February 17th AMSHS Weekly Update

Building independent lifelong learners.

Principal's Corner

Hello Warrior Family!

We had our first AMI day this week. We count AMI days for attendance and students have assignments to work on from home. If they are unable to complete or have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher for help and support.

Teachers are noticing some students are still struggling to get in the groove 3rd Quarter and this is affecting student attendance and academic performance. Please continue to be proactive in your child's education by checking in with them often, reinforcing proper nutrition, sleep, and study time as well as helping them communicate any needs with teachers early so they can be successful. We have tutoring before and after school as well as a tutoring center during Warrior Time. If you need more information about these options, let us know.


Mrs. Barbara Terry

Middle School/ High School Principal

Albany R-3 School District

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Counselor's Corner

Hey Warriors!

Info for next week:

Pennies for Patients is February 14th-24th. There will be several opportunities to raise money for a local Albany family as they battle cancer:

  1. Warrior Time change jars: Each warrior time will have a jar to collect money. Whichever Warrior Time raises the most will win a sonic drink party.

  2. There will be daily items for students to buy each day. Some days there will be candy items to buy and others will be for activities students can participate during the day. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  3. Dress up days- the MS/HS dress up days are going to vary from the elementary due to Feb 21-24 being FFA week. The dress up days are coordinated with the dress up days for FFA week.

  4. Pie in the Face competition- some staff members have volunteered to be in the running for a pie in the face competition. Mr. Smith, Mr. Fountain, Mrs. Fine, Mrs. Rolves, and Miss Helm have all volunteered. Students will be able to fill their jars during lunch time each day and whoever’s jar has the most money will get pie in the face at the end of week 2 or the following Tuesday.

  5. We will have some items from local businesses to raffle off as well. Tickets will be sold until February 24th with winners announced the following Tuesday. If students would like to sell tickets, please see Mrs. Carlock. Ticket winners do not need to be present to win.

Our activities for this week go along with FFA Week (a few changes were made due to our snow days):

Tuesday, February 21st: Pajama Day for FFA Week!

Wear pajamas and bring 50 cents to buy a Blow Pop and/or 25 cents for 2 pieces of bubblegum!

Wednesday, February 22nd: “FFA official Dress/School Organization Apparel” Wear your FFA official dress or dress to represent your school organization.

Bring $1 to use your cellphone at lunch!

Thursday, February 23rd: Greenhand day: wear green! Students may also bring $1 to wear a hat today!

Friday, February 24th: “Team Up Against Cancer”

Wear your favorite jersey or sports shirt! Students may also bring $1 to spend Warrior Time in the gym!


Please let me know by Wednesday, Feb 22nd if you are interested in attending vo-tech next year. We have an opportunity to go and visit the school and learn about the programs on March 1st at 8:45am-10:30am. I need to know your name, and two areas of vocational interest. The options are:

Auto Collision

Automotive Technology

Construction Technology

Early Childhood Careers

Health Sciences

Welding Technology

I have pamphlets about each area if you would like to read about them as well.

Scholarship Deadlines Coming Up:

Seniors- remember to be filling out your scholarship applications! If anyone needs extra copies, come see me! I also have planned scholarship workshops for the next two Fridays during warrior time.

The ScholarLink scholarships are due March 1st. Make sure you are going in and answering the qualifying questions to see which scholarships you are eligible for. If anyone needs help with this, please let me know.

Colleges Visiting:

Due to the snow days, the visit from Missouri S&T is being rescheduled. More information is coming soon.

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Please help us keep our gym and school clean by disposing of your trash properly at ballgames.

AMSHS Drama Department Presents...

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Performance will be on March 4th and 5th. More details on tickets sales coming soon!

Important Information About Student Academics

Official Grade Check was Friday, Feb. 10th. Teachers will be contacting parents of students who are on the ineligibility list. Per our handbook policy, students who are not eligible are not allowed to attend any extracurricular activities or functions. Ineligible students may attend practice but cannot dress out for games. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher, coach, or the office.

Each student is allotted 7 days to be absent each semester without a doctor's note. If your child is absent, please contact the office and bring a doctors note upon return so their absence is excused and not counted towards these 7 days. If your child has more than 7 unexcused absences, they will need to attend Monday school to receive semester credit.

Students receive independent reading time daily in class so we have decided to incorporate the AR program into your child's classroom grade. Each teacher has a plan on how this will be accomplished. This information was shared with students. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

Students who have more than 3 missing assignments could serve lunch detention so they can work on missing assignments.

The handbook policy states students may have 7 absences per semester. Please make sure you turn in doctor's notes to the office. Monday school will be held on February 27th. Notes will be mailed home this week if your child needs to attend. Contact the office if you have any questions.

Per our handbook policy, after the 6th tardy, students will serve an after school detention. Please see the disciplinary section of the handbook for more information about our tardy policy.

Important Upcoming Dates

Feb 18th- FFA Supporter's Breakfast (see flyer above)

Feb 18th- Middle School Winter Formal from 7-9PM at the Williford Building

Feb 21st-24th- FFA Week

Feb 21st- Cheerleading Fundraiser Selling Albany Swag is due

Feb 23rd- Parent meeting for the Chicago band trip at 5:00pm in the band room

Feb 24th- Labor Auction (see flyer above)

Feb 27th- Monday School

Don't forget about weekly Friday 7AM Booster Club meetings at Deb's Diner

Albany Middle and High School (AMSHS)

At AMSHS, our students & staff collaborate to set goals, improve learning, and increase school pride by creating a positive school culture. Warrior students take ownership of their futures and become motivated, actively engaged citizens. The students and staff aspire to ensure a safe, secure, and inclusive environment in our community.