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Spaghetti Dinner Slated
The Azusa High Band and Pageantry will host their annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gym. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children and $25 for a family of five. The Band needs your support.
Students and parents at Dalton Elementary School celebrated Valentine's Day with a "walking school bus". Principal Erin Kremer told the students that exercise is good for the heart and that was the perfect way to start off the day.
Testing at your child’s school will soon look very different. To support schools moving toward instruction aligned to the new Common Core State Standards, AB 484 eliminates much of the 2013-14 STAR testing, which is aligned to outgoing California Content Standards.
It also creates new, computer-based Smarter Balanced Assessments through which students and teachers can focus on the new expectations in English-language arts and math without having to take the pencil-paper STAR tests at the end of the year. The High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) remains a requirement for graduation.
The Smarter Balanced tests will generally be taken on computers, and the Practice Tests are now available.
Walking Through the American Revolution at Powell
Fifth graders in Anne Stude's class at Powell School had a fun filled morning learning about the early roots of the United States. Students explored the famous events, historical figures, and relevant vocabulary of this pivotal point in America’s history. Through dramatic activities, students “became” famous men and women of the American Revolution. Flags, maps, re-enactments, music, and games helped students explore and understand the importance of American liberty and patriotism.
County Superintendent Visits Hodge
Los Angeles County Superintendent Art Delgado visited Hodge Elementary School, where he once served as Principal. Dr. Delgado stopped by the classroom of AUSD Teacher of the Year Julie McGough, who was also recognized as a State Teacher of the Year finalist.
546 South Citrus Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Congratulations Coach Remkus
Gladstone High varsity baseball coach Rich Remkus is near a very prestigious milestone in his career. He has 598 wins, just two shy of his 600th career victory. This is an accomplishment that very few coaches ever achieve or even come near.
The Gladiators next games will be March 10th and March 12th at Gladstone High School at 3:15, the potential milestone game. The Gladiators will be at El Monte High School on March 14th.
Local Control Funding Formula
California’s 2013-14 Budget Act included landmark legislation that greatly simplifies the state’s school finance system. The changes introduced by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) represent a major shift in how California funds Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). For nearly 40 years, California has relied on a system that included general purpose funding (known as revenue limits) and more than 50 tightly defined categorical programs to provide state funding to LEAs.Under LCFF, California funds school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education equally per student with adjustments based on grade levels and demographic characteristics. LCFF replaces complexity in favor of equity, transparency, and performance.
To learn more about Local Control funding, check out these videos.