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2019-2020 AUSD Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Student Registration now Open!

Greybots Open House!

This Friday (May 17th) from 5:00pm-7:00pm the Greybots will be hosting an open house at the shop. There will be students who can answer questions about the team, summer camp, and information about how to join the team.  Click on the picture for more information. 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eaahN3ini40KQ7vNnptvgKWtQL9te2gw

Greybots World Championship Celebration

Come out to help celebrate the Greybots 3rd World Championship on Wednesday, May 22, at 3:30pm on the steps of City Hall. After a short procession, Team 973 will arrive via firetruck and will be greeted by the AHS Marching Band, Cheer and Stunt Team and of course our Atascadero community in honor of winning their third world championship last month with their new robot named Fireball!
Greybots celebration on the steps of City Hall, Wednesday May 22 at 3:30pm

Exploring Atascadero High School's Greytness

CTE is high-quality curriculum and instruction that ensures students are career and college ready and to prepare them for future careers. The model standards were created with assistance from more than 300 representatives from business, industry, postsecondary, and secondary education and were reviewed by approximately 1,000 individuals, including members of the general public. The standards are rigorous, evidence-based, relevant, and reasonable in scope.

Atascadero High School offers a sequence of courses for eight different pathways to help students begin their journey to a future career. There are three levels of courses: Introduction, Concentration, and Capstone. For most, there is flexibility in course choice within each level. AHS currently offers eight different pathways:

Agriculture Mechanics
Agriscience
Design, Visual, and Media Arts
Education
Food Service and Hospitality
Performing Arts
Software and Communications
Systems Diagnostics, Service/Repair

Click Here to find out more information on each pathway.

Atascadero Middle School Choir Takes 1st Place at Music in the Parks

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade Atascadero Middle School choir members for their performance at the Music in the Parks choral festival in Santa Clarita on Saturday, May 11.

They placed 1st out of the 9 participating middle school choirs with an overall rating of Excellent. Further, they were top-notch ambassadors for their school, district and community both on and off the stage.

The students had a great time after the festival at Six Flags Magic Mountain. A big thank you to all of our students, chaperones and bus driver who made this trip a success and one that our kids will remember for years to come.
7th and 8th grade Atascadero Middle School choir members

National Bike to School Day at Creston Elementary

Creston Elementary celebrated National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8. The students biked to school, enjoyed recess bike rodeos, and went home with bike swag like bike lights, pencils, water bottles, and even a new helmet if they needed it thanks to the SLOCOG Safe Routes to School!
Creston Elementary celebrated National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8.

Hounds Headed to CIF Championship!

AHS Hounds defeat the Eagles in a 4-3 CIF semifinals game. This was a big win for the Greyhounds and will send them to the Division 3 CIF Central Section Championships. This will be the first CIF baseball semifinal since 1995, and the first time playing in a CIF Championship in the high schools history. GO HOUNDS!
https://www.atascaderonews.com/article/greyhounds-going-to-the-big-game

Lighthouse After School Fun!

It has been a successful year in after school art classes at FAA. Included are a few pictures from Painting, Collage and Ceramics classes. Our Monday/Wednesday classes were for 4th and 5th grade, and the Tuesday/Thursday classes accommodated 6th through 8th grade. The classes will be offered again next year, and best of all they are free. Look for sign-ups in August!
a few pictures from Painting, Collage and Ceramics classes.

AUSD United Special Olympics

Congratulations to all of those who participated in the AUSD United Special Olympics Games and the Regional Special Olympics Games.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
AUSD Special Olympics contestants

Atascadero Fine Arts Academy Wins at AWAKEN Art Show at SLOMA

Congratulations to the following FAA students who won Honorable Mention at the AWAKEN Show for Elementary Students at the SLO Museum of Art: Sophia Wilson and Sheila King in 4th grade, and Kayla Zemaitis, Tabitha Mendes, and Sophia Devereaux in 6th grade. A dozen students from FAA had paintings, drawing, collages, and ceramics pieces on display. The artwork was made during the school day, or created in the Lighthouse After School Art Classes. The Juror's Choice award went to an AMS Student, Nathan Robosciotti who attends these classes.

