Austin High School

Black Bear News -- August 14, 2022

Principals Message

AHS Parents and Students,

We had a great 1st week of school last week. I would like to thank everyone who came out and supported "Meet the Black Bears" on Friday night, it was a huge success. We have an exciting week ahead with the opening games for our Volleyball and Football teams. We are also excited about our 1st Pep Rally of the season. Our Band, Cheerleaders and Dance Teams have been working hard to bring the energy and school spirit!!

Reminder: School meals are NOT free this year, so households need to fill out a Free/Reduced Form. I have included the online application in this newsletter and hard copies are available in the main office and cafeteria.

As always if you have question or a concern please feel free to email me at #PositivityMatters

Have a great day!


Important Cafeteria Information

  • Students will have to pay for their lunch/breakfast this year.
  • Free and Reduced lunch forms are available in the cafeteria and main office.
  • We are encouraging all families to fill out the form.
  • Breakfast - $1.75 – $0.30 Reduced
  • Lunch - $2.75 - $0.40 Reduced
Free/Reduced Lunch Application

After opening the link, you will need to click on "Apply for Meals Today"

DCS Cell Phone Discipline Guidelines

  • Cell phone/devices must be off and out of sight during class times.

  • Cell phone/devices may be used during transition time and in the cafeteria during lunch.

    • 1st Offense - One day of detention - Parent Notified

    • 2nd Offense - One day of ISS – Parent Notified

    • 3rd Offense - Three days of ISS - Parent Notified

    • 4th Offense - Three days of CAS – Parent Notified

Military Service Academy Event

  • Congressman Brooks will join representatives from the U.S. service academies in hosting this event for high school students interested in a service academy appointment and learning about the congressional nomination process.
  • Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Naval Academy will be available to answer questions and share information about their institutions.
  • Additionally, representatives from Marion Military Institute and local ROTC programs will be available.

  • This is an excellent opportunity for students, parents, and school officials to learn about the service academies and the fine education and careers they offer.

  • Please email to RSVP.

  • When: Thursday, September 8, 2022

  • Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Where: Whitesburg Baptist South Campus, 7300 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802.

Scholars Bowl Information

If a student wishes to sign up for Scholars Bowl, please come to room A-101 to fill out the sign-up sheet. Contact if you have questions.

National Honor Society Senior Members

  • All current Senior members of National Honor Society need to check their email for an invitation to the NHS canvas group.
  • Students need to accept the invitation as soon as possible.

FCCLA Membership is Now Available

  • Students, are you interested in giving back to your community or leading others? If you answered yes, you should consider joining FCCLA.

  • Dues are $20 and due by September 23rd.

  • Students MUST have taken a FACS class or be currently enrolled in one to be eligible.

  • Please see or email Mrs. Allred or Mrs. Davis for more information. or

Updated Softball Tryout Information

Boys Soccer Tryout Information

Any boy interested in trying out for soccer needs to complete their Dragonfly for 2022-23 and have an up to date physical. Contact Coach Senior with any questions at, or Coach Meneses.
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Band T-Shirt Order Form

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Weekly Events

  • Aug. 18 - JV/V Volleyball @ West Morgan @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 19 & 20 - JV/V Volleyball @ Juanita Boddie Tournament @ Hoover
  • Aug. 19 - Varsity Football @ Hartselle @ 7:00 p.m. Theme: “Boot out the Tigers” (Hick Day)

AHS MINI Cheerleader Camp

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AHS Band Marching Competition Dates

  • Saturday, September 17: Morgan County Night of Bands at Brewer High School
  • Saturday, September 24: Contest TBA

AHS Cheerleading Competition Dates

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AHS Swim Team Schedule

  • Sept 3 - Huntsville @ Huntsville Aquatic center
  • Sept 24 - Bob Jones/James Clemens @ Dublin Park (Madison)
  • Oct 13 - Cullman @ Cullman
  • Oct 15 - Grissom @ Huntsville Aquatic center
  • Oct 29 - Grissom @ Huntsville Aquatic center
  • Nov 5 - Huntsville @ Huntsville Aquatic center
  • Nov. 18 & 19: Sectional Tournament in Huntsville for qualified swimmers
  • Dec. 2 & 3: State Tournament in Auburn for qualified swimmers

AHS Counselors

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AHS/AJHS/AMS Athletic Calendar

Click on this link to view all sporting events for the Austin Feeder Pattern

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