The Westminster School District is in the process of changing the method by which Governing Board Members are elected. Under the current “at-large” system, all registered voters in the District can vote for any of the candidates up for election. Under the new proposed system, candidates will be elected by “trustee areas.” This means only voters within a given trustee area can vote for candidates who reside within the same area. The intent of this proposed system is to offer greater opportunities for Board representation for candidates that might not otherwise be elected under an at-large system. Click on the headline for more information and to view the proposed area maps.
The Westminster Educational Leadership Association (WELA) announced that Reagan Lopez, Executive Director of Student Services, has been named WSD Central Office Administrator of the Year and Kim Breckenridge, Anderson Principal, was named WSD Site Administrator of the Year. Congratulations to both of these outstanding administrators!
Congratulations to our outstanding 2018 Classified School Employees of the Year! These staff members go above and beyond the call of duty every day. The honorees in each category are eligible to participate in the Orange County competition in January.
Patricia Arnold (Johnson MS) - Para-Educator & Instructional Assistance
Sheree Newman (District Office) - Support Services & Security
Edgar Valladares (Anderson ES) - Maintenance, Operations & Transportation
Debi Watson (District Office) - Office & Technical Support
Maria Yaghoubi (Johnson MS) - Child Nutrition
The California School Board Association (CSBA) presented our District with a prestigious Golden Bell Award for our outstanding Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Program at DeMille Elementary School. We were recognized at CSBA's annual conference for being the first district in California to implement a Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Program and we were honored for promoting multilingualism while developing fluency in English and proficiency in academic subjects. There are 1,000 school districts in California and only 56 Golden Bell Awards were handed out. This is the 2nd year in a row that the Westminster School District has been honored with a Golden Bell Award!
Congratulations to the winners of the WSD Spelling Bee! Winners in the 4th and 5th grade competition had to correctly spell obedient, especially, and exquisite. First Place went to Tri Nguyen at Meairs, Second Place went to Noah Elbettar at Schroeder and Third Place went to Jayden Pham at Fryberger. The 6th, 7th and 8th grade competition was a battle with contestants spelling crustaceans, pterodactyl, and quandary. First Place went to Jenny Pham at Johnson, Second Place went to Sophia Bickley at Stacey and Third Place went to Bao Pham at Warner. The winners in the 6-8th competition will go on to compete in the Orange County Scripps Spelling Bee in February.