Trojan Topics

Edition #11 October 10, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

  • October 13th - National Testing Day/Career Fair
  • October 13th - 5:00 - 8:00pm Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • October 14th - Parent-Teacher Conferences (All day)
  • October 15th - No School
  • October 16th - Greater Andover Days Parade - Band
  • October 21st - Picture Retake Day

SPORTING EVENTS

  • October 11th - Girls Golf Regionals (Away), Freshman/JV Football (Home)
  • October 12th - Volleyball (Away), Boys Soccer (Away)
  • October 13th - Boys Soccer (Away)
  • October 14th - Boys Soccer (Home), Freshman Volleyball (Home)
  • October 15th - Varsity Girls Tennis State (Away), Varsity Football vs Central (Home)
  • October 16th - Varsity Girls Tennis State (Away), Volleyball (Away), Cross Country (Away),

Blue Crew Theme Days

  • 10/15 - Football Vs Central - Blue Out

NOTES FROM THE OFFICE

Students in the building

Recently we have had many students hanging out in the school after school hours. Students are encouraged to stay after if arrangements have been made with a teacher or coach to receive extra help etc. Students need to exit the building after visiting with a teacher or are waiting on a ride.

Hiring Paraprofessionals

Andover High School is Hiring paraprofessionals!


This position is great:

  • For parents who would like the same schedule as their students
  • If you care about education but don't want the full responsibilities of a teacher...
  • If you have a knack for reaching and communicating with people
  • If you love kids!

Come join our team - 32.5 hours between 7:50 and 2:50 M-F

Contact Sheryl Wiele (wieles@usd385.org) if interested!

Parent Teacher Confernces

AHS will be providing Parent-Teacher Conferences through Zoom the morning of October 14th, from 7:30-9:30. During this time teachers will not be available for in-person conferences. Please use this link to locate your student's teacher and sign-up for a conference. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xFbHMQyNHA73ghgBadlG9gdTB5VEvIgw0s1S9QNNWQo/edit?usp=sharing
Detention Schedule

This is a link to the detention schedule.

Health and Safety

Parents,

Below are pictures of the different types of popular Vapes students are using. Please be on the lookout for these devices. Students caught with these devices will face disciplinary consequences. Resources are available for students who desire to quit tobacco use. Please reach out to a counselor or administrator for more information.

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FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE -

Hello AHS parents;

We have compiled a list of students who are non-compliant with their required vaccines according to our health office records. Letters to those affected are in the mail. If you receive one of these letters please promptly update these vaccines, or provide documentation that they have been completed to the health office as soon as possible. Just a reminder our exclusion date for non-compliant students is Monday, October 18th. If your student is still non-compliant on this date they will be sent home. (This does not apply to the covid vaccination.)

Thank you,

AHS Nursing staff

October is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month

We are sharing some helpful tips and information with students each day this week. Our tips will include information from stopbullying.gov. Please check out their site for more information or reach out to a counselor or administrator if you have any questions or concerns regarding bullying. Students can report bullying or other concerns by using the Student Incident Form link on our school website found under “Student Links”. We are also adding an anonymous reporting box in our Media Center near the self-checkout.
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*FAFSA opened to seniors on October 1st. More information can be found here: https://ahs.usd385.org/77796_2

* October 13th is National Testing Day - only those taking the ASVAB need to report.

* The afternoon of October 13th is a great time to visit post-secondary options! Links to Post-Secondary Options.

* AP test sign up is NOW! Tests cost $96 each this year. Students must be signed up on their College Board account and use this form: https://forms.gle/BrLhWE7gAHtBWaPCA

Payment can be made in the district payment system or by bringing a check to the main office made out to Andover High School. Payment is due by October 12th! (Except Government which will be due during the second semester)

* Scholarships that the counselors hear about will be posted on the AHS Counseling Scholarship page.

* National Testing Day is October 13th. If your student chose to take the PSAT, please be sure you have paid the $18.

* In the afternoon, students will have the option to attend 3 Career Fair guest speaker sessions.Please encourage your student to sign up for speakers they are interested in if they have not already done so. The form to sign up is in their graduating class Google Classroom.

* AP test sign up is NOW! Tests cost $96 each this year. Students must be signed up on their College Board account and use this form: https://forms.gle/BrLhWE7gAHtBWaPCA

Payment can be made in the district payment system or by bringing a check to the main office made out to Andover High School. Payment is due by October 12th! (Except Government which will be due during the second semester)

* National Testing Day is October 13th. Most sophomores will take the PreACT.

* If your student chose to take the PSAT, please be sure you have paid the $18.

* In the afternoon, students will go to 3 sessions at our Career Fair. Please encourage your student to sign up for speakers they are interested in if they have not already done so. The form to sign up is in their graduating class Google Classroom.

class of 2025 information click here

* National Testing Day is October 13th. Most sophomores will take the PreACT 8/9. * If your student chose to take the PSAT, please be sure you have paid the $18. * In the afternoon, students will go to 3 sessions at our Career Fair.

* National Testing Day is October 13th. Most freshman will take the PreACT 8/9.

* If your student chose to take the PSAT, please be sure you have paid the $18.

* In the afternoon, students will go to 3 sessions at our Career Fair. Please encourage your student to sign up for speakers they are interested in if they have not already done so. The form to sign up is in their graduating class Google Classroom.

Trojan Take Back CLICK HERE

Trojan Take Back is an alternative approach to helping students with an addiction to vaping. Please reach out to the counselors to learn more about how this opportunity can help your student.

Notes From the Athletic Office

Spectator Parking

Trojan Round Up

Trojan Round Up - Saturday, November 6th


  • Parents who are Facebook Users, please like the AHS Booster Club Trojan Round Up page. This page has great information, including all updates and auction items for the fundraiser will be added on this page weekly.
  • Click Here for more information

Family and Student Passes

Family and student athletic passes are still available for purchase in the office!!

  • Student Passes $45
  • Adult Passes $50
  • Family Passes $175

Ticket Prices

The AVCTL (Ark Valley Chisolm Trail League) has set the athletic ticket prices as follows:
  • $7.00 for adults
  • $5.00 for students
AVCTL Calendar

Need to know what's happening at school or after, click this button for the ACTVL calendar!!