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Registration for the October ACT Test
ACHS will be hosting the October 26, 2019 ACT. Friday, September 20th is the deadline for registration. To avoid late fees, you will need to register this week. REGISTER NOW! 
2019 Homecoming Nominations
Click on the following links to access the 9th-12th grade Homecoming nominations.
 
Weekly Update [September 16, 2019]
Click on the following link to access the weekly info. School news can also be found on Bearcat Broadcast. See the ACHS main webpage to access the daily announcments.  
College Application and Career Readiness Week Sessions Survey
Please click in the following link to access the survey:
 
Senior Activity Packet for Yearbook

Seniors, be sure to get your Senior Activity packet complete for the yearbook! If you are using professional pics, these are due by Oct. 31. Parents and students, if you have any questions, please let Mrs. Potter know. If you still need a packet, see Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Potter. If you would prefer to print out an electronic copy, the form is attached to Mrs. Micracle's weekly email.

Seniors, It is your responsibility to see that each of these tasks is completed correctly and on time if you want to be included in the senior section of the yearbook and the senior salute section of The Anderson News. The yearbook and the newspaper operate independently of one another, so please read each set of requirements carefully.

Due October 31, 2019 (All of this information is in the packet.)
1. Your senior picture for the yearbook/newspaper. This picture is the same for both the yearbook and for the paper.
2. Your baby picture for the newspaper
3. Your senior activity sheet
4. Your sibling form
Turn all items into Mrs. Potter, room 119.

 
Balfour Ring and Jacket Orders
Balfour will be at ACHS on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 during lunch for students to order/pay for their class rings and/or jackets. 
Weekly Update [September 6, 2019]
Click on the following link to access the weekly update. 
College Application and Career Readiness Week [Sept. 9-13]
Click on the following link to access information pertaining to seniors having the opportunity to participate in a college visit or job shadowing.  
Youth Salute Announcement
This year, the Central KY Council on Youth Leadership, will sponsor the 40th annual "Youth Salute" in cooperation with National Council on Youth Leadership. The purpose of this program is to honor high school juniors who maintain a high scholastic average and have demonstrated leadership ability.
In order to be eligible for this program, students must:
1. Be a high school junior [senior class of 2021].
2. Have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA through their sophomore year. Any student who attains a 3.0 GPA by the end of the fall semester of their junior year may submit a late nomination by January 10, 2020.
3. Have held two leadership roles to which they were chosen by their peers or an adult leader within the past two years in school, religious or community sponsored programs.
Students must participate in each of the following activities:
1. Completion of an online application form and signature page by Friday, September 27, 2019.
2. Orientation at Holifield Photography for information about the program, photography session and photgraphic displays.
3. Be photographed by Holifield Photography for community and school displays as well as regional media recognition. 
4. Attendance at the Leadership Seminar and Awards Ceremony co-sponsored by Asbury University, Eastern KY University, Georgetown College and Transylvania University.
Please see Mrs. Thacker in the guidance office to pick up an application. Applications are due September 27, 2019. 
 
Weekly Update [August 30, 2019]
Click on the following link to access the weekly update. 
Public Notice - House Bill 11: Tobacco Free Schools

Notice - House Bill 11: Tobacco Free Schools

HB 11 is a smoke free law passed this year that includes all school facilities and grounds.  No one, including parents, school employees, visitors or students are permitted to use tobacco products, alternative nicotine or vapor products on grounds at any time. This was added into Anderson County Schools Policy and Procedures at the July 9th special called board meeting and goes into effect for the 2019-2020 school year.  


The interpretation of HB 11 by Anderson County Schools legal council is that this includes:

  • Personal vehicles that are on school grounds 

  • District owned vehicles 

  • Outdoor Athletic Facilities and all athletic events

  • Evening or weekend activities

  • Rented district facilities (example - Recreation league practices or games held on school grounds

 
Weekly Update [August 23, 2019]
Click on  the following link to access the weekly update. 
Weekly Update [August 16, 2019]
Click the link to access the weekly update. 
PSAT Registration Announcement
Registration for the PSAT, which will be given at Anderson County High School on Wednesday - Oct 16, 2019, begins on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 12:01 am and ends at 11:59 pm, September 13, 2019.

Registrations that are not paid by 11:59 PM, Monday, Sep 16, 2019 will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
Please contact Mrs Ashlee Thacker, ashlee.thacker@anderson.kyschools.us if you have questions about financial assistance, or any other questions.

https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/181350 

 
Join Google Work-Based Learning Classroom
Use code npmycw to join. 
Terroristic Threatening Letter to Parents, Students and Other Community Members

Our most important function in Anderson County Schools is to provide the safest learning environment possible for all of our students and school staff members. Attached is the Terroristic Threatening Letter; the purpose of this letter is to notify all parents/guardians, students and community members that school district officials [in coordination with responding law enforcement agencies] will pursue immediate legal charges for felony terroristic threatening in the second degree to the absolute fullest extent of the law against anyone who makes such threats to any staff member or student.

