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2017-05-18  |  25 people like this post   |  view on facebook

AIME finale event in partnership with the Anaheim White House Restaurant Hospitality Academy was an absolute success! We had a chance to witness proud parents and family members get served by their AUHSD student. Plus one lucky student received a surprise, a $15,000 scholarship. We were honored to have Board of Trustee President Anna Piercy and Board of Trustee Al Jabbar join us for this event which took place at The Christ Cathedral (Crystal Cathedral). Gilbert and Katella High School students prepared and served a delicious, gourmet menu before receiving awards from both the AIME Program and Senator Josh Newman's Office. After receiving their awards. Jose Sison of Katella High School received a $15,000 scholarship to The CulinaryLab Cooking School to assist him in pursuing a career in the culinary arts, Victoria Rico of Katella received a $2,000 scholarship from Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to a vocational, two or four year institution of her choice with Evelyn Ochoa, Marisol Rodriguez, Josue Pineda and Joseph Padilla of Katella HS and Yasmedi Guillen of Gilbert receiving a $1,500 scholarship from So Cal Gas to a vocational, two or four-year institution of their choice. It was a beautiful event and partnership dedicated to supporting, inspiring and empowering our students to greatness.

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-18  |  25 people like this post   |  view on facebook

We are glad that Loara High School students are bringing awareness to their campus about mental health resources. BRIDGES United, a student led, student run organization on campus whose mission is to improve the school climate partnered with the County of Orange Health Care Agency to ensure that every student on campus is aware of mental health resources available to them and their families and that Each Mind Matters. Half of us will experience a mental health challenge in our lifetime according to the OC Health Care Agency. On May 10th OC Health Care Agency and BRIDGES placed a temporary green bench in the quad during lunch as part of a statewide campaign to bring attention to mental health and help remove some of the stigma associated with it. They asked students to take a pledge and “Promise to Talk” or “Promise to Listen.” Students who participated received a lime green ribbon and bracelet provided by OC Health, and a resource card with referral information so that they know who to call to receive services.

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-18  |  17 people like this post   |  view on facebook

The Anaheim High School Alumni Association awarded $17,500 in scholarships to 16 graduates for the 2016-17 school year. The student winners are: Kiabeth Verduzco, Francisco Alverez, Angel Martinez, Krystal Padilla, Griselda Paez-Vega, Idalis Camarena, Emily Trejo, Michelle Yep, Isaura Castro, Manual Guerrero, Miriam Lozano, Arriana Santos, Ashley Vergara (Class of ’66 Scholarship), Sandy Zendejas (Jan Domene Scholarship) and Julie Lopez (Dr. Paul Demaree Scholarship). Kimberly Villa (Alumni Breakfast Scholarship). The Class of 1966 donated a $1,000 to the AHSAA for a scholarship and the Alumni Breakfast group donated $500. Thanks for the great support AHSAA Scholarship Committee members, headed by Larry Larsen ‘64, for their hard work and dedication. Thanks to the generosity of AHS alumni, friends and family that has resulted in $25,000 awarded in 2017 to scholarships and to the support clubs, programs, and preservation projects. Here are a few pictures of the 2017 Spirit Award Winners. One photo is at the May Alumni Breakfast with AUHSD Trustee Al Jabbar, U.S. Congressman Lou Correa ('76) and Anaheim City Councilman Steve Faessel.

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-18  |  11 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Congratulations to Anaheim High School's Performing Arts Conservatory students for winning the much-coveted Cappie and Macy Awards nominations: In the "Musicals" category, Ashley Dourado was nominated as Best Comic Actress for her role as Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid. Best male dancer in a musical nominee is Jose Cuevas won a nomination for Best Male Dancer as a Little Mermaid sea creature. Dourado was once again nominated for Best Comic Actress in the "Play" category as the lead in Failure: A Love Story. Anaheim High School Hair and Makeup Team of Juan Munoz, Keylee Rivera, Alejandra Tafoya and Bianca Trujillo won a nomination for the same production. Stephanie Chavez as Ariel in The Little Mermaid is to be congratulated for receiving a "Call Back" for Macy Awards Best Female Actress. The Cappies gives out awards for musicals and plays to students and schools exclusively from Orange County. Winners are invited to perform at the event and go on to the National High School Musical Theater Awards (Jimmy Awards) in New York. The MACY awards (Music and Arts Commendation for Youth annually) honors schools and students from throughout Southern California. Winners are also invited to Jimmy Awards.

