AIM High School News
December 10, 2020
Upcoming Dates for your Calendar
Monday December 14- 80% Due. If not turned in on line, may be dropped off on Tuesday.
Tuesday December 15- Study Hall-iday & student gift pick up, 100% Pick up-10a.m.-2:30p.m.
See below for all the details
Friday December 18- Early release. AM students attend classes. No PM session
Monday December 21-Friday January 1 Winter Break
Monday January 4, 2021- Classes resume
Thursday January 28- 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. Parent/Guardian Zoom group meeting
Message from Doug Plucker
Greetings AIM students and families,
This week I want to talk about a special number, 212. This number is extremely relevant at this time because the upcoming winter break is the signal that we are almost finished with the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. That’s right! It may be hard to believe that there are only about 5 weeks of school remaining in this semester.
So, you might be wondering… “What is so special about this number, 212?”. The concept is pretty simple and has been used by a variety of authors and motivational speakers. Mac Anderson and Sam Parker’s book 212 the Extra Degree, outlines the concept very well. At 211 degrees, water is hot, at 212 degrees it boils. Boiling water creates steam. That one extra degree is the difference needed to power a locomotive. Think of that little engine that could!
This semester has been challenging for many students. My encouragement is that with a little extra effort (just one degree!) we all can do it. Start now, make your success a priority and believe in yourself!
Holiday Gift bags for Students. Come get yours on Tuesday December 15! See details below!
Tuesday December 15 Study Hall-iday! Plus Holiday Gift Pick up, Materials pick up/Drop off
Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 8am-2:30pm
525 13th Street
Tuesday December 15 is now a Study Hall-iday! What does that mean? You won't have regularly scheduled classes. Instead, on Tuesday, AM & PM students (yes both) plan to tune in to study hall open zooms from 8a.m. to 10a.m. Zoom links will be posted in Canvas in teachers open periods.
Then from 10a.m. to 2:30p.m., please plan to come to AIM for a drive thru pick up of a holiday gift for each student.
You can also turn in work and if you have 100% material to pick up it will be ready for you.
Here is the schedule:
8-10am.-Teachers will be in “Open ZOOM” study halls for both AM and PM students to access.
10a.m. to 2:30p.m-Come to AIM parking lot for a drive thru pick up of your holiday gift. You can drop off work for 80% (yes, due date is Monday, but you can bring completed work on Tuesday) pick up 100% materials if you have any, and drop off new unwrapped toys for the toy drive.
Please remember to wear a mask & stay in your car. We will also be wearing masks, gloves & social distancing.
Thank you! Teachers & Staff look forward to seeing you!
November Perfect Attendance!
Teagan C. Holly L. Karsyn R. Olivia S.
Cassy F. Chance L. David R. Jayla T.
Molly E. Aysha M. Savannah S . Jacob T.
Phoenix F. Jessica M. Dylan S. Bailey W.
Alexis G. Jillian M. Owen S. Cameron W.
Lily G. Jessy M. Jordyn S. Grace W.
Brent K. Strider M. Chloe S. Pearce W.
Holly L. Lou P. Kaden S.
AIM Annual Holiday Toy Drive- Drop off New unwrapped toys at AIM December 15
AIM Annual Holiday Toy Drive - Drop off December 15th
Hello AIM students and families - annually we participate in a Toy Drive for local children, in partnership with our local Snohomish Boys & Girls Club. It is that time of year again, and we are excited to be able to provide for our community once again. This is our chance to brighten the holidays for our local needy families. Please consider donating if you are able - it is much appreciated! Please drop off your new unwrapped
donations at AIM on December 15th, during our 100% pick up day.
