Acceleration East High School
Community Brief
Thursday, November 7, 2019
As we are deep into week 3 of Quarter 2, let's check in with how things are going:
* Have you spoken with your students about the goals for this quarter, especially knowing that semester 1 grades are an average of Quarter 1 and Quarter 2?  
* Have you reviewed attendance with your students?  
* Can we confirm that your student is arriving to class on time, every day?  

* Lastly, do you know how your child is prioritizing their work?

These are all executive functioning skills - organizational strategies that require practice and intentionality. Please ensure these are things you discuss with your child. With Thanksgiving and the Winter Break on the horizon, ensuring these skills are front and center will make the rest of the quarter, semester and year better for your student.

With Phoenix Pride,
Mr. Doug Loftus
2019-2020 Calendar
Dates to Watch For:

* Nov. 11: Veterans Day
* Nov. 12: Senior Picture Day
* Nov. 18: Progress Reports

Michelle Yanqui was "bragged" on by her teacher, Mr. Hall, earlier this week for earning a concordant score on the ACT.
Mathematics with Mrs. Naffziger

The students in Mrs. Naffziger' class have been studying linear graphics with a focus on determining rates of change. As seen herein they have been plotting coordinates on a plane.

Mrs. Naffziger assisting students in calculating intervals on a graph.

Carlos Suncal working the slope-line calculations during class on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Antoinette and Mrs. Naffziger team up to solve an interval problem during class.

Mathematics with Ms. Melton

Ms. Melton's students have been solving single-step equations with the variable on either side.

Spirit Night at Texas Roundhouse (Nov. 5)
Thank you again to everyone that participated Tuesday evening!

Magna Cum Laude (1st Nine Weeks)

Summa Cum Laude (1st Nine Weeks)

Special Student Recognition
Congratulations to Amanda Hernandez, Valerie Torres, Jayrie Almestica, Lorena Renderos, and Glaricelis.

Amanda, Valerie, and Jayrie all received "brags" from their teachers for their outstanding efforts this past week.

Lorena was "bragged on" for receiving a concordant score on the ACT and and Glaricelis received her "brag" by Ms. Blyden for tutoring others in algebra.
Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
Meet Acceleration East's staff members and relatives who wore the uniform to defend our country . . .
Doug Loftus, Principal (father)
Principal Loftus' father served during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was in the 92nd Bomb Group stationed in Poddington, England. Mr. Loftus' unit carried out strategic bombardment operations against Nazi Germany and Occupied Europe using B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft.

Tish Atehortua, Bookkeeper (grandfather)
Ms. Atehortua's grandfather, Mr. Richardson, served in the United States Navy during World War II. He served aboard the USS New Hampshire.

Kim Smith, Staffing Specialist (father and brother have served)
Ms. Smith's father served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970 (upper pictures and seen in action). Her brother Anthony  (lower picture) is a U.S. Navy Commander, JAG.


English I with Mrs. Williams
Students in Mrs. Williams' English I class created their own Romeo and Juliet movie previews. The objective was to create a movie promo regarding William Shakespeare's classic tragedy. Please notice that each student was given the title "producer or produced by . . ."

Professional Development (Nov. 6)
AEHS held a training on Wednesday this week with presentations from several members of the staff. Continuing education is one of our strategic objectives for the benefit of both our students and educators.

Chief Williams covered discipline referrals and the process used when writing a referral.

Mr. Soriano led a presentation on Kognito which is a program that helps teachers with students experiencing social and emotional issues.

Mrs. Robson shared material on a software application called

Closing Image of the Week . . .
Acceleration East welcomes in November!
The theme for the month as posted on our front office bulletin for all guests to see is:

 "Think about all that you are instead of all that you are  not."

Enjoy the rest of your week and please remember our veterans on November 11th!
Doug Loftus, Principal
Acceleration East High School
Thursday, November 7, 2019
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