February 2015  
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   No School - Lincoln's BD observed
   Feb 09 2015
   No School - Washington's BD Observed
   Feb 16 2015 at 04:55 PM
   No School - Professional Learning Day
   Mar 16 2015
   Minimum Day - Students released at 1:20. (teachers 1:30)
   Apr 03 2015
   No School - Spring Break
   Apr 06 2015
   No School - Memorial Day Observed
   May 25 2015



    Our mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a global society.

8th GRADERS and Parents - (Date Change) The High School Open House is Thursday, February 12, 2015.  Freshman Orientation is from 5:30-6:00 p.m. in the high school gym followed by Open House from 6:00-7:30.  We will follow the format from the past few years with centralized locations and departments grouped together in the center of campus. 

From the AJHS PTO - 
Friendship Grams are back! Make someone's day special by sending a sweet treat! Grams are $2.00 each for 2 cookies, a note card and free delivery to the recipient's homeroom. Teachers and parents can join in on the fun as well! Purchases can also be made in the school office.  Grams will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, Feb 5th and delivered during 4th period on Friday, February 13. 

Spring Dance - Save the Date! The AJHS Spring Dance is happening March 6th. All grade levels are welcome to attend.

Congratulations - This year, thirteen of our outstanding AJHS musicians auditioned for the All County Honor Band and were accepted. They will be performing at the Cal Poly PAC on February 12th. 

8th Graders - Derek G, Claire L, Justin R, Jackson W, Colby V-H, Jonathan Y, Fletcher F.
7th Graders - Julia Z, Jennifer Z, Sebastian P, Ben C, Wyatt H.
6th Grader - Michaelya G.

Track Season is Almost Here - Dates to know. Track practice will begin on March 9th and end on May 9th. Practices are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30. Events include: Sprints, Mile, High Jump, Long Jump, Hurdles, and Shot Put. 

1st Meeting - Feb. 3 during all lunches in the weight room - Information track meeting and handing out of Hares & Hounds fundraising packets. 

2nd Meeting - Feb. 10  during all lunches in the weight room - 2nd Information meeting.

3rd Meeting - Feb. 25 Track meeting during all lunches to collect Hares & Hounds envelopes

March 7 - Kick Off to AJHS Track - Hares & Hounds Fun Run

March 9 - First Practice

Tentative Schedule 
Orange/Blue meet - TBA
Templeton,  Laguna and Atascadero meet - TBA
April 25 - Track meet at Templeton
May 2 - Track meet at San Luis Obispo
May 9 - Track meet at Atascadero

If you have questions about track email any of the coaches:
Coach Glenesk - markglenesk@atasusd.org
Coach Downs - kellidowns@atasusd.org
Coach Lunceford - trentlunceford@atasusd.org

New Construction Information -The following activities will occur at Atascadero Junior High School starting at the end of January 2015, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
A) The Main parking lot will be taped off Thursday (1/29) after school at 2:00 p.m. and will remained closed for the duration of construction.
B) Construction fencing will be installed on Friday (1/30) at 12:30 p.m. (sidewalks to remain open).
C) Demolition of Building 100 and all areas within the fenced boundaries will start Monday, February 2.
This work is the prelude to the construction of the new classroom /administration building, and modernization project. Please contact AUSD Maintenance and Operations Staff at: (805) 462-4204 for any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience and support,
Atascadero Unified School District

From Kris Bell, District Librarian Thanks to a donation from our awesome PTO, the AJHS Library has purchased new fiction and nonfiction paperbacks for students to check out.  We would like to help maintain the life of these beautiful, shiny, new books by covering them in contact paper.  If you love to read and have 2-3 hours to spare, we would love your help, bring a friend!  This will be a "behind the scenes" commitment, and all volunteers for this particular job need to have a volunteer agreement form and have Megan's Law clearance on file.  Questions?  Call the Library at 462-4367.


Please take this Survey. AJHS may win a new Bike Rack. The school with the highest response rate by February 15th will win a new Peak Bicycle Rack! The survey can be found at slosaferoutes.org


February 9, No School, Lincoln's Day observed
February 16, No School, Washington's Day (observed)
March 7, Saturday, Hares and Hounds 5K
March 16, No School, Teacher Professional Day
April 3, Minimum Day - Students released at 1:20
April 6-10, No School Spring Break.
May 25, No School Memorial Day
June 12, Last Day of School 

Previous but still relevant news
6th Homework Club  is held Monday through Thursday in a credentialed teacher's classroom from 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Mondays- Room 17
Tuesdays- Room 18
Wednesdays- Room 19
Thursdays- Room 20

7th and 8th Homework Club  
is held Monday through Thursday in a credentialed teacher's classroom from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Mondays- Room 16
Tuesdays- Room 28
Wednesdays- Room 21
Thursdays- Room 39

Help AJHS at NO COST TO YOU- More Online Opportunities to Support AJHS!  Please visit or click on the Escrip Button on the school website to complete a simple registration with eScrip to direct your contributions to AJHS and begin your online shopping at over 800 stores like Amazon (1.2%), Nordstrom (4.8%), Macy’s (4.2%), etc. (Many of you may already be registered with eScrip through your Vons’ registrations and should first try simply entering your email as an existing participant.)