News & Announcements

CASH/IACC Award

The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) recently honored Johnson Middle School with an Award of Excellence in the Modernization/New Built category. Judges stated that the District embraced a philosophy of healthy and nurturing learning environments, which is emphasized in both the buildings and the site development of the Johnson Middle School campus. They noted that the project includes both new built and modernization components and they were impressed by “…the design’s flexible spaces that support multiple instructional methodologies.” Judges also appreciated that there was a strong planning process that included many community stakeholders and integration of sustainability features.
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2016 Tet Parade

Students, parents and staff members from throughout the district had a wonderful time participating in the Tet Parade on Saturday, February 13th.
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CABE Administrator of the Year

Congratulations to Maria Gutiérrez-García for being named the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) 2016 Administrator of the Year. Ms. Gutiérrez-García (Finley Elementary Principal) was recognized for her outstanding use of best practices for English learners and she will be honored at the CABE Annual Conference in San Francisco in March.
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California State University-Long Beach Partners with DeMille Elementary

This academic year marks the continuation of a longstanding partnership between faculty and staff in the College of Education (CED), DeMille Elementary principal Shannon Villanueva, and DeMille teachers Huong Dang and Patty Pelton. This semester, 11 of Dr. Huong Tran Nguyen’s credential students are completing fieldwork in Ms. Dang’s and Ms. Pelton’s English-Vietnamese Dual Immersion Kindergarten classrooms at DeMille in the Westminster School District—the first English-Vietnamese dual immersion program in California.
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WSD Preschool Program Featured in EdSource Article

Preschool programs are playing a key role in helping children who speak languages other than English get ready for kindergarten. The predominant language in the Westminster School District’s state preschool program is Vietnamese – spoken by 36 percent of students, followed by roughly a third who speak Spanish and a third who speak English.
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