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Monday, April 2nd, 2018 Update:

Students at Chaparral High School are asking for students from American Academy to submit creative writing pieces that were made by YOU! They are looking for:
 
-Poetry
-Short Stories (under 2,000 words)
-Micro-Fiction (3 page max)
-Photography (max 15 submissions)
-Media art
-Memoirs or Lyric Essays (3 page max)
-Plays/scenes (3 page max)
 
Submissions are DUE on April 16th.
 

Students' pieces will be reviewed by our team for grammar or other content, after which they will be notified, and the student must revise or edit changes to improve any grammar (or any other) errors. Please note not every student will be accepted into the magazine, as we have a limit to how many pages and/or pieces we can fill. Lastly, the student will need to add their name, grade, and school to give due credit.

 

All submissions must be given to us by contacting our team at either of these sources:

 

Our e-mail: Creativechs@chaparralhs.org

Our submissions form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNMwge_s3Eq4DhC0tVXCYe3k0aolvshE1TwJrGz2bKYGZrvQ/viewform

Our Website: https://sites.google.com/chaparralhs.org/the14thgallery/home

 

 
Thursday, March 15th, 2018 Update:
 

7th grade students interested in attending Regis Jesuit!

7th Grade Practice Exam

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a required component of the admissions process for Denver Catholic high schools. The official exam takes place the first Saturday of December. Regis Jesuit is offering a unique opportunity for current 7th grade students to take a full practice version of the exam. Students will learn how they compare to other 7th grade students across the nation, gain important information on academic strengths and weaknesses, and proceed into 8th grade with a strong sense of focus and readiness.

Saturday, April 21st
8:30am-11:30am

(Check-in will begin at 8:00am)
Boys Division: 6400 S Lewiston Way
Girls Division: 6300 S Lewiston Way
Cost: $20
(Please register for this event via your admissions account)

Boys Division will be offering a parent meeting, student panel and campus tour at 8:30am
Girls Division will be offering a parent meeting and student panel at 8:30am

For more information and to register, please visit:
http://regisjesuitlife.com/
 
American Academy 8th Grade Graduation
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
5:00 pm
American Academy Motsenbocker Gymnasium
Reception to follow in the cafeteria
 

It is time to order your child’s graduation cap and gown! Please be sure to place your order on the school store by Friday, February 23rd.  American Academy uses www.graduationsource.com as the vendor for graduation supplies. The 8th grade graduation package costs $35.00 PER STUDENT and each package covers the cost of the following items:   

 

  •      Gown
  •      Diploma Cover
  •      Tassel and 2018 emblem
  •      Graduation Ceremony and Reception


Additionally, Mr. Billman and the student-run 8th Grade Graduation Committee would like to present the school with a special CLASS GIFT during the graduation ceremony to commemorate their time at AA. They are asking that parents consider donating an optional and ADDITIONAL amount per family to help them pay for the gift.
 

 

Click here to order your 8th Grade Graduation Gown Package

 

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mallory Rios mrios@aak8.org .

 

8th Grade Yearbook Dedications

8th Grade Yearbook Dedication Pages

 

Your son or daughter will soon be graduating from American Academy!  The yearbook staff would like to invite you to honor your child and all of his or her accomplishments with a special tribute in the 2017-2018 American Academy yearbook.

 

To honor your child, you may purchase a 1/12 page for $10 or a 1/6 page for $20. You can pay by check (made payable to American Academy) or cash. You may drop off the money at the front office or have your child bring it to my classroom. This money will contribute to the 8th grade gift at the end of the year! After you’ve placed your order, please email one photo (preferably a baby or toddler photo) and a note (6 sentences or less, including their name!) for your advertisement to mmeiborg@aak8.org.  Your photo must be at least 300dpi or they will be blurry in the yearbook. It is also suggested that your child be the only person in this photo, but this is not required.  Please place your order no later than March 2nd.  Orders cannot be accepted after this date. It is necessary to enforce this deadline so we have adequate time to complete the yearbook.

 

Please note that we will do our best to keep all 8th grade ads a secret unless you choose to share yours with your child ahead of time.  If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Meiborg mmeiborg@aak8.org. Thank you for your cooperation, and we hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

 

Eighth Grade Retreat

Registration for the 8th Grade Retreat closes on Friday, January 15th. Payment for the retreat is due by Thursday, February 1st.

 

CLICK HERE to register today!

 
New Links on Our Menu
Our support staff is always looking for ways to help students connect more easily to the support systems in place at school. For this reason, Student Support Services asked that we add two new menu items to our Middle School site: Talk to a Student Counselor and Report Bullying. These links may also be found under Resources (main nav) > Student Counseling. Take a look with your student so you both know where to find these valuable tools in the future!
 
Electronic Device Policy
We know that over Winter Break, some students may have received some very cool electronic device gifts! Please review the Electronic Device Policy with your student so you both know what devices are permitted at school and under what conditions.
 

The following devices may not be used during school business hours (7:30 am – 4:30 pm) without specific permission by a staff member. If students choose to bring any of these devices to school, those devices must remain in backpacks or lockers and be turned off.

  • iPads or other tablets
  • Smart Watches (use permitted after 3:35 pm for communication)
  • MP3 Players, iPod Touches, iPods, or other music devices
  • Any device that is used to play a non-academic game
  • Any device that connects to a cellular network
  • Cell Phones (use permitted after 3:35 pm for communication)
 
No personal device will be allowed to use American Academy internet connectivity. Kindles may not be used to access the internet at school.