Atchison Alternative School

Friday February 12th

Principal's Thoughts

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

This was a short week! We are very proud of our students who were invited to the Lunch of Champions: TreVelle Burnett, Matt Carpenter and Cameron West. Please watch we will be having our Chili and Soup Cook-Off soon. At that time we will honor all of our honor roll students. I hadn’t forgotten about this event. It just seemed that there has been so much going on.

I am very proud of our students. Even though this was a very hectic week they all did there very best. We are truly blessed to work with such great students.

We are on social media so if you would like to join our Facebook page - search for Atchison Alternative School. Our twitter account is @AAS2015GMartin. We have a link at Plus you can email me at or call (913)360-6541.

If there is anything you need please do not hesitate to contact me.


Important Scholarship Information:

In order to receive any money, you and your parents will need to complete the FAFSA. You must do this even if you know you will not qualify for federal money. This is a free application form and found at The are other websites with the fafsa on it, but they charge for you to complete it. In order to fill out the FAFSA, you will need the tax information of you and your parents. The FAFSA is used to determined how much grant money you qualify for based on need. Colleges also have deadlines for completing the FAFSA, so make sure you file by their deadline or you will be at the end of the line when the money is handed out. Federal money for any college runs out fast, so you want to make sure you have everything in on time.

Important information about the FAFSA

Any senior interested in going to Butler CC and looking for a performance scholarship in fine arts & communication can go to to get more information or to register for an audition/interview.


General scholarship websites:

Scholarships listed by deadline dates below:

Local Scholarships

Joel Wilburn Memorial Schoalrship
In memory of Joel Wilburn and the profession he was so dedicated to, Joel’s family and friends are offering a scholarship opportunity to graduates of Atchison High School who desire to enter the field of Social Work or related field.

A $500 SCHOLARSHIP will be granted to the selected graduating senior who plans on entering the field of Social Work or related field. The Joel Wilburn SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a student in the Atchison High School graduating class of 2016. This scholarship will be paid to the school of the recipient’s choice and will be paid upon the scholarship committee receiving proof of enrollment. See Mrs. Shugart for thw application. Deadline is March 31.

Any senior with at least a 2.5 GPA and has all of their RSVP hours completed by April 1st is eligible to apply for this scholarship. See Mrs. Shugart for more details. Deadline to apply is April 1.

Must be pursuing a degree in electric power and distribution, power plant technology, industrial technology or other industry-related degrees. See Mrs. Shugart for more information. Deadline to apply is March 15.

Line workers are responsible for doing what it takes to safely keep the lights on by working on the complex electrical systems that power our homes and businesses. Some of the skills required for these jobs include climbing poles and towers, operating machinery and working around energized conductors in all types of conditions. Selection process: • Submit a completed application and essay by March 15, 2016 • Attend the mandatory one-day Climbing Camp • Complete a Job Fit Survey and personal interview (given during camp) Camp date: April 9, 2016

Keeping the lights on 24/7 starts with reliable power generation and the right people to make it happen. From traditional power plants to wind farms, our power plant professionals do what it takes to keep our processes running smoothly while maintaining critical equipment to generate electricity in real-time. Selection process: • Submit a completed application and essay by March 15, 2016 • Must attend a mandatory one-day job shadow (see details below) • Complete a Job Fit Survey and personal interview (given during job shadow) Job Shadow: One day between March 15 - 31, 2016. Date coordinated through MaryKay Ulrich

For any student who has a family member with an account at this credit union. Deadline to apply is February 19. See Mrs. Shugart for more information.

For any student who has a parent or guardian that is a Rainbow Communications customer. You can download the application at: Deadline to apply is March 18.

Booster Club Scholarship

Mary Lea Johanning Scholarship

Bottorff Education Scholarship

Enzbrenner Memorial Scholarship Information

Enzbrenner Memorial Scholarship Applicaiton

Atchsion Leaders for those attending BC

Atchsion NEA scholarship for those who have a member of the local association

Louis McConoughey keep check the Trinity website

Kansas minority scholarship

Kansas Vocational scholarship


Atchison Leaders – full ride to BC

Mary Lea Johanning – usually in March

McCoughey Scholarship from Trinity Episcopal – usually mid February

Enzbrenner Memorial – usually in April

These scholarships can be found at: www.

