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Notice to Bidders: 2019-20 WFMS LED Lighting Project

NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GOVERNING BOARD (“BOARD”) OF THE WASHINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (“DISTRICT”), WILL RECEIVE UP TO BUT NOT LATER THAN 2:00PM PST, DECEMBER 6, 2019 AT THE WASHINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICE OF, 7950 S. ELM...

WUSD District and School Site Offices to Re-open Tuesday, May 26th

All WUSD school offices will re-open for essential business beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  Offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For the health and safety of our staff and community,  we would ask that all visitors follow these...

Classroom Codes for Online Apps and Classroom Resources

Directions 1) Select your child’s grade level to download the pdf. 2) Blue hyperlinks mean that the grade level document is available at this time. We are working quickly to get every grade level uploaded. If your grade level is not up yet, check back daily for...

West Fresno Middle School Eagle Cafe Provides Job Skills for Students

Prior to school closure, West Fresno Middle School staff and students were proud to open "The Eagle Cafe," an on-site job skills preparation program for students.  Through the program, students learn about food preparation and safety by creating and serving coffee...

Washington Unified Offers Support to Families During School Closure

On March 13th, Washington Unified joined with schools across the nation and closed its doors in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.  Since Day 1 of school closure, Washington Unified staff have rallied together to make sure that every member of the community...

California Reading Corps Looking for Tutors

  Washington Unified is excited to be partnering with California Reading Corps to bring early literacy tutors to our preschool and elementary programs in the Fall. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an early literacy tutor, please see the...

Local Food Assistance During School Closure

Here’s how to get access to food in Fresno, California: The Central California Food Bank is preparing family size boxes with pantry goods. For locations, visit www.ccfoodbank.org/food-locator/ or call 559-237-3663 (you can send a friend or family member if you are...

Annual Washington Union Wall of Fame Dinner Postponed

In an effort to comply with the Governor's recent directive to cancel or postpone non-essential functions, Washington Unified will postpone the annual Wall of Fame Dinner to a later date. We are incredibly proud of our honorees who include: Bill Griffin, Mac Foster,...

COVID 19- Field Trip Criteria and Procedure 3/12/20

COVID 19- Field Trip Criteria and Procedure 3/12/20 Based on the latest guidance from the California Department of Public Health and Fresno County Department of Public Health WUSD has developed the following guidelines and procedures for attending field trips. ...

Spelling Bee Winners to be Honored at WUSD Board Meeting

The 2020 WUSD Spelling Bee winners will be honored at this week's board meeting. The meeting will be held at the District Office on Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students.

Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information for WUSD Families

WUSD is currently working with the Fresno County Department of Health and the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Health Office as both local and state health professionals continue to monitor novel coronavirus 2019 or COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and...

WUSD Chess Teams Continue Tradition of Excellence

WUSD students from West Fresno Elementary and Middle Schools and Washington Union High School recently competed in the West Fresno Chess Tournament, placing in all three divisions!  Students competed against over 100 participants from County schools including Mendota,...

Washington Union Hosts First Annual Unity Week

Washington Union High School successfully wrapped up its first annual "Unity Week," with the goal of furthering the school's mission that: "Students will demonstrate positive character traits that contribute to the quality of the school and community, an understanding...

Take the LCAP Parent Survey Today!

The 2019-20 LCAP Survey is now available for Parents and Guardians. Please take a moment to give us your feedback about the programs and services we provide to WUSD students. Click the link below to begin the survey now. LCAP Parent Survey (English) LCAP Parent Survey...

Temporary Phone Service Disruption

WUSD is experiencing a temporary disruption to our phone service. To contact American Union, West Fresno Elementary or West Fresno Middle School, please call  (559) 485-2272. To contact Washington Union or Easton High School, please call (559) 268-1213.  AT&T is...

Bulldog Buddies Pen-Pal Program Helps Improve Student Writing Skills

The Bulldog Buddies Program at West Fresno Elementary School is benefiting participating students by helping to improve writing skills and classroom engagement. The program, created through a collaboration between West Fresno Principals, Prince Marshall, and Dr....

