Volume 3 Edition #16 November 12th, 2023
NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 20th - 24th
STUCO Food Drive All Week
November 13th - Butler Enrollment 1st - 4th Hr
November 14th - Butler Enrollment 5th - 7th Hr
November 15th - T-Time - Clubs, Hobbies, Interests, Site Council @ 5:15 pm District Office
November 16th -
November 17th - T-Time - Academic Activities, Thank you Letters @ lunch
November 14th - Jazz Band Concert @ 7:00 pm
November 15th - Booster Club Meeting @ 5:30 pm
November 16th -
November 17th -
Winter Sports Practices
Wrestling - 3:10 pm in the wrestling room (1941)
Girls Basketball - 3:10 pm to 5:20 pm in Gym B through tryouts
Boys Basketball - Sophomores through Seniors 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm in Gym A
Freshmen Boys Basketball - 4:45 pm to 6:30 pm in Gym A
Boys Swimming - 5:30 am to 7 am at Andover Public Schools Aquatics Center at AHS
Boys Diving - 4:30 pm to 5 pm at Andover Public Schools Aquatics Center at AHS
Bowling Tryouts will be November 27th-3:30 pm to 5 pm at Bowlero Wichita
Student Council is hosting the annual food drive from Monday, November 13th to Friday, November 17th. Students are encouraged to take their food to the teacher offering the prize they want the most. Here is a link to a video explaining how the food drive works this year: https://edpuzzle.com/media/654e5bc9df91e63fd37a77cf
The double-point items can also be found on the flier. Donations benefit the Open Door Food Bank and the Sunshine Children's Home. Let's Give back this holiday season.
NOTES FROM THE OFFICE
As the seasons change and you clean out your closet, please bring donations of AHS spirit wear to the office or room 2503. The Kindness Club would like to host another Spirit Closet event this fall, but we need more donations. Thank you for your generosity.
THANK YOU LETTERS
SAFE - Seatbelts
LOST AND FOUND
NOVEMBER FAMILY TALK
November Family Talk
Did you know that practicing gratitude has a positive impact on your brain and body? This month, as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s take a moment to learn about why this simple practice is so beneficial for all of us! Read more at usd385.org/familytalk to find out the benefits and to get a fun challenge for your family to do together!
Family Support for Success
We are excited to share a brand new opportunity for families in Andover! Have you ever had questions about how to support your children or their learning and not been sure who to ask? Take advantage of our program that will connect you with our district’s Family Engagement Consultant, Alysia Rich, for a one-on-one conversation to discuss your specific questions. Some ideas about topics to discuss are:
understanding grades or assessments
how to establish routines and habits at home
how to best support your child’s learning
behavior and responsibility
To sign up for a one-on-one session please complete this form and Alysia will contact you.
With changes from the Federal Government for the 2024-25 FAFSA, please note the FAFSA will not be available for completion until December 2023. The US Department of Education has not yet shared the expected exact date for the FAFSA launch but they are required – by law – to launch sometime in December. Amongst the many changes happening with the FAFSA are that there will be expanded eligibility for federal student aid and a more streamlined application process.
In the meantime, we’d advise students/parents to create their StudentAid.gov account now if they haven’t already so that they are ready to go when the FAFSA launches in December. Visit https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/december-fafsa for more information.
For a limited time, ACT is offering students the opportunity to get a free ACT registration. The student must register and pay for the December 9 test date. The student then will receive a discount code to be used for a free registration. The code must be used by January 31, 2024 to register for February 10, April 13, June 8 or July 13.
The following link has all of the details. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/register-for-the-act.html
TROJAN SHOUT OUTS
BOOSTER CLUB MEETINGS
Wednesday November 15th at 5:30
Wednesday December 13th at 5:30