Additionally, a belated shout out to FAA 8th grade student, Isabella Brylewski for winning Third Place with a ceramic sculpture in the AWAKEN Show for Middle Schoolers at SLOMA in February.
Congratulations to the following FAA students who won Honorable Mention at the AWAKEN Show for Elementary Students at the SLO Museum of Art: Sophia Wilson and Sheila King in 4th grade, and Kayla Zemaitis, Tabitha Mendes, and Sophia Devereaux in 6th grade.

Week of Awareness at San Gabriel Elementary School

San Gabriel Elementary participated in Week of Awareness, where students learned about inclusion, acceptance, and an understanding of different abilities. An assembly for Brent Poppen wrapped up their week.
San Benito Elementary participated in Week of Awareness

Testing Week at Atascadero Middle School!

It was a great job across the board this week for our wonderful AMS students. Monday - Friday students completed nearly 4000 testing sessions! Everyone really demonstrated great LEADERSHIP, hanging in there and doing their very best! These important tests are valuable for students, families, and the school, and they offer great practice for future high stakes tests. Fantastic job, Saints.

Parents: thank you for all your support this week in motivating your students and providing the home-side support. AND, thank you for emphasizing students bring charged Chromebooks and headphones! The school/home partnership is very important to us and we really do appreciate all you do.

All AMS staff were very creative in supporting, rewarding, and motivating their classes. Each afternoon after testing, students enjoyed a tremendous array of fun indoor and outdoor activities, including Cornhole, Karaoke, Just Dance, Ultimate Frisbee, Grass Volleyball, Dodgeball, Arts & Crafts, Jeopardy Trivia, and many more!
Sidewalk drawings done by AMS students

Blooming: A Digital Anthology

Blooming is a digital anthology that is a result of a collaborative project between Atascadero High School students and staff. Students wrote in the categories of Creative Non-fiction, Personal Narrative, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Song Lyrics as part of a writing contest. Art students created illustrations, photography students created photos, and Graphic Communications students produced the layout for this digital book. The title for this book is derived from the Superbloom that occurred in the Spring of 2019 in California, and the “blooming” of students as they develop their skills and talents in writing and art. It is an example of students utilizing 21st century skills to produce literature in a contemporary format.
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Cover of Blooming

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The MINECRAFTER CAMP is Back in June!

This Summer's Gaming Minecrafter Camp has brand new activities. This camp will dive into coding with the Circuit Playground Express using MakeCode. There will also be a fresh approach to the most loved camp activities. So come and explore Minecraft, STEM concepts and make new friends! Click on the picture below for all the sign up information.
https://sites.google.com/atasusd.org/ausdsign-up/home?fbclid=IwAR3Yuv0SRfUuXYLVV4bOrz7edw1J7eIYVbaeBSQElCj_RhcbqdNBot9fee8

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GKh_irPEviULqqHuWRm_DfkAbzoWCK8x

Atascadero High School Students Instruct Primary P.E. Classes

Primary PE is an interactive elective offered at AHS in which students learn about child behavior through instructing elementary school students in Physical Education (PE). The course is offered to upperclassmen and is a unique opportunity for students to study child development by working with first, second, and third grade children. Learn more about this class and the students participating in the HillTop News.
Raul Cordova leads a primary PE group at Monterey Road Elementary school. Photo by Eden Marshall

Living Wax Museum at San Benito Elementary School!

Third graders in Mrs. Gaeta's class at San Benito Elementary School, chose and studied influential figures throughout history. They wrote a biographical paragraph about their lives. These little scholars re-imagined their very own Wax Museum and brought them to life. Students showed such passion performing as the wax figure. Click on the picture to see the video.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzLrstFU5qjIN0dDSTRYTUtqYmNEcXVJVTVBdHdzSzZTMUlv/view

Rolling Gator's

San Gabriel Elementary School Gator's participated in bike to school day. There were 111 student participants and a lot of parent and adult support as well. The ride started at the head of the new Morro Road pathway on Morro Road and Hwy 41 and then utilized the Safe Routes to School Path and ended at San Gabriel School.

