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8th Grade: June 3 & 4
6th & 7th Grade: June 5 & 8
Last Day of School
Wednesday, June 10th, Early Dismissal at 12:10pm
Transition Services 8th Grade: Click here
5th Grade: Click here
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May 13, 2015

Dear Parents,

It is great to be back at A.E. Wright! Thank you for all of your support and well wishes for the new addition to my family. Mr. Nardo and I have been in regular contact during my leave and he has expressed many times his appreciation and amazement of the students, staff, and parents at A.E. Wright. Thank you to all those who wrote short notes of appreciation to the staff last week as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. The staff truly appreciated the kind words, the many goodies that were brought in throughout the week, and the tasty and beautifully decorated luncheon put on by the PFC.

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Stepenosky, LVUSD Superintendent, has recommended to the Board of Education that Mrs. Christina Desiderio be named the principal of A.E. Wright next year. Mrs. Desiderio has been the principal at Yerba Buena Elementary School for the past six years. Prior to her tenure at Yerba Buena, Mrs. Desiderio was a dean and assistant principal at Lindero Canyon Middle School. We welcome Mrs. Desiderio and look forward to working with her.

We are on the final stretch of the school year! These next few weeks are going to be very busy for your student. Please help your child finish the year strong by encouraging them to complete their WARP requirements early, checking AERIES, study small amounts each night the week before a test, and getting plenty of rest at night. The 15week grading period ended on March 8 and progress report grades are now available on AERIES. If you have any questions about missed assignments or citizenship grades, now is the time to have the discussion with your student and if necessary, with your child’s teacher(s).

This week the students have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser in support of Nepal. As you know, Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake on April 26, 2015. Thousands of Nepalis have lost their homes and are desperate for clean water, food, medical supplies, and materials to rebuild their homes. Please help A.E. Wright support the people of Nepal by encouraging your student to donate to the cause. This week we are having a “Change Challenge” in the homeroom classes. Each homeroom has a change bucket to collect monetary donations. Checks may also be made out to Karuna-Shechen USA and turned into the main office. Today, students had the opportunity to send happy messages around the world by creating “Wish Flags” during lunch. On Friday, students are encouraged to wear the colors of the Nepali flag – red, white, blue, and black.

6th & 7th grade Elective Request Forms must be completed online by May 15. To access the request form, please have your student go to, click on News and Notes, then click on the link for your student’s grade level in the fall (i.e. current 6th grade students should click on the 7th Grade Elective link). Students should fill out the form and then hit submit at the end. If you have any questions about the electives or your student is having difficulty filling out the online form, please email your student’s counselor. While we try our best to give students their first or second elective choice, it is not always possible. That is why we asked students to prioritize their top elective choices. We once again anticipate a wait-list for zero-period. Students will be notified by the beginning of August whether or not they were selected during the zero-period lottery.

8th Grade Parents, Culmination is right around the corner. Please make sure you review the information that was sent home in the Culmination Packet and check the A.E. Wright web site regularly for end of the year information and updates from the high schools. Please note, students must have 90 points to participate in any of the culmination and end of the year activities. Applications for giving a speech at culmination and for designing the program cover are available in the main office. Speech applications and design covers are due on May 15 in the Assistant Principal’s Office.

This year’s Fitness Celebration is on May 21. The Fitness Celebration is a fundraiser to help raise funds for our Parent Faculty Club, purchase new equipment for the P.E. department and update old equipment, and increase awareness of the importance of movement in our everyday lives. During the day, students will have the opportunity to participate in different fitness activities during their P.E. period. This year, KIND has graciously agreed to sponsor our Fitness Celebration and will be providing KIND healthy snacks during the celebration. We are still in need of donations for prizes for the event, including a grand prize. If you are able to donate a prize, please contact Yvette Kraake at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please make sure the following dates are on your calendar:

May 14                 Early Release Day, 1:10pm Dismissal

                                Choir & Orchestra Concert, 7:00pm at the CHS PAEC

May 15                 Support Nepal Day (Wear red, white, blue, & black)