Tzu Chi Medical Foundation of Fresno Helps WUSD Migrant Families

The Washington Unified School District would like to thank the Tzu Chi Medical Foundation of Fresno and the WUSD Migrant Program for their generous donation to our families. 60 families attended an outreach event held in the WUHS cafeteria on December 7th. WUSD...

Temporary Phone Service Interruption

Today (12-11-19), incoming phone calls to our school sites are temporarily out of service. If you have an urgent matter and need to contact your student's school please call 559-647-1975 or go to your student's school site office. We are working with AT&T to...

Social Emotional Services

dcruz@wusd.wsmroberto@wusd.ws (559) 495-5632Attendance Inter-district Transfers Community Resources Health Services Literacy Resource Migrant Education Special Education Student Records/ Registration Washington Unified believes social emotional support is crucial for...

Frank and Joyce Butterfield Named WUHS 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshals

Washington Unified School District is proud to announce that Frank and Joyce Butterfield have been named the Washington Union High School 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshals. Frank Butterfield was born on August 6, 1945, in Fresno, California to Frank Butterfield Sr. and...

WUHS Senior Wins New Car at Big Fresno Fair’s 4.0 & Above Event

Washington Unified would like to congratulate Washington Union High School Senior, Caesar Contreras on his big win at the Big Fresno Fair's 4.0 & Above awards ceremony! Caesar was one of many Washington Union students who participated in last night's event.  Each...

WUSD Adult School Classes Now Open

The Washington Unified Adult School is now offering courses in Basic Computer Skills and English Aquisition.  For more information contact Grant Thor at (559) 495-5691. Basic Computer SkillsMondays and Wednesdays5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.September 16th-October 23rdWest...

WUSD Students Honored at One-Day-One-Voice Event

Washington Unified students recently took part in an event honoring the lives lost on 9/11.  Sponsored by the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, the One-Day-One-Voice event was held at the 9/11 Memorial in Clovis and included the unveiling of a memorial...

New Tool For Students Supports Social-Emotional Learning 

Washington Unified is committed to the social-emotional well-being of students.  We know that many students are exposed to adverse childhood experiences that impact their ability to learn.  This is why West Fresno Elementary and Middle School Counselors Mary Xiong and...

District Welcomes Chief Academic Officer

The district is excited to welcome Katie Navarrette to the position of Chief Academic Officer.  Navarette brings a wealth of experience from both the public school system and the private sector.   Navarrette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology,...

Parents Encouraged to Use Free Tool to Track Valley Air Quality

Washington Unified is excited to continue its participation in the Healthy Air Living Program, a program of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.  The Central Valley is subject to poor air quality because of a combination of geography, climate, and...

American Union Elementary School Welcomes New Principal

American Union Elementary School is proud to welcome Timothy Butts, Jr. as Principal for the 2019-20 school year.  Mr. Butts brings many years of experience in education to American Union, having served as both a teacher and administrator in the public school system....

How to Prepare Your Child for School Success

  With the first day of school around the corner, we wanted to remind all families that school success starts at home!  Here are some important things that you can do to help your child get a head start when it comes to being ready to learn: Attend Back to School...

LCAP – Opportunity for Public Comments

The Washington Unified School District is required to notify members of the public of the opportunity to submit written comments regarding the specific actions and expenditures proposed to be included in the Local Control and Accountability Plan. (Education Code...

Fresno Washington FFA Partners with Fresno Grizzlies for Fundraiser

Fresno Washington FFA is proud to partner with the Fresno Grizzlies to celebrate "My Job Depends on Ag" Night at Chukchansi Park Friday, April 19th, 2019.  The agriculture-themed event will include a Post-Game Fireworks Show, a Country Concert performed by Love and...

Wall of Fame Induction Dinner to Honor Exceptional WUHS Athletes

Wall of Fame Induction Dinner to Honor Exceptional WUHS Athletes Fresno, California, March 25, 2019– The Washington Unified School District is pleased to announce that the following outstanding individuals and team have been named as honorees at the Annual Washington...

WUSD Celebrates Black History Month

February marked Black History Month in the United States and Washington Unified Schools celebrated with events and activities at every site.  Washington Union High School’s Black Student Union (BSU) members designed a cross-curricular lesson for West Fresno Elementary...

