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Auburn HighLights High Performance Counts at AHS!

2012 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists James E. Tindell Spring 2012 College & Career Counselor Semifinalists Nick Beard Joshua Connelly Peyton Hanson Young Joon (Fred) Kwon Alexander Riehl Justin Yeh Yiran (Elina) Zhang Commended Students are‌ School Events Chloe Chaudhury Kate Duke GeoffreyMay Goeters Lydia Gudauskas 5 AAA Saturday Pranjal Gupta Gregory Leung 14 Last Day for Seniors Janine Smith 15 SpringNathan Choral Concert Smith 15 Senior Day

17 PTA Dissolution Meeting 19 Graduation & Baccalaureate Practice 20 Baccalaureate 22 Last Student Day 22 Graduation

Also In this Issue‌ Check out Books over the Summer AHS Schedule Change Policy Baseball & Basketball Camps Project Graduation Auburn Community Channel Schedule

Congratulations Seniors Upcoming Events May 14th is the last class day for seniors who are passing all courses. On May 15th Senior Day will be held. On this date seniors are required to attend the morning session where important information pertinent to baccalaureate and graduation senior informational purposes. Seniors wishing to not stay for the picnic at Town Creek Park will be released mid morning. Saturday, May 19th is the practice day for both Baccalaureate and Graduation at 10:00 am. Walking Seniors are required to attend for practice. Failure to attend will result in you not being able to walk. Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 20th at 5:00; Seniors arrive at 4:15. Graduation is on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00; Seniors arrive at 6:00.

Transcript Requests Seniors please be sure to fill out the transcript request form through Moodle. This is a required document in order to have your transcript sent to your home, military branch, college, or university after the completion of your spring credits. The counseling department will not know where to send your transcript unless the form is completed. See Mr. Yeager for assistance.

RECONNECT 2012 Deadline for schedule changes is June 22. RECONNECT sessions are July 24 for sophomores, July 25 for juniors, July 26 for seniors. RECONNECT sessions will be in the new gym from 8:30 a.m.-noon each day. The sessions will provide an opportunity for students to pick schedules, pay dues, pay for lunch/breakfast accounts, purchase lockers, receive parking hangtags, and tour the school. AHS must have an updated Pupil Information Card and two proofs of residency for a student to get information or pay fees during these sessions. These documents can be submitted to AHS anytime before the RECONNECT sessions.

Academic & Technical Course Offerings Looking for new courses to take next school year? Three new math courses will be offered next year: AP Statistics, Probability & Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics. Students can check with their counselor to see if they can take any of those courses.

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AHS POLICY FOR COURSE SELECTION AND SCHEDULE CHANGES Check out Books During the Summer! Ellen Donaldson, Media Specialist Nikki Robertson, Media Specialist Janet Nelson, Media Aide The OverDrive Digital Library has downloadable audio books and ebooks for Windows and Mac computers, as well as portable devices like iPods, the Sony Reader, and Windows Mobile phones. Audio books and e-books may be checked out between 14-21 days; after that time, they will no longer play or open. You never have to return a title or worry about overdue fines! You may have a maximum of 10 titles checked out at one time. Software is required to use audio books and e-books on your computer or device. Visit the Library Media Moodle page for more information.

Tutoring Services For information regarding AHSGE tutoring services offered at AHS, contact Mr. Blake Busbin, AHSGE Tutoring Coordinator at 887-4970. To obtain general tutoring services contact the guidance staff.

Engineering Students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math regarding technical scholarships as well as summer camps, please see Mr. Paul Casarona for additional details.

