Atherton Jr/Sr High Newsletter
SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER EVENTS - A calendar for school and athletic events
- College Visit-U of M Flint senior class / interested parents 9:20 a.m.
- JV/Varsity Volleyball game at home vs Montrose 5:30
- JV Football game @ Byron 6:30
- Varsity Football game home vs Byron 7:00
- AJSHS Band to Novi competition
- 7/8 Girls Basketball home vs Byron 4:30
- JV and Varsity Volleyball game home vs Dryden 5:00
- See you at the Pole
- College Visit Lake Superior State College Visit with senior class / interested parents 9:20 a.m.
- 7/8 Girls Basketball @ Corunna 4:30
- 7/8 Football @ Bendle 4:30
- Varsity/JV Volleyball @ Webberville 5:00
- JV Football game home vs Mt Morris 6:30
- Varsity Football game @ Hamady 7:00
- AJSHS Band to Milford competition
- HOMECOMING EVENT: Powderpuff Football game 6:00 p.m. - Half time Crowning of Homecoming King $2 Adult/ $1 Children under 5 and seniors - Proceeds to benefit Student Leadership Advisory Committee
- 7/8 Girls Basketball home vs Dryden 4:30
- HOMECOMING EVENT: ALL you can eat pancake dinner $3 5-7 p.m.
- Varsity Volleyball game @ Byron 5:00
- JV Volleyball game @ Dryden 5:00
- Fall Student Count Day - YOU COUNT at Atherton Raffle - On Wednesday, October 1st we will be having “GOLDEN TICKET at Atherton Jr/Sr High” raffle. All students will receive a golden ticket in the morning during breakfast. Throughout the day we will be drawing winners for all sorts of prizes including t-shirts, mugs, gift cards, etc.
- HOMECOMING EVENT: 7/8 Football Home vs New Lothrop 4:30
- 7/8 Girls Basketball @ Goodrich 4:30
- HOMECOMING EVENT: Movie Night – FREE ADMISSION - 6:00 p.m.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Original Version starring Johnny Depp at Atherton Jr/Sr High School
- Progress Reports passed out during mentor time
- HOMECOMING Parade 5:15 p.m.
- HOMECOMING Game 7:00 p.m. - $5 Admission
- Varsity Football HOMECOMING GAME 7:00
- HOMECOMING DANCE 8-10 at AJSH $5 Proceeds to benefit Student Leading Students
- Varsity Volleyball @ Beecher 8:30
- 7/8 Girls Basketball @ New Lothrop 4:30
- College Visit – Saginaw Valley senior class / interested parents 9:20 a.m.
- Varsity Volleyball game @ Bendle 5:00
- JV Volleyball game @ Bentley 5:00
- 7/8 Girls Basketball @ Mt Morris 4:30
- JV Football game @ Bendle 6:30
- Varsity Football game home vs Bendle 7:00
- Varsity Volleyball @ Imlay City 8:30
- JV Volleyball @ Dryden 9:00
- 7/8 Girls Basketball home vs Montrose 4:30
- Picture Retake Day
- 7/8 Girls Basketball home vs Webberville 4:30
- 7/8 Football @ Hamady 4:30
- Varsity/JV Volleyball home vs Southwestern 5:00
- JV Football game home vs Montrose 6:30
- Varsity Football home vs Genesee 7:00
- AJSHS Band to Clarkston for competition
- College Visit – Central Michigan University senior class/ interested parents 9:20 a.m.
- 7/8 Girls Basketball @ Beecher 4:30
- Varsity Volleyball game @ Morrice 5:00
- JV Volleyball game @ Dryden 5:00
- 7/8 Girls Basketball home vs Bentley 4:30
- 7/8 Football Home vs Bentley 4:30
- Varsity Football game home vs Memphis 7:00
- AJSHS Band to Lakeland for competition
- 7/8 Girls Basketball home vs Corunna 4:30
- Varsity/JV Volleyball game @ Beecher 5:30
- 7/8 Football @ Montrose 4:30
- Varsity/JV Volleyball home vs Flint Northwestern 5:30
- HS Student costume contest during lunches
- End of Marking Period #1
HOMECOMING NEWS - THEME: Willy Wonka
The homecoming dance will be on Saturday, October 4th from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Guest passes are due by September 26, 2014. Ninth through twelfth grade students may attend.
The week is full of fun and exciting community events. Please see the September and October events calendar above.
HOMECOMING GRAND MARSHAL - Steve Welch - Bentley Florist
Steve and Lorrie are privileged and proud to have Bentley Florist serve the Burton community since 1953. Bentley Florist prides itself on superior customer service and high quality products. They are fortunate to have dedicated and talented designers and associates with a team of 10 staff members.
Steve is a graduate of Wayne State University with a degree in mortuary science. He was a manager at Reigle funeral home prior to he and his wife , Lorrie, purchasing Bentley Florist from John and Marion Maygar in May of 1983. Steve and Lorrie married in September of 1982 and have 3 children; Carrie, Wesley, and Chelsie along with 4 grandchildren.
