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Classified Employee of the Year
Congratulations to Peggy Barbosa from Slauson Middle School who was awarded the District's 2015 Classified Employee of the Year. Mrs. Barbosa has been with our District for 25 years and has served as Secretary to the principal of Slauson Middle School for the past 5 years, she was honored at the January 13 Board of Education meeting along with 22 other AUSD employees. Peggy is proud to have accomplished running a 1/2 marathon this past year in Washington, D.C. with both of her daughters.
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.
Adult Ed Classes Now Under Way
Classes offered at the Azusa Adult School. Visit http://www.azusaadult.edu/ for more information.
Mariachi de Azusa play at swearing in of Hilda Solis
On Monday, December 1st, our students who participate in the Mariachi de Azusa were invited to perform at the swearing in of Hilda Solis, County Board of Supervisors. The event was held at "La Plaza de Cultura" in downtown Los Angeles. The students were great and everyone enjoyed the performance.
Sierra Students Celebrate "Mariachi De Azusa" With Newest Mural
Sierra High students are proud of their latest mural which is a tribute to the Mariachi de Azusa after school program. The mural involving art and music will serve as a backdrop that will travel with the program as they perform around the San Gabriel Valley. The 8' x 20' canvas mural includes the Azusa City Hall, fountain and auditorium; it is surrounded by flowers, cut paper banners and musical instruments. The Sierra High Artists titled the mural "City Hall Fiesta" and worked 1 period a day for 11 weeks with direction of Art Instructor Elaine Stricklin, to design, paint and finish their artwork.
Cadets Learn Mapping Skills
Gladstone High School JROTC cadets recently participated in map reading training at Bonelli Park in San Dimas. The purpose of this exercise was to allow cadets the opportunity to find their way from one point to another using compasses, terrain features, and topographic symbols on carefully marked maps. Pictured are cadets Aaron Natividad, Jasmin Quezada and Nathan Ford.
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Foothill Middle School 8th grader Nicole Castaneda recently won the Scholastic Action's "Read, Write, Win!" writing contest for an article she wrote for their October issue. Congratulations Nicole on representing Azusa Unified School District with your extraordinary writing skills!
Professional Growth Program for Classified Employees
The AUSD Professional Growth Program encourages classified employees to update their current skills and acquire new skills. All permanent classified employees are eligible to enter the program which offers financial incentives for completed course work and continuing education activities.
Professional growth credits may be achieved through courses at a university, college, community college, adult education or trade school. Courses must be completed with a passing grade of "C" or better to receive credit.
Applications and brochures for the awards are available at each work location. The application must be submitted to the Human Resources office by March 2, 2015. Please call extension 4226 if you have any questions.