August 21, 2014
Board of Education Regular Meeting @ CURRICULUM CONFERENCE ROOM (agenda)
August 25, 2014
First Day of School! Check with your local school for start and dismissal times.
The DUSD Chronicle
Welcome back to the most AMAZING year in the history of DUSD! Here are just a few of the amazing things that are already happening and the great things about to happen that are sure to fill you with hope and excitement!
These are just a few of the amazing things in motion and on the horizon for DUSD. 2014-2015 will prove to be a pivotal year that includes modifications to our instructional programs including the addition of Smarter Balanced Testing as well as changes in personnel.
I would like to extend a special welcome to all of our new students and staff members. I am confident our new employees will bring fresh ideas and ingenuity even as they learn the traditions, cultures and structures that have proven effective in DUSD. I would also like to introduce the new members of our administrative team and announce personnel changes:
Mark Sims, Principal, Duarte High School
Jim Arellanes, Assistant Principal, Duarte High School
Connie Park, Assistant Principal, Duarte High School
Carlos Moran, Principal, Andres Duarte
Jennifer Romero, Principal, Beardslee Elementary School
Rick Crosby, Principal, Northview Intermediate School
Luis Haro, Principal, Mt. Olive Innovation and Technology High School
Michael Chavez, Director of Educational Services, Pre-K-12
Kevin Morris, Director of College, Career and Community Services
I am very proud of our dedicated team of professionals and honored to work alongside you to ensure that our students have exceptional educational experiences. We know that work toward graduation begins from the time a child enters kindergarten. Creating Shoulder Tapped Graduates who are prepared for college or work, takes each of us – working together and putting students first.
I look forward to kicking off this amazing school year with the most amazing staff, amazing parents, amazing programs, amazing world renowned partners, amazing students, and amazing community! I hope you and your families have a great remainder of the summer and take ample time for relaxation and rejuvenation. I know we all will be ready and eager to greet our students when they return for the first day of school on Monday, August 25, 2014. It is a pleasure to be your Superintendent and I am glad you are a member of our proud DUSD family.
Did I mention this will be the most AMAZING year in the history of DUSD? Just checking…!
Terry Nichols, Ed.D.
We look forward to seeing all of our students on the first day of school this Monday, August 25, 2014. Please check with your local school for start and dismissal times.
Please review the Local Control Accountability Plan draft and send your comments to LCAPcomments@duarteusd.org. Click here for the LCAP document and click here for an explanation of the plan. Click here for updated LCAP FAQ
New Northview Cafeteria Building
DUSD BUILDS FACILITIES FIT FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING!
Walk into a Duarte Unified school today and you will be impressed not only by the caliber of instruction and stimulating learning that is taking place in the classrooms, but by the actual buildings themselves....Beginning after the start of the New Year, all major building projects completed at Maxwell Elementary, Northview Intermediate and Duarte High School will be open and in full use by our students. Read More...