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It's official! We have moved to our new District website, now located at acpsd.net. Please take a moment to visit and explore our new online home for updated information on all items related to Aiken County Public Schools.
 
As a reminder, our individual school web pages will continue to link back to School Fusion (hosted at this site) until the start of the new school year when all school-related pages will make the transition to our new web platform.
 
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Aiken County Public Schools, and welcome to acpsd.net!  
Sports/Clubs Announcements has been activated.
Announcements
RELAY FOR LIFE

Dear Hornet,

I hate cancer.

Unfortunately, almost all of our lives have been touched by this terrible disease, so I am guessing that you, too, hate cancer.

We all do.

This is why the Aiken High School Interact Club will be participating in upcoming Relay for Life on Friday, May 20, 2016, at South Aiken HS from 7:00 pm to 1:00 AM.

If you or your club, honor society or team would like to join our Relay for Life team or you would like to financially support our efforts to help fight cancer, please visit this web page. - http://carolinaelearning.us/ahsinteract/2016/05/04/relay-for-life-may-2016/

I know it's late in the year and that we are all very busy, but maybe we'll be saving lives the evening of May 20th.

I sure hope that's the case.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Art Lader

alader@acpsd.net

2016 AHS Volleyball Team Camp (Not Youthcamp)
July 19-22 (Tuesday-Friday) Aiken High Team Camp
The Aiken High team camp will be run by Coastal Carolina Volleyball. Cost is $200 per player. It will be held in the Aiken High James Taylor Gymnasium. There will be 8 sessions, 2 each day.
2016 8th Annual Aiken High Youth Volleyball Camp
The ​2016 8th Annual Aiken High Youth Volleyball Camp is scheduled for June 7-9, 9:00-12:00. Cost is $65 for all three days, including a t-shirt. For t-shirt orders, confirmation needs to be made by May 13th. Specify size. We encourage girls or boys 7-14 (call to ask for other exceptions) to join us to learn more about volleyball and the skills it takes to perform well.
The German STEM Connection
The German STEM Connection is a web site where students can learn that German + STEM = Opportunity!

www.germanstemconnection.com


German + STEM = Opportunity!

STEM = Science Technology Engineering Math

PI Day is Monday, March 14th Extra Credit
Students can earn extra credit for making an original T-shirt that has something to do with PI. Each student who makes a T-shirt and wears it all day will receive 10 extra credit test points. Each class will vote on the best one for their class. The winner from each class will compete against my other classes. The winner from that contest will receive an extra 5 points and everyone in that person's class who made a t-shirt will receive 5 more points.
Interact Diaper Drive
Weekly Assignments
Please see the Excel spreadsheets below for updated assignments. Play close attention to the dates in the top
left-hand corner.
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION
ALL FRESHMAN REPORT TO THE NEW GYM AUGUST 13th at 6:00-7:30!
Please check the 2015 Lesson Plan folder for weekly assignments
Evening of the Arts Thursday!
Everyone is invited to the 5th Annual Evening of the Arts this Thursday (Mar 26th) starting at 5 pm in the North Aiken Annex Cafe. COST IS FREE!! Support Aiken High's visual artist and chorus students. There will be over 200 works of art on display and group & solo performances from the chorus department. See you there!
Art 4: Independent Study Art Exhibit at ACA
The art department would like to invite everyone to visit the Aiken Center for the Arts in downtown Aiken for the Art 4 student's art exhibit. Artwork by Cassidy Mulligan, Dakota Woodward, Sierra Epperly, Minna Heaton, Isabelle Holland, Ella Gower, Lydia Coffin, Alexis Simmons, and Catherine Pullan are on display. The opening night is Thursday, March 19th from 6pm until 8pm. The exhibit will be up until the middle of April.
AP Studio Art Show at Aiken Center of the Arts
Senior AP Studio Art Student, Melaney Mottsey, currently has an art exhibit with 24 of her portfolio pieces at the Aiken Center for the Arts in downtown Aiken. The opening night is Thursday, February 19th and will continue through the month of February. All are welcomed and encouraged check out her art exhibit!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to the 2015 AHS Softball Players:
VARSITY
Erin Colster (12)
Ayron Dupert (12)
Cari Jones (12)
Mesha Dunbar (12)
Saja Hargrow (12)
Tyra Kitchings (11)
Lorelei O'Callaghan (10)
Caitlin Holley (10)
Ali Flanders (9)
Lindsey Jarrett (9)
Samantha Williamson (8)
Junior Varsity
Miracle Whitt (11)
Arrie Sanchez (10)
MaKenzie Hall (9)
Anastasia Felty (10)
Stephanie Cave (9)
Elizabeth Cusack (9)
Collin Gregory (9)
Jazmyn Couvillon (9)
Amiah Bussey(8)
Amiesha Collins (8)
Zikea Stewart (8)
Courtney Wise (8)
Jessica Hudson (7)
Morgan Baughman (7)
Kylie Hackenberg (7)
Stephanie Cave (9)
Reel Fish Art Competition Winner!
The Art Department is proud to announce that out of the 674 entries in the South Carolina Department of National Resources "Reel Art" competition, Junior Cassidy Mulligan's colored pencil rendering of a Turquoise Darter placed 3rd in the 10th -12th grade division. Congratulations Cassidy!!!

