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Open House for Newly Renovated AHS Music Building

You are invited to an Open House for the newly renovated Atascadero High School Music Building on Thursday, November 15th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

CAPS presents check for classroom teachers

CAPS co-chairs, Hayley Mattson and Nicole Hider, present the Board of Trustees with a check for over $83,000.00. Once again thru the generosity of the community and the tireless efforts of their volunteers CAPS have provided grants for the classroom teachers that will add to the learning of the students. Thank you CAPS for all you do for AUSD students!!
CAPS presents AUSD an $83,000 check for classroom teachers

AUSD Trustees have fun with 'Gator' Camp Keep fundraising socks!

AUSD Trustees have fun with 'Gator' Camp Keep fundraising socks!

Atascadero High School AP Scholar Recipients

Congratulations AHS AP Scholar recipients! Superintendent Tom Butler had the privilege to congratulate these students after Principal Bill Neely read their names and accomplishment at a recent Board Meeting. There are 4 classifications; AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honors, AP Scholar with Distinction, and National AP Scholar. AHS has students in each of those categories. Way to go Greyhounds!

Fall Fun Around AUSD!

Atascadero Fine Arts Academy
Atascadero Fine Arts Academy dressed up as Unicorns for Halloween
San Gabriel Elementary School
San Gabriel Elementary dressed up as characters from Toy Story
Monterey Road Elementary School
Monterey Road students carved pumpkins for Halloween

Mustangs Bring Science to the Bengals

San Benito Elementary School is the lucky recipient of a STEM based curriculum drafted by four senior Cal Poly students as part of their Senior Project. A part of the curriculum will include using an antennae that was purchased with the Frost Fund Grant. With this antennae they can listen to storms on Jupiter among other things. Read the full article in the Mustang News to see the amazing things these four Mustang Ladies have accomplished.
Mustangs Bring Science to the Bengals

Lighthouse After School

The Lighthouse after school programs are in full swing at Atascadero Unified Elementary Schools. Learning Among The Oaks is at Monterey Road Elementary School this month. Last week they were joined by Morro Coast Audubon Society to give the students an amazing birding adventure. Make sure to keep an eye out for flyers coming home or contact your school to see how you can sign your student up for these great after school programs offered by Lighthouse.
Monterey Road students bird watch with the Morro Coast Audubon Society
Morro Coast Audubon Society show off bird feathers to Monterey Road students

Atascadero High School Girl's Tennis

AHS's Varsity Tennis tied for second in League Finals and made their way to first round CIF. Anneline Breytenbach advanced to individual CIF and won her first round matches and will now move on to the Individual CIF Championships held in Visalia on Friday.
Way to Go Hounds!
AHS Varsity Tennis player Anneline Breytenbach

The Great AGventure

Carrisa Plains Elementary students participated in The Great AGventure at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds. The students had the opportunity to wonder, create, and learn all while having fun! They interacted at six agriculturally themed stations: farm animals, seeds and plants, fertilizer, meteorology, harvesting and farm machinery, and environmental stewardship. An all around wonderful experience as they utilized hands-on learning to build their capacity towards becoming college and career ready scholars.
Carrisa Plains Elementary students participated in The Great AGventure at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds.

The Zombie Apocalypse is Coming to Atascadero High School

Don't miss Atascadero High School's 'My Little Zombie: The Musical.' There will be five performances at the Black Box Theater starting Friday November 9th. Read the full article in the A-Town Daily News.
Atascadero High School's 'My Little Zombie: The Musical.'

Retro Bill Visits Creston

Our Creston Cougars were able to enjoy the powerful message from Retro Bill! He is a motivational speaker who puts fun into safety, self-esteem, and character counts education, and he was able to visit Creston Elementary School, what a treat!! He is truly engaging and sends a wonderful message!
For more information you can visit his website at:
Retro Bill Visits Creston

Atascadero Middle School's Greenshop Class

Atascadero Middle School's Greenshop students put their skills to work. The student's showcased their construction skills by building an awesome tree bench which will be enjoyed for years to come.
Atascadero Middle School Greenshop students built a tree bench

Real-World Skills with Ivan Bradley

To Ivan Bradley, the skills students pick up are far beyond learning how a camera works or which switch to push to change a shot. They’re learning how to tell a story through a graphic medium, and the message their stories can impart.
Read the entire article on why video skills are a valuable gateway to digital literacy in the EducationDive Newsletter, featuring Atascadero High School's own Ivan Bradley! Way to Go Mr. Ivan Bradley!
Real-World Skills with Ivan Bradley

Primary P.E. at San Gabriel

Atascadero High School students have a great opportunity to participate and teach Primary P.E. to students from grades 1st through 3rd at San Gabriel School. Our students love primary p.e. days because they get to "play" with the older kids!
Atascadero High School students have a great opportunity to participate and teach Primary P.E. to students from grades 1st through 3rd at San Gabriel School. 

