News & Announcements

WSD Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Marjorie Schubert, Westminster School District's Teacher of the Year. Ms. Schubert has been a special education teacher at Johnson Middle School for 12 years. She works tirelessly to meet the individual needs of her students and takes great pride in each and every one of their accomplishments. Ms. Schubert is her students' biggest cheerleader and she provides them with endless enthusiasm and encouragement.
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District Office, Johnson Gym & Board Room to be Named After Mendez Family

The Westminster School District Governing Board approved naming two district facilities and a board room after the Mendez Family in recognition of the historic Mendez v Westminster case that ended segregation in California schools in 1947. The District Office will be named Westminster School District Office in Honor of La Familia Mendez, the Johnson Middle School Gymnasium will be named Sylvia Mendez Gymnasium, and the District Office Board Room will be named Mendez Board Room.
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WSD Proudly Participates in the Tet Parade

Students, parents and staff enthusiastically represented the District in the annual Tet Parade. Neither rain nor chilly temperatures could put a damper on this crowd. Representatives from each school proudly marched in the parade in celebration of the Lunar New Year and Year of the Pig. Click the headline for pictures.
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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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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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Vote for Schmitt at

Please help Schmitt Elementary win $10,000 to fund 5th Grade Camp for low-income families and to purchase materials for a STEM program on This is an easy way to help the school win $10,000.00. Just go to the site, listen to a video clip the first time, vote and confirm your e-mail. You can vote once a day every day until March 22nd.
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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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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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