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Principal's Message

Welcome to Cecil B. DeMille Elementary School!

As principal, I am proud of the students and staff of DeMille, and I am pleased to be able to share some of their accomplishments with you.
Our goal is to help our students achieve their full potential and encourage them to be positive contributors to society. We are excited and honored to be the first school in California to offer the Vietnamese Dual Immersion Program. This amazing program will help students become literate in two languages from an early age, giving them the edge in this increasingly globalized world.

With the desire to provide our students the best quality education available, we are implementing the Common Core State Standards. In addition, we continue to implement GLAD Strategies, Thinking Maps and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Program. 

WSD is moving forward with technology. We provide each student, in Grades 2-6, a Chromebook to use in class. We are currently using Accelerated Reader software and ST Math as well.

DeMille promotes and acknowledges the importance of maintaining and developing good character traits. We hold our monthly Dolphin Awards to recognize students who show exceptional academic performance in class, those who show improvement, and those who continue to strive and show good character traits.

Education starts at home. That’s why we encourage our DeMille parents to be an active participant in achieving our common goal for their students. We offer programs for parents such as Parenting Partners, English as a Second Language and nutrition classes.  We encourage parents to be a part and/or support our PTA, School Site Council, and other school activities.
All this and more, because here at DeMille we are "Building Tomorrow's Leaders Today!"

Shannon Villanueva
School Principal