Check out her artwork at:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/reelart/winners/2015/10-12/index.html

ANNUAl; PASS IN REVIEW AND NJROTC INSPECTION
DATE: February 1, 2015
TO: NJROTC Parents & Guardians
FROM: LCDR Anthony J. Negron, Senior Naval Science Instructor, Aiken High School
subj: NJROTC PASS IN REVIEW

You are cordially invited to the Unit's Annual Inspection and Pass in Review on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Aiken High School New Gym. The unit will begin the Pass In Review phase of its annual inspection promptly at 10:00 AM. Please be seated by this time. You are invited to watch this formal ceremony from the home side of the new Gym.
Research Project
See attached research project description
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans are attached in the folder below.
Bravo Tessa Burgess!
Passeport pour le Français - Announcement
Bravo Tessa Burgess! She is the winner of the contest!
Congratulations to Tessa Burgess and Samuel Livingston who participated in the contest Passeport pour le Français, organized by the French Consulate in Atlanta.
Middle and high School students from the six Southeast states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee) were given the opportunity to participate.
The objective of this contest was to encourage students to keep learning about French and the francophone cultures during the summer vacation. The students had to do a lot of activities: reading French newspapers, magazines, poems, and novels; listening to the news on French radio stations, and French music; watching the TV shows (French TV station), and French movies; taking pictures of signs in town that use French words; talking about the French people they know; making a collection of French art (painters, sculptors); studying 200 French words per week; finding French proverbs and their translation into English. Everything had to be documented (photos, summaries, pictures, internet links, brochures) to demonstrate that the activities have been completed. In French!
The entries were evaluated according to the following criterion:
  • Number of activities completed
  • Degree of Involvement
  • Creativity
  • Language quality
Congratulations to our 2014 winner! She wins the complete collections of Tintin albums!
French Language Department
Primary Source Documents
After analyzing primary source documents on historic figures of the Middle Ages, students will work in small groups to create a Most Wanted poster to present in class. Posters and document packets are due at the end of class Friday, October 31st. Presentations will be Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
acGATEWAY
Are you talented in Music, Chorus, Visual Art, Drama, Dance, or Creative Writing? Then we have the summer program for you! Come to room D-1 for an application (and with any questions) for Aiken County's summer gifted and talented program acGATEWAY.
FLAPJACKS!!!
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Find a softball player and buy a ticket!!!
All proceeds go towards the Aiken High
Lady Hornets Softball Team!!
October 11, 2015
8:00 - 10:00
Applebees' on Whiskey Road
$7

BAD WEATHER!
No softball practice today due to field conditions!
Practice will begin tomorrow (9/16/14) at 3:45.
September Softball Meeting
There will be a brief meeting for all HIGH SCHOOL girls wanting to try-out for AHS Softball on Tuesday, September 9th at 3:15 in Coach Dupert's Room 214. You will receive a rules & regulation sheet, permission slip and a calendar of events. Please be on time and attentive! Please email me at cdupert@acpsd.net with any concerns or questions.

ALL SCHOFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL girls wanting to try-out for softball...there will be a brief informational meeting after school in the Schofield Gymnasium on Thursday, Sept. 11th.

ALL AIKEN MIDDLE SCHOOL girls wanting to try-out for softball...there will be a brief informational meeting at 3:00 in the Aiken Middle gymnasium on Friday, September 12th.
Loggin in to School Fusion
Students can log in to Schoolfusion using the following:
Username: Student Number
Password:
Student birth date. You need to type the month (without a 0) the day (without a 0) and the four digit year. For example:
8181997 = August 18, 1997
331996 = March 3, 1996

German I, Frau Lader, 2014-15

August 2014 German I

Dear Student,

Welcome to German I at Aiken High School. I am pleased that you will be learning German and am looking forward to helping you do so. I am sure this will be a wonderful year.

Objectives: You will be able to communicate in standard, correct, spoken and written German at a basic level and will be able to compare the societies of the German-speaking countries with our own in an informed way.

Rules: We will abide by all school rules, policies, and procedures found in your student handbook. Please immediately familiarize yourself with the student handbook regarding attendance, attire, badges, etc. My classroom policies regarding make-up tests and quizzes, bellringer activities, restroom passes, extra credit, etc., will be explained in class.

