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Audience: Homepage, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Country High School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program and Will C. Wood High School

construction worker

A building trades boot camp for high school students will start June 19 at Solano Community College and run for three weeks, with a break during the July 4 holiday.

Students will learn about the trades, get OSHA and CPR certified and visit apprenticeship centers.

The boot camp will run Monday through Thursday and take place at the rural Fairfield campus at 4000 Suisun Valley Road, in Building 1800 by the tennis courts.

Contact Maire Morinec, dean of the School of Applied Technology & Business at Solano College, at 864-7155 for more information.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/16/17




Audience: Homepage, Country High School, Vacaville High School and Will C. Wood High School

Click image below to view or download graduation pictures

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/10/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School

Don't miss summer activities for students and parents. Check out the Community Bulletin Board.

 

Community bulletin board activity grid

community bulletin board icon    Look for this Quick link button on the VUSD Homepage.
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Kaiser Sports and Health Fair flyer
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

kids eating lunch
Kids can keep in touch with friends this summer with Free Lunch With Friends. Kids 0-18 years can enjoy complimentary lunches all summer. No registration is needed. 

 

Dates M-F/Fechas

Time/Hora

Location/Lugares

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

11:45am – 12:30pm

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY- 1 Town Square Pl, Vacaville         

     

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

12:00pm – 12:45pm

MARKHAM ELEMENTARY- 101 Markham Ave, Vacaville

     

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

12:30pm – 1:00pm

MARIPOSA CENTER- 1625 Alamo Dr, Vacaville

     

6/19 thru 7/14/2017

11:00am – 11:45am

HEMLOCK ELEMENTARY- 400 Hemlock St, Vacaville

     

6/19 thru  8/4/2017

1:30pm – 2:00pm

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB- 100 Holly Lane, Vacaville

 

DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/2/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

suicide prevention ribbon
 

May is Mental Health Month. The intent of this observance is to bring awareness to growing mental health needs within our culture, and to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.  The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has brought national and local attention to issues related to mental illness and suicide.  Please take an opportunity to discuss the attached talking points with your children.  We need to work together to spread the message to our children that help is always available.

 

Click here for Discussion Points regarding "13 Reasons Why"

 

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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students with thank you notes
VUSD Student Board Member Avi Vadlamudi entered a public comment tonight to recognize the hardworking and dedicated leadership students at Will C Wood who make such a positive impact on this community. The students he recognized surprised Avi by standing to give him thank you notes and compliments. Avi has done tremendous work for his community too. Very heartwarming.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 5/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

KCRA 3 news reportCBS 13 news story
Dear Parents,

We can never be too careful when it comes to protecting our children.  A dangerous “game” surfaced on social media a while back, particularly with students in other countries. The game is being talked about by student in our schools. 

The “Blue Whale Challenge” app involves the enticement of students into risky behavior that could result in the final challenge of taking one’s life. While we do not know of any VUSD students who are playing it, we want to make sure that you are aware of it.

Evidently, it has been removed from the app store.  We are appreciative of members of the community who brought this to our attention; our children benefit when we work together to protect them.

Sincerely, 

Kim Forrest

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/17/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Please take a few moments to watch this video and share it. Our friends with Autism, like all people, need support and understanding. Helping students understand Autism is a great place to start.

screen shot of Amazing Things Happen video

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/15/17




Audience: Homepage

The 14th Annual Loop the Lagoon run/walk fundraiser was a great success! Click below to view or download pictures from the event.

