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 Jostens.com 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 www.revolutionstrings.com
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.