Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators, Today!
January 10, 2021
Notes from our Director
Hello DATA community,
As we begin the second week of the second semester, it is critically important that students log in to their classes each day and submit their assignments on time. Staying in tune with class lessons and doing assignments on time helps students learn better plus allows work to be graded by teachers in a more timely manner. These actions will help with ensuring success this semester.
Sadly, this past week, we lost one of our outstanding master teachers, Mrs. Natasha Christian. She was an AP English IV teacher and has taught many of our DATA students over the past few years. As we mourn her passing and remember her tremendous legacy, there will be counselors available on campus all week for students and staff. Thank you for keeping the entire Christian family in your thoughts.
A big thanks to the many students who signed up to participate in the community service project with the Valentine's decor for our feeder campus teachers. Mrs. Philbrick has reached out to those who have already signed up with details. There is still time to sign up if you want to help with this community service project from home. The link is included below.
Thank you for reviewing the many details included below. Please continue to stay safe. If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out.
DATA senior, Sasami Cavan, appreciates the support she has received in NEISD to help her pursue her career in architecture
DATA Student Voice is Needed!
*Due to COVID - 19, there are some things that DATA traditionally does that have needed to be adjusted this year. However, we do want to hear your thoughts and see how we can continue to be creative with meeting our students' needs.
Credit Recovery Support Available this Week
- Credit Recovery details for 1st semester:
- We will offer virtual credit recovery tutoring on January 11 – 14, 2021, from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm for core courses and foreign language.
- Students who attend will receive help with their credit recovery packets and earn hours towards attendance.
- Here is the flyer with the zoom links and details about the credit recovery tutoring.
- When students complete the credit recovery, they will then receive a 70 to earn credit for the regular course. The original failing grade will remain on the transcript and be calculated into GPA/Rank, but the credit for the course will be earned through this process.
DATA Video Game Design with Mr. Fritz
Community Service Opportunity from Home
Saturday School Information
Saturday school will be virtual from 8:00AM to 1:00PM. The $8 cash fee is payable by Friday at 2:30PM to our AP Office by Friday afternoon prior to the scheduled Saturday school. Once successful registration and payment are received, the registered student will receive a Zoom link in his/her North East ISD student email account on Friday leading up to a scheduled Saturday School.
There is also an option to register online. A registration link is emailed out each week and the following information is required to register:
- Date of Saturday School student is registering for
- Student ID#
- Official Student Last Name
- Official Student First Name
Dates for Saturday School that will help with first semester attendance hours that remain are:
Saturday, January 23rd
Saturday, February 6th
Blossom Scholarship Opportunity - Application Deadline Approaching Soon
Scholarship Name: Blossom Scholarship
Deadline Date: January 31, 2021
Description: The Virgil T. Blossom Scholarship is awarded to one student at each of the NEISD high schools. Must be a senior planning to major in education. The scholarship pays $325 per semester for eight semesters, totaling $2,600. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and continue to study education as a major. Applications may be picked up in the Career Center at each high school.
Have you picked up your DATA t-shirt?
Do you know someone who would like to apply to be in DATA next year?
Join the DATA Alliance and support our program
Seniors - another ASVAB testing opportunity
College Career Military Readiness Information
- Our College Career Military Readiness Specialist is posting very helpful information for our current seniors and juniors in Google Classrooms. Here are the corresponding codes. Senior Google Classroom Code: s5qv4rf; Junior Google Classroom Code: v7t3z54 Mrs. Taylor also has a Bitmoji room with more links.
Here is a letter about a number of College Board assessments happening this year. PSAT, SAT, and AP testing opportunities included.
Community Service Hour Details
Here is a link to the Community Service Form that you can submit to Ms. Tiller to keep track of your hours. Be sure to keep filling up the page before submitting. You don't need to submit the sheet with just one entry each time. You can also log your hours in the Skyward system under the Volunteer Tile and then just take a "snapshot" or print out of those accumulated hours and send those to Ms. Tiller. firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking Ahead at upcoming events and Important Dates
January 14 - DATA shirt day! Wear your DATA shirt and if on-campus, expect a surprise.
January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School
January 21 - DATA in-person recruiting event open house 5:30pm - 7:30pm
January 23 - Saturday School VIRTUAL opportunity to earn back hours for 1st semester
January 26 - PSAT testing for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders
January 31 - Blossom Scholarship Application Deadline
February 6 - Last Saturday School VIRTUAL opportunity to earn back hours for 1st semester
February 10 - ASVAB testing opportunity must be signed up by Feb. 8
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