News & Announcements

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! It is an honor and privilege to lead this wonderful District and I am looking forward to another year filled with outstanding learning experiences and opportunities for our students. For those of you who are new to our District, we extend a warm and friendly welcome.
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Understanding the California Health Education Framework

In May, the California Board of Education approved a new Health Education Framework for public schools, providing optional guidance for K-12 teachers based on the state’s health education standards. So what exactly is a framework, how does it differ from the standards, and how does the California Healthy Youth Act fit into the equation?
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Tips on How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Technology can provide children with new opportunities to learn and connect that can help them improve their quality of life and allow them to better contribute to society. But technology, especially social media and other online tools, has the potential to harm students by putting them at risk for predators, cyberbullying and inappropriate content that many parents today never worried about when they were children a generation ago. Click the headline for 6 tips on how to keep your kids safe online.
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Ralf Correll Celebrates 40 Years in WSD

Ralf Correll, a skilled maintenance worker, is celebrating a remarkable 40 years with the Westminster School District this year! He was honored recently at the annual WSD Retirement & Years of Service banquet for this extraordinary accomplishment. Did you know that the average tenure at a job in the United States is 4 years? Ralf has exceeded the national average 10 times! That is truly exceptional! Employees that have reached this kind of longevity are an extremely valuable resource and we deeply appreciate Ralf’s wisdom, knowledge, and contributions.
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The Price of Freedom Art Contest

The Board of Trustees honored the winners of the 3rd Annual “The Price of Freedom” art contest. The Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 756 in Long Beach) partnered with Trustee Frances Nguyen to bring the art contest to WSD. The entries were judged on the interpretation of the "Price of Freedom” theme, creativity, originality, craftsmanship, title, and artist statement. Beautiful and impressive pieces of art were submitted by students from all three WSD middle schools. The contest winners received monetary prizes and trophies: 1st Place - $400: Thong Trang - 8th grade at Warner; 2nd Place - $300: Amy Nguyen - 7th grade at Warner; 3rd Place - $200: Megan Tran - 8th grade at Warner; People’s Choice - $100: Ryan Dam - 7th grade at Stacey.
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WSD Named an Honor Roll District by Business & Education Leaders

WSD has been named to the 2018-2019 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll in recognition of high achievement and student success. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. WSD is one of just 26 public school districts throughout California to be recognized. In addition, nine WSD schools have been named 2018-19 California Honor Roll Schools. Click headline for more.
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Transforming Learning Through Educational Technology

The annual i4 Technology Showcase was a huge hit! Teachers and students proudly presented the innovative ways we integrate education technology throughout our curriculum and across all grade levels to transform learning. The Showcase was also a great way for teachers to share engaging and successful projects with each other. In keeping with the “Aloha” theme, teachers took tropical tech tours to different “islands” where they learned from other schools about exciting ways technology can enhance and support learning in the classroom. Click headline for pics.
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Student Volunteers Recognized in Nutrition Services

Our Nutrition Services Department held its 2nd Annual Student Appreciation Luncheon to honor our most dedicated student volunteers who work in the cafeteria during the school year. A luncheon was held and student's received a certificate of appreciation and award pin. Thank you student volunteers!
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Multicultural Appreciation Night at Willmore Elementary

Willmore hosted its 2nd annual Multicultural Appreciation Night where students and families proudly share their cultures, traditional attire and food from all over the world. Student presenters provided information about their heritage and danced to cultural music. They had drum performers from Puerto Rico and Polynesian dancing as well. The Vietnamese parents shared about the different regions and dress in Vietnam with a fashion show and groups of students showed off their Folklorico dancing. This delightful event honors and celebrates the wonderful diversity of Willmore’s students and families. Click headline for pictures.
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