April 1, 2022 | Issue 8
"Set for Success"
Superintendent's Message
Dear FJUHSD Community,

We’ve officially launched into the spring season - a busy time when students are preparing to sprint to the finish line of another successful school year! I hope you had a relaxing Spring Break and were able to enjoy the company of family and friends. As we begin the 4th quarter of school, we look forward to sharing time together celebrating our students in various year-end events and activities. As I mentioned last month, our students are doing amazing things at their school sites and I hope you have the opportunity to check out the different events at each site. Please check out the calendar of events at your school’s website for information on the many end-of the year activities taking place.

I would like to commend our team of educators for their constant dedication to improving student achievement, and thank our students for continuing to work and study hard as we head into the home stretch of the 2021/22 school year. I am inspired by the many achievements and success stories coming out of our schools. I would also like to thank the Board of Trustees and the community for their support of the many amazing programs at each campus. By working together, the stage is being prepared to make sure our students are “Set For Success!”

Steve McLaughlin, Ed.D.
Student Success is Our Community’s Success
Education and Assessment Services is excited to unveil the professional learning vision for the 2022/23 school year and beyond. The Ed Services team has been working to provide professional learning opportunities to enhance FJUHSD's educational opportunities. The phrase “SET for Success” captures our vision and represents our commitment to Supporting, Equipping, and Teaching all students in the FJUHSD. Professional learning for the coming school year will provide training and opportunities to empower our school communities with tools designed for maximizing student success. Each element of SET focuses on key strategies to meet the needs of the whole child.

  • Supporting our students with wellness-based principles, tools, and techniques that will enable students to understand themselves by developing and utilizing a social-emotional learning toolkit, providing the necessary foundation for building success both socially and academically.  

  • Equipping each student with the future-ready skills necessary to thrive in a diverse and dynamic world is another area of focus. Our students need to be flexible thinkers who can efficiently solve problems, effectively communicate needs, and confidently embrace opportunity. Our schools must be training grounds for these skills, with every student equipped for the future, whether that means continued education or immediate integration into the workforce. 

  • Teaching remains our essential focus. Driven by data, research, and an understanding of learning, our highly-qualified teachers and staff will implement, assess, and maintain classroom practices that build student learning capacity through meaningful district-wide training sessions through targeted Professional Learning Community sessions. In working together, our teachers and staff will continue to improve both the art and science of teaching.  

SET for Success” directs our focus on refining the skills and knowledge necessary to maximize students' success both now and into their future. Working together, we are excited for this challenge and opportunity to see all our students develop, grow, and achieve over the next several months and years. We look forward to continuing the discussion with various stakeholders and are eager to share more as we plan for the 2022/23 school year.
Board Meeting Recognitions
FJUHSD Agriculture teachers, new Assistant Principals, and Fall Athletic Teams that reached CIF were recognized at the March 8, 2022 Board Meeting by the Board of Trustees. Click on the slide show to view more photos of this night.
Apply for 2022/23
Student Board Member
Applicants must be a FJUHSD student and meet the eligibility requirements for extracurricular activities. Applicants must also be a senior for the 2022/23 school year.

Click the picture to the left to apply for Student Board Member for the 2022/23 school year.

FJUHSD to Display Art Exhibit
of Winning Student Entries

The 36th Annual Fullerton Joint Union High School District (District) Education Foundation Art Show to display winning student entries from the Muckenthaler showing will open on March 28, 2022, at the Education Center located at 1051 West Bastanchury Road, Fullerton. The Art Show display will be open to the public, Monday March 28, 2022 through Tuesday April 12, 2022, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winners will be recognized at the Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 6 p.m. at the District Education Center in the Board Room. The Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has sponsored the art exhibit since 1987 in an effort to promote the visual arts of District students.
The student art exhibit is organized by the Art Curriculum Committee Chair and Committee Members. The selections are juried by college and university professors.

Student Advisory Counsel Activities
The SAC Community Service Event took place March 12 at FUHS. The event was a great success and students worked together to make educational care packages for students with specialized needs.
The annual SAC Symposium took place March 18 at SOHS. The sympsoium was hosted by Leadership Inspirations and ASB members had a fun filled day full of leadership learning activities.
Congratulations to
Special Education Teacher
Sergio Dorrego

Every year the North Orange County SELPA celebrates individuals who go above and beyond for all students. Sergio has been selected as the recipient of the 2021-2022 North Orange County SELPA Above and Beyond Award!
Shout Out Again!
Congratulations to BPHS teacher Jill DeWeese who won a Music Educator Award from California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Southeastern Section! Outstanding! #fjuhsdfamily #meaningfulconnections
Important Dates
Friday, April 15, 2022 is a Staff Development Day, which means no school for students.
School Bus Driver's Day
April 26, 2022

In 2009 the California legislature officially deemed the fourth Tuesday of April as School Bus Driver's Day. This is a day to recognize school bus drivers for their excellent service to students in California. The support that FJUHSD drivers' provide our students on a daily basis requires not only good driving skills and patience, but also a unique set of skills.

They are special, just like the California Special Drivers Certificate that they must carry. Bus drivers are the first and last friendly face students see every day. Our drivers are the heroes with magic powers and super capes!

Fullerton Joint Union High School District Bus Drivers are AMAZING!
Excellence Among Us
The Fullerton Joint Union High School District is fortunate to be served by many outstanding classified, certificated, supervisory, confidential, management, and administrative staff members. Each month, Human Resources has the honor of showcasing a staff member or members who contribute to the support, development, and success of our students and who help to make this District exceptional.

This month, Human Resources is proud to recognize the Guidance Counselors and Guidance Technicians at the various sites that support students in the scholarship process.

The Guidance Counselors and Guidance Technicians are an important part of setting up students for success. In their roles, they are an integral part of guiding students through the oftentimes challenging process of applying for scholarships and funding for their higher education goals. They are an essential part of identifying and pairing students with scholarships that allow for financial support and relief in their higher education endeavors. Scholarships and the financial support they provide allow students to concentrate on their studies, boosting their chances of staying in school and graduating on time. Scholarship recipients have less financial worries, more time to study, and a better chance of succeeding.

Thank you to all the Guidance Counselors and Guidance Technicians for your exceptional service to our staff, students, parents, community, and District! You truly represent excellence among us.
Graduating Seniors that wish to apply for the FSTO Award
29th Annual Education Foundation Golf Scholarship
Student Scholarship Information
  • The FJUHSD Education Foundation Golf Scholarships are for $1,000 each.
  • The Golf Committee will award one scholarship per school site.
  • If you are a student with a B and C average and aspire to attend a community or vocational college please see your guidance counselor for application details.
The District is currently recruiting individuals to join our team in a variety of positions. Those interested should visit Edjoin for details.
SOHS New Gaming & Media Arts Lab

The new gaming & media arts lab was completed in August of 2019. This project features 39 new computer stations with new PC workstations, (2) of 5-person conference stations with 2 new 75” 4K Ultra HD interactive View Boards, new flooring, new paint, new dry erase paint, electrical wiring and outlet upgrade, new IDF panel and new data cabling pathways. This lab provides students with a better environment to learn video game design, multimedia arts, animation, and other design positions.
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