Acceleration East High School
Community Brief
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
When we look at how far we've come from just a few years ago, I could not be more proud. This first nine-week quarter of the 2019-2020 school year has really gone very well.

This week I am at the National Institute of School Leaders conference. I will likely be surrounded by colleagues who are more talented than me, and leaders I will learn from. But none of them can tell me that they love their school more than I love mine. And, for me, that's everything!

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

* Oct. 10: OCPS Virtual Parent Academy - "Digital Citizenship" - Register Online
* Oct. 16: End of the 1st Quarter
* Oct. 18: Met Gala, 7-11PM
* Nov. 5: Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse, 4:00-8:00 pm

Spirit Week Highlights

"Nerd Day" - Ms. Tish Atehortua, school secretary

"Nerd Day" Chief Williams and Adriel

Daniel Rivera on Nerd Day

Juanzel, Ariadne, and Ana Durant

Coralys and Principal Loftus

Amanda Havner and Tish Athortura

1980s Spirit Day

"1980's Day" - Indaia Olivo

Kienti Dorcelus

"Disney Day"

Rigor in the Classroom
Math with Mr. DeMarco

Mr. DeMarco with his students in class last Wednesday

Mr. DeMarco's lesson on the smartboard (Sept. 25)

Agriculture Class
Mrs. Dipasquale's students working with the animals

Mrs. Dipasquale, Arwen, Claudia, and Esthermarie

Arwen with a baby hen

Time to feed the rabbits!

Classroom Feature
Mrs. Shewchuk's class
Mrs. Shewchuk's students have been studying immigration in the late 1800s. Pictured below is an example of one student's annotating notes and the class conducting their research.

In the News!
Principal Loftus, his daughter Emily who coaches at Dr. Phillips High School, and AEHS teacher/coach Cole Trimble all made the news this past week - Orlando Sentinel (Sept. 27) - "Dr. Phillips tops West Orange in tight match for coaches who are longtime friends" - a great success story!

Coach Loftus (left) with Coach Trimble after last Thursday's volleyball match at Dr. Phillips High School

Motivational Moment

Narelys Negron has been walking to school every day as well as to work. She had no transportation and was worried about her safety arriving at home late in the evening near 11 o'clock. Knowing of her story, Sergeant Rinehart, our school resource officer, took it upon himself to find a bicycle for her. Not only did he get her a bike, but he also purchased a state of the art helmet with reflectors and other accessories. Narelys was totally overwhelmed and very grateful. Thank you Sgt. Rinehart for your kindness!
Sgt. Rinehart and Narelys Negron, Sept. 30, 2019

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