ALPINE UNION THE DESTINATION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF EAST COUNTY!
ALPINE COMMUNITY FORUMS
SCHOOL OPTIONS BEING CONSIDERED
JMMS SOLAR SPRINT - TOP 6 IN THE NATION!
Last year JMMS sent a team of engineering/robotics students to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the Jr. Solar Sprint. At the end of the competition, our students placed 14th in the racing part of the event.
Well, overall scores were finally posted and it turns out that our scores for display, notebook, car design put our students in 6th place. There was an error in the judges' scoring and the scores were reassessed.
Congratulations to our JMMS students for placing in the top 6 in the nation in the Jr. Solar Sprint!
ZERO THE HERO FLIES INTO CREEKSIDE
Zero the Hero made a special appearance at Creekside to help our Kindergarteners celebrate the 100th day of school. Students each brought 100 items to count and use in lessons throughout the day. As always, it was an amazing time for Zero the Hero to learn alongside our students.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JANELL NASH, PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Our very own Janell Nash has been selected as our East County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Service Award recipient. This prestigious award is given to individuals who have been nominated by school district representatives and selected by a SELPA-wide review committee.
Janell's achievement will be celebrated at the CAC Awards Dinner on March 11, 2019, at 6:00 pm at the La Mesa Community Center. We are very proud of Janell!
JMMS SAFETY UPDATE
The security fencing at JMMS is complete. The fencing and security cameras that have been installed are part of our focus on increasing the safety and security of the JMMS campus.
AUSD TEACHERS OF THE YEAR
AES - Chris Morales
BOES - Katy Andersen
CELC - Jessica Flowers
JMMS - Michelle McIntyre
SHES - Erica Lyle
AUSD CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR
We are thrilled to recognize our Classified Employees of the Year. Congratulations staff!
AES - Michelle McManis
BOES - Allison Haseleu
CELC - Barbara DeVaux
JMMS - Laura Garbani
SHES - Karla Johnson
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
Beginning this month, our teachers will be piloting a new science curriculum. This curriculum will focus on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
The NGSS curriculum is designed to help students develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem-solving, and flexibility—that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.
ALPINE EDUCATION WHEEL OF EXPERTS RECOGNITION
We are lucky to have instructors from the Alpine Education Foundation that help supplement our enrichment programs in AUSD. Those instructors were recognized for their dedication at the February 13th Board meeting. Please read their bios below to get to know them.
Loretta Bagge, mother of three, Special Education Instructional Aide for the Alpine Union School District the past 6 years. School and Art volunteer for AUSD for 13 years, Art Docent Coordinator Leader for 7 years, Leader In Me Group Leader for 3 years. Prior background as Assistant Superintendent and Construction Coordinator for Quality Plastics and REI for 15 years.
Ashlee Rodgers, an instructor with the Alpine Education Foundation. Bachelors Degree in Leadership from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma City with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She has a background in early childhood education, music, leadership development, and graphic design. Ashlee is married with an 18-month-old son and runs her own design business on the side.
Laura Ruival, Coding and Robotics instructor for the Wheel of Experts program. Laura graduated from UCSD with a Bachelors degree in Communication. She has 15 years of software engineering experience. Her mission is to make coding accessible to everyone. Laura enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her husband and two children.
Allison Haseleu, Instructional Aide at Boulder Oaks Elementary School. Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and Health from Point Loma Nazarene University. Background in Early Childhood Education, Child Psychology and Development, Sciences, and Gardening. Allison has lived in Alpine all her life and loves spending time outdoors with her two dogs.
Stacey Vielma, Vice President of the San Diego Natural History Museum Canyoneer naturalist hiking program. Background in automotive technology and computer science. Currently teaching outdoor science and nature appreciation with various organizations across San Diego County.
Sarah Williams, TK music/piano instructor at Creekside Early Learning Center. Bachelor’s degree from UCLA, Master’s from the University of Westminster in London. Sarah studied piano through high school and played the violin for the San Diego Youth Symphony for several years. In addition to a career in tourism marketing, she has worked as an accompanist, piano teacher, and early childhood instructor. She currently works as a Teaching Artist and is also the Early Childhood Music Coordinator at SDYS, responsible for their CHIMES (Childhood Introduction to Musical Education, with Smiles) program. She is married with two boys ages 5 and 7.
Kimm Smith, instructor for the Wheel of Experts Program through the Alpine Education Foundation. Background in Hospital Administration and Nursing. Three years of Special Education Instructional Aide. Ten years of volunteer service as an Elementary art docent and mother of 6 amazing kids.
Gale Harding, STEAM Instructor, Alpine Education Foundation. Gale received a BS degree in Biology (Cellular and Molecular) from San Diego State University. After graduation, she continued studying and performing research at SDSU, leading to co-authorship of two scientific publications. She taught Microbiology lab and General Biology lab courses. A great day for Gale would include spending time with her daughter, playing with the dogs, crocheting, and seeing live music.
