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Student Spotlight: A+ Academy Secondary

by Mr. Kevin Spurgin The Student in the Spotlight for November 2017 is Nohemi of A+ Academy Secondary! Nohemi is a very friendly and hardworking person here at A+ Academy Secondary. She likes to learn and laugh, and you help out at the front office. Nohemi is currently looking at Culinary Arts schools because she has her eyes set on becoming a Pastry Chef. When asked what she thought the top 3 things that helped contribute to her success and achievements are, she said: 1. Patience 2 Taking advantage of…

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Third-Grader Takes 1st Place Win at District-Wide Elementary Chess Tournament

Third-Grader Takes 1st Place Win at District-Wide Elementary Chess Tournament by Walter Clinton | Chess Advisor & Math Curriculum Specialist The first district-wide elementary chess tournament was held on May 14th, drawing 12 competitors from Inspired Vision Elementary and two from A+ Elementary. Taking the position of ultimate Chess Champion was third grader, Jayden V., with 4 wins and zero losses. In second place, with 3 wins and 1 loss, was Alan C. of the 6th grade class, and in third place, with 3 wins and 1 loss, was Maximo M.,…

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HOSA Students Lead Blood Care Drive On Campus

A+ Academy Secondary scholars involved in HOSA, a health science organization for future health professionals, held a blood drive on campus as part of their commitment to helping their local community hospitals. April Escalante, this year’s HOSA president, served as lead coordinator of this year’s blood drive. Other students who aided in the blood drive included student athletic trainers, who assisted in appointment setting, and on-site navigation of the donation process. Some of the students even decided to donate blood themselves. Next year Carter Blood would like to be able to host two…

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Dr. John Price Receives the ‘Distinguished Educator of the Year’ Award from Dallas Theatre Center

Dr. John Price, English Educator and Theatre Director at A+ Academy Secondary, has been named this year’s ‘Distinguished Educator of the Year’ by the Dallas Theatre Center (and now a Tony-Award winning theatre). Dr. Price has been with A+ Academy since 2008, and is the sole founder of the State Championed Theatre Department at the high school. He holds a PhD in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas, is a published author, and recognized national presenter. A+ Academy, and all of A+ Charter Schools, congratulate Dr. John Price for receiving…

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Kappa Delta Chi Sorority at UNT Dallas Starts Mentoring Program and Scholarship Fund for IVSS Scholars

Robin Wheeler, educator at Inspired Vision Secondary School, reached out to the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority at UNT Dallas in hopes of beginning a mentoring partnership aimed at providing additional encouragement for the young ladies of the ‘BFF Club’ to pursue a higher education. The sorority not only agreed to provide the girls at IVSS with a mentoring program, they also decided to set up a scholarship fund to provide assistance and encouragement to their new mentees. “This wonderful group of college girls “adopted” our BFF Club girls to help mentor and inspire them…

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