Academy Daily Announcements

Updated January 17, 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:


TARDY POLICY- IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Developing responsibility and a sense of personal accountability are important goals for students at The Academy. Students are responsible for being on time to school and on time to class. Students who arrive late present a disruption to the class and miss instructional time. Being on time to class is an attitude that students must have.


Period 1 begins at 8:10 and the expectation is that students are in the building and in class by this time.


3rd Tardy - Phone call home


4th Tardy and beyond - after school detention until 4:00 - to be served on the same day unless it is earned on a Friday and detention will be served the following Monday.


Seniors: If you missed the visit from Herff Jones, you can still place your order on-line. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Jones in the front office.


Program sales - IU game January 23rd. IU vs Michigan State 6:30pm - 9:30pm-

Thanks to all who signed up to volunteer!!

Please follow link to sign up!


Program Sales runs through March 7th.

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


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

Upcoming Events


  • January 20- Martin Luther King Day - No School
  • January 25 IU College, Culture & Careers Academy See Flyer Below
  • 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.


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 Spring please note the dates below:

ACT - Feb. 8 & April 4 Registration & information can be found on www.ACT.org

SAT - March 14 Registration & information can be found on www. Collegeboard.org


SAT/ACT: If you plan to take the SAT or ACT this Spring, 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:


It's hard to believe that the final semester of your senior year is upon us. This is a very exciting time, but there's still much to do in order to successfully cross the finish line and Graduate on Friday, May 29. I have touched base with all of you recently and feel confident that you know what you need to do in order to accomplish your goals and meet required graduation requirements.

Below is a list of important information/reminders. Please read carefully and let me know if questions.

1. Student Status Letters: Parents of students who are in jeopardy of meeting graduation/diploma/21st Century Scholar requirements will be receiving a 'Senior Status' letter via snail mail within the next week. The letter will indicate what the student needs in order to successfully meet all graduation/program requirements.

2. FAFSA: In order to secure state eligibility for financial aid, students must submit the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) by the state deadline of April 15, 2020. This form can be accessed by visiting fafsa.ed.gov. Seniors are encouraged to create a Federal Student Aid (FSA ID) prior to the beginning of FAFSA. The FSA ID serves as a legal digital signature and both the student and at least one parent must have one.

3. Transcripts to Colleges: If you are applying to a 2 or 4 year college, you will need to have your (final) high school transcript sent to the college of your choice. To do this, you must create an account through Parchment, which sends transcripts electronically. To access Parchment, go to the ASE website and click on "request a transcript." Follow the instructions for setting up an account and having transcripts sent to desired destinations.

4. Dual Credit Courses at Ivy Tech: Students, please make sure that you are aware of your spring schedule of classes at Ivy Tech, as classes begin on 1/13/2020. It is important to honor your commitment to these courses. Also, if you happen to be billed for courses but have not exceeded the "5 tuition-free" course agreement, ignore the bill.

5. Dual Credit Courses on the High School Transcript: If you want Ivy Tech courses placed on your high school transcript, please make sure to give me an "unofficial copy" of your Ivy Tech classes/grades once grades have posted. Many of you need specific courses placed on you HS transcript due to Academic Honors Diploma or GPA requirements.

6. 21st Century Scholars: Please remember that your scholarship MANDATES that you graduate with a C40 diploma and a GPA of 2.5. If you do not meet these requirements (along with other requirements indicated in your account), the scholarship will be voided.

Please see attachments below for Scholarship Opportunity and Go Ivy Day at Ivy Tech.



Herff Jones- Order Day

Those of you who missed the last visit from Herff Jones for ordering, you can still place orders on-line. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.


2020-2021 FAFSA

The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now live and opened Tuesday, October 1. In order to secure state aid eligibility for the 2020-2021 academic year, students must submit the FAFSA by the state deadline of April 15, 2020. The form can be accessed by visiting fafsa.ed.gov. Seniors are encouraged to create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) prior to beginning the FAFSA. The FSA ID serves as a legal digital signature, and both the student and at least one parent must have one. The FSA ID can be created on the Federal Student Aid website


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


IU School of Education - College, Culture & Careers Academy

See Flyer Below

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


Students and Parents

Ivy Tech offers several exciting degree programs in the medical field.


Radiation Therapy Program

Selective entrance program.
Program Prerequisites:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (APHY 101)
  • College Algebra (MATH 136)
  • Medical Terminology (HLHS 101)
  • Introductory Biology (BIOL 101)

Attending a program information session is a requirement to apply to the program. All information sessions take place in Room C244D. Application deadline is April 30, 2020.

Information Sessions
MONDAY, JAN 27 at 9 am
TUESDAY, FEB 11 at 12:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, FEB 26 at 3 pm
THURSDAY, MAR 19 at 11:30 am
MONDAY, APR 6 at 2 pm
WEDNESDAY, APR 22 at 9 am


***BMG Hack Hackathon #1 “Let’s Get Visual - Bloomington Civic Data Challenge” ***

The main event is dubbed “Let’s Get Visual – Bloomington Civic Data Challenge” and is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1-5pm at City Hall. There will be a MeetUp to register for this free event.

The event will have four main components each lasting 1 hour:

1 – Welcome to Data Viz

· A mini-workshop to present a basic data visualization framework, terms, and tools, and how non-coders can participate.

2 – Your Mission… Should You Choose to Accept It

· Why we are hosting this event (to introduce civic-minded individuals to the City’s data sets, spread awareness of the presence and mission of BMG Hack, and to prep for “Analog Hack” that will use some of the visualizations created).

· How the event will proceed.

· Who are the sponsors and participants.

· Pitches by the DataViz pod people to give context about the data set that they will help their pod visualize. The pitches will try to entice people to join their pod.

· Formation of pods. Ideally each pod will have a Data Viz person (mandatory), a recorder, a questioner, and a “Devil’s Advocate”. These roles will be defined before the pods form.

3 – Let’s Get Data Vizzy

· The Data Viz pod person walks the pod through any necessary clean up of the data and visualization of the data set.

· The recorder documents any insights that are now visible to the pod through the visualization of the data.

· The recorder documents any questions that follow on the heels of the insights.

· The pod may choose to iterate multiple times on the cycle of visualization-->insights and questions-->visualization and/or combine with other pods and/or combine their data with other data sets available on BClear.

· As this time can be a bit intense, pizza and puppies will be available.

· At the end of this hour, pods will prep a presentation to the full group about the data set they started with, their progression, and the final visualization.

4 – The Wrap Up

· Pods present out – other participants have an opportunity to ask questions.

· Someone from BMG Hack will talk about the current long-term project (Volunteer Network) and tell people how to get involved.

· Participants will be asked to complete a quick online survey about the event before they leave.

· Everyone will be invited to the Analog Hack (some time in April or May) where visualizations from this hack will be printed on transparencies and layered to gather insights about combined data.

In order to ensure that we have Data Viz pod people, we will begin immediately reaching out to specific folks we know who have that skill to see if any of them would be interested in serving in that role for the event.

Katy Sparks

STEM and Computer Science Coach

Monroe County Community School Corporation


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