A Fast February—2016
Where did January go? It seems to me that we blinked and the first month is gone. As fast as we went through the initial 31 days, our next 29 will be even faster. We have a great February planned as we steam-roll toward the elements of the school year that will define AHS. We are actively promoting the ACT Initiatives that are so important to us. We are attacking the issues that we have determined to be deficiencies and fostering avenues to remedy these weaknesses. We see this month as the critical time that allows for the successes or failures that will ultimately define where we are in our academic settings. I want to encourage the school family to see the importance for what we are accomplishing and support this tremendous effort.
February is an active month on the calendar. We have the close of our winter sports and the kick-off of the sports that include something being in the air. Whether it is a ball, an implement, or a body we will see many of our athletes that have been training all year and now is their time to shine. We have an active Arts department that is not only preparing for our Spring Play, but also to compete in the ArtBreak. Students are being challenged in and out of the classroom with hopes of maintaining all of the responsibilities that they are being challenged with. The key to this month is to stay focused and stay steady in the process. We cannot afford to down in the count and then have to fight back on this.
Let’s all maintain our momentum and create an atmosphere of success. If anything, I want to encourage you to find an excuse to give your all. May God Bless You All—Jason Rowland, Principal
Class of 2017
DATE: Friday, May 6, 2016
TIME: 6 P.M.
PLACE: Airline High School Auditorium
DRESS: Dressy casual/professional. No jeans, shorts, or tuxedos, please. Gentleman, plan on wearing a tie. Ladies, remember you will be on stage; please be mindful of your skirt/dress length.
COST: $10.00 (Cash or money order only) turn your money and this application to Mrs. Finimore (Room A3). You will receive a receipt.
Class of 2017 Ring Ceremony Information Form
On Saturday January 23, Louisiana Destination Imagination held its annual Super Saturday event at Elm Grove Middle School. Super Saturday is a chance for DI teams from around the state to practice their Instant Challenge skills in preparation for the Louisiana DI State Tournament in March. Instant Challenge scores make up 25% of the overall team score at State Tournament and Global Competition.
Airline DI students spent the afternoon completing a series of challenges that required them to work together to come up with out of the box solutions. Constructing bridges, developing a nonverbal, non-visual method of communication, and manipulating materials without touching them were just a few of the challenges students were faced with.
The following students and team managers participated in Super Saturday:
Hunter Allen 12th
Amber Fuetz 12th
Jacob Gregory 12th
Shane McClure 12th
Ross Piraino 12th
Jasmine Wolfe 10th
Bobby Alexander 9th
Austin Lee 10th
Brooke Reagan 10th
Mya Thorn 10th
Zophie Cannon 9th
Courtland Carey 12th
Kyle Hollis 9th
Emily McDonald 9th
Bryce Patrick 12th
Team Managers: Rachel Lawton, Lora Teutsch, Emily Hollis
Airline High School's Foreign Language teacher, Alison Grooms was recently selected as runner-up to the Louisiana Foreign Language Teacher of the Year at the association's state conference in Baton Rouge. She was also elected to serve as Region 7 Representative for the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers' Association.
Airline Red Out Game will be on Feb. 5th at the basketball game vs. Captain Shreve. Shirts are on sale. The shirts are red and can be worn on Feb. 5th and on spirit days for the remainder of the year.
The cost is :short sleeve $15.00 and long sleeve $17.00. All money raised will go to the American Heart Association, Order forms are due to Coach Rambin in the girl's gym by January 29th.
Pick up an order form in the main office, student office or from Coach Rambin in the girl's gym.
Yuliya Tymoshenko, a foreign exchange student at Airline High School from Ukraine, has recently been chosen to participate in the Civic Education Workshop for foreign exchange students.
This is an awesome honor since she was one of 20 students selected to participate in this program out of a total of 300 students. The honor also includes a trip to Washington D.C. later in March.
Left - Yuliya Tymoshenko
Right - Airline High School English teacher, Martha Claire Booth