1. Students will receive registration forms in large groups with their English classes. 2. Students will receive instructions and information from Counselors during these registration sessions. These sessions are separate from and in addition to Academic Sessions. 3. Students will then register their requests online and be given completed forms to take home and review with parents/guardians. 4. Students will be given a copy of schedule in the spring, which they are to take home for parents/guardians to review. 5. Students will have until JUNE 22nd to make any and all schedule changes. Schedule change forms will be made available in the Counseling Center and online for students to fill out. 6. Students/parents/guardians will not be allowed to make changes in schedule after the June 22nd deadline UNLESS there is an error in the schedule. Please do not request a change after June 22nd, it will not be considered. Please note: Failing a course will not be considered a reason for changing a class. 7. Counselors/Registrar will keep all copies of registration forms and change requests forms to verify/document course selections and schedule change requests. 8. Students/Parents/Guardians should consider VERY carefully student course selections INCLUDING ELECTIVES AND AP/IB COURSES. Changes will not be made after the deadline even if the student has fulfilled his/her minimum subject/course requirements. 9. Students who do not register by deadlines will have courses selected by their Counselor and will forfeit the opportunity to make any changes. Academic sessions are held each year in order for all students to meet with their assigned counselor. Sessions are tailored for each grade level and are held in small groups. The counseling department welcomes students, parents, and teachers at anytime; however, scheduling an appointment is encouraged. Counseling Staff:

Mrs. Tiffany Pitts 11-12 (A-G) Dr. Cassie Fairley 11-12 (H-O) Ms. Cynthia Collier 11-12 (P-Z) Mrs. Nichole Warren All 10th Mr. James Tindell College and Career Coordinator/IB Counselor

AP/IB Program Summer Assignments 2011

For AP/IB Summer Work 2012, please contact your instructor directly. Tiger, Inc. Multimedia Design Employees

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PTA will become PTO On April 5, 2012, the AHS PTA Board adopted a resolution to dissolve our PTA in order to reorganize as an independent parent-teacher organization specific to Auburn City Schools (ACS). An identical resolution has been adopted by all ten ACS PTA boards in the ACS system as well as the ACS PTA Council. On Thursday May 17, 2012 there will be a special meeting held at 5:00 in the auditorium at which the PTA membership will be asked to vote on this decision. We hope to have both parents and teachers in attendance. Please note that only teachers and parents who joined the AHS PTA for the 2011/2012 school year will be eligible to vote. For the most part, if this change happens, teachers won’t see much of a difference at all in how our group operates and what we do for the school. The biggest change for our organization will be the dollars that our parents and teachers pay for dues will now bring value directly to our own school system.


Get Connected, Stay Connected! Communication between parents, faculty and students is extremely important. Listed below are several ways that parents can get connected and stay connected at Auburn High School. We hope you will enjoy using these 21st Century Communication tool and traditional tools to communicate with our staff and to help us help your child succeed academically. Auburn High School 405 South Dean Road Auburn, AL Phone: 334.887.4970 Fax 334.887.4177

School Moodle: Facebook: Email: Check the Faculty Directory on our web page Twitter: Daily Announcements: Charter Local Channel 16 “Auburn Community Channel” OR www.auburnalabama.orgWebTV Parent portal:

Technical/login questions for INOW should be directed to 334-8872100 ext. 1919, between the hours of 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM. All academic questions should be directed to your child’s teacher.

Students, Parents and the Community of Auburn

2011-12 PTA Officers President: Jani Price Vice-president: Melissa Larson Secretary: Cheryl Van-Tuyl Treasurer: Rebecca Baird Reflections: Jennifer Heath Hospitality: Georgia Aycock & Judy Prior Fall Festival: Melanie Saunders

Thank you for cooperating as stakeholders for Auburn High School by supporting our students, staff and this year. We have enjoyed many academic, athletic accomplishments from our students and staff members this year and we thank the community for the support you have provided to us as we seek to INSPIRE, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER our students for the 21st Century! The Auburn High School Faculty & Staff

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The Auburn Community Channel your community, your schools, your channel Time 6:00 AM 6:30 AM 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM

Monday-Friday Auburn City/ACS Auburn City/ACS AHS Now Culinary I.B. English Spanish Business Essentials Visual Arts Building Mechanics JROTC Aqua Science Sports Sports Sports Performing Arts Drake AJHS Early Ed Dean Road Ogletree Cary Woods Wrights Mill Road Richland Yarbrough AHS Now Sports Sports Sports Performing Arts Auburn City/ACS Auburn City/ACS Auburn City/ACS Commercials

