Fall 2021, 8th edition, 10/11/21 - 10/15/21
Today we celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. source
Indigenous Peoples' Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. On October 8th, 2021 President Joe Biden signed a presidential proclamation declaring October 11th to be a national holiday. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October, and is an official city and state holiday in various localities. It began as a counter-celebration held on the same day as the U.S. federal holiday of Columbus Day, which honors Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. Many reject celebrating him, saying that he represents "the violent history of the colonization in the Western Hemisphere," and that Columbus Day is a sanitization or covering-up of Christopher Columbus' actions such as enslaving Native Americans. Indigenous People’s Day was instituted in Berkeley, California, in 1992, to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492. Two years later, Santa Cruz, California, instituted the holiday. Starting in 2014, many other cities and states adopted the holiday.
Homecoming court voting takes place today (10/11/21)
- Ballots were sent via students’ school emails and a QR code should be found on today’s advisory slideshow. Voting closes tonight (10/11/21) at 11:59 pm.
- Freshmen, sophomore, and juniors will be voting for 2 candidates (regardless of gender) and seniors up to six to represent this year’s homecoming court.
- Those chosen to represent their class will be celebrated at next week's rally and at the homecoming game on Friday, October 23rd. Vote now!
- Tickets go on sale today, Monday, 10/11 at lunch through the Student Business Office and the online webstore.
- Ticket sales end October 20. Get your tickets this week to avoid paying more as prices increase next week. Tickets start the first week at $15 w/ ASB and $20 w/o.
- Guest Contracts will be available on the SBO webpage as well as at the SBO window.
- Guests will be placed on a wait list when the the completed activity/guest contract is received.
- Guests will only be approved if we do not exceed 800 AGHS student tickets sold. The attendee number is capped due to the COVID guidelines provided by the county office of public health.
- This semi-formal event takes place Saturday, Oct. 23 in the AGHS quad. Entrance into this event covers live music, s’more bar, pizza, casino games, cotton candy cart and so much more! This event will most likely sell out so don’t delay in getting your ticket!
- All students are expected to adhere to the dress code and school guidelines as outlined in the flyer provided at the time of the ticket purchase.
Tickets are non refundable/non-transferable.
Homecoming - Dancing Through the Decades
Next week is Homecoming with the theme “Dancing through the Decades.” Flyers will be posted later today with all the dress up days and they also will be listed on our @aghseagles IG account.
Monday there will be an award - the advisory class will receive both Old West cinanamon rolls and Greek Week points to the classes that have the most students dressed up for “Future Day.” Dress in college gear OR career attire. Make it obvious to receive credit as leadership students will be coming around during advisory to tally. Let’s make next week a homecoming like no other!
Club Faire is this Friday! Come out to the quad at lunch 10/15 and learn about many of the clubs/organizations that AGHS has to offer. Many will be passing out flyers and treats so you don’t want to miss this event.
Wanna Play Handball?
Handball tournament! Signup with Mr. Alvarez this week in the Counseling Office or at the blacktop during lunchtime, 10/11 - 10/15, in order to participate. Winner/s will get a prize!
Need to chat with someone? Head over to the Health Office!
All students must have a parking permit, even parking provided in the upper back lot. All spaces require a parking permit and student must apply through the Student Business Office.
110 Stories by AGHS Theatre Company
AGHS Theatre Company is proud to announce their first live production since March 2019! Our opening performance of 110 Stories, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, will be Friday October 8 at 7pm. Other shows include October 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7pm and a matinee on October 10 at 2pm. Tickets are available at the Clark Center Box Office or https://clarkcenter.org/shows/110-stories/. Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for General admission. So join us for this special event that reflects on individual stories from that day and celebrates the compassion and unity of our country.
Club Meeting Notices & Announcements
Interact Club is a club that works with the Rotary and provides community service opportunities. If you are interested in joining please fill out this form.
Club meetings are at lunch unless otherwise noted:
Future Club meets at lunch in room 309.
The Biomedical Science Club meets at lunch in room 607. If you are interested and passionate about nursing, biology, or biomed-related careers then this club is perfect for you! The Biomedical Science Club is looking for more students interested in future careers in the medical field. Come join us at lunch today in room 607.
Arts Appreciation Club at lunch in room 930.
Come join Speech and Debate after school in room 401.
