Alpharetta High School

Newsletter - Week of March 21st

Upcoming Dates

AHS Musical – March 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th

Remedial Testing - March 21-25

High Museum of Art Teacher Appreciation Day - March 19th

SGC voting – March 23 – 29

Senior Games – March 31st

AP Pre-bubbling - April 13th

Prom (at 200 Peachtree Atlanta) - Saturday, April 16 @ 8 pm

SLO testing begins - April 18th

Honors Week - April 18th - 22nd

Junior Book Awards/Honors Night - April 21st

CTAE Pathways Testing - April 18th - 22nd

Spring pep rally - April 22

EOC Testing - Starts April 25th

AP Testing - May 2nd - May 13th

Senior Exams - May 20th - 24th

Other Exams - May 24th - 26th

Graduation Practice - May 25th

Graduation Ceremony - May 26th, 7PM

Personnel School Climate Survey

Below you will find the Staff school climate survey, please complete the survey by Wednesday. These results provide invaluable data to determine where change might be needed or what we are doing well.

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/personnel.nsf/Survey.xsp

Professional Development


Assignment for all teachers:


Create a common formative assessment and differentiated lesson using technology in March or April


By the end of the year, you should have three examples of this type of PLC work.

Debrief with PLC afterwards, upload documents to TKES, and use the following link to record your work.

This form allows us to show our growing prowess in differentiation:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FbwBF9pUiIZ5ImojVBdf5jbMEm2iwnMEUcjpDe2wAjU/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

Check out Edivate for ongoing Professional Development opportunities!

March Birthdays

Amy Landi 3/2

Larochelle Francois 3/7

Flavia Villarinho 3/8

Tranise Coryell 3/9

Cassie Zielinski 3/9

Marshall King 3/12

Lauren Donnenfeld 3/18

Jeff Cohen 3/19

Kim Mullis 3/20

Rebecca Perkins 3/21

Mary Beth Sibold 3/21

Kenya Lacy 3/22

Tony Murdock 3/23

James Johnson 3/24

Darlene Todd 3/25

Adam Smiley 2/27

Megan Powanda 3/ 27

Alpharetta Testing Website

Flandecia has created a testing website that you can check regularly to get any info on what is happening in the world of testing.

https://sites.google.com/site/alpharettahighschooltesting1/home

HAPPY TESTING!!!!

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The AHS Faculty High School Photo

Who is this staff member?

Last week’s photo was of Kendra Magill, Fine Arts teacher and AHS teacher of the year.

Katie Arnold was the first staff member to guess correctly and earn a jeans sticker! Thank you all for playing each week!

Please keep sending in photos for us to identify.

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AHS Presents Legally Blonde - March 17 - 20!

Watch the commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbqBoaBXaEc&feature=youtu.be


Tickets to LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical, will run at the Alpharetta Theatre March 17th and 18th at 7PM, March 19th at 2:00 and 7:00 PM, and March 20th at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at our ticket website www.seatyourself.biz/alphaproductions or contact Nan Bodeep at nan@bodeep.com. Tickets are also available at the door, although reservations are suggested.

High Museum of Art - Teacher Appreciation Day

Saturday, March 19, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Museum admission for educators, plus one guest


Teachers, school administrators, and community educators are invited to the Museum's special exhibitions and permanent collection for free!

Inspired by the current exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, Teacher Appreciation Day: STEAM Edition at the High Museum of Art will be filled with drop-in stations exploring hand-made and 3-D printing techniques, as well as guided tours of the exhibition and collection. Educators plus one guest will be able to experience STEAM programming at the Museum, where science, math, and art come together in this interdisciplinary approach to learning.

No registration required. Educators and one guest receive free admission with school I.D. or verification of homeschool/non-traditional school status.

Quote for the week

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.
David M. Burns

Teacher Candidates for School Goverance Council

We have two teacher candidates running for the open seat on our SGC. Please read about the candidates below. Voting will begin on March 23rd. Teachers vote using the Employee Portal and their FCS logins and passwords.


Virginia Brown

brownv3@fultonschools.org

I have had the honor of serving others through various leadership roles within our school community. Currently, I serve as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team and as the school-based New Teacher Induction Advisor, Professional Learning Facilitator, Student-Teacher Mentor, and Ninth Grade English Team Leader. This year, I have coordinated and facilitated two in-house new teacher seminars over differentiation and blended learning, revised our school-wide professional development plan, written a Request for Flexibility (RFF) for our new teacher program, facilitated two AHS University professional learning sessions, conducted monthly new teacher meetings, and hosted our new teacher orientation session over the summer. I know that my previous leadership roles will be an asset to the school governance council. These leadership positions have allowed me to connect with many different teachers in our building (student teachers from local universities, novice, veteran, and interdisciplinary) and leaders in our district, giving me valuable insight into our school and learning community culture. I am keenly aware of both the challenges that we face and the successes that we have enjoyed, and I would find personal satisfaction in helping to solidify Alpharetta High School’s position as a leader and exemplar in our state, district, and learning community.




Brenda Williams

williamsbb@fultonschools.org

I've been employed by Fulton County Schools as an IRR teacher for 12 years and started the year that Alpharetta High School opened. I'm totally involved with the staff and students. I've been the Dance Team sponsor, track team coach, Tennis coach and served as the peer mediation sponsor. I'm always available to help the students. Before teaching I owned my own company Conflict Resolution Skills Group ( I'm a certified mediator for the State of GA), and worked in Human Resources for 20 years. I'm very active in my community and has served as Chattahoochee High School PTSA President. My children all graduated from CHS. I'm a public servant and my passion is to help people be the best they can be. Serving on the SGC will give me an opportunity to help AHS staff and Students

Learning Opportunities

Please take a look at the new learning opportunities budding in Edivate:
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Alpharetta FBLA Dominates the State Conference for the 4th Year in a Row

Alpharetta High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members competed at the State Leadership Conference in Athens Georgia March 6th through the 8th. For the 4th year in a row, the Alpharetta Chapter was awarded the coveted Sweepstakes Award for the High School in Georgia with the most competitive event wins. Most of the students had to compete at the Regional Conference in January in order to advance and compete at State. FBLA is the largest national organization for high school students who are interested in business and computer science. Over 26,000 high school students in Georgia are members of this great organization.


56 students qualified for Nationals this summer. All of our competitors did a great job representing AHS and should be very proud of their accomplishments! Go FBLA Raiders!


Black & Silver Celebration

AHS Foundation

Black & Silver Celebration

The AHS Foundation cordially invites you to attend the 5th Annual Gala event. This Casino-Themed event will feature cocktails, buffet dinner, live and silent auctions.

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Where: Golf Club of Georgia, One Golf Club Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004 – The GCG Clubhouse has just undergone a spectacular renovation.

Why: The Foundation has contributed over $150,000 to projects at AHS including: upgraded auditorium lighting, teacher enrichment, scholarships, the AHS Band’s equipment truck, campus beautification days, the new lacrosse skills wall, art display pedestals and a the new, redesigned weight room. Future initiatives will also include education and mentoring programs to increase graduation rates. This is your chance to become part of an extraordinary movement – do not miss out!

Information and reservations: http://www.alpharettahighschoolfoundation.com/black--silver.html

Purchases before April 8 are discounted.

Congratulations to Cassie Zielinski!

Or should we say soon-to-be Dr. Zielinski? Cassie recently defended her dissertation. Way to go! We are proud of your hard work and knowledge!
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