Message From The Principal

Hello Eagles!

Welcome back to school!  We hope you have had an enjoyable summer and that you are ready to make the most out of 2014-15.

The faculty at AHS has worked throughout the summer to make plans for this school year.  There are several commitments that we have made in order to provide you the best possible support.

Departments will be working together to offer the most comprehensive and well-thought out curriculum possible.  We will provide tutoring to support your academic endeavors and promise to seek out ways to help you stretch your learning.  We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.  Speak up if you need assistance!  This is YOUR education.  Let us help you make the most of it.  

We continue to hear from former students and their parents about the importance of teaching writing more in depth at the high school level, for both college bound AND career bound students.  Writing is one of those skills that you will need the rest of your life no matter what you choose to pursue after high school.  We will provide opportunities to sharpen your writing schools in all subjects this year.  The Writing Center is in place to offer support.  Writing tutors have been trained this summer and will be more than glad to assist you.  Take advantage of that opportunity!   Are you seeing a pattern here?

In the state’s new accountability system, schools are awarded distinctions based on six different targeted areas.  Abilene High School earned distinctions in five of the six areas.  In order to receive those distinctions, AHS had to perform in the top 25% among 40 schools similar to ours in demographics chosen as our comparison schools.  Five STARS in one school year is a MAJOR accomplishment!  AHS students and teachers worked incredibly hard last year and it shows!  Congratulations for making Abilene High School a FIVE STAR HIGH SCHOOL!

Let’s make the 2014-15 school year the best ever!

Jennifer Raney