Accomplishments

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESIDENT FRANCES NGUYEN

Team Meeting

BLENDED LEARNING

FOR ALL STUDENTS

All students in K-8 receive chromebooks to enhance learning and technology skills. Teachers participate in ongoing training sessions to ensure that the best instructional strategies integrate the use of state-of-the-art technology solutions.

Search Team

DUAL LANGUAGES

VIETNAMESE AND SPANISH

The Willmore-Spanish Dual Language Program - Students learn bilingual skills and cultural proficiency, giving them the opportunity to be competitive when exploring future occupations.

The Demille-Vietnamese Dual Language Program is the first in the state of California.

Piano B&W

VAPA

VISUAL ARTS PERFORMING ARTS

Students within the Westminster School District receive music and arts instruction in all grades, K-8.

Mothers and their Baby

VIETNAMESE & SPANISH

PRESCHOOL DUAL LANGUAGE TODDLER PROGRAM

The Spanish Dual Language Toddler Program at Land Early Learning Center opened in early April. The new program follows a self-contained, 50/50 roller coaster model, where staff teaches half the day in English and half the day in Spanish. Toddlers (18 to 36 months) spend equal time learning in both languages. The Vietnamese Preschool Program is at DeMille.

Laptop Keyboard

CODE TO THE FUTURE

COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM

Students at Finley receive specialized instruction in computer coding to explore cutting edge careers in the burgeoning computer science field.

 

Willmore is learning computer science skills along with Spanish language fluency.

Paint Brushes

ART CONTEST

VIETNAMESE ART CONTEST

Scholarship students receive for demonstrating their understanding of Vietnamese history and culture through essays and art. 

Computer Programming

RAPTOR

SCHOOL SAFETY COMMITTEE IMPLEMENTATION OF RAPTOR

A School Safety Committee was established to ensure that matters relating to student and staff safety are addressed in the most effective ways possible.

The Raptor program identifies and clears any person(s) entering school grounds, ensuring campus safety.

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IBB

INTEREST BASED BARGAINING

Collaborative strategy to ensure staff have ongoing conversations centered around problem-solving.

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GOLDEN BELL AWARDS

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY i4 VIETNAMESE DUAL LANGUAGE

The CSBA Golden Bell Awards promotes excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices of school boards in school districts and county offices of education throughout California.

Golden Bell Awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address the changing needs of students. We received awards in two programs:

  • i4 and Dual Language

(Please see above for i4 and Dual Language Description)​

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DEDICATION

MENDEZ DEDICATION

Honoring historical figures, the Mendez family, for their contributions to ensuring equitable education for minority student groups. A Monument will be established in the district office and at Johnson gymnasium.

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STATE BOARD AWARD

CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL

Hayden  Elementary and Sequoia Academy received the California Distinguished School award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools within the state that best represent exemplary and quality education programs.

Trophies

CSU FULLERTON

RECOGNITION: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION'S HONOR AN EDUCATOR 

The Honor an Educator Event is an annual celebration of exceptional educators, created to recognize the impact educators have on students, the community and future generations.

The event will recognize educators who have made a difference in the lives of their students, the new National Board Certified Teachers and the College of Education Distinguished Educators. Westminster School District was recognized this year.

Grandma and Grandchild in Embrace

RECOGNITION

STUDENT RECOGNITION NIGHTS

Events recognizing students for their academic and social improvements and excellence.

Target Stands

ARCHERY CONTEST

AFTER-SCHOOL ARCHERY CLUB

Middle School Students joined the After-School Archery Club and won Sixth Place at the State Competition.

Teacher and Blackboard

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

CALIFORNIA COUNTY TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDED IN 2020

Each school district sends their district's Teacher of the Year to complete at the County level. This year, Shay Reardon was selected as County Teacher of the Year in 2020.

Trophies

AWARDS

GOLD RIBBON AWARDS

Nine out of 13 elementary schools received this award in recognition for making gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, English Language Development Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Math Tutor

MAGNET SCHOOL

GATE STEAM AVID Magnet School

Sequoia Academy provides specialized instruction using GATE strategies, Science Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) programs to enhance student learning. The AVID program is also implemented to prepare students for college and for future career opportunities.

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EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

CALIFORNIA CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: DEBBIE WATKINS AWARDED IN 2019

Each year the state recognizes a state classified employee of the year, quite an exceptional award. Debbie Watkins, a staff member in Nutrition Services, received this recognition.