The Current

Anacortes High School's guide to monthly events.

Anacortes High School

1600 20th Street

Anacortes, WA 98221

Phone: (360)503-1300



Principal: Daniel Williams

Assistant Principal: Dr. Erin Duez

Dean of Students: Mike Baribault

Athletic Director: Erik Titus

Virtual Coffee with the Principals on Wednesday, October 13

Come virtually meet Daniel Williams, Principal and Erin Duez, Assistant Principal, the second Wednesday of each month at 9 am. Our first one will be Wednesday, October 13 at 9 am.


Please use this zoom link or Meeting ID: 836 3446 3263 Passcode: r5dJ4C

ASB Officers

President: Connor Barton

Vice-President: Michael Hanrahan

Secretary: Hazel Tanaka

Business Manager: Eli Hankey


Advisor: Erik Titus/Spencer Andrich

October Students of the Month

English: Jadon VanZanden

Math: Nick Furin

Science: McKernan Boland

Social Studies: Jacob Smith and Flynn Howard for Leadership

World Languages: Ella Martinez

PE: Ashton Gere

Fine Arts: Kale Hargett for 3D Art

CTE: Kathern Johnson

Most Improved: Mollie Mayhew

Attendance: Adriaan Castro-Kyger

Attitude: Arlene Cruz

AVID: Lance Hammel

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Homecoming 2021

The Theme of Anacortes High School Homecoming 2021: Haunted House

Seniors: Zombies

Juniors: Ghosts

Sophomores: Skeletons

Freshmen: Vampires


Due to scheduling conflicts and Covid restrictions, this year's HOCO will take place throughout the month of October. Each week, there will be a highlighted activity that the student body will be notified of and encouraged to attend. Please note: ALL DATES, TIMES, AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Due to Covid restrictions, there are no plans for a dance at this time.


Assemblies: October 1st and 29th (55 minutes)


Field Day/Field Night:

  • October 5th. Field day is carnival games.


  • October 22nd. Field night will be a soccer game, volleyball game, and an esports tournament. Students will need to register to be part of Field Day/Field Night in order to be able to contact trace.


Murals: October 15th

  • Each class will be provided with paint, paper, and other tools to create their poster. Please remember to come with a design already planned out that fits your class's theme. Students will need to register to be a part of mural painting in order to be able to contact trace.


City Building: October 27th

  • Just like for murals, each class will be provided with cardboard, paint and other tools necessary to create your scenery. Students will need to register to be a part of city building in order to be able to contact trace.


Lip Sync: Practice October 26th-28th, Presentation October 29th

  • Each class will have three days to create and practice their set. On Friday the 29th, each class will be performing their dance to the rest of the school. Time and location TBD.


Sporting Events: October 7th, 11th, 20th, 29th

  • Each week, a different sporting event will be highlighted for students to attend. Students will need to sign a roll in order to receive participation points for their class. Sporting events will include girls soccer, tennis, volleyball, and football.


Food Drive: October 18th-22nd


  • The food drive will be held the week of the 18th. Please bring only non-perishable foods to the drive. Because baby food is in high demand, it will count against your team if you have it in your bin. You are allowed to put baby food in other bins to sabotage the other classes.

It is Time to Order Poinsettias

It is poinsettia time!


Orders must be in by October 31st, but can be ordered online this year, yay!

Remember to put in the class you are supporting. If this is for a business, please write that in as we deliver.


To order, please, visit: www.memberplanet.com/s/anacorteshighptsa/poinsettias2021


(Paper order forms are available upon request.)

Thank you for your continued support of AHS PTSA!

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AHS Athletics

Questions? Contact Activities/Athletic Director Erik Titus at etitus@asd103.org or (360) 503-1305, or Athletic Administrative Assistant Carey South at csouth@asd103.org or (360) 503-1308.


Click the links for the most updated information on start dates, activities/athletic code of conduct, attendance, and SABA.


http://ahs.asd103.org/departments/athletics

https://www.smore.com/0e32c

Click on this link to the Northwest Conference website for information about your favorite teams, schedules, standings, and more!


http://www.nwcathletics.com/index.php?pid=0.1.1.1.320

Counselor's Corner

Counseling Center


After 7 years of highly dedicated service within the Anacortes School District, Maggie Lahey has departed AHS/CSHS to be closer to home and her family, accepting a School Counselor position at Mount Vernon High School. She was a foundational part of our Counseling department, and leaves behind an immense impact from her caring work. We want to give our biggest thanks to Maggie for her steadfast and endlessly positive support of Anacortes’ students, and wish her all the best in this new endeavor! She will be tremendously missed!


Replacing Maggie Lahey this coming school year is School Counselor, Kara Fox! Kara comes to us with outstanding knowledge, experience, and passion for serving and supporting students from the Stanwood School District. We are elated to welcome her to the AHS/CSHS team! We look forward to connecting her students with her, and beginning this wonderful year as your counseling trio.


Check out the link to the Counseling Center, where you will be provided a comprehensive and engaging school counseling curriculum that encourages active participation in social-emotional, academic, and career development. Meet your counselor and access great resources!


