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  • Good morning, ATEMS. Today is Friday, September 22, 2017. 


    It is time for the 23rd Annual Big Country Balloon Fest hosted by the Optimist Club Unlimited of Abilene. We are looking for volunteers to help us. It is Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30. There is a spreadsheet available for you to sign up. If there are any questions, email Taylor Casady for more information.  Please sign up in the spreadsheet below:



    The PAC12 invites you to participate in the Bunco Night Service Project to earn some community service hours. The event takes place at the Taylor County Expo Center Tuesday, October 10 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. 133 volunteers are needed. Students need to be there at 5:30 wearing jeans/pants, sneakers, and either a black shirt or an ATEMS T-shirt. A pizza dinner and drinks will be provided. If you are interesting in volunteering, sign up at the form in the Daily Announcements: https://www.volunteersignup.org/3DTXA . See Mrs. Lipps if you need more information.


    The Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap is offering two volunteer opportunities for students interested in helping with their annual Pillage-the-Village Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 7 and Ghost Tours on Saturday, October 21.  If you are interested in volunteering for either of these events, please see Mrs. Gonzales in the counseling office to pick up a form and sign up.  Forms must be filled out and returned by Sept. 27th.


    Do you like painting? Having fun? And getting messy? Then we've got a new conference event for you! The SEC will host a paint fest in the Fire drill field on Tuesday, September 26th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring clothes you don't mind getting messy and your smile. Hope to see you there!

    The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open at: http://has.aerospacescholars.org.  The deadline to apply is October 25.

    High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants.

    Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas certified teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. After a competitive review of online material completed and submitted, selected students are invited to Johnson Space Center. Throughout this six day trip, participants will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities.

    For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website at: http://has.aerospacescholars.org.

    If you are interested in sharing this opportunity at your school or organization we have included the following promotional material that can help:

    HAS Brochure

    HAS Poster

    HAS PowerPoint Slide

    You can also learn more about the program by viewing “High School Aerospace Scholars: A Journey of Discovery” video here.


    The American Legion offers some of the most generous colleges scholarships available to high school students who are interested in speaking on some aspect of the U.S. constitution with emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to our government.   More information can be found in the link in the Daily Announcements.  For more information, see Mrs. Yates.

    Football tickets for tonight’s game between the Cooper High School Cougars and Frenship High School are on sale at the front desk for $3.00.  They will be $10.00 at the gate.


    Women make up 48% of the workforce, but only 23% hold jobs in STEM. Women of ATEMS, let’s change this statistic. Come to the conference room next Tuesday, Sept. 26 during blue lunch to learn about the women who are paving the way for future generations of women to enter the STEM workforce. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Stanley.

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    Conference Activities /Service Project


    Conference Activities:


    Big XII

    Flag Football Tournament - Saturday, September 30

    3x3 Basketball Tournament - Saturday, February 17



    Paint Fest-September 26, 4:00-5:00

    Paramount Movie Night-Spring (TBD when Paramount releases 2018 movies)



    PAC 12

    Mr. Gatti’s - October 26, 6:00-8:00

    Fairway Park  - April 20, 6:00-8:00


    Conference USA  

    Ultimate Frisbee - September 20, 4:00 - 5:00
    Game Night - February 20, 4:00 - 5:30



    Sonic Volleyball Night - Tuesday - October 10th, 6:00 - 8:00

    Primetime Bowling  - Tuesday - March 6th, 6:00-8:00

    Service Projects:


    Big XII

    The Walk to End Alzheimer's - Saturday, September 16



    Mission Thanksgiving-November 17, 4:00-6:00


    Conference USA

    Alzheimer’s Silent Auction - March TBD


    PAC 12




    Hope Mommies 5K, April 21st  TBD

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