• From Mrs. Yates:  Thank you to all students who have complied with the dress code requirements.  I think we are the right track.

    The Abilene Zoo is hosting an event on Saturday, May 17, 2014 called "Zoolute" where they will be honoring over 5,000 military and veteran families with food, music, and free admittance into the zoo. The Keep Abilene Beautiful organization will have a booth there and wanted to know if ATEMS students would assist in manning the booths. Keep Abilene Beautiful  would need 2 shifts of 2 hours each with 6 people per shift totaling 12 students. Keep Abilene Beautiful  will be handing out material and hosting a kid-friendly recycling game. The time of the event starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. The location would be at the zoo. The media outlets will be present, so it would also provide great public relation opportunities for the ATEMS students. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on Mr. Martinez’ door on Friday. In order to volunteer, you must have passing grades every six weeks (no failing grades) and zero discipline issues. This is a privilege to serve as a volunteer for ATEMS and Keep Abilene Beautiful. We hope you will consider helping.

    ATEMS students have been asked to avoid Student Central all day today while TSTC has its New Student Orientation, and all students need to be out of the building by 4:00 this afternoon so that TSTC can prepare for their graduation.

    This week is the third week of the sixth six weeks.  Progress Reports will be mailed next week.  If you have any work to complete in order to avoid a Progress Report, you are welcome to attend Saturday School. There is only 1 remaining Saturday School.  The last Saturday School will be this Saturday, May 10th.  See Mrs. Yates for further information.

    Information concerning summer credit recovery and EOC preparation can be found outside of Mrs. Yates’ office.  Please look over the information if you are in danger of failing a class and not receiving credit.

    From Ms. Rampy, the yearbooks are here but will not be distributed until Thursday, May 22nd during EMS. We will have a PIZZA / YEARBOOK SIGNING PARTY for ONLY those who have purchased their yearbook before midnight on Wednesday, May 21st.  Go to to purchase your yearbook. The cost is $55.00.

    Hey girls! Hannah and Hope have noticed that not many of you are turning in selfies so they thought you girls may need some incentive. Other than food and just a fun night, they thought it may help to let you know that there are going to be prizes given out as well. The selfies are due Friday. That is tomorrow. Get them submitted today to Hannah Pitts, and Hope Boyd.​ Thank you.

    Prom tickets sales end today.  The cost is $40.00 for all tickets.  The price of tickets at the door will be $60.00.  Tickets will be sold today at lunch today. If you need a dress, see Mrs. Lipps. We have have 6 Prom dresses in the ATEMS closet sizes 4, 6, 8, 9 if you like to borrow.

    There is a community service hours opportunity to help decorate the Elks center for Prom for anyone who is in need of community service hours. There is a limit of ten students for this opportunity.  Contact Mr. Monroe if you are interested.  As of now, I only have three volunteers.  The hours for decorating the Elks center will be announced later, so stay tuned.

    The ATEMS Talent show is finally happening. It will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room next Tuesday, May 13. Admission is free, and all friends and family are welcome to attend this event. We hope you will show up to support your fellow students as they show their talent.

    The WITS Women in Technology Summer Camp program at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi introduces female high-school juniors and seniors to college life and to the cyber security and information assurance fields. The seven-day camp will allow young women to spend a week living in a college dorm introducing them to services that the University has to offer. During this time, they will be immersed in exercises and workshops that will give them a taste of what it is like to be a cyber-security professional.  There is no cost whatsoever.  See Mrs. Yates for information.

    Do you play the guitar, drums, or piano and want to perform with a dynamic, live music ensemble that will tour Europe in 2015?  Contact orchestra director Mrs. Radcliffe for audition material and more information.  Auditions will be held on May 20 at 4:00 p.m.  Please call or email for an audition time:  325-677-1731 ext. 2284 or email

    We are excited to announce the first annual district wide Dodgeball tournament. This year all proceeds will go to benefit Abilene High School’s SRO Jason Aulerich. Start getting your teams together now. The tournament will be held on May 17th at 10:00 a.m. in the Abilene High School Gym. Team registration will cost $30.00 which allows you 5 players and 1 sub/coach, and everyone gets a shirt.  There will be two divisions of competition. The first division will be students, and teams can come from Abilene High, Cooper or ATEMS, so start spreading the word. The second division will be an adult division, so teachers get your teams together. The registration form can be found in your email.  Registration is due by May 9.  If you would like to help form a team, contact Colton Williams.  He is trying to form a team.

