Congratulations to 2021 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists Jasmine Lim (Mark Keppel High School) and Kelvin Luu (San Gabriel High School)! They will compete for a share of 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million. (Click on the headline for more information.)
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Please click on the headline to see what items will be in our upcoming meal bags. We feed on a first-come basis, so please arrive early if possible. (If we run out of the planned menu items, we may have to substitute items and/or direct you to another distribution location.)
Would you like to show your appreciation for the essential school lunch heroes serving our community? Please click on the headline for a flyer about the "We Love Our School Heroes" contest. You could win $500 for yourself and $500 for those who are out there feeding our children each week. The deadline is October 2nd!
Students in grades TK-12, who are enrolled, currently do not have technology at home and attend full time in Alhambra Unified School District, can request to be issued technology equipment to enable them to use web-based applications, multimedia, and the Internet to complete school work during this time.
A very big congratulations to SGHS' student newspaper department for recently winning the Best Southern California High School Newspaper Award, given out by the LA Press Club! Please click on this story's headline to view the attached flyer. The judges commented that "This issue was a winner in a very competitive category with excellent news coverage and a timely feature." Go Matadors!
At last night's Board of Education meeting, we were honored to recognize the hundreds of volunteers and organizations who joined together to help feed 1,200 of our neighbors at the Feed Alhambra Drive-Through Food Distribution, which was held on Saturday, August 29th. Please click on the headline to see a video of highlights from the event. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Like so many of our AUSD teachers, Krystal Tran (current Ramona teacher and former Fremont & Brightwood teacher) is working hard during Distance Learning. Please copy the link below into your URL to read an amazing profile about her, or click on the headline to access a PDF version of the article. https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2020/09/16/alhambra-second-grade-teacher-krystal-tran-a-perfect-fit-for-distance-learning/
Attention all high school students: When the time comes, will you be ready to join the workforce? If you're not sure, please click on the headline for information about our 5-week workshop series.
Teachers and staff members are working extra hard during Distance Learning. But do you know of an AUSD employee who deserves some special recognition? Please take a few moments to applaud exceptional AUSD employees through our AUSD Badges program. Nominate any AUSD staff member for the “Beyond the Call of Duty” or the “Spotlight” badge to make them eligible to be selected as one of our two monthly Game Changers. Each month, we select two Game Changers. Each one receives a $100 award from Schools First Federal Credit Union and recognition by the AUSD Board of Education. To nominate an employee, visit this site: Click on the headline to access the "AUSD Badges" website. Click on "Recognition" and then select the badge to submit a nomination. Nominations can be submitted by students, parents, or colleagues.
The Census helps shape every aspect of our entire community. By completing the Census, you are helping to ensure that AUSD receives the adequate funding needed to support our schools, programs and students! Complete your survey today: https://my2020census.gov/ or call 1-844-330-2020!
Please join us October 6-8, 2020 for a virtual college fair. Click on the headline for more information. Register at AccessCollege2.com. After you register, access the fair at https://collegeaccessgroup.net/accfvirtual.
AUSD + AHS Dream Center students remind everyone to take 10 minutes to complete the 2020 Census. Please watch their Public Service Announcement (with multiple languages). Remember...10 minutes = 10 years of funding for our community & 100% participation = 100% funding. Click on the headline to access the students' PSA.
Starting this Friday (September 4th), Alhambra Unified School District will feed any child 18 and under for FREE. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen (including those of you who advocated with government officials) because we know that healthy kids learn better! (Click on the headline for more details.)
We are waiting for guidelines from the California Department of Education and to work out some logistics, but soon we will be able provide free meals for ALL children! More updates will be forthcoming. To read the USDA's press release about this announcement, please click on the headline.
Did you know that most of our elementary schools offer afterschool enrichment opportunities through our ASES program? Click on the headline for more information and the name & email address of who to contact at your child's school. (Please Note: Unfortunately, ASES in not available at Brightwood School.)