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Spring Break- April 14-18

Due to the Spring Break Holiday School will be closed between April14 and 18. Enjoy your spring break and have fun with your family.


Cyber Bullying Presentation by Special FBI Agent

ASE has arranged a presentation regarding Cyber Bullying and How to Use Social Media Portals for our students and parents. The presentation will be given by Special Agent Bradford A. Bleier. It will take place between 9 am and 10 am on Thursday April 24th. All of our parents are cordially invited to joins us.

Bradford A. Bleier is a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) for the Albuquerque FBI leading a squad with responsibility for all Cyber threats. In December 2011, he transferred to Albuquerque after spending a number of years at FBI Headquarters working National Security related Cyber matters where he helped found the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, a multi-agency FBI led effort established to address complex and far reaching cyber threats. Agent Bleier has worked the full range of cyber investigations throughout his eleven year FBI career.


Spring Picture Day - April 21, 2014

Smile! Picture day is coming.

Spring Picture Day will be on April 21 2014. Portrait pictures will be taken.

Order today and get a free digital image of your child's school portrait-great for your mobile device and for sharing on the web. It's easy to order online and choose your portrait options.

Picture Day ID: NM043155Y0

Coupon Code: FREEREZ

Spring Picture Day: April 21 2014

Students may have free dress day on April 21 2014.

Dress Code on Free Dress Days: All dress code rules apply to free dress days with the exception of not wearing school uniforms. Garments will be free of holes, tears, inappropriate language, logos, messages or advertising. No sleeveless, skintight, bicycle legging, short dresses and skirts. No low cut, midriff, backless blouses. Parents will be called to pick up a child if students violate the dress code


6 Finalists at Library of Congress Letters Contest

ASE had 6 state finalists in the Library of Congress Letters about Literature Essay contest. The students wrote a letter to an author of their choice about the author's book, these 6 ASE students were selected to the state finals and won awards.




Click here for 2014 Central New Mexico Science & Engineering Research Challenge Winner


ASE Summer Leadership & STEM Camp-2014

Albuquerque School of Excellence is organizing SUMMER LEADERSHIP STEM CAMP between May 30th- June 4th, 2014 for BOYS and June 4th and June 9th for GIRLS Cost: $275

Permission Slip

Assumption of Risk Form

Please click here for Leadership Camp Site

For more information please see Mr. Unver mu145@abqse.org


ASE Mathcount team made a huge progress and got 4th place in state. Also Tejas K. got 7th place in indivudual in state. We thank to our students and their dedicated coach Mr. Yanar.


1st Annual Dental Program for Elementary Students

ASE is having their 1st annual Dental program April 28-29!
This is for grades 1-5 only. The Department of Health is going to conduct a dental program at our school. This service is called dental sealants, which is a thin plastic that is placed on the chewing surface of permanent molar teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach. Dental sealants are safe to put on your child’s molar teeth. Regular dental visits are encouraged since they are important for good health. Children at ASE are eligible to receive FREE dental sealants. A dental professional will assess your child’s teeth to determine the need for a dental sealant placement and may also recommend further examination by a dentist.
1. A note has been sent home with your child explaining the process.
2. The DOH will be here on April 28-29th, so please fill out the consent form and return it to your child’s teacher.


Debate & Speech Team Competed at the State Tournament

ASE competed at the NM State Speech and Debate Tournament in Santa Fe, competing in Dramatic Duo's and Original Oratory.


Southwest Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Winner

It is our pleasure to announce that our Sarah D. one of our sophomore class student got 5th place at Southwest JSHS at UNM and received the opportunity to give a board presentation of her research at the National JSHS competition in Washington D.C., in April.

Congratulations!


Choir Schedule for Following Two Weeks

ASE Choir Parents,

Choir practice next week has been switched to Friday, March 14th After School because of Testing. We have also switched choir rehearsal the following week to Thursday, March 20th.

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Marjerison at: sm100@abqnaz.org.


