American Fork High School
Principal's Message

Just For You
Naturally
Happiness and personal fulfillment are the natural consequences of doing the right thing.
~ Epictetus
Most of us as parents have experienced a time when our conscience is bothering us. Sleep might elude us as we replay the situation in our minds. Clear thinking might be difficult as we mull over what we did wrong: the unkind words we used or the dishonest response we gave. On the flip side, when we do what is good and right — when we listen to that still, small voice within — we reap the natural consequences of happiness and a sense of personal contentment. Good and right behaviors are often learned behaviors and our children watch us and our actions. As parents, we can teach them by modeling how a caring and ethical person behaves.
With something to think about . . .

Sincerely,
Daniel P. Weishar
Principal
TONIGHT IS.... "DECK THE HALLS"
This event will include multiple family friendly activities like holiday performances, club booths, a Polar Express, games, and a Santa meet and greet. Tonight, November 30, from 5:30-7:30. There is a $2.00 admission fee. Punch cards will allow you to access the various activities throughout the night. We would greatly appreciate your support and attendance at this event.
Donations for Sub 4 Santa will be accepted online @ onestop.alpineschools.org or through the Finance Office. Also look for us collecting change in the parking lots after school.
We will be singing Christmas carols door to door on December 5, 6, 11, and 12 to collect money from our community and get them involved.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 dollars as a school community. We would love your help and support to help reach this goal.

Thank you and happy holidays!
AFHS Student Council
COUNSELING CORNER
Class Changes: Second semester class changes will take place from December 17 -January 8. Remember that there will be a $5 class change fee for each transaction of class changes.

Our Counselor, Shantell Durrant just got married! Her new name is Shantell Shoell. Congrats Shantell!
CTE
Career and Technical Education

AFHS Agriculture Program Poinsettias will go on sale November 27. The Grenhouse will be available Monday - Friday from 3-5 PM. Please come and support our great students as they market, sell, and arrange the poinsettias. You can find an order form at afhsffa.weebly.com or have a student pick up an order form in room 53 from Mr. Colby Smith.

CTE Scholarship Application
We are happy to announce that the 2018-2019 CTE Scholarship Application is now live on the CTE website. This year the application is all online. This means no more mailing in applications. CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards are open to any graduating senior student who plans to get CTE training after high school in one of the career clusters.
Candidates must be:
· a legal United State resident,
· a Utah resident,
· have senior status, and
· have graduated from a Utah-sponsored, public, secondary school before September 15, 2019.
Some things to think about as you help students fill out the scholarship application:
· Please read all the directions prior to filling out the application. This will help to eliminate some of the questions students might have regarding documentation, due dates, requirements, etc.
· Make sure students download the application from the website and save it to their computer. If you are using a Mac, Adobe PDF files, by default, open in Mac Preview. Have students download the application, save it to their computer, and then open the application in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If students fill it out via a web browser, no information will be saved.
· Students will need to print Page 7 of the application (signature page) and get appropriate signatures. They will need to scan and attach the signed signature page to the application.
· There may be a size limit to attached documents, depending on the email provider. Please keep that in mind as students are attaching required documentation.
· All applications are due electronically by Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM/MST.

Again, this is the first year we are doing the application process all online. There may be issues that arise. Please contact Ashley Higgs at ashley.higgs@schools.utah.gov if you have an issues regarding the application process. More information about the 2018-2019 CTE Scholarships can be found at https://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/resources/scholarshipsawards .
ACADEMIC INFORMATION
There will be a Math Competition on Thursday, December 6. The competition is held at IM Flash. The students are provided dinner and prizes! The bus will pick the students up at 3:45 to go to IM Flash.

CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award - Jason Roberts
The Utah Jazz and CenturyLink have partnered with the STEM Action Center to recognize outstanding students that have demonstrated a commitment and passion for excellence in STEM. Every month during the NBA season, Utah students grades K-12 can be nominated for the CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award. CenturyLink will honor one student that demonstrates exemplary performance in areas of science, technology, engineering and math through academic excellence, teamwork, involvement in school and/or extracurricular STEM-related activities, and continued commitment to advancing STEM. Jason Roberts a 12th grader here at American Fork High School attended the Jazz game on November 21 and received the CenturyLink STEM Excellence Award! Congratulations Jason!
Teaching as a Profession 
Teaching as a Profession 1 is the first in a series of 3 classes, each class is a part of a career pathway that prepares students to be educators. Students in Ms. Fish's Teaching as a Profession 1 class have explored the profession in part this semester through short lessons and demonstrations to their peers in an area of interest. Students are also given other hands-on experiences as they observe in the classroom, learn from guest speakers, and prepare and give short lessons outside of class. Students have said the following of their experience: 1. "We get to experience teaching, not just learning how to teach. We have learned how to be a good teacher and have learned for ourselves what makes a good teacher" 2. "Anyone can benefit from this class. You get to teach people about what you love, and learn from your peers. It is a really unique experience" 3. "I like the world of learning. There is so much I learn in this class and it makes me appreciate the knowledge I have (and the knowledge I have yet to learn)". Have a child that is interested in becoming an educator? Encourage them to take Teaching as a Profession 1! 
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 STERLING SCHOLAR WINNERS!
ENGLISH - Hannah Rogers
MATHEMATICS - Kylie Clinton
SOCIAL SCIENCE - Shayla Hendricks
SCIENCE - Payton Erickson
FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Cairo Batt
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY - Jason Roberts
TRADE AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION - Jaysen Duckworth
FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES - Jaylee Bastian
BUSINESS & MARKETING EDUCATION - Alec Atkinson
SPEECH/DRAMA - Darci Rameriez
VISUAL ARTS - Savannah McKenzie
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC - Ty Petty
VOCAL PERFORMANCE - Elizabeth Hafen
DANCE - Brinlee Lott

