Congratulations to our August/September Students of the Month who showed Safety in the classroom, playground, cafeteria, bathrooms, and all around campus! ¡Felicitaciones a nuestros Estudiantes del Mes de agosto/septiembre que mostraron seguridad en el salón de clases, el patio de recreo, la cafetería, los baños y en toda la escuela! #lucasdlaowls
Say "boo" to the flu! 👻💉 In partnership with Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, CUSD is hosting an annual flu clinic that is FREE for our enrolled students: 🗓️ Friday, Oct. 27 ⏰ 1-5 p.m. 📍 Argus/Endeavor Multiuse Room, 2503 Lawrence St, Ceres A limited supply of flu vaccines is also available for CUSD families, caregivers and staff.
Recently, CUSD partnered with architects and school construction experts to assess the condition of our local school facilities. The resulting Facilities Master Plan highlighted that upgrades are needed to security cameras, radios, and security systems at all schools. To learn more about steps CUSD is taking to keep local students safe, please visit www.ceres.k12.ca.us/page/facilities-upgrades.
10K with a Cop this past Saturday with Mr. Estrada and our Lucas Running Club. Another great Run! Great Job Owls!! 10K con un policía el sábado pasado con el Sr. Estrada y nuestro Lucas Running Club. ¡Otra gran carrera! ¡¡Buen trabajo búhos!!
CUSD's Family Resource Center is hosting a free Sensory Storytime featuring yoga, games, and dance for children ages 2-5 and one caregiver! 🧘💃📚 🗓️ Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 ⏰ 9:30-10:30 a.m. 📍 Argus/Endeavor Rooms 32/33, 2555 Lawrence St., Ceres ☎️ To register, please call (209) 556-1559
Mark your calendar for this month's CUSD Town Hall Meeting on school safety: 🗓️ Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 ⏰ 5:00-7:00 p.m. (dinner included) 📍 Ceres Community Center, 2701 4th St., Ceres ☎️ To register for free childcare, please contact the CUSD Family Resource Center at (209) 556-1559.
Did you know? In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked 3 CUSD high schools among the best in the greater Modesto area, reflecting the district’s focus on ensuring students graduate prepared for college and careers.
Superintendent Denise Wickham and Board Member Brian de la Porte were honored to accept, on CUSD's behalf, recognition from CASA of Stanislaus County for our commitment to serving the needs of every student, including those in foster care. We appreciate our partnership with CASA, whose work to ensure that foster youth have a voice and receive the care they deserve is a #LightOfHope in Ceres and beyond. #TheCeresWay
Did you know? CUSD’s graduation rate is among the best in Stanislaus County and well above the state average.
Meet Leila and her paraprofessional, Laura. Leila loves being part of Choir and Dance at school. Laura helps make sure that Leila has the support she needs to fully participate in learning and school activities, just like her peers. Think you'd enjoy working one-on-one with students during school hours? CUSD is hiring paraprofessionals ... no experience required! Must be able to pass a background check and demonstrate NCLB compliance (we can help ... ask us how). To find out more and apply online, please visit http://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1847125. #TeamCUSD #TheCeresWay
Voters in neighboring communities have passed school facility improvement bond measures to repair and upgrade their aging schools. Similar updates and repairs to those completed in neighboring districts are required in our own schools in order to ensure that all CUSD students have access to comparable state-of-the-art educational facilities and are prepared to compete for the jobs of the future. To learn more, please visit www.ceres.k12.ca.us/page/facilities-upgrades.
It's good to see you, Fall! 👋🍂 You're so much cooler than summer. 😎🌡️ #FirstDayofFall #AutumnVibes
During today's Association of California School Administrators Women in School Leadership Forum, Dr. Denise Wickham accepted the award for Exemplary Woman in Education for the State of California. In addressing the audience, Dr. Wickham acknowledged, "I couldn't have imagined – as the daughter of an immigrant dairyman who milked cows alongside my dad and brother before the bus came to pick me up for school every morning – that college could be in my future. ... And never, in my wildest dreams, did this moment seem possible." Congrats, Dr. Wickham! 🎉🏆✨ #DreamItDoIt #LadiesWhoLead #TheCeresWay
Happy National IT Professionals’ Day to all of the talented (and patient) folks who keep technology running smoothly for CUSD students and staff! Whether a device is glitchy or we forgot our password, or we’re looking for an innovative way to support learning or streamline processes, our Education Technology Services team comes to the rescue. So far this school year, they're up to 7,037 completed Help Desk requests ... and counting! #ThanksTeam #TheCeresWay
Our local classrooms, labs, and school facilities are aging and in need of repairs. For example, upgrades are needed to security cameras, radios, and security systems at all schools and deteriorating portable classrooms need replacing. To learn more about steps CUSD is taking to address necessary facilities improvements, please visit www.ceres.k12.ca.us/page/facilities-upgrades.
Students at Lucas Elementary Dual Language Academy enjoyed hearing stories linked to Hispanic culture and playing loteria during this week’s #HispanicHeritage celebrations! 🦉📚🎉 For more photos, please visit our Facebook page. #TheCeresWay
At the Sept. 14 Board meeting, CUSD Trustees celebrated employees who are new to the district. Welcome to the family! #TeamCUSD #TheCeresWay
Ceres Unified School District is proud to continue our district-wide FACTOR program to help families support their children’s educational journey. These weekly workshops offer practical information on the social, emotional, and physical development of children in grades TK-12, along with useful information and resources for navigating the educational system, becoming college and career ready, and developing 21st century skills. Classes are offered in English and Spanish and include weekly raffles! For additional information, please contact Ceres Adult School at (209) 556-1557.
Never forget-Lucas takes a moment of silence today. Nunca lo olvides: Lucas guarda hoy un minuto de silencio.
While CUSD students are achieving at high levels, school facilities are aging and in need of repair. In total, CUSD’s Facilities Master Plan identifies over $155 million of needed repairs and improvements across every school site. To learn more about steps CUSD is taking to address needed upgrades, please visit www.ceres.k12.ca.us/page/facilities-upgrades.