AIM High School News
March 18, 2021
Upcoming Dates for your Calendar
In person Tours of AIM- see sign up genius below: March 22 thru 25. 3:30-6p.m.
40% Due Tuesday March 23
40% work drop off/60% material pick up. Wednesday March 24. 8a.m to 3:30p.m. See details below
Monday March 29- In person classes begin
Spring Break- Monday April 5 thru Friday April 9
60% Due Tuesday April 20
Parent Group Meeting Thursday April 29. 5:30 to 6:30p.m. Zoom link will be emailed.
80% Due Tuesday May 18
Message from Principal Doug
Greetings AIM students and families,
2 reminders for this week-
- In-person Learners- As you prepare to return to in-person learning, it is important to start thinking about what you need to bring to school when you attend. Along with your typical learning materials (Books, notebooks, paper, pencils/pens, etc.), plan to bring your fully charged computer along with your charging cord with you every day. There is a very limited supply of devices that will be available for students that forget or have computer issues. If you did not check out a device, please give us a call so we can get a device checked out to you.
- Remote Learners- Please remember ATTENDANCE MATTERS! I was recently in a conversation that included the phrase “We don’t have any correspondence courses at AIM”. Direct instruction occurs during scheduled class time and is critical in student success. Remote learners are expected to attend all scheduled classes and will have the opportunity to join discussions and lessons with in-person learners via ZOOM. As we approach the 40%-mark next week, set your goals to be fully engaged and finish the year strong.
Sign up to tour AIM High School in Person
During the week of March 22 thru 25, families & students will have the opportunity to tour the building. Principal Doug, Derek & Heather will be on hand to answer questions. Sign up for your individual time slot using the following sign up genius link:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0849ADA72DA6FE3-inperson
Tours will be one family at a time based on registered time slot. Please plan to wear masks and follow safety guidelines. This opportunity is open to all AIM High School families & students.
We look forward to seeing you!
40% Drop off/ 60% Materials pick up Day
Wednesday, March 24th, 8am-3:30pm
525 13th Street
This will be a drive thru event. Please plan to wear a mask and stay in your car.
Message from AIM school nurse
Hooray! I am so excited to welcome students back on campus! If your student has any health-related needs, an IHP, or needs to take medication at school please let me know as soon as possible! We only have a short time to get all forms filled out and turned in. Please contact me with any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 360-563-3426.
Brittany Magiba, Parkway School Nurse
AIM High Video: Contains AIM specific information about in person & remote learning schedules
Internet Cafe' Update- Last Day for Cafe will be Thursday March 25
With the advent of in person learning, the last day for the Internet Cafe' will Thursday March 25.
AIM Student Art
Counselors Corner-Derek DeGroot AIM School Counselor
Interested in a Career in Biotechnology?
The application portal for the BioPath Internship Program for the 2021-2022 school year is open now!
The BioPath Internship Program is similar to a trade school program, providing intensive training followed by the potential opportunity to launch a career in biotechnology.
BioPath offers hourly compensation, plus high school and college credit. The BioPath Internship Program includes on-the-job training and a potential full-time job offer upon high school graduation for qualified students who apply for full-time positions.
Need help with your application? Contact Derek.
Visit the BioPath homepage here:https://www.agcbio.com/biopath
The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) currently operates two registered Youth Apprenticeship programs for youth. Both the Production Technician (Youth) and Automation Technician (Youth) are 2,000 hour programs designed for high school juniors and seniors to develop career-ready skills in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries. These apprenticeship programs combine paid on-the-job training at an AJAC employer and college-level classroom instruction which can lead to a high school diploma, journey-level card and short-term college certificate. Click here:
for more information and to apply. You are also encouraged to attend a zoom informational meetings found in the attached flyer below.
Everett Community College recorded a presentation for AIM! In case you missed it during advisory and have questions about EvCC and their many programs and options, visit the following link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7US0L8FFzw
There are local scholarships available that are independent of the Local Scholarship Program (LSP). The following time-sensitive opportunities are available for graduation seniors:
Everett Community College Academic Excellence Award ($1200 for three quarters, totaling $3600). This scholarship is awarded to one AIM student who will be attending EvCC. The only eligibility requirement to apply to this scholarship is an EvCC ID number and that your intentions are to begin attending EvCC in the fall.
