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Superintendent Search

The Westminster School District Board of Trustees invites qualified & successful leaders to apply for the position of Superintendent. The ideal candidate will be a visionary and ethical leader with strong instructional, communication, and interpersonal skills. The Superintendent should have broad experience with curriculum and instruction, finance, facilities, budget, and human resources. The successful candidate will be committed to visibility and engagement in schools and the community.
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Outstanding Nutrition Educator Award

Congratulations to preschool teacher Diana Dababneh for winning the Outstanding Nutrition Educator Award from the Southern California Nutrition Association, Dairy Council of California & Buena Vista Foods. Diana received $500 for her creative and passionate implementation of nutrition education!
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Superintendent Dr. Kim Phelps Says Farewell

It is with a heavy heart that I want to let you know that I have accepted the position of superintendent of the Poway Unified School District, beginning in April. This was a very difficult decision for me, as being the superintendent of the Westminster School District has been the highlight of my professional career but the decision was ultimately made in the best interest of my family.  It has truly been an honor to serve as your superintendent and I would like to thank all of you for your tremendous efforts and support.
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Mrs. Elaine Mizuo WSD's Teacher of the Year

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Mrs. Elaine Mizuo, a kindergarten teacher at Sequoia Elementary School, has been named the Westminster School District Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Mizuo has been a teacher in the District for 13 years and has had an incredibly positive impact on the lives of hundreds of children.  While she is known among her colleagues for her expertise in GATE and education technology, she is known among her students and parents for making learning fun.
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WSD Smashes Kindness Campaign Goal

We are proud to announce that we have exceeded our goal of 1 million acts of kindness as part of our year-long Kindness Campaign. One year ago, WSD partnered with Mayor Tri Ta and the City of Westminster in holding a Kindness Campaign designed to promote a caring, considerate and welcoming environment throughout Westminster. As of February 1, 2017, teachers, administrators, classified staff, and students have participated in 1,343,072 acts of kindness!
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Terrific Tet Parade

WSD had a delegation of about 200 people in the Tet Parade in Little Saigon this year. Board Members, the Superintendent and students and staff from all 17 schools participated in this special event. Chuc Mung Nam Moi!
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Every Student Succeeding Awards

The Westminster Educational Leadership Association (WELA) annually honors students who have made a special effort to succeed and triumph over obstacles such as: overcoming physical and mental barriers, changing their attitude, improving their grades, increasing their attendance, or resisting bad influences. Many of these students have overcome extreme adversity and all of them have shown tremendous courage and determination.
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Stacey Middle School Getting $15 million Gymnasium & Multi-Use Facility

A great Groundbreaking Ceremony was held at Stacey Middle School for the new $15 million Gymnasium & Multi-Use Facility that will be completed next year. The ceremony was attended by many distinguished guests including our Board of Trustees, Senator Janet Nguyen, Huntington Beach Council Member Patrick Brenden and Westminster Mayor Tri Ta. In addition to a full sized gymnasium, the new building will include a dedicated music classroom and a stage for performances and presentations. The facility will be able to accommodate 1,500 people.
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WSD Celebrates the new Sequoia Academy, a GATE Magnet School

An exciting ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by many distinguished guests at Sequoia Academy yesterday. The ceremony officially established Sequoia Academy as a GATE (Gifted & Talented Education) magnet elementary school. The program, which is offered to preK-6th grade students, provides an integrated approach to core curriculum including STEAM Academy rotations with robotics and computer science, music, art, history, and visual and performing arts. Scholars will master AVID and GATE strategies while developing higher level thinking skills in a demanding academic program.
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