Former Carroll Fowler Elementary teacher, author, and local historian Mildred Lucas called Ceres home for nearly 70 years. In 1976, she wrote a history of Ceres and its surroundings and in 1979, she was named the Ceres Citizen of the Year. CUSD’s Lucas Elementary Dual Language Academy is named for Mrs. Lucas and her husband, Grant, who was a founding member of the CUSD Board of Trustees. Mrs. Lucas is pictured at the 2012 groundbreaking ceremony for the school named in her honor. #WomensHistoryMonth
about 16 hours ago, Ceres Unified School District
Bio of Mildred Lucas, pictured in white hard hat with shovel
March 21 is a global awareness day dedicated to supporting and celebrating people with Down Syndrome. On this #WorldDownSyndromeDay, and every day, we are grateful for all of the students and staff who make CUSD a vibrant and inclusive community. To learn more, visit https://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/. 💙💛🌎 #WithUsNotForUs #LotsOfSocks #AllMeansAll #CeresLearns
3 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Feet wearing mismatched pairs of blue and gold socks; graphic reads World Down Syndrome Day March 21, 2023
Happy 1st day of Spring! 🌸🌸🌸
4 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Welcome Spring graphic with sun rays, bee
Dr. Wickham dropped in on today’s professional learning bearing cookies! Over the next few weeks, she will have visited every site and department across the district to personally thank employees for their dedication to meeting students’ needs every day. There’s no team like #TeamCUSD! 🍪👊🥰 #TheCeresWay
7 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Dr. Wickham with large group of Maintenance employees in warehouse
Two male Maintenance employees holding up cookies and thank you notes
Two female Maintenance employees holding up cookies and thank you notes
Superintendent shakes hand of female employee seated at table
Female employees in yellow jacket shakes hands with Superintendent
Superintendent presents cookie to male employee while other staff laugh together at table
Superintendent presents cookie to female employee seated at table
Seated male employee accepts thank you card from Superintendent
Superintendent shakes hands with female music teacher seated at table
Basket of cookies and thank you notes decorated with CUSD logo
Students at Sinclear Elementary were asked to write about what they would do if they found a pot of gold. We hope they find it! Wishing all our students, staff, and families the luck o’ the Irish this #StPatricksDay! 🥰🍀 #CeresLearns
7 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Student artwork and writing depicting finding a pot of gold
A reminder that Friday, March 17 is a non-student day as our staff engage in professional learning. We hope students enjoy the long weekend and we look forward to seeing them back at school on Monday, March 20!
8 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
District office sign with text overlay stating March 17 is non-student day
Continuing our #WomensHistoryMonth series honoring women who were and are notable contributors to education in the Ceres community, meet Patricia Kay Beaver. The district’s K-8 Leadership Magnet school is named in honor of this longtime educator whose love for Ceres, and commitment to making a difference for its students, were reflected in her community service and work as a Ceres High School teacher and club advisor. Sadly, Mrs. Beaver passed away on Mother’s Day 2001 after battling cancer. How fitting that her daughter, Libby Callahan, serves as Principal of the school named in her honor.
8 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Women’s History Month graphic with photo and brief bio of Patricia Kay Beaver
Two photos of school namesake Patricia Kay Beaver
This morning, three outstanding CUSD students were honored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and ACSA Stanislaus Charter for overcoming serious challenges along their path to academic success. Princess Jaime, Princess Janae, and Timothy, you inspire us! 🥰🤩👏
10 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Three student honorees pose with certificates
Student Timothy White with County Superintendent
Princess Janae Anderson on stage for recognition
Student Timothy White with blonde woman
Princess Jaime Anderson with Learning Director Gina Louis
Anderson students with family
Please join the Ceres Unified School District for an evening of celebration as CUSD Band students and teachers bring you ... Bandtastic! 🎵🎷🎹🥁 Can't be there in person? Enjoy the livestream at https://youtube.com/live/DxxxKa9OiIY?feature=share. 🗓️ Tuesday, March 28, 2023 ⏰ 6 p.m. 📍 Central Valley High School Gymnasium
11 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Bandtastic graphic
It's time to #SpringForward! Daylight saving time begins tonight, Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m. Remember to set clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed. ⏰➡️
13 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Spring forward March 12
Congratulations to all of the Administrators of the Year recognized at last night's CUSD Board of Trustees meeting! Linda Stubbs, Nate Diamantine, Ashley Grim, and Dr. David Viss are also ACSA Region 7 Administrators of the Year! 👏🤩 #TheCeresWay
13 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Linda Stubbs
Linda recognized by Board
Nate Diamantine
Nate accepts award
Ashley Grim
David Viss
David Viss accepts award
Stephanie Pimentel
Julio Madrigal
Julio accepts award
Congrats to the CVHS Impulse Dance Team on being JAMZ National Champions, CUSD Ed Tech Brian Wise as CUE Affiliate Leader of the Year, and PKB Leadership Magnet as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. The Board of Trustees recognized their accomplishments at last night's meeting!
