AMCHS Tiger Tales

March 2015

From the Principal's Desk...

Hello Tiger Parents,


The spring semester is well underway at A&M Consolidated High School, and it is hard to believe that Spring Break is near. The students, staff, and teachers eagerly anticipate an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate the heart, mind, and spirit.


During the last six weeks, our students have continued to perform at remarkable levels. Two Presidential Scholars nominees were chosen from A&M Consolidated High School based on their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT Assessment and academic merit. One of our students advanced to participate in the National Science Fair in May. Several organizations have students who will be competing at the state level in May. Moreover, two Business Professionals of America students advanced to compete at the national level in May.


Our Tiger swimmers and wrestlers competed at the state meet, and Tiger Swimming placed in the top 10 as a team and Tiger Wrestling placed in the top 20 as a team. Lady Tiger Basketball competed in the Region 3 finals game—spanning 13 years since Lady Tiger Basketball reached this level. Athletically, our spring sports have been competitive in district play. Tiger Soccer earned the District 18-5A Championship—the first time since 2001 the program has reached this milestone. Lady Tiger Soccer is competing well in district play, too. Tiger Tennis and our Tiger Track programs are doing exceptionally well. Recently, two track records have been broken. Moreover, Lady Tiger Powerlifting qualified two students to compete at the state level, and Tiger Powerlifting will be participating at the regional meet on Thursday.


Numerous students in our fine arts programs have advanced to the state UIL Solo & Ensemble contests in the spring. Our drill team, the Bengal Belles, has performed and received first place in several categories. Moreover, our Speech and Debate team qualified five students to compete at the national level in the summer. This is a testament to the committed students at AMCHS who exemplify dedication, hard work, and excellence.


Our students and staff are working to prepare for a busy spring semester of EOC and AP testing. As we examine our data, we will make adjustments, offer support, and adequately plan to ensure all students are given opportunities to be successful. We will continue our focus on a high quality education at AMCHS and provide a safe learning environment for all students.


As we plan for the next school year, we look forward to embracing our entire student body from our incoming freshmen to our seniors as they embark upon a new chapter in their lives. To help prepare for scheduling next year, I would encourage you to visit with our counseling office to ensure the correct classes are scheduled for your son or daughter. Please spend time with our counselors as we work together to ensure your child is in the appropriate courses to meet his or her needs and future goals. Any changes to your child’s course requests are due by June 12th.


We appreciate your involvement and commitment to AMCHS. We understand that direct parental involvement positively impacts learning, and we are committed to strengthening our relationship with you. Our entire staff appreciates each of you and your willingness to nurture our students and help mold them to become productive young adults—together we will Continue the Journey to Success at AMCHS.


Have a Tigerrific day!

Gwen Elder, Principal

From the Counselor's Office:

This is a busy and exciting time of year. Students have requested their courses for next year and have until June 12th to change their requests. Another course verification sheet for next year will go out with the 6th six weeks progress reports on May 6th. Parents should be watching their students’ grades to see if there needs to be any changes to the course requests for next year. Parents should start discussing summer school needs with their student. Summer School information will be available in April.


Deadline for change in course request – Friday, June 12th. Please mark this on your calendar! The only changes made after this point will be those regarding summer school course completion and coach/director lists for teams and other programs.


Tryouts for activities and applications/interviews for some courses will be occurring throughout the spring, so watch our webpage for information.


Spring testing is right around the corner, with English 1 and English 2 End of Course Exams on March 30th and April 1st, respectively, then Algebra 1, Biology, and US History EOCs May 5th & 6th. AP testing will be from May 4th to May 15th.


We will recognize our freshmen, sophomores and juniors at our Tiger Awards which will be held on May 14th at 9:00 a.m. in our high school auditorium. Students will be notified if they are being recognized and will receive an invitation to attend.


Parents of seniors, final exams for your senior student will be May 22nd through May 27th; graduation practice at 3:00 at Reed Arena on May 28th, then graduation will be on May 29th at 7:00 p.m. at Reed Arena on the A&M University campus. A&M Consolidated High School Senior Salute will be on May 20th at 9:00 a.m. in our high school auditorium. We will be honoring our seniors for their high school successes and scholarships. Seniors will be notified if they are being recognized and will receive an invitation.


The students and campus staff appreciate all you do to support your child. Watch our webpage for announcements, scholarship opportunities and special dates that you don’t want to miss at: http://amchscounseling.weebly.com/ and be sure to “like” the “A&M Consolidated High School” Facebook page. Summer office hours will be 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-Th and 7:30 – 11:30 on Fridays.


Please visit or call (764-5510) the Counseling and Guidance office for more information or check the web site for update on coming events.


