E-Newsletter from PH Education Commission

1. LCAP Meeting at College Park
2. Common Core Night at PH Library
3.  CPHS dominates Math League
  1. Greetings from the Pleasant Hill Education Commission! We serve as an advisory body to the Pleasant Hill City Council and act as a liaison between the City and the Mount Diablo Unified School District. Our role also involves communicating education-related news and information.

Our next Education Commission meeting is this
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the large community room at City Hall.
Education Commission Members (with school assignment listed under each name)

Kelly St. Germain, Chair

Pleasant Hill Middle School

Joann Jacobs, Vice-Chair

College Park High School

Linda Waters

Gregory Gardens Elementary

Jennifer Andersen

Hidden Valley Elementary

Mary Gray

Pleasant Hill Elementary

Leanne Hamaji

Fair Oaks & Strandwood Elementary

Emily Richards

Horizon and Prospect Schools

Tracy Ervin-Lowery

Sequoia Middle School

Jennifer Ortega

Valley View Middle School

Matt Rinn

Valhalla Elementary

Chris Winder

Sequoia Elementary 



Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome you to join us. 


Pleasant Hill Education Commission
Pleasant Hill Education Commission

April 29, 2014


LCAP Meeting for College Park Feeder Pattern


Mt. Diablo USD Superintendent Dr. Nellie Meyer and members of MDUSD staff visited College Park High School on April 3 to gather input from our community regarding our feeder pattern needs and how the district can financially support them. Attendance was strong and discussions were productive.


This event was part of a district-wide effort to solicit community input as the district prepares its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) required under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). LCFF is the state law that shifts decision making on K-12 spending from the Legislature to local districts. A written and video synopsis has been posted on the College Park website at http://cphs.mdusd.org/


If you were unable to attend the meeting, but would like to offer your input, please contact the district at lcap@mdusd.org


Parents of 6-12th Graders Learn about Common Core

What will Common Core State Standards look like in the classroom? Dozens of local parents and community members learned about these changes on March 25 when the Pleasant Hill Education Commission and the Pleasant Hill Library co-hosted a free event focused on grades 6-12.


 College Park math teacher Kathleen Strange gives a geometry lesson.


Local teachers taught 15-minute mini-lessons, demonstrating the types of Common Core activities and lessons that students will be doing within the four core academic disciplines: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.


This event was a follow up to the successful K-5 Common Core night held in February. (Click here to see the video:)



College Park Dominates Math League

Once again College Park High School took first place in the region in the annual Math League competition. Students in each league compete for the highest scores, while schools compete for the highest team score. The total of the top five scores in each school are tallied to obtain the winning school. Congratulations, College Park!


Check out the results! http://cphs.mdusd.org/Mathematics