Here is the list of items we are collecting:
- LOL Surprise Dolls
- Board games (classic, and strategy)
- Card games (UNO, Skipbo, Spot it)
- Art Supplies and Coloring books
- Sports equipment
- Anything Seahawks
- Handheld logic puzzles (rubik's cubes, etc)
- Legos, Lincoln Logs, building toys
- Small toy sets, like farm animals, dinosaurs, etc
- Craft Kits
Counselors Corner-Derek DeGroot AIM School Counselor
Book an Appointment with Derek (AIM School Counselor).
I now have a page where you can book an individual appointment with me for a specific date and time. I look forward to seeing you, and I encourage you to reach out. Please visit the following link to do so: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/AIMCounselingCareerCenterScholarships@SnohomishSchoolDistric.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/
Graduating Seniors: There is a great opportunity to access funds to continue your education after high school. This includes funding for college classes, certifications, and vocational training through the Snohomish Local Scholarship Program. Specific information for this year’s Snohomish Local Scholarship Program is arriving soon. In the meantime, please be sure to contact Derek if you are interested, and for directions on how to get a head start on this process. This is a wonderful opportunity to access funding for your post high school education.
Please join my AIM Counseling, Career Center & Scholarships Canvas course.
Here you will find valuable information on several helpful topics, including: Local Resources (Clothing/Food & More), Mental Health, College, Scholarships, Internships, Apprenticeships & Jobs. I plan to continually add to this throughout the year.
Please enroll by using this link: https://sno.instructure.com/enroll/G4B7GH
Note: This is not a course with assignments or additional work. It is a voluntary resource for you.
Student Corner, Classroom Activities
This week in Art we discussed how to slay the procrastination monster.
" Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder."
Emily Dickinson poem excerpt: "Hope is the thing with feathers"
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all
Cora P.- Her American Bully had three puppies!!
Snohomish School Board presented graduation rates for AIM High School.
World Language Proficiency Credit
If you are fluent in another language and want to possibly earn up to 4 credits then check out the attached flier and contact Elizabeth Harms by Dec 14th.
Download the following flyer for more details and information.
Junior Achievement Lunch with Leaders Virtual Event
Exciting opportunity: Successful Washington leaders will be talking about their employment journey in a weekly lunch series that lasts 30 minutes. For the first 15 minutes these leaders will present, and then they will answer student questions for the last 15 minutes. This is a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow. Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future.
Upcoming Speakers include:
Jen Mueller - Mariners TV & Seahawks radio broadcaster, December 16th, 1-1:30pm
Sign up to attend here:
Students who plan to attend college next year – it’s time to begin reviewing scholarship opportunities!
Recommended Scholarship websites/databases:
FAFSA you can't receive financial aid if you don't apply!
Click on the FAFSA logo to go to their webste
List of Scholarships
Click on the Gear up logo to go to their website
Click on the photo to see a list of College application deadlines
Staff & Teacher Emails:
Doug Plucker Doug.Plucker@sno.wedne.edu
Linda W. Linda.Wetherald@sno.wednet.edu
Linda H. Linda.Hardy@sno.wednet.edu
Derek D. Derek.firstname.lastname@example.org
Anja L. Anja.Lapier@sno.wednet.edu
Dara D. email@example.com
Dan S. Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org
MaryAnne J. MaryAnne.Jones@sno.wednet.edu
Courtney P. email@example.com
Heather H. Heather.Hunsberger@sno.wednet.edu
Elizabeth H. Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom E. Thom.Engel@sno.wednet.edu
AIM Class Schedule. Includes Teachers open periods.
Below please find information and links to help with technology questions
Technology help line: 360-563-3000
Click here to be taken to the District resource page for computers, laptops & devices
Students: Many of you have asked to be emailed at your home/personal email addresses. Please see the following link to forward your school emails to your preferred email address:
Students: HelloID is the recommended way to sign in to all online resources:
click here for link to hello id . Here you will have access to Canvas (where all of your assignments and coursework will be posted), your email, Office 365, Zoom, and many other helpful resources.
Students: If you have forgotten your password and need a reset, please call Technology at 360-563-3000 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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