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School News Update (May 2, 2022)
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Co-op Information for the 2022-2023 School Year
If you are a current Sophomore or Junior and are planning to do any kind of co-op for the 2022-2023 school year, please come see Mrs. Adams in room 126 to pick up a co-op packet. These packets are due back to Mrs. Adams by May 25th.
 
2022 Graduation
The ACBOE approved for this year’s graduation to be held at ACHS on the football field Thursday, May 26, 6:00 pm.  Each graduating senior will receive 8 tickets.

There are rain out options, which includes two additional outdoor dates on the 27th and 28th at 6:00 pm, as well as a back-up indoor rain option of the ACHS gym with reduced seating capacity (ticket reduction). 

Of course, our hope is the weather will cooperate and the Class of 2022 will be the first of many ACHS classes to return to Bearcat Country for a meaningful graduation ceremony.  Contingency plans will be made as needed.
 
From Drowning to Thriving: Addressing Teacher Burnout
Pandemic fatigue and COVID burnout are very real experiences we have likely all felt. We are quicker to snap at loved ones. We frequently feel overwhelmed. We seldom feel recognized when we do put in the effort. Those feelings can be documented across the board in all professions; however, if you have been following national and local news stories then you know that one profession hit very hard with burnout has been educators. Whether it’s due to concern over students’ physical and emotional well-being, worry about students’ academic growth, added stress from a teacher’s growing workload, or concern for their own (or their family’s) social and emotional well-being, educators are drowning.
 
Anderson County Schools Federal and State COVID-Relief Spending Informational Guide
Sitting in a meeting with the board at Anderson County Schools or watching the live stream of the meeting, one thing becomes perfectly clear: our school board makes decisions that are informed by feedback from all stakeholders and is focused primarily on what is best for the students in our district. Have we gotten parent input, student input, staff input, community input? Check. Will this new program help recover some of the student learning loss? Are we targeting intervention services? Will this decision provide clear and direct aid to students? Check, check, and check. This is the process Superintendent Mitchell and the rest of the board follow in all decisions to ensure that each choice is informed and focused on best practices for the students in our schools. So too with the choices of how our district should spend the federal and state relief funds provided for COVID-Relief.
 
Best Colleges in KY 2022
With the continuously rising cost of college education, some are questioning if it is still something worth pursuing. However, a U.S. Department of Education article revealed that a college degree is still a tremendously valuable investment. College graduates generally earn 66 percent more than those with only a high school diploma. 

The first step in successfully achieving a college degree is to choose the right school that fits the students’ needs and goals. To make this process easier, we came up with a resource that will help guide those who want to pursue higher education, specifically in Kentucky. The guide provides information such as top colleges and universities, available financial support, and future employment opportunities to further assist students in making the right decision for their future.
 
Tech It Out: Moudy Recognized for Diversity Award in AP Computer Science
February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a celebration of female pioneers like Dr. Marie Curie, astronaut Judith Resnik, anthropologist Margaret Mead, environmentalist Rachel Carson, and computer science pioneer Grace Murray Hopper. However, according to recent statistics from the American Association of University Women, an organization developed in 1881 by a small group of women to encourage enrollment in all fields of higher education, women still only comprise 28% of careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). In our world today, those are also the very careers likely to be the most in-demand and highest-paying jobs of the future. Part of the way we close that gap is by attracting and retaining female students in the classrooms that will encourage growth in the STEM fields—something Anderson County High School AP Computer Science teacher, Todd Moudy, has successfully achieved.


 
ACHS Earns the College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Anderson Co. High School has earned the College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women's access to AP Computer Science Principles. This award acknowledges 1,020 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2020-21 school year. ACHS is one of only 760 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in AP CSP.

 
ACHS Climate and Culture Parent Survey
The purpose of this survey is to find out your beliefs and opinions about your child's school. Read each question and choose the response that most closely matches your opinion. Please answer each item honestly. Your responses will be completely confidential. Click the link below to access the parent survey. 
 
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 ([email protected]) or sign up on my door (Room 141).  
 

 
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)


School Calendar
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Graduation Practice
Wed May 25 2022
May
25
Last Day of School
Wed May 25 2022
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25
Senior Drive Thru
Wed May 25 2022
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25
Senior Picnic
Wed May 25 2022
May
26
Graduation
Thu May 26 2022
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The Anderson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Anderson County Title IX Coordinator, Travis Harley. He may be contacted at the district office, located at 1160 Bypass N. Lawrenceburg, KY 40342; by phone at 502-839-3406 or by email at [email protected]