3/1/14 - 5/15/14 - Physical Fitness Testing Window. All Physical fitness Information will be disseminated through the Alabama Health & Physical Education Blog
3/11/14 - Faculty meeting
3/12/14 - Ambassador Interviews; Speaker from Art School of Design for Mrs. Gargus' classes
3/13/14 - Junior Beta Club Meeting @ 12:05 in Mrs. Gargus' Room; PTSO meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
3/14/14 - Reports Card Issued; Groundwater Festival
3/17/14 - Junior Beta Shamrocks for Seniors Ends. Junior Beta Members will visit the Nursing Home with suprise gifts for the residents. Afterwards, they will enjoy a Pizza Party.
3/17/14 - 3/21/14 - AHSGE
3/18/14 - Ambassador Banquet - Recognizing an Ambassador of the year from each school
3/24/14 - 3/28/14 - SPRING BREAK!!!!!
4/1/14 - Rodeo Assembly
4/2/14 - 1/2 Day; Professional Dev.
4/3/14 - PTSO meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
4/4/14 - Progress Reports; AHS Junior/Senior Prom
4/11/14 - Regional Technology Fair at Calhoun Community College
4/12/14 - PTSO Banquet
4/15/14 - Faculty Meeting
4/16/14 - Career Expo @ Wallace State - All Sophomores are to attend.
4/17/14 - Kids Day on the Farm
4/23/14 - ACT w/writing; Junior Beta Induction Service
4/24 - 4/28/14 - Trisha Tidwell here for Faculty; FCCLA and SR. Beta Field Trips to McWane Center
4/28/14 - Aspire Test Window; 7th & 8th Grade no field trips during this time
4/29/14 - SGA Blood Drive
5/2/14 - Progress Reports; The Drama Club will present "Johnny Brooke - A Ghost Story" at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Gym.
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
Miss AHS Pageant
Congratulations to all the winners at the Miss AHS Pageant!!! Holly H. was crowned Miss AHS on Saturday, March 1st. Other winners are: 1st Alt. - Hannah C.; 2nd Alt - Mackenna M., Shannon K. Miss Congeniality, Kim B. (11th), Samantha S. (10th), Madyson H. (9th), Reagan M. (8th), Macalynn C. (7th). Visit the Pageant Page to see photos.
Congratulations to the Baseball team for their over Susan Moore and advancement into the County Tournaments!
Reading and Writing Celebration Week
February 24 - 28
2014 Theme: Reading and Writing Champs! - I am a Champion, and Your're Gonna Hear me Roar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click HERE to go the the Reading and Writing Page
American Fidelity Cafeteria Plan
Trisha Tidwell from American Fidelity will be on campus for Cafeteria Plan adjustments. She would like to remind you that they are in the process of a domain name change, and if you have aemail trouble, you should attempt to reach her at trisha.tidwell@american fidelity.com
County Basketball Tournaments
A great big THANK YOU to everyone that played a part in the success of the Blount County Basketball Tournaments
Young Autho'rs Conference
The Young Author's Conference will be held on March 1st at Southeastern School.
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:
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.
Mrs. Clark is now taking orders for Prom Tee-Shirts. Click Here to go to the Prom page and bring up the order form.
New Drama Club!!!
Mrs. Clark is sponsoring a Drama club. The Drama Club will be performing Johnny Brooke, a Ghose Story in May 2. Auditions were held on Wednesday, February 5th after school. Practice is each Wednesday afterschool.
Congratulations to the FCCLA cookoff winners - In the cake division 1st place - Katy P.; 2nd place - Ginny H. - In the pie division 1st place - Crista J. M.; 2nd place Jackie S. All of these winners will be participated in the County Cookoff. Jackie S. won 2nd place in the Pie contest for the county. Congratulations to her!!
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
Ambassadors will be serving at the Chamber Breakfast on February 26th. The Ambassador Banquet recognizing an Ambassador of the Year from each school will be on March 18th
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 Junior Beta members will be selling Shamrock tattoos and Green/White swirl pops for $.50 each. Proceeds will go to fund the Shamrocks for Seniors Community Service Project. They will visit the nursing home with surprise gifts for the residents, and afterwards enjoy a hard earned Pizza Party.
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. Anyone interested is welcome to come!!
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
Effective January 1st, mileage rate paid to persons traveling in privately owned vehicles for official school business is $.56 per mile; Extra-curricular bus mileage is $1.30 per mile.
What's for Lunch?
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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
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
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Tips for teens
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Teacher of the Year and JSU Teacher Hall of Fame
Jennifer White; Nancy Dowdy; and Mike Qualls