 
ACHS Renovation
As many of you may know, Anderson County High School’s main building was opened in the late 1960’s. Since that time, there have been several additions and improvements to the building and this summer, the Board  approved some additional updates to much of the original portion of the structure. 
Pay Attention to Attendance: Keep Your Child On Track in Middle and High School
Click on the following link to access information regarding what you as a parent/guardian can do to keep your student on track in their middle/high school years. 
2019-2020 SBDM Parent Candidates
Click on the following link to access information regarding parent elections for the 2019-2020 SBDM council. Voting will be held Thursday, July 25th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the main office. 
Back to School Student Letter
Please see attachment to access the Back to School Student Letter for the 2019-2020 school year.  
Updated BCTC Scheduling Info.
Updated a BCTC Scheduling Info.
Attention Juniors: Due to Administrative Retreat training for district, I need to cancel Wednesday, July 17, and add some more times. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Today, July 16 - 5:00-7:00 pm - L-N; O & P
No scheduling on 7/17 or 7/18
July 19 - 1:00 - 7:00 pm - O, P, R, & S
July 21- 2:00-6:00 pm - T, U, V, & W
July 22- 3:00-5:00 pm - any junior
July 25 - 1:00-6:00 pm - junior last call

It’s very important to be present, sign-in, and be patient until it is your turn. E-mail me if you have issues with your time slot: Bridget.wells@anderson.kyschools.us.
 
Seniors Who Plan To Co-op, Intern Or Be An Apprentice This Year
Any SENIOR who plans to co-op, intern, or be an apprentice this year through ACHS, CTE classes, or Trailblazer Academy, should have submitted an application in May. Please stop by and pick up an application or e-mail Mrs. Wells to send you one, if you have not done so. All Work-Based Learning seniors will need to attend an orientation on July 29, 2019, 6:00 pm in auditorium. Applications will be accepted that evening. Students will learn expectations, receive employer agreement information, and sign-up for interviews. This is a critical first step in the co-op process. Contact Mrs. Wells for further information. 
Boys Soccer Tryouts
Boys soccer tryouts will be on Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the ACHS soccer field. For those players interested in trying out for the 2019 team, you are required to bring an updated/valid KHSAA physical to be allowed to stay along with water, tennis shoes, cleats, shin guards and a soccer ball. We are looking forward to the season getting started. 
Scheduling
All students will receive a copy of their schedules on the first day of school; however, schedules will be posted in parent/student portal on July 22, 2019. Students who would like to discuss their schedules may come to school July 24th, 25th, 30th, and 31st, between 8:00 and 3:00 for schedule consultations. Counselors will be taking lunch from 12-1. Any changes will be based on master schedule openings, initial student requests, and required coursework.  There will be NO schedule changes after school begins per SBDM policy. Early College/BCTC/AP students may contact Mrs. Wells, to discuss issues, and set up an appointment if they have questions or concerns regarding their schedules.  See our school website for additional information and pay attention to BCTC Remind 101 texts. (To join text @achsbc to 81010.) 
9th and 10th Grade Students Who Met Benchmarks on 8th Grade MAPS and 9th Grade Star Testing
Ninth and tenth grade students, who met percentile benchmarks on 8th grade MAPs and 9th grade STAR testing, received a letter at the end of school year regarding a potential opportunity for Early College/BCTC classes.  The Site Based Decision Making council has tabled the discussion to further research educational impacts of this decision for students, staff, and our school's curriculum and graduation requirements.  

Thus, students' schedules for 19-20 will follow their intended selections from the spring advising/scheduling process.  More information will be made available about the future of extending the Early College program as decisions are made.
 
ACHS is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
 
Anderson County High School
1 Bearcat Drive
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Phone: 502.839.5118
Fax: 502.839.3486 
 
Administration
 Chris Glass [Head Principal]
Dustin Fore [Associate Principal]
Bridget Wells [Associate Principal] 
Josh White [Associate Principal] 
 
Guidance Couselors
Jerilyn Hanks [9th/11th grades]
 Cynthia Miracle [9th/12th grades]
Ashlee Thacker [9th/10th grades]
 
School Psychologist
 
Athletic Director
 
Secretaries
 Judy Craft [Guidance Office]
Susan Johnson [Main Office]
 Karen Warford [East Wing Office]
 
Bookkeeper
 
Attendance Clerk
 
Youth Service Coordinator
 
Media Center Specialist
 
School Nurse
 
 
School Resource Officer
School Calendar
Sep
27
Oct
7
Fall Break [No School]
Mon Oct 7 2019
to Fri Oct 11 2019

Nov
5
Election Day [No School]
Tue Nov 5 2019
Nov
27
Thanksgiving Break [No School]
Wed Nov 27 2019
to Fri Nov 29 2019

Dec
23
Christmas Break [No School]
Mon Dec 23 2019
to Fri Jan 3 2020

Feb
14
high school
middle school
phoenix academy
emma b ward elementary
robert turner elementary
saffell street elementary
early childhood cneter
community education
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