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October 2021

  • 10-19-21

    Raider Band