New Club! Amnesty International meets today at lunch in room 306. Come join us as we discuss how to protect human rights for everyone around the globe.
Cultural Integration Club meets at lunch today in room 406.
Gaming Appreciation Club meets at lunch in room 912.
Music Fanatics will meet at lunch in room 307
PBA (Peanut Butter Appreciation) Club meets at lunch in room 507.
Si, Se Puede at lunch in room 303.
Surf Club will meet today during lunch in room 914. After that, we will go back to every other Thursday. See you there!
Hispanos Unidos meets at lunch in room 209.
Snack Club at lunch in room 409.
Chess Club at lunch in room 909.
The One in Five Club at lunch in room 406.
Dungeons and Dragons after school in room 308.
Music Fanatics will meet after school in room 307
Come join Speech and Debate after school in room 401.
Friday Night Live in room 308 at lunch.
Baking Club meets at lunch in room 409. We will be taking our yearbook club photo at lunch today!
Crochet/Knit Club meets at lunch in room 708.
Cornhole Club meets at lunch between the 300 and 400 wings.
Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club meets at lunch in room 211.
World Impact Club: Do you want to make a difference in our world? If so, here's the club for you! We are looking forward to involving students in supporting and helping organizations that search to find solutions for world problems. Join us today at lunch in room 607.
Creepy Soup Club meets at lunch in room 509.
Pack the Gym this Thrusday as our girls volleyball team takes on their rival SLO! Wear your royal blue Blue Zoo t-shirt to show your blue zoo pride. Haven’t got your’s yet, pick it up at the Blue Zoo store now located next to room #205. Free with ASB discount, and $5 w/o.
Career Center News
Submitting your community service hours
The Google Form for Community Service Hours is used for the graduation requirement of 20 hours. Any hours in addition to your graduation requirement should be submitted on the Give Back 250 Google Classroom with Mr. Hurtado.
State Seal Of Biliteracy
If you have met the criteria to receive the early certification for the CA Seal of Biliteracy 2021-2022, you can apply now. This will allow you to include this language certification in your scholarships and college applications during the Fall semester.
The criteria for proficiency in a language other than English is one of the following:
- Passing a World Language Advanced Placement examination with a score of 3 or higher.
- Passing an International Baccalaureate examination with a score of 4 or higher.
- Successful completion of a four-year high school course of study in a world language and attaining an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above. (Passing AP Spanish or equivalent with a grade of B or better)
- Passing a school district approved language exam that, at a minimum, assesses speaking, reading and writing passing at a proficient level or higher.
- Passing the SAT II world language examination with a score of 600 or higher.
Senior Portrait Submission
Reminder: WE NEED YOUR SENIOR PORTRAIT BY NOVEMBER 12, 2021! This year the yearbook staff is only accepting Senior portraits uploaded through YBK+ online.
Here's How to upload your photo…
Go to ybkplus.com on your phone.
Once on the site, enter your lmusd.org email.
A code will then be emailed to you to verify identity.
Choose My Portrait, select and crop an appropriate portrait photo, then submit!Yearbook submission details: The yearbook staff reserves the right to reject any photo that does not accurately represent the student identified, does not follow proper student dress code and/or does not meet publications standards. You may use your cell phone, see a local photographer, or reach out to Mr. Clarke in room 801 to take your senior photo.
We appreciate your ongoing partnership in ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff. As we continue to navigate the latest State public health orders, we have received many questions around the topic of the Governor’s newest vaccine mandate. Here are the latest health and safety updates from the State:
Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that California students will have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person classes once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorizes full approval of the shots for their age groups. (Find full announcement here)
It is expected that the current mandate would apply to all school employees, and students in kindergarten through 12th grade in public, charter and private schools. This mandate could go into effect as early as January 1, but more likely July 1, following the Federal Drug Administration’s full approval of the Covid vaccine for each age group.
There are still many questions surrounding the Governor’s announcement and we expect there to be additional details released in the coming weeks. As soon as more information becomes available, we will share it with you. For more information on vaccines in San Luis Obispo County:
The Grading Window OPENS Tuesday, Oct 12. First Quarter ends on Friday, October 15th. All grades must be submitted for reporting by 2:00pm next Tuesday, 10/19/21. Students with grades of a D or F should also include comment codes.