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Congratulations to the
Graduating Class of 2019!

Congratulations to all the graduates from Atascadero High School, Paloma Creek High School, ACE Academy and STEP’s.

Learn by Doing Lab

Creston's 4th and 5th graders attended a Learn by Doing Lab on Thursday, May 30th at Cal Poly. Some of the things they learned about were strawberry DNA and how to make bubbles that popped with smoke. They also got to meet Cal Poly's President Jeffrey Armstrong whom was observing the lab for the first time!
Creston's 4th and 5th graders Learn by Doing

Night of Scholars and Champions

Atascadero High School held it's 49th Annual "Night of Scholars and Champions" Scholarship Award ceremony last night at Ewing Gymnasium. Over $210,000 of scholarships were awarded to 89 graduating seniors by 44 community groups and individuals during the evening. Pictured are the Rotary Club of Atascadero's 13 award winners with a total of $34,000. Congratulations to all of the students on their many achievements.
Atascadero High School's 49th Annual "Night of Scholars and Champions" Scholarship Award ceremony

Carrisa Plains Get Special Visit

The last week of school and Carrisa Plains Elementary students were completing the finale to their animal report writing. They were visited by Kurt Payne, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and his three desert tortoises. Mr. Payne is licensed by the State of California to have all three captive bred tortoises. Students were quizzed on their knowledge of identifying the differences between turtles and tortoises. Mr. Payne furthered the lesson using the idea of phenomenon and inquiry from the Next Generation Science Standards and had students discuss tortoise adaptations to their habitat and how human impact has affected the native tortoise population. Students enjoyed getting to feed and handle the tortoises as part of the lesson closure.
Director of Curriculum, Kurt Payne, shows off his family's 3 tortoises

Monterey Road Elementary Receives Water-Conserving Landscape Award

Congratulations to Monterey Road! They, along with One Cool Earth, will be receiving a Water-Conserving Landscape Award for outstanding contributions and excellence in water conservation on June 12 from Atascadero Mutual Water Company.

Monterey Road planted a Food Forest last year in place of a grass hill. The Food Forest is full of native, drought resistant plants. The students designed the forest and tend to it. The area is also used for outdoor learning experiences. Way to go Monterey Road Mustangs!
Monterey Road Elementary Receives Water-Conserving Landscape Award

Rotarian Essay Contest Winners

Atascadero Unified School District partnered with the Atascadero Rotarian Club to award the top three 8th grade student winners of the Rotary 4 Way Test Essay Contest. The students were presented with cash awards from the Rotarian's of $300.00, $225.00, and $150.00. AUSD recognized the students and their families at a luncheon held in their honor. The winners were; Sydney Beeman, Kailyn Trimble and William Pierce.  
AMS students awarded by the Rotary club

Hello, Hello!

Following a unit on sound, Santa Margarita students in Mrs. Goossen's first grade class participated in hands on Science. Students create, test, and improve communication devices following a unit on sound.  
Santa Margarita students play telephone with cups and piping

Board Recognizes Enlisting Seniors

The Atascadero Unified School District Board of Trustees was honored to recognize the nine graduating seniors who have enlisted to serve their country in military service. These students will be serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the Army National Guard. Some of the recruiters were on hand as well as the parents to help celebrate. AUSD is proud of all it's students who have served in the military.  

AUSD Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees thanked Atascadero High School representative Bella Otter for her service this year by reporting monthly to the Trustees the happenings at Atascadero High School. They look forward to her return next year.  
The Board of Trustees thanked Atascadero High School representative Bella Otter

The Board of Trustees thanked Nathan Sharon for his many years of support for the Learning Among the Oaks (L.A.T.O.) program. L.A.T.O. program director Bev Gingg was on hand for the recognition as well as Nathan's proud parents. He will be heading to Pennsylvania to continue his education this fall with a promise to continue his support for students. 
The Board of Trustees thanked Nathan Sharon for his many years of support for the Learning Among the Oaks (L.A.T.O.)

Looking for your Students Score Reports?

As part of its commitment to build a quality education system in the fast changing world of technology, California is moving its California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Student Score Reports to an electronic format that will be delivered online. The electronic Student Score Reports also will be enhanced, offering a more dynamic way of providing information about how your student is progressing in their education.

Assessments included in CAASPP are the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium (SBAC) in English Language Arts and Math, the California Science Test (CAST), and the California Alternate Assessment (CAA). Electronic Student Score Reports will be available for you to access through your Aeries Parent Portal Account. As your student’s assessments are finalized and scored they will be made immediately available.

After logging into your Aeries Parent Portal account you will use the Test Scores dropdown to access the State Test Scores Reports option. Our official notification to all parents will be sent when all student’s scores are finalized with more detailed information at that time. 
Score Reports English
Screenshot of Aeries Portal

Summer Wellness

The Wellness Center at Atascadero High School is offering a variety of summer programs. The programs are for Middle and High School students as well as a parent night each Wednesday during the summer while the programs are running. Click on the links for more information on how to sign up.
Greyhound Wellness Center Logo

Perfect Attendance at San Gabriel

San Gabriel's principal, Mrs. Ames, took 15 students to Yogurt Creations to reward them for perfect attendance this school year! Congratulations to all the students.
San Gabriel students get yogurt for perfect attendance

San Benito Elementary School

Why San Benito?
476 reasons SB is an ideal learning environment for our scholars!
STEAM focus + Character Development & Social-Emotional Learning + Outdoor Education + Hands-on Learning + High Achievement in Reading + Green Ribbon School Silver Level + Hard-working Staff + Generous Families = one great education for our young scientists!
Click on the picture to see the video and slide show.
Click here for a slideshow of photos

