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Chukchansi Park Donates Sod for Easton High Renovation

Students enrolled in WUSD’s Alternative Education program returned to a completely updated campus this year.  Improvements included renovated classrooms, updated outdoor lighting, and new signage designed to increase student health and safety.  “There's a building...

Enrollment Up at American Union for Fourth Straight Year

For the fourth straight year in a row, enrollment has increased at American Union Elementary School.  Currently at 359 students, the school has seen a steady increase in its student population, something that Principal Dr. Heather Gomez attributes to dedicated...

New West Fresno Administrative Team Has High Hopes for 2018-19

West Fresno families were introduced to a newly hired administrative team this school year, led by Principal Prince Marshall and Deputy Principal, Dr. Felipe Mercado. Marshall, a former WUHS alum, comes to WUSD with 16 years of educational leadership experience. Most...

Washington Union High School Link Crew Welcomes Class of 2022

Continuing a proud tradition at Washington Union High School, the 2018-19 Washington Union High School (WUHS) Link Crew welcomed incoming freshman students at this years Freshman Orientation event.  New 9th graders participated in a school rally, community-building...

Special Announcement: Power Has Been Restored to WUHS and EHS

Update: Power has been restored to WUHS and EHS. School will start at 8:10 a.m. on August 15th. Special Announcement: Power Outage at Washington Union High School and Easton High School, August 14, 2018 There is a power outage at Washington Union High School and...

WUHS Ag Teacher Accepted to Prestigious Fellowship Program

Washington Union High School Agriculture teacher, Katie Maiorino, was honored to be accepted to the 2018 USDA Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program.  She recently spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. learning about the many educational opportunities for students within...

Summer Engineering Course a Big Hit with Middle School Students 

Washington Unified offered all 6th - 8th grade students the opportunity to complete a Project Lead the Way Engineering course over the summer.  Enrolled students are studying math, science, and engineering concepts through engaging hands-on lessons.  Emphasizing a...

WUSD Social Science Curriculum Adoption for Grades 6-8

The recommended 6th through 8th grade Social Science Curriculum adoption is on display in the District Office for public review.  It will be presented at the June 20th Board Meeting for approval. Please click on the links below for more information about the...

Superintendent Leaves Behind “Students First” Legacy for District

After 29 years of serving the students, staff, and families of Washington Unified, Superintendent Joey Campbell announced his retirement earlier this year. The announcement caused many to reflect on the positive impact Campbell has had on the students and staff of...

Free Summer Meals 2018

Please join us for our FREE SEAMLESS SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM 2018 Click below for a list of participating sites: Summer Meal Program - English Summer Meal Program - Spanish In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

2018 Wall of Fame Induction Dinner Pictures Posted to School Website

The 2018 Washington Union High School Wall of Fame Induction Dinner was held at Washington Union High School on April 28, 2018.  Over 100 guests were present to honor the first inductees to the WUHS Wall of Fame.  Photos from the event are now available for viewing on...

U.S. Congressman David Valadao Visits American Union Elementary School

American Union students were visited this month by United States Congressman David Valadao.  Representing California’s 21st Congressional District, Valadao shared his experiences in state and federal government with American Union students.  Valadao also visited the...

WFMS Journalism Students Visit KFSN Channel 30

On March 15, 2018, the West Fresno Middle School Journalism class visited Fresno's KFSN Channel 30 news station in downtown Fresno.  Escorted by the News Director, Michael Carr, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students were able to experience all parts of the news' stations...

West Fresno Schools Partner with Tree Fresno to Add 600 Trees to Campus

West Fresno Elementary and Middle schools are excited to partner with Tree Fresno to plant 600 trees throughout the two campuses.  The project is part of a Cal Fire Grant, whose goal is to improve the air quality in the West Fresno Area. Led by Tree Fresno and funded...

Washington Union FFA Students Earn State Degree

6 Washington Union students received their Future Farmers of America (FFA) State Degree this past month in a ceremony held at Clovis North High School.  In order to receive the State Degree, students must complete a rigorous program including: Enrollment in an...

WUHS Color Guard Enjoys a Winning Season

If you haven’t yet seen the WUHS Color Guard perform, you are missing out on something special!  Coached by Brandon Golden, this year’s team recently earned a well deserved championship title at the South Valley Winter Arts Association at West Hills College in...

Washington Unified Students Compete in State Chess Tournament

On April 8th, the West Fresno Middle School and Washington Union High School chess teams participated in the 43rd Annual CalChess Spring Scholastic Super State Championship Chess Tournament. Coached by Anthony Sidney, The West Fresno Middle School team won 4th place...

2nd Annual VAPA Showcase Highlights WUSD Art Programs

Washington Unified is excited to host the 2nd Annual Washington Unified School District Visual and Performing Arts Showcase featuring performances and artwork from each of the district’s schools.  This year’s event will be held on Thursday, May 10th, 2018, from 5:00...

American Union Family Fun Night Draws Huge Crowds!

Over 800 people attended American Union’s Family Fun Night, an event held in partnership with Leadership Fresno.  The free event offered family friendly activities such as, face-painting, bounce houses, carnival games, educational booths, and more.  Several special...

Fresno Grizzlies to Host WUHS Baseball vs. Yosemite April 9th

On Monday, April 9th, the Fresno Grizzlies are excited to host Washington Union High School Baseball  vs. Yosemite High School at Chuckchansi Park in Fresno.  Admission is FREE and concessions will be open!  The game starts at 5:00 p.m.  The West Main Gate, 1st base...

Tickets On Sale Now for the WUHS Wall of Fame Induction Dinner

Tickets are on sale now for the Inaugural Washington Union High School Wall of Fame Induction Dinner.  The event will honor the following outstanding individuals and teams: Maxie Parks, Yvette Roberts, Don McDonald, 1956-58 Boys Basketball Team, and the 1985 State...

