Today our District recognizes the outstanding work of our Secretaries, Clerks, and Executive Assistants on Professional Administrative Assistants’ Day. These are the dedicated individuals who are the first to greet our public and are the face of our District’s departments and schools. We thank them for making Keppel a warm and inviting place for all!
10 months ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Tulips in field
Congratulations to our 2023 graduating class of 37 Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) program participants. The district honored them for completing learning modules with a special ceremony, dinner from Olive Garden, and also gift bags presented by Save the Children. Families were inspired by the Keynote Speaker/Keppel Board Clerk, Alma Rodriguez, and were happy to celebrate the learning milestones of PIQE parents. Congratulations!!!
11 months ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
keynote speaker
children if graduates
Mistress of ceremonies
Save the Children invited the community to come together to meet XOCHI, its beautiful bus and the newest addition to Keppel. Families from all over our district came by to say "Hi" and received resources from Antelope Valley Partners for Health, L.A. Care, and SBCC. Participants had a blast trying fun activities that were connected to STEM career books and searching high and low for eggs during an outdoor hunt.
11 months ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Ribbon cutting
Play station 1
Play station 2
Family fun
The districtwide Speech Contest was phenomenal, with students sharing their thoughts on whether we should or should not have zoos. Congratulations to each top school winner who represented their school well! Thank you, Mr. Sinclair, for organizing the contest and to our panel of esteemed judges.
12 months ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
pledge of allegiance
group of student participants
We hope you enjoy today’s article in the Antelope Valley Press regarding Read Across America festivities at Alpine School and other Keppel district schools. Thank you to Mr. John Kornachuk, Alpine Teacher, for authoring the article and for taking such great pictures. (Please click on the link to see the article.) //
12 months ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Stacks of books
Keppel Union Celebrates 38th Annual Black History Month on February 28, 2023: Student artists were honored at a districtwide art contest awards ceremony hosted at Daisy Gibson School. Mrs. Waunette Cullors, Keppel Union Board President, served as the enthusiastic mistress of ceremonies. Renowned local artist guest speakers inspired students to express themselves through all forms of art and included: Saidah Gray, Clarence Pointer "Pencilman," Ashley Khan, Tony Smith, and Ayinde Love!
almost 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Kinder student on stage
student artwork
guest speakers
student artist showing her work
Keppel Union is need of calling a Snow Day. THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL TODAY 3/1/22. We have continued to assess road conditions and the weather is fluid. It is snowing in areas of the district and roads are slippery and not cleared. All late start buses have been canceled. Students who have been picked up will be at their school waiting for parent/guardian pick up.Thank you for your patience during unique storm weather. /// Keppel Union necesita convocar un Día de Nieve. NO HABRÁ CLASES HOY, Marzo 1, 2023. Hemos continuado evaluando las condiciones de las carreteras y el tiempo es fluido. Está nevando en áreas del distrito y las calles están resbaladizas y no despejadas. Todos los autobuses para escuelas que empiezan a las 8:50 a.m. han sido cancelados. Los estudiantes que han sido recogidos estarán en su escuela esperando que los padres/guardianes los recojan.Gracias por su paciencia durante el clima único de tormenta. (message previously posted on pop-up banner on website)
about 1 year ago, Keppel District Office
Classes will be in session today, March 1st. There is snow only in Juniper Hills thus far. It is raining in areas of the district with high winds. Some roads are flooded. Please be cautious. We will use alternative bus stops for Juniper Hills today and other areas as needed and families will be informed. /// Habrá clases hoy, 1 de marzo. Hasta ahora sólo hay nieve en Juniper Hills. Está lloviendo en áreas del distrito con fuertes vientos. Algunas calles están inundadas. Por favor tengan precaución. Usaremos paradas de autobús alternativas para Juniper Hills hoy y otras áreas según sea necesario y las familias serán informadas.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Good morning Keppel Families, All district schools are open today. We will monitor the weather conditions to see if we need to make any adjustments and we will update you if circumstances change. Thank you! /// Buenos días Familias de Keppel, Todas las escuelas del distrito están abiertas hoy. Vamos a monitorear las condiciones climáticas para ver si tenemos que hacer algún ajuste y le informaremos si las circunstancias cambian. Gracias!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Our dedicated Recreation Leaders are focused on learning how to support others with first aid, CPR, AED, and choking during today’s professional development at Pearblossom. Thank you, Instructor Fernanda!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
CPR bodies for practice
Dr. Walker welcoming the teaM
Ready to learn
Thank you, Keppel Teachers, for engaging in high quality professional development in the area of Next Generation Science Standards and the 5 Es for lesson planning (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate).
