Poway Unified School District
Special Board Meeting


Superintendent's Messages

October 30, 2014

Dear PUSD Families,

It’s the time of year when our 12th grade students are busy completing their college, technical school, and military applications, writing personal essays, and requesting letters of recommendations.

Everyone involved in the process – the student, family members, teachers, counselors, administrators and coaches – are working to put the student’s “best face forward” and capture what it is that makes a particular student qualified to attend a particular school, program, or branch of the military.

For many years, a student’s skill set was determined primarily through test scores – SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement (AP), Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test (ASVAB), Weisen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA) and the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), among others. But these days an increasing number of admissions officers, recruiters, and employment counselors are looking for more than test scores. They are looking for what one researcher calls “the attitude behind the aptitude.” ...

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Teaching Our Children to Regulate Their Emotions for Academic Success! Join us for a free parent education opportunity! Thursday, November 13th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Creekside Elementary School Library 12362 Springhurst Drive Dr. Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D. RSVP Today! 858-668-4084


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