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Superintendent: Tom Butler
5601 West Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422

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A Special Thanks to our Grounds and Maintenance Team at AUSD

Thank you so much to our grounds and maintenance team for all they do!! We appreciate their hard work, dedication, and quick response to help our schools run smoothly and safely. Not only do they do an outstanding job, but they work with a great attitude!!

Grounds and Maintenance Team
Grounds and Maintenance team

Fall Choral Concert

On October 16th at 6:30 p.m., Atascadero High School, Atascadero Middle School, and the after-school elementary choirs collaborated to put on a fall choral concert! There was a packed concert hall with standing room only. The students performed beautifully. Way to go!  Hope to see everyone at one of the holiday music events listed below:

Light up the Downtown: FAA and others Friday Nov. 30th, 5-8 p.m.

Walk Around the Lake: FAA, AHS Band, and others Saturday Dec.1st, 5-9 p.m. Atascadero Lake Park

Winter Choral Concert: AHS Choirs, elementary choirs December 4th at 6:30 p.m. at Atascadero Bible Church

Holiday Choral/Band Concert: AMS music December 6th 7-8 p.m. in AMS Gym

Winter Wonderland: AHS Choirs and several others Dec. 7th from 5-9 p.m. on the steps of Atascadero City Hall.
Click Here to view full program

Atascadero Fine Arts Academy Receives Donation from The Masons

The Masons of King David’s Masonic Lodge No. 209 in San Luis Obispo recently donated $1,000 to the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy. This presentation was part of the fall 2018 philanthropy program of the Lodge. Fine Arts is the only public school in the county that delivers arts-based curriculum to 4th-8th grade students. Read the full article in the A-Town Daily News.

Back row L-R: Samadhy Coots (PTSA Treasurer), Christian Marano (King David’s Past Master), Kibbie Rubin (Principal), Susan Sparling (PTSA Vice President), Roni DeCoster (PTSA President), and Franca Lansky (PTSA VP of Membership). Front row L-R: Caitlyn Whaley and Izzy Nunes, Student Leadership Representatives.

San Benito's Science Program Heats Up!

Mrs. Gaeta’s third grade class learned about thermal solar energy. They put heat energy to use with solar ovens that got to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This allowed them to cook s’mores while getting to learn about the power of the sun.

San Benito student learning about thermal solar energy

Greyhound's Volleyball

The Atascadero Greyhounds girls volleyball team hit the road for their first-round Central Section Division 2 playoff game and travel to Bakersfield to face Bakersfield Christian High School at 7 p.m. Oct. 25th. Atascadero finished the season 22-12 overall with a 5-7 record in the Mountain League which placed them fourth.
Click here to view full article in the Atascadero news

The Great California Shake Out

Having a sense of urgency in an emergency is critical to ensure the safety of everyone. Thursday, Carrisa Plains Elementary School students participated in The Great California Shake Out to enhance their emergency preparedness. The students practiced Drop! Cover! Hold On! inside and outside of the classroom. In the event of a real earthquake, these students will know what steps to take, without hesitation. We are so proud of our Polecats for doing their best, great job!
Carrisa Plains students participate in California Shake Out
Carrisa Plains students participate in California Shake Out
Carrisa Plains students participate in California Shake Out

On October 18th Creston Elementary School students, along with students all over the state, participated in The Great California Shake Out. By practicing Drop! Cover! Hold On! our students are learning how to react automatically if an earthquake should hit. The students and staff did an outstanding job ensuring that they will be safe in an emergency, great job, Cougars!
Creston students participate the California Shake out

Former Atascadero High School Wrestling Coach was Inducted into the CIF Hall of Fame

Atascadero High School Wrestling Coach, Dan Pry, was inducted into the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Click Here to read the great KSBY article.
Superintendent Tom Butler, AHS Principal Bill Neely and School Board member Ray Buban pose with Dan Pry

Atascadero High School Girls Golf Team Heading to CIF and Making School History!

For the first time in the history of the program, the Atascadero High School Girls Golf team will be heading to the CIF playoffs. The playoff berth comes on the heels of another Atascadero girls first when they defeated San Luis Obispo at their home course of Chalk Mountain on Oct. 1 by a score of 244-249. Read the full article in the Atascadero News.  Go HOUNDS!
AHS Golfing girls
“I would have honestly laughed so hard,” Powell replied when asked what she would have said if someone would have told her the Hounds would make the playoffs her senior year. “We took months to learn how to use a club and now we are so picky if our aim isn’t right, but, honestly, in the beginning, aim wasn’t even a factor, just hitting the ball was the biggest thing.”