To all parents: please remember to keep the school updated on all demographic changes such as addresses, physicians, name changes, and any legal issues. A form can be picked up and returned to the registrar's office.


http://ahs.asd103.org/departments/counseling_center

Alpha breakdown of Counselor Assignments:

In an effort to provide students and families with the best support possible and maintain a balance within our caseloads, we will maintain the following alphabetical divisions in our individual work with all students:


Joyce Binschus: A-G

Kara Fox: H-Pa

Ashlee Poggie: Pe-Z


The Counseling Office hours are from 7:30-3:00. Please email your counselor with any questions. We are so excited to welcome students back, and kick off the year together on campus!

Counseling Center Announcements - October 2021

After 7 years of highly dedicated service within the Anacortes School District, Maggie Lahey has departed AHS/CSHS to be closer to home and her family, accepting a School Counselor position at Mount Vernon High School. She was a foundational part of our Counseling department, and leaves behind an immense impact from her caring work. We want to give our biggest thanks to Maggie for her steadfast and endlessly positive support of Anacortes’ students, and wish her all the best in this new endeavor! She will be tremendously missed!


Replacing Maggie Lahey this coming school year will be School Counselor, Kara Fox. Kara comes to us with outstanding knowledge, experience, and passion for serving and supporting students from the Stanwood School District. We are elated to welcome her to the AHS/CSHS team! We look forward to connecting her students with her, and beginning this wonderful year as your counseling trio.


SAT or ACT Testing:

Most four year colleges require applicants to submit scores from either the SAT or the ACT. Four year college-bound students are encouraged to take one of the exams more than once. This will give students a chance to use the higher of the test scores. Colleges in WA State will accept either the SAT or the ACT. For out-of-state schools, please check the Admissions page for the college(s) you are interested in attending to verify their admissions test requirements. Please check this information for each individual school you are applying to, as some have waived it as part of their admissions requirements, due to the impact of COVID.


SAT registration and dates can be found at

http://sat.collegeboard.com/register/sat-dates


ACT registration and dates can be found at

http://www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html



Class of 2022 SENIOR PARENT MEETING: Thursday, October 7th at 6:00pm via Zoom Webinar. Information for joining the meeting will be sent out closer to the date!

Please join us for an informational meeting to discuss senior year plans and procedures. Topics will include college applications, senior year support, financial aid, and other important information.


FINANCIAL AID NIGHT: This outstanding opportunity for students and families will be held VIRTUALLY Wednesday, October 20th starting at 5:30 pm

For those of us who will attend this financial aid event, please use this link.


FAFSA: This year’s application opens on October 1st! Funding is provided out on a first come, first serve basis. Please ensure both you and your student have created accounts in order to successfully complete the application. We will have a workshop later in the fall to provide financial aid information and support.


ATTENTION SENIORS!

Do you need a letter of recommendation?

  • Please do not forget that teachers and school counselors must have three weeks prior notice in order to write you a formal letter. We will share out the Letter of Recommendation Request Form within Google Classroom -- Class of 2022 this week.


Do you need an official high school transcript?

  • Transcripts requests must be done at least 48 hours in advance to the High School Registrar. Please use the AHS Transcript Request Google Form we have provided on the AHS Counseling website, and also within Google Classroom -- Class of 2022.



We continue to share resources and articles in support of your journey as a senior. This article provides a thoughtful, holistic approach to what you should be considering when writing your college essays and personal statement.


What Colleges Are Looking For In Your Essays


We are approaching a new structure for the year ahead, as we return from nearly 18 months since we had full time, on-site attendance in classes. The impact is not only immense within our own campuses, but in the manner colleges are restructuring their admissions process and review. Written by the President and CEO of the Common Application, this article shares the best strategies for filling out your application in this era.


Common app tips for the COVID era

Important Dates for Seniors in October:


  • Senior Parent Night: Thursday, October 7 at 6:00 via Zoom
  • Financial Aid Night: Wednesday, October 20 at 5:30 via Zoom
  • FASFA opening date: October 1st
  • Photo Re-Takes: October 12th.
  • PSAT Testing: Saturday, October 16 at 8:00 at AHS


We will be updating the Senior Manual, which will be accessible online through the counseling center department.

The Rock

AHS Broadcast Club will record Varsity games and make them available for replay. Here's the link: www.youtube.com/ahslive. Students and parents can subscribe to the YouTube channel and get updates on live events.

SmugMug Photos

New photos of AHS sports, spirit, and performing arts are uploaded daily on ahs.smugmug.com. Download images and order prints online.

Make Sure You Read The Student Handbook

For student information including Dress Code, Attendance, Technology Use, Truancy, Closed Campus, Off Campus Privileges, and Parking, please review the Student Handbook.

PTSA Officers for 2021-2022

President: Shaunie McLeod

Vice President: Autumn Atterberry

Secretary: Angie Hamblen

Treasurer:

Amazon Smile Earns Money for AHS PTSA

Did you know that Amazon Smile is a great way to earn money for AHS PTSA without doing anything extra?


On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. You can change your selection at any time.


From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

Title IX Compliance Notice

Nondiscrimination: The Anacortes School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:


Shannon Gilbert, Section 504/ ADA Coordinator, (360) 503-1433, sgilbert@asd103.org

Connie Sheridan, Civil Rights, RCW, Title IX Coordinator, (360) 503-1221, csheridan@asd103.org


Written complaints to: 2200 M Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221