Armada High School Newsletter
What an amazing start to the 2021-22 school year! Armada students continue to be some of the most resilient and talented students around. If you were able to attend any of the homecoming festivities last week you were able to see the amazingness that is Armada. Our community came together to celebrate the students and school district. The student counsel, led by Mr. Rose, put together an amazing program for the students and community. From the Spirit Days to the hallway decorating, pep-assembly, parade, football game, and dance, the week was filled with events that captured and incapsulated who we are as a town.
We are wrapping up week six of the school year already. Our students completed their NWEA testing this week. The results of these assessments are used to guide our school improvement plan, which sets the tone for our teacher professional development, and ultimately the instruction delivery to our students. Additionally, these assessments also factor into the evaluations of teachers and administrators. We appreciate the hard work and effort of our students on these assessments.
Speaking of assessments, if you have not heard, our juniors finished #1 in Macomb County on the SAT. We continue to be impressed at the continuous academic achievement of our students year after year. As the parents and guardians of our students, we appreciate your support of our students and staff in our quest of academic excellence.
On October 13th, we will be conducting SAT and PSAT testing. Our students will begin testing at the start of the school day and finish around 11:00am. October 15th will be a half-of-day for high school and middle school students. The high school will be dismissed at 10:30am.
I would like to thank everyone for welcoming me into the school district. I am excited to be here and work with your students and the outstanding staff here at the high school. I am impressed at the bond our students share with one another. During a very polarizing political climate, the students of Armada are a continuous reminder of pure kindness and genuine care for one another.
My door is always open if you need anything at all. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Principal, Armada High School
Freshmen Class: Alyvie Vyt and T.J. Seiler
Sophomore Class: Abby Nikkel and Collin Huston
Junior Class: Kayla Rawlings and Kyle Coenen
Senior Class: Nicole Kavanagh, Rebecca King, Meg Kubik, Lily Thomas, Tyler Klinkman, Cole Mahaffy, Andrew McLear, and Byron Peterson
Homecoming King and Queen: George Hebb and Ally Seiler
The following colleges have Virtual Visits scheduled. The link for meetings can be found in the Senior BAND or by clicking here.
10/8 - U of M at 2:15pm
10/11 - Rochester University at 2:15pm
10/12 - St. Clair Community College at 2:15pm
10/12 - MSU at 4:00pm
10/13 - Northern Michigan University at 2:15pm
10/14 - Michigan Tech at 2:15pm
10/15 - Lake Superior State University at 2:15pm
10/18 - Lawrence Tech at 2:15pm
10/19 - Oakland University at 2:00pm
10/20 - Macomb Community College at 2:15pm
10/21 - Paul Mitchell the School at 2:15pm
10/25 - Olivet College at 2:15pm
10/26 - Grace at 2:15pm
10/27 - Kettering University at 2:15pm
10/28 - U of M Flint at 2:15pm
11/2 - Adrian at 2:15pM
11/8 - Saginaw Valley at 2:15pm
Senior Set-Up and College Admissions Presentation
The Counseling Department went into the senior English classes to set students up for senior year. At this time, students were shown how to navigate the counseling website that is full of resources to help during senior year! Additionally, students were encouraged to join the Class of 2022 Band account. Each student set up their Parchment account, which is the electronic system to safely and securely send transcripts to the colleges after they have submitted their applications.
The Counseling Department hosted a College Admissions Presentation, given on two different occasions, to help students with the most frequently asked questions regarding how to apply for college. Topics included preparing for the future, college visits, GPA, test scores, continuing to take a strong curriculum during your senior year, extracurricular activities, application essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, NCAA/NAIA eligibility, the Common Application, how to connect with admissions representatives, and much more!
The Counseling Department will be running the #Accepted program again this year. Seniors, as you start to get letters of acceptance from your post-secondary college, trade school, job or military, please bring your letter to the counseling office. Our first classroom visit with shirts and raffle drawing will be in October. Currently, we have 7.8% of our senior class of 2022 with an acceptance for post-graduation programs! Keep up the good work!!
We will have drawings in the months of October, November and December to award prizes to students who provide us with documentation of their achievements. At this time, we will also deliver the #Accepted t-shirts to students who have provided us with proof of their post-secondary plans!
The 2022-2023 FAFSA form will be available October 1, 2021. It is highly recommended that this gets filled out ASAP! Here is a resource to help students and parents understand everything there is to know about the FAFSA. The FAFSA is often required to qualify for different scholarships. A financial aid/FAFSA informational session will be held on October 26th at 6pm by financial aid experts at Oakland University. Students/parents do not have to be interested in Oakland to attend this free workshop. Reserve your spot here. This information was emailed to parents and seniors, and can be found in the Senior Class BAND.
Additionally, students who bring in proof that their FAFSA has been completed will be entered into the monthly drawings. We do not want any personal information - just showing us the congratulatory email on completing the FAFSA is enough!
Now that freshmen students have had a chance to familiarize themselves with the high school, counselors have begun calling them down to introduce themselves. It is important that freshmen know where the counseling office is located, as we are a great resource to help assist them throughout high school! At this time, we are getting to know students by inquiring about their interests and hobbies, extracurricular activities, and post-secondary plans. Please ask your students about these interactions!
Grade Level Meetings
Partnering with administration we held meetings for each grade level. We talked about information important to the upcoming school year. We discussed the opportunities at the high school, trying something new and making the most of your time at Armada.
Student of the Month
Congratulations to Avery Kryscynski and Ryan Springer for being selected as September’s Student of the Month. Avery was recognized for leadership qualities, hard work and persistence. Ryan was recognized for his ambition, leadership and for being an example to underclassmen.
Congratulations to Anna Reschke and Evan James for being selected as October’s Student of the Month. Anna was recognized for her growth, hard work and leadership. Evan was recognized for effort, work ethic and being an example to his classmates.