Hoodie mascot and Margi Stern 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 5/14/17




Audience: Homepage and Vaca Pena Middle School


Vaca Pena was in a brief LOCKOUT this morning- doors locked business as usual inside- due to an airsoft gun brought onto campus. LOCKOUT has beed lifted.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/12/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, ~VUSD Demo School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School


Race registration and packet pickup today at Fleet Feet Vacaville from 12-6 PM, and tomorrow from 6:30-8:00AM at Lagoon Valley! Remember half of your registration fee goes back to the school of choice.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/12/17




Audience: Homepage

students with oversized check
Congratulations to Buckingham Knights Isaac Flower, Trinity Garrido, Brooke Parker, and Savannah Wylie for their “Power of One” video. The team won the grand prize last week for the Solano County Kindness Campaign Video Contest. They were awarded a night tour at Alcatraz Island and a GoPro for the classroom. Kindness is an integral part of every community and it starts with one person. Watch the "Power of One" here.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 5/10/17




Audience: Homepage and Edwin Markham Elementary School

Novel knowledge team with trophy
 

Congrats to the Novel Knowledge Champions The Amazing Armadillos: Emma Boyd, John James, Alondra Hodges, & Ruby Martin Del Campo from Edwin Markham Elementary! The team took the VUSD Novel Knowledge Championship last week.
Novel Knowledge is for 4-6th graders at all 11 elementaries. They form teams of four and each team reads 8 books. At the school sites, there are 4 rounds of questions (all sites get the same questions for each round). The first place team from each site comes to district championships. The winner of the district championship wins the trophy for a year.
The Armadillos worked hard and have much to be proud of!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/9/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Loop the Lagoon May 13th

The Loop the Lagoon Run/Walk fundraiser for the Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF) is May 13th. 50% of your registration fee will go directly back to your school of choice! 

 

So, rally your coworkers, friends and family and join this fantastic fundraising event for schools in beautiful Lagoon Valley!

 

Register at: http://www.loopthelagoon.com

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/5/17




Audience: Homepage

logo for American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Congratulations to several world language students from Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in Vacaville who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations, a standardized assessment and motivational contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Forty-one BCMHS students from every level of Spanish offered earned national awards making their teachers, Anjee Deards and Jouli Jara, incredibly proud!  Seven students received a gold medal (top 95% in the nation), fourteen received silver medals (85%-94% in the nation), and twenty received bronze medals (75%-84% in the nation).  In addition, fifty-two students received honorable mention certificates (50%-74% in the nation). “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examination is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students nationwide participating in 2017.”  

BCMHS has a long history of high student achievement on the NSE and is the only high school in the area that offers it to students.

Way to go, Knights!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 5/3/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Papa Roach
Papa Roach -- a world-touring, Grammy-nominated, triple-platinum rock band with members who originally hail from Vacaville – will break away from their album promotion schedule on May 3 to come home to deliver a message to Solano County children: Be fearless, dream big, aim high to develop your full creative potential.

Members of the band will return to their hometown for a special dedication ceremony at Imagine That!  – Vacaville’s newly opened hands-on learning Exploratorium for children of all ages and abilities. Exhibits at the center encourage children to be free to imagine, create, and welcome sciences and art into their lives.

The highlight of this special ceremony will be Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine proclaiming May 3 as Papa Roach Day in Vacaville. In honor of Papa Roach’s generous support of our community, organizers have created a special exhibit at the center that celebrates their musical success. One portion of the exhibit invites youngsters to play out their rock dreams and musical talents.

Papa Roach formed in 1993, with Jacoby Shaddix, a student at Vacaville High, and Jerry Horton of Vanden High, since that time and with Members Tobin Esperance and Tony Palermo, Papa Roach have achieved critical and commercial acclaim selling over 25 million albums worldwide. 

The dedication will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Vacaville’s Imagine That!, 848-B Alamo Drive.

For local information, contact Lauren Runow of Imagine That!, (707) 474-5317.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Homepage, Measure A and Will C. Wood High School

wildcat mason pointing to coming soon banner
Remarkable turnout at the Wildcat Stadium Groundbreaking Celebration. The band played, the crowd cheered, hard hats went on, confetti cannons popped, shovels turn over the dirt, and ground was officially broken. A wonderful day for the Wildcat family, VUSD and our city. Thank you Vacaville!  See more great pictures here.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/28/17




Audience: Homepage

four kindergarteners

It's not too late to register for kindergarten! Click here for more registration information.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 4/22/17




Audience: Homepage, Cooper Elementary School and Will C. Wood High School

Congratulations to Will C. Wood graduate David DeBolt for earning a Pulitzer Prize honoring excellence in Journalism and the Arts.

