Students from Peoria Accelerated's Youth Entrepreneurs program attended the AdCap 2016 SAP Innovation Series on Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ, accompanied by their YE teacher, Samantha Pimental. The AdCap Innovation Series challenges high school students from all over the United States to solve an issue related to health and wellness on their school campuses. Students worked independently or in pairs to develop an idea, create a pitch, and then present their pitch to everyone in attendance at the conference, including investors from SAP. In all, 11 schools from around the valley participated and 39 pitches were presented.
The five students representing Peoria Accelerated High School included Zion Lopez, Carlos Ramirez, Jordan Daniels, Saraie Fischer, and Marselino Soto Martinez. All students did very well and proudly represented PAHS and YE. Subsequently, two of our students, Carlos and Jordan, are now in the process of securing a $4000 grant with Fuel Up to Play 60 to bring to fruition their "Team Bulldog" pitch, which focuses on an after school intramural sports program for students.
Students and teacher alike found the conference to be a great experience. Ms. Pimental is now planning on having all of her YE students participate in the online portion of the SAP Innovation Series.
Peoria Accelerated High School will be hosting the Block 2 Open House on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 5:30-7pm. All students and parents are encouraged to attend to receive information regarding grades and attendance, college readiness, our National School Lunch Program, and much more. Community Partners available to parents include West-Mec, Youth Entrepreneurs, and Maricopa County Teen Health Programs. Teacher teams will be updating stakeholders on the progress of our student through brief presentations throughout the evening. We will also be giving campus tours and a special presentation for any Future Freshman who attend the event. All those who participate in the evening's events will be entered into a raffle for a gift basket filled with Peoria Accelerated Swag and a $50 gift card to Dave & Buster’s. We’d also like to invite you to bring non-perishable food items to support our annual food drive for St. Mary’s Food Bank. A free pizza dinner will be served to the first 100 people. Be sure to stop by and play the Bungee Basketball Challenge as well. We look forward to seeing you at our Block 2 Open House on Wednesday, November 9th, from 5:30 to 7pm. If you have any questions, please contact the front office.
SAN JUAN: PUERTO RICO’S ISLAND CAPITAL 5 DAY TOUR
Who’s in? The 5-day trip will take place in June 2017. It is an all-inclusive package that includes: round trip air transportation, hotel accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, a full-time Tour Director, air-conditioned motor coach, sightseeing tours, visit to special attractions, and overnight hotel security. For more information contact Mrs. Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org