10 words or less scholarship – Deadline is Jan. 29

You Deserve it Scholarship- Deadline is Feb. 15


KLL Scholarship is geared to students who have lost a parent to cancer. To apply go to: Deadline is Jan. 10

The 2nd Annual Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest is underway. The Kansas Securities Commissioner (KSC) and Bank Commissioner (OSBC) are partnering again to award five scholarships in the amount of $2500, $2000, $1500, $1000, and $500 to five eligible Kansas seniors. Ten $100 honorable mention awards will also be issued. Go to: for more information.

Any senior looking to majoring in education or a business related field may apply for the Van Horn Scholarship. To apply go to: Deadline to apply is Jan 15.

The American Legion has multiple scholarships available. You must apply through their website. To apply go to: and click on the scholarship icon. Thenn click on which scholarship you want to apply for. You may apply for more than one scholarship. There are various deadlines to apply.

Sportquest- playing with a purpose scholarship

Applying student athletes must meet ALL of the following criteria:

1. Currently a high school sophomore, junior or senior
2. Maintains a minimum "C" grade average or higher
3. Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports
4. A committed follower of Jesus Christ

Please identify the student athletes in your school that meet all the criteria and encourage them to apply

Truck Center is offering an $10000 scholarship for those wanting a career in diesel tech. Go to for more information.

Insuring Success Kansas Scholarship essay contest. See Mrs. Shugart for the scholarship form. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2016.

Signet Classics Student Scholarship

Any student is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Deadline to apply is
April 14, 2016. Go to

Global Equipment Scholarship
Any student with a 2.5 gpa may apply by submitting a short story by June 15, 2016. Applications can be found at

SP Scholarship
Any student is eligible to apply. The deadline is June 15, 2016.
To apply go to:

Shell Oil Company technical Scholarships
Any senior planning on majoring in engineering or geosciences is eligible to apply. To apply go to:

NHS Scholarship
Any senior who is a member in good standing of National Honor Society may apply for their scholarship. Deadline to apply is February 16, 2015. To apply go to:


Highland Community College Athletic Trainer Scholarship
Any senior planning on attending HCC and has an interest in athletic training may apply for this scholarship. See Mrs. Shugart for more details.

Kacrao Scholarhip
Any senior with at least a 3.25 GPA and a 22 ACT score may apply. To apply for this go to: The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

Other scholarships

Any student over the age of 16 is eligible and students simply need to submit a 300 word essay responding to that month’s essay prompt. The winner is selected each month by UniversityTutor.compersonnel.

There are multiple scholarships located at www.

Barton Community College is offering a scholarship for students who are willing to be an athletic trainer. For more information, go to

Check out and for potential scholarships. You should be applying for at least one scholarship every two weeks. Treat your scholarship searches and applications like a job.

Any senior who can show proof of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) from an established line may apply for several of the DAR scholarships. See Mrs. Shugart for more information. holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest. I saw you list as a scholarship here: Would you possibly consider adding the scholarship to your site too? Here is a link to our scholarship contest: student over the age of 16 is eligible and students simply need to submit a 300 word essay responding to that month’s essay prompt. The winner is selected each month by personnel.

The University of Kansas is pleased to announce two exciting scholarship programs for the 2015-2016 year.

The applications and additional information about these scholarship programs are available online at and

What's Happening

Friday, February 12 No School

4:30pm AHS BB JV/V vs Sumner

Saturday, February 13 AHS Show Choir to Harrisonville, Mo.

KSHSAA State Scholar's Bowl @ Fort Scott 6:30am

Kids wrestling tournament

Sunday, February 14

Valentine's Day

Monday, February 15

No School - Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 16

3:30pm AHS Bowling V/JV @ West Ridge Lanes

4:00pm AHS BBB JV/V @ Schlagle

7:00pm AMS Parent Club Mtg.

Wednesday, February 17 Early Release

Thursday, February 18 AMS BB Braves Tournament @ TBA

9:15am AM PreSchool Cedar Ridge FT

1:15pm PM PreSchool Cedar Ridge FT

Friday, February 19

KSHSAA Regional Wrestling @ DeSoto

3:30pm AHS KCA League Bowling @ KC Bowl

4:00pm AHS BBB JV/V @ JC Harmon

4:00pm AHS GBB JV/V @ JC Harmon

Saturday, February 20

KSHSAA Regional Wrestling @ DeSoto

AHS Show Choir to Nevada, Mo.

KSHSAA State Piano @ TBA

AMS BB Braves Tournament

What's for Lunch

Monday February 15th No School

Tuesday February 16th Chicken Pattie Sandwich

Wednesday February 17 Pizza

Thursday February 18th Taco Salad

Friday February 19th Garlic or Buffalo Cheese Pull Apart