Daily Republic screen shot
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/12/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Kim Academy Open House April 6th
The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning will be hosting an open house April 6th at 6:00 PM. The evening will include tours, food, raffle prizes, virtual reality demonstrations and more! The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning offers students makerspace, service learning in the community, online courses, electives and more. Come see for yourself!

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/4/17




Audience: Homepage

Wildcat logo
 

Info for Wildcat Night

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 4/3/17




Audience: Homepage, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Vacaville High School and Will C. Wood High School

Check out some of they great things happening in schools each week! Click here for VUSD's picture albums

VUSD photo album webpage

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/31/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Solano Adult Education, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

Join us this month for Autism Awareness. Learn more about Autism and get a better understanding of those who have Autism. Click the image below for videos and more.

Autism Awareness, accept, understand, love

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/31/17




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Don't miss the VUSD Teachers of the Year recognized in this issue of Vacaville Magazine. VUSD has wonderful teachers who make a remarkable and positive difference in our community. Take a minute this week to recognize your favorite teachers!
Vacaville magazine spread

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 3/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Tell us what matters most to you! Community input is an important part of quality education for all VUSD students. Your feedback through the second part of a brief parent survey is greatly appreciated.
LCAP Survey

http://www.vacavilleusd.org/lcap

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/22/17




Audience: Homepage, Fairmont Elementary School, Vacaville High School and VUSD Career and Technical Education

LOCKDOWN HAS BEEN LIFTED. ALL STUDENTS ARE SAFE.

If you are a Fairmont Charter Elementary parent or guardian, and you did not receive a text message about the LOCKDOWN, please verify your contact information with Fairmont front office staff as soon as possible.

LOCKDOWN icon

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: Homepage and Fairmont Elementary School

Fairmont Charter Elementary


Don't miss the opportunity to enroll your student at Fairmont Charter Elementary. Fairmont aims to graduate every student from the sixth grade prepared to make good choices, act responsibly, and continue successful learning in middle school and beyond. More enrollment info at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/springenrollment

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Vaca Pena Middle School and Willis Jepson Middle School


Did you know that VUSD students can graduate with a high school diploma and a free AA degree from Solano College? Find out more about Vacaville Early College High School (VECHS) here, or join us for an informational meeting Wednesday, February 15th in the Willis Jepson Middle School Gym at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/14/17




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Fairmont Charter
Informational tours will happen in conjunction with Fairmont’s Science and Art Faire on Wednesday, February 15th, 6:30-8:00pm.  Families interested in learning more about Fairmont Charter are invited to tour the school, speak with staff and visit classrooms.  Science and art project will be on display, along with star gazing through an outdoor telescope. 

LOCATION: 1355 Marshall Road, Vacaville, CA 95687

MORE INFO: http://fairmont.schoolloop.com/admissions or call (707)453-6240

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 2/9/17




Audience: Homepage, Vacaville High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

The footbridge on Cheyenne Dr. leading to Willis Jepson campus and Elder St. will be closed tomorrow. Students will need to use an alternate route to school.

 

An oak tree adjacent to and upstream from the footbridge near Cheyenne Court is in danger of falling and hitting the bridge. Because of the high level of water, City staff are unable to determine how stable the tree is at this point. As a result, the City will be closing off access to this bridge until water levels drop and they are able to access the safety of the situation.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/9/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

All VUSD schools have power and are in session today.

 

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE:

Buckingham, Orchard, Markham, Brown

 

PEABODY ROAD expected to be closed this morning. Please use alternate routes to Will C Wood and expect traffic delays.s Valley and Padan have power, school will start at normal times.

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School


VUSD is searching for talented and enthusiastic educators for the 2017-18 school year. Join us this Saturday to learn more about career opportunities with VUSD.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/6/17




Audience: Homepage, Nursing and Health Services, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School


Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and rub your hands together until dry.

