A-TECH First Nevada College and Career ACT Transition Award winner
A-TECH is proud to have been selected as the first Nevada College and Career ACT Transition Award winner. A-TECH was selected based on having high overall ACT scores for students in all socioeconomic levels and ethnic groups. Mr. Patterson, Mr. Synold, Ms. Vallari and Ms. Ziegler joined ACT, district and state officials in the award ceremony.
Congratulations A-TECH Chess – 5 Time District Champions
The A-TECH chess team concludes ANOTHER PERFECT SEASON.... CAPTURING THE DISTRICT TITLE FOR THE 5TH YEAR in a row. This victory sets an unprecedented FIFTH CONSECUTIVE TITLE - For the FIRST TIME IN CLARK COUNTY HISTORY!! Congratulations Chess Team and good luck in the Individual and State Tournaments!!
Congratulations A-TECH Speech & Debate – Palo Verde Invitational Champions
Congratulations to the A-TECH Speech & Debate team for taking first place at the Palo Verde Invitational. Omar Moore was first in Foreign and second in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Eyasu Shumie took second in JV Lincoln Douglas. Liam Duffy was sixth in Domestic Extemp and the team of Shah Ahmad and Nick Scipione made semi-finals in Public Forum.
President Clinton visits A-TECH
On January 21, former President Clinton made a campaign stop at A-TECH. He met with A-TECH's administration and the Student Body President, Jamie Alexander. During his speech, President Clinton recognized A-TECH as the #1 public high school in Nevada.
Congratulations November Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for November 2015: Sage Cawalla, Noah Chong, Gabriella Christian, Matthew Dadivas, Hannah Grelk, Therese Lim, Jared Patterson, Russell Ro, Prabjot Singh, & Gunner Stone Not pictured: Sydney Blackburn, Reyna Espino, Lori Hyland, & Christopher Rathbun.
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:
Also available online are the following:
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.
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!
Winter Athletes will be taking pictures Thursday, February 11 in the Gym at 7:15 am. Athletes, please ensure that you have your sports participation form turned in to Students Services before picture day.Juniors – 2015 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute
Please see information about the 2015 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute attached. Contact Yahaira Mendez at email@example.com 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.
Class ring order days are Tuesday and Wednesday February 9th and 10th. Please remember to turn in your order forms and down payments to Jostens during your lunch period in the cafeteria. Remember rings that are ordered this week will be delivered this spring. Visit www.jostens.com to design your ring online.
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.
FBLA’s next meeting is this Thursday after school in the library. State conference informational packets will be distributed during the meeting.Mock Trial Members
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!A-TECH Foosball Tournament
Hey A-TECH!!! Do you think you’re the best Foosball player in the school? Do you want Foosball bragging rights for the rest of the year? Well then you must sign-up for the 1st ever A-TECH Foosball tournament taking place on Thursday, February 25th during Board Game Club. 2 people per team, and it costs $4.00 for a team. Even if you REALLY want to sign-up but can’t find a partner, you could still participate. Awards will be given to the winning teams. For more information and forms, see either Mr. Duggan in room 702 or the banker in the banking office.FBLA Meeting
FBLA’s next meeting is this Thursday after school in the library. We have a guest speaker scheduled who has executive experience in the Healthcare industry and has served 25 years as a medical professor at USC. Please join us!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!A-TECH Senior Shirt Order
Big News – we have a winner for A-TECH’s Senior Shirt. Senior Shirts are $15. If you would like to order one, please bring this order form and payment to the banker. Shirts will be on sale until Friday, October 9.
This year, you may select from two options for shirt & design color (or you may order both). If needed, a payment plan is available – you can speak with the banker for details.
December’s Rotary Speech meeting will be held TODAY, Wednesday, from 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm in Mrs. Bouchard’s room. Please bring all materials, including your own speech ideas and drafts. See you this afternoon!Congratulations Coach Bassett
Congratulations to Coach Paul Bassett who was named Northwest League Coach of the Year in baseball on Wednesday, May 28.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; 3 December in room 708 from 1:45 to 2:15. Everyone is welcome.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.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 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!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
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.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.Upcoming College Visitations
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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.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!
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
|None Currently Scheduled|
A-TECH will have several college visits in February:
Grand Canyon University 2/22
Nevada State College 2/24
If you are interested in any of these presentations sign up on the laptop in the counseling office.
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.