Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Come out and see what all the fuss is about. We are holding our first ever AMSTI Night April 27. Our students and teachers have worked extremely hard and we want to show off what they have been doing! We will meet in the cafeteria at 6:00 and go to the Middle School building to see all the action after a very short presentation about AMSTI. We look forward to seeing everyone here!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hunter's Highlights

Wow, what a busy week at Ardmore High School. I really don’t know where to begin because we have so many things happening I am afraid I will leave something out, but here we go. This week has been the Limestone County Schools Scholar’s Bowl Competition. Our High School team placed first in the county and John Howard was the overall winner for the county. We are very proud of our Scholar’s Bowl team, Ms. Daly, and Mr. Lewis for the way they represent us at the Scholar’s Bowl competitions. Our Junior High Scholar’s Bowl team and our 6th Grade Team also competed this week and did a great job. Ms. Cornelison and Mr. Defiore do a great job with our younger scholar’s bowl teams.

We also want to congratulate a group of our History students that participated in a Liberal Arts Tournament sponsored by UAH. Our government team placed second and our US History team placed third. Mr. Lewis and our students have worked very hard and their hard work showed by the level at which they were able to compete.

We want to invite everyone to come and join us on AMSTI Night which will be April 27, 2010. We will meet in the lunchroom and they move into the MS building where the actual event will take place. AMSTI Night is an event meant to showcase the activities our students have been doing in math and science this year. Some of our students will be here to be the “teachers” for the night and will be displaying some of the labs and activities they have done this year. This is our first AMSTI Night and we are excited and hoping for a huge turn-out for the event.

The band recently held their annual beauty walk and as usual it was a great event. The winner of the high school competition was Madison Rudolph with Sydney Randall being the first alternate. Dagan Morrow was the second alternate, Tiffany Cornelison the third alternate, and Elizabeth Hodges was selected as Most Photogenic. In the MS division, Miss Savanna Whitt was the overall winner with Katelyn Moore being the first alternate. Kelsey Davis was the second alternate, Lyndsi Peoples the third alternate and Miranda Rogers was the fourth alternate. All of these girls are to be congratulated.

Our baseball team will be playing Deshler in the first round of the state tournament Friday, April 16, 2010. We play a best two out of three series with the finals being played on Saturday if needed. We are hoping our boys “sweep” Deshler so we don’t play on Saturday, but we will keep you posted. You can check the website and on Twitter to find out the latest updates. Softball begins the county tournament this week and we know our girls will be in the hunt for another county championship. All of our spring sports are doing great and we are looking to a strong finish to a great year.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Alert Now Calls

We have had a few reports that the Alert Now Message sent by the school and/or the Central Office cuts off, stops or starts over on cell phones. Basically, when the system hears any noise, it thinks it has gotten an answering machine therefore it will stop and start the message over. If this occurs, hit the number 1 and it will play the message in its entirety.

Hunter's Highlights

The weather indicates that spring is upon us and the activities taking place at Ardmore High School also point to the fact that spring is here. Spring is a time of new beginnings and we have a senior class that is about to begin the journey of life. The next few weeks may be the most important weeks in the academic lives of our senior class. In school, as in life, it is important to finish strong. Attendance, attitude, and academics will hopefully be the focus of not just our seniors, but all of our students over the next few weeks.

Our baseball team recently secured a play-off appearance as a result of our area victories this year. This has been a successful year to this point and we are looking forward to a lengthy play-off run. Our softball team continues its winning ways and we are looking forward to the Area Tournament. Our soccer teams play in an incredibly tough area and may not be making play-off runs, but have still had a good year. We have won several games and have been competitive with some of the best soccer teams in this area. This has also been a great year for our boys and girls golf team. Individually and as a team our golfers have consistently posted low scores and have won several matches. The nature of spring sports puts a strain on the student athletes to keep up their school work, but we have students willing to work hard and teachers willing to help students so we have no doubt they will continue their winning ways in the classroom and on the playing fields.

We have numerous scholarship and leadership opportunities for our juniors and seniors that are applied for and announced during this time of year. I encourage all students and parents to monitor our website to keep up to date on these opportunities. Our high school counselor, Mrs. Kirk, has a blog that has all the information our high school students need in regards to scholarship and leadership opportunities. I encourage parents and students to utilize our school website as a communication tool.

We have recently finished with all of our standardized testing for the year. This is a very hectic and trying time for all schools. We all have a lot riding on these standardized tests and everyone is hoping for another great showing for the students at Ardmore High School. We are facing the home stretch of the school year and we hope to have a strong finish. As someone has said, “Dedication and commitment are what transfer dreams into realities.”

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Baseball has earned a spot in the play-offs. Congratulations to Coach Walker and the baseball players for their hard work and dedication.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

In-School Baseball

We will play East Lawrence Wednesday, April 6th at 2:00 in front of our student body. Admission is $2.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Baseball at East Lawrence

The baseball games scheduled for Monday, April 5, 2010 at East Lawrence have been canelled.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hunter's Highlights

Flowers are blooming, grass is growing, and temperatures are rising, all of which means spring has sprung at Ardmore High School. SAT’s were administered this week and we have one more week of testing and we will be completed with standardized testing for the year.

As the beautiful weather continues it is very tempting to miss school (or work) to enjoy the beautiful weather. Unfortunately this is also an incredibly important time of the year academically. School attendance is an issue across the nation and will be a point of emphasis for our school next year. School attendance is an excellent indicator of school performance and as the number of absences rise, grades typically fall. We encourage everyone to attend school whenever possible and finish the year strong.

Spring sports are in full swing and our teams are doing wonderfully! Baseball, golf, soccer and softball are all underway so if you would like to watch a ball game there is something for you to watch on a daily basis. Large crowds are really an encouragement to our players to we would like to invite everyone to enjoy a beautiful day outside and come watch some high school athletic events.

Congratulations to Michael Fogg and Jackson Cornelison for being the first selected to represent AHS at the 2010 Alabama Boys State! In addition to these, we also express congratulations to J. Tribble, Landon Boggs and Austin Fogg! A very special thanks to Mr. Yancy Mitchell, an AHS alumni who continues to give back to this school and community, for his efforts in securing additional sponsorship for three additional delegates. Mr. Yancy was a former Boys State Governor and is currently one of the Academic Counselors. He has been on the ALBS staff for 17 years.

We want to invite all of our parents to AMSTI night on April 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm. AMSTI is a math and science initiative Ardmore began participating in this year. Students use hands-on activities in the classrooms to enhance the math and science instruction. We want to show parents the wonderful things happening in our math and science department and we encourage everyone to attend. Students will have booths set up to display the types of activities they have been doing this year. Please check the website for more details in the next couple of weeks.

Ardmore High School continues to grow and if you were at last year’s graduation ceremonies you realize, as I did on that night, that we have outgrown our gym. Therefore, we will be conducting our commencement ceremonies on the football field (weather permitting). Of course if the weather is bad we will be forced to crowd into the gym again, so let’s all pray for good weather. We look forward to seeing all of you there and we are looking for a wonderful ending to a great year.