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May 2010

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Martin High School PTSA Newsletter, Arlington, Texas

FIRST EVENT 2010 PLANNING MEETING

Monday, May 17 5:30 p.m. in the MHS Library Booster & Club reps wanting booth space at First Event need to attend. Reservation forms will be available on the MHS website by Friday, May 14 Questions: Contact Karen Ellen Anderson Home: 817-467-2721 Fax: 817-472-7658 [email protected]

A Message from the Martin PTSA President...

Dear Martin Warriors: Happy May! Just 4 more weeks of school! I know our seniors are counting down the days! Senior parents, it is not too late to join MHS PTSA so that you can be a part of Bahama Bash the night of your student's prom. Bahama Bash is an Alcohol and Drug Free event held at MHS after prom. Parents, you will want to volunteer to be a part of that night. Look for more information in this newsletter or on the website at mhsbahamabash.com. The Scholarship Committee met several times this past month and will be announcing the winners of the MHS PTSA Scholarships at the Senior Awards night and in the June newsletter. Thank you to everyone who purchased BBQ dinner tickets last fall or donated to the scholarship fund. We couldn't help students without you. Our last Association meeting for the month is Monday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. We will be installing the 2010-2011 Board that evening. Please join us.

2010 Summer SAT/PSAT Prep Camp

July 19 thru 30 Help your student raise their confidence and their scores! Registration forms are available in the front office and in the counseling office.

Sincerely, Melissa Cunningham Martin PTSA President

[email protected]

A Note from the Principal

Can you believe another school year is almost over? During the 2009-2010 year Martin has been blessed with one of the most outstanding senior classes that I have ever had the privilege to work with. Parents, you are to be commended for the outstanding young people that you have raised. We will miss them next year! As the school year winds down we are already planning for 2010-2011 and are excited about the new ninth grade class that will be coming to Martin. Please watch our web site and look for a letter or phone call that will provide you with important information about registration. We will welcome our freshman class in early August with Warrior Welcome and ask that parents make plans to attend this important event with your students. We will be having sessions just for you so that we can make you feel knowledgeable about our school and comfortable with the people and programs that will be serving your children for the next four years. We have many exciting things going on at Martin High School and we need you, the parents, to be involved. Please consider finding a way to get involved in our school by joining a booster club, PTSA, our school site based decision making team, or just by volunteering for a teacher, office, or program. We are beginning to plan for our 30th anniversary year and are also in need of parents to serve on the steering committee for this celebration. If you are interested in any of these ways to serve please contact me so I can help you to get involved in the ways you are most comfortable serving. I truly appreciate the support that you provide to your students and our school! Have a safe and restful summer!

Melinda Reeves MHS Principal

Students Honored

The following students were nominated by one of their teachers, and received the Martin High School Student Recognition Award. Students earning this award must exhibit dedication, cooperation, moral character, positive attitude, citizenship, social responsibility, and student growth. Fourth Six Weeks Grading Period 2009-2010: Gaurav Synghal, Katerina Clemens, Emily Otness, Corbin McNutt, Zach Arnold, Hanah Anderson, Dustin Greenawalt, Hallie Milligan, Estafany Navichoque, Elise Reid, Joshua Berkley, Ezekiel Blinn, Alex Green, Ashlynd Horton, Connor Loupe, Anthony Lyons, Tanya Massey, Kayla Mathis, Melissa McClain, Mackenzie Mehlmann, Kari Mitchell, Ryan Newman, Ashley Sanchez, Chase Smith and Nicolina Weaver. Fifth Six Weeks Grading Period 2009-2010: Katie Bonefas, Danny Flores, and Kate Chen Congratulations!!

Spring 2010 Junior World Affairs Council MHS

Dear Parent, Please allow me this opportunity to introduce you to one of the most exciting student opportunities available at Martin High School. Several years ago Mrs. Juli Warner responded to a request from a teacher in Italy to participate in an exchange of students between MHS and Educandato Statale Uccellis in Udine, Italy. As a result, during Spring Break '09 MHS students hosted seventeen Italian students and two teachers. During Spring Break '10 Mrs. Warner, Mrs. Bradley and I took the seventeen MHS students who hosted, to Venice and Udine for a cultural exchange. This opportunity has been amazing. Our students have corresponded with their Italian friends for a year. We provided the Italians with room and board for about ten days, and we traveled to NASA, Fort Worth and other metroplex sites. MHS families shared time with their Italian student learning about a different culture. In March our students were hosted by the Italians. We attended their school in Udine, and we visited northern Italy, Slovenia and Austria. If your family would like to consider being a part of this exciting experience, I suggest that you contact Juli Warner at [email protected] or [email protected] for complete details about hosting an Italian student in October, and then your MHS student traveling to Italy during Spring Break of 2011. We have ten students and their families committed to the Exchange, but we would like ten more MHS families to participate. Please consider this opportunity for your student and contact Mrs. Warner or Mrs. Pugh as soon as possible.

