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Alleghany High School Spring Extravaganza April 16, 2019!

  Alleghany High School and Alleghany County Public Schools
                 Chamber of Commerce  Teacher of the Year
                                        Mr. Avery Nipper

Picture of Mr. Nipper and Mrs. Nipper the chamber of commerce dinner where

Alleghany High School Staff and Student Expo is April 18, 2019! 

AHS will hosted its first ever Expo/Spirit Day on Thursday, April 18th.  An Expo was a large-scale event organized to educate, innovate, promote, and foster learning within a variety of disciplines.  As you will see from the link below, AHS spent the morning involved in many different learning (and fun) experiences.  The link to the agenda/schedule, and posters about the Expo Day were put up around the school.  Students were encouraged to get to their sessions quickly, as they filled up,  causing many to  go to their second and third choice for both sessions.  ALL students reported to a session during the 1st session and the 2nd session.  Students did not report to JRTC at all during this day but stayed at AHS all day. Teachers were posted in the hallways in between sessions to ensure that students were not out of bounds.  

 Link to Agenda/Schedule:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BYSUxLzY3Mv3xrVirTtv8MYZgiF3jSKtJKDgvk0V_jg/edit

                                Picture of promoting the Short Story contest winners


The AHS library short story contest for the month of December/January was "Children's Fiction," and the stories produced were fantastic.  Here are the winners:
1st place - Jayme Bradshaw for her story "Kitty the Candy Queen"
2nd place - Ruth Linsin for her story "Mask"
3rd place - Maggie Thompson for her story "The Good Dog"
Please join us in congratulating them! 

Picture of 1st place  winner- Jayme Bradshaw for her story "Kitty the Candy Queen"  Picture of 2nd place winner - Ruth Linsin for her story "Mask"  Picture of 3rd place winner- Maggie Thompson for her story "The Good Dog"

 
       Alleghany High School Team Gibson & Calvert


September to December of 2018, a group of faculty at Alleghany High School,  Team Gibson & Calvert, worked hard to raise money for two of our own faculty members, Ms. Stacey Gibson and Mrs. Teresa Calvert.   Team Gibson & Calvert worked tirelessly throughout the first part of school year to put on events and raise money for their battle against Breast Cancer.  Sadly, Ms. Gibson passed away on October 4, 2018.  Ms. Gibson’s family wants to do a Scholarship Fund in honor of Ms. Gibson.

  On December 14, 2018, the students and faculty on the team were elated to present Ms. Gibson’s family and Mrs. Calvert each with a check of $2,425.  The Alleghany Choir and Alleghany Cheerleaders coordinated a beautiful presentation for the families before the check presentation.  Ms. Gibson’s family is using her check for a senior scholarship at both Alleghany and Covington High Schools.   Mrs. Calvert is using her check for expenses.  Team Gibson & Calvert would like to thank everyone in this community that helped with the fundraisers endeavors.

Cindy Solak, Teresa Reed, Georgia Gray, and Crystal Hamilton with Team Gibson & Calvert wanted these students at Alleghany High School to be recognized for all their hard work.

Picture from left to right: Mrs. Teresa Calvert, Gabe Meadows, Alex Newman, Jordan Davis, Mary Emma Shifflet, Sydney Burks, and Honoring Ms. Gibson (Brother in law) Frank and (Sister) April Reynes.

Picture from left to right: Mrs. Teresa Calvert, Gabe Meadows, Alex Newman, Jordan Davis, Mary Emma Shifflet, Sydney Burks, and Honoring Ms. Gibson (Brother in law) Frank and (Sister) April Reynes.




picture of the Click It or Ticket Poster picture of the National Highway Traffic Safety Association Poster


On Thursday 11/29/2018 at the end of the school day, members from the Alleghany High School Law Enforcement Club conducted a “candy checkpoint” in conjunction with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) seat belt campaign of Click It or Ticket.  The participating members were Shawn Carter, Joseph Edwards, Ira Loan, Sidney Robinson, Zach Sexton, Johnathan Scruggs, Cody Taylor, and Chris Tucker.  Deputy Clinton Phillips of the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office is the sponsor and training coordinator of the Law Enforcement club at AHS.

The mission of the candy checkpoint was to bring awareness to drivers and passengers about wearing their seat belts. Deputy Phillips would safely bring those vehicles to a stop at a three-way intersection exiting the school.  This would then allow the members to approach the vehicles in a safe manner. Club members would approach the vehicles and offer Smarties candy to drivers and passengers wearing their seat belts and offer Dum-Dum suckers to those not buckled up.  They would also offer a reminder for those not buckled up that it is a law to buckle up.    The checkpoint was also monitored and tracked for seat belt usage.  One member acted as a recorder and monitored the first 100 vehicles that entered the checkpoint and kept a count of vehicles for the duration.  Of the first 100 vehicles, 70 drivers were buckled prior to entering the checkpoint area.  The vehicles included students, teachers, and guardians picking up students.

