The Delaware Department of Justice Bullying Prevention & School Crime Contact (Ombudsperson) - 1-800-220-5414..........Hours for Students 7:25-2:25..............Office Hours   7:00-3:00..........

April 2: World Autism Day - Wear BLUE to show you care!

On April 2, communities around the world kick off World Autism Awareness Month with the "Light It Up Blue" campaign. Here in Appoquinimink, we're asking students and staff to show they care by wearing something blue to school!
Jaguar Daily Announcements!
Please select a link below for informative weekly announcements.
Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a prince who is transformed into a hideous beast as punishment for his cruel and selfish ways, and an adventurous young woman named Belle whom he imprisons in his castle. In order to become human again, the Beast must earn Belle's love before it's too late
High School Career Fair: April 2, during school

Appoquinimink will be hosting its annual High School Career Fair on Thursday, April 2. Students will have an opportunity to visit and talk with professionals from more than 35 different organizations. Participating businesses will have an opportunity to interface with more than1,200 students who are eager to learn more about these industries, the skills and academic preparation needed to be successful, the job forecast and pay.
FFA State Convention: ASD Students Take Home Numerous Awards!

Delaware's 85th annual Statewide FFA Convention was held at Delaware State University on March 10-12. Agricultural Education students from both high schools prepared all year for the chance to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in competitions referred to as Career Development Events (CDEs). These contests require the application of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, public speaking and collaboration to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter and standards.
Stand By Me Scholarship Presentation
The presentation will discuss information to unlocking the college scholarship mystery.
Please consider joining AHS on Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30 in the library.
Friendly's Fundraiser
March 31 / 5-9 p.m.
1500 People's Plaza, Newark OR 350 Dove Run, Middletown

AOPA, an organization that represents caring office professionals in our district, is holding their first annual Friendly’s Fundraiser. 10% of all proceeds from sales that night will go toward funding two scholarships to graduating seniors. Please join us for good food, good fellowship and a good cause. Students who visit will receive a coupon good for a free ice cream cone at a later visit. Note: You must present a copy of our flyer at the time of purchase.
Scholarship Presentation on March 17th @ 6:30 PM at AHS

College Funding Project offers you the information and support you need to help you navigate the financial maze leading to post-secondary education. We partner with the Delaware Office of Higher Education and your high school to provide group presentations about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We also offer personal financial coaching to help you develop your own financial plan for college. Start by attending a College Funding event at your school.
Teacher of the Year: See Who Was Nominated

We’re proud to announce that 285 faculty members were nominated for Teacher of the Year honors. Click on the link below to see if your favorite teacher is one of our candidates!

In April, the District will host a dinner for our building-level TOY winners and announce the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year winner.
Senior Weather-related Makeup Days Communication
On Friday, March 13, we emailed an update about weather-related makeups for Seniors. A copy of that letter appears below.
Join us: 2nd Annual AP Studio Art Show

Friday, March 13 / 6-8 p.m.
Audience participation is an important part of the process. Please consider joining us for the opening night reception. Your invitation appears below.
Boys Basketball Tournament: Cheer the Jags in their Round 2 game at home!

AHS v. A.I. duPont
Saturday, 6:00 p.m. at AHS
All tickets are $5
Science Olympiad Happening This Saturday!

Delaware's annual "Science Olympiad" is happening Saturday, March 6 at Delaware State University. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 7,000 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad's ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience. Please come out and see our students compete!
Appoquinimink High Student a Finalist in iEducate Delaware Contest

iEducate Delaware honors outstanding Delawareans' contributions to public education with the goal that their work will grow and inspire others. This year, nearly 250 nominations were received. From that group, a pool of 15 outstanding finalists has been chosen. But, one and only one candidate is a student. She's Appoquinimink High School Senior and National BPA President Rachel Wagner!
Friday, March 6: Schools & Offices will be closed
Thursday's snow event continued throughout the day, making it impossible to safely clear parking lots and walkways. Extreme cold further complicated the situation. So we will remain closed on Friday.
Senior Prom Information
Scholarship Opportunities
Attached is a condensed list of scholarship opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year. Students are encouraged review the material and complete the requirements for the ones that are of interest to them.
When the student returns the check-off list to their homeroom teacher the Guidance Department will assist by distributing additional information
AHS Phones
AHS phones are currently down. Technicians are currently working on the problem and service is expected to be restored as soon as possible.
2015-16 Calendar: Available now for review and comments

The District’s Calendar Committee presented its proposal for the 2015-16 Calendar at the February 10, 2015 Board of Education Meeting. A public comment period is now underway. It will conclude on March 9, 2015.
Course Selection for the 2015-2016 School Year
9th-11th grade students received course selection information for the 2015-2016 school year in Advisory on Wednesday, Februay 11th. Starting February 18th, counselors will meet with students through English & Social Studies courses. The presentation, course selection sheets, course catalogue, 4 year planning guides and scheduling dates are attached.
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AHS musical
Date: Today
AHS musical
Date: Tomorrow
Date: Tomorrow
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Outdoor Xtreme Chesapeake City
Report cards, Grades 6-12
Date: Apr 2
Schools & Offices Closed, Holiday - Spring Break
Date: Apr 3

Welcome to Appoquinimink High School, home of the Jaguars!

I am very excited about the upcoming year. It is the sixth anniversary for our school (which opened in 2008) and also marks my sixth year as an administrator at AHS.

During that time, we’ve grown from a community of 1,050 learners to nearly 1,600. We have experienced success in the classroom and earned recognition in the arts, sports and numerous co-curricular organizations. Twice, we have been selected by the College Board for the National AP Honor Roll (2012, 2014), and this year we were named one of the nation’s top high schools by U.S. News & World Report.

Achievement, Honor and Service are the mission of AHS and we attempt to promote this every day in every way. I am looking forward to continuous advancement of this mission with the AHS students, staff, parents and community.

Please look forward to be on the lookout for our “Welcome Back” newsletter at the beginning of August. It will contain important information to help with the transition back to school.

In the meantime, please have a safe and relaxing summer.

Keisha Brinkley

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