Daily Announcements

MARCH 28, 2023
NATIONAL SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY - March 28 - National Day Calendar


Students and staff may no longer enter the building through the 6th hall doors located near the murals.  While you may still leave the building through those doors, we ask that no one enters through those doors and that you do not open those doors for anyone trying to get into the building.  We thank everyone in advance for their cooperation with this.    
Please Do Not Enter Sign | FREE Download


ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: Food deliveries ARE NOT ALLOWED at any time during school hours. Any student who has food delivered will have it confiscated and be written up. 



ATTENTION AP STUDENTS: If you are all registered for an upcoming AP Exam, it is required to submit payment in order to sit for the exam. Please check your email for details ASAP. ALL exam payments are due by THURSDAY.

To Take or To Not Take – AP Testing – The Uproar


Attention Seniors! Please check your email for information about community scholarships that will be awarded exclusively to AHS students. Applications will be due April 17th!

Scholarships Alert: Illinois DCFS offers college scholarships to current  and former youth in care DCFS



Tickets will be $5

Sold during all lunches from 3/27-3/31

Open to all Juniors and Seniors ONLY!!!
ONLY applies to ONE CAR for the entire month, NO SHARING!


ATTENTION SENIORS: If you are driving a different car than you originally registered for your senior parking spot, please come to the main office to give Mrs. A. your new information. 


ANY Juniors or Seniors who have parking stickers must have them displayed on the driver’s  side back bumper of your cars. If you have not yet registered your vehicle, please come print out the parking paperwork that can be found in you virtual backpack.  Any student who does not have their parking sticker displayed will be written up by Security. 






Junior Parking is at BYRON JOHNSON PARK ONLY. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARK IN SENIOR LOT AT ANY TIME. Any Juniors parking at Byron Johnson Park MUST HAVE a parking sticker in order to park there. Please complete the Junior Parking form and have a parent/guardian watch the parking video online. All information can be found on the AHS website in your virtual backpack. Juniors parking at Byron Johnson Park without having their car registered with the main office and/or without a parking sticker will be written up by security.  




Winners will be announced every Monday. Songs will be played before school and in between classes. Music must be school appropriate and approved before playing. 



Mindfulness Homeroom happens Thursdays in room 402. Everyone is welcome to come and learn new ways to unwind and de-stress!


The Guidance Department will be hosting the next Wellness Wednesday on April 19th in the library, during lunch. All students may attend but only during their lunch period. You DO NOT need a pass.

Wellness Wednesdays offer spring pick-me-up


The Allentown Business Community Association is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Spring Stroll on Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd. If you are looking for volunteer hours and are interested, please send an email to allentownspringstroll@gmail.com

water walk

For anyone interested in attending the Water Walk Team Leaders Zoom meeting on March 30th at 7:30 pm, contact Juliet Kelly at Kelly.J.2023@ufrsd.net.



Attention FFA Members: Are you interested in attending the New Jersey FFA Convention in May? Information packets are now available on the FFA classroom page and in the Ag Building. Please see Mrs. Emmons or Mr. Cruzan with any questions. All packets are due by April 5, 2023. 

National FFA Organization - Wikipedia



The Art Club meets every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Art Room after school from 2:15-4:15pm. Everyone is welcome to come and be creative!


The next book club will be today at 2:15 pm in the library.

Alameda Library Book Club | Alameda Free Library


  The Green Birds environmental club is participating in a NexTrek recycling challenge until April 15th.. Please bring in clean, plastic film such as plastic bags, ziploc, bread bags to school and drop it off in the main entrance atrium or room 504 in the annex.. For more information on acceptable items, please visit the Google slides link:

              NexTrex Recycling Challenge Info       
We diverted 58 pounds of plastic film for the month of February. 






Boys Varsity Golf @ Wall Invitational Tournament (Jumping Brook CC)

Redbirds finish 8/10 teams

Max Kuchar withdraws after 5 holes due to injury

Danny Doran and Tyler Emken both shot 88 and tied for 44th place

Leo Bassi shot 92 and was in a tie for 57th place 

Alex Greenbaum shot a 109 and was a tie for 107th place. 

