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

    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
    A-TECH GYM
    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

    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.

    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.

    Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering UNITE Program – STEM

    The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is organizing a UNITE program in affiliation with Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP).

    UNITE at UNLV is a four-week STEM enrichment program, which focuses on computer programming and research oriented studies. This program is open to rising 9th through 12th grade students with a GPA of 3.0 or above and a strong interest in research.

    The program will run this summer from June 6th, 2016 to July 1st, 2016. Interested students are encouraged to apply online at this http://aeop.asecamps.com/?page_id=29 .

    The application deadline to be considered for scholarships is Friday, May 6th, 2016.
    The regular application deadline is Monday, May 30th, 2016.

    For more information about this program, please visit our website. http://aeop.asecamps.com/

    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.

    FBLA Meeting

    FBLA’s next meeting is this Thursday after school in the library.

    Upcoming College Visitations
    Presenters Date Time Location
    None Currently Scheduled
    FBLA Meeting

    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.

    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.

    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

    Sadies Fun Assembly Auditions

    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.

    Sign up for your audition time here.

    Nevada Learning Academy Registration

    Nevada Learning Academy’s registration period opens on April 25, 2016.  NVLA registration forms are available in the Counseling Office – you must request that your counselor register you for a course.  For more details and course offerings, visit www.nvla.me.

    Black Student Union Meeting

    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.

    2016 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute

    The 2016 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute is a free 2 week residential program for strudents interested in new frontiers and adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with special attention to the transportation industry. Applications are due May 13. Go to www.unlv.edu/multicultural for an application.

    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!

    SAT Subject Tests

    Students,

    Are you interested in attending college outside of Nevada?
    Are you considering applying to HIGHLY COMPETITIVE colleges and universities?
    Have you always dreamed of attending an Ivy League school?

    If you answered YES to any of these questions you might want to consider taking one of more SAT Subject Tests.

    The June 4 testing date is right after AP Exams. Students should look carefully at the courses they are currently enrolled in.

    Example:
    10th grader in World History might take the World History Subject Test

    11th grader in AP Chemistry might take the Chemistry Subject Test

    You don’t need to have taken the SAT to take a Subject Test.

    Here is a partial list of the subject tests:
    – Literature
    – US History
    – Math Level 1
    – Math Level 2
    – Biology
    – Chemistry
    – Physics

    For more information:

    http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-subject/register/test-dates

    Summer School Information

    Summer school information has arrived! Please come to the Counseling Office before/after school or during your lunch period to request a summer school registration form. Remember that you must pay in advance in order to secure your seat and that there are no refunds once payment is made.

    Juniors – 2015 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute

    Please see information about the 2015 Nevada Summer Transportation Institute attached. Contact Yahaira Mendez at yahaira.mendez@unlv.edu 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.

    NSTI FLYER
    NSTI APPLICATION

    Marines in the SAC – Tuesday, February 16

    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?

    Congratulations 2016- 2017 Student Council Officers

    Student Council Election Results for 2016-2017

    Sophomore Class
    President – Tanya Yapp
    Vice President – Erin Knoeppel
    Treasurer – Raphael Pasia
    Secretary – Keyana Webb
    Historian – Mariel Carin

    Junior Class
    President – Russell Ro
    Vice President – Angelika Corona
    Treasurer – Chloe Qin
    Secretary – Sophia Nguyen
    Historian – Nadine Erfe

    Senior Class
    President – Joshua Padilla
    Vice President – Jude Ong
    Treasurer – Carmen Bushorn
    Secretary – Anutr Sivakoses
    Historian – Maryvy Moreno

    Student Body
    President – Colleen McCoy
    Vice Presidents – Lluvia Botello and Mitchell Otis
    Treasurer – Kayla Fortin
    Secretary – Jayde Powell
    Historian – Lauren Perez

    Students 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.

    http://www.ccsd.net/district/news/students/2015/jul/17/students-from-palo-verde-high-school-a-tech-win-video-contest

    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 Thursday; 18 February in room 708 from 1:45 to 2:15. Everyone is welcome

    CTE Makeover Challenge – Help us design a Makerspace for our campus!

    Mavericks,

    A-TECH has been selected to participate in the CTE Makeover Challenge Bootcamp, sponsored by the US Department of Education, to design a Makerspace for our school. If chosen as a winner A-TECH would receive $20,000 in funds and $35,000 in prizes to ensure our Makerspace would become a reality. This is your opportunity as a student body to provide input to our team in order to make decisions that will help us find our focus as we develop the space. Not exactly sure what a Makerspace is? Simply defined, a Makerspace is a center on our campus with tools and equipment you could use in class, or as an individual, to design and make things. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling our student body to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. Think about the projects you created for your classes that you didn’t have the technology or tools to construct the way you really envisioned. It could be something for an academic class, a program class or even a club activity. Take a minute and comment your ideas for the perfect Maverick Makerspace on A-TECH’s Facebook page or look for this post on A-TECH Wall.

    Find out more about what whe could win here: http://www.ctemakeoverchallenge.com/challenge-details/awards/

    #CTEMakeover

    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!

    Congratulations A-TECH on Your 2016 Niche Magnet School Rankings

    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.

    https://k12.niche.com/advanced-technologies-academy-las-vegas-nv/rankings/?highlight=public-high-schools/best-overall#state

    Herbicide Spraying

    Mavericks,

    On Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 CCSD landscapers will spray the grounds around A-TECH with herbicide to prevent the growth and spread of weeds. There is no anticipation of any impact on students or staff, but we wanted to make you aware of this upcoming event.

    Thank you!

    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
    Presenters Date Time Location
    None Currently Scheduled
    Congratulations Monette Felipe

    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.