Cover your coughs and sneezes.  Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and always throw the used tissue in the trash.  Remember to wash your hands after you cough or sneeze.  You can also cover your cough and sneezes with your sleeves if you do not have a tissue available.

Stay home when you are ill to avoid spreading the virus to other people.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone six months of age or older.

Source:  Solano County Public Health Department

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/26/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School

Sierra Vista K-8 will host an informational meeting for interested parents on Tuesday, January 24th. The meeting will highlight all that the K-8 campus has to offer families. 

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the 301 Bel Air Drive school.

A school tour, beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 10, also is available for families that seek to learn more about the school.

Enrollment packets will be accepted beginning Jan. 30 through Feb. 17.

For more information, visit http://sierravista.schoolloop.com.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/23/17




Audience: Homepage

The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning is holding an orientation meeting for all families interested in enrolling in or learning more about the program.  The orientation will be held on Wednesday, January 25th, from 3:30-4:30pm in the Sierra Vista Multi-Purpose Room located at 301 Bel Air Drive in Vacaville.   The EKCAIL program combines independent study, online coursework, classroom instruction, and community engagement to provide innovative learning opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through 12.  More information about the Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning can be found at http://isp.schoolloop.com.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 1/23/17




Audience: Homepage and Vacaville High School

VHS
Positive school environments are essential to learning. Vaca High hosted a three-day event called Breaking Down the Walls to help foster kindness and respect on campus. More about kindness on VUSD campuses at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/kindness.

More pics here

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/19/17




Audience: Homepage, Vaca Pena Middle School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Pre-enrollment period for Buckingham Charter Magnet High School open now through January 31st at 3:00 PM.

more enrollment info here

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School, Willis Jepson Middle School and ~VUSD Demo School

The California Department of Education is celebrating Digital Citizenship Week January 23–27, 2017. Check out VUSD's webpages for parents and students:
FOR STUDENTS        FOR PARENTS

Make a positive difference online this week!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/12/17




Audience: Homepage, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Country High School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program and Will C. Wood High School

The 2nd Annual Youth Summit for high school students is coming to Will C Wood Saturday, February 11, 2017. More info

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/5/17




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

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Closed: December 23rd-January 6th

             Return to school January 9th

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Posted by: Ken Johnson, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 12/21/16




Audience: Homepage, Public Information Office, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Make sure you know what to do and what to expect during a school site emergency. VUSD is hosting an informational meeting for parents about emergency protocols used at all school sites.

Tuesday December 6th at 5:00 PM in the Will C Wood library or Wednesday, December 14th at 5:00 PM in the Vaca High library

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/28/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Measure A, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

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Superintendent Jane Shamieh and Board of Education President Shelley Dally presented Board member Nolan Sullivan with an award of appreciation for his years of service on the VUSD Board. Mr. Sullivan has a long history of serving students, not only as a Board member, but as the Chief Organizer for Measure A, the President of the Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF) the Chair of Loop the Lagoon charity run and more. Nolan did not run for re-election so that he could spend more time with his young family, but we expect he will continue to have a strong and positive presence in our community. Thank you Nolan for all that you do.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/18/16




Audience: Homepage, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Will C. Wood High School and Will C. Wood High School

Watch this CBS13 news story about Will C Wood High School taking action to make positive social changes on campus.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/16/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

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Check out the new Community Bulletin Board highlighting non-profit activities, events, groups and places for kids and parents. Look for the Quick Link icon on the VUSD homepage.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/9/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School


Congratulations to VUSD teacher Brian Speck who was honored on Saturday at UC Davis as a CSTEM teacher of the year. Great job Mr. Speck!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/8/16




Audience: Homepage, Vaca Pena Middle School and Will C. Wood High School

Madrigal Dinner

Come join us on a musical journey with our annual production of WCW High School Singers Madrigal Dinner, "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" (adapted by Madilyn Hawkins, Directed by Colby Hawkins and Choreographed by Naomi Simpson). The perfect way to start your holiday season.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/7/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School

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Vacaville now has a museum aimed at bringing science, technology, engineering, arts and math to students in an interactive way.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/26/16




