AV District News
December 9, 2021
Winter Break & Second Semester Start
AVUHSD’s winter break is from December 20 through January 7. School and district offices will be closed December 20-25 and the 31. Second semester classes will begin on Monday, January 10, 2022.
Student Support and Program Information
As many of you may know, funding for public schools can often be confusing. Many programs and opportunities come to our students based upon the household income information from the families we serve. Not only can students receive free or reduced meals, but they can also get fee waivers for the PSAT or SAT, free college applications, and much more. Please help us provide the best opportunities that we can for our students by taking a few minutes to fill out the attached link. If you don’t know the answer to some of the questions (like your student’s ID number) you can just skip those steps. Thank you for helping us provide the very best for our students!
Titan School Solutions
End of First Semester Tutoring Available!
The first semester is quickly coming to a close! Please make sure to utilize free individualized tutoring so that you can end the semester well! You can access this service when you login to PowerSchool and click the ‘Resources’ tab and select “The Princeton Review Homework Help”. Hundreds of our students have raised their grades in Math and English and many other classes!
Quartz Hill Royals Play for State Titles
The Quartz Hill Royal Football team will face Argonaut High School on Saturday evening in a bid for the State Championship Title! The QHHS Esports teams also continue to find postseason success as they work their way through the PlayVS CIF Fall Championship brackets! Follow @quartzhillhs on Facebook for updates.
Eastside High School Band- Best in Parade
The EHS band received best in the Lancaster Christmas Parade. EHS had the largest band with over 200 members and sounded awesome.
Cash 4 College!
On Thursday, December 2nd from 6 to 8PM, the Knight High Counseling Department, with other staff volunteers and 3 counselors from Littlerock High, held the first "Cash 4 College" event in the Antelope Valley. We had over 131 families attend and 85 students completed or at least started their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream App. These financial aid applications can lead to thousands of dollars in 'free money' for our students to attend a college, university or trade school. These evening events really help the Counselors connect with families that may not be able to make it to campus during school hours. Another "Cash 4 College" event will be held in the Spring, before the March 2nd deadline for financial aid applications.
Eagle Robotics has Impressive Showing at Parade
The Eagle Robotics Team 399 students won the trophy for Best Theme and 2nd place float under 30ft at this past weekend’s Lancaster Christmas Parade. The students have worked on the float and on ‘Winter Wonderland’ till 7pm at least 3 nights per week since coming back from Thanksgiving break. The parade theme was "North Pole Party". The float had lots of hand painted north pole characters, a motorized spinning platform, and hand-built 7ft tall "DJ Nutcracker" spinning holiday tunes on a sound system built and wired by students. If you missed the parade, be sure to come to Lancaster High School’s Winter Wonderland on Saturday from 6:00-8:00 PM to see these elements on display by the student entrance!
Littlerock High School Competes in 2021 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge
Eight students from Littlerock High School participated recently in the 2021 San Bernardino Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 64 high school students from 10 schools from the Southern California area. The event was November 10 to 13 at Hume SoCal near Green Valley Lake, California. Littlerock placed first in the Pacing Contest with a pace of 65 feet and 6 inches.
One of the highlights for the students this year was the opportunity to conduct a forest inventory of the 21.5-acre Camp Hinckley in Running Springs. Students proposed a reforestation plan in the wake of the Slide Fire of 2007 that includes fuel treatment and tree planting and identified funding sources to cover the anticipated cost of the project. During the Challenge, teams of students also completed a field test to assess their technical forestry knowledge and data collecting skills.