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

    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.

    Rotary Speech Competition Club

    Rotary Speech Competition Club members will meet this Friday in Mrs. Bouchard’s room, from 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm. Please bring all Rotary handouts. See you on Friday!

    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

    Hispanic Student Union Meeting

    There will be a Hispanic Student Union meeting this Thursday immediately after school in room 314. Please make sure your dues are paid. Any questions please see Mr. Bunn.

    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.

    NACTE Annual Student Logo Design Contest

    Contest opportunity:

    The theme for this year’s conference is “CTE: A Vision for Tomorrow.” The NACTE board would like to announce its annual student contest to design the logo. The winner will receive $100 and their name in the program as the designer. The following criteria is preferred for the design:

    • Submissions should be digital and in a vector graphic format
    • Maximum size is 8″ by 11″
    • There is not a restriction on the number of colors, but the last few logos have contained 4-5 colors
    • The logo must contain “NACTE 2015″ and “CTE: A Vision for Tomorrow.”

    The deadline for submissions is December 19, 2014 and a winner will be selected at the NACTE February board meeting.

    Montana State University 2015 Presidential Scholarship

    Seniors: The application for Montana State University 2015 Presidential Scholarship is now open. The Presidential Scholarship is Montana State University’s most prestigious scholarship in recognition of academic achievement as well as demonstrated potential for leadership. Up to twenty-five scholarships will be awarded to freshman entering Montana State University in August 2015. The Presidential Scholarship includes a full tuition waiver and a generous stipend renewable for four years. The deadline for this application is December 5, 2014. If you are interested in applying for the Montana State University Presidential Scholarship please visit the A-tech website for more information and a link to the application.

    www.montana.edu/honors

    Bible Club Meeting

    A-TECH’s Bible Club will meet in Ms. Ruggles room, 605, after school Monday.

    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!

    Rotary Speech Competition Club

    Rotary Speech Competition Club will meet TODAY, Friday, in Mrs. Bouchard’s room, from 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm. Please bring all Rotary handouts. See you this afternoon!

    Gates Millennium Scholarship Application

    Seniors: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is now taking applications. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is funded by a 1.6 billion dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The GMS program selects 1,000 students per year as Gates Millennium Scholars. Awards encompass the cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for the academic year based on financial need and is renewable based on satisfactory academic progress. The deadline for the Gates Millennium Scholarship Application is January 14th. It is recommended you start this scholarship application early as the selection process is very competitive. Please come by the counselor’s office to pick up a GMS flyer or you can visit the A-TECH website for more information on the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

    https://www.gmsp.org/

    Attention BSU Members

    Make sure you pay your membership fees by October 30 to attend the Halloween Social in room 706 on Thursday, October 30 during Assistance period.

    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

    UNR Explore Sciences Event – Las Vegas

    UNR is hosting an event here in Las Vegas. The College of Science and College Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources are having a joint STEM recruitment event in Las Vegas. RSVP www.unr.edu/explore2014

    November 12, 2014
    6-8 p.m.
    doors open at 6 p.m.
    program starts at 6:30 p.m.
    Bishop Gorman High School’s Fertitta Athletic Training Center
    5959 S. Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89148

    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.

    Interact Club Meeting

    The Interact club will be meeting on Monday, October 27 in the Lecture Hall immediately after school. See you there.

    Congratulations A-TECH Forensics

    Congratulations to Freshmen Amanda Byerman and Zoe Kaplan who went undefeated and won the Novice Public Forum debate event at the Green Valley High School Gator Invitational. In addition, Vivienne Reischman captured third-place in the House division of Congressional Debate, and Ryu Yi, finished fifth in Novice Congress. Based on the students’ successes, the A-TECH team finished third in the tournament.

    Bible Club Meeting

    A-TECH’s Bible Club will meet in Ms. Ruggles room, 605, after school Monday.

    National Christian College Fair

    National Christian College Fair will be held on October 27th from 6 – 9 PM at Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School, 2015 South Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89117.

    Lehigh University

    Lehigh is a premier private residential research university. Most of our students—undergraduate and graduate—live on campus, allowing research and discovery to happen almost anywhere. We are ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year, and our four colleges have earned a reputation for their entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to learning. If you would like to learn more about Lehigh sign up to go to the presentation they will have on campus on October 27th.

    Kenyon College

    Kenyon is a private, residential liberal-arts college. The College offers exceptional programs, opportunities to collaborate with faculty, and the ethos of a small and welcoming community.There are 35 majors leading to a bachelor’s degree. In addition, the College offers 13 concentrations; pre-professional advising for graduate or professional school in business, education, engineering, law, and medicine; and a number of cooperative programs involving other institutions. To learn more about Kenyon join them on October 28th as they present to our school.

    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!

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute learning has always been about combining theory and practice. Our multi-dimensional approach to education yields more than just graduates; it helps create innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs and most important, leaders. Our academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees, as well as an array of professional certificates. A representative will be here on October 28th, sign in at the counseling department to attend.

