The Old Adobe Union School District is located in southern Sonoma County and serves the children, parents, and community on the east side of Petaluma, California.
With “Excellence for Learning” as our mission, our vision is one of establishing high expectations in an environment of caring and nurturing where each child achieves his or her personal best. Staff members in this system are proactive, efficacious and resourceful about improving student learning and raising expectations; at the same time they are accountable to their students, parents, and principals.
Old Adobe Union student registration for the 2016-2017 school year is currently open. As part of the process, we welcome parents for School Tours as well as for our School Information Nights in January and February.
With five outstanding unique programs, fabulous supports like libraries and PE at all schools, full day Transitional Kindergarten for all four year olds, before and after school programs available at all schools sites, cutting edge technology in the service of learning, and incredible teachers, it is no surprise that enrollment in Old Adobe Union schools has increased each of the last two years. Here are ten great reasons to choose Old Adobe Union for your child/ren.
Find out more about each school by using the schools tab on our website, www.oldadobe.org, and then visit one or more of the schools for a tour. Our school tours provide a chance to meet our principals,
What Makes Old Adobe Union School District So Great?
The simple answer is that children love coming to our schools every day and parents appreciate our family friendly district that is dedicated to providing both strong academics and a balanced whole child program that includes music, physical education, and so much more. This top ten list is meant to highlight what makes our schools special:
#1 Talented and Experienced Teachers
Old Adobe Union teachers average over 15 years of experience and we know from extensive research that more experienced teachers are more effective in creating a safe, positive learning environment and in teaching academic content. But don’t take this to mean that our teachers are stuck in the 20th Century - Old Adobe Union teachers are on the cutting edge of classroom technology and have taken a leadership role in developing the charter and focus themes.
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Help support Bright Futures Preschool by joining us on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at our Mary's Pizza Shack Dine & Donate fundraiser. Mary's Pizza Shack will donate 20% of all dine-in, take-out & delivery orders at their Petaluma N. McDowell Blvd., Boyes Hot Springs and Sonoma locations. Just print a copy of the flyer and present it when you order. Thank you on behalf of the students of Bright Futures Preschool for your support. Mary's Dine & Donate Flyer
In August, Superintendent Yamashiro launched the second annual independent reading challenge with an ambitious word count goal for all schools. The students rose to the challenge and all five schools exceeded their goals, with a district word count total of over 115,000,000 so far. This year, Old Adobe Union's Accelerated Reader and independent reading work is supported by a grant from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. The new books from this grant and other sources have been a huge hit with OAUSD students - as has the ongoing use of Accelerated Reader. You will not be surprised to hear that we had some amazing success stories this first tri-mester. Since the start of the school year, we have over two hundred students who have gained over a full year of reading growth - wow!