4 results for month: 11/2013

Blake Davis: Mind Over Matter

ATA CP Alumnus Blake Davis is amid his senior season as a Florida State Seminole. Now in a leadership role on the team, Blake calls upon his lengthy tennis resume, but also his experience of fighting through numerous injuries throughout his career to guide him through whatever challenge is in his, or his teams, way. With the meat of his senior season looming and a job on the horizon upon its completion, Blake and his Seminoles are dialed in and have high hopes for the coming year. Below, Blake is featured in a short video courtesy of Seminole Productions, titled Blake Davis: Mind over Matter. Enjoy a closer look into Blake’s Seminole ...

The Power of ONE

ATA patron Haden Spencer recently visited CP and spoke of her CASA work with a family affected by the recent floods in Austin near Onion Creek, and the Power of One - what one person can do to make a change. CP students donated collected clothes, shoes, gift cards and money to give to this family and other the Austinites who were stripped of their homes and possessions.  Additional donations go to the Austin Disaster Relief Fund, an organization that immobilized immediately to render aid. Here is a link to The Power of ONE  video.

Le Chat au Chapeau

from Madame Perim   Throughout a semester long project, French 1 students have been working on the translation and illustration of their own The Cat in the Hat- Le Chat au Chapeau- book. They are about half way through the project and the books look great.  This project has turned out to be an effective and fun way to build vocabulary, as well as familiarize the sounds of the French language through repetition. And last but not least, student have developed their drawing skills!

The Spanish Classes Celebrate Day of the Dead with ATA College Prep

From the Students: Annika: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday, celebrated on November 1, and 2. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends, celebrating the lives of dead friends and family members who have died. People will usually make altars, sugar skulls, and eat and drink the favorite foods of the deceased. Synclair: They do all of this to celebrate their loved ones. Adison: Day of the dead is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the gift of life and to remember those who have died. Ela: This holiday has a long, long history.  The Day of the Dead started with the Aztecs.  Honoring their dead was a daily ...