American Fork High School
Principal's Message

Just For You
Just Listen
Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.
~ Eudora Welty
One of the simplest ways to show respect is to simply listen. Sounds easy, yet it seems so hard for us these days. With our busy lives, we often connect with others electronically — a quick text to check in, a status post to let others know how we're doing. Sadly, many of our elders are not using this technology and thus we are losing their stories. We should teach our children the importance of listening to those who have lived a lifetime of stories. And we need to listen ourselves, so we can pass on what we hear. There are stories to be relished that cannot be found in any gadget.
With something to think about . . . 

Daniel P. Weishar

American Fork HS is holding Parent Teacher Conference on September 26 from 4 - 8 p.m.
Sterling Scholar competition is on the horizon. 
Applications for AFHS Sterling Scholar will be available September 28-Oct 25 in the Counseling Office and Mrs. Holt (110) and Mrs. Hoopes (125) rooms.
Sterling Scholar is an academic competition for seniors. Seniors create an application in their skill area and submit it to compete against other AFHS seniors for the opportunity to represent AFHS in Region and State Sterling Scholar competition.
Winners receive scholarships and recognition at all levels.
If you are interested in learning more contact Mrs. Holt or Mrs. Hoopes at the high school.
There will be informational meetings for students Sept 18 and Sept. 26 during Flex. Go to Mrs. Hoopes, Mrs. Holt or the Counseling Office to get your planner stamped.

Congratulations to those who were named Student of the Month in World Language!
This signifies that they have distinguished themselves as accomplished and motivated learners of World Languages. 
We appreciate their talent and example of dedicated work. Students like these help our World Language Department and our high school to be successful!
ASL: Darci Ramirez and Emily Paxman
French: Emma Deming and Jane Rubert
German: Elizabeth Bergeson and Collin Lambert
Japanese: Weston Pace and Brandon Osgan
Latin: James Corey and William Jesperson
Spanish: Kristelle Bruno, Jacob Christensen, Zac Jerman, and Ben Beck
The Drama Department and Dance Company are headed to Cedar City where they will be competing at the Shakespeare Festival, attending shows, and taking workshops. Come support your AFHS Shakespeare Team by attending "Evening of Shakespeare" on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Old Commons and Auditorium. The show is free, and gives the students an opportunity to perform their scenes, monologues, ensembles, and duo/trio before competing in front of judges. See you there!
Congratulations to our winners of the Library contest! Natalie Mather won a copy of Catwoman.
Derek Brailsford won a copy of Batman, and Kathryn Hampton won the jar of M&M’s guessing the exact number of 1,456 M&M’s.
Boys Cross Country is currently ranked 7th in the Nation by Milesplit.US.
The Varsity Football team played Herriman on KJZZ on September 6th. The team shined on TV winning the game 38-12, and has currently won 3 games in a row. The team takes on Lone Peak this Friday at home, for Homecoming at 7:00 PM. Come out and support the Cavemen!!
College Athletes ....American Fork High School is creating a large wall display to recognize all of our athletes who have played college sports. We are currently looking for the names of athletes who have finished at least one college sports season. We would like to know their names, the sport, and the name of the last college or university where they played.
If you have the name of a father, grandmother, cousin, great-grandfather, great-great aunt, etc., who competed in college, please send their name on to our athletic director, Joseph Atwood.

AFHS CLUBS! Has your student ever considered joining a club? Have them check out the 56 clubs that we have here at AFHS!
NEWSIES IS COMING SOON! The cast is already in full swing! The students are learning the choreography and music from this beloved Disney classic. Don't miss it! The show will run November 13-20. So much fun for the entire family!

Book Club will be Tuesday, October 2nd, during lunch in the Library. Read a book of your choice this month and come join us for a fun discussion and treats!
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:
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: 
AFHS is offering ACT Prep Classes for the October 27 ACT. Classes will be taught Tuesday-Thursday from 2:30-4:00 pm in the media center. Cost is $15 per subject/class or $60 for all four classes. Registration for classes is September 10-24 at the finance office or online at

ACT Prep Class Dates:
September 25-27 Reading
October 2-4 Science
October 9-11 Math
October 23-25 English

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
Upcoming Events
September 21 - October 6
Fri, Sept 21
Boys XC at Nebo Invitational - Salem Hills HS 3:00 p.m.
Football vs LPHS 7 p.m.
Sat, Sept 22
Marching Band - Nebo Competition time TBD
Homecoming Dance at AFHS 8 p.m - 10:30 p.m.
Mon, Sept 24
Region Golf Tournament TBD
Tues, Sept 25
Region Golf Tournament TBD
Region Tennis at Bingham HS 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m
Volleyball at Westlake 3:30 p.m.
Soccer vs Westlake 3:30 p.m.
Evening of Shakespeare 6 p.m.
Wed, Sept 26
Picture Retakes
Region Tennis Tournament at Bingham 7 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
Parent Teacher Conference 4-8 p.m.
Thur, Sept 27
Picture Retakes
Dance/Drama Shakespeare Competition at SUU
Fri, Sept 28
Dance/Drama Shakespeare Competition at SUU
Marching Band - Bridgerland Competition TBD
Football at Granger 7p.m.
Sat, Sept 29
Dance/Drama Shakespeare Competition at SUU
Tues, Oct 2
Volleyball vs PGHS 3:30 p.m.
Soccer at PGHS 7 p.m.
Wed, Oct 3
State Golf TBD
Thur, Oct 4
State Golf TBD
State Tennis Liberty Park 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Soccer at Bingham HS 7:00 p.m.
Fri, Oct 5
State Tennis Liberty Park 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
XC Region Championships 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Football vs PGHS 7 p.m.
Sat, Oct 6
Marching Band Mt. Timpanogos Competition TBD
Please visit our AFHS Calendar for more information.