UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday, March 1 to Thursday, March 11 is Wish Week.
  • Monday, March 8 to Friday, March 12 is Midterm Week.
  • Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19 is Spring Break. There will be no school.
  • Tuesday, April 13 is SAT (11th grade).
  • Thursday, April 15 is PSAT (10th & 9th grade).
  • Friday, April 23 is CMAS (11th grade).
GRADUATING SENIORS REMINDER: Applying for Graduation!
If you are graduating with an associate degree from ACC, don't forget to apply for graduation by MARCH 15 by clicking here.
ADVISING APPOINTMENTS!
We are starting advising on Monday, March 22. Click on your advisor’s name below to schedule an appointment:
LOST & FOUND
Our lost and found is quite full right now. If you have lost anything at school, please see Ms. Tommi. We have water bottles, jackets, chargers, and more!
MIDTERM TEST-TAKING TIPS
Midterms are coming up, but don’t worry! You can master test-anxiety and improve your performance on exams by following a simple plan: develop good study habits, use effective techniques to memorize content, take steps to reduce test anxiety, and take advantage of smart strategies when taking the test. Click here to read the test-taking tips for ideas that you can use.
STRESS RELIEF TIPS
Headspace: Guided meditation to use before tests to alleviate anxiety and stress. https://www.headspace.com/
 
 
Breathing gif to help stress reduction: https://giphy.com/embed/krP2NRkLqnKEg
 
Positive affirmation sticky notes: to remind yourself that can get through finals!

Movement: Try taking a brain break and going for a walk, hike, or doing an activity that allows you to move! 
Easy Yoga Poses to Reduce Stress and Anxiety -
9 Benefits of yoga: 
  1. Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility.
  2. Yoga helps with back pain relief.
  3. Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms.
  4. Yoga benefits heart health.
  5. Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better.
  6. Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods.
  7. Yoga helps you manage stress.
  8. Yoga connects you with a supportive community.
We need more photos for the yearbook! We know that this year has been different than we expected but we still want pictures to show how you spent the school year. School from home, extracurriculars, leisure time, how to pass the time in COVID, etc- we want all of it, and we'll sort through what we get!

Uploading Photos:
  • Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
  • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 415474309
  • Photo or image files must be .jpg, .tif, or .png files. Check out free online services to convert your files into one of these types
  • Image Resolution must be at least 300 dpi. This can be found by right clicking an image on your computer and choosing properties. Then viewing the details tab.
  • Pixels to Inches Chart
  • RGB file format (do not convert to CMYK).
  • Maximum file size is 50MB.
  • Maximum file name length is 20 characters. Use only numbers and letters.
  • Maximum resolution is 10000 x 10000 pixels.
  • Scanned photos or artwork must be at least 400-500 dpi.
  • Applications such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint do not produce high enough resolution documents or images.
Deadline for submitting photos is March 31, 2021. All photos will be reviewed by yearbook staff.

EXTENDED Senior Ad Orders:Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. In addition, revenues from recognition ads help our school to create a better yearbook. To purchase your ad online, follow the instructions on this attachment. All ad orders must be placed online by 2/28/2021.

Senior Photos: Senior portraits should be uploaded through that same link. Yearbook staff will review the photo and reach out if there are any questions or additional information needed.

Yearbook Orders: Yearbooks are now available for purchase! Click here to order. All yearbook orders must be placed online by 3/31/2021.
SOURCES OF STRENGTH
DO YOU WORK FOR KINDER MORGAN OR UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE?
We're seeking connections to staff and parents working for or connected to Kinder Morgan or United Launch Alliance as we are looking at building a relationship with them to fund programs for students interested in STEM and workforce development. Please contact Jennifer Malenky, if you are connected and can help us identify contacts in community relations and/or corporate giving. Thank you all!
Adolescent DBT & CBT skills group 
Dialectical behavior and Cognitive behavior therapy skills group for young people struggling with
regulating emotions and family communication skills. Great for teens struggling with depression,
anxiety, or other mental issues.

