CVUSD Connect

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Congratulations CVUSD Class of 2019 Graduates!

At CVUSD we believe all students deserve an exceptional educational experience filled with opportunity and choices. Ours is a partnership between the community, parents, students and faculty. Doing things, “The Conejo Way,” ensures ideal academic outcomes for our students as we use teamwork, relationship building, trust and accountability to lead the way into a bright future. It's thanks to this teamwork that we are pleased to announce the following list of trade schools, colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational and training opportunities for our 2019 graduates from Century Academy, Conejo Valley High School, Newbury Park High School, Thousand Oaks High School and Westlake High School. Read more
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CVUSD Recognizes Valedictorians and Spring Sports teams at Awards Ceremony on May 30

On May 30th, CVUSD recognized High School Valedictorians and Spring Sports Teams at an Awards Ceremony at Newbury Park High School’s auditorium. Students achieving an Indexed Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.650 or above shall be designated as the Valedictorian. Read more

CVUSD's 2019 Free Summer Meal Program

This summer, Conejo Valley Unified School District’s Child Nutrition Department will be providing lunches, at no cost, for kids and teens ages 2 - 18. CVUSD's 2019 Summer Meal program provides FREE meals while school is out of session. No paperwork is required for children to participate. (No registration, no sign-up!) Meals will be offered June through August. Read more

Glenwood Elementary Hosts 5th Grade Manners Feast on May 31

Glenwood Elementary 5th Grade Manners Feast was held on May 31, 2019. Lunch was prepared by CVUSD Child Nutrition Services to honor the Glenwood 5th graders in the culminating activity for the manners class. This day was made possible by volunteers, including retired Banyan Elementary teacher Mrs. Kellogg, who taught the course on manners to 5th grade students over the course of three months. This is Glenwood Elementary's 10th year of implementing this fun program on social etiquette. Read more

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CVUSD Honors Employees at Annual Service Awards and Retirement Celebration on May 14

The Conejo Valley Unified School District honored the 2018-2019 retirees and employees with 15 to 35 or more years of service with the District on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the University Center, located at 2801 Atlas Avenue, Thousand Oaks. Read more
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CVUSD’s K-5 Independent Study Program: SHINE Home School

Have you heard about CVUSD’s K-5 Independent Study Program: SHINE Home School? The program offers students an academically rigorous curriculum within the flexibility of a home-based setting. CVUSD's SHINE Independent Home Study Program recognizes that traditional school environments aren't the right fit for all students. SHINE students are able to complete grade level material at their own pace with academic experiences that are differentiated and enriching. Read more

Newbury Park High School Track & Field Special Olympics

Newbury Park High School (NPHS) hosted the 7th Annual Track & Field Special Olympics at the NPHS Football Stadium on Saturday, May 18th. Sponsored by the National Honor Society, the event was run by student volunteers. Approximately 200 athletes ranging from the age of 5 to 22 years participated from schools throughout the county, including: Conejo Valley Unified Schools, Fillmore, Boswell, Pleasant Valley School District, Oxnard High School, Buena High School, Moorpark High School, Simi Valley Unified School District, Mountain Meadows School and Lindero Canyon School. Read more

Classified Employee Outstanding Achievement Awards 2018-2019

The Conejo Valley Unified School District is proud to recognize the following classified employees with the 2018-2019 Classified Employee Outstanding Achievement Awards:

Kristen Fictum, Child Nutrition Manager, Westlake Elementary School; Richard Blake, Audio Visual Electronics Technician, Maintenance and Operations; Cindy Buff, Child Care Leader; Wonder Preschool Jaime Taylor, School Office Manager II, Sequoia Middle School; Karen Randall, Secretary, Newbury Park High School; Cindy Kendall, Paraeducator III, Newbury Park High School. Read more

Conejo Elementary and OCLM Celebrate Leadership Day

Community members were invited for a student-led day about Conejo Elementary School and Open Classroom Leadership Magnet (OCLM) and the programs offered for Leadership Day on Friday, May 24. The theme this year was "Surfing with the Habits." Leadership Day is a special opportunity for Conejo Elementary School to open their doors to the community to show off the great things that are happening! Through implementing “The Leader in Me” process, they have built a unique environment where the principles, practices, and habits of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®” are embedded into the school’s culture. Read more

Project 2 INSPIRE Parent and Community Education Program Graduation

Project 2Inspire's very first English Learner parent graduation took place on May 2nd at CVUSD's University campus.

The celebration included the recognition of CVUSD's cohorts which are comprised by DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee) representatives, and Banyan and Madrona parents who completed the 12 module course this year. Read more

CVUSD Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week

At their meeting on April 23, 2019, the Board of Education of the Conejo Valley Unified School District proclaimed the week of May 6 – 10, 2019, as National Teacher Appreciation Week as a means of expressing appreciation to the state’s teachers, instructors, professors and other educators. Read more

We the People Civic Engagement Program for 5th Graders

We the People is an education program created by the Center for Civic Education to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Constitution. The program is taught in all 5th grade classrooms in the Conejo Valley Unified School District, culminating in the District Wide Celebration from May 20th-24th at California Lutheran University. Read more

Christian Gomez from Westlake High School Wins Young Investors Society Competition

Four local high schools—Agoura, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley High School—competed for the title of “California State Stock Pitch Competition Champion” on April 27, 2019, hosted by Young Investors Society (YIS) at California Lutheran University. A “stock pitch” is a summary of an investment idea or opportunity. Read more

Cypress Elementary Unveils New MakerSpace at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Last year, a few Cypress Elementary School parents and teachers gathered together to pen a grant and fund a space where students and community members could come together to design and create.

Today, the MakerSpace is a reality, thanks to the Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation for their generous donation for $10,000 to create the new MakerSpace, a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. Read more

CVUSD Board of Education Announces Dr. Isaac Huang as New Principal of Madroña Elementary School

Dr. Isaac Huang will assume the position of principal at Madroña Elementary School starting on July 1, 2019. The official announcement was made at the District Board of Education Meeting on May 7. Dr. Huang has extensive experience both as a teacher and as an assistant principal over the past 17 years. Read more

Shine a Spotlight on CVUSD Educators, Staff & Students

Is there a CVUSD Educator, Administrator or Staff Member that you'd like to shine a light on? Is there a student, club, team, or community partnership with CVUSD that you'd like to share a special story about? We want to hear from you!