Monday, February 11, 2013

Hunter's Highlights

The first nine weeks of the second semester is half completed? Progress reports recently were issued and the nine weeks will be over before we can blink. The next few weeks are crucial for students’ grades, especially those who are struggling. Ardmore has a record of academic excellence and we are sure our students will carry the torch.

Mrs. Nickoles’s class recently visited the apartment Anne Franks lived in as she wrote, “The Diary of Anne Franks.” Actually we didn’t have money to fly everyone across the Atlantic but with modern technology; the students took a virtual tour of the location. Mrs. Nickoles is just one of our teachers who use the internet and its many resources to enhance the learning experience for students.

We are very fortunate to have some talented art students at Ardmore. Mrs. deGraffenried does a wonderful job of helping our aspiring artists reach their potential. Several of our students will enter art work in a contest in Huntsville and hopefully will have their work displayed at the Huntsville Museum of Art. We wish all of our students the best of luck.

Our Jr. High and High School Scholar’s Bowl teams will be competing this week in the annual county competition. Ardmore has a long history of excellence in the Scholar’s Bowl competitions and we expect more of the same from our Scholar’s Bowl teams. We are fortunate to have some dedicated sponsors and students who work hard to ensure our continued success.

Basketball season is coming to an end and spring sports are cranking up. Spring sports teams have already begun practicing and expectations are high for a great season. Our baseball team is returning several starters from a play-off team last year. Our softball team is always strong and this year will be no exception and our ever improving soccer program continues to make strides. We wish everyone luck, and encourage everyone to come out and support our athletes and coaches.

Several of our students were selected to participate in the Auburn Honor Band this weekend. We have students play in various honor band activities throughout the state and we are proud of all of them. According to Mr. Bowman our students at Ardmore did a fantastic job. We had one student place in the top group and our other students only missed the top group by a small margin. Overall our honor band students placed higher than in the previous years. We are very proud of our band and Mr. Bowman as they continue to strive for excellence.

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