Audience: Homepage, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School and Willis Jepson Middle School

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What am I doing after I graduate? College and career/technical education (CTE) pathways are important goals in VUSD . Students got hands-on experience with over 40 local career paths at the INSPIRE career exploration fair.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/22/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Orchard Elementary School and Willis Jepson Middle School

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Watch this CBS 13 news story about Vacaville PD engaging students to build community.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/21/16




Audience: Homepage, Sierra Vista Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School

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Sierra Vista K-8 students honor the late Ernest Kimme by dedicating community service projects. First grade will collect food to donate to the Vacaville Storehouse; second-graders will be collecting coins to donate to the Suisun Wildlife Center; third-graders will visit Silveyville Pumpkin Farm in Dixon to learn about farming, gardening and specific insects; fourth-graders plan to start a recycling and composting program at the school; fifth-graders will create posters to display at Lucky Ones Ranch in Vacaville; sixth-graders will assist the Toys for Tots drive during the holiday season; and seventh-graders will create fleece blankets to give to cancer patients and guide dog puppy toys from leftover fleece material.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/12/16




Audience: Homepage and Willis Jepson Middle School

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VUSD engages students is positive social choices for safe and happy schools. Thursday, October 13th, Willis Jepson middle school is hosting a a fun filled Bully Free Faire for students! Jepson leadership clubs and local organizations like the Police Activities League (PAL) will be out at both lunches to engage students about choices to be bully free. Yearbook students will do a photo booth; Peer Assistants will have a face painting. Counseling will be passing out bookmarks with strategies on how to deal with bullies. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/12/16




Audience: Homepage

female mechanic.jpgOn Tuesday, October 18th, 8th grade students throughout VUSD will be traveling to Ulatis Community Center for Project Inspire, an interactive job fair that allows students to engage first hand in various career paths.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 10/12/16




Audience: Homepage and Vacaville High School

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Vacaville High school students and staff celebrated the grand opening of the new tennis courts: a Measure A project. The courts were named and dedicated to honor the late Dr. Chris Camissa, a long-time supporter, mentor and friend to the Bulldog community. Dr. Camiisa's family as well as several other community members joined in the celebration. See more here. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/10/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville High School, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

          
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In response to parent feedback, Vacaville Unified School District is going green with parent notification forms this year! The 2016-2017 Annual Notification for Parents/Guardians & Students is now primarily here: Annual Notifications & Forms. 

 

Please take a few minutes to view the document. An acknowledgement form went home with your student and should be returned by September 22nd, 2016.

 

If you prefer a printed version of the notification, please indicate this on the acknowledgement form. A copy will be sent home

with your student.

 

Thanks for your continued support of this and other green initiatives for students.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/15/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School


 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/7/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Student Ryan Mayeux did a fundraiser for school supplies for VUSD kids in need. He stood in front of Walmart, collected donations from community members and his Boy Scout troop 897. He dropped off over 800 school supply items to VUSD this week! Heartfelt thanks Ryan. Your efforts mean so much to so many.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/1/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Vaca Pena Middle School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Willis Jepson and Vaca Pena hosted iCANHELP assemblies and student training groups this week. #iCANHELP empowers students to delete negativity from social media and to be true to who they are when posting online. Watch the FOX40 news story.


 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/31/16




Audience: Homepage, Measure A and Vacaville High School

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Read more about the Measure A project happening at Vaca High in The Reporter: Read the story

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/10/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

This news article explains more about vaccination laws for all public and private schools: 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/3/16




Audience: Homepage and Fairmont Elementary School

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 7/20/16




Audience: Homepage, Public Information Office, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Orchard Elementary School and Willis Jepson Middle School

Willis Jepson administration and staff are seen here with Congressman Garamendi in Washington DC. Jepson was recently given the distinction of a National School To Watch. The staff were asked to come to DC to present and teach other educators about the incredible ways they are serving students at Jepson. Congrats the the remarkable staff, parents and students at Jepson.


