Acceleration East High School
Community Brief
 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 
Thank you again to everyone that participated in last week's monthly SAC meeting and annual open house. Community involvement is central to our success this year and the door is always open for members of our school community to participate in special events such as these.  
I do want to remind everyone of several important dates (some already underway): 
  • Sept. 15 - Oct. 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month - Governor Scott's annual essay challenge for high school students
  • Sept. 17: Homecoming tickets went on sale at $20 per student and $35 per couple. The prices go up $5 after Friday.
  • Sept. 21: Progress reports distributed for the 1st quarter of 2018-2019
  • Oct. 11: Last day to purchase Homecoming Dance tickets
  • Oct. 12: Homecoming Dance at the Holiday Inn (1724 N. Alafaya Trail)
Thank you for looking over this latest issue and your ongoing support.  
Douglas K. Loftus

Pictured very top and just below:
The seniors have been learning how to write a resume through Mrs. Herrings' class. At the top and then below left is local attorney Kimberly Rankin speaking to the seniors about resume writing and forming a career path.    

Rigor in the Classroom
Examples of student engagement over recent days
World History with Mr. Roberts

Mr. Pete Roberts (standing above left and then below) teaching feudalism to his students. Mr. Roberts is our world history teacher and senior class sponsor.

Portuguese with Ms. Vieira

Just above and below:
Ms. Vieira and her Portuguese class doing exercises and counting in Portuguese this past Monday.

Vital Signs

Source: OCPS Daily Absence Bulletin. Includes excused and unexcused absences as both represent lost class instructional time.
* Weekly results provided courtesy of Ms. Vicki Jenkins, School Receptionist and 2018-2019 AEHS Support Person of the Year
Correction & Amplification
Our amazing guidance counselor, Ms. Roca, compiled a terrific list of "10 Essential Things Every Senior Should Know" last week. In this past issue, the link led the reader to believe that not all 10 were listed. They were, but to play it safe we have included this very helpful list for our seniors again . . . worth the look!

Campus Happenings
Snapshots from week #5 and early week #6 of 2018-2019. . .

Chief Williams discussing educational data with School Advisory Committee meeting participants last week. Thank you again to everyone that turned out!

Many of the students enjoy playing ping pong during lunch!

Joan Candeleria Lopez painting a water rain barrel for Orange County Utilities. AEHS has participated in this annual initiative for the past three years.

The OUC rain barrel painting contest is for middle and high school students. OUC employees judge the artwork and winners are recognized in April during Water Conservation Month.

Mrs. Dipasquale feeding the rabbits in her agriculture science classroom

Hamster in our agriculture science classroom

Student recognition:
Students that were "bragged" early this week by their teachers for their efforts. Pictured are students
Yanishka Perez, Keenan Perry and Dinelys Rodriguez. Standing behind is Chief Williams.

Parting Images of the Week . . .
Christina Colon from Wells Fargo Bank was on campus today speaking to the seniors about college and financial planning.
This Week's Motivational Moment!
Wisdom to Live By. Quotes from Dr. King, Bruce Lee, and others . . .
Dr. MLK, Jr.
King On Believing
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader

Lee On Taking Action
Knowing is not enough. We must apply.
Bruce Lee, martial artist

Churchill On Persistence
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Sir Winston Churchill, British prime minister

Knight On Practice
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
Bobby Knight, basketball coach

Socrates On Character
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Socrates, philosopher

Florida flag

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Douglas K. Loftus, Principal
Acceleration East High School
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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