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Posting Info

"Sample Event"

Provide in your request the Title,  Date(s), Time(s), Location,  Description, and Information Courtesy Of with the appropriate contact information telephone and/or email. Email your request to Chris Jarrett at the DO. We'll summarize the information and post it here!  

Title: Website Posting!
Date: September 1, 2011; recurring daily
Time: Afterschool
Location:  On the internet
Description: There is a new website where you can post handy and helpful information for coworkers! 

Information courtesy of Chris Jarrett,

Click here to Get Excel, Powerpoint or Word Viewers or to Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Security Matters!

See info on various security related matters: 

Anti-Bullying Resources & Links:

CA Dept of Ed Safe Schools:
Safe Schools Information

Donating to Charity:
Helpful security tips from the FTC

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Safety Info and Scam Prevention

Homeland Security:
If you SEE something, SAY something

Neighborhood Watch:
City of Lancaster
City of Palmdale

LA County Sheriff's Dept:
Dial 9-1-1 for EMERGENCIES!

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C.E.R.T Training

Contact for info regarding Community Emergency Response Team: Steve and Michele Webb
Lancaster CERT Team Captains

 "To do the greatest good for
the greatest number of people"

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Training Info Flyer

Emergency Preparedness

Please click here for info from multiple sources to help you prepare in the event of a disaster.

American Cancer Society

Click here to see more AVUHSD and ACS information, events and activities!

United Way

Please click to see AVUHSD and United Way  info !

Employee Recognition Program

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2013 AVUHSD Employee Recognition Program
 29th Annual Ceremony on May 13, 2013

Nominations closed as of February 20, 2013. Thanks to those who took the time to submit a complete nomination for a colleague WITH supporting information, letters and helpful info as to why the person meets or exceed the criteria for the various award categories. While not all nominees receive an award, it truly considered an honor just to be nominated by a colleague!   Colleagues Recognizing Colleagues . . . the Tradition of Excellence continues!

Employee Recognition Program

Please click Employee Recognition Ceremony  for more information!  

The Tradition of Excellence continues!

Boy Scouts of America

Information courtesy of Jeff Foster, Deputy Superintendent:

The Boy Scouts of America in the Antelope Valley are seeking talented persons to support Boy Scout activities in our region.  If you are interested in giving of your time and talent to advocate for Boy Scout activities and ideals, you are urged to contact Mr. Ransom Boynton at (661) 942-0582.

Table Tennis Anyone?

Table tennis anyone?  If you have played competitive or are interested in playing competitive table tennis, contact James Jutila at  I belong to the Antelope Valley Table Table Tennis club.  We meet Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM at the Division and Ave I Boys and Girls club in Lancaster. Fun and healthy activity!

Thanks, James Jutila, Teacher, Knight High School 

Salvation Army - Music Lessons Anyone?

For more info on music school for kids, call the Salvation Army, a non profit organization, at 661-948-3418.  Salvation Army Music School.jpg


This page is offered as a courtesy to our employees so we may easily share information with everyone! Reasonably, it does not replace nor represent any official school calendar. Understandably, AVUHSD is not responsible for reliability of content. AVUHSD does not endorse any organization or activity listed.
All submissions are subject to review for approval prior to posting per
Board Policy 1325.








Susan G. Komen Walk to End Breast Cancer 2012 San Diego

Please contact Beth Kieffer at Littlerock High School for further information, or you can donate to her team online at
Thank you for taking the first step in making a donation to the November 16-18, 2012 San Diego 3-Day on behalf of Elizabeth Kieffer. If you are unable to donate online, please print out a donation form.

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day™ net proceeds fund innovative global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. Virtually every major advance in the fight against breast cancer in the last 29 years has been impacted by a Susan G. Komen™ grant.  

A message from Beth:   "My name is Elizabeth Kieffer, known by Beth to many, and this year I'm participating in the Susan G. Koman walk for the Cure in San Diego in November.  We are asked to raise $2300 and I'm almost half way to my goal.  We are to walk as much of the 20 miles each day as we can.  I'll do my best, but don't know if I can make the full distance.  Cancer is something that has affected all our lives and I'm doing this to support many and hopefully to help to fund finding a cure.  If you can support me go to:

 Then go to Donate Particpant: Elizabeth Kieffer and San Diego walk as there are 2 Elizabeth Kieffer's in different cities. 

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.  If you'd like to send to me I will add to the total and make sure you get a "thank you" from the site so you know it has been added."

Thanks again,
Elizabeth "Beth" Kieffer 


Employee Activities & Stuff

Activities, Invitations and Events

happy people.jpg  Hello Administration, Teachers and Classified Employees at all our high schools!  We have created a webpage for all our employees which may be utilized to post your outside activities, information, invitations, fundraisers and events that you may be interested in sharing with colleagues.  Instead of using the "global" email across the district, you may send your information to for posting at this site

Events are listed in Event Date order below, so PLEASE SCROLL DOWN.  After events occur, they will be marked "Past Event" and moved to the bottom of the page, but you'll still be able to see info perhaps to contact that person for the next event/next year. 

To view, click on the month name or on any date. 


ACS Lancaster Relay for Life April 26-27, 2014 at QHHS

The 2014 Lancaster Relay for Life will be held April 26-27, 2014 at Quartz Hill High School.  Click to see how AVUHSD employees are supporting the American Cancer Society!

JACOB HEFTER FOUNDATION- 6th Annual Golf Tourney Fundraiser April 26, 2014

Posted January 30, 2014 -  Information courtesy of the Deb Dimeglio, Teacher, Palmdale High School


On behalf of the Jacob Hefter Foundation , I would like to extend an invitation to you all to attend the 6th Annual JHF Golf Tournament. This year it will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Rancho Vista Golf Course. It will be a 4-person scramble format with a lunch buffet provided. There will also be numerous raffles, prizes and a silent auction. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK to the golfer’s registration form and also tee sponsorship forms.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me ! The foundation appreciates your continuing support!

Deb Dimeglio, Email,
Jacob Hefter Foundation - “Make Positive Choices in Life”  - Don’t Text and Drive


Posted April 4, 2014  Information courtesy of Cathy Calvert, Ag Teacher, Palmdale High School

Fundraiser for Future Farmers of America, FFA  - Click here for link to flyer

Hunter Dodge in Lancaster—On April 26 between 10am and 3pm, the Ram Truck brand and Hunter Dodge will host “The Next Crop Project” fundraising event at the dealership to benefit the National FFA Organization and local FFA chapter leadership programs in the Antelope Valley. The fundraiser is one of at least 125 being held April 26, 2014 at select dealerships across the country in celebration and support of our next crop of farmers and future leaders in the agriculture industry.  Everyone in the community is invited to stop by the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds and test drive the 2014 lineup of Ram trucks. For each person who takes a short test drive, Ram will donate $20 to the National FFA Organization in support of local FFA chapter leadership programs, up to $2,000. Hunter Dodge will provide the trucks, and FFA chapter volunteers will be on hand to assist with the test drives. PLUS HUNTER DODGE WILL GIVE THE 1ST 200 PEOPLE TO TEST DRIVE A PAIR OF POPPY FESTIVAL TICKETS!


PHS Hall of Fame: Nominations Due May 9, 2014

Palmdale High School is seeking nominations for the 2014 Alumni Hall of Fame.

Nomination categories are: Community Service, Visual & Performing Arts or Journalism, Government Service, Sports, Science, Education and Business. The deadline for nominations is May 9, 2014. The Induction Ceremony will be held during the Homecoming game on October 17, 2014.  CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO NOMINATION FORM
 as well as a list of all of our previous Inductees or you can visit our website at

QHHS Boosters Present "AV Wellness Expo" April 5, 2014

Posted March 31, 2014
Information courtesy of Quartz Hill High School Dance Team Booster Club

AV Health and Wellness Expo

For details, go to

Date: Saturday, April 5th, 2014  Time: 9:00-2:30pm  Location: University of the Antelope Valley  Cost: $20.00 per person

Pre- sale tickets available for students and seniors $10.00


Rummage Sale Fundraiser for ACS March 15, 2014

Posted March 12, 2014  Information courtesy of Ruth Simonds, Teacher, Quartz Hill High SchoolACS QHHS RUMMAGE SALE 2014.png

A rummage sale fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Lancaster Relay for Life by the Quartz Hill High School Team will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Please click here for link to flyer for details!

Fundraiser for F.A.S.T Academy, PHS - Feb 6, 2014

Posted February 3, 2014 Information courtesy of Leo Moreno

Please help me build a better classroom for the FAST ACADEMY at PALMDALE HIGH SCHOOL!

Hello Friends, I want to make sure our students have the materials they need to succeed, so in behalf of our academy, I just created a request for my classroom at   under Future Fabricators of America!

We are asking for a 3D printer. Give to my classroom by February 6, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100). If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks. Thanks so much, Leonard Moreno P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

Lancaster HS Baseball Fundraiser - a Golf Tourney on Feb 17, 2014!

LNHS EAGLES LOGO.jpgPlease support Lancaster High School Baseball!

The Lancaster High School Baseball Boosters are holding their inaugural fundraiser Golf Tournament on Monday February 17, 2014. The registration fee is $100 and that cover the green fees, a bucket of range balls, a cart, and a buffet barbecue dinner after the tourney. The tourney format is a 4-person scramble format, and we will also have a raffle, a closest to the pin contest, a Long drive contest and a putting contest.We are looking for golfers, and would love for you to join us. The proceeds from the event will help us pay for new equipment and some field renovations we have planned.

Click here for the TOURNAMENT FLYER. If you are interested, you can contact the number on the flyer, or you can contact me and I will help you out. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Tony Holiday, Lancaster High School, ASB Advisor & Head Baseball Coach

Employee Recognition Program - Nominations Due 2/19/14 by 2PM

Nominate a deserving employee or teacher today for the 2014 AVUHSD Employee Recognition Program!

