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AUSD Kindergarten Parent Information Nights 2018

AHS Trumpet player made the State Honor Band

Congratulations to Derek Gong, AHS student and trumpet player, for making the State Honor Band. He was one of over 3,000 high school students who tried out for this honor. Band Instructor Nate Conrad touted his talents by calling Derek a phenomenal musician and outstanding individual. Way to go Derek!

Congratulations to Derek Gong for making State Honor band

AHS Students honored for being AP Scholars

The Board of Trustees were honored to recognize several of the Atascadero High School students as AP scholars. Principal Bill Neely presented each with a certificate recognizing their achievement in one of 3 separate areas. All of the students had to score a 3 or higher on at least 3 of the AP exams to be considered an AP Scholar. To be recognized as an AP Scholar with Honors they had to score 3 or higher on at least 4 AP exams. The highest honor given was to those who scored 3 or higher on at least 5 AP exams, receiving the recognition of AP Scholar with Special Recognition. Franko Jiro, AHS senior, received this honor and will be attending Harvard University in the fall. Congratulations to each of these scholars. You represent yourselves and your school with distinction.

AHS AP Students honored at Board meeting

Book War's Hogwarts Party

Atascadero Middle School hosted the Harry Potter Reading Celebration for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Students were invited if they read at least one Harry Potter book and took the Reading Counts test or wrote a summary about the book. Students who read the entire series were awarded prizes. Students at the celebration lunch got to have Harry Potter themed snacks and were part of a raffle drawing as well. Thanks to Mrs. O'Malley and Ms. Garcia for all the hard work of getting this together!"

Book War's Hogwarts party at Atascadero Middle School

San Gabriel STEAM Expo 2018

San Gabriel's Family STEAM Expo had over 175 students participate in activities from Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Members from Cal Poly, Paso Robles Science Department, and Dr. Hider, a local optometrist, volunteered their time to run stations.

STEAM Expo at San Gabriel Elementary
STEAM Expo at San Gabriel Elementary

San Benito PTA presents the Board with gifts and a challenge!

San Benito Elementary School PTA presented the Board with Bengal cups and a challenge to join their PTA, which by the way was accepted. They were commended for having 100% membership at their site and for 2 years in a row having the highest percentage of members in the County. Superintendent Butler stated their presentation was one of the best he has seen. Way to go Bengals!

San Benito PTA with the School Board

SRAA Office Staff Recognized by the Board

Santa Rosa Academic Academy office staff, Nikki Hutchinson and Eddy Grace, were recognized for the Core Value of Excellence. Superintendent Butler stated he has seen them in action with customer service being paramount with new students and families. Principal Tim Sobraske stated that the opening of a new housing development, among other things, has brought 24 (and counting) new students in the last couple of weeks and that the office staff exudes a positive energy with their sincerity and genuineness. Asst. Superintendent Eichperger stated how important that first interaction is for new families and commended them for setting the right tone.

Santa Rosa Secretary and Principal recognized by the Board

AHS Women's Water Polo Ranked in the CIFSS Top Ten

The CIF Southern Section office released on Monday its top women's water polo teams. Out of 46 schools in Southern California the Greyhounds are ranked number 10. Way to go Lady Greyhounds! Check out the great write up in the Atascadero News.

AHS Women's Water Polo ranked Number 10

Atascadero Unified School District’s Del Rio and West Mall Schools Get New Home

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

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AUSD Welcomes new Support Services Director and Assistant Director

As Stu Stoddard prepares for retirement Brant Lloyd joins the AUSD family as the new Director of Support Services. Check out the write up in the Atascadero News to see the great things Brant will bring to our District.

Two new MOT administrators

Movie Poster Contest Awards

Atascadero High School students had the opportunity to enter a movie poster contest sponsored by San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in partnership with Jeffrey Bacon. Read more about this contest and the students that entered it by clicking Here.

4 AHS students win design awards

Santa Rosa Robotics

Santa Rosa Academic Academy principal Tim Sobraske gave a presentation to the Board of Trustees. As part of his presentation, two SRAA 5th grade students, Paige and Penelope, demonstrated just what they have been learning in robotics. They shared their enthusiasm for the upcoming competition this Saturday, December 16th, to be held at SRAA. It is anticipated that there will be 34 teams in attendance from all over the county. These kids' skills are incredible! Go AUSD Elementary Robotics teams!

Santa Rosa Academic Academy Robotics

CAPS Presents AUSD with a Check

Kathy Peterson and Lori Bickel of CAPS present the District with a check for $80,000.00. Thank you CAPS for your continued support of the teachers and students of AUSD!

CAPS presents a check to Atascadero Unified School District

AHS Welcomes Students from All Over the World
AHS principal, Bill Neely, introduced this year's foreign exchange students to the School Board. There are 9 students from all over the world attending AHS this year.

Board Members pose with AHS principal Bill Neely and his 9 foreign exchange students