AJHS Black Bear News

Sunday, May 21st

Principal's Message

AJHS Family,

This last week of full days of instruction has been a great one! We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating many of our students at the Academic Awards Ceremonies as well as seeing our students show off their many abilities at the Talent Show!

We are down to our final week for exams. Please reference the Exam Schedule below and take note of the bus times if needed. AJHS students are only required to be on campus during the times in which they have an exam. Any student may report to the cafeteria for supervised holding if they need to due to their ride needs. It is vitally important that students attend their exams as they do factor into their overall and semester averages.

In my experience, individual class exams either improve, or decrease, a student's average considerably. Please encourage your student to study and do their best as we do not want anyone to have to attend summer school at the last minute. We will mail letters home containing the final report cards for the school year. We will also include a summer school form within this letter for those that need to attend.

Thank you!



Dr. Christopher

Spring Exams

Students and Parents,

Spring Semester Exams will be held Monday-Thursday, May 22nd-25th. Please see the schedule below.

AJHS students are only required to be on campus during the time blocks in which they have an exam. We will not have any checkouts during exam times. If a student needs to be on campus during a time in which they do not have exam, then they will be supervised in the cafeteria. Our school buses will run the regular route times in the morning as well as the afternoon routes at approximately 12:00.

Many of our 8th and 9th graders have qualified for one exam exemption. They will work this out with their individual teachers in class this upcoming week. Please note that PowerSchool marks and exempted grade with a "0"; however, it will not be averaged in with the overall grade.

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Academic Awards

Congratulations to all of our students who received an Academic Award at our ceremonies this past week. We are incredibly proud of your commitment to academic success! Also, congratulations to Sarah Alasri for being named the AJHS 2023 Student of the Year!

Talent Show!

We had a great time this past Wednesday at the AJHS Talent Show. Congratulations to all of the students who performed!
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AJHS Jazz Band!

Great job by the 8th Grade Jazz Band on their performance at Woodmeade Elementary School's "Jazz in the Grass" event!

Thank you to Rose Valentine for the Theatre Mural!

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AHS Cross Country Parent Meeting

There will be a parent/runner Cross Country meeting on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 in the Austin High School Harvard Room. This room is located at the back of the school cafeteria. You may enter through the back of the school.

8th Grade Outstanding Band Students

Congratulations to Kaytlyn Smith, Daphne Naranjos, Laura Mize, Price Wright, Koiran Roberts, John Sanchious, and Dylan Anderson for being selected as the most outstanding 8th grade band students!
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Band Superior Medals

Congratulations to these 8th grade band students who received a superior medal at the recent Solo and Ensemble Festival event. Way to go band students!
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Spread the Word

We will attempt to get information out to our students and families in many different ways. Although SchoolCast is great tool to get information out quickly, many of our stakeholders "see and forget" these messages. Please help spread the word to follow AJHS on Facebook and Instagram. I also think that many people would rather see or watch than read. FB allows us to post short video message, tutorials and announcements. Thanks!

Instagram: ajhs_blackbears

Facebook: Austin Junior High School

Quote: “Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds." - Larry Bird