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For the Parents, Students & Staff of Atlantic High School

School Contact Information 561-243-1500 Main Office 561-266-0984 Student Services Office 561-243-1515 Guidance Office 561-243-1531 IB Office 561-330-8952 ELL Office To download a PDF version of this newsletter, go to schools/atlantic/atlantic.php

Tara O’Campo Principal

Principal ’s Address Hello Eagle Family, Our students are working hard as we wind down the school year and begin our IB, AP, AICE, EOC​, and Semester Exam testing. Our teachers are working hard to ensure your child is prepared for their assessments and are receiving quality instruction up to the very last day. We are asking for you to please encourage your child to be to school on time and put their very best effort in for the remainder of the school year. We want our students to end the school year doing their very best they can to help raise their G.P.A. as much as possible. Please go over the requirements with your child to ensure they are on track for graduation. I would like to congratulate our Senior Class of 2017 on a great year! Graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. This is a busy yet exciting time of year as we honor all of our graduates and celebrate their academic success. We are very proud of them and all our students on a great year! We appreciate the continued partnership we have with our parents and community members and thank you for all your support! I have enjoyed working with all of our students and parents and looking forward to another great year ahead! I want to wish everyone a safe summer vacation. Please continue to read a good novel of your choice, practice your math equations, and work on areas of weak skills to help you get a jump start for next school year! Congratulations Class of 2017 and best of luck in your future endeavors. Mrs. Ocampo

Volume 19 • Issue 3

May 2017


Florida Public Service Association Student Conference and Competition

On February 28, 2017, 23 Criminal Justice Academy Students departed from Atlantic High School in Delray Beach and traveled to Ocala, Florida to Network and Compete with 12 Criminal Justice Academy’s from around the state. Three of our students attended the conference to observe and join workshops while the other 20 students competed in various law enforcement related events. The results of the FPSA Student Competition for the Atlantic High School Criminal Justice Academy Team were as follows: Brain Bowl: • Team #1 (Stephen Gianuzzi, Louna Clerge, Elizabeth Morales, Don Ulysee)– 2nd Place • Team #2 (Paul Mueller, Benigna Rodriguez, Renee Walker, Jada Martin)– 1st Place Talent Show: 3rd Place • Jackson Destine, Flore Dolcine, Tatyana Aris, Don Ulysee, Jarad Kozak, Anne Joseph, Renee Walker, Louna Clerge, Isaiah McGraw, Stephanie Perez, Ezikias Israel, Jada Martin, Benigna Rodriguez Evidence Packaging: • Maraishia Lagranduer – 4th Place Incident Report Writing: • Flore Dolcine – 4th Place

Men’s Obstacle Course: • Jackson Destine – 2nd Place • Don Ulysse – 5th Place Women’s Obstacle Course: • Anne Joseph – 5th Place Scrapbook: • Stephanie Perez, Martaishia Lagranduer, Flore Dolcine, Hieu Le, and CJ Team – 4th Place Defensive Tactics: • Jackson Destine & Isaiah McGraw – 4th Place Traffic Accident Report Writing: Luna Clerge – 4th Place Extemporaneous Opening Statement: • Stephen Gianuzzi – 2nd Place Extemporaneous Speaking: • Stephen Gianuzzi – 4th Place Traffic Stops: • Nicholas Cooper – 2nd Place Overall Academy Event Point Award: • CJ Team – 5th Place Along with Awards and Trophies, our students won $7,750 dollars in Scholarships as a result of their placement in events. The Following Students received Scholarships (Totaling $7,750): • Stephen Gianuzzi - $1,500 • Louna Clerge - $750 • Elizabeth Morales - $750 • Don Ulysee - $750 • Jada Martin - $1,000 • Renne Walker - $1,000 • Paul Mueller - $1,000 • Benigna Rodriguez - $1,000 We are so very proud of our Criminal Justice Academy FPSA Team and can’t wait until next year’s conference.


Scholarship Nominees The Pathfinder High School Scholarship Congratulations to our 2017 Nominees. They did a great job at their interviews at Palm Beach Atlantic University today. The students were excited and proud to represent ATL. The Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards are presented each year to those high school seniors in Palm Beach and Martin counties who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academic, vocational and athletic categories. College scholarships of $4,000 for the first-place winner, $3,000 for the second-place winner, $2,500 for the third-place winner in each category will be presented at a ceremony to be held May 17, 2017 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. • Academic Excellence - Suraj Padala • Art - Tae Durante • Business - Alexis Fisher • Communications - Derek Shavell • Community Involvement - Jesula Jeannot • Computer Science - Vy Nguyen • Foreign Language - Carolina Jimenez • History/Political Science - Katherine Pady • Literature - Sabrina Ochoa • Mathematics - Jordan Rosen • Music/Instrumental - Elias Larralde • Music/Vocal - Dana Garcia • Reach For Excellence - Leticia Nascimento • Science - Roshni Patel • Sports - Elizabeth Paige Schwendeman • Technical/ Vocational - Samantha Lerner


