018 School Year
Kennedy High School
Full Time - 186 work days
$46, 102 - $76, 618/ Yr
with a full Credential


Assistant Principal,
High School
Full Time -
210 Work Days
$89,919.92 - $105,788.14/ Yr


College to Career Counselor
Pinole Valley High School
2017-2018 School Year
Full Time -
189 work days
$47,161.39 - $70,780.16/ Yr
with a full Credential
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