Sincerely, Rhonda Pugh Junior World Affairs Council Sponsor MHS

COUNSELORS' CORNER By Barbara Moeller

May, 2010 Tribute to Jaime Escalante from College Board

Educator Jaime Escalante will be remembered as a visionary whose passion for learning and teaching transformed the lives of countless students

Jaime Escalante, a Bolivian-born calculus teacher from East Los Angeles whose revolutionary teaching inspired the film Stand and Deliver, made a tremendous contribution to the field of education, the lives of Latino and underserved students, and the evolution of the College Board. The passing of Escalante, who at 79 lost a long battle to cancer on March 30, 2010, has had a profound and meaningful effect on the people whose lives he has touched at the College Board and beyond. Through his extraordinary efforts over the past 30 years to change society's ideas of what children are capable of learning, he became one of the most influential and revered educational champions of our time. His unconventional teaching philosophy and unwavering advocacy of all students' academic potential transformed the face of the College Board's Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). "There is no one in the country who is more responsible for the democratization of the AP Program than Jaime Escalante," said Jenny Krugman, vice president of the Southern Region for the College Board. "He turned the world around for students and for people like me, fueling a belief in children that's not just based on our hearts, but on facts." Escalante was a visionary who saw the AP Program as an opportunity to close the racial gap in learning and raise standards at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, where he taught. At the time, Garfield was considered a below-average public school serving a largely immigrant and lowincome student population. "He created a sense of enthusiasm in the Los Angeles Unified School District," said Al Mijares, vice president of the Western Region for the College Board, adding that Escalante helped bridge the gap between Garfield High School and its wealthier counterparts. "If you wanted to take math at a high level of rigor, you went to Garfield. That was not the case before Jaime got there," said Mijares, whose brother and sister coincidentally attended the school before Escalante's arrival. Escalante had his work cut out for him when he taught his first calculus class in 1979. He had only five students in his class, two of whom passed the famously challenging AP Calculus Exam. By the following year, his class size increased to nine students, seven of whom passed the exam. In 1981, the class had increased to 15 students, 14 of whom passed. But it wasn't until 1982 that Escalante came into the national spotlight when 18 of his students passed the exam, which amounted to an unprecedented pass rate of more than 90 percent. "Jaime taught a lot of people lessons and showed that students of non-English-speaking origin could succeed in AP," Krugman said. Further, Mijares added, "he took what is arguably the hardest subject -- calculus -- and inspired students to put the time in to move themselves forward and succeed in a way they never thought possible." Mijares had the great privilege of working with Escalante at an event in Orange County California that honored Latino educators. "Jaime seemed to be a fairly shy person when he was by himself, but when he was in his element he was a dynamic communicator and a real performer," said Mijares. One did not have to know Escalante personally to be touched by his life's work. As one of America's most famous teachers, he inspired students and fellow educators to rise above society's expectations to reach their true potential and achieve greatness. His legacy will live on in all of the students whose lives he has changed, and his heroic work will be remembered and celebrated by his College Board community. (continued)

AP Policy at MHS MHS has an `Open Door' policy toward enrollment in AP/PREAP classes. We believe that if a student wishes to challenge himself or herself with the rigor of an AP/PREAP class, that student only needs to ask to be enrolled in the class at the beginning of the school year. With few exceptions, every student is given this option and encouraged to use this choice. From May 3 through May 14 almost 600 MHS students will take almost 1300 AP tests. If past success continues, over 90% will pass the AP English Language test, and over 50% will pass AP World History, to mention two tests. Students earn college credits when they pass these AP tests. The number of credits earned varies from college to college and from one passing grade to the next. Families save money on college tuition and time in school. Some of our graduates have gone to college with enough AP credits that they start as sophomores, saving one year's worth of time and money. If you have a student who is considering a PREAP/AP course, encourage him or her to enroll in the class. See your counselor for assistance. Who is my student's counselor? The student's last name determines his or her counselor. Please feel free to call your student's counselor for information or help. The alphabet distribution has changed. Check to see if your student has been assigned to a different counselor. A ­ Bz C- ­ Eq Er - Ham Han ­ Kq Kr ­ Mon Moo ­ Ree Ref ­ Ta Tb­ Z David Pyatt Debra Mansury Dana Bishop Suzanne Bandy Barbara Moeller Connie David Susan Kingen Jai Hodges 682-867-8624 682-867-8610 682-867-8625 682-867-1800 682-867-8627 682-867-8626 682-867-8628 682-867-8623

Attention Parents of Juniors!!

