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Piedmont Unified School District Newsletter - December 2022

PUSD Students Lead State on CAASPP Science Assessments

Already ranking among the top three, K-12 school districts in California in English Language Arts and Math, PUSD students are setting the pace in Science according to results of the 2022 California Assessments of Student Performance and Progress. Visit the District website for details.

Millennium High School Hosts Inaugural Gratitude Potluck

Prior to Thanksgiving Break, Millennium High School held its first annual Gratitude Potluck November 17. All students and staff were invited to bring a dish to share that represented their ethnic, religious or cultural heritage. There was a delicious array of food traditions on display from Ukrainian meatballs to Filipino bibingka to Mexican tamales.

Winter Concert Season Starts December 6th

PUSD students will provide a great week of Holiday music starting December 6 at Alan Harvey Theater. Piedmont High School & Middle School Orchestras will perform December 6, Piedmont High School Symphonic & Jazz Bands on December 7, and Piedmont Middle School Bands on December 8. All performances at 7:00pm. Suggested donation of $5/adult. Visit District website for more information.

PHS Students Named All-League for Fall Sports Season

Congratulations to Piedmont High School student-athletes named All-League for the Fall Sports Season. Read more courtesy of the Piedmont Post.

Filmmaker, Social Justice Advocate, Dr. Shakti Butler Visits PHS/MHS Students

Before taking the stage for the Education Speaker Series November 15, filmmaker and Founder & Creative Director of World Trust, Dr. Shakti Butler, visited with Piedmont/Millennium High School social justice student leaders. The group discussed the values that drove their work at school and in the community, as well as the systems of inequity in the world and the roles they can play in creating change.

PUSD Libraries/Librarians Featured in Local Media

PUSD libraries are thriving thanks to the support of the Piedmont community through the Giving Campaign. Read more courtesy of the Piedmont Exedra.

PHS Girls Basketball's Trinity Zamora Signs with San Diego State

Great moment November 9 in the Piedmont High School Library as Highlander Girls Basketball's Trinity Zamora signed a letter of intent to attend and play basketball at San Diego State University.

PUSD News & Notes

Superintendent Search Update - Thank you to everyone who participated in one or more forums with Leadership Associates to provide feedback on desired qualities of PUSD's next Superintendent. The position will be posted this month with candidate interviews scheduled for February 10-12. Visit the Superintendent Search Page on the District website for more information.

Tri School Plan for Student Achievement - At its November 9 meeting, the PUSD Board of Education approved the Tri-School’s (Beach, Havens & Wildwood Elementary Schools) Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). The purpose of the SPSA is to create a cycle of continuous improvement of student performance and to ensure that all students succeed in reaching academic standards set by the State Board of Education. Visit the District website for more information and to view the presentation by Tri-School principals.

Wall of Honor - As Piedmont and the nation recognized its veterans November 11, PUSD invites the community to learn more about the Wall of Honor, an extension of the Ambassador Christopher Stevens Memorial collection at the Piedmont High School Library, honoring over 1,500 Piedmont service members. Visit www.piedmontwallofhonor.org for more information. Our sincere thanks to all who have served.

Board Meeting Summaries - Summaries of all Piedmont Unified Board of Education meetings are available on the District website and social media. Read summaries of recent meetings - November 9, 2022

Work for PUSD - PUSD is seeking candidates for open positions, including full and part-time Special Education Paraeducators. Visit the District's Edjoin page for a complete list of jobs available and to apply online.

Substitutes Needed - Support students while earning up to $200/day. PUSD seeking substitute teachers for the 2022-23 school year. Visit the District's EdJoin page for more information and to apply.

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