Bassett Unified School District

Bassett Unified Schools to Host Back to School Nights

Bassett Unified will hold its three final Back to School Nights beginning with Bassett High School from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 followed by Torch Middle School from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunkist Elementary School from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Each event invites parents and members of the community to connect with teachers and staff on academic goals for the 2019-20 school year and tour classrooms.

Bassett Unified Schools Host Coffee with the Principal

Edgewood Academy, Torch Middle School and Van Wig Elementary school will each host their first Coffee with the Principal events of the 2019-20 academic year, an opportunity for parents to learn about instructional programs and ask questions from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 16 at Edgewood Academy 14135 Fairgrove Ave., La Puente; Torch Middle School, 751 Vineland Ave., Industry; and Van Wig Elementary, 1151 Van Wig Ave., Bassett.

Bassett Unified to Participate in National Night Out

Bassett Unified School District will be joining the City of La Puente’s National Night Out event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at La Puente Park 501 N. Glendora Ave., La Puente. The event will feature live entertainment, free activities for the whole family and special giveaways.

Bassett Unified’s Edgewood Academy to Host Welcome Back Event

Edgewood Academy will host a back to school ice cream social from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 for returning students and their families to enjoy a scoop of their favorite flavor while touring classrooms and connecting with teaching staff. Edgewood Academy is at 14135 Fairgrove Ave., La Puente.

Bassett Unified’s Nueva Vista High to Host Orientation Day

Bassett Unified’s Nueva Vista High School will host student and parent orientation meetings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Parents and students will be able to ask administrators and teachers about academic goals for the 2019-20 school year. Nueva Vista is at 904 Willow Ave., La Puente.

Bassett Unified OKs 2019-20 Priorities

Bassett Unified School District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan in 2019-20 will seek to boost academic success through redesigned career technical education classes and partnerships with ESPN/Major League Baseball and No Bully/Shred Hate for social-emotional activities. In addition, the District will continue working with Mt. San Antonio College to offer dual-enrollment opportunities at Bassett High School. The plan also includes a family engagement program at Edgewood Academy and an effort to offer enrichment opportunities to reduce absenteeism.

Study Links Bassett Unified Teacher Experience to Test Score Success

A new study from the Learning Policy Institute in Palo Alto lists Bassett Unified as one of 156 school districts where teacher qualifications and preparation are linked to higher-than-expected test scores in math and English language arts for African American and Hispanic students. Review the study here.

Bassett Unified Students Discuss Mental Health with U.S. Representatives

U.S. Reps. Grace F. Napolitano, Nanette Diaz Barragán and Alan Lowenthal on May 29 joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Dr. Jonathan Sherin of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Quality Care Vice President Dr. Luis Garcia and representatives of Pacific Clinics to discuss the importance of mental health resources with Bassett Unified staff and students

Bassett Unified Celebrates Class of 2019 with Commencement Ceremonies

Bassett High School will celebrate its 2019 commencement from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Bassett High School, 755 Ardilla Ave., La Puente; and Bassett Adult School will celebrate at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at Bassett Adult School, 943 N. Sunkist Ave., La Puente.