New Administrators were introduced to the Board at the August 20th meeting. From left to right, Erica Meagan’s, Director of Transportation, Anne Marie Norris, Food Services Director, [Superintendent, Dr. Brandon Krueger], Annette Zucconi, Principal at Brooks, Carol Ballard, Asst. Principal at Windsor Middle School, and Dr. Lamar Collins, Principal at Windsor High School.
Windsor Education (WE) Foundation invites you to Vegas Night! WEF’s Grants to Educators Program’s biggest fundraiser is on August 30 at Charlie’s Grill at the golf course. This event will help fund grants in the 2019-2020 school year. Tickets are $100 General Admission $75 for educators. For information, tickets and to help sell tickets, please contact Karen Alves at 328-9719, or go to www.windsorwe.org Parents and business owners are encouraged to support WE by being a sponsor of the event and/or donating auction items. In the last two years WE granted over $80,000 to WUSD classrooms for STEM, the arts in all forms, culinary programs, PE equipment, and more. Without the support of this event, many programs WE has funded in the past will not be funded.
The Board and Superintendent invite to join in a Tour of our New Facilities & Facility Improvements. The tour will begin on Tuesday, August 20th at 4:15 pm at Brooks in the new Library; from there we will caravan in our own cars to WMS to see the Culinary Classroom, and on to Cali to see the new playground, ending the tour at WHS to see the new stadium with it's turf, bleachers and bathrooms. After the tour, we will recess to Closed Session in Bldg 500 and then Open Session in Bldg 400.
WUSD Board Approves Appointment of New Assistant Principal at Windsor Middle School During a Meeting of the Windsor Unified School District on Tuesday, August 6th, the School Board approved the appointment of Carolina (Carol) Castro Ballard as our new Assistant Principal of Windsor Middle School. Ballard will be stepping into the role served by Erin Elliot who has returned to her former District as a high school AP. Ballard has served for the past seven years, as an Elementary Principal in the Bellevue Union District. She wants to return to her secondary roots and was excited to see the opening at WMS with all of its innovative programs. Ballard has described herself as a transformative leader and has many proud accomplishments including: improved learning and test scores through rigorous instruction, raising almost a half million dollars to provide for arts and technology integration; and starting a dual immersion program, which included collaborative work with the Sonoma State University dual immersion teacher preparation program. Ballard is bilingual and bicultural and brings that strength to our leadership team. She has worked diligently in her career to construct pathways for her Spanish speaking parents and community, bringing in more Hispanic parent leaders and improving diversity recognition across special events and visual representation within the school. She also has extensive experience with Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) and technology intervention. Ballard brings over 25 years of experience in education, holding a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and credentials/certification in Administrative Services, RSP, Education Specialist, Single Subject, and CLAD. Prior to going into administration, she was a Resource Specialist teacher for 15 years working in both public and non-public schools. Please join WUSD in welcoming Carol Ballard to her new role for the 2019-20 school year.
Employment Opportunities No Nights! No Weekends! Work when your children are in school! Apply for a Paraeducator position at edjoin.org Para II-Behavior Assistant @ WHS, 8:00 -2:00 Para II @ NCC/MWE, 9:00 - 1:00 Bilingual Para II@ Ncc/MWE, 9:00 - 1:00 Para I (1:1) @ MWE, 8:15 - 2:15 Para I@ BES, hours TBD 13.25 hrs/week We also have openings for substitutes!
Wake up with Mexico! All are invited to the beautiful Mexican festival that our students have enthusiastically prepared and practiced for you. Join us on Friday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the Cali Calmécac cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Board Meeting originally schedule for tonight, June 11, 2019 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, June 17th, at Windsor Middle School Library. Closed Session will begin at 5:30. Open Session will begin at 6:00. We apologize for this late notice of continuance.
iASPIRE Arts Integration Camp is June 17 - 28, 2019, for Windsor Unified TK- 5th grade students. Email questions to email@example.com or call 559-631-3911.
WUSD is aware of current police activity at Santa Rosa High School and Santa Rosa Junior College. There is no police activity happening at any WUSD schools.
Stakeholder Engagement Meeting We will be holding a meeting to hear what our community would like to see as characteristics of our new WHS Principal. June 3rd, 5:30 p.m. in room B124 at Windsor High School. If you can't attend and/or would like to provide individual feedback please send your thoughts to: WHSPrincipalSearch@wusd.org
Tonight's DELAC meeting will now be in WHS room B124 (next door to the WHS library) at 6pm
Last 18-19 DELAC Meeting tonight, May 20th, 6-7pm at the Windsor High School Library
Health/safety with regards to Measels in California. Read here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=19LTNsj0Iapt1CK233l2NxJHRvtwwh9YQ Salud/seguridad con respecto a Sarampion en California. Leer aquí: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15m015pzZgAtoVGxcGCXxE0meTuyL1WO7
DELAC Meeting next Monday, May 20th, 6-7pm at Windsor High School Library to review the LCAP Annual Update and prioritize actions for next year.
