Friday, September 25, 2009

Hunter's Highlights

The big story of the week has been the Alabama High School Graduation Exam. Students and teachers (and principals) all seem glad that testing is over and life can go back to normal. It is a major undertaking and it could not be done with out the efforts of many staff members. A special thanks goes to Ms. Kirk for all of her hard work in manking testing successful.

Ms. Martin's class was doing an AMSTI experiment the other day as are other math and science teachers at Armdore. AMSTI is a program that will hopefully help improve our already good science and math instruction.

Seniors will be taking their group picture Monday and it is also make-up picture day. If a student was absent on picture day he/she may get their picture taken on Monday. Parents please remember to send back the money for your child's picture. They will only be young once so please remember to purchase the school day pictures.

Fall sports season continues to be in full swing. Volleyball, football, cheerleading, band and our newest sport cross country are all having busy seasons. Ms. Brenda Morrow is our new cross country coach and our team has done awesome, especially for the first year to compete. We are hoping this will grow into a track program for our Spring runners.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Senior Information

The Ardmore High School Website has a new feature. Announcements pertaining to seniors are on the website in the right column. This feature was added as a result from a suggestion from a parent. We are always looking for ways to improve our website so please keep the suggestions coming.

Elementary School Night

Ardmore High School will recognize the future Tigers at Friday night's game against East Limestone. All Cedar Hill and Johnson students will receive a pass for admission to Friday night's game as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The Elementary students will be asked to help us form the spirit line at the game.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Elementary School Night

Friday night's football game vs. East Limestone will be Elementary School Night. Students attending Cedar Hill Elementary and Johnson Elementary schools will receive a pass for admission to the game as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

East Limestone Game

Orginally our game against East was scheduled for Thursday night. However, due to the Graduation exam the game was re-scheduled for Friday night.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall Pictures

Fall pictures are in and will be distributed to students very soon. Please send money with your child for the package you would like to purchase. These are precious memories that will be treasured for years.

Spirit Items

Please remember to look over the catalog with spirit items. This is the last week to buy these items and we want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to purchase what they want.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


There are many exciting things taking place in the classrooms of Ardmore High School. Please check out our website for some of these activities. We have students participating in hands-on learning activities due to our becoming an AMSTI school and our teachers using differentiated instruction teaching strategies. Our teachers are doing a great job and we know student learning is improving!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Graduation Exam

The Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) will be administered at Ardmore High School the week of Sept. 21 - 25. You child should receive notification if they are affected by this testing session. All students testing should try and get a good night's sleep and a good breakfast. Students will not be able to participate in any extracurricular activities the night before they take a test.

Good luck on your testing!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hunter's Highlights

It has been a great homecoming week here at Ardmore High School. Students have dressed in many "different" ways to celebrate homecoming. It is always a little crazy walking down the halls during homecoming, and everyone seemed to have a great time. The parade was a huge succes thanks to a lot of hard work and effort from a lot of people. The band and cheerleaders put on a wonderful pep rally and we hope to culminate the week with a big victory against Central of Florence Wildcats.

A very special thanks goes out to Ms. Emily Savoie. Some of you may not know that Ms. Savoie coordinates all the events surrounding homecoming. It takes a tremendous amount of hard work and effort and Ms. Savoie always does a wonderful job!

Our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students have voted for Mr. Defiore as the Teacher of the Month for September. Mr. Defiore teaches 7th and 8th Grade Science Classes. He has a BS in Chemistry Minor in Mathematics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1976, a BS in Arts and Sciences from Athens State University in 2006, and Teaching certifications in Chemistry and General Science.

Coach Mike Jackson's classes began AMSTI experiments with Metric Measuring. His classes measured volume, mass, and length of various items located around the school and in the science lab. Coach Matin's 6th grade classes have also been doing experiments in science and the students are engaging in many critical thinking activities. Many exciting things are happening in the classrooms of Ardmore High School.

Ardmore First National Bank Advisory Board is a group of 12 students chosen by school officials each year to participate in activities with First National Bank throughout the year. These students have already participated in community activities this year such as: "Kids Day at the Park", "The Sheriff's Rodeo", and "Meet the Tigers". They will be meeting at the bank once a month to discuss finance, accounting, banking, and other business topics. This is a great opportunity for our young people!

State Championship Team

The state championship teams of 1958, 1961, and 1963 will honored before the homecoming game tonight. These men have raised money to purchase three monuments placed in the north end zone. We hope everyone will come out and enjoy a great evening of high school football.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Homecoming 2009

Homecoming 2009 is in full swing. The Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Thursday, September 10th beginning at 4:00 pm. Students are busy building floats for the parade and the festivities have been going strong all week. A pep rally is scheduled for Friday at 2:10, and the culmination of the week's festivities is the football game vs. Central of Florence Friday night at 7:00 p.m. We will be honoring the past state championship teams before the game on Friday so please come early so you won't miss the ceremony.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

President's Speech

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation's school children on September 8. We have had calls asking about this event. We are not broadcasting it to the entire school and will leave it up to each teacher to decide whether or not it fits into their class plans. Watching the video is NOT mandatory and alternative arrangements will be made for students not wishing to watch the speech. If you have any questions concerning this event please feel free to contact me. Additional information may be obtained at

Flu Precautions

Parents everywhere are preparing for, or are already involved in, another school year. If you are a parent, you need to add one more item to your back-to-school checklist: what to do if someone in your family gets the flu.
This fall, we not only have to plan for a new version of seasonal influenza, but also for a potentially serious strain, the 2009 H1N1 (or Swine Flu) virus. Scientists believe this virus could worsen with the arrival of a new school year. Being prepared lessens the chances that our students could contract the Swine Flu.
The symptoms of H1N1 are similar to seasonal flu. They could include fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, achiness, headache, chills and fatigue. These are sometimes accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting. Like seasonal flu, H1N1 can be serious for some individuals.
Most precautions for preventing flu are simple and personal. Keep your child at home if they're sick, and begin planning now in the event that your child contracts the flu. No one knows what impact the fall flu season will have until we're in the middle of it. How severe the flu becomes this fall will depend on how seriously each of us takes precautions to reduce the risk .
At the national level, the Food and Drug Administration expects to have a vaccine ready this fall. The Limestone County School System will keep school communities updated with the latest information we receive. If you have questions or concerns contact your healthcare provider or school nurse.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


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