Imana Adogu, Jarrett Daniels
Monday was World Compliment Day so make sure to give at least one person a compliment this week.
KINDNESS * TEAMWORK * PASSION * INTEGRITY * COURAGE * RESPECT
Calling all writers/photographers/artists! The ACAD Literary Review deadline is March 15th. Submit up to 3 written pieces or 5 photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Work cannot exceed 3,000 words. An outside judge will select one writer to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Submission does not guarantee publication. See Jessica Ford’s email instructions for detailed formatting guidelines or reach out to Ms. Evans.
We are hoping to have ACAD Talks again this year. We will ideally bring back the live audience format in a way that is COVID safe. If you are interested in giving an ACAD Talk, please complete the attached form by Tuesday, March 2.
The February issue of the Spartan Review is out! It can be found here: https://www.acadspartanreview.com/.
This issue includes a recap of the girls basketball season, a review of Mama Ning’s Thai, an overview of the Model UN conference, and so much more!
Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month was established by Congress in 1987 to celebrate the achievements of women in American history. Each day this month, we will recognize women from America and other parts of the world who have made important contributions to humanity.
Queen Nzinga (1583-1663) was the ruler of Ndongo and Matamba who fought against Portuguese encroachment in the region. Initially, she attempted to ally with the Portuguese, establishing Ndongo as a middleman (rather than supplier) in the slave trade, but that relationship quickly soured. Nzinga spent the next three-plus decades leading a militant resistance against Portuguese domination, often dressing as a male warrior when she led her troops into battle. She created a powerful kingdom, but she was unable to fully defeat the Portugese and, after her death, Angola became the first European colony in sub-Saharan Africa. Though her relationship to the slave trade is complicated, Queen Nzinga is celebrated today in Angola as an anticolonial warrior and a role model for women in a male-dominated society.
Math Problem of the Week
Need Help With Math?
Try Peer Tutoring!
Volunteer peer tutors are excited to help you understand concepts from class, figure out homework problems, prepare for a quiz or test, and improve your understanding. Benefits:
- One-on-one / small-group help from a friendly and knowledgeable peer
- Support for any class (Algebra 1 to AP Calculus BC)
- In-person and online options available
Please note we have shifted to a by-appointment model for spring semester. Email email@example.com to set up your first meeting!
Don’t forget you must sign in and out even if you have parent permission to leave! You will serve detention if you forget. We need to know if you are on campus. Thank you!!!
If you need the links to the at-home or return request forms, please email Ms. Rorey: firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that you should expect to wait 24 hours before you are approved by the school. Therefore, do not submit the request late in the evening or early in the morning and assume that you will immediately have permission to attend online or return to school. Thank you!
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