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Saturday Auburn City/ACS Auburn City/ACS Early Ed Dean Road Ogletree Cary Woods Wrights Mill Road Richland Yarbrough Drake AJHS Aqua Science Sports Sports Sports Performing Arts Drake AJHS Early Ed Dean Road Ogletree Cary Woods Wrights Mill Road Richland Yarbrough AHS Now Sports Sports Sports Performing Arts Auburn City/ACS Auburn City/ACS Auburn City/ACS Commercials

Sunday Auburn City/ACS Auburn City/ACS AHS Now Culinary I.B. English Spanish Business Essentials Visual Arts Building Mechanics JROTC Aqua Science Sports Sports Sports Performing Arts Culinary I.B. English Spanish Business Essentials Visual Arts Building Mechanics JROTC Aqua Science AHS Now Sports Sports Sports Performing Arts Auburn City/ACS Auburn City/ACS Auburn City/ACS Commercials

The 2011/2012 school year begins the Auburn Community Channel’s adventure into creating television programming just like the series you find on other stations and channels. Most of our shows are made by AHS students in the Mass Media Program at Auburn High School, but some programming is made by the City of Auburn and affiliates of Auburn City Schools. The shows that the mass media students produce are updated biyearly; but, some programming, like sports, city information, and commercials are updated more frequently (weekly, monthly, or quarterly). Read on to learn what we’re airing right now! For more information on our current programming schedule, visit

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Elementary School Shows

Secondary Schools Shows

Auburn Early Education Center’s First Impressions Whiskers and friends fly away to the Auburn airport, where they learn what it takes to be a pilot, how the different parts of the plane work, and even what vocabulary is necessary to know when having airport fun!

Drake Middle School’s Where in the World is Phoenix the Lizard? Phoenix is a mischievous lizard that loves to escape from his cage and roam around Drake Middle School. He likes to go where the action is, and this time, it’s at Camp ASCCA! See how long he can stow away before Mr. Barlow catches up to him and puts him back in his cage!

Cary Woods Elementary School’s Vocabu-Lily and Vocabu-Larry As Cary Woods makes great strides in technology, their two undercover superheroes Vocabu-Lily and Vocabu-Larry swoop in to help teachers infuse that technology into the classroom to make learning more fun and interesting. And they never leave without teaching the students a vocabulary lesson or two!

Auburn Junior High School’s Rooted in the Past, Reaching for the Future Join Auburn Junior High School former and current teachers and the new principal, Shannon Pignato, as they recall enlightening and heartwarming stories of an unforgettable history and a succeeding future of one of Auburn’s oldest schools.

Dean Road Elemantary School’s Mission Possible Two alien astronauts rocket to Dean Road from the planet Zor and learn to adapt to life on Earth. In this episode, they learn new exercises, their ABC’s and 1-2-3’s, and all about Colonial Day at Dean Road.

Auburn High School’s AHS Now Check in with Auburn High School’s news team as they tell you what’s happening at AHS. From current events to sports, from classroom instruction to student life, keep up with what’s new and what’s now at AHS.

Ogletree Elementary School’s Do you Remember…at Ogletree Two former students go back to Ogletree to visit Mr. Brad Hooks, a counselor and the unicycle instructor. The students revisit how the unicycle club was created and the impact it has had on their lives.

Department Shows

Richland Elementary School’s What about Richland Elementary? Meet a few of the faculty members as you get a glimpse at what’s happening during the year at R. E. S. Meet the school administration and the teachers, and join with us as we participate in special school events. Wrights Mill Road Elementary School’s Wrights Mill Road Wonderland Alice finds that she has fallen down the rabbit hole—again! Now, she has landed at Wrights Mill Road Elementary School! She is excited to learn about the reading, which she knows nothing about because the Red Queen forbids reading in Wonderland. Join Alice as she travels through WMR and the world of books! Yarbrough Elementary School’s Where the Magic of Learning Never Ends A princess has been issued a decree to discover the true meaning of learning, and only then will she possesses the wisdom required of a princess. She happens upon a magical land known as Yarbrough, and finds a castle of little people and discovers that Yarbrough is a place where the magic of learning never ends! Tiger, Inc. Multimedia Design Employees

