We currently have a need for volunteers to fill spots on our AACAL Leadership Team. We need a parent, a business person, and a community member on the team for the 2016-17 school year. Responsibilities include attending one meeting a month at AACAL to help make decisions to help further the AACAL vision and mission. Interested parties should contact Jay Barrett at 326-2805 for more information.
Students not involved in testing will follow their regular school day schedule each of the STAAR testing days. For those students involved in testing, regular afternoon schedules will occur following the completion of their STARR test(s). AACAL WILL be holding classes May 3, 4 and 5 and expect our students to be in attendance following their STAAR exam(s). Questions? Call 326-2800
Success at TAME Competition
AACAL's chapter of Mu Alpha Theta had 4 students who participated in the state TAME competition in San Antonio recently. Those students were Thomas Diaz, Benito Flores, Paola Flores, and Joanna Garner. Paola Flores received 5th place in Anatomy and Physiology and Joanna Garner was awarded 2nd place in Engineering Design Challenge. Additionally, AACAL student Wryan Craine placed 4th in Engineering Design Challenge. We are very proud of each of the AACAL students who competed in San Antonio.
|| Congressional Award Bronze Medal Earned
Christopher Talon Lewis, a Freshman Engineering student at AACAL who attends Tascosa High School has been honored as a Congressional Award Medalist.
Information about Lewis' award
| AISD Partners with Virtual Drive
Amarillo ISD has partnered with Virtual Drive to offer a more affordable option for online drivers education for students. Virtual Drive and AISD know that Driver Education is important. Sign up now for your discount and to help Amarillo ISD earn money at the same time.
Virtual Drive Information
| Captain Barrington Irving Speaks at AACAL
Captain Barrington Irving recently spoke to AACAL students. Irving is a pilot who was raised in Miami's inner city and rose above to become the youngest person and only African American to fly around the world solo. Irving inspires students to dream big and to set goals for their futures and is a proponent of STEM, math, science and technology careers.
Barrington Irving's AACAL presentation
| HOSA Students Succeed at Area Contest
AACAL Health Science students recently competed in the Area HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) contest in El Paso, Texas. AACAL Health Science students were very successful at demonstrating their knowledge and skills at the Area contest and represented AACAL and Amarillo ISD well. AACAL HOSA winners will be heading to Galveston in April to compete in the HOSA State contest.
Rena' Kuehler, one of AACAL's Health Science teachers, has been named as the 2015-16 AACAL Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Kuehler is a kind, compassionate teacher who desires greateness and success from each of her senior health science students. She inspires her students to have a passion for people and the healthcare profession.
Mrs. Kuehler received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Texas State University in 1983. Since then she has had experience working on a Medical-Surgical floor, Labor and Delivery, OB/GYN floor and offices, Hospice and Home Health Care. She has been teaching for three years (all at AACAL) while obtaining her Career and Technical Education certification.
Each semester, high school students have the opportunity to become
"Superintendent's Scholars" through a program offered to honor academic excellence.
Qualifying students are recognized each semester through school assemblies, certificates and other incentives.
At the end of the school year, students who receive the distinction both semesters are honored at an annual luncheon along with the senior students who qualified for the honor all eight semesters of their high school career.
To qualify for Superintendent’s Scholars in a given semester:
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors must be taking at least five of the courses included in the Superintendent’s Scholars program.Seniors must be taking at least four of the courses included in the program. All students must make at least a 95 average in regular courses, and at least a 90 average in AP and Pre-AP courses.
We at AACAL are very proud to announce that 79 of our students are being recognized for the fall semester as Superintendent Scholars.
Here is a list of our AACAL Superintendent Scholars for Fall 2015.
WHAT'S YOUR PLAN, AACAL?
For resources and more information about Map Your Plan,
please go here: Map your plan--Resources and supplements list with links.pdf