November 17, 2022

Posted by AUSD Communications on 11/17/2022

Last week, the AHS Mascot Committee met for the last time. The committee previously decided upon the Jaguar as the new Azusa High Mascot and spent the last meeting brainstorming things they would not want to see in the new Mascot. For example, the committee decided they would not want a mascot that looks cartoonish or has any kind of Aztec insignia on it. After Thanksgiving break, a survey will go out to the entire community, offering everyone the chance to have input on what the mascot could look like and represent. 

We are moving forward with plans to determine the use of AUSD’s surplus properties. Applications are currently open for those interested in being part of the committee. The committee's duties include:

  • Review pertinent information to determine amount of surplus space

  • Facilitate a public hearing for community input

  • Develop recommendations for use of the property in a final report

  • Attend public committee meetings on a monthly basis;

  • Review attendance data, property details, and other pertinent information to determine the amount of surplus space in the District;

  • Facilitate a public hearing for community input during a public meeting;

  • Develop recommendations for use of the property(ies) in a final Committee report that will be presented to the Board of Education.

Those interested can learn more and apply on our website. Hard copies of the application are available at the District Office. 

In other School Reorganization news, we are moving forward with plans for the path of travel between Azusa High School and Foothill (Azusa High School - East). We are looking forward to making progress on a safe path of travel for our students. Our Ed Services team is working with Think Together in reviewing MOUs and state grants to evaluate the ability to shift those funds to provide services at our new sites.

In addition, AHS and GHS ASB teachers, student representatives, and site admin from GHS met to develop collaboration between ASBs to lead listening campaigns at their respective sites on the subject of the merger. They also discussed ways that students in ASB can start to bridge their ASB cultures through small collaborative activities like a secret santa or other holiday events. We are excited to continue working with the Western Justice Center (WJC) at our secondary schools. Working with WJC, we are in the process of planning activities for peacebuilding and community building as our high schools combine. Also, we were given the good news that Gladstone Middle School will continue to have a Well-Being Center next year.

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