Austin High School

Black Bear News -- May 8, 2022

Principals Message

AHS Parents and Students,

The school year is winding down, so please encourage your students to finish strong and complete their assignments, because exams are fast approaching.

Senior parents, if you have any questions about graduation, time line of seniors events or anything to do with graduation please reach out to or for clarification.

Also, I would like to wish everyone in the Black Bear Family a "Happy Mother's Day!"

Have a Great Day! #WEAREONE


State Champion!! AGAIN!!

Congratulations to MaKenzie Harris on winning the 7A 100m Hurdles State Title!! MaKenzie also finished 3rd Place in the 100m Dash and 200m Dash!! We are so proud of you!!

7A Area 8 Champions!!

Congratulations to the Softball team on winning the 7A Area 8 Championship on Wednesday!
  • The AHS Softball team advanced to the Regional Tournament. It will be played at the Florence Sportsplex.

  • The 7A North Regional Tournament consists of 4 teams and the top 2 teams advance to the State Tournament.

    • They will play their first game of the tournament on Thursday, May 12 vs. Hoover @ 9:00 a.m. Go Bears!!

AHS Tennis Tryouts

  • Tennis Tryouts for the 2022-2023 season will be Monday, May 9th, at 4:15-5:15.
  • The tryouts will be held at Point Mallard at Jimmy Johns Tennis Center.
  • For more information stop by Coach Pressnell's room, Room 215.
  • You must have an updated physical on Dragonfly to try out.

Senior Walk to Elementary Schools Information

  • The Senior walk will be Friday, May 20th!
  • All Seniors will report to the auditorium at 8:15 a.m. to load the buses.
  • Please fill out this form indicating the elementary school you attended, so you will be placed on the correct bus. Students who do not fill out this form will be placed on the bus with the fewest students and WILL NOT be able to change. We are only able to visit schools in our feeder pattern. If you attended more than one elementary school, please choose the school you attended longest.
  • Please email Mrs. Dixon with any questions. Complete this form by Wednesday, May 11th!

Senior Walk Info

Senior Exam Exemption Forms

Seniors will receive their exam exemption forms on Wednesday, May 11 in their 1st Block Class.

AP Testing Locations for May 9 - May 13

  • Testing Locations and Times for Week 2
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Yearbooks are still available

  • Yearbooks are still available for sale until May 30th!

  • You or your parents/guardians can purchase a 2021-2022 yearbook for $65 - these can be purchased 2 ways:

  1. Online at (put in school code 17655)
  2. Bringing cash or a check for $65 to Ms. Turner in room (F110)

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2022 Drivers Education Summer Registration Form

Click on this link to view the Registration Form for Summer Drivers Education.

Alabama A&M STEM Opportunity

SWeETy Camp Registration

  • The 15th annual SWeETy camp will be held June 13 – 16 on the Calhoun Decatur campus. The camp is open to girls in grades ninth through twelfth grades and registration is limited to 24 campers. Camp registration fee is $25.00. SWeETy camp is presented each year by Calhoun and the Chamber of Commerce to help create awareness among high school girls of the great careers available in career and technical fields in our area and around the county.
  • Presenting sponsor for the 2022 camp is Indorama Ventures.
  • The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer need-based scholarships for students interested in participating in the 2022 SWeETy Camp at Calhoun Community College. A limited number of scholarships are available and will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Camp registration and information about the scholarships can be found at
  • This year’s camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8:30 – 1:30 on Thursday in the Advanced Technology Center on the Calhoun Decatur campus.

Early Graduation Requirements for the 22-23 School Year

Beginning with the 2022-23 school year, students who wish to graduate earlier must follow the attached guidelines.

AHS Activities This Week

  • May 12 - AHSAA Regional Softball Tournament
AHS/AJHS/AMS Athletic Calendar

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

AHS Counselors

Ann Faulk - 10th Grade (Last name A-J)

Ann Faulk - 10th & 11th Grade (Last name K - Z)

Catrena Jackson - 11th Grade (Last name A-J)

Catrena Jackson - 12th Grade ---

AHS Counselors Website

Click this link for important information from the AHS Counselors