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-18  |  15 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Here is an example of the wonderful work our students with disabilities can do given support. This is the Anaheim High School Moderate/Severe (SH) class. Keith McLaughlin the teacher of this class had this to say about Aramark "Thanks for being awesome Aramark!" This is a work experience that was provided to our AUHSD students by a Workability Grant. Here is a short video about the program: https://youtu.be/oyOVikVpz6w

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-18  |  19 people like this post   |  view on facebook

The Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership recognized two club advisers at Brookhurst Junior High for their efforts to engage young people in alcohol and drug-prevention activities. Erika Gangnath and Sandy Loth are co-advisors of Club Live at Brookhurst. The dynamic duo took on Club Live 10 years ago when the previous adviser stepped down. They were concerned there wouldn’t be any clubs for kids to go to and get involved in something positive on campus, so they volunteered to take it on. Today, Brookhurst has the largest Club Live program in the county with more than 50 members. It is clear that Mrs. Gangnath and Mrs. Loth are passionate about Club Live, and they see the difference it makes in their students' lives. The Orange County Friday Night Live Partnership program encourages young people to take the lead on alcohol and drug prevention activities at school and in their communities. Funded by the County of Orange Health Care Agency’s Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Team, the partnership provides support and opportunities to develop skills in the areas of leadership, communication, team building and problem solving.

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-15  |  15 people like this post   |  view on facebook

4th League Championship for Loara High School varsity softball team. Congratulations to Coach Rolph and the girls for all their hard work.

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-15  |  6 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Proud of our students at Loara High School!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-12  |  8 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Lexington Jr. High had a full house during its choir show. Students filled the stage, while family members, friends, and staff came to support the talented singers.

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-12  |  22 people like this post   |  view on facebook

At the 5th Annual OCDE Language Learner Success that was held at The Marconi Automotive Museum, OCDE English Language Arts & Literacy had the opportunity to honor Family and Community Engagement Specialist Carlos Hernandez and Korean Translator Ester Park. Carlos works with both Oxford Academy and Hope School AUHSD while Ester is a translator for the whole district of AUHSD. Both were recognized for their amazing contributions and the support of the AUHSD community. Let's give them a hand for all their hard work!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-12  |  9 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Lexington Jr. High used their creative skills to celebrate their lunch crew. Not all hero's wear capes, some wear aprons! Check out the toppings on their pizza!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-12  |  13 people like this post   |  view on facebook

On Tuesday, May, 9th, during The Broad of Trustees meeting we had a few resolutions adopted. Resolution: Day of the Teacher/ National School Nurse Day -On May 10th both Teachers and School Nurses were celebrated. The AUHSD District recognizes the dedication, hard work, contribution that it takes in preparing our students for success in the future and improve their health. Resolution: Classified School Employee Week -The Board of Trustees recognizes that classified school employees play crucial roles in education. The Board declares May 21, 2017- May 27, 2017, as Classified School Employee Week. Classified employees will be recognized for their valuable services to the schools and students of the Anaheim Union High School District. Resolution: Equity in Arts Learning - The Board recognizes that learning in the arts is widely held to be an important factor in developing 21-century learning skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills. Here are a few photos of the recognition of these resolutions!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-11  |  20 people like this post   |  view on facebook

