Bassett Unified’s graduation rate jumped nearly 4 percentage points to reach 97.1 percent in 2015-16, driven by a focus on providing state-of-the-art classroom technology, infusing schools with a college-going environment and boosting parent engagement to support academics at home.
Bassett High School’s marching band won sweepstakes for the second consecutive year at the 51st annual Patriots Day Parade in Laguna Beach, earning the highest score among all high school performers, on March 4. “Everyone looks forward to the Laguna Beach parade since it’s our last competition,” Bassett High junior Adalis Gonzales said. “We weren’t expecting to win, but we always do our best at each performance.”
Bassett Unified School District students from kindergarten through 12th grade tested the effects that common substances, from medications to gummy worms, would have on microscopic crustaceans, beta fish, worms and marigolds, and presented their findings at the second annual District Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 22.
Edgewood Academy eighth-grade student Ariadna Nunez Munoz demonstrated the organizational skills she learned through the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program by shaking her packed two-inch binder by its cover, with no loose papers or school supplies spilling across the table.