We need to meet at 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 30 to take down the decorations at Bahama Bash. Meet behind Gym B on the west side of the school. The more help we have, the faster and easier the job will be! Thank you! If you have questions/concerns, contact Karen Williams at 817-832-2447.

Phoenix Yearbook Order Form

Dear Senior Parents: The award winning Phoenix Yearbook is 375 pages of full-color, digital photos, incomparable memories and fabulous fun. Your child with cherish their yearbook because it is a magical ride into their past. The only school memento they may keep, they'll appreciate you for buying it and for personalizing it with a Senior-Send-Off Ad. Because the Senior-Send-Off section has become so very popular, we have had to make some changes. Ads are due September 1 (no exceptions), so if you want to run a graduation picture with the baby pictures, you must have them taken over the summer. Also, we are OT taking any "hard copy" photos. This means that all pictures must be either e-mailed or sent in on a picture CD. Resolution for images scanned-in must be 300. Prices and sizes for ads are below. If you want to design the ad yourself, a payment of $50 must be added. Don't miss your chance to express your words of pride and congratulations. Send this completed form and a check (and picture CD if you're submitting that instead of emailing photos) to: Phoenix Yearbook James Martin High School 4501 W. Pleasant Ridge Arlington, TX 76016. If you are e-mailing photos: Please name each photo with a first and last name (Ex: Jonathon_Doe_1). Put your students name in the "Subject" field of the e-mail and send to: [email protected] Call Linda Altoonian at (682) 867-8637 with any questions. Thanks so much!

Customer Data Student's Name Address/City/State/Zip Your Signature Daytime phone Parent's Name

Circle the Requested Size 1/8 page 1/4 page 1/2 page Full page $60 (50 words or less, plus one photo) $120 (50 words or less, plus no more than two photos) $220 (75 words or less, plus no more than five photos) $390 (100 words or less, plus no more than 10 photos)

eatly print Senior Ad text below (You may submit typed copy on another sheet or a Word document)

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Make a note

of it... "To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time

itself, incredible and inconceivable."--- Aaron Copland (American Composer, 1900-1990) Congratulations on UIL!!!!!! Concert Choir ­ Sweepstakes Concert/Choraliers Girls ­ Sweepstakes Choraliers ­ Sweepstakes Chorale ­ Sweepstakes Varsity Men ­ Sweepstakes Varsity Women ­ Superior in Concert; Excellent in Sight Reading Wow! Our musical year is coming to an end; hard to believe. See our schedule below for all the upcoming May events for choir. Be sure to stop by the choir booth during First Event in the fall to join the MHS Choir Booster Club for 2010 ­ 2011 and check out all the choir attire. We need your donation of cases of water (16 oz) to sell during the musical performances. Please bring them to the choir room anytime before musical in May. May 4 May 13 May 17-19 May 20-22 May 24 May 25 May 26* May 31 June 3 June 3 ~ Spring Concert 7:30 ­ 9:00 p.m. ­ honoring the seniors 2010! ~ 9th/10th Voice Recital in Little Theatre 6:00 ­ 9:00 p.m. ~ Urinetown dress rehearsal 3:00 ­ 10:00 p.m. ~ Urinetown ~ 11th Voice Recital in Little Theatre 7:00 ­ 8:00 p.m. ~ Senior Voice Recital in Little Theatre 7:00 ­ 8:00 p.m. ~ Senior Awards 7:00 ­ 10:00 p.m. (Chamber Singers will perform at awards ceremony) ~ Varsity Show Choir Learning Session 6:00 ­ 7:00 p.m. ~ Varsity Show Choir Auditions 2:00 ­ 5:00 p.m. ~ Choir Banquet at Fort Worth Club 7:00 ­ 11:00 p.m.

