Thursday, October 24, 2013

Haley Lewter

Here is an article about a former AHS student. We are very proud of Haley. Click here for the article.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Writer's Block

I was reminded recently that I had not posted anything on the blog is a while and I responded that I was having a little case of writer’s block. I have posted the newsletter from the Alabama State Department of Education, but my goal this year was to post more original articles than in previous years. I have sat down a couple of times to write something for the blog and just couldn’t think of anything to write about that pertained to school that might be of interest to parents, and supporters of Ardmore High School. I have always thought better to not write anything than to write something bad, but a blog really isn’t much good for anything is there aren’t articles to post.

I write a weekly newsletter and put on our website called, “Hunter’s Highlights” where I try and highlight the great things taking place at the school. We have great teachers and students and everyone needs a little recognition sometimes to help the day go better. I also e-mail the newsletter to those who sign up for e-mail notifications through our school website. If you would like to receive these e-mails go to the website and click on “Notify Me” and sign up.

It is hard to believe we have officially ended the first nine weeks of school. Obviously this means the school year is a quarter of the way complete. The year always begins with high expectations and excitement and sometimes by the end of the first nine weeks those things have faded, but this year has been a great year and excitement still abounds. Our students and teachers still seemed excited about the things taking place at school and there seems to be a higher sense of school spirit this year and we certainly hope the trend continues.

Our students have been collecting “Box tops for education” this year in an attempt to win the right to wear their favorite Halloween costume to school. Our goal for this great fundraiser was $1000 and it appears we will make the goal. We also challenged students to raise $2000 and the administrators would wear their costumes, but it doesn’t look like we are going to reach that goal. The boxtops are a great fundraiser because it doesn’t require anyone to buy anything other than what they are already purchasing for their homes. Boxtops are available now on many different types of products and a complete list can be found by searching “Boxtops for education” on the internet.

Monday, October 21, 2013

ALSDE Newsletter

Click here for the October Newsletter from the Alabama State Department of Education.