Acceleration East High School
Community Brief
Friday, November 15, 2019
   
One week until Thanksgiving Break, but who is counting?  
 
We are entering a great time of year for our school. But there is much to do between now and Thanksgiving. Remember, each day is a new day. Each day is Day One. And, just like the Washington Nationals did to win the World Series, our students, teachers and staff, just need to go 1-0 (undefeated) every day!
 
Enjoy the fall weather and have a wonderful weekend! 
 
With Phoenix Pride,
 
Mr. Doug Loftus
2019-2020 Calendar
Dates to Watch For:

* Nov. 18: Progress Reports
* Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving Break



Mrs. Maldonado (Language Arts) received the OCPS HERO award for her outstanding teaching and forming positive relationships with her students. A well-deserved award for a tremendous individual!

Curriculum
Intensive math with Mrs. Melton

Learning the "order of operations" using the calendar. Each student chose their birth month and had to go through at least a two-step process to solve.

Rules for the calendar activity.

Spotlight On Our Veterans (Part II)
Veterans Day was Monday, November 11
Continuing from the last issue, Acceleration East High School remembers our veterans and those on our staff with family that have worn the uniform for their time and many sacrifices. We are very grateful for their service in the U.S. armed forces!

Vanessa Roca, AEHS School Counselor
Branch of service: U.S. Army and U.S. Marines Corps      
Relationship: Grandfather, uncles, and cousins all served!
Service: Korean War, Vietnam War, early 80's and two cousins are currently serving in the Army
Responsibilities: Uncles and cousins were in infantry, but I don't know all of their specific jobs. My grandfather was a cook during the Korean War.
Deployment: Two of my cousins fought in the Vietnam War. Another cousin was deployed 3 times to Iraq and might be deployed again soon.
What did your family members enjoy the most about their experience? To my knowledge they enjoyed the camaraderie and traveling the most.

Ms. Roca is pictured above in a fall meeting with students regarding their schedules. As mentioned, her family has served in two branches of the armed forces and has been involved in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq conflicts. We appreciate all that her family has done!

James "Chief" Williams, Dean of Students
U.S. Air Force
Time period? 1975 -2003 (ACTIVE); 2007-2015 (AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC INSTRUCTOR); TOTAL 36 YEARS
Rank: CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT (CMSGT)
Responsibilities:
MILITARY PERSONNEL FLIGHT SUPERINTENDENT - ADMINISTRATOR FOR ALL ASSIGNED AIR FORCE PERSONNEL IN UNITED KINGDOM
GROUP SUPERINTENDENT - IN CHARGE OF 2,000 AF RECRUITERS ACROSS THE WESTERN PART OF THE US.
DIRECTOR OF RECRUITER PROCUREMENT(RECRUIT THE RECRUITER) - RESPONSIBLE FOR RECRUITING RECRUITERS FOR THE ENTIRE US AIR FORCE  
Deployed: ORLANDO, NORWAY, WETHERSFIELD UK, SCULTHORPE, UK, CROUGHTON, UK ALL ELSE....CLASSIFIED

James "Chief" Williams is the Dean of Students at AEHS. He has 36 years of service with the USAF around the world. Thank you Chief!!

Caroline Trimble, HOPE Teacher (Health Opportunities through Physical Education)
Brother and sister in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy
Relation: As pictured nearby, Ms. Trimble's brother Chaz serves in the U.S. Army and her sister Case serves as an officer in the U.S. Navy.






Chas Trimble (Twin brother - pictured above)
Currently serving
Specialist Charles Trimble 11B Infantryman, served as a fire team leader for 2 years now and is a member of the Old Guard.
In Chas' own words: "I have conducted 392 burials on a casket team. What I have enjoyed most about my job is being able to do things that In most other jobs you never would like riding around in Blackhawks, the countless hours of weapons training and the appreciation that people have for what we do when we lay their loved ones to rest in Arlington National Cemetery."

Case Anthony: Sister (pictured above)
Currently serving 
Lieutenant and she is the ATO (Ms. Trimble thinks that stands for anti-terrorism officer; her sister is also the legal officer.)

Will Anthony: Brother-in-Law
U.S. Navy
Currently serving  
Lieutenant JG
Wardroom officer and postal officer

Warren Bradley: Grandfather
Ms. Trimble's grandfather served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam
His rank was Sergeant or maybe one level higher
He did receive a Purple Heart while on duty in Vietnam

Vital Signs
Scholarship Opportunities
For each of these websites listed below, you will need to create a free account. Once you have created an account, you will be able to search for thousands of scholarships.
~ Ms. Roca, School Counselor

Fastweb.com
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Making sense of the chart: This chart ran in yesterday's Wall Street Journal and shows how prices have risen over recent years in key sectors that affect most Americans. The top black line tracks the growth in the cost of education which leads the other sectors and overall U.S. inflation. This is one reason for our seniors and juniors to take advantage of free scholarship opportunities like this one by the College Board.

Curriculum
Mrs. Singh applies "close reading strategies" in her biology class

Mrs. Singh is reviewing close reading strategies with Justine Ruiz




Magna Cum Laude (1st Nine Weeks)

Willian J. Trejo (left) and Erick N. Bermudez with their Honor Roll certificates. In addition, both groups of the Summa Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude students got a candy treat. Congratulations!

Summa Cum Laude (1st Nine Weeks)

Special Student Recognition
Congratulations to Jasmine Allison, Michael Phan, and Yaniel Vazquez

Jasmine Allison earned a concordant score in reading on the SAT. Students that do so are spotlighted and for fun, receive a candy treat for their great success!


Michael Phan and Yaniel Vazquez also received concordant scores on the SAT.
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