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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.

TOYS FOR TOTS

Kathey Peterson and Ray Buban from Atascadero Kiwanis picking up Toys for Tots at San Gabriel.
Kathey Peterson and Ray Buban from Atascadero Kiwanis picking up Toys for Tots at San Gabriel.
 

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.

SANTA MARGARITA ROBOTICS WINS JUDGES TROPHY

Santa Margarita Elementary School (SMES) Robotics takes the Judges trophy at the first competition of the year. Great Job!!
Santa Margarita Elementary School (SMES) Robotics takes the Judges trophy at the first competition of the year.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) arcade comes to SMES. Students learn about STEAM and have fun playing interactive games.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) arcade comes to SMES. Students learn about STEAM and have fun playing interactive games.
Mrs. Black and her class rocking it at a coding assembly.
Mrs. Black and her class rocking it at a coding assembly.

SAN BENITO HOUR OF CODE

Students TK-5 at San Benito participated in the Hour of Code, a national week long event promoted by Code.org to encourage people to code for one hour. Students used Code.org to practice and learn about block coding, used physical representations of coding to move a stuffed animal through a maze, and even manipulated coding robots!
Students TK-5 at San Benito participated in the Hour of Code


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AHS Winter Spirit Days

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TRANSITIONS MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Lots of great resources and classes are offered through TMHA, click on the calendar to view all the events for January. 
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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SURVEY

Attention Parents!

Please take less than ten minutes to share your experience and feedback about getting your kids to school. Your feedback supports future: infrastructure improvements and Safe Routes to School programming (Walk/Bike to School Days, on-bike education, crossing guards, etc.). The school with the greatest response will win a free bike rodeo from Bike SLO County on May 6, 2020, National Bike to School Day.



Thank you for sharing your feedback! If you have any questions about this survey, our Safe Routes to School program, or regional transportation options, please contact Peter Williamson at info@rideshare.org. You can also learn more at SLOSafeRoutes.org.
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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

ATASCADERO MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Library Tech Ms. Garcia, 7th grade Math teacher Mr. Ballinger and SCIA Elizabeth Rathjen teamed up in a MakerSpace collaboration to show math in real life while repotting the libraries plants.
Middle School Library Tech Ms. Garcia, 7th grade Math teacher Mr. Ballinger and SCIA Elizabeth Rathjen teamed up in a MakerSpace collaboration to show math in real life while repotting the libraries plants.  

DEANDRA TYLER

Deandra Tyler signs National Letter of Intent with UC Irvine track team as a thrower.

“It is amazing,” Tyler said. “I never expected to be here or to go to Irvine and I picked them because when I went on my college visit the vibe was amazing and I felt like I could belong there. Academically it is a great school because I want to do nursing and I can accomplish that if I go there.”

Read all about her accomplishments and future goals in the Atascadero News.
Atascadero’s Deandra Tyler signed her National Letter of Intent to join the UC Irvine track team as a thrower on Thursday, Nov. 21.

BAILEY DOHERTY

Bailey Doherty, 2019's County Player of the Year, signed a national letter of intent to attend Cal Poly after she graduates this spring. Read all about her accomplishments and future plans in the A-Town Daily News.
Bailey was named the 2019 County Player of the Year.


AHS WATER POLO

Boys water polo ends the season in second place in Division 2. “This is something to be incredibly proud of and these boys should be,” Conrad said, “I am honored to be their coach and to coach them and they make it fun and I am just proud of Atascadero and all the fans and parents.” Read all about the CIF playoffs in the Atascadero News.

WAY TO GO HOUNDS!
Atascadero Boys Water Polo team

MARS PROJECT

Students in Ms. Edgar’s class, at San Benito Elementary, culminated their project based learning unit focused on creating solutions to grow plants on Mars. Students synthesized all their findings by making poster presentations then shared their findings with our very own scientific community.
Students in Ms. Edgar’s class, at San Benito Elementary, culminated their project based learning unit focused on creating solutions to grow plants on Mars. Students synthesized all their findings by making poster presentations then shared their findings with our very own scientific community.