Semester exam schedule December 2014
Tuesday, Dec. 16
7:30 - 8:30 1st period
8:35 - 10:25 Period 3 exam
10:30 - 10:35 5th period
10:35 - 11:10 1st lunch
11:15 - 12:50 5th period
10:30 - 11:25 5th period
11:25 - 12:00 2nd lunch
12:05 - 12:50 5th period
10:30 - 12:15 5th period
12:15 - 12:50 3rd lunch
12:56 - 2:40 7th period
Wednesday, Dec. 17
7:30 – 9:20 Period 1 exam
9:25 – 11:15 Period 2 exam
Thursday, Dec. 18
7:30 – 9:20 Period 5 exam
9:25 – 11:15 Period 7 exam
Friday, Dec. 19
7:30 – 9:20 Period 4 exam
9:25 – 11:15 Period 6 exam
Lunch will not be served Wednesday through Friday.
Activities buses are canceled Wednesday and Thursday.
All after school activities are canceled Wednesday through Friday unless written approval is received from Coach Logan.
The Rotary Club of Delray Beach student of the month for December is Ty'Trell Dixon, and Hilary McCubbin is the teacher of the month. Congratulations!
DID YOU KNOW the city of Delray Beach has a full-time education coordinator and and Education Board that includes student representatives from Atlantic Community High School?
Janet Meeks, Delray Beach Education Coordinator since 2001, shared background on her position with the city at the Dec. 3 PTSA meeting:
In 1989 Delray Beach created an committee to study the challenges facing city schools, including overcrowded and outdated facilities, busing and lack of diversity. As a result the city established the Sharing for Excellence in School program and recommended a permanent education advisory board. The city and the board advocated for the implementation of choice programs, including the Montessori program at S.D. Spady, and improved facilities at Spady and other schools to make them more desirable.
Over the past two decades city has invested more than $10 million in Delray Beach schools and the environment around the schools, including parks, sidewalks and other infrastructure.
As Education Coordinator Janet Meeks was involved with relocation of Atlantic high school 10 years ago, and the city continues to support programs at Atlantic, including the construction and criminal justice academies.
The Eagle Nest construction program is a partnership between the city and Atlantic's construction academy. Construction academy students have built two houses that were sold to families with the proceeds from the sale funding the next house. Groundbreaking for the third Eagle Nest home is Thursday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at 108-110 NW 12th Ave.
In its second decade, the Education Board turned its focus to literacy and family involvement. The city joined the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to address absenteeism, kindergarten readiness and summer learning. The campaign has enlisted the support of non-profit partners in the city to provide an academic component to summer camp programs.
The Education Board is working with Carver Middle School on a matching grant program from the Annenberg Foundation. The city and the chamber are matching funds to build technology programs at Carver and a summer IB program to strengthen the relationship between Carver and Atlantic.
Visit the city's website for more information about the board and the city's support of schools in Delray Beach.
The TRiO Educational Talent Search program is seeking 9th and 10th grade applicants from Atlantic High School. TRiO is a free program funded by the U.S. Department of Education with the goal of increasing the number of youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in postsecondary educational institutions of their choice.
Participants receive academic support — including study skills training and test-taking strategies — and field trips to cultural events and college campuses.
Visit the TRiO website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/triotalentsearch/ for more information about the program, including eligibility requirements and an application. Completed applications may be returned to Ms. Andreula's box in the IBO. She will forward them to Atlantic's TRiO representative.
Feel free to contact him directly with any questions:
Post Secondary Advisor: Lee Rodriguez
Telephone: (561) 868-3678
Palm Beach Compost is a nonprofit organization working to reduce waste in our community, increase environmental awareness and grow food for the poor. Students can earn community service hours working with local businesses to compost their organic waste and growing food to donate to local organizations who provide food to needy families. Visit palmbeachcompost.com for more information.