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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, This year is a really exciting year for our ATL Eagles! We have expanded our Medical Program and are beginning a Culinary Program! Both programs will provide our students more access to rigorous coursework increasing our industry certifications and acceleration. The most exciting part is working in and around our Delray Beach community through both programs to provide students on the job training. We are beginning our work this year with Delray Students First. Partnering with Mr. Marc Sauer, we will provide after school tutorials for both ACT/SAT right here on our campus. We are very excited to be afforded this amazing opportunity and are looking forward to growing our partnership for years to come. Thanks for a great start to our school year! Our Eagles are working very hard as we come to the close of our 1st nine weeks! We appreciate your support and partnership in your child’s education and want the best for our Eagles! Our Eagle Team is working hard to provide the most rigorous coursework available to ensure post-secondary success while learning lifelong skills. We value our parents, stakeholders, and community! Sincerely, Mrs. Ocampo Go Eagles!

Volume 18 • Issue 5

October 2016


Eagles Nest Update Eagles Nest is waiting for trusses to be delivered for the EN III house. Once the trusses are flown and the roof is sheathed, the felting and tin tabbing of the roof will take place. The house will then become closed in with windows and doors to secure it. All the trades will take place, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and Security systems will be installed and the trades will take place: plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. We are hoping to have the drywall in and the house secured for this year’s build. Eagles Nest students are also waiting on the final concrete pour of the YA Tittle Statue, so we can complete the landscaping. Last, Eagle Nest students have been constructing many around school and community projects.

3 ‘Eagles For Excellence’ October 2016 Published Five Times Per Year Atlantic High School 2455 W Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33445 Issue # 5

August Employee of the Month Congratulations to Mr. Q! Mr. Q was our employee of the month for August and received an ATL game ball. He always works so hard for ATL and our students. Thank you Mr. Q for all that you do.

Teacher and Student of the Month Congratulations to Mrs. Stephens – Miller and Elias Larralde. Mrs. Stephens – Miller is the Delray Beach Rotary Teacher of the Month. Elias Larralde is the Delray Beach Rotary Student of the Month. Atlantic is so very proud of both of these individuals.

9th Grade Academy Students of the Month 9th Grade Aerie Academy Student of the Month Elza Martinez with Mrs. Milchman

9th Grade Aerie Academy Students of the month Greyson Bean and Jasmine Marcielle


N ationa l M erit

Scholarship Corporation

Five Seniors are Named 2017 National Merit Commended Students Five Atlantic High School seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students in the annual competitive academic recognition program. Commended students are recognized for exemplary academic promise as demonstrated by their 2015 PSAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores taken their junior year. About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition. Congratulations to our commended students- Dana Garcia, Suraj Patel, Roshni Patel, Derek Shavell, and Kate Welz.

Four Seniors are Named 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalists Four Atlantic High School seniors have been named Semi-Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Award is generally regarded as one of the highest honors possible for U.S. high school students. These academically talented high school seniors will continue in the competition for approximately 8,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than 36 million dollars. Students were named semifinalists by ranking among the highest scorers in Florida on the 2015 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of all American high school seniors. To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have a record of high academic performance, be recommended by their school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm their qualifying test performance. A personal essay and information about the student’s leadership in school and community activities are required to obtain finalist standing. The National Merit Semifinalists from Atlantic High School are Sagar Das, Dayna Goltz, Sabrina Ochoa, and Jordan Rosen. Congratulations to these high achieving students! We wish them further success as they continue on in the scholarship competition!


Mrs. Stephens - Miller African American Studies Class

9th Grade Aerie Academy

- Regions of Africa project-African History Class

The 9th graders have had a great time getting situated at Atlantic Community High School. Students are part of an academy composed of three teams. The students on each team have the same teachers which allows the teachers to collaborate on what is best for the students. Students are to bring their “A Game” to school each day to take part in the end of the nine weeks reward. This reward will either be popcorn and a movie or games and ice pops. The students are really looking forward to this reward. Student have the chance to earn Eagle Dollars each day and then use the dollars to buy items off the Eagle Menu. The dollars are a hit and students love to earn them. The academy had three 9th graders win student of the month for the month of September. These students were selected by their teams, and each student won a $5 dollar gift card courtesy of our PTSA, a skip the line lunch pass, and $2 Eagle Dollars. We are so proud of Greyson Bean, Elza Martinez, and Jasmine Marcielle. Please don’t hesitate to call the 9th grade office with any questions or concerns you may have.


Atlantic Community High School Robotics Team Atlantic’s Robotics is underway! Students are excited to learn, build and compete in the competition. Students from different subject majors, backgrounds and communities all work together to achieve one common goal, collaboration using gracious professionalism in a successful environment.


9th Grade IB Students Work Collaboratively to Become Writers Using various strategies, the MYP and AICE students in Ms. Kingham’s class have been learning how to write argumentative essays.

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Eagles Nest Update Employee, Teacher and Students of the Month National Merit African Studies Class Aerie Academy Robotics Team and IB Students

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