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Monterey Road Elementary recognized as a Green Ribbon School

AUSD congratulates Monterey Road Elementary School for their National Recognition in Washington D.C. as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Retired Director of Facilities, Stu Stoddard, Principal Julie Ann Davis, Board of Trustee President Mary Kay Mills and Trustee Clerk Corinne Kuhnle were on hand to receive the award. Way to go AUSD!

Monterey Road recognized in Washington DC

Press Release - AUSD National Green School

Hounds Volleyball goes Undefeated at Tournament

Atascadero girls volleyball won the Highland Varsity Tournament in Bakersfield this weekend going undefeated in six matches.
Weekend stats:
N. DeRose: 58 digs, 7 aces
O. Sprouse: 72 assists, 21 digs
K. Degnan: 52 kills, 73 assists, 44 digs, 11 aces
M. Wright: 66 kills, 44 digs, 9 aces
Atascadero Girls Volleyball team

100% Data Confirmation Complete at Carrisa Plains

Congratulations to the Parents and Students of Carrisa Plains Elementary for reaching their goal of completing 100% of their data confirmation. In doing so, students were rewarded with a HEALTHY CLASS PARTY!! Our students LOVED their frisbee, donated by Sylvester's Burger, and they had a BLAST throwing, catching, and chasing their frisbee around! Way to ROCK our WELLNESS POLICY!!
Carrisa Plains Healthy Class Party

Greybots Selected to Receive Tournament Proceeds

Come out September, 22nd and help support the Greybots Robotic Team. The Kiwanis Club has selected the Greybots to receive proceeds from the 3rd annual Cornhole Tournament. Click on the photo below for more information.

Press Release:

The Atascadero Unified School District is committed to student safety and is thankful to the individuals who brought forward initial concerns and allegations about a staff member at the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy. These courageous individuals who “saw something and said something,” allowed the District to take immediate action to ensure student safety.

The Atascadero Unified School District responds to all reports of alleged misconduct seriously and places student safety as our number one priority. In doing so, the District took immediate action by notifying the Atascadero Police Department and placing the employee on administrative leave to protect students, while conducting a thorough internal investigation. Should these allegations be confirmed, AUSD will pursue the termination of the employee. As an active investigation involving juvenile victims is currently ongoing, the District is unable to comment at this time.

As a commitment to the wellbeing of our students, additional counseling services are available. AUSD believes that the safety of our students, staff, and community is paramount and works diligently to make certain that safety remains first and foremost.

For additional information, please visit the City of Atascadero’s Website, under Latest News, for the Atascadero Police Department Press Release.

Learn More About the A.C.E. Academy

Atascadero Choices in Education Academy is a free public home and independent study alternative school, and is part of Atascadero Unified School District. We specialize in tailoring education experiences that are as unique as the children we serve. We offer parents diverse choices of curriculum. Tutoring, study lab time, STEM, weekly workshops, as well as a mix of online and textbook-based learning are available. Concurrent enrollment with Atascadero High School, Atascadero Middle School, and Cuesta College is also offered. On September 19th at 4:30 pm, we will be holding an informational meeting for parents and students at our main office located at 10801 El Camino Real, Atascadero.
This meeting is informational and is mandatory if you want to be considered for enrollment to ACE Academy.
Please join us to learn more information about ACE Academy.

Atascadero Choices in Education Academy Logo

Creston Elementary School using Caring School Community

Relationships are at the core of a successful learning community and help us foster learning at Creston Elementary School. Mrs. Grinnell and Mrs. Shadowen's kiddos are using Caring School Community to help big buddies and little buddies learn about one others’ interests, opinions, and ideas, and to treat one another with respect.

Creston students buddy up to learn each other's interests, opinions and ideas

Carrisa Plains Elementary School's Welcome Back Night

Back to School Night at Carrisa Plains Elementary School was the perfect way to welcome back our amazing families!
Mrs. Maynor and Mrs. Davis always welcome the opportunity to foster relationships while they communicate their expectations and excitement.

Carrisa Plains Welcome Back to School Night

Atascadero High School Alumni earns Big West Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week for Cal Poly

Miranda Daschian, a psychology major at Cal Poly, was selected as the Big West Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week, and was also chosen as Cal Poly's Coca-Cola Student-Athlete of the Week. Read the full article in The Atascadero News.

AUSD Welcomes New Teachers for 2018-2019 School Year

AUSD trustees (Trustee Ray Buban pictured) welcomed new teachers to Atascadero Unified School District at the annual new teacher luncheon.

Trustee Ray Buban welcomed new teachers to Atascadero Unified School District at the annual new teacher luncheon.

Atascadero Unified School District is proud to welcome 38 new teachers to the team for the 2018-2019 school year.
New AUSD teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.

Atascadero Unified
Superintendent: Tom Butler
5601 West Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422

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Atascadero High School: An Exploration of Arts

A video that provides Insights from teachers and students on a few of the art courses Atascadero High School offers. This video will showcase how these courses have benefited our students and sparked creative ability. 

Educator Spotlight

Special thanks to educators who have shared innovative approaches to teaching the T-Shirt that Travels the World module. Thank you for inspiring us all!

Ivan Bradley teaches Computer Animation, Computer Applications, Graphic Communications, and Video Production at Atascadero High School and is a lecturer/professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Graphic Communication department. 

His implementation of the T-Shirt module was in the Video Production course, a dual-enrollment course with Cuesta College. Upon completion of the module, students created two-minute educational videos, selecting from one of the lessons. 

Project sheets for the course included objectives, rubric, personal critique, and student responses to questions related to the 21st century skills of: creative thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration. The project is an example of real life application of the varied type of work that is performed by those in global trade. 

Bradley says, "I like to try new things and explore opportunities, but this was stepping outside my comfort curriculum area. But in the end, it has been a most rewarding learning experience for me and my students."

Great Job Mr. Bradley, way to represent Atascadero High School and our District!

AHS Ivan Bradley

Atascadero High School Students Create T-Shirt Module Infographics and Featured in Global-T Program

Students in Ivan Bradley's Graphic Communications classes at Atascadero High School created infographics based upon each T-Shirt Module lesson. The students were given PDFs with links to the videos in the module and to other websites that have related global trade statistical information, researched by Mr. Bradley. In an inter-curricular approach, Bradley's Video Production class later used the infographics to make two-minute short educational videos on global trade careers.

AHS Infographics

 School Spirit Days at AHS

We are offering School Spirit Days again at AHS and will once again be offering free admission to students and a parent/guardian wearing their school colors on the dates listed on the linked flyer. Staff members wearing their school colors on those days are also admitted free just by mentioning the flyer. Please click here to view the Spirit Days flyer.

Carrisa Plains new Bike Garden

Carrisa Plains Elementary School got a new Bike Garden over the summer. Students will learn about bike safety and the rules of the road. We are very excited to see our students learning and having fun

Carrisa Plains New Bike Garden

Atascadero High School's Fall Sports are in Full Swing

Football has their first game today, August 24th. JV begins at 4:00pm and Varsity at 7:00pm. Both games are here at home against San Luis Obispo High School.
Varsity girls tennis and varsity boys water polo won their first matches against the Paso Robles Bearcats.
Click on the link below for schedules of all the fall sports, and make sure to come out and cheer the Greyhounds on.

AHS Varsity Girls Tennis
AHS Boys Water Polo