The Comet's Tale  
Comets in action:
Robot masters and 'mathletes'
Members of ASTEC's robotics club worked on Saturday on the group's robots.

The top photo features Jameson McConnell and Jiovani Ramirez. In the second photo are Cayro Espinoza and Bryan Marquez.

ASTEC "mathletes" competed on Saturday at the Dove Math Competition.

Our team had a fantastic showing. In the sixth grade competition, there were 75 participants.  For seventh and eighth grades, there were 66 competitors. 

For sixth grade, Mauricio Castillo (pictured) took 5th place and received a medal.

Also competing were:
Jacob Rosales 
Silverio Hernandez 
Anderson Muralles 
Michelle Lopez  

Bowlers enjoy 'spare' time
Members of ASTEC's bowling team pose for a photo at practice.

From left are: Katherine Lopez-Bowling, Jacqueline Zamacona, Sydney Sierra, Ana Safores and Shannon Richardson.
Behind the Scenes: Inside ASTEC's Monday Morning Leadership Meeting 
Pasta for Pennies comes to a successful close
Hundreds of scholarships are at your fingertips

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation's New Opportunities Scholars program offers a $2,000 award to central Oklahoma high school students who will be the first in their family to attend college.

Students must apply during their junior year of high school. Applications are due by Mar. 1, 2017. Selected recipients of the New Opportunities Scholar award will be required to complete a series of college preparatory activities before graduating high school. 

The OCCF website contains hundreds of other scholarships for which ASTEC juniors and seniors may apply. For a full list of scholarships and their requirements, click here

Congratulations to the Superintendent's and Headmaster's Honor Roll students! These students soared academically for the first semester (high school) and second nine-weeks (middle school). Keep up the great work, Comets! 
Superintendent's Honor Roll 
Mauricio Castillo
Stephanie Salas
Kimberly Santillan
Alison Lopez-Rios
Katheryn Nguyen
Karina Frias
Brenda Olveda
Miguel Payan
Lizette Becerra-Tijerina
Irma Lopez
Mimi Nguyen
Brandon Lopez
Obed Ornelas
Samanta Barrios
Trenton Garrison
Phung Tran
Alfredo Renteria
Headmaster's Honor Roll
6th Grade 

Adrian Cardenas-Martinez
Jasmine Guerrero
Cristina Hernandez
Emiliana Martinez
Emmanuel Martinez
Paola Zapata

7th Grade 

Eddye Aguilar
Diana Aguinaga
Anthony Aguirre-Tarin
Diana Alvarez-Morales
Linda Barrios
Trinity Buesing
Angel Carrillo
Ivan Cornejo
Lizbeth Cruz-Ortiz
Stephanie Duque
Adrian Enciso
Kelcy Garcia
Dylan Garrison
Aurora Grant
Samantha Hernandez
Dana Hidrogo
Israel Ibarra
Michael Johnson
Jade Juarez
Evelyn Lopez-Gonzalez
Regie Lopez-Santizo
Hector Luna
Juan Martinez
Guadalupe Martinez-Deloera
Jose Najera
Jason Nguyen
Pamela Ochoa
Hilda Olvera
Danna Payan-Macias
Crystal Torres
Karla Torres
Wilson Zamacona

8th Grade 

Manuel Andrade
Aubrey Andrews
Alexander Camacho
Mario Chavez
Wendy Diaz
Alexis Goddard
Natividad Gonzalez
Akyah Grant
Laila Lopez
Michael Martinez
Angelica Rodriguez-Vega
Joanna Salazar-Ochoa
Karen Santillan

9th Grade

Ivett Aguirre-Tarin
Yulissa Conde-Rodriguez
Jessica Cutzal
Stacy Garay
Bryan Marquez
Jameson Mcconnell

(9th grade continued)

Lorena Mendoza
Gael Noriega
Daisy Pantoja
George Patterson-Tellez
Halle Reeves
Martha Rincon
Isela Rios
Wendy Trinh
Jocelyn Vazquez-Montes
Gabriel Vega-Campa

10th Grade 

Abdullah Abdulkareem
Cynthia Anena
Edith Contreras
Brenda Estrada
Alycia Flanagan
Angelica Frias
Nancy Garza
Sandy Lopez
Brandon Lopez
Yasmine Martinez
Obed Ornelas
Lizbeth Patino-Pina
Lizeth Patino-Pina
Jake Solms
Marcela Valles
Evelyn Vega
Claudia Velasco
Xitlali Zapata

11th Grade 

Omar Avila
Samanta Barrios
Madison Clayton
Katie Deleon
Clariza Enciso
Trenton Garrison
Isabella Gonzales
Edith Gonzalez
Leslie Isaula
Tonisha Lamkin
Timmy Le
Ryan Mukes
Kathy Nguyen
Enmi Oxlaj
Luz Payan
Jordan Reyes
Cesar Rios
Luis Romo
Tykea Small
Phung Tran
Lizet Vasquez
Mayra Viezcas

12th Grade 

Alora Brooks
Rosa Delgado
Daniel Dolf
Candido Garcia
Yessenia Orquiz
Ana Safores
Sydney Sierra
Alex Stager

A few friendly reminders 
  Outfit an ASTEC 
Does your closet need a little more space? You can help yourself, the environment and a deserving ASTEC Junior or Senior girl by donating your gently-used prom dresses to the ASTEC prom dress project. 