 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/23/16




Audience: Homepage, Edwin Markham Elementary School and Fairmont Elementary School

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/3/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Alternative Cooperative Education, Browns Valley Elementary School, Buckingham Charter Magnet High School, Cooper Elementary School, Country High School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School, Sierra Vista Elementary School, Thrower Opportunity Program, Vaca Pena Middle School, Vacaville Early College High School Program, Vacaville Educational Extension Program, Vacaville High School, VUSD Career and Technical Education, VUSD Independent Study Program, Will C. Wood High School and Willis Jepson Middle School

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Teacher Melanie Pope was given the only 2016 Rising Star Award by the UC Davis Education Department. This honor recognizes the contributions and dedication of outstanding educators and advocates. Congrats on this well-deserved distinction Melanie! 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/18/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Orchard Elementary School and Willis Jepson Middle School

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Congratulations to Willis Jepson students and staff for this remarkable distinction. Jepson staff have been asked to travel to Washington DC to teach other educators about practices used at Jepson.

 

Willis Jepson has been selected as on of 56 middles school nationwide to be added to the 2016 National Forum Schools To WatchTM list. The National Forum considers three criteria: 1) academic excellence, specifically schools that challenge all students to use their minds well; 2) developmental responsiveness, schools that are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence; and 3) social equity, schools that are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/16/16




Audience: Homepage and Sierra Vista Elementary School

Students enrolled at Sierra Vista K-8 in elementary grades will have enrollment priority for 7th and 8th.

7th grade enrollment at Sierra Vista K-8 has received a great deal of response and interest for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. We expect the school to exceed capacity in future years, potentially requiring wait lists and lotteries for 7th and 8th grades. Parents who are interested in enrolling at Sierra Vista for middle school may want to consider enrolling now for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year to guarantee a space in future years.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/6/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School, Edwin Markham Elementary School, Eugene Padan Elementary School, Fairmont Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Jean Callison Elementary, Orchard Elementary School and Sierra Vista Elementary School

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Sierra Vista K-8 school still has space available in all grades for the 2016-2017 school year. The school will offer a small school community environment with a focus on academic rigor and higher education after high school. 

Sierra Vista K-8 is open to all Vacaville students. VUSD hopes to enroll a minimum of twenty 8th grade students to fill a class.

Sierra Vista K-8 enrollment applications may be downloaded here or picked up at Educational Services Center (ESC) at 401 Nut Tree Rd. All packets should be returned to ESC. Enrollment applications will be date stamped and processed in the order in which they are received until school capacity is met.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/1/16




Audience: Homepage, Alamo Elementary School, Browns Valley Elementary School, Hemlock Elementary School, Orchard Elementary School and Willis Jepson Middle School

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Willis Jepson Middle School staff and students will be presented with the Schools To WatchTM Model School award this Wednesday, February 24, 2016. A representative from Congressman Garamendi’s Office will also be presenting the school with a Congressional Commendation in recognition of the rare honor of being named a School To Watch.

 

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson recently announced that Willis Jepson Middle School is amongst the list of 13 distinguished California schools honored with the 2016 Schools To WatchTM- Taking Center Stage Model School award.

 

California Schools to Watch™(STW)-Taking Center Stage is a statewide program implemented by several organizations including the California League of Middle Schools (CLMS) and the California Department of Education (CDE). Each year, the program identifies middle schools that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and structured for success.  The sites selected to be Schools to Watch™-Taking Center Stage Model Schools meet the unique challenges of their student populations and share a strong, ongoing record of student achievement. 

 

Vacaville Unified Board of Education President Shelley Dally praised the middle school saying, “These characteristics are so much more than just a test score, they are what makes students want to go to school and parents feel confident about sending their children there.”  Dally went on with praise saying, “Kelley Birch is an exceptional principal with an incredibly hard working dedicated staff, and this recognizes the great work they are doing in all of these areas.”

 

Willis Jepson Middle School will also be considered for national recognition in coming months.

 

School To Watch Press Release from California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr16/yr16rel13.asp

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/23/16