Upcoming Important Dates
(keep reading for details of listed events)
- 23rd: Students of Color Career Conference
- 7th: Parent University, 8-9am: Student Mental Health
- 10th: Sno-Isle Summer School Registration Begins
- 10th-14th: NO SCHOOL: Spring Break
- 27th: ACES Renaissance Student Showcase
*Club meets from 2-4pm Every Wednesday that school is in session.
Save the Date for the ACES Renaissance Student Showcase!
On Thursday, April 27, from 5-7pm, the ACES Renaissance will be on full display! Don't miss this student showcase of works and presentations inspired by this semester's study of the Harlem Renaissance. All families are welcome. Keep an eye on the newsletter, social media, and ParentSquare for more information as we get closer.
New Curriculum FOCUSes on Being a Well-Rounded Human
During the second semester, our Focus classes are adopting an experiential curriculum designed to help our students grow as students, as future adults, and as lifelong humans. We begin with an opportunity to share how we're doing (yes -- how we're really doing) through a Mood Meter exercise, and create space to talk about conflict resolution, building self awareness, taking care of ourselves, asking for help, and building stronger relationships. Read more about a mood meter here and have your students walk your family through using one!
From the Counselors
In April, we'll be repeating our presentation on Student Mental Health with our counselors and on-site mental health therapist. Join us Friday, April 7 from 8-9am in the ACES library or via zoom (click here for the link). This is an excellent presentation to attend if you are seeking or on a wait list for services for your child, or if you just want more information about how to support your student's mental health.
If you need interpretation live or via zoom, please let Family Liaison Julie Hills know by Wednesday April 5 at (425) 366-3941 or HillsJB@mukilteo.wednet.edu.
If you missed February's presentation on Hands-On Learning, covering Sno-Isle Tech and Running Start, check out a PowerPoint of the presentation or this five-minute summary video.
High School, College, and Career Events
Summer School registration for Sno-Isle Tech begins on April 10. Summer school is available for any student entering grades 9-12 in Snohomish and South Island County. This opportunity allows students to experience a condensed version of the Sno-Isle programs to see if it is something they would like to pursue. Visit the Sno-Isle Tech website under "Resources" to get on the email list for summer school information. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.
The Students of Color Career Conference is on March 23 at Everett Community College, offering a chance for students to learn more from prominent local professionals of color. Through keynote speakers, cultural sharing, and panel sessions, students will have the opportunity to learn and reflect on their own future career aspirations. We will be sending a bus; Seniors have priority to attend but all interested students should return the field trip permission form by March 10.
For more information about high school, college, and career events, contact:
- Becca Williams (grades 11-12) (425) 366-3930 WilliamsRL@mukilteo.wednet.edu
- Jess Deang (grade 10) (425) 366-3931 DeangJT@mukilteo.wednet.edu
- Patti Stracener (college/career) (425) 366-3942 StracenerPJ@mukilteo.wednet.edu
ACES Wish List
The ACES staff have a number of wish list needs for our school and classes! You may even have some of these things laying around looking for a new home. Contact Family Liaison Julie Hills if you have any of these items to donate. Here's our current wish list:
- pickleball paddles for gym class (need 10-17 of them, similar to this, but will take any number/type of paddles in good condition.)
- small home/office lamination machine and laminating pouches
- benches of any size (for kids to sit on outside)
- picnic table
- exterior paint (bright colors or white/primer)
- 1/2" or 3/4" plywood
- extra long lock (MasterLock with a longer shank)
- big or small river rock (smooth stones)
- stepping stone forms or old, large, interesting-shaped baking pans
- glass kiln, any size
You can always find our wish list on the ACES website, along with other ways to get involved and support the ACES community:
From the Family Liaison
The Mukilteo School District uses several online tools to help families get connected to their schools and stay engaged in their student's education. We know it can feel like a lot to keep them straight and get started.
- ParentSquare is the platform for all communication from the district and your child's school: news, events, timely updates, and more.
- Schoology is a learning platform used by our teachers to assign and track daily assignments: see what your student has turned in and work that is still in progress.
- Qmlativ Family Access allows parents and guardians to access their family and student(s) information including emergency contacts, attendance, grades, schedules, fees, discipline history, and grad plan information.
Want to sit down with a real live human to explore these sites and learn how to use them? Reach out to Family Liaison Julie Hills at (425) 366-3941 or HillsJB@mukilteo.wednet.edu.
Rotary Students of the Month
ACES High School students, Kimberly Mendoza and Danika Masterson have been named as Rotary Students of the Month for November and January respectively. These girls were nominated by the staff at ACES and were honored at a Rotary luncheon on March 3rd. Both young ladies have been accepted to Everett Community College and will start next fall. They each will be transferring to four year schools after completing their requirements. Kimberly is planning on going to Washington State University to study Veterinary Medicine and Danika is planning on attending the University of Washington to become a Psychiatrist. Congratulations Kimberly and Danika!
Sophomore English students decided on a claim regarding what they'd like to see added or changed at ACES, and then made a visual supporting their claim. Staff and students then evaluated the claims do determine the message and visual that was most convincing. Here, seniors evaluate one of the student assignments while they were hanging in the classroom.
Senior Parent Corner
This is just a note to remind you that the best way for college to be paid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA. Your seniors have created an FSA ID in order to apply and all they need now is to have you sit with them while they fill out your financial section. If you have having trouble with any part of the form, be sure to have them contact me and I can help you over the phone, by Facetime, or Zoom.
Also, scholarships are posted on the ACES website under the College and Career tab, and are listed by deadline date. Please help me to encourage them to apply for even more help with their school finances.
Questions? Feel free to call me at (425) 366-3942 until 3pm or (509) 741-9510 evenings until 8pm.
-Patti Stracener, College & Career Specialist
ACES High School
ACES Website: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Domain/57
Location: 9700 Holly Drive, Everett, WA, USA
Phone: (425) 366-3900