All nominations are due no later than Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by 2:00 p.m. to the employee's site Secretary to Principal. Recipients of actual awards will be announced at the annual ceremony after school on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Eastside High School.

Get the nomination forms and more information at
This is the 30th Year of Colleagues Recognizing Colleagues . . . the Tradition of Excellence continues!

American Lung Association Fundraiser - "Scale the Strat" 3/2/14

Posted February 12, 2014
Information courtesy of Kevin Wassner, Vice Principal, Desert Pathways HS

I am reaching out to you because I would like your support! Many of you supported me a few years ago when I bicycled from Pennsylvania to Florida and we raised over $1600 for the American Cancer Association.  I also was supported by many of you last year when I climbed up the stairs in the AON Center in Los Angeles and we raised over $400 for the American Lung Association.

My current challenge is to raise money once again for the American Lung Association by running up 1455 steps inside the famous Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas on Sunday March 2, 2014.  Over 600 climbers from all over the country and beyond will join me in "Scale The Strat". By donating on behalf of my effort, together, we will raise money for the fight against lung cancer and other lung diseases.   My dad was a smoker and that contributed to his early death. I'm hoping that together, we can help to prevent lung related health problems.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, it's very simple. Click on the website below to make an online donation. Once on the web page, click on the big red box that says "DONATE TO KEVIN" then follow the few steps. Donating is easy and will take less than 5 minutes.

What size donation should you make? Of course, any amount you may wish to donate will be put to good use.  All donations contribute to the cause and are greatly appreciated. I am asking you to consider a penny a step. That's $14.55 for the 1455 steps. I assure you I will run every step!  The week after the event, I will report back to my supporters with the amount of money we raised, my time getting up the stairs and other event details.

I hope you will consider supporting me in this cause.   Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Together, we can work to prevent lung disease!

Best Regards,
Kevin Wassner



CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training Jan 18, 2014

CERT LOGO.jpgThe  LA County Fire Department is offering free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes for residents who want to be prepared in the event of a disaster. Class begins January 18, 2014.
Register at


Grace Resource Center

Grace Resource feeding people!

Empowering People through Training, Education, Food, Clothing, Shelter, Medical care. Grace gives people the skills to thrive, not just to survive! This organization helps so many in our community. Visit their website and please consider giving a donation of funds or even of supplies! Every donation helps!

Eastside HS Presents "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" Dec 5-7, 2013

EHS Presents Willy Wonka Dec 2013.jpgPosted November 21, 2013 Information courtesy of Stephanie Robison, Secretary to Principal, EHS

 From The Balcony Productions and Eastside HS Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Dance present

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
A Musical Dramatic Production
in the Eastside High School Theater

Evening performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 5-7 at 7:00 p.m. with a Saturday Matinee performance at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 presale and $8.00 at the door

Please email Tom Hixon, Orchestra Director for presale tickets:

Preorder tickets are $5.00 each.  Preorders can be emailed prior to Wednesday, December 4.  Preorders can be paid for ($5 each) and picked up at the theater ticket window the night of the performance.  

Knight HS Presents "John Lennon & Me" Dec 6-8, 2013

The Knight High School Drama Club and Hawk Pride Production presents

"John Lennon & Me" A multiple-national-award winning, uproarious play about life,death, power, and first boyfriends. At the Knight High School Theater Evening performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday

December 6-8 at 7:00 p.m. With a Sunday Matinee performance at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $5.00 Regular Admission $3.00 w/ASB Students Only
Presale or at the Door.

(Prior KHS Drama performances have sold out so get your tickets fast)

Please email Gregory Robbins for tickets:


United Way Helping Homeless Vets and Free Health Clinic on Dec 11, 2013

Posted December 5, 2013

The United Way is partnering with other agencies like the Goodwill in the Antelope Valley to provide services for our homeless families and homeless veterans. Take a moment to review the info below from Sue Porter, United Way Manager, and please pass the word to those who may need a hand. Thanks for reading and a very special thanks to all the AVUHSD HERO EMPLOYEES who donate to United Way!

Please CLICK HERE for a flyer with for helpful information for homeless female veterans and homeless vets with families. Also, a Free Health Clinic will be held on December 11, 2013 FROM 7:30 AM TO 10:30 AM for Homeless Familes and Single Adults at the Lancaster Community Homeless Shelter, 44611 Yucca Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided.  Please contact the United Way directly for further details and information!united way homeless health clinic Dec 11 2013.jpg

Fundraiser for AV Children's Center: Used Book Fair on Dec 12, 2013

Fundraiser for Children's Center of the Antelope Valley
"Bandstand to Host Used Book Fair" On December 12, from 1 - 6pm
, Bandstand Coffee & Tea (706 W Lancaster BLVD) will host a used book fair. All book sale proceeds will go to The Children's Center of Antelope Valley. Bandstand is currently taking donations of used books for the sale, as well as new toys for Toys for Tots. Those who donate will receive 20% their purchase off at either Bandstand or Xogurt.    
The Children' Center of the Antelope Valley provides a wide range of services for victims of child abuse and their families.

Lancaster CERT and Fire Department Canned Food Drive

Posted November 20, 2013
Information courtesy of Fire Department and Michelle Webb, Lancaster CERT Captain

Antelope Valley CERT has been invited to join with LA County Fire Department, Division V in collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items or grocery gift cards to distribute to the many in our valley who have needs this Thanksgiving.  We are pleased to forward this invitation to our many caring CERT members.  Division V is located at Fire Station 129 on 6th Street West in Lancaster.  Your donations can either be taken to Station 129 Division V office or brought to the CERT monthly meeting  Wednesday night and we will make sure everything is delivered.

Remember, our monthly meeting was moved forward to  November 20, 7pm at the YMCA Legacy Room.  Click here for more info.

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AVUHSD Annual Toy Drive and Canned Food Drive: Ends Nov 8, 2013

Posted October 8, 2013
Information courtesy of Anthony Martinez, Director

The annual AVUHSD Food Collection and Toy Collection will run from Monday October 7, 2013 TO Friday November 8, 2013. Drop off toys and non-perishable or canned food items at your local high school. Below you will find the contact at your school site. You can still drop off items, even if there isn't a contact person listed yet!


Thank you in advance for making this program a success! TOY AND FOOD DRIVE 2013.jpg

AVHS: Silvia Vital, Marco Reyes
QHHS: Nayeli Chacon
Soar HS: Staci Jefferson
AAV (Soar Prep Academy): TBD
LnHS: David Yerkes
HHS: Ron Salazar
PHS: Jeremiah Griffey
KHS: Linda Fabela
LHS: Anna Maldonado
EHS: Michael Bernard
RPHS: Alicia Mendoza
CTE/ROP: Maria Branch
DO- Sandra Barajas



Bark at the Park October 5-6, 2013!

Posted February 6, 2013
Information courtesy of:  Mike Mitsch, QHHS Computer Graphics and High Desert Obedience Club Member

Title: Bark at the Park
Location:  Lancaster City Park.
Date: October 5-6,  2013 

Humans and Hounds, please join us for frolic, food, and a waggin' good time! This is the Antelope Valley’s favorite dog event. This is a free event for families and their well behaved dogs. See the web site for info and pictures of past events. The purpose of Bark at the Park is to promote responsible dog ownership and to have fun with our dogs and community.

For more info visit: Also visit:
Mike Mitsch, Quartz Hill High School, Computer Graphics, 661-718-3100 x404 



QHHS Dance Team Fundraiser Oct 25, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013
Information courtesy of Kristine Salazar-Gibbs, Teacher, Quartz Hill High School 


Fun and Fundraising!    3rd Annual AV Poker Championship To benefit the QHHS Dance Team Booster Club!
October 25, 2013
Registration: 5:00 PM Shuffle Up and Deal: 6:00 PM  AT THE Hellenic Center 43404 30th St. W. Lancaster  Entry fee: $50    Heavy hors d’ouevres and desserts included. Raffle prizes and 50/50 tickets available.  Spectator tickets available for purchase - $5.00 (includes dessert and 1 raffle ticket).
For more information or to register see the flyer, or please visit our Facebook page at:  or contact James Baker (661) 816-3395 or Mike Conover (661) 609-1794 Seats are limited – reserve yours NOW!


Fundraiser for Crash Victims!

Posted September 26, 2013
Information courtesy of Brett Pape, ASB Advisor, AVHS

Crosswind Community Church is putting on a car wash with all the proceeds going to the victims from the car crash on Ave G last weekend. The car wash will be held this Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 41337 10th Street West in Palmdale. The church is right before Ave N, across from Birdie’s Driving Range.  Members of the AVHS' ASB Leadership team will be working the event, however, we would love the help of any clubs or sports team members. We could really use as much help as possible as we are expecting a large number of cars.

Also, we are looking for donations of soap, sponges, old towels, and any buckets that you may have available. Please bring anything you have to donate to the Antelope Valley High School Guidance Office.  I will have presale car wash tickets this afternoon to purchase, as well as having some you can take and sell for us.

Thank you so much for your help in this and Go Lopes!

Brett Pape

ASB Advisor
Physical Education Department Chair
Antelope Valley High School

ACS Relay for Life in Palmdale!


Will be held September 21-22, 2013 at Highland High School.  Please see our ACS website for more information and a listing of school teams at! Thanks for your support of the American Cancer Society!



Rancho Raviri Almond Gifts Percentage of sales will be donated to American Cancer Society (20%) 42222 50th Street West, Quartz Hill. Stop in and buy, must mention the American Cancer Society fundraiser


lia sophia “FUN”draising Jewelry Party Percentage of sales will be donated to American Cancer Society (15%) Let’s Wear Pink!!! Sunday, September 22 @ 2 pm 2323 West Avenue L-8, Lancaster  Fun, Games, Fantastic Prizes Party with a purpose!


BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Percentage of sales will be donated to American Cancer Society (15%) Save the Date - Monday, September 23, 5pm – 9pm
1325 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale   Must have an authorized flyer to show BJ’s you are part of our fundraiser.  Click here for flyer

Exciting announcement!!  One lucky guest will win $50 in gift cards donated by BJ’s Restaurant.  When you arrive and turn in the authorized flyer, please ask to see Jo or Jeanne about getting a raffle ticket.  The winning ticket will be drawn after the fundraiser and the winner will be notified!


Cold Stone Creamery Fundraiser Percentage of sales will be donated to American Cancer Society (15%) 3 locations onTuesday, October 8, 3pm – 8pm

1201 West Rancho Vista Blvd, Suite A, Palmdale 43440 10th Street West, Lancaster 5022 West Avenue N, Palmdale

Must have authorized flyer to show Cold Stone Creamery you are part of our fundraiser Because the world deserves better ice cream!


NO Texting and Driving Awareness Day is on September 12, 2013!

Posted September 6, 2013
Information courtesy of the Jacob Hefter Foundation

Thursday, September 12, 2013 is NO Texting & Driving Awareness Day!
The Jacob Hefter Foundation will also be holding a fundraiser so stop by Chili's and help out this great organization that does alot to help our youth make positive choices in life!


Come by and Pepper in the Awareness of making positive choices in life at the local Chili’s Restaurant. The Jacob Hefter Foundation will receive a portion of the individual’s check as a donation to the nonprofit charitable organization.  See the flyer for restaurant locations and for info on the upcoming JHF Golf Tournament in October! 

AVUHSD Employees Annual Health Benefits Fair



The Open Enrollment Health Benefits Fair for AVUHSD employees, teachers and administrators to change your Health Benefit Plan will be held on August 15, 2013 at Lancaster High School in the Cafeteria from 2 PM TO 5:30 PM.

Please see the 2013/14 change forms and rate information for Certificated, Classified or Unrepresented at

C.E.R.T Events and Trainings


Antelope Valley Community
Emergency Response Team


Updatd July 19, 2013
Information courtesy of Michele Webb, Lancaster CERT Captain:

"Due to highly complex schedules and many taking vacations, the Lancaster, Palmdale, Quartz Hill monthly meeting which was scheduled for July 24 will be cancelled. That entire week is also Jethawks Local Heroes Week and many of us will be participating in the CERT booth at Jethawks Stadium.
Many events and training opportunities are available to us in the upcoming weeks:

LASD Community Academy. Applications are currently being accepted for the Community Academy to be held Tuesday evenings Sep 3 through Oct 22, 6:30-9pm. This program will focus on the Sheriff Department’s operational procedures, as well as sessions ranging from criminal law to undercover operations. Participants will go on a ride-a-long, tour a custody facility and participate in role-playing exercises. The purpose of the Academy is to build a better understanding between the community and the Sheriff ’s Department through education. The class meets for eight weeks and is absolutely free.

Information attached. Due to the limited classroom space, only the first 50 applicants will be accepted.

July 23, 24, 25, 27-- Please see the attachments for “Local Heroes Event Week” at JetHawks Baseball Stadium to benefit the AV Local Heroes Fund. Guns VS Hoses Softball Tournament Saturday July 27th starting at 10am—free, with donations being accepted during the game.

July 25, 6:30-9pm – Disaster Services:An Overview and Disaster Action Team Orientation. American Red Cross, Antelope Valley Chapter. Enroll through saba:

July 27-28 (8am-4pm) – Wilderness and Urban (Remote) First Aid through SOS Survival Products. Instructor Denise Edwards. Cost $110. Enroll and payable online at . Flyer attached.

August 8 – 4-9pm National Night Out (City of Lancaster) at The BLVD Farmers Market. Please contact Pat Okawa email to to volunteer to staff a booth for this event.

August 9,10 –Campout @ Saddleback Park (Flyer attached). To camp, enjoy friends from CERT LLA, practice with your personal survival items and skills alongside family and friends, share skills/information/ideas, and enjoy the natural habitat of a State Park here in our hometown.

August 17 – Land Navigation Map & Compass through SOS Survival Products. Instructor Denise Edwards. Cost $75. Enroll and payable online at Flyer attached.

August 22 – 6-10pm Shelter Fundamentals. American Red Cross, Antelope Valley Chapter. Enroll through saba:

August 28 – 7-8:30pm . Lancaster/Palmdale/QH Monthly Meeting at Lancaster YMCA Legacy Room.

The meetings are open to visiting CERT members. CERT is about everyone contributing our unique skills so we are better prepared in the event of a major disaster. If you would like to attend a FREE Community Emergency Response Team training course and become CERT TRAINED, please see

“To do the greatest good for the greatest number of people”.


Click to see more about Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness.


Take the OATH: Operation All the Way Home

Posted June 20, 2013 
Information courtesy of Lancaster High School Students/"Pride of the Nation"

Take the OATH!
Help us build a home for wounded warrior, Jerral Hancock.

  • You are invited to get involved in any or all of the following ways:
  • Support our on-going fundraisers: "Keep the Change" campaign, weekly dine-in events, and the OATH Recycling Network. Donate items and shop at the Operation All The Home massive Yard Sale on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the staff parking lot of Lancaster HIgh School (44701 32nd Street West, between Ave. J & Lancaster Blvd.)
  • Please join Operation All The Way Home at "Gathering Groundz" this Friday, July 26, from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM and support our grass-roots effort to build Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and wounded warrior, Jerral Hancock, a new home. "Gathering Groundz" is just around the corner from the AVUHS District Offices at 560 Milling Street, Suite A [Lancaster, CA 93534]. 20% of all purchases, all day, will be donated to Operation All The Way Home.
  • Click here for more ways you can help!
  • OATH July 26 2013 Student Flyer.jpg


Jacob Hefter Foundation Fundraiser at Jethawks/Star Wars Night

Posted July 5, 2013
Information courtesy of the Jacob Hefter Foundation

Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7 pm at Jethawks Stadium

Come join us as the Jacob Hefter Foundation teams up the Lancaster Jethawks professional baseball team for a family night full of fun and fireworks, with the stadium being patrolled by your favorite Star Wars characters.


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The Jacob Hefter Foundation was started in 2005, after an 18 year old college student, Jacob Hefter, was killed along with 24 other people when a Metrolink Train collided with a Union Pacific Train. The conductor of the Metrolink Train was sending and receiving text messages, causing him to be too distracted to notice a stop signal. In order to prevent this type of tragedy from happening to others, the Jacob Hefter Foundation is committed to raising awareness about the dangers of Texting and Driving.

Help for Arizona's Fallen Firefighters

From the United States Fire Administration (USFA)

Organizations helping the families of the fallen Arizona Firefighters from the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew:

The 100 Club of Arizona - 

Wildland Firefighter Foundation -

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – c/o Yarnell Hill Fallen Firefighters Fund, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or online at


10th Annual "Pride of the Nation" Dinner, Dance and Tribute - Get your tickets today!

The 10th Annual "Pride of the Nation" Dinner, Dance and Tribute is on Saturday, May 18, 2013 (Armed Forces Day) at the AV Fairgrounds.

See Pride of the Nation for tickets and further information. Click on the "Purchase Tickets" page. This annual Armed Forces Day Dinner, Dance and Tribute is celebrating 10 years!  Pride of the Nation is proudly hosted by the United States History Students of Lancaster High School.

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Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Training at ROP!

Posted January 23, 2013
Information courtesy of Andra Ratliff, CTE Program Specialist, ROP

AVROP is an American Heart Association Training Center and is offering dates for the Heartsaver First Aid CPR course as well as the BLS HCP (Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers) CPR class.  You can register online at   Just click on the “Now enrolling” found on the home page in the announcement section.   You only need to choose one day – no need for multiple days to complete!  See below for specific information. 

Course:  Heartsaver First Aid CPR
2013 Dates available:  March 9 - SEE MORE DATES ADDED BELOW!

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Place:  AVROP, 1156 E. Ave. S, Palmdale, CA 93550
Cost: $40.00 (includes card)
Max of 10/class
Contact for info:  Andra Ratliff, or 661-575-1028.

Course:  BLS HCP CPR
2013 Dates available:  February 9 and April 13, 2013

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Place:  AVROP, 1156 E. Ave. S, Palmdale, CA 93550
Cost: $50.00 (includes card)
Max of 10/class
Contact for info:  Andra Ratliff, or 661-575-1028.

 UPDATE AS OF MARCH 12, 2013     AVROP American Heart Association Training Center has only two more dates available, for this school year, for the Heartsaver First Aid CPR course.   If interested please register online at   Just click on the “Now registering” found on the home page in the announcement section.   You only need to choose one day – no need for multiple days to complete!  See below for specific information. 

Course:  Heartsaver First Aid CPR
Dates available:  Saturday, April 13 (only 3 spots left!) & Saturday, May 11, 2013 

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Place:  AVROP, 1156 E. Ave. S, Palmdale, CA 93550
Cost: $40.00 (includes card)
Max of 10/class

Contact for info:  Andra Ratliff, or 661-575-1028. 

2013 Global Leadership Summit - Satellite Location Here in Lancaster

Posted April 17, 2013
For those who may be interested:

The 2013 Global Leadership Summit, taking place at Willow Creek church in Barrington IL, will be hosted via live satellite at the Desert Vineyard Church on August 8-9, 2013. We truly believe the Summit to be one of the most accessible and affordable opportunities for leadership development available anywhere. It features leadership training from experts recognized all over the world — the kind of transferable training that's as appropriate for business and non-profit leaders as it is for educators.

This years speaker line up includes; General Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State, Bill Hybels, Founder and Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Church, Dr. Brene Brown, Research Professor, University of Huston Graduate College of Social Work, Mark Burnett, Four-time Emmy Award Winner; Executive Producer, Survivor, The Voice and The Bible, and many more.

Satellite location pricing for this event is regularly $249, however a special Educators/Faculty rate of $79 is available by using the following code: 13TGLSYTH

More info available at: the following link to register:


United Way - Be A Hero! Donation Drive thru April 25th!

























City of Palmdale - Tree Planting Events

 Tree Planting Event This Saturday plus three more coming up!

