AMCHS TIGER TALES
From the Principal's Desk...
Dear AMCHS School Family:
The 2013-2014 school year has begun, and we are excited about the opportunities this new school year will bring. Administrators, teachers, and support staff have worked endlessly to prepare for the school year. Many have examined curriculum, hung posters, created bulletin boards, organized desks, and/or developed classroom management procedures to develop a welcoming learning environment. We know that a supportive classroom environment thwarts behavior issues and positively impacts student achievement. We are devoted to ensuring your child is engaged in a high quality environment that is conducive to learning. As a result, our administrators, teachers, and support staff are anticipating another successful year at AMCHS.
AMCHS has remodeled and created new classrooms, developed a canopy at the parent drop off/pick up entrance, created several open areas, added a stairwell, and remodeled the library. The atmosphere is refreshing and exuberant, and it is joyous to witness students who are excited about the changes and appreciate the make over our campus received. We will move ahead to continue the traditions and spirit of excellence that has been established at AMCHS.
Our theme this year is “Strong Relationships are Built to Last.” Building positive relationships is imperative –“students do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.” We are committed to developing nurturing relationships that will impact student achievement. Furthermore, we will maintain a disciplined environment where our students feel safe, supported, and cared for on a daily basis. We will never ignore any issues of concern--they do not go away unless they are addressed.
Another initiative is to develop and recognize character education. Character, integrity, and accountability are qualities that are important to the success of our students and are critical in molding a well-rounded student. Hence, we will recognize our students for exhibiting respectful qualities and promoting an environment that will empower students to make good choices. We encourage you to continue your partnership with us to cultivate productive young men and women.
We welcome your continued involvement at AMCHS. We know that parents are our students’ first teachers and research shows direct parental involvement positively impacts student success. We encourage you to be involved, and we are so grateful that you chose AMCHS to educate your son or daughter.
Our mission is to “Educate the Hearts and Minds of Students for Life” and to help prepare our students for the 21st century.
Gwen Elder, Principal
A&M Consolidated High School
Principals & Counselors
From the PTO President's Desk...
Welcome to the start of another exciting school year at A&M Consolidated High School. Our PTO, which is comprised of dedicated parent volunteers, provides support to our outstanding faculty and staff as they work to ensure that all students have a successful school year. If you are interested in becoming a part of the PTO, volunteering at the school, or would like more information, please contact me.
2013-2014 PTO President
2013-14 AMCHS PTO Board
AMCHS Open House
Monday, Sep. 23rd, 6-8pm
1801 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
College Station, TX
The Open House will begin with a meet and greet fellowship at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. You will have an opportunity to meet and visit with your child’s administrator and counselor. Then promptly at 6:15 p.m., you will attend your child’s first period class and you will follow his or her schedule for the evening. We will spend approximately ten minutes in each class and allow five minutes for each passing period. Please be sure to communicate with your son or daughter and know his or her class schedule. You are encouraged to bring this letter with the schedule filled out below to Open House. Additionally, building maps will be available in the cafeteria. If you have individual concerns which cannot be addressed during this time, please schedule a meeting during the teacher’s conference period.
Meet and greet Administrators and Counselors-- information on SAT and ACT, college application process, and Home Access Center will be available.
For more information on AMCHS faculty and staff, please visit http://amchs.csisd.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=166558&type=d
Schedule for Open House
PSAT Day for Sophomores & Juniors
Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 8:30am
1801 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
College Station, TX
SAT & ACT Testing Dates & Sign-up Deadlines
Testing Dates and Sign-up Deadlines
*October 5, 2013—late registration is available
November 2, 2013- Deadline October 3, 2013
December 7, 2013- Deadline Nov 8, 2013
January 25, 2014- Deadline- December 27, 2013
March 8, 2014- Deadline February 7, 2014
May 3, 2014- Deadline April 4, 2014
Testing dates and Sign-up Deadlines
October 26, 2013- Deadline September 27, 2013
December 14, 2013- Deadline November 8, 2013
February 8, 2014- Deadline January 10, 2014
April 12, 2014- Deadline March 7, 2014
June 4, 2014- Deadline May 9, 2014
*check to see if your college or university requires the writing section of the ACT before you sign up
All tests are held on Saturday mornings. Please see both websites for valuable information. Registering for each test takes about 10-12 minutes online. Please ask your Tiger to sign-up today and get on the road to a bright future!
Early Release Day for Staff Development
Wednesday, Sep. 25th, 1:30pm
1801 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
College Station, TX
Center for Alternative Learning: Noon
Elementary Schools: 12:45 p.m.
Intermediate, Middle and High Schools: 1:30 p.m.
A hilarious spoof of Duck Dynasty to welcome back the seasoned and introduce the new teachers at the start of the year.
Welcome to the AMCHS Library!
Currently, over 19,000 books line the shelves at the newly renovated AMCHS library. Students can also download e-books to their digital devices. Thirty desktop computers, twenty-eight dedicated laptops, two reading rooms, a periodical resource room are among the items currently enhancing our library space. Online sources that include subscription databases with journal articles and primary source documents can be accessed as well. Students can also access research guides for specific assignments.