7th Annual Lighthouse 5K Fun Run

Saturday, June 1st, Lighthouse had their 7th annual fun run and family day. It was held at Fableist and benefited Lighthouse Atascadero, a program dedicated to overcoming addiction through awareness, prevention, intervention and education.
AUSD board member and Lighthouse Admin Don Clickard poses with 5 AUSD District staff members who participated in the 5K: (from left to right) Kortney Kasfeldt, Heather Benson, Loni Twisselman, Don Clickard, Troylyn Lindsay, and Annie Allen

College and Career Ready

Thank you to the Atascadero City Manager, Rachelle Rickard, and our city staff for taking the time to meet with all three of Irene McDaniel's AHS Honors Geometry classes during the month of May. Ms. Rickard took the students on a tour of the building to meet with each department. Students learned about careers that use math including finance, engineering, city planning, building inspection, and public works. Ms. Rickard also spoke about the 2003 earthquake and what engineers did to ensure the structure was safe. Our AHS Greyhounds were exposed to several potential career paths helping to make them college and career ready!
Irene McDaniel's AHS Honors Geometry class met with Rachelle Rickard, Atascadero's City manager

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Superintendent: Tom Butler
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All Comers Track and Field

The All Comers Track and Field Meets are back! Starting on July 10th Atascadero Greyhound Foundation will be hosting the meets at Atascadero High School. The track and field meets will go through August 7th and are $5 per entry or $100 per team. Click on the flyer for more information.
The All Comers Track and Field Meets are starting on July 10th

Atascadero Unified School District Celebrates Our Retirees

AUSD celebrated this years retirees at a special Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 21st. There were sixteen retirees this year, Congratulations to all of you! Click on the picture to see a slide show of the festivities.

AUSD's First Harvest!

AUSD is so excited to be growing our own fresh produce. Thanks to Brandon Sanders our School District farm's first harvest was plentiful with fresh produce already being served at schools throughout the District. Atascadero News
AUSD's Lettuce harvest

Exploring Atascadero High School's Greytness

It is the role of the Atascadero High School Athletic Department to provide student- athletes with the opportunity to develop their athletic abilities to their full potential while safeguarding their physical welfare in an environment that promotes both high academic standards and the development of leadership capabilities. These objectives are best achieved through a broad-based program, which provides equal opportunity for all student-athletes and which is administered in accordance with the highest principles of interscholastic athletic competition. Atascadero High School offers the following athletic opportunities:

Girl's and Boy's Waterpolo
Cross Country
Girl's and Boy's Golf
Girl's and Boy's Tennis
Girl's Volleyball
Girl's and Boy's Basketball
Girl's and Boy's Soccer
Cheer and Stunt
Click here to see the Tradition of Athletics at AHS video.

Carrisa Plains Elementary Awarded 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

The staff at Carrisa Plains is always looking for new and innovative ways to support the students; at the same time, they are providing opportunities for their students to help the world. Students and staff are learning about the world around them and working with and using their environment to promote a change in their education, their way of thought, and their way of living. Much of this change at Carrisa Plains is carried out with a clear conservation plan and a strong and supportive relationship with the Atascadero Unified School District (AUSD), headquartered more than 40 miles west of the school. Click here to read the entire article on all the amazing programs Carrisa Plains has implemented in the link attached. Congratulations Polecats!

Carrisa Plains Polecats Logo

Each Mind Matters - Atascadero High School's Wellness Center

Wellness Center is not common place in most high schools, but Atascadero High School is committed to offering this service to all it's students. “This is a place where there’s no judgment,” said Kamela Proulx, the center’s coordinator and a licensed marriage and family therapist. “Kids can walk in the door and just want to share something wonderful that happened to them that day. Sometimes they come in over something devastating that happened in their family. Here they can get help immediately or almost immediately, and they feel that relief, they feel heard, they feel supported and it’s just right here,” The Wellness Center will also be providing summer programs. Click here to hear all about our Wellness Center.
‘No judgment,’ Atascadero High School’s Wellness Center offers mental health support for students

AUSD's 2019 Classified Employee of the Year

Bill Johnson, San Gabriel's custodian, was elected by the AUSD classified staff as the Employee of the Year!
Bill Johnson, San Gabriel's custodian, with Tom Butler and Sean McKinley
Congratulations to all the site employee's of the year, thank you for all your hard work and commitment to AUSD's students and staff. 

Creston Elementary School

At Creston Elementary School, students in Mrs. Daniel's class are so happy after doing math stories with their student teacher, Mr. Spandler. He used their names, profiles, and interests to create math lessons.
Students in Mrs. Daniel's class

T.I.P. Graduates

Congratulations to this years TIP (Teacher Induction Program) Year 2 Colloquium graduates. New teachers that successfully completed their induction program to clear their credential were honored and celebrated on Monday at the District Office. They worked for two years with a veteran mentor teacher to complete various components of this support program. Each mentor teacher gave a brief surprise speech highlighting the strengths and experiences of the graduate. They also shared their reflections from their culminating project- specifically focused on how it led to student success.
Matt Avila
Lauren Chambers
Michael Clemmensen
Kaylie Edgar
Kristin Gaeta
Julia Harrigan
Sarah Iba
Sally Immel
Jocelyn Johnston
Julie Newton
Rachel Pollard
Rob Robertson
Congratulations to this years TIP (Teacher Induction Program) Year 2 Colloquium graduates.

Greybots Celebrated by Community

On Wednesday, May 22, the Greybots arrived at City Hall in style compliments of Atascadero Fire Department as Atascadero celebrated their World Champions for the third time! Watch all the festivities on KSBY.
Atascadero Greybots champs celebrated by district and city