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Parents Helping Parents

Click here to see all the exciting events and activities going on in the county for the month of December. Parents Helping Parents is a family resource center committed to supporting families of children with special needs and children who are at risk for developmental delays.

Atascadero Middle School Students Visit Cal Poly

Thanks to a Committee for Atascadero Public Schools (CAPS) grant, the Middle School's Learning Center and Study Skills students were able to tour the Cal Poly Campus. They watched a Women’s Basketball game and had a meet and greet with the team and cheer squad. The Learning Center students also received information from Cal Poly's Disability Resource Center informing them of the supports available as they continue their education.
AMS students meet with Cal Poly Cheerleaders
AMS students meet with Cal Poly Basketball players

AUSD School's participate in Amazon's Hour of Code

Santa Rosa Academic Academy Learns Coding Basics

Mrs. Isbell’s fourth and fifth grade class had three volunteers from Amazon come and teach students basic coding by using code.org. It was well received by students and teachers alike!
Mrs. Isbell’s fourth and fifth grade class had three volunteers from Amazon come and teach students basic coding by using code.org.

San Gabriel's Hour of Code

San Gabriel students participate in the hour of code.

Monterey Road's Hour of Code

Monterey Road students learned about computer engineering and coding with Amazon employees for the Annual Hour of Code event!
Monterey Road students participate in hour of code

AHS Hosted their 43rd Annual Ruth Doser Tournament

Atascadero High School hosted their 43rd annual Ruth Doser Tournament which is named after a former Atascadero High School foreign language teacher, read all about the tournament and Doser in the Atascadero News.
Atascadero High School hosted their 43rd annual Ruth Doser girls basketball tournament this past weekend and invited five schools from around California to compete over three days.

Giving Gators

San Gabriel's 5th-grade Student Council held a canned food drive to benefit our local Loaves & Fishes. Donations came from San Gabriel families which will provide food to families across Atascadero.
San Gabriel's 5th-grade Student Council held a canned food drive to benefit our local Loaves Fishes.

Lighthouse Bike Class

The Lighthouse After School Bike Class is on a roll. They learned the proper technique on how to bike downhill and played follow the leader. Looks like fun? Learn how you can sign up for this and other fun programs put on by Lighthouse After School.
Lighthouse bike class teaches students the proper technique on how to bike downhill

Lighthouse After School

Art Classes

The first two sessions of Lighthouse After School Art Classes have been a great success at the Fine Arts Academy. In "Book It" students made recycled decorative paper, paste paper and marbleized paper. The decorative paper was then turned into bound books, such as Piano Hinge, Japanese Stab Bindings, Accordion, Pocket, Stick Bound, and various Origami Books. Next the "Record Your World" class was all about drawing and painting the world around us. Kids learned how to use contour-line and value (shading) to help describe their world. They learned to mix oil pastels and acrylic paint to show value and texture and describe form. In addition, it was a lot of fun! The next session, "Creative Clay," starts after Thanksgiving break, with "Color Your World" starting in late January. Currently 4th and 5th is full, and there are a few spots open for 6,7,8th grade. Check the Lighthouse After School website for information about future sessions for your 4th -8th grader.
In "Book It" students made recycled decorative paper, paste paper and marbleized paper.
The decorative paper was then turned into bound books, such as Piano Hinge, Japanese Stab Bindings, Accordion, Pocket, Stick Bound, and various Origami Books.

Central Section Cross Country Finals

Two Atascadero High School Seniors advance to State Championships. Congratulations to Atascadero Senior Claire Livengood , who placed 5th in the girls Division 2 race with a time of 19:28 and Xavier Gonzales who won the boys Division 2 race with a time of 15:46, Xavier Gonzales was crowned a CIF Central Section Champion after winning the Division 2 race over Bakersfield-Liberty’s Jacob Resendez on Nov. 15 at Woodward Park in Fresno.  Read the full story here
Atascadero’s Xavier Gonzales was crowned a CIF Central Section Champion after winning the Division 2 race over Bakersfield-Liberty’s Jacob Resendez on Nov. 15 at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Atascadero Middle School

Christina DiSanti and Ryan Allison from the Middle School wrote an entry for the Tynker Blog. They told about many of the new electives offered at the Middle School including engineering and computer Science. Read all about it here.
AMS students with R2D2

San Benito's STEAM Squad

Second and third grade scholars at San Benito, have the opportunity to join a weekly STEAM Squad. Here, the engineers were given just one sheet of paper and their task was to create the longest paper chain. These students AMAZE us with their ingenuity daily!
Second and third grade scholars at San Benito, have the opportunity to join a weekly STEAM Squad.

