American Fork High School
Principal's Message

Just For You
Mighty Things
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
~ Theodore Roosevelt
Keeping the status quo is often our safe place, or our “existing state” as it translates from Latin. But is that all we want from life? Is that what we teach? How to simply exist from one day to the next? Of course not. We teach our children to advocate for themselves, to take educated risks, to enjoy successes and learn from failures. Victory isn't a one-way street. It is peppered with failure and defeat, and it is those failures that serve to reinforce how glorious triumph feels.
With something to think about . . .

Daniel P. Weishar
School will not be held on Monday, March 4 for teacher Professional Development meetings.
This is a tradition that has been around at AFHS since the 1960’s! Mr. Caveman is an activity that creates awesome school spirit! Last year we had 28 contestants and it was a ton of fun, with lots of great prizes for the contestants!
“Mr. Caveman” will be held March 14 in the Cave at AFHS at 7:00 pm. and interested contestants can go sign up in the Front Office. Can’t wait to see who will be our next Incredible, Mr. Caveman! 
Career and Technical Education
AFHS Wins Chapter of the Year at DECA State Competition February 21st and 22nd.

Students from across the state convened in the Salt Palace last Thursday and Friday. DECA is a student marketing organization where students compete in everything from marketing, to entrepreneurship, to sports and entertainment marketing. Alec Atkinson earned second and Kylee Susov earned third in their respective events qualifying them to compete in Nationals which will be held in Orlando the last weekend of March. Many other students also made it high into the final round of competition. We had students placing everywhere from 2nd to 12th.
One of the highlights of the competition was the Chapter of the Year event. To be eligible to even present to the judges the chapter had to meet certain requirements with membership, charity, community involvement, and social media, earning "gold level" status. AFHS earned that gold level status and did an amazing job presenting to the 6 judges on the panel regarding the way DECA and marketing runs at AFHS.

The students earned a perfect score in that event, winning first place, edging out every other DECA chapter in the state of UT for the title of Utah Chapter of the Year.

It was an emotional weekend and we are very proud of DECA's accomplishments this year.

Congrats AFHS DECA Marketing students!
Hey Juniors! Are you interested in doing an internship next school year? 
What's an internship? It's an opportunity for you to investigate a career of interest! You get to spend time off campus, working with a mentor. Sometimes you can even get paid for it! 
Internships fall under a CTE area which include: Family & Consumer Sciences, Woodworking & Drafting, Agriculture, Digital Media, Business, Marketing & IT, Technology & Engineering & Health Science/ Medical.
What are the requirements:
1. Pick up or download Internship application.
2. Fill it out and return to Mrs. Beck in room 27. 
3. Internships are on B days only. 
4. You must have taken or will be enrolled in a related CTE class to your internship area!
For questions: email Mrs. Beck at  
Additional information:

Attention current Sophomores:  Skyward will open on  March 18th at 2:30 pm  for you to register for classes for next year. You will have one week to complete a full schedule in arena scheduling. Please e-mail your counselor if you have any questions!

Seniors! The deadline for Keys to Success scholarships is March 15. Apply in the KTSUtah app or online at . Look for the posters around the school and in the Counseling Office. Win up to $2000 to be used at different Utah colleges.

Hey Juniors! Come check out Utah Valley University on March 26 at our last campus tour of the school year! Pay $3 in the Finance Office and turn in your permission slip at the Counseling Office. Space is limited to the first 50 students.

Do you want to learn how to crush a job interview? Then come attend an interview workshop during FLEX on March 13. Sign up in the counseling office and get your planner stamped to come hear tips from our fantastic teachers Kara Allen and Julie Bailey.

UVU is hosting a Diversity & Leadership Conference for 11th and 12th grade students next Tuesday March 5 from 8 am- 1:30 pm at UVU. Register online at . Flyers are in the Front Office and the Counseling Office.

Seniors! There are lots of scholarship opportunities with approaching deadlines. Check the AFHS Scholarbox page this week!
Concurrent Enrollment and Distance Education/Live Interactive 2019-2020
For more information contact   Fall dates and information are coming soon. If you are taking UVU classes summer or fall term, complete admissions at
Distance Ed/Live Interactive and Concurrent Enrollment class lists are at
AFHS has 6 scholars advancing to State Sterling Scholar Completion .
They are: 
ENGLISH- Hannah Rogers
SCIENCE- Payton Erikson
SPEECH/DRAMA- Darci Rameriez
Congrats Sterling Scholars! We are over the moon excited!

District Math Competition will be on Pi Day! That's Thursday, March 14, 2019. We will be going to Timpanogos High School for a Factoring and Derivative Bee. The bus will pick us up at 4:00 pm outside the auditorium. Come for dinner, prizes, and math fun!

