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8th Grade Project Inspire Field Trip


7th Grade Field Trip to Suisun Marsh

Parent Student Handbook

Here is a link to the New Vaca Peña Middle School Parent Student Handbook. This book is filled with resources to help you navigate your way through middle school.

Student Planner - Updated Jan 2017.pdf


Vaca Peña Dress Code

The Student “Dress Code” is designed to encourage students to dress for the purpose of learning. Clothing should be neat, clean, free from tatters and tears, and fit properly, while following the ...more

Booster Assembly Presentation

Message from Superintendent Shamieh

December 13, 2017


Dear Vaca Pena Families,                                            


Some of you may have heard a very upsetting voicemail on social media, sent from one student to another student.  The voicemail was brought to our attention yesterday morning. Parents and VUSD staff alike have good reason to be disturbed and saddened by hearing students being cruel to another student. In this instance, we communicated with some families involved yesterday morning. An investigation into the voicemail was initiated. Disciplinary action has been taken in accordance with Education Code and Penal Code. Our investigation continues as we work with police and gather more facts about the extent of other student involvement.

While countless students in our schools choose to be “upstanders” and are respectful of others, we must continue to help all kids make kind choices. Every child should be celebrated for who they are. Students cannot learn if they do not feel safe, accepted and included in school; our academic efforts will fall short if this is not the case.

Vacaville Unified takes bullying very seriously and implemented a multi-pronged system that includes ongoing systemic programs, curriculum, cyber lesson, events, counseling and staff supports.  In the last two years we have spent over $700,000 in student supports for social and emotional wellness, behavior interventions and discipline.

Supporting kids in becoming responsible digital citizens takes a joint effort from schools, parents, the police department and students. We all play an important part in role modeling respect and helping students understand the impact that their choices make on others. Some of the ongoing programs and events that are happening within VUSD to foster kindness are featured on the Family and Student menus on the VUSD website: for parents and for students.

While this incident is deeply disheartening, it presents an opportunity for families to discuss the importance of kindness and respect, as well as the possible ramifications of digital comments and posts. Taking time to routinely view students’ social media pages not only helps parents ensure child safety and responsibility, it is also presents a great opportunity to learn fun things about students and their friends.

As always, parents and students are invited to share concerns with school administration, VUSD Student Services or me. We will continue to take acts of bullying very seriously and impart discipline to the extent that the law allows as well as provide needed social and emotional supports for students.


Take Care,
Jane Shamieh
Superintendent of Vacaville Unified School District

Earn your CLAWS!


Compassion Support, help or comfort others in need

Leadership:    Thoughtful consideration of people, places and property

Adaptability:   Perseverance, grit, and the will to succeed in and out of the


Wisdom:         Personal accountability in behavior, words and intentions

Safety:            Freedom to enjoy physical and emotional health



►Each month we will have a drawing for your golden claws tickets. The next drawings will be September 29th, October 27th and November 30th. 

Vaca Pena Students Who Earned Their Claws for December!


  • Tierney Capella
  • Rayonna Reed
  • Alex Reeves
  • Roman Vasilyev
  • Amari Cox
  • Najson Rubio



What teachers and staff said about these students:






"gives 100%"

"proven role-model"

"positive in class"

"school leader"


Vaca Peña Panthers



 Join us in the library every WEDNESDAY after school from 1:40-2:35p.  We would love to work with you to improve your understanding of Math concepts. You can complete homework, study for quizzes and tests, or practice math topics.

We are here to help!!


Vaca Peña



Todos los miércoles, al terminar la escuela, de 1:40 – 2:35 p.m.  Queremos trabajar contigo y ayudarte a entender conceptos matemáticos.  Podrás terminar tarea, estudiar para un examen, o practicar conceptos que aún no dominas.

¡Estamos para ayudarte!

Winter Sports

Try-outs for Basketball and Wrestling will begin on November 6th.  In order to participate athletes must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better for the first quarter of this school year, which will end Friday, 10/13.  If they have not already done so, athletes must also have completed on-line registration at and have had a sports physical. Instructions for completing and the form to give to the doctor, if they still need to get a physical, are available in the front office. If you have any questions please see Dr. Beltramo in room 2. There will also be an informational meeting immediately after school in the gym on Friday, 10/13.

Click on the sports page link at the top to see the winter sports calendar. 

Our Mission

The Mission of Vaca Peña Middle School, a collaborative community where everyone is valued, is to prepare and inspire all students to be active learners and productive citizens through a challenging, comprehensive curriculum that integrates social and character development in a safe, respectful and healthy environment. 



Attention Mrs. Hubal's art students from fall semester!

I am now hanging the new masks in the media hallway gallery, so I have taken down last semester's work.  If your mask was displayed, it's time to come collect it.  Please stop by room 12 after school to pick up your mask.  This also applies to any work you may have left behind from fall 2017 semester.  I cannot store extra student work.



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Pre-enrollment for Buckingham Charter Magnet High School is now open through January 31st.

“Buckingham empowers students by providing a rigorous, relevant education and curriculum to become future-ready global contributors through the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.”


BCMHS admissions details

School Mint registration portal


8th Grade: WCW Choir Auditions


Vaca Pena Text-A-Tip Line

(707) 409-0608


For anonymous tips that are non-emergencies.


School Events

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Super Saturday

Super Saturdays are Back!!!

Enrichment Courses, Field Trips, & More...

Mark your calendars.

Super Saturday Dates
September 16, 2017
October 21, 2017
November 4, 2017
December 9, 2017
January 27, 2018
February TBA
March 10, 2018
April 14, 2018
May 19, 2018