Stingray Newsletter

November 6th, 2020

Important Dates

  • November 7th Community Service Crew Volunteers from 8:30 am-11:30 am
  • November 11th Veterans' Day-No School
  • November 17th PTSA Meeting at 5:00 pm
  • November 17th SAC Meeting at 6:00 pm
  • November 19th Quarter 2 Progress Reports
  • November 25th-27th Thanksgiving Break

New Bell Schedule

In order to maintain social distancing in lunch and provide enough time for students to eat, we have created three lunches. As a result, our bell schedule is changed. Please see the updated schedule below.
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Colder Weather

Reminder: Students are not allowed to wear hoodies over their heads. Since colder weather is here, we are expecting students to wear more hats and hoodies on campus. If students are caught wearing a head covering, they will be confiscated immediately. Students are allowed to pick up their head covering in the Manta Office after school.

One to One Computers for Students

We are in the beginning stages of providing a laptop for each student. Both the student and the parent will have to go into their OneView account and complete the electronic signature. More information will be sent out soon!

Vote Here

Mr. Dinger's US History classes had a great time participating in the voting process this week. Students voted for their favorite candidate for president.

80's Spirit Day

Stingray Nation had such a great time dressing up in our 80's costumes last week. The Jr and Sr volleyball match was a blast. We appreciate all of the students dressing up in their favorite 80's attire. We had so much fun throughout the day!

Senior Breakfast

November 10th will be our Class of 2021 Senior Breakfast. The event will be only for the seniors that purchased the senior package.

Spring Dual Enrollment

Deadline: November 19, 2020

The window for off-campus Spring Dual Enrollment is now open. Students must be a junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA and have qualifying college-ready test scores. Also, the student should have taken SLS as a prerequisite or is enrolled in SLS for second semester. If your child is interested, see your school counselor for an application. Applications are due Thursday, November 19, 2020.

American Sign Language Honor Society

Fine Arts Student Spotlight

Brooke Andrade is throwing pottery on the wheel. She is in the 12th grade, a member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Marathon High and the Yearbook. She enjoys working with clay, painting and needlepoint.

Testing Updates

ASVAB Assessment

The ASVAB will be given December 18th at 7:15 am. If you are interested in signing up for the assessment, please go to the school website.

https://www.todaysmilitary.com/joining-eligibility/asvab-test

PMA 2 Testing

All classes that take an FSA/NGSSS assessment will complete Progress Monitoring Assessments (PMAs) during the course of the school year. The PMAs are designed to be administered towards the end of the quarter; they assess the material that should have been completed up until that point in time according to the district's curriculum pacing guide. Each quarter, the test gets "larger" as it adds additional content and standards. The testing window for PMA #1 is December 4th-December 17th.


The following courses will take the PMAs:

9th and 10th English

Algebra 1

Geometry

Biology

US History

ACT and SAT Registration Deadlines

ACT Assessment: December 12th Test/Registration Deadline November 20th

https://www.act.org/content/act/en.html


SAT Assessment: March 13th Test/Registration Deadline February 12th

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

Athletics

Athlete of the Week

Julia Schaffner, Girls Soccer

"Julia was nominated because of her hard work both on the field and in the classroom. Julia, is the true definition of a great student-athlete as she maintains a 4.75 GPA and is currently ranked 1st overall in her class of 536 juniors. Julia is a starting midfielder and has never missed a practice or game." -Kenny Mukasa

Cross Country

Congratulations to the athletes who qualified for regionals. The varsity boys will be the first cross country team in Atlantic Coast history to qualify. In addition to the boys team, Lynn, Annabelle, and Rylee qualified from the girls team.
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Athletic Schedules for Week 11/9-11/13

11/09 Boys Soccer vs. Nease

11/09 Slow Pitch at Stanton

11/10 Girls Soccer at Sandalwood

11/10 Boys Soccer at Ponte Vedra

11/10 Girls Basketball Preseason @ Providence

11/12 Girls Soccer vs. Bishop Kenny

11/12 Girls Basketball Preason @ Providence

11/12 Slow Pitch vs. Mandarin

11/12 Weightlifting at Sandalawood

11/13 Varsity Football vs. Fletcher (Playoffs)

School Calendar

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ACHS Business Partners

Arlington Toyota

Harrell & Harrell

Miller's Ale House

CareNow

Ponte Vedra Golf Carts

Outback Steakhouse

Picasso's

Sonny's BBQ

Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute

Domino's Pizza

Baker's Sports

Davey Tree Expert