This past Tuesday, May 9th, at the Board of Trustees meeting the AUHSD Board had the opportunity to honor and recognize some students and donors. It was a full house as family, friends, teachers, and staff members were here to honor these students as well attend the Board Meeting. The following students were recognized: 2016-2017 Student representative to the Board of Trustees and a student ambassador: * Ruthie Mendez from Western High School (Anaheim, California) 2016-2017 AUHSD Student Ambassadors: * Kiabeth Verduzco, Anaheim High School * Maryfer Mendoza, Cypress High School * Ivette Virgen, Gilbert High School * Gabriella Henry, Katella High School * Elise Freij, John F. Kennedy High School (La Palma, California) * Helen Le, Loara High School * Annalia Magallon, Magnolia High School * Rachel Gagnon, Oxford Academy * Karina Villa, Savanna High School Official * Richard Hernandes, Western High School (Anaheim, California) 2016-2017 AUHSD Student Service Foundation: * Danyah Mousa, Cypress High School * Tracy Nguyen, Katella High School * Reiczel Bael, John F. Kennedy High School (La Palma, California) *Alfonso Sanchez, Loara High School * Samantha Cadondon, Loara High School * Trishia Lim, Magnolia High School * Seokmin Oh Oxford Academy * Yoselin Paredes, Savanna High School Official * Abraham Vicente, Western High School (Anaheim, California) Donations: - For donating 10 desktop computers, 10 monitors, 10 keyboards and mouse- valued at $5,200 to Savanna High School Official * Lyoness America, Inc Eagle Scouts of America - Cypress High School * Andy Farmer * Kyle Farmer * Montgomery Jennings * Hieu Alex Nguyen * Lorenzo Ortiz - Oxford Academy * Rahul Nair - John F. Kennedy High School (La Palma, California) * Isaac Kim * John Kim Jr. * Skylar Koska - Western High School (Anaheim, California) * Marc Babcock Girl Scout Gold Award * Natalie Ozawa, Cypress High School Home Builders Committee (HBC) Annual Design/ Build Competiton, -Anaheim High School * Jesus Cortes * Isaac Escobar * Jose Higareda * Salvador Mercado * Christian Ramos * Jeffrey Do * Jobanny Garcia (Foreman) * Peter Lopez * Adrian Perez * Bryan Sierra Culinary Arts Program - Cypress High School * Eleni Karapoulios, Teacher * Ean Ramos * Samantha Hansbury * Kayla Munden * Candice Galindo * Hak Kyu Im * Pana John Ortega * Celeste Ibarra * Christina Mitchell * Jacob Falkenborg * Sierra Jackson * Matt Hunt * Jayvee Suarez * Selena Calderon * Daniel Nguyen * Daniel Munden * Andrew Hedley - Gilbert High School * Jason Jassman, Teacher * Jaelynn Hubbard * Janaeya Jefferson * Angel Avalos * Andrew Orduno * Thomas Hansen * Paula Espino * Kevin Ortega * Darius Carr * Hope Corrales * Carlos Gomez * Yasmedi Guillen * Keith Magee * Elvis Salman - Katella High School * Stacy Izabal, Teacher * Josue Pineda * Leslie Martinez - John F. Kennedy High School (La Palma, California) * Mary Cronin, Teacher * Damon Berry * Rachel Pereira * Wael (Sammy) Alsadi * Jacob Marcroft * Kandy Diaz * Deanna Hajjar * Sandra Lacuesta - Savanna High School Official * Bob Moonswami, Teacher * Anthony Lopez * Virginia Lopez * Tiffany Sosa * Valeria Pinto * Sharon Cureno - Western High School (Anaheim, California) * Sarah Zepeda, Teacher * Ryan Anthony * Andrew Salas * Irene Tec- Ek * Kathy Zelaya * Salamah Khreiwesh

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-11  |  18 people like this post   |  view on facebook

A shout out goes to three AUHSD staff members who were recognized for their dedication to supporting students with disabilities. The three were nominated by AUHSD staff to receive the honor from the Greater Anaheim Special Education Local Plan Area (GASELPA). Jane Kraemer is the nurse at several campuses, supporting students with medical needs. Thomas Duarte is a math co-teacher at Anaheim High School, whose goal it is to make sure every student understands what he is teaching, and is successful. John "Steve" Stuesser is an instructional aide at Loara High School. He supports both general education and special education students, helping all to be successful. Let's give these wonderful advocates a hand!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-11  |  25 people like this post   |  view on facebook

