Blackhawk Pride Newsletter

Middle and High School 2015-2016 3rd Edition

Newsletter Highlights

  • Message from the Principal's Office
  • Spring Break
  • MAP and EOC Testing
  • Twitter and Remind Sign ups

Message from the Principal's Office

Parents and Guardians,

We are at the end of third quarter and looking toward the end of the year!! Unbelievable how fast the year is going!

Congratulations to the students and staff at Adrian High school for being named best High Schools from US News and World Report Bronze 2015. Teachers and staff all work hard to give students their very best in order to achieve success.

Congratulations to our basketball teams: The girls were WEMO Conference Champs and District Champs. The boys finished 2nd in the WEMO conference but lost in the districts semi-finals. Great season to all our basketball teams!! The wrestling team had several members qualify for state and Tommy Weeks took 4th at 106 pounds. Congratulations! TSA competed in regionals last month in Joplin and brought home eight 1st place trophies. Art students competed in the annual WEMO art show hosted by Drexel and our students won 1st place Best of Show in HS 3-D (Maly Sears), and 2nd place Best of Show HS 2-D (Katelyn Krogsdale). The annual Adrian art show will be in April. The Music department made $855 at the Adrian Talent Show. Community members enjoyed the many talents of our Adrian students. Math Contest has been very successful with fifth through eighth grade competing at Sherwood and Midway. Jackson Bass, 7th grader, will be participating in state math competition on April 2nd in St. Louis.

Tardies and Attendance - We realize that coming to school can become difficult for your students but please help to support our efforts in maintaining an atmosphere where students attend school regularly and on time.

We want to wish each family an enjoyable spring break full of time with family, friends, and relaxation! Hopefully when we return students and staff will be revitalized for the end of the school year.

Mr. Lewis & Mrs. Baker

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MAP and EOC Testing

MAP and EOC testing will begin in April for grades third through high school. Please support us in getting your child to school on time and well rested. These assessments help to guide our instruction to better prepare your child for their future educational needs.

Counselors' Corner

Testing: The next ACT test date is June 11 with a registration deadline of May 6. Please see Mrs. Glynn if you need a fee waiver or practice book.

State ACT - Juniors will participate in the state ACT test on Tuesday, April 19th. Registration for this ACT test will be completed at school.

College Visits: All juniors and seniors have two college visit days. Please see Janice for the form prior to your attendance.

Scholarships are available on the school website. Look for the quick link to the scholarship page in the announcement column of the Adrian High School Homepage (

FAFSA: Seniors it's time to register for a FSA ID. This will serve as your signature when completing the FAFSA. At least one parent will also need an ID. This can be accessed from the website. Once your parents' taxes are finished, the 2016-2017 FAFSA can be completed.

Dual Credit: Students interested in taking a dual credit class next year must have an ACT score. Students interested in College Algebra will need an ACT math score of 22 or higher. If you are interested in taking dual credit during the 2016-2017 school year you should register for the ACT. Applications and class information is available on the counseling webpage under dual credit.

UCM Summer Dual Credit Applications are due by April 27.

Fall Dual Credit Applications are due by May 11.

If you have any questions, please contact Chancy Glynn at or 297-4460.

Nurse Notes

  • Just as a reminder ALL prescription and over-the-counter medication must come to the nurse's office to be given out during the day.
  • Flu season is upon us so please remember to have students wash their hands often to prevent sickness from spreading.
  • Health Forms are in the nurse's office if needed.

Contact Susan Ferguson if you have any questions 816-297-2710 x 4006

Contact Information

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