February 3rd AMSHS Weekly Update

Building independent lifelong learners.

Principal's Corner

Hello Warrior Family!

It's winter sports homecoming week and there is lots happening in Warrior Country! Please read through the update carefully so you do not miss any school happenings.

Our staff member of the week was Tracy Farley! A staff member wrote, "Tracy is always greeting students at the door and welcoming them to school! She does a lot for our students!"

And a special thanks to Mrs. Newey for all her hard work. A staff member wrote, "I nominate Mrs. Newey because she is amazing! She helps in science classes and I couldn't do what we need to do daily without her."

Thank you ladies for all your hard work.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the office or your child's teacher.


Mrs. Barbara Terry

Middle School/ High School Principal

Albany R-3 School District

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Counselor's Corner

Hey Warriors!

Updates for this week:

Info for next week:

Pennies for Patients is coming up starting February 14th-24th. There will be several opportunities to raise money for the family of Kevin O’Halloran as he is battling cancer. More information will go out next week but the plan is to raise money through:

  1. Warrior Time change jars: Each warrior time will have a jar to collect money. Whichever Warrior Time raises the most will win a sonic drink party.

  2. There will be daily items for students to buy each day. Some days there will be candy items to buy and others will be for activities students can participate during the day. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  3. Dress up days- the MS/HS dress up days are going to vary from the elementary due to Feb 21-24 being FFA week. The dress up days are coordinated with the dress up days for FFA week.

  4. Pie in the Face competition- some staff members have volunteered to be in the running for a pie in the face competition. Mr. Smith, Mrs. Crowley, Mrs. Fine, Mrs. Rolves, and Miss Helm have all volunteered. Students will be able to fill their jars during lunch time each day and whoever’s jar has the most money will get pie in the face at the end of week 2 or the following Tuesday.

  5. We will have some items from local businesses to raffle off as well. The raffle ticket information will not go home until Friday, February 10th. Tickets will be sold until February 24th with winners announced the following week.

January Character Trait Winners:

Our gift card winners for the month of January for the character trait of Tolerance are:

Chris S: (He had two shout-outs!) 1. Chris never makes negative comments to classmates. He shows respect to both staff and peers. 2. Even though he was sitting where he always sits, he allowed a peer to have his spot in order to charge their chromebook.

Truman R: He helped boost another student's confidence by helping the student identify a positive quality about themselves.

Other student's nominated: Emme H, Alexis S, Viola S, Taylor S, Zoey W, Addie J, Kyle B, Gracie H, Mackenzie K, Melana W, & Olivia P. The character trait for February is Honesty.


Please let me know if you are interested in attending vo-tech next year. We have an opportunity to go and visit the school and learn about the programs on March 1st at 8:45am-10:30am. I need to know your name, and two areas of vocational interest. The options are:

Auto Collision

Automotive Technology

Construction Technology

Early Childhood Careers

Health Sciences

Welding Technology

I have pamphlets about each area if you would like to read about them as well.

Scholarship Deadlines Coming Up:

Seniors- remember to be filling out your scholarship applications! If anyone needs extra copies, come see me.

Carl Messner QUWF Scholarship- Deadline is Feb 15, 2023


-Resume, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation required

The ScholarLink scholarships are due March 1st. Make sure you are going in and answering the qualifying questions to see which scholarships you are eligible for. If anyone needs help with this, please let me know.

Kristyn Carlock


660-726-3911 ext. 2175

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Please help us keep our gym and school clean by disposing of your trash properly at ballgames.

AMSHS Drama Department Presents...

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Performance will be on March 4th and 5th. More details on tickets sales coming soon!

Important Information About Student Academics

Official Grade Check will be Friday, Feb. 10th.

Each student is allotted 7 days to be absent each semester without a doctor's note. If your child is absent, please contact the office and bring a doctors note upon return so their absence is excused and not counted towards these 7 days. If your child has more than 7 unexcused absences, they will need to attend Monday school to receive semester credit.

Students receive independent reading time daily in class so we have decided to incorporate the AR program into your child's classroom grade. Each teacher has a plan on how this will be accomplished. This information was shared with students. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

Students who have more than 3 missing assignments could serve lunch detention so they can work on missing assignments.

Absences start over at semester. We will have scheduled Monday school for those who need to make up time to receive credit. The handbook policy states students may have 7 absences per semester. Please make sure you turn in doctor's notes to the office.

Per our handbook policy, after the 6th tardy, students will serve an after school detention. Please see the disciplinary section of the handbook for more information about our tardy policy.

Monday school begins February 26th. You will receive a letter in the mail if your child needs to attend. Contact the office if you have any questions.

Important Upcoming Dates

Feb 3rd- Winter Sports Homecoming. Coronation following Varsity Boys Game

Feb 4th- Albany Wrestling Tournament

Feb 4th AHS Winter Homecoming Dance from 8-10PM

Feb 7th-10th National Counselors Week

Feb 8th- Advanced Art Chicago Trip Parent Meeting

Feb 10th- Official Grade Check

Feb 14th-24th- Pennies for Patients

Feb 21st-24th- FFA Week

Feb 26th- Monday School

Don't forget about weekly Friday 7AM Booster Club meetings at Deb's Diner

Albany Middle and High School (AMSHS)

At AMSHS, our students & staff collaborate to set goals, improve learning, and increase school pride by creating a positive school culture. Warrior students take ownership of their futures and become motivated, actively engaged citizens. The students and staff aspire to ensure a safe, secure, and inclusive environment in our community.