Migrant Ed PAC Meeting Tonight! Monday, April 13th, 6:30-8pm at Cali Calmecac Library
WHS Dance Production, Cerebrum will be presented on 5/16, 5/17, and 5/18 at 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cerebrum-tickets-61618947932 . Reserve your seat now!
Dinner in the Vineyard This amazing experience is offered by Vineyard Academy 5th to 12th grade. With the extension of Vineyard Academy into Brooks Elementary School 5th grade and Windsor Middle School 6th to 8th grade comes additional costs. This one of a kind event has been designed to help offset these costs. Vineyard Academy has teamed up with a local celebrity chef to bring you an evening of food and wine to amaze and satiate your senses. This fundraising dinner will be held at Christopher Creek Winery, on May 16th. Appetizers and wine in the Vineyard begin at 5:30. Dinner at 6:30, followed by a dessert auction. Come to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience in a beautiful setting. A limited amount of tickets are available at https://wms-store.myschoolcentral.com/asbworks/(S(obfpecdz1t0hohhgk1kgbjpw))/apps/webstore/pages/Product.aspx?org=10276&pid=10050. You must register an account on the site and then can purchase seats. Thank you again for your ongoing support of our efforts to create career ready and focused students to integrate into the hospitality industry of our local community.
The link to the 2019-20 School Calendar, in both English and Spanish is posted under the calendar tab on our website wusd.org. You can go directly to the calendar using this link: https://www.wusd.org/calendar--264 When you get to the page, scroll down past the monthly calendar.
RFEP Ceremony for reclassifying English Learners tonight at 6pm, WHS Theater!
Reconfiguration Update - Issue 4 has been posted to our website at wusd.org. The direct link is https://www.wusd.org/article/105123?org=windsor-unified-school-district .
Please Join Us for: Windsor Middle School's Open House Dinner April 30th 5:30 - 7:30 pm. WMS Culinary Club students will be serving Marinara pasta and bread (generously donated from KIN) as well as salad and water to be enjoyed under the bistro lights of the veranda near our 6th grade K-wing. $9 tickets are available at: https://wms-store.myschoolcentral.com Please consider supporting WMS's exciting new Vineyard Academy Harvest program. All proceeds from this event will fund our Culinary Club and future garden which is currently under (student) construction, see pictures attached.
WUSD DELAC & PAC Meeting tonight, 6pm in the WHS library!
It's not to late to get Prom Dresses through the Princess Project! To make an appointment to shop for a dress, all teens have to do is text “hello” to 707-708-4185 and follow the prompts. Their pop-up shop is at Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa; they are between Bath & Body Works and Famous Footwear.
Windsor High School is proud to announce receiving a Raley's "Extra Credit" Grant of $4559. This grant addresses specific target areas for nutrition, healthy living, and food literacy. The funds will be used to add two filtered water bottle fill stations to the campus student areas and provide two years of replacement filters. WHS hopes to impact healthy beverage choices of students, to promote understanding that drinking water provides a needed component of a healthy diet for athletes and non-athletes, and to reduce the waste stream of plastic bottles.
Congratulations To Vineyard Academy! Last week, all of Vineyard Academy attended the Educating For Careers Conference and were honored with Distinguished Academy status from the California Department of Education, High School Initiatives office. This honor makes Vineyard on of the top five out of the 424 California who are designated Lighthouse Academies and Distinguished Academies.
Spring Forward Weekend Remember to set your your clocks ahead on March 10th. We look forward to seeing everyone back, on time on March 11th.
Board Approves 2019-2020 School Year Start and End Dates. First Day for Students, Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Last Day for Students, Friday, May 29, 2020. More details to be published soon.
Tonight's Event at Cali Calmécac ~~ Parenting in the Era of Marijuana Legalization ~~ is open to all Parents and Community members and is sponsored by the Sonoma County Dept. of Health Services, Behavioral Health Division. 6 PM. [adults only] for more information call 707-565-6617
Reminder --- Cali: Today is a free meeting for Cali parents and adults from the community. Mar 5, 6pm "Parenting in the Era of Marijuana Legalization" Hoy habrá una junta informativa y gratis para adultos, 5 marzo, 6pm: La crianza de los hijos en la era de la marihuana legalizada.
