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Azusa Unified School District

  • Azusa Unified Elementary School Joins ‘No Excuses’ University Network

    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.

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  • Two Azusa Unified Elementary Schools Dedicate Drought-Tolerant Gardens

    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.

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  • Azusa Middle School Students Discover Future College Majors at Sixth Annual Eighth-Grade Fair

    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.

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Azusa Middle School Students Discover Future College Majors at Sixth Annual Eighth-Grade Fair

Follow-up Story: 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.

Azusa Unified to Host 11th Annual Mariachi Benefit Concert

Azusa Unified School District will host its 11th annual Mariachi Benefit Concert from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 19 at Gladstone High School, 1340 N. Enid Ave., Covina. More than 70 students from fourth to 12th grade representing Mariachi de Azusa and Danzantes de Mountain View will perform. Tickets are $10; under 18 are free. All proceeds will support an after-school mariachi program for students ages 8 to 18.

Azusa Unified’s Powell Elementary to Host Cinco de Mayo Festival

Students at Azusa Unified’s Powell Elementary will showcase their folkloric dance moves at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5. The festival, open to families and friends, will also feature traditional Mexican food, music and games. Powell Elementary is at 1035 E. Mauna Loa Ave., Azusa.

Azusa Unified Students Show Preference for Healthy Cuisines During Annual Taste Testing Show

Follow-up Story: Azusa Unified middle and high school students chose entrees and desserts for District-wide lunch menus in 2017-18 during the District’s annual Taste Testing Show on April 12 and 13. Students from Slauson Middle and Gladstone High schools appraised cuisine from nearly a dozen food vendors, rating food items such as flaquitos and penne pasta. In past years, students have approved inclusion of international cuisine items like tamales and pupusas, as well as fresh salads and meatless entrees.

Azusa Unified Hosts All District Concert at Azusa Pacific University

Follow-up Story: Azusa Unified School District elementary, middle and high school students showcased their musical expertise at the All District Concert on April 20. Themed “Americana,” the concert featured American heritage classics as well as contemporary numbers performed by more than 200 choir and band students

Azusa Unified’s Powell Elementary Students Reenact American Revolution

Follow-up Story: Powell Elementary School’s fifth-graders brought history to life with their production of a "Walk Through the American Revolution" on March 17. On stage, students re-enacted the early events of America’s history costumed as notable figures from the era, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross and Abigail Adams. Part theater and part game show, students acted out scenes while earning points through activities and contests. Photos are available