Principal, Ms. Risso, Tiger Leader 1

  • Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic school year! It is my great pleasure in serving as your Principal for another year as I celebrate my 31st year as an educator in Stockton Unified.  My primary goal is to ensure that all students are learning in a nurturing and challenging environment.  Our staff collaborates with parents as a team to create a rigorous learning environment that is focused on high student achievement.

    I am extremely proud to annunce August School was named an AVID Showcase School by the AVID Center in December 2019!  WICOR strategies will be implemented throughout all our grade levels, and will focus on instructional sound techniques that have proven to improve children's writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading skills. The AVID program prepares our students not just for a career, but the skillset to attend college.  Furthermore, AVID elective classes are offered to students in 6th through 8th-grades through an application process that includes an interview.  

    Fridays at August are college swag day where students wear their class college shirts to school. Each teacher has selected and adopted a college or university to celebrate in their classrooms. We look forward to observing the excitement in our students as they become more aware and interested in their own college future.  We start every Friday together on the blacktop for our Friday Announcements Ceremony.  My favorite part is looking at all our students proudly displaying their college swag and participating in the college shout out.  Even our parents participate representing UC Merced!

    The safety of our community and the achievement of our students are our number one priorities at August School.  Please wear a mask if you need to come to any SUSD office and practice social distancing using the 6ft rule.  These guidelines help to ensure our community's safety during these unprecedented times.  

    Our school hours will be from 7:55-1:50.  Our school office will be open from 7:30-3:00.

    Thank you for your support. I look forward to working with you and your child this school year. If you ever feel the need to discuss any issues, feel free to call the office at (209) 933-7160 to make an appointment.  I can also be reached via email at lrisso@stocktonusd.net.  Please do not let things fester.  I like to address issues and concerns immediately to ensure your child feels safe, respected and valued here at August School.

    August Tigers ALWAYS make me proud!

     Respectfully,

    Mrs. Risso
    Principal

  • ON HER BUCKET LIST...

    • Travel to Italy 
    • Start a non-profit animal rescue
    • Travel, travel, travel...
    • Take off in a fighter jet from an aircraft carrier
    • Learn to fly a helicopter
    • Retire on the coast
  • Entering her eleventh year as an administrator, Ms. Risso celebrates her 27th year serving Stockton Unified. This is Ms. Risso’s seventh year as Principal of August School. Before arriving to August, Ms Risso was at Cleveland School for 20 years as both a teacher and an Assistant Principal.  She is an alumna of California State University, Stanislaus and the University of the Pacific. She enjoys long walks on the beaches in Hawaii, Aptos or Pismo.  When not at August School, you can find Ms. Risso tending to her two dogs: Gia and Rocco.