A-TECH Selected as ACT Readiness Exemplar
Congratulations A-TECH Mavericks for being recognized as a 2016 #ACTReadiness Exemplar!
Architectural Design Wins National Excellence in Action Award
Congratulations to Mr. Knoeppel, Mr. Johannessohn and the A-TECH Architecture Program for being recognized by AdvanceCTE as a National Program of Excellence in the Construction Career Cluster.
Congratulations April Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for April 2016: Jose Carranza, Sarina Dass, Anahi Garcia, Jesus Godinez-Morales, Beatrice Martinez, Christian Quintana Gras, Kevin Sanchez, Gerardo Sigala-Palma, Megan Wang, & Yifan Zhang
Not pictured: Rachel Carlton & Cayman Fernandez
A-TECH Recognized by Inspire Nevada
A-TECH is proud to be recognized by Inspire Nevada for registering over 85% of eligible seniors to vote. Inspired Leaders include Mr. Hinton, Pablo Cortez, Andrae Robinson, and Amelinda Setianingtyas (not pictured - Joseline Ambrocio and Kevin Tyler).
Congratulations A-TECH Model UN Team
A-TECH Model United Nations Team took first place in the Overall Large School Delegation Award for the Rebel Model United Nations State Competition. This would not have been possible without the guidance and support of their adviser Mr. Charles. The team of Amanda Byerman, Andrew Shepherd, Shahrukh Ahmad, Ian Green, Sharon Joseph, Russel Ro, Nicholas Brandwine, Christopher Rathbun, Davin Suzuki, Russel Sorom, Giovanni Varuola and Michael Reyes were all an integral part of the team win. Go Mavericks!
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:
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Frequently Asked Questions
Federal Guidance From the U.S. Department of Education
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.
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.Philosophy Club
Are you still interested in Philosophy? If so, you should join the Philosophy Club. There will be a meeting in room 702 tomorrow, after 8th period. If you have any questions please see Mr. Duggan in room 702.Maverick Messenger Article about the 2016-2017 Bell Schedule
Hey Mavericks, check out this article in the Maverick Messenger about next year’s bell schedule:
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 Club Meeting
January’s Rotary Speech Club Meeting will be held TODAY, Wednesday, from 2:15 – 4 in Mrs. Bouchard’s room. Contestants, make sure you bring a draft of your speech with you! See you this afternoon!GSA Meeting
The Gay-Straight Alliance promotes a safe environment for all students, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. Our next meeting will be Thursday; 7 April in room 708 from 1:45 to 2:15. We will be nominating officers for next year.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.AP Night 2016
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
January 28, 2016
All freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and their parents should attend!
1. Learn about the benefits of taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school
2. Receive accurate information about the AP Program at A-TECH
3. Get a head start on your 2016-2017 schedule/select your AP classes for next year
4. Clarify misconceptions about Advanced Placement
5. Meet current AP teachers and learn about the AP Courses we offer
6. Listen to our students relate their AP experiences
FBLA’s next meeting is this Thursday after school in the library.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.Philosophy Club
If you’re still interested in Philosophy, the Philosophy club will meet this Thursday in room 702.Senior Shirts
Senior Shirts will be in and ready for pick-up on Friday, April 15. If you ordered, but have not paid for your senior shirt, please see the banker before Friday, April 15.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/Course Registration
Registration is quickly approaching! Which courses do you want to enroll in next year? You will need your Google classroom login & password in order to make your course selections. You should have already completed your Infinite Campus Course Plan. Take some time to review the Course Registration Guide on the A-TECH website, too.Congratulations Architecture Students
On Wednesday, April 20, at the UNLV School of Architecture, the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held the 2016 AIA High School Design Awards. This year’s contest challenged students to design a Chalet in Mount Charleston. A-TECH won 5 of the 10 individual student awards for their designs.
Merit Award – Trevor Weigel
Honorable Mention – Angel Nunez Ceron
Honorable Mention – Andrew Shepherd
George Garcia – Citation Award
Carlos Martin – 2nd Place Visual Project
Please congratulate all the Architecture students for a job well done!
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FBLA’s next meeting is this Thursday after school in the library. Friday, January 29th, is the last day you can pay FBLA membership dues.Congratulations A-TECH Speech and Debate
Congratulations to the A-TECH Speech and Debate Team for having five qualifiers for the National Tournament in Salt Lake City in June. Great job Mavericks! Pictured: Mr. Charles (Coach), Liam Duffy and Donald Fagan (Public Forum Debate), Omar Moore (Lincoln Douglas Debate), Adin Tarr (Congressional Debate) and Sharon Joseph (Informative Speech).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.