Grading: Quarter grades will be determined by averaging your tests (50%) and your quizzes (50%). Information regarding calculation of semester and annual grades is found in your student handbook.

Homework: You always have German homework. It’s that simple. Expect to study German twenty to thirty minutes each evening. Written homework will be assigned infrequently, but you do have homework every day. To be successful in this class, you need to review class work and study German seven days a week.

Spoken German: You will be required to speak German in class. Even if you are shy, please understand that you must try to speak German in German class.

Supplies: For this class, you will need your textbook, a three ring binder, white filler paper, several number two pencils, an eraser, and a small pencil sharpener. You must have these with you every day. If you are experiencing financial difficulties and cannot buy these supplies, see me as soon as possible.

Website: Lesson plans, announcements, tutorials, tips, etc. will be posted at www.ahsgerman.com. Please become familiar with this web site as soon as possible.

Extra Help: Extra help is available Mondays from 3:25pm - 4:00pm in room NA 13. In addition, the National Honor Society provides free tutoring in all subjects each week. See Mrs. Hensley for details. You may also contact me with questions at llader@acpsd.net.

More: I will give you information about our German Club, honor society, travel opportunities, awards and scholarships, etc., in class.

Contact: Send email to me at llader@acpsd.net.. Call me at school at 803-641-2500.

Please have a parent or guardian sign and date this document and return it to me no later than Tuesday, August 19, 2014. You may, of course, make a copy for your records. You may also download this document from our website at www.ahsgerman.com.

Sincerely,

Lisa T. Lader

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Last name of student, first name of student (Please print.)

_______________________________________________________ _____________________

Signature of parent or guardian Date


STUDY GUIDE FOR EOC
In the files section students will find a study guide for the EOC....PLEASE READ OVER THESE NOTES EACH NIGHT BEFORE THE EOC!!!

TEST DATES:
2nd period = May 15, 2014 in room A-7 (8:00 - 11:00)
5th period = May 15, 2014 in room A-7 (12:30 - 3:15)
7th period = May 16, 2014 in B-15 (12:30 - 3:15)
HSAP REVIEW PLAN
HSAP Preparation Lesson Plans (Strickland)
March7th
Objective: The learner will review : Identifying the Main Ideas and Supporting Details of Nonfiction passages
Essential Question: Where is the topic sentence located? What are the main ideas of the passage? What supporting details are used to support that passage.
HSAP Standard: Standard 2
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Review Main Ideas and Supporting Details, students will copy notes from board
3. Students will identify the topic sentence, main idea and supporting details from the nonfiction passages.
4. Students will answer ten sample questions from the HSAP relating to main ideas and supporting details.
March 10th
Objective: The learner will draw conclusions, inferences, and make predictions of what will happen using short stories.
Materials: The Chaser by John Collier
Essential Question: From what you have read in the story, what do you believe will logically happen next to the character?
Focus on individual remediation: Reading Comprehension
HSAP Standard: Standard 1
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will review the terms conclusion, inference, prediction and copy notes from board.
3. Students will read The Chaser and construct a response to the question: Does Alan think the love potion will be effective, and what do you think will happen to the woman who receives the potion?
4. Students will answer ten sample questions from the HSAP relating to conclusion, inference, prediction.

March 11th
Objective: The learner will compare and contrast two nonfiction articles from a textbook, a newspaper, and an editorial. They will compare and contrast the information found within the text, and identify the author’s purpose of informing, persuading, r entertaining.
Materials: Address on the Anniversary of Lincoln’s Birth by Carl Sandburg and What I See in Lincoln’s Eyes by Barack Obama for Time Magazine
Essential Question: Do the articles contain the similar information about the topic? What is the author’s purpose for writing, and what does the author what the reader to understand?
Focus on individual remediation: Reading Comprehension/ Grammar and Writing Skills
HSAP Standard: Standard 2, Standard 4, Standard 5, Standard 6
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will review the terms compare and contrast and copy notes from board.
3. Students will read the selected materials, and in a short constructive response will answer the question: Obama draws a comparison between his own journey to the US Senate and Lincoln’s path from being “a child born in the backwoods of Kentucky with less than a year of formal education…to our nation’s greatest President.” In what ways do both of their lives and accomplishments represent the US ideals of freedom and liberty and Achievment of the “American dream”, and how do the two men differ?
4. Students will be scored using the Constructive Response Rubric

