The Falcon's Nest
#TogetherWeFly Update for Armstrong High School 11/6
I hope this finds you well and hopefully you are enjoying most likely, our last shot of Fall this weekend. Quarter 1 has come to an end and we are hopeful you and your student found academic success. As we approach quarter 2, we look for even more academic success by our students. Our attendance and academics are improving from last year during the start of the pandemic and we expect even greater effort by our students. If your student has had difficulty, now is the time to contact teachers, counselors and principals. We have an excellent support system for students and now is a great time to reach out. Our grade levels teams at Armstrong will also be reaching out to families in the coming week. We want all students to reach their academic potential and social emotional needs. We are here for all our families and students!!
Stay Safe, Together We Fly!
Armstrong Activities/ Athletics Update
Visit The Armstrong sideline Store
It's the perfect time of the year to start ordering Holiday gifts for that deserving person. The Armstrong sideline store is open all year and now has the capability to custom your item with all of our club, activity, athletic and alumni names.
Play of the Week
Two Armstrong student-athletes have been nominated for play of the week on CCX sports. Please go vote for them at https://ccxmedia.org/ccx-sports-plays-of-the-week/
Visit The Armstrong sideline Store
Play of the Week
- Hennepin Country Library is offering free tutoring services for students. See the link to learn more!
- Tree House Also has tutoring sessions available! "Students! In need of some homework help or wanting someone to help you study for that test coming up? We've got lots of tutoring sessions available! One hour each on Zoom! Some subjects include: Math, Chemistry, Biology, Spanish, English, Reading, Writing." Here is the link to our tutoring sessions: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4fa5a922a3fd0-thnext
Conferences are coming! November 23rd!
Start Planning for PSEO (Post Secondary Option)!
10th grade students are limited to 1 PSEO class in the spring semester. It must be in the area of career and technical education (CTE). Classes students have taken in the past include: Introduction to Business, Introduction to Engineering and Design, Intro to Early Childhood Education, and Personal and Community Health. These usually replace an elective in a student's Armstrong schedule.
11th & 12th Grade
If you did not participate in the PSEO program Fall semester students are able to apply for PSEO Spring semester at most institutions except for the University of Minnesota. Final deadline is Dec. 1st.
If you did participate in the PSEO program Fall semester and wish to continue into Spring semester double check with your college to see if you need to submit a new 3-part state form (Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Notice of Student Registration form). Students must also submit their Spring semester classes to your grade level counselor so we can make sure you are taking the appropriate classes and credits.
For new and continuing PSEO students please reach out to your grade level counselor for questions.
10th grade, Melinda Vogel - Melinda_Vogel@rdale.org
11th grade, Arianna Crosby - Arianna_Crosby@rdale.org
12th grade, Marilou Exner - Marilou_Exner@rdale.org
Congratulations to October's Students of the Month!
November is Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly refered to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
To learn more about Native American Heritage Month, and Native Peoples watch the videos below.
AP EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOVEMBER 11TH
COVID-19 Reminders and Updates:
All families must use the self-screening tool before sending their students to school or school activities each day.
The threshold for sending students home due to illness this school year is lower than usual. Make a plan with family or friends regarding how your student will get home from school if they develop symptoms of illness during the school day. Students without vehicles at school will need to be picked up promptly and will remain in an illness isolation room until picked up.
Please check your contact information in Infinite Campus and make sure it is up to date. For any changes, contact 763-504-8808.
If a student or staff is identified by the Minnesota Department of Health as a close contact of someone with lab-confirmed COVID-19 while at an AHS activity, they will receive notification from the school and explanation of next steps.
If a student or staff is NOT identified as a close contact, but is in an AHS activity group or a classroom with someone who has lab-confirmed COVID-19, they will receive general notification that there was a case of COVID-19 reported in their activity group or classroom.
Attendance line: 763-504-8810
Assistant Principal/AHS COVID-19 Coordinator: Robert Ware, 763-504-8802
School Nurse/AHS COVID-19 Coordinator: Anna Hjerpe, 763-504-8809
More information: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/attendance.pdf
November 25-27 No School
December 11 Mid Quarter (Quarter 2)
December 21-Jan 1 No School
Conference Dates for the rest of the school year