American Fork High School
Principal's Message

Safeguarding the Rights of Others

Dignity is a word we don't hear very much in our day-to-day conversations, but it's an important word. It has its roots in a Latin word which means worthy. All human beings are worthy of certain dignities and rights, such as the right to equal justice, free speech, and religious tolerance. Our Bill of Rights protects these types of freedoms.

A famous Lebanese poet, Kahil Gibran, once said, "Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being."

Everyday we enjoy human rights denied to millions around the world; freedoms that have been safeguarded for our children by generations of brave souls who have come before us. 

Today, stop to consider these important questions: Do we safeguard the rights of others by treating all people with respect, fairness, and tolerance? And what are we doing to safeguard the rights of others? 

Thank you parents for teaching these very dispositions to our most prized treasures...our children. 

Daniel P. Weishar


Fundraiser for Kingwood HS
Current Issues students did a fundraiser for KINGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL in Houston, TX. 
Students collected money at various events last week. One of those events was a "Pie a Teacher in the Face." Fortunately, we have the most awesome teachers who donated their face for the cause! Thank you to all of you who donated. The students raised approximately $5,000.

Boys Golf took 2nd in Region IV. Boys from the team who were first team all-region include Jayce Morrill, David Conway, & Chandler Thompson. Six boys will represent the Cavemen at the State Tournament on October 2 & 3:
Jayce Morrill
David Conway
Chandler Thompson
Cameron Fairbanks
Hunter Thomsen
Jackson McDaniel

Football had a sad loss to Lone Peak after a dominating performance against Westlake. They play Granger High School at home today and @ Pleasant Grove next week. 

Volleyball is currently playing in Nike's Tournament in Phoenix getting ready for the end of region play and the state tournament. 

The Boys and Girls Varsity XC teams took 1st place at the BYU Autumn Invitational, which included over 30 teams. 

Girls Soccer remained undefeated and 1st in the state with a 3-2 win over Pleasant Grove Thursday. The girls' Senior Night is Tuesday, October 3. 

Congratulations to the Marching band ! They competed over the weekend at the Nebo Tournament of Bands. They placed 1st overall and won the Outstanding Music and Outstanding Visual Caption Awards.

Shout out to the Girls Tennis for bringing home their first ever Duel in the Desert Team Championship . The girls went undefeated with 4-0 record and defeated a talented team from Alta in the finals. Way to go ladies!

Girls Tennis took second in Region with a 6-2 record, qualified all 5 positions (7 gals) for the state tournament next week. Elizajane Schetselaar (1st Singles), Olivia Peterson (2nd Singles), Mia Beck (3rd Singles), Jacqueline Taggart/Amber Johnson (1st Doubles), Gabby Menlove/Tishelle Peterson (2nd Doubles).
In an effort to help  students ACHIEVE , Alpine School District educators, including AFCTE educators, are asked to collaborate with their school or district assigned teams every Monday during collaboration time. The belief is that a Professional Learning Community (PLC) can support  student learning through collaboration , continuous improvement, data analysis, collective questioning, and responsive action. Our PLC teams are asked to gather classroom data, analyzing the data  to help each student improve in their learning  through improving our teaching. Our American Fork High School educators, including AFCTE educators, with support from both Alpine School District CTE and American Fork High School, had the opportunity to attend a recent conference in Salt Lake City designed to enhance how teachers collaborate for the explicit purpose of  enhancing student learning . Collaboration improves teacher instruction, professional development, and enhances the education that leads to graduation and life readiness.

Below Photo: Striving to improve our teaching and our student's learning, our AFTCE Educators attended a professional development conference for Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) recently in Salt Lake City. AFCTE educators left to right: Janalee Roberts, Wendy Frazier-Snyder, JR Crosby, Anthony Muhammad (Superstar Educational Motivational Speaker, Solution Tree), Michael Davis, Clark Goldsberry, Sandon Ellefson, Jeff Hill, Rachael Phillippi.
Charity Baseball Game for Hurricane Victims
American Fork High School's Life Skills class will be holding a charity baseball game Monday, October 2 from 5-6:30pm on the fields at AFHS. They will be playing a Life Skills class team from Lone Peak to raise money for a school district in Texas destroyed by the hurricane. Come at 5 for games, face painting, fun activities, watch the game, and donate to help out a school district in need. 

To look at what our awesome KAVETV students have worked on all week, click on the tab below and see all the highlights from AFHS!

