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Anderson High School Newsletter
From the Principal...
The month of February has been very cold and blustery, but it hasn’t stopped the students at AHS from continuing
to achieve at competitions or giving back to the community.
First Lutheran Church in Over the Rhine was the recipient of more than 21 lawn and leaf bags of clothing and nine boxes of personal care items that were collected during the drive held in late January. The drive was coordinated by senior Matt Best and freshman Morgan Best. Congratulations to Mrs. Campos’ senior homeroom that collected 285 items and won a free breakfast to celebrate. Mrs. Campos’ freshman homeroom took second place with 111 items. Mrs. McCracken and Mrs. Lowden’s homeroom tied for third place with 67 items each.
At the recent OMEA contest the Philharmonic earned an Excellent rating and the Symphony Orchestra earned a Superior rating. For the Symphony to earn a one (1) in every category is an outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations to Mr. Welch and his students!
Senior Brian Moore has been selected as the winner in the 2010 Overture Awards Competition for Vocal music.
He also received a $2500 scholarship. Brian is part of a long tradition of Anderson students who have been finalists and winners in the Overture Awards.
Eight students have qualified for the regional Science Fair at the University of Cincinnati in March after earning blue ribbons at the local science fair. The qualifiers are: Emily Clausen, Stephanie Cradduck, Jennifer LaCount, Lauren McCane, Lily Prior, Nicole Ward, and the team of Julia Burroughs and Jessica Sellers. I want to see all these students progress to the state science fair.
Anderson DECA had nineteen students qualify for the state competition and six students placed first in their competition. Good luck to all the state competitors. The results are as follows:
Katie Ellis and Jessie Re – 1st in Advertising Campaign Tyler Knabb – 1st in Automotive Series Pat Guanciale – 2nd in Automotive Series Jake Lackner – 3rd in Automotive Series Ryan Sowers – 1st in Business Services Bailey Rankin and Jordan Armstrong – 2nd in Business Law Maxine Pincumbe – 2nd in Entrepreneurship Daniel Lees, Lauren Heckman & Dominique Schiano – 1st in Fashion Plan Amanda Weiglein and Allie Davis – 1st in Hospitality Team Samantha Traine– 2nd in Hotel Series Alyssa Duffey – 2nd in Quick Serve Series Melissa Modzelewski – 1st in Restaurant Series Annie Clark – 2nd in Retail Series Delaney Cook – 3rd in Retail Series From the Principal continued...
The winter season has also been very successful for our athletic teams. The Boys’ Bowling Team qualified for the District Tournament. Varsity team member, Michael Wilkison set the school record for Most Points Scored in a Basketball Game with 48 points. The Girls’ Basketball Team was undefeated in conference play (10-0) and was the FAVC champion. At the state swim meet, John Vigar, finished ninth in the 200 and 500 freestyle, and Julia Comodeca finished sixth in the 200 and 100 freestyle.
I am sure the spring will not only bring showers and flowers, but many accomplishments for the AHS students.
Diana L. Carter Principal Thank you for Supporting the 2010 After Prom The February donations have rolled in and we want to thank the following families, friends and businesses for their financial support of the 2010 After Prom. A special thank you to our AHS Athletic Boosters who continue to support the After Prom year after year in a very generous way. Also, we are very grateful to SAGA for being our sponsor for the Preview Party for the third year!
SUPPORTERJeff & Becky Folkens Steve & Laura Hudock Vince & Julie Puccia Jeffrey Van Pelt From the PTA President...
Hey Anderson Families!
Your PTA is cruising right along this year with the various projects and events in support of our kids and our teachers. Thank you to everyone who brought in food for the teacher conferences, and to Donna Molloy and Pam Williams for organizing. The teachers really appreciate our efforts. Additionally, thank you to everyone who participated in the After Prom Gold Party Fundraiser. It was so successful that they are throwing another Party on March 13 from 10:00 AM – Noon in the Media Center. Bring a friend! Thanks to Nancy Kozak for organizing this party and for all the other After Prom fundraising she has done. Thank you too, to everyone who has contributed financially or with time and talents to this fun, safe night for our students.
Next Friday night (March 12) is the rescheduled Sadie Hawkins Dance from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Tickets will be sold during lunches on Thursday and Friday. We are pretty set for chaperones, (thank you to all of you who have volunteered and to Chairman, Randi Ditter, Dance Chaperone Coordinator), but could use some ticket sellers. Email me if you would like to help sell tickets at email@example.com.
Next up for PTA is OGT week. Your PTA provides breakfasts, and treats during the week. The breakfasts take place before school and are very well attended. Chairman Jane Sparling says that you have been very responsive with contributions of fruit, muffins, etc. Thank you all so much. PTA will be serving close to 2000 breakfasts that week! Wow!
It’s hard to believe, but our school year is starting to wind down. The PTA Nominating Committee successfully presented a full slate of officers for next year. The slate is as follows: President – Dee Stone, 1st VP – Beth Ladrigan, 2nd VP – Debbie Blandford, 3rd VP – Suzie Pellegrini, Treasurer – Kim Loseff, Recording Secretary – Terri Wellman, Corresponding Secretary – Lisa Rogers, Hamilton County Council Delegate – Robin Anderson, and Alternate Delegate – Linda Ransler. This slate will be voted on at the next PTA meeting on April 12. Thank you to the Committee for all their hard work!! And, thank you to the above mentioned women for stepping up to do the work for all our kids.
As our thoughts turn to spring, they also turn to Mulch Madness which will be on April 24 – mark your calendars – and of course, After Prom, which is coming up quickly after Spring Break. Please contact Ann at Aguanciale@cinci.rr.com or Kim at 231-7729 if you would like to get involved. We still need You!
