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2016-2017 Highlights from Superintendent Matsuda

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As we get set to graduate nearly 5,000 members of the Class of 2017, I would like to take a moment to reflect upon our District’s collective accomplishments during the 2016-2017 school year.

Last month, five AUHSD campuses joined the eight campuses already honored as California Gold Ribbon Schools. Honorees are Anaheim, Cypress, Kennedy, Savanna, Loara, and Western high schools, Oxford Academy (7-12), and Brookhurst, Dale, Lexington, South, Sycamore, and Walker junior high schools. With 13 of 18 schools earning the state Gold Ribbon, AUHSD now leads the county in total junior and senior high awards.

Additionally, 14 AUHSD campuses earned statewide accolades for their Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs, which aim to improve student behavior and make school safer. PBIS honors went to Brookhurst, Dale, Lexington, and Walker junior highs schools, Oxford Academy, plus Anaheim, Cypress, ​Katella, Kennedy, Loara, Magnolia, Savanna, Western, and Gilbert high schools. Gilbert also earned “Model Continuation High School” status from the state of California..... Read Complete Message

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SUMMER REGISTRATION DATES 2017-18

HIGH SCHOOLS

9th

10th

11th

12th

Make Up

Anaheim

July 28 A-L 8-10 am M-Z 1-3pm

July 27 A-L 8-10 am M-Z 1- 3pm

July 26 A-L 8-10 am M-Z 1- 3pm

July 25 A-L 8-10 am M-Z 1- 3pm

First Day of School Aug 9

Cypress

July 26 A-D 8:00-9:00am
E-H 9:00-10:00am
I-K 10:00-11:00am
L-O 12:30-1:30pm
P-S 1:30-2:00pm
T-Z 2:00-2:30pm

July 25 A-E 8:00-9:00am
F-K 9:00-10:00am
L-Q 12:30-1:30pm
R-Z 1:30-2:30pm

July 27 A-E8:00-9:00am
F-K 9:00-10:00am
L-Q 12:30-1:30pm
R-Z 1:30-2:30pm

July 28 A-E 8:00-9:00am
F-K 9:00-10:00am
L-Q 12:30-1:30pm
R-Z 1:30-2:30pm

First Day of School Aug 9

Katella

July 25 A-N 8-10:30 am O-Z 12:30-3pm

July 26 7:45am-11:30am

July 27 7:45am-11:30am

July 28 7:45am-11:30am

July 27 7:45am-11:30am

Kennedy

July 28 7:30am-1:30pm

July 27 7:30am-1:30pm

July 26 7:30am-1:30pm

July 25 7:30am-3:00pm

August 3 7:30-10:30am

Loara

July 27 7:30am-12pm

July 26 7:30am-12pm

July 25 7:30am-12pm

TBD

July 28 7:30am-12pm

Magnolia

July 27 A-E 8:00-9:00
F-L 9:00-10:00
M-R 10:00-11:00
S-Z 11:00-12:00

July 26 A-E 8:00-9:00
F-L 9:00-10:00
M-R 10:00-11:00
S-Z 11:00-12:00

July 25 A-E 8:00-9:00
F-L 9:00-10:00
M-R 10:00-11:00
S-Z 11:00-12:00

July 24 A-E 8:00-9:00
F-L 9:00-10:00
M-R 10:00-11:00
S-Z 11:00-12:00

July 28 A-E 8:00-9:00
F-L 9:00-10:00
M-R 10:00-11:00
S-Z 11:00-12:00

Oxford

July 27 A-L 12:30-1:30 pm M-Z 1:30-3 pm

July 27 A-L 8:30-9:30 am M-Z 9:30-10:30 am

July 26 A-L 8:30-9:30 am M-Z 9:30-10:30 am

July 25 A-N 8-9:30 am O-Z 9:30-10:30 am

July 28 8:30-10:30am

Savanna

July 27 12-3:45 pm July 28 7:45-11:30 am

July 26 7:45-11:30 am

July 25 7:45-11:30 am

(all days)

First Day of School Aug 9

Western

July 24 A-L 8-11 am, 1-3 pm July 25 M-Z 8-11 am, 1-3 pm

July 25 8-11 am, 1-3 pm

July 26 8-11 am, 1-3 pm

July 27 8-11 am, 1-3 pm

First Day of School Aug 9

Gilbert

N/A

July 24- A-L (all grades) 8-12 pm

July 25 A-L (all grades) 8-12 pm

July 26 M-Z July27 M-Z (all grades) 8-12 pm

July31 Aug 1 8-12 pm Evening Sessions July 26 and August 2 from 5 to 7:30 pm

Polaris Independent Studies

 

