Teacher and Students of the Month Congratulations

Congratulations to the following Teacher and Students of the Month! You make #HounDawgU proud!

  • Freshman - Aubrey Boatwright
  • Sophomore - Olivia Parker
  • Junior - Ashley Vaught
  • Senior - Emily Ernest


NHS Community Service Forms will be due by 12:15 PM on Friday, December 15, unless you are working the Pate's Classic Christmas. Members must have a minimum of five hours of community service listed with at least one hour being NHS sponsored.

NHS Sponsored Community Service Opportunity: Classic Christmas will take place on Wednesday, December 20 at Pate from 8:00-10:30 AM. Members will be helping with crafts or snacks. Sign up in Mrs. Garoutte's room, 306, only if you DO NOT have to take a final in your first hour class. Bus transportation will be provided.

NHS Sponsored Community Service Opportunity: The OACAC Head Start Book Drive begins on December 1. Deadline to donate is December 14. Please bring gently used and new picture books (no chapter books, please!!!) which will be given as Christmas presents to preschool children to Mrs. Garoutte's room, 306. Members earn community service of 10 minutes for each used picture book and 20 minutes for each new picture book donated.

Archery Practices

Every Monday and Friday from 6:40 - 7:40 and every Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:00 at the Old Armory.

All-District Concert Band/Jazz Band Recognition

Kendall Meyer - 1st chair bassoon

Tessa Lisk - 21st chair clarinet

Kaleb Sharpe - 2nd alternate alto saxophone (4th overall)

Rachel Smith - 2nd chair tenor saxophone

Megan Gearhart - 5th chair trumpet

James Francisco - 4th chair horn

Devyn Thurman - 4th chair trombone

Nathaniel Ford - 8th chair trombone

Mason Ray was 1st alternate (10th overall)

Zane Price Price - 1st chair tuba

Haley Garoutte - Jazz 2nd tenor saxophone

Melissa Tate - Jazz 1st alternative trumpet (6th overall)

These students qualify to audition for the All-State ensembles on December 2 at Columbia Hickman High School.

The All-District Concert Band & Director's Choice Band (TBD) will perform a concert on January 6 at Joplin High School.

The All-District Jazz Band will perform a concert on January 13 at Webb City High School.

STUDENTS: Second Chance Breakfast Notification

This is just a reminder that breakfast is free; however, "Second Chance Breakfast" is only for you to get if you missed first breakfast. If you get more than one breakfast, your account will be charged.

  • Click on this link to access the lunch menu.
  • Reminder: If your lunch balance falls below -$10.00 (negative ten dollars), your lunch account will have a block placed on it, and you will receive a sack lunch--this includes a sandwich, fruit, and milk--from the the cafeteria until your account is paid. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy in the high school office, or you can email her at

Trauma-Informed Schools

This link includes information, links, and phone numbers for numerous agencies to assist students, parents, community members, and staff.

Counseling Office Announcements

Requests to change your schedule next semester

  • Requests should have been submitted before Thanksgiving break to guarantee we would get to you. Please advise that late requests will be accepted but MAY not be granted.
  • Submit a Student Self-Referral Form through the Support tab of the Counseling page on the high school website to set up an appointment to change your schedule.
  • Counselors will (hopefully) be calling students in between Thanksgiving and Winter break.

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the Springfield Contractors Association will be hosting the 2nd Annual Construction Career Day. This event will be held at the Ozark Empire Fair E-Plex from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and lunch will be provided. If you are interested in a career in construction, this could be an excellent opportunity to participate in learning labs which will allow students to try their hands at various construction industry practices, such as surveying, concrete/asphalt mix, window installation, paint labs, welding simulations, using 3D printing in architecture, building bridges, and laying brick. They are expecting over 2,000 students from Southwest Missouri will attend. For more information or to register, contact Dr. Marci Dowdy at or call (417) 818-3992. Juniors and Seniors, be sure and pick up a "college visit request form" in the Counselor's Office and complete it before you go in order for this to NOT count against your attendance.

Information about the following scholarships / workshops / open houses are available in the Counselor's Office. Please make note of the upcoming deadlines!

  • ACT Student Champion Award - 12/31
  • Rove Pest Control - 12/31
  • ACT Student Champion Award - 12/31
  • MSSDAR - 1/1
  • GE Reagan Foundation - 1/4
  • ESA Foundation - 2/1
  • National Co-Op - 2/15
  • Gatehouse Media - 2/16
  • Coolidge Scholars - 2/24
  • Project 21 - 3/1
  • Missouri Patriot Guard Riders - 4/1
  • Arch City Granite & Marble Inc. - 4/30
  • Groth Law - 7/31
  • Pottroff & Karlin Law Firm - 8/1

The following representatives have visits to AHS scheduled (so far):

  • Universal of Central Missouri - 1/24

Upcoming High School events during December - Come join the FUN!!

Thursday 12/14

  • Girls (C/JV/varsity) basketball @ HOME vs. Logan-Rogersville 5:00 p.m.
  • Choir Caroling Tour 8-3

Friday 12/15

  • Boys (JV/varsity) @ HOME vs. Fair Grove 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 12/16

  • Pancakes w/ Santa 8-12

Monday 12/18

  • A-Tech Showcase in Commons 5-8

Tuesday 12/19

  • Boys (9th/JV/varsity) @ HOME vs. Carl Junction 5:00 p.m.
  • Jazz Band final 8:45

Wednesday 12/20

  • HALF DAY (NO SCHOOL FROM 12/21/17 - 1/03/18)
  • Band final 7:55
  • NHS Classic Christmas 8-10:30

Thursday 12/21

  • Boys (9th/JV/varsity) @ Springfield Catholic 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday 12/26 - 12/29

  • Girls (varsity) basketball @ Drury (Pink & White Tournament) - Time/Opponent is TBA
  • Boys (varsity) basketball @ MSU (Blue & Gold Tournament) - Time/Opponent is TBA

Thursday 1/04


Friday 1/05

  • Band - All District Clinic & JH Honor Band Auditions
  • Speech/Debate - Carthage/Webb City Tournament
  • Girls BBall vs McDonald County 6p.m.

Saturday 1/05

  • All District Band Clinic
  • Speech/Debate - Carthage/Webb City Tournament