Monday, March 29, 2010

Hunter's Highlights

It is hard to believe there are only 8 more weeks until the 2009-2010 school year is finished. The final nine weeks of the school year are some of the most important weeks of the year. It has been said, “It is more important how you finish than how you start.” We are encouraging all of our students to finish strong and focus during these very busy final weeks.

One thing that makes the last few weeks of school seem to fly by is the fact that so many activities are taking place during these weeks. There are a variety of activities taking place that provide a multitude of learning activities in which students may engage. We are finishing up standardized testing for the year in the next couple of weeks and we have all confidence in the ability of our students to perform in a way that will make us all proud.

We have a wide variety of sports activities taking place during this time of year. Our spring sports are baseball, golf, soccer, and softball which play multiple games per week so nearly every day there are sporting activities to watch. These activities provide our students with worthwhile activities which enhance their high school learning experience and help them feel better connected with the school. We are constantly looking of ways to help students feel connected with the school and sports are a vital part of the overall school experience.

A group of our physics students recently participated in Space Camp activities in Huntsville. Mr. Kirk and Ms. Chafin accompanied our students to Space Camp and reports are that everyone enjoyed this experience and gained valuable learning opportunities while having a great time. We have a few more field trips coming up which provide a change of pace for our students and give them something to look forward to during the last few weeks of school.

We have a group of our 6th graders with a great opportunity to travel to Huntsville to hear from a group of astronauts. Only a certain number of slots were available so our 6th graders wrote essays to determine the students getting to go. We are looking forward to hearing back from them when they return. We have a lot going on and remember to check the website, blog, and twitter to keep up to date with all the events.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


All sports activities have been cancelled for Thursday March 25, 2010.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hunter's Highlights

What a week this has been at Ardmore High School! The week began with the final administration of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam due to the snow the previous week. Our faculty, staff, and students did a wonderful job of adapting when asked to do so by the weather. Standardized testing places everyone in an unfamiliar setting and requires everyone’s cooperation. I have no doubt our students did wonderfully as they have always done in the past.

Our Award Winning Ardmore High School Band continued its winning ways as they competed in a competition in Tuscaloosa this week. Our band received all superior ratings from each judge and according to people in attendance gave a stirring performance. We are very proud of our band program and everyone that plays a part in its success. Mr. Nelson, the students, and the parents are all to be congratulated on the quality of our band program.

We have a group of physics students, along with Mr. Kirk and Ms. Chafin, attending a space camp event in a couple of weeks. Weeks of preparation and fundraising have taken place in order to make this event possible. Senator Tom Butler and Rep. Henry White helped us secure funding that went a long way in making this trip possible. Mr. Kirk and Ms. Chafin have worked extremely hard to make this excellent educational opportunity available to our students.

Our students took nine weeks tests this week which means other 9-weeks grading period has come to an end. It doesn’t seem possible, but we only have nine more weeks of school remaining in this school year. I guess time really does fly when you are having fun.

Spring Break is upon us and I hope everyone in the Ardmore family has a wonderful break and they have some time to relax and enjoy all the truly good things life has to offer. We are all very fortunate to live and work in such a wonderful, caring community.

Friday Cancellations

MS softball rained out tonight, no decision about Saturday.
JV Tournament is still on for now.
Baseball is cancelled today.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Softball Cancelled

The softball games scheduled for March 9, 2010 have been cancelled.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hunter's Highlights

This has been an extremely busy week at Ardmore High School. This week was supposed to have been the only week the AHSGE was to be given. However, the winter weather continued and a snow day extended the AHSGE into the week of March 8, 2010 when the Reading Portion of the AHSGE will be given. Nine Weeks Exams are given Thursday and Friday March 11th, and 12th. Spring Break will be the Week of March 15, 2010 and everyone will be ready for a little time to rest.

Spring sports are well underway. We have 3 softball teams, 3 baseball teams, 2 golf teams, and 2 soccer teams playing this spring so a person can watch a game every day of the week except Sunday and Wednesday. All of our teams are doing wonderfully and this season looks to be another great year at Ardmore. We encourage you to support our athletes and coaches this spring.

Several of our high school students have helped Cedar Hill students celebrate Read Across America week. Our students traveled to Cedar Hill to read and act out stories for the Cedar Hill students. Special thanks go out to Mr. Brad Lewis for coordinating this event and making sure our students knew where to go and what to do.

Congratulations to Seth Harris! He is our 6th grade art student who will be representing Ardmore at the Alabama State Superintendents' Art Show in Montgomery. Each year, the Limestone Co. art teachers take the chosen students from each school to see their artwork displayed in the capital.

Kevin Shelton recently decided to play baseball for Birmingham Southern University. This is a tremendous honor for Kevin and we know he will do wonderfully. Birmingham Southern is a great school and we are honored to have several of our students currently attending this fine institution of higher education.

Our wonderful assistant principal and athletic director, Mr. Rusty Bates and his wife Kristin are the proud parents of Lauren Elizabeth Bates who was born at Huntsville Hospital this week and a weight of 2 lbs and 12 oz. Mom and baby are doing great and the Ardmore family wishes the best for the Bates family.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Winter Sports Banquet

The Winter Sports Banquet is March 4, 2010 in the lunchroom.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


School is cancelled Tuesday, March 2 therefore the Reading Portion of the AHSGE has been re-scheduled for Monday, March 8, 2010.The Winter Sports Banquet is also cancelled. The Winter Sports Banquet has been re-scheduled for Thursday, March 4 @ 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Graduation Exam

Monday, March 1st is the first day of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam. Students will be testing all week so we encourage everyone testing to get plenty of rest and to prepare for the tests. Good Luck!