*DATE CHA GE Don't forget to save the Martin Choir website as one of your favorites, click on choir calendar to see a daily list of rehearsals and meetings.

www.martinchoir.com

Silvia Monzon 3rd VP Publicity [email protected]

Student Council News

Hey Warriors, April was a great month in Student Council. We donated over $1500 for the Pasta for Pennies Campaign for the Leukemia Society of North Texas. Congratulations to Mrs. Price's class for donating the most per student. The Senior Class officers are busily planning a "Senior Send-Off Day" for after Senior Breakfast on May 28 and Prom on May 29. The Junior Class officers did a fantastic job putting on the Mr. MHS Contest which helped to raise money for the Senior Breakfast. We are planning Senior Week Activities including Prom King and Queen voting on May 24-26, and have hosted several Student and Teacher Appreciation breakfasts and lunches. We are also getting ready for the Powder Puff Game on May 18. We have made plans for Homecoming next year on September 10. The theme for next year will be "Back to the Jungle ­ Do It Again in 2010!" Homecoming Court Voting for Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors is on May 24-26 at lunch in the upper gym lobby. Heads up for next year ... Senior Parking will take place the afternoon after Senior Registration. You will need to complete the entire Senior Registration process before you can purchase a Senior Parking Space. There will be more info on the MHS Website over the summer about registration and Senior Parking. Have a great last few weeks of school !!!

Grant Daniels MHS Student Body President

Catch Graduation On Channel 98

Graduation Playback Times on AISD TV ­ Time-Warner Arlington Cable Channel 98: (There is a "Live Webcast" you can watch it at these times as well.) Martin High School Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Young Junior High PTA Billy Bob Burdette 2009Outstanding Alumni 2009-2010 Scholarship Guidelines and Criteria

The Young Junior High PTA will offer one $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior, who has attended at least one full school year at Charles A. Young Junior High School. The scholarship recipient must enroll in at least 12 hours of college courses, or be the equivalent of a full time student for the summer and/or fall of 2010.

Eligibility Guidelines and Criteria

Applicant should have attended Young Junior High for at least one year. Applicant should complete the Young Junior High Scholarship Application in ink. Applicant should include an official high school transcript A letter of recommendation from an academic representative or a community service representative Applicant must submit a one-page essay. The subject of the essay must be the applicant's experience at Young Junior High and how that has impacted his/her life.

Please submit this information to Young Junior in a sealed 9x12 Envelope. Attach submission information in this order.

Young Junior High scholarship application, please include signature Official high school transcript One letter of recommendation Applicant's essay

The deadline for Billy Bob Burdette Scholarship is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. All applications must be submitted to: Young Junior High PTA Attention: Kim Smith 3200 Woodside Drive

Young Junior High PTA Billy Bob Burdette Outstanding Alumni 2009-2010 Scholarship Application

Name: __________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________ E-Mail:_____________________________________ School year(s) attend Young Junior High (ex. 2003-2004) _________________ Number of years attended (ex. 1 or 2) _______

Academic Accomplishments: _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

Community Service: _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________

Extra-Curricular Activities: _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ (continued)

(Billy Bob Burdette Scholarship Application--con't.)

_______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Please attach an additional sheet if more space is needed.

To the best of my knowledge all information contained in this application is correct. Applicant's Signature and date:

About Mr. Burdette... Mr. Billy Bob Burdette was the first principal of YJH and served in that capacity for an amazing 21 years from the school's opening in 1979 to his retirement in 2000. To say that his vision and hard work shaped the long legacy and heritage that YJH enjoys is an understatement that does him a disservice. He was active in community affairs as well...this scholarship is named in his honor and is awarded to recipients who too have made a difference in this community.

The Sundancers held tryouts in April and they would like to congratulate the following 2010-2011 Varsity Martin Sundancers: Celestine Baker, Meredith Baker, Christina Barber, Briana Barr, Hayley Boylan, Kendall Broussard, Alyssa Bullock, Elizabeth Burke, Chelsey Clark, Courtney Clark, Tamara Cook, Katie Curtis, Brittney Dorn, Courtney Dotson, Rai-Mesha Driver, Layla Elkassih, Andrea Fetters, Sophia Flores, Brianna Franklin, Taylor Geier, Katie Holder, Sonia Holman, Marissa Jameson, Meghan Lewellen, Cassidy Liles, Daisy Martinez, Angela Montez, Karen Nguyen, Chara Norman, Millicent Norman, Bria Palmer, Rachel Patterson, Haylie Perry, Destiny Polk, Ashton Rush, Sadie Scott Martinson, Sarah Smith, Caitlin Stringer, Genevieve Torres, Christy Tran, Kathy Tran, Ricinda Turner, Gabrielle Vasquez, Gabriella Velder, Sydney Warner and managers: Lyndsey Elliott, Amanda Pollard, Courtney Walton and Taylor Welch The Sundancers will be raising funds in their Annual Kick-a-Thon on May 25. Contact Mrs. Gaither, Mrs. Janczak, or a Sundancer to see how you can help them earn money for the team by kicking and kicking and kicking and .......... The 2010-2011 Martin Sundancer Officers will also be raising funds for officer camp at their second annual Officer Rummage Sale on the front steps of Martin High on May 29. Hope to see you there to buy some great stuff for great girls.

