Weekly Campus Update
THANK YOU to our JOURNALISM Club!
Prom Pictures are now available!!
Please instruct guests to go to http://www.jamesedward.com/
Click Client in the top right.
Enter "planoacademyprom2016" in the access code.
The high resolution download images have been made complimentary for all the guests!
Share your love of great work by following or tagging on Instagram @thejamesedward.
Thank you , Mr. Edward!
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College Boot Camp: August 2-5 9am-12pm for Rising Seniors
Rising seniors, join your counselors this summer and get a jump on your college applications.
We will go through the application process, essay writing, scholarships, interviewing, and assist you with keeping it all organized.
Spots are limited and registration is required.
Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/jf7t3bf
Questions? Contact your counselor.
Summer College Fair Event
DARN is a community of professional college and university representatives who serve students and their families in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. You can find a list of our member institutions at our website www.texasdarn.com.
Each summer DARN puts on a College Search Series in the DFW area. The College Search Series is a program for high school students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) where we provide students with all the information they need to navigate their college search, in the form of a College 101 presentation for one hour, and then college table browsing for the second hour. Students will be able to browse both public and private, in-state and out-of-state institutions.
Below is a link that where you can register for this event:
4th Year E-News By Emily Ware
Two more weeks. Eight more days. They’ve made it this far, and now it’s time to go. The time has come for the first graduating class of Academy High School to say goodbye and head into their futures. For some, the transition will be easy, others will face more challenges, but all the post-secondary preparation ends in a few short days. As a graduating class, the time has come for them to move on. Soon, they will leave the place they’ve grown up, the place they’ve learned to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. It’s over. Excruciatingly, excitingly over. Painfully, terrifyingly over. After three years at the Academy, they are graduating. But, they know they’re ready. They know they’re prepared for whatever life hurls at them.Over the course of this year, Fourth Year learners have done everything from making Southwest Airlines socks, to modifying RC cars with Texas Instruments in a game of real-life MarioKart. The projects of senior year have helped to prepare the Class of 2016 for what is to come, whether that be college, a gap year, or straight into a career. No matter what we do, this year and our last three years at the Academy have readied us for whatever we encounter.
Seniors are making their final preparations for Monday!
3rd Year E-News By Mr. Young
1st Year E-News By Alexander Gonzalez
Dear 1st Year Learners and Parents,
The "Lights! Camera! Action!" presentation night will be held at Academy High School on Wednesday, May 25. The red carpet will open at 6PM, at which time learners can take pictures with the paparazzi, then display their musical instruments to guests. At 6:30PM, we will begin the night’s events: an exhibition of each of the learner-made movie trailers for their Shakespeare adaptations, followed by an awards ceremony for the best trailers.
Learners are welcome to invite family and friends to this event. Other than staying school-appropriate, there is no official dress code for the evening. Learners are, however, invited to dress in their red carpet best to make this a truly special night to celebrate their accomplishments and the end of their freshman year!
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions about the evening. We look forward to seeing you there!
The First Year Facilitators
2nd Year E-News By Mrs. Davis
When facilitators plan projects, it is with the hope that we are providing rich experiences that will not only engage students, but grow them as learners and global citizens. Over the course of the year we have asked so much of them, to stretch themselves and their ideas beyond the traditional, to internalize the growth mindset, to be flexible and self-directed. So, as this year quickly comes to a close, I can’t help but to be not only reflective, but also hopeful.I hope that Second Years are leaving this year with a sense of grittiness, discernment, interpretation, creativity and innovation. I hope that they have learned more about their fellow classmates. I hope that they will return next year with excitement and curiosity for the projects ahead of them and the things they will produce. As Second Year learners, they have surpassed facilitator expectations by creating fanciful interactive adventures, detailed case files, grandiose submarines, immersive video games and thoughtful devices intended to save the world. The 2015-16 school year has been a rewarding one not only for me, but also for my fellow 2nd Year facilitators. If I can speak for them, one piece of advice that we can leave you with is, “learn how to fish.”
A letter from the editor By Emily Ware
There’s a lot of things I could say about how journalism has gone this year. I could say it’s been a failure. I could say I’m not happy with where it is. I could tell you I am ashamed that the amount of effort I have put into this program and how it’s gotten nowhere. But, in all honesty, none of those things are true. When I was asked to lead the journalism club this year, I had no idea what to expect. I had no idea who was going to do what and how far we would come. I had no idea how to lead a club. But I knew I wanted to. I knew where I wanted to go. I knew there were things I wanted to accomplish with this club. One of those things was E-News. Every week, my small team, which seemed to grow smaller by the day, wrote E-News for our audience of facilitators, learners, and parents. Is that our proudest accomplishment from the year? Maybe. But it’s still an accomplishment, and I’m happy with that. For those of you who actually read these little blurbs every week, thank you, for acknowledging our work. Being a part of this has been a pleasure.
Chromebooks ~ Returns and Charges for Damages
New Device Replacement: $279.00
Reissued Device: $250.00
Broken Screen: $90.00
Power Adaptor and Cord $32.00
Additional charges may be assessed by the district.
Damage fees that are not paid before summer break will result in no device issued to the learner in the 2016-2017 school until resolved. If you are in need of a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Brar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch Accounts ~ Please make sure your child's balance is clear.
5/23 4th Years Wacky Racers presentation event 6-7:30 pm
5/24 2nd Year Parent Info Night @ 6:30 pm Dome (dual credit, math choice, internships)
5/25-26 2nd Year Projet Y? presentations Please ask your learner for a specific date and time
5/25 PTSA General Meeting and 1st Year presentation event Lights, Camera, Action
5/26 Learner Recognition Ceremony by invitation
5/27,30 Learner Holidays
5/31 - 6/3 Early Release @ 1:30
6/1 Senior Banquet
6/2 Stay Day with Food Trucks sponsored by PTSA
6/2 Graduation Rehearsal @ 2:30 and Senior Facilitator Picnic and Senior Sunset @ 7:00
6/3 Graduation @ 3:30 pm