Austin High School e-News

May 23, 2016

AHS Student of the Year: Cara Paige Humphries

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Austin High School Top 10

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  1. Andie Wall (Valedictorian)
  2. Micah Murphy (Salutatorian)
  3. Maylen Fantocone
  4. Jing Teng
  5. Hannah Braudaway
  6. Aakansha Gosain
  7. Katie Spillers
  8. Rucha Patel
  9. Alwyn Ambrose
  10. Kaylah Gupton

Spring 2016 Exam Schedule

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AHS Graduation

Our graduation will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Calhoun Community College Gymnasium.

This is a ticketed event and each guest must have a ticket for admittance (children and babies included).

Doors will be open at 4:30 for the "Early Entry" ticket holders and 4:55 for the rest of the ticket holders. Doors will close at 5:25.

Overflow room will be provided at the fine arts building with a live stream of the ceremony.

AHS Graduation LiveSTREAM link

Attending graduation at Calhoun requires a ticket. Each senior received his or her allottment of tickets at graduation practice on Monday (5/23).

For additional relatives who would like to watch the ceremony from the comfort of their homes, use this link:

NASA Hunch Program

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Select students from Mrs. Doran’s Project Lead the Way Engineering classes and Mr. Gibson’s Machine Tool Technology class recently received awards for their contributions to NASA through the HUNCH (High Schools United with NASA to create flight Hardware) program.

This event took place at ULA where the students were treated to a tour of the rocket building process at ULA. Pictured are: Ryan Anthony, Matthew Bolasevich, Jesus Castillo, Daniel Gonzalez, Daylin Hobaugh, Tanner Lane, Colton Sandlin, Katie Spillers, Zachary Tankersley, Hunter Vandine, Colin Wells, Braden Wright

They were introduced to Lisa Smith, from the NASA EO20 whose team is responsible for all payload communications, planning, development, and execution of payload training.

Return school property before you leave for the summer

Books, uniforms, equipment, and netbooks should have already been returned or you will be added to the obligations list.

Graduation Hosts and Hostesses

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Every year, Mrs. Lawrence finds a group of juniors to serve as graduation hosts. Thank you, students, for helping graduation go smoothly.

Medical Professions News

Congratulations to Brooke Jones for earning the credential of Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist!
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AP Assignments (others can be found in the Guidance Office)

AP Spanish

If you are going to take AP Spanish next year, please remember to go by and talk with Señora Turner before you leave for summer. She needs your DCS email so she can be in contact with you this summer and fall. You will have a couple of weeks off, then be expecting your AP Spanish Summer Assignment!! Remember to "stay" in Spanish as much as possible: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. ¡¡Hasta pronto!!
AP Literature Assignment

Click here for the AP Literature Summer Assignment

Schedule Changes

Students in grades 9-11 have until June 8th to make changes to their requested courses for the 2016-2017 school year. Please see your Guidance Counselor. NO CHANGES WILL BE HONORED AFTER THIS DATE. If you have not picked up your course verification sheet, come by the Guidance Office and pick it up.

2016-2017 Schedules

Attention Students: Schedules for the 2016-2017 school year, will be available Aug. 8th ONLY on INOW. If you do not know your INOW username/password or have NEVER received your INOW username/password, then you must come to the guidance office and see your counselor to be able to access your schedule.

Accounting Career Awareness Program

Aliayah Coleman has been awarded a two week all-expense paid camp during the summer by the National Association of Black Accountants at the University of Alabama.

ACAP stands for Accounting Career Awareness Program and is a program of The National Association of Black Accountants, Center for Advancement of Minority Accountants. The primary objective of the ACAP is to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help needed for college preparation and a career in accounting.

ACAP began in 1980 when the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), recognized the need for a program that would direct African-Americans and other underrepresented ethnic groups towards the accounting profession. Realizing that preparation for a professional career begins in junior and senior high school, the Seattle Chapter of NABA designed a pilot program that could mark a turning point in the academic lives of secondary students, motivating them to pursue a higher education.

ACAP revolves around a summer residency program for high school students. The program introduces students to career opportunities in accounting through a carefully tailored curriculum involving local university faculty and guest lecturers from business and government.

Parking Forms

Parking decals will be sold during the summer on the following dates:

Monday, July 25th, 8am-12pm for Juniors

Tuesday, July 26th, 8am-12pm for Sophomores and Freshmen

You must have drivers license, proof of insurance, drug-test consent form, vehicle registration form, and $10.

Forms can be found on the AHS website.

Summer Trip to Oxford for Rising Honors and AP Juniors and Seniors

Proposed itinerary for June 30:

6:45 am Board the bus at Austin High School

8:00 am Discussion about As I Lay Dying

10:00 am Arrive at Oxford and tour Rowan Oak, William Faulkner’s Home

12:00 pm Walk to Square Books. Students will have free time to eat and shop until 2:30 when we will meet and head over to the UM Museum.

2:30 pm Meet to walk to the UM Museum

3:00 pm Tour the UM Museum

4:00 pm Tour the Ole Miss campus

6:00 pm Dinner at the Student Union (with Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Toss it Up, Subway, Southern Tsunami Sushi, Pinkberry, and Qdoba)

7:00 pm Board the bus at The Grove to return to AHS

We've estimated $45 per person will cover the bus and admission to the museums. Student will have to bring other money for lunch, dinner, and souvenirs.

If you are interested, sign up using this link:

Summer Driver's Education

Driver Education Summer School Forms are in the Guidance Office. Registration is on a first come basis and must be received no later than May 24, 2016. Class size is limited so register early.


ePay makes it easy for your send payments from home for:

  • T-shirts
  • Senior Recognition
  • Club Dues

Click on the button below to go to our ePay site.


(Meeting and order dates are subject to change. Listen & watch for announcements regarding dates and times.)

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 1:00 till 3:00 PM

MANDATORY Graduation Practice – Calhoun

You will sign and receive your allotted tickets for graduation at the end of practice.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 5:30 PM – Calhoun

Report to Calhoun, and be in assigned seat by 4:00PM.

Doors will be open for the public at 4:30 for early entry tickets and 4:55 for late entry tickets.

Boys: WHITE shirt, tie, black pants, black shoes, cap, gown & tassel

Girls: BLACK skirt w/top or dress (no collar), black CLOSED TOE shoes, cap, gown & tassel

No large hoop or dangling earrings or necklaces.

Mrs. Susan Thompson, sponsor / Lewis White, Sr. counselor