Osprey Week 2020
groups have been posted (see them
) and the first Osprey Week meetings will happen the Wednesday after Thanksgiving Break. Osprey Week fees will be entered into Infinite Campus (IC) on November 15 and our first round of scholarship decisions will be finalized on Tuesday, November 19. Students have received all Osprey Week information, including a link to the scholarship application, via email.
Desert Sun Coffee Holiday Fundraiser
is in full swing
we are challenging each student to sell at least 10 bags of coffee, which would raise over $12,000 towards our annual fundraising goal of $150,000.
Families are absolutely welcome to help sell coffee--the more we sell, the better for our school! For all the details about the coffee fundraiser, click
are due next Thursday
and coffee will be distributed to students on December 4.
We are looking for 2-3 parent volunteers to sort coffee Tuesday, December 3 from 1-3pm. Please contact
if you can help!
Our amazing parents organize a
Staff Appreciation Lunch
at the end of each semester to show our teachers and staff their gratitude for all the work they do supporting students. If you're interested in helping plan this December's luncheon, which will be on Friday, December 20, please join us for an initial
planning meeting Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00
in Libby's office. RSVP to
if you'd like to attend or want help out but can't attend the meeting.
We have just a couple of spots open for January enrollment in our 9th and 11th grades, with a wait list for 10th grade. Know someone who's considering transferring? Please invite them to the
AHS Information Session
Wednesday November 13, 5:30 to 6:30
so they can learn more about how AHS is preparing all students for career, college and life through an innovative project-based curriculum.
Enjoy the weekend and thanks for all you do to help the Ospreys soar!
LINK 2.0 Underway for Animas Seniors
by Robbie Patla, AHS class of 2020
A small group of Animas seniors began
on the week of September 25 in order to continue spreading their wings in the community and to gain even more real-world work experience as part of their post-secondary preparation process.
LINK 2.0 is an opportunity for Animas seniors to work in the community as interns under the mentorship of a community member to deepen their professional experience.
“LINK 2.0 is for students who want more of what they did in junior year, or for students who want to try a completely different career on for size,” says Janae Hunderman, the LINK Coordinator at Animas High School. While Hunderman is putting most of her effort into preparing juniors for LINK 1.0 in the spring, she also supports seniors to have this additional experience, however, she more hands-off. The seniors are required to intern 60 hours, but the time can be spread throughout the semester. Seniors are still required to produce a project, and at the end of their internship, they will meet with Janae and their mentor to present on how the experience impacted their growth and their future career plans.
Eight students have decided to participate in LINK 2.0 this first semester, approximately 13.3% of the senior class. Collectively, they are exploring the fields of marketing, business, filmmaking, journalism, engineering, health care and psychology.
Hunderman says “LINK 2.0 is such a special opportunity, especially as it’s by choice.” The second quarter has already begun and seniors are hard at work to prepare for postsecondary success, and with LINK 2.0, seniors are provided more work involvement in the community to better prepare them for the future.
to view the Durango TV story Robbie did about LINK when he was interning with the local television station last spring!
AHS Yearbook Seeking YOUR Photos!
by Acasha Mick, Osprey Parent, AHS Board Member and Yearbook Advisor
The AHS Yearbook is looking for additional photos that only YOU can provide. Go to
to submit your photos! Just create an account using your email, upload photos and give us some info about the photo. All photos added to the yearbook will be credited to the photographer/submitter.
creates a time capsule for our yearbook staff, allowing us to pull photos to add to our book! You can see photos that others have submitted as well!
You can also email photos to
. Please include a brief description, who is in the photo, and who took the photo.
Here's a list of photos we're looking for:
- 2019 LINK Internships (current seniors)
- 2019 Prom
- Class of 2019 Graduation
- Summer!!! Any fun pics from this past summer will do!
- Any photos containing AHS students, staff, or events. We want them all! Especially pics of students and staff doing what they love, even if it's outside of school.
We will keep this open all year, so any time you get a great photo, SUBMIT IT! Please note that all photos are reviewed by an adult staff member or volunteer. Any inappropriate photos will not be permitted. Please submit original photos for the best results.
The yearbook staff is super excited about this year's book and can't wait to see your contributions!
Save the Date! The December Staff Appreciation Lunch is Friday, December 20. Please contact
if you would like to help organize this event!