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"Great CA Shake Out on Thursday, October 27, 2016."


The month of October has been designated as College Awareness month.  During this month staff and students will be engaging in discussions and activities aimed at increasing awareness and making college or university a goal for the future. More information to come.


SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that California students made significant progress in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) online tests, with the percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards increasing at every grade and in every student group.

Nearly half the students tested met or exceeded standards in English language arts, and nearly four in ten met or exceeded standards in mathematics. These online tests, based on California’s challenging academic standards, ask students to write clearly, think critically, and solve complex problems, just as they will need to do in college and on the job.

Students in grades 3 through 6 at Atwater S.T.E.A.M. were right on par with the rest of the state.  Our students improved from 20% (Met or Exceeded) to 27% in Mathematics, while in English Language Arts the improvement went from 32% to 41% (Met or Exceeded).


Below are several links to Parent Resources to assist you in understanding the scores and identifying ways to support your children.


School attendance is vital to students' achievement.  Students who develop patterns of good attendance are much more likely to be successful both academically and socially.  When students attend school they get better grades and score better on standardized test.  It is our responsibility to teach students the importance of attendance now so they are prepared for the future.  Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school daily.  When parents are at work, students should be safe at school. Thank you all for improving this year.  We look forward to greater improvements in the future. Remember: ATTENDANCE MATTERS!


Monthly Classroom Attendance Winners - SEPTEMBER
Kinder - Mrs. Segura (97.9%)

1st/2nd - Mrs. Cisneros (97.82%)

3rd - Mrs. Hom (96.36%)

4th - Mrs. Fogel (97.22%)

5th/6th - Ms. Baloyan (96.07%)


More detailed information about Absenteeism and Truancy can be found by reading THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S 2016 REPORT ON CALIFORNIA'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRUANCY AND ABSENTEEISM CRISIS.

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The Atwater Theatre Company has just begun rehearsal for its Fall production. Students, under the direction of Theatre Company Director Ms. Crossley, are excited to be part of the upcoming ...more

Today: 10/21/16

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What is STEAM?


STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  At Atwater Avenue School, this means the integration of these subjects through Collaboration, Cooperation and Communication with the goal of preparing all students for the challenges of the 21st Century.  Every job of the future, even those that you wouldn't expect, will require at least some basic STEAM skills--skills that are transferable and needed in every job sector.  Our students are problem solvers, innovators, inventors, and critical thinkers.  They engage in socially conscious Project-Based learning opportunities, in matters that are inquiry-based, hands-on and that more closely align with what students will experience in college and the workforce. STEAM education provides the foundation for every child to be successful in college, work, and life. Teachers

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