Holiday Season

Dear Patriot Families,

How did the time fly by so quickly to already have us in November and ready to enter the holiday season?

One of my favorite experiences over the holidays in a high school involves the performing arts programs that showcase the amazing talents of our students.

This week kicks off our fall play under the direction of Mr. Sal Giordano who will feature Peter and the StarCatcher with his students  In addition, we have a number of winter performances in December highlighting our band, orchestra, and music programs. (see schedule below)

I hope to see you at some of these events.

Darah Bonham, Principal

Librarian of the Year

Congrats to our very own Mae Craddock for being selected VAASL Librarian of the Year!!!

Calendar Items

Take a look at just some of the upcoming events at AHS

Thursday,Nov 21                             7PM Fall Play
Friday, Nov 22                               7PM Fall Play
Satuday, Nov 23                              2 & 7PM Fall Play
Sunday, Nov 24                      @ 3:00 Fall play
Nov 27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday (Classified now on half-day schedule)
Dec. 5                                 7PM Winter Orchestra Concert
Dec. 8                                 3:30PM Winter Band Concert
Dec. 11                               7PM Guitar Performance
Dec. 12                               6:30PM Piano Recital
Dec. 13                               8-11PM Jazz Band Dance
Dec. 17,18,19,20 Winter exams- schedule below
Dec. 16- A Day
Tuesday, Dec 17              1B/3B exams
Wednesday , Dec 18      1A/3A exams
Thursday , Dec 19           2B/4B exams
Friday, Dec 20                  2A/4A exams

Peter and the StarCatcher

On-Line ticket link HERE

Shout OUT State Champs

Our amazing Boys Cross County Team captured the Virginia State Championship this past weekend at Great Meadows.  Such an amazing group of student athletes who earned this title.  Thank you to the coaches Adrian Lorenzoni, Brain Nagel, Chris Cantone, Mr. Noble and Mr. Resnick.

Also congrats to the girls cross country squad under the direction of Cathy Coffman for winning the Regional Championship and coming in 3rd for the states.

From The Mountain Bike Team

We had the last mountain bike race of the fall season down in Bedford this past Saturday.  It was a cold but beautiful day and all of the riders put their best efforts into this final race.  We had two podium finishers – Eli Shifflett took 2nd in the JV boys’ division and Mason Allen was 4th in the Freshman boys’ division.  Jonas Collins had another excellent varsity race and was right off the podium in 6th place.  For the season, Eli Shifflett won the overall JV boys’ division, Luke Casteen was 5th in the overall Sophomore boys’ division, and Mason Allen was 4th in the overall Freshman boys’ division.  We could not be more excited for all of our riders and their achievements on the course!

Congrats to AHS Junior Julia Nagel

New Orchestra Web Site

Check out the new Orchestra web page from Ms. Carrie Finnegan linked HERE

Additional Resources To Check Out

Mr. Jeff Smith, Talent Development and Gifted Services Teacher —Link

AHS Athletics Link   and Notify Me service to get updates on games and practices. (Link here.)


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