Acceleration East High School
Community Brief
 Monday, January 14, 2019 
As we enter the second semester, the need to stay on top of tasks is of monumental importance. Furthermore, we are actively working to ensure students are back into the swing of things for the second semester.  
Remember, students have eight semesters in high school. These eight semesters mean everything to post secondary readiness. Remain committed to checking ProgressBook for attendance AND grades. Stay in constant contact with teachers. Use your child's guidance counselor to help with communication if necessary.

With Phoenix Pride,   
Mr. Doug Loftus

Pictured at the very top: Five students that were "bragged on" by their teachers this past week holding their candy rewards. These students received the highest scores on the recent Performance Matters Activity (PMA): Michelle Santiago - Algebra, Ariadne Quintero - ELA 10 and Geometry, Hansell Estrella - ELA 9, Jonathan Beato - Biology, and Josue Medina - U.S. History. They are pictured with our dean of students, James "Chief" Williams.

School Board Member Kobert visits our SAFE Ambassadors
Student Assistance and Family Empowerment Program

Our student SAFE Ambassadors with Mrs. Linda Kobert, OCPS school board member, this past week.
Snapshots of "rigor in the classroom" during the first school week of 2019
Spanish with Mrs. Vieira

Mrs. Vieira's Spanish students speaking to each in Spanish and talking about New Year's resolutions

History with Mr. Roberts

Mr. Roberts reviewing content on Tuesday, Jan. 8

Example of a student's work in Mr. Roberts' class from this past week. Notice the how the student has been applying what has been learned with respect to "close reading strategies" so far this school year.
Vital Signs

Credit: Ms. Vicky Jenkins, School Receptionist
Meet Our Cafeteria Team
These two professionals see to it that our students receive healthy, nutritious meals each school day.
Our wonderful cafeteria staff; Agatha and Gloria  
Yearbooks on Sale
The 2019 AEHS Yearbook is on sale now!!! Join us on a journey through the school year and important moments in our lives.  Pricing is as follows:

Hard Cover - $40
Soft Cover - $30
Digital - $5

All sales will be online.  Visit to order your copy today!

If you have any questions, please call the Yearbook Adviser, Mr. Barry Hall at 407-992-0917 x6322225 or email him at
Class of 2019
This year's graduation date is May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Freedom High School auditorium.

Our guidance counselor, Ms. Vanessa Roca, has been counseling the seniors 1:1 as we move into the second semester of 2018-2019.
Special Event
Scholarship Fair this Wednesday evening at Evans High School

Student Health & Fitness

Students playing hockey in Ms. Trimble's team sports class

Monday's Motivational Moment
Quotes of the week about New Year's resolutions, renewal, rebirth, expectation, and the significance of January 1.

Winfrey On Renewal
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
~ Oprah Winfrey, media executive

Lovejoy Pierce on Opportunity
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce, poet

Josephson on Expectations
Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.
~ Michael Josephson, attorney and founder of the Institute of Ethics in L.A.

Moore On Resolutions
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.
~ Henry Moore, sculptor

Tennyson On Hope
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier."
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet

Florida flag
Best wishes for a successful week ahead!
Doug Loftus, Principal
Acceleration East High School
Monday, January 14, 2019
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