BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN THE CLASSROOM
In Ms. Angela Dormiani's upper-level history elective course, World Cultures: The History of African Americans, Indigenous Peoples, and Latinx in the United States, junior and senior scholars are currently reading Solomon Northup's 12 Years a Slave narrative. 

This book was written in 1853 by a man born free in New York who was illegally kidnapped and sold into slavery for twelve years of his life. Scholars were asked to choose a scene to illustrate from the first 10 chapters they have read that really resonated with them. A few examples of their work are included above.

If you would like to see a snippet of the virtual class reading and discussion click on the video below.
NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR'S WEEK
National School Counseling Week 2021 is Feb. 1-5, 2021. It was established to highlight the valuable contribution of school counselors. National School Counseling Week focuses on the impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

This week and next week at ASTEC, counselors are meeting with scholars to help them choose classes for the next school year. Our counselors are pictured here: Dean of Student Success-Casey Rainbolt, High School Counselor-Beth Dillard, Middle School Counselor Jean Florea.
PRE-ENROLLMENT CONTINUES
This year, we will have each grade level on Team Black attend for a day and Team Gold will attend the next day. No one class should have more than 15 students.

In-person attendance schedule

Tuesday, Feb 9th
8th Grade Black & 11th Grade Black 

Wednesday, Feb 10th
8th Grade Gold & 11th Grade Gold

  • Scholars will rotate to their assigned classes for the day they are on campus.
  • Counselors will go to each English class to complete the course selection process.
  • All classes, other than English, will teach their in-person classes.
  • Scholars will wear masks, and desk shields will be utilized.  
  • The faculty will wear masks and shields when scholars are present
  • Please remind scholars to bring their school-issued Chromebooks to school with them.

Scholars will be able to pick up a "grab-and-go" breakfast. Lunch will also be provided.
 
We will release scholars at the end of the day with the instruction that High Schoolers go to the high school driveline and Middle Schoolers go to the middle school driveline. Because our numbers on campus will be so small, we will be able to socially distance without using the driveline numbers. The scholars will wait outside with teachers assisting to ensure their safety.
9TH GRADER FOR A DAY SUCCESS!
ASTEC’s 9th Grader for A Day was a tremendous success. Scholars who attended on Monday, February 1, learned about the differences between middle school and high school, including the many activities and athletic opportunities afforded to them. Scholars were socially distanced, yet they learned how close their 9th grade year truly is. 

Speaking to the incoming 9th graders were Headmaster Ms. Michelle Rowland, Dean of Student Success Ms. Casey Rainbolt, their future High School Counselor Beth Dillard, Dean of Students Ms. Tammy Russell, and Dean of Middle School Instruction Mr. Danny Porter. They also heard from high school teachers Mr. Chris Pratt and Ms. Kelsey Deal. They met all of their 9th grade teachers during a snack break where they were able to ask questions and share their excitement. 

Student Council members spoke from the upperclassmen point-of-view. They also did a fun activity and introduced Sparky the Comet, ASTEC’s mascot. Two scholars, Christopher Borrego and Karen Mancinas, won a yearbook by putting their name in a drawing.

These scholars will return to campus on February 9 (Team Black) and February 10 (Team Gold) to work with their high school counselor in selecting classes via the hour they have English. They will rotate through all classes for that day.
CHROMEBOOK CARE
Keep the Chromebook in a safe area.

Keep your Chromebook in an area that is free from things that can cause damage, such as pets or your brothers and sisters with their toys.

Don’t eat or drink around your Chromebook.

Eating or drinking while using your Chromebook is tempting but can end up being a very costly decision. Do not drink or eat when working online and do not have food or liquids near your Chromebook. By keeping potentially harmful things away from your computer you will prevent the damage they can cause and the headache and expense of full replacement costs.

Be careful with your Chromebook.

Laptop computers are easily damaged. Be careful not to carry it by the screen, or to close a pencil between the keyboard and screen. Do not use the school Chromebook for gaming, as keys will get damaged with repeated hitting of the same keys. If possible, carry your Chromebook in a special padded case to keep it safe from bumping around. Use your Chromebook on a table or counter. Balancing your Chromebook on your knees can result in it crashing to the floor. 

Remember, the school-issued Chromebook is loaned, and damage results in costs of repair or replacement.
FUTURE CITIES CONTEST
ASTEC’s Future Cities team, sponsored by teachers Ms. Karen Walker, Ms. Karissa Pacione and Mr. Chris Schat, has been working hard to compete virtually in regionals. While they will compete virtually not all of the work could be done virtually. 

In addition to google meets, team members have met in person twice weekly with sponsors to write and practice their script for the video presentation and build the city model.
 
Teams are required to submit three major components which are evaluated by multiple groups of judges: 1500 word City Essay, Video Slideshow Presentation of Project Preparation, and a 7-minute video presentation of the actual city model.  
 
