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Ms. Rivera's Weekly Communication

June 7, 2024

Dear AITE Family,

 Last night several of us had the privilege of recognizing Mr. Remus Brice at the Stamford Public Schools Retiree Celebration, where his invaluable contributions to our school community were celebrated by his colleagues, former students, friends, and family.  Over his 56 years in the field of education, 24 of them specifically at AITE, Mr. Brice has touched the lives of countless students, fostering a love of learning and guiding them towards success both inside and outside of the classroom.  While his presence will be deeply missed by all of us, his influence will live on in the lives of those he has taught and mentored.

This was a week of celebrations: Congratulations to the seniors who were recognized at our annual Senior Scholarship Awards evening.   Congratulations also to all of the students who were recognized for their achievement in our annual Department Awards ceremony last night!  The ceremony was standing room only, with faculty, friends and family members coming out to celebrate these students.  Finally, congratulations to our Future 5 graduates, some of whom received scholarships, and our Dollars for Scholars Scholarship recipients.

Best,

Ms. Rivera

 

COVID Dashboard

We had one reported COVID case this week.     

Absence Documentation

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. 

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.

Graduation Date

AITE’s graduation will take place on Friday, June 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Rippowam’s auditorium.  Seniors must complete all of the requirements for graduation in order to be eligible to participate in the ceremony.  This includes a mandatory rehearsal on Thursday, June 13 at 12:00 pm in Rippowam’s auditorium.  Seniors will receive their caps and gowns following rehearsal.  There will be a senior picnic following graduation rehearsal on the patio and fields at AITE.

 Graduation Information

Each senior who has completed all of the requirements for graduation will receive 5 tickets.  The ceremony will be livestreamed and posted to our school's website and YouTube channel.  Guests without a ticket may also view it in our Cyber Café.  No one will be allowed into Rippowam without a ticket.  Seniors are expected to arrive by 2:00 pm.  The doors will open for seating at 2:15 pm.

Laptop Return

Students are in the process of returning their laptops and chargers through their English classes.  All students must return this equipment before the end of the school year.  Students who have to attend summer school will be reissued a laptop, once we have confirmed that they have enrolled.

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 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 Jul26th.  Registration will take place in-person and is open June 17 and 18 from 10 am - 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.

Community Night Event (June 6): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S_R3gKEV9EwKDFwoSVrMVpl7KgQCJtDH9STIYdVJ_H4/edit

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

A few parents and students have mentioned they received a robo call that was made on Wednesday, May 29. The robo call was intended for families of high school students who have failed, or are in danger of failing, one or more classes and contained general summer school information. 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  You can also contact your child's school counselors.

Upcoming Events

June 12-14                   Early Dismissal 11:45 am

June 13                        Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal 12 pm in Rippowam's auditorium; followed by the Senior Picnic

June 14                        Graduation - Rippowam auditorium

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

 

 

 

 

The Weekly

from Dr. Tamu Lucero, Superintendent.

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District Strategic Plan

2022-2027 SPS District Strategic Planning Process

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