May 8, 2019
In This Issue
  • Superintendent's May Letter
  • Tomorrow is Bike to School Day!!
  • DECA Students Win at International Conference
  • EHS Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled
  • AHS Student's Musical to be Performed
  • Superintendent Search Update
  • Upcoming Events
Superintendent's Letter

"Our employees don't just maintain our programs, our schools, and our district-wide systems," Superintendent McPhetridge says in his May letter. "They bring a spirit of dedication to students, to families, and to each other that is crucial to the well-being of  our students in public education." His full letter is available  here.

kids in bike helmets
Bike to School Tomorrow!

May 9 is Bike to School Day (and also Bike to Work Day). We'd like to encourage students and families to try cycling for the day! You can find details about the day and links to helpful information (including maps and safety tips) here.
Jets Seniors Win DECA Awards

Encinal seniors Dorothy Perillo-Dutton and Michael Chen both snagged top awards at the  2019 International Career Development DECA conference in Orlando, Florida last month. The seniors were competing against hundreds of other students from around the world.

The full story is here.

schematic of new EHS building
May 24: EHS Groundbreaking

The public is invited to a ceremony marking the groundbreaking of the Measure I facilities bond work at Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School. The ceremony will take place at 3:15 pm on May 24, in front of the school. You can learn more about the project - which includes a new two-story building (with a maker space), complete modernization of the 200 wing, and extensive landscaping in the building's front area - here.

Reality of Now musical
AHS Student Producing Own Musical

When AHS senior Annika Stenstedt was a freshman, she wrote a song that she then shared with her musical theater class.  In response, her teacher, Megan McKinley, promised her that if she wrote a musical, she would produce it in her senior year. 

Stenstedt took the promise to heart, and over the last four years she has worked with other students, local choreographers, Ms. McKinley, and musical director Mark Dietrich to bring her first musical, "Who We Are - The Reality of Now," to stage. You can see the show May 16, 17, 18, and 20 at the Frederick Chacon Little Theater. Tickets are available here .
Superintendent Search Update

Applications for the superintendent position closed on April 22. After doing a review of the applicants' references and backgrounds, the search firm met with the Board of Education in closed session today to select candidates to be interviewed. The Board will interview those finalists on May 23 and 24. An announcement of the Board's selection for AUSD's next superintendent is expected on June 11.

Upcoming  Events

May 9, all day

May 19, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Otis Elementary School

May 16-18, 7 pm
May 19, 2 pm
(Student musical)

May 27 - June 7
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