Important Announcements

    Demographic Information Survey

    Parents and Guardians, please access and complete the online Demographic Information Form for each of your children attending a CCSD school at the following web address:

    http://www.ccsd.net/ethnicitysurvey

    Also available online are the following:

    Frequently Asked Questions
    http://www.ccsd.net/ethnicitysurvey/docs/Ethnicity_FAQ.pdf

    Federal Guidance From the U.S. Department of Education
    http://www.ccsd.net/ethnicitysurvey/docs/Ethnicity_Race_Guidance.pdf

    Academic Support and Community Service Center

    The Academic Support and Community Service Center, located in our Robin Street parking lot, is open to provide assistance in the following academic areas for students in grades K – 12: Math, Reading, English/Writing, Science, and Social Studies. Tutoring for all proficiency tests is available also. Please contact 799-3140 for additional information.

    Parents, ParentLink Needs Your Email Address!

    As we move further into the school year, we want to make sure that you will have full access to ParentLink on your schedule. Setting up your email address in ParentLink enables to your reset your password if it is ever lost or forgotten, receive email messages from your school, and subscribe to other important ParentLink communications. Simply log in to ParentLink, click on the MY ACCOUNT tab, and click the ADD button in the Email Addresses section. Then click SAVE to save your address once it is entered on the Add Email Address page. Don’t delay, set up your email address today!

    Medical Insurance Reminder

    While the Clark County School District takes appropriate measures to ensure the safety of students, accidents do occur. The district does not provide accident medical insurance coverage for students. This means that you are responsible for any bills from a school related injury to your child. As a service to you and your child, information about these programs is being made available through your child’s school, and parents are encouraged to obtain such insurance for them. Parents are reminded that insurance is required for student-athletes, and proof of insurance must be presented for eligibility.

    External Credit Procedures

    External credits are high school credit earned from an academic institution outside of Clark County School District – this does not include Virtual High School (VHS) or Academy for Individualized Instruction (AIS). External credits MUST BE APPROVED by the A-Tech Administration before enrolling. Such credits will not be accepted without administrative approval prior to enrolling.

    TO ASSURE YOU WILL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR ANY EXTERNAL COURSE WORK YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THE STEPS OUTLINED BELOW :

    1. MUST SEE YOUR COUNSELOR TO INITIATE EXTERNAL CREDIT APPLICATION PROCESS.
    2. COMPLETE EXTERNAL CREDIT FORM AND RETURN IT TO YOUR COUNSELOR.
    3. DO NOT ENROLL UNTIL YOU RECEIVE ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL.

Daily Bulletin

    Goethe-Institute Germany Scholarship

    Are you a talented high school student with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math? The Goethe-Institute invites high school students with STEM interests to discover Germany!

    Twelve talented young scientists will have the opportunity to travel to Germany from November 28-December 7, 2014. Students will explore aerospace and bionic research institutions while visiting Berlin, Braunschweig, and Cologne. They’ll also meet German teens and experience school life.

    Students between the ages of 16 and 18, who have worked on a STEM project and/or participated in a high school science fair, are invited to apply. Knowledge of German is not necessary.

    If you are interested in applying for this contest please visit the link posted below. The application deadline is October 15, 2014.

    http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/chi/lhr/ver/wet/enindex.htm

    African American Student Summit

    Community Leaders, Policy Makers, Educators, Parents are invited to join the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The African American Student Summit is a platform for students and young Black leaders to share their challenges & reimagine dreams with educators, elected/public officials, community leaders and parents. Student input will inform policy that improves educational outcomes. The African American Student Summit will be held on Friday February 6th from 6-8 p.m. at UNLV, Stan Fulton Building. Students interested in attending the summit need to register online at www.OPERATION32371.org

    Danforth Scholars – Washington University

    Seniors… if you are interested in applying for Washington University in St. Louis please listen carefully! The counseling department is seeking eligible candidates to nominate for the Danforth Scholarship. Danforth Scholars may receive full or partial tuition scholarships, renewed each year provided they progress academically and uphold their high school standards of character. If you are interested in being nominated for the Danforth Scholarship, please come by to see your counselor as soon as possible. The deadline for the Danforth Scholarship nomination is October 15, 2014.

    Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking, and Developmental Skills, (ASCEND)

    The local graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Theta Theta Omega is recruiting female and male high school students in 9th through 12th grades for our current signature program, Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking, and Developmental Skills, (ASCEND). ASCEND will focus on academic enrichment and life skills training. See attached files for details and application packet. All applications are due February 12, 2015.

    Application Information

    College and Scholarship Mailing List

    Juniors and Seniors – are you on the college and scholarship mailing list? Come see Mrs. Forfia to be added to the email list today to receive college and scholarship information in your inbox each week!

