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MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT RE: PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUT OFF

PG&E's Public Safety Power shut off (PSPS) is a proactive measure to avoid a wildland fire sparked by power lines. As a school district, student and staff safety are our highest concern. This loss of power will impact our schools. Click the image below for a message from Superintendent Butler regarding a PSPS.
Click here to view the message from Superintendent

BRINGING HOME A WIN

Girls Varsity Tennis brought home 1st place in the consolation finals in Clovis over the weekend. They attended the annual California Tennis Classic held in Clovis with over 90 other high schools. Way to go Hounds!
Girls Varsity Tennis

BICYCLE EDUCATION

Students at the Fine Arts Academy had a blast in their PE classes with the bicycle unit on campus over the last few weeks. Huge thanks to AUSD's community partnership with K-Man Cyclery, SLOCOG, Bike SLO County, and our amazing team of PE teachers who help bring this program to life with students throughout the district!
Bicycle Education during PE at Fine Arts

CRESTON COUGARS

The Creston Cougar came and visited Creston's 2nd and 3rd grades. The students received the visit for having perfect attendance all week!
Creston Cougar visits Creston students

FULL "STEAM" AHEAD

Teamwork: No Talking
Second grade scholars at San Benito, a STEAM-focused school, learn how to communicate and work together without talking. Their challenge? Build a house structure together using no words.
STEAM students at San benito

MUSEUM DAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country participate in this annual event. Here locally, we will celebrate Museum Day in Atascadero at Historic City Hall, Colony House and Atascadero Printery. Historic City Hall will have complimentary Docent Tours from 1-4 pm and the Colony House will also be open from 1-4 pm. The Atascadero Printery will host an outside Hot dog BBQ from 11-4 pm. All proceeds from the tours of City Hall will go to the Atascadero Colony Heritage Center and the proceeds for the BBQ at the Printery will go towards the Printery Foundation.

There will also be booths at City Park in Paso Robles showcasing the Paso Robles Historical Society, Pioneer Museum, Camp Roberts Historical Museum, Friends of the Adobe, and Santa Margarita Historical Society. In addition to museums participating in Atascadero, there will be a handful participating at the various locations around North County, like Pioneer Museum and Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles, and Templeton Historical Museum.
Aerial image of City Hall at night

2019-2020 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

The 2019-2020 Battle of the Books will be here sooner than you know! The Battle of the Books is an annual event where if students read a required number of books they are eligible to participate. The Battle is a game-show-style competition where they work in teams to answer questions from the current year's list of books and earn points for correct answers. The top team from each school then goes to the District Battle! Click HERE for the current Battle books.
Book The Missing found and book The Detective's Assistant

WHO SAID TEACHER'S HAVE NO FUN!!

Morning announcements at the High School just got more interesting. While informing students of the current happenings at the school, teachers also got a chance to show their fun side! Watch some of the latest announcements on You Tube.
AHS Announcements

THE POLECATS ARE ROLLING INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Carrisa Plains Polecats were excited for their first Bike at School Day! All the Polecats love using the Bike Garden to practice bike safety and improve their health!
Carrisa Plains first Bike at School Day of 2019-2020 School Year

SAN BENITO BENGALS CLASS OF 2032!

San Benito Kindergartner's were scientists this week, learning about colors and writing in their Science Notebooks. They also worked in their Learning Centers doing various fun projects! 
San Benito Kindergartners

SHERIFF'S FAMILY DAY

Sheriff's Family Day is Saturday, September 14th. Click on the flyer for more information. 
Sheriff's Family Day 2019

1st DAY OF SCHOOL AT SAN GABRIEL ELEMENTARY

San Gabriel Elementary School's 5th grade teachers welcome in the new school year!
San Gabriel Elementary School's 5th grade teachers welcome in the new school year!

Heading Back to School

On the first day of school Superintendent Tom Butler made it a point to spend the morning checking in with as many schools as he could. The District is very excited with all the new construction and renovations going on at many of the sites.  Atascadero News
Superintendent Tom Butler and Atascadero High Principal Bill Neely oversee construction of new science facilities, in Winter 2018. (photo by Camas Frank)

Construction of the Science/Ag complex nearing completion at Atascadero High School

Construction of the Science/Ag complex nearing completion at Atascadero High School

Girls Locker Room

AHS Girls Locker Room

Renovations at Creston Elementary School

Renovations at Creston Elementary School

HOUNDS TENNIS HITTING IT HARD ON THE COURTS

Girls Hounds Tennis starts the season with a strong turnout this year. Varsity and JV are fired up and bringing lots of action to the courts this year. They had their first scrimmage against the Templeton Eagles on Tuesday then took on Morro Bay High School on Thursday with both Varsity and JV taking home wins against the Pirates.  Atascadero News
Girls Hounds Tennis

2019 AHS GRADUATE RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP

Fletcher Ferrara an Atascadero High School graduate received a $250 scholarship from the Atascadero Community Band. Fletcher has been an ACB Guest Conductor and plans on attending Cuesta College to pursue music education and film composition. Read all about Fletcher in the A-Town Daily News article linked below.
A-Town Daily News
Joyce Rabellino presents Fletcher Ferrara with a scholarship from the band. Photo by Kamal Mostafa.



