Academy Daily Announcements

Updated December 11, 2019

Daily Announcements


Anyone that has an announcement they would like shared with students, staff, or families should email Denise Jones, (tjones@mccsc.edu) A link to daily announcements can be found on the ASE website on the right-hand side under Academy Quick Links.


Note from Principal Willis:


Herff Jones will be at the Academy tomorrow, Thursday December 12 from 11:00-12:00 in the conference room.

Orders for cap and gown and other items will be taken at this time. Full payment or a deposit is required.


End of Semester - Exam Schedule:
We will run the same class time schedule with symposium the last week of the semester. In an effort to not overwhelm students with multiple final exams on the same day, we spread the testing schedule out over the final 4 days of the semester. Not all classes will have final exams so it is important to find out specifics from each class from your teachers or look on Canvas agendas for each class.

o Monday, December 16 – Blue Period 1 and 3

o Tuesday, December 17 – Green Period 1 and 3

o Wednesday, December 18 – Blue Period 2 and 4

o Thursday, December 19 – Green Period 2 and 4


Volunteers needed for basketball program sales

Next game will be Friday Dec. 13th - Volunteer time 6:00pm-9:00pm

IU vs Nebraska

Program Sales runs through March 7th.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4daaa72aa3f58-basketball


Seniors:

Please remember to check out the Seniors only section below. Important information will be posted about upcoming events for the 2020 graduation!


TOY DRIVE:

Project TRR is hosting a toy drive for Monroe County Head Start. We will set up a bin at the entrance for the donations. Spreading some holiday cheer for Monroe County Head Start kids. It is easy to take part! Bring in a new, unwrapped, age-appropriate (boys and girls ages 3-5), approximately $10 toy by Thursday, December 11. Thank you!


PLEASE REMEMBER TO COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR YOUR STUDENT!

Students who do not have their on-line registration complete, will not be allowed to attend any field trips. Permission slips and Emergency Medical information must be complete and current for the school year. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.


Attendance Rate: We know how important attendance in school is to student success and the district provides each school weekly reports on attendance. We have been slipping a bit in recent weeks so we hope the final weeks of the semester we see some improving attendance rate. Our goal is to have a YTD percent of 97%

Year-to-Date: 95.96%

Weekly Rate: 99.27, 98.69, 97.48, 96.7, 95, 97.36, 97.13, 96.68, 95.88, 95, 96.35, 95.66, 96.54, 97.46, 94.25, 95.01, 95.98


Cold and Flu Season

We are in need of Kleenex for our classrooms. We would appreciate any donations to the school. Thank you!!

Upcoming Events

  • November 6 - Toy Drive Begins - Items will be picked up by Dec. 11th
  • December 12- Herff Jones- Order Day 11:00-12:00pm See info below in Senior section
  • December 12 - PTN Meeting 5:30 - 7:00
  • December 13 - Academy Art Show 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • December 13 - IU Basketball Program Sales - Sign up to volunteer
  • December 23-January 3 - Winter Break
  • January 6 - School Resumes
  • January 16 - 6:00 - 8:00 New Student Information Night
  • January 20- Martin Luther King Day - No School
  • February 12 - 6:00 - 8:00 New Student Information Night
  • March 16-20- Spring Break - No School
  • May 22 - Last Day of School
  • May 29- 2020 Commencement - 7:00pm Shreve Hall - Ivy Tech Bloomington

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Computer Science News

The Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. It is organized in over 30 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing.

Each student was given 45 minutes to answer 15 multiple-choice questions that focus on computational and logical thinking. This year several students in the Academy computer science program participated in the challenge.

The following students received scores of distinction:

Junior Level

Duncan Bowman – Best in School Award

Jaidyn Cooper – Honor Roll Status

Senior Level

Paige Nevitt and Solomon Rice both tied for the Best in School Award

Congratulations to all of the Bebras participants!

Next week is Computer Science Education week and students in the Computer Science program will be hosting a variety of symposium sessions Monday through Thursday that focus on a variety of computer science skills and topics. These sessions are open to all ASE students.


