Trojan Topics

Edition #18 November 28th, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

  • December 1st - Open T-Time (Choir teaser)
  • December 3rd - Closed T-Time (IPS Lesson)
  • December 3rd - 5th Media Center Fundraiser @ Watermark Books (see below)
  • December 6th - Booster Club Meeting @ 6pm Room 2201
  • December 9th - Senior Cap and Gown Pictures
  • December 15th - 17th - Fall Finals

SPORTING/ACTIVITY EVENTS

  • December 1st - 7:00 am Winter guard in the dance studio
  • December 2nd - Boys Swim (away), Girls Basketball (away)
  • December 2nd - Show Choir Showcase @ 7:0pm AHS Auditorium
  • December 3rd - Boys Swim (away)
  • December 4th - Debate (away), Wrestling (away), Boys B-Ball (away), Boys Swim (away)
  • December 6th - Booster Club Meeting @ 6 pm Room 2201
Trojan Take Back CLICK HERE

Trojan Take Back is an alternative approach to helping students with an addiction to vaping. Please reach out to the counselors to learn more about how this opportunity can help your student.

Watermark Books Fundraiser for the Media Center

Please join the Andover High School Media Center in a Fundraiser! Show this voucher when you shop for Christmas Gifts and Books either in-store or online December 3rd-5th!

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Winter Guard

The Winter Guard activity group starts Wednesday, Dec. 1at at 7:00 am in the dance studio/old wrestling room! Sign-up forms are available in the office. Forms and a $36 fee for flag silks are due by Dec. 8.

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE

#ZeroReasonsWhy

#ZeroReasonsWhy is a community mobilization and story campaign bringing together teens, educators, government leaders, healthcare, and community partners to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and stop teen suicide. Help make mental health = to physical health by getting involved with #ZeroReasonsWhy!


We’re hosting a Banner Day with #ZeroReasonsWhy on Monday, December 6th during lunch. You’re invited to stop by the #ZeroReasonsWhy table in the main commons to show your support for mental health by writing a word of encouragement to add to the banner. We hope to see you there!

Attendance Procedures

We have a large number of unexcused absences this year!! If a student is absent, we ask that the parent call the high school, 316-218-4600. Please do so as early as possible on the day of the absence. The office phones are in operation beginning at 7:30 a.m. Any student not excused by a phone call on the day of absence or by a written note on the day they return to school will be classified as unexcused until the parent contacts the school. Please check PowerSchool to check your student's attendance.

Hiring Paraprofessionals

Andover High School is Hiring paraprofessionals!

This position is great:

  • For parents who would like the same schedule as their students
  • If you care about education but don't want the full responsibilities of a teacher...
  • If you have a knack for reaching and communicating with people
  • If you love kids!

Come join our team - 32.5 hours between 7:50 and 2:50 M-F

Contact Sheryl Wiele (wieles@usd385.org) if interested!

Detention Schedule

This is a link to the detention schedule.

Counselors Corner

  • Counselors spoke with senior English classes this previous week about a process for them to apply to get off-hours in their schedule for next semester. The application was shared with students, and it is due on December 1st.

Notes From the Athletic Office

ATHLETIC REMINDERS

  • Bowling tryouts will be on December 6th.
AVCTL Calendar

Need to know what's happening at school or after, click this button for the ACTVL calendar!!