Recent Announcements

New Officers Elected for New Academy Programs

posted Oct 9, 2011, 6:26 PM by Marcus Lamar Walker   [ updated Oct 9, 2011, 6:28 PM ]

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Ron E. Smith Academy of Finance will roll-out new programs to be offered with corresponding officers. They are as follows:
Ron E. Smith Academy of Finance General Officers
12th Grade - Ebony Adams, President
11th Grade - Londria Gilmore, Vice-President
10th Grade - Sandra Garcia, Secretary
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Officers
Enrique Chavira, Student Manager
Bulldog Bucks / KIVA Officers
Autumn Rapson, President
Brandon Turner, Vice-President
Jennifer Reyes, Secretary
Gustavo Gonzales, Accountant/Treasurer
Future Business Leaders of America / Bulldog Alley School Store / EBAY Store
D' Jarvis Lancelin, President
Michael Tucci, Vice-President
Yesenia Perez, Secretary
Daniel Diaz, Accountant/Treasurer
Ariana Berry, Reporter
Londria Gilmore, Executive Director of Store Operations
Bulldog Brokers
Daniel Diaz, President
Michael Tucci, Vice-President
Rolando Rodriguez, Secretary
Sha'Cheron Fletcher, Accountant/Treasurer
Unnamed Independent Student Credit Union
TBD - Coming Soon

Bulldog Bucks Meeting Announcements & Minutes

posted Aug 26, 2011, 1:55 PM by Marcus Lamar Walker

Bulldog Bucks Micro-Loan Finance Corporation will have meetings every other day during the 2011-2012 school year. The scheduled meeting times are 12:05 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Minutes are available upon request. Contact Marcus Walker for more information at

Can’t File on Time? Get an Extension until Oct. 17

posted Apr 14, 2011, 7:38 AM by Marcus Lamar Walker

Last-Minute Tax Tips:
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IR-2011-43, April 12, 2011

WASHINGTON — Are you unable to complete and file your federal individual tax return by the April 18 deadline? If so, you can request an extension of time to file, which will automatically give you until Oct. 17, 2011, to submit your tax return to the Internal Revenue Service.

An extension gives you an additional six months to file your tax return. But keep in mind that an extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay. All outstanding balances are due on April 18, 2011.

The IRS expects to receive approximately 10 million extension requests in 2011, which is about the same as last year.

Numerous Ways to Get an Extension

In order to get an extension, you need to file Form 4868 with the IRS.

Taxpayers can electronically file Form 4868 through IRS Free File or Free File Fillable Forms. Using Free File to prepare and electronically submit Form 4868 is free to everyone, regardless of income.

Paid preparers can also electronically file Form 4868 as can tax software that you run on your computer.

Finally, a paper version of Form 4868 is available for download from However, the IRS will only provide an acknowledgement of your extension request if you e-file or Free File the request.

When you request an extension, you need to estimate your tax liability and pay any balance due by the April 18 deadline. If you are unable to pay the total balance due, you should pay as much as possible and apply for an installment agreement.

IRS Free File Available through October 17

posted Apr 4, 2011, 8:45 AM by Marcus Lamar Walker   [ updated Apr 4, 2011, 8:47 AM ]

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — IRS Free File – the free way to prepare your federal taxes – is available to help hurried taxpayers meet the April 18 tax deadline. Can’t make the date? You also can use Free File to submit a six-month extension and file your taxes by October 17.

For 2011, taxpayers will have extra time, until April 18, because of a holiday in the District of Columbia.

“There’s no need to wait until April 18. You can start now and take your time. The IRS even has free tax software and online forms you can use to do your taxes, it’s called Free File,” said Cecille M. Jones, acting director of IRS electronic filing.

Free File makes taxes less taxing through brand-name software or online fillable forms, available only at People who made $58,000 or less in 2010 – 70 percent of all taxpayers – can use the software. People who made more can use Free File Fillable Forms.

But if you need more time to file your return, simply file Form 4868 to get a six month extension. Anyone can use Free File to file a Form 4868. You will then have until October 17 to file your taxes and Free File will be available for extension filers to prepare and e-file the returns.

The extension is for filing a tax return, not paying taxes. People who owe taxes must make an estimate and submit a payment by April 18 even if they get an extension to file.

The IRS also realizes many people are facing financial difficulties. Taxpayers who cannot pay their tax bill should still file their tax returns, pay what they can and contact the IRS. There are payment options available.

Bulldog Bucks on KWBU-NPR Radio!

posted Mar 14, 2011, 8:26 PM by Marcus Lamar Walker

Students Finance Entreprenuers with Bulldog Bucks

posted Mar 9, 2011, 1:27 PM by Marcus Lamar Walker

Josh is a Senior at A. J. Moore Academy in Waco. He's president of the Bulldog Bucks program at the school, and essentially, that makes him president of a micro-lending foundation. The project fulfills loans, or parts of loans, to people worldwide. Karla Leeper is a Partner in the Gear Up Waco program that helped supplied a grant to fund Bulldog Bucks.

The students lend through a website called According to KIVA's website, since November of 2009, the organization has facilitated over $100 million in loans. The KIVA platform was chosen, because of the transparency the site offered. It offers information on the initiative the loan will fund, repayment period, and risk of default. Angela Reiher is the Principal at A.J. Moore Academy.

Full-Story featured on KWBU-NPR 103.3:

AJM Bulldog Alley Goes Global...

posted Jan 17, 2011, 2:12 PM by Marcus Lamar Walker   [ updated Feb 5, 2011, 5:39 PM ]

Get your AJM swag from anywhere... REALLY anywhere in the world!!! The AJM School Store (now referred to as BULLDOG ALLEY) just went live on eBay. Store merchandise will be updated often. We wll ship small items globally - larger items can be picked up at school. Let us know if you have any questions.
Click here to learn more:

Wii Bowling is coming..

posted Sep 18, 2010, 11:47 PM by Marcus Lamar Walker   [ updated Sep 19, 2010, 12:47 AM ]

RESAOF Bowling Tournament is coming during your enrichment. Students - $5.00 sign-up fee, Teachers - $10.00 sign-up fee.
 More details coming soon.

AJM School Store Grand Re-Opening - Coming Soon!

posted Sep 5, 2010, 12:00 AM by Marcus Lamar Walker   [ updated Sep 5, 2010, 12:05 AM ]

Keep your eyes open... the AJM School Store is about to open it's doors.... AGAIN! In the store are pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks, T-Shirts, Polo Shirts, Water Bottles, Lunch Boxes, license plate covers and SPECIAL EDITION ACADEMY SHIRTS and LETTERMAN JACKETS!!! Drop buy the store front in the pit on your way to lunch. Dates of sales will be announced soon!!!

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