Dr. Diane DeBacker, Commissioner of Education for the Kansas Department of Education, addresses parents with information about the upcoming state assessments that will begin throughout the state on March 10, 2014. Read Dr. DeBacker's letter: http://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/CSAS%20Home/Assessments/Parent%20Assessment%20Letter%20March%202014%20(2).pdf
The ACCJSH assessment schedule is posted here:
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Knowledge Bowl Team and Coach Amanda Hughes!
The ACCJH 7th Grade Knowledge Bowl Team team took 1st place last Thursday night at Hiawatha. Team members are: Evan Ricketts, Katherine Postma, Daisey Norris, Mercedez Albright, and Brett Opal.
Congratulations to the students recognized by the University of Kansas as being in the top 10% of their 2014 graduating class:
Bridget Kelly, Morgan Martin, Tannah Ernzen, Andrew Miller, Kiley Warriner, Ashley Chalfant, Katie Barnes
JEREMY LUTZ RATES A 'I" AT STATE PIANO
Congratulations to Jeremy Lutz, Junior at ACCHS, for his superior performance at KSHSAA State Piano on February 22, 2014, at Wichita State University. Jeremy qualified for the state competition by receiving a "I" rating in his district performance at Baker University earlier in February. Jeremy received a "I" rating from his judge with a solo performance of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. A "I" rating is the highest rating a student can achieve in high school musical competitions.
2014 King and Queen of Mats
Front Row: Jaycee Lawrence, Queen Kali Gillispie, Katelyn Hamilton
Back Row: Sam Reiss, King Justin Wagner, Michael Vaughan
2014 King and Queen of Courts
Front Row: Kiley Warriner, Queen Taylor Vandeloo, Megan Hamilton
Back Row: Ryan Olmstead, King Layne Camp, Quentin Reichart
The Talking Tiger Forensics team competed at the Royal Valley Invitational
tournament on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. All team members competed very
well, earning the team 4th place in Sweepstakes.
Congratulations to the Tigers who placed in finals:
Katie Barnes: 6th place • Original Oration
• Caleb Miller: 3rd place, Prose Interpretation
• Caleb Miller & Angelito Dela Cruz: 3rd place, Duet Acting
• Connor Hulett: 6th place Impromptu Speaking and 1st place Original
• Andrew Miller: 1st place, Poetry Interpretation
Caleb in Prose, Andy in Poetry and Caleb & Angelito in Duet all qualified
for 3A State Championships in May.
The Talking Tigers will next compete
March 1, 2014 at the Big 7 League tournament at Jeff West.
Congratulations to the 2014 King and Queen of Courts nominees! King candidates are Layne Camp, Ryan Olmstead and Quentan Reichart. Queen candidates are Megan Hamilton, Taylor Vandeloo and Kiley Warriner. The King and Queen will be crowned at halftime of the boys' varsity basketball game on Friday, February 14, 2014. The Courts royalty, along with the King and Queen of Mats and candidates, will be honored at the Winter Royalty dance on Saturday, February 15, 2014. The dance will be from 8:30 - 11:00 p.m. in the JSH Commons.
On Monday, January 13, the ACCHS Varsity Scholars' Bowl team traveled to Riverside High School to compete in the Big 7 League Scholars' Bowl Meet. Captain Connor Hulett led his team to a 2nd place finish, taking silver medals for the team from ACCHS. Connor was the top scorer for the evening, scoring 120 of the teams 390 points on the night, earning him the team Juggernaut award for the meet. He was joined by Seniors Christian Cooper, Andrew Miller, Presley Rodecap, and Junior Jeremy Lutz. The team finished the evening 6-2 in round robin play, securing the Silver Medal. The Scholars' Bowl Varsity team will travel to Pleasant Ridge for the final Varsity meet and the Junior Varsity team will go to Oskaloosa for the final meet of the season before Regionals in February at Riley County High School.
Meet our Educator of the Month for the month of November, 2013. Mrs. Barb Gigstad is helpful and cheerful to teachers and students. She does many other duties for the school including sponsoring NHS, supervising Academic Assistance, and serving as our librarian. Barb carries herself in a professional manner and works daily to serve students and creating opportunities for them to succeed.
Student Handbook - Page 19 - All visitors should report to the office upon arrival at ACCJSHS. Only students regularly enrolled in Atchison County Community Jr/Sr High will be allowed to attend classes and/or lunch. Parents and guardians, or other adults who wish to visit a classroom, must be prior arrangements with the teacher and the building principal.
Student Handbook - Page 18 - Vehicles driven to school must be parked in the designated student parking area south of the high school, except for seniors in good standing who may park north of the high school. Seniors are not permitted to park east of the north doors and no students are permitted to park in the circle drive. Violation of parking or vehicle operating regulations may result in loss of the privilege to use the parking facilities.
Volleyball players will sell Fancloth items through March 14 as a fundraiser in an effort to purchase training equipment for the Junior/Senior High.
Orders are still being taken for 2013-14 Yearbooks. Cost is $50 for a regular or $55 for a personalized cover. Checks should be made out to ACCJSHS and brought to the office.
The 2014 Atchison Rec Softball and Baseball sign-up forms are in the office. Deadline for return is March 14. Return forms to Atchison County Recreation Assn., PO Box 142, Effingham, KS 66023.
NHS is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house. They are holding a competition between PAWS classes to see who can collect the most pop tabs. The prize for the winning high school PAWS class will be going to visit the Ronald McDonald house with NHS in the spring! You can put the pop tabs you collect in the green bucket located in your PAWS classroom. Competition lasts until April 16.
The Lancaster Blood Drive will be held Monday, March 17, from 2:30-7:00, at 301 Kansas St., Lancaster City Hall. Permission forms may be picked up in the office.