July 24- Aug 4 M-F Phase 2 Registration 8-12 pm All Grades

July 24- Aug 4 M-F Phase 2 Registration 8-12 pm All Grades

July 24- Aug 4 M-F Phase 2 Registration 8-12 pm All Grades

July 24- Aug 4 M-F Phase 2 Registration 8-12 pm All Grades

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JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS 7th 8th no header Make Up no header

Ball*

July 25 *7th & 8th* A-H 8-11:30 am

July 26 *7th & 8th* I-O 8-11:30 am

July 27 *7th & 8th* P-Z 8-11:30 am

July 28 8-11:30 am

 

Brookhurst

July 25 7th A-L 8-11:30 am July 26 7th M-Z 8-11:30 am

July 27 8th A-L 8-11:30 am July 28 7th M-Z 8-11:30 am

 

July 31 8-11:30

 

Dale

July 25 7th A-F 8-10 am 7th G-L 10-12 pm July 26 7th M-R 8-10 am 7th S-Z 10-12 pm

July 27 8th A-L 8-10 am 8th M-Z 10-12 pm

 

July 28

 

Lexington

July 31 7th T-Z 8:00-9:00
P-S 9:00-10:00
K-O 10:00-11:00
C-J 11:00-12:00
A-B 12-12:30pm

July 28 8th T-Z 8:00-9:00
P-S 9:00-10:00
K-O 10:00-11:00
C-J 11:00-12:00
A-B 12-12:30pm

 

 

 

Orangeview

July 27 7th A-L 8-11 am July 28 7th M-Z 8-11 am

July 31 8th A-L 8-11 am Aug 1 8th M-Z 8-11 am

 

Aug 2 8-11:30 am 1- 3pm

 

South

July 27 7th A-L 8-12 pm July 28 7th M-Z 8-12 pm

July 25 8th A-L 8-12 pm July 26 8th M-Z 8-12 pm

 

July 31 8-11 am Aug 1 8-11 am

 

Sycamore

July 25 7th A-L 8-1 pm July 26 7th M-Z 8-1 pm

July 27 8-1 pm

 

First Day of School Aug 9

 

Walker*

July 26 *7th & 8th* A-C 8-10:00 am
D-G 10-11:30 am

July 27 *7th & 8th* H-L 8-10:00 am
M-O 10-11:30 am

July 28 *7th & 8th* N-S 8-10:00 am
T-Z 10-11:30 am

First Day of School Aug 9

 

Oxford

July 25 7th A-L 12:30-1:30 pm 7th M-Z 1:30-3 pm

July 26 8th A-L 12:30-1:30 pm 7th M-Z 1:30-3 pm

 

July 28 8:30-10:30 am

 

*7th and 8th processed on the same date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date: Thursday, Dec 07, 2017
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AUHSD to Start 2016-2017 School Year With New CBO, Principals

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

__________________________                            

 

June 17, 2016      

 

Contact: Pat Karlak

Public Information Officer

Phone: (714) 999-5662

Email: Karlak_p@auhsd.us

                                                                       

AUHSD to Start 2016-2017 School Year With New CBO, Principals

 

ANAHEIM—The Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the hiring of four top leaders who will head up business operations for the District and serve as principals at three campuses.

 

The new assistant superintendent of business services is Jennifer Root. Mrs. Root is taking over for Dianne Poore, who is retiring after almost 33 years in the District. Loara High School’s new principal is Katrina Callaway, formerly an administrator at Santa Ana Unified School District. Leading Dale Junior High School is Lorena Moreno, formerly a principal at a Long Beach Unified middle school. And, at Hope School, Louie LeMonnier moves from serving as interim principal to principal.

 

The rigorous process for selecting the new leaders includes advertising internally and externally for candidates, as well as formally interviewing staff and parents to determine what qualities they view as important. Board President Annemarie Randle-Trejo said she was confident that the selection process, which took into consideration not only the technical skills of the candidates, but also their interpersonal skills and educational philosophy, yielded the best possible outcome.

 

“It’s very important that our leaders are philosophically aligned with where we are going as a District,” Ms. Randle-Trejo said. “Thanks to our superintendent, the AUHSD is making a name for itself as a destination District and we are able to hire and retain great employees as a result.” 

Mrs. Root comes to the AUHSD after serving as chief business officer (CBO) in the Covina-Valley Unified School District. While there, she monitored the budget, implemented a $129 million school bond, was a member of the district’s negotiating team, and oversaw the following departments: fiscal services, purchasing and warehouse, nutrition services, and maintenance, operations, transportation, and facilities. 

