STATE RELEASES 2015 FSA RESULTS
The Florida Department of Education has released the spring 2015 results of the Florida Standard Assessments (FSA) in english language arts and mathematics, and End of Course (EOC) exam results for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and geometry. Students will receive their official individual reports by mail after Oct. 24.
Note from the school district: School district officials continue to have serious concerns using the 2015 FSA results to evaluate the performance of the students, teachers and schools because the test administration did not meet the expected standards of a high-stakes assessment program.
FOOTBALL BLEACHERS AT ATL
A message from ATL administration:
Community, Parents, and Students: The district informed us today our home side bleachers are closed for the remainder of the season due to a safety concern. The good news: We are able to use our ATL home field for the two home games remaining this season, but seating will be limited. We are excited that Senior Night is tomorrow evening, Oct. 1, and our last scheduled home game is Homecoming on Oct. 22! We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Tickets for tomorrow evening's game will go on sale at 5:30 pm. Thank You! Go Eagles!
BI-NATIONAL HEALTH FAIR
The Interactive Community Alliance needs volunteers for its ninth annual Bi-National Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 am to 1 pm at the South Olive Community Center, 345 Summa St., West Palm Beach. The organization is especially in need of volunteers who speak Spanish to help translate, but Spanish is not required. The fair provides free medical services and information, immigration consultation, legal and financial planning, and general life skills counseling. Students interested in assisting at the fair should click here for more information.
ATTACK THE AIR POTATO
The Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department needs volunteers to assist in air potato removal from parks on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 am to 12 noon, at Orchard View and Barwick Parks.
The air potato is an exotic invasive vine that smothers Florida native plants. Last year Delray Beach Parks and Recreation released air potato leaf beetles to control the air potato, but with the air potato growing 8 inches per day, the beetles need a little help. Volunteers are invited to bring their gloves and join in the attack. Community service hours will be awarded.
Orchard View Park is at 4060 Old Germantown Rd., off Linton Boulevard. Barwick Park is at 735 Barwick Rd., at the corner of Lake Ida and Barwick Roads. For more information, please contact Danielle Beardsley at (561) 243-7277 or by email at BeardsleyD@mydelraybeach.com
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK
Atlantic's We the People student club is looking for participants and volunteers for the Palm Beach County walk on Saturday morning, Oct. 3, at John Prince Park. Click here for more information and to register or donate.
The PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) is a volunteer organization made up of parents, teachers, students and community members.
The mission of the Atlantic Community High School Parent Teacher Student Association is to COLLABORATE, COMMUNICATE and CONNECT. We aim to:
The SAC (School Advisory Council) is mandated by state law to oversee a School Improvement Plan (SIP) describing specific ways the school aims to increase student academic performance. Every public school in Florida has a School Advisory Council (SAC) as a result of a 1991 law aiming to increase student achievement and the effectiveness of public schools. SAC members include the principal, school staff, parents, students and community members and must be representative of the ethnic, racial, and economic community served by each school.
The SAC meets monthly during the school year (except November, December and March). Read more about the purpose and functions of School Advisory Councils on the school district website here and see meeting dates, agendas and minutes on the ATL SAC page on Edline.
STUDENT AND TEACHER OF THE MONTH
The Rotary Club of Delray Beach has selected Cameron Lee as Student of the Month and Ms. Sara Konash as Teacher of the Month for September. Cameron, an honor student in her fourth and final year at Atlantic Community High School, is president of the student government, captain of the softball team and an aftercare counselor at Galaxy Elementary School. Ms. Konash has been in the teaching profession for 17 years, six of which have been at Atlantic High School. She is head of the Art Department and an honored faculty member.
NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS
Congratulations to Atlantic's 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalists! Seven seniors ranked among the highest scorers on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test:
Order your yearbook online now for the low price is $65. And now through the end of October, seniors can have baby pictures featured in the yearbook for just $10. Contact Ms. White at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The yearbook staff invites parents and community members to support the Yearbook Donation Program to pay for yearbooks for students who may not otherwise be able to purchase yearbooks. Please click here for a donation form. Donation payments are due Oct. 12.
Parents, teachers and students are cordially invited to a meet & greet with new principal Tara Ocampo, Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 pm in the Media Center.
Meet and chat with new principal Tara Ocampo and other school administrators, and get a behind-the-scenes campus tour for parents to see some of the great stuff that's going on at ATL. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
Rise Above Youth Leadership Summit, Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach. Students will learn leadership skills, critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, media literacy, and more. Lunch is included. The event is free and community service hours will be awarded. Register online at riseaboveyouth.org.
HELP CREATE A STUDENT LOUNGE
Mrs. Radic, the new librarian at ATL, has set up a Donors Choose project to raise money for a student lounge in the library. If you donate TODAY or TOMORROW and use the SPARK promo code, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar. Click here for details about the project. Let's get Mrs. Radic's student lounge funded today!
UPDATE: Mrs. Radic's DonorChoose project was fully funded as of Sept. 7. Thank you to PTSA members and others who donated so generously!