12/2/13 - 12/20/13 - STAR Testing Window
12/19/13 - Odd Semester Exams
12/20/13 - Even Semester Exams
12/23/13 to 1/3/14- Christmas Break
1/3/14 - Flex Day
1/6/14 - AHS Handbook Assembly
1/8/14 - Basketball County Tournament Draw
1/10/14 - Report Issued
1/13/14 to 1/18/14 - Basketball Jr. County Tournament
1/14/14 - Faculty Meeting
1/20/14 - 1/25/13 - Basketball Varsity County Tournament
1/24/14 - Progress Reports
1/29/14 - 1/2 day; Professional Dev.
2/11/14 - Faculty Meeting
2/14/14 - Progress Reports; Valentine's Day
3/1/14 - 5/15/14 - Physical Fitness Testing Window. All Physical fitness Information will be disseminated through the Alabama Health & Physical Education Blog
3/6/14 - 3/7/14 - 9 week exams
3/14/14 - Reports Card Issued; Groundwater Festival
3/17/14 - 3/21/14 - AHSGE
3/24/14 - 3/28/14 - SPRING BREAK!!!!!
4/2/14 - 1/2 Day; Professional Dev.
4/4/14 - Progress Reports
4/15/14 - Faculty Meeting
4/23/14 - ACT w/writing
4/28/14 - Aspire Test Window; 7th & 8th Grade no field trips during this time
5/2/14 - Progress Reports
5/13/14 - Faculty meeting
5/14/14 - 5/16/14 - Senior Exams
5/21/14 - 5/22/14 - Semester Exams
5/23/14 - Report Cards; Work day; Faculty meeting
5/26/14 - Memorial Day
Congratulations to the Appalachian Faculty that won Blount County Education Foundation Grants. Appalachian had 12 applications submitted and 8 of those applications were funded. The winners are:
There are limited volleyball tournament and homecoming shirts available for sale in the office at a discounted price. Come by and purchase yours today.
Also, the Girls Basketball team is selling t-shirts. Checks should be made payable to Blount Sports.
The Miss AHS Pageant will be Friday, Feb. 28th @ 7:00p.m. for Elementary; and Saturday, March 1st @ 6:00 p.m. for High School. Dance practice will begin in January, and a schedule for each grade level will be posted in the near future.
We will be getting new Stage Curtains. They should be installed on December 19th or 20th. Thank you to any club or organization that made a donation to purchase the curtains.
Congratulations to Mrs. Nolen and Mrs. West, the winners of the Favorite Teacher Feather contest. Each teacher won a turkey to prepare for their Thanksgiving dinner!! Thank you to everyone who purchased feathers for your favorite teachers' turkey. You helped fund some very important community service projects for FCCLA!
PTSO Parenting/Math Night
Thank you to our PTSO and Jennifer White for preparing events for our Parenting/Math Night. We had many parents and students come in and learn about new math and other topics of interest going on at our school. Thank you to all parents and students who attended. It was a great night to remember!!! Click HERE to see our Photo Gallery. Mrs. Taylor won the $75 teacher grant for having the most parents. Congratulations Mrs. Taylor!!!
Visitors in our School/Ambassadors
State Representative David Standridge and his wife Danna visited our school. Three of our Ambassadors greeted Rep. Standridge and took he and his wife on a tour of the school. It was a great honor to have them in our school.
Our Ambassadors also escorted our Retired Teachers to their Luncheon in the dining/living room area of the FACS classroom. There, they were treated to a nice luncheon and the opportunity to catch up with one another. Thanks to Mrs. Kristin Clark, FACS teacher, for cooking and setting up for the Retired Teachers Luncheon. Also, thanks to the Ambassadors as they assisted the Retired teachers with their needs for the day.
Also, congratulations to our Homecoming Queen - Ms. Montana R., 1st Alternate - Kala S., and 2nd Alternate - Hannah C.! See the Homecoming page for photos!
To see all the fun from Homecoming, click the following links!
Monday - Mix-Match Day
Tuesday - Decade Day
Wednesday - Nerd Day
Thursday - Camo/Duck Dynasty Day
Friday - Spirit Day
The next Junior Beta Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 12th. All members will bring a food item, and Secret Santa gift.
The Leadership Summit in Gatlinburg, TN was a great success. Officers learned many techniques and activities to take back to the club members. Also, thank you to everyone who supported our Pink Out Day! It was a huge success, and we were able to raise over $200 to send in to the American Cancer Society.
To see important dates for upcoming Seniors,
click here. Also, see the Senior Homecoming Honors Photo Gallery.
New Animation Club!!!!!
The Animation Club is a group of students interested in learning how to animate, design characters and environments, voice act, and write. Members meet after school on Tuesday/Thursday in Mrs. Gargus' room.
First Priority is held every Wednesday morning
in Mrs. Drigger's room.
FCA is every Thursday morning at 7:40 in Coach Whited's room.
Everyone is welcome!
For Your Information
Blount County District Site
Advanc-ed Parent Survey
Parents, please take the parental survey at the following link:
Board Position Statement on Grading
Click here to view testing dates and http://www.actstudent.org/ for information. Our ACT school code is 012038.
College and Career Ready Standards
Click here to see the Alabama Learning Exchange Website for College and Career Ready Standards.
CIP (Continuous Improvement Plan)
To view the last updated plan, click here.
Attendance Policy Fact Sheet
AHS Testing Information
To view State Mandated Test Scores, Click: http://www.alsde.edu/Accountability/Accountability.aspn
Flu Pandemic Information
Don't get sidelined by the FLU!!
How to Study
Have trouble knowing how to study for that big test? Go to How to Study and get great tips and strategies to help you ACE that next test.
Quizlet is a website that provides flash cards for almost any subject imaginable and is a great study resource.
Free Homework Help and Tutoring
This service offers free homework help from subject specialists. Available Sunday - Thursday
What's for Lunch?
Click Lunch menu to find out
Prepay Lunch Account
Free Service: You can check you child's lunch account and/or have email alerts sent to you when the balance in the account gets below a certain amount. You can prepay your child's lunch account (for a small fee) online instead of sending a check with your child to school. To sign up please go the following link. You will need your child's student number (not social security number). If you do not know it, you may call the school office. www.MyPaymentsPlus.com Or call--1-866-838-0456
Tips for teens
Learn more about alcohol and marijauna
Teacher of the Year and JSU Teacher Hall of Fame
Jennifer White; Nancy Dowdy; and Mike Qualls