Azusa Unified School District high school student leaders attended two Sept. 23 leadership symposiums, sharing ideas, collaborating with peers and acclimating themselves to the challenges and expectations of serving as student board members and campus leaders. One AUSD Board of Education student representative each from Azusa High, Gladstone High and Sierra High took part in the California Association of Student Councils (CASC) Student Board Member Symposium in Costa Mesa. More than 70 ASB student leaders from AHS and GHS attended the Montview League Leadership Symposium at Duarte High School.
Azusa Unified’s Mountain View Elementary School has been selected to join No Excuses University, a national network of schools that focuses on college readiness. The school sets aside weekly collaboration time for teachers to find creative ways to motivate students about college.
Paramount and Mountain View elementary schools dedicated their new drought-tolerant gardens on April 27, celebrating completion of the Paramount and Mountain View Landscaping Water Conservation Project. The project was made possible by a $70,000 grant provided by the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, part of a campaign to increase awareness of water conservation efforts.
Azusa Unified School District hosted the 8th Grade Majors Fair, a collaborative effort between Azusa Pacific University, Cal Poly Pomona and Citrus College on March 17, for a day of academic inspiration and exploration. Among dozens of booths were live demonstrations and interactive activities highlighting subject matters in science, math and technology. The fair provided more than 300 middle schools students with information about specific college majors and encouraged them to increase their knowledge of and interest in higher education.