AMHS Weekly Update

September 6, 2021- September 10,2021

The Environment as an Integrating Context (EIC)

Arabia Mountain High uses EIC (The Environment as an Integrating Context) instructional model. The EIC model was developed by the State Education and Environmental Roundtable (SEER) and seeks to improve student achievement through hands-on learning using both local natural and community surroundings. Students at Arabia are required to complete 20 service-learning hours. Service-learning is directly linked to the academic curriculum, making meaningful connections to Arabia Mountain’s educational goals. In contrast to community service, service-learning is an instructional methodology that combines academic endeavors with meeting identified community needs. Through service-learning activities, students apply subject area content and skills in authentic settings. This real-world context provides opportunities for students to work directly in our local environment, promoting the development of active participation and responsibility. Through service-learning activities, students discover that they can play an important role and make a significant difference in the community.



Next week will be our first B-week for the 21-22 school year. During B-weeks students will follow the modified A/B Block Schedule. This week due to the Labor Day Holiday, students will report to 2nd, EIC, 4th, and 6th periods on Tuesday and Thursday and 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th periods on Wednesday and Friday. Students can check their schedules in Infinite Campus for their EIC class assignment. The EIC class locator is also posted at the school for our students. EIC projects will engage students in the research process and promote the use of 21st Century Learning Skills (Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity) that will help students think critically and connect with prior knowledge while at the same time generate curiosity as they learn and apply new concepts.


Students will receive a summative grade (test/major project grade) in one of the following core subjects by grade level:


9th grade: Mathematics

10th grade: Science

11th grade: English

12th grade: Social Studies


Please encourage your student to actively engage in their EIC research project this school year.

Time Management and Study Skills

Parents,

It is important that your student develops strong time management and study skills to help them be successful at Arabia Mountain High School. The development of these skills will help students to better manage classroom and homework assignments while at the same time help them to perform better on assessments. It is imperative that students break larger projects or tasks into smaller pieces to help them manage them better. Encouraging your student to study daily, by reviewing class notes, completing practice problems, previewing course content are a few ways to help them to gain a better understanding of the course content. It is encouraged that students spend time grappling with course material, as this is a significant part of their learning. Students are encouraged to write down questions so that they may ask during class or tutorial sessions. Our core content tutorials will begin on Tuesday, September 7th. The Core Content tutorial will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm -4:30 pm.


Tuesdays- Math and English

Thursdays- Science and Social Studies


Please contact your child's teacher for more information.

Stay Informed

We are committed to ensuring that you are informed about your student's progress at Arabia Mountain High School. Campus Portal is a confidential and secure website that provides parents, students, and staff with real-time access to information to better understand, monitor and participate in the educational process. Parents are able to update their emergency contact information in the account settings in Infinite Campus at any time. If you need to update an address in the portal, please contact our school's registrar or assistance.


If you have any questions regarding your child's progress in a course, please contact your child's teacher for assistance.

How to Use the Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)

AMHS Virtual Curriculum Night- Wednesday, September 8th @ 6pm

The AMHS Virtual Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, September 8th from 6.00 pm -7:30 pm. The purpose of curriculum night is for parents and guardians to meet with classroom teachers to learn about the course curriculum and expectations for the 21-22 school year. Teachers will provide parents with a link to the virtual meeting. Please contact your child's teacher if you have not received the link by Tuesday, September 7th.

ATTENTION Class of 2022

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance (includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation, and possibly other personal costs) that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

To be eligible, students must be a high school senior, from at least one of the following ethnicities: *African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American *Pell Grant-eligible * a US citizen, national, or permanent resident * in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) * planning to enroll full-time in a four-year degree program at a US accredited (not-for-profit) private or public college or university.

Act Quickly- Phase I of The Gates Scholarship Application is due Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 5:00PM PT.

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INDIVIDUAL SENIOR CONFERENCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 13th!!!

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Senior Confrence Scheduling Links

Please sign up for your Senior Conference using the links below according to your assigned counselor. The links will be available from Sept. 5th through Sept. 17th.

Senior Conference Scheduling Links by Counselor:


Banks


Sherman


Teague

School Uniforms

Thank you for assisting us in maintaining the AMHS School Uniform Policy. The vast majority of our students are following the uniform policy. Please continue to remind your student to be in the appropiate school uniform daily. As a reminder, students should have their AMHS logos on their shirts by Tuesday, September 7th. We will begin "Blazer Mondays" beginning on Monday, September 13th. Please review the uniform policy below with your student. Thank you in advance for assisting us with our uniform policy.

Need a Chromebook

New student Chromebooks were delivered and issued last week. If your student needs a Chromebook. Please complete the DCSD Chromebook User Agreement and return it to Mr. Burd (Paris_Burd@dekalbschoolsga.org). Once the user agreement is received, the student will be assigned a Chromebook. The user agreement form is linked below.