School news October 2014
ATLANTIC GOLFER C.J. FISHER QUALIFIES FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to junior C.J. Fisher. He will compete at the state golf finals in Tavares on Nov. 4. Congratulations also to freshman Jasmine Ferguson on placing in the top 10 at regionals, and to the entire boys and girls golf teams for a successful season.
ATLANTIC GIRLS VOLLEYBALL DISTRICT CHAMPS
Congratulations to the district champion girls varsity volleyball team, and good luck at regionals!
EAGLES FOOTBALL: "WE'RE ON A HIGH RIDE RIGHT NOW"
Friday's 37-26 upset over Dwyer puts the ATL in a 3-way tie for first place in District 13. The last district game for ATL is next week's homecoming contest against Lake Worth. And congratulations to the JV football team on an undefeated season!
CONGRATULATIONS TO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Adeet Patel is one of five Palm Beach County students to win a freshman-year scholarship during Florida Atlantic University’s first expo for high school students on Oct. 18.
The Miami Dolphins surprised senior Jojo Mathurin with a Rising Star scholarship award last week. Jojo will be honored at Sunlife Stadium during the Dolphins game December 7.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JROTC RAIDER TEAM
The Atlantic JROTC Raider team won first place in the Palm Beach and Martin County Raider meet, placing first in all five events
Worldwide Homecoming week 2014
The homecoming football game is Friday night, followed by the Bollywood dance.
The yearbook staff needs parent volunteers to assist at school on picture days.
Nov. 5 and 6 for freshman, sophomores and juniors
Nov. 21 for senior picture make-up day
Dec. 4 for underclass make-up day
If you can help out for 2 or more hours between 8 am and 2 pm on any of those days, please fill out the form below. We'll be in touch with details.
Update: We have volunteers for several of the 2-hour shifts, but we can still use some help during the times listed below. Thank you!
The Rotary Club of Delray Beach is hosting the 53rd Annual Halloween parade downtown on Saturday, Oct. 25. Volunteers should report to Atlantic Avenue at NE 2nd Avenue at 12 noon and plan to work until 2 pm.
The parade begins at 1 pm at the southeast corner of Old School Square Park and proceeds east on Atlantic Avenue through downtown to Veterans Park.
For more information, contact Harvey Brown at 561-573-5000.
Congratulations to the Equations Team
The ATL Equations Team made a late surge for the district championship on the final day of the fall math academic games season at Forest Hill High School. Atlantic's players were edged out by Suncoast, 212-209, to finish 2nd in the district.
Finishing 2nd and 3rd individually for our entire school district and also qualifying for the 50th anniversary of the Academic Games National Tournament in Orlando in late April was senior Andrew Sack and junior C.J. Fisher. State tournament qualifiers for Atlantic include sophomore — and first year player — Jordan Rosen and senior Alec Li. Also competing this year and having great seasons were seniors Madison Lichtenstein, Abhirav Joshi and Anton Relin.
First year 9th grader Sarah Klein was a huge addition to the team this year and will be counted on to buoy what will prove to be a very young team next year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHANLER FERGUSON!
USA Football has selected ATL junior Chanler Ferguson to play linebacker on the Under-18 National Team. USA Football is the official youth football partner of the NFL and manages U.S. national teams for international competition.
Chanler and his team will represent the United States on the field against Team Canada at 7:30 pm on Friday, Jan. 30, at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The annual College and Career Fair is from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, October 22, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL.
More than 175 colleges, universities, career programs and military representatives will be there, along with commercial vendors who provide tutoring and college search services.
All high school students and their parents are invited to attend the free event.
For more information call 561-434-8820.
Vertical farming at ATL
Atlantic Community High School has partnered with Green Living Technologies International to use vertical farming technology to create a Mobile Edible Wall Unit. IB and Eagle's Nest students will participate in the project.
The Rotary Club of Delray Beach Student of the Month is Jared Franzese. Jared currently has a 3.11 GPA and is a very active member of the student body at Atlantic HS. He is a high ranking ROTC officer and a member of AVID. Jared donates his time to AVID as a tutor to help those in need.
The Teacher of the Month is Nickoletta Loulis. From Ms. Loulis: "I am so honored to have been chosen as The Rotary Club of Delray Beach’s Teacher of the Month for October. This is my sixth year at Atlantic High and my 17th year teaching in Palm Beach County. At the end of my second year at Atlantic, I was delighted to watch many of my former first grade students graduate from high school! I’ve taught reading and I am now the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) elective teacher and IBCC Approaches to Learning teacher. I have been sent to several places in the U.S. to receive extensive training in the AVID system and I am a Trainer of Trainers. The Rotary Club of Delray Beach is responsible for providing amazing service and goodwill in our community. I am proud to say that the students I teach within the AVID program aspire to do the same, and as such, several of our students have been awarded the honor of student of the month through the years."
About the AVID program:
Students in the AVID program are chosen based on certain criteria: They are students in the academic middle who have potential but may have been overlooked. They are from middle to lower socioeconomic families and have been historically under-served in 4 year colleges, as well as being the first in family to attend college. These students also may have special circumstances that require additional support, i.e. single parent/loss of parent, language barriers, etc. Because these students have desire and determination and a positive attitude toward learning, grades, and school, they then take on advanced courses, and with college tutor support, they will achieve their goals. All of our AVID graduating classes have achieved 100% acceptance into 4 year universities or military officer recruitment (not to mention thousands in scholarships).
In recent news, we have partnered with Scholar Career Coaching after school mentoring program. It is a perfect fit for our student needs, as it will provide invaluable support in making our student’s dreams come true. Our current students have seen the success of their predecessors and are so excited to begin working with ScholarCC mentors.
We are always seeking guest speakers to inform us about career options, the journey through college and overall motivation. We are also accepting donations to purchase supplies and go on field trips to colleges. Our first trip is set for November 2, when we will be attending the AVID Career Symposium and Dolphins game with AVID students from all over Florida and Georgia.
PTSA BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, OCT. 21
The ATL PTSA board will meet in the Media Center at 6 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 21. All PTSA members are welcome to attend the meeting. On the agenda: Homecoming, fundraisers, and the May teacher appreciation event. Please join us!