Who is it for:
This group is for High School kids 14-18 years old

Where:
Canyon Pines Counseling
19563 E. Mainstreet #200
Parker, Co 80138

What does it cost:
Group is $50 per group (some insurances may reimburse)
One-time intake fee is $150 (unless referred by Canyon Pines)
When:
It will be each Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 pm

Contact:
For additional information:
Vicki Swab LPC, CACIII
vicki@canyonpinescounseling.com
or call 720 276-4476
COLLEGE & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Questbridge: College Prep Scholars Program
Amazing scholarships and awards for outstanding high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. This can include full scholarships to summer programs at Yale, UChicago, and Emery, up to $1000 for a new laptop, access to the Questbridge Conference, and guidance on college applications, essays, and the Questbridge Match full-ride scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 24. To find out if you are eligible and apply for free, visit questbridge.org.

Financial Aid Literacy Mini-Series
CU Denver K-12 Outreach will be hosting various virtual events for those interested in financial literacy. They are here to help students, parents, high school partners, and the community with navigating the daunting task of preparing for college and securing funding to help pay for their education. Financial Literacy also includes learning to be financially capable as a student and throughout life. Click here for more information or to sign up.
  • Financial Aid and Verification - Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 PM
  • Special Circumstance: Appeal, Appeal, Appeal - Thursday, March 18 at 5:30 PM
  • Cost of Attendance and Awards Notices - Thursday, March 25 at 5:30 PM
  • Understanding Federal student and parent loans - Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 PM
  • Financial Fitness: Budget and saving for college and beyond - Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 PM
  • Financial Fitness: Building and Maintaining your Credit and credit score - Thursday, April 15 at 5:30 PM
  • Ballin’ on a budget - Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 PM

Virtual Financial Aid 101 Webchat
Wednesday, March 10, from 6 to 7pm, admissions counselors with four universities from around the state of Colorado will be hosting a Virtual Financial Aid 101 Webchat. This event is open to Colorado incoming first-year students and families that are curious about the college financial aid process. No matter the university you are hoping to attend, we just want to be a resource for you!

Register Here:

CU Denver Admitted Student Days
For seniors who have been accepted to CU Denver for summer or fall, come connect with students and faculty and learn about the wide variety of opportunities at CU Denver!
  • March 13, 2021
  • The event will occur over Zoom from 12pm – 2:45pm
  • Sign up today!
Big Future Virtual College Fairs
Whether you’ve already started your college search or have no idea where to begin, we want to connect you with colleges that might be a good fit for you. BigFuture™ Days gives you a chance to get information about multiple colleges from college admissions officers and current college students.
Here are five reasons to attend BigFuture Days:
1.     Explore colleges in a way that’s informative but not overwhelming.
2.     Connect directly with colleges to get answers to your questions and show your interest in attending.
3.     Get answers to your college questions from college advisors via live Q&A sessions.
4.     Take key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring scholarships.
5.     Join these free events from a computer or mobile device. 
Explore your college options in each region—attend any or all of these events. Go to cb.org/bigfuturedays to register and learn more!

CU Boulder, CSU, DU, and School of Mines Admissions Webinar
Thursday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. OR Monday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m. Register Here
During these sessions, you will receive quick updates from each school (Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the University of Denver). You'll then have the opportunity to ask a panel of admissions professionals any and every question that may be on your mind about the admissions process and the state of Colorado.

Medical Career Collaborative (MC2) Program
For those new to our program, MC2 is an industry based model that propels high school students toward careers in healthcare through hands-on experiences and professional development opportunities. In order to apply to the program students must: currently be a sophomore in high school, and attend high school in the Denver metro area. The program model remains the same with students participating in a two year commitment that includes: medical field trips/workshops/trainings, an internship at either Children’s Hospital Colorado or Denver Health, participation in weekly seminar sessions, mentoring, volunteer opportunities, and college and career coaching.

The application is long as it requires a school transcript, essays, a recommendation and general information so we advise that students start working on their application several weeks before the March 12 deadline. To access the link to the application please visit: www.childrenscolorado.org/mc2.

Women in National Security Event
Women are underrepresented in leadership in tech, health, and cybersecurity. Want to learn how successful women got where they are today? Want to explore a career protecting the nation? FREE registration for #WorldDenverIWD2021 International Woman’s Day opens here on February 1.