Bring your donated prom dresses to the ASTEC Central Office in suite 39A. 
Be a yearbook angel or advertiser!
What's one of the best ways to remember your high school days? Thumbing through your yearbook, of course! But not every student can afford this precious memento of their high school days. 

Yearbooks are $50. If you'd like to sponsor a yearbook for a student, you can pay it at once, or spread payments over the next few months, we're here to help you.

To buy a yearbook,  see Business Manager Mimi Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief Abraham Mendieta, or Yearbook Advisor Mr. Perkins. 

Another great way to help the ASTEC yearbook effort is to buy an ad! This year, we are offering banner ads for a mere $100 each.

Your ad can serve dual purposes: bringing exposure to your business while helping the yearbook staff keep publication costs under control.

Contact Mr. Perkins for advertising information. 
A delicious event: Art & Chocolate 
ASTEC Charter Schools' Annual Art & Chocolate Festival is set for 6 p.m. March 3.

The event will feature chocolate delights created by ASTEC student clubs and groups, a student art show and sale, and a silent auction with a bevy of beautiful gift baskets prepared and provided by student, faculty and staff groups and ASTEC's friends in the community.

Ticket sales will benefit ASTEC's Social Studies department. Art and auction sales will benefit ASTEC's Art Club. Artists will also keep a portion of the proceeds from each piece of art sold!  

This year's Art & Chocolate festival also will have a very special local sponsor we will announce soon! More information about this event to come
Comets to bring it home this week 
Homecoming is Feb. 10 and ASTEC faculty, staff and scholars are in full swing preparing for one of the school year’s biggest events. 

For our Homecoming game, our ASTEC High School boy’s and girl’s basketball teams will be playing Destiny Christian School at NW Baptist Church, 3030 NW 23.  Times for the games are to-be-announced. 

Between the games, the Homecoming ceremony will be held, introducing the Homecoming court and naming the Homecoming King and Queen. 
From 8 to 11 p.m., a mixer will be held. 

Our eighth grade Homecoming Court, Kaleb Cravens and Wardice White, will crown the Homecoming King and Queen.   

The High School Homecoming Courts are: 

Freshmen Girls - Wendy Trinh, Adriana Esquivel, & Natalie Hernandez
Freshmen Boys - Edson Hernandez, Kenniedey Lewis, & Victor Cervantes

Sophomore Girls - Jessica Rodriguez, Sandy Trinh, & Britny Lopez
Sophomore Boys - Brandon Lopez, Marcos Chavez, & Victor Bravo

Junior Girls - Kelsy Ruiz, Tammy Sounantha, & Madison Clayton
Junior Boys - Maxwell Clayton, Juan Deleora, & Eric Martinez

Contending for Homecoming Queen and King are...

Senior Girls - Ana Safores, Irma Lopez, & Glendi Barrios
Senior Boys - Ramon Sanchez, Guy Freeman, & Ever Burciaga

Final voting for King and Queen will be held Feb. 9  

Edibles and Activities


February 6 to February 10, 2017

All meals include fresh fruit. All breakfast meals include milk or juice and cereal as a choice. All lunch meals include milk or water and salad bar.


 Breakfast: Sausage biscuit

 Lunch: Yogurt parfait


 Breakfast: Sausage biscuit

 Lunch: Chicken Alfredo, steamed  broccoli, breadstick


 Breakfast: Blueberry pancake bites

 Lunch: Hot ham and cheese sub,  carrot sticks, Ruffles


 Breakfast: Toast and scrambled eggs 

 Lunch: BBQ beef sandwich, french  fries, fruit


 Breakfast: Breakfast taco

 Lunch: Chicken soft taco, refried  beans, panish rice, chips & salsa

Mark Your Calendar!

February 6 to February 10, 2017

Feb. 6 through Feb. 17
Blue & Gold Sausage Fundraiser for Middle School 

Tuesday, Feb. 7
High School Basketball 
ASTEC vs.Santa Fe South 
301 SE Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, 73129
Girls at 6pm, boys at 7:30pm

Thursday, Feb. 9
Portrait & Senior photo retakes 

Friday, Feb. 10
Bowling- In House Conference Play
Heritage Lanes, 11917 N Pennsylvania Ave. 73120
(see Mr. Tremain for more details)

Friday, Feb. 10
Middle School Valentine's Day party during 7th hour 

Friday, Feb. 10
High School Pep Assembly for Homecoming 

Friday, Feb. 10
High School Basketball 
Comets vs. Destiny 
NW Baptist Church
3030 NW 23rd
Girls at  6:30 p.m.,  boys at 8 p.m. 

Friday, Feb. 10 
Homecoming Mixer, 9 to 11 p.m. 

Saturday, Feb. 11
Drama Competition at Deer Creek High school 
See Mr. Hames for more information)