 The City of Palmdale, in  in collaboration with the Hollywood Beautification Team and CalFire, will kick off its “Semester of Service” program the first of four tree planting events this Saturday, Jan. 26 at McAdam Park, 38115 30th St. East. Registration will take place from 8 to 9 am, and the planting will follow from 9 to 11 am. This Saturday’s theme is Military and Defense Day.

In all, 450 trees will be planted at the  “themed” tree planting events. Future tree plantings include: Faith and First Responders Day on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Arnie Quinones Park, 41003 50th St. West; Cesar Chavez Service Day on Saturday, March 30 at Domenic Massari Park, 37716 55th St. East at Marie Kerr Park, 39700 30th St. West; and Global Youth Service Day on Saturday, April 27 at Marie Kerr Park, 39700 30th St. West. To learn more or to participate, please call 661/267-5181.

Instructions for EV Charging Station Access for AVUHSD Employees

Posted April 12, 2012
Information courtesy of Vickie Tulk, Executive Secretary, Business Services Department 


On behalf of Mat Havens: For those who are interested in accessing the District's EV Charging Stations you will need to obtain a ChargePoint card.  If you already have one please send Mat Havens an email so you can be put on the approved list of users.  The cost for 2012 is $0.75 per hour with a $2.25 minimum.  Yearly increases will be based on the District’s electricity increases. Here are instructions to sign up for the program:  
Go to the ChargePoint portal ( and create a new account.

  1. Sign up to use both free and paid charge stations (an initial charge of $4.95 for the ChargePoint Network RFID card plus a $25 initial deposit is required)
  2. When the ChargePoint card arrives in the mail a few days later, login to your account and update it with the serial number on your new card.  This is the number directly below the bar code.
  3.  Send an email containing your name and your ChargePoint card serial number to
  4. Your ChargePoint card will be added to the district “approved list” within 2 business days.

(Global distribution approved by Jeff Foster, Deputy Superintendent)



After events occur, they will be marked "Past Event" and moved to the bottom of the page in date order, but you'll still be able to see info perhaps to contact that person for the next event/next year. Most items will be removed after a year from the original event date.

Spartan Scholars Survival Skills Training - Get off the couch!

Posted March 5, 2012
Information courtesy of Esaul Viramontes, Knight High School

Survival Training
Dates - ONGOING. See Schedule of Classes in Link Below
Tehachapi, CA

Ladies and Gentlemen, remember when you where a kid and always wanted to learn how to make fire with two sticks and constructing a shelter from the surroungding environment and other things. I would like to recruit participants to join the Spartan Scholars for a weekend Survival Skills course to learn primitive survial skills in the beautiful mountains of Tehachapi.  (NO THIS IS NOT A WANNA BE PARAMILITARY THING). Survival Training School of California is the premiere survival school in the country and fortunately for us we are near to the schools location (website address:  There are several available dates and would like to start recruiting early so we can come up with a specific date. If we are able to get 10+ participants the cost of the course will be $135.00 per person (recruit friends and family who are interested).  Click here for schedule of classes:

Reasons for participating:  Learning life long skills (can teach your children and grandchildren these skills). Team building within our staff and community stakeholders. It is adventerous and educational. Get out of your comfort zone. You will be with the Spartan Scholars (last time we got together it was a blast!).  Reasons for not participating: Can't think of one other than being glued to the t.v.  Please email me for further details and forward this email to whom may be interested in this activity. Please email me for suggested dates so we can plan accordingly with the Survival Training School of California.

Esaul A. Viramontes, Knight High School, Independent Study Deparment
Phone:661.533.9000 ext.389, ax:661.533.0111

PAST EVENT AVHEC Parent Symposium -

Posted January 24, 2012
Information courtesy of Cynthia D. Penny, ROP Counselor,

Are You Prepared?" The Antelope Valley Higher Education Consortium (AVHEC) presents a "College and Career Readiness" Parent Symposium on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 8 AM to 1 PM at the AV ROP building in Palmdale. There will be speakers, workshops, informational academy exhibits and the Partners for Health Van will be present for free health screenings!

Please click here for link to flyer for further details. For more information on the event, please contact or call (661) 575-1010.

Posted January 24, 2012

PAST EVENT: Ag Fundraiser Dinner

Posted February 22, 2012
Information courtesy of Joel Briggs, Teacher, Littlerock High School

Ag Fan License Plate Dinner
March 10, 2012 6:00 PM
AV College Agriculture Lab


"Would you like to win your own custom license plate? Do you like Santa Maria style barbeque Tri-Tip steak? Then come to the “Vision for Agriculture Student Success” fundraiser dinner. You will have a chance to win a free $50 custom license plate promoting California agriculture. All proceeds will go to the California FFA Association to assist with funding leadership skills building conferences around the state. Tickets are limited so take a look at the attached flyer and contact one of the agriculture teachers to purchase your dinner tickets." - Joel Briggs

PAST EVENT: DWHS Race Car Team Fundraiser - Order Sees Candies! Yumm!

Posted March 9, 2012
Information courtesy of Cristy Todd, Desert Winds High School,

Desert Winds High School Race Car Team
Sees Candy Fundraiser
Orders are due by March 15, 2012


Desert Winds High School race car team is taking pre-sale orders for Easter candy from See's. Orders will be taken through March 15th so if you are interested please print the attached flyer and mark what candies you would like to purchase and send that flyer, along with a check made out to Desert Winds H.S. or cash, to Cristy Todd at DWHS. The candy will be delivered to your place of work the week prior to Easter, which is on Sunday, April 8th, so please note where you work on the flyer too. The profits will go towards helping the race car team keeping the car running and participating in bracket racing at Famoso Raceway this year!   Thank you for your support!

PAST EVENT: American Cancer Society Fundraiser - Brunch at BeX!

Posted April 5, 2012
Information courtesy of Kenneth Scott, Director of Categorical Programs


Easter Sunday Brunch
April 8, 2012 10 AM- 2PM - Must present flyer when placing order!
BeX Restaurant, Lancaster Blvd

Lancaster High School "Teen Builders" are helping to promote this event. It is really great when our school's youth are working together for a positive cause! Ten percent of sales goes to the American Cancer Society and you must bring the attached flyer. Let's get some yummy brunch at BeX and support the American Cancer Society!  Click here to see how AVUHSD employees are supporting the American Cancer Society!  For more information on how you can help, please contact: 

Terri Gore | Director, Community Mission

California Division | American Cancer Society, Inc.

1043 West Ave. M-4, Suite B, Palmdale, Ca 93551 |

661-945-7585 #3 | mobile: 661.208.1240 | fax: 661.945.9039


PAST EVENT United Way & Catalyst Foundation - Get Free Tax Help!

Posted April 5, 2012
Information courtesy of Sue Porter and Hillary Perrick, United Way

Get Free Tax Help: Wednesdays and Fridays 2-6 PM, and Saturdays 9 AM- 3PM, at The Catalyst Foundation, 540 West Lancaster Blvd, Suite 105. By appointment only, please call (661) 341-3481. Click here for flyer

PAST EVENT: Community Response Emergency Training by LA County Fire Department

Posted March 28, 2012
Information courtesy of Anne Ambrose, Public Information Director, City of Palmdale

Community Emergency Response Training

Three Day Training Class starts on: April 13, 2012
Class size is limited. Sign-up today to reserve your seat.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department will present this training to the public.  Following a major disaster, police, fire and medical professionals may not be able to fully meet the demand. People will have to rely on each other to meet the immediate life saving and life sustaining needs, particularly in isolated neighborhoods that may be cut off from the main roads for a period of time.  The County of Los Angeles Fire Department Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program was developed through FEMA to provide basic training in safety and life saving skills for the general public.  The course curriculum covers the following modules:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • CERT Organization
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Emergency Medical Operations-One victim
  • Terrorism
  • Emergency Medical Operations-Triage
  • Course Review
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Disaster Simulation Exercise

The training course will be presented as a series of three classes on April 13, 14 & 21, 2012, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You must attend all three sessions to get your certificate of completion.  Training at : Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1701 West Lancaster Blvd. Parking & main entrance in the back.  There is no charge for this training course 

To sign- up, register at or for more information, call us @ (661) 949-6319

 Visit our website for more local CERT information.

Please Help Zach!

Updated June 6, 2012. Originally posted April 30, 2012.
Information courtesy of Karen White, Littlerock HS

Zac-Lutz-2.jpgPlease help Zach! As many of you have already heard, CSEA President, Clyde Merrick's son, Zach, was in a bad motorcycle accident and has a long and difficult recovery ahead. Employees and students are coming together to help! Click here for more information about Zachary.

Blood Drives:

There will be another blood drive in Zach’s honor which will be held at Palmdale Elementary School District's Administrative Office on June 19, 2012. You may call their office for the blood drive time at (661) 947-7191. 

There will be a blood drive May 2nd-4th, 2012 for Zach at Renaissance Imaging Center -AVOIC, 44105 15 th St. West, Lancaster…. on Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 7am-4pm, and Thursday 9am-6pm.

Car Wash Fundraiser:

Ivy Bedard, Miss Antelope Valley,and a QHHS Senior is organizing the car wash fundraiser for Zach. She has flyers (attached below) and tickets that can be pre-purchased. If any of you want to help Ivy sell tickets, e-mail Dale Carlson , Maintenance Lead, at QHHS to contact her. The car wash is Saturday, May 12th, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at the AV Harley Davidson, 1759 West Ave. J12, Lancaster.

R Rex Perris HS & Desert Winds HS - Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings!

Posted April 6, 2012
Information courtesy of Glenda Potts, Desert Winds High School,

RRX/DWHS Graduation Fundraiser
April 18, 2012 11 AM - 12 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings

R. Rex Perris High School and Desert Winds High School are teaming up to do an Associated Study Body (ASB) fundraiser at BUFFALO WILD WINGS on April 18 from 11:00 PM to 12:00 PM. 15% of ALL SALES go to our gradnite bus to magic mountain. For details contact Tami Brumwell at Rex Perris High School or Glenda Potts at Desert Winds High School.  Thank you!  ...Glenda L. Potts, DWHS, (661)948-7555 Ext. 103, Social Sciences, Associated Student Body.