Warrior Gymnastics: We Host State Next Year!

The Lady Warrior Gymnastics team had a great time at the State meet in Alvin, Texas. Maile Kendrick placed 6th on floor. This has been a tough year with injury-fueled disappointments, but that didn't rob the girls of their determination and spirit. Great job Lady Warrior Gymnasts! I'd like to give a big thank you to the people who made this year great for the gymnasts, the coaches. Thank you Craig Vogl, Women's Head Coach, thank you Wendy Teer, Women's Assistant Coach, thank you Devin Jenson Men's Head Coach, and thank you Trinetta Perez, Athletic Trainer. The year will be celebrated at the annual AISD Gymnastics Banquet to be held May 12 at the Rolling Hills Country Club.

Warriors Boys Basketball

The Martin Warrior Boys Basketball End of Year Banquet was held at the Walnut Creek Country Club on April 15. It was a wonderful celebration as we remembered the year's highlights while eating a very tasty meal. It was a great time for all the players, coaches and parents. The basketball team will participate in the 2010 Arlington Spring League at Arlington Sam Houston. The schedule for the league is below: May 5 May 6 May 11 May 13 May 18 Martin and Sam Houston Martin and Arlington Heights Martin vs. Irving Nimitz Martin vs. Dunbar Martin vs. Keller Central Martin vs. Lamar Martin vs. Halton Martin vs. S. Grand Prairie Martin vs. Mansfield 5:30 6:30 7:30 6:30 7:30 5:30 7:30 5:30 6:30 Gym A Gym B Gym A Gym B Gym A Gym B Gym A Gym B Gym C

Come out and support us! Check out our website: www.martinbasketball.com

Warriors Girls Basketball

The Lady Warrior Basketball teams celebrated their outstanding season last Thursday night at their banquet at The Green Oaks Wedding Chapel. All the young ladies looked very lovely in their beautiful dresses. The Varsity had several young ladies honored with District 8-5A Awards. Destynee Hives-McCray and Nakachi Maduka were 1st team All-District, Amanda Barnes, Bethany Gonzalez, and Brooke Melton were 2nd team All District, and Kyra Germany was Honorable Mention All District. Academic All District Awards were given to Amanda Barnes, Sarah Bricker, Bethany Gonzalez, Nakachi Maduka, Destynee Hives-McCray, and Brooke Melton. Several team awards were given as well. Nakachi Maduka won "Defensive Player of the Year"; Brooke Melton won the "Top of the Line" Free Throw Award; Amanda Barnes won the "Miss Hustle" Award; Destynee Hives-McCray won the "Chairman of the Boards" Award and Destynee Hives-McCray and Nakachi Maduka won the "Co-Most Valuable Players" Award. The Lady Warrior Booster Club awarded $500 scholarships to four seniors: players: Kyra Germany, Brooke Melton, and Tayler Salter and manager: Jadde Turk. The Lady Warriors will certainly miss this outstanding group of seniors. Thanks to the Lady Warrior Booster Club for all the support this season and for a wonderful banquet. The Booster club was led by President: Keith Melton, President Elect: D'Ann Gonzalez, Treasurer: Donna Melton and V.P.'s: Susan Bricker, Tanna Remedios, and Pat Turk..

Martin Cheerleading....

Congratulations to the following Senior Varsity Cheerleaders who were awarded scholarships from the Martin Cheerleading Booster Club:

Reagan Clipper Deandra DeNapoli Stacy Durning Kayse English Alina Grissett Kathryn McCormick Nicole Mendez

2010-2011 Board Members

President ­ Linda McLaren Treasurer ­ Dana Hapeman VP Membership ­ Kim Bragg VP Fundraising ­ Amy Jackson & Kari Jordan VP Social ­ Wendy Cramer-Karo VP Communications ­ Sheri Fisher VP Publicity ­ Cindy Stringer Secretary ­ Debbie Singleton

Our Annual Cheer Clinic will be held Saturday, May 15th at Martin for K thru 6th grade. Time: AM Clinic 9:00 am to noon & PM Clinic 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Attend AM, PM or both. Anyone interested can print-out sign-up forms on the cheerleading website: www.aisd.net/martin/cheerleading

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