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Kindergarten Parent Information Night

WSD offers two dynamic kindergarten programs for our students. Come learn about our Academic Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten programs at a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:30-7:30 pm at all our elementary school sites. Click headline for more info.
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Stakeholder Input Sought for New Superintendent

The WSD Board of Trustees has contracted with Leadership Associates to assist in the recruitment and selection of our next Superintendent. An online survey has been developed to collect input from all stakeholders about the desired characteristics of the next Superintendent. The survey will run from January 11th to January 25th. Please take a moment and click on the headline to access the survey and provide your input.
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New Superintendent Search Information

The WSD Board of Trustees is currently conducting a Superintendent Search for purposes of hiring the District’s next Superintendent. Dr. Marc Ecker and Dr. Peggy Lynch of Leadership Associates, an executive search firm, were selected to advise the Board in this important process. Please click the headline for the Superintendent Position Description, the Superintendent Search Timeline and ongoing updates regarding this process.
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2019 Administrators of the Year

The Westminster Educational Leadership Association (WELA) announced that Brian Johnson, Executive Director of Facilities Planning & M.O.T., has been named WSD Central Office Administrator of the Year and Mark Murphy, Hayden Principal, was named WSD Site Administrator of the Year. Congratulations to both of these outstanding administrators!
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Happy Holidays

On behalf of the Westminster School District Board of Education and Interim Superintendents Dr. Gary Rutherford and Sheri Loewenstein, we wish everyone a joyous holiday season with peace & cheer in the New Year!
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Board Members Installed

Newly elected trustees Jeremy Khalaf and Xavier Nguyen along with re-elected trustee Khanh Nguyen took their Oaths of Office at our December Board Meeting. Jeremy Khalaf was sworn in by Executive Director of CHOC Research Institute Brent Dethlefs, Xavier Nguyen was sworn in by Westminster City Council Member Kimberly Ho and Khanh Nguyen was sworn in by retired Westminster City Manager Donald D. Lamm. Their terms run from December 2018 to December 2022.
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WSD Administrator Appears in the Hit Movie Instant Family

Our very own Lori Hernandez, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, appears in the movie Instant Family. The heartwarming comedy highlights the challenges and rewards of foster care parenting and foster child adoption. This subject is near and dear to Lori's heart as she has three biological children and has been a foster parent to three more children, one of whom she was able to adopt. For more information about her journey and involvement in the movie, click the headline.
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Classified School Employees of the Year

Congratulations to our outstanding 2019 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.
Robert Conlin - Office & Technical Support
Ralf Correll - Maintenance, Operations & Tansportation
Gloria Ortega - Support Services & Security
VeNae Valentin - Para-Educator & Instructional Assistance
Deborah Watkins - Child Nutrition
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Finley Students Captivated By Blizzard Entertainment

Fourth and fifth graders at Finley Computer Science Magnet School received a special treat during Computer Science Education Week. Blizzard Entertainment sent software engineers and a producer to speak to the children about careers in gaming and computer science. Students got to ask tons of questions and learned interesting insights about their favorite games, which included Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone to name a few.
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