Select the date and time you want to audition. Sadie’s FUN Assembly is being held on Friday, February 19th. You will get an audition date confirmation on Friday, February 5th.
The Black Student Union will meet in room 706 at 1:45 on Thursday. All are welcome!Jostens on Campus
Jostens will be here in the SAC during both lunches on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 8 & 9.Friday Sadies Assembly Schedule
Friday Assembly Schedule
Per. 1 7:15 – 7:50 (35 min.)
Per. 2 7:54 – 8:29 (35 min.)
Per. 3 8:33 – 9:08 (35 min.)
Per. 4 9:12 – 9:47 (35 min.)
Per. 5 9:51 – 10:26 (35 min.)
1st Lunch 10:26 – 10:56 (30 min.)
Per. 6 11:00 – 11:35 (35 min.)
Per. 6 10:30 – 11:05 (35 min.)
2nd Lunch 11:05 – 11:35 (30 min.)
Per. 7 11:39 – 12:14 (35 min.)
Per. 8 12:18 – 1:54 (96 min. — A Classes = 49 min. instructional time
B Classes = 50 min. instructional time
Assembly A 12:25 – 1:05 (40 min.) Rooms in the 600 and 800 halls P.E. Classes, Office Aides, and Room 902
Assembly B 1:10 – 1:54 (44 min.) Rooms in the 300, 400, and 700 halls
Assistance 1:54 – 2:15
Backpacks are to remain in 8th period classrooms.
ALL students will report to 8th period first.
Classes will be released by intercom; please wait to be dismissed!
The Marines will be in the SAC on Tuesday, February 16 during both lunches doing their fitness challenge. Test your strength & endurance by seeing how many pull-ups or crunches you can do?Juniors – 2015 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute
Please see information about the 2015 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute attached. Contact Yahaira Mendez at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The 2015 National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) is a FREE 2 week long residential program open to students attending public or private high schools in Nevada.
20 students will be selected to participate in lectures, seminars, activities and field trips that will expose them to the new frontiers and adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines with a special attention to the transportation industry.
The Gay-Straight Alliance promotes a safe environment for all students, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. Our next meeting will Thursday; 18 February in room 708 from 1:45 to 2:15. Everyone is welcomeStudents from Palo Verde High School & A-TECH win video contest
Four CCSD students won the 2015 Students with a Cause Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest, sponsored by the Richard Harris Law Firm. First place went to Johnny Morales and Jordan Libby of Palo Verde High School. The second place winners were Andi Nguyen and Alec Espinoza from Advanced Technologies Academy. Morales and Libby earned a total of $1,500 in scholarship funds and a $500 donation to their school for their winning video titled “What if We All Believed in Ourselves.” Nguyen and Espinoza collectively earned $1,000 in scholarship funds for their video titled “What If People Didn’t Litter.” The contest, now in its sixth year, encourages students to creatively express their vision and experiences through a video that will engage, motivate and make a difference in their lives and the community. See the CCSD Website for more information.
A-TECH has received the ranking of the Best Magnet High School in Nevada and 43rd Best Magnet High School in the country by Niche for 2016!
You can check out the rankings at the website below and see student comments from the niche.com survey.
Attention Mock Trial Members: The next meeting will be tomorrow from 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm. Also, remember to pay your fees as soon as possible. See you tomorrow to continue discussing this year’s Mock Trial case!Soccer Club
Soccer club, you will now meet on Tuesdays on the soccer field after school. If you have any questions please see Mr. Duggan in room 702.
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
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Congratulations to Monette Felipe for making it into the Nevada All State Orchestra! She will be performing with the orchestra at the Nevada Music Conference in April. Way to go!
Seniors-Class of 2016
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.Senior Awards Packets
Attention Seniors! This is a reminder that Senior Award’s Night packets will be due the week we get back from spring break. Please make sure that you are working diligently to keep record of all your college acceptances, scholarship award letters, and financial aid award information. Your Senior Award’s Night Packet, along with copies of all your college acceptance letters and award notifications are due to Mrs. Mckee in the counseling no later than Thursday, April 7, 2016. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the counseling office.