PAST EVENT: AV Gem & Mineral Show - It Totally ROCKS!

Posted April 10, 2012
Information courtesy of
AV Gem & Mineral Club

AV GEM AND MINERAL CLUB LOGO.jpg2012 Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club Show is fun, educational, and it totally ROCKS!  The Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club would like to invite you to our annual Gem & Mineral Show! The show will be held April 28-29, 2012 from 9 AM to 5 PM at Lancaster High School.  There are Demonstrators, Vendors (including outdoor tailgaters) and an Auction Table for your enjoyment. We hope you develop an interest in learning more about our hobby! We have food which is served from 9am to 4pm.Please stop by and enjoy our lunch at reasonable prices. We also sell delicious homemade baked goods!The Friday Night Dinner will be served to Vendors and Show Volunteers at 6pm. There will also be a field trip on Saturday, so sign up early if you plan on going.

You may purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win an assortment of exciting prizes donated by various club members and many of our generous vendors. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or 6 for $5. Remember, the Raffle will be drawn on Sunday at 4pm, an hour before the show closes.You do not need to be present to win, with the exception for the Amethyst Grand Prize. You MUST be present to win this prize!

PAST EVENT: Sign-Up Today for 4th Annual Jacob Hefter Foundation Golf Tournament

Posted March 9, 2012
Information courtesy of the Jacob Hefter Foundation  - Making Positive Choices In Life. . .Don't Text and Drive! Hefter Foundation Logo.jpg

4th Annual Jacob Hefter Foundation Golf Tournament
April 28, 2012  9 AM, with buffet after tourney.
Rancho Vista Golf Club, Palmdale


SIGN UP TODAY! Fellow Golfers, Sponsors, Supporters and Guests, the 4th Annual Jacob Hefter Foundation golf tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Rancho Vista Golf Club in Palmdale, California. This year the starting time for the tournament will be 9:00am. As in years past there will be a catered buffet following the golfing.   Please plan on joining us again this year for a fun day and worthwhile cause. Attached are the Golf entry and Sponsorship forms. Each form has detailed information regarding the Golf Tournament and Sponsorship information. If you have any further questions please contact
or contact the names listed on the forms.

These forms and other information can also be downloaded from the foundation website at The Jacob Hefter Foundation is a certified 501(c) (3) public charity!   Thank you for your continued support from everyone at the Jacob Hefter Foundation! Board Members: Alan Hefter, Angela Hefter, Mark Benz, Nancy Benz, and Chris Laven

Join us on Facebook at

PAST EVENT: Spokes of Art - Entry Deadline April 30th!

Posted April 9, 2012
Information courtesy of City of Palmdale

Attention all artists!! Have you entered yet? City of Palmdale and AMGEN Tour of California present: "Spokes of Art" - a Bicycle Rim Art Contest. Open to all ages and entries are due by April 30, 2012. Use your own wheel or request one by calling (661) 267-5611. Don't delay! Enter today and show-off your artistic skills in the contest categories. Please click here to see Entry Form or visit

PAST EVENT: American Cancer Society Relay for Life

American Cancer Society Lancaster Relay for Life - April 14-15, 2012 at Quartz Hill High School. Visit for more info and year round events! Let's get behind this great cause and support the Relay for LIFE! Contact your site for your school team information or visit for more info!

PAST EVENT - City of Palmdale/AMGEN Tour De Palmdale

Posted April 9, 2012
Information courtesy of City of Palmdale

City of Palmdale and AMGEN Tour of California present: "Tour De Palmdale" a Poker Fun Run Ride, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, starting at 10 AM at Marie Kerr Park. Please click here for link to flyer or contact the Palmdale Parks and Recreation Department at (661) 267-5611 or visit

PAST EVENT: AV Chambers Flea Market

Posted September 20, 2011
Information courtesy of Diane Walker

"Hi, Everyone, As you may remember my announcing at our August in-service day, the AV Chambers of Commerce hold their semi-annual Flea Market on the first  Sunday in October 2011 and again in May 2012.  AVUHSD has been invited to participate in an ancillary event in the Van Dam Pavilion where we can showcase our arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs through some exhibits and hands-on demonstrations for youngsters who attend the flea market with their parents. 

 Three schools (already determined) will be participating in another auto art-painting event on October 2nd.   If you would also like to participate in this volunteer event on that day by having one or more tables (or floorspace) showing your program and how it fits in the ArtSTEM theme, and bring some flyers or other materials so that the community can learn more about it, please fill out and return the registration form by no later than Thursday, 9/22/11Click here for link to registration form and information flyer.

 We would appreciate having many of you come to this inaugural event, as well as participating in further competitions and demonstrations in May.

 Thanks – have a great day! Diane L. Walker, CTE Coordinator, (661) 575-1025, (661) 575 -1037 (fax)  "

PAST EVENT -United Way - Letter Carriers Food Drive

Posted April 5, 2012
Information courtesy of Sue Porter and Hillary Perrick, United Way

Letter Carriers Food Drive, United Way is on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Put your non-perishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox. Your letter/mail carrier will deliver it to a local food bank. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mail Carrier Gloria at See how employees are helping the United Way at!


UW Letter Carriers Food Drive May 2012.jpg

PAST EVENT Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math - ArtSTEM Fair

Posted February 22, 2012
Information courtesy of Diane Walker, CTE Coordinator, AVROP,  (661)575-1025; Fax (661)575-1037

ArtSTEM Fair
May 6th, 2012 9am to 1 pm

AV Fairgrounds – Van Dam Pavilion


Join with the AV Chambers of Commerce, All Valley Federal Credit Union, other community members, and the AVUHSD to showcase student work with arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), or “green/eco” themes.  The displays and/or competitions will take place on May 6th, 2012 from 9am to 1pm, in connection with the Chambers’ flea market events.

Teachers from AVUHSD schools will network with others in their industry sectors/subject areas to design and implement a common student class project which can be displayed; school sites may compete against each other to have the work judged as “Best in the AVUHSD,” and first place prizes may be awarded.  Displays should include an interactive component for high school students to do a hands-on demo with other youngsters attending the flea market with their families. For examples of past art competitions, visit  Other ideas could be an on-site video, design, or painting exercise.  Examples of STEM displays or competitions could involve valve cover racers, robotics, solar vehicles or cooking, aircraft/building/bridge design and models, first aid or blood pressure monitoring, or windmill power, among others.

Please invite your students’ families and friends to attend and learn more about your academies and CTE pathways, while having the opportunity to shop at the flea market and enjoy the car show (admission fee required). Please make sure to sign up for a display or competition area early, as spots are on a first-come, first-served basis.  The deadline to register is April 27th, 2012.

PAST EVENT: Neilstock Music & Art Fair - Proceeds Benefit AV Kids Charities & Grace Resource Center!

Portion of proceeds benefit kids charities of Antelope Valley and Grace Resource Center!

Neilstock VIII  Music & Art Fair Featuring:

BULLFROGG BLUES BAND and Special Guests: Bullfrogg Blues Band, Tanner & Da Tornados, Black Daniels Band, Jake & Jacqui Duo, Mo Grundy And The Legends Of Louisiana Hots, Mark Burgess Ban, Boys Nite Out, Vagrant X, Rukus, Chaos, And More!

Saturday, May 19, 2012 Noon - 10 pm
at Harley Davidson of Lancaster

1759 West Ave. J-12
Lancaster Ca 93534

(661) 948-5959   Good food, Great Music, and A Lot of Fun!
** Friendly Vendors **  Hotel Discount ** Over Night Camping ** Kid's Activities & Crafts**
For more info. or to purchase tickets early call: 661-810-9501

PAST EVENT 35th Annual Quilt Show Extravaganza

Posted April 3, 2012

35th Annual Quilt Show
Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 2012
Lancaster Market Place

The Antelope Valley Quilt Association presents the 35th Annual Quilt Show and Vendor Extravaganza on May 19-20, 2012 9 AM to 4 PM at the Lancaster Market Place with a live quilt auction on Saturday at 1:30 pm, with raffles, prizes and more!  Questions? Please call Sandy at 661-264-4441 or see more at

PAST EVENT Get your Teams Ready for Wellness Walk!

Posted February 17, 2012
Information courtesy of Antelope Valley Partners for Health

AVPH Wardford Wellness Walk and Celebration
Saturday, May 19, 2012  8:00 AM


Announcing the 3rd Annual FREE Healthy People Celebration. Get your walking teams ready! On May 19, 2012, in collaboration with the City of Palmdale, the Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH) is presenting its third annual “Warford Walk for Wellness and Healthy People Celebration”. This is a FREE event and open to the communities in the Antelope Valley.  The 5K (3.1 miles) registration opens at 8:00 am at the Poncitlan Square Gazebo in Palmdale. Morning stretch will be held from 8:40 am-9:00 am and the walk begins at 9:00 am. Certificates will be awarded to the top two teams with the greatest number of participants. We will award a certificate to the youth team and to the adult teamAt 10:15 am the Master of Ceremonies and Antelope Valley Press columnist-Bill Warford will welcome us to a day of health and wellness. Local dignitaries, healthy vendors, community resource information, entertainment, children’s activities and health and wellness demonstrations will be available for all community members. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate for the entire event. Good health of individual residents is essential to building a strong community… so come out, have some fun and enjoy the events with us! It is time to organize your walking teams.

For more information please contact Nancy Unger at AVPH 661-942-4719 X 461,, or go to our website for registration forms.

PAST EVENT HDABSE Black College Tours - Info Meeting

Posted May 8, 2012
Information courtesy of High Desert Alliance of Black School Educators and Palmdale School District.