WUHS Academic Decathlon Wins 3rd Place at County Competition

Washington Union High Schools' Academic Decathlon team competed in the 37th Annual Academic Decathlon competition on February 2, 2019.  The team won 3rd place overall in Division 4 after competing in events such as: Speech, Essays, Interviews, and Super Quiz.  This...

Inter-district Transfers

dcruz@wusd.ws mroberto@wusd.ws Outgoing Inter-district Transfer Agreement Request If parent/guardian resides within the Washington Unified School District boundaries and requests for student to attend a school district other than Washington Unified School District....

Washington Union Honors Employees of the Year

The 2018-19 Employees of the Year have been selected by the staff of  WUSD to represent the District in the County Competition.  The following employees were recognized for their dedication to the students and staff of Washington Unified:   School Employee:  ...

District Spelling Bee Winners Move on to County Competition

Washington Unified hosted its annual Spelling Bee competition at the District Office.  Students, grades 4-8, from both American Union and West Fresno Schools, competed for a chance to represent Washington Unified at the County competition.  Washington Unified is proud...

Fresno-Washington FFA Dinner Fundraiser Tickets on Sale

Washington Unified would like to invite all families to support the Fresno-Washington FFA chapter by attending the annual FFA Dinner Fundraiser.  This year's event will be held on February 9th at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall in Easton.  Festivities will begin at 7:00 p.m. and...

LCAP Parent Survey Now Available

The 2018-19 LCAP Survey is now available for all district parents and guardians.   Please take a few moments to complete the Parent Survey by clicking on the link below. Your feedback will help us to make decisions about your child’s school for the...

You’re Invited! LCAP Community Meetings Scheduled for the Spring

Washington Unified would like to invite parents and guardians, students, and community members to join us in a Local Control Accountability Formula (LCAP) meeting, as we plan for the future.  Your feedback will help us to make decisions about your child's...

WUHS Girls Volleyball Win Northern Regional D-5 Championship

In a spectacular show of athleticism and grit, the Washington Union High School girls volleyball team came from behind to secure the Northern Regional D-5 Championship title against Ripon High School.  Played in front of a supportive home crowd, the girls lost the...

WUHS Girls Volleyball Advance to Northern Regional State Finals

The Washington Union High School Girls Volleyball team is poised to make school history as they continue their record winning season.  The Lady Panthers have advanced to the Northern Regional State Finals for the first time in school history.  The girls are hoping to...

Footsteps2Brilliance Summer Reading Challenge Winners Announced

The winners of the Footsteps2Brilliance Summer Reading Challenge were honored this month. Ashley Flores, Kimberly Valenzuela, and Eariel Xiong of West Fresno Elementary School won a brand new Kindle Fire for their reading efforts on the Footsteps2Brilliance Reading...

Washington Unified Saves Taxpayers Over a Quarter of a Million Dollars

Fresno, CA, - October 24, 2018. Washington Unified School District has refinanced prior general obligation bonds of the West Fresno Elementary School District which was annexed into Washington Unified in 2010. The refunding will save the property owners money, over...

Washington Union Now Taking Applications for the 2018-19 Wall of Fame

The Washington Union High School Wall of Fame nomination process has now begun.  To nominate a candidate please visit our District Website and click on Wall of Fame or stop by the Administration office at Washington Union High School Athletics’s office.    Deadline...

Washington Unified Increases Efforts to Engage Families

One of Washington Unified’s goals to is to support families in raising the future generation.  With that in mind, every school has increased the number of opportunities for parents to participate in their child’s educational program.  As we seek to educate and empower...

Community Member’s Kind Gesture Inspires WUHS Student

At September’s School Board meeting, Washington Union Criminology student Addy Lopez was surprised to receive a gift from local community member, Ben Franzich.  Franzich’s family has played a special role in the schools’ history as Franzich’s grandfather donated the...

West Fresno Rallies for Attendance During National Attendance Week

September 17th-21st was National Attendance week and the West Fresno Eagles showed that they are excited about attending school everyday!  To promote the importance of school attendance, school staff hosted a variety of fun activities throughout the week leading up to...