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Raptor Report

January 10, 2024

from AMHS Partners in Education (PIE)

Community News

Sign up to volunteer at the Magnet Market & Rummage Sale using the SignUp Genius at this link.

If you have items to donate, look at the dates for drop off on the event image.

Reach out to the Booster Club for more information.

Volunteer for concessions at AMHS basketball games!

Jan / Feb sign ups are open here. Support your Raptors and earn volunteer hours.

Senior Ads Due Soon!

A yearbook ad is the best way to commemorate this big year for your senior. Reserve a space for your child as a special gift for this year and for years to come.

Visit the site and use our school code: 25698. Click on "Yearbook Ads" in the top right corner and select the size that's right for your needs.

After you select the size of your ad, choose the option to create your ad through the website. It's easy! Purchase an ad only when you are ready to create it. Please reach out to Yearbook Staffer Lily if you have any questions: [email protected]. The deadline to place an ad for your senior at the current price is Monday, January 15! The final deadline is Thursday, February 1.

Click here to re-link your Harris Teeter Card

AMHS Code is 4626

Current Number of Families Linked: 227

Funds raised to date: $864.96

Administrative News

Ms. Laquilla Sirmans will be leaving her position at the front reception desk of Building 8 at the end of January. We wish her the best in her new endeavors and ask that you share this opportunity with any candidate. This is a full-time position that is shared between the School of the Arts and AMHS.

AMHS Tours for Prospective Students

Tours start this week for prospective students (and their parents) to visit AMHS. If you know someone who might be intersted, let them know. Sign up here.

Remembering Coach Limbert: There will be a memorial event on Wednesday, January 10 to remember Tim Limbert, who coached the boys' AMHS Cross Country Team prior to his unexpected death in May 2022. The event will begin at 12:30 pm at the large oak running tree in the middle of the junior parking lot. Mrs. Limbert, Carter Limbert '22, Whitney Limbert '26, and other family members and teammates will be in attendance. All staff and students are welcome to come out and support the Limbert family.

January 2024

January 10 – Coach Limbert Memorial Dedication

January 10 – Viola Question - Yale Improv Workshop and Performance

January 10 – College Rep - Charleston Southern University, 12:30 Cafeteria

January 12 – AMHS Prospective Student Tour 1

January 12-14 – JKC North Carolina College Tours Field Trip

January 15 – Martin Luther King Day - School and Offices Closed

January 17 – AMHS Prospective Student Tour 2

January 17 – Sophomore Parent (and Student) Night, Lecture Hall, 6-7 PM

January 18 – College Rep - UNC-Wilmington, 12:30 cafeteria

January 18 – Academic Bowl Competition

January 23 – End of Second Quarter

January 24 – Teacher Workday 

January 25 – Academic Bowl Competition

January 26 – Early Release Day (out at 1:30 pm)

AB Schedule
Letters Home
Open Positions
Routes to AMHS
2024-25 CCSD Calendar
Official Website
School Calendar
Athletic Links + Socials
School Profile
Pay Fees on RevTrak
Past Raptor Reports
School Counseling News

10th Grade Night - Wednesday, January 17 from 6-7 pm

The school counseling department will host 10th Grade Night on Wednesday, January 17 for students and parents in the Lecture Hall. Also, emails went out last week to sophomore parents about this event with links to sign up for your child's IGP. These will begin January 18 and go through February. Check your email!

The Meeting Street Scholarship Fund is ready to accept applications for the 2024-25 school year! Any student who meets the five straightforward eligibility criteria qualifies for the scholarship. Essays or letters of recommendation are not required, and every student who qualifies WILL receive a scholarship.

The first application deadline is Friday, Jan. 19 at 11:59 pm. If you’re not ready to apply by then, there are four additional application deadlines this spring. Please contact the fund team if you have any questions and feel free to share this email with anyone who might benefit from the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund. Learn more at

AMHS Senior Year Guide
AMHS Junior Year Guide
AMHS Sophomore Year Guide
AMHS Freshman Year Guide
College Board Planning List for Juniors
CTE Future Ready Newsletters
Scholarship List
2023-24 Lecture Series Topics
Visit our website
2023-24 SAT / ACT DATES
2013-2023 Matriculation
College Visit Verification Form
Upcoming College Visits

Dates for college rep visits at AMHS and college rep visits in the Charleston area can be found here.

Register through Naviance to show demonstrated interest. These sessions are open for all grades

Ms. Mansfield, the 2023-24 College and Career Specialist, is on the AMHS campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays during school hours.

Her email is [email protected] 

Career Exploration Opportunities

Click here for Resume Tips!

Click here for Interview Tips!

Class Updates
AMHS StuCo Instagram Page

Class of 2024

2024 College Decisions
Senior Lounge Snack Sign Up
Parent Boards
AMHS enjoys the support of three parent-led, community supported groups and an active SIC group. You can read about each group's mission and get updates below or find out more under the Parent Tab on the School Website.
PIE Funding Request Form

If you have any concerns you would like SIC to address in future meetings, please email Jessica Garrett P'25 at [email protected].

SIC Reports to Parents
AMHS Booster

Alright, alright, alright ….

Basketball season is finally here!

Which means, the concession stand is back in business. Our Raptor season underway and the Booster club is looking for concessions volunteers.

Concessions is a great way to earn student service hours, while also supporting your classmates.