Right now the Sterling Scholar students are preparing for the next phase of competition, which is Region. Our students will be judged on an electronic portfolio they each put together that focuses on scholarship combined with category expertise, leadership, and citizenship facets of the student. We will know who makes the region cuts on Wednesday, February 13. At this time the top 15 candidates in every category will move on. Semi-Final judging continues on Tuesday, February 19 with an interview that combines their original electronic portfolio score with the results of the interview. After interviews, the top four finalists will be selected from each category and will participate in one more interview for the Finals (state-level) on Thursday, February 28. State winners will be announced in a live ceremony on Friday, March 15. Way to go STERLING SCHOLARS!
EXTRACURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS
NO Softball Open Gym in December. Softball Open Gym will resume on January 8 and will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 pm in the East Gym.

Dance Company's Winter concert, "Dream" is December 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm in the AFHS auditorium. The concert features a variety of genres, including contemporary, hip hop, jazz, and modern, and showcases student choreography as well as professionally choreographed numbers. The concert also includes performances by the Dance 1 and Dance 3 classes, Drill Team, and guest performance by The Dance Conservatory. Tickets are $5 or $3 with a student ID. Come support your AFHS dancers!
Swim - The 2018 Bingham Invitational is in the books and our AF Girls finished with an impressive victory this year!   Our boys, few in number with several swimmers missing, placed 7 th overall.  The two-day meet last weekend held in Kearns was a great measure of training progress, & while an exciting victory on the Girl’s side…we feel there’s always room for growth & continued improvement in technique & speed & we won’t be letting up any time soon. Meets on the road to February are sometimes misleading in the sport of Swimming—& as coaches stress the team maintain their sights on the process & our season-end goals as a team.
The AFHS swim team had 53 “Top 16” finishes in the meet, with 30 being “Top 8” in the meet!  That’s an impressive feat & speaks volumes for the teamwork demonstrated by ALL of our swimmers! It was the second to final event, however, the Girl’s 400 Free Relay, that proved to be the overall most dramatic victory of the meet when AF Girl’s A & B Relay teams took 1 st & 2 nd place!!  
Top 8 Finishers include---200 Medley Relay (Allie Hill, Bree Gilmour, Sara Edwards, Madi Mendenhall), 200 Free---Allie Hill, Amelia Edwards, Dylan Stauffer. 200 IM---Sara Edwards, Pete Backman, Paxton Child. 50 Free---Annalyn Dean, Talia Thomas, Livvie Adamson. 100 Fly---Sara Edwards, Madi Mendenhall. 100 Free---Talia Thomas, Annalyn Dean, Michelle Okelberry, Paxton Child. 500 Free---Allie Hill, Amelia Edwards, Kate Pasquini, Scott Buker, Mitchel Armstrong. 200 Free Relay---(Madi Mendenhall, Talia Thomas, Amelia Edwards, Annalyn Dean) (Kate Pasquini, CeCe Hooley, Sharon Blakeley, Livvie Adamson) (Mitchel Armstrong, Jordan Winder, Spencer Nielson, Caleb Wynn). 100 Back---Livvie Adamson, Michelle Okelberry. 100 Breast---Bree Gilmour. 400 Free Relay---(Annalyn Dean, Amelia Edwards, Sara Edwards, Allie Hill) (Kate Pasquini, Michelle Okelberry, Livvie Adamson, Talia Thomas) (Dylan Stauffer, Mitchel Armstrong, Paxton Child, Scott Buker). 
Now that we’re staring at winter straight on, it’s a matter of staying healthy (wearing proper clothing over our suits—ahem!), continuing a laser focus in the pool & in our supplemental training, & maintaining a positive, confident mindset. Come check out our next HOME dual meet challenge on Wed. 11/28 at 3:30 pm vs WL, BHS & then we travel to the Park City Invitational on Sat. 12/1.  WAY TO GO CAVEMEN SWIMMERS!
Our own AFHS Cavette Drill team member Brinlee Lott won 1st runner up to Miss Drill Team Utah. She is the head captain of our Drill team and is such a hard worker and always a great and positive example to our team. It was a stiff competition and she represented AFHS with pride! We are so proud of her! 
Portia Card and Sierra Savage
Portia and Sierra signed letters of intent with Division I schools on Nov. 15th. Portia Card will be playing LaCrosse for Fresno State and Sierra Savage will be playing LaCrosse for Central Michigan.
Congrats Girls!!
Is your student in a Club? If not, here is a list of clubs here at AFHS that your student maybe interested in joining! Have your student contact the club advisor if they are interested.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
HAS YOUR SENIOR ORDERED THEIR GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CAP & GOWN YET?
If not Jostens will be here on December 7 during the lunch hour to take your orders! Do not delay, this will be the LAST TO ORDER AT THE SCHOOL . If you can't make it to the school, you can order at Jostens.com or call 1-800-JOSTENS NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 18.

