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  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: NOAH OLIVER, GRANITE HILLS CLASS OF 2013 Photo: An anti-gravity harness system that will to allow infants and children with limited mobility to walk on their own, designed by Noah Oliver, Armando Garcia Jr., Khaled Alosaimi, Eileen Baker, and Hasan Farman. Photo courtesy of Noah Oliver. Noah Oliver is developing a mechanism that will allow individuals with limited mobility to move freely through their homes.  The 2013 graduate of Granite Hills High School will be working on the project as a research assistant, while completing his graduate program in Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University. Oliver has been studying mechanical engineering at NAU for the past four years and received his bachelor’s degree this spring. For his senior capstone project, Oliver teamed up with several ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2017, 7:56 AM by Kristin Hernandez
  • AVHS STUDENTS AWARDED IN LEGISCHOOL PHOTO CONTEST Photo by Makailla Muir, Apple Valley High School Five Apple Valley High School students will have their photography displayed at the California State Capitol this summer, after being chosen as finalists in the LegiSchool Project’s “California Through My Eyes” photography contest. The photos have been published on the LegiSchool blog and will be displayed in the third floor annex of the California State Capitol Building from June 15 through July 15. CAMP (Computer and Media Pathway) Academy students Gabriel Cacace, Amanda Cinco, Makailla Muir, Arthur Nazabal and William Villarino were each selected out of 520 students from 57 schools across the state to have their photographs featured at the Capitol. The photography contest challenged students to capture images pertinent ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2017, 8:12 AM by Kristin Hernandez
  • 2017-2018 PUBLIC MEDIA RELEASE FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS Apple Valley Unified School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or Afterschool Snack Program. Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income is less than or equal to the federal guidelines.   Free Eligibility Scale for Lunch, Breakfast, and Milk Reduced-Price Eligibility Scale for Lunch and Breakfast Household size Year Month Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Week Year Month Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Week 1 $ 15,678 $ 1,307 $   654 $  603 $  302 $ 22,311 $ 1,860 $   930 $   859 $  430 2 21,112 1,760 880 812 406 30,044 ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2017, 9:36 AM by Kristin Hernandez
  • RYAN WILLIAMS NAMED PRINCIPAL OF HIGH DESERT PREMIER ACADEMY On May 18, the AVUSD Board of Trustees named Ryan Williams principal of High Desert Premier Academy effective immediately. Williams has worked as a teacher at HDPA since 2009 and is excited to build upon the school’s academic programs, independent study options, extracurricular activities, and overall campus climate.  “We’re just pumped up for the new year,” Williams said. “It’s neat to see the staff excited. The staff really wants to take all of the things we talked about in our WASC accreditation process and put them into action. And that’s what’s going to reach our kids. They need involvement and real world application…once we show them that, they really buy in and get excited ...
    Posted May 31, 2017, 10:20 AM by Kristin Hernandez
  • GRANITE HILLS STUDENTS BRING "MOVEMENT" EXHIBIT TO DISTRICT OFFICES Students at Granite Hills High School brought a Civil Rights Exhibit to the AVUSD Educational Support Center on May 26. The "Movement" exhibit was open for display during the entire day, allowing staff, parents, students and community members the opportunity to view the gallery of projects. In preparation for the exhibit, students in Ms. Chaires and Mr. Rivera's history classes each chose a major event, advocate, or a case related to the US Civil Rights Era, or any other US movement in our nation's history toward establishing equality. Students researched their topics and developed written outlines, which eventually came to life through visual aids. Some examples of project topics/displays included: -Chicano movement and activists -Stonewall Riots -Malcom ...
    Posted May 26, 2017, 11:36 AM by Kristin Hernandez
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