Monday, January 30, 2012

Career Tecnical Center

"The Career Technical Center will be hosting Open House on Saturday, February 4, from 10:00-12:00. As part of our Annual Open House, we are especially excited this year to be celebrating our 40th year here at the Career Tech Center. We have our local Skills USA Competitions that morning and will be having our Award's Ceremony at 12:00 to recognize our local winners. We want to send a special invitation to current 9th grade students and parents at all of the school we serve. Please join us Saturday for our Open House from 10:00-12:00."

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Technology and the Classroom

Here is a link to an interesting article about technology and the classroom. Click here for the article.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ten Skills Every Student Should Learn

Here is an article about what every student should learn. Click here for the article.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Article Concerning Value of a College Degree

Here is a link to an article discussing the value of a college degree. Click here for the link.

Article About Gaming

Very interesting article about "gaming" and education. Click here for the article.

Friday, January 20, 2012

School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month in the State of Alabama. School board members have important duties to carry out in order to ensure our students have quality schools. The economic times of today make being a school board member even more difficult. We are fortunate in Limestone County to have school board members that work diligently to help improve the education of our students.

Ardmore is particularly blessed to have two outstanding board members representing our district. Mr. James Shannon and Mr. Anthony Hilliard currently represent the districts served by Ardmore High School. Mr. Shannon represents the Cedar Hill and North Ardmore High School district and Mr. Hilliard represents the Johnson Elementary and South Ardmore High School district.

Mr. Hilliard was elected to the Limestone County Board of Education in November of 2006. Mr. Hilliard is married to Mrs. Veronica Hillieard and they have a daughter that recently graduated from Ardmore and a daughter currently attending Ardmore High School. Mr. Hilliard works at Calhoun Community College.

Mr. Shannon was elected to the Limestone County Board of Education in November of 2002. He became the first person in Alabama politics to be elected by a write-in vote. Mr. Shannon has driven a bus for Limestone County Schools and is retired from Shannon Brother’s Tile Company. Mr. Shannon is a life-long resident of Ardmore and is married to Mrs. Barbara Shannon and they have two daughters.

When you see our board members please remember to thank them for their service to the students of Ardmore High School.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New State Superintendent

Here is a link to an article about the new State Superintendent and his ideas. Click here for the article.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snowy School

I saw this picture in an article about record snowfall in Alaska. With a few flurries flying in Ardmore, looking at this picture reminded me of how much I like warm climates.

No Child Left Behind Article

Click here for an article about NCLB.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Alabama Education News

Here is a link to a newsletter published by the Alabama State Department of Education. Click here for the link.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Alabama High School Graduation Exam

Ardmore High School got very good news today. All of our students have passed the portions of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam they need to receive a diploma. In order to receive a standard diploma a student must pass all five portions of the AHSGE. A credit based diploma can be received by passing Reading, Math, and one other part of the AHSGE. Students receiving special services may receive an AOD by fulfilling certain requirements set forth in their IEP. All of our students have not passed all five portions of the AHSGE, but all have passed enough to graduate.

We will certainly continue to work with students to ensure they pass all parts of the graduation exam, but it removes a little pressure to know they will be able to graduate with a diploma. We are very fortunate to have so many dedicated students and teachers. We have started using an intervention time each day to help remediate for the graduation exam. We have students passing portions of the graduation exam they most likely could not have passed had it not been for this time each day. All of our teachers work hard, but the teachers teaching the remediation classes for the AHSGE have especially went the extra mile to help our students.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Here is a link to a website with information for parents and students. Click here for the article.

Stamping Out Teen Smoking -

Stamping Out Teen Smoking -

Monday, January 2, 2012

Alert Now Message (January 2)

Hello, this is Tommy Hunter, principal at Ardmore High School. I trust everyone had a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Students return to school on Thursday, January 5, 2012. One reminder for parents that pick their students up at the circle drive. Please note that you are not supposed to park in the right lane of Barnes Ave. The middle lane is for you to park while you are waiting on your students. The right lane is for thru traffic only. There are road signs to remind you of this posted on Barnes Avenue.

I hope everyone is excited about beginning a new semester and a great 2012.