Austin High School e-News
December 10, 2015
John Baylor Test Prep
We seek to create two and four-year College graduates with minimal debt. Thus, we are bringing proven, entertaining ACT Preparation, John Baylor Prep (JBP), to all AHS Students.
Higher ACT scores can mean larger college scholarships. The average score increase from JBP is about two points, an amount that can save your family thousands in college costs and improve your child’s college choices. We hope that many of our students will join the “five point jump club”.
Each AHS student individually will have full access at school and at home to all the JBP ACT Prep sessions, additional Prep materials, and college counseling content.
Again, your student will have unlimited access to all the JBP content at school and at home: Additional English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing Prep. Parents are also encouraged to access the JBP college counseling videos. Increasing your knowledge of this whole process will help our counseling office help you secure the best fit college for your child without taking too much debt. In the meantime, please watch Become a Two or Four-Year College Grad with Minimal Debt using the link below:
Login Information for Students
We are excited to do even more to maximize your child’s chance to get into his or her best fit college at the lowest cost and to become a college graduate with minimal debt. Thanks for helping us ensure students prioritize this course and test.
To login visit http://www.johnbaylorprep.com/
Username: DCS assigned gmail address (FirstnameLastname@dcs.k12.al.us)
Password: lunch number (if the lunch number only 4 – digits the student should add a 0to the END – 12340)
Fall 2015 Exam Schedule
Absences and Exemptions
Here are some clarifications on our exemption policy. This is the same policy we've had for years:
-same amount of exemptions per classification for each semester
-if a student has over 5 absences in a class he or she can't exempt (excused or unexcused)
-any unauthorized absence that would result in a student not being able to exempt will be handled by the student receiving an "ineligible to exempt" form as we have done in the past
-absences count from August-December (unless it is a term class and gave exams at the 9 weeks)
Senior Yearbook Ads: Due December 18th
We are offering senior advertisements at three different prices:
· Quarter Page Ad ($75) with no more than 2 pictures and 15 words or less
· Half-Page Ad ($100) with no more than 5 pictures and 35 words or less
· Full-Page Ad ($125) with no more than 8 pictures and 50 words or less
Order forms are located outside Mrs. Williams Room M-13 in a yellow folder.
Attention Local Businesses
New Bell Schedule for Spring Semester
Come out and bowl with us during the holidays!
Joe Wheeler Youth Tour
Youth Tour student representatives from state rural utility companies tour Montgomery-historical, political, and cooperative/utility related sites. Five state representatives are selected for the National Youth Tour in Washington, DC in the summer.
Joe Wheeler 2016 Youth Tour applications are available in the guidance office. Priority is given to households that receive Joe Wheeler utilities, but anyone may apply. See Mrs. Jackson for more details.
CLASS OF 2016: IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER…
(Meeting and order dates are subject to change. Listen & watch for announcements regarding dates and times.)
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 10:00 AM - Auditorium
Cap & Gown Order Information Meeting
(Payment for your cap & gown also includes your tassel, diploma and engraved diploma cover.)
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - starting at 10:00 AM - Auditorium
Cap & Gown Orders Taken (You will be called alphabetically by intercom)
** Bring your completed order forms and payment at this time.
Cash, credit cards or money orders are accepted. PLEASE.....NO CHECKS!
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 10:00 AM - Jones Gym
Cap & Gowns/Senior Supplies will be passed out to seniors
Tuesday, April 7, 2016 - 10:00 AM - Jones Gym
The Decatur Daily Senior Class pictures will be taken
ALL 2016 Austin Seniors wear your graduation gowns, but NO caps or tassels.
Boys: Wear a WHITE shirt with your choice of tie, dark pants and dark shoes.
Girls: Wear a collarless shirt with pants, or collarless dress, and dark shoes
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:00 AM - Jones Gym
Class of 2016 Panoramic Picture taken. Wear regular school clothes for this photo.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00 PM - Auditorium (tentative)
Senior Honors Night
Those being recognized will receive notification through the guidance office/Mr. Lewis White
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 8:30 AM (tentative) - Auditorium
MANDATORY Baccalaureate Practice
You will be notified of the number of tickets you will receive to graduation during this practice.
This is also when you may fill out requests for handicapped seating at Graduation.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM - Auditorium
MANDATORY Baccalaureate Service. Seniors report to cafeteria by 5:30 pm
Reception with light refreshments for graduates and families – Cafeteria (afterwards)
TBA - NOON
Senior Picnic sponsored by AHS PTSA – AHS front lawn
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 1:00 till 3:00 PM
MANDATORY Graduation Practice – Calhoun
You will sign and receive your allotted tickets for graduation at the end of practice.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 5:30 PM – Calhoun
Report to Calhoun, and be in assigned seat by 4:00PM.
Doors will be open for the public at 4:30 for early entry tickets and 4:55 for late entry tickets.
Boys: WHITE shirt, tie, black pants, black shoes, cap, gown & tassel
Girls: BLACK skirt w/top or dress (no collar), black CLOSED TOE shoes, cap, gown & tassel
No large hoop or dangling earrings or necklaces.
Mrs. Susan Thompson, sponsor / Lewis White, Sr. counselor