March 12th
Objective: The learner will look at nonfiction articles to identify the sources and support the author used. The student will be able to evaluate the accuracy of the passage and tell if the author used a fact, an opinion, or a claim.
Materials: Hamlet To Hard? Try a Comic Book bu Teresa Mendez and The Graphic Novel Silver Anniversary by Andrew Arnold
Essential Question: What is the source of the argument the author is making, and what support is provided to back up that argument?
Focus on individual remediation: Reading Comprehension/ Critical Thinking Skill
HSAP Standard: Standard 2, Standard 4, Standard 5, Standard 6
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will review the terms facts, opinions, claims and copy notes from board.
3. Students will read the selected materials, and in a short constructive response will answer the questions:
-What reasons does Mendez give that support using graphic novels in the classroom? Do you believe that her evidence is valid? Explain
-Arnold describes the marketing approach used by many bookstores to sell graphic novels. Decide whether he uses similar techniques in his column to promote the graphic novel as a literary form
4. Students will be scored using the Constructive Response Rubric


March 13th
Objective: The learner will identify the setting, characters, and conflict within a short story. The student will also summarize the plot of the story identifying exposition, rising action, climax, and the resolution in the short story.
Materials: The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs
Essential Questions: Who is the story about, where does the story take place. What essential happens in the story?
Focus on individual remediation: Reading Comprehension
HSAP Standard: Standard 1
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will review the terms setting, character, plot, conflict, exposition, rising action, climax, and resolution and copy notes from the board.
3. Students will read The Monkey’s Paw and identify: setting, characters, conflict, exposition, rising action, climax, and the resolution from the story.
4. Students will answer ten sample questions from the HSAP relating to setting, characters, conflict, exposition, rising action, climax, and the resolution.

March 14th
Objective: The learner will look at poetry and be able identify and similes and metaphors and the author’s use of symbolism. The learner will generate their own similes and metaphors while writing their own poem.
Materials: Shall I Compare the to a Summer’s Day? By Shakespeare, Reapers by Jean Toomer, and Ode to My Socks by Pablo Neruda
Essential Question: What two unlike things are being compared by the author, and is the author using a simile or metaphor to make the comparison. What effect does the simile and metaphor have on the impact of the poem?
Focus on individual remediation: Reading Comprehension/ Critical Thinking Skills
HSAP Standard: Standard 1
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will review the terms simile, metaphor, and symbolism and copy notes from the board.
3. Students will read the poems, identifying all the examples of similes and metaphors contained within.
4. Students will answer ten sample questions from the HSAP relating to similes, metaphors and symbolism.
March 17th
Objective: The learner will identify imagery, personification, hyperbole, and allusion within selected works of poetry. The learner will generate their own examples of identify imagery, personification, hyperbole, and allusion.
Materials: The Print of the Paw and To An Aged Bear by N. Scott Momaday, Three Haiku by Matsuo Basho
Essential question: What literary device is the poet using to express emotion? What impact does the literary device create in the poem.
Focus on individual remediation: Reading Comprehension/ Critical Thinking Skills
HSAP Standard: Standard 1
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will review the terms imagery, personification, hyperbole, and allusion and copy notes from the board.
3. Students will read the poems, identifying all the examples of imagery, personification, hyperbole, and allusion contained within.
4. Students will answer ten sample questions from the HSAP relating to imagery, personification, hyperbole, and allusion.

March 18th
Objective: The learner will read selected examples of poetry and determining the mood and tone the author is trying to convey in the poem. The students will also explain if the author was trying to use irony to create the mood and tone.
Materials: The Raven by EdgarAllan Poe
Essential Question: What attitude is the author taking with the subject of the work. What attitude is the author taking with the reader? What feeling does the reader receive from reading the work?
Focus on individual remediation: Reading Comprehension/ Critical Thinking Skills/ Writing Skills
HSAP Standard: Standard 1, Standard 5, Standard 6
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will review the terms mood and tone and copy notes from board.
3. Students will read the selected passages from the poem The Raven and in a short constructive response will answer the question: How does Poe’s use of language add to the mood and tone of the poem, and in your opinion, what is the mood and tone of the poem. Explain.
4. Students will be scored using the Constructive Response Rubric


March 19th
Objective: The learner will determine the narrator of selected pieces of fiction and nonfiction. The student will be able to tell if the speaker is first, second, or third person. The student will tell if the narrator is limited or omniscient as well as reliable or unreliable.
Materials: You Can’t Take it With You by Eva-Lis Wurio, Too Soon a Woman by Dorothy M. Johnson, and Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
Essential Question: Who is telling the story/ Is the narrator a character within the story or an outside observer. What does the narrator know about the other characters and can the narrator be trusted with the information he provides?
Focus on individual remediation: Reading Comprehension/ Critical Thinking Skills
HSAP Standard: Standard 1, Standard2, Standard 4, Standard 5

Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will identify the person the narrator of the selected stories is speaking in, and if they are limited or omniscient and reliable or unreliable.
2. Students will answer ten sample questions from the HSAP relating to point-of-view.


