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A New Choice Emerges for West Sacramento Students in
Washington Middle College High School
On February 16, 2017 during a regularly schedule Board of Education meeting the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) Trustees approved the renewal petition and material revision of West Sacramento Early College Prep Charter School’s Charter (WSECP) to be operated as Washington Middle College High School Charter School (WMCHS)An innovative Dependent Charter School.

What makes the school unique is its strong partnership with Sacramento City College—West Sacramento Center allowing students to be immersed in a blended program drawing on both high school and college-level curriculum. 

Students in West Sacramento have limited choices within the District when a comprehensive high school setting does not work for them. By revising the education program to a middle college high school program, West Sacramento students who have different goals for their high school years will be able to earn an associate (AA) degree in a small school setting, with personalized instruction and a guided plan aimed at helping them attain 30-60+ credits of university transferable college credits upon high school graduation making them better prepared for and more likely to finish a four-year college degree.

The current Charter expires on June 30, 2017 and the approved renewal charter petition extends WSECP’s operation for an additional five-year term from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2022. As part of the renewal request, WSECP sought approval to materially revise their education program to a middle college high school program changing its name to Washington Middle College High School—an innovative dependent charter school operated entirely by WUSD serving students in grades 9-12.
Informational Meetings
Monday, April 17 at 5PM
Riverbank Elementary School Library
1100 Carrie Street, West Sacramento

Wednesday, April 19 at 6pm
Stonegate Elementary School Library
2500 La Jolla Street, West Sacramento

Thursday, April 20 at 6pm
Washington Middle College (WMCHS)
1504 Fallbrook Street, West Sacramento
Additional Resources
Visit the WMCHS webpage for more information.

Take a look at the  application packet .

Spotlight in the West Sacramento News-Ledger.

Download, print and share the Community Flyer.

District Spotlights...
Check out the Facebook photo album
STU-CON 2017 Rocks the House!
The 1st Annual Washington Unified School District “STU-CON” was held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 featuring a wide variety of student-powered activities highlighting how technology is used in the classrooms.
Students throughout WUSD use technology in their classrooms every day writing stories, coding, creating movies, building robots, making music, and so much more. STU-CON 2017 provided WUSD students the opportunity to share how they’ve learned to use technology with their families and the broader West Sacramento community. They can “show what they know” by teaching others how to create and engage with technology through student-led presentations and demonstrations.  
The WUSD STU-CON 2017 was open to all TK-12 classrooms. Student teams need to be led by the classroom teachers who were also onsite during the event to support their students.  Each teacher had the opportunity to sign up for a 30 minute time slot between 5 and 7 pm for their team to demonstrate or share a technology project with parents and community members. Students will receive a participation prize and teachers will be compensated at the PD rate for their time. Everything from chromebooks, laptops, tablets, and robotics were on display and available for families and the community to explore and engage on their own.
This event was a phenomenal way for classrooms to showcase the effective integration of technology and the powerful learning taking place daily in their classrooms. Furthermore, the community received a hands-on glimpse into the positive forward progress that is transforming the WUSD into a district that truly is The Gateway to Extraordinary Possibilities.
March 25th was the 2017 Elkhorn Village Elementary School STEM Day and Math Competition! All kindergarten through grade 8 Elkhorn students were encouraged to participate and show off their math skills in front of a packed house. Participants competed against other students in the same grade level by taking individual math tests and engaging in various STEM-related activities. Check out some photos from the action on our Facebook  photo album #GoTigers
2017 Washington Unified School District Employee Appreciation Night ! Be a part of our WUSD team as we celebrate this year's Employee of the Year nominees on May 19th at the River Cats game.  

To place your ticket order, please complete and return this  ORDER FORM  with payment to the Superintendent’s Office.

Ticket deadline is Friday, May 12th. Make checks payable to "River Cats ."
Congratulations to our River City High students who received special awards in the annual Rotary Club of West Sacramento and the Rotary Club Centennial Speech Contests "Serving Humanity." This year five RCHS students received awards for their skillfully written speeches and we were joined by the seniors who recited their speeches at the March 23rd Board of Education meeting.

Rotary Club Centennial :
2nd Place: Tatiana Nikolaeva, 10th Grade;
3rd Place: James Terrell, 12th Grade.

Rotary Club of West Sacramento :
1st Place: Gabriella Tolstova, 12th Grade; 2nd Place: Adam Miller, 10th Grade;
3rd Place: Lindsey Nava, 12th Grade.
On March 2, 2017 the WUSD hosted a new district-wide initiative called Principal for a Day. This program is designed to give West Sacramento community and regional business leaders a personal glimpse into the education world by serving alongside a school principal for an entire morning.

Participating in the Principal for a Day program provides community leadership valuable insight into the role of a school principal and builds lasting relationships that bring the community even closer together.  These strong partnerships present greater opportunities of success for all our students, ensuring they are on a path toward college and career readiness.

California is field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard , the site features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learner progress and suspension rates. The Dashboard is part of California’s new school accountability system based on 2013’s Local Control Funding Formula. It is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students. To learn more about California’s accountability and continuous improvement efforts, visit the CA Department of Education website.

The Dashboard is a key part of California’s commitment to transparency and continuous improvement. California’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students, so they graduate ready for college, careers and life. For schools to reach this goal, teachers, parents and the community need clear and useful measures of progress. As an accountability tool, the Dashboard will help the state identify schools (including charter schools) and districts needing targeted assistance. Continue reading....
WUSD Spending Roadmap—all school districts receive a base amount of funding, then additional funding based on their percentages of English learner, low-income and foster youth students. The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is an important part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) describing how a school district intends to meet annual goals for all pupils while addressing state and local priorities. The plan describes a school district's overall mission for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve its mission and goals. Additionally, it outlines how a district's budget will help achieve the goals and assesses each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes. 

WUSD hosts community and staff forums, such as the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) and LCAP Parent Advisory Committee, each year in order to incorporate stakeholder feedback directly into the development of our LCAP. 

To learn more you can review the complete 2016-2019 WUSD LCAP or take a look at a much easier to understand LCAP infographic:
Important Dates...

The REACH One Alliance, a character education program that promotes Compassion, Kindness, Inclusion, Service, and Greatness, is having their 2nd Annual REACH for Greatness Show; a community event to raise money for children with rare autoimmune diseases on April 29, 2017 at San Juan High School. Motivational Entertainment for the entire family. All proceeds go to It Takes Guts. Get your tickets at or
Bridgeway Island Elementary Colo Run
Bridgeway Island Elementary PTO Annual Gala
Bryte CCT Parking Lot Sale Fundraiser
FREE 6-8 Grade Parent Workshops
April Board Meetings
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - District Office

Thursday. April 27, 2017

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March 31, 2017