Acceleration East High School
Community Brief
 Monday, March 11, 2019
When the final bell rings today, we will only have three school days left in the third quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. This is an abbreviated week for the students as there is no school on Friday, March 15th. The following week our students and teachers will both enjoy a well earned spring break with classes resuming on schedule Monday, March 25th.  
Once spring break is over, and we then shortly move into April, we will enter into that period of the year when we begin to administer the Florida Department of Education assessments such as the FSA. (More details will be forthcoming.)   
As for spring break, I encourage all of our students, teachers, and support staff to enjoy their five days. We want to open the last quarter of the school year with everyone rested and prepared for what I am certain will be a most successful 2019 "testing season."  
Enjoy your Monday afternoon and the rest of the week!   
With Phoenix Pride,   
Mr. Doug Loftus

Pictured at the very top and below: Orange County Leadership Seminar in which several AEHS students participated this past week. Up top: Gilmarie Garcia, Galvin Gibbons, Sara Elidrissi, Andrea Machado, Tania Agudelo, Damien Quinones, Yenaliz Amitrano, Jayrie Dejesus, Yatzarith Montano, and Ms. Marshall. Just below: our students sitting and working on a team building activity during this year's leadership seminar.

Teacher Spotlight
Mrs. Shelley Robson, OCPS HERO teacher
Mrs. Robson teachers English 2 and English 3 here at Acceleration East. She has a wonderful relationship with all of her students. Mrs. Robson is also the junior class sponsor and truly makes our school better in all facets. OCPS' HERO teachers are those that embody the spirit of the education profession in an extra special way like Mrs. Robson does in her daily work. We are fortunate to have her aboard at AEHS and are very proud that she received this recognition from the school district.

Vital Signs

Credit: Ms. Victoria S. Jenkins, 2019 Support Person of the Year
Snapshots of "rigor in the classroom" over recent days . . .
Student Health & Fitness
HOPE Class with Ms. Trimble

Above and below:
Students outdoors getting fresh air & exercise while learning the sport of field hockey (Friday, March 8)

* Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE)

Agricultural Science
Mrs. Dipasquale's Ag Science class is pictured below caring for both cucumbers and eggplants (Friday, March 8).

Staff Spotlight!
Meet Mr. Soriano and Ms. Smith . . .

John Soriano, SAFE coordinator and Kim Smith, staffing specialist. Both do a wonderful job supporting students and staff every day.
Closing Images for the Week . . .
New fence sign to improve campus visibility

New front office bulletin board themed for the month of March:
"Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, and Hard Work"

This Week's Motivational Moment!

The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their analysis of educational attainment comparing weekly earnings & jobless rates for 2018. What they found is that the same inverse relationship held once again last year: earnings rise with greater levels of education while the chances of being out of work fall.

* Click on the chart for the supporting data table from the U.S. Dept. of Labor
** When the economy slows or heads into recession, those are also the periods hardest on those with the least education.


There is something else that is very important to success in the United States besides acquiring an education and it is so simple, that it's revolutionary. The fact is, the formula or principle is misunderstood enough, or overlooked enough, that it can be called magic by those who understand it. Ready? Here it is.

You surpass 50 percent of the people in America by working hard - going that extra mile. You beat another 40 percent by being a person of honesty and integrity and standing for something (see our front office bulletin board for March above). The last 10 percent is competition in the free enterprise system where the more education you have, the better are your odds of success. 

Enjoy the rest of your week and our gorgeous spring weather! 
Acceleration East High School 
Doug Loftus, Principal
Monday, March 11, 2019
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