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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements 3/1/17

 

March is Women’s History Month, and to kick it off at ASTI, next Tuesday, March 7th Hanah Yendler (a career panelist from Motivation Day) and Girls Who Code alumni will be hosting an informational meeting during lunch in Ms. Pengelly/Ms. Ali’s room. Come learn about the Girls Who Code program, application process, and experience.  Girls Who Code is a summer program that teaches 10th & 11th grade girls how to code over the summer, while working at companies like Twitter, Microsoft, Adobe, Sephora.com, and more.  Girls Who Code aims to empower young women to become future technology and engineering leaders.  Girls Who Code is accepting applications until March 17th, 2017.  Attend the meeting to learn about this incredible program!  Cookies will be given out to those who attend.

 

11th & 12th graders:  Make up schedules were passed out on Monday & Tuesday of this week.  All students who were given a make-up schedule need to follow their assigned schedule, and sign in and out on the sign-in sheets your assigned classroom.

 

11th graders:  Sign up with your fellow ASTI classmates for the May 6th SAT!  Registration deadline is April 7th.  Register at www.collegeboard.org.   If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, see Ms. Jurkovich for a fee waiver.  All 11th graders should take the SAT for the first time by the May 6th test date this year.

 

Y'all better be ready to show your class spirit in this amazing, creative, and delicious event. That's right. Cake Boss kicks off spirit month at ASTI!  Cake Boss will be held on Friday, March 10th.   Each class will have 3 representatives to design one cake for their class. Cakes will be judged on presentation, creativity, spirit, and teamwork. Each class will be provided with all the supplies needed for this event including the cake. It's gonna be a piece of cake. 

 

Have you always wanted to show off that special talent of yours, but never got the chance to? Then Open Mic at ASTI’s annual Speech Contest is just for you!!! You can go solo or perform with your friend(s)! Come sign up on the whiteboard in the office! The Speech Contest is coming up on March 17th, so make sure to sign up soon!

 

Hey ASTI we will be having a Beautification Day on Wednesday, March 8th. We need all the help that we can get so please make your way to the Office to sign up on the whiteboard. If you signed up be sure to meet in the quad after school next Wednesday to get your shifts.

 

This is the last week to buy your yearbooks for $55! Grab one this Friday lunch before price rises next week.

 

Yearbook wants your student life and/or sports photos! Send them in ASAP to astiyearbook@gmail.com. The deadline is March 19th, Sunday! 

 

Friday, February 24th will be a modified schedule to accommodate Motivation Day from 1:00-3:00pm in the F Building.  School starts at 8:00am.  Modified schedules are posted on the ASTI School Loop website under the Documents tab.  We will be following the “School Events Schedule” Friday.  All 11th & 12th graders who do not have a college class are required to attend Motivation Day.

 

Seniors:  When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

 

Seniors:  Once you decide where you will be attending college, you need to file your IGETC in order to have your IGETC requirements sent to the UC/CSU you plan to attend.  This does not need to be done by March 17th.  However, if you would like your name to appear in the COA graduation program as receiving the IGETC certificate, you need to follow the steps emailed to you by March 17th.  See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.

 

The Tobacco Use Prevention & Education (TUPE) program’s 2016-2017 Public Service Announcement Contest is up and running!  The contest’s theme is “It’s More than Vapor.”  Students may submit individually or in a team of up to 4 students.  Students may submit a poster, photo, audio, or video.  Prizes range from Visa gift cards valued at $25-$100.  See Ms. Jurkovich for entry forms and entry requirements.  Submissions due to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, March 24th.

 

In two months we have a special event for you all. Have you ever had a talent that you wanted to showcase, but never had the chance to? Well this special event would be the perfect opportunity. A Talent Show. At ASTI? Whaaaaattt?  If you are interested in showcasing your talents, see Jacob.

 

Green Club is proud to present our ASTI stainless steel reuseable bottles! Shout out to Maddie for designing the amazing logo! With much thought and consideration, Green Club has decided to hand out these bottles to every student for free as a part of our project mission to reduce plastic waste in our school community. Tables will be set up in the quad for each class Friday lunch so come get your bottles! Please pledge to use reuseable bottles and reduce plastic waste.

 

Seniors:  Your FAFSA or Dream Act Application are due by tomorrow March 2nd, 2017.  See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.  Visit www.fafsa.gov to fill out your 2017-2018 FAFSA.  Check CSS Profile requirements for your private colleges.

 

Seniors:  The deadline to petition for your AS/AA degree with a COA counselor is Friday, March 17th.  You must see a COA counselor to petition for your degree.  It is strongly recommended that you meet with a COA counselor to petition for your degree ASAP.  As the deadline approaches, it becomes more difficult to schedule an appointment. 

 

Students no longer need to print last semester’s college grades to turn into Ms. Jurkovich.  She now receives grade printouts directly from the college.  Students do, however, need to make sure they turn in updated college schedules to Ms. Jurkovich if their schedules change.

 

February Birthdays

 

Charlotte

Jarod F

Justin P

Wen

Jeremy

Pieter

Andreana

Jennifer

Edward

Raymond

Julian

Kristina

Maya S

AJ

Sam

 

 

 

Posted by: Connie Chapman Published:2/28/17
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