AP Testing Fees

Advanced Placement(AP) testing will be administered in May. Please click here for AP Testing Dates

The students will pay $89 per each test whereas a student with free/reduced lunch pays only $5 per each test.

If a student pays more than $50, he or she can pay the fee with a payment plan. The first payment of $50 must be paid by March 31 and the rest of the money can be paid by April 30.



Science Olympiad Team Gets Off a Good Start

Science Olympiad Team has competed in State Science Olympiad. It was our first year in NM State SO and our team made a huge success. There were 24 teams in state competition.
Crime Buster 1st Place
Boomliver -2nd Place
Experimental Design-2nd Place
Disease Detective -4th Place
Wheeled Whicle-5th place
Rocks and Minerals -6th place
RoboCross-8th Place
Entomology- 8th place
Read Scholars- 9th Place
Shock Value- 10th place
Water Quality- 10th Place

Our special thanks first go to Mr. Unver and Mr. Arik for their dedication and their students for their efforts. We also would like thank to our wonderful parents; Mrs. Edie, Mr. Martinez, Mrs. Bennun, Mr. Lee and our Governing Board member Mrs. Reno. Without their help and coaching we would not be going to state. We believe ASE Science Olympiad Team will be better with more parental support in following years.


Order Your Yearbook Now!

The deadline to order your 2013-2014 ASE yearbook is approaching. You must order by March 24, 2014 if you would like your yearbook to include custom pages. Custom pages are unique to your student and will print only in their book. Also, custom pages must be marked as "print ready" by March 24, 2014 or they will not print in your book. You may order after the deadline, but your book will not include any custom pages and you may incur shipping charges if your order is too late to be shipped with the bulk order to the school. For more information on how to purchase your yearbook and creating your custom pages please see the flyers below.

Customize Your Page

Purchase Yearbook


ASE Swept All the Top Places in the UNM Essay Contest

ASE students swept 1st ($100), 2nd ($50), and 3rd ($25) and had multiple Honorable Mentions in the Statewide UNM sponsored Essay contest on the topic “How would you address and fix the growing national debt in the United States?” All winners are invited to an awards presentation to receive their cash prizes.
1st place- Sam M.
2nd Place- Zachary S.
3rd- Mohammad I.

Honorable Mentions -Aileen L. and Tessa D.

We thank to Mr. Vogt and his students.Keep up the good work!


NM State University & Univ. of Texas at El Paso Trip

ABQSE is arranging a college trip to Las Cruces, NM and EL Paso, TX. We will be visiting two universities in New Mexico and Texas. We believe that this trip will help students discover the opportunities available to them. Sophomores and juniors (10th and 11th graders) will be visiting NM State and UT-El Paso to explore the campus life, admissions and financial aid on April 23. Click here for permission slip

Our parents may check college guidance website for other college ready, career ready and life ready events. read more . . .


PTO Winter Coat Drive

As winter in Albuquerque passes and kids are outgrowing their coats please consider donating your winter items to local families in need. The PTO is collecting coats and other winter items during the month of March to be donated to local charities. Please bring new or gently used, clean coats and place them in the Coat Box in the school lobby. (Thanks to the Art Club for decorating the box for us!!) Other winter items are welcome, including gloves, hats, etc. Thank you for your generous support.


ASE Speech & Debate Team is in Top-Ten

The ASE Speech and Debate team finished in the top ten as a team at the Highland HS Speech and Debate Tournament. With Halle V. and Sam F. winning an award, making the Finals and finishing in the top five in the DUO competition.


Mathcounts Team Got 5th Place & Advanced to NM State Competition!


ZAP Program

Dear Parent/Guardians,

As you know, the primary focus of Albuquerque School of Excellence is academics. In an effort to encourage all students to succeed academically, we will be introducing a new program beginning the week of February 25th called “ZAP” (Zeroes Aren’t Permitted).

Students who do not turn in assignments on time might be “zapped” by their teachers, requiring them to complete the assignment during lunch time. Our intention is to maximize academic achievement by encouraging students to take responsibility for completing ALL assignments. This will greatly reduce the number of zeroes and failing grades for missing work.