Find out what the "Black College Tour: March 17-21, 2013" is all about! An Informational meeting will be held on May 30, 2012 at Juniper Intermediate School Gym, 39066 Palm Tree Way, Palmdale, CA.

*The meeting time is not listed on the flyer or has yet to be determined, so please contact Organizer
Fred Gatlin, Teacher at Palmdale Elementary School District.

PAST EVENT Jacob Hefter Foundation - Thunder on the Lot

Posted May 1, 2012
Information courtesy of the Jacob Hefter Foundation - Making Positive Choices In Life. . .Don't Text and Drive!


Thunder on the Lot.jpgJacob Hefter Foundation, a certified 501c3 Public Charity, will be at Thunder On The Lot, on June 9-10, 2012 at the AV Fairgrounds. All proceeds from Thunder on the Lot benefit kids' charities of the AV! Featuring a Texting & Driving Simulator, the Jacob Hefter Foundation will be sharing awareness of making positive choices in life. Come make a pledge and sign against texting and driving. More at

E-mail for more information or call Mark and Nancy: (661) 944-0010, Al and Angela: (661) 265-9918 or Chris: (661) 273-4948.  Thanks for your continuing support !

PAST EVENT Jacob Hefter Foundation - Jethawks Fundraiser Night

Posted May 1, 2012
Information courtesy of the Jacob Hefter Foundation - Making Positive Choices In Life. . .Don't Text and Drive!


Jacob Hefter Foundation, a certified 501c3 Public Charity will be at Jethawks Night - Special Fireworks/Star Wars Night on June 15, 2012 at 7pm at Jethawks Stadium $8 Tickets much be purchased in advance from the Jacob Hefter Foundation! Please see  E-mail for more information or call Mark and Nancy: (661) 944-0010, Al and Angela: (661) 265-9918 or Chris: (661) 273-4948.Thanks for your continuing support !

PAST EVENT Jacob Hefter Foundation - Don't Text and Drive Awareness Day Fundraiser

Posted May 1, 2012
Information courtesy of the Jacob Hefter Foundation - Making Positive Choices In Life. . .Don't Text and Drive!


Jacob Hefter Foundation, a certified 501c3 Public Charity
Texting and Driving Awareness Day Fundraiser on September 12, 2012 at Chili's Restaurants in Palmdale, Lancaster and Santa Clarita. 
The Jacob Hefter Foundation is sharing awareness of making positive choices in life. Come by Chili's with the attached flyer and a portion of your check goes towards the Jacob Hefter Foundation. Make a pledge against texting and driving. More at

Email for more information or call Mark and Nancy: (661) 944-0010, Al and Angela: (661) 265-9918 or Chris: (661) 273-4948
Thanks for your continuing support !

PAST EVENT Salute to Youth and College Info Night - BOTH ON SEPT 13, 2012!

Posted September 4, 2012
Info courtesy of Diane Walker, CTE Coordinator


SALUTE TO YOUTH  This year's Salute to Youth will be held on September 13, 2012, at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, located at 2551 West Avenue H Lancaster, CA 93536. See more at

COLLEGE INFO NIGHT: This year's College Information Night will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, located at 2551 West Avenue H Lancaster, CA 93536. Please see more info at

PAST EVENT AV College Surplus Auction

Posted August 22, 2012
Employee Activities and Stuff!


From: Stanley Moore, Subject: 2012 AVCC Surplus Auction
The AVC 2012 surplus equipment auction will be held this year on Saturday September 22. The auction opens for inspection at 7:30 am and it starts at 9:00am.  You can contact us via e-mail at
. Thank you - Stan Moore, Warehouse & Inventory Coordinator, AVCC.


PAST EVENT American Cancer Society - Palmdale Relay for Life

Posted July 5, 2012
Information courtesy of Chris Jarrett,
District Office Employee Team

The 2012 Palmdale Relay for Life will be held September 22-23, 2012
at Highland High School

For Relay For Life updates check out
Michelle Boylan, Event Chair 661-965-6983
David Smith, Relay for Life Staff Partner 661.945-7585 #3
Terri Gore, CPS-3 661-945-7585 #3
Marsha 661-947-5745
Joshua Palmer 813-451-8769

815 W. Lancaster Blvd Suite A
Lancaster, CA 93534
Same Tele: 661) 945-7585, #3;

PAST EVENT Desert Winds HS Race Car Team Fundraiser

Posted September 25, 2012
Information courtesy of:  Cristy Todd, DWHS, 948-7555 ext. 201, 

Desert Winds High School Race Car Team Fundraiser 
Event Date:  October 10, 2012 4:00 - 9:00 PM  

Location:  LANCASTER VINCE'S PASTA AND PIZZA (Must present flyer)


The Automotive Technology Program at Desert Winds High School includes a race team  that is sponsored by the Instructor of the Automotive Technology classes on campus, private sponsors, and by maintaining a student project  1969 Chevrolet Nova bracket race car that competes at local raceways, including the annual NHRA Career Day held in Pomona, California.

The team encompasses a complete student staff that includes a fund raising committee, graphic arts committee along with the event planning. Both male and female students participate within the team and serve as crew for the car.   Students of the DWHS Race Team continually promote the National Hot Rod Association, and only attend sanctioned NHRA events. Our message is to inform the students of the industry, and the benefits of organized racing rather than risk their lives for illegal street racing.  

The Los Angeles County Sherriff Motorsports not only supports the DWHS efforts, but has allowed Deputy Scott Graham to serve as  the official advisor for the team.  Please show your support for these hard working students!  THANK YOU!


PAST EVENTS: AVHS Hall of Fame and Centennial Information

Posted April 16, 2012
Information courtesy of Jennifer Nieves, Secretary to Principal, AV High School

Antelope Valley High School: Hall of Fame and Centennial Information

 Hall of Fame: To kick off the 100th Anniversary of Antelope Valley High School, we thought it fitting to honor Alumni who are, or have left, a lasting impression on AVHS.  Nominations have been sought and recipients have been selected from the following categories: Athletics, Business, Community Service, Education, Faculty, Government Service, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts or Journalism. These incredible inductees will be honored on Friday, October 5, 2012, at 5:00 pm in the AVHS Library.  The Hall of Fame recipients will also be introduced during the half time ceremonies at our game against Littlerock High School that evening.  Please join us on Friday, October 5th,as we honor Antelopes, past and present, for their extraordinary contributions to our Alma Mater.

 Centennial Information:  Friday, October 12th, will be the beginning of our Centennial Celebration. Scheduled events include: 

  • AVHS Centennial Parade down Lancaster Blvd to Antelope Valley High School.  Sponsored by the City of Lancaster              

The celebration will begin at 4:00pm as students, staff and community members’ parade down the “NEW” Lancaster Blvd.  The AVHS Marching band will lead participants and spectators alike to Brent Newcomb Stadium at Mays Field.


  • All are invited to stay for our Homecoming Game and cheer on our beloved Antelopes as they take on the Eastside Lions. Kickoff is at 7:00pm.  GO LOPES!
  • Saturday, October 13th:Open House Tour of AVHS from 10:00 to 2:00. All alumni picture will be taken on Mays Field at 12:30
  • Saturday, October 13th: Main Centennial Reunion Event at the AV Fairgrounds Poppy Pavilion from 5:00 pm to Midnight.
  • Sunday, October 14th: The AV Fairgrounds will host the 85th annual Old Timers Barbecue. This is a separate event sponsored by the fairgrounds, but it's a great way to reconnect with all Antelope Valley residents.

 For more information regarding the Centennial Celebration, please log on to

The Alumni Association hasdecided to offer all past and present AVUHSD employees and their guests a discounted price of $60 per ticket for the Centennial Reunion at the Poppy Pavilion on Saturday, October 13, 2012. This price will not change so it will be good up to the day of the event (if room is available). They are asking that all reservations be paid by August 30th to help with their costs.

Gene Wickham, the Alumni Association President, also updates the webpage and has added a "Faculty and Staff" Paypal button to the Paypal payment page in the event that anyone would like to pay for their reservation online.  

Also, the Alumni Association is requesting that AVHS Alum complete the on line "Alumni Information Sheet" at (click on "Make Reservations”). This will let the committee know which school site employees work at (or District Office) and verify who alumni are. This will also help the reunion committee organize the seating at the reunion as well as clarify if attendees would like to sit with their class or at the staff/faculty tables.

PAST EVENT: Walk to Defeat ALS

Posted September 5, 2012
Information courtesy of Lisa Potter, Secretary, Palmdale High School

Walk To Defeat ALS.jpgRecently former PHS student Juan Lastra contacted me regarding his mother and her fight with ALS. I was shocked and saddened to hear about Juan’s mom. I am very familiar with this awful disease - our family friend, Bill Hobson, lost his fight with ALS a few years back and it’s hard to watch outgoing strong people lose their life due to the affects of ALS. Juan is participating in the “Walk to Defeat ALS” on October 21st [2012] and I asked him to send me the link to make a donation and I also told him I would share the link here at work.  Please click on the link below to read Juan’s story about his mom and why he is participating in this fundraiser.  I am not asking you to make a donation , but I know Juan would be very appreciative if you did – I just mainly wanted to spread the word about his mom and his efforts to raise money for awareness and a cure on this ugly disease.

Here is the link to his story –

Thank you, 

Lisa Potter
Secretary to Vice Principal Frank Lynch
Athletic Secretary
Palmdale High School
661-273-3181 x106

661-273-1093 (fax)

PAST INFO: Need a forever home!

Posted October 2, 2012
Information courtesy of Melody Speed, Senior Accountant, DO


Miracle the Dog!  "Antelope Valley Dog and Cat Rescue (in Pearblossom) rescued this poor little guy being attacked by a coyote....(hence the name Miracle).  He had broken ribs and punctured lungs.  The picture shows him after his surgery.  He is neutered and all current vaccinations are complete.  He is 1 or 2 years old, and needs a loving home.  They said he is very sweet.  AV Dog and Cat Rescue does a "home check" prior to adoption and the fee is $100 (which doesn't even come close to covering the costs involved in saving his life and they don't like to charge, but they are a non-profit organization that only functions on donations). 

