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ALPINE UNION THE DESTINATION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF EAST COUNTY!

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AUSD NATIONAL HISTORY DAY WINNERS

We are pleased to share that AUSD was well represented at the San Diego County Office of Education National History Day (NHD). We want to congratulate all of our students for participating and our teams who will be heading to the state finals.


One JMMS team will be moving on to the California State Finals at William Jessup University, in Rocklin, California, on May 6 and 7. Gage M., Sara L. and Mackenzie M. won the San Diego County Junior Group Documentary competition with their entry: Queen Lili'uokalani's Fight Against Hawai'ian Annexation.


Several other Dust Devils won awards.

They are Kaitlin R., Neel N., Matthew M., Zachary B., Ava G., Talia P. and Lacey P.


Shadow Hills 5th graders created thirteen posters for NHD. At the county competition, students were interviewed by a panel of judges. Of all of the elementary entries, the judges select the top three to move on to the state competition. Shadow Hills students proudly won two of the three spots and will be moving on to the state competition. Additionally, one of our boards received a special award from the Air & Space Museum.


Winners moving on to state:

Graham B. & Joshua C. - Dorothea D.: (mental illness)

Allison E. & Kaeley L. - Jackie M. (woman baseball player)


Special Recognition from the Air & Space Museum:

Chase C. & Diego R.- Chennault & the Flying Tigers (WW II)


Way to go AUSD students! Congratulations to all who participated!

CONGRATULATIONS AUSD SPEECH PATHOLOGIST PAM CURTIS - COMMUNITY ADVISORY AWARD WINNER

We are pleased to share that Pam Curtis, our Speech and Language Pathologist, will be recognized for her hard work, dedication and outstanding contributions to the field of special education at the annual Community Advisory Award Dinner at the East County SELPA on March 27. Pam is a passionate and dedicated educator who works tirelessly to meet the needs of all of our students and staff. She has been instrumental in the lives of so many of our staff and students. Way to go Pam!

STUDENT VOICES MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Our students at JMMS continue to ensure their voices are shaping the future of our District. The Superintendent Student Advisory Committee (SSAC) met recently to review the results of our student survey and to help brainstorm ways to improve our District. Our students discussed the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals for AUSD and shared their feedback on how we can improve our schools. They offered honest feedback and were courageous in sharing their ideas. Many of their ideas will be part of our new LCAP and will definitely have an impact on improving opportunities for our students.
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INCOMING 6TH GRADE STUDENT ORIENTATION - 5TH GRADERS COMING TO JMMS

All 5th graders from the Alpine Union School District will spend the morning of March 16th

at Joan MacQueen Middle School. Students will discover what life as a middle school student really entails. Students will ride the school bus to JMMS and participate in tours of our specialty rooms in robotics, coding, makerspace, and media arts.

2017-18 & 2018-19 STUDENT CALENDAR

We are pleased to share that we have completed the student calendar for the next two school years. In the 2018-19 school year, we will be moving one week closer to the Grossmont Union School District's schedule, which was a priority parents shared in the calendar survey. We hope the two year calendar will help you be able to plan in advance for vacations. Thank you again for your feedback.


You can always access the school calendar on our AUSD website. Please click on the links below to access the calendars.

2017-2018 Student Calendar

2018-2019 Student Calendar

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AUSD TEACHER AND CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

One of the greatest honors any professional can achieve is to be recognized by one's peers for their work and dedication. A HUGE congratulations to this year's Teachers and Classified Employees of the Year. They are being recognized for their wonderful contributions as outstanding classroom teachers and classified staff who have demonstrated a superior capacity to inspire a love of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities and for helping AUSD be a place where students come first!

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INTERNET SAFETY PARENT MEETING @ JMMS - APRIL 5TH

We are all parents of children who use the internet. The internet is a great way to stay up-to-date on the news, do research for school projects, and communicate with friends, but it can also be very dangerous. As parents, it is our responsibility to make sure that our children stay safe online. Please join us on April 5th from 6:00-7:00 PM at JMMS for an Internet Parent Safety Night.

PARENT LCAP MEETING - A CHANCE TO SHARE YOUR THINKING ON THE FUTURE OF AUSD

California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was enacted in 2013–14, and it replaced the previous school finance system which had been in existence for roughly 40 years. One of the goals of the LCFF is to simplify how state funding is provided to local educational agencies (LEAs). The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) shows how these funds will improve student outcomes and performance for all students.


We have held several meetings across the District to capture the input of a variety of stakeholders, including, students, staff, parents and community members. On April 25th, we will be holding a community forum at BOES from 6:00-7:00 to share our goals to date (see below) and provide another opportunity to capture the thinking of our parents and community members. We hope you will join us and share your thoughts about the future of AUSD.

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CALIFORNIA SCHOOL DASHBOARD - A NEW WAY TO UNDERSTAND STUDENT SUCCESS

Each year students across California in grades 3rd-8th and 11th grade take the state standardized test, CAASPP. The results of these tests are used in a variety of way to help improve student achievement.


California is currently field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K–12 districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard, the site features reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learner progress and suspension rates. The Dashboard is part of California's new school accountability system. It is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students.


The public launch of the Dashboard is tentatively scheduled for the week of March 13, 2017. The video below provides an excellent overview of how the "growth" idea works with the new California School Dashboard. Please also take a moment to read the article Dr. Newman wrote about the new accountability system.

Overview of the California School Dashboard

SDSU SCIENCE & ENGINEERING SAMPLER: MARCH 18, 2017


San Diego State University's College of Sciences and College of Engineering open their doors to K-12 students, families, and the community to showcase their research through interactive exhibits. This is worth checking out with your children as it designed for students.

The event is free and so is parking.