Steve’s involvement with the community:
- Past president of North Burton Business Association
- Past president of Burton Kiwanis and current board member
- Past president of Burton Business Association
- Board member of Burton Chamber of Commerce
- Charter board member of Flint Area Crime Stoppers
- Advisory board member of Michigan Crime Stoppers
- Served on advisory council of Flint Area Skill Center-Horticulture department
- Member of Michigan Floral Association
- Past treasurer and district representative for FTD Association
- Mayor Smiley proclaimed October 2, 1998 as “Steve Welch Day”
- Steve was selected as Burton Citizen of the Year in 2001
- Current Chairman of Burton Zoning Board of Appeals
- Board Member VET BIZ Central
- Bentley Florist was also recently voted as “Genesee County’s Favorite Florist in the Flint Journal
- Board Member Shelter of Flint
- Voted Burton’s Best Florist 2009-2014
ATTENDANCE POLICY - A simple guide to our new attendance policy and makeup work
Please take a moment to review our updated 2014-2015 Atherton Jr/Sr High School Handbook, available on the school web page. Changes have been made to reflect our new Attendance Policy, which is outlined below. For a more detailed explanation, please refer to the handbook.
- Absences accumulate by semester
- DOCUMENTATION MUST BE PROVIDED WITHIN 48 hours of return.
All combined Excused and Unexcused absences accumulating to 10 days or greater will result in an overall credit of no more than 1.0 to be calculated in the student’s GPA and student will be placed on the DO NOT PARTICIPATE LIST.
Partial day absences:
1) 1-4 periods = ½ day absence
2) 5-8 periods = full day absence
Exams and Final Grades
Final examinations will be required for all classes at the end of the semester grades 7-12. Students with exemplary attendance can earn vouchers exempting their final exam grade for each semester.
1) Each semester, students can earn one to four vouchers that will exempt their grade for a chosen final exam. Their exam, in turn, will not be averaged into their final grade.
2) ONLY absences due to school activity will NOT affect voucher eligibility
3) Cannot be used for AP classes
0 absences = 4 vouchers
1 absence = 3 vouchers
2 absences = 2 vouchers
3 absences = 1 voucher
4 or more absences = no vouchers will be issued
1) ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE WORK, REGARDLESS OF UNEXCUSED OR EXCUSED ABSENCE
2) STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE NUMBER OF DAYS ABSENT +1 day TO TURN IN THEIR MISSED ASSIGNMENTS
ParentVUE INFORMATION - How to check your child's grades and attendance online
Homework/Tutoring help in all grades
Beats and Eats
Wolverine Art Team
Students Leading Students
Tennis and Outdoors Sports
All things Art Studio
Super-Charged Science?Theatrical History
1 space available for Lego Robotics
Let's Get Creative/Youth Action Team
Destination Science/Theatrical History
The Art of Playwriting
"Make Your Mark" Mentors
HEALTH ISSUES and FOOD ALLERGIES
ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
STUFF the BUS
ELGA Credit Union
Burton Fire Department
Burton Police Department
Burton Race Series
Burton Chamber of Commerce
Burton Rotary Club
This year students will be having sex education during mentor time by gender and grade with Mr. Vierk. You will get a consent form prior to their section with a description of the topics covered.
“Atherton Community Schools sex education committee strives to provide our students with the support, resources, and knowledge needed to achieve self-worth and responsible, healthy choices regarding their bodies, mental and physical well-being, and relationships.”
HEALTHY ALLIANCE NEWS
One Genesee County school implemented a program including healthy food and physical activity and it's gone so well it's now receiving national recognition.
Atherton Elementary School in Burton is a recipient of the Silver National Healthy Schools Award, and has seen great results by adding more physical activity and healthy food choices to the schedule.
Receiving a National Healthy Schools Award is a big deal. Only 250 schools from across 30 states have earned one this year, and Atherton Elementary School is proud to be awarded the Silver Level for all of its hard work maintaining good nutrition, physical activity, health education, and staff wellness standards.
The students at Atherton start the day by loading their belongings in the locker and then walking around the school for 20 minutes.
"It's just a great thing for them to do in the mornings, to get active and get their brains going. You see the same groups of kids walking, so they get a chance to be with their friends before school, maybe even the ones they're not in the same classroom with," said Tim Hanifan, Atherton Elementary PE teacher.
Not only is it good socially for the kids, but teachers say it's cut down on tardiness. The walk is followed by a state-mandated healthy breakfast in the classroom, ensuring every child gets breakfast.
"They're able to eat, they're not sitting there worrying about how hungry they are. They wake up a little bit so they can focus in the classroom and be ready for the day," Hanifan said.
Another change? Recess before lunch.
"We also have recess before lunch now, so kids aren't wasting their lunchtime hurrying up, throwing away food to then go out to play with friends," Hanifan said.
As for the healthy cafeteria food? The kids like it.
"They have really enjoyed it. With our healthy school choice at lunchtime, they like what they get - salad bar, fresh veggies and fruit - they've just embraced it," said Susanne Carpenter, Atherton Elementary principal.
The numbers don't lie - healthy students are doing well in school. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, schools that have embraced healthy changes have shown improvements in academic achievement, test scores, and attendance - and a decrease in behavioral problems.
"It's made a huge difference, we noticed," Hanifan said.
Believing leadership is key, the teachers also take part in healthy eating and morning walks and encourage the kids to bring in boxes of crayons or healthy treats for their birthdays rather than sweets.
The schools received the award on Saturday in Washington D.C