Welcome Americas Military Families

  • Military Families Back To School Presentations

    Back 2 School

    Military Family Life Counselors presents discussions on dealing with transitions and managing emotions. Come and listen to the following Zoom presentations:

    Date and Time Meeting ID Passcode
    7/13/2021 at 2:30 PM 161 032 1388 118507
    7/14/2021 at 6:00 PM 161 329 1849 117452
    7/20/2021 at 6:00 PM 912 3897 9538 tSF458
    7/27/21 at 1:00 PM 968 755 6844 Y7pK8B
    7/29/2021 at 2:30 PM 160 639 9611 253956

    See you then!

  • Military Family Resources

    Thank you for your service, especially for the daily sacrifice your family makes. As a former military man (Retired 23 years), I understand the importance of being well informed. No one understands it more then you as to how important it is to ensure our
    children are safe and provided the best educational opportunities possible. Here are six ways that together we can do our part in their educational success.

    1. Sign them up for free online tutoring and homework service: https://www.tutor.com/default_transfer.aspx?nav=2
      1. https://www.tutor.com/cmspublicfiles/WWW/Tutor.com-Military-FactSheet-DoubleSided_2018.pdf
      2. https://www.tutor.com/cmspublicfiles/WWW/Tutor.com-Military-FactSheet-Spanish_2018.pdf
    2. 2) Encourage them to participate in after school clubs/programs. The Army Youth Programs in Your Neighborhood (AYPYN) offered: Monday – Thursday 4:30 – 7:30
      1. Support the academic needs of students who require extended learning opportunities to be academically successful at school and to demonstrate proficiency on local and state assessments.
      2. Provide an assets-rich environment that builds protective factors and promotes resilience.
      3. Enrich schools' academic curricula with an emphasis on STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiatives.
      4. Offer students the opportunity to participate in wellness/fitness activities (Non-Seasonal UIL Sports)
      5. Enhance students' experiences with creative arts (e.g., drama, vocal, and instrumental music, applied arts, arts and crafts)
      6. Engage students in environments where they can socialize, such as student unions and recreation centers (Game and movies afternoons)
    3. Fill out and return the Federal Impact Aid Census – Parent Survey: Importance Level: High Parents Impact Aid is a federal program that provides financial resources to schools impacted by federally owned, tax-exempt properties in the military and other communities. These funds become part of our District’s operating budget and are critical to helping us with resources for our students and teachers. Expect to receive this form in October, please return ASAP.
    4. Attend monthly parenting meetings: Every month Americas High School hosts parent and family engagement workshops, below are a few examples:
      1. A) Diabetes healthy living
      2. College Financial workshop
      3. Title I
      4. Internet Security
      5. Drugs in US High Schools
      6. Dealing with Teenage Anger
      7. School Safety
      8. Military Student Transfer made simple
      9. Student with deployed parent(s) support
      10. Coffee with the Principal
    5. Help me create a military parent group that would meet and connect with the administration once or twice a month. If you’re interested in supporting an Americas military parenting group, please contact me.
    6. Encourage your son/daughter to join the student ambassadors club, the youth organization that’s here to assist your son/daughter in transitioning into a new school. Student Ambassadors provide important information, a friendly smile, a tour of the school, lunch buddies, school contact info, and fun events just to name a few. For more information on student ambassadors please click on the link on the left.

    Thank you so much for your sacrifices! You, along with your solider are the heroes of this country. May God continue to bless each one of you!

    V/r,

    Mr. Jesse J. Smith
    Parent Liaison
    915-937-2835
    Jsmith06@sisd.net
    Follow on Twitter at @JSmith_AHS