Mrs. Root has worked in public education for more than two decades. She taught at the elementary and middle school levels before beginning her administrative career and serving as an assistant principal and elementary school principal for more than a decade. She came back to the Covina-Valley school district as director of student services, before she moved into the CBO role. 

Mrs. Root earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside, and two master’s degrees from Azusa Pacifica University, in language development and in school administration. She went on to complete the School Business Management Certification Program at the University of Southern California and is scheduled to complete her doctorate in organizational change and leadership in 2017. She also received her Chief Business Officer Certification from the California Association of School Business Officials. 

The newly appointed leaders know expectations surrounding their performance are high, given the level of competition for the jobs. 

“This whole selection process has been very humbling,” Mrs. Root said. “I know I am following some very big shoes. I’m looking forward to learning more about the District. I plan on being here a long time.”

John Gray, president of School Services of California Inc., which consults with districts on fiscal matters, endorsed AUHSD’s selection of Mrs. Root.

“I know Jennifer as a woman of the highest integrity, with the attitude, energy, motivation, and confidence necessary to be successful in Anaheim,” Mr. Gray said. “She is very effective at working with employees and managers with very diverse interests and ideas, from both the business and instructional divisions of a school district.” 

Superintendent Matsuda said Mr. Gray was among a chorus of voices supporting the appointment of Mrs. Root.

 

“Mrs. Root has a reputation for accessibility, transparency, ethical behavior, and knowledge of industry best practices,” he said. “She will take great care in continuing to ensure that the Board’s fiduciary duty to our taxpayers is met.” 

Meanwhile, after serving as a private school teacher for five years, Ms. Callaway started her 22-year career in public education as a social science teacher and ASB adviser at Saddleback High School in Santa Ana. From there, she worked as director of student activities at Segerstrom High School and then as an assistant principal at both Segerstrom and Century high schools. 

Ms. Callaway received her bachelor’s degree in history/political science from Vanguard University and her master’s in educational administration from National University.

 

“I’m looking forward to working with all of you to serve Loara’s students and staff and to continue supporting some of the amazing programs that are already in place,” Ms. Callaway said.

 

Ms. Moreno began her career in education as a teacher in a two-way bilingual immersion program in Cambridge, MA. At Long Beach Unified, she helped develop curriculum, train teachers, and oversee a grant that supported the two-way bilingual immersion program; was a reading specialist; worked as a program specialist to improve the academic success of English language learners; served as assistant principal of Washington Middle School; and as principal of Lindsey Middle School.

 

Ms. Moreno, whose three daughters attend AUHSD schools, with a fourth daughter poised to become an AUHSD student in the fall, received her bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA, and her master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

 

“I am so thankful for the opportunity,” Ms. Moreno said. “I’m excited to become a part of the family at AUHSD, and to build a seamless pathway between Dale Junior High School and Magnolia High School.”

 

Meanwhile, Mr. LeMonnier has spent his entire career at Hope School, where he will now lead the campus as its principal. He began in 2003 as a vocational and life skills teacher, and was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2010. The following year, Mr. LeMonnier participated in the AUHSD Leadership Institute for aspiring administrators. He then served as Hope’s assistant principal before moving into the interim principal role last year.

 

Mr. LeMonnier has a bachelor’s degree in child and adolescent development with a special education specialization, from California State University, Fullerton, and his master’s in special education from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

 

He said he is eager to “continue working hard and being part of this amazing, innovative school district.”

 

2015 U.S. News “Best High School” Bronze

Anaheim Union High School District is proud to have our schools recognized as 2015 U.S. News “Best High School” Bronze Medalist (listed below). Please visit individual school for detail.

Best High School Bronze 2015

2015 U.S. News “Best High School” Silver

Anaheim Union High School District is proud to have our schools recognized as 2015 U.S. News “Best High School” Silver Medalist (listed below). Please visit individual school for detail.

Best High School Silver 2015

2015 U.S. News “Best High School” Gold

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California Distinguished Schools

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California Distinguished School Awards

California Gold Ribbon Schools

Anaheim Union High School District is proud to have our schools recognized as California Gold Ribbon Schools (listed below). ​Gold Ribbon awardees that are also Title I schools were also recognized as Academic Achieving Schools*.​ Western High School received this honor. ​Please visit individual school for detail.

California Gold Ribbon School Awards

P21 Exemplar Schools

Anaheim Union High School District is proud to have our schools recognized as P21 Exemplar Schools (listed below). Please visit individual school for detail.

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