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Seeking a Travis Air Force Base representative for Travis Unified School Board
The Governing Board of Travis Unified School District is seeking applications from interested parties to fill a term left vacant by the resignation of member Dawn Kirby.  The Board encourages all interested parties to submit an application and intends to invite for interview all or selected candidates, depending upon the number of responses.  In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote in California, and must also reside on Travis Air Force Base.
Applications may be obtained at the District Office (2751 De Ronde Dr., Fairfield) or may be downloaded here.
All applications must be received in the Superintendent's office, 2751 De Ronde Dr., Fairfield, CA  94533, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  Interviews will be held during a Special Board Meeting during mid-July.  The meeting will be open to the public.  The successful candidate will be appointed during that meeting, take the oath of office, and then participate as a Board member.
Any questions concerning qualifications or applications should be directed to the Superintendent's office.  Superintendent Kate Wren Gavlak can be reached at (707) 437-8210 or via e-mail at
Instructional materials on display
The district is considering adopting two texts.  World History:  the Modern Era is proposed for high school World History.  Statistics:  the Art and Science of Learning From Data is proposed for high school Statistics and AP Statistics.

We invite you to review and comment on the materials, which are on display at the District Office, 2751 De Ronde Dr., Fairfield.  You may review the materials and fill out our comment form, which will be shared with the Board, between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
World History text            Statistics text
Practice Tests

  • Golden West 8th Grade Promotion

    Posted by Kim Moore at 6/23/2014
    8th graders were promoted at a ceremony, on June 6th, at Golden West.  Congratulations and welcome to high school!
    GW promotion  
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  • Proposed New Vanden Library

    Posted by Kim Moore at 6/4/2014
    Check it out!!
    The new Vanden Library will be a 10,000 square foot state of the art library with a new 40 station computer lab, outdoor reading patio, classroom areas, conference room and plenty of casual seating.  Construction will start in early July 2014 and open in August 2015 for the new school year.


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  • Graduation Preparations

    Posted by Michelle Richardson at 6/2/2014
    Many thanks to the dedicated staff and volunteers who helped Saturday, May 31, with the graduation field preparations.
    Sliding the Decking   Building the Deck Pieces   Laying the Decking
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  • 2013-14 Staff Appreciation and Service Awards Reception

    Posted by Kim Moore at 5/21/2014
    May 20th was the reception for all the honorees.  It was a fun evening with lot's hugs and big smiles.  
    Congratulations to all of this year's honorees!  

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  • Students Recognized at May 13th Board Meeting

    Posted by Kim Moore at 5/15/2014

    At the Board Meeting on May 13th, principal, Sandi Reese, introduced Vanden High School Class of 2014 Salutatorians, Amber Jacobson and Tyler Koss and Valedictorians Michaela Copp, Elizabeth Hubbard, Timothy Comer, Shannon D’Ambrosio, Scott Morris, Jessica Ye, Heidi Carr and Andrew Pirondini.  Students were recognized for their achievements and presented certificates by Ivery Hood, Governing Board President.  In addition, Sandi Reese announced that Elizabeth Hubbard was selected as the California Military Youth of the Year.  


      class sal 2014          class val 2014

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  • TEC Students Participate in College & Career Fair!

    Posted by Allyson Rude Azevedo at 5/9/2014
    Attended by local community colleges, branches of the military, and several working professionals,the College and Career Fair was a huge success at Travis Education Center!  Students also were able to practice interview skills and handshakes.  In addition, students took a career inventory, set goals, and got feedback on how to dress for success.
     fair fair fair fair
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  • Foxboro's Future Chefs Competition

    Posted by Kim Moore at 3/27/2014


    On 3/26/14, Foxboro held their Future Chefs Competition.  It was a huge success with many delicious entrees.  It was very difficult for the judges to decide on a favorite since all were amazing!

    Recipes (click for all recipes)
    1st Place
    • Samantha Carelock, 5th Grade Foxboro
      Turkey and Granny Smith Apple Sandwich 
    2nd Place
    • Sophia Gibson, 6th Grade Cambridge
      Prosciutto and Provolone Panini Sandwich
    • Alia Alvarez, 5th Grade Scandia
      Delightful Pizza Sandwich

    1st place received a gift basket with all kinds of kitchen items

    2nd place received a $25 dollar Amazon gift card

    All chefs received a cookbook, t-shirt, 2 movie tickets, drink tickets and popcorn tickets.

    Congratulations to all!
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  • 2nd Annual Solano County Science Fair

    Posted by Kim Moore at 3/10/2014

    The 2nd Annual Solano County Science Fair was held at Vanden High School Friday, 3/7.  75 projects from three schools were entered.  Judges came from Vallero, Clorox and a private Electrical Engineer to judge the event.  The 8 judges worked all morning to choose the top projects which are now eligible to go on to the California State competition in April held in Los Angeles. Students competed in three categories, Biology, Environmental Scienceand Physical Science.  An overall winner for the fair was chosen from the top projects in each category.  Over 400 students from Vanden viewed the fair throughout the day.  A public viewing of the fair was held from 5-7pm and awards were handed out at the event.  Students received plaques and cash prizes from $50 to $125.  The fair is endorsed by Solano County Office of Education and sponsored by Clorox and Vallero Benicia Refinery.  Congratulations!


    Marilyn Lewis, science teacher at Vanden High School and the organizer of the event, is proud to announce the winners:


    Overall Winner of the Fair

    Ryan Lee, Craig Tacey; Relationship of Resonant Frequency to Electrical Discharge in a TeslaCoil


    Physical Science

    1st place: Cierra Bursell;  Photochemistry: The Effect of Light a Chemical Reaction

    2nd place: Omena Mushale;  Engineering and Testing Wings  

    3rd place: Jasmine Ly; How pH Levels Affect Hair Strength


    Environmental Science

    1st place:  AmberComer; Tutti Frutti 

    2nd place: Shaiann Edmondson; Will the Gas Pass?

    3rd place: Carrington Porter, Spencer Fruedenberg; Do Worms Help of Hurt Plant growth?



    1st place: Alex Aerni, Jessica Jaekel;  The Effect of Temperature on CellularRespiration of Crickets

    2nd place: Nyssa Hubbell, Migel Rodriguez;  Disinfectants: Effectiveness Against Microorganisms 

    3rd place: Zac Millard; Relative Age Effect Bias in Major League Baseball    

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  • Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee donates $1,500 to the Vanden JROTC.

    Posted by Kristie Olson at 2/10/2014 9:00:00 AM
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  • 8th Grade Parent's Night well attended!

    Posted by Sandi Reese at 1/27/2014
    The annual 8th Grade Parent's Night, held at Golden West Middle School was a great success, with over 400 parents in attendance. At this annual event, parents learned about Vanden High School's academic program. In addition, they received information about college entrance requirements, school activities, sports and clubs, and course selection.
    8th Grade Parent's Night  
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  • Find your school
    Which school will your child attend?  Enter your address in our school locator to find your school.
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  • The Parent Project begins September 16, 2014.

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  • Enjoy the summer!   
    summer break  
    2014-15 School year begins:  August 20th

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  • Elementary Lunch Price Increase Starting 2014-15 
    Elementary lunch prices will increase to $2.75 effective July 1, 2014. The secondary lunch prices will remain the same at $2.75.

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