AHES Panther News

2021 Connection: October 8, 2021

Panther Families,

Thank you parents for joining us for virtual Parent Teacher Conferences this week. I know our teachers enjoyed connecting with you and look forward to the continued partnership for the rest of the school year.

Due to an update in District guidance regarding PTA events this year, AHES PTA is able to offer a Trunk or Treat experience this year. The save the date can be found below.

Recently there have been Tik Tok challenges going around our nation related to schools. Last month's viral Tik Tok challenge was for students to vandalize their school and bathroom. This month's Tik Tok challenge encourages students to slap a teacher or a staff member. Sadly, schools around our nation have experienced students participating in October's challenge already. Parents, I kindly ask if you have a child that utilizes Tik Tok, or other social media platforms, that you please talk with them about these challenges and why it is important to not participate in them. Here is a parent resource regarding Tik Tok from Common Sense Media. We continue to conduct our digital citizenship lessons throughout our classrooms. We appreciate your support as we continue to keep AHES a safe place for students and staff.

Please see below for this week's updates. Have a great weekend!


Mrs. Van Wilgen Moore


Mark Your Calendars

  • October 20th - Lockdown Drill
  • October 20th - PTA Reflections Submissions Due
  • October 21st - PTA Meeting
  • October 25th-29th - Red Ribbon Week (more information coming)
  • October 28th - School Site Council Meeting
  • October 29th - AHES PTA Trunk or Treat
  • 2021-2022 District Student Calendar

AHES Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts - Lead the Pledge

We are in the process of planning our school celebration for our National Blue Ribbon Schools award. Part of this celebration will include us participating in the pledge of allegiance. If your child is in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts and wants to help us lead the pledge during this school ceremony, please fill out this Google Form no later than October 29th. Thank you!

AHES PTA Trunk or Treat

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Succulents for the Season Fundraiser

Consider supporting our AHES 6th grade class, but purchasing a succulent for the Fall season. You can find more information below. Due October 11th.
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Voluntary, cost-free COVID-19 testing is available four times per week to all interested students. This type of surveillance testing program is recommended by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

EVENT DATES/TIMES: Every Monday and Thursday, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.


  • Canyon High School
  • El Modena High
  • Orange High School
  • Villa Park High School
  • OUSD District Office

ONLINE REGISTRATION: https://hipaa.jotform.com/LivingFit/OUSDAug26Students

AHES PTA Information

You can find the latest PTA newsletter here. Please consider joining our PTA to support our school.

OUSD Superintendent Communication

In case you missed it, you can find Dr. Hansen's latest communication here.

Reminders - Please Review

Reflections - I Will Change the World By

The search for fabulous Panther Artists is underway! REFLECTIONS, a nationally sponsored PTA Arts competition wants to see your talent in Literature, Dance, Visual Arts, Film, and/or Photography.

The submission Deadline for our students is October 20. You can submit as many art pieces as you like! Make sure you relate your art to the theme this year, which is “I will change the world by…”

There will be prizes for all entries and awards given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! All art submitted will be judged by local experts in that category. For our Panthers that win first place, your art will represent our school, competing with other wonders in our district!

The main PTA page that includes the entry form and detailed descriptions for each category are listed here:


2021 Student Entry form:


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How do I know when my child can return to school?

COVID-19 Protocols

Guidance continues to change over time...please see the protocols currently in place for the 2021-22 school year.
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