DUSD NEWSLETTER: AUGUST 2018
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AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER
DUBLIN OPENS COTTONWOOD CREEK:  On August 14, 2018, the Dublin Unified School District opened the doors to its twelfth school, Cottonwood Creek K-8. The site will allow the district to better serve the fast-growing community on Dublin's East side. A ground-breaking ceremony took place in October of 2016, with the school opening just under two years later. The weekend before the campus officially welcomed students, the district held a ribbon-cutting ceremony which included DUSD Superintendent Leslie Boozer, Principal Joyce Trotter, School Board members Dan Cunningham, Dan Cherrier and Joe Giannini, Dublin Mayor David Haubert, City Council members, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, and a large crowd of future Cottonwood Creek Coyote families!
MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH CHANGES: The Dublin Unified School District has withdrawn the Course 2/3 middle school math option for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information on this decision see the District's Q&A document [ More here ].
MURRAY AND FREDERIKSEN NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MODERNIZATION PROJECTS: DUSD will hold community meetings at Frederiksen (8/29 @ 6PM) and Murray (8/30 @ 6PM) regarding new construction and modernization projects planned for both sites. We encourage those that live in the Murray and Frederiksen neighborhoods (and the Dublin community at large) to attend. More information can be found in the Q&A on the District site [ More here ].
NEW WELLS PRINCIPAL: During the August 14, 2018, Board Meeting, Mr. Robert Slauson was introduced as the new Principal of Wells Middle School. Robert or “Rob” comes to Dublin with over two decades of educational experience, having served as principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, most recently at Edison Elementary in Alameda Unified. Mr. Slauson received his Master’s in Education from Lewis and Clark College, and a Bachelor’s in Health Science from Pacific University [ More here ].
STUDENT BOARD REP INTRODUCED: At a recent Board of Trustees meeting, DHS Junior, Tinni Mukherjee, was announced as the new Student Board Representative for the 2018/2019 school year. Tinni is a member of the Mayor's Council, the current secretary of the DHS Future Business Leaders of America, and the former secretary of the DHS California Scholarship Federation. Congratulations Tinni!
SCHOOL MENU APP LAUNCHED: DUSD has introduced a new online school menu and mobile app that puts detailed school site menus, meals, ingredients, allergens and nutrient information at your fingertips [ More here ].
DUSD #27 IN STATE: The Dublin Unified School District has again ranked in the Niche list of 2019 Best School Districts in California. DUSD ranked #27 in Niche's 2019 list, up from #32 the previous year. The district is also ranked #4 in Alameda County [ More here ].
TERESA HERRINGTON MEMORIAL AWARD : The Teresa Herrington Memorial Award is given each year to a classified employee who best exemplifies the qualities and character traits Teresa exhibited throughout her 25 years of service to Dublin Unified School District. The 2017/2018 recipient is Ms. Rosa Ornelas of Frederiksen Elementary. Rosa embodies the traits the award is based on and exhibits them daily. She has instilled in students the pride she feels for Fred, working tirelessly to keep the campus safe and clean. According to Principal Mognaga, "Rosa is the person we all aspire to be…endlessly positive, kind, welcoming, and above all, caring. She has a smile for everyone she sees, and the attitude she brings to work every day is contagious." Congratulations Rosa!
NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS: The Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) and the Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the selection of assistant principals for various school sites across the district. The new assistant principals include Jennifer Nickl at Dublin High School, Caitlin Adams-Wipfli at Frederiksen, Maple Lai at Cottonwood Creek, Sarah Tuthill at Green, Melissa West at Amador, Nisha Gilbert at Dougherty, and Candice Baligaya at Fallon [ More here ] .
DUBLIN HISTORY DONATED: During the August 14 Board Meeting, Steve Minniear, President, Dublin Historical Preservation Association and author of Dublin, California: A Brief History , generously donated a copy of his new book to each Dublin school site, and the district office, as well as providing two copies to Dublin High School. Mr. Minniear has dedicated years to the cause of preserving Dublin's history. Thank you, Mr. Minniear, for all that you do for Dublin!
WETIP ANONYMOUS CRIME/THREAT REPORTING: DUSD has a relationship with WeTip, a service that allows people to share anonymous tips about potential threats or crimes at Dublin schools and facilities. That information is shared with local law enforcement and district officials and responded to immediately. You can share information anonymously online http://www.wetip.com or over the phone 1-800 732-7463 
GO BACK-TO-SCHOOL WITH A SPLASH: Dublin Partners in Education invites you to its "Back to School Splash" at The Wave. This family-friendly event is an opportunity to enjoy all the amenities at The Wave (at a discounted rate) while celebrating the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. [ More here ]. Also, if you haven't already seen it, check out the DPIE 2018-2019 Student Art Calendar [ More here ].
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