June Shirey Scholarship ($500) – Essay prompt required, along with your personal statement, financial need statement and transcript.
Public School Employees Scholarship ($750) A current PSE member recommendation, along with your personal statement, financial need statement and transcript are required.
Snohomish Networking Women ($1,250) – Two scholarships will be awarded to a female applicant. Include your personal statement, financial need statement and transcript.
Washington Association for Learning Alternatives ($1,000). Application form, essay, three letters of recommendation and your transcript are required.
Assistance League of Everett is offering Graduation Awards to high school seniors. Awards are open to all graduating seniors. Awards of up to $200 per student are available for senior year graduation expenses. The main criterion for this award is financial need. Contact Derek at 360-563-3408 or email@example.com for more information.
The phone line for the Energy Assistance Program to assist with customers heating bills has now re-opened! Additional funds due to COVID-19 are now available. Grants are $100 up to $1000 and the COVID grant is $500. Please call 425.388.3880 to learn more about our program eligibility and to schedule an interview for a phone appointment.
See the attached document below.
Book an Appointment with Derek (AIM School Counselor).
I now have a page where you can book an individual appointment with me for a specific date and time. I look forward to seeing you, and I encourage you to reach out. Please visit the following link to do so: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/AIMCounselingCareerCenterScholarships@SnohomishSchoolDistric.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/
Please join my AIM Counseling, Career Center & Scholarships Canvas course.
Here you will find valuable information on several helpful topics, including: Local Resources (Clothing/Food & More), Mental Health, College, Scholarships, Internships, Apprenticeships & Jobs. I plan to continually add to this throughout the year.
Please enroll by using this link: https://sno.instructure.com/enroll/G4B7GH
Note: This is not a course with assignments or additional work. It is a voluntary resource for you.
AJAC Informational Flyer
Master Local Scholarship Spreadsheet
Work Source offering free workshops Interviewing and Budget and Finances
Upcoming Virtual College Fairs- Great way to check out different college options
Some dates to keep in mind:
Western US Fair: 4/10
Students who plan to attend college next year – it’s time to begin reviewing scholarship opportunities!
Recommended Scholarship websites/databases:
FAFSA you can't receive financial aid if you don't apply!
Click on the FAFSA logo to go to their webste
List of Scholarships
Click on the Gear up logo to go to their website
Click on the photo to see a list of College application deadlines
Staff & Teacher Emails:
Doug Plucker Doug.Plucker@sno.wednet.edu
Linda W. Linda.Wetherald@sno.wednet.edu
Linda H. Linda.Hardy@sno.wednet.edu
Derek D. Derek.firstname.lastname@example.org
Anja L. Anja.Lapier@sno.wednet.edu
Dara D. email@example.com
Dan S. Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org
MaryAnne J. MaryAnne.Jones@sno.wednet.edu
Courtney P. email@example.com
Heather H. Heather.Hunsberger@sno.wednet.edu
Elizabeth H. Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom E. Thom.Engel@sno.wednet.edu
Below please find information and links to help with technology questions
Technology help line: 360-563-3000
The district has a dedicated phone line for student/family computer/laptop support for district-issued devices. Students and families can call 360-563-3000 for live technical support from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30-11:30 a.m., Friday
Click here to be taken to the District resource page for computers, laptops & devices
Students: Many of you have asked to be emailed at your home/personal email addresses. Please see the following link to forward your school emails to your preferred email address:
Students: HelloID is the recommended way to sign in to all online resources:
click here for link to hello id . Here you will have access to Canvas (where all of your assignments and coursework will be posted), your email, Office 365, Zoom, and many other helpful resources.
Students: If you have forgotten your password and need a reset, please call Technology at 360-563-3000 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285, email@example.com; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7314, firstname.lastname@example.org.