End of Term
The end of term is October 18. Please review your students grades and attendance in Skyward, and encourage them to use their flex time to make up any missing assignments they may have.
Attendance School
Starting Tuesday, Oct 3, Attendance School will cost $5
Please click HERE to review the Attendance Policy.
Drivers Education
The next Driver Ed class will be offered November 6-16 2:30pm-5:30pm. Please register in the Finance Office.
Late Bus
Late Bus is now picking up Tuesday-Thursday at 4:00 in the front of the school. Drop off locations are 3515 W. Canyon Heights Dr, 3900 W. Morgan Blvd, Freedom Elementary, Legacy Elementary, 338 S. Storrs Avenue
Please click HERE to review our Dress Code Policy.
East Shore Testing for 2017-18 will take place in room 2. Testing is held A days after school; B days before school at 7:20 am; every day during lunch; and FLEX if students get a stamp in their planner. Contact Mrs. Hancock for more information.

Counseling Corner

BYU IDAHO - Friday, October 20--The BYU-Idaho Admissions Office invites all high school aged students and their parents to enjoy a day on BYU-Idaho’s campus. This will consist of activities including tours, information sessions, opportunities to meet with departments and some fun hosted by our Activities Department! High School aged students may visit  campus day  to register. 


7:45                                   Senior report to A1 classes for roll call
7:50                                    All seniors dismissed to the auditorium
7:55                                    Welcome Seniors: Pr. Weishar and SR Class Pres.
8:00-8:30                            Financial Aid Presentation
8:35-9:15                            College Session #1
9:20-9:55                            College Session #2
10:00-10:35                        College Session #3


Brigham Young University - Media Center
BYU Idaho - Room 3   
Dixie State University - 107
LDS Business College - Front Office Conference Room
Mountainland Applied Technology Center (MATC) - Room 103
Snow College - Room 49
Southern Utah University - Room 37
University of Utah - 125
Utah State University -
Utah State University, Eastern - Room 118
Utah Valley University - Auditorium
Weber State University - 102
Westminster - 228

 Express yourself with art, music, or words in the PTA sponsored REFLECTIONS contest*. The theme this year is "WITHIN REACH" and is left to the imagination of each student. Entry forms and participation rules are in the front office, or can be found online click here:
Upcoming Events
October 2 - November 3
Mon, Oct 2
Golf Tournament @ Valley View Golf Course, Layton
Tues, Oct 3
Golf Tournament @ Valley View Golf Course, Layton
Volleyball vs PG 3:30
Soccer vs Bingham 3:30
Wed, Oct 4
State Tennis - Liberty Park, SLC all day
Senior College Fair 8am - 11am
Thur, Oct 5
Soccer @ LPHS 3:30
JV Football vs PGHS 3:30
Sophomore @ PGHS 3:30
Football Team Dinner 6pm
NHS Induction Ceremony - Auditorium 7pm
Fri, Oct 6
State Tennis - Liberty Park, SLC all day
XC Region Championships at AFHS 2:30
Football @ PGHS 7pm
Sat, Oct 7
MB Wasatch - Herriman HS all day
Mon, Oct 9
FBLA Fall Leadership Conference
Choir Concert 7pm
Tues, Oct 10
MB BYU Competition - Lavell Edwards Stadium
Soccer Playoffs Start (Home Team Sites)
Volleyball vs LPHS 3:30
Wed, Oct 11
HOSA Blood Drive
Thur, Oct 12
Soccer Playoffs (Home Team Sites)
Volleyball vs Westlake 3:30
JV Football @ Bingham 3:30
Sophomore Football vs Bingham 3:30
Orchestra Concert 7pm
Fri, Oct 13
Football vs Bingham 7pm
Sat, Oct 14
Caveman Leadership Academy 7am - 3pm
MB Davis Cup 8:30pm
Mon, Oct 16
Tues, Oct 17
Soccer Semi-Finals at Juan Diego
Volleyball @ Bingham 3:30
Boys and Girls XC State Championships - Sugar House
Thurs, Oct 19 - Fall Break, No School
Fri, Oct 20 - Fall Break, No School
Sat, Oct 21
Soccer State Championship Game Rio Tinto Stadium
Mon, Oct 23 - Teacher Professional Development - No School
Tues, Oct 24
Volleyball @ Granger 3:30
Wed, Oct 25
NHS Induction Ceremony 6pm - Old Commons
Poetry Slam 7pm Media Center
Thurs, Oct 26
Volleyball @ PGHS 3:30pm
Fri, Oct 27
State Football Tournament (Home Team Sites)
Sat, Oct 28
State Football Tournament (Home Team Sites)
MB Mt. Timpanogos Competition @ PGHS
ACT Test @ AFHS 7:45 am
Mon, Oct 30
Haunted Hallways 5pm
Tues, Oct 31 - Halloween
Wed, Oct 1 No Events
Thurs, Nov 2
MB at St. George Tour
Volleyball State Championships - UVU
Fri, Nov 3
MB State Champtionships at Dixie State University
Football State Tournament (Home team sites)
Sat, Nov 4
MB Western Regional Championships - Desert Hills HS
Volleyball State Championships - UVU
Football State Tournament - (Home team sites)
XC Pre-Footlocker Invite - AFHS 9am