Welcome to AHS
AHS Acronym
sacs seal
Our Mission Statement:

Appalachian School, believing that all students are entitled to a positive educational experience, will strive to provide a quality education through a competent and professional staff, supportive families, responsible students, and an involved community.

Our Beliefs:
  • All students are capable of developing physically, socially, intellectually, and emotionally.
  • Students should be provided a safe and physically comfortable environment, which provides opportunities and experiences that will develop a knowledgeable individual who will be prepared for college or career opportunities.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents, and community should work together to enhance a positive learning environment for students.
  • Teachers should present instruction in a variety of formats, utilizing a variety of strategic teaching strategies that challenge each student to achieve.
Click HERE for the Mission, Vision, and Beliefs of the Blount County School System in English, and HERE in Spanish.
Important Dates Upcoming Events/News ~ Club News ~Informative News

4/15/14 - Faculty Meeting; Professional Development

4/16/14 - Career Expo @ Wallace State - All Sophomores are to attend.

4/17/14 - Kids Day on the Farm

4/21-4/24 - Volleyball Camp for grades 3-7, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Camp will not be on the 23rd)

4/23/14 - ACT w/writing; Junior Beta Induction Service @ 1:30 in the Gym, with receiption to follow in the Library.

4/24 - 4/28/14 - Trisha Tidwell here for Faculty

4/28/14 - Aspire Test Window; 7th & 8th Grade no field trips during this time

4/29/14 - SGA Blood Drive

5/1/14 - Field Day

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.

5/6/14 - Orientation is set as follows: 7th Grade @ 5 p.m. in the lunchroom; Seniors @ 5 p.m. in the library; and 9th Grade @ 6 p.m. in the lunchroom

5/8/14 - Anything Goes @ Oneonta Agribusiness Center, Oneonta

5/9/14 - Mother's Day Tea in AHS Lunchroom @ 9:00 a.m.; A-Day game @ James E. Carr Stadium @ 1:00 p.m.; Ambassadors in Relay for Life

5/13/14 - Faculty meeting; Athletic Banquet @ New Life Ministries; Special Olympics @ Oneonta Agribusiness Center

5/14/14 - 5/16/14 - Senior Exams(14th-1,5 & 7, 15th-2 & 4, 16th-3)

5/16/14 - Football Jamboree @ JB Pennington @ 7:00 p.m.

5/17/14 - Parent Senior Banquet @ AHS Lunchroom 6:00 p.m.

5/18/14 - Baccalaureate @ new Life Ministries @ 6:00 p.m.

5/19/14 - Senior Walkthrough

5/21/14 - 5/22/14 - Semester Exams (21st - odd periods; 22nd - even periods)

5/22/14 - High School Senior Graduation @ 7:00 p.m. at the James E. Carr Stadium or HS Gym depending on weather; Last day of Instruction; all grades must be correct and complete

5/23/14 - Report Cards; Work day; Faculty meeting

5/26/14 - Memorial Day

School Registration:

7/21/14 - Seniors: 8:30-10:00 a.m.; Juniors; 10:30 - 12:00; Sophomores: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

7/22/14 - Freshmen: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.; 8th Grade 10:30 - 12:00; 7th Grade: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

**New Student Registration**
7/28/14 - 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Upcoming Events/News

7th Grade, 9th Grade, and Senior Orientation will take place on May 6th. Please see Important Dates to the left for times and locations. Please make sure all students and a parent/guardian for each student is in attendance for these Orientations. Important Information regarding classes, fees, expectations, graduation requirements, etc. will be discussed at these times.. This is an opportune moment to have your questions answered regarding these grade levels.

Cheerleading tryouts were held for the Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleading squads, Friday, March 21, 2014. Click Here for the new 2014/2015 Varsity Squad and Here for the 2014/2015 Junior Varsity Squad.

Click HERE to see the New Fall 2014 Varsity Football Schedule
Click HERE to see the New Fall 2014 Junior Varsity Football Schedule

Miss AHS Pageant
Congratulations to all the winners at the Miss AHS Pageant!!! See the Pageant Page to see winners and photos.

