[Music] Welcome to Zoom the student newscast of AISD. I’m Madeleine Leeah from Tascosa High School. Amarillo ISD is celebrating
academic achievement and our mission to graduate every student prepared for life
and success beyond high school. All 55 AISD campuses met standard in 2018 but
two schools Lamar and Woodlands Elementary also earned all possible
distinctions. Only 400 schools in the state achieved that, plus nine out of ten
times Amarillo ISD scholars scored higher than state averages in science
and math and AISD students improved their own scores from 2017 to 2018 in 19
of 22 areas. We’re also building AP success in AISD. In the last eight years
143 percent more students earn college credit with their AP exam scores.
I’m Maci Nunemaker from Tascosa High School. Say something posters like this
are going up in AISD schools this week to educate students about appropriate ways
to reach out for help. To go along with the campaign student artists at Caprock
high unveiled a tape art installation. A bank of windows lining the Commons area
is the setting for the tape art and conversations on inclusion caring and
kindness. Amarillo ISD celebrates academic achievement with eight National
Merit honorees including Amarillo High’s Sawyer Archer who advances in the
scholarship program as a semifinalist as well as five National Hispanic
recognition program scholars. Both programs uses students PSAT scores to
identify those who are academically exceptional. Before rival football teams
Amarillo High and Tascosa High took to the field Key Club members from those
schools came together for a project that proves were all part of team AISD.
Leaders from each school’s Key Club collaborated to prepare a meal for
families at Amarillo’s Ronald McDonald House complete with rice krispies treats
for dessert. A little snap, crackle and pop makes everyone happy, right? That’s
all for this edition of Zoom I’m Madeline Leeah. [Music]