AFHS District Science Fair students will be competing in the Regional Fair at BYU. Science Fair is Monday March 25, with projects open to the public from 7pm to 9pm, and Tuesday March 26, with projects open to the public from 12 noon to 1pm.   
Payton Erickson - UVC Radiation Induced Apoptosis in C Elegans
Ellie Marlowe  - Targeted Memory Reactivation
Sam Phillips - Experimentation in Bulletproofing Methods and Materials
Garrett Springer - Production of a Particulate Matter Filtration Device
Jonah Walker - Production of a Particulate Matter Filtration Device
Aaron Steed - Synthesis of Dichloropropanol: Catalytic Comparison
Nick Worms - Proof for the Rationality of the Natural Log of Pi
Joshs Rawlings - Effect of Cotton to Polyester Ratio
William Larsen - Effect of Cotton to Polyester Ratio
Steven Cannon - Effect of Cotton to Polyester Ratio
Jenna Hampton - Water Contaminates 
Maddie Mathis - Water Contaminates 
Abby Bloxham - Water Contaminates 
Jacob Wright - Spectrophotometric Test of Catalase Activity
Noah Birkeland - Electromagnetic Fields in Various Mediums
Truman Gunther - Electromagnetic Fields in Various Mediums
Jaydon Bratsman  - Electromagnetic Fields in Various Mediums
John Dahl - Pyromaniac Phier
Samuel Jenkins - Pyromaniac Phier
Will Jesperson - Whispering Hands
Cole Lucas - Overclocking: A Timely Solution
Aaron Boden - Overclocking: A Timely Solution
Izzy Phillippi - Analysis of Iron in Foods
Wrestling Team: The American Fork Wrestling Team had a great showing at this years 6A State Championships . We had 10 state qualifiers and 4 All-State wrestlers: 
Elijah Wilson 160 pounds Senior State Champion and voted Most Outstanding Wrestler in 6A State tournament 
Dallan Hunsaker 106 pounds Freshman 2nd at State
Nathan Bartholomew 120 pounds Sophomore 3rd at State
Hayden Wilson 126 pounds Sophomore 4th at State 
Jacob Wright 138 pounds Senior
Ben Tobler 138 pounds Junior
Thomas Atkinson 145 pounds Senior
John Holman 145 pounds Junior
Chris Palmer 152 pounds Senior
Brexton Wilkerson 195 pounds Junior

