Dear AITE Family,
We held our first Community Day at AITE. Students signed up for various activities like writing letters of thanks to the Red Cross, chess, decorating cookies to donate to the Pacific House, painting rocks with positive affirmations, and Artist Jam. Students who did not sign up for the special activities remained in their classes and participated in fun activities with their teachers.
Happy Thanksgiving! Be safe and stay healthy.
AITE had 3 reported COVID cases this week.
Here is the link to SPS’ BOE Attendance/High School Regulations 5113A:
Written documentation is required from a parent/guardian upon the date of the student’s return from an absence. It can be sent in one of two ways:
1. by email to AITEAttendance@stamfordct.gov from the parent or
2. a written note from the parent sent directly to the office
The documentation must contain the date(s) of and the reason for the student's absence from school. Parents should contact their child's school counselor regarding the collection of homework assignments if their child will be out for several days.
CIEE Deadlines are Approaching
The deadline for CIEE Summer 2024 application is January 24, 2024 and the deadline for the early bird raffle for free airfare is December 1, 2023.
Click this link to access CIEE’s Summer '24 flyer: Link to CIEE Summer 2024 Flyer
Complete the Household Income Survey Application
Families are encouraged to complete the Household Income Survey Application (English/Spanish) to verify if they may be eligible for reduced-price or free programs and services, including youth camps, internet services, college exam fees, and college application fees. Completing this application helps us understand district demographics and can help eligible families save money. All information you share is confidential.
Early Release Days – December 13, 14, and 15
Students will be dismissed at 11:45 am on December 13, 14, and 15 because of parent-teacher conferences. Information on how to schedule a conference will be available on Friday, December 1.
November 23&24 Thanksgiving Recess School Closed
2024-2025 Important Lottery Dates
Lottery Application Due Date - January 16, 2024 - 4:00pm
Lottery Draw Date - February 1, 2024
Lottery Acceptances Due - February 21, 2024
Upcoming AITE Information Sessions
Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 9:30 am – 11 am
Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 6 pm – 7 pm
AITE Magnet School Application
AITE only accepts applications for incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students.
AITE science teacher, Danielle Weber, who in addition to receiving a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Outstanding Teacher of the Year award (only 79 teachers across the US were selected) was selected as PTLW’s National Teacher of the Year for the Biomedical Program. This is a very competitive and prestigious award and we are very proud of all that she has done to make AITE’s program exceptional.
TJ Salta, AITE alumnis and recent graduate of Quinnipiac University, is performing magic in a new Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas called the Mad Apple.
AITE students Ava Lesser and Nora Amsellem successfully raised over $50,000 this past school year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Their initial goal was to raise an ambitious $35,000; however, by the time their fundraising campaign concluded, they well surpassed their goal, raising a total of $53,274 from an estimated 750 different donors.
Because Ava and Nora surpassed the $50,000 mark, they have been rewarded with a research grant and were recognized as one of the top 8 teams in the Fairfield/Westchester area. They will have the opportunity to direct the funds they raised towards a specific research initiative within LLS and have been asked to share their materials with the National Team to be used in their nationwide efforts to raise money and awareness.
AITE is proud that the in the report by the visiting team for our recent NEASC Decennial Accreditation Visit the school was commended for “its safe, supportive, and inclusive culture and environment, the staff and administration’s awareness of students’ social and emotional needs, and the emphasis on building and maintaining strong relationships.”
AITE student, Arnav Gover, won first-place in the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) World Series of Innovation, Saint-Gobain Sustainable Cities Challenge. The World Series of Innovation is an annual innovation challenge series focused on advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). His project, Cardbio, focuses on the creation of an environmentally friendly composite material for sustainability and commercial use. It has been awarded the top entry in the Saint-Gobain Sustainable Cities Challenge, which requested innovative ideas to achieve progress on one of the UN Global Goals #11, Sustainable Cities and Communities. Thousands of young entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world entered the competition in the fall, and the top ten entries in each challenge bracket moved on to the final round of judging earlier this month. The winners were announced on March 31. Arnav has won $1,500 and he will have the ability to work with St. Gobain engineers to turn his concept into a reality. Arnav and other students at AITE worked on submitting solutions to the challenges in Entrepreneurship class with teachers Mr. Schrag and Ms. Zanga.