March 20th
Objective: The learner will look at common prefixes, roots, and suffixes to determine the meaning of words. The stents will change the meaning of words by attaching new prefixes and suffixes to words.
Essential Question: What is the root of the word? What prefix and suffix is being used and how do they alter the meaning of the root word?
HSAP Standard: Standard 3, Standard 6
March 21rd
Objective: The learner will look at vocabulary words unfamiliar to them in different passages and develop strategies to use context clues to figure out the meaning of the word.
Essential Question: What way is the word being used? Can the word be replaced with a familiar word? What is the sentence talking about, and how might it relate to the unfamiliar word?
Focus on individual remediation: Reading Comprehension/ Critical Thinking Skills
HSAP Standard: Standard 3, Standard 6

March 24th
Objective: The learner will look at a sample HSAP writing prompt and brainstorm ideas. The learner will create an outline to be used to answer the writing prompt in essay format, including a topic sentence and introduction, three main ideas relating to the topic, three supporting details for each main idea, and a conclusion summarizing the essay.
Essential Question: What specifically is the writing prompt asking? What information needs to be provided to answer the prompt? What details can be used to support your answer?
Focus on individual remediation: Grammar and Writing Skills/ Critical Thinking Skills
HSAP Standard: Standard 4, Standard 5
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will write an outline.
March 25th
Objective: The learner will take the outlines created and write a five paragraph essay rough draft following the outline. Learners will make sure they are following correct grammar and style usage and organize their answers logically.
Essential Question: Is the outline organized logically and supported effectively? Is your writing reflecting the organization of the outline?
Focus on individual remediation: Grammar and Writing Skills
HSAP Standard: Standard 4, Standard 5
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will use outline to write a rough draft.


March 26th
Objective: Learners will exchange essay rough drafts and peer edit. The learners will then review any corrections needed to be made and create a final copy.
Essential Question: Did the writer answer the writing prompt completely. Are there any errors in grammar or mechanics. Can the writer say anything to more effectively answer the question?
HSAP Standard: Standard 4, Standard 5
Today:
1. Bellringer/HSAP Review
2. Students will peer edit their rough drafts, then use corrected copies to write their final copies
3. Essays will be graded using HSAP Extended Response Rubric.


March 27th
Objective: The learners will take an HSAP practice test.
Essential Question: Have I answered every question? Did I look at every possible answer? Did I review my answers will any free time?
Today:
Students will take HSAP Practice Test
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Congratulations to Aiken High School’s German students for their outstanding results on the 2014 National German Exam.
Congratulations to Aiken High School’s German students for their outstanding results on the 2014 National German Exam. We are so proud of you. Here are our top scores:


AATG GOLD AWARD

  • Carolin Abele, Grade11, Level 4, 1st in SC*
  • Mohsin Rizvi, Grade10, Level 3, 3rd in SC
  • Jacob Sargent, Grade 9, Level 2, 4th in SC
  • Ali Maclay, Grade 10, Level 3, 4th in SC
  • Sophia Gerstenberger, Grade 10, Level 3, 5th in SC
  • Savanah Dale, Grade 10, Level 3, 6th in SC

The rest of the results are posted at http://www.ahsgerman.com/wp/2014/02/22/2014-national-german-exam-results/

Herr and Frau Lader's German lesson plans have been published at www.ahsgerman.com.
 Herr and Frau Lader's German lesson plans have been published atwww.ahsgerman.com.
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Week 2/10 - 2/14
2/10 - Notes on BLOOD!!!! Comparison between Agranulocytes & Granulocytes
2/11 - BLOOD WEBQUEST!!! TestPrep LAB!!
HW- HONORS Critical thinking Questions 1,3,6 & Case Study
HW - College Prep Review Questions #1-10
2/12 - Finish WebQuest...Return Coloring Sheets...Begin Pre-Lab Discussion
2/13 - Begin Blood Lab
2/14 - Happy Valentine's DAY!!!!! Finish the "Bloody Valentine" Lab
Lesson Plans
 Herr Lader's Lesson Plans for the week of January 27, 2014, have been published at http://www.ahsgerman.com/wp/academics/herr-laders-lesson-plans/.
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Library Catalog
You can now access our library catalog through the Internet.  You can try to access it two ways. 
1. Copy and paste this link to your browser

 
Western Carolina Fair Art Competition Winners

The Art Department is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Western Carolina Fair Art Competition:

The Art and Photography Competition winners are:

