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

    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

    Black Student Union Meeting

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

    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!

    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 application form.

    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!

    UNR’s College of Engineering Summer Camps

    UNR’s College of Engineering will be hosting summer camps in Reno, NV. If you are between the ages of 15-18, and you’re interested in aviation and aerospace, then consider attending the Jumpstart to Unmanned Autonomous Systems residential camp. Also available are day camps for Young Women in Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Computer Science.

    To register or for more information, visit www.unr.edu/engr-camps

    Governor Jeb Bush Visits A-TECH – Video

    New York University Precollege Program

    New York University is offering a six-week Precollege program in New York this summer. Visit nyu.edu/precollege to review topics including college-level writing skills and the college admissions process. Application information is available at nyu.edu/precollege.

    Congratulations Coach Bassett

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

    CSN Next Steps Seminar-Registration – Seniors

    Seniors: If you are planning to attend CSN in the fall, you must register for their Next Steps seminar-registration is required by May 8, 2015 at studentrecruitment@csn.edu.

    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.

    Seniors – Alumni Panel December 2015

    Seniors
    The counseling department would like to invite you to participate on the Alumni Panel in December 2015. If you are interested in being a part of this informative and fun A-TECH tradition, please come by the counseling office to complete the interest form. Please see Mrs. Moore if you have any questions.

    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.

    The Vision Video Contest

    student video contest

    Students! The Vision Video Contest has launched and CCSD needs your help to share what’s truly special about the district from the students’ perspective! Create a video, 90 seconds or less, to share your own perspectives, ideas, personal achievements, and/or school successes around any of eight (8) different District goals.

    To learn more, visit: ccsd.net/videocontest.

    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

    National Spanish Exam

    Students from A-TECH earned a total of 2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals along with 5 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2015.” Congratulations to the students and their teachers.

    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.

    Congratulations New FBLA State Officers

    Congratulations to the following A-TECH students who are newly elected and/or appointed Nevada FBLA State Officers:

    Executive Vice President – Sarah Xu
    VP of Membership – Collin Ermi
    VP of Service – Araceli Hernandez
    VP of Public Relations – Sarina Dass
    VP of Media – Minaam Baseer

    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!

    AP Students – You MUST be in your AP testing rooms on time!

    AP Students – You MUST be in your AP testing rooms on time! 7:30 AM for morning tests and 11:30 AM for afternoon tests. There will NOT be an announcement to dismiss students – it is expected that you will arrive at your testing location on time. There are no refunds for missed exams, nor will a late test be ordered for late arrivals. In addition, students who do not take the test that they ordered will pay a $15 fee to return the unused exam to College Board.

    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 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.

    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/

    Upcoming College Visitations

    CSN 2/25 9am Counselors Conference Room
    UNR 2/26 12:30pm Counselors Conference Room
    UNLV 3/17 9am Counselors Conference Room

    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

    CSN 2/25 9am Counselors Conference Room
    UNR 2/26 12:30pm Counselors Conference Room
    UNLV 3/17 9am Counselors Conference Room

    Seniors-Class of 2015

    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

    UNLV Jean Nidetch Women’s Center Freshman Scholarship

    ATTENTION SENIORS,
    The UNLV Jean Nidetch Women’s Center is pleased to offer the following scholarship for incoming freshmen; below are the eligibility requirements for the Jean Nidetch scholarship. Applicants for the Jean Nidetch scholarship must be formally admitted to UNLV to be considered for an award.

    Awards up to $2,500 over Fall and Spring Semesters for 4 continuous years

    Applicants must:

    · Be entering freshman for the Fall 2015 term of the award.
    · Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.
    · Demonstrate financial need, per the Office of Student Financial Services. (FAFSA)
    · Enroll in a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits during the semester/s of the award.
    · Submit one letter of recommendation and support of their need and adversity from a professional person such as a high school principal, counselor, or teacher.
    · Address a hardship or adversity they have overcome in their personal statement.

    Deadline is May 1, 2015 before 5pm

    Seniors – Alumni Panel December 2015

    Seniors
    The counseling department would like to invite you to participate on the Alumni Panel in December 2015. If you are interested in being a part of this informative and fun A-TECH tradition, please come by the counseling office to complete the interest form. Please see Mrs. Moore if you have any questions.