                                6th & 7th Grade Elective Requests Due

May 18                 8th Grade Visit to the High Schools

May 19                 Advanced Band & Jazz Band Concert, 7:00pm at the AHS PAEC

May 21                 Fitness Celebration

May 22                 6th Grade TAN Festival

May 25                 No School

May 26                 No Zero-Period

June 3 & 4           8th Grade Finals

June 5 & 8           7th Grade Finals

June 10                 Last Day of School, 12:10pm Dismissal

Enjoy the rest of the month,

Mrs. Taylor


Tuesday, May 26 - No "0" Period
Wednesday, May 27 - Ms. Kimball Field Trip
Friday, May 29 - Spirit Day
Saturday, May 30 - Music Department Disneyland Trip
-Wednesday, June 3: 8th Grade Finals
-Thursday, June 4: 8th Grade Finals
-Frday, June 5: 6th & 7th Grade Finals
-Friday, June 5: 8th Grade Dance, 7-9pm
-Monday, June 8: 6th & 7th Grade Finals
-Monday, June 8: 8th Grade Yearbook Assembly, Gown Distribution, Culmination Rehearsal
-Tuesday, June 9: 8th Grade Golf-N-Stuff Field Trip
-Tuesday, June 9: 6th & 7th Grade Yearbook Assembly

-Wednesday, June 10 - 8th Grade Culmination Rehearsal in morning
-Wednesday, June 10 - Last Day of School, Early Dismissal at 12:10pm
-Wednesday, June 10 - 8th Graders arrive at 5:45pm for Culmination
-Wednesday, June 10 - 8th Grade Culmination Ceremony, 6:30pm


-Saturday, May 30: Incoming Freshmen interested in Agoura HS Cross Country should get their physical on Saturday, May 30 between 12:00-2:00pm at Exer in Calabasas: 26777 Agoura Road #4 (corner of Lost Hills Road.) There will be a Cross Country information packet available, as well as parent volunteers who can answer questions for you.
 If you are planning on playing a sport at AHS, you must have a physical prior to participating in the summer sports programs. On Saturday, May 16th and May 30th, Exer Urgent Care will be offering physicals for $40 per athlete. Click here to see a flyer about physicals.
-Wednesday, June 3: 8th Grade Finals
-Thursday, June 4: 8th Grade Finals
-Friday, June 5: 8th Grade Culmination Dance, 7-9pm
-Monday, June 8: 8th Grade Yearbook Assembly, Gown Distribution, Culmination Rehearsal
-Tuesday, June 9: 8th Grade Golf-N-Stuff Field Trip
-Wednesday, June 10 - 8th Grade Culmination Rehearsal in morning
-Wednesday, June 10 - Last Day of School, Early Dismissal at 12:10pm
-Wednesday, June 10 - 8th Graders arrive at 5:45pm for Culmination
-Wednesday, June 10 - 8th Grade Culmination Ceremony, 6:30pm

For more dates, please click here to visit the Counseling page, 8th Grade Transition Information.
Click here for Summer School 2015 information for culminating 8th graders.

6th to 7th GRADE and 7th to 8th GRADE ELECTIVE FORMS FOR 2015-2016

7th Grade Elective Form 2015-2016
8th Grade Elective Form 2015-2016


6th Grade Elective Form 2015-2016
-April 16, 2015: AEW Open House, 5:30pm-8:00pm
-August 14, 2015: Registration/Schedule Pick-Up
-August 18, 2015: Camp Sparty for new incoming 6th
-August 19, 2015: First Day of School


We will be continuing the Box Top collection for the remainder of the year. Please help A.E. Wright earn money by cutting box tops at home. Turn your box tops into the boxes located in the Main office, outside of the Attendance office and in the Library.


The Wright Answers is A.E. Wright's newsletter put together student volunteers during their lunch time. Please read an enjoy the current edition. Click here to see the newsletter! 


Homework help is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:00 p.m. in the library. During this time, a teacher will be available to answer student questions and help organize students into smallwork/study groups.


Students, please check your homeroom teacher’s yearbook list to see if you purchased a yearbook. The price is $75 so be sure to get yours now!


Want to keep up to date on what is happening at A.E. Wright?  Want to know what exciting activity is coming up next?  Go to the Leadership Activity Page to see how you can through a text message, or just by checking out the activity page!  Click here to see now!

2014-2015 Early Release Days – Dismissal is at 1:10pm
September 4, 2014
September 18, 2014
October 2, 2014
October 16, 2014
October 30, 2014
November 6, 2014
December 4, 2014
January 15, 2015
January 29, 2015
February 12, 2015
February 26, 2015
March 12, 2015
March 26, 2015
April 23, 2015
April 29, 2015 (Wednesday-testing)
May 6, 2015 (Wednesday-testing)
May 14, 2015
June 10, 2015 - Last Day of School. Dismissal at 12:10pm.

Early Dismissal Bell Schedule
Warning Bell 7:45
Period 0 7:50 – 8:40
Warning Bell 8:45
Period 1/HR 8:50 – 9:30
Period 2 9:35 – 10:10
Period 3 10:15 – 10:50
Period 4 10:55 – 11:30
Nutrition 11:30 – 11:50
Period 5 11:55 – 12:30
Period 6 12:35 – 1:10

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