Virtual School Meanderings

December 16, 2012

AOA Today | New Facebook Group Connects Parents and Teachers

From Thursday’s inbox, a good item for a Sunday…

Trouble Viewing

December 2012
To partner with parents and build relationships between the home and school that ensure the education of the whole child via an academically excellent, Bible-based education, Alpha Omega Academy has created a new AOA Parent Teacher Partnership Facebook page.

In This Issue
Eli Medina
Student of the Month
A self diagnosed OCD patient, Eli Medina calls AOA “the perfect choice for me to further my education at the pace I needed.” December’s student of the month has lived in Japan, the United States, and the Philippines.

Did You Know?

The gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” total 364 presents.

Circle Us on Google+

Alpha Omega Academy is now on Google+. Add us to one of your circles! Make new friends, get news and updates, and share your web favorites.

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Students who meet the qualifications for the AOA chapter of the National Honor Society should soon receive an email invitation to apply for membership. Acknowledging much more than achievement, the organization encourages students to grow in leadership and service.

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The AOA staff is excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Winter Celebreaktion will take place on Friday, December 28. Like last year, the Christmas break party will include a Wii tournament, an elementary party, and a party for middle school and high school students.

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An academic advisor, Robyn Huygens has spent many years with Alpha Omega Publications as a customer service representative and was a part of the AOA team when the distance learning school first moved to Rock Rapids, Iowa, in 2005.

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This school year AOA launched three new courses that can help you meet the graduation requirements and expand your computer skills. These business and computer courses count towards the fine or practical art elective requirement for high school students.
Read Samples of Student Writing
In an online class for students in grades 3-7, Mrs. Wieneke read the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff and discussed how the author used the organization of her ideas, transition words, and a great ending to create a wonderful children’s story. The students in attendance were then challenged to create their own well-organized stories with a similar chain of events, building off the title “If You Give a Puppy Pumpkin Pie.”
AOA Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Alpha Omega Academy will be closed December 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday. Teachers will be unavailable by phone, but students may continue to work in all courses if desired. Please contact your teachers ahead of time if you have questions or concerns.
Upcoming ACT and SAT Testing Dates
Juniors and seniors interested in taking the SAT on January 26 need to register by December 28. The next ACT testing date is February 9. The registration deadline for that test is January 11.
New Transfer Requirement
Effective January 1, 2013, seniors transferring into Alpha Omega Academy will be required to earn a minimum of 5.5 credits from AOA to graduate with an AOA diploma.
LIFEPAC Course Requirement Change
Effective immediately, participation projects are no longer required for students taking LIFEPAC courses. Students taking LIFEPAC courses may still complete participation projects for credit, but they are now optional.
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