January 6th AMSHS Weekly Update

Building independent lifelong learners.

Principal's Corner

Hello Warrior Family!

We are excited students are back and we are ready for a great semester!

We have decided to do a Student Incentive Party in May. Students who do not receive ISS or OSS, are academically eligible, have less than 7 unexcused absences, and have not been sent to lunch detention for late assignments 2nd Semester (January- May) will earn a party at the park. We will have multiple food trucks, games, and other fun activities for students to enjoy.

We also have decided to incorporate AR into your child's English grade. Teachers have communicated with students their expectations. If you have any questions, please email your child's English teacher.

We are excited about a great semester and if you need anything, let us know.


Mrs. Barbara Terry

Middle School/ High School Principal

Albany R-3 School District

Counselor's Corner

Welcome Back Warriors! Happy New Year!

Some updates for this week:

Character Trait of the Month:

Our December Character Trait winners for compassion were: Sam Miller, Lexi Knisley, and Maddie Holcomb. Congratulations to those three!!

January's character trait is Tolerance. This is acceptance of differences and the uniqueness of others and celebrating the common ground we share. Teachers will be on the lookout for students displaying Tolerance.


On Friday, Jan 13th, we will meet during warrior time in the commons to review the ScholarLink program. This is a program that the Northwest Foundation uses to give out scholarships. Students will fill out their information and it will pull up scholarships they are eligible for. These scholarships open up on January 15th, so I wanted to get with students to explain this before they open up.

The Gentry County Cattlemen Association Scholarship deadline is extended and opened up to students who are not pursuing agriculture. Though they do prefer students who are, they are allowing others to apply. This scholarship requires a recommendation letter and an essay. Students may pick up an application from my office if they would like to apply.


We have scheduled an ASVAB test score interpretation for January 31st, at 2:30pm during the day. This will be helpful for students to understand their ASVAB scores and look at career options.


Seniors/Juniors have been sent a sign up sheet for the spring district ACT test which will be on March 7th, 2023. I need to have everyone signed up as soon as possible so I can start the process of enrollment.

A+ Scholarship Update:

All A+ students must receive proficient or advanced on the Algebra 1 EOC. The alternative to this is receiving a score of at least a 15 on the math portion of the ACT test AND a 3.0 GPA, receiving a 16 on the math portion and a 2.8 GPA, or a 17 on the math portion and a 2.5 GPA. I am currently reviewing all A+ students and verifying if they need a higher ACT math score or not. I apologize as this requirement was waived for class of 2022, but it is not for class of 2023.

Kristyn Carlock
MS/HS Counselor
Albany School District

Please help us keep our gym and school clean by disposing of your trash properly at ballgames.

Important Information About Student Academics

Finals grades will be mailed next week. Letters went home with students who are not in academic good standing today. 1st official grade check will be January 20th.

Students who have more than 3 missing assignments could serve lunch detention so they can work on missing assignments.

Absences start over at semester. We will have scheduled Monday school for those who need to make up time to receive credit. The handbook policy states students may have 7 absences per semester. Please make sure you turn in doctor's notes to the office.

Per our handbook policy, after the 6th tardy, students will serve an after school detention. Please see the disciplinary section of the handbook for more information about our tardy policy.

Important Upcoming Dates

1-10-2023 State FFA degrees are due

1-11-2023 FFA Greenhand Motivational Conference

1-16-2023 Martin Luther King Jr.

1-30-2023 Weather Make-Up Day

1-31-2023 Winter Sports Senior Night

2-3-23 Winter Sports Homecoming

2-10-23 3rd Quarter Ends

Don't forget about weekly Friday 7AM Booster Club meetings at Deb's Diner

Albany Middle and High School (AMSHS)

At AMSHS, our students & staff collaborate to set goals, improve learning, and increase school pride by creating a positive school culture. Warrior students take ownership of their futures and become motivated, actively engaged citizens. The students and staff aspire to ensure a safe, secure, and inclusive environment in our community.