This morning we received some great news about one of our Orangeview Panther Pride student who received a $10,000 scholarship. Grace Karanick, an AVID 8th-grade student was selected out of 60 Orangeview AVID 8th-grade students to be recognized as the AVID Standout of the Year. Once selected, she had to go through an application process where she was required to write a personal narrative, highlight her academic achievement, community service experience, leadership opportunities, and acquire teacher recommendation letters. From there, her application packet was sent to OCDE English Language Arts & Literacy where they processed 61 student packages that were submitted by other schools that recognized their own AVID Standouts. Only a select small number of students were chosen to be interviewed. Orangeview received notice that Grace was chosen to move onto the next round of this process and interview for the opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship. Up until her interview, Grace worked constantly on developing the skills necessary to interview in front of a panel and be comfortable and confident in herself and her abilities. She went through numerous mock interviews with Orangeview staff, family, and members of the board of the Savannah School District to help prepare for the opportunity. She went into her interview with the confidence and preparation needed for success. Last night, Orangeview was invited to be a part of the AVID Standout Awards Ceremony at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. At this time, 61 middle school students were awarded medals and HP laptops that were donated by the Angels Baseball Foundation. At the end of announcing the awards, members of the OCDE highlighted the 8 students that stood out among the rest to award a $10,000 scholarship. Orangeview's very own Grace Karanick was one of the eight students selected for this amazing opportunity. Orangeview was over the moon with pride and excitement!! Help us in congratulating this wonderful young lady!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-09  |  15 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Orange County Register highlighted AUHSD's Student Film Festival in it latest Varsity Arts article. Once again let give a hand to all AUHSD students who participated. Let's give a big thank you to all the staff who made it all possible. Here is a link to the featured article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/04/ovations-anaheim-union-hsd-student-film-festival/

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-09  |  18 people like this post   |  view on facebook

We love seeing the dedication that all AUHSD staff members put towards students. From our Principals to our lunch ladies every contribution helps the success of our students. We recently had the privilege of honoring Teri Alvarez as the winner of the "I Love My Lunch Lady Contest"! This contest is sponsored by the Southern California School Nutrition Association. School lunch heroes throughout the state can be nominated for the award by a principal, teacher or a parent who is representing students. Paul Villalobos, a teacher at Anaheim High School, and his students nominated Teri after recognizing the amazing changes she's made, in a short time, at their school. Anaheim High School staff had this to say about her: "Like Teri, we recognized all of the changes and improvements made at Anaheim HS are a team effort. Her amazing staff worked with her to answer one question: 'What's best for the children?'" Please join me in congratulating Teri as the 2017 winner of the I Love My Lunch Lady Contest! Here is a video of Teri being recognized and receiving a $500 check for from Southern California School Nutrition Association.

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-09  |  25 people like this post   |  view on facebook

