Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018

Happy Monday!  

I hope you have all enjoyed the Family Reconnect Weekend.  We are lucky to enjoy today off to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. but this day does remind me of how much still needs to be done.  Students at AHS are the kindest I have ever worked with, yet we are dealing with regular incidents of discrimination and behaviors that cause hurt to groups that are different, whether it be because of their skin color, religion, sexual or gender identity, and a host of other reasons.  We have always taken behaviors that hurt other students with the utmost seriousness.  As we move into 2018 we will continue to find ways to educate students on how to treat all members of the AHS community with respect and kindness.  I hope today offers you some time to have conversations about positive, kind, respectful behavior with your child as well as how to address hurtful behaviors when they encounter them.  I fear we still have such a long way to go to achieve MLK Jr.'s dreams, but my hope is that AHS students can make a positive impact on the world as we work to build a community of respect.  

Mid-term exams:
Mid-terms are at the end of the month: here is the mid-term exam schedule .  Students only need to attend for their exams.  However, the building will be open regular hours and teachers are available outside of exam hours for students needing extra help.  The attached schedule shows regular class meeting times so students can plan when is the best time to meet with teachers if they need to.  The cafeteria will be open for sandwiches and salads for any students who will be at AHS for the day.

Attention all parents: Exam Care Packages for your child are now for sale! Midterm exams are coming up and the Class of 2020 is offering you the opportunity to send your favorite student a little package of goodies just prior to their first exam to show that you care!  It also contains a note of luck from you letting you know that you are thinking of them. Sending an exam care package costs only $10 per package. You can find order forms on the AHS website or can be found at the main office or guidance office.  If you have any questions, you can contact Mr. McGann at

Reminders for 2nd semester:
All AHS students are reminded to check their 2nd semester schedules in iStudent right away, and to make certain that 2nd semester half year classes are in order.  See your counselor immediately, and no later than January 19th if you need to discuss a change.

The course selection process for 2018-2019 will be starting in a couple of weeks.  Make sure your iParent accounts are set up and ready to go so you can have a part in approving your students courses.

Tickets are now on sale for the AHSTS production of Pippin. The production runs Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd at 7PM, and Sunday, March 4th at 2PM.

AHSTS offers online sales up to two hours before show time. AHSTS discounts tickets purchased online (Adults: $11.99, Students and AHSTS Alumni $8.99), Patrons may buy tickets at the door at full price. (Adults: $15, Students and AHSTS Alumni $10) Visit to purchase tickets.

AHSTS is offering a sale on adult tickets purchased online by 2/1/2018 using the code AHSTS. Sale price is $9.99. Enter the code: AHSTS to receive the option of purchasing sale tickets.

Please Note:

-Sale price cannot be applied to prepurchased tickets

-No exchanges or refunds.

For more information or tickets, visit

Enjoy the afternoon and be sure to check out the Parent Flyers .

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