International Women's Day, held every year on March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Since 2013, WorldDenver, a Denver-based non-profit, has hosted the city's premier International Women's Day celebration. This year, on March 8 from 11am - 1pm, we will honor women in national security with a live broadcast and virtual event from the Denver Center for Performing Arts that's FREE and open to the public. The event will feature, among others, Lauren Bean Buitta, CEO of Girl Security, Dr. Janine Davidson, MSU Denver President, and U.S. Congresswoman Elisa Slotkin. 

Questions? Please contact Alison Garfield at alisongarfield8@gmail.com

Women in Construction Management Virtual Summer Institute
  • For 15 to 18 year-olds
  • Half-day VIRTUAL sessions
  • Build your confidence!
  • Meet successful women from industry
  • Explore career opportunities in the construction industry
  • Engage with student mentors while learning new and exciting things
  • Must have access to computer or laptop & reliable internet
The application deadline is March 15. Access testimonials, past photos, and the application here: cm.colostate.edu/wcm

Colorado Virtual Career Fair
Colorado students can connect live with professionals representing all 17 career clusters, and multiple ethnicities, backgrounds, and parts of Colorado. The fair will be from April 19-22. To view the schedule, register for the fair, and get more information visit youthcareerfair.org.

ACC Career Workshops

ACC Pathway Events
Senior Scholarship List
We will now be posting scholarships that we find on our advising college guide! Click here to access the full list of scholarships.
  • Rotary University Hills Scholarship
  • Women’s Energy Network of Colorado Scholarship
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
  • Grossman Scholarship
  • Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship
  • MSU Denver Mentorship Scholarship - contact Julia Volzke

Scholarship Resources for All Grades
Did you know that it is never too early to start applying for scholarships? High School Freshmen to College Seniors should always be on the look out for different scholarship opportunities.

Here are some resources to help get you started:
WISH WEEK CONTINUES!
Who we’re helping:
  • 3-Year-Old Layton
  • Cancer
  • His Wish: to go to Disney World
  • Our Goal: $2000
CEC’s Virtual Wish Week Store
CEC’s Funniest Home Videos Contest
Movie Night
CEC’s Annual Basketball Game
Spirit Nights
  • Tomorrow: Chick-fil-A
  • 9335 Crown Crest Blvd, Parker
  • Wednesday, March 10th: MOD Pizza
  • 18300 Cottonwood Dr, Parker
  • RSVP: https://www.groupraise.com/events/177428
  • Use the code: “GR177428C” (For MOD Pizza)
  • Make sure to mention you’re with “the Fundraiser”, “Colorado Early Colleges”, or “CEC” in person at the restaurant or under Special Instructions on Online Orders      
  • Papa Johns: 30% off Online Orders at Regular Price
  • Use the Code: "WISHCO8" at PapaJohns.com
CEC’s Virtual Game Show
Annual Talent Show
We didn’t forget about the teachers and staff!
  • Tuesday the 9th and Thursday the 11th: Fresh Brewed Coffee, donations accepted
  • Pay $5 to wear jeans to work for a day
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Half of your donation goes to the Wish Kid, the other half goes to the jar. At the end of Wish Week, the winner of the raffle gets the entire jar!
Dress Up Days
  • Monday the 8th: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday the 9th & Wednesday the 10th: Superhero
  • Thursday the 11th: Yellow/Wish Week Shirts
Parents:
Did you know that some employers will match your donation? Ask if your employer will match your donation and double 
CLUB MEETINGS
Interact/Young Rotary
Interact/Young Rotary is a service organization sponsored by the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club here in Parker. We organize fundraisers and other service events that benefit the school, the community, and the world. To learn more join us at our weekly meetings on Friday afternoons!

Meeting Times: Fridays at 1pm
Meeting Style: Virtual (email Ms. Hedberg for link)
Club Sponsor: Tara Hedberg

Ethics Bowl Club
Ethic Bowls are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. If you would like to join the team, please e-mail Dr. Rhodes at ruth.rhodes@coloradoearlycolleges.org.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am
Meeting Style: Virtual (email Dr. Rhodes for link)
Club Sponsor: Ruth Rhodes
Medical Club
This club is a great opportunity for anyone interested in healthcare and learning more about the medical field, as well as being involved in the school!
 
Previously, we’ve planned events such as breast cancer awareness month, blood drives, and a winter formal/informal dance. We plan to continue staying an active part of the schools community even through COVID-19. 
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