Members of the Law Enforcement Club felt the checkpoint was successful in bringing awareness to wearing seat belts.  The comment was made, “Even if they don’t keep their seat belts on all the time, we know that they were at least safe when they got home today.”


Picture of AHS Students that Handed out Candy to those who bucketed up.  Picture of AHS Students Handing out Candy to those who bucketed upPicture of AHS Students Handing out Candy to those who bucketed up 
Picture of officer Phillips directing traffic so  AHS Students  could Hand out Candy to those who bucketed upPicture of  AHS Students Handing  out Candy to those who bucketed up  


Alleghany High School's  Jerri the Chicken
 

Picture of Jerri the Chicken who was raised by AHS Students doing PBL

Jerri the Chicken was raised by Alleghany High School students as part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) experience.  Jerri has turned into a local celebrity with her visit to The Brian Center. She visited with many of the residents there, who spent a lot of time holding Jerri and relaxing with this unexpected visitor.  



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Alleghany High School Fall Extravaganza for the Community 

The Alleghany High School Administration would like to thank and congratulate the students, staff, parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, and community members on a wonderful Alleghany High School Fall Extravaganza.   This was first event of this kind at AHS, and it was great learning opportunity for everyone to see what our students and staff have been doing, as well as make connections for the future growth of the school and community.   

 “On behalf of the administration of Alleghany High School thank you!” said AHS Principal Dwayne Ross. “We appreciate your efforts with the fall extravaganza.  You have proven what we have known all along, you have a great deal of potential and no limit on the things you can accomplish!”   

 The goal of Alleghany County Public Schools is for its students, staff, and community to be the guide for the world to follow.  In order to be the guide, they must first explore, design, create, map, and build along the way.   

 “We will continue to work and learn by refining our successes and correcting our mistakes as we use project and problem based learning to benefit everyone.  We hope to improve our learning outcomes, community involvement, and be better each day in the future.   Your feedback is vital to this end,” said Ross.

 If you have ideas and/or resources to contribute to our students growth please contact Alleghany High School at 863-1700 or email Dwayne Ross, principal at dross@alleghany.k12.va.us or Jackie Almarode, AHS New Tech coordinator at jalmarode@alleghany.k12.va.us


Picture of students from Mrs. Spinks and Mr. Clarke's class with their Projects (Anna Hayes, Abby Martin, Gracie Conner, Darcy Ross)    Picture of students from Mrs. Spinks and Mr. Clarke's class with their Projects (Amber Howard & Wynter Howard)

Picture of students from Mrs. Spinks and Mr. Clarke's class with their Projects (Alexander Harris, Erik Honaker, Mason Honaker, Alexandre Taylor, Jeffery Harris)  Picture of students from Mrs. Spinks and Mr. Clarke's class with their Projects

Picture of students from Mrs. Spinks and Mr. Clarke's class with their Projects (Gracie, Erin, Jenna, Hattie, Aysia)Picuture of quote your life is only as good as your mindset

AHS Choir Students Performing at the Fall Extravaganza (Kathryn Burgess & Ethanael Elmore   AHS Choir Students Performing at the Fall Extravaganza    AHS Choir Students Performing at the Fall Extravaganza
AHS Choir Students Performing at the Fall Extravaganza  AHS Choir Students Performing at the Fall Extravaganza (Jessica Gadd)   AHS Choir Students Performing at the Fall Extravaganza
AHS Choir Students Performing at the Fall Extravaganza   AHS Choir Students Performing at the Fall Extravaganza
AHS Turning Point Students and their Projects for Sale at the Fall Extravaganza (Turning Point Director Rose West & Student Shontee Butler-Ray) AHS Turning Point Students and their Projects for Sale at the Fall Extravaganza  AHS Turning Point Students and their Projects for Sale at the Fall Extravaganza ( Student Shontee Butler-Ray)
AHS Students and their Projects at the Fall Extravaganza (FFA Students - MaKenzie Shifflett, Marlowe Linsin, & Gabriel Miller)  AHS Students at the Fall Extravaganza (FFA)
AHS Students and their Projects at the Fall Extravaganza (FFA) AHS Students and their Projects the Fall Extravaganza (FFA Students Marlowe Linsin, & Gabriel Miller with Superintendent Mr. Eugene Kotulka)  AHS Fall Extravaganza (JRTC Teacher Jamie Huffman and Superintendent Mr. Eugene Kotulka)
AHS Students and their Projects at the Fall Extravaganza  AHS Students and their Projects for Sale at the Fall Extravaganza