    The registration for the TSTC STEM camp for girls between the ages of 13 and 18 which will be held on Tuesday, May 20th on our campus and at the TSTC aviation facilities at the airport is now open again.  You can register on TSTC’s website at the link which can be found in the Daily Announcements:

    The cost to attend the camp is $10.  You should pay online.  If you are unable to pay online, we will work with TSTC to collect the $10 fee.  We will then help to complete the registration process with TSTC.  So, again, two ways to pay:  1) Pay $10 online. 2) Pay $10 to Mrs. Goetz.  If you are unable to pay the cost of the camp, please visit with Mrs. Goetz.  The cost includes lunch and a t-shirt. This camp will be available to all students in AISD, not just ATEMS.  So, I encourage you to get signed up as soon as possible.

    Robotic Club members don’t forget to stop by and see Mr. Thomas to vote and sign up for the banquet. Friday will be the last day to sign up for the banquet.

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 Summer Reading
The following is our summer required reading for our Pre-AP and AP English Language Arts courses:
9th Grade - Pre-AP ELA - Unwind, by Neal Shusterman 

10th Grade -  Pre-AP ELA – Separate Peace, by John Knowles

11th Grade - AP ELA – In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
12th Grade - AP ELA – For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
Academy of Technology, 
Engineering, Math, & Science
As a 21st century school, ATEMS embraces rigor in both traditional core learning areas and in skills typically not taught as a part of a traditional curriculum. The Academy is a unique school in Abilene ISD and will help revolutionize the educational experience of high school students across the Big Country. The overall goal of ATEMS is not only to increase student achievement in math and science, but also to inspire students by exposing them to rigorous “real world” problems and issues using research-based, proven curriculum.

The campus is technology-rich, mimicking the workplace where all participants have access to the technological tools they need to complete their work. The campus is fully wireless with a 1:1 computer ratio for all students and facilitators. When projects are completed, external evaluators from a variety of business and education fields come to grade student presentations and final products. All students at the Academy will complete four years of math and science and meet all state requirements for the recommended graduation plan. Upon high school graduation from ATEMS, students will have had the opportunity to accrue at least 30 college hours and participate in capstone or internships with local businesses.
Summer Gatherings
Monday – June 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm
Monday – July 28th from 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday – August 21st from 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday – June 19th from 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday – July 24th from 6:30-8:30pm
Friday – June 27th from 6:30-8:30pm
Friday – July 18th from 6:30-8:30pm
Friday – August 8th from 6:30-8:30pm
Friday – August 8th from 9am-3pm @ ATEMS Campus
All students coming in new to ATEMS are invited!
Enrolling @ ATEMS
It's not too late!  If you already started high school at another school and are interested in making a change, there is a spot for you!  Download this transfer application and submit it to our school at 650 E Hwy 80 (TSTC campus) to reserve your place.  If you are a rising 9th grader, this year we had over 250 applications submitted.  You can still submit a freshman application and be placed on a waiting list.  If a spot comes open before school starts, you still may have a chance to get into ATEMS.  
Overview of ATEMS
Click here for an overview of the ATEMS New Tech Network Fact Sheet.
Geo-Cache Bonanza
UPDATE: Create an account (with parent permission).  Download the app.  Start geo-caching.  We have active caches ready to find!  Check on your mobile app or online for links to the ATEMS caches.  These caches are for anyone, but are especially for ATEMS incoming freshmen.  Don't forget, there are a couple of tokens for free prizes and "admissions into ATEMS." Find the cache, get a prize. Don't forget to take a pencil.  Learn how technology can play a role in learning at ATEMS just by participating.   To learn more about geo-caching before the event starts visit,
Here is a list of the names that you should be looking for.  Many of them have helpful clues in locating the caches.   More caches to come. But for now, here are four to go and find!
002_ATEMS_United by Grades                 
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Parents and supporters of ATEMS High School, now you can keep up with what’s happening at our school anywhere, anytime right from your smart phone with School Connect.  School Connect is a free mobile app that enables you to stay connected to your student’s school and have school information sent directly to you, wherever and whenever you need it. Whether it’s game day scores, updates on the school play, access to grade books, emergency notifications or even classroom reminders from your teachers—School Connect makes all this information available from your smart phone.    School Connect is the best way to get connected, and stay connected to everything that’s happening at ATEMS High School today.  Download it from your app store today or visit to use the Web app.