NTI - Tuesday, January 18, 2022
ACSchools will be on NTI (Virtual) schedule Tuesday, January 18, 2022, due to inclement weather and cold temperatures. We will utilize an 8am - 3pm schedule. Please contact your school if you need assistance. 
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No Matter the Weather, Anderson County Teachers and Students Stick Together
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky-- As the winter weather continues to impact our area, many of us recall fond childhood memories of snow days off of school spent lazing about our homes, sporadically going outside to play in the snow. When we would return to school, our teachers would spend time refreshing our memories on our most recent lessons before continuing on to new content. We all loved those snow days, but what we did not enjoy were the warm summer days tacked on to the end of the school year that had to be used as make-up days. The warm breeze wafting through the classroom window seemed to call louder than the snow ever did.
 
Message from Superintendent Mitchell - Updated Guidance from CDC and KDHP
As you know, the CDC and Public Health released new Covid-19 guidance for schools this week.  I've been in consultation with our local Health Department, KDE and Cumberland Family Medical.  The Education Commissioner also held a webex for superintendents yesterday that included consultation with Dr. Connie White.  The new guidance has several changes and we have updated the Test to Stay document, put together a summary of changes document and provided the attachments below.
 
NTI Day (Thursday, January 6, 2022)
Bearcat students, parents and staff

ACHS will be on an NTI day due to the possibility of inclement weather. Students are responsible for participating in Google Meets and completing all assignments in order to receive credit for the day. If you are unable to attend Google Meets due to internet issues please let your teacher know. Students should check their Google Cassrooms this evening in preparation for tomorrow's activities. We will be operating on the following schedule for all NTI days this school year. Everyone have a good evening.

8:00-8:50 - 1st period 
9:00-9:50 - 2nd period
10:00-10:50 - 3rd period
11:00-11:50 - 4th period
12:00-12:50 - Lunch
1:00-1:50 - 5th period
2:00-2:50 - 6th period
 
42nd Annual Youth Salute
Attention Juniors:
The Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership is currently accepting applications for the 2022 “YouthSalute”. To qualify, a student must: (1) Be a high school junior (senior class of 2023), (2) Have a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. through their sophomore year and (3) Have held or currently hold TWO LEADERSHIP ROLES within the past two years in school, religious or community sponsored organizations. Students accepted into the program will be saluted in a photographic banner display at school and online media graphics. Over $90,000 in scholarships and awards will be awarded. To apply, go to centralky.youthsalute.com/apply
Contact Ms. Kays with any questions. Application deadline is December 12, 2021.
 
ACT Boot Camp
Need help preparing for the ACT? ACHS will be hosting its Fall ACT Boot Camp From Nov. 22-Dec. 10. Please see the schedule below for more information.
 
Paying for College 101 (Virtual Event for Parents/Students)
Parents and guardians. Don't miss this! Paying for College 101, a free, virtual workshop, is happening at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. Topics include: FAFSA, grants and scholarships, work study, loans, state/federal financial aid, KEES money and more! To get more info and register, go to https://cpe.ky.gov/events/parentnight.html 
 
Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony 2021
Anderson County Schools will be hosting a Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11th. The Parade will begin at Robert B. Turner Elementary at 8:30 am. We would like to extend an invitation to any veterans to join our parade. We will begin lining up cars at 8:00 am in Westwood Subdivision, across from RBT and visiting every public school in Anderson County. If you are a veteran and interested in joining our parade, we would love to have you. We hope to see you here.

We are so excited about not only honoring our veterans, but also providing a learning experience for our students. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Shannon Wells at [email protected] or call the school at (502) 839-2500.

After the parade, ACHS will be live streaming a Veterans Day ceremony. You may view the ceremony using the following link https://www.facebook.com/ACBearcats We will have a special speaker, Ben James, former 2004 ACHS graduate, and Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy, as well as performances from the advanced choir and the 2021 State Champion Band. 

We look forward to celebrating Veterans Day with you!
 
Hugh O' Brien Youth Leadership State Seminar
Attention Sophomores: Applications are now being accepted for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership State Seminar.  One 10th grader from ACHS  will be chosen to attend. During this three- to four-day HOBY seminar, students gather at university sites across the U.S. to explore and discover their personal leadership strengths, and learn how to apply them to serve their community. Click on this video or this link to learn more. Contact Ms. Kays with any questions. [email protected]

 
KY Safe Schools Week Pledge

The Kentucky Center for School Safety is proud to announce this year’s KY Safe Schools Week is set for October 17-23, 2021.

This year’s theme is “BE A SAFETY STAR” the focus will be on the multi-faceted brilliance of what it means to be a safety star in school and in life. From the acts of kindness and respectfulness to following all safety rules and guidelines, being a true SAFETY STAR includes shining bright in all these areas. These outstanding students put others first without focusing on themselves.