Parent Letter about ZAP


ASE ANNOUNCES NM's FIRST PARENT MOBILE APPLICATION

ASE ParentMobile is for parents of Albuquerque School of Excellence. Parents can keep in contact with the school and track their child's progress. Please download only if you have a valid username and password for the school database.

Application features:

-Access to information about your child's grades, tests, homework, discipline points, attendance, bell schedule, library books, payments; school calendar and school news.
-Push notifications about your child's progress (grades, homework, discipline points, attendance) and school news and events.
-Support for access to multiple student accounts.
-Offline access to your child's data. You can view your child's data even when you are not connected to a network.
-One click login once you save your child's login information.
-Email communication with your child's teachers without leaving the application.

Click here for iTunes Link( or Apple Store)

Click here for Android Link( or Android Market)

***This program is designed to work with Android 2.2 and higher versions. And it is best viewed on the phones with 4 inch screen size and larger. We are still working on supporting the phones with screen size smaller than 4 inch.


Abbreviated Schedule

During inclement weather delays (two-hour delays), ABQSE will follow the attached abbreviated schedule instead of regular bell schedule.

The schedule will be effective as of January 21, 2014. read more . . .


Starting next year ASE will require a new PE uniform!! Save now and show your spirit and get it cheaper. Buy your new PE uniform this year and save $5.00! We are taking orders for the uniform at the cost of $20.00 until February 7, 2014.

Afterwards, the cost will be $25.00. So get into the ASE spirit sooner than later!

Order forms are available at the front desk. All orders must be prepaid. There are no refunds for ordering the wrong size. Thank you for your understanding.

Please Click Here to Download the Order Form.


US Naval Academy Summer STEM Programs


****APPLICATIONS OPEN JANUARY 2014****

Did you know that the United States Naval Academy invites over 3000 students per year to participate in our summer programs? These programs offer students a chance to visit Annapolis and experience the Naval Academy first-hand.

SUMMER STEM SESSION DATES
Rising 8th & 9th Graders
June 2-7, 2014

Rising 10th Graders
June 9-14, 2014

Rising 11th Graders
June 16-20, 2014

Please Click here for brochure.


PTO Popcorn and Pickle Sale!


PTO will be selling popcorn and pickles on each Fridays after school. Come and support our PTO.


ASE Adopted New Tardiness Policy

The school’s tardy policy has been developed to emphasize the importance of each student arriving on time to school every day and remaining in the classroom for the entire period. Learning personal responsibility by arriving to school and class on time is an integral part of the school’s standard of excellence, which helps prepare students for success. Therefore ASE governing Council adopted a new tardiness policy and it is effective by January 4, 2014.

Please Click Here to Read Policy


Dress Code Policy

As authorized by state law and the school’s charter, students are required to wear uniforms to school. The school’s uniform policy and grooming standards are established to teach grooming and hygiene, creates a safe and orderly environment, instill discipline, and eliminate competition and distractions caused by varied dress styles. Students are expected to arrive in a proper school uniform every day, display modesty and neatness, and take pride in their uniforms. The school relies on student common sense and the support of parents to help maintain this dress code.

If a student arrives at school out of uniform or is groomed inappropriately, the student’s parent(s) will be called to bring a change of clothes. The student will not be allowed to attend class until he or she is appropriately dressed. Any class time missed will be counted as an unexcused absence. The school reserves the right to determine and restrict unbecoming styles. Violations of the school’s uniform policy and grooming standards will result in incremental disciplinary action.

Note: If you already purchased ASE "Hoodies" you are allowed to wear it this year.

Please Click Here to Read Policy.


SAT Study Sessions for High School students starts on January 14

As the nation’s most widely used college admission test, the SAT is the first step toward higher education for students of all backgrounds. It’s taken by more than two million students every year and is accepted by virtually all colleges and universities.  There are many reasons to take the SAT, but here are a few of the biggies:
1) It tests what you already know
2) It’s fair to everyone
3)It’s more than just a test
4) It helps you select the right fit for college

To prepare our high school students, students are offered to have SAT study sessions on several Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The permission slip is due onTuesday, January 14.

read more . . .


