Bassett High School dedicated its special education building on Nov. 2 to Linda Davis, an educator who spent over 30 years at Bassett Unified helping students with special needs transition into college, vocational school or employment. Davis passed away in 2007. The Davis Learning Center will support the District’s Adult Transition program, which is available to all students in the East San Gabriel Valley Special Education Local Plan Area.
Six Bassett Unified students who won top spots in campus and District Spelling Bees will compete against the county’s best spellers in the Los Angeles County Scripps Regional Spelling Bee from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9 at the North Hollywood High School Auditorium, 5231 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood. The students will include Van Wig Elementary School fourth-grader Chelsea Xu, who took first place in the district competition.
Bassett High School’s Pathways Showcase introduced eighth-graders from Edgewood Academy and Torch Middle School as well as current ninth-graders to academic pathways in health care, business, engineering and education on Jan. 30. The event also highlighted visual and performing arts (VAPA) classes.
A podcast launched in fall 2015 by two Bassett Unified teachers on special assignment (TOSAs) celebrated its 100th podcast this month and logged its 70,000th download by educators who are keen to learn ways to integrate technology into their instructional plans. Called “TOSAs Talking Tech,” the podcast was created by Tom Covington and Michael Jephcott to connect with District educators with busy schedules. The show’s popularity skyrocketed after the duo presented at classroom tech conferences in 2017.