The future looks good for this young team. Six of the 10 state qualifiers will return next year. If interested in spring practices please contact Coach Eric Spencer at  or 801-400-5932. Practices available for all ages and skill levels. 
Congratulations to our high school athletes who have signed to play collegiate sports!
Boone Abbott - Hawaii Football/Baseball
Stockton Bramwell - SUU Football
Dalton Brems - BYU XC
Stockton Brems - Miles CC Baseball
Sydney Bushman - Snow College Soccer
Aubrey Card - Fresno State Lacrosse
Alton Taylor - Westminster LaCrosse
Carson Clinger - BYU XC
Joe Corbridge - Weber State XC
Luke Grundvig - BYU XC
Hailey Hess - UVU XC
Mackenzie Hess - UVU XC
Madison Hess - USU XC
Addie Holmstead - Westminster Soccer/Basketball
Braydon Howard - Miles CC Baseball
Isaac Johnson - Oregon Basketball
Travis Johnson - SLCC Baseball
Rachel McCarthy - BYU Soccer
Lily Nettesheim - Weber State XC
Becky Olsen - SLCC Soccer
Dawson Parry - Miles CC Baseball
Chase Roberts - BYU Football
Sierra Savage - Central Michigan Lacrosse
Jamie Shepherd - BYU Soccer
Trey Stewart - UVU Basketball
Kyle Thompson - Weber State Football
Preston Viehweg - SUUFootball
AF Cheer tryouts: Cheer tryouts are coming up!! The required grades for the entire year are a 3.0. Students will need to bring a copy of their 3rd term or cumulative grades showing a 3.0. Anyone that tries out only having 3rd quarter 3.0 gpa will be required to make grades 4th quarter to stay on the squad. 
Important Cheer dates:  
March 27th from 7:00pm-9:00pm in room 102-103 at AF High School we will have a mandatory parent meeting where we will go over what AF Cheer looks like in high school, time commitment, financial commitment, etc. Students planning on trying out are required to have at least one parent(s) at this meeting Students are also welcome to come but it's not required.
April 16th-19th anywhere from 4-9pm tryouts will be held (more specific time details tbd)--you will need a physical signed by a doctor at this time. 
Tumbling: Students are required to do both a standing and running back handspring at tryouts. Any extra tumbling is highly encouraged and widely accepted. 
Student Council Elections: We are excited to announce that Student Council Elections are starting! If you are interested in being in Student Council for the 2019-2020 school year please plan on attending an informational meeting Wednesday, March 6 during lunch in the Library. There is a parent informational meeting Thursday March 7th from 6-6:30 pm in the Library. 
Google Classroom will be a place to turn in part of the application digitally and a place to communicate and sign up for interviews. Please be sure to sign up with the instructions below: 
To join Google Classroom must be logged in to school gmail account then go to  google classroom  and join a class and type in the class code  kswi7yq 
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Student Council Advisors: Mrs. Beckstead, Mr. Marianno, and Mr. Davis.  
The Softball Team will be starting their season next Thursday, March 7 as they travel to St. George for the March Warmup Tournament.   
Volleyball: There will be a parent meeting for girls interested in playing volleyball next year March 19th at 6:30pm in the Library.
Dance Company had a fantastic experience at the Utah High School Dance Festival where they took master classes, had two student works adjudicated, choreographed by Matt Winward and Allie Nelson, and performed in the Gala at the end of the evening. Congratulations to Ashley McPike for receiving the Outstanding Dancer Award! There were 37 high schools and over 800 dancers in attendance. Dance Company represented AFHS very well, and we received comments on how kind and supportive our dancers were to other schools. Proud to be a Caveman!!
March 1 - March 15
Fri, Mar 1
Western Concert Band Regionals at U of U
Sat, Mar 2
Western Concert Band Regionals at U of U
Mon, Mar 4 - Professional Development - NO SCHOOL
Tue, Mar 5
Vocal/Piano Solo and Ensemble 3- 6:30 pm Westlake HS
Girls Lacrosse vs Bingham 5 pm Shelley Elementary School
Wed, Mar 6
Region Band Solo and Ensemble 3-9 pm Auditorium
Boys Soccer game at Corner Canyon 3:30 pm
Boys Lacrosse vs Spanish Fork 5:30 pm
Thur, Mar 7
Softball at Pineview HS, St. George 4pm
Region String and Harp Solo and Ensemble 5:30 pm
Student Council Parent Meeting 5:30 in the Library
Fri, Mar 8 - LAST DAY OF 3rd TERM
Orchestra Tour Rehearsal 3 pm
Boys soccer at Murray 3:30 pm
Girls Lacrosse at Copper Hills 5 pm
Boys Lacrosse vs Skyline 5:30 pm
Sat, Mar 9
Winter Guard Performance 7 am - 11 pm
Mon, Mar 11 - 4th Term Begins
Tues, Mar 12
Softball vs Corner Canyon 3:30 pm
Girls Soccer Parent Meeting 6 pm Library
Girls Lacrosse vs Lone Peak 5:30 pm
Wed, Mar 13
Dance Co California Tour
Track Red & White Meet 3:30 pm
Boys Lacrosse at PGHS 5 pm
Boys soccer at Skyridge 5 pm
Thur, Mar 14
Graduation Assembly 10:25 am Auditorium
Dance Co California Tour
Orchestra Tour Rehearsal 3 pm
Softball vs Skyridge 3:30 pm
Orchestra Concert 7 pm Auditorium
World Language Night 5 - 9 pm
Fri, Mar 15
Dance Co California Tour
Softball vs Timpview 3:30 pm
Orchestra Concert 7 pm Auditorium
Soccer vs Bingham 3:30 pm
Boys Lacrosse at Brighton 5 pm
Stage Dance 8 - 10:30 pm

Parents! Did you know that all your questions about Drivers Education are on our website? How to pay for the class, range, and road are all answered step by step. Click on this link:
Driver Education classes are offered every other month at AFHS. Class is held in room 102 from 2:30-5:30 after school for nine days. The available class dates are: 

Please click HERE to review the Attendance Policy.
Late Bus will start September 4 at 3:30 pm 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.
  • Room 2
  • Open Testing Hours*
  • Before School: 7:25-7:45 am B days only
  • LUNCH: Except B day Mondays
  • After School: 2:15-2:45 pm A days only
  • (A Mondays 1:15-1:30 pm)
  • FLEX: stamped planner
  • *BYU Independent Study exams by appointment only. Contact Mrs. Hancock at
The Department of Workforce Services will be offering a FREE Employer Panel on March 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ UVU's Business Resource Center - 815 W. 1250 S. Orem (South of UVU's campus) Come and learn from Utah Transit Authority, Revere Health, Provo City, Entrata and Nestle about their company culture, how to access job opportunities, general hiring practices, employer resume preferences and much much more. Seating is limited and done on a first come first serve basis. To register please click here -
Then be sure to come to the Utah Valley Job Fair ( ) on Wednesday March 13th, 2019 @ the Utah Valley Convention Center from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM to find a NEW or BETTER Job!