The Eagle Express

THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK OF February 1-5

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Howdy Eagles!


So much has happened in just the last week, it's hard to keep up! Let me try to give you a run-down of a few of the things that we had going on around campus -


Academy Fair, Financial Aid night, Diamonds & Saphires dance performance, scholarship fair, FFA stockshow, TAFE State Conference, Mock Trial State Conference, voter registration, boys/girls, basketball, JROTC tree mapping, boys/girls wrestling, PALS National Conference, livestock/wildlife judging, robotics prep for FRC, HOSA Competition, football banquet, Colorguard competition, boys/girls soccer, Akins' speech/debate tournament, softball, baseball, track....WHEW!


Oh, and don't forget the 3,600 classes that are taught across campus each week!


Needless to say, the spring semester is fast and furious. I hope you all take the opportunity to attend one of the many extracurricular activities that happen each week. Our students love seeing their teachers show up to support them. It strengthens the student/teacher relationship and will pay dividends in the classroom...guaranteed.


Speaking of paying dividends - one opportunity that I failed to mention on the agenda for Feb. 15th - we are extremely lucky to have Jason Littlefield with us that afternoon for a Mindfulness training. In the middle of spring semester chaos, it's important to take the time to center ourselves and maintain a healthy outlook on our mission. I will send out an amended agenda later this week.


I hope you all have a great week!


Brandi Hosack

Principal

ATTENDANCE

THE GOAL IS 95% OR BETTER EACH WEEK!


GOOD ATTENDANCE = BETTER GRADES = GRADUATION

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SHOUT-OUTS

Teacher of Promise

Congratulations to Ms. Catherine Ballard for being selected as the 2015-16 Teacher of Promise! We are all so proud of you, Ms. Ballard, and constantly impressed with the amazing work you do everyday!
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Academy Fair Success

A big thank you to EVERYONE that made this year's Academy Fair such a huge success! We had a huge number of rising 9th-graders and their families attend - I heard over and over again how impressed they were with the programs Akins has to offer. Special thanks to the Academy Triads, CTE teachers, Fine Arts teachers and students in each of the represented programs. Also, thank you to Robyn Katz and Kena Pierce for their organizing the event.

Wrestling Winners

Congratulations to Leslie Mejia, Robert Rodriguez, and Katerina Pena! They placed 1st, 5th, and 6th at the Hurricane Classic! Great job to those students and coaches Tambunga and Teal!

HOSA Winners

Congratulations to Shelby Long and Valeria Herrera for placing 1st in the EMT competition. They will go on to represent Akins in Area 1 at State. Ethan Morales and Eric Yarbrough also placed 4th in EMT at the competition. Great job to Mrs. Saylor-Carroll, Ms. R. Jenschke, Mrs. Johnson, and Ms. Soto for their leadership in Health Science.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday February 1st A Day
-Twilight 4:30-6:30 in the room 413
-Homework Haven 4:30-6:00 in the library

-Girls Soccer at Burger against Lanier & Lehman 4:30, 5:45, 7:30


Tuesday February 2nd B Day
-Ballet Folklorico in Room 317 4:30-6:00
-Homework Haven 4:30-6:00 in the library

-Twilight 4:30-6:30 in the room 413

-Boys Soccer at Burger Annex against Bowie 4:30, 5:45, 7:30


Wednesday February 3rd A Day
-Homework Haven 4:30-6:00 in the library
-Twilight 4:30-6:30 in room 413

-CAC in the library at 6:00


Thursday February 4th B Day
-Ballet Folklorico in Room 317 4:30-6:00
-Homework Haven 4:30-6:00 in the library
-Twilight 4:30-6:30 in room 413

-Percussion Ensemble 6:00 theater


Friday February 5th A Day
-BPA meeting in room 119 after school

-Girls Basketball against Hays 5:15, 6:00, 6:30, 7:30

-Girls Soccer at home against Crockett 5:00

-Wrestling at Delco 12:00

-Boys Basketball at Hays 5:15, 6:30, 8:00


Saturday February 6th
-Saturday School in the library 9:00-12:00

-Girls Soccer at Burger Annex against Anderson 9:00, 10:45

-Wreslting at Delcom 8:00

-SAT/ACT testing on campus