As we prepare our students to enter college, they must remember to properly cite their sources and use only well-known, quality sites. Information on the internet may be easily accessible, but it is not easily as easily verified or evaluated. The best way to find accurate information is to use databases to find articles from sources deemed credible. Most of our students have come to the library with their English teachers and have been taught how to access the subscription databases with AMCHS ids and passwords; which are available in the library or from the library webpage. The library webpage can be accessed from the school website under Academics.
Your students are our priority. Please encourage them to use our services often. Contact Mrs. Denise Gary in the library if you have questions or contact her at email@example.com.
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 7:30AM to 5:15PM
Tuesday and Friday 7:30AM to 4:30PM
Student Success Learning Lab..
This year in Tiger Theatre we have a new full time teacher, Mrs. Kim Caldwell, and we have a new Techincal Director, Richard Bardford. Mrs. Caldwell is in charge of the Musical Theatre section of our Theatre department, and Mr. Bradford runs the Technical aspects of Tiger Theatre and Manages the auditorium. Both will be co-directors of the UIL One-Act play.
Our first production this year is Alice Goes Down the Rabbit Hole, a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, with a dark twist to it. Then in Fall, the Musical Theatre class will put on a mini-musical as well as our Wit vs. Fit shows. We end our Fall semester with our Children's Theater Workshop. In the Spring, we will be working on our One-act, Trojan Women, and the Musical theatre class will present a musical variety show, student directed productions along with Wit vs Fit shows.
As you can tell, we have a lot going on in Tiger Theatre this year!!
Order your 2013-14 Yearbooks now!!
Tigerland Yearbook Senior Pictures
Now is the time to honor your senior with an ad in the 2013-14 Tigerland yearbook. SNAIL MAIL ALERT! Look for more information and an order form to arrive in the mail soon.
To be included in the 2013-14 Tigerland yearbook, seniors must have their pictures taken at Specialties Photography by October. Call Specialties at 979-696-9898 to schedule an appointment. There is no charge for the yearbook picture.
Sep 17: Fall Pictures
Nov 14: Deadline for senior portraits
Dec 31: Deadline to order yearbook at lowest price
March: Specific date tbd for final online ordering
For more information, please contact Freda Carraway at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitor & Volunteer Parking Information
- Visitor parking is available in the faculty lot on the church side of the building. Spots are available along the bus drop off and in marked spots along the curve.
- If no parking spots are available, volunteers can park along the one way street that runs parallel to Harvey Mitchell Parkway.
- Our staff parking lots have numbered spaces that are assigned to our faculty and staff. Please do not park in these spaces.
- Finally, our one way street is a public roadway, not a private street. Tickets have been issued to drivers who made a left turn from the one way to Welsh.
Homecoming Week Activities
Homecoming Carnival: 5 PM to 7 PM, Tennis Parking Lot
Spirit Night: 7:30 PM, Tiger Field
Club parade, crowning of the Homecoming King, presentation of duchesses, Senior Torch lighting and cheerleader, band & Belle performances
Friday, October 4
Pep Rally: 3:15 PM, Old Gym
Football: 7:30 PM, Tiger Field
Consol vs. Woodlands, crowning of Homecoming Queen
Saturday, October 5
Homecoming Dance, Brazos Expo Center
Early picture taking @ 7 pm
Dance @ 8 PM to midnight
"GATSBY" Homecoming Dance Tickets
Cost per Ticket: Pre-purchased tickets = $8 At the door night of dance = $10
All AMCHS students must have their ID. No student admitted to the Dance after 10:00 PM. Appropriate dress required or students will not be allowed to attend the Dance.
Check your student's progress on the Home Access Center
The Home Access Center (HAC) allows guardians to access their children's grades, attendance, and other important information.
CSISD is very excited to announce that HAC login and passwords are now available online for new users. If you have an existing account your login and password will remain the same.
To access the HAC login page or to set up a new HAC account visit:
If you have any problems logging in or questions about your login information email email@example.com or call 979-764-5476.
From the Nurse's corner...
Band aids, hand sanitizer, saltine crackers, and peppermints-just a few of the items the nurses office has stocked up on over the summer in anticipation for the first day of school!
Our secretary, Brenda McKay began checking immunization requirements and testing new students hearing and vision at the end of July, and to date we have screened over 175 new students!
Now that the students have found their classes, been assigned homework and have begun extra-curricular practices, we are seeing quite a few students in the office. We have seen symptoms ranging from the common cold/allergies to the 24 hour stomach “flu”. Please remember to keep your student home for the following symptoms:
Fever (>100.0), persistent vomiting/diarrhea or uncontrollable coughing
Also, please check the student handbook regarding MD appointments-if the student leaves class and returns to school on the same day(and brings the note from the MD office) the absences will not count toward exemptions.
The nurse needs parental permission to give medications to the students during the school day. Remember, Texas State law prohibits students carrying any medication except those which are life-saving (Inhalers, Epi-Pens, Insulin) If your student needs to have medication during the school day, please check those medicines in through the nurses office.
If we can assist you with any health concerns throughout the year, Nurse Dianne Dusold (A-L) firstname.lastname@example.org and Nurse Krista Weller (M-Z) email@example.com will be happy to assist you with your student. Thank you for all you do to keep your students healthy!