City and School 2+2+2 meetings are an opportunity for City of Ceres and CUSD leaders to regularly discuss and collaborate on issues of mutual interest. Topics of today’s meeting included future development, budget updates, and a recap of the Crosstown Showdown Parade and planning for 2024. The meetings are called 2+2+2 because the city manager and superintendent, plus two City Council members, plus two CUSD Board members attend. We appreciate our partnership with the #CityofCeres! #OurCeresCommunity #TheCeresWay
Spotted today at Argus and Endeavor and earlier this month at CVHS … a brand new Toyota Corolla making the rounds of area high schools as part of the Stanislaus County Office of Education Attendance Drive campaign! High school students with at least one month of perfect attendance in 2023-2024 will be automatically entered into a drawing to WIN THIS CAR, courtesy of Modesto Toyota. A CVHS student won in 2019! 🚘💯🙌 For more information, please see the official rules at https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1692291895/stancoeorg/aqlgojxfyka9roekytmn/AttendanceDriveOfficialRules2023-24_1.pdf. 🚨📢👉 STAY TUNED for an exciting announcement about a new attendance incentive exclusively for CUSD seniors … coming soon! #EveryDayCounts #SchoolEveryDay #InIt2WinIt #TheCeresWay
Voters in neighboring communities have passed school facility improvement bond measures to repair and upgrade their aging schools. Similar updates and repairs to those completed in neighboring districts are required in our own schools in order to ensure that all CUSD students have access to comparable state-of-the-art educational facilities and are prepared to compete for the jobs of the future. To learn more, please visit www.ceres.k12.ca.us/page/facilities-upgrades.
It's good to see you, Fall! 👋🍂 You're so much cooler than summer. 😎🌡️ #FirstDayofFall #AutumnVibes
Hawks' #HispanicHeritageMonth festivities at Central Valley High School. 💃🎸🎵👏 What an opportune time to learn, connect, and celebrate together! For more photos, please visit our Facebook page. #TheCeresWay
During today's Association of California School Administrators Women in School Leadership Forum, Dr. Denise Wickham accepted the award for Exemplary Woman in Education for the State of California. In addressing the audience, Dr. Wickham acknowledged, "I couldn't have imagined – as the daughter of an immigrant dairyman who milked cows alongside my dad and brother before the bus came to pick me up for school every morning – that college could be in my future. ... And never, in my wildest dreams, did this moment seem possible." Congrats, Dr. Wickham! 🎉🏆✨ #DreamItDoIt #LadiesWhoLead #TheCeresWay
It was a fiesta mood at Cesar Chavez JHS, where Tigers celebrated #HispanicHeritageMonth with music, dancing, games, and loads of fun with amigos y amigas! 🎸🕺💃🎵📚🎉 Please see our Facebook page for more photos.
Happy National IT Professionals’ Day to all of the talented (and patient) folks who keep technology running smoothly for CUSD students and staff! Whether a device is glitchy or we forgot our password, or we’re looking for an innovative way to support learning or streamline processes, our Education Technology Services team comes to the rescue. So far this school year, they're up to 7,037 completed Help Desk requests ... and counting! #ThanksTeam #TheCeresWay
Our local classrooms, labs, and school facilities are aging and in need of repairs. For example, upgrades are needed to security cameras, radios, and security systems at all schools and deteriorating portable classrooms need replacing. To learn more about steps CUSD is taking to address necessary facilities improvements, please visit www.ceres.k12.ca.us/page/facilities-upgrades.
Students at Lucas Elementary Dual Language Academy enjoyed hearing stories linked to Hispanic culture and playing loteria during this week’s #HispanicHeritage celebrations! 🦉📚🎉 For more photos, please visit our Facebook page. #TheCeresWay
At the Sept. 14 Board meeting, CUSD Trustees celebrated employees who are new to the district. Welcome to the family! #TeamCUSD #TheCeresWay
Today marks the beginning of #HispanicHeritageMonth! We dropped by Caswell Elementary Dual Language Academy where Cougars, decked out in traditional outfits, enjoyed festive music and conchas! Check back this month as we share more celebrations. For more photos, please visit our Facebook page. #TheCeresWay
Ceres Unified School District is proud to continue our district-wide FACTOR program to help families support their children’s educational journey. These weekly workshops offer practical information on the social, emotional, and physical development of children in grades TK-12, along with useful information and resources for navigating the educational system, becoming college and career ready, and developing 21st century skills. Classes are offered in English and Spanish and include weekly raffles! For additional information, please contact Ceres Adult School at (209) 556-1557.
A Back-to-School Night at CVHS and a Back-to-School Day at Argus and Endeavor connected families with teachers, treats, and a chance to see school through their students' eyes. For more photos, please visit our Facebook page. #TheCeresWay
Whitmore Charter Schools held a VIP day to celebrate the Very Important People in students' lives. For more photos, please visit our Facebook or Instagram pages. #WolfPack #Smiles4Miles #FamilyEngagement #TheCeresWay
While CUSD students are achieving at high levels, school facilities are aging and in need of repair. In total, CUSD’s Facilities Master Plan identifies over $155 million of needed repairs and improvements across every school site. To learn more about steps CUSD is taking to address needed upgrades, please visit www.ceres.k12.ca.us/page/facilities-upgrades.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. The 988 Lifeline is available to support anyone through any emotional need — not just thoughts of suicide. By calling, texting, or chatting, anyone can connect with a trained crisis counselor who is ready to provide support at any time. CUSD also has mental health resources available to support students at all of our schools. Downloadable PDFs of the parent and educator tips are available at https://5il.co/2458h.
Say 👋 to another round of students who met the attendance criteria of 0-1 absences for August and won exciting prizes! Attending #SchoolEveryDay is #TheCeresWay! 🚲🛴✨🙌
CUSD’s 20 neighborhood schools include an award-winning K-8 leadership magnet, two dual-language academies and charter school options. CUSD’s graduation rate is among the best in Stanislaus County and well above the state average. To learn more, visit www.ceres.k12.ca.us.
Families who attended the CalKIDS workshop learned how to enroll in this state program that kickstarts children's college savings. If you missed it, visit calkids.org or contact the Ceres Family Resource Center at (209) 556-1559.