End of Course Exams & AP Testing

· March 30 – EOC English 1/English 1 Retests – late arrival all non-testing students; 1:20pmarrival time

· March 31 – English 1 make up testing – regular bell schedule

· April 1 – EOC English 2/English 2 Retests – late arrival all non-testing students; 1:20pm arrival time

· April 1 – English 2 make up testing – regular bell schedule

· May 5 – EOC Algebra 1 and US History – late arrival all non-testing students; arrival time TBD

· May 6 – EOC Biology and make up tests – late arrival all non-testing students; arrival time TBD

· May 7 – EOC make up all exams – regular bell schedule

· May 4-15 – AP Testing (registration is closed) More information can be found at http://amchscounseling.weebly.com/advanced-placement-ap.html


**Brand New** – AMCHS SAT Prep Course

· $60 per student

· 18 hours of instructions (Sundays 2-5pm, April 19- May 31)

· 1 diagnostic exam, 1 proctored practice exam, instruction in math, critical reading and writing, personalized six week study plan

· Registration deadline is April 10 (Register online at http://amchscounseling.weebly.com/psatsatact.html)

· Payment should be brought to the AMCHS counseling office.

· Cash or check only. Checks can be made to AMCHS.

AFTER PROM BASH 2015 #AMCHSAFTERPARTY15

Fun, Safe, Celebrate


Planning is underway for this year’s After Prom Bash. The Bash provides a safe, drug and alcohol free celebration that begins immediately following the prom. This year the After Party will be held at the Texas A&M Rec Center. All AMCHS juniors and seniors and their guests are welcome to attend the After Party, even if they don’t attend the Prom. The students pay a nominal fee and all other expenses are paid for by money raised throughout our community. This event is only made possible by the generous support of our parents, organizations and local businesses. Please consider donating to this worthy cause to help keep our students safe.


Please make checks payable to AMCHS PTO – After Prom Bash

Mail checks to:

A&M Consolidated High School

ATTN: After Prom Bash

1801 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South

College Station, TX 77840


In order for this event to happen we also need volunteers,……. lots of volunteers! This fun event is run entirely by parent and community volunteers like you and cannot happen without your support. If you would like to volunteer on the After Prom Bash committee please attend our next meeting on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 5:30 pm in the lobby area of AMCHS.

If you have any further questions please contact either Linda Morgan or Stephanie Gray at garthmorgan@hotmail.com or b.gray@suddenlink.net.

Thank you so much for your support!

Linda Morgan & Stephanie Gray

2015 After Prom Bash Co-Chairs


For details, please visit: http://chswe5.wix.com/amchs-pto#!after-prom-bash/cjcs


To print a donation form, please click: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_E22CPDVJfXSGVuWkxQOE9BU00/view

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Take a look at our staff gifts for March!

"Spring Forward" with AMCHS Staff...each flower pot had a parfait crimson eye dianthus plant, a perennial seed packet and a gift card to Farm Patch. Thank you teachers & staff!!
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50 Men Who Can Cook Raises over $178K

The 8th Annual 50 Men Who Can Cook event took place on Friday, February 6, 2015. With roughly 1,750 in attendance, the event raised over $178,000 for teacher grants, student scholarships and the Success 24/7 website. This signature fundraiser for the CSISD Education Foundation had 124 Celebrity Chefs, including chefs representing A&M Consolidated High School. Thanks to the team of David Raffield, Dale Williams, and Brian Cope for their Roaring Tiger Cheesecake Bites, and also the team of Bart Taylor, Scott Faulk, and Chauncey Lindner for their MediTEXranean Fusion Smoked Hummus. Asst. Principal Omar Espitia also participated on a team with non-Consol staff and won 1st place in the Appetizer category for their Italian Heart Stopper Meatballs.


Thanks to the B/CS Community for all of their support and if you weren't able to make it this year, mark your calendars for next year's event, Friday, February 5, 2016. In addition, check out our website (http://givetokids.csisd.org/50-men-cookoff/) to see a list of our sponsors and a link to pictures from the event.

Some pictures from the Consol booths of 50 Men Who Can Cook Event...

CSISD Education Foundation Scholarships

If you know a graduating senior from A&M Consolidated High School, please let them know that the Education Foundation is accepting applications for over 27 different scholarships this year. Application deadline is Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Go to our website for more information and/or to download an application. (http://givetokids.csisd.org/scholarships/).

2015 Hall of Fame

The CSISD Education Foundation sponsors the Senior Hall of Fame Banquet which will be held Thursday, April 23rd at The College Station Hilton. About 7% of the graduating class is selected by teachers and staff based on integrity, leadership, positive attitude and school spirit. This is one of the biggest honors a CSISD senior can receive. Honorees then select an educator that has been most influential in their academic careers and write an essay about them. Several students are selected to read their essays at the banquet. Students will be notified of their selection to the 2015 Hall of Fame on March 9th.

Here's a link to the 2015 student honorees:

http://givetokids.csisd.org/hall-of-fame/

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Box Tops for Education $$$

This year, we are collecting boxtops for South Knoll Elementary. Please consider turning in your boxtops to the front office or to the library. Thank you!!

Empowering parents with education resources for their CSISD children

Check out AMCHS Counseling information on Freshman, Sophomore & Junior Checklists!!