ASE Swept All Awards at the Statewide VOV Essay Competition

ASE students swept all categories at the statewide Voice Over Violence Essay contest. In the Middle School competition Kyle W. 8A won first place and received 50 dollars. In second place was Audrey J. 8B who won 25 dollars. In the High School competition Jenene A. 11A took home first place and 50 dollars, while Brenda G. 9A won second place and 25 dollars. This is the second consecutive year ASE students have won 1st place in both the Middle School and High School Competitions. Our thanks go to Mr. Vogt and his students.


Lunch Balances

Albuquerque School of Excellence is a small school with limited resources and needs your support to provide a quality education. You can help your school by making sure your child’s lunch account has enough funds at all times. If the balance is more than $50 and is not paid in full then your child’s online account will be suspended and progress report cards will be held back until the account is paid in full. Thanks for your understanding and help on this matter.

If you have any questions about the deposits you made before, please contact Mrs. Otero at the front office.


ASE Nature & Exploration Club Invites You For New Adventures

Nature & Exploration Club is open to all of our staff members and our students with their families. We will be meeting Sundays, at the end of each month (November and December is combined) at ASE Campus and depart to the exact location altogether by 11:00 am. No admission fee or registration required. However, you will be paying your own expenses. You just need to come prepared for that specific activity. No transportation will be provided.

Please see the following schedule with more information and contact to Mr. Arik at fa314@abqse.org

Each month we will explore different places and will have fun altogether.

Second Event : October 27 Should be Piedra Lisa Trail read more . . .


SchoolReach Instant Parent Contact System

Dear Parent,

In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, 9/2/2013 ASE is implementing a telephone broadcast system that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. The service may also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders. This service is provided by SchoolReach, a company specializing in school-to-parent communications. ASE will continue to report school closings due to snow or weather on radio & TV stations and will use this system as an overlay to the public announcements.

When used, the service will call all phone numbers in our selected parent contact lists and will deliver a recorded message from a school administrator. The service will deliver the message to both live answer and answering machines. No answers (phones ringing over 40 sec.) and busies will be automatically retried twice in fifteen minute intervals after the initial call.

In an important effort to make the best and most accurate use of the SchoolReach Instant Parent Contact system, we are asking that you fill out the following form with the requested necessary information. After filling this out for each of your children that attend our school, please double check for accuracy and return it to us promptly.


Click Here to download the Parent Intro Letter

Click Here to download the Contact Info Form


SchoolReach Message Retrieval Line

Dear Parents

Now you are able to check past messages sent through SchoolReach, or if you feel a message has been missed, simply dial 855-955-8500 to hear up to 30-days past message history.You will see the School Reach Icon on the left side of the website for your convenience.

Note: Your call must originate from a phone number to which a message was originally sent. Please download below form to register your number to receive SchoolReach messages.


Click Here to download the Contact Info Form


Europe Trip for Parents and Staff

After we announced our student trip, we got some request from our parents to have one for them. We are proud to announce our parent/staff trip to europe between May 18th and 29th. We are planning to visit, Rome, Venice, Florence, Istanbul, Ephesus and Pamukkale.

Click Here for more information

Click Here for Travel Term and Conditions


Europe Trip for ASE Students-Rome, Venice, Florence, Istanbul

ASE is proud to announce Spring Break Europe Trip for Middle and High School students. Students who may never have ventured beyond the borders of their hometowns will experience the world from a global perspective and this field trip will help our students to understand what global citizen mean. The due date for travel agreement and first payment is October 18, 2013.

Click Here for Tentative Schedule

Click Here for Student Travel Consent Form

Click Here for more information

Click Here for Travel Term and Conditions


Class Picture Day,September 30, 2013

First school picture day is on Friday, August 30, 2013. It is for yearbook and indivudual school picture. Therefore students must come in school uniform. It is not a free dress day.

