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ASVAB test at Atascadero High School

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program will be administering the ASVAB test to students interested in exploring career options and the Armed Forces. The test is multiple choice and is used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces.

The ASVAB test will be from 7:30am - 10:55am in the AHS library. Students must sign up in advance at the Counseling Office, or send an email to lauriekershner@atasusd.org by Tuesday, January 22nd at 12:00p.m. There is no charge for taking the ASVAB test. This test is open to 10th - 12th graders only.

Please contact an AHS counselor if you have any questions or call 805-462-4308.

Atascadero Fine Arts Academy Open Enrollment & Campus Tours

If your child is interested in attending the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy in the upcoming 2019-2020 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. Thank you!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zanAz38lD1OV4JyObp5uBQ47xxGF45DK

Atascadero Middle School's Encore Saints Block

As part of the Middle School's Encore Saints Block (Exploring Medical Fields), 7th & 8th grade students got to hear from two guest speakers. Dr. John Freeman, orthodontist & Jessica Otter, paramedic with San Luis Ambulance, who shared their knowledge with the students. It's great to have community members in the classroom and the students were captivated and asked wonderful questions!
 7th & 8th grade students got to hear from two guest speakers. Dr. John Freeman, orthodontist & Jessica Otter, paramedic with San Luis Ambulance, who shared their knowledge with the students. 

Lighthouse After School


Lighthouse After School's Birding class has begun at San Benito Elementary School. The students took a walk around campus and were able to observe all these different birds:
  1. Mourning dove
  2. Brewer’s blackbird
  3. Turkey vulture
  4. Western bluebird, male and female
  5. Yellow-rumped warbler
  6. Black phoebe
  7. American kestrel (very cool!)
  8. Acorn woodpecker
  9. European starling
  10. Eurasian collared dove
Each child received a “Beginner's Checklist of Common Birds” guide to take home. These guides will help kids identify and record observations about birds they might see around Atascadero and other Southern California/Central Coast locations.
San Benito students took a walk around campus to view various bird species
Each child received a “Beginner's Checklist of Common Birds” guide to take home.

2-D Time Capsule at Atascadero Middle School

The Yearbook Staff of 2018-2019 created a two-dimensional time capsule. This is the first annual time capsule recording their time at Atascadero Middle School. The vision is that the art installation will build each year and students and staff will be able to look back years from now at the art that represents this moment in history. Drop by to see it hanging in the Middle School lobby, and let them know what you think!

District's Core Value of Teamwork

AUSD Board of Trustees congratulates LeAnne Martinez, Food Services employee, for being recognized for the District's Core Value of Teamwork. Mrs. Martinez is in charge of the District's central kitchen, located at San Benito Elementary School. Way to go LeAnne!
Curt Eichperger, AUSD Human Resources Assistant Superintendent, presents LeAnne Martinez, Food Service employee, with the Core Value of Teamwork recognition certificate. LeAnne Martinez, Food Services employee, for being recognized for the District's Core Value of Teamwork

Regional Middle School Teacher of the Year

AUSD Board of Trustees recognizes teacher Kara Ferrell for her recent selection as Regional Middle School Teacher of the Year. Principal Lloyd shared a nomination letter with the Board that listed some of the many things Ms. Ferrell does for the students and staff at AMS. Congratulations Kara!
Curt Eichperger, AUSD Human Resources Assistant Superintendent, presents Kara Ferrell, Regional Middle School Teacher of the Year, with the Core Value of Excellence recognition certificate.
AUSD Board of Trustees recognizes teacher Kara Ferrell for her recent selection as Regional Middle School Teacher of the Year.

Science Camp Fundraiser

Do you want a delicious spaghetti dinner, and help send Creston's 4th and 5th graders to science camp at the same time? Friday January 18th you can do just that at the Atascadero Agricultural Hall. Click on the flyer for more information.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1v61zaYk_HV19IvsEV5aH_ZbzXBMl9lhk

Holiday Fun at San Gabriel

San Gabriel Elementary School's 5th grade students held a fundraiser for Camp Keep. Students and staff were able to take photos with Gillian the Gator and the proceeds went to Camp Keep. Here are some fun photos of Curt Eichperger, Assistant Superintendent to Human Resources, enjoying a gator photo shoot!
Student photo with Santa Gator
Staff photo with Santa Gator

Atascadero Middle School 6th Grade Leadership Team

The Atascadero Middle School 6th grade leadership students held a Santa Paws pet supply drive to help the animals at Woods Humane Society have a happy holiday season. They know that these furry friends are often overlooked during the holidays and it was their goal to make sure they get the love and attention that other pets are lucky enough to have. Several donations were brought in from the 6th grade students that will be delivered to Woods Humane Society.
Atascadero Middle School 6th grade leadership team

2018 All-WSC First Teamer Kaylie Griffin

Atascadero High School Alumni, Kaylie Griffin, is a sophomore at Cuesta College and has made a name for herself playing Volleyball as a Cougar. Read all about her and her team's 2018 season accomplishments in The Atascadero News.
2018 All-WSC First Teamer Kaylie Griffin

Lighthouse After School

Santa Margarita had their last Lighthouse After School Bike Class. Pictured below students played bike tag trying to catch Keith the instructor. Find out more about Lighthouse After School and how you can sign up for one of the fun classes.
Santa Margarita Lighthouse after School

