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What's New in the Land of the Titans

            What You Missed if You Missed Last Week's PTSA Meeting:

AEHS counselors Anne Fletcher and Kellie Spivak provided important resource information to parents on:

  • how students will be signing up for classes for the 2017-18 school year, and
  • how you can get onto and explore the Naviance website with your student to learn more about college and career opportunities.

 2017-18 Class Registration

AEHS counselors are starting to meet with 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to go over their schedules for the next school year and to make sure they know how to sign up for their classes online using the My MCPS Scheduler program.  You can find out more about that by going to the school website: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/einsteinhs/counseling/ Scroll down to It’s Time To Register for Classes!!! And below that, are links for the registration cards and a link to the class offerings for next year.

Ms. Fletcher and Ms. Spivak stressed that students signing up for classes must understand that their class decisions are final: The school will put its resources to providing enough classes for those students who sign up. Any changes are difficult at best because classes may not be available for the time a student needs them. So: Please know your signup decisions are binding.

They did, however, note that there are very limited times when students can make changes to their schedules:

  • If a student has completed a course in summer school,
  • If the student’s schedule is incomplete (missing a class),
  • If the student has failed a prerequisite course, or
  • If there is a conflict with the master schedule.

Requests for specific teachers will not be honored.

Parents can get information on summer school and/or online classes for the required health and technology courses at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org once the information is posted for 2017 later this year (start checking in early March).

Naviance

Naviance is the online platform  that students start using in 9th grade to learn about and keep track of their options for post-high school education and career opportunities. Your student already has an account on the site and knows how to get into it (their username and password are the same — it’s their 6-digit MCPS student ID number).

If you have used Naviance before, you’ll now find significant improvements made over the past year that give you information about about colleges and their costs,academic programs and admissions information. As your student gets older, information about their PSAT and SAT/ACT scores will be added to their accounts so you have all the information you need at your fingertips.

The college and career information may seem daunting at first, but you’re not alone – and experienced parents at the meeting assured us that we can get through it! Naviance is a good place to start your discussion with your student about where he/she may want to go after high school.

This discussion led to further discussion about important matters that all of us will need to know as our students move through Einstein: AP and IB study requirements and what they mean for college courses and activities that are available to our students. If you have any questions, the Einstein Counseling Department is ready and available to assist.

Our many thanks to Ms. Fletcher, Ms. Spivak and Assistant Principal Kiera Butler for meeting with parents!


Remember, Parents: Friday is the end of the semester. There is no school that day!


GIFT WRAP SUCCESS!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped the AEHS gift wrap booth this year. We raised more than $23,000 this year!!!

Thank you especially to the huge group of organizers who gave up family time this season to help with this huge endeavor:

Sandy Patterson, Lisa Tunick & Sarah Simmons - hard-working and incredibly supportive co-chairs.

Alice Witt and Liz Crooks - bow queen and princess.

Jane Curtin - supply manager and owner of "the blade."

Leslie Anderson - banker extraordinaire.

The Fabulous Day Coordinators: Mary O'Driscoll, Beth Weaver, Melissa Polito, Carlyn Rayburn, Lisa Feldmann, Allison Leaver, Lauren Robertson, Meg Petrucci, Erin Nuttall, Kathy McSkeane and Karen Lee.

And all the alums without whom we could not get through this. Especially Mary Press and Okainer Christian Dark - thank you!!

AEHS is clearly the place to be!!!


 Psssst!

The PTSA is still seeking volunteers for:
  • Latino engagement
  • Membership
  • School Improvement -- a position we haven't filled in a few years, but it would be great to have someone who can work on advocating for all sorts of school needs!
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