Vol. 4 No. 10                                         June 2019
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Superintendent Matthew Duffy

Dear Community,

The Class of 2019 is officially off into the world with close to 1,900 seniors participating in nine commencement ceremonies since May 25. It was such an honor and joy to be a part of those ceremonies and to witness so many students and their families see their dreams become reality.

West Contra Costa Unified School District graduates are off to various colleges and careers across the country to make their mark and become the leaders of the 21st century. As a community, we should be proud of the guidance, support, and education we have help provide the next generation of leaders.

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Around The District

A Glimpse at Commencement Week

In case you missed it, there were several memorable moments from Pinole Valley’s seniors bidding adieu to their temporary campus or portable valley as they called it, to De Anza sending 20 seniors to UC Berkeley to Kennedy seniors making the most of a false fire alarm with dancing and music from its band, to Richmond ending its graduation with a Banda playing in the Civic Center.

All nine graduations provided several lifelong memories for students and families. Relive some of those moments by clicking on the graduation photo albums below:

Free Summer Meal Program Kicks Off for Kids

Children under the age of 18 can eat a free breakfast, lunch, and snack at one of 60 locations in West Contra Costa County throughout the summer? The West Contra Costa Unified School District Food Services program will serve meals as part of the Seamless Summer Feeding Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, through Wednesday, August 14. 

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Literacy: Every Moment... Every Day!

It takes a village to learn how to read, and on Tuesday, June 18 the West Contra Costa Unified School District brought together its village at the inaugural Literacy: Every Moment ... Every Day! event.

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20th Annual Reclassification Ceremony

For the third consecutive year, the West Contra Costa Unified School District honored more than 1,000 students and their families at the 20th Annual Reclassification Ceremony on Monday, May 20.

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African American Honors Ceremony

More than 400 African American students were honored for their academic success during a yearly awards ceremony at the Craneway Pavilion. The District’s Sixth Annual African American Students of Honor Ceremony recognized 406 students in grades 4 to 12 who earned a cumulative grade point average (g.p.a.) of 3.3 or higher in their academic subjects during the 2018-19 school year.

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El Cerrito High Student Wins New York Times Student Podcast Contest

El Cerrito High School student, Genevieve Schweitzer won The New York Times’ second annual student podcast contest with her podcast Period Poverty. The winning podcast was one of 12 winners, 35 entries, and nearly 900 submissions.

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Board of Education  

July 17 | 6:30 pm
DeJean Middle School
The District hosted its 2nd Annual African American
Commencement Ceremony on June 1 [See Photo Album]

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