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Moraga, CA 94556

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School Year 2018-2019

Board Adopted: Dec. 12, 2017

 

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Board Adopted:  February 14, 2017  

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Moraga School District Awards Teacher Tenure to Six Staff Members on June 12, 2018

Moraga School District Awards Teacher Tenure to Six Staff Members

Principals Danilson, Sullivan and Richards awarded certificated staff members Larysa Larson, Leslie Detter, Jerry Gilbert, Olivia Flint, Tanja Gubser and Gillian O'Connell teacher tenure at the June 12 Governing Board meeting. Board members Severy, Rosenbaum, and Obsitnik are pictured above with honorees and their principals. 

Moraga School District Bids A Fond Farewell to 2018 Retirees

Moraga School District retirees not pictured above include: CP second grade teacher Jennifer Faldt (24 yrs), CP instructional assistant Susan Banister (18 yrs), CP reading tutor Rebekah Triebsch (16 yrs) and CP instructional assistant Sally Whittaker (13 yrs).

Congratulations and many thanks for your years of service to Moraga students!

Student Principals of the Day Visit Moraga School District Office

Rheem School Fifth Graders Present Overview on Recycling, Composting and Gardening

Rheem School Fifth Graders Present Overview on Recycling, Composting and 
Gardening

Fifth grade students Isabella, Dylan, Addi, Justin, Siena and Arnav expressed their Roadrunner Pride at the May 8 Governing Board meeting as they presented on the Rheem School S.W.A.T. and garden programs. S.W.A.T. teaches students the value of composting and recycling trash to help the world be a cleaner place to enjoy. Students team up with kindergarten buddies to study the life cycle of plants by working together in the school garden. Produce and vegetables grown in the sustainable garden are harvested for eating and flowers make the garden a lovely place to enjoy a book. A huge kudos of thanks went to MEF, PTA, scouts, teachers, volunteers and the Moraga Garden Club for their donation of time and funding.

Pictured above are Rheem students with Principal Sullivan, Board members Nickens, Severy, Rosenbaum and Superintendent Burns.

Early Bird Bus Registration for 2018-19 is now open

Annual Bus Pass Prices
 

Please register by June 15, 2018 to receive early bird prices. You will need to know your student(s) route number and bus stop to register. View Lafayette/Moraga Schedules and Maps and Orinda Schedules and Maps.


You may now register and pay for the Annual Bus Pass.  Questions?  Most of them can be found on our website lamorindaschoolbus.org

 

Early Bird Prices for 2018-19

 

Round Trip: $492

AM Only:     $311

PM Only:     $311

 

Prices increase by $25/student after June 15th.

LP Librarian Selected As First Recipient of the CSEA Employee of the Year Award

The Moraga School District recognized Los Perales School librarian Constance Russell at the April 10 Governing Board meeting as the first recipient of the Moraga School District CSEA Employee of the Year Award. Superintendent Burns made the announcement recognizing Mrs. Russell for going above and beyond in work performance, including creating a fun learning environment for students, and providing exemplary service to students, parents and staff. The LP community benefits from a list of activities that Mrs. Russell provides throughout the year such as: Read Across America Day, Read-in days with therapy dogs, LP Mock Caldecott medal voting, Book Fairs with dancing, shopping and story time, Dot Day, and great costumes promoting the events which generate a huge interest in students reading books.

 

Pictured left to right:  Board members Jon Nickens and Jim Obsitnik, Mrs. Russell, Board President Severy and Superintendent Burns.

JM Math Teacher Karlene Steelman Selected As Moraga Teacher of the Year 2018

JM Math Teacher Karlene Steelman Chosen As Moraga Teacher of the Year

Karlene Steelman was recognized by the Governing Board on March 13 as the Moraga Teacher of the Year. For the past fourteen years, Ms. Steelman has been teaching math to 6th - 8th graders at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School. Ms. Steelman is a leader within the math department and JM.  She actively collaborates and shares teaching methods and content. Her efforts to bring Math Olympiad to JM have produced new opportunities for student exposure to mathematical problem solving and math competitions. As an educator, she uses innovative programs such as the Silicon Valley Math Initiative to support students at all levels learn to be better problem solvers while making math fun.  Ms. Steelman will represent the Moraga School District in the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year selection process. 

Camino Pablo Elementary Students Present An Overview of Discourse

Camino Pablo Elementary Student Discourse Program

Fourth Grade students from Mrs. Fallon's class offered background information to the Governing Board on discourse, and how it provides opportunities for students to collaborate, discuss their opinions and share knowledge for the purpose of gaining a better understanding of a topic or subject matter.

 

Principal Reddam, MSD Governing Board members Jon Nickens, Jim Obsitnik, Richard Severy, Joe Rosenbaum and Superintendent Burns pictured with Mrs. Fallon and the CP students.

MSD Sells First Bonds From Voter-Approved Measure V

In March, the Moraga School District sold $12 million in general obligation bonds from Measure V, the 2016 ballot measure that authorized the sale of $33 million in general obligation bonds. District voters overwhelmingly approved Measure V with support from more than 72% of voters. Proceeds of the Measure V bonds will be used to repair leaky roofs, improve student access to technology, modernize, renovate and construct school facilities, upgrade electrical systems, and make health, seismic, safety and security improvements. In conjunction with the passage of Measure V, a Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee was established.

The District sold its 2017 Bonds during a period in which interest rates were near all-time lows. Rates on the 2017 Bonds ranged between 0.88% and 3.88% for an average borrowing cost of 3.63%. Superintendent Bruce Burns stated, “We are excited to begin the projects approved by District voters in November. Improving existing facilities and building new ones will allow us to maintain the high standards of education Moraga is accustomed to.” Daniela Parasidis, Chief Business Official added, “Our low borrowing cost will allow us to keep tax rates low while maintaining flexibility to sell additional bonds in the future to continue the Measure V projects.” The sale of the 2017 Bonds was unanimously approved by the District Board of Trustees in February 2017.

Our Moraga School District

The Moraga School District is located in Moraga, California, beyond the Oakland hills and east of San Francisco.  Our students consistently score advanced and proficient on California standardized tests while excelling in art, music, technology, physical education and a variety of intermediate school electives.  The Moraga School District values the involvement of Moraga parents and families, our PTAs, the Moraga Education Foundation, and local businesses.  Together we deliver to our TK-8th grade students a first class education addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of our students to succeed in a diverse global world.

Nondiscrimination Policy: MSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint information is available at the MSD District Office, 1540 School Street, CA, 94556.  For further information, call 925-376-5943

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