Don’t forget to check the Anderson website for weekly updates of important events. “This Week at AHS” has a day by day listing of things you need to know. Finally, as we head out on Spring Break this year, please encourage your kids to make smart choices as they go about having fun!
Admission cost of $15 covers ALL attractions ( example: mechanical bull, inflatables, photo booth) and food.
Once inside, everything is FREE!
(Please list your name as you would like it printed in the newsletter.
(i.e., The Smith Family, John & Jane Smith, Mr. & Mrs. John Smith, etc.) ADDRESS:______________________________________________________________________________
OTHER DONATION OPPORTUNITIES: In addition, or in lieu of a monetary contribution, prize donations are also appreciated. Prizes are awarded to students at the end of the After Prom through a drawing. Suggestions for prize donations are gift cards to restaurants, fast food, entertainment, gas stations, retail stores including malls, Target, American Eagle, Borders, etc., tickets to concerts or sporting events, and so on. In past years, families have also gotten together to donate a TV, GPS, iPod and other electronics. Please contact Nancy Kozak, 474-3581 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for pick-up of donations or questions. All prize donations are gladly accepted! Donations may be tax deductible—check with your tax preparer.
Please drop off your donation at AHS or mail to:
AHS After Prom 7560 Forest Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45255 All donations will be acknowledged in the monthly PTA newsletter.
AFTER PROM NEWS: “CELEBRATIONS” PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…APRIL 16-18, 2010 Hundreds of Anderson High School parents will volunteer the weekend of April 16-18 (for setup, clean-up and chaperoning) to present “CELEBRATIONS” Anderson’s after-prom event.
This year’s “CELEBRATIONS” theme will have the school magically transformed into themes of Celebrations such as the Super Bowl, Halloween, a wedding, a birthday party, Mardi Gras and many other events that are celebrated in our lives! Many parents volunteer their time all year long to create the “CELEBRATIONS” atmosphere.
We are looking for parent volunteers to:
Help with set up on Friday April 16, 2010 –time 2:30pm-until completed Work in the rooms during the event Sunday April 18, 2010 12:00am-5:30am After Prom is for all junior and senior students. THEY DO NOT NEED TO GO TO PROM to attend After Prom. It is an all night safe, alcohol and drug free, fun place for them to attend
- and we can’t do it without you.
Please complete the information below and send back to AHS Attn: Sue Nelson After Prom volunteers or email Sue Nelson – email@example.com _______________________________________________________________________________________
AFTER PROM VOLUNTEER: April 16-18, 2010 Name:________________________________________________________________
Set-up: Friday April 16, 2010 – 2:30pm-until completed________________________
Help in rooms: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 12:00am-5:30am_______________________
SHOW YOUR ANDERSON PRIDE
Display one of these spirit-filled items below and help support After Prom:
Questions: Contact Nancy Kozak at 474-3581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHONE: _______________________EMAIL: _____________________________________
HOMEROOM TEACHER: ____________________________________________________
Please return the order form to AHS in an envelope marked “AHS After Prom” with payment enclosed. Checks should be made out to AHS PTA. Orders can be turned in to the student’s homeroom teacher or to the office. All orders will be delivered through the student’s homeroom unless other arrangements are made.
Thank you for showing your AHS pride...and helping After Prom!
AHS Excellence In Education AHS PTA is requesting nominations for Anderson High School Excellence in Education.
Please nominate a teacher, staff member or team of educators who you feel exemplifies excellence at AHS.
Name of Educator: _________________________________________________________
School: _____________________________________ Date: _______________________
Below, please state your reasons for nominating this individual educator or team of educators.
If you need more space, please continue on another sheet of paper and submit it with this form.
Suggestions: You may want to share your (or your child’s) personal experiences with a particular educator or school sub-team. You might want to describe an educator's school or community activities or an educator’s innovative program. You might want to celebrate an achievement award that this educator has earned. Feel free to elaborate. Let’s celebrate our educators!
Nomination submitted by: _________________________________________________________________
Phone and/or email: ______________________________________________________________________
_______I am a parent of children at this school. _______I am an educator at this school.
Questions: Contact Julie Ayers at email@example.com or 232-0421. Please return this form to AHS in an envelope marked Excellence in Education. Deadline is MARCH 26, 2010.
Donations Needed for After Prom
Dear AHS Parents:
The After Prom Food committee is looking for additional items for the After Prom event. Please look over the following list and if you can help with any of the items it will be greatly appreciated and will help to keep all of the food items donated. These donations would need to be dropped off to the high school cafeteria/kitchen either Friday, April 16 after 2:30 PM during set-up or Saturday, April 17 from 9:30 AM until 1 PM.
• Baked goods: cookies, brownies, other small desserts used for the students and After Prom volunteers
• Cases of water bottles
• Soft drinks – cases of cans
• Chips/ Pretzels
• Other snacks
• Ice cream toppings:
*6 – 2 liters of root beer *4 – 2 liters of Red Soda *Heath Bars – crumbled *Oreo Cookies – crumbled *Mini M & M’s *Other toppings that you know the kids would enjoy!
*Sprinkles *Cherries *Caramel, Chocolate, and Strawberry Sauces (nothing that needs to be warmed such as hot fudge)
• Breakfast foods: muffins, donuts, coffee cakes
• Juice boxes
• Cut – up vegetables for trays Fruit for easy pick-up for trays • We also use paper goods for the event.
1000 paper plates 500 Solo type plastic cups – 16 oz.
500 napkins plastic cups for cold drinks – 9 – 12 oz.
If you can help with any of the above items, please contact Donna Dauterman. Thank you for your support and help.
Donna Dauterman Hm 474-9480 Cell 702-0682 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org