SDSU Science & Engineering Sampler
Saturday, March 18, 2017 · 9am - 2pm

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MARCH AND APRIL HAPPENINGS AT OUR SCHOOLS!

AES

3/13 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Meeting 6:00 pm @ JMMS Office Lounge

3/14 - PTSA Meeting 3:30 pm

3/16 - 5th Grade ORIENTATION @ JMMS

3/16 - Incoming 6th grade Evening Parent Orientation 6:00 pm @ JMMS Gym

3/17 - 5th Grade LIM Field Trip to Flynn Springs Park

3/18 - SDSU Science and Engineering Sampler (Not an AUSD event)

3/23 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Old Town

3/24 - AES PTSA Sponsored Sock Hop

4/2 - AEF - 5k Rockin Trail Run @ JMMS

4/5 - Dress Up Day - Crazy Hair Day

4/5 - Elementary Schools Early Dismissal

4/5 - PTA SPONSORED MINIMUM DAY MOVIE

4/5 - Internet Safety Parent Meeting @ JMMS 6 to 7 pm, JMMS Gym

4/10 to 4/21 - Spring Break - All Schools Closed

4/24 - NON STUDENT DAY

4/26 - AUSD Board of Trustees Meeting @ BOES

4/28 - Positive Reinforcement Assembly



BOES

3/13 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Meeting 6:00 pm @ JMMS Office Lounge

3/16 - 5th Grade ORIENTATION @ JMMS

3/16 - Incoming 6th grade Evening Parent Orientation 6:00 pm @ JMMS Gym

3/17 - Family Flag Friday

3/17 - Birch Aquarium Field Trip - 5th Grade

3/18 - SDSU Science and Engineering Sampler (Not an AUSD event)

3/24 - Family Flag Day

3/24 - Spirit Assembly

3/31 - Family Flag Day

4/2 - AEF - 5k Rockin Trail Run @ JMMS

4/3 to 4/6 - Scholastic Book Fair

4/5 - ASB Peach, Love and Hippiness Day

4/5 - Elementary Schools Early Dismissal

4/5 - PTA General Assoc./Election Meeting

4/5 - Internet Safety Parent Meeting @ JMMS 6 to 7 pm, JMMS Gym

4/7 - Family Flag Day

4/10 to 4/21 - Spring Break - All Schools Closed

4/24 - NON STUDENT DAY

4/26 - AUSD Board of Trustees Meeting @ BOES

4/28 - Family Flag Day

4/28 - Water Conservation Assembly



CELC

3/13 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Meeting 6:00 pm @ JMMS Office Lounge

3/17 - Ms. Smarty-Plants 2 Assemblies

3/18 - SDSU Science and Engineering Sampler (Not an AUSD event)

4/2 - AEF - 5k Rockin Trail Run @ JMMS

4/3 - 4/7 Book Fair

4/5 - Internet Safety Parent Meeting @ JMMS 6 to 7 pm, JMMS Gym

4/6 - Open House 5:30 to 7:00 pm

4/10 to 4/21 - Spring Break - All Schools Closed

4/24 - NON STUDENT DAY

4/26 - AUSD Board of Trustees Meeting @ BOES



JMMS

3/10-3/31 March Madness Yearbook Promotion

3/6-3/24 ASB See's Candy Spring Fundraiser

3/13, 3/14, 3/16 - Afterschool Academy

3/13 - Future Focus Meeting 3:30 @ DO Boardroom

3/13 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Meeting 6:00 pm @ JMMS Office Lounge

3/14 - 8th grade group photo in gym

3/14 - Basketball at Hillsdale Middle School

3/14 - Soroptimist Speech Contest 6pm at JMMS Library

3/16 - Incoming 6th grade Student Orientation...5th graders coming to JMMS

3/16 - Incoming 6th grade Evening Parent Orientation 6:00 pm

3/18 - Kiwanis Speech Contest @ AES Auditorium 7 am

3/18 - SDSU Science & Engineering Event (not a school event)

3/20 - SCHS & GHHS AVID Presentation for interested 8th grade students

3/20, 3/21,3/23 - Afterschool Academy

3/21 - FIELD TRIP-Band to Museum

3/31 - 3rd Quarter Ends

3/31 - DEADLINE for 8th gr. Yearbook Dedication Ads

3/31 - Career Fair

4/2 - AEF - 5k Rockin Trail Run @ JMMS

4/5 - BASKETBALL- JMMS @ Emerald Middle School

4/5 - Internet Safety Parent Meeting @ JMMS 6 to 7 pm, JMMS Gym

4/7 - FIELD TRIP-Workability

4/7 - 6th Grade Positive Reinforcement Dance

4/10 to 4/21 - Spring Break - All Schools Closed

4/24 - NON STUDENT DAY

4/25 - BASKETBALL- Cajon Valley Middle School @ JMMS

4/26 - AUSD Board of Trustees Meeting @ BOES

4/27 - BASKETBALL- Hillsdale Middle School @ JMMS

4/28 - DEADLINE to Order Your 16/17 YEARBOOK

4/29 - FIELD TRIP-7th Grade to Medieval Times (optional)



SHES

3/13 - Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Meeting 6:00 pm @ JMMS Office Lounge

3/16 - 5th Grade ORIENTATION @ JMMS

3/16 - Incoming 6th grade Evening Parent Orientation 6:00 pm @ JMMS Gym

3/18 - SDSU Science and Engineering Sampler (Not an AUSD event)

4/2 - AEF - 5k Rockin Trail Run @ JMMS

4/5 - Elementary Schools Early Dismissal

4/5 - Internet Safety Parent Meeting @ JMMS 6 to 7 pm, JMMS Gym

4/10 to 4/21 - Spring Break - All Schools Closed

4/24 - NON STUDENT DAY

4/26 - AUSD Board of Trustees Meeting @ BOES