Weekly Campus Update
Mission: To create a community of learners empowered to collaborate and compete in a rapidly changing world.
A Round of Applause to our Parents for Lunch!
Check out our Titan participants in the AT&T Hack-a-thon in the Plano Profile!
A word about our daily schedule~
PSAT Parent/Learner Information Night
More From our Counseling Team:
Sophomore & Junior Learner and Parent Meeting
Join your counselors on Thursday, January 14th at 6:30 pm in the DOME for an overview of PSAT scores and conversation about preparing for the college application season.
We will briefly review the information found in the score report as well as review how to use Naviance and talk about why it is important.
Spring Academic Conferences
Beginning in February, counselors will be meeting one-on-one with each sophomore and junior and his/her parent to review the learner’s transcript, PSAT scores, and discuss courses for the 2016-17 academic year.
Each learner and parent will receive an invitation by mail with a preselected conference date and time. Conferences will conclude the week after spring break.
First Year Learners
On January 22nd counselors will be meeting with first years to talk about registering for the 2016-17 academic year.
Each learner will bring home a registration form to be completed and returned on January 29th.
Juniors-This spring is the time to take your SAT/ACT.
We encourage you to take them both.
Check out collegeboard.org and act.org for test dates and registration deadlines
There are numerous scholarships posted in Naviance-check out the list.
You can also find scholarships online through sites such as fastweb.org, chegg.com, collegenet.com, and the counselors have a listing of scholarships in their office.
You are welcome to stop by and pick up a copy.
Titan Talk: Anne French and Jennifer Holm on Friday, 1/15/16
On Friday, January 15, Anne French and Jennifer Holm will be speaking to our female learners about careers in Engineering and emerging technologies. Both of these accomplished ladies work in the DLP division at Texas Instruments, one as a mechanical engineer and one as a computer scientist. They speak frequently to students through an organization called High Tech High Heels. You can learn more about their organization at http://www.hightechhighheels.org/
Winter Formal ~ Save the Date! 1/30/16!
1st Year E-News By Alex Gonzalez
1st Years Project League of our Own ~ Save the Date! Saturday, 2/6/16 Clark Stadium Family Event and Tailgate
2nd Year E-News By Jonathan Main
2nd Years Project Beneath the Surface ~ Save the Date! Tues., 1/26
Submarines will launch into the natatorium at Williams High School on January 26th! A flyer with more details will be shared soon. Please save the date as parents are welcomed to attend this exciting underwater challenge!
3rd Year E-News by David Yang
Third-Years visited George W. Bush Presidential Library on January 5th, the first day of the semester, to aid building their own presidential libraries. Learners left at 9:30 and arrived at Southern Methodist University, where the George W. Bush Presidential Library is housed, by 10:00. Titans visited various exhibits chronicling the tenure of George W Bush as president (2001-2009). Two of the exhibits included a Decision Room, a digital interactive that simulates making decisions as president, and an exact-size replica of the Oval Office. After visiting the library and watching a film about the former president, learners went to Haggard Park in Downtown Plano to eat lunch. Learners returned to Academy by 1:30 for seminars.
Learners enjoyed the experience and are using the exhibits and interactives to build their own presidential libraries and decision rooms. Learners will receive their presidents to research by January 8th.
3rd Years ~ Annual Ring Ceremony Tuesday, 2/23/16
Many of our learners ordered senior class rings before the winter break. We will have a special presentation of the rings on Tuesday, 2/23, at 7:00 pm for ALL 3rd years and their families who wish to participate. Jostens will have the rings ready for presentation, and they will also have empty boxes ready to hold a ring you've purchased from another source, a family ring, or any ring so that you and your child may participate as well. During the ceremony, Titans turn their rings together signifying their standing united until graduation. It's a very special evening! More details will follow. Please save the date!
4th Year E-News By Rachel Varnell
Good Luck to Titan Robotics 5431! Kick-Off is tomorrow~ Saturday!
TEA School Report Card Information
This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. The information contained in the School Report Card is required by state law and is briefly described in the “School Report Card Definitions.” If you have any questions concerning the School Report Card, please let us know. Thank you for your continued support of Plano ISD Academy High School.