Sign up for basketball concessions here. Go Raptors!

Join the Booster Club. Learn more here.

Visit our website
Raptors of Distinction
Help spread the good news! Got scoop on a current or former Raptor making their mark in the world? Share it with the Raptor Report here.

Congratulations to the following AMHS freshmen who made perfect scores on their 2023 SC Ready tests: Clayton Kotz '27, Riley Browder '27, Julia Dennie '27, Connor McDougle '27, and Ella Clark '27 (from left to right).

Congratulations to the AMHS Varsity Wrestling team! They hosted the inaugural Raptor Rumble tournament at AMHS on Saturday with nine other teams from all over the Lowcountry and won 1st place after going undefeated on the day and defeating Bridges Prep in the championship match.

Clubs, Arts + Academics
The AMHS Student Newspaper. Read it here to "get the word on the birds."

Please use this link to submit photos to the AMHS Yearbook. If needed, our school code is 25698. You can also submit using the Herff Jones e-Share app available in Apple and Google Play stores for your mobile device. 

Raptor Athletics
Sports Updates & Schedules

Stay up to date with Booster Club Info, Forms, Raptor Rosters and Team Schedules on!

Athletic Director: Raymond Knauer or 843.746.6376

Assistant Athletic Director: Stevie Jones

Trainer: Marty Travis

Coach contact information is here.

Click here for more info on All Sports Passes
Sports Calendar
Athletic Links + Socials
Know of an opportunity from which AMHS students might benefit? Share it with the Raptor Report here.

Black History Month Essay Contest

The Cynthia Graham Hurd/St. Andrews Library is sponsoring their annual Black History Essay Contest, which is open to all Charleston-area students in grades 6 through 12. Winners will receive a trophy and $50 Amazon gift card. Learn more.

Opportunity for the Class of '27!

Kids On Point is teaming up with Charleston Civil Rights and Civics (C3) for the second year to offer an immersive civil rights experience for high school students completing their freshman year. This year's session is scheduled from June 24 to June 28, 2024. Students will explore key sites in the Lowcountry, delving into our region's history of slavery and civil rights. The program will conclude at the Charleston Board of Elections, emphasizing the importance of the election process, voter registration, and will feature a special graduation ceremony.

This week-long experience is entirely free, with transportation and all expenses covered. Learn more and register at this link. Also visit the Kids On Point website, and check out last year's program in this video.

The Xi Phi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is sponsoring an oratorical contest on Saturday, February 3, 2024 beginning at 1 pm at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. It is open to ALL middle school and high school students who live within the tricounty (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester) area. Those interested should electronically submit a written/typed copy of their speech on or before Friday, January 26, 2024 via online upload or directly to the chapter’s email at [email protected]

The Summer 2024 Bank of America Student Leaders Program applications are now open for high school juniors and seniors. This is a PAID Internship 

Scholars will have the opportunity to work with local non-profits to address pressing societal issues, gain understanding on how nonprofits, governments, and businesses collaborate to meet local needs. Students will will also participate in a national Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC!

Application Deadline Date: January 17th 

Click Here For More Information and to Apply.


Summer internship opportunity for HS Students interested in Biomedical Science deadline to apply is January 17, 2024

  • The internship is 10 weeks (May 27 - August 3, 2024)
  • Interns receive a $650 stipend each week to cover the cost of participation and travel to and from Nashville, TN.
  • Vanderbilt dormitories are available to students through the Office of Conferences.
  • Rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

The program is supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. 

You can access our application and information through their website:

Spend two weeks in Spain! Experience an unforgettable two weeks in Spain to visit and explore Madrid, Sevilla, Malaga and Toledo. Teenagers who want to increase their Spanish skills, looking at minoring or majoring in Spanish or just interested in going with a group of friends this program is for you. 

You will stay with a host family with host siblings while we are in Madrid and then stay in hostels as we travel south to the other cities. You will indulge in traditional Spanish cuisine, see all the must see sights in the capital and other major cities, attend spanish classes at a local spanish school as well as master the Escape Room, zip line through the outskirts of Madrid, visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Malaga, explore an underground cave called, “la cueva del Tesoro,” and so much more. Dates are June 12-25. Trip is provided by Barling School and the local coordinator. For more information contact Jennie de Diago at [email protected]. Deadline is March 1.

Community Service + Activities

Here is a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities.

Learn more about the AMHS Volunteer Hours

graduation requirement here.

Volunteer Hours Form

Have an event that could use AMHS volunteers?

Send info and details to [email protected].

Volunteer for MLK Day of Service - Monday, Jan. 15, 2024

Join the South Carolina Aquarium, The Citadel Near Center for Climate Studies, Charleston Parks Conservancy, Carolina Ocean Alliance and The MARSH Project, Kids Teaching Flood Resilience and local community partners for an MLK Day of Service litter sweep and food drive at Harmon Field and Hagood Avenue in Charleston on Monday, January 15 from 2-4 pm. Please bring a nonperishable foot item that will be donated to the One80 Place shelter. Register for the event and find more information at this link.

One Last Thing ...

The Raptor Report is published weekly by AMHS PIE on Wednesdays during the school year except for holiday breaks.

Faculty, students, and parents are encouraged to submit articles and/or pictures of AMHS events, honors, and needs.

Please email your information to the Raptor Report Editors by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the Wednesday publication date.

Feedback or suggestions for improvement? Please send an email as well.

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