Atlantic High ESOL Student Wins College Scholarship Courtsey of the SunSentinal Written by: Beth Feinstein-Bartl Grade: 12 Hometown: Delray Beach Trait: Responsibility Gilbert Patino, who emigrated from Colombia 18 months ago, displays a combination of maturity, trustworthiness and dedication. A stellar student, his persistence has paid off, earning him a college scholarship. “Being responsible has gotten me really far in terms of establishing good values and making the right decisions,� Gilbert says. Hilkka Schroderus-Rowe: reading/language arts teacher for ESOL: Gilbert is a very reliable student. He emigrated from Colombia to the United States 18 months ago and has learned English as a second language. He has been my student in ESOL, as well as my student assistant at Atlantic High School during the school years 2015 to 2017. I have known him for almost 18 months. During this time he has shown maturity and trustworthiness. As my right hand, he helped me by grading papers, setting up computers, straightening out the classroom after each session and making sure class materials were returned to its proper place. At the end of the day he takes care of a laptop cart that has to be returned to the media center. He always has a smile on his face, whether he is coming into or going out of class. continued on next page...

...continued from previous page Gilbert is conscientious about his own work. He is willing to help others in need, and he also makes sure that his own assignments get done. He comes and asks whether he is on the right track and is able to take constructive criticism when he has completed his task. He has been leading by example for his fellow students by creating a positive classroom environment. Gilbert has been a hard-working student who has earned a solid letter grade “A” in his Language Arts classes. He was able to pass the SAT test on the first try after being here just nine months. He is the top student in his class. His persistence and dedication to school have paid off. He earned a scholarship for a full-time student to attend Palm Beach State College. Gustavo Patino and Diana Osorio, parents: We, as parents, always try to set a good example for our two children. We have taught them that life is full of obstacles and sacrifices, that to achieve success in life we must have many values present, values that are instilled in the house are formed in life as a student and practiced in society. Responsibility is one of the values that must be kept in mind. This is accompanied by respect for everyone. We are convinced that his future will be brilliant thanks to his abilities and values as a person. Gilbert Patino: What motivates me to start doing these things is that I can become a better person every day of my life. I am also motivated by my parents, who are always there to push me to make the right decisions. I keep doing these things because I want a better future.

Always Stay Motivated


‘Eagles For Excellence’ May 2017 Published Five Times Per Year Atlantic High School 2455 W Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33445 Issue # 3


School Calendar



Class of 2017: Senior Dates Date

Grad Bash ACT Deadline to register for May 7 Deadline for outside prom guest form Herff Jones last chance to purchase caps and gowns Last day to purchase prom tickets Prom Deadline for extra ticket requests Deadline to register for June 4 SAT Deadline to register for June 10 ACT Final exams periods 1, 2, 4, 6 Final exams periods 3, 5, 7 Make up exams Senior Checkout/Deadline to pay obligations IB Checkout Graduation Rehearsal Senior Awards Graduation

Friday, April 7 3:30 PM Saturday, April 8 7:30 AM Saturday, April 8 Thursday, April 20 Friday, April 21 (lunch) Wednesday, April 26 Friday, April 28 8 PM Monday, May 1 Friday, May 5 Friday, May 5 Tuesday, May 9 Wednesday, May 10 Thursday, May 11 Monday, May 15 8 AM Monday, May 15 1 PM Thursday, May 18 1 PM Thursday, May 18 6 PM Saturday, May 20 8AM

Math Academic Games Make Excel at Nationals

Winston Cheung, Raghu Radhakrishnan, and Shreya Venat, our Academic Games students just returned from the national tournament in Wheeling, West Virginia. All three students are tenth graders in our IB/MYP program. They represented our school and district very well in team and individual awards they received at the tournament. Winston Cheung • Team Award: 1st Place in Linguishtik, 1st Place in Current Events, & 1st Place in Theme • Individual Awards: 2nd Place in Linguistik, 2nd Place in Current Events, 4th Place in Theme, & 4th Place in Sweeps Raghu Radhakrishnan • Individual Awards: 10th Place in Current Events Shreya Venat • Team Award: 1st Place in Current Events • Individual Awards: 14th Place in Theme The entire team comprised of Palm Beach County Students will be recognized for their performance on a national stage at an upcoming Wednesday school board meeting in May.

Non Profit Organization US Postage Paid Orlando, FL Permit #2346 Atlantic High School 2455 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33445

JROTC Teacher of the Year!! Congrats to MSG Evans who was named JROTC Instructor of the year! We are super proud of you!



Atlantic High we hail and praise you. Forward we shall go Peace will reign throughout our futures. As we live and know. Teach us now to know thy wisdom, To show our loyalty. Atlantic High we are all brothers, Proud we all shall be.

Come on and fight for Atlantic. Win a victory today. Go right on Atlantic, We’re behind you all the way. You’ve got us all uptight for Atlantic, You’re the greatest team we know. So fight right down the line and Watch Atlantic go!!!

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Atlantic High School Newsletter  

May 2017

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