Hayward Unified School District
Monthly Newsletter
Volume 12 | November/December 2018
Message from the superintendent
Mensaje del superintendente
Dear HUSD Community,

The wildfires in Northern California, and the smoke that resulted from that disaster, presented many challenges for our school district in the month of November. I am grateful to staff at all of our schools for navigating a difficult and unprecedented situation of more than 10 straight days of unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area. Our number one priority was to keep students safe while maximizing the learning opportunities available to them.

As we near the holiday break, I want to highlight the academic progress we are seeing at many of our schools. The results of last year’s state assessments indicate that the number of schools in our district showing improvement in English language arts (ELA) and math grew. Over the course of one year, seven schools (Cherryland, East Avenue, Eldridge, Palma Ceia, Park, Schafer Park, and Winton) showed growth of 5% or more in ELA while eight schools (Bret Harte, Cherryland, Eden Gardens, Fairview, Mt. Eden, Palma Ceia, Southgate, and Schafer Park) saw growth of 5% or more in math.

Over the course of a two-year period, five schools (Bowman, Palma Ceia, Park, Schafer Park, and Winton) showed more than 10% growth in ELA, while fours schools (Palma Ceia, Schafer Park, Southgate, Winton) experienced 10% or more growth in math scores. These improvements are a result of the collective effort of educators, students and families. Let’s continue to build on this success together.

It’s important that we also place our academic progress in a broader context. Hayward Unified School District has shown greater overall improvement over the past several years compared to similar nearby districts. Additionally, African-American students, Latino students, students with disabilities, and students who qualify for free and reduced lunch are more likely to meet or exceed standards on the state assessment in HUSD than in other nearby districts. We are proud to serve a diverse student body and feel encouraged that all students have the opportunity to thrive in our district.

Thank you for all you do to support students to reach their greatest potential. As the winter break approaches, I want to recognize that our community celebrates many different winter holidays and traditions. There are also members of our school community who do not celebrate holidays as part of personal or spiritual belief. This is an excellent time for us to take this opportunity to learn about each other with respect, and to honor and celebrate the diversity of who we are. I hope you enjoy your break and return in January ready for a wonderful 2019.

Dr. Matt Wayne
Celebrating success
Celebrando el éxito
Rotary Scholars
Becarios de Rotary
The Hayward Rotary Scholars program, now in its sixth year, honors students who distinguish themselves among their peers by demonstrating skill and achievement in school. Students are given this prestigious award for achieving perfect scores on state standardized tests, perfect attendance at school for an entire school year, and modeling excellent behavior for peers.

El programa de Becarios de Rotary de Hayward, ahora en su sexto año, rinde homenaje a los estudiantes que se distinguen entre sí por sus habilidades y logros en la escuela. Los estudiantes reciben este prestigioso premio por alcanzar puntuaciones perfectas en las pruebas estandarizadas del estado, asistencia perfecta a la escuela durante todo un año escolar, y por modelar excelente comportamiento para sus compañeros .

Aliah Hagins
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Ting Chen
Hayward High School
Eduardo Suarez
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Vanessa Nguyen
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Vanna Van
Winton Middle School
Shyh with her family, Superintendent Wayne & Principal Fobbs participating in National Signing Day on November 18, 2018.
Road to college
Camino a la universidad

Shyh Saenz, a senior at Mt. Eden High School, signed a letter of intent to attend Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and play soccer at the NCAA level. Ms. Saenz has remained in the top 10% in her class for academics while competing in soccer at the highest level.

Shyh Saenz, estudiante de último año en Mt. Eden High School, firmó una carta de intención para asistir a la Universidad Gonzaga en Spokane, Washington y jugar fútbol a nivel de la NCAA. La Srta. Sáenz se ha mantenido en el 10% superior en su clase de académicos mientras compite en el fútbol al más alto nivel.
Educator of the Year
Educadora del Año

Kristina Adams, director of early childhood education programs at HUSD, was named Educator of the Year by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. She is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to early childhood learning practices.

