Friday, December 10, 2010

Hunter's Highlights

We are a week away from a very important time in the lives of our students and teachers. No, I am not talking about Christmas, but rather semester exams which count 20% of the entire grade. We will be giving exams December 16, and December 17 and all the details are posted on the Ardmore High School website. This is a very important time and I hope everyone prepares properly for these very important tests.

Semester exams also coincide with the Christmas break which last until January 5th for students. When students return on January 5th the second semester will have begun and half of the school year will be in the books. It is hard to believe this school year has passed so quickly and for seniors and their parents I am sure it is hard to believe their time with us at Ardmore High School is nearly complete.

The Award Winning Ardmore High School Tiger Band will perform their annual Christmas concert Monday, December 13, 2010 in the new gym. This is a great time for everyone if you love great Christmas music. Mr. Nelson and our band always do a wonderful job and anyone attending is sure to have a great time and enjoy great music. Please come out and support our excellent band program.

Ms. Martin's sixth grade students had the opportunity to model fossil excavation. The students worked in pairs to identify each fossil they were able to locate. They found fossils such as Crinoid stem, Coral, Brachiopod, Shark teeth, and Dinosaur Bones. Our students are fortunate to have this hands-on experiment provided to AMSTI to aide in their learning process. AMSTI is a great program provided for the state of Alabama to provide Alabama students with learning opportunities otherwise unavailable to them.

Ardmore High School’s 2010-2011 winner of the Scholar Athlete Award is Mr. Landon Boggs and the winner of the Achievement Award is Ms. Brittany Brown. Landon and Brittany will now be eligible for the area nominee which is the first step towards winning the scholarship to be awarded at a banquet in Birmingham. The Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Program was created in 1986 by the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in conjunction with the Alabama High School Athletic Association. It is supervised by the Board of Directors of the Bryant-Jordan Foundation. The initial scholarship offered by the Bryant-Jordan Program was the scholar athlete scholarship. In 1989 the Achievement Award was created. This award is designed to reward the student-athlete who achieves beyond his/her ability both academically and athletically or who may have overcome some obstacle or hardship to achieve success.

Some Ardmore students are working to help with the nationwide problem of child obesity. Ana Lombard, Jackson Cornelison, Shelby Goldsmith, Brittanie Glover, and Brandi Howard produced a video posted on Youtube in conjunction with a school program they organized to help bring awareness to the serious health concerns. These students are to be congratulated on their initiative and drive demonstrated by producing the program and video.

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