Atascadero Fall Mountain League All-league Selections

Congratulations to the following Atascadero High School student athletes for being selected as the Fall Mountain League-All League Athletes

Girls Golf: 
Katie Burson, Abbey Hurst, and Cairo Murphy
Girls Golf: Katie Burson, Abbey Hurst, and Cairo Murphy

Girls Tennis:
 
Anneline Breytenbach
Girls Tennis: Anneline Breytenbach

Cross Country:
Girls: Claire Livengood, Kacey Journey
Girls: Claire Livengood, Kacey Journey

Boys: Jonathan Dolan, Xavier Gonzales
Cross Country Boys: Xavier Gonzales, Jonathan Dolan
Cross Country Boys: Xavier Gonzales, Jonathan Dolan




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

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Toad's Code

Students of Carrisa Plains Elementary School enjoyed a special guest reading of The Toad’s Code authored by Ryan Teixeira and read by Holly Teixeira. Students enthusiastically listened as they tried to figure out Toad’s Code. After the reading, students had the privilege of teaching Toad some cool new dance moves.
Students of Carrisa Plains Elementary School enjoyed a special guest reading of The Toad’s Code authored by Ryan Teixeira and read by Holly Teixeira.

Science in Action at Atascadero Middle School

Rex West's science students demonstrated their student cars for Superintendent Butler and Principal Jessica Lloyd, thanks to a CAPS grant the students were able to build and test their cars.  Learning is Fun at AMS!
Science in Action at Atascadero Middle School

Creston Elementary School Winter Performance

With the support of staff, teachers, and music teacher, Laurie Peterson, Creston Elementary Students performed for their families and community members during their annual Winter Performance and Fundraiser. A big thank you to the more than 30 local businesses and community members who donated to the event, helping Creston Elementary School 's PTA to raise more than $3000.00.
Creston Elementary School Winter Performance

San Gabriel Elementary School

Mrs. Sherer’s 4th graders at San Gabriel performed the annual 12 Days of Christmas play. This is the 17th year students have performed the play, written by Mrs. Sherer, based on the classic Christmas song.
Mrs. Sherer’s 4th graders at San Gabriel performed the annual 12 Days of Christmas play.

Hounds Defeat Bearcats in Overtime

For the first and maybe only time this year the Hounds and Bearcats faced off for an exciting game that ended up in overtime. But in the end the Hounds took the game with a final 12-10 score. Read all about the game and the key players in the Atascadero News.
Hounds steal victory from Bearcats in Overtime

Two Atascadero High School Alumni on All-WSC teams 

Two Atascadero alumni playing for the Cuesta Cougars were named to the 2018 All-Western State Conference First Team. Read all about Alley Andrade and Serena Ramirez in the Atascadero News article.
Cuesta women’s soccer lands 5 North County players on All-WSC teams

Leadership North County Graduates

Congratulations to AUSD's Merry Reynolds and Sean McKinley, they recently finished a nine month program and are now graduates of Leadership North County. Read all about what the class entails in the A-Town Daily News.
https://atowndailynews.com/leadership-north-county-class-graduates-thursday/52699/

Atascadero Beats Righetti in Penalty Shootout to Win League Opener

Atascadero is now 6-1-3 in the season and more importantly 1-0 in the Mountain League. The Greyhounds’ schedule doesn’t get any easier as they will face Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo in their next three games. Read all about the exciting match against Righetti in the Atascadero News.
Atascadero beats Righetti in penalty shootout to win league opener

The History of AHS's Hilltop News

Read about how Atascadero High School's student paper, the Hilltop News, got its start and some of its controversial articles.
https://www.ahshilltopnews.com/single-post/2018/11/05/Hilltop-News-looks-into-its-past-with-Lon-Allan

Parents Helping Parents

Click here to see all the exciting events and activities going on in the county for the month of December. Parents Helping Parents is a family resource center committed to supporting families of children with special needs and children who are at risk for developmental delays.

Atascadero Middle School Students Visit Cal Poly

Thanks to a Committee for Atascadero Public Schools (CAPS) grant, the Middle School's Learning Center and Study Skills students were able to tour the Cal Poly Campus. They watched a Women’s Basketball game and had a meet and greet with the team and cheer squad. The Learning Center students also received information from Cal Poly's Disability Resource Center informing them of the supports available as they continue their education.
AMS students meet with Cal Poly Cheerleaders
AMS students meet with Cal Poly Basketball players

AUSD School's participate in Amazon's Hour of Code

Santa Rosa Academic Academy Learns Coding Basics

Mrs. Isbell’s fourth and fifth grade class had three volunteers from Amazon come and teach students basic coding by using code.org. It was well received by students and teachers alike!
Mrs. Isbell’s fourth and fifth grade class had three volunteers from Amazon come and teach students basic coding by using code.org.

San Gabriel's Hour of Code

San Gabriel students participate in the hour of code.

Monterey Road's Hour of Code

Monterey Road students learned about computer engineering and coding with Amazon employees for the Annual Hour of Code event!
Monterey Road students participate in hour of code

AHS Hosted their 43rd Annual Ruth Doser Tournament

Atascadero High School hosted their 43rd annual Ruth Doser Tournament which is named after a former Atascadero High School foreign language teacher, read all about the tournament and Doser in the Atascadero News.
Atascadero High School hosted their 43rd annual Ruth Doser girls basketball tournament this past weekend and invited five schools from around California to compete over three days.