Drivers Education
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: https://afhs.alpineschools.org/departments/drivers-education/
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: 
UVU/DISTANCE LEARNING

If you are taking a concurrent enrollment class, you must submit the State required parent permission form online and then have your parents follow up and also sign. Please go to UVU's concurrent enrollment site and finish the form this week. https://www.uvu.edu/concurrent/ Under Registration

Spring Registration Deadlines for UVU (begin at  uvu.edu/concurrent )
Concurrent Enrollment
January 14 Last Day to drop a full year class with a W
January 18 Last Day to complete admissions
January 23 Last Day to submit test scores. Last Day to submit Exception Application (Sophomores)
January 25 Last Day to complete class signup for Juniors and Seniors. Tuition Due
February 28 Last Day to drop without a W (Spring Courses)

Live Interactive/Distance Ed Deadlines
January 7 Classes begin
Janurary 10 Last day to submit sophomore applications and test scores; Last day to be admitted
January 13 Registration ends for some classes
January 18 Last day to drop and not show on transcript
February 19 Last day to drop with a W

Parent Permission form is online.
**Sophomores must submit an Exception Application each semester for semester classes.

SLCC
Also, we have a Marketing 2 class offered through Salt Lake Community College. It will be Mktg. 1030 and will require admissions through SLCC. Information will be at  slcc.edu/concurrentenrollment  and at   https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bxr5CT0dx4S9X0ZpYmdGU1hSaGc?ogsrc=32   
Deadlines:
February 1 Last Day to submit admissions for SLCC
February 8 Last Day to add or drop a class
April 1 Last day to withdraw
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ATTENDANCE SCHOOL
Please click HERE to review the Attendance Policy.
LATE BUS
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
DRESS CODE
Please click HERE to review our Dress Code Policy.
EAST SHORE ONLINE TESTING
  • 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 shancock@alpinedistrict.org.
Upcoming Events
November 30 - December 1
Fri, Nov 30
DECK THE HALLS 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wrestling at Syracuse Shuffle 4pm
Honor Band at Orem HS
Girls Basketball vs West HS AFHS 7 pm
Sat, Dec 1
Wrestling at Syracuse Shuffle 9 am - 3 pm
Honor Band at Orem HS 3-9 pm
Mon, Dec 3
Tues, Dec 4
Girls Basketball vs MVHS 3:30 pm
Wed, Dec 5
Thur, Dec 6
Wrestling at LPHS 4 pm
Dance Co. Concert 7 pm
Boys Basketball Elite 8 Tournament (AF plays Bountiful at 8:15 pm)
Fri, Dec 7
Girls Basketball at Murray 3:30 pm
Dance Co. Concert 7 pm
Boys Basketball Elite 8 Tournament
Sat, Dec 8
ACT Test
Boys Basketball Elite 8 Tournament
Mon, Dec 10
Tues, Dec 11
Musical Theater 7 pm
District Recognition
Wed, Dec 12
Boys Basketball at Viewmont 7 pm
Wrestling vs PG 4 pm
Band Concert 7 pm
Thur, Dec 13
Wrestling at Fremont 5 pm
Girls Basketball Tournament at Corner Canyon
Orchestra Concert 6 pm at AFJH Auditorium
Fri, Dec 14
Boys Basketball vs Orem 7 pm
Girls Basketball Tournament at Corner Canyon
Wrestling at Viewmont Invitational
Stag Dance Sock Hop 9 - 10:30 pm (Following the boys BB game in the Cave)
Sat, Dec 15
Wrestling at Viewmont Invitational
Girls Basketball Tournament at Corner Canyon
Mon, Dec 17
Christmas Choir Concert 7 pm
Tues, Dec 18
Boys Basketball vs Weber 7 pm
Wed, Dec 19 - END OF SECOND TERM
A/B Schedule
Wrestling Battle of the Forks 5 pm
Thur, Dec 20 - Jan 2
Christmas Break
Thur, Jan 2
Boys Basketball at Herriman 7 pm
Thur, Jan 3
WELCOME BACK! Semester 2 begins


Please visit our AFHS Calendar for more up to date information.