Student Name              Category                          Prize

Rowan Miller                   Acrylic                             2nd Place

Rowan Miller                   Acrylic                            3rd Place

Rowan Miller                   Watercolor                       3rd Place

Lauren Davis                   Colored Pencil                 1st Place

Kiwane Whithers             Colored Pencil                 2nd Place

MaKayla Goff                  Colored Pencil                 3rd Place

Katelynn Florence           Mixed Media                   1st place

Kristin Rutland                 Mixed Media                  3rd Place

Lucas Davila                    Ink                                3rd Place

Lauren Davis                   Pencil/Charcoal              2nd Place

Caleb LeMaster               Pencil/Charcoal              3rd Place

Candace Rohr                 Other                            1st Place

Aleisha Hartwell              Other                             2nd Place

Kristin Rutland                Other                             3rd Place

Lindsey Brill                    Color Photo-Still Life       1st Place

Abby Miller                     Color Photo-Scenic        1st Place

Melaney Mottsey            Color Photo-Scenic         2nd Place

Emma Berry                   Color Photo-Scenic         3rd Place

Jabria Jackson                B&W Photo-People        1st Place

Kaley Nave                     B&W Photo-Still Life       1st Place

Melaney Mottsey            B7W Photo-Other           1st Place

Melaney Mottsey            B&W Photo-Animals       2nd Place

               

 

The Western Wobblers Competition was a new contest this year.  Art students decorated Bowling pins in the style of an animal, person, profession, or celebrity.  We took home all the ribbons in the High School Youth division and top 2 places in the Adult Division!!

 

1st   Christian Tuttle

2nd Cassidy Mulligan

3rd Caroline McKie

4th   Thorya Aadland

5th   Donnie White

6th   Alexis Simmons

 

Best in Show/1st place- Mrs. Wessinger-Hanna

2nd Place- Mr. Keltz

 

The winning artwork and most of the bowling pins will be on display in the showcase by the library. Come check out all the creativity and talent!


acGATEWAY
Are you gifted in the areas of visual arts, music, chorus, dance, drama, or creative writing? The gifted and talented summer art program acGATEWAY is now taking art applications. Don't miss out on this great experience! Come by room D-1 and see Mrs. Wessinger-Hanna with your questions and to pick up an application. Deadline is December 13, 2013
Rivalry T-Shirts on Sale Now!
     The Art Department is proud to announce the winners of the Rivarly Tshirt design contest--Caleb LeMaster and Cassidy Mulligan. These two students in conjunction with the graphic artist with Ahh Sunshine, LLC (Jim Hanna's) have created an awesome black t-shirt design that will be a fundraiser for the art department and help students show their support for the Aiken High Football team! The cost is 12.00 per shirt and the deadline to pre-order is October 31st. Come by room D-1 and see Mrs. Wessinger-Hanna to purchase yours today.  Thank you for your support!
Western Carolina Fair Art Competion

The Art Department would like to invite you to go see the AHS Student work that is on display at the Western Carolina Fair. We have 144 various works of visual art and 93 decorated bowling pins on display. Many have earned ribbons!! The artworks will be on display until Saturday, October 26th.

Lesson Plans Published
Lesson plans for the week of Oct. 21, 2013 have been published at www.ahsgerman.com.

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Lesson plans for the week of Oct. 14, 2013, have been posted at www.ahsgerman.com.
 
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Lesson plans for the week of Oct. 14, 2013, have been posted at www.ahsgerman.com.
 Lesson plans for the week of Oct. 14, 2013, have been posted at www.ahsgerman.com.
Frau Lader's Lesson Plans Published
 Frau Lader's lesson plans for the week of Sep. 9, 2013 have been published at www.ahsgerman.com.
School Picture Days Tues. 9/10 and Wed. 9/11
NAHS Meetings
All meetings will be held on Monday's from 3:15-4:30 in room D-1 starting again on September 9th. (unless otherwise announced). Look forward to a great year!
Frau Lader's Lesson Plans have been published
 Frau Lader's Lesson Plans for the week of Sep. 2, 2013 have been published at www.ahsgerman.com.
Frau Lader's plans for the week of August 26, 2013
Frau Lader's plans for the week of August 26, 2013 have been published.



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Herr Lader's plans for the week of August 26, 2013
Herr Lader's plans for the week of August 26, 2013 Date: 8/23/2013 Description: Frau Lader's plans for the week of August 26, 2013 have been published. Please visit www.ahsgerman.com to view. Contact: llader@aiken.k12.sc.us
Upcoming Assessments
The 2nd Semester Exam will cover Chapters 4 - 8

1st Period - Your exam will be on Tuesday, June 3
3rd Period - Your exam will be on Thursday, June 5