Special thanks to Read Across America Participants! Today elementary sites celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss by having guest readers share favorite books. We thank the parents, grandparents, friends neighbors, our Superintendent and our Mayor. #readingisfundamental
There will be no after-school tutorial today, February 26th, due to flooding concerns.
Know Anyone Who Needs A Prom Dress? The Princess Project is here to help. Appointments are now available for March 16, April 6, and April 7. If you know any student in need of a FREE prom dress, all they need to do to sign up is text "hello" to 707-708-4185 and follow the prompts to book an appointment. Yes! It's really 100% free. Our pop-up shop is located in Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa. We are located between Bath & Body Works and Famous Footwear. All that is required for admission to our pop-up shop is an appointment and proof of high school enrollment (like a valid high school ID). They can bring one guest to help them shop. The Princess Project is open to all high school students (male, female, transgender and non-gender conforming) who wish to pick out a prom dress. Spread the word! Visit our website by clicking here to download flyers that you can share in your classroom, our local coffee shop or even on social media! Need printed copies? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the quantity and your mailing address and we will get them sent over right away!
Odyssey of the Mind Teams from WHS, WMS, and Cali Calmécac competed today (Saturday) at the Regional problem solving competition. All the teams did very well and had a lot of creative, technical, and dramatic fun. The WHS team took second place in their technical problem and will continue on to the state competition and one of the WMS teams took 3rd place in the Classic Literature problem, and the other WMS team took 2nd place in the Balsa Structure problem after catapulting their 18gram tower 10 feet then putting 180 pounds on it before it broke!
We will be at Sonoma County Office of Education on Saturday, March 2nd, 9:00 to 11:00. We are looking forward to meeting our future Windsor Certificated Staff. Come by and see us! Windsor Unified posts all open positions at https://www.edjoin.org/windsorunified
REMINDER: Freshmen Orientation Dates: February 26th (Stu Last Names A-K) February 27th (Stu Last Names L-Z) Time: 6:30-8:30 PM Location: WHS Theater (Students are welcome to attend with Parents) Counselor Meetings To schedule a 15 minute meeting with your Academic Counselor, (by Student Last Name) click the appropriate link below: Lauren Schmidt (A-C) http://www.signupgenius.com/go... Juan Jauregui (D-J) http://www.signupgenius.com/go... Eva Velasquez (K-Q) http://www.signupgenius.com/go... Mindy Burgert (R-Z) http://www.signupgenius.com/go... Please be sure to arrive on time. Meetings are scheduled every 15 minutes.
REMINDER: Sibling Support Group Meets Tonight at Windsor Middle School in Room H112 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Being the sibling of a Special Needs child can be isolating, difficult and sometimes frustrating. We would like our Special Needs siblings to have the opportunity to get to know each other and know that they are not alone. Previously this group was 6th - 12th, but we are welcoming K-5th students too!
Reminder: Tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. is Middle School Orientation. Come to the Multi-purpose room at Windsor Middle School to hear about all the great things happening at WMS!
Joella Olsen & Allison Frenzel welcome guests to “I am Vibrant” event at Mattie Washburn
Seeking Talented Individuals for Current Opening **Chemistry Teacher ($43,182 - $62,706 starting)** Technology Technician (limited term through Sept. 30), $15.76-18.23/hr**Yard Duty Supervisor at WCE, 8:00-8:30 AM and 11:50 am - 1:05 pm, $12.30-14.26/hr**AM Yard Duty Supervision at MWE, 8:00-8:30 AM, $12.30-14.26/hr**Paraeducator I, Special Day Class, MWE, 5.0 hrs, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM, $13.59-15.74/hr**Paraeducator II, NCC Bridges at WHS, 6.5 hrs, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm, $14.64-16.94/hr**Van Driver, 7.0 hours per day (split-shift), $14.64-16.94/hr** Boys and Girls Track Coach (6th-8th grade), CCLA, $1150 for the season through Apr. 26, 2019**Boys JV Lacrosse Coach, WHS, $1610 for the season through June, 2019**
Internet has been restored to WUSD schools and offices at this time.
Currently The Internet is down for all WUSD schools and offices
Basic Computers Classes - flyer / Clases de Computación Básica - folleto Click This link / Abre este enlace: https://5il.co/666c
New Year! New Employment Opportunities! Windsor Unified is looking for talented new team members to make a difference for our students and community. Apply at edjoin.org/windsorunified
WUSD wishes our students, staff and community a wonderful winter break. We hope you are able to take advantage of this time off to be with family and friends engaged in activities you love. We will see you on January 7th when school resumes for the second semester.
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