Happenings for the Week of 3/28

This Week at ATLAS Academy

March 28- STAAR Pep Rallies

7th Grade-6th Period

8th Grade-7th Period

Progress Reports will be sent home

March 29- STAAR Testing

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade Math

*Last Day for Updates for State History Fair Qualifiers

March 30- STAAR Testing

8th Grade Reading

April 1-Jean Day


Atlas Academy qualified 36 students for Heart of Texas Regional History Fair at Baylor. 25 of those students received recognition either in their entry category, or special awards. This is a remarkable tribute to the students, parents, and teachers in the Atlas Academy.

History Fair State Qualifiers
Individual Website
1st Rebecca Heldenbrand
Group Website
1st Breanna and Mark Ticarat
2nd Daniel and Sofia Swenke
Individual Documentary
1st Ansley Gibson
Group Documentary
1st Isabella Riggs, Bonnie Gibson, Emry McDonough
2nd Ayla Albertie and Samantha Anyaji
Historical Paper
1st James Ackerman
Individual Performance
1st Harper Hoover
2nd Ellie Becker
Group Performance
1st Brigitte Eichenberg and Neal Dupuy
Individual Exhibit
1st Morgan Wray

Regional History Fair Awards
Ada Margaret Smith Outstanding Young Historian: James Ackerman
Historic Waco Foundation Sweepstakes Winner: Harper Hoover (Shared with teacher)
3rd Group Exhibit: Emerie Cruz and Jaqueline Grimaldo and Greater Waco Foundation Award and Daughters of Texas Republic Award
3rd Individual Documentary: Hope Aguilar
3rd Group Website: Miller Cunningham and Elisha Sriram
Texas German Heritage Society Award Exhibit: Michael Aguilar
Baylor Law School Award: Mariah Mason and Estefania Pizano
Honorable Mention Group Documentary: Caitlin and Jillian Brennan
James M. Sorelle Department of History Sweepstakes Award: E.P. Garth

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ATLAS offers many mini courses for our students to enjoy. One of the mini courses, Community Gardens is committed to beautifying our campus. Ms. Prather, Ms. Lilley, Mr. Viladevall and Ms. Tucker work diligently to ensure that students are on task and learning while completing this mini course.Parents also help with this course. A big thanks Jessica Bell and Jimmie Bell, mother and grandfather of student Kaeleana Ramirez who have helped build the well house cover.

Ms. Prather has received some grants this year to help with the garden, such as the Lowe's Toolbox grant for $4,000 which will help construct the key hole gardens. She also received the Meadow's Grant for $500 that helps maintain the garden. Brazos Masonry in Speegleville also donated supplies for the key hole gardens as well. Good Job.

ATLAS Fieldtrips

The Texas State Railroad is a historic 25 mile railroad between Rusk and Palestine, Texas. Founded in 1881 by the state of Texas to haul freight, regular service on the line was ended in 1921. Our 7th grade students visited this location after studying about the Texas Railway Systems.

We have all groups of students raising money for fieldtrips. Our 6th grade is raising money for the Zoo Snooze trip to the Dallas Zoo. This will also include a visit to the Perot Science Museum and Medieval Times.Our 7th Grade is raising money for our Road to Revolution trip which encompasses many historic landmarks and sites throughout Texas. Our 8th grade is raising money for their Washington DC trip which includes many historical places.

If you would like to support any of these endeavors, please email:

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Upcoming Events

April 4 Mock STAAR for 6th & 7th Grade Math and 8th Grade Science

April 5 Mock STAAR for 6th & 7th Grade Reading and 8th Grade Social Studies

April 5 Mandatory Parent Meeting for Cheer Tryouts @6:00pm in the TMS Cafeteria

April 6 Early Release/Teacher Inservice

April 7 Poetry Day(More Info to Come)

April 7 Manditory Parent Meeting for Cheer Tryouts @6:00pm in the TMS Cafeteria

(if you did not attend the meeting on April 5)

April 11 TMS Cheer Tryouts