You may use a standard size notecard (small or medium) on the exam.
First NAHS Meeting of 2013-2014!
 The first National Art Honor Society Meeting for new and returning members will be Monday, August 26th in room D-1 from 3:30 - 4:30. 
Senior Baby Ads
Senior baby ad space is now available for the 2014 Hornet Yearbook.  The order form is attached below under files, but you can also contact Ms. Pataro at fpataro@aiken.k12.sc.us.  The deadline for baby ads is October 11th, 2013. 
Underclassmen Picture Day September 11-12
Underclassmen picture day will be held in the Old Gym on Sept. 10th, 11th and 12th.  Students will go with their English teacher for pictures.
Graduation Practice
All Seniors and Graduating Juniors should report to the New Gym on Wednesday, June 5th at 1:00 p.m. for our graduation practice. This is not a dress rehearsal. Regular dress is fine. At this time, instructions for graduation will be given, all fees will be announced, and tickets will be distributed. Please make plans to attend. Contact Mrs. Baynham with any questions.
Sidewalk Art Show Winners
The 2013 Sidewalk Art Show winners are:       
 
1st Place
 Square 6- AC Daniel and Ashlyn Simpkins
 
2nd Place
Squares 25, 26 – Charles Mathews, Clare Henry, Selena Dyer, and Philip Merry
 
3rd Place
Square 3- Brenda Perrillioux and Olivia Mathison
 
We would like to recognized the following Honor Mentions-
Squares 16, 17- Amanda Teasdale and Jake Walling
Squares 83,84- Melaney Mottsey and Caleb LeMaster
Square 91- Javious Hooker
Square 242- Nyia Rice and Kaylen Smith
Sidewalk Art
Sidewalk Art is rescheduled for Friday, May 17th.
Sidewalk Art Show
Sidewalk Art is scheduled for May 3rd. We are now reserving squares. The deadline is Friday, April 26th.


* $14.00 per square
* No more than 2 people per square
* MUST HAVE your money, a signed permission form from each group member, and your detailed drawing at the same time to reserve your square/s
* Can reserve up to 4 square together
* Cash or check- Checks made payable to AHS Art and must have 2 contact numbers (groups can divide up payment how they would like- I write one reciept for the group)
* Must read all rules and regulations- Must follow all school rules
1-2 people= 1 square=  $14.00
3-4 people= 2 squares= $28.00
5-6 people= 3 squares= $42.00
7-8 people= 4 squares= $56.00

Don't Miss out-------Squares are limited------ We will sell out------Dont wait to the last minute to reserve your square!!!
AHS Evening of the Arts
Aiken High School's third annual Evening of the Arts will take place on April 4, 2013 in the NA Cafeteria. Doors open at 5:00pm and there will be a $3.00 admission fee at the door. Come enjoy all the creativity that our AHS students have to offer. There will be art on display ranging from Culinary, Horticulture, Visual, Music, Chorus, Drama, Dance, and Creative Writing. Don't miss out and bring a friend!
USC-Aiken Student Art Show Winners
The Art Department is proud to annouce 3 winners at the USC-Aiken High School Student Art Show: 
Samantha Key- Honorable Mention
Ambyr Goff- Honorable Mention
AC Daniel- 3rd Place

We are very proud of you!!!
Come by and see all the AHS student work on display at the upstairs gallery in the Etheridge Center at USC-Aiken. The show is up until March 27th.
Aiken High's 3rd Annual Evening of the Arts
The Evening of the Arts is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th in the NA Annex Cafe starting at 5pm. We are currenting looking for students talented in Music, Chorus, Dance, Drama, Creative Writing and Visual Arts (and anything inbetween or combinatin of!) Please come by room D-1 for an application and more information. Deadline for applications are March 8th. Don't miss out!!!
"A Cause for Applause" Talent Show
The AHS Serteen Club presents " A Cause for Applause" Talent Show on Thursday, February 28th at 7PM in the new gym.  Admission is $5.00.  All proceeds from this event will go to the aiken Boys & Girls Club.   Mr. Keltz's band will perform during the show. 
Congratulations to Aiken High School’s German students for their outstanding results on the 2013 National German Exam.
 Congratulations to Aiken High School’s German students for their outstanding results on the 2013 National German Exam. Our top scorers were as follows:
  • 1st in SC: Savanah Dale (Level 2)
  • 3rd in SC: Sarah Cushman (Level 4)
  • 4th in SC:  Mohsin Risvi (Level 2)
  • 5th in SC: Sophia Gerstenberger (Level 2)
  • 6th in SC: Amanda Yaun (Level 4)
  • 7th in SC: Ali Maclay (Level 2)
  • 8th in SC: Selena Dyer (Level 3) & Jason Hightower (Level 4)
  • 9th in SC: Tequila Hightower (Level 4)

Based upon their excellent results, Savanah Dale, Mohsin Rizvi, Sophia Gerstenberger and Ali Maclay have been invited to compete for an all-expenses-paid trip to Germany this summer.

Thank you to all of our German students who represented our program  and our school in this highly-competitive test. As always, you made us very proud.

