Knightly News Bulletin

Ardrey Kell High School

This site and information was last updated on May 12th @ 7:00AM.


AK is the Best

The 2021 US News & World Report for Best High Schools has been released and Ardrey Kell take 1st place in CMS! AK had the overall score of 96.71 which also placed us 15th in the state. Way to go to all our staff and students, everyone has a hand in the success.

Junior Marshals

Ardrey Kell High School is proud to announce and recognize the Junior Marshals for this school year. Congratulations to all of our Junior Marshals!!

Marine Corps JROTC

Congratulations to the winners of the Annual CMS JROTC Field Meet School Year 2020-2021

Ardrey Kell’s Marine Corps JROTC Program competed in the Annual CMS JROTC Annual Field Meet on 17 April 2021 virtually. We just received the results. Our cadets competed against all 20 CMS High Schools that have JROTC programs.

Female Teams Overall Finishers:
1st - North Meck (Champion)
2nd - Hopewell
3rd - Ardrey Kell
4th - Olympic
5th - South Meck

Hazel Jerez
Mavis MacIver
Rhea Pokala
Shriya Pokala
Sophia Robinson
Tara Zamani

3rd Place in the 800 meter Run - Shriya Pokala
2ns Place in the Standing Long Jump - Mavis MacIver
3rd Place in the Flexed Arm Hang - Shriya Pokala

Important School Announcements

Technology Return Procedures for Seniors

Hello Seniors:

*This is a revision from my last email due to CMS changing some dates on me. This is the FINAL revision and you can make permanent appointments now.** I have cancelled all the old appointments.


Please remember that it is your responsibility to return ALL TECHNOLOGY before the last official day of school (May 28th).

If you might be in summer camp, credit recovery, or anything else in this summer to graduate…then we WILL be able to issue you another Chromebook once we know officially that you have summer work to do.

Required items to Return

  • Old Chromebooks
  • New Chromebooks
  • Chromebook Chargers
  • Hotspots
  • Hotspot Chargers

If any of these items are MISSING or DAMAGED during check-in, you will not be able to receive your graduation material. If the fees are extensive, then you will not be able to walk the stage.

You can start returning your Technology on May 19th IF you no longer need it for testing (EOCs, CTE, teacher test).

Click here to reserve your appointment to return your Technology.

Collection will be right in front of the main office. If you are remote and plan to drive to school, PARK your car in the front circle and follow the signs. You must have your device charged and open so that Mr. Wilson can inspect for damages.

If you bring a dead device, you will have to charge it onsite and your wait time will increase.

You will not receive a receipt and if damages are discovered at a later time, Mr. Wilson will call to notify you of the charges.

Seniors that develop technology fees need to be prepared to pay online onsite.


Important Announcements for Seniors

  • Seniors, please complete the following Google Form. This will help the counselors track data for future classes as well as guarantee your final transcript gets sent to your college you are attending. to an external site.

  • 5/13 - during homeroom is required virtual graduation rehearsal. Plan D students attend via zoom. There will be attendance taken!

    5/13 - in-person students will have make-up cap and gown distribution following virtual graduation rehearsal. Plan D students will have make up cap and gown distribution in the front circle at school from 4:30-5:30pm

    5/18 - ticket distribution: these are randomly assigned- tickets will be in envelopes with students last names an students will sign them out. In-person students will pick them up during homeroom and Plan D students will pick them up between 4:30-5:30pm (locations TBD).

    Questions/ Concerns please reach out to Courtney Carlton :


Good afternoon Ardrey Kell families,

I wanted to provide you with updates regarding the schedule for the last weeks of school. This week, Plan A students will be in the buidling every day, including Wednesday, for regular school. AP exams will be administered this week per the schedule. Next week, students will be in the building for regular school on Monday and Tuesday. However, beginning May 19th all students will go remote through the end of the year. This is so our teachers can administer and proctor the CTE and EOC exams. May 19th, 20th and 21st will continue to be a normal schedule with synchronous instruction occurring daily online. Beginning May 24th, exam week, students will have optional asynchronous extension work on teacher Canvas pages. In summary, all Plan A students will be in the building tomorrow through May 18th. Beginning May 19th the only students who will come to the building are students taking an exam on their exam day. Teachers will accept late work through Friday, May 21 for credit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your grade level admnistrator, teacher or me. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!


Cap & Gown Make-Up Distribution

In-person students can pick theirs up after the rehearsal video on May 13th during homeroom. I will call them down via all-call on that date.

Rotation D students can pick theirs up between 4:30pm-5:30pm on May 13th. Please enter through the front circle!

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Graduation 2021 Updates

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Student News

AK Announcements May 10-14
Mr. Ardrey Kell 2021: COVID-19 Style

AK Clubs, Departments, & Organizations

AK Band Mattress Sale

Good evening families-

The 3rd annual Ardrey Kell Band mattress sale is Sunday, May 23rd from 11am to 6pm in the Front Lobby! Brand new Simmons Black Hybrids, Beautyrest, adjustable power bases, memory foams, latex, pillows and more top brands will be displayed at up to 50% off below retail prices! All forms of payment accepted! 6 month as cash financing with good credit, $40 down no credit needed program and delivery are all available. You, your family and friends deserve to stay healthy with a good night’s rest! All mattresses have full replacement factory warranties.

Again, that is Sunday, May 23rd from 11am to 6pm in the Front Lobby! Mark your calendar and tell everyone in your life! Every purchase benefits the AK Band and students.

Charlotte Community News

Sylvan Learning & AKHS Booster Club

Sylvan Learning has partnered with AKHS Booster Club for a COLLEGE PREP TUTORING RAFFLE!! Purchase a raffle ticket to win 1 of 4 SAT/ACT tutoring scholarships (15 hours at over $750 value). They are on sale now at Pay 4 Schools Stuff until May 14th. $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 3 tickets, and $20 for 8 tickets. Four winners will be announced May 17th.
If you have any questions, please contact and the website is Click "Athletics" and scroll to SAT/ACT tutoring raffle ticket.

Ballantyne Families

This summer, Ballantyne Families is collecting donations to support students in need over the summer when they cannot access school meals. We are supporting 70 families right now and would love to have students and their families support one family for half of the summer. This is the final push until next school year and we would love to get through it with your help. You can sign up at by May 14th, 2021. Thank you!

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