    Governor Jeb Bush Visits A-TECH – Video

    Grand Canyon University

    Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Grand Canyon University offers a variety of nursing and health care programs, including undergraduate, graduate and bridge programs. Students can elect to take courses online or through our evening classes, which meet just once a week at the Phoenix campus and other satellite locations throughout Arizona. They will be on campus presenting on October 29th. Sign up in the counseling department.

    Congratulations Coach Bassett

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

    University of Puget Sound

    Many Puget Sound students take on multiple minors, major in interdisciplinary fields, and travel abroad. Some perform at Puget Sound’s renowned School of Music while pursuing degrees in over 50 academic fields. They take on internships, build apps, and start companies as part of the Business and Leadership Program. Many join one of the more than 100 student-run organizations on campus, and sometimes even start their own. Still others do experiments in nearby waterways, mountains, and national parks, or in science lab facilities. A representative will be on campus October 30th, come by the counseling department to sign up for their presentation.

    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.

    Tenth Annual Las Vegas/Clark County Portfolio Day – December 8

    Tenth Annual Las Vegas/Clark County Portfolio Day sponsored by The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and
    Pacific Northwest College of the Arts from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the gymnasium. FREE Open to ALL CCSD and
    private high school students. Portfolio Day is preceded by a Seminar on the In’s & Out’s of pursuing a
    Visual Arts Education from 4:30 pm -5:30 pm in the cafeteria.

    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.

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute learning has always been about combining theory and practice. Our multi-dimensional approach to education yields more than just graduates; it helps create innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs and most important, leaders. Our academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees, as well as an array of professional certificates. A representative will be here on October 28th, sign in at the counseling department to attend.

    Grand Canyon University

    Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Grand Canyon University offers a variety of nursing and health care programs, including undergraduate, graduate and bridge programs. Students can elect to take courses online or through our evening classes, which meet just once a week at the Phoenix campus and other satellite locations throughout Arizona. They will be on campus presenting on October 29th. Sign up in the counseling department.

    University of Puget Sound

    Many Puget Sound students take on multiple minors, major in interdisciplinary fields, and travel abroad. Some perform at Puget Sound’s renowned School of Music while pursuing degrees in over 50 academic fields. They take on internships, build apps, and start companies as part of the Business and Leadership Program. Many join one of the more than 100 student-run organizations on campus, and sometimes even start their own. Still others do experiments in nearby waterways, mountains, and national parks, or in science lab facilities. A representative will be on campus October 30th, come by the counseling department to sign up for their presentation.

    University of Arizona

    Friday, October 24
    9:00 a.m.
    Counseling Office

    University of Puget Sound

    Thursday, October 30
    1:00 p.m.
    Counseling Office

    Willamette University

    Friday, November 7
    9:00 a.m.
    Counseling Office

    Lehigh University

    Lehigh is a premier private residential research university. Most of our students—undergraduate and graduate—live on campus, allowing research and discovery to happen almost anywhere. We are ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year, and our four colleges have earned a reputation for their entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary approach to learning. If you would like to learn more about Lehigh sign up to go to the presentation they will have on campus on October 27th.

    Seniors-Class of 2015

    Gates Millennium Scholarship Application

    Seniors: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is now taking applications. The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is funded by a 1.6 billion dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The GMS program selects 1,000 students per year as Gates Millennium Scholars. Awards encompass the cost of tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for the academic year based on financial need and is renewable based on satisfactory academic progress. The deadline for the Gates Millennium Scholarship Application is January 14th. It is recommended you start this scholarship application early as the selection process is very competitive. Please come by the counselor’s office to pick up a GMS flyer or you can visit the A-TECH website for more information on the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

    https://www.gmsp.org/

    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

    National Christian College Fair

    National Christian College Fair will be held on October 27th from 6 – 9 PM at Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School, 2015 South Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89117.

    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.

    UT Dallas McDermott Scholars Application

    Seniors: The UT Dallas McDermott Scholars application is now open. Mcdermott Award recipients receive extensive financial support for education. McDermott scholars will be afforded an excellent university and cultural education at virtually no cost to the scholar or the Scholar’s family. The program covers, year-round for four years, all of each Scholar’s university tuition and fees. If you are interested in applying for the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program, please visit the A-tech website for more information and the link to the application. The deadline for this application is November 7th and January 7th.

    http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/

    Montana State University 2015 Presidential Scholarship

    Seniors: The application for Montana State University 2015 Presidential Scholarship is now open. The Presidential Scholarship is Montana State University’s most prestigious scholarship in recognition of academic achievement as well as demonstrated potential for leadership. Up to twenty-five scholarships will be awarded to freshman entering Montana State University in August 2015. The Presidential Scholarship includes a full tuition waiver and a generous stipend renewable for four years. The deadline for this application is December 5, 2014. If you are interested in applying for the Montana State University Presidential Scholarship please visit the A-tech website for more information and a link to the application.

    www.montana.edu/honors