Issue 14 Volume 15.16
Student Course Completions!
Current Online Learning Enrollment
Current Course Enrollments by Subject
Course Completions by Subject
- Congratulations to Renee Mayet who has the highest number of completions in the district!
- Congratulations to Elvin Price who is the second teacher with the highest number of completions in the district!
- Congratulations to Milton Velez who is the third teacher with the highest number of completions in the district!
- Congratulations to Tommie Barkley who is a very close fourth teacher with the highest number of completions in the district.
*If you have a student who has completed by January 5th and is not shown on the list, please contact Isabel Hejazi (email@example.com)
These students have completed Online Learning courses as of January 5th, 2016.
Toy Drive by the Online Learning Department
These toys were delivered to a shelter in Aldine.
The Online Learning Team was excited to be able to give back to the community.
The Online Learning Team is committed to continue serving the Aldine community.
Getting to Know the Department
Milton Velez (Online Learning Lab Teacher at Nimitz High School)
I’m Milton Velez and I work in the Online Learning Lab at Nimitz Senior High. I’ve worked for Aldine for five and a half years. I began working in education in 2010. I left Corporate America to pursue a more balanced work-life schedule. I was originally hired to work in the Online Learning Lab by Raylene Truxton and I was trained by The Veronica Johnson (a phenomenal educator and human being). The Online Learning Lab was like a roller-coaster ride, but-even better.
I was able to build rapport with young adults in the Online Learning Lab and the day-to-day human interaction with at-risk students was rewarding and thrilling. I was able to help people who have experienced failure. I was able to assist students through a very difficult point in their lives when they did not know if they had the energy left in themselves in order to persevere. Helping students in a way that means they have better opportunities is the reason why I enjoy this department and what I do.
Unfortunately, my roller-coaster ride in the Online Learning Department was short-lived because of funding. Therefore, I was transferred to the Special Education Department. Special Education allowed me the opportunity to develop and grow in a truly special way. For example, I was able to support, facilitate, and co-teach in a variety of settings ranging from English IA to Algebra IIB (and every subject imaginable in between). It was a rough two years, but, I was thankful for a job.
The opportunity to work with a multitude of teachers, cross-curriculum, prepared me when a position opened up in the Online Learning Lab. I rejoined the Online Learning Department in 2012. I’m proud to be part of something great! The investment in young adults is very cumbersome, but the return on that investment is priceless.
Milton and his three beautiful daughters.
Tallest to shortest: Aubrey Nikole, Audrina Maree, and Arilynn Ivey.
Milton enjoys spending time with his wife, Veronica, and his precious daughters.
Virtual School Updates
Please provide the virtual school conference schedule below to all Virtual School IC Students. It is critical that you review this information with the students. This schedule is in effect today and students can access the teachers via the links provided. If the assigned teacher is not available, the student is encouraged to choose an available teacher and/or email their assigned teacher.
Virtual School students ONLY: Edgenuity courses for VS will display a VS teachers name with the letters VS before the school year.
Virtual conference sizes are limited to 25 participating students at a time, with any additional students on standby as students leave the conference room
Students must login using their FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, and CAMPUS NAME. Example: John Diaz NimitzHS
Students will receive additional participation points based on their attendance in virtual conferences.
If a teacher is not available outside of the times
below, please send an email
to the teacher
Go To Meeting is available on any computer or mobile device using the Go To Meeting app.
Events Coming Up
January 15th Online Learning Training Registration
Extension Explanation to Students
Thank you for all the lab teachers who have updated their spreadsheets. Remember that your SLOs are now linked to the data on your spreadsheets, so it is vital that you update them weekly.
There have been several teachers who have sent and/or shared with me their own spreadsheet. Every teacher must complete the information on the master teacher spreadsheet copy. I am including a video on how to input your data on the master copy.
Please click here for the master copy.