Open House for the newly renovated Atascadero High School Music Building

AHS Choir and String musicians performed for the public during the Open House held for the newly renovated Music Building at Atascadero High School. As well, the Culinary Arts students prepared delicious foods for all to enjoy. The District is grateful for a giving community who is funding the Bonds that are allowing the renovations and new construction to take place throughout the District. The classroom learning spaces are beautiful and are allow for great learning to take place.
AHS Choir and String musicians performed for the public during the Open House held for the newly renovated Music Building at Atascadero High School
AHS Choir and String musicians performed for the public during the Open House held for the newly renovated Music Building at Atascadero High School 





 


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Superintendent: Tom Butler
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Robotics Winter Camp 

On January 3, 2019, the Greybots are hosting their first winter camp. Current Greybots will be there as counselors and will be teaching robot building and designing skills to students for a full day. Please click here for the Robotics Winter Camp sign ups.
Greybots 1st Annual VEX IQ Winter Robotics Camp, taking place on January 3rd, 2019. Register at greybots.com/camp

Fine Arts Academy premiers in documentary

Since retirement, former Fine Arts teacher Alan Pietsch, said he still felt the need to help the school in his own way, and provide some continuity of history for new administrators and teachers, to give them an idea of what was envisioned at the start of the Fine Arts Academy nearly 20 years ago. The documentary will premier December 3rd at the Galaxy Theater in downtown Atascadero, read the full article in the Atascadeo News.
Examples of activities available during a recent educational fundraiser at the Fine Arts Academy

Atascadero High School Show Choir will preform at The Warbirds Museum

The Atascadero High School Show Choir will make a return appearance to the Estrella Warbirds Museum on December 5th. They will sing a mixture of Christmas carols and other favorites. Click here to see how you can attend.
The Atascadero High School Show Choir will make a return appearance to the Estrella Warbirds Museum on Dec. 5. They will sing a mixture of Christmas carols and other favorites.

Wellness Center Calendar Contest Winners

This years Wellness Center Calendar theme is "Identity" and the winners of the art contest for the calendar have been chosen. Read the HillTop news article to find out about the calendar and how to get one.
The Wellness Center calendar art contest winners for each month gathered for a photo featuring their creations. Photo by Megan Weferling

Veteran's Day Thank You

Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten students at Santa Rosa Academics Academy made thank you cards for Veterans. They sent out homemade cards to nearly 50 Veterans as well as gave the local office SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) posters and cards to show their appreciation.
Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten students at Santa Rosa Academics Academy made thank you cards for Veterans.

Atascadero fifth-graders feel SLO Wind

Fifth-grade classes from all of the Atascadero Unified School District poured onto yellow busses and headed down the Cuesta Grade on Friday, October 26 to attend a concert at the Cuesta College Performing Arts Center.
SLO Wind musicians volunteered their day for a performance in the morning with San Luis Obispo students and again for Atascadero at 11 a.m., getting the kids there was more of a logistical issue as field trips and bus use isn’t free. Ann Berry-Gallegos, marketing and development director for one of the event donors, Center for Family Strengthening, organized fundraising for the event with private donors and contributions from Kiwanis Club of Atascadero, Atascadero Quota, Optimist Club of Atascadero, Atascadero Performing Arts Center Committee, and the Santa Lucia Knights of Columbus contributing in this and previous years.
Read the full article in the Atascadero News.
Atascadero fifth-graders feel SLO Wind

Santa Rosa Academic Academy's Garden Education

Santa Rosa Academic Academy's Garden Education Manager, Ms. Danica, discussed the importance of "eating the rainbow" with Miss Maytubby's students. They looked at each of the colors of the rainbows, brainstormed unprocessed foods that were that color, and then discussed how foods in each color help the body. For example, foods that are orange support the development of healthy eyes, while foods that are red support healthy heart development and function. Then, Ms. Danica prepared fruit smoothies with fresh ingredients from the school garden including edible flowers. Yum!
Santa Rosa Academic Academy's Garden Education Manager, Ms. Danica, discussed the importance of "eating the rainbow" with Miss Maytubby's students.

Awaken Art Show

The Awaken Art Show is at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Atascadero High School students from Photography, Ceramics, Intro to Art and Advanced AP Art are represented. The art is on exhibit from November 2nd through November 18th. 
Atascadero High School students from Photography, Ceramics, Intro to Art and Advanced AP Art are represented at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Awaken Art Show.

What's Cooking!

Food service staff at San Benito Elementary School cook up approximately 900 school lunches a day. Click here to see the special meal they prepared on November 8th. Thank you AUSD Food Services. 
Maria Lavigne - FAA Carmen Ybarra - Substitute Debbie Rennegarbe – SM (back) Teressa Rodrigues - SG Sharon Fredericks (Back) – Substitute Laine Larson - SRAA Cindy Wilson - MR LeAnne Martinez - SB

San Benito Science Scholars

Scholars in Mrs. Gaeta’s third grade class are engaged in circuit building, which they use to power their self-designed and self-created electric engine vehicle!!
Scholars in Mrs. Gaeta’s third grade class are engaged in circuit building
  

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!