|Carl Nasuta - Assistant Principal
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Aprende Middle School, Home of the Jaguars! Aprende is an outstanding school that has a caring and dedicated staff which empowers all students to become 21st century learners.
I'm the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Aprende Middle School. As the Assistant Principal my main responsibility is to help support the needs of our 8th grade students. I work closely with our entire 8th grade teaching team with academic and behavior concerns as well as address any scheduling needs for all 8th grade students.
Throughout the school year, our 8th grade teachers will be challenging your student to reach their full potential with rigorous lessons and units that will prepare them for high school. In addition, as a staff, we recognize that the transition to high school can be a difficult process for students and their families. To help with the transition our staff works closely with local high schools to deliver information to help plan the next step in your child's education. There are frequent updates on our school website highlighting transition activities. Please check our school website frequently for important dates, times, and events.
A great way for your student to get involved with our school is to participate on one of our sports teams! We have three sports seasons at Aprende and all sports are open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. In the Fall Season, students can tryout for Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer. We also offer Cross Country in the fall. Cross Country is a non-cut sport. In the Winter Season, we have tryouts for Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer, Girls Softball and Cheer. We also offer Wrestling as a non-cut sport open to all students during the Winter Season. During the Spring Season students can tryout for Boys Baseball and Girls Basketball. Our non-cut sport during the Spring Season is Track and Field.
In addition to sports, there are a variety of clubs that students can join. Some of these clubs are Aprende Grows, Art Club, National Junior Honors Society, Robotics, Jaguar Players, Science Club, Math Counts, Jag Paw, Yearbook, and the Unity Club. Please go to our school page and click on the Activities tab to see a full listing of all the clubs and activities.
We also have several opportunities that are unique to Aprende for our 8th grade students. In 8th grade, any student who is enrolled and is a part of our fine arts program has the opportunity to go to Disneyland on a school sponsored trip. For those students who want to participate in the Minitown experience, we have our annual camping trip to Prescott. At the end of 8th grade, there is a special promotion dance as well as a pool outing at Big Surf Water Park.
Aprende is a great place and I'm happy to be a part of this community!
Please feel free to contact me at any time.
Wishing all of you the best 2018-2019 school year!
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Aprende Middle School