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

    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!

    Military Academy Night

    Academy Information Night
    Saturday, March 21, 2015
    College of Southern Nevada
    Cheyenne Campus
    Nicholas Horn Theater
    6 p.m.: Academy Displays
    7:00 p.m.: Program
    Sponsored by the Nevada Congressional Delegation

    This is an exciting opportunity to learn about
    our nation’s service academies

    Governor Jeb Bush Visits A-TECH – Video

    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!

    Congratulations Coach Bassett

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

    2015 AP Exam Registration

     

    2015 AP Exams – May 4 – 15, 2015

    Registration Information
    Last Day to Pay is March 17, 2015

    Cost:$91.00 per AP Test (regular fee) or $15.00 per AP Test (reduced fee) if you are on Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL)

    Registration:

    1. Fill out a registration form available in the Counseling Office
    2. Verify FRL status in the Counseling Office if you qualify for a reduced fee*
    3. Take your registration form to the School Banker to pay or to verify your online payment at www.atawebstore.com

    *If you are on FRL and do not have your verification letter,
    call 1-800-819-7556 immediately to get your letter.

    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.

    GET READY MAVERICKS FOR NEVADA’S BIG GIVE – MARCH 12, 2015

    Please Consider Donating: http://nvbiggive.razoo.com/story/Atech

    In case you don’t know, Nevada’s Big Give is an event that allows thousands of Nevadans to engage in 24-hours of online giving to support your favorite nonprofits. Aside from generating donations and acquiring new donors, participating nonprofits have an opportunity to win some exciting prizes. Please help to Support A-TECH!

    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.

    Miracle Minute This Friday, February 27

    Teachers and students: we will be holding a fundraising “Miracle Minute” this Friday to benefit Keep Memory Alive, the Alzheimer’s charity that our lunchtime guest performer, Tommy Ward, supports through his music. On Friday, Ambassadors will be in your classrooms to collect any spare change or cash donations that you would be willing to donate. Let’s thank Tommy by supporting this important charity!

    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

    Board Game Marathon

    The FINAL BOARD GAME MARATHON OF THE YEAR IS FAST APPROACHING. BGM will be FRIDAY MARCH 6TH So, not this Friday but the next one. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday. If you went to the last BGM, we know you will be there again. For all you that missed it, ask around. It is the best party that this school holds. Also, anyone who wants to help and get service hours or just wants to get the BEST UPGRADED TICKET, come to Mr. Patterson’s room to sign up as a helper – just one hour of help gets you an amazing volunteer ticket! See you there!

    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 Monette Felipe

    Congratulations to Monette Felipe for making it into the Nevada’s All-State Orchestra! Monette will be performing at the Nevada’s All-State Conference this April!

    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!

    Congratulations to Javiera Sothers and Jordan De La Garza

    Congratulations to Javiera Sothers and Jordan De La Garza, who won individual performance awards at the Regional Mock Trial Competition! Javiera was awarded Best Counsel Award and Jordan was awarded Best Witness Award! Great job, Javiera and Jordan!

    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

    Searching for Harvard Prize Book Winners – Interested Juniors

    11th grade students – The Harvard Club of Nevada is searching for this year’s Harvard Prize Book winners in Nevada. Minimum eligibility requirements include: Junior students of high character with an unweighted GPA of 3.75, extracurricular achievements and/or a part-time job. Please see Mrs. Forfia for additional information.

    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.

    Life Information For Today & Tomorrow (#LIFTT150) Career and Employment Fair

    Life Information For Today & Tomorrow (#LIFTT150) Career and Employment Fair will be held at the Government Center on April 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Students should dress to impress prospective employers! There are numerous résumé building and interview worships offered in the months leading up to the fair. Register online at www.project150.org.

    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/

    Maverick Mic Night

    Maverick Mic Night is this Friday from 2:30 to 5:00 in the SAC. Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Wednesday for $3 and tickets are $5 at the door. Come karaoke like a rock star and enjoy all the ice cream you want until it runs out.

    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

    Sophomore Science Proficiency Testing

    Sophomores – On Thursday, March 5th, all 10th graders will be taking the Science Proficiency. Posters will be placed in the atrium and SAC that will state where to report for testing.

    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!

    Summer Business Institute Applications

    Attention current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
    The Summer Business Institute is now accepting applications. the Summer Business Institute represents a collaborative effort between the Clark County Human Resources Department, Clark County School District, UNLV and the local business community. The focus of the program is to give youth opportunities to experience a corporate environment from working inside. The Summer Business Institute features an eight-week internship, which includes business mentoring, life skills training, financial management and a civic engagement project. The application will be available Monday, February 2, 2015 and will close Friday, February 27, 2015. Qualifying students will be interviewed during Spring Break 2015. A link to the application and frequently asked questions can be found on the A-TECH website. If you have any questions about the Summer Business Institute Program, please see your counselor in the counseling office.

    GENIUS Olympiad

    Students – you are invited to participate in GENIUS Olympiad. GENIUS Olympiad is an international high school project competition focusing on environmental issues. Students work with a teacher or parent to submit a project in science, design, visual/performing arts, creative writing, or business. Invited projects will present their work at GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego in June. For more information and rules, visit www.geniusolympiad.org or see Mrs. Forfia in the Counseling Office.

    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