Stingray Newsletter

November 20th, 2020

Important Dates

  • November 25th-27th Thanksgiving Break
  • December 3rd-4th Herff Jones on Campus for Jrs. and Srs.
  • December 5th SAT Test
  • December 9th SAC Meeting
  • December 12th ACT Test
  • December 14th-18th Winter Wonder Week
  • December 18th End of 2nd Quarter
  • December 21st- January 4th Holiday Break

Fine Arts Student Spotlight

"Brock Sutton is a 11th grader, on the Baseball Team, the Upperclassman Society, FCA and in Leadership class. He is working on an American Flag needlepoint for the VFW Patriotic Creative American Competition." Ms. Delaney

Florida Seal of Biliteracy

Deadline to apply: February 19, 2021. See the attached flyer at the bottom of the newsletter.

The Florida Seal of Biliteracy Program is established to recognize a high school graduate who has attained a high level of competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more foreign languages in addition to English. The purpose of the Florida Seal of Biliteracy Program is to:

• (a) Encourage students to study foreign languages.

• (b) Certify attainment of Biliteracy.

• (c) Provide employers with a method of identifying an individual with Biliteracy skills who is seeking employment.

• (d) Provide a post-secondary institution with a method of recognizing an applicant with Biliteracy skills who is seeking admission to the post-secondary institution.

• (e) Recognize and promote foreign language instruction in public schools.

• (f) Affirm the value of diversity, honor multiple cultures and foreign languages, and strengthen the relationships between multiple cultures in a community.

Student Laptop Agreement

Don't forget to complete your student laptop agreements!

All students have an extra credit opportunity in all of their classes for uploading a screen shot of their completed student laptop agreements. Follow the directions in this video and upload your screen shots to Focus today! This information is important for all ACHS parents and students to know prior to laptop pickup.

ACHS LAPTOP DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION (Nov 10-13)

Testing Updates

PERT Post Secondary Assessment

Due to our current hybrid schedule, we will only be offering PERT testing after school or on select Saturday test dates. The registration window will close at 9:00 PM TWO days before the posted test date OR once the testing session has reached the maximum number of students allowed to test.


On your selected test date, you will wait on the benches in front of the Main Office until 5 minutes prior to test start time. If you are already on campus for your selected test date, you must exit campus and wait at the benches in front of the Main Office.


Your temperature will be taken before you are admitted to the testing session. You must also wear a mask in order to be allowed onto campus. Testing will start promptly and late arrivals will not be allowed to test. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Chambers by email at nolanb@duvalschools.org.


Go to school website to sig-up for the PERT test.

ASVAB Assessment

The ASVAB will be given December 18th at 7:15 am. If you are interested in signing up for the assessment, please go to the school website.

https://www.todaysmilitary.com/joining-eligibility/asvab-test

PMA 2 Testing

All classes that take an FSA/NGSSS assessment will complete Progress Monitoring Assessments (PMAs) during the course of the school year. The PMAs are designed to be administered towards the end of the quarter; they assess the material that should have been completed up until that point in time according to the district's curriculum pacing guide. Each quarter, the test gets "larger" as it adds additional content and standards. The testing window for PMA #1 is December 4th-December 17th.


The following courses will take the PMAs:

9th and 10th English

Algebra 1

Geometry

Biology

US History

ACT and SAT Registration Deadlines

ACT Assessment: February 9th Test/Registration Deadline January 11th

https://www.act.org/content/act/en.html


SAT Assessment: March 13th Test/Registration Deadline February 12th

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

Athletics

Athlete of the Week

Girls Weightlifting: Jhane' Sulcer


"It is with the utmost enthusiasm that I nominate Jhane' Sulcer as the PTSA athlete of the week. Jhane' is a multi-sport athlete and has participated in Girls Weightlifting (GWL) for the past 3 years. Jhane' has a 3.96 unweighted GPA (4.74 weighted) She currently serves as team captain, as she is a hard worker that exhibits excellent leadership and sportsmanship qualities in the weight room, classroom and in the community. These attributes are imperative to the success of our team. Jhane not only assists me in all aspects of GWL, but she goes beyond the call of duty to ensure everyone's success. She embodies leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork. I believe she is an ideal recipient for this accolade and I am excited to nominate her." Coach Richardson

Athletic Schedule

11/23-11/27

November 23

Boys Soccer vs. Fleming Island

Boys Basketball vs. Bishop Kenny


November 24

Girls Soccer vs. Stanton

Girls Basketball vs. Baldwin

Boys Basketball vs. Sandalwood

School Calendar

Big picture

ACHS Business Partners

Arlington Toyota

Harrell & Harrell

Miller's Ale House

CareNow

Ponte Vedra Golf Carts

Outback Steakhouse

Picasso's

Sonny's BBQ

Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute

Domino's Pizza

Baker's Sports

Davey Tree Expert