Bassett Unified School District

  • Bassett Unified Elementary School Promotes Arts Education through After-School Program

    Don Julian outgoing fifth-grader Cassandra Sam blended and shaped clay into the hues and textures of her favorite animal, a penguin, during an after-school art program. The program ran on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year for students in grades two through five. Students learned about famous artists’ techniques and works from different time periods to create personal art using the same medium and style.

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  • Bassett Unified Elementary Students Connect Classroom Learning to Nature

    More than 20 Don Julian Elementary fourth-graders harvested crops and explored nature conservation over eight weeks at Hacienda Esperanza, a private Bassett ranch where students learned the health and wellness benefits of being outdoors and became advocates for conserving the local San Gabriel Mountains. The school’s Lions Leadership Academy’s Nature for All project focused on environmental lessons each week, including harvesting vegetables, interacting with farm animals and practicing yoga in nature.

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  • Torch Middle Eighth-Graders Make Commitment to Higher Education During College Signing Day

    Torch Middle School eighth-grader Emerson Melendez relies on a network of social workers for support since he grew up in the foster care system. Their professionalism and empathy inspired Melendez to become a social worker as well. “The social workers and therapists in the foster care system have worked so hard to change my life, I would like to become one myself so that I can be a positive influence to other foster kids,” Melendez said.

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Bassett Unified Elementary School Promotes Arts Education through After-School Program

Don Julian outgoing fifth-grader Cassandra Sam blended and shaped clay into the hues and textures of her favorite animal, a penguin, during an after-school art program. The program ran on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year for students in grades two through five. Students learned about famous artists’ techniques and works from different time periods to create personal art using the same medium and style.

Bassett Unified Student Puppetry Troupe Performs Original Work

Students at Bassett Unified’s Van Wig Elementary performed an original play complete with princesses, knights and dragons using marionettes they mastered as part of an after-school puppetry troupe. Students wrote the story for their performance of “The Princess and the Dragon” while learning the art of puppetry. Photos are available.

Bassett Unified Students to Receive Access to Tech Tools, Internet

Bassett Unified will provide technology devices to students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12 and connect Bassett families to low-cost home internet service as part of the District’s Digital Learning Initiative (DLI), a four-year rollout that starts in August. The DLI continues the District commitment to providing students access to relevant, modern technology for educational purposes. Photos are available.

Bassett High School Health Academy Seniors Recognized

Bassett High senior Huong Nguyen celebrated with her peers at the Kaiser Permanente Health Academy’s Recognition Ceremony, where she was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Nguyen was one of more than 30 students recognized for completing the three-year program.

Bassett Unified Alum Gives Back as THINK Together Youth Leader

Bassett High School Class of 2007 graduate William Herrera was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at birth but that has not deterred him from pursuing a college education and becoming a graphic designer. Herrera has returned to Bassett High as a youth leader for community outreach provider THINK Together, giving back to the Bassett Unified community that supported him and inspiring a new generation of students.

‘Celebrating Bassett’ Event to Recognize 2017-18 District Achievements

Bassett Unified will host a “Celebrating Bassett” event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24 to highlight student, teacher and District successes from the 2017-18 school year. Students will demonstrate coding, rocketry and visual arts. Interim Superintendent Debra French, Teacher of the Year Jessica Estrada and students will speak. The event will be at the Torch Middle School Watanabe Center, 751 Vineland Ave., City of Industry.

Bassett High Seniors to Promote College-Bound Spirit

Bassett High’s Class of 2018 soon-to-be graduates will wear their caps and gowns while visiting their elementary schools from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 21. Seniors will speak with their youngest peers on how they reached their goals to graduate high school and what colleges they will attend. They will also read to the students.

Bassett High to Host College Signing Day, Highlighting Student Success

Bassett High School will recognize Class of 2018 seniors heading to universities with its second annual College Signing Day from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Students will sign symbolic letters of intent for colleges and hold a reception to celebrate with family and friends. Bassett High is at 755 Ardilla Ave., La Puente.

Bassett High to Honor Scholarship Seniors during Awards Breakfast

Bassett High will hold an awards ceremony during its annual Senior Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19 to honor seniors who have earned scholarships. The event will be held at Cal Poly Pomona’s Kellogg West, 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona. Each senior will receive a certificate of recognition and announce the college they will attend. Nancy Yeang, 909-445-1001 (office) or 909-331-6646 (cell)

Bassett Unified Students Receive Principal for A Day Scholarships

A trio of Bassett Unified students received scholarships for overcoming challenges in their education and showing strong community leadership as part of Principal for A Day, in which San Gabriel Valley community members and educators became principals at each of Bassett Unified’s schools. Bassett High senior Joshua Hernandez, Nueva Vista 2017 graduate Lilliana Fernandez and Bassett Adult School student John Sandoval were recognized with $400 scholarships during a Feb. 20 luncheon.