Fall 2021, 5th edition, 9/20/21 - 9/24/21
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. Source
New Traditions at AGHS
Where's Waldo Monday Sept. 20th
It’s Where’s Waldo Day! AGHS is celebrating Waldo’s birthday. Find a paper Waldo under your desk in advisory OR snap a photo with a wandering Waldo today and show Mrs. Hurtado in #205 for a prize.
Seeking Class Officers
Calling on Potential Class Officers: We are in need of student who would like to lead their class in building Homecoming floats, drafting participants for lunchtime activities and serve as Greek Week Captains. Fill out the attached form by Wed, 9/27 if interested and see Mrs. Hurtado with questions: Class Officer Forms
Freshman Bring Your ID!
The 100 foot Banana Split is back! All freshmen should come to the Quad at lunch time this Friday, 9/24 to get their own free banana split! All you need to receive this wonderful banana split is bring your school ID card! Come join us for this fun event.
Need a quiet place to access WiFi after school and get your work done? Come to the Homework Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-4:30pm in room 208 in the Career Center. Hope to see you there! Starts this Tuesday, 9/21.
Lunch Time Basketball Tourney!
Want to play Basketball at lunchtime? Come join the Basketball tournament - limited space! The tournament starts, September 27th and goes until Sept 30th. It’s held at lunchtime on the blacktop. If you want to participate, sign up with Mr. Alvarez during lunchtime at the blacktop (8 teams of 3, you can come by yourself or bring your team). Come claim bragging rights and the winning team gets food!
The counseling office is also looking for students that wish to apply to be listed on the paid tutor list.
Parking Permits On Sale
Club Faire Paperwork due by Wednesday
Attention all Clubs - If you want to participate in this year’s Club Faire, your Club paperwork is due to Mrs. Hurtado in room 205 by Wednesday, 9/22. See Mrs. Hurtado with any questions.
Want to start a club? It takes only 3 people with a common interest and a completed Club Petition Form. Check out this page on the website for more information.
Club Meeting Notices
- Monday, 9/20
Culture Integration First Club Meeting - Want to connect with fellow AGHS students? This club connects students from all backgrounds to come together and become friends. Whether you are a foreign exchange student, new to the school, or always lived here - let’s become friends! First club meeting will be this Monday, 9/20, at lunch in room 406.
- Tuesday, 9/21
Arts Appreciation Club at lunch in room 930.
Join Si, Se Puede, to provide assistance and advocate for local field workers, immigrants, and their families. Our first meeting will be an informational meeting on the 21st of September. We´re meeting during lunch on Tuesdays in room 303. We welcome any student to join.
- Wednesday, 9/22
FFA Chapter Meeting - Come join us on 9/22 at lunch back at the Ag Lawn to enjoy a hot dog lunch with friends, music, games, and prizes. Win prizes by playing FFA Skee-Ball.
The One in Five Club at lunch in room 406.
Music Club First Club meeting - Calling all music lovers. Have you ever thought of joining a band but didn’t know how? Do you play an instrument, but don’t perform? Do you sing? Do you like to make beats? Do you write music or poetry? If so, come check out our club today after school in room 307. No experience needed.
- Thursday, 9/23
Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club meets at lunch in room 211.
Crochet/Knit Club meets at lunch in room 708.
- Friday, 9/24
Creepy Soup Club meets at lunch in room 509.
Hispanos Unidos Club Members - It’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month - This year our club hopes to celebrate by having dress up days on Fridays, where club members could win prizes. To kick off this month, let's start by wearing our favorite soccer teams' jerseys this Friday!
Girls Golf Announcement:
On Thursday Sept. 16th at Rancho Maria GC, the Girls golf team set a new Team 9 hole record with a score of 196 against Righetti (244). The former record was 203 set in 2015. Bella Gunasayan also broke her own school record for individual low 9 hole round with a 34 - 1 under par. The record setting team was made up of Bella Gunasayan, Emily Webb, Maya London, Gigi Gunasayan, Emma Dodson, and Ashlynn Chavez. Congrats to these girls! Their hard work is paying off!!!
Photo Credit to PhotosBySpike
Girls Soccer Player Info Meeting:
Wed. Sept. 22, 12:15-12:45 (during lunch) at the stadium bleachers
Who should attend: New AND Returning players
Teams: Varsity & JV
Tryouts: Week of Oct 25th (Mon-Thurs)
Career Center News
Interested in attending UCLA?
UCLA Virtual Presentation in the Career Center on Monday, October 4th during 3rd period. Sign up now in the College & Career Center (room 208).
Cash For College Night
Mark your calendar: October 28, 4-7pm: Cash for College Night. Stop by the Career Center (room 208) to find out how to fund your college education.
Community Service Opportunities
Volunteer with the City of AG
The City of Arroyo Grande invites you to participate in the well-being of the community. You and the many other volunteers at work on various City programs and projects have the power to improve the quality of life and build a brighter tomorrow. Several opportunities exist to help clean parks, build trails, assist with special events, provide clerical assistance, gain work experience, and more. Email the Volunteer Coordinator or call them at (805) 473-5473 to learn how you, your organization, or businesses can participate.
Library Help in Grover Beach is wanted
The Grover Beach Library is looking for student volunteers to help set up their Library Book Sale this Saturday, Sept 25 at 7am. They need help moving boxes of books to outside tables for their sale in the parking lot. The volunteers should be done by 8am. If students are interested, they can contact Linda Vleit at 805-268-3813.
Clam Festival Volunteers Needed
The Pismo Beach Clam Festival needs volunteers to help serve clam chowder the weekend of October 16th & 17th, 9am-5:30pm. If you are interested, please sign up this week because they make the schedule ahead of time. Contact: email@example.com or 805-544-7567 x 6
Parking Permit Information
Permits are sold in order of seniority.
Drivers with Licenses:
Seniors - Tuesday, September 14
Juniors - Friday, September 17
Sophomores - Wednesday, September 22nd
Front Lot and Lower Back Lot: $20 with ASB, $25 without ASB Discount
Upper Back Lot Near JV Baseball Field: Free while supplies last
Items to gather (must show to pick up permit):
Valid California Driver's License
Proof of current insurance
Proof of current DMV registration
DISPLAY DEADLINE -
All vehicles must display a valid 21-22 Parking Permit by September 27th.
Grading Window opens Tuesday, 9/14 - closes Tuesday, 9/21.
Students with grades under a C must include comment codes.