Bassett Unified School District

  • Bassett Unified Swears in New Board Members, Names 2019 Officers

    Bassett Unified held an Oath of Office Ceremony on Dec. 11 for returning Board of Education members Dolores Rivera and Paul Solano and newly elected board member Patrice Stanzione. At an organizational meeting that followed, Rivera was appointed president for a fourth consecutive term, board member Natalie Ybarra was appointed vice president and board member Armando Barajas was appointed clerk.

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  • Bassett Unified Drum Class Teaches Rhythm, Strengthens Classroom Engagement

    About 15 students cluster around the row of drums, bongos, congas, timbales and cow bells, banging on the instruments with hands and sticks, vying with one another to see who can be the loudest. Every Friday from 4 to 5 p.m., Van Wig Elementary School students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade join Principal Andrew Candelaria in the cafeteria to learn about cadence and “finding the beat.”

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  • Bassett Unified Students Earn College Credits through Mt. SAC Dual Enrollment Program

    Bassett High School students eager to get a head start on their college careers are benefiting from a new partnership with Mt. San Antonio College that will allow them to take college-level classes and earn credits as part of their regular class schedule.

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Bassett Unified Elementary Steel Drum Students to Perform

Van Wig Elementary School students participating in weekly drum classes will showcase their skills at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30. The performance will be at Van Wig Elementary, 1151 Van Wig Ave., Bassett.

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 Have Access to the World at their Fingertips, Low-Cost 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 Unified Alumnus Gives Back to Community as Mentor to Olympian Peers

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)