ACHS Weekly Update – October 12, 2018

Back-to-School Night

The ACHS Back-to-School Night was held on Monday, October 8th.  To begin the evening, we had:

* Tables in Main Hall that showcased:

* Parent Programs

* PTSA

* Nutrition Services

* Presentations for:

* ELAC

* PSAT & SAT

* Senior Year Activities

* Product Innovation & Design & Architecture

* Performances by our:

* Drumline

* Jazz Band

* Mariachi

* Socials:

* Freshman Q & A with Dr. Stephenson

* Parent Vue & Tech Help

* AVID

* Art Gallery

* BATA & Robotics

* Education & Technology Pathways

* Aca Deca & Naturally Green

At 6:15pm on our Outdoor Stage, Dr. Stephenson welcomed everyone and then the classroom visits began.  Parents followed their student(s)’ schedules going to each period.  Teachers spent 10 minutes in each classroom sharing with  parents what their students would be learning this year.  It was a fun and enlightening evening.

 

Geography Bowl

Our Geography Bowl Team meets on Tuesdays at lunch in Mr. Campos’ room.  They are preparing for their November 17th competition at Oxnard College.  The theme is “Our Changing Climate.”

 

Academic Decathlon Team

High school teams around the country enter the US Academic Decathlon competition each year, with a 9-student team.  Three students are honors students, 3 are scholastic, and 3 are varsity students on each team.  The theme this year is “1960’s, a Transformational Decade.”  Our Aca Deca Team is meeting on Fridays after school in Ms. Safran’s room to prepare for this 10-event scholastic competition.  More news to follow!

 

Testing Day on Wednesday

Wednesday of this week brought an entire day of testing to our campus.  Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors took the PSAT while our Seniors were working on the SAT.  These exams were administered to every student free of charge.  It was a great opportunity for our students to take this exam.

After they completed their exams and had lunch, Freshmen and Sophomores went to the Stadium for a Renaissance Rally.  Juniors and Seniors headed to the Gym for a College and Career Fair.  The Fair was very informative and helpful for our students.  They were able to meet and talk with representatives from over 20 colleges and universities, as well as the armed services.