San Gabriel Bike to school Students

Atascadero High School Alumni Named Cuesta's Outstanding Athlete of the Year

Atascadero High Alumni, Faith Archibald, was one of Cuesta Colleges 2019 outstanding athletes of the year. Faith was also selected to the 2019 All-Western State Conference First Team and all-Southern California Second Team, while also being tabbed an All American. A three-time all-Conference Academic selection. Read all about Faith's success in the Atascadero News.
Joshua Wilson-Murry and Faith Archibald named Cuesta’s 2019 Outstanding Athletes of the Year

Fine Arts Advanced Strings Group perform for the Board of Trustees

Atascadero Fine Arts Academy Principal Kibbe Rubin was happy to introduce the Advanced Strings group who performed 3 different numbers for the Board of Trustees. The group proudly displayed a trophy earned at the Music in the Parks Festival in southern California where they received a score of excellent and a rating of 1st place. This awesome group received the Overall Middle School Orchestra award after competing with 20 different schools and 2500 students.
Fine Arts Principal Kibbe Rubin poses with the Advances Strings group and their Director Megan Glimpse

The Board of Trustees Recognizes Excellence

The Board of Trustees was pleased to recognize Atascadero High School senior Claire Livengood as the CIF Central Section Scholar Athlete. Principal Bill Neely stated that she was a 'slam dunk' for this honor with her incredible academic achievement and her many years of athletics. 
The Board of Trustees was pleased to recognize Atascadero High School senior Claire Livengood as the CIF Central Section Scholar Athlete.

AUSD Board of Trustees were pleased to recognize Atascadero High School senior Jessica Jen as a National Merit Scholar and recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award. Principal Bill Neely stated that Jessica scored in the top 1% of 1.6 million students nation wide on the Pre-Scholastic Achievement Test (PSAT)
AUSD Board of Trustees were pleased to recognize Atascadero High School senior Jessica Jen as a National Merit Scholar and recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award.

The Board of Trustees were honored to recognize the Atascadero High School Science Bowl team and their teachers, John Forte and Robin Ryburn. Even though AHS has only had a team for 2 years the team placed 4th out of 32 teams in the Regional National Science Bowl competition.
The Board of Trustees were honored to recognize the Atascadero High School Science Bowl team and their teachers, John Forte and Robin Ryburn.

The Monarchs Compete in Southern California

The Fine Arts Academy advanced performers represented their school proudly as they performed in Southern California on April 12-13. 
The Advanced Strings and Honor Choir were judged in the Music in the Parks Festival, and both received a score of excellent and a rating of 1st place. The Strings received the Overall Middle School Orchestra award with the score of 82.25. The Honor Choir received a score of 88.25.
A special award was given to Katilyn Spann, who received the Middle School accompanist award for playing cello with the Honor Choir. The festival included over 2500 students from 20 different schools. 
The Honors Dancers were selected by the Disney Parks to dance at California Adventure.
Their program included solo and group numbers and was performed on stage with sound and lighting provided by the Disney tech team.

Congratulations to all and a big thanks to their teachers, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Glimpse and Mrs. Klemm.

The Fine Arts Academy advanced performers represented their school proudly as they performed in Southern California on April 12-13.

Dancing with the Stars

The Board of Trustees and the Greyhound Foundation recognized Superintendent Tom Butler for his winning efforts this year as a dancer for the non-profit fundraising efforts of Dancing With Our Stars. Greyhound President, Jim Stecher, announced that not only was Superintendent Butler and his partner declared the winner of the event but their efforts raised the Foundation $48,855.00. He was then awarded the group's Lamplighter Award, given to those whose efforts have been above and beyond in support of students.
The Board of Trustees and the Greyhound Foundation recognized Superintendent Tom Butler for his winning efforts this year as a dancer for the non-profit fundraising efforts of Dancing With Our Stars.