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The TEACH students finished their successful internship at the Clifton Forge Library, and our students were given a celebration by the director and his staff.  Invited guests were, Mr. Kotulka, Dr. Heath, Mary Jane Mutispaugh, Ms. Huff, and Ms. Birchfield.  The students displayed their capabilities in categorizing, organizing, and shelving books, and they  shared this knowledge by performing the tasks for their guests.  The photos below are the students performing their task and enjoying the “fruits of their labors”.  

AHS Teacher Program Students at The Clifton Forge Library with Mr. Kotulka, Alleghany County Public Schools Superintendent       
AHS Teacher Program Students  showing off their Certificates at The Clifton Forge Library with Central Office Staff of  Alleghany County Public Schools sitting and watching students present  AHS Students in the teach program at the Clifton Forge Library

      AHS Teacher Program Students  showing off their Certificates at The Clifton Forge Library with Central Office  and AHS Staff of  Alleghany County Public Schools

 


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Congratulations to all of the students who have participated in the Alleghany High School library writing contests for the months of September and October.  In September, students competed by writing science fiction short stories, and the winners were announced the second week of October.  Alexis Haymaker won first place, Jayme Bradshaw won second place, and Madi Brown won third place.  


             Science Fiction Contest 1st and  3rd Place Winners Alexi Haymaker 1st and  Madi Brown 3rd  AHS Science Fiction Writing Contest 2nd Place Winner

 

In October, AHS celebrated Anti-Bullying month with a “Dear Bully” letter-writing contest.  The winners of that contest were announced at the end of the month.  Paula Putnam won first place, David Donnan won second place, and Sam Wood won third place.

   Bully Prevention Writing Contest  1st Place Winner Paula Putnam 
    AHS Dear Bully Writing Contest 2nd Place Winner David Donnan   AHS Dear Bully Letter Contest 3rd place Winner  Sam Wood

  Also in October, students competed in a second library writing contest by writing horror short stories.  In first place is Jayme Bradshaw with her story, "We Don't Talk about Bailey."   In second place is David Donnan with his story, "The Devil's Maze."  In third place is Lydia Armontrout with her untitled story.  Please join us in congratulating these students! Special thanks and congratulation to Tina Linsin for holding these various contest. 

    Picture of  the first place winner Jayme Bradshaw with her story, "We Don't Talk about Bailey."   Picture of the second place winner David Donnan with his story, "The Devil's Maze."  Picture of third place winner Lydia Armontrout with her untitled story.

   

FCCLA Day at the State Fair of Virginia

 October 3, 2018, Alleghany High School members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended FCCLA Day at the State Fair of Virginia in Doswell, Virginia. Over 25 members, advisers, and chaperones enjoyed a day filled with educational and leadership opportunities.

 Members were given the opportunity to participate in four FCCLA contests – FCCLA Poster, Brand FCCLA Wear-Accessories, Brand FCCLA Wear-Clothing, and Brand FCCLA at Home. FCCLA state officers judged the projects based on originality, creativity, and neatness. Those pictured received a ribbon for their entries. (from left to right:  Amber Burton, Grace Fields, Caydance Ramsey, Rylee Reynolds, and Maegan Trentine)

Members also participated in an SOL Scavenger Hunt where they explored Virginia’s largest outdoor classroom, matching educational opportunities throughout the fairgrounds with related Standards of Learning, including those encompassing family and career issues.

 FCCLA is The Ultimate Leadership Experience for students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences across the nation. It is the only national in-school organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in state and national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.

FCCLA students the went to State Fair


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Do you want to wish your classmate a happy birthday or need to know when an event is taking place at AHS? Click the student announcements tab that has been updated for 2018-2019 school year to find out who may have a birthday today, for weekly events, student information, and helpful links. Please see the AHS Tobacco Letter link here to parents pertaining to Alleghany High School's updated policy on tobacco use on school property.

Alleghany High School is excited to be a part of the Alleghany County Public Schools’ 1:1 Chromebook initiative. We are happy to prepare our students for success in the 21st century.

 

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Underage Drinking Prevention Resources for Parents
 – It is a fact that parents are the key to good decision making related to drinking and driving. VAHPERD provides resources for starting the conversation to prevent underage drinking and impaired driving.

 

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