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Aptos Junior High School

Pajaro Valley Unified School District

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    Hello Sea Dragons,

    The fall Scholastic Book Fair begins Monday, October 22nd and will run until Friday, October 26th.

    The online book fair opens this Sunday, October 14th and will run thru October 27th. You will find many more titles online. The link to the online book fair is:

    Our goal is to reach $2900. This will allow us to purchase more books for the library. We have several series that aren’t complete, or series that the students want, but we don’t have.  My goal is to complete current series and start collecting, the most asked for series, The Series of Unfortunate Events.

    The book fair will be open during library hours. M, T, Th, 8-3:30, Wed. 8-1:30 and Friday 8-3

    See you at the book fair!



    The AJHS Drive for Schools is on!


    We need your help so that our students win!

    Enter for your chance to win a New Subaru Crosstrek or a new Toyota Prius C, $25,00.00 in cash or many other prizes. Tickets will be sold from 9/20 to 10/19. You can purchase a single ticket for $5.00 or receive 6 tickets for $25.00 dollars. The drawing for the cars, cash and many other prizes ( will be held on Sunday, October 28th at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales goes directly to classrooms and to the AJHS Home and School Club and will support students and staff by providing funding for, Visual and Performing Arts, Technology, and the integration of technology into the classroom as well as the purchasing of supplemental materials and supplies for our classrooms!


    Back by Popular Demand! AJHS students will sell tickets by classroom. Each 4th period class will sell tickets for their 4th period classroom. Classroom teachers will get to keep 50% of proceeds. The other 50% will go directly to the AJHS Home and School Club.



    Important Dates



    5th - No School

    10th - D.C. Parent/Student Meeting 6pm (Rescheduled for the 17th)  

    12th - End of Quarter 1

    12th Hearing and Vision Screening

    15th - Quarter 2 Begins

    17th - D.C. Parent/Student Meeting 6pm (for this year's trip only) 

    19th - Report Cards Go Home

    24th - Fall Literacy Performance Task (7th and 8th grade)


    8th - HRB 7th Grade

    9th - HRB 8th Grade

    10th - 17th 8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C.

    12th - No School (Veterans Day)

    13th - Progress Report Window Opens

    16th - Progress Report Window Closes

    20th - Progress Reports Go Home

    21st - 23rd No School (Thanksgiving Break)

    26th - 8th Grade Elective Forms Go Home

    28th - 8th Grade Elective Forms Returned

    29th - & 30th  - Elective Selection Process (in class) 




    Principal: Rich Moran

    Assistant Principal: Joshua Phillips

    Office Manager: Deann Najera

    Guidance Counselor: Nereyda Camacho 

    Attendance Specialist:Rafael Arce

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