Acceleration East High School
Community Brief
 Monday, October 29, 2018 
It is hard to believe, but we are already down to the last three school days of October. This week we return to a regular five-day school week trailing back-to-back short weeks. We will also be issuing 2018-2019 1st quarter report cards this week.  
Please remember that next weekend OCPS will offer another one of its excellent Parent Academy events - details and online registration. This one is titled "Parents as Partners." These programs are extremely well done so please check out the link above and consider participating on November 3. 
Thank you for looking over some of our recent progress and successes. Best wishes for a productive week ahead! 
Douglas K. Loftus

Pictured very top: Ms. Vieira leading our Hispanic Heritage Festival this month (additional images further below).

The media center is in full swing with a spooky Halloween theme!

Vital Signs

Note: Includes excused and unexcused absences as both represent lost class instructional time that cannot be recovered. Period of Oct. 22 to Oct. 25 (no school on Oct. 26).
* Weekly results provided courtesy of Ms. Vicki Jenkins, school receptionist and 2018-2019 AEHS Support Person of the Year.
Rigor in the Classroom Snapshot
Chemistry with Mrs. Dipasquale

Group lab assignment: Calculating the atomic mass of the element "Candium"
Using the candies seen here, the students had to go through multiple steps such as: sorting the Candium by isotope (candy); counting each type of isotopes (candy) and measuring their mass; calculating the abundance of each isotope; and determining the average atomic mass of the element Candium.

Calculating and finding average atomic mass of isotopes in chemistry class

Sonaly Alvarez weighing her isotopes in Mrs Dipasquale's chemistry class

This lab assignment was a group effort

Raymond Reyes calculating the atomic mass of his isotopes

Close Reading in Action
Mr. Roberts' World History class has been practicing "close reading" as they cover their subject material. This has been a point of focus across all OCPS campuses and all content areas this school year.

 Mr. Roberts' way of annotating the text in a close reading activity
Hispanic Heritage Festival Highlights
Friday, October 19

Zumba dancers performing at the Hispanic Heritage Festival

Food being served at the Hispanic Festival. Mrs. Medina, Ms. Roca, Ms. Tish and Ms. Ballester
are helping serve.

Joan Lopez Candelaria and Lisanny Vivenes were the MC's of the festival

Alexandra Montes playing the Congas

AEHS dancers dancing a traditional dance at this year's festival

College Financial Aid
Ms. Roca delivered a presentation on FAFSA and other financial aid information for our community last Tuesday . . .

Parting Images of the Week and for October . . .
Throughout the month in these issues we have featured various aspects of this year's Homecoming Dance and Spirit Week. As we turn into the last days of October, here are the final images from this year's wonderful week. Enjoy!

Homecoming King Yamil Baez

Homecoming Queen Lisanny Viviennes

Andrea and Britten at the Homecoming Dance

Nicole and Brenli dancing at Homecoming 2018

Nerd celebration of spirit week. Yanelis Amitrano showing her school spirit!

Amanda Havner our media clerk getting into the spirit during Nerd Day.

Thank you again to all the students and staff that worked so hard on this year's Spirit Week and Homecoming Dance. These final pictures help to capture what made October 2018 a special month at Acceleration East!

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