Business Professionals of America- Region 11 Leadership Conference

Students from The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2019 Region 11 Leadership Conference, at Ivy Tech Community College- Bloomington on Saturday, December 7, 2019. These students competed in a variety of business skill competitions to earn awards and the privilege to represent The Academy at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference to be held in March.

Kali Barnhill

President – Region 11

1st Economic Research Project Individual

3rd Advanced Word Processing

9th(Tied) Business Meeting Management Concepts

Peyton Chittwood

2nd PC Servicing and Troubleshooting

2nd C++ Programming

3rd Digital Communication and Design Concepts

4th Digital Marketing Concepts

4th (Tied) Administrative Support Concepts

4th Computer Programming Concepts

5th(Tied) Information Technology Concepts

Richelle Elkes

2nd Administrative Support Team

3rd Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications

4th(Tied) Management, Marketing, and HR Concepts

6th Financial Math and Analysis

9th Administrative Support Concepts

Dagon Katz

3rd Entrepreneurship

8th Business Law and Ethics

Jesse Kogge

2nd Fundamental Desktop Publishing

Aiden Mahaffey

2nd Administrative Support Team

2nd Payroll Accounting

4th (Tied) Administrative Support Concepts

7th Financial Math and Analysis

Patrick McInerney

2nd Administrative Support Team

4th Parliamentary Procedure Concepts

5th Business Meeting Management Concepts

5th Digital Marketing Concepts

5th Banking and Finance

7th (Tied) Administrative Support Concepts

7th Management, Marketing, and HR Concepts

9th (Tied) Information Technology Concepts

Kendle Richards

4th Medical Office Procedures

Josiah Speer

1st PC Servicing and Troubleshooting


Congratulations to all ASE students who participated in the event!!


Link to order pictures!

https://kirkwoodphotolab.zenfolio.com/p742116713?customize=3


Pre-Arranged Absences

A per-arranged absence form must be submitted and approved AT LEAST ONE WEEK in advance before absence. This would include college visits, out of town trips or any extended time away from school. Teachers are asked to sign the form After an administrator has approved it. It is the student's responsibility to return it to the office. An approved pre-arranged absence is an excused absence and the rules for make-up work are in effect.

Forms are available in the ASE office.


Parent of a Canvas User? Please see the instructions linked here for guidance on connecting to Canvas so you can help us support your child's success in school.


After School Hours:

Students are welcome to utilize the cafeteria after school until 4:00 on Monday-Thursday to study and or collaborate as needed. Students that are in need of or interested in tutoring options should email Mrs. Willis. This time will be supervised by a staff member.


Math Homework Help:

Mr. Morton can be available after schools on Monday - Thursday for students needing help with Math. Please email him at scmorton@mccsc.edu to arrange a day to stay after school.


Volunteering Opportunity:

ASE sells IU Football and IU Basketball programs at all IU home games as a fundraiser. ASE and PTN will receive 10% of all programs sold at each game. We have earned $3000 in past years. Selling programs takes 10 volunteers for football and we like our volunteers to be paired at each selling station with a student and an adult. It is tons of fun to sell programs and volunteers will receive a free parking pass and tickets to the game. If you are interested in volunteering to help support ASE, please use the https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4daaa72aa3f58-basketball to sign up to help. Volunteers must be at the game 2 hours before kickoff and we sell until the programs are sold out or no later than 30 minutes past the start of the game.


Robotics Team

Robots! Robots! Robots! Robotics club will meet every Monday and Friday from 2:45 - 4:00. If you have questions, please email Dani Ansaldo who will be coaching the team this year.


ACT & SAT Testing Dates

If you plan to take the ACT or SAT this fall please note the dates below:

ACT - 9/14, 10/26, 12/14 Registration & information can be found on www.ACT.org

SAT - 8/24 Registration & information can be found on www. Collegeboard.org


SAT/ACT: If you plan to take the SAT or ACT this fall, please make sure to check dates and registration information/deadlines at the following sites:

SAT: www.collegeboard.org

ACT: www.act.org


21st Century Scholars:


Next visit by Zachary Cullum is January 14th during symposium for grades 9-11. Mandatory meeting. Ms. Gross will remind all 21st Century Scholars of this visit.