Aqua Science Marine Biology’s Aquaventure Come take a tour and a few trips with the AHS Marine Biology classes as they explore fish, up close and all over Alabama, from tanks in class, to tanks in the outdoor greenhouse lab, from Dauphin Island to Auburn University--it’s fishtastic! Building Mechanic’s Build It! Join the building mechanics team as they weld, drill, and torch their way to building a Shrike, this year’s mega class project. See how the team takes on building this behemoth threewheeled, steel-encased, off-road vehicle. The Business Department’s Tiger Inc. A funny examination of the daily life in the AHS Business Management Administration Program, featuring students doing hands on activities and obtaining new learning experiences while applying them to their daily lives. The Culinary Arts Department’s Culinary 101 Members of the AHS Culinary class work together to create a meal, while breaking it down for the viewer. Tune in to learn new recipes and check out what’s cooking in the AHS kitchen!

The English Department’s Keeping up with the English Department Follow Mr. Pennisi in this parody docudrama as he struggles to work with the school system’s new Management Integration System. In the end, he succeeds with a great lesson. AHS International Baccalaureate’s I Be in I.B. A group of students are featured in this parody documentary as they struggle to successfully complete the rigorous International Baccalaureate program and come through in the end with a rewarding experience. The JROTC Program’s J.Rot.C. AHS JROTC students learn leadership skills, self-confidence, discipline, and proper dress, while being challenged mentally and physically through a variety of obstacles. The Performing Arts Department’s In the Spotlight The AHS Performing Arts teachers put together their shows for this fall season: AHS Theater works on To Kill a Mockingbird; Band prepares for the marching band season; Choir puts together the fall concert. Get a peek into what happens backstage and during the preparation stages of some of our favorite performances from the 2012 season! The Spanish Department’s Spanish Para Ti Join hosts Alexis and Fanta as they spice up Auburn homes, exploring the many facets of Spanish culture. Learn to make delicious Spanish dishes, catch up on entertainment news, and join a few AHS students as they travel around Spain. Sports Tune in to root for your favorite Auburn Junior High School and Auburn High School teams as they face off against stiff competitors and decades-long rivalries. Watch football, basketball, wrestling, and even biking on ACC! The Visual Arts Department’s Adventures in Artland Take a psychedelic journey into Artland, the world of art, and meet the three fairy godparents of all things artistic: Tie-Dyer, Foxy Coxy, and Even Stevens. Watch these masters of Mache teach two bumbling students how to make a great looking gift and a box to put it in, too!

Tune in to the Auburn Community Channel (16) to see these shows and more! AHS Newsletter 2012-Spring Page 5 of 9

Auburn High School

Class of 2012 Project Graduation The Project Graduation Committee is looking forward to seeing parents and guardians of current AHS Seniors at the 2012 Project Graduation Planning meeting. Please pass the word to other parents of 2012 seniors. May – 14 Monday at 6:30 pm

AHS Multi-Media Room What can you do to make Project Graduation 2012 a success?     

Volunteer for a Project Graduation committee. Our goal is for every parent to participate in this celebration. Encourage your senior to attend. Solicit extended family members to make a cash or prize donation to Project Graduation in your senior’s name. If you know of a business that would like to donate, please contact the committee Chairman of Fundraising & Business Recruitment Committee. Please notify the project graduation committee of any special access you have to equipment or services that you think would benefit Project Graduation. We look forward to working with you on Project Graduation 2012! For more information, please contact Dr. Silvia D. Scaife at

Purchase a Class of 2012 Baccalaureate & Graduation Video Let your family and friends relax and enjoy the ceremony while Tiger Motion Productions handles the video. For those who cannot attend, when you order a DVD or Blu-ray Disk you will receive an email 3 days before the baccalaureate & graduation and receive a free access code to our site to view both ceremonies live. DVD’s are $25.00 and Blu-Ray disks are $35.00. Tax and shipping charges are included in the price. For more information contact: Tiger, Inc. Multimedia Design Employees

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May 29th – June 1st

Put money in concession bank – (Bring Cash or Checks Payable to Auburn Baseball Boosters)

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Ages: 7-12 Cost: $100.00 per camper $80.00 per camper with two or more from same family Includes: Lunch, Hat & T-shirt Checks payable to: Auburn City Schools- Athletics Registration Deadline

