CA School News Report

Azusa Unified School District

  • 546 S. Citrus Ave., Azusa, California 91702 • 626-967-6211
  • Azusa Unified operates 12 elementary, one K-8 school, three intermediate and three high schools, as well as an Adult School. The district provides a student-centered program that emphasizes a standards-based curriculum, enrichment classes and a commitment to educational technology.

  • Superintendent: Linda Kaminski
  • Board of Trustees: Helen Jaramillo, president; Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, vice president; Paul Naccachian, clerk; Jeri Bibles-Vogle, member; Yolanda Rodriguez-Peña, member
  • 2015-16 Enrollment: 9,277

Azusa Unified’s Sierra High Recognized as Model Continuation School

Azusa Unified’s Sierra High has once again earned recognition as a state Model Continuation School, a designation it has held since 2005. The honor is awarded by the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA), which is recognizing the Azusa Unified school at the 2015 CCEA State Conference in San Francisco, starting Friday, May 1. Sierra’s Underdog Mural program, administered by art instructor Elaine Stricklin, has been named an Exemplary Program by the CCEA. Student murals are commissioned within the city, with the money raised used to buy art supplies and pay for field trips to local art museums. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Slauson Middle School Duo Win Scholarships for National Space Camp

A student and a teacher at Azusa Unified’s Slauson Middle School this summer will attend the Huntsville, Alabama-based Northrup Grumman Space Camp, which aims to inspire the next generation of explorers, scientists, teachers and engineers. Seventh-grader Rafael Rosas III and sixth-grade STEM teacher David Hartman will have the opportunity to tour the Rocket Park and U.S. Space and Rocket Center to learn about the history of space programs, as well as participate in robotics and rocketry simulations. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)

Azusa Unified ‘Parent University’ Workshops Empower, Engage Families

Azusa Unified is empowering parents to make an impact on the education of their children through a series of workshops featured in its annual Parent University to be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at Azusa High School, 240 N Cerritos Ave, Azusa. The nearly 50 available workshops will focus on a variety of topics including bullying, social media oversight, health and wellness, study skills, college preparation, graduation requirements and the Common Core State Standards. The public is invited to attend the free event, where childcare will be available. Media Contact: Maritza Fairfield, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-816-7722 (cell)