A Word from the Principal Another year at Adventist Union School has come and gone. What a privilege it is to be a part of the family of AUS! One thing I’ve learned during many years of being a teacher and/or principal - every school year is unique unto itself. The staff, the parents, the students, the events happening in our world and the way God works among us all come together to create a unique experience that has never happened before and will never happen again. That’s part of what makes each school year so special. This year has been no different. Yes, we’ve faced some difficult situations. Yes, we’ve had some fun and good times too. Yes, the student’s have struggled to learn and grow - and so have the staff. One of the most important things we’ve learned this year is - AUS is God’s school. God has entrusted us with a period of time to lead the children and help them grow - both spiritually and academically. But through it all, God is leading. God is in charge. We are doing our best to listen to his leading and prompting. Whether you are back at AUS next year, or you continue your journey somewhere else - remember that important lesson. God is leading. Do your best to follow His guidance. If you do that, everything will work out. God will not foresake you. May God bless you!
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Ann Vest Nancy Wilkinson
Linda Aumack Terry Tryon 4
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Kevin Torres 11
Grace Monreal Angelo Taglinao Sarah Khodari
Justin Batayola Andrew Jacob Isas Joanna Ortiz
Back to School Night
First Day of School
All American Day
All American Day
Betsy Ross x 3
L.A. County Fair
Learning the Hula Dance
Is the food coming soon?
Chapel Would Jesus Spend His Time On That?
Who Dressed These People?
8th Grade Remembers Kimberly Anne Vance at AUS since: Kindergarten Future Occupation: Vet Favs Color: Green Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies AUS Memory: In the 6th grade we had a war between the boys and the girls. We actually had little stick swords and dirt grenades. Mrs. Aumack found out and we couldn’t play with the boys for a while.
Karissa Saenz at AUS since: Kindergarten Future Occupation: Photographer or Lawyer Favs Color: Blue Food: Animal Fries at In-N-Out AUS Memory: Seventh Grade
Imri Starks at AUS since: Kindergarten Future Occupation: Neonatal Nurse Favs Color: Hot Pink, Black, Gold Food: Soul Food AUS Memory: In the 3rd grade, Kim, Karissa, Eli and I went to the Science Museum. Eli tried on the firefighter outfit. Then we asked him “Does it fit?” He said “Oh ya” while accidentally smacking me in the face. Then about 4 people had to help him take off the boots. We were laughing so hard.
Jonathan Ortiz at AUS since: 1st grade Future Occupation: Fire Fighter or Heart Surgeon Favs Color: Green Food: Pizza AUS Memory: Getting buried in the sand at the beach, Camp Cedar Falls, falling off the swing in 7th grade.
Kristelle Meade at AUS since: 4th grade Future Occupation: Marine Biologist Favs Color: Lavender and Torquoise Food: Thai Food AUS Memory: Having fun at Camp Cedar Falls last year and surviving the hike.
Hunter Wilmoth at AUS since: 5th Grade Future Occupation: Writer Favs Color: Red and Blue Food: Red Quesadillas AUS Memory: In the seventh grade, Jon kicked Blas to get the soccer ball from him. Blas fell down and I ran and got the ball and passed it to Steven. I was yelling “No Foul! No Foul!” Then Steven scored.
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Kristelle, we are proud of the person you have grown up to be. We congratulate you for completing elementary school and wish you success as you enter high school. Love, Mom and Dad
Congratulations to the Eighth Grade Graduating Class of AUS from your friends at San Gabriel Academy! We are looking forward to you joining our school family!
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other photos by: Linda Aumack Bill Aumack Terry Tryon Krista McHale
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Published on May 1, 2009