Atascadero Unified
Superintendent: Tom Butler
5601 West Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422
805-462-4200

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2019 Free Summer Meals for Kids & Teens! (Haga clic aquí para español)
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Sexual Harassment Policy - Employees   
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4th ANNUAL CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT BENEFITING THE WORLD CHAMPION GREYBOTS!

The fourth annual charity Showdown Cornhole Tournament in Atascadero is Friday and Saturday, September 20th & 21st. All proceeds will benefit the World Champion Greybots. Cornhole has captured the skills and hearts of many, see how good your cornhole game is among all skill levels. Games begin on Friday at 2:30 p.m., see the event flyer for more information and how you can register and support the Greybots.

Club Information
Cornhole Flyer

S.T.E.P.SBUCKS COFFEE SHOP

Looking for a good place to get a morning cup of coffee and pastry? S.T.E.P.S. is open again a couple times a month and all proceeds from the sales go to the S.T.E.P.S. program. Click on the link below for their monthly schedule.
S.T.E.P.S Coffee Schedule 2019-2020

AHS SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS FOR FALL SPORTS 2019

AHS School Spirit Days

LIGHTHOUSE AFTER SCHOOL

BIKE CLASS
San Gabriel Elementary will be offering the fist bike class of the year. 4th and 5th graders will learn basic bike repair, replacing and patching tubes, and on road bike safety. Click on the flyer for more information.
Lighthouse Bike Class
BUILDING COMPUTERS
In only eight sessions students will learn how to tear down and rebuild a fully functioning PC. The first "Building Computers" class will be held at Creston Elementary School, see flyer to learn how to sign up.
Lighthouse Building Computers
ART CLASS
Drawing, collage, ceramics, printmaking and painting. Students learn a variety of art that will inspire them to get their creative juices flowing! Sign up quick these classes fill fast.
AUSD Lighthouse After School Art ClassDANCE 101
Learn the foundation of dance, and a variety of styles of dance. This three week course is packed with lots of movement and fun and will engage both mind and body. The first sessions this year are offered at San Benito Elementary School.
AUSD Lighthouse After School Dance ClassGROW COOK EAT!
In this course students will learn about growing, harvesting and cooking their own food. They will also get to experiment with recipes and of course the best part, EAT! The first session is offered at San Gabriel Elementary School this year.
AUSD Lighthouse After School Grow Cook Eat

ONE COOL EARTH AT SAN GABRIEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

Meet Miranda! This year will be Miranda's 3rd year as a Garden Educator Manager at San Gabriel Elementary. Here's what she has to say!

What's your favorite garden creature?
My favorite garden creature is the blue belly lizard. A group of students come in the garden every week to go lizard hunting. I love to see what they find and most of the time it's the blue bellies. They are so excited to show me as well as turn them upside down to pet their bellies and "hypnotize" them.

Why do you think it's important for kids to learn outdoors? 
I think it's important for kids to learn outdoors because most kids have little exposure to nature. By being exposed to their garden space year-round, students can feel a part of the garden and develop a sense of ownership and responsibility. I always say, "This is not my garden, this is your garden. You get to create it". Kids have so much creativity and I allow them to use it. I work with them at a garden lunch club to develop ideas including lizard homes and fairy gardens.

Thanks for all you do!
San Gabriel Elementary San Gabriel Elementary PTA Atascadero Unified School District

See more of what One Cool Earth does at local elementary school's by clicking on their Facebook page linked below.
OneCoolEarth Facebook
Miranda, a 3rd year Garden Educator Manager at San Gabriel Elementary

CRESTON ELEMENTARY HAS FIRST BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY OF THE YEAR

Creston Elementary participate in their first Bike to School day! Our Cougars had a great time being active throughout the day while practicing the rules of the road!
Creston Elementary participate in their first Bike to School day! Our Cougars had a great time being active throughout the day while practicing the rules of the road!

AUSD WELCOMES NEW TEACHERS
Atascadero Unified School District is very excited to welcome many new faces to its certificated teaching staff. The new staff members attended orientation and are ready to start the 2019-2020 school year!
New Teachers for 2019-2020 School year

BRINGING NEW LIFE TO THE HOUNDS

Dan Loney is welcomed back to the AHS coaching staff this year in hopes of bringing new life to Greyhound football. Cultural and coaching changes have been made to the team this year in hopes to shake it up a bit and to see some positive results this year. The team is full of excitement and ready to start the 2019-2020 school year. Their first scrimmage will be against Templeton Eagles tonight at 7:00 p.m. Read the full article in the Atascadero News and get out and support the team!
AHS first scrimmage will be against Templeton Eagles tonight at 7:00 p.m.

CAPS EVENING FOR EDUCATION FUNDRAISER

Each year CAPS hosts it's Evening for Education, a fundraising dinner that features a live and silent auction and ends with a lively casino. This year’s event will take place at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion on Saturday, August 24. Last year the organization raised more than $85,000 through sponsorship's, donations and auctions. This year’s event theme is “Granting Wishes” and will portray an Aladdin-esque “Arabian Nights” style theme. Read all about the fundraiser and how you can get in involved here.
CAPS event will take place at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion on Saturday, August 24.