AV District News
April 21, 2022
Knight High School Performs at Carnegie Hall
KHS Chamber Singers had the opportunity to travel to New York over Spring Break and perform in Carnegie Hall - one of the world's most famous concert halls. The last time KHS went to Carnegie Hall was in 2010 and sang with 15 other choirs. This year, because of their achievements, the students had the opportunity to be a featured choir, performing music on their own. We concluded our concert with a world premiere piece. We also worked with Dr. Jace Saplan from the University of Hawaii; Josh Habermann, director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus; Renown choral composer, Z. Randall Stroope; and Broadway Star, Dave Brown. The students will never forget this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Team 399 Eagle Robotics competed at the Aerospace Valley Regional at Eastside High School earlier this month. This was their second of two regional competitions for this season, and the last chance to qualify for World Championships in Houston Texas.
Team 399’s robot finished in the top 10. They were the first-round pick on the 6th seeded alliance and made it to the semi-final playoffs. The programming team really excelled at all aspects of the competition, thanks in large part to our strong partnership between Engineering and Computer Science at Lancaster High.
For the 5th consecutive year, Eagle Robotics were a Chairman's Award winner, the highest honor in FIRST Robotics. Chairman's recognizes a team's contribution to their community and transforming culture over a sustained period of time. Please watch our Chairman's video!
Highland High School Public Service Academy Career Day
The Highland High School Public Service Academy is committed to exposing students to different careers in the legal practices and public safety pathways. The Public Service Academy Career Day event provides our students with an awesome career and college readiness opportunity. The purpose of this annual event is to motivate students by working closely with the community and our industry partners to help improve their educational outcomes. The participants brought their vehicles, equipment, gear, horses, dogs, props, photos, and more to engage students’ interest and give them a better understanding of various career fields. Check out the photos from this year’s event!
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Distracted driving takes the lives of about 4000 teens every year. In order to avoid distracted driving, it's important to know what distracted driving really means. Most teens restrict their idea of distracted driving to digital devices, but in actuality, distractions are everywhere. Stay visually, cognitively, manually, and auditorily aware. Stay safe.
Graphic by a local senior student, Nhaya Jimenez (ImpactTeenDrivers.org)(CreateRealImpact.com)"
Migrant Education Participates in Cesar Chavez Essay
The AV Migrant Education Consortium students participated in the Cesar Chavez Essay contest and took home 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! They were celebrated last night, April 20th, at the Palmdale City Council Meeting.
1st place - Pamela Francisco (Spanish Essay)
2nd place - Viviana Bartoli
3rd place - Jasmin Erazo Esteban
EHS Band & Colorguard Compete in National Showcase
The EHS Performing Arts Band and Colorguard competed in a national showcase in Honolulu, Hawaii. EHS swept all of its divisions winning 6 first-place trophies. The students enjoyed the culture of the Hawaiian Islands and were recognized as one of the top-performing schools in the competition.
R. Rex Parris Students Perform for the Palmdale City Council
In honor of National Poetry Month, students from R. Rex Parris High School read their Slam Poetry at the Palmdale City Council Meeting. The performance was both powerful and amazing!
COVID Tests Available
COVID tests are available at all District school sites. You can pick up a test by visiting the main office of your student’s school.