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Argos Jr.-Sr. High May 1, 2012

The Dragon’s Breath DR. LUCHT’S LINE Argos Jr-Sr High School will offer a variety of SUMMER SCHOOL classes this summer. The traditional summer OPPORTUNITIES courses are Government, Economics, PreAlgebra (non-high school credit), Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Sixth Grade Summer Band, and Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) this summer. Attendance is mandatory from 8:00 until 12:15 for Session I from May 29 through June 22nd. The same time requirements are for Session II, June 26 through July 24, 2012. Information on fees and registration can be accessed by calling the office at 574-892-5137 or on the Argos Community Schools website, www. argos.k12.in.us. This year we will also be offering additional courses available from Indiana Virtual Academy (IndVA), an on-line approach to teaching Summer School. This academy is sponsored by the Indiana Department of Ed. Courses that are available from the Indiana Virtual Academy are Physics, Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry. English is available for pre-approved students only in grades 9-12 who need to make up English credits. Additional courses are Geography, World History, U.S. History, Psychology, and Health. Psychology and Health are one-semester courses only. The student can choose either semester one or two of the full-year courses. The cost of each course will be a $15.00 registration fee only for current Argos students or $30.00 for those not attending Argos. Registration forms are available on the Argos Community Schools website. Attendance is also mandatory from 8:00 to 12:15 from June 11 through August 3. A proctor will be available to assist students and monitor attendance. The advantage is that the student can also work from home in the afternoon and evening to complete the course in less time. There are two pace deadlines set by IndVA that must be met by students. The courses are taught by licensed Indiana instructors that use the curriculum that meets Indiana Standards. SPECIAL NOTE: Both breakfast and lunch will be available for free to students in the community and those enrolled in Summer School Session I. Dates that the meals will be available are from Tuesday, May 29 to Friday, June 22. Argos Jr-Sr High School is also pleased to offer Physical Education credit this summer in partnership with Fitness Forum/Lilfeplex. This course is located at LifePlex and follows the education standards. The grades will be given to the student by the school PE teacher as progress is communicated to the school. Fees and information can be acquired by contacting LifePlex. The orientation is 7:00 p.m. on May 29th. If interested in taking a course this summer, please contact Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Delp in the guidance department or Mrs. Overmyer in the front office. Priority for enrolling in the above classes will be made for current Argos students.

Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson

Youth Leadership of Marshall County is a unique and interactive approach to building leadership skills in a new generation of young people. Each junior high school in Marshall County, including parochial schools, may select 3 students to participate. Students will be selected at the end of their 7th grade year and participate during their 8th grade year, in hopes of preparing them for the increased number of leadership opportunities that come with the high school experience. Argos is proud to announce the 2012-2013 representatives for our school will be Natalie Pask, McKenzie Stepp and Vincent Stone.

2012 GRADUATION COMMENCEMENT MAY 27, 2012, 2:30 p.m.


The Argos Boys’ State representatives for Argos Jr. Sr. High School are Ricky Rice and Kurtis Zechiel. Alternates are Joseph Hutchinson and Cody Johnson. The Argos Girls’ State representative for Argos Jr. Sr. High School is Emma Nellans

Congratulations to all!!

BPA is in it’s second year at Argos and had great success this year. Listed below are the State compe!!on results Basic Office Systems and Procedures Kaitlin Howard--3rd place Advanced to Na!onals! Graphic Design Promo!on Henry Harrell--6th

Computer Networking Ron Tanner--8th

Desktop Publishing Aubrie DeWulf--9th Important reminder: Please notify the office as soon as possible when your student will be absent. Please call the school at 574-892-5137 and extension 318 or 322 to report the absence. Please leave the name of the student, reason for absence, your name, and a telephone number at which we can reach you in case we have questions.

Parliamentary Procedures Team--4th Henry Harrell Kaitlin Howard Libby Moyer Jamie Ewing BriDani Brown Samantha Flower Kayla Sliter Small Business Management Team--4th Carly McCay Madi Williams Elmer Roque Tyler Lyon CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BPA MEMBERS ON A GREAT YEAR!!

May 8 - JH & SH Spring concert May 9 - AP Calculus test / Biology ECA May 10 - Senior class trip Blood drive at AHS May 11 - NO SCHOOL May 14 & 15 - English ECA

SUMMER BOWLING -Summer bowling sign ups are happening. Please see Mrs. Cohagan if you are interested in youth bowling over the summer. This would be great for anyone interested in joining the bowling club next year.

May 15 - Grades 7-11 Awards night May 16 - AP English test May 16 & 17 - Algebra I ECA May 17 - Senior finals (period 5-8) May 18 - Senior finals (1-3)

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners!!!

May 23 - Exams periods 2, 4, 6, 8

8th grade winner was Cody Detwiler .

May 24 - Exams periods 1, 3, 5, 7

7th grade winner was

May 20 - Baccalaureate

PARENTS OF JUNIORS: Any junior who is thinking about going to college aer they graduate, should be taking the ACT or SAT. There are 1-2 more opportuni!es to take each test before the end of this school year. If you or your son/daughter have ques!ons, please contact the guidance office or visit their websites. (www.act.org) (www.collegeboard.com) ALL PARENTS: May is an important month here at school. There are lots of year end things and tes!ng. Please help your student get to school on !me and well rested. Let’s work together to finish this school year strong. 8th GRADE PARENTS: 8th grade students should have brought home their Reality Store checkbooks. Please ask your son/daughter about their experience with “REAL LIFE”.

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Dragons Breath May 2012