Texas History Day
This past weekend 19 ATLAS students participated in Texas History Day which is the state level History Fair competition in Austin, Texas.
These students earned top honors in their division and have earned a trip to Washington DC to compete in National History Day!
Paige DuPuy, Neal DuPuy, Brigitte Eichenberg – 1st Place Group Performance – “Leading Ladies and the Legacy of 19th Century Reform”
Gloria Conaster – 1st Place Individual Documentary – “Ida B. Wells: A Crusader for Justice”
Micahel Wood – 2nd Place Individual Website – “Douglas MacArthur: The Last Proconsul”
Harper Hoover – 2nd Place Individual Performance – “Behind the Lens: The Leadership and Legacy of Dorthea Lange”
Also competing at Texas History Day and representing the ATLAS Academy and Waco ISD were:
Paris Hookman, Rebecca Heldenbrand – “Henry David Thoreau: His Small Book with a Big Legacy”
Derby Carlson – “If I Could Talk to the Animals: Leadership and Legacyof Jane Goodall”
Nicholas Martinez – “The Life and Fight of Nelson Mandela”
Thomas Felton, Will Grant – “John Muir: Environmental Leadership and Progressive Legacy”
Sophia Swenke, Olivia Henderson – “Masonic Leadership in America”
Jonathan Carl, Noah Werpney – “John and Robert Kennedy: Life Through Death”
Ximena Mendoza, Stephanie Mendoza, Paula Ortiz – “The Hudson River School: Leading in American Art”
The Waco ISD Career and Technology Education Department has put together a document that explains the high school graduation requirements for the incoming freshman class of 2015. This document explains the Foundation Program and elaborates on the five state adopted endorsements; Arts and Humanities, Business and Industry, Public Services, STEM, and Multidisciplinary Studies. Distinguished Level graduation as well as Performance Acknowledgments are also covered.
2015 Cohort Graduation Plan.Atlas.pdf
ATLAS IS GETTING TECHED UP!
$7,500 was awarded to ATLAS to go towards the purchase of iPads to further integrate technology in order to create meaningful, real world lessons that can be infused into our integrated units and mini courses. Thank you to the Waco ISD Education Foundation and HEB.
Applications to attend ATLAS are now open. Intent to return forms as well. Click APPLY above.
ATLAS students make an impression at the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair with many advancing to the Texas History Day competition on May 2, 2015. Click to read the full story!