Mission Union School
"Where every child is brilliant!"
"Our mission is to provide every student enrolled at Mission School access to a challenging and comprehensive curriculum presented by a passionate and dynamic staff in a learning environment that emphasizes enthusiasm, responsibility, and respect.
We are dedicated to the principle that what is taught here is not an education...but the means by which to become educated."
May 4, 2023 - LCAP Public Inspection in the School Library (8:30AM - 3PM)
May 8 - 12, 2023 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10, 2023 - Board Meeting at 5:30PM (Reviewing LCAP and Budget)
MAY 17-19, 2023 Salinas Valley Fair
(GOOD LUCK Mission 4-H)
May 22 - June 2, 2023 STATE TESTING
June 14, 2023 - 8th Grade Graduation at 5:30PM
June 15, 2023 - "FUN DAY" - Last Day of School (Modified Minimum Day Dismissal at 1:30PM)
Bell Schedule*All students will be dropped off at the bridge no earlier than 8:20 a.m. at the Parents'/Visitors' Parking Lot.
8:30 a.m. School Starts10:10 - 10:25 a.m. Snack12:05 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch3:00 p.m. Dismissal
*Minimum Day Dismissal = 12:30 p.m.
**After School Program= 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (M, T, TH = Oct. 3rd, 2022 - May 11, 2023)
message from the superintendent/principal Mrs. Sandra Shreve
I am so honored and excited to join the Mission Union School family this year! A little about me - I've been in education for more than 20 years, serving as a 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th-12th grade teacher, as well as a site administrator for the past 5 years, all within Southern and Central California. I received my B.A. from UCLA, my Administrative Credential from USC, and my Master's in Educational Leadership from GCU.
My Educational Philosophy: "I believe every child is brilliant! It's our shared responsibility as educators and parents to work together with our children to help them see their brilliance, and provide the resources, guidance, support, and care they need each and every day to reach their highest potential.
Every student...every day...whatever it takes!"
About our School and District...
Mission Union Elementary School is a small rural K-8 public school with a current enrollment of approximately 122 students. It is located in Monterey County approximately 5 miles west of Soledad, California and is the sole school in the Mission Union School District.
Mission School was established to provide schooling for the children of the Salvation Army's Fort Romie Settlement established in 1897. The original school was situated approximately one quarter of a mile west of the current school site in a one-room house. In 1932, a new school was built just east of the original school, and in 1974 Mission School relocated to the east across Foothill Road to its' current location.
Founded as an agricultural settlement, the community has held fast to those farming roots. The majority of people residing within the district are involved in agriculture and agribusiness. Occupying the western edge of the Salinas Valley, a diverse selection of produce constitutes a significant portion of agricultural production. Also, the Mission District lines stretch up into the Santa Lucia Highlands which provides ideal weather patterns for a thriving wine industry. As such, students are heavily involved in agricultural activities and organizations. The Mission 4-H Club holds its monthly meetings in the Mission Union School District's multi-purpose room.
A primary strength of the school is without question the harmonious relationship between community and school. The resulting synergy creates a school environment that is not only positive, but productive. The Mission Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provides tens of thousands of dollars each year toward classroom supplies, educational field trips, and other opportunities that would not be available otherwise.
In 2004, the residents of the district voted to approve a $300,000 bond for upgrades to technology and facilities. This provides student access to the technological support necessary for them to thrive in today's academic climate.
Mission students enjoy full time music and art programs. These programs are into their sixth year and are currently funded through the next three more years. Due to these programs, our students have experienced competing in California's Great America's "Music in the Park" in Santa Clara, California, in both Choral and Band. Student art projects have entered into art contests.
These and more opportunities are a direct result of the collaborative relationship that exists between all stakeholders. It is this close bond between, parents, community members, students and staff that has created the culture of success which exists in our district.
More recently, we have completed a new parking lot adjacent to our school for the safety of our students and parents as students are picked up and dropped off. During this past year, we have also completed construction of the new "Bridge to Learning" which connects the parking lot to the campus, and we are currently working on getting a new ground water well designed and installed for future use, projected to be completed by 2026.
We are excited for the 2022-23 school year and the new memories we will make together as we continue to progress!