Kash is a bloodhound donated to the Palm Beach County School Police Department by the Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Predatory Abduction. The puppy has been stationed with Officer Curtis Riddick at Atlantic High School for the past few months. After Kash completes his training, he and Officer Riddick will work throughout Palm Beach County to assist in finding missing and endangered children and adults.
Atlantic High School students are raising money so the Jimmy Ryce Center can donate more bloodhounds like Kash to police departments across the United States.
As part of Atlantic's fundraising effort, Assistant Principal Ruthe Frances will be in the dunk tank at the 10th grade field day on May 31. Students will have the opportunity to buy tickets for chances to dunk their AP. Ms. Francis hopes this encourages not only her students to support Kash, but also other schools to come up with their own ways to include students, parents and teachers in the cause.
Read more about Kash here. For more information about the fund, contact Ruthe Francis at 561-242-0905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atlantic teacher Chris Perry and four teachers from Poinciana Elementary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Magnet School have been selected by NASA to build an experiment that they will conduct with their students this spring, and then fly on NASA’s Microgravity Aircraft this summer.
The teachers will spend ten days at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, in July to undergo training and learn more about microgravity and its effects on spacecraft and astronauts. At the end of the week, the teachers will take turns flying on the Microgravity trainer and conducting the experiment. Read more about the project here.
Green Cay Nature Center is looking for volunteer interns. The minimum commitment is 12 hours. Short interviews will be conducted with the volunteer coordinator. The deadline to apply is May 31st. Call or email Green Cay Nature Center volunteer coordinator Eva Matthews at 561-966-7003 or email@example.com to be considered for an appointment.
My Teacher, My Hero Awards
Two Atlantic Community High School teachers were selected for My Teacher, My Hero awards, history teacher David Kaitz and Lt. Col. James Rodriguez of the JROTC program. Lt. Col. Rodriguez was honored with the Educational Visionary Award at the Eighth Annual My Teacher, My Hero Gala, hosted by Inlet Grove High School on May 11.
Watch Palm Beach County graduation ceremonies live on TV, online or on mobile devices. The ceremonies will be on The Education Network on Comcast channel 235, on the school district website, and on the Vodcast Mobile App.
The link will also be available on the District’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Click here for more information.
The City of Delray Beach will host a Youth Town Hall Meeting for local high school and middle school students on Monday, May 20 at 5:30 pm, in the gymnasium at Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 North Swinton Avenue.
Students will meet the mayor and city commissioners and will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice opinions on such subjects as communications between the city and young residents, and programs and services offered to teens by the city.
The Youth Town Hall Meeting is a free event. All students who attend will receive three hours of community service. Pizza and drinks will be served. The meeting will be followed by a free concert featuring Hip Hop Recording Artist Eric Biddines and Rogue Set, the Arts Garage student band.
For more information visit the official Youth Town Hall Meeting Facebook page or contact Janet Meeks, Delray Beach Education Coordinator, at (561) 243-7231 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2013 PTSA Meeting
The final PTSA meeting of the year is Tuesday, May 21, at 7 pm in the Media Center. Click here to view the agenda.
We hope all members — old and new — will be there.
The ACHS PTSA has several committee positions open for next year:
We'd also like to hear from parent, teacher and student members about what you would like to see your PTSA accomplish next year.
See you Tuesday evening!
Senior Haili Krause won first place in Delray's Sister Cities International Young Artists Showcase. Haili's work will travel around the world and will be submitted to the international competition.
Freshman CJ Fisher is one of fifteen Palm Beach County students who will be recognized at the May 15 School Board meeting for outstanding performance at the 48th National Academic Games Tournament in Charlotte, NC, last month.