Weekly Newsletter

Fall 2021, 12th edition, 11/08/21 - 11/12/21

Weekly Newsletter - Printable Version

The weekly newsletter in written format.

Patriotic Observance

Veterans’ Day will be celebrated this Thursday, 11/11. Veterans Day was originally Armistice Day and recognized the end of World War I and honored the soldiers that fought in that war. Today Veterans Day honors all soldiers who have served in the military.

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ended. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded. Source.

New Announcements

School Spirit Award!


Instagram: @aghsbz

The Arroyo Grande Zoo rock the pink for Breast Cancer Awareness before rocking the stands for their football team.

You guys are the Northern California Student Section of the Week. What did it take to stand out as one of the best in NorCal?

Zoo: We have an awesome student leadership team that creates moments where all can participate!

What is the most memorable game you have ever attended as a member of the Zoo?

Zoo: The Pink Out game was super fun. We wore pink in honor of breast cancer awareness and students really got involved. Our second best was the Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer. Our student body raised more than $4000 for the cause!

Favorite chant?

Zoo: We have changed the focus of our cheers this year to honor those on the playing field. We are always positive and love to cheer E – E – E – Eagles!

Outside of you guys, is there one student section that you have seen or heard about where you think, “Man, that is a good student section?”

Zoo: We are always looking for new and fun ideas. We love to share what is going on and also bounce ideas off of other schools to see what others are doing. There is no section we model ourselves from, just awesome moments where all students can cheer for our teams.

This is not a one-person operation. We know alot of people took a part in this. Who would you like to thank for making the Zoo the best this week?

Zoo: We want to thank our Activities Directors, Shannon Hurtado and Nick Talley for helping us create these awesome moments for us. We are thankful our staff and community support our spirit for all our athletes!

The Countdown Is On!

22 school days until Semester Finals!

25 school days until Winter Break!

Please Congratulate Cross Country Coach and AGHS Teacher Phillip Reid!

Coach Reid won the half marathon this past weekend in Santa Barbara!

Coach Phillip Reid

Jostens on Campus on Wednesday in the Quad

If you have lost your informational envelope from Jostens, here is a quick preview.

Last chance to order to your cap & gown in person.

If you order a ring, your cap & gown is free.

Payment Plans are accepted. The cap & gown unit ($40) (on the bottom of the order form) includes a tassel.


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Club Meeting Notices & Announcements

  • The Arroyo Grande Speech and Debate team competed in the Tri-County Forensics League Novice Speech tournament on October 30th. Nine students competed in six different events with three Varsity students (Virgil Andreasen, Sandy Peterson and Lucas Havemose) and Coach Chris Ryan judging. Receiving individual recognition were the following students:

    • Daniel Dixon, 1st Place in Original Prose and Poetry
    • Liora Nunley, 1st Place in Storytelling
    • Zoe Lodge, 2nd Place in Original Oratory
    • Richie Bozzano, 4th Place in Impromptu Speaking
    • Richie Bozzano, 1st Place in Spontaneous Argumentation (SpAr)
    • Liora Nunley, 3rd Place in Spontaneous Argumentation (SpAr)
    • Bella Vangelos, 5th Place in Spontaneous Argumentation (SpAr)

  • FFA Members AG-tivity on Back Ag Lawn at Lunch on 11/10.

Please see the attached links for the Clubs at AGHS and the Club Calendar for meeting times/locations:

Clubs at AGHS

Club Calendar

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Winter Parents Sports Night

Hello Winter Sports Families,

This coming Monday (11/8), the AGHS Athletic Dept. will be hosting the Winter Sports Night for ALL parents of ALL student-athlete participating in basketball, soccer, or wrestling during our winter season.

What - Winter Sports Night 2021-22
When - Monday, 11/8 @ 6pm (the real fun starts at 5:30 :)
Where - Doug Hitchen Stadium
Why - Mandatory parent meeting with the Athletic Dept., Boosters, & Coaches

Come have a FREE cup of coffee or hot chocolate at the concession stand, purchase some AGHS swag, & become a booster member or simply meet and greet your kids teammates families, the coaching staff, and athletic department! Please see a general outline of the night below:

5:30 - 6pm - Coffee & hot chocolate @ the concession stand / boosters membership / AGHS swag
6 - 6:15pm - A few words from the AD / Principal / Boosters President
6:15 - 6:30pm - Transition / Break
6:30pm - 7pm - Team meetings (all in the bleachers)

Please take a few moments to review the Sports Night Presentation as we will NOT be presenting this due to being outside.

Cant wait to see all the winter sport parents on Monday. Dress warm, and come ready to prepare for the upcoming season!

Thank you,
Stephen Field
AGHS Athletic Director
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Athletics Announcements

  • CIF Semi-Finals!


Boys Water Polo at Clovis North


Girls Water Polo at Clovis High


Football @home vs. Washington Union HS (Fresno)

    • Cross Country League Finals: Wednesday at Fairbanks

    • Girls Golf State Regionals: Thursday in Brookside

    • Boys Soccer: Informational Meeting at lunch on Novevember 10th

    • Boys Tennis:

      • Preseason workouts 3:15PM - 4:45PM on November 30th, December 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, & 16th.

      • Tryouts begin on January 10th at 3:15PM

      • All athletes must be cleared through Big Teams prior to attending workouts.

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Submitting your community service hours

The Google Form for Community Service Hours is used for the graduation requirement of 20 hours. Any hours in addition to your graduation requirement should be submitted on the Give Back 250 Google Classroom with Mr. Hurtado.

Jobs with LMUSD

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Staff Announcements

  • Grade reporting window for Fall M3 (2nd Qtr Progress) grades opens on Tues, 11/9, and closes on Tues, 11/12 at 2:00 PM. You must have a comment for any Ds or Fs. Your ABI grade books should be updated every two weeks (minimum) per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.