Washington Union High School Boys Soccer Wins Valley Title

The Washington Union High School Boys Soccer team defeated the Mission Oak High School boys team, 2-1, during sudden death to win the Division III Valley title. Alejandro Espindola scored the winning goal from 17 yards out as the team was determined not to have the...

West Fresno Elementary 4th Graders Visit California Historical Sites

At Washington Unified, field trips are an important part of every student’s educational experience.  4th graders at West Fresno Elementary are studying California history.  As part of their education, they had the opportunity to visit Monterey State Historic Park....

Randy Morris Named Washington Unified Superintendent

The Washington Unified Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Assistant Superintendent, Randy Morris, to the position of Superintendent beginning in the 2018-19 school year.  As a Washington Union High School alum and former Washington Union teacher, the...

West Fresno Elementary Chess Team Hosts Regional Tournament

The West Fresno Chess team hosted a Regional Chess tournament on Saturday, January 20th. Schools from throughout the Central Valley came to West Fresno to compete against the award winning West Fresno elementary, middle school, and high school teams.  West Fresno has...

Washington Union High School Academic Decathlon Team Takes First Place

The WUHS Academic Decathlon team won the first place title for Division IV.  Competition was tough this year, as the teams studied “Africa” and competed in multiple events testing their knowledge of the continent in the areas of economics, literature, music, math,...

District Spelling Bee Winners to Advance to County Competition

Elementary and middle school students recently competed in the annual Washington Unified School District Spelling Bee.  This year’s District winners are: Elementary Spelling Bee (4th - 6th Grade):   1st Place: Felicia Morales (AUES) 2nd Place:  Michelle Samkhann...

West Fresno Elementary School Receives Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant

West Fresno Elementary School has been chosen as a recipient of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant, a $32,000 grant administered by the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division. Washington Unified Food Services Director, Suzanne Dias, is...

New Lunch Program a Success at Easton High

When Learning Director Grant Thor began his position at Easton High School, he noticed that many of his students were choosing to skip lunch.  Knowing how important nutrition is to student learning, Thor decided to take a proactive approach and worked with his...

Washington Union High School’s “Risen Ones” Receive Recognition

The Washington Union High School Sophomore Academy has started a new tradition to celebrate every student who works hard to improve their grades at school. Each quarter, the Sophomore Academy honors its "Risen Ones." These are students who have increased their grade...

Healthy Air Living Program Helps District Track 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...

Washington Unified Teachers awarded over 16k in Classroom Grants

Last year’s WUHS Poetry “Slam Team,” pictured above, inspired Poetry Club advisor and academic coach, Laura Silva, to use DonorsChoose.org to get poetry texts for her students.  Silva is one of 14 WUSD educators that have successfully funded classroom projects using...

WUSD Continues Successful Partnership with “See to Succeed”

Washington Unified is proud to be continuing its partnership with See to Succeed, a program recently featured on KSEE 24's Education Matters segment.  Please see the video below for more information about how CalViva, Tzu Chi Mobile Clinic, and WUSD have partnered to...

WUSD Launches New Online Community to Support Teachers

Everyday great teaching and learning is going on in classrooms throughout the district.  With this in mind, WUSD recently launched a new online community where WUSD teachers can share strategies and techniques that are working with each other.  The community, called...

Washington Union’s Cash for College Draws Large Crowds

On November 9th, WUHS’s College and Career Academy hosted its first Cash for College event of the school year.  Over 70 families attended and were able to complete their FAFSA applications on the spot! College and Career Academy Counselor, Mike Toste, coordinated the...

WUSD Buses Designated as “No Bully” Buses

The following excerpts were re-printed with permission from The Southwest Transportation Agency. Since its inception, Washington Unified has partnered with the Southwest Transportation Agency to safely transport all students to and from school. Southwest...

West Fresno Middle School Honors Students Take on Teaching Roles

Mark Jensen's 8th grade Honors Science students at West Fresno Middle School are gearing up to put their studies into practice.  Through an innovative new program, Jensen's students will be tasked with teaching the scientific principles that they are learning about to...

WUSD Staff Continue to Receive Training on Footsteps2Brilliance®

WUSD Preschool and After School Program staff spent this past Saturday learning how to use Footsteps2Brilliance®, an innovative early reading program for students. Staff is now ready to use this interactive program with students so that WUSD can achieve its goal of...

Food Services: Media Release 2017-18

WASHINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington Unified School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the [National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs] for the 2017-2018 school year. All...

Food Services: Media Release 2017-18

WASHINGTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington Unified School District today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the [National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs] for the 2017-2018 school year. All...

Tips to Help Your Child Get Ready for the 2017-18 School Year

The 2017-18 School Year is about to start and WUSD is excited for our children to begin their learning experience!  Below are a few tips that we put together as families help their children get ready for the first days of school!  If you have any questions, don't...

Food Services: Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Announcement

  Dear Parent or Guardian:   We are pleased to inform you that  Washington Unified  School District will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility...

Promotions, Graduations & Events, 2017

Event Day Date Time Location May Day Celebration Saturday May 6 5:00 pm John Ventura Stadium WUSD Board of Trustees Mtg Wednesday May 10 5:30 pm District Office WU Scholarship Dinner Thursday May 11 6:00 pm District Office WU FFA Spring Banquet Tuesday May 16 5:30 pm...

LCAP Community Meeting – May 8, 2017

   Mark your calendar! LCAP Community Meeting May 8 Learn and provide input into the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals for all students with a focus on English Learners, socio-economically disadvantaged students, and foster youth. Monday, May 8, 2017 5:00...