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Ms. Rivera's Weekly Communication

June 18, 2024

Dear AITE Family,

Last Friday just  over 160 seniors walked across the stage in Rippowam’s auditorium to receive their diplomas. During my farewell remarks to the Class of 2024, I reminded them that graduation marks both an end and a beginning – a time of celebration and anticipation; but more than that, it is a pivotal moment for reflection. Whether it was the exhilarating highs of academic, athletic, or extra-curricular achievements or the humbling lows of setbacks and failures, each experience has played a vital role in shaping the individuals they have become: Each triumph has helped them to gain confidence and a belief in their own abilities, and each failure has taught them perseverance, humility, or resilience. 

Reflection, however, is not merely a tool for looking back; it is also a compass for navigating the road ahead.  I would encourage all of us take the time to pause, to reflect, and to appreciate where we are headed and where we have been.  For it is, indeed, in these moments that we gain clarity, wisdom, and a deeper understanding of who we are and the world around us.

On behalf of my administrative team, we wish our AITE family a very, happy and healthy summer break.  We also wish our graduates all of the best in their future endeavors!

Warm regards,

Ms. Rivera

 

AP/ECE Summer Assignments

AP/ECE summer assignments (for those classes that have one) will be posted next week.

Good News

Students who go to SHS or WHS to play sports will no longer miss any time from their period 4 classes, because there will no longer be an early release bus next school year. Students will take the 2:05 pm buses that go to SHS and WHS, and these schools will be the first stops on each of these routes.

Schedule for 2024-2025 School Year

Please see the attached document for next year's school 7-period schedule.

School Calendar 2024-25 and 2025-26 Calendar Update

During the April regular meeting, the BOE voted to amend the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school calendars.  Columbus Day and Veterans Day will become days off from school since keeping schools open will not be cost-neutral as originally anticipated.  The revised calendars can be found here.

Summer Reading

For the 2024-2025 school year we are giving students the option of selecting their own summer reading book, instead of our traditional One Book/One Community initiative.  We have provided the same recommendations as Stamford High School, so students on our waiting list will be able to be assessed in by their English teacher regardless of which school they attend.  Students must select ONE summer reading book.  They may not select one that they have already read.  Go to the home page of our web site https://www.aitestamford.org/ to see the recommendations and a brief synopsis of each book.

Student Ambassador Training

We are looking for students who would like to be trained to be Student Ambassadors for the 2024-2025 school year.  The primary responsibilities of Student Ambassadors are to conduct tours during Open House and other events and to welcome and prepare activities for incoming 9th graders at their orientation in August.  Student Ambassadors receive community service hours for these events.  If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, please send an email to Ms. Rivera at mrivera@stamfordct.gov  If you have been trained and would like to continue your work as a Student Ambassador, please send an email to Ms. Rivera as well.  There will be a one-day training session for new and returning Student Ambassadors at AITE on Friday, August 23rd from 9 am - 11 am.  Students will plan ice breaker activities and create welcome posters for the 9th Grade Orientation, which will take place on Tuesday, August 27th from 7:25 am - 11:45 am.  Buses will be running on August 27th; however, students must have their own transportation for the training session on August 23rd.

Summer Building Hours

AITE will be open on most days during the summer from 7:30 am – 2:00 pm.  Please call the main number (203)977-4336 extension 0 before you plan to come in to make sure that there is someone in the office to let you into the building.  The custodians will be removing desks and furniture from the classrooms, so no one will be allowed in the classrooms or on these floors for several weeks once this occurs.

Summer School Information

Below you will find links to flyers and important information about Summer School, which will take place at Westhill High School from June 20th through July 26th.  Registration will take place in-person and is open today through 4 pm. The flyers are translated to Spanish (pg. 2), Haitian-Creole (pg. 3), and Ukrainian (pg. 4). If you have any questions, please contact your child's school counselor.

Summer School Flyers: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j1wfmDXnCubbZrNPVFGE_UsqxRrndDLBmIeN_MpmyOc/edit

Phone Registration Information: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11F9i8A_om3id-tkwI4fPeKRM1erKWlmochA4tSL_ea4/edit

If you have any questions about summer school, please contact Jonathan Ortiz, Stamford High School Counselor, and summer school team member, at (203)977-4273 or jortiz@stamfordct.gov 

Upcoming Events

June 19                      Juneteenth holiday – All SPS school buildings are closed

July 4                          Independence Day – School Closed

August 23rd               Student Ambassador – New and Refresher Training 9 am – 11am

August 27                  Ninth Grade Orientation 7:45 am – 11:45 am

 

First page of the PDF file: 2024-20257-periodschedule_1

 

District News

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 LOTTERY APPLICATION 2024-2025 - English
Solicitud para la Lotería de la Escuela Magnet AITE 2024-2025

 

AITE only accepts applications for incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students

 

 

 

 

AITE - Program of Studies

AITE Ambassadors

Student Ambassador Training

We are looking for students who would like to be trained to be Student Ambassadors for the 2024-2025 school year.  The primary responsibilities of Student Ambassadors are to conduct tours during Open House and other events and to welcome and prepare activities for incoming 9th graders at their orientation in August.  Student Ambassadors receive community service hours for these events.  If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, please send an email to Ms. Rivera at mrivera@stamfordct.gov  If you have been trained and would like to continue your work as a Student Ambassador, please send an email to Ms. Rivera as well.  There will be a one-day training session for new and returning Student Ambassadors at AITE on Friday, August 23rd from 9 am - 11 am.  Students will plan ice breaker activities and create welcome posters for the 9th Grade Orientation, which will take place on Tuesday, August 27th from 7:25 am - 11:45 am.  Buses will be running on August 27th; however, students must have their own transportation for the training session on August 23rd.

Upcoming Events

Out of District Bus Schedule

The Weekly

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AITE Pride Points

Outstanding Teacher of the Year

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.

Danielle Weber

AITE Alumnus Performs with Cirque du Soleil

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.
https://www.qu.edu/quinnipiac-today/quinnipiac-university-student-tj-salta-of-norwalk-connecticut-to-embark-on-magic-gig-with-cirque-du-soleil-in-las-vegas-2022-03-21/.

AITE Alum Cirque de Soleil

$50,000 Raised by Students this Past School Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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.

Hands with Heart

Commended by NEASC Decennial Accreditation

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.”

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AITE Student won 1st-place in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship World Series of Innovation, Saint-Gobain Sustainable Cities Challenge

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.

World Series of Innovation