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  • Four WCCUSD Schools qualify for NCS Football Playoffs

    For the third straight year, the West Contra Costa Unified School District will have four schools in the postseason. Kennedy, De Anza will host NCS playoff games on Friday, while Pinole Valley and El Cerrito will travel to play games also on Friday.

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  • UC President Janet Napolitano visits Hercules middle and high school to kick off UC's application filing period

    With the Titans’ varsity drumline providing theme music and the cheer squad supplying the spirit, Hercules welcomed UC President Janet Napolitano to school for UC Achieve Day. The retiring UC President also brought four recent Hercules alumni with her to highlight the UC experience and to raise awareness around the UC Application Filing Period that ends November 30.

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  • ECHS Student Evacuation

    Students and staff have been evacuated from El Cerrito High School due to the accidental release of a chemical in a chemistry class. Fire department and hazardous materials personnel are at the school to evaluate the situation and begin the clean up process.

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  • Air Quality Update

    All schools, except Pinole Valley High School, are open today. While the smoke has worsened over the last three hours, air quality levels have not reached the levels at which we would consider school closures.

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  • Crockett Refinery Fire Update

    We are writing to inform you about the Crockett oil refinery fire. As a precaution, we are moving all after school programs, athletic events, practices and extra curricular activities indoors for schools in Hercules.

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  • Varsity Football Games Moved to 6 p.m.

    After meeting with students, staff, football players and their families from schools throughout the District and the community, we have moved the start time for varsity football games to 6 p.m. on Fridays.

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  • Annual State of the Schools Postponed

    Due to the recent PG&E power outages, the Annual State of the Schools event has been postponed until a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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  • Power of WE: Wilson Breaks Ground on New Campus

    When Wilson reopens, it won’t be your traditional school with long hallways lined with classrooms. Instead, the Tiger community will have large classroom suites that enables teachers across grade levels to collaborate together. And when they want to, the suites can separate into smaller classrooms.

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  • Sea Plankton earns El Cerrito Freshman National Recognition

    El Cerrito High School freshman Nora Thompson's science project "Lights of the Sea" was one of 300 projects nationwide recognized by the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the Public. Thompson will find out Sept. 18 if her project is among the top 30 in the country.

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  • A Message From Superintendent Duffy

    It is with profound sadness that I am writing to let you know that Aaron Aldana, a student who attended Greenwood Academy and Richmond High School, died suddenly last week. Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with his family and friends as they try to understand this tragic situation.

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  • District Celebrates First Day of School with Partners

    Board President Tom Panas, Superintendent Matthew Duffy, and United Teachers of Richmond President Demetrio Gonzalez held a "competition" to see who could visit the most schools on the first day.

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  • Kennedy High School Students, Fab Lab Recreate History

    To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, students at Kennedy High School and the Fab Lab were asked by former Myth Buster's co-host Adam Savage to help recreate the command module hatch from the mission.

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  • Freedom School Comes To WCCUSD

    Freedom School has come to West Contra Costa Unified School District for its first year. The Children's Defense Fund's Freedom School provides a safe, fun, and fulfilling learning experience for 50 children from Stege and Nystrom Elementary Schools.

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  • Rev. Shumake Receives Jefferson Award for Work with Mafanikio Program at Nystrom

    Jacqueline Martin was so impressed with Rev. Andre Shumake’s leadership of the Mafanikio program and the impact it’s had on her grandson, D’jae Harrell, that she nominated him for the Jefferson Award for community service that he was recently awarded by KPIX Channel 5.

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  • Back-to-School Paperwork Available Online

    WCCUSD is going paperless for its Annual Back-to-School Paperwork and launching a new system that allows families to complete all the necessary information online from their computers or mobile devices.

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