Vilma Drever, Founder of AV Dog and Cat Rescue can be reached at 661-406-2179.  This is her cell number, and most of the time, her voice mail answers (it is her cute grandkids voice), so just leave a message with your phone number and she will call you back.  Vilma is a very nice person, very caring."  


 TAKE A LOOK AT LOKI!  "This is Loki. He is a 4 year old Chihuahua/Jack Russell Mix that needs a new forever home as our current living arrangements are about to change. He is a bit skittish as most chihuahua's are, but really sweet when he warms up to you. He does well with other dogs, but would probably be best as an only dog especially if you desire an affectionate lap dog. If you or anyone else you know are interested please contact me via email or personal cell phone (661-886-4908) Text or call is fine. Thank you for considering this guy."  -  -Jason McClure  <

AVUHSD Annual Canned Food and Toy Drive

Posted October 22, 2012
Information courtesy of Anthony Martinez, Director

The AVUHSD annual toy drive and canned food drive will start on October 23, 2012 and will end on Wednesday November 14, 2012. Donated food and toys will be delivered to families in the Antelope Valley! Please deliver NON-PERISHABLE food donations and take new unwrapped toys to the following convenient school locations, and the contact(s) listed by each school can assist you with any questions. The Food Drive ends November 14, 2012, while the Toy Drive ends December 14, 2012. Click here for link to flyer .

Antelope Valley HS - Silvia Vital, Marco Reyes  *  Eastside HS - Michael Bernard  *  Highland HS - Ron Salazar  *  Knight HS - Linda Fabela  *  Lancaster HS - David Yerkes  *  Littlerock HS - Eva Robles  *  Palmdale HS - Jeremiah Griffey  *  R. Rex Parris HS - Alicia Mendoza  *  Quartz Hill HS- Nayeli Chacon  *   Click here for school telephone numbers.

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Palmdale HS Ag Fundraiser - Holiday Trees and Wreaths

Palmdale FFA is fundraising by selling trees and wreaths for the holidays! 

Please email if you wish to order. Orders are due to PHS WITH PAYMENT by November 14, 2012 and you will be able to pick-up your order ON December 1, 2012 AT Palmdale High School from 8:00 AM TO 12 NOON!    Thank you for supporting all students!   Shawna L. Clark, Agriculture Instructor, FFA Advisor, Palmdale High School, Click for PRICE LIST or for  ORDER FORM  .

PAST EVENT: United Way 5K Walk to End Homelessness

Posted September 1, 2012
Information courtesy of Sue Porter, local United Way,

United Way's 5 k Walk to End Homelessness will be held in Los Angeles on November 17, 2012. Please see registration information on the picture below. You may also see how AVUHSD employees are helping our local United Way at Way Homewalk Nov 17 2012.jpg

PAST EVENT: Fundraiser PHS Health Careers Academy

Jersey Mike logo.jpgJoin the Palmdale High School Health Careers Academy /HOSA Students for a fundraiser on Wednesday November 7, 2012 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Jersey Mike’s Subs in Palmdale. Must present flyer when you order!  Click here for a link to the flyer

PAST EVENT ROP Fundraiser Kitchen Rummage Sale - Shop for a good cause!

Posted March 28, 2012
Information courtesy of Rosalinda Garcia, ROP, (661) 575-1010


ROP Fundraiser Rummage Sale March 31, 2012, 7 AM to noon ROP in Palmdale CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO FLYER  Kitchen Items Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, March 31st, 2012  from 7 AM to 12 PM at AVROP in Palmdale. All proceeds will go to ROP Student Scholarships

PHS Football Team Hosts E-Waste Recycling Day - February 2, 2013

Posted January 23, 2013
Information courtesy of Jeff Williams, Head Football Coach, PHS


On February 2, 2013, Palmdale High School’s Football Team will be teaming up with All Green Electronics Recycling to host an E-waste recycling collection from 10 AM to 2 PM at Palmdale High School, 2137 East Avenue R, PalmdaleThe event is free and open to the public and anyone who is interested in disposing their E-waste in a safe and secure environment. For more information, please visit

What is E-waste? That dated laptop in your hall closet, that VCR you haven’t used since you got the new DVD player, the dust-covered monitor in your garage, or basically anything with a plug that is unused, obsolete or non-working. All Green Electronics Recycling accepts computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos, and other electronic equipment--anything with a plug and circuit board will be accepted. FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE OR KITCHEN APPLIANCES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  For more information, please click here for LINK TO FLYER.

Doggie Obedience Classes Start March 11, 2013, More during Summer!

Posted February 6, 2013
Information courtesy of Mike Mitsch, Quartz Hill High School, Computer Graphics, 661-718-3100 x404

HIDOC LOGO.jpgThe High Desert Dog Obedience Club will be starting obedience classes starting March 11, 2013. Classes run 8 weeks and cost just $60. The web site for info and sign up forms is:   Classes will repeat all summer through October, the first session is on Monday nights and on Thursday's after that.  Classes descriptions and the latest info on special classes will be on the web site. All classes meet at Lancaster City Park.


C.E.R.T. Training - February 2013

Community Emergency Response Team TRAINING will be offered again in February 2013. Training is FREE and you must pre-register. Seating limited so don't delay! CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER


Posted March 12, 2013
Information courtesy of Krystine Salazar-Gibbs, Teacher, QHHS

Come to the Rebel Dancer Yoga Workshop

What? an hour of relaxing Yoga and several chances to win great prizes from our very own businesses in Quartz Hill (Let’s Shop Local!)
When? Saturday, March 30th, at 1:00 PM (Doors Open at 12:30)
Where? Quartz Hill High School, Big Gym-6040 West Ave L
How Much?$10.00 or $8.00 for teachers or students with ASB
Who should attend? Everyone13 and over, Beginner to Advanced (Students under age must have parental consent)
What to Bring?A ticket or $ at the door, a yoga mat, comfortable exercise wear, Extra $$ for water, snacks and raffle tickets, and signed medical release (provided at the registration desk on Workshop day)

Have Questions or need to buy a ticket? ask a Rebel Dancer at Quartz Hill High School or Contact Mrs. Gibbs at

PAST EVENT - Help your best friend: Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs! March 2013

mojave green rattlesnake.jpgPosted February 6, 2013
Information courtesy of Mike Mitsch,  Quartz Hill High School, Computer Graphics, 661-718-3100 x404

Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs
Saturday & Sunday March 16-17, 2013

As we move into rattlesnake season in the Antelope Valley and the western states, the risk of snake bites grows. Fortunately, while a snake may be hard for you to notice, your pets can detect them from hundreds of feet away. With over 1,300 rattlesnake bites to people in the U.S. in 2007, and the number of bites increasing each year, training your pet to detect and avoid a rattlesnake is especially important.   Questions:   Telephone:  661-266-7097      


PAST EVENT -Daffodil Days Are Here! Delivery Days on April 2-3, 2013


Daffodil Days provides an opportunity for you to join the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer and touch the lives of cancer patients and those caring for themcontribution funds cancer research, education programs, advocacy, services for cancer patients and their families, and furthers the mission of the American Cancer Society.  Be sure to order FROM YOUR SITE rep so the flowers are delivered to YOUR school site! Click on site below to contact your school representative, or to access your site's ordering page. Place your orders WITH YOUR SITE REP by Feb 22, 2013! The delivery date for AVUHSD is April 2, 2013 (after our Spring Break!).

Adult Ed * Antelope Valley HS * District Office * Eastside HS * Highland HS * Knight HS * Lancaster HS * Littlerock HS * Palmdale HS * Quartz Hill HS * R. Rex Parris HS * ROP * SOAR *

PAST EVENT: Jacob Hefter Foundation Fundraiser at Jersey Mike's - April 3, 2013

Posted March 28, 2013
Information courtesy of Deb DeMeglio

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO FLYER - Must present flyer at time of purchase

Jersey Mike logo.jpgPlease join the Jacob Hefter Foundation for a Fundraiser on Wednesday April 3, 2013 4:00-8:00 PM, at Jersey Mike’s Subs in Palmdale, Sierra Commons Corner Rancho Vista / 10th ST. W) 39604 10th Street West, Unit C, Palmdale, Ca. 93551. Ph: 661 267-1515.  Thank you For Your Support!   

Jacob Hefter Foundation
Making Positive Choices In Life!

PAST EVENT: Honor Ride for Wounded Veterans - AMGEN Tour April 5-6, 2013

Posted February 21, 2013
Information courtesy of Diane Walker, ROP



Packet Pickup: Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center Friday, April 5, 3 pm - 6 pm Pre-ride, Saturday, April 6, 7:30 - 8:45 am Additional fundraising information and prize availability on For more information go to: Call 1-818-888-7091 Ext. 3 or email:


PAST EVENT: Jacob Hefter Foundation - Memorial Golf Tourney and Dinner April 13, 2013

Posted February 20, 2013
Information courtesy of the
Jacob Hefter Foundation

PLAN AHEAD !Hefter Foundation Logo.jpg The 5th Annual Jacob Hefter Memorial Golf Tournament, April 13, 2013, is up and coming and we would love to have you and your family, friends and guests back.

We have some great raffle items and 1st and last place prizes.  We will also have our 'Special Cup' back for an exciting Live Auction and the Harley is again our Hole- In-One prize. We are hoping to get more sponsorships this year and our ultimate goal is to raise $30,000 for a "Texting Simulator".  The
JHF website is soon to have more information and up-coming events that are planned for the year.  Attached below are the forms for golfers, sponsors and dinner guests. So please plan on coming and share this with all those you know and thank you for your continued support.  - Thank you! Alan and Angela


PAST EVENT - DWHS Race Car Team Fundraiser at Jethawks - Get Tickets by May 16th!