    Congratulations A-TECH Debate & Speech Team

    Congratulations to the members of the A-TECH Debate & Speech team who competed at Palo Verde’s Panther Invitational over the weekend! Mavericks won two events (Shani Kanfi in Varsity Congressional Debate and Adin Tarr in JV Lincoln Douglas Debate), placed second in one (the team of Don fagan & Omar Moore placed second in Varsity Public Forum Debate), and third in another (Ryu Yi in Junior Varsity Congressional Debate). Also scoring points in the team competition were Amanda Byerman and Taylor Kruse, (both reached the quarter-finals in Lincoln-Douglas debate); Michael Reyes (Finals in Impromptu Speaking); and Omar Moore (Finals in Original Oratory). As a team A-TECH finished first, with 50% more points than the second-place school.

    Also, the entry deadline for the Golden Desert IE and Congress tournament is Wednesday, January 28.

    Horatio Alger Nevada Scholarship Program

    Seniors: The Horatio Alger Nevada Scholarship Program is now taking applications. The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs that specifically assists students that have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and who aspire to pursue a higher education. To apply for the Horatio Algers program you must demonstrate financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, and maintain an minimum 2.0 grade point average. The deadline to apply for the Horatio Alger Nevada Scholarship Program is October 25th. For more information regarding this scholarship please see the scholarship bulletin on the A-TECH website.

    https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_nevada.cfm

    Black Student Union Meeting

    The Black Student Union will meet in room 706 at 1:45 on Thursday. All are welcome!

    Black Student Union Meeting

    The next Black Student Union meeting will be held on Thursday, October 16th in room 706 at 1:45. If you are interested in joining BSU be sure to pick up an application outside room 706.

    FBLA Membership

    Students, the deadline to pay membership dues and join FBLA is this Friday, January 30th. Please see Ms. Stidhum in Room 800 for more information.

    Bank of America Student Leaders Program

    Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 1,800 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities.  The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

    • A summer eight-week paid internship with a local nonprofit organization. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their partner organization.

    • The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 12 – 17, 2015. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.

    Student Leader flyer – The flyer provides general information about the program and will direct potential applicants to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation website for more information and the online application.

    Please note the application deadline of January 31, 2015. Students can apply for the program by going to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders.

    AP European History Class Information

    A-TECH is offering a new AP class, AP European History. If you are a current 10th or 11th grader see Ms. Pankonen in room 627 for more information.

    Samsung Solve for Tomorrow State Finalists

    Congratulations Ms. Shane and Mr. Knoeppel Samsung Solve for Tomorrow state finalists. http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/contest/

    Sophomore Jostens Presentation

    Jostens will be on campus Tuesday, February 3rd during 3rd period in the SAC.

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application is now available online. The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $24,000 for four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. The deadline for this scholarship is February 15, 2015. For more information and to access the online application please visit jackierobinson.org

    Michael T. Martin Scholarship

    The Michael T. Martin Scholarship application is now available on the Nevada Public Education Foundation website.

    http://www.thepef.org/programs_scholarships.html
    https://thepef.academicworks.com/

    This is the largest amount offered in the state. Students should begin the process now. Also, the three references should come from different sources, not three education related from their home school site. Some examples would be references from community service involvement, job experience, youth group or church activities, etc.

    The Associated General Contractor and Nevada Contractors Association, Las Vegas Chapter, will award a $12,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from a high school located within Clark, Nye, Esmeralda, or Lincoln counties with a 3.0 or higher GPA (unweighted) and planning on pursuing a degree in construction. Students must describe their extracurricular activities and community service involvement. Students are also asked to explain their career goals and aspirations. One $12,000 scholarship will be awarded ($1,500) per semester upon GPA verification. Finalists will be scheduled for an interview.
    Verification of college enrollment (class schedule) will be required during the summer before payment to the college. Scholarship funds may be applied toward tuition, fees and other appropriate educational expenses. These funds will be disbursed per semester, $1,500.

    Upcoming College Visitations
    Navy January 9th @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    CSN January 20th @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    Rebel Interviews January 21st @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising January 23rd @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    UNR Admissions January 28th @ 9:30 am Counseling Office
    Air Force Reserve February 3rd @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    Nevada Learning Academy – Second Semester Registration

    Students – Come to the Counseling Office if you are interested in registering for a 2nd semester course at Nevada Learning Academy (formerly Virtual High School). If you are currently taking a course, you will not automatically be enrolled for the 2nd semester – you MUST request enrollment through your counselor.

    Scholarship Mailing List

    Are you on the Scholarship mailing list? Seniors, come see Mrs. Forfia to be added to the email list today. Scholarship money is an important resource to help you afford college!

