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AMS 5K Color Fun Run on Saturday, April 29
Participate in the Atascadero Middle School Splash of Color Fun Run 5K and support AMS academic programs, visual and performing arts, technology, and athletics. More info

CAPS Save the Date August 26

Watching AUSD Build Beautiful Buildings with 
Your Bond Dollars
Atascadero HIgh School Science and Shops rendering

"The knee bone connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone connected to the hip bone..." An architectural rendering of a new biology classroom/lab, a portion of work associated with the Atascadero High School Science and Shops project. 

This project, a collective of 8 science rooms and 2 vocational education shops is anticipated to begin construction in January, 2018. More Info on AUSD Bond Projects

AHS Geometry students at Daniel's Wood LandAHS Geometry Students Tour Daniel's Wood Land

Ron Daniels of Daniels Wood Land in Paso Robles took 9 of Ms. McDaniel's Geometry students around for a tour. The students learned about the work ethic it takes to build a successful business from the ground up. Ron also described the way his team uses math to create their amazing products. It was a fun and inspiring afternoon! 

Student riding bike
Two Wheel Transit Comes Alive in AUSD!
Students are enjoying the thrill and success of bicycling through a district-wide elementary cycling program. Thanks to the excellent work of our Elementary PE Teachers, students are learning safety, the rules of the road, and the health benefits of bicycling.

Student riding bike
Thanks to our sponsors, K-Man CyclingRide Share, and the Bicycle Coalition, we have a class set of bicycles, helmets, and trailers to store and transport the bikes to our elementary campuses. All of this has resulted in our AUSD students benefiting from a wonderful learning experience.

Graphic Artist, Jeff Bacon, Speaks with AHS Students

Graphic artist speaking with AHS students.
The AHS Library, in partnership with Mr. Bradley, (design, visual and media arts teacher) welcomed Jeff Bacon as a guest speaker in their ongoing GREYT Talks lecture series. Over 75 AHS students came to hear Mr. Bacon speak about his career as a graphic artist and his personal journey in living with Parkinson's Disease. Throughout his over 30 year career he worked with directors such as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and Jim Henson on designing movie posters and other promotional materials.

Santa Margarita Elementary staff and students are very involved with the Learning Among the Oaks hands-on learning project. Enjoy the video about this program.

A recently opened Atascadero High School time capsule provides a glimpse at life in 1921. 

Students working on computers on Hour of Code activities with help from Amazon programmers.Hour of Code

Over 300 million students participated in the Hour of Code last week, including AUSD students from Monterey Road Elementary and San Gabriel Elementary who were led by Amazon programmers. For more information about the Hour of Code and links to coding activities and resources, go to

5th Graders Enjoy the SLO Winds Orchestra

Starting this month, Atascadero Unified School District is focusing on improving attendance through communication and collaboration with Atascadero Families. 
Please find the attached letter, kicking off Attendance Awareness Month!

AHS Honors Geometry Using the 4 Cs

Honors Geometry Worked on their 21st Century Skills
They used their class set of Chromebooks to collaborate and communicate. The students were given a basic triangle theorem that they had to prove to their classmates. They made shared presentations and posted them to the Google Classroom stream. This way the entire class can access the information. Each group had to get creative and use their critical thinking skills to explain their theorem so that everyone understood the concept. This is what 21st Century Geometry looks like! 

Atascadero Middle School's performance of Alice in Wonderland in 3D was visually stunning!
Enjoy the slideshow of photos.

Learning Among the Oaks
Santa Margarita School's Oak Ambassadors share and work with students from Ocean View as part of the Learning Among the Oaks (LATO) project.

Monterey Road Mustangs, led by their Student Council, raised over $600 to help send a child to a camp sponsored by the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.

Monterey Road Burn Camp Donation

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art ,and Math) Going Strong Throughout AUSD

Honor's Geometry with Director of Support Services
Mr. Stoddard, Director of Support Services, visited with the AHS Honor's Geometry classes this morning. He spoke to the students about wheelchair accessibility, ADA Compliance and the upcoming ramp project on the AHS campus. The students have been discussing the concept of slope and how it's used in the real world. Mr. Stoddard also talked about how our maintenance crew uses a 3-4-5 right triangle to assist in striping the field for football games. The students are wrapping up their unit on parallel lines so this was another perfect example of using math in the real world.

Mobile Career Day
Mobile Career Day
West Coast Auto & Towing and Atascadero Rotary teamed up this last Wednesday to provide a hands-on career exploration experience for students at Del Rio Continuation and Atascadero High Schools. Students learned about the training and character necessary to gain a career in the automotive industry. Students visited the towing garage and dispatch center, the auto repair shop, and the rental car agency. Employees shared personal stories from school to career, and provided inspiration and practical knowledge to our students.

Monterey Road Elementary Begins One-to-One Technology Initiative

Students with Chromebooks

Atascadero Unified School District is proud to announce that Monterey Road Elementary School will be providing 3rd-5th grade students Chromebooks for their educational use. This is part of a comprehensive school district plan to support student achievement through an effective use of technology. Over approximately the next twelve months, all elementary schools will have devices for all 3rd-5th grade students.

Students with Chromebooks

Facility Bond - Check here for the latest on the I-10 facility projects currently going on at San Gabriel Elementary, Atascadero Jr. High, and Atascadero High School: notices, access routes, newsletters, and photos.

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