Posted April 23, 2013
Information courtesy of Cristy Todd, Desert Winds High School


The Desert Winds High School Race Car Team is selling Jethawks tickets to the Friday, May 31, 2013 game which will also have fireworks afterwards. A portion of the pre-ordered ticket sales will go to the DWHS Race Car Team! The race team and their project car will be in front of the stadium prior to the game so you can meet the students and come check-out the race car.  Tickets must be purchased by May 16, 2013.   Thanks for your support!


PAST EVENT - AVHS Hall of Fame Nominations Due May 17, 2013

Posted April 2, 2013
Information courtesy of Jennifer Nieves, AVHS

AVHS 100 Years.jpgAntelope Valley High School is seeking nominations for their 2013 Hall of Fame. Nomination categories are: Athletics, Business, Community Service, Education, Faculty, Government Service, Science, Visual & Performing Arts, and Journalism. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 17, 2013.

The Induction Ceremony will be held prior to the Homecoming pre-game festivities on October 11, 2013. Nomination forms can be found on our website at , along with a list of our prior Inaugural Inductees. We look forward to receiving your nominations!


Thank you, Jennifer Nieves, Secretary to the Principal, THE Antelope Valley High School, 44900 N. Division St., Lancaster, Ca. 93535, (661) 948-8552 ext. 101



PAST EVENT - PHS Hall of Fame Nominations Due May 17, 2013

Posted March 8, 2013
Information courtesy of Dora Frescas, Principal's Secretary, PHS

PHS FALCONS LOGO 2013.pngPalmdale High School is seeking nominations for the 2013 Alumni Hall of Fame. Nomination categories are: Community Service, Visual & Performing Arts or Journalism, Government Service, Science, Education, Sports and Business.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 17, 2013. The Induction Ceremony will be held during the Homecoming pre-game festivities on October 25, 2013. A nomination form is attached for your convenience or visit our website at A list of our past Inductees is also attached. We look forward to receiving your nominations!


Dora Frescas, Secretary to Greg Nehen, Principal   PHS (661) 273-3181, ext. 101   Fax (661) 273-1093 



PAST EVENT - Jacob Hefter Foundation at Thunder on the Lot - Saturday, June 8, 2013!

Hefter Foundation Logo.jpgPosted May 28, 2013
Information courtesy of the Jacob Hefter Foundation

Jacob Hefter Foundation at Thunder on the Lot!
Saturday, June 8, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2013 (All day) at the AV Fair Grounds.

The Jacob Hefter Foundation will be participating in Thunder on The Lot and spreading the awareness of making positive choices in life. All proceeds benefit the Kids Charities of the Antelope Valley.  Come and Make a Pledge and Take a Stand Against Texting and Driving.


PAST EVENT - Cystic Fibrosis Charity Run - May 25th!

Posted February 14, 2013
Information courtesy of Antek Ignatowicz, Teacher, Palmdale High School

Helpful Information for Employee Activities and Stuff:
Cystic Fibrosis Charity Motorcycle Run ON MAY 25, 2013

"I have a Health Careers Student who is doing an amazing Senior Project. Her little brother suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. She wants to do a Charity Motorcycle Run to raise money to help find a cure for this horrible disease and needs our help. On May 25, 2013, the first annual “68 Roses- Cystic Fibrosis Charity Run” will be held, sponsored by Antelope Valley Harley Davidson, The Rock Inn, and many more. 

We need anyone who rides a motorcycle to come and participate in this event. It is a well-known fact that many District employees own and ride motorcycles. It would be a wonderful gesture for the District to have a team that helps raise money for this cause.   Please help spread the word, and get your bikes ready to ride in this event!"

Any questions, please contact:
Antek Ignatowicz-
Palmdale High School

PAST EVENT - Relay for Life Fundraiser - January 2013

Posted 1/18/13
Information courtesy of Barbara Thaler,


A Relay for Life Fundraiser with Pampered Chef will be held on January 27, 2013 from 2-4 PM 20% of sales may go to American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  
    Direct questions to Get more info about the AVUHSD & ACS at

Activities and Stuff!

Today: 4/24/14
6:00 AM "Employee Activities & Stuff" Webpage!
9:00 AM UPCOMING! Jacob Hefter Foundation: 6th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
9:00 AM Student Art Exhibition at MOAH!
9:00 AM ACS Relay for Life - April 26, 2014
9:00 AM "Fighting with Tawni" - a Fundraiser to fight cancer on April 24, 2014!

This page is offered as a courtesy to our employees so we may easily share information with everyone!   Reasonably, it does not replace nor represent any official school calendar.  Understandably, AVUHSD is not responsible for reliability of content.  AVUHSD does not endorse any organization or activity listed.
All submissions are subject to review for approval prior to posting per Board Policy 1325
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Jarrett at

Assistance Programs

Do you know someone that needs some help? It is okay to say something for your friend or family member, or if you need help yourself. Please reach-out as there ARE CONFIDENTIAL assistance resources available! Note: The Athem Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are available to employees AND members of the employee's household at no additional cost.  

Red Cross Youth Corps

Antelope Valley Red Cross
Youth Corps 

meetings are held the 1st Tuesday
of every month
from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
at the AV Red Cross Chapter Office,
at 2715 East Ave P, Palmdale, CA  93550. 

Call (661) 267-0650 or 
please CLICK HERE for 
informational pages.

Get Involved, Volunteer and Have Fun!


For Injured Military Members

red cross logo 1.jpgThanks for all your help every season with donations for those who have lost everything in the recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, the Oklahoma Tornadoes, and the devastating storms in the Philippines.  Now we send our thoughts and well-wishes to our military servicemen and women.  If you are able to donate a few dollars, it would really help those recovering from injuries.  See more at  the American Red Cross or click to HELP INJURED MILITARY.   

Click here for more information about charitable donations.




Thoughts for Families in Newtown, CT!

December 14, 2012

Just a note to say that our thoughts and wishes from the entire family of AVUHSD administrators, teachers and classified employees go out to all the families involved in the Connecticut school tragedy. They have our deepest sympathies for their losses, and our heartfelt hopes of a full-recovery for those injured.  Flags at all AVUHSD schools and offices will be flown at half-mast through December 18, 2012.

Click here for a Message From the Superintendent


Unclaimed Money?!

Information courtesy of -The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

Check the following official website for any unclaimed money you may not know about! • General Services Administration • OCSIT • 1275 First Street NE • Washington DC 20417 • (800) 333-4636.


Free Credit Report

Information courtesy of  -The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
Volume 12, No. 2, February 6, 2012

Get Free Credit Reports

It's never too late, or too early, to get your financial house in order, and a great way to start is with a review of your credit reports. You are entitled to a free report from each of the three reporting agencies once a year. There is only one authorized source so click here to get your free reports under federal law. • General Services Administration • OCSIT • 1275 First Street NE • Washington DC 20417 • (800) 333-4636.


Local Gym Memberships

Welcome to 2013, for those of you who have decided to make 2013 the year you decide to join the gym craze, please see the attached fliers below from four local gyms who are offering discounts on their membership fees. Please note: All membership questions must be directed to the gym of your choice. All membership fees are paid by you directly to the gym of choice, no payroll deductions can be taken. 24hr fitness does not offer discounts.  AVUHSD does NOT endorse any gym.  

Don’t forget the following gyms continue to offer discounts to our employees. Please contact them for 2013 discounts.

Curves- (661) 726 1980 (Jackman) or 661 718 2305 ( W. Ave L)
Ladies First- (661) 942 6496
Monster Fitness- (661) 723 8900
Palmdale Fitness-  (661) 266 3200
Sport Club AV- (661) 942 9422
YMCA- (661) 723 9622
24hr Fitness does not offer discounts.


Informational Flyers for local gyms.

Annoying Robocalls!

Posted September 6, 2012
Information courtesy of's e-mail and blog post, What To Do If You Receive a Robocall, received a lot of interest, so here's a follow-up with additional information.

Read their blog post, Answering Your Questions About Robocalls, to learn more about the rules and find out how to report illegal robocalls. • General Services Administration • OCSIT • 1275 First Street NE • Washington DC 20417 • (800) 333-4636

Health Info and Publications

Did you know you can get FREE publications from the US Department of Health website?

Go to

Click for a sample about Heart Health for Women !

Educator Discount - JoAnn's Stores

Teacher Appreciation Days August 11-12, 2012!

Jo-Ann appreciates the hard work and dedication of teachers and home school educators. They are offering a Teacher Rewards Discount Card. You'll receive 15% off every purchase you make, both in-stores and at®.

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Sept 2012 = Free Teacher Admission at Dry Town Water Park

Posted September 10, 2012
Information courtesy of City of Palmdale 

Free Admission during September 2012 for Teachers During DryTown’s Teacher Appreciation Month!

Click here for more info .

Michaels Store Discount

More Helpful Discounts!

scissors crafts.JPGWant to scrapbook or looking for a craft hobby? Perhaps add some seasonal decorations to your home?  Did you know that teachers get 15% off the entire purchase, every day at Michaels! Must present a valid educator ID, includes sale items, some exclusions apply, see store associate for details.


Information courtesy of Donita Winn, AVUHSD Board of Trustees

Barnes & Noble Discount

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Get a Barnes & Noble Discount Card 
Through Educator Appreciation Days!

Contact: Madeleine Cobbs
Community Relations Manager
Barnes & Noble #2994
39228 10th St. West
Palmdale, CA 93551
tel. (661) 272-9134
fax (661) 272-9143


Sam's Club Discount

To AVUHSD Employees

 Join or renew as a Sam's Club Plus Member and receive a $25 Sam's Club Gift Card OR join or renew as an Advantage or Business member and receive a $10 Sam's Club Gift Card.  This offer expires October 31, 2011.   

Please click here for link  to informational flyer.  For questions, please contact Laura B. at 661 575 0182.  

Discounts: Teacher & School Employee Appreciation at Old Navy

Info received and posted May 16, 2012:
Appreciation for Teachers and School Employees at Old Navy! May 13-19, 2012  Please see Info Flyer.