Click on the following link to access to access the pledge. https://kycss.org/safe-schools-week/safety-week-pledge/
 
Message from Superintendent Mitchell - TikTok Challenge

Parents and Guardians, you may have heard of the recent TikTok “Devious Licks” challenge in September encouraging students to vandalize school property. Please be aware that news sources are reporting that the trend is continuing, on a month to month basis, with new concerning challenges emerging. Parents, guardians and families can help prevent incidents by being aware of their student's access to social media accounts as well as reminding students through conversations at home about being respectful to others, their property and making good decisions.  Reminding students of the consequences that may come from inappropriate actions if participating in destruction challenges also provides the same clear message at home that they are receiving at school.  We appreciate all of the support that we receive from our parents and guardians. 


I was recently asked several questions by The Anderson News concerning the TikTok challenge and how it has affected us. Follow the link above to see those questions answered as well as links to resources to help parents/guardians with social media questions. 

 
Career Center Event (Sept. 30, 2021)
Career Center workshop will be held on September 30 at 1:15 in the Media Center. This workshop is "Interviewing Skills". We have 50 spots available, so students will have to sign up for this event. Any co-op students know that they must attend at least 4 events, but they are also open to other students. Students can sign up by emailing Mrs. Rollins (candy.roll[email protected]) or sign up on my door (Room 141).  
 
Voting for Principals Advisory Council (PAC)
The following links contain information regarding candidacy for the Principals Advisory Council (PAC). This council will serve as class officers for the 2021-2022 school year. Click this link to vote. Voting will begin tomorrow, Sept. 21, during first period.

 
ACT Registration Deadline
Attention students interested in taking the ACT at ACHS on October 23rd:
Registration for the October ACT ends this Friday, September 17th. Remember, any Junior who plans on applying for Governor's Scholar needs to take either the ACT or the PSAT in October. To register for the ACT, click on the link below. 
ACT Registration. Contact Ms. Kays in the guidance office if you have any questions [email protected]
 
Blood Drive - Sept. 10, 2021
On Friday, September 10,  Kentucky Blood Center is hosting a blood drive for students and staff of ACHS, coordinated by the Health Sciences program at Trailblazer.  Remember— if you are 16 you need to get a parent permission form from the front office, and bring a photo ID the day of the blood drive. Drink lots of water and eat well the day before you donate.  

The Kentucky Blood Center also provides Anderson County students with an opportunity to receive college scholarships based on our donations each year.
 
Registration for the PSAT Exam
Attention 10th and 11th grade students who are interested in signing up for the PSAT:
The PSAT will be given on Tuesday, October 26th at Anderson Co. High School. Any 11th grader who plans on applying to Governor's Scholar needs to take the PSAT and/or ACT in October. Any 10th graders who plan on applying to Craft or Gatton Academies are encouraged to take the PSAT. Online registration will begin on August 18th and close on Monday, September 13th. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or by visiting https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/181350
Please contact Ashlee Kays at ACHS with any questions at [email protected]
 
Sign Up for ACHS Weekly News Emails
To receive important informational updates, please request to have your email address added by emailing [email protected].
 
Bearcat Boost
ACHS held our Bearcat Boost Summer Academy from June 7-18 and July 12-23. Attending students received math, reading, and writing instruction as well as participation in various enrichment opportunities. Click on the heading above to access the video.

 
2021-2022 Scheduling
To sign up for a scheduling conference, please click on the link below to access the spreadsheet. Put your first and last name in a time period that is vacant. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, July 27-Friday, July 30. Conferences will be in 15 minute intervals from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Conferences are for in person ACHS changes. APEX students will have their own scheduling sessions. New students will need to come in the week of August 2nd to meet with a counselor, set up a schedule and get a tour of the campus. BCTC students will have scheduled appointments with Mrs. Wells.

 
Parking Information for Students and Parents
ACHS students are required to complete the Vehicle Registration Form yearly to park on campus. Once all fields are completed, please turn in your form to Ms. Warford in the West Wing Office [formerly the Main Office] to obtain your parking pass. You may also obtain a form in the East Wing and West Wing Offices. Students must display their passes on their rearview mirrors. Parking checks will be made periodically to ensure students are parking on campus legally. The ACHS Parking Plan is also attached. Parents and students-make sure to read both documents in order to know the parking lot procedures for student pick-up, drop off, student driver parking, faculty parking and visitor parking. Thanks.
 
Class of 2021 Career Readiness Recipients
Click on the following link to access the presentation. Class of 2021 Career Readiness Recipients
 

 
Anderson County High School
1 Bearcat Drive
 Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
 Phone: 502.839.5118
Fax: 502.839.3486 

Administration
Chris Glass (Principal)
Dustin Fore (Associate Principal)
Bridget Wells (Associate Principal)
Josh White (Associate Principal)

Athletics
Jesse Currens (Athletic Director)
Jeremy Cook (Assistant Athletic Director)

Secretaries
Judy Craft (Guidance Office)
Bobbi Palmer (East Wing Office)
Karen Warford (West Wing Office)

Bookkeeper

Attendance Clerk

Youth Services Coordinator

Media Center Specialist

School Nurse

School Resource Officer

School Psychologist

Guidance Counselors
Jerilyn Hanks (9th/11th grades)
Cynthia Miracle (9th/12th grades)
Ashlee Thacker (9th/10th grades)


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