14 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
CVHS Impulse Dance Team
Ed Tech Brian Wise with Superintendent and Board President
PKB Principal Libby Callahan with PKB staff
There may be rain in the forecast, but spring is making an early appearance around CUSD thanks to the efforts of our grounds crew, including Mario and Manuel who are freshening up flowerbeds at the district office!
15 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Two landscapers hold shovels while working in a flowerbed
Purple flowers with brick building in background
Guess what time it is! 😀
16 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Schedule of 2023 open houses
Raffle prizes, delicious food, and best of all ... amazing students, families and staff at Argus and Endeavor's Open House! #TheWorldAwaits #CUSDfamily #TheCeresWay
16 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Two staff members and two students behind a sign that reads "The World Awaits"
Students and staff in front of a wall-sized world map
Two students with a staff member dressed as an air traffic controller
Students, staff, and the school SRO at a taco bar
Beginning on this #InternationalWomensDay and throughout March, which is #WomensHistoryMonth, we’ll feature women who were and are notable contributors to education in the Ceres community. Meet Virginia “Betty” Parks, for whom Virginia Parks Elementary School is named! Active in the Ceres community for most of her life and passionate about education, Mrs. Parks served on the former Ceres High School Board of Trustees and, when the district unified in 1965, on the CUSD Board of Trustees. Mrs. Parks was a member of service organizations including Persephone Guild, served as director of the Ceres Chamber of Commerce, was instrumental to the founding of the Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children, and was named Ceres Citizen of the Year in 1977, among many other contributions and recognitions. 💙💛 #WomenRock #CeresLearns
16 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Photo of Virginia Parks in gold frame on pastel background, with brief bio
So proud of our high school students who participated in the Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics! CHS and CVHS students demonstrated mastery of career skills in fields including robotics, floral arranging and food prep. Criminal Justice students provided event security! #CTE
22 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Students in white aprons stand near table holding containers of food they prepared
Group of students holding robot
Robotics students
Criminal Justice students with site and district staff
Congrats to two @goCVhawks students who took top honors in a regional SkillsUSA video competition! Read the full story at https://www.cerescourier.com/news/local/students-win-gold-in-video-production-contest/ 📹🎬👏🥇
22 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Two Central Valley High School students in burgundy jackets high-five one another
"Every door is open to you," Superintendent Denise Wickham told CUSD students gathered for today's Soroptimist International of Ceres Dream It, Be It presentation. The program supports young women and girls in pursuing education and career goals. ✨🥰 #Possibilities #TheCeresWay
25 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Denise Wickham presents to room crowded with high school girls
CUSD students gathered around a table with Superintendent Wickham
Student laughs with friend
Two female students give thumbs-up
Need a ray of sunshine on a rainy afternoon? Hear Ms. Scott share with Hidahl student Adriel why he's an inspiration, in this episode of #IChoseYou https://youtu.be/NVImigY5sQQ. 🌞🌞🌞 #ReadyToLearn #Focused #Smile #AwesomeJob #Listening #Sing #SpideyVibes #TheCeresWay
28 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Little boy in Spiderman shirt