We are so proud of these young men from Katella High School. They brought home 1st place after competing at Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine building exhibition at the 2017 Edelbrock Car Show this past Saturday in Torrance, California. Next stop for these young men is at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Please join us in congratulating them!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-05  |  25 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Last but not least we have Oxford Academy. Oxford has reached so many tremendous achievements this year. They were recognized as a 2017 Gold Ribbon school but were also awarded a Gold Medal by U.S. News and World Report for their position as the #2 school in the state of California. In Oxford Gold Medal review they reached target areas in the following: * Closing the Achievement Gap * Education Support * Parent, Family, and Community Involvement * Professional Development * Use of Technology The Strategies they used in the Model Program/Practice are the following: * School Climate * Small Learning Communities * Parent Involvement * Data- Driven Decision Making * Social/Emotional/Behavioral Support * Professional Development Oxfords Model Program/Practice was to have Lesson Design Specialist (LDS) focused on creating Reflective Learning Walks (RLW) that helped English Language Learning students. By encompassing different models, they were able to create four instructional categories and “I” Statements: 1. Lesson’s objectives for the day- particularly, in Content and in Language Development for all students. 2. Relevance-the lesson’s building background, comprehensible input, scaffolding strategies and intentional activities and how those make content relevant to students. 3. Rigor-focused on Bloom’s Taxonomy particularly practice/application. 4. Checking for understanding- types of intentional formative assessments during a lesson to guide students and teachers to modify, adjust or advance with instruction. “I” Statements- the participant’s personal commitments to challenge growth for their instructional practices. Oxford Academy mission is to prepare students to be ethically and academically focused for entrance into college/university. This mission has helped them reach the following achievements: * Graduation rate 100% for the Class of 2016 * 99% of Class of 2016 planned to enroll in college * Class of 2016 received $2.2 million in scholarships * 93% of Class of 2016 earned the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma * 70 members of the Class of 2016 earned California Seal of Biliteracy * 38% of students in Career Technical Education classes including Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) programs. Congratulations Oxford Academy for all your hard work to help our students!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-05  |  25 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Today Cypress High School takes center stage as we recognize them for all their hard work and dedication to students. In their 2017 California Gold Ribbon School review Cypress reached some great target areas in the following: * Chronic Absenteeism and Dropout Prevention * Closing the Achievement Gap * Education Support * Parent, Family, and Community Involvement Cypress uses the following implementations in the Model Program/ Practice by using the following strategies: * School Climate * Parent Involvement * Data- Driven Decision Making * Health Support * Social/Emotional/ Behavioral Support * Professional Development The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) played a big role in its school plans. Faculty and staff input helped create a Behavioral Management Flowchart that function as a quick reference guide to identify and address problems in a timely and efficient manner. The mission of Cypress High School is to foster a safe, positive learning environment that enables students to achieve their potential in an atmosphere that promotes responsible citizenship and an appreciation of individual differences. The climate of the Cypress High School community is founded upon academic excellence and high expectations. It is through this mission that helped Cypress High School reach the following achievements: * Graduation rate of 99% for the Class of 2016 * 96% of Class of 2016 planned to enroll in college * Class of 2016 received $2.2 million in Scholarships * 216 members of the Class of 2016 earned California Seal of Biliteracy * One-third of students in Career Technical Education classes, including Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) programs * 2016 Platinum Level recipient for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) * Recipient of the 2017 Silver Medal Award by U.S. News and World Report in Best High Schools in The State of California. Let's give them a hand! Way to go Cypress High School!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-05  |  19 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Last night, Thursday, May 4th, 2017, South Junior High School - AUHSD School was awarded the Distinguished Bridges School Award by OC Human Relations for taking steps in fostering a positive school climate. South Jr. High had this to say: "We were recognized for our strong Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program along with some of our Civic Learning Events. We could not have received this distinction without the entire staff working to foster a positive and safe climate, implementing PBIS, and engaging with students in Civic Learning Activities." Let give South JHS a big hand for all of their hard work and effort in supporting our students. Here are few links to the Awards Video for South Junior High School and the acceptance speech by South students. https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v%3D3g9YcsnAQ6Q%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&sa=D&ust=1494004772622000&usg=AFQjCNFhoY_bmNG0FojZnwSIsaAl28nE6Q https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.ochumanrelationsawards.org/south-jr-high-school-2017/&sa=D&ust=1494004772623000&usg=AFQjCNElM0RZn6SWKU_Ednkmr3b0mBq1nA

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-04  |  22 people like this post   |  view on facebook

The fighting Irish have the spotlight today as we continue to highlight AUHSD 2017 Gold Ribbon schools. In the 2017 Gold Ribbon School Reviews John F. Kennedy High School, Home of the Fighting Irish reached some great target in the following areas: * College and career readiness * Offers rigorous courses in HP/AP/IB * Multi-tiered systems of support * Parent, family, and community engagement * Use of technology * Professional development * Senior capstone project Kennedy operates on a Multi- Tiered System that focuses on: * Academic * Behavioral * Socioemotional Kennedys MTSS works in multiple tiers that address the needs of the students. Tier I The universal level, addresses systems that affect 100% of the student body. Tier II Designed to address small groups of students who exhibit similar needs, representing roughly 20% of the student body. Here an effort is made to answer the question, “Why aren’t these students experiencing success?” Tier III Focuses on the individual student, consisting of roughly 5% of the student body, where solutions are individualized to directly address the needs of that student in an effort to continue to clarify the question of why they aren’t experiencing success. It is addressing these areas that have produced the following results: * Graduation rate of 97% for the Class of 2016 * 96% of Class of 2016 planned to enroll in college * Class of 2016 received $454,000 in scholarships * 165 members of the Class of 2016 earned California Seal of Biliteracy * One-fourth of students in Career Technical Education classes, including Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) programs. * Recipient of the 2017 Silver Medal Award by U.S. News and World Report in Best High Schools in the State of California. Let's congratulate them for all their hard work!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-03  |  25 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Today we continue to celebrate our 2017 Gold Ribbon Schools. Lexington Jr. High gets the spotlight today as we celebrate their hard work and achievements. In the 2017 Gold Ribbon School Review Lexington reach some great target areas in the following: * Education Supports * Parent, Family, and Community Involvement * Professional Development * Use of Technology * Chronic Absenteeism and Dropout Prevention Some of the strategies that Lexington uses to implement the Model Program/Practices are: * School Climate * Small Learning Communities * Parent Involvement * Data-Driven Decision Making * Social/Emotional/Behavioral Support * Professional Development A few additional Lexington highlights are: * 100% of students are in visual and performing arts classes * 96% of 8th graders plan to enroll in college * 2016 Platinum Level recipient for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Congratulations Lexington!