Kristina Adams, directora de programas de educación infantil temprana en HUSD, fue nombrada Educadora del Año por la Cámara de Comercio de Hayward. Ella está siendo reconocida por sus destacadas contribuciones a las prácticas de aprendizaje de la primera infancia.
2018 Elections
Elecciones de 2018

Tennyson students participate in mock election
Estudiantes de Tennyson participan en elecciones simuladas
The Tennyson High School Social Studies Department received a $5,000 Diverse Democracy Grant that has allowed them to organize a series of events in partnership with the League of Women Voters. On November 6, they organized a mock student election to prepare them to be civically engaged as adults.

El Departamento de Estudios Sociales de la Escuela Secundaria Tennyson recibió una Subvención de Diversidad para la Democracia de $ 5,000 que les permitió organizar una serie de eventos en colaboración con la Liga de Mujeres Votantes. El 6 de noviembre, organizaron una elección estudiantil simulada para prepararse para ser adultos con participación cívica.

Measure H approved by voters
La Medida H aprobada por votantes
On Election Day, voters showed their resounding support for Hayward schools by voting to pass  Measure H  by nearly 70%. Measure H is a local bond measure that will provide $381.7M in funding for our district to improve student safety, update campus security systems, repair aging facilities, and modernize our classrooms.

El día de las elecciones, los votantes demostraron su gran apoyo a las escuelas de Hayward al votar para aprobar la  Medida H  por casi un 70%. La Medida H es una medida de bonos local que proporcionará $381.7M en fondos para que nuestro distrito mejore la seguridad de los estudiantes, actualice los sistemas de seguridad de las escuelas, repare las instalaciones antiguas y modernice nuestras aulas.
Congratulations to Dr. Lynne Bravewomon, HUSD's coordinator for the Safe and Inclusive Schools Program. Her dissertation,  It Takes a Team: Elementary School LGBTQ-inclusive Leadership and Teaching , was a finalist for the 2018 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate.

Felicitaciones a la Dra. Lynne Bravewomon, coordinadora de HUSD para el Programa de Escuelas Seguras e Inclusivas. Su disertación, It Takes a Team: Elementary School LGBTQ-inclusive Leadership and Teaching, fue finalista para el Premio a la Disertación del Año 2018 del Proyecto Carnegie sobre el Doctorado en Educación.

December 12: Board of Education Meeting/ Reunión de la Mesa Directiva , 6:30pm

December 19: Personnel Commission Meeting/Reunión de la Comisión de Personal

December 24-January 4: Winter Break/ Vacaciones de Invierno
Measure L update
Actualización de la Medida L
Measure L, a school bond measure approved by voters in 2014, has made a rebuild project at Harder Elementary School possible. Construction will begin in 2019. Click above to view the beautiful design that received overwhelming approval from parents and staff. Click here to view more information about our bond programs.

La Medida L, una medida de bonos escolares aprobada por los votantes en 2014, ha hecho posible un proyecto de reconstrucción en la Escuela Primaria Harder. La construcción comenzará en 2019. Haga clic arriba para ver el hermoso diseño que recibió la aprobación abrumadora de los padres y el personal. Haga clic aquí para ver más información sobre nuestros programas de bonos.
Join our team
Únase a nuestro equipo

The Hayward Unified School District is hiring! We participated in our first virtual career fair and we've launched our company page on LinkedIn. Follow our page to view career opportunities. See below a list of some of the positions we will be looking to fill for the 2019-20 school year.

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hayward está contratando! Participamos en nuestra primera feria virtual de carreras y lanzamos una página en LinkedIn. Siga nuestra página para ver oportunidades de carrera. Vea a continuación una lista de algunas de las posiciones que buscaremos llenar para el año escolar 2019-20.

  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Specialist-Mild/Moderate
  • Elementary Teacher-Bilingual Spanish
  • Elementary Teacher-Bilingual Mandarin
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science: Biological Science
  • Science: Chemistry
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