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
PD at Daisy Gibson
Teachers learning new strategies
Time with colleagues
Day of learning
Lots to learn together
Keppel honors its caring Keppel School Counselors during National School Counseling Week! Megan Loucks - Alpine; Gilbert Mora - Antelope; Issa Makhlouf - Daisy Gibson; Emilie Christian - Keppel Academy; Daisy Alvarez - Lake Los Angeles; Michele Anaya - Pearblossom
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
National School Counseling Week flyer
Image of hands in a circle
Please join me for upcoming “Breakfast with the Superintendent” opportunities this week. Also, we have our second public hearing to gather input on by-trustee area election maps for the 2024 election cycle tomorrow evening at approximately 5:30 p.m. See you soon.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Breakfast with Superintendent flyer-English
Breakfast with the Superintendent flyer-Spanish
Hearing information for 2.7.23
Welcome to students’ families representing all Keppel schools, who are part of our Parent Institute for Quality Education! We are happy to see so many partners in education who want to learn more about how to ensure students’ success in Keppel and in their futures.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Participants in meeting
Principals supporting families
PIQE presenter
KUSD hosted the Antelope Valley School Board’s Association meeting at Daisy Gibson on January 31st. What a warm welcome by students and staff! Keppel’s Board President, Waunette Cullors, was sworn in as the AVSBA’s Board Secretary and guests learned strategies to combat the Fentanyl crisis.
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Swearing in the Board
Keppel Governance Team
Many guests
Thank you to our Keppel student athletes who are representing their schools well at the KUSD-RISE districtwide track meet today. Great sportsmanship and athleticism!
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Staff member with medals for students
Stretching for the meet
Runners in action
Two runners on track
Welcome new Keppel Union School District Trustees: Blanca Nava, Member; Andrew Ramirez, Member; Alma Rodriguez, Clerk. They will join our continuing Trustees: Waunette Cullors, President; Dominique Ballante, Vice President. We look forward to seeing them in action as leaders in our district! Photo: Andrew Ramirez; Blanca Nava; Alma Rodriguez (left to right)
about 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Photo of 3 new board members
Keppel Learning Community: We are experiencing break ins and theft at various school sites across the district resulting in felony destruction of property. If you see or hear anything out of place related to safety and security of persons or property on or around our schools or the district, please immediately notify local authorities. Also, please notify the school Principal or email the district office at if you have information about individuals who may be involved in these unlawful acts so that our Keppel students do not experience the impacts of unnecessary destruction. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Keppel District Office
HEAT ADVISORY: A heat warning is in effect for the Antelope Valley. Indoor spaces are available for students during recess and lunch based on Outdoor Activity Guidelines. School staff support students by reminding them to stay hydrated, limiting outdoor activity, and monitoring for symptoms of heat-related illnesses such as headaches and nosebleeds. Families are encouraged to send students with water bottles as we get through this heat wave together. Resources:
over 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Sun and sunglasses
Ms. Casetta Signater will be moving to Daisy Gibson Elementary School as its Principal. Ms. Signater started with the Keppel Union School District as a Program Specialist at the end of the last academic school year and is an experienced school administrator. She is new to the Antelope Valley and we welcome you to extend a warm Mighty Eagles welcome!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Jacqueline Cardenas
Photo of Principal Signater