ACHS Weekly Update, October 19, 2018

Intervention Specialist Update

Our Intervention Specialist, Detra Young, is meeting with students and groups of students on a daily basis.  She is identifying their needs and working with them to positively impact their learning experiences.  We so appreciate having her on campus with us.

 

Unified Sports Club

The Unified Sports Club will be practicing every Tuesday at lunch to get ready for a soccer game against Rio Mesa on Tuesday, November 13th at 11:30 am in our stadium.

Some of our athletes were born with Down Syndrome but have found a way to showcase their athletic abilities alongside their general education peers.  In fact, Leah Rogers, who was born with Down Syndrome, is the co-president of the Unified Sports Club.  Down Syndrome, a genetic condition that occurs when a baby has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome, is fairly common and affects 6,000 babies in the U.S. each year.

Our club is also recognizing October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  This week we have been handing out Down Syndrome Awareness bracelets to students on campus.

We hope to see you all at the Unified Soccer Game in November!

 

Science Department

In Ms. Joi Hiraishi’s Bio Lab Honors classes they are studying a unit on BioChemistry.  One day recently they worked on a protein structure and folding activity.

To begin, each student became an amino acid.

 

A polypeptide was formed when the amino acids bonded.

 

 

 

 

 

A protein was formed when the polypeptide folded up.