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-03  |  25 people like this post   |  view on facebook

Over 200 students participated in AUHSD Film Festival by submitting their videos. Here are the finalists of 2017 AUHSD Student Film Festival: **BEST SHORT FILM** “Moonlight Rises” by Dhruv Patel John F. Kennedy High School (La Palma, California) **BEST DOCUMENTARY (TIE)** “Kinect” by Ankita Dhingra, Binh Mai, Hadeel Al-Baghdadi, Kristine Almonte, Lara Matty, and My-Ha Bui Western High School (Anaheim, California) and... “Us” by Diana Romero and Dulce Torre Katella High School **BEST MUSIC VIDEO** “Home” by Katherine Romero Katella High School **BEST ANIMATED FILM** “A Turtle’s Life” by Vanessa Baldwin, Chloe Gulbe, Clio Gulbe, Tony Kang Cypress High School **BEST PSA** “By the Marquee” by Daniel Lara and Zion Park (Cypress High School) **BEST COMMERCIAL** “ASB Intro” by Justin Chao (Oxford Academy) ** Best Editing ** "Home" Katherine Romero (Katella HS) ** Best Visual Effects ** "Saving the Earth" Matthew Ruiz Lexington Jr. High ** Best Actress ** "Out of Focus" Emma Castro John F. Kennedy High School, Home of the Fighting Irish ** Best Score ** "By the Marquee" Zion Park (Cypress HS) ** Best Director ** "Saving the Earth" Mathew Ruiz (Lexington) Also nominated for Best Short Film ** Best Cinematography ** "Out of Focus" Devyn Claure and Mirinda Sangtongaroonkul (Kennedy) Also nominated for Best Short Film ** Best Screenplay ** "Moonlight Rises" Dhruv Patel (Kennedy) Also nominated for Best Short Film ** Best Actor ** "The Fall" David Esparza (Katella) Also nominated for Best Short Film For your viewing pleasure here is a playlist of all the winning videos. Congratulations AUHSD Students! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrkAHw3-2tpPRZMDduxtUVEJKtGND_prg

 

 

 

 

 
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2017-05-02  |  25 people like this post   |  view on facebook

As we have shared with you earlier, five of our AUHSD campuses were named as 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools. AUHSD had the most campuses awarded in Orange County. In honor of this great achievement, we will be highlighting one of the five schools per day. We first start off with Western High School (Anaheim, California) During the Golden Ribbon Review Western hit some great target areas, including: * Chronic Absenteeism and Dropout Prevention * Closing the Achievement Gap * Educational Supports * Professional Development Some of the strategies that Western uses to implement the Model Program/Practice are: * School Climate * Data- Driven Decisions Marking * Social/Emotional/Behavioral Support * Professional Development Western also focuses on at-risk students (academic, social, emotional, behavioral, or health.) Western was also cited as being a Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School. A Title 1 school is a school with a high number or a high percentage of children that come from a low-income background. A few additional facts: * Class of 2016 received $2.9 million in scholarships * Last year nearly half of its students were in visual and performing art classes. * Nearly half of students are in Career Technical Education classes including, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) programs.