August 30, 2013- School Picture and Yearbook Picture( No Free Dress, No Spirit Shirt)

September 30,2013- Make Up Day and Class Picture ( Students must come in school uniform. No free Dress)

April 21, 2014- Individual Picture day ( Free Dress for students who will purchase the individual pictures)


Box Tops for Education®

We are collecting Box Tops for Education® again this year! Box Tops will be collected from each home room on the last Friday of the month. With over 240 participating products, it’s an easy way for our school to earn cash for the things we need.

You can earn cash for ABQSE by clipping 10¢ Box Tops from hundreds of products and sending them to your homeroom teacher. Bonus Box Tops can be earned for ABQSE by shopping on-line and collecting electronic Box Tops, visit www.boxtops4education.com for more information. The PTO is again sponsoring prizes for the class that earns the most Box Tops!

Contact Liz Titus with any questions, ZEH-T@hotmail.com. Thanks for your help!


Saturday Tutorial for Excellence in Math

Saturday tutoring is now available for all Excellence in Math
students. Mr. Norcross will meet with Students according to the following schedule on Saturday mornings:

7:30 to 8:00 ------------ 6th graders

8:00 to 8:30 ------------ 7th graders

8:30 to 9:00 ------------ 8th graders

9:00 to 9:30 ------------ 7th graders

Each half-hour session will be limited to three students. To register your student for a Saturday session, email Mr. Norcross by 4:00 Thursday afternoons at: tn456@abqse.org .

Thank you,
Mr. Norcross


SchoolStore Helps ASE

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce that our students will receive their choice of several great prizes and a chance to win an Apple Ipad mini , just for helping us spread the word about ASE's participation in SchoolStore.

SchoolStore.com is n online shopping mall with over 400 merchants incluiding Sears, Target,iTunes,Wal-Mart and amny. When your family and your friends make eydy purchases from their favorite merchants, our school earn money.
Click Here to Watch Short Video read more . . .


Smith's is Giving Back to ASE

Dear Parents

ASE has been participating in Smith's Earn & Learn program and during 2012-2013 school year we have earned $214.18 . You just need to use your rewards card at Smith's. With your support ASE will get more fund for its extracurricular activities. In below link you will find more information about parent participationand a barcode for rewards card.ASE organization # 10000080210

Click Here for more info read more . . .


ASE Home Visit Program

ASE has been implementing Home Visiting Programs to help strengthen relationships between parents and teachers. Home visiting programs are an effective way for teachers to get parents involved in their child's education and to let parents and children know how much they care. ASE embraces the idea of parents as partners and actively involves parents into education.

We experienced immediate benefits of home visiting. As parent and teacher relationships improved, and kids at the home visit campuses began doing better academically and socially.

Here are more benefits:
•Strengthened parent/teacher relationships
•Increase in overall student achievement scores
•Decrease in student suspensions
•Increase in student attendance
•Feeling of trust, mutual respect, empowerment, and accountability by parents, students and staff

You may get a phone call from your child's teacher to schedule a home visit. Please do not hesitate to call your homeroom teacher to schedule home visit if you do not hear from us. See you at our visit to your home.


ASE Locker Schedule

Dear Parents and Students,

To be able to prevent all possible incidents and create safe environment during passing periods , ASE has been implementing a locker schedule for our students. According to locker schedule students are allowed to go to their locker only during designated times.

Click Here to see the locker schedule


If you have a PE class, you are allowed to go to your locker regardless of locker schedule to pick up or drop off your PE uniform.

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Online Courses Through IDEAL- New Mexico

ASE students have access to the full continuum of student-centric online and blended learning opportunities through IDEAL- NM program.Innovative Digital Education and Learning-New Mexico (IDEAL-NM) is a statewide eLearning program of the New Mexico Public Education Department.IDEAL-NM supports ASE in expanding education options for students through technology innovations.IDEAL-NM offers a statewide virtual school in collaboration with New Mexico schools. Through the virtual school, we are able to expand educational opportunity for our students.

Click here for more Information about IDEAL-NM

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Orsun via email ed101@abqse.org


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