SSAE High School Bytes

October 2019

Welcome

Ram Award Winners

Each month students will be recognized for going above and beyond in academics and upholding the social contract.

Parent/Teacher Conferences- Thursday, Oct 10

Click here to sign up for parent/teacher conferences for Thursday, Oct 10, 2019. Conference times are 15 minutes long. 3:30-7:00 PM

Parent/Teacher Conferences- Friday, Oct 11

Click here to sign up for parent/teacher conferences for Friday, Oct 11, 2019. Conference times are 15 minutes long. 7:30 AM- 11:00 AM

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Engineering & More

Intro to Engineering is launching their "Wacky Races" Design Sprint, where they'll host a CO2 powered vehicle event and use 3D modeling and additive manufacturing to create their cars!

Principles of Engineering is working on kinematics, using the laws of physics to create ballistic devices capable of landing a ping pong ball anywhere within a room. Engineering Design and Development is getting ready to defend their project ideas by presenting their proposals to adults and professionals. Architecture students are deep into the technical mechanics of proper drafting techniques and are launching into an immersive study of a great work of architecture that they will create presentation drawings to demonstrate their drafting skills. In Digital Citizenship, students tackled an authentic problem - not enough field trips! So they used digital literacy skills to research and plan 14 field trips for their fellow students to take this year or next year. This project included writing a letter to another teacher asking them to take them on the trip and justifying its academic value!

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GENERAL HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING INFORMATION:

Western Colorado University will be here for a campus visit on October 10th from 11:30-12:30 PM. A college representative will have a table set up in the common area and will be available to all high school students. We encourage students to stop by and see what they have to offer and ask questions.
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ATTENTION: Seniors

SENIOR MEETING INFO:

Thank you to all those who came out for the senior information night last week; we had a great turnout! In the event that you missed the meeting or need to refer back to the information we shared with you, we have included the link to the slideshow below. Please be sure to review the slideshow as there are many important dates and important information for this year.


FAFSA NIGHT:

This is a FREE event intended to help all senior students and their families understand the financial aid process and to help families file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial Aid advisors will be here to guide you through the process. Filing for financial aid early is important! We encourage all senior students and their families to attend this event. Even if your student isn't sure if they are going to attend college just yet, you are still encouraged to file for financial aid now, so you are prepared for the next school year. We will have pizza for all attendees, along with free childcare available for younger children during the event. If you plan on attending this event, please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4eaaa92ea1fd0-fafsa


COLORADO FREE APPLICATION DAY:

All 32 public colleges and universities and several private schools, throughout the state­ of Colorado, will allow students to apply for FREE on Tuesday, October 15th! Students are encouraged to apply to any college/university they may be considering on this day. For more information about free application day and free application codes, please visit https://highered.colorado.gov/FreeAppDayCO.html.


HERFF JONES CAMPUS VISIT:

Herff Jones will be on campus during lunch on October 31st from 11:15-12:15 pm. Seniors can place orders and make payment for their cap & gown, announcements, and senior gear.

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Upcoming Important Dates

October 2019

10/3/19- Star 360 testing *testing schedule

10/3/19- Space Camp Parent Meeting 5:30 PM

10/8/19- ALEKS testing (in class)

10/8/19- ACE Maker's Club Meets 3:30-4:30 PM

10/8/19- FAFSA Night 5:00 PM

10/10/19- Western Colorado State University Visit 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

10/10/19- Parent/teacher conferences 3:30-6:30 PM

10/11/19- Parent/teacher conferences 7:30 AM-11:00 AM

Fall Break-10/14-25/2019

10/28/19- School back in session

10/31/19- STUCO Halloween Event: Pumpkin carving contest & more

Annual Clothing Giveaway hosted by National Honor Society

Please support our school and community in making this event possible by donating gently used clothes. Donations are being accepted now until December 12, 2019.
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SSAE High School Teachers' Remind Codes

REMIND is an easy to use communication tool and can be put on your phone or computer.