    UNLV FAFSA Workshops

    Seniors: UNLV is hosting FAFSA workshops. Register at unlv.edu/futurestudents/events for dates and times.

    Governor Jeb Bush Visits A-TECH – Video

    AP Night

    A-TECH will be hosting AP Night on January 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. All freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their parents/guardians are invited to attend. If you want to learn about the benefits of taking AP classes and if you want to get a head start in selecting your AP classes for next year, you should attend! If you need more information about AP Night, please speak to your Counselors.

    Congratulations Coach Bassett

    Congratulations to Coach Paul Bassett who was named Northwest League Coach of the Year in baseball on Wednesday, May 28.

    2015 National Spanish Examination

    The deadline for registering for the 2015 National Spanish Examinations is Saturday, January 31, 2015.
    See Mrs. Ruggles in room 605 for more information.

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Recruitment Fair

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) recruitment fair will be held at Doolittle Community Center on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Speak to college admission representatives, learn about fee waivers and scholarships! Register online at www.gotocollegefairs.com/Nevada.

    FAFSA Workshops at UNLV

    Seniors: UNLV is hosting FAFSA workshops. Register at unlv.edu/futurestudents/events for dates and times.

    Questbridge Scholarship Workshop

    Seniors and Juniors: Join former student, Loren Ayala, in the Lecture Hall this Wednesday, September 10, during assistance period as she discusses the Questbridge scholarship. Learn more about the opportunities that Questbridge provides to make higher education more affordable by connecting high-achieving, low-income students to some of the country’s top colleges and universities.

    SENIOR GROUP YEARBOOK PHOTO

    Bernhard & Williams will be here during 4th period on Thursday, February 5th to take the senior group yearbook pictures. Please make sure you’re on campus and on time.

    College Visitations

    Many colleges, universities and military personnel are interested in recruiting students from A-TECH. Below is a list of scheduled presentations. If you are interested in attending, sign up with the counselors’ secretary. Students MUST sign up at least TWO DAYS prior to presentation in the Counseling Office.

    Upcoming College Visitations
    Navy January 9th @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    CSN January 20th @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    Rebel Interviews January 21st @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising January 23rd @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    UNR Admissions January 28th @ 9:30 am Counseling Office
    Air Force Reserve February 3rd @ 9:00 am Counseling Office
    New Mexico Tech

    New Mexico Tech is an institute of higher learning that serves the diverse population of New Mexico by integrating education, research, public service, and economic development through emphasis on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, natural resources, communication, and cultural awareness. They will be presenting in our school February 10th, come by the counseling office to sign up.

    Seniors-Class of 2015

    Benson Bertoldo Baker & Carter Scholarship

    Do you want a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship for college? Benson Bertoldo Baker & Carter invites you to write an essay for a chance to receive a $2,500 college Scholarship! High school students are invited to write a 3 page or less essay on the topic “How does society benefit from having laws and a legal system” for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship to college. Please visit www.bbbclaw.com for more information and official contest rules. The deadline for this scholarship is February 13, 2015

    SENIOR GROUP YEARBOOK PHOTO

    Bernhard & Williams will be here during 4th period on Thursday, February 5th to take the senior group yearbook pictures. Please make sure you’re on campus and on time.

    Scholarship Mailing List

    Are you on the Scholarship mailing list? Seniors, come see Mrs. Forfia to be added to the email list today. Scholarship money is an important resource to help you afford college!

    Danforth Scholars – Washington University

    Seniors… if you are interested in applying for Washington University in St. Louis please listen carefully! The counseling department is seeking eligible candidates to nominate for the Danforth Scholarship. Danforth Scholars may receive full or partial tuition scholarships, renewed each year provided they progress academically and uphold their high school standards of character. If you are interested in being nominated for the Danforth Scholarship, please come by to see your counselor as soon as possible. The deadline for the Danforth Scholarship nomination is October 15, 2014.

    Horatio Alger Nevada Scholarship Program

    Seniors: The Horatio Alger Nevada Scholarship Program is now taking applications. The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs that specifically assists students that have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and who aspire to pursue a higher education. To apply for the Horatio Algers program you must demonstrate financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, and maintain an minimum 2.0 grade point average. The deadline to apply for the Horatio Alger Nevada Scholarship Program is October 25th. For more information regarding this scholarship please see the scholarship bulletin on the A-TECH website.

    https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_nevada.cfm

    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application is now available online. The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $24,000 for four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. The deadline for this scholarship is February 15, 2015. For more information and to access the online application please visit jackierobinson.org

    UNLV FAFSA Workshops

    Seniors: UNLV is hosting FAFSA workshops. Register at unlv.edu/futurestudents/events for dates and times.