Vol. 3, Issue 4 | May 2019
Message from the Superintendent
Dear HUSD Community,

May has been filled with many celebrations. We just wrapped up an epic Hayward Hero Dinner that brought the entire city together to celebrate school staff that are everyday heroes for their communities. HUSD also announced this year’s Teacher of the Year, Mia Buljan, during Teacher Appreciation Week, and we’re gearing up to recognize our classified staff during Classified School Employee Week next week. The fact that we recently recognized hundreds of students for their academic achievements at our African American and Latino recognition events, as well as at our College Decision Day events, indicates that our collective efforts to support and celebrate staff have an important impact on students.

While most of our students and educators will enjoy a well-deserved break this summer, the district will be taking advantage of this time to continue important work to improve our facilities. Work on our solar projects will continue over the next several months as completed sites will begin to realize cost savings for the district. Maintenance and beautification projects are also slated for the summer break at many campuses. Additionally, the board has given direction to move forward on priority safety upgrades that are being funded with Measure H funds.

Please look out for the many art shows and spring concerts that will be taking place over the next few weeks. Let’s celebrate the arts as a community by attending these events that our students and teachers have worked so hard to prepare for.

I look forward to celebrating our graduating seniors and the thousands of students being promoted to the next grade level.

Matt Wayne, Ed.D.
2019 Hayward Heroes
On May 9, 2019, the Hayward Hero Foundation held its annual Hero Dinner. Heroes at school sites across Hayward were celebrated for enhancing the learning experiences of our students. Congratulations to all of our Hayward Heroes!

Proud to be Made in Hayward
Cherryland students win sustainability award
Young activists are being recognized with a 2019 Environmental Award from the City of Hayward for their campaign to replace styrofoam trays for more environmentally friendly ones district-wide.
Ochoa Choir continues their successful streak
Congratulations to Ochoa Choirs for their outstanding performance at the Music in the Park Festival on May 11.

1st Place: Concert Choir
1st Place: Show Choir
Best Overall: Concert Choir
Superior Rating: Middle School/Junior High Choir
Young Entrepreneurs advance to regional competition
DestinEd co-founders Alexsis Garcia, Oscar E. Reyes, and Jason Devara of Mt. Eden High secured a spot at the NFTE Bay Area Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.
College Decision Day celebrated at all HUSD high schools
Congratulations to our students for deciding where to continue their academic pursuits. Our Made in Hayward students are headed to college!
HUSD Calendar
Friday, May 31, 7:00pm
Adult School

Monday, June 10, 6:00pm
Brenkwitz High

Tuesday, June 11, 5:30pm
Hayward High
*check website for stadium rules

Wednesday, June 12, 5:30pm
Tennyson High
*check website for stadium rules

Thursday, June 13, 6:00pm
Mt. Eden High
*check website for stadium rules
Saturday, May 18, 9:30am
Science Fair & Family Tech Awareness Day
Thursday, May 23, 9:00am
Special Olympics Track and Field Event
Art Shows
Tuesday, May 21, 5:30pm
East Avenue Elementary

Tuesday, May 21, 6:00pm
Ruus Elementary

Thursday, May 23, 4:30pm
Tyrrell Elementary

Thursday, May 23, 4:30pm
Glassbrook Elementary

Thursday, May 23, 5:00pm
Lorin Eden Elementary

Friday, May 24, 6:00pm
Stonebrae Elementary

Tuesday, May 28, 6:00pm
Palma Ceia Elementary

Wednesday, May 29, 5:30pm
Bowman Elementary

Wednesday, May 29, 5:30pm
Southgate Elementary

Thursday, May 30, 3:30pm
Fairview Elementary

Spring Concerts

May 20, 6:30 pm
Longwood Elementary

May 22, 6:30 pm
Strobridge Elementary
May 28, 6:30 pm
Eden Gardens Elementary (5th/6th)

May 29, 6:30pm
Southgate Elementary

May 30, 7:00pm
Ochoa Middle School

June 4, 6:30pm
Eden Gardens Elementary (1st-4th)

June 5, 6:30pm
Treeview Elementary
Mia Buljan
HUSD Teacher of the Year
Mia Buljan began teaching in 1996 and she has spent her entire career here in Hayward. In 2016, she was among nine educators named California finalists for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
HUSD recognized at state conference
HUSD staff helped organize the 83rd Annual State Conference for the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance. HUSD staff was recognized as Pupil Services leaders at the state level.

Andrew Kevy , Director of Child Welfare & Attendance
Outstanding Service Award

Evelyn Ocasio , Ruus Elementary Principal
Named CASCWA State President
Become a Parent Ambassador
Support HUSD families at your student's school site by becoming a Parent Ambassador.
Summer Programs
High school students can register for summer programs at Tennyson, Mt. Eden, and Hayward high schools. Programs include Chabot College courses and credit recovery. Complete an application now.
Bond Program Update
HUSD is going solar
In early December of last year, the district announced the launch of the solar program. Since then, work has continued across district locations with several schools coming online or close to completion. Some of these facilities include East Avenue Elementary, Strobridge Elementary, Treeview Elementary, and Fairview Elementary. By the conclusion of this solar project, there will be a solar installation at nearly every active school within the HUSD.

Questions regarding Measure H?
Hayward Unified School District | Website