Congratulations to the Baseball team for their overall 3rd in the County Tournament!!

Reading and Writing Celebration Week
Click HERE to go the the Reading and Writing Page and see photos of activities from the week.

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

Grant Winners!!

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:

Grant Partner Grant Recipient/Amt. Grant Title
Rep. Elwyn Thomas Deborah Jackson / $1,000.00 Go Ahead ELMO, Make My Day
Bl. Co. Commission Erica Whited, Robin Edmonson, Charity Cleveland / $1,000.00 Excelling with IXL
People's Bank Sheila Gargus / $1,000.00 Animation Innovation
Rep. David Standridge Diane Franks / $1,000.00 An Apple a Day Keeps the Interventionist Away
AHS PTSO Eagle Grant Debra Nolen, Diane Baldwin / $750.00 Math + Literature + Seeing = Learning
Blount Co. Health Care Dusty Dean / $750.00 Nook Who is Learning with Technology
In Honor of Janie Smith by Denise Martin Mark Hitt / $750.00 Letters and Words and Phrases, Oh My!
In Memory of James clifton Kelley Kirk Smith Growing Livestock, Growing Futures

Club News

Web Design/Tech Team
Congratulations to the 2014 Tech Team on their 22 medals at the Regional Technology Fair. Click HERE to see pics and more information about their wins!!

Junior Beta
Junior Beta Members enjoyed their Senior Citizen Community Service Project on March 17th. Click here to visit the Junior Beta page and Photo Gallery.

The 2014 Junior/Senior Prom was a Huge Success. Pictures coming soon!!!Click HERE to see who was named Prom Prince and Princess; and Prom King and Queen

New Drama Club!!!
Mrs. Clark is sponsoring a Drama club. The Drama Club will be performing Johnny Brooke, a Ghose Story in May 2. Click HERE for more information about the upcoming Play!

Congratulations to the FCCLA cookoff winners - Click HERE to see winners!

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!!!

To see Ambassador events including the
Relay for Life of Blount County as well as the newly elected Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 year, , click HERE.

SGA Sponsors Homecoming each year. See the Homecoming page for photos of winners at Homecoming!

AHS Homecoming
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

Junior Beta
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. Click HERE to visit the Jr. Beta page for all activities.

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
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

School Calendar
New School Calendar for the 2014/2015 School Year is HERE.

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

ACT Testing
Click here to view testing dates and http://www.actstudent.org/ for information. Our ACT school code is 012038.

Testing Schedule
The new testing schedule for the 2014-2015 School year is HERE

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
Click here.

AHS Testing Information
To view State Mandated Test Scores, Click: http://www.alsde.edu/Accountability/Accountability.aspn

County Mileage
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?
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

Flu Pan
demic 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

Summer Reading Skills Online Programs
The University of Alabama Continuing Studies is offering students free Programs for Entering 6-8th Graders and Entering 9 and 10th Graders. Students in these programs make substantial gains in comprehension while doubling reading speed. They also learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes, and study for tests. As a result, students complete homework more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more. For more information or to register, call 1-800-964-0780 Mon.-Fri. 7 am-9 p., Sat. and Sun. 8 am-3 pm., or visit the website at www.ua.onlinereadingskills.org

Bullying Help

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


Si a usted le gustaria obtener una traduccion de el Plan de Continuacion de Mejoramiento de la Escuela, contacte a Amalia Conteras al 205-265-4107.

*To visit the Appalachian Elementary Page, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/appalachianelementary/home

For info about school closings and delayed school openings due to severe weather or other reasons, listen to one of the following radio or televisions stations:

WCRL/WKLD (Oneonta) -- FM 97.7 | AM 1570
WZZK (Birmingham) -- FM 104.7
WQSB (Albertville) --  FM 105.1


ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)
WBRC Fox 6 (Birmingham)
WHNT 19 (Huntsville)
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Website last updated on 4/15/14.