Trojan Topics

Edition #7 September 12th, 2021

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Important Dates

  • September 14th - Band at State Fair
  • September 18th, 7:00 pm - Trojan Nite
  • September 22nd, 6:30 pm - Financial Aid Night
  • 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 21st - Picture Retake Day
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Trojan Nite is Coming Soon!!

Come support your favorite class in this battle for the Trojan Nite Trophy on Saturday, September 18th. The cost is $5, no passes will be accepted. Gates open at 6:30 pm with the action starting at 7 pm! Don't miss this 55-year tradition!

Homecoming Dance Tickets

Homecoming Dance Tickets are now on sale!

  • The Homecoming Dance will be Saturday, October 2nd from 8 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $5.
  • Students may purchase a ticket through the website:
  • Students will need to create an account using their school email.
  • Please use this document to help with account setup and ticket purchase.
  • Outside of AHS dates will be allowed from ACHS or district students that attend eCademy.
  • Tickets will be available for purchase at school at a later date.
  • Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
AHS is requiring students to wear their Student ID Badges on a lanyard around their neck this year. There are multiple reasons why the administration is requiring ID Badges to be worn:

  1. Safety - It assists in knowing who is supposed to be in the building and easier to identify the student by name.
  2. Lunch line - we prefer IDs to be scanned when purchasing food items. This helps eliminate someone stealing another student's lunch number.
  3. Students taking open lunch are required to shoe their ID badges when returning.
  4. Library - IDs are scanned when checking out books

Travel Opportunity Spring Break 2023

Parent Informational Meeting for sophomore and juniors for Europe 2023 spring break trip with Mr. Schaefer. Trip will be to Barcelona, Spain, Paris, Normandy Beaches, France, and London, United Kingdom with WorldStrides. Meeting will be from September 29th, 6:30 to 7 PM in the Global Citizenship Conference Room at AHS.

Notes from the Office

Reminder Open Lunch

Open lunch privileges are available to juniors and seniors that are in good standing. Privileges may be revoked for academic or behavioral issues. Students must have a parental release form on file in the office. Students are not to be in the hallways, instructional areas, or parking lots during their scheduled lunchtime unless permission from the office has been granted and a hall pass has been issued.


Attendance reminder: please call the office 45 minutes before you need your child for an appointment. This gives the office time to send your student a pass so they can be ready for you.


  • If the student is absent, we ask that the parent call the high school and ask for the Attendance Secretary. Please do so as early as possible on the day of the absence. (The office phones are in operation beginning at 7:30 a.m.) Parents who do not contact the school by phone need to send a written excuse with the student when he/she returns to school. Any student not excused by a phone call on the day of absence or by a written note on the day they return to school will be classified as unexcused until the parent contacts the school. Students have two school days from the time of the absence to clear up unexcused absences. Once detention has been assigned for an absence, the absence can no longer be excused.
  • For unexcused absences, all work missed must be turned in the day the student returns to class. Students will be assigned 1-hour detention for each hour of unexcused, IF THE ENTIRE DAY IS MISSED STUDENTS WILL BE ASSIGNED 7 HOURS.


Students participating in Trojan Nite and those planning on attending homecoming should have all detention served prior to those events.
Detention Schedule

This is a link to the detention schedule.


Sickness Policy

Parents, please do not send your student to school if they are experiencing any of the following:

  1. Have a temperature of 100.0 or above (district policy)
  2. Vomiting
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Students need to stay home for at least 24 hours after symptoms dissipate without medication.

Thank you!!

From your health staff at AHS

Transportation Mask Mandates

Per federal mandate, face coverings are currently required to be worn by drivers and passengers in school buses and school vehicles.

Question: Are masks required on school buses?

Answer: Yes, passengers and pilots/drivers must wear a mask on all modes of public conveyance, including buses and other vehicles operated by public and private school systems, subject to the exclusions and exemptions in CDC’s order. Source: CDC FAQ page linked below

Order from Dept. of Health and Human Services

Security Directive from TSA

FAQ page from the CDC

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Trojan Take Back

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.

Kansas Promise Scholarship

The Kansas Promise Scholarship is available at all Kansas Community Colleges and is a first come first serve scholarship with no deadline (Seniors could apply now for summer or next fall theoretically). All information about this new scholarship, which pays for EVERYTHING (Tuition, Fees, Books, Supplies) only room and board are not covered, is listed on the KACCT website. $10 million dollars are available across the state to ensure Kansas students who want to study in the most in-demand fields can do so at no cost to them. The fields of Physical or Mental Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing and Building Trades, Early Childhood or Elementary Education, Information Technology, and each school gets to choose one more program area are eligible (full list at - click on individual school links). In exchange for the scholarship, the only thing the student must do is complete the program that they choose and then live and work in Kansas for two years post-completion (the two-year commitment can be delayed if they pursue additional higher education).

A one-pager, explaining eligibility and requirements is attached.

Financial Aid Night

  • SENIORS & PARENTS - Save the date for Financial Aid Night on September 22nd, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Financial Aid experts will be there to help you understand the FAFSA and the aid options available. This event is hosted by WSU Financial Aid Services and will include information about aid that will apply to any college your student may attend.

    To RSVP, please go to:

National Testing Day

On October 13th, AHS will be giving national tests to grades 9-11 in the morning, and then hosting a career and post-secondary event in the afternoon. For the testing portion of the day, we will need you to discuss with your student what test might be best for them. Use this document to see what testing options are available by grade level and short descriptions of each test. Students will then go into their Class of 202X Google Classroom to fill out a form to let us know their choice of test. Test selections need to be made (and paid for, if applicable) by Friday, September 10th.

Unless they volunteer to take the ASVAB test in the morning, Seniors will not attend school on October 13th. This is a great opportunity to go on a college visit!

Notes From the Athletic Office

Weekly Events

  • 9/13 5:00 Freshman Football (Home)
  • 9/14 Girls Golf (away) Girls Tennis (away) Volleyball Home @ 5:00
  • 9/16 Girls Tennis (Home), Freshman Volleyball (away), Boys Soccer (away)
  • 9/17 Boys Soccer (away), Varsity Football (@ Salina Central)

Covid Close Contact - Athletics Rules

Just a reminder :

If a student is on the close contact list and wish to participate in a weekend school activity they will need to meet/do the following criteria:

  • Be out of the first ten days of household contact period
  • Wear a mask whenever possible (on sidelines, etc)
  • Turn a negative test laboratory paper into their coach/sponsor that day
  • Test must include: test date and time / patient name / and have been collected within 24 hours (covering the activity period)
  • NO HOME TESTS accepted -- must be official laboratory tests
  • test must be an ANTIGEN or PCR

Please write the BUILDING and grade number in the corner on the test itself.

These will need to be sent on Monday to Nurse Kellie at DO.

  • In order for these students to participate and be in school they are required to test every day and turn in a sheet.
  • This only applies to DISTRICT activities. Ex. Football game or tournament; soccer camp with lunch picnic; etc.
  • Does not count personal outings (slumber parties, etc...).

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thank you

Nurse Kellie

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!!