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Touchdowns Against Cancer Campaign

Help us fight Cancer by supporting our Touchdowns Against Cancer Campaign

Hello Rebels,

 

Help us fight Cancer by supporting our Touchdowns Against Cancer Campaign. We are asking for donations per touchdown (or flat donations) for every touchdown we score over the next 3 games on our schedule. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Thank you for your support and Go Rebels!

 

You can donate at  https://pledgeit.org/tac19-quartz-hill-ca-quartz-hill-rebels  

Changes to the Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The CollegeBoard has enacted some critical changes to the Advanced Placement (AP) program that take effect beginning this year.

Hello Rebs,

 

The CollegeBoard has enacted some critical changes to the Advanced Placement (AP) program that take effect beginning this year. Students will now purchase exams in the fall. The AP Test Order Form will be due September 27th by 3:00pm to the site accountant’s office. The administration of exams will still take place in May. The CollegeBoard firmly believes an earlier commitment from students will foster greater performance on exams in May. In addition, students have been provided a personal CollegeBoard account called “MyAP” which includes valuable instructional resources. They will be given further information in their AP classes during the first week of school. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at rkachold@avhsd.org

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan Kachold

AP Coordinator

Winner Shanti Davis and AV Chevy General Manager Justin Gonzales with Chevy Sonic

Yesterday, Quartz Hill High School Graduating Senior Shanti Davis was surprised as the winner of Antelope Valley Chevrolet’s "Be Cool, Stay in School" program — and a brand new 2018 Chevy Sonic!

Yesterday, Quartz Hill High School Graduating Senior Shanti Davis was surprised as the winner of Antelope Valley Chevrolet’s "Be Cool, Stay in School" program — and a brand new 2018 Chevy Sonic!

Through this program, one AVUHSD graduating high school senior wins a brand new car. AV Chevy started this program to recognize the hard work and dedication of high school students who have excellent attendance, work hard and are committed to academic excellence.

AV Chevy General Manager Justin Gonzales says, “We know the value of education and we want to encourage the youth in our Valley to always aim higher!”

Congratulations Shanti!

(Pictured: Shanti Davis and AV Chevy General Manager Justin Gonzales)

Group Picture of 57 AVUHSD Medical Explorer Graduates

Last week, 57 students from the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) graduated from the 3rd Annual Medical Exploring Post in the Antelope Valley hosted by Kaiser Permanente.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 57 students from the Antelope Valley Union High School District (AVUHSD) graduated from the 3rd Annual Medical Exploring Post in the Antelope Valley hosted by Kaiser Permanente.

Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are at least 14 (and have completed 8th grade) and not yet 21 years-old. Exploring is all about helping young adults make more informed decisions about future careers and determine which career is the right one for them. Before being accepted into the career preparation program, each student was required to complete a competitive application process, which included teacher recommendations.

Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley physicians and employees volunteered their time to provide real-world career experiences for the explorers to help them gain practical knowledge in the medical field through a variety of activities.

As a youth-led program, students organized monthly meetings including hands-on learning presentations, a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices, a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Regional Lab, community service projects, CPR training, and a graduation ceremony celebrating their accomplishments.

“Kaiser Permanente is proud to be going into our fourth year hosting the Medical Exploring Program,” adds Tamara Riley, Assistant Medical Group Administrator, Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley and Medical Exploring Post Committee Chair. “This program is meant to expose students to a variety of careers in healthcare and help guide and inspire the next generation of medical professionals who will serve the communities they grew up in.”

During the graduation ceremony, local Kaiser Permanente, AVUHSD, elected and community leaders were in attendance to extend their congratulations during a graduation ceremony where students shared their experiences, conducted live demonstrations of their learnings, as well as, a special video presentation.

The Medical Exploring Post 661 hosted by Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley is one of many youth workforce development programs, including Hippocrates Circle for middle school students and our Volunteer Program for high school students and beyond.

Bridge Award Recipients Group Picture

Yesterday, AVUHSD recognized 19 individuals and organizations that have volunteered significant contributions to improving student career readiness through their commitment of time, resources and/or donations.Thank you to all those who give time, resources and support to our students in countless ways!

Yesterday, AVUHSD recognized 19 individuals and organizations that have volunteered significant contributions to improving student career readiness through their commitment of time, resources and/or donations.

When the community joins with school districts in creating opportunities for our local youth, even greater things can happen. A HUGE thank you to all those who were recognized including: Kaiser Permanente, Northrop Grumman, Code to the Future, AMR, Lancaster School District, University of Antelope Valley, USAF, USDA, Air Force Research Laboratory, Odyssey Television, AV Family Optometry, Palmdale Playhouse, Frye Chiropractic, Judge Denise McLaughlin Bennett, AV Surgery Center, and Randy and Terry Scott.

Group Picture of those presenting at Preparate Conference

A few weeks ago, a group of District educators presented at the Prepárate™: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference about AVUHSD's successful AP Computer Science Principles course, which is available at all of our high school campuses and offers students the opportunity to learn about technology on a global spectrum.

A few weeks ago, a group of District educators presented at the Prepárate™: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference about AVUHSD's successful AP Computer Science Principles course, which is available at all of our high school campuses and offers students the opportunity to learn about technology on a global spectrum.

The conference is a part of the College Board's commitment to educational excellence and equity for all students. Since 2007, educators and civic and community leaders have addressed the educational challenges facing Latino Americans. Prepárate highlights national models that are successfully preparing Latino students for college success and life. This was a proud moment for AVUHSD and its faculty and staff!

Pictured from left: Computer Science Teacher Jose Cortinas, Director of School Improvement Dr. Joe Kelly, Coordinator of Computer Science Marci Clement, Littlerock High School Principal Jose Barajas and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Greg Nehen.

Measles FAQs

With the increase in cases of measles in LA County, we want to provide you with information about how you can protect yourself and your family from the measles. Information can be found here in English and Spanish. 

With the increase in cases of measles in LA County, we want to provide you with information about how you can protect yourself and your family from the measles. Information can be found here in English and Spanish. 

Kaiser Permanente Mediacal Explorers in optometrist office practicing technique on doctor

Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley is now accepting Medical Exploring applications from 9th-12th grade AVUHSD students for the 2019-2020 school year!

Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley is now accepting Medical Exploring applications from 9th-12th grade AVUHSD students for the 2019-2020 school year!

Exploring is a career education program for students who are between 14 and 20-years-old. Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley physicians and employees volunteer their time to provide real-world career experiences for the explorers and help them gain practical knowledge in the medical field through a variety of activities. As a youth-led program, students organize monthly meetings including hands-on learning presentations, a tour of the Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices and Kaiser Permanente Regional Lab, community service projects, CPR training, and a final educational field trip.

Applications are due May 17 and can be downloaded at kp.org/antelopevalley. If you are interested in health care careers, apply today!