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Spanish Honor Society Induction
The following students were inducted to  National Spanish Honor Society on 1/8. Enhorabuena a todos.
1. Jessie Good
2. Jordan Kelley
3. Kevin Rubio
4. Brittany Crawn
5. Ian DeMass
6. Megan Kneece
7. Emily Lintner
8. Brittany Martin
9. Madison Martin
10. Ben Shumpert
AP Studio Art Show
Aiken High's AP Studio Art students are having an art show in the Brooks Gallery which is located in the upstairs gallery at the Aiken Center for the Arts in downtown Aiken. We invite everyone to come out and take a look at all their hard work so far this year. The show represents a section of the "Breadth" portion of their portfolio. There are 6-7 pieces per student on display. They have created a total of 15 works of art so far this year and are begining the "Concentration" portion of their portfolio this semester---with means they have 15 more works to go be for exam time!
The reception is Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6-8 pm at the Aiken Center for the Arts. The show will be up until January 25, 2013.

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AHS Softball Fall Practice
All girls interested in participating in the fall practice needs to see Coach Dupert in room A6.  Fall practice begins on Thursday Nov. 1st!!!!
Western Carolina State Fair-Art Winners
The Art Department is proud to announce that our students have taken home 32 Ribbons from the Fair this year!!! Congratulations to the winners :
Student Name
Media Category
Prize
Alexis Simmons
Photo- B/W Portrait
1st Place
Allee Clifton
Photo- B/W Portrait
2nd Place
Melaney Mottsey
Photo- B/W Portrait
3rd Place
Jossy Martinez
Photo- B/w Still Life
1st Place and Best in Photo Department
Melaney Mottsey
Photo- B/W Still Life
2nd Place
Ambyr Goff
Photo- B/W Still Life (Landscape)
1st Place
Ambyr Goff
Photo- Color Other
2nd Place
Ambyr Goff
Photo- Color Still Life
1st Place
Ashlyn Simpkins
Photo- Color Still Life
2nd Place
Madison Martin
Photo- Color Candid
1st Place
AC Daniel
Watercolor
1st Place
Latrice Seaborn
Watercolor
2nd Place
Alice Hutto
Watercolor
3rd Place
Carley Downs
Marker
1st Place
Haley Moore
Marker
2nd Place
Kodie Smith
Mixed Media
1st Place
Hailey Smith
Mixed Media
2nd Place
Melaney Mottsey
Mixed Media
3rd Place
Sawyer Berry
Charcoal
2nd Place
Sawyer Berry
Charcoal
3rd Place
Nathan Stephanson
Pencil
2nd Place
Donneshia Bell
Pencil
3rd Place
Christopher Brown
Recycled Sculpture
1st Place
Cassie Flanders
Recycled Sculpture
2nd Place
AC Daniel
Oil
1st Place
Conner Lanigan
Other-Mixed
2nd Place
Sheldon Davis
Ink
1st Place
Isabelle Holland
Acrylic
3rd Place
Taylor Winn
Pastel
1st Place
 
 
 

 Across all the departments and categories, we placed:
13- 1st place ribbons
10- 2nd Place Ribbons
6-   3rd Place Ribbons
1-  Best in Department Ribbon
3- Ribbons for individually submitted artworks
AHS Chick-fil-A Senior Night
ATTENTION AIKEN HIGH…MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND IS AHS SENIOR SPIRIT NIGHT AT CHICK-FIL-A. PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE SENIORS OF AIKEN HIGH ON THIS NIGHT. A PERCENTAGE OF ALL PROCEEDS COLLECTED BETWEEN 5 AND 8PM WILL HELP TO SUPPORT THE SENIOR CLASS THIS YEAR. WE HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE.

acGATEWAY 2013
Are you talented in the areas of Creative Writing, Music, Dance, Visual Arts, or Drama?  Apply to be a part of Aiken County's summer gifted and talented program, acGATEWAY!  Please see Mr. Westberry in the bandroom or Mrs. Wessinger-Hanna in room D-1 for more information and an application. Don't miss out on this great opportunity- Deadline to turn in your application is December 7, 2012!
Underclassmen Make-up Pictue Day Oct. 25th

AHS Serteen Club
The AHS Serteen Club will meet on Monday, October 1st after school in C-5.  This will be a brief meeting.  Members need to bring their dues.  If you plan to help with Fall Steeplechase or any of our other Fall projects, you need to sign up at this meeting.

All members should be collecting items for Operation Christmas Child.
German Exchange Program Drop-in
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PLEASE ANNOUNCE  MAY 21 - MAY 23, 2012


This is a reminder to students/parents interested in our 2013 exchange with our partner school in Munich, Germany. Herr Lader will be at the Atlanta Bread Company on Wednesday, May 23, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Please feel free to stop by and chat about the program. This is not a required meeting. It is simply a chance to talk about the program a little (or a lot) and discuss any questions and/or concerns you may have.

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