April 3, 2015
Bryce Ward and Bambi, her favorite of the large cats she worked with at National Tiger Sanctuary for LINK
Greetings Osprey Community,

There's nothing quite like the spark we see in juniors' eyes when they talk about their internships at the LINK Exhibition.  Last night's celebration of LINK at Fort Lewis College demonstrated, once again, just how unique and important this program is for our students as they consider their post-secondary plans and goals.  Did you get a chance to talk with Lawson about testing materials at NASA in Langley, Virginia? Or hear from Bryce about her experiences caring for big cats at the National Tiger Sanctuary in Missouri?  How about Hannah's day in the ER with Animas Orthopedics, observing surgery on a patient who had a leg amputated?  Wow--definitely not your typical day of high school.  Many thanks to all the LINK Mentors who made these opportunities possible for our students!

one of Samantha Smith's beautiful photos from her LINK internship with JP Imaging
We are happy to have the juniors back in the nest and recognize that transitioning back to school after the freedom and adult-world responsibility of LINK can be challenging.  One way we're supporting that transition is by giving juniors  off-campus privileges, allowing them to sign out and leave campus for lunch during the school day.  

All parents are invited to attend the next PAC Meeting at the Cafe at the Smiley Building on Tuesday, April 7 at 8:30am. Jake will share his monthly report and the group will discuss plans for prom, the after-prom party, graduation and other upcoming events.  Please see last month's PAC Meeting minutes to learn more about the important work happening in this group.  Speaking of graduation, families of seniors, please be sure that you share information with the graduation committee about how many reserved tickets you would like for the ceremony by completing the Graduation Ticket Survey no later than Friday, April 24th.

As a reminder, there will be no school next Monday, April 6th, as the staff gathers for the final Professional Development Day of the 2015-16 school year.  Enjoy the long weekend, and thanks for all you do to help the Ospreys soar!
Upcoming AHS Events

Community Opportunities

Animas City Theater is screening the documentary   The Hunting Ground this Friday through Thursday, a film New York Magazine said should be "required viewing" for "any parent sending a child off to college," as it delves into rape crimes and institutional cover-ups on US college campuses, profiling survivors and their fight for justice.

What are you doing this summer?  Local outfitter Mild to Wild is hiring for river guides (training provided), trip consultants and reservation agents.  Talk to senior and Mild to Wild employee Marley Weaver-Gabel to learn more.


Contact Us
Phone: (970) 247-2474
Fax: (970) 247-2483

Enrollment for 2015-16

 There are still a small handful of open seats for enrollment in the 2015-16 school year for incoming 9th, 10th and 11th graders.  All current students will receive re-registration materials later this month.

Questions? Contact AHS Registrar Maureen Truax at (970) 247-2474 x2307.

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