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Parent of the Year
Congratulations to Christina Buck who was awarded the Esther Jacobs Parent Award by the Superintendent's Roundtable. Mrs. Buck is an active volunteer and has served on the District Advisory Committee, Transitional Kindergarten Committee and the Healthy Azusa Program.
Powell teacher Johanne Peale's first and second grade class won the Digital Voice Award from the Los Angeles Countly Office of Education for the third year in a row. After receiving two rock tumblers, a rock collection, and rough rock samples from a grant submitted to Donors Choose, her class created the winning multimedia science technology project “No Rock Left Unturned.”
GEAR UP Awards
Through the support of California GEAR UP, Foothill Middle School awarded Alexander Beltran, Diana Fierro, Amanda Lam, Ashley Perez, Ezekiel Diaz and Nayeli Gutierrez GEAR UP Trust Awards. GEAR UP awarded each student with a $2,000 trust that they will be able to use upon attending their college of choice. The winners were chosen based on their grade point average, community service, school activities, teacher recommendations and personal essays.
Trash to Treasure
Once again, GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) students attended summer school on the Azusa Pacific University campus. While middle school students were designing environmental friendly factories, elementary students were making headsets out of recycled materials. Teacher Scott Adin said these hands-on projects help students see how academic applications are utilized in the workplace. GATE high school students earned college credits for their summer courses at APU.
JROTC Stresses Community Service
Service Learning is an important part of the JROTC program at Azusa High School. Sergeant First Class Henry Granados says it teaches students the importance of giving back to their community and helps them develop leadership skills. Pictured are the Azusa High JROTC after providing an instructional program to third and fourth graders at Lee Elementary School.
Congratulations to the Class of 2014!!!
Best wishes to our seniors as they head to colleges and universities across the nation, to the military and to the workforce. AUSD appreciates the support our community gives in providing scholarships to our students. Gladstone High students were awarded $112,550 in community scholarships, while Azusa High students received $134,388 and $6,300 went to Sierra High graduates. See where our graduates are headed.
Excelling at Track
Three AUSD students excelled at the California State Games for Track and Field in July. Murray fifth grader Elizabeth Dominguez won the silver medal in the long jump, while Murray third grader Angelina Martinez captured the bronze medal in the mini turbo javelin throw. Foothill Middle School seventh grader Alyssa Martinez won the bronze medal in both the javelin throw and the shot put.
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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Magnolia third grader Michael Burnett Foster took first place in the long jump at the Track and Field Championship for Southern California. Earlier he competed the APU Jr. Olympic Track Meet here in Azusa. Congratulations Michael on representing Southern California in a State competition.