April 13, 2018
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Greetings Osprey Community,

The AHS Prom is tomorrow night at the Powerhouse Science Center from 8:00 to 11:00, with After Prom from 11:30 to 2:00 at the Boys and Girls Club. The prom committee has worked hard to create a special evening for our juniors and seniors and their guests and we hope that everyone has a great time. Huge thanks to our amazing parent community, spearheaded by Marla Stills, for organizing After Prom, a drug and alcohol free, safe place for the festivities to continue. We are also grateful for the hoards of delicious, healthy snacks our parents donated for students on our testing day this week!

Looking ahead to next week, we have two student exhibitions of learning. On Monday, 9th graders in Sara Price's Humanities classes present the Truth of Happiness Film Festival at the Animas City Theatre from 5:30 to 7:30, where they will showcase short films they created in collaborative Humanities/Digital Art project. Admission is free and this is a great exhibition for incoming families to attend to get a sense of our interdisciplinary, 21st century approach to learning. On Thursday, Ally Johnson's sophomores will negotiate global solutions to climate change as delegates from various countries in their Model UN Humanities exhibition. Join them in Noble Hall rooms 135 and 140 on the Fort Lewis College Campus from 5:00 to 7:00 to hear what they've learned about solution-oriented, international collective action.

The School Excellence Committee meets on Monday from 4:30 to 6:00 and the AHS Board of Directors meets Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30. Both meetings are on campus and open to the public.

Next week, we will share the 2018-19 Course Catalog with students and families and take time during Advisory to review elective offerings for next year so that students in 9th through 11th grade can consider their options. Students will select courses using Infinite Campus, with support from teachers and advisors and we will send information home next week for families so you can discuss options together.

Rotary Exchange students Akos and Kathrine
This year, AHS has been lucky enough to host two outstanding Rotary Exchange students, Akos Varga from Hungary and Kathrine Hjortshoj from Denmark. They have both made our school community richer and stronger, contributing their global perspective and their unique talents and interests. There are two Rotary Exchange students headed to Durango next year who are seeking host families, a young woman from Mexico who enjoys acting, boxing, CrossFit and cooking and a young man from Switzerland whose interests include skiing, climbing, canoeing and swimming. If you are interested in learning more about Rotary Youth Exchange, there is a gathering in the Heartwood Cohousing Common Building in Bayfield this Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00. Contact Osprey parent Beth Vance at for more information about the gathering. If you'd like to consider hosting a Rotary Exchange student next year, please contact Osprey parent and AHS co-founder Gisele Pansze at

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for all you do to help the Ospreys soar!
Upcoming AHS Events
  • AHS Prom and After Prom, Sat. 4/14, 8:00-11:00pm at the Powerhouse Science Center and 11:30pm-2:00am at the Boys & Girls Club
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Career and College Corner

Durango High School is hosting a Military Information Night on Monday, April 16 from 6:00 to 7:30 in the DHS Library and AHS students are welcome to attend. Representatives from different military branches will give an overview of each branch, to be followed by breakout sessions.