Free Golf Clip Art Pictures - Clipartix


Why March is National Women's History Month - National Women's History  Alliance

March is Women’s History Month. Every school day this month there will spotlight important women throughout history, pioneers from all walks of life. From politics, to entertainment, to science and sports, women have made their mark.  Today  we spotlight British author and philanthropist J.K. Rowling, who shot to stardom with the Harry Potter series of books. The book series has sold over 600 million copies, been translated into 84 languages, and spawned a global media franchise including films and video games. Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International in 1990 when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, the birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband, and relative poverty until the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in 1997. Six sequels followed, and by 2008, Forbes had named her the world's highest-paid author. Rowling concluded the Harry Potter series with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007). In 1999, Warner Bros. purchased film rights to the first two Harry Potter novels for a reported $1 million. Rowling accepted the offer with the provision that the studio only produce Harry Potter films based on books she authored,[146] while retaining the right to final script approval, and some control over merchandising. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, an adaptation of the first Harry Potter book, was released in November 2001. Steve Kloves wrote the screenplays for all but the fifth film, with Rowling's assistance, ensuring that his scripts kept to the plots of the novels.[150] The film series concluded with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which was adapted in two parts; part one was released on 19 November 2010, and part two followed on 15 July 2011.Warner Bros. announced an expanded relationship with Rowling in 2013, including a planned series of films about her character Newt Scamander, fictitious author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The first film of five, a prequel to the Harry Potter series, set roughly 70 years earlier, was released in November 2016. Rowling wrote the screenplay, which was released as a book. Crimes of Grindelwald was released in November 2018. Secrets of Dumbledore was released in April 2022. Rowling's Harry Potter series has been credited with a resurgence in crossover fiction: children's literature with an adult appeal.Crossovers were prevalent in 19th-century American and British fiction, but fell out of favor in the 20th century and did not occur at the same scale. The post-Harry Potter crossover trend is associated with the fantasy genre. In the 1970s, children's books were generally realistic as opposed to fantastic, while adult fantasy became popular because of the influence of The Lord of the Rings. The next decade saw an increasing interest in grim, realist themes, with an outflow of fantasy readers and writers to adult works.The commercial success of Harry Potter in 1997 reversed this trend. The scale of its growth had no precedent in the children's market: within four years, it occupied 28% of that field by revenue. Children's literature rose in cultural status, and fantasy became a dominant genre. Older works of children's fantasy, including Diana Wynne Jones's Chrestomanci series and Diane Duane's Young Wizards, were reprinted and rose in popularity; some authors re-established their careers. In the following decades, many Harry Potter imitators and subversive responses grew popular. Rowling's Harry Potter series has won awards for general literature, children's literature and speculative fiction. It has earned multiple British Book Awards, beginning with the Children's Book of the Year for the first two volumes, Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets. The third novel, Prisoner of Azkaban, was nominated for an adult award, the Whitbread Book of the Year, where it competed against the Nobel prize laureate Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf. The award body gave Rowling the children's prize instead (worth half the cash amount), which some scholars felt exemplified a literary prejudice against children's books. She won the World Science Fiction Conventions Hugo Award for the fourth book, Goblet of Fire, and the British Book Awards' adult prize the Book of the Year – for the sixth novel, Half-Blood Prince. Rowling was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2000 Birthday Honors for services to children's literature, and three years later received Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for Concord.Following the conclusion of the Harry Potter series, she won the Outstanding Achievement prize at the 2008 British Book Awards. The next year, she was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by the French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and leading magazine editors named her the "Most Influential Woman in the UK" in 2010. For services to literature and philanthropy, she was awarded the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in 2017.Many academic institutions have bestowed honorary degrees on Rowling, including her alma mater, the University of Exeter, and Harvard University, where she spoke at the 2008 commencement ceremony. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL), the Royal Society of Edinburgh (HonFRSE), and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCPE). Rowling shared the British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema with the cast and crew of the Harry Potter films in 2011. Her other awards include the 2017 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the 2021 British Book Awards' Crime and Thriller prize for the fifth volume of her Cormoran Strike series. Rowling has won many accolades for her work. She has received an OBE and made a Companion of Honor for services to literature and philanthropy. Harry Potter brought her wealth and recognition, which she has used to advance philanthropic endeavors and political causes. She co-founded the charity Lumos and established the Volant Charitable Trust, named after her mother. Rowling's charitable giving centers on medical causes and supporting at-risk women and children. 


J.K. Rowling's net worth: In the Chamber of Secrets


On this day - March 7

Built as Byzantium about 657 bce, then renamed Constantinople in the 4th century ce after Constantine the Great made the city his capital, the Turkish city of Istanbul officially received its present name.

They Might Be Giants – Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Lyrics | Genius Lyrics


At 4:00 am an automatic valve mistakenly closed at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, culminating in radioactive leakage.

Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station - Wikipedia


1990-President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.


Congressional gold medal recognizes Olympian Jesse Owens







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