By mail: Mon., May 21st Day of camp, 7 – 8 a.m. (AHS Old Gym) First Day Check In Old Gym - Find your table Pre-Registered or Registration By age – (7/8, 9/10, 11/12) Pick up T-shirt & Hat

Typical Day of Camp 1. Agility warm-up, Stretch 2. Stations: Throwing/Catching, video session, infield/outfield, hitting, concessions, base running, 2 day pitching/catcher session 3. Games and Lunch

What to bring & wear Glove, bat (optional), baseball pants, cleats & tennis shoes & money for concession bank

Location Auburn High School and / or Duck Samford. In case of rain: located in AHS gyms.

For more information call: Athletic Department 887-4969 Go to below web-site to get this form: baseball/index.html

Registration By Mail – post marked no later than Monday, May 21, 2012 th Or register on site, Tuesday, May 29 , 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – AHS OLD GYM Name:___________________________________________________


Grade (2011-2012):___________

Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________________ State: __________ Zip: ________ Phone: __________________ Parent’s Approval:_____________________________ Referred by: __________________________________

T-SHIRT SIZE (circle one) : Youth S Youth M Youth L Youth XL


Make checks payable to Auburn City Schools – Athletics and mail to: Athletic Director’s Office, Auburn City School, P.O. Box 3270 Auburn, AL 36831-3270 or bring by the Athletic Office at 601 Auburn High School. Space available for the first 120 campers – send your form in early!

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Basketball Camp June 4-7, 2012 (Monday-Thursday) 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Camp Includes: Food:

Lunch break from 11:00 – 11:30. Campers bring your own lunch. Cokes, chips, candy, and hamburgers may be purchased at the camp concession stand.

Facilities: Auburn High School New Gym and Auburn High Old Gym Eligibility: 7-15 years old. Campers will be put into their age group and playing capabilities. Staff:

Auburn High Basketball Staff and Varsity Players


(1) $80 per individual camper (2) $70 per camper if two or more from the same family.


Campers may leave money in the camp bank that can be withdrawn to buy cokes, candy, etc. Unused portions will be returned on Friday.

Insurance: Must be provided by campers.

Skills Camp June 11-14, 2012 (Monday-Thursday) 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Camp Includes: Food:

Break 10:45 a.m. Cokes, chips, and candy, may be purchased at the camp concession stand.

Facilities: Auburn High School New Gym and Auburn High Old Gym Eligibility: Upcoming 7th – Upcoming 11ath grade Boys and Girls. Staff:

Auburn High Coaching Staff


(1) $50 per individual camper (2) $40 per camper if two or more from the same family.

Insurance: Must be provided by campers

June 8 – Play date for Area Basketball Teams June 22 – Play date for Area Basketball Teams Times for both dates TBA

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AUBURN HIGH CAFETERIA 2011-2012 The AHS Cafeteria offers five different lunch meal choices daily. Breakfast is served from 7:15 until 7:40 a.m, in 2 convenient locations (the dining room and bus stop area). Lunch at AHS Cafeteria consists of an entree plus up to 4 side choices and a milk choice. EntrĂŠe and side items must be chosen from the same line. Breakfast is $1.00, reduced is 30 cents and Lunches are $2.50, reduced is forty cents. Extras may be purchased also. Lunch Accounts: Money may be added to lunch accounts in the morning before school, at lunch or through Meal pay plus, ( Here you may set up an account, view what is bought, set a reminder for a low balance e-mail, all for free. For a small fee you may add money to the student account also. Free & Reduced Students must renew their applications each year, even if you qualified last year. Meals may not be charged at AHS cafeteria. Students are responsible for keeping up with the balance of their account. The cashier will remind them when the balance falls below $5.00, no other notification is given. To speed the lunch line, know your pin number and have your money ready when you get to the cashier. If you have any questions please contact: Sharon Ogburn, AHS Child Nutrition Manager 887-4987 *We look forward to serving your nutrition needs*

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Spring Newsletter  

Auburn Hgih School newsletter for the Spring of 2012 Auburn, Alabama

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