Scholars, in order for you to be awarded your scholarship, you must complete several very important steps. We will be discussing these items at our meeting, but as a reminder, you must do the following during your senior year:

  1. Fulfill all 21st Century Scholar activities as listed within your scholars account. You can login to your account at any time to check on your status.
  2. Complete FAFSA (free application for student aid). FAFSA must be completed by March 1, 2020. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to access the application.
  3. Take either the SAT or ACT. You must take one or the other. Information and registration is available at the websites below:

SAT: www.collegeboard.org

ACT: ww.act.org


BPA FUNDRAISER

The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship’s Business Professionals of America chapter is hosting a fundraiser. https://sites.google.com/mccsc.net/ase-bpa-fundraiser/home

The items will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. All of the items are new except the bread maker, and were donated by Mrs. Novak’s mother.

We will do our best to update the website, but if you need to know if an item is still available feel free to e-mail Mrs. Novak at jnovak@mccsc.edu

We are only able to accept cash or a check. Checks can be made out to ASE BPA. Thank you for your support of our BPA Chapter.


Kroger Card

Link your Kroger Card to the Academy to benefit ASE! It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card, select The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards everytime you shop an use your Plus Card! Enroll now for the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Participants must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for their chosen organization.

Register online - See instructions attached below

Seniors Only Information

Seniors and Parents Important Reminders:


Herff Jones- Order Day

Herff Jones will return to the Academy on Thursday December 12th from 11:00 to 12:00pm, to take orders for graduation announcements, class of 2020 apparel and cap and gowns. All seniors received an ordering packet. If your student did not receive a packet or was unable to attend the meeting on the 5th, please stop by the office and see Mrs. Jones.

Payment can be made in full or a $90.00 deposit on order day. Contact the ASE office if you have any questions!


FAFSA: The 2020-21 student aid application opens October 1, 2019. Anyone who is planning to go to college (any institution of higher learning) following high school should file with FAFSA, as eligibility for financial aid is determined through this application.

Students who are applying to Ivy Tech's ASAP Program need to file both 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 FAFSA applications.

If you are a 21st Century Scholar, you MUST file FAFSA. FAFSA_Filing_Now_Open.docx

ISTEP: Seniors who need to re-test in English, Math, or both will be testing early December, 2019.


Withdrawal deadline: If students wish to not have their grade posted to their Ivy Tech transcripts after the drop deadline, they have until November 23rd to withdraw from the course. Withdrawing from the course will post a grade of a “W” on their College transcripts, which counts as an attempted course and may affect their student status when they actually enter college

SEL Corner!

Welcome to the SEL Corner!
We believe that students deserve a safe and inspiring school culture and future where there is empathy, respect for one another, and opportunities for all students to grow academically, behaviorally, social, and emotionally. Through the MCCSC’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative, our students and teachers will learn and practice social and emotional skills through the use of the Second Step or School-Connect curriculum. Some examples of these skills are: self-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Discussions that focus on creating a supportive learning community, developing self-awareness and self-management, building relationships and resolving conflicts, and preparing for college and the workforce are happening throughout the school year. We see application of these skills across home and school and encourage you to talk with your adolescent about what they are learning with Second Step or School-Connect.

Parent-Teacher Network - PTN

ase.ptn.president@gmail.com


AMAZON SMILE

Support ASE PTN through Your Amazon Smile Account
The PTN is officially set up as an Amazon Smile recipient! Start your Amazon shopping through smile.amazon.com and a portion of each purchase will be credited to the PTN. Sign up here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-1690146

COMMUNITY INFORMATION


Parent TechTalk Series (coming in 2 weeks)

Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:00PM - Student Data Privacy
Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:00PM - Student Accounts and Access.


Each session will be videotaped and posted on our corporation webpage.


MCCSC Community Bulletin Board

If you would like to know more about activities and events for students in our community you can access the MCCSC Community Bulletin Board. Information on the community bulletin board is also shared in Friday emails from MCCSC titled "MCCSC Updates and Announcements".


School Age Care Aides Needed

Immediate openings available at Several Elementary Schools.

See Flyer below