Allyson Kermath, Wheel of Experts instructor and self-confessed science geek. She has a background in landscape design and installation, HVAC, construction, property management, and floral design. Allyson is married with 13-year-old twin girls. In her spare time, she cares for her organic orchard and garden, as well as volunteering for local schools and community-based education.
Special thanks to AEF for making this all possible.
FARMER'S MARKET @ BOES
Special thanks goes out to Bob Ring and Barons Market for once again sponsoring the Farmer's Market at Boulder Oaks. BOES and Barons both support good eating habits and use this opportunity to share in the knowledge of healthy eating through fruits and vegetables. Students also learned the value of a dollar as they used money allotted to them to purchase items at different costs. Barons Farmer's Market are always fabulous events!
5TH GRADERS VISIT JMMS
On Thursday, 5th graders from AES, BOES, and SHES came to tour the campus of JMMS. 5th graders were greeted by JMMS students and entered through a Dustdevil tunnel! Some of the highlights of the day were the slushies and running on the track.
EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAM
You can recognize and celebrate AUSD staff! Our #TEAM AUSD and Everyday Heroes Recognition Programs recognize the valuable contributions of District employees to our students, schools, and community. You can recognize and submit a nomination form from our District website. Click here to recognize a staff member.
AUSD EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION
AUSD JOB OPPORTUNIES
Are you interested in part or full time work? Please see the following link for current vacancies in AUSD.
Student Supervisor / Boulder Oaks Elementary School
Instructional Aide, Special Education / Creekside Early Learning Center - Repost
Child Nutrition Assistant / Creekside Early Learning Center - Repost
Child Nutrition Assistant /Alpine Elementary School - Repost
English Language Learner Specialist / Boulder Oaks Elementary School - Repost
Student Supervisor /Joan MacQueen Middle School - Repost
Bus Driver / Transportation - Repost
KEY DATES AND HAPPENINGS AT OUR SCHOOLS!
2-23 JMMS Band-Performance at San Diego Gulls Hockey Game
2-25 to 3-1 CELC Dr. Seuss Week
2-25 College Spirit Day
2-25 Parent Open Forum @ AES
2-26 SHES Children's Nature Retreat
2-26 AES PTA Mtg
2-26 Parent Open Forum @ SHES
2-27 AES McTeacher Night
2-27 AUSD Dine Out - Vinny Pizza
2-28 BOES Field Trip - 3rd Gr. Children's Nature Retreat
2-28 JMMS Incoming 6th grade Parent and Student Orientation
2-28 AES Walkin' & Rockin' to the Music
3-1 AES Leadership Day
3-1 JMMS Hat Day
3-1 SHES PTA Mtg
3-1 JMMS Lunch on the Lawn
3-1 BOES Spirit Assemblies
3-1 SHES Mad Science Afterschool Program
3-4 College Spirit Day
3-4 SHES BIOMES- First Grade Play
3-5 Parent Open Forum @ JMMS
3-6 AES Twin Dress Up Day
3-6 Teacher Collaboration Day - Early Release
3-6 BOES Love for Luke Day
3-6 JMMS Basketball Game - JMMS at Montgomery Middle
3-6 Parent Open Forum @ CELC
3-7 JMMS Basketball Game - JMMS at Cajon Valley Middle
3-7 Parent Open Forum @ BOES
3-8 JMMS Hat Day
3-8 JMMS Workability Field Trip
3-8 JMMS Lunch on the Lawn
3-8 CELC Spirit Awards
3-8 SHES Mad Science Afterschool Program
3-11 College Spirit Day
3-11 Athletic Council Mtg
3-12 SHES/CELC School Site Council Mtg
3-12 AES Melland’s Class Field Trip to the Living Classroom
3-12 AES PTSA Mtg
3-12 JMMS Basketball Game - JMMS at Hillsdale Middle
3-13 AUSD Board Mtg @ BOES
3-14 JMMS 6th grade "Pi" Dance
3-15 JMMS Riley’s Farm Field Trip
3-15 JMMS Hat Day
3-15 JMMS Lunch on the Lawn
3-15 SHES Spirit Assembly
3-15 CELC Leprechaun Day
3-18 College Spirit Day
3-19 JMMS Basketball Game - Cajon Valley Middle at JMMS
3-20 JMMS Basketball Game - JMMS at Los Coches Creek Middle
3-20 BOES Superhero Day
3-20 Teacher Collaboration Day - Early Release
3-22 JMMS End of Q3
3-22 CELC Velazquez/Laughlin Nanny Goat Play
3-22 JMMS Hat Day
3-22 JMMS Lunch on the Lawn
3-22 SHES PTA Mother/Son Magician Event
3-25 to 3-29 AUSD Kindness Week
3-25 College Spirit Day
3-26 CELC Literature Comes to Life
3-29 Biztown Field Trip
3-29 CELC Hernandez/Brown Nanny Goat Performance
3-29 Alpine Chamber of Commerce Career Day @ JMMS
3-29 JMMS Hat Day
3-29 JMMS Lunch on the Lawn