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Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Information

100TH DAY OF SCHOOL AT SANTA ROSA ACADEMIC ACADEMY!

To celebrate the 100th day of school, kindergarteners at SRAA in Mrs. Holland's class used their engineering skills to participate in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) 100th Day.

In teams, they communicated and worked together to build creations using 100 cups, legos, unix cubes, and pattern blocks.
Mrs. Holland's kindergarten class

LIGHTHOUSE AFTER SCHOOL BIKE CLASS

Creston Cougars learning and having fun while they learn basic bike repair, tube replacement , patching, safety checks, and road safety through the support of AUSD's Lighthouse After School Bike Class with K-Man Cyclery's Keith Schmidt!
Creston Cougars learning and having fun while they learn basic bike repair

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department has issued guidance for schools and school districts regarding the Novel Coronavirus. Click on the flyer or link below to read.
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THE HITAC COMPETITION

Atascadero High School's Auto Shop, one of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered at AHS, competed in the HITAC Competition at Cuesta College on January 24th. Read all about their competition in the Atascadero News.
Mr. Renteria’s Atascadero High School Auto Shop team

CRESTON CHEER TEAM

Creston Cougars have a new Cheer Team!
Creston Cougars Cheer Team

BAILEY DOHERTY SIGNS WITH THE MUSTANGS

“It feels wonderful to see all the hard work pay off,” Doherty said at her signing ceremony. “I never really thought that I would go to college for softball, I just did it for fun and I had friends who did it. Then I joined travel ball and eventually, I had a verbal and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is actually happening’ and to this day it is just amazing to see it all come together.”  Atascadero News
Bailey Doherty made it official on Nov. 21, that she will be joining the Cal Poly Mustangs next year

QUALITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

It is with great joy and pride that we share DK Ripel, Champions Director at San Gabriel Elementary in Atascadero. She has won the Region 51 Quality Achievement Award! This award is given to one educator out of all of the Champions programs in California, Nevada, and Arizona. It recognizes outstanding quality in caring for and educating children and for supporting families and school partners. DK excels in all aspects, and this professional recognition is well deserved.

Her award includes all expenses paid to attend the four day National Afterschool Association Conference in Washington, D.C. in March and an Award Banquet hosted by the President of Champions.
DK Ripel, Champions Director at San Gabriel Elementary

AUSD's MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS UNIFIED SPORTS TEAMS

On Tuesday January 21, 2020, AHS hosted the Middle and High School Unified Sports Teams. The students were invited to watch the girls varsity game and participate in the half time events.

The teams competed in a Basketball Bash by making as many baskets as they could in 2 minutes. The crowd encouraged the players as the cheerleaders cheered them on. It was a fun evening for our athletes.
Middle and High School Unified Sports Teams

RETURN TO HOGWARTS!

Atascadero Middle School Library hosted one of its reading incentive programs "Return to Hogwarts" luncheon party this last week. This reading celebration is held only every couple of years. Students were invited if they read a Harry Potter book and turned in proof they read it. Students demonstrated their knowledge of the book by one of the following: made their own quizzes, turned in reading logs, created posters with a summary of the book, wrote alternate endings, did video book talks, wrote about their favorite/hated character in the Harry Potter book. Students at the celebration lunch got to have Harry Potter themed snacks while eating their lunch in the Hogwarts Dining Hall (AMS library). The AMS library enjoys creating many programs to encourage students to enter the library space and explore the joys of reading.

It was a smashing success. This reading celebration luncheon party would not have been so successful without all the volunteer help received. Thank you to everyone who gave their time, creative thoughts, and who purchased snacks for our 130+ student guests.
Atascadero Middle School Library hosted one of its reading incentive programs "Return to Hogwarts" luncheon party this last week.

AERIAL VIEWS OF ATASCADERO HIGH SCHOOL'S NEW BUILDINGS

Construction of Atascadero High School's science and agriculture buildings has completed and classes are now being held in the state of the art rooms. The aerial photograph at the top shows construction from the start in 2018 to the completion in 2020.
AHS Science Building Photo Progression
Aerial Picture of the High School

LEARNING TO STAY SAFE DURING AN EMERGENCY!

Our Polecats at Carrisa Plains Elementary School worked with friends from the Sheriff Department learning about safe practices during an emergency!
Our Polecats at Carrisa Plains Elementary School worked with friends from the Sheriff Department learning about safe practices during an emergency

HOUR OF CODE

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Thanks to Amazon SLO - Hour of Code for working with our Creston Cougars in Mrs. Daniel's class. Creston now has several coding enthusiasts.
Mrs. Daniel's Hour of Code at Creston

AHS ALUMNI INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL POLE VAULT HALL OF FAME!

“I actually didn’t give the pole vault a shot until my senior year,” Hardee said. “It was obviously something my dad did and something that he was really successful at but I took to it pretty quickly once I started and by April of my senior year I had signed a scholarship with UCLA and began there the next year.” Read the full article in the Atascadero News.
Atascadero High School graduate Chelsea Hardee (formerly Chelsea Johnson) mid Pole Jump

VOYAGE ON THE MAYFLOWER

Isabella Tomasini, a 5th grader in Mrs. Dunsmore's class at San Gabriel, won the Historical Essay titled, "Voyage On The Mayflower" sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. She won the the North County Local Chapter and the Regional Chapter. Her essay is now headed to the State Championships.
Isabella Tomasini, a 5th grader in Mrs. Dunsmore's class at San Gabriel, won the Historical Essay titled, "Voyage On The Mayflower" sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

KIWANIS CLUB DONATES OVER 90 BOOKS TO AUSD

Angela Ramsey from the Atascadero Kiwanis Club presented District Librarian Kris Bell with a donation of over 90 books for the San Benito and San Gabriel libraries. Each year the Kiwanis Club chooses two elementary schools and purchases new copies of Battle books for the school libraries. They also support the District Battle of the Books by providing a grilled hamburger lunch to over 120 students and volunteers. Thank you, Atascadero Kiwanis for your ongoing support of the Battle of the Books!
Angela Ramsey from the Atascadero Kiwanis Club presented District Librarian Kris Bell with a donation of over 90 books for the San Benito and San Gabriel libraries.

ATASCADERO MIDDLE SCHOOL'S BUDDIES CLUB

The AMS Best Buddies Unified Club creates buddy pairs between students with and without disabilities. The club recently had a holiday party were students decorated cookies, made ornaments and developed friendships. A special thanks to Aly Watty for donating the ornament supplies.
AMS Best Buddies Unified Club

A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT BUTLER

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GREYBOTS DONATION

Christmas came early for Atascadero High School’s championship robotics team. Recently the Greybots Robotics Team received a donation of $5,890 from Atascadero Kiwanis Club and Knights of Columbus. Click Here to read the entire article.
rom left are Cathy Van Orman, Kiwanis president; Jan Price, Robotics team director; Mike Lopicolo, Knights of Columbus; and Mark Dariz, Kiwanis Club treasurer.




Atascadero Unified
Superintendent: Tom Butler
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COMMITTEE FOR ATASCADERO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Don't miss the 2020 upcoming meeting for CAPS on Monday, February 24th. 100% of the proceeds CAPS raises goes back to our schools for items teachers need. Be a part of something Great!
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TEEN ADVISORY BOARD AT ATASCADERO LIBRARY

Be a part of the Teen Advisory Board at the Atascadero Library. Meetings are every 3rd Friday of the month, click on the flyer for more information on how you can become involved.
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ATASCADERO MIDDLE SCHOOL S.T.E.A.M. FEST

Atascadero Middle School is looking for volunteers to help out at their first STEAM Fest. STEAM Fest will be Friday March 20th with lots of fun events from stargazing to competitions and lots of awesome student projects. Click on the link below to see how you can volunteer and find out more about STEAM Fest 2020!

Volunteer Information
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FINE ARTS ACADEMY OPEN ENROLLMENT

If your child is interested in attending the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, please plan on attending one of the campus tours happening throughout the month of February. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the school and the arts-based classes that are offered. New student enrollment forms may be obtained at the school office or by visiting our school website at faa.atasusd.org. Please see the flyer for more information.
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LIGHTHOUSE AFTER SCHOOL

Check out all the classes now being offered through Lighthouse After School. Click on the flyers to get more information and how to sign your student up for one of the many fun classes.
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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

WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

UNA TALLER PARA PADRES DE ESTUDIANTES CON DISCAPACIDADES

How to be an Effective Advocate for your child
• Understanding the Importance of “IEP Partnership”
• Strategies & Techniques of Effective Communication
• Preparation & Participation in IEP Team Meetings
• Maintaining Ongoing Effective Relationships with Staff
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Core Value of Excellence - Denise Moore

AMS 6th grade teacher, Denise Moore, is recognized by Principal Jessica Lloyd, Superintendent Tom Butler and the Board of Trustees. Ms. Moore is a past AHS graduate who has used her passion for education by helping every student succeed. She displays the Core Value of 'Excellence' in all that she does. She was recently named a regional Middle School Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Denise Moore!
AMS 6th grade teacher, Denise Moore, is recognized by Principal Jessica Lloyd, Superintendent Tom Butler and the Board of Trustees.

Core Value of Teamwork - Chris Shaw

Principal Kibbe Rubin, Superintendent Butler and the Board of Trustees were happy to recognize Chris Shaw, TLC teacher, for the Core Value of Teamwork . Mr. Shaw wants all children to succeed and he uses a student's entire team of support as he approaches how best to give his students what they need to be successful. Mr. Shaw had his entire team there to support him as he received this recognition. Congratulations Chris Shaw!
Principal Kibbe Rubin, Superintendent Butler, the Board of Trustees and Mr. Shaw's entire team were happy to recognize Chris Shaw

Core Value of Excellence - Denise Moore

AMS 6th grade teacher, Denise Moore, is recognized by Principal Jessica Lloyd, Superintendent Tom Butler and the Board of Trustees. Ms. Moore is a past AHS graduate who has used her passion for education by helping every student succeed. She displays the Core Value of 'Excellence' in all that she does. She was recently named a regional Middle School Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Denise Moore!
AMS 6th grade teacher, Denise Moore, is recognized by Principal Jessica Lloyd, Superintendent Tom Butler and the Board of Trustees.

Core Value of Teamwork - Chris Shaw

Principal Kibbe Rubin, Superintendent Butler and the Board of Trustees were happy to recognize Chris Shaw, TLC teacher, for the Core Value of Teamwork . Mr. Shaw wants all children to succeed and he uses a student's entire team of support as he approaches how best to give his students what they need to be successful. Mr. Shaw had his entire team there to support him as he received this recognition. Congratulations Chris Shaw!
Principal Kibbe Rubin, Superintendent Butler, the Board of Trustees and Mr. Shaw's entire team were happy to recognize Chris Shaw

California School Board Association (CSBA) Trustee of the Year

AUSD is proud to recognize Trustee Donn Clickard and his selection as the California School Board Association (CSBA) Trustee of the Year and the first ever recipient of the Golden Gavel Award. Trustee Clickard has spent decades in the service of students and families in the Atascadero School District and is very deserving of this honor. Check out his acceptance speech.
Donn Clickard, CSBA Board member of the year

FINE ARTS ACADEMY HAS THE GIVING SPIRIT

At the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy, the Student Leadership class created a community service project to help support Loaves & Fishes this holiday season. Students organized a two-week canned food drive and developed a class versus class competition to help bring in the items. With daily encouragement from the Leadership class, FAA students brought in over 425 items to help support families this holiday season. Now that this project is complete, Leadership is collecting new and gently used items for El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO). If your family has any donations you would like to add to their Giving Box, please feel free to drop it off at the school office. Thank you!
At the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy, the Student Leadership class created a community service project to help support Loaves & Fishes this holiday season.