MOUND SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY
A student’s education requires close cooperation, commitment and communication between school and home. The Mound Staff believe the key to a quality education necessitates that home and school work together, and that every student should be provided with opportunities to be a successful learner in an environment that highlights the following points:
1. a belief that every student has a right to learn and a responsibility for learning in a positive atmosphere
2. a belief that every teacher has a right to teach in an environment relatively free from distractions and interruptions, and a responsibility for providing a quality education program
3. a belief that “Every privilege implies a responsibility”
4. a concern for development of the full potential for each student by meeting their individual needs
Julie Blevins, a kindergarten teacher at Mound Elementary School in the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD), received the “Chris Prewitt Eternal Optimist Award” last week. The “Chris Prewitt Eternal Optimist Award” was created in memory of Chris Prewitt, beloved VUSD Assistant Principal, who passed away in 2014.
The Ventura Unified School District is calling all students and staff to enter the VUSD Attendance Awareness Poster Contest. Posters should highlight why “Every Day in School Counts” or “Why Attending School is Cool.”
Ventura City Council Member Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios, the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, and the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) Board of Education joined VUSD staff and families for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, to officially mark the opening of VUSD’s newest K-8 school. The Academy of Technology & Leadership at Saticoy (ATLAS) joins two other schools in the District, serving students in a K-8 environment.
Mayor Sofia Rubalcava and the VUSD Board of Education joined VUSD staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, August 29, 2022, to officially mark the opening of Sa’aliyas Ranch to Ventura Unified School District students. This certified organic farm facility will prepare high school students for agricultural science, business, and technology career opportunities and engage Kindergarten through 8th-grade students in STEM-related projects and activities as they learn about Ventura County’s agriculture industry.
As you may have seen on social media recently, VUSD recently provided Ventura County Christian School (residing at VUSD’s former Washington School site) with a Tier 1 Seismic Evaluation that showed the building was unsafe and must be vacated. VUSD continues to work with VCCS to offer assistance in finding alternative locations for the school. We value our long relationship with VCCS; however, we place the safety and well-being of every student and community member above all else.
The Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) Board of Education has voted to hire Dr. Greg Bayless as the new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.