Mt. Everest "Tuesday" Message
Sept. 8, 2020
Message from the Principal
Things are certainly not the same and we are all doing our best to embrace it. Teachers are visiting your homes daily and parents get to listen in on class. We never imagined these things happening! We can take these moments and be upset or we can see this an an opportunity to learn more about one another and become closer. I've learned that we need to add a couple of larger desks to our home, rearrange some rooms, and boost our internet if we are going to make this all work for everyone in my house. I'm sure you all are going through similar learning curves. Let's stay positive and continue to support one another.
I cannot write you this week without recognizing that it has been almost 20 years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. My father was a NYC firefighter and lost many friends on that day. One of his closest friends was Charlie Kasper, who saved his life in a fire in the early 1970's. Please take a moment this week to talk about 9/11 with your family and if you need a way to make it personal, please share a little bit about Charlie. It is so important for our children to know what others have sacrificed. We remain very close with his family and he is forever in our hearts.
Please do not hesitate to reach out,
Technology Resources and Supports
Month 1 – 8/31/20-9/25/20
Month 2 – 9/28/20-10/23/20
Month 3 – 10/26/20-11/20/20
Month 4 – 11/30/20-12/18/20
Month 5 – 1/4/21-1/29/21
Month 6 – 2/1/21-2/26/21
Month 7 – 3/1/21-3/26/21
Month 8 – 4/5/21-4/23/21
Month 9 – 4/26/21-5/21/21
Month 10 – 5/24/21-6/15/21
Biocom presents Life Science Workshop for K-2
Parents of students in K-2, please mark your calendars for Sept. 18 at 10am. Students will experience a virtual Life Science workshop designed by BioCom. At textbook pick up you received a bag with supplies for the workshop. We hope to see everyone there! (Meeting link to follow.)
ASB Officer Elections
It’s time to elect our 2020-2021 ASB officers. Being a leader of the Associated Student Body is an important job that requires much time, effort, dedication and responsibility. It is also rewarding, provides great memories and opportunities to have fun, and gives you direct involvement in the school community. ASB is responsible for most school activities on campus. If you are elected to become an ASB officer, you will need to represent the school in a positive way.
Advice for New Parents
Written by parents, for parents
Many thanks to our “veteran” families for sharing how they’ve learned to navigate Mt. Everest Academy’s unique environment. This document was written before the pandemic shutdown, so does not include distance learning advice.
* * EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES * *
Music informational meeting offered again
Friday, September 11 / 1:00 pm
Due to popular demand, Mr. Johnson will hold another informational meeting about music classes at MEA this Friday. If you have an elementary student and they play a musical instrument or are interested in starting one, please join this meeting. Classes include band, orchestra, and choir. Music Theory is offered for students in upper grades.
MUSIC ZOOM: 695-890-2546
MUSIC CLASSES, 2nd INFORMATIONAL MEETING
- FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
- 1:00 pm
TUESDAY MUSIC - FIRST CLASSES SEPTEMBER 15TH
- 8:00-8:40 Beg. Strings
- 8:50-9:30 Beg. Band
- 9:40-10:20 Choir
- 10:30-11:10 Adv. Band.
- 11:20-12:00 Adv. Strings
- 12:10-12:50 Music Theory (for older students)
MATHCOUNTS Club for grades 6-8
The club will have a weekly Monday meeting online, starting September 14th, and will continue in-person when our campus opens.
Mondays 12:30pm -1:30pm (except turn in weeks)
Everyone interested in the club can join us online. (the link will be provided)
If your child is familiar with the program and is planning to participate in the competition, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students enrolled in grades 6-8 who enjoy math and challenging problems are welcome to come and join the MATHCOUNTS Club. The club will conclude with the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series which will be held online in the beginning of 2021 (it usually happens at the end of February).
MathCounts Competition Series Est 1983
A national middle school mathematics competition that builds problem solving skills and fosters achievement. In response to COVID-19 this year, there will be more contests and they will be held online.
For more information feel free to check out mathcounts.org
Please note that this club is only for students in grades 6-8.
** COUNSELING CORNER **
National College Fairs
Hello Juniors and Seniors. With college descending upon us it is time for seniors to think about where to apply to college for Fall 2021 and for juniors to begin exploring colleges for Fall 2022. College Fairs will be virtual this year, so get information on which fair is right for you. Here is information that should prove helpful to both Juniors and Seniors:
ASB (Student Government)
Monday College Knowledge Webinar Series
Women in Computer Science
ComputerScience.org has created an extensive guide geared towards women in computer science. This guide discusses the gap amongst women in the computer science field, the benefits of a career in computer science, and how universities are working to gain the momentum of females in the field of CS. Most importantly, this guide offers resources that will help women begin their journey to a rewarding and successful STEM career by listing free online courses, summer camps, scholarship information, and top female-dominated computer science programs.