CA School News Report

Bassett Unified School District

  • 904 North Willow Avenue La Puente , CA 91746 • 626-931-3000
  • Bassett Unified School District operates four elementary schools, an intermediate school, a comprehensive high school, a continuation high school, an adult education program and an early childhood education program.

  • Interim Superintendent: Debra French
  • Board of Trustees: Dolores Rivera, president; Javier Romo, vice president; Armando Barajas, board clerk; Paul Solano, board member; Natalie M. Ybarra, board member

Bassett High Ecology Club Wins Regional Environmental Competition

Follow-up Story: Five members of Bassett High’s Ecology Club won a regional environmental competition based on the extensive community work they’ve participated in throughout the school year, including advocating for more trees in the community, growing a campus pollination garden and mentoring elementary and middle school students. Photos are available Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Van Wig Students Hone Reading and Math Skills with ‘Breakfast Club’ Computer Programs

Follow-up Story: Popular “Breakfast Club” morning computer lab sessions at Bassett Unified’s Van Wig Elementary School have been continued into the summer session as an afternoon activity, allowing dozens of students and their parents to bolster their English and mathematics skills. Using specialized tutorial programs like Prodigy, Lexia Core 5 and ST Math, the “Breakfast Club” helps students performing under grade level as well as those who are looking for extra practice. Photos are available Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Bassett High School Judo Champion Selected for Junior Pan Am Games

Follow-up Story: Bassett High School junior Antonio Alvarado, who has acquired a Team USA Judo No. 1 ranking in his weight division, will receive his first taste of international competition during the International Judo Federation (IJF) Junior Pan Am Games in Cancun, Mexico on July 1-2. Before traveling to Mexico, Alvarado will compete in the Junior Olympic National Championships in Seattle on June 16-18. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Bassett High Seniors Awarded Nearly $49,000 During Annual Scholarship Breakfast

Follow-up Story: Seventy seniors from Bassett High School were surrounded by parents, family, educators and community members as they shared breakfast and celebrated scholarship awards at the annual Senior Awards Breakfast on May 21. Basset Unified, along with city partners, awarded graduating students nearly $49,000 in scholarships, with a total of 30 separate awards to help their pursuit of higher education. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Bassett High’s Class of 2017 Celebrates Graduation With Commencement

Follow-up Story: Bassett High School will graduated 272 seniors June 2 at Bassett High School. Among the graduates were valedictorian Mylyna Hy, a 4.46 GPA senior planning to study computer science at UC Irvine, and Ericka Huerta, who came to California from Mexico three years ago and will major in engineering at Cal Poly Pomona. Bassett High’s graduates will attend such colleges as UC Davis, Boston College, Cal State Fullerton and Williams College. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Bassett High Hosts Student Leadership Training Day

Bassett High School Associated Student Body (ASB) members on May 12 encouraged 114 elementary and middle school students to prepare for high school leadership roles using giant sombreros, hip dance moves and unbridled enthusiasm. The “Heart of Leadership” event encouraged Edgewood Academy, Don Julian Elementary and Torch Middle School students to get excited about ASB activities and described the duties of ASB members. Photos are available Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Nueva Vista Intervention Instructor Named Bassett Unified Teacher of the Year

Nueva Vista High School English language development and intervention teacher Jessica Estrada was named Bassett Unified School District’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year during a special presentation at the May 9 Board of Education meeting. Estrada, who has worked at BUSD since 2013, is known for her rapport with Nueva Vista students and development of successful programs such as Leadership Class and the Author Project. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Bassett High School Hosts College Signing Day

Follow-up Story: Bassett High celebrated its Class of 2017 students heading to universities across the country with its inaugural College Signing Day on May 26. Students signed symbolic letters of intent for colleges including UC Irvine, Cal Poly Pomona and Boston College. College Signing Day is a White House program initiated in 2016 to encourage all students to attend college and support those planning their higher education ventures. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos

Don Julian Students Learn about Careers from Engineers, Educators and other Professionals

Third- through fifth-grade Don Julian students learned about jobs from industry professionals ranging from hydrogen-car engineers to chiropractic practitioners during the school’s second annual Career Day on March 7. Professionals shared stories on how they became interested in their careers and how they got started. Media Contact: Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)Read More Photos