April 27, 2018
Emma Duke enjoys our community breakfast, sponsored by AHS Student Council to celebrate the successful completion of All School Exhibition
Greetings Osprey Community,

AHS All School Exhibition 2018 has come and gone, and we appreciate all the hard work students and teachers dedicated to creating and showcasing so much beautiful work. Thank you to our sponsor Alpine Bank, to Southwest Ag, Inc. for lending us the golf carts and to all who attended to support our students' celebration of learning.

Today was the last day of classes for juniors and they are ready to head off on their LINK Internships. AHS students will be helping with administrative support at the US House of Representatives, studying robotics at the School of Mines, working with children in a Mozambican orphanage, supporting conservation work in Costa Rica, exploring end-of-life support at Hood Mortuary, learning about the outdoor industry with Trek Bikes, marketing and planning music festivals with Telluride's SBG Productions, studying women's health at Four Corners OB/GYN and much, much more. We can't wait to hear about all these Ospreys will contribute and discover as they work full-time along their mentors in the adult world for the next three weeks!

AHS 9th and 10th grade students will sign up for next year's electives during core classes on Monday. Please be sure to review the 2018-19 AHS Course Catalog together as a family so students are making thoughtful choices about their schedules for next year. 

AHS faculty and staff in red today, showing solidarity with teachers across Colorado advocating for better school funding 
The CloudBusters, AHS's Rocketry Team, is off to Washington DC for the Team America Rocketry Challenge in a week and a half, where they will test their aerospace design skills against those of ninety-nine other teams from across the nation. Read the story from the Durango Herald or watch Durango TV's clip to learn more about the competition and how these Ospreys have been working toward it. Grab your friends and family and support the team by eating at Grassburger any time between 11:00 and 9:00 next Wednesday! Mention the AHS Rocketry Team at the register and Grassburger, owned by Osprey parents Jessie and Ed Kileen, will donate 10% of the check to the team to help them cover their travel and materials costs.

Our final AHS Information Session for Prospective Students and Families is next Tuesday evening, 5:30 to 6:30 and next Thursday is our last Shadow Day of the year. We will also have AHS student ambassadors and staff at the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council's Youth Expo on Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 at Buckley Park, where teens can learn more about local schools, internship and job opportunities. Send your friends who are considering AHS for the fall to learn more.

Finally, we have an Osprey family in need of low-cost housing--ideally two or three bedrooms, with room for pets. If you know of something that might be a good fit, please reach out to

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for all you do to help the Ospreys soar!
College and Career Corner

Alan Duncan, headed off for his internship at XRock radio and Lydia Blaisdell, bound for La Plata Family Medicine
A representative from Syracuse University will visit AHS next Wednesday, May 2 from 12:00 to 12:30. 

Rising juniors and seniors with an interest in Bioengineering will want to consider applying to the University of Colorado's Bioengineering and Leadership Opportunities Camp (BOLT), a four-day camp at their Denver campus that takes place in late June and early July. Read more here.

Good luck to our juniors on their internships--we'll miss you!


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