Ardmore students are compassionate and always willing to help people in need. Our Jr. Beta Club is helping raise money for the Soles4Souls program which provides shoes for underprivileged people around the world that are unable to buy shoes. If you would like to participate, please see one of the Jr. Beta Club members or keep an eye on the website for more details.
Governor Bob Riley has proclaimed October 18-22 as Alabama School Bus Safety Week. Alabama School Bus Safety Week which is an active, continuing public education program designed to promote school bus safety. We truly appreciate everything our bus drivers do to safely transport our students every day.
Every season is full of activity and fall is no exception! Fall sports are finishing up and winter sports are on the horizon. Football and volleyball are both on a hot streak and we thank everyone for your support. Our volleyball team plays Thursday, October 21, in the Sub-State game at 4:30 in Jacksonville. Our girls have had a great season and we are hoping to continue to the state tournament in Pelham. Football has won their last four games and is looking forward to playing Central of Florence on Friday, October 22, 2010.
Parents may come and pick up your passwords for the Parent Portal of I-Now. This will allow you to view your child's information concerning grades, discipline, and attendance. On Monday, October 18, 2010 passwords will be available for students in grades 10-12. On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 passwords will be available for students in grades 6-8. Passwords may be picked up in the front office during school hours. After these two days passwords will be available daily in the front office. Due to the confidential nature of the information parents must personally pick up the information. If you can't come during school hours please call and set up a time to come and pick up your password. Thanks for your continued patience in this matter.
The state of Alabama has begun a new program to help students struggling with grades. The national program known as Response to Intervention will be known as Response to Instruction (RTI) in the state of Alabama. Ardmore High School is a pilot school for Limestone County and is currently implementing the RTI program. RTI identifies students needing help and attempts to intervene in order to help the struggling student. Some of you may have received a letter in the mail stating your student would be receiving interventions. If you have more questions please give us a call.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Parents may come and pick up your passwords for the Parent Portal of I-Now. This will allow you to view your child's information concerning grades, discipline, and attendance. On Monday, October 18, 2010 passwords will be available for students in grades 10-12. On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 passwords will be available for students in grades 6-8. Passwords may be picked up in the front office during school hours. Due to the confidential nature of the information parents must personally pick up the information. If you can't come during school hours please call and set up a time to come and pick up your password. Thanks for your continued patience.
Posted by Tommy at 7:18 AM
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Fall Break is quickly approaching and everyone seems to be ready for a little rest and relaxation. However, nine weeks tests must be completed before the vacation begins and Ardmore students and faculty have been working very hard to prepare for the exams.
Sixth grade students have been busy making cereal boxes. Sixth grade English teachers are asking students to use their creativity and to design their very own brand of cereals boxes based upon a book they read. Of course the students are having so much fun, they may not realize the amount of content they are learning. These kinds of creative, education activities are becoming more and more common as we look for ways to improve the quality and relevance of the education students are receiving.
English and history teachers are using Moodle to improve their instruction. Moodle is a internet site that allows teachers to post instructional activities on a secure site that will only allow their students access. The students complete the assignments and correspond electronically with their teacher. Teachers use Moodle for assessments as well as instruction which prepares students for the 21st Century.
Our volleyball team will host the Area Volleyball Tournament on October 12, 2010. Our girls have had a great season and we are looking forward to seeing how our girls do in the tournament and beyond. Our football team is on a winning streak and the hard work of the coaches and players is beginning to pay dividends in the “win” column. Our cross country team is also competing like champions. Cross country is a relatively new sport and all of us are learning about the sport. Coach Morrow is to be congratulated for doing such a good job with the runners. Basketball season is just around the corner and we are looking forward to another great year.
We want to congratulate Brittany Brown for being crowned the 2010-2011 Homecoming Queen. Brittany Brown is the daughter of Katrina Brown and the late Anthony Brown. She is the granddaughter of Wesley and Brenda Brown and Wayne and Linda McCurry. She is a member of the Spanish Club, FCA and Ardmore Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. She plays on the AHS volleyball team and is a member of the 4A state championship softball team.
We hope everyone has a great fall break and takes the time to enjoy life. We must never forget the things in life that are truly important. Have a great time off and come back Wednesday, October 13, 2010 ready to finish strong!
Posted by Tommy at 2:10 PM