This year our city is on the moon and features the best ways to use the moon resources to create a safe/healthy habitat, and the trade-offs and risks associated with colonization.
 
Future Cities team members take on engineering challenges by presenting innovative ideas about science through real world competition. The ASTEC team’s “future city” is pictured here.

Eighth grade team members include: Caden Blackmon-Williams, Ashley Lopez-Ortiz, and 7th Grade member: Cinthya-Ortiz-Solval.
PSAT TEST
The PSAT was administered last week January 26 to Team Gold. This test measures college readiness, helps them to access scholarships, and practice for the SAT. It was great to see and serve these sophomores.
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El PSAT se administró la semana pasada el 26 de Enero al equipo dorado. Esta prueba mide la preparación para la universidad, les ayuda a acceder a becas y a practicar para el SAT. Fue genial ver y servir a estos estudiantes de segundo año.
JANUARY SCHOLARS OF THE MONTH
FIRST SEMESTER PERFECT ATTENDANCE MS & HS
Christina Alcala
Yuviana Arreaga
Roselyn De Leon-Mazariegos
Maricely Deleon-Barrios
Juan Delgado
Wendy Diaz
Kevin Do
Adrian Enciso
Stephanie Gonzalez
Leslie Gramajo
Hector Luna
Daisy Montoya
Erika Parra-Garcia
Mayra Rincon
Linda Rodas-Pulido
Alex Rodriguez
Wayne Yeadon
SUPERINTENDENT'S HONOR ROLL MS & HS
Christina Yolanda Alcala
Fatima Helen Banda
Yarely Shantel Barcenas
Mauricio Octavio Castillo
Edith Estefani Coreas
Wendy Indira Diaz
Adrian Vic Enciso
Natividad C Gonzalez
Akyah Sharee Grant
Edith Elizabeth Lopez-Rios
Kevin Nhat Lu
Hector Adrian Luna
Josue Mejia
Jason Thai Nguyen
Alejandro Alberto Nunez-Mascote
Erika L Ochoa
Cecilia Esmeralda Rangel
Angelica Rodriguez-Vega
Johana Ruiz
Cristina Saldana
Rosa Yelenia Torres
Ivan Vazquez-Montes
Wayne Kieron Yeadon
HEADMASTER'S MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
Emerson Ivan Barrios-De Leon
Andrea Magaly Barrios-Gonzalez
Angel Salvador Barrios
Josue Fernando Caxaj-Cotom
Alejandra Ceniceros
Eric Neftali Chaj Gonzales
Karyme Paola Choc Morales
Roselyn Jasmine De Leon-Mazariegos
Jimmy Tien Do
Alan Gabriel Dominguez
Monika Echeverria
Victor Jason Enciso
Joshua Fall
Yeizmin Alexis Fraire
Jesus Emmanuel Fuentes
Erick Francisco Garay
Cristian Sebastian Garcia
Esther Gomez-Jimenez
Zuseth Arely Gonzalez
Mariana Denisse Gramajo Maldonado
Ivan Guevara
Melanie Hernandez Torres
Manuel Alejandro Hernandez
Melany Jasso
Mercy Galiea Lopez-Alvarado
Deyler Durandir Lopez-Avila
Ashley Jolie Lopez-Ortiz
Maribel Martinez-Garcia
Wilson Uriel Mendoza
Khuong Nguyen
Nhi Yen Nguyen
Elisa Oxlaj
Eduardo Parra
David Javier Perez-Garcia
Ann Thi Phan
Sergio Ramirez-Lopez
Armando Jose Ramirez
Iraleslie Ramos-Oseguera
Sarah Judith Reyna
Ana Dayanna Rivera Sanchez
Heiry Zureyma Rodriguez-Richard
Jasmin Rodriguez-Torres
Alex Rodriguez
Yadira Rojas
Tiara Yalexa Ruiz-Gramajo
Aylin Mariana Saenz Gomez
Imanol Alexis Santizo-Barrios
Yoselin Belen Santos Cifuentes
Ximena Santos Salazar
Alex David Saquich Morales
Sienna Rose Thornhill
Elizabeth Vazquez-Montes
Elvin Omar Vicente-Lopez
Marisol Vicente
Noah Drake Wall
Reyna Zamudio-Villa
HEADMASTER'S HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
Omar Aguilar
Anthony Aguirre-Tarin
Abigail Alvarado
Ashley Alvarado
Diana Paola Alvarez-Morales
Edgar Daniel Alviso
Amy Yanely Angeles
Brian Francisco Angeles
Trenten Ray Angeles
Rocio Oneidy Aranda
Marlene Avila-Ramirez
Bridget Naomi Barrios-Gramajo
Hilmer Vicente Barrios-Maldonado
Joseph Manuel Bautista-Celada
Yasmin Becerra-Tijerina
Abigail Blanco
Jorge Briones
Maycol Javier Calderon Rodas
Cristian Humberto Calderon-Deleon
Adrian Cardenas-Martinez
Estrella Itzel Cardenas
Christyna Nikole Castillo
Adriana Rocio Clemente
Liliana Guadalupe De Loera
Sheily Eliany Deleon Lopez
Natalia Diaz
Kevin Dat Do
Abram Dominguez
Jose De Jesus Dominguez
Michelle Figueroa Duarte
Kiely Milania Elder
Philip Ivan Escobar
Jaydy Candela Espinoza
Cinthya Nohely Esquivel-Rangel
Eazy Earl Freeman
Julian Fuentes
Jhojary Roxani Galvez-Lopez
Sesar Del Real Gandara
Jose Angel Gonzales
Luisa Natalia Gonzalez
Jesus Octaviano Gracian
Leslie A Gramajo
Yulisa Guevara
Monica Hernandez
Ja'siree Ja'naye Hudson
Janet Jennifer Ibarra
Michael Gabriel Jimenez Ramirez
Samantha Jimenez
Aidan Kai Johnson
Michael Ethan Thomas Johnson
Mark Leal Hernandez
Marvin Leal Hernandez
Michelle Shelby Lopez-Alvarado
Regie Bryce Lopez-Santizo
Allison Geovana Lopez
Glendi Paola Lopez
Jamie Paola Lopez
Keirin Joanna Lopez
Ivonne Machado
Angel Mares
Guadalupe Martinez-Deloera
Roxanne Celeste Martinez-Ramos
Marlene Esther Martinez
Alejandro Medellin
Stephanie Jazmin Mejia
Nailea Meza
Daisy Marlene Montoya
Diane Michelle Moreno
Jose Ivan Olivares
David Olvera
Henry Olara Oryema
Neri Elias Oxlaj
Erika Parra-Garcia
Joshua Kadin Pelton
Norma Karina Pena
Ashley Michelle Pereira-Velasquez
Edwin Enrique Perez
Pamela Ramirez
Bezabeth Reyes
Fatima Reyes
Janeth Reyna
Mayra Modesta Rincon
Ely Rodriguez
Luis Angel Rodriguez
Carlos Alberto Rojas
Joshua Ruiz
Evelyn Giselle Santos
Nancy Esmeralda Sierra
Jacquelynn Tapia
Paige Tran
Karla Ivette Vega
Wilson K Zamacona
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GET OUT AND ABOUT IN OKC!
Oklahoma City has so much to offer! Check out these and other events happening around the city over the next few weeks.

Thursday, Feb 11
Andrew Rivers, Bricktown Comedy Club
Taste of Parlor, Parlor OKC

Friday, Feb 12
Virtual Hosted By Oklahoma Contemporary
Firebird Performance, Civic Center Music Hall

Saturday, Feb 13
Beginner Garden Design, Myriad Gardens
Firebird Performance, Civic Center Music Hall

Sunday, Feb 14
Firebird Performance, Civic Center Music Hall

Tuesday, Feb 16
Firebird Performance, Civic Center Music Hall
A Fat Tuesday Pop Up, Café Cuvée
Mardi Gras Party, Pearl's Crabtown

Thursday, Feb 18
Ed Ruscha: OKLA exhibit opening, Oklahoma Contemporary

Friday, Feb 19

Saturday, Feb 20


OKC THUNDER - 2021 SCHEDULE
Monday, February 8th - OKC Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 9PM
Wednesday, February 10th - OKC Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 9PM
Friday, February 12th - OKC Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets, 8PM
 
For the full 2020-2021 schedule click here.
COVID-19 VACCINE SIGN UP INFORMATION
FAST AND FREE COVID-19 TESTING
ASTEC COVID-19 NUMBERS
ASTEC's COVID-19 statistics chart can be found on our website. The numbers will be updated each week that school is in session.
IMPORTANT DATES

Black History Month
February
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In-Person Pre-Enrollment Continues
Tuesday, Feb 9th
8th Grade Black & 11th Grade Black 
Wednesday, Feb 10th
8th Grade Gold & 11th Grade Gold
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Spring Break
March 15-19
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Easter Break
April 2

CONNECT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Did you know you can get daily updates about our programs and our scholars on our Facebook page? Just click here to find our official page and hit the "like" button!
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¿Sabía que puede obtener actualizaciones diarias sobre nuestros programas y nuestros académicos en nuestra página de Facebook? ¡Simplemente haga clic aquí para encontrar nuestra página oficial y presione el botón "Me gusta"!

HELPFUL LINKS
NEED HELP?
Families facing a difficult financial time may contact their school headmaster for a waiver for activity fees or or school supplies.
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Las familias que enfrentan un momento financiero difícil pueden comunicarse con el director de la escuela para obtener una exención de las tarifas de las actividades o los útiles escolares.
CONTACT US

(405) 947-6272
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