Voters in neighboring communities have passed school facility improvement bond measures to repair and upgrade their aging schools. Similar updates and repairs to those completed in neighboring districts are required in our own schools in order to ensure that all CUSD students have access to comparable state-of-the-art educational facilities and are prepared to compete for the jobs of the future. To learn more, please visit
about 12 hours ago, Ceres Unified School District
Female student uses tool to work on machinery
It's good to see you, Fall! 👋🍂 You're so much cooler than summer. 😎🌡️ #FirstDayofFall #AutumnVibes
2 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Burgundy background with colorful fall leaves, text reads "Hello Fall"
During today's Association of California School Administrators Women in School Leadership Forum, Dr. Denise Wickham accepted the award for Exemplary Woman in Education for the State of California. In addressing the audience, Dr. Wickham acknowledged, "I couldn't have imagined – as the daughter of an immigrant dairyman who milked cows alongside my dad and brother before the bus came to pick me up for school every morning – that college could be in my future. ... And never, in my wildest dreams, did this moment seem possible." Congrats, Dr. Wickham! 🎉🏆✨ #DreamItDoIt #LadiesWhoLead #TheCeresWay
4 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Group gathered with Dr. Wickham who is holding her award
Attendance Update: Congratulations to our August attendance winner! Follow us on social media to stay updated with attendance incentive giveaways. Our site attendance goal is: 96%. We are happy to announce that during the month of September we are currently at 95.56%. Thank you for your continued support in making sure your student comes to school daily. As a reminder, students with 1 absence or less for the month of September will automatically be entered to win a brand new PS5. Encourage your student to attend BK everyday.
5 days ago, BK Sharks
Happy National IT Professionals’ Day to all of the talented (and patient) folks who keep technology running smoothly for CUSD students and staff! Whether a device is glitchy or we forgot our password, or we’re looking for an innovative way to support learning or streamline processes, our Education Technology Services team comes to the rescue. So far this school year, they're up to 7,037 completed Help Desk requests ... and counting! #ThanksTeam #TheCeresWay
6 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
22,077 Help Desk Requests completed in 2022-2023; thanks Ed Tech Services
Congratulations to Valeria Muniz, who won an electric scooter for excellent attendance during the month of August! To energize students about attending school, BK and CUSD will have monthly incentives for students who miss 0-1 days of school each month. The September prize is a PLAYSTATION 5! Be in it to win it and attend BK everyday! Congratulations Valeria Muniz!
7 days ago, BK Sharks
Aug Winner
Our local classrooms, labs, and school facilities are aging and in need of repairs. For example, upgrades are needed to security cameras, radios, and security systems at all schools and deteriorating portable classrooms need replacing. To learn more about steps CUSD is taking to address necessary facilities improvements, please visit
7 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Damaged wall in school building
At the Sept. 14 Board meeting, CUSD Trustees celebrated employees who are new to the district. Welcome to the family! #TeamCUSD #TheCeresWay
10 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
New employees seated for group photo
Ceres Unified School District is proud to continue our district-wide FACTOR program to help families support their children’s educational journey. These weekly workshops offer practical information on the social, emotional, and physical development of children in grades TK-12, along with useful information and resources for navigating the educational system, becoming college and career ready, and developing 21st century skills. Classes are offered in English and Spanish and include weekly raffles! For additional information, please contact Ceres Adult School at (209) 556-1557.
12 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
While CUSD students are achieving at high levels, school facilities are aging and in need of repair. In total, CUSD’s Facilities Master Plan identifies over $155 million of needed repairs and improvements across every school site. To learn more about steps CUSD is taking to address needed upgrades, please visit
14 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
School bathroom with aging tile, flooring
September is Suicide Prevention Month. The 988 Lifeline is available to support anyone through any emotional need — not just thoughts of suicide. By calling, texting, or chatting, anyone can connect with a trained crisis counselor who is ready to provide support at any time. CUSD also has mental health resources available to support students at all of our schools. Downloadable PDFs of the parent and educator tips are available at
17 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
988 Lifeline graphic English
988 Lifeline graphic Spanish
Preventing Youth Suicide Fact Sheet English
Preventing Youth Suicide Face Sheet Spanish
Say 👋 to another round of students who met the attendance criteria of 0-1 absences for August and won exciting prizes! Attending #SchoolEveryDay is #TheCeresWay! 🚲🛴✨🙌
18 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Principal on lawn with student holding poster and balloons
Principal in school office with student in front of bicycle
Principal in school office with student in front of bicycle
Principal in school office with student in front of bicycle
Families who attended the CalKIDS workshop learned how to enroll in this state program that kickstarts children's college savings. If you missed it, visit or contact the Ceres Family Resource Center at (209) 556-1559.
18 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Edith Narayan holds microphone , addresses audience
Audience members watch presentation
Staff member in green shirt working with parent at computer
Staff member in green shirt looking at computer screen with parent
CUSD’s 20 neighborhood schools include an award-winning K-8 leadership magnet, two dual-language academies and charter school options. CUSD’s graduation rate is among the best in Stanislaus County and well above the state average. To learn more, visit
18 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Two students at table, headline reads "Ensuing Excellence"
School and community spirit on display at the #CrosstownShowdownParade! For more photos, please see the album on our Facebook page #TheCeresWay
18 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Firetruck drives under "Ceres" sign
Ceres HS football players waving pompoms, holding banner
Central Valley HS football players walking in parade
Crowd watching parade
To be an effective school board member takes not only a heart for service, but many hours of professional development. Trustees, Ruiz, Molina, and McConnell attend a Saturday session of California School Boards Association Masters in Governance training with Dr. Wickham! #Leadership #TheCeresWay
18 days ago, Ceres Unified School District
Three board members and superintendent behind table with papers
Blaker Kinser Families, As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we want to remind you sports physicals are mandatory for all CUSD Jr. High and High School students participating in school athletics. Students that need glasses or contact lenses must wear those items or bring them along for the vision test. CUSD is hosting a free sports physical on: When: Wednesday, August 9, 2023 Where: Cesar Chavez Jr. High School Students with the last name A-L arrive from 2:30pm-4:00pm Students with the last name M-Z arrive from 4:00pm-5:30pm If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 209-556-1810.
about 2 months ago, BK Sharks
Last week was all about graduation and promotion ceremonies! We were thrilled to celebrate our eighth-graders, seniors, and adult students as they crossed the stage into the next chapter of their bright futures. Congratulations Class of 2023! ✨🎓🎉 For more photos, please visit our Facebook page.
4 months ago, Ceres Unified School District
CVHS students toss graduation caps into the air
Female Ceres High School student in red cap and gown jubilantly holds up diploma
Argus-Endeavor students move the tassels on their caps, signifying they have graduated
Whitmore Charter High School student speaker in blue cap and gown holds hand on to right while speaking into mic on stage
Two female Blaker-Kinser Junior High students in purple gowns exchange hug
Female Chavez Junior High students take celebratory selfie after promotion ceremony
Mae Hensley student and his mom pose holding promotion certificate and wearing 2023 glasses
Patricia Kay Beaver Leadership Magnet student fist bumps Assistant Principal
Whitmore Charter High School student crosses stage, shakes hands with Assistant Principal
Adult Education student in cap and gown poses with instructor Bob Elms
All schools and offices in the Ceres Unified School District will be closed Monday, May 29, 2023 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. 🇺🇸
4 months ago, Ceres Unified School District
CUSD schools and offices closed for Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Congratulations to CUSD students recognized for their winning entries in the Masonic Essay Contest! Pictured from left to right are: Valeria Bugarin, Lucas Elementary Dual Language Academy (1st Place Elementary); Emily Carranza, Blaker-Kinser Junior High (2nd Place Junior High); Daniela Rodriguez Larios, Central Valley High School (2nd Place High School); Leilanie Ware, CVHS (1st Place High School); Amore Franco, Whitmore Charter (1st Place Junior High); and Adelynn Bradley, Patricia Kay Beaver Leadership Magnet (2nd Place Elementary). In the back row are Masons Guy Sisco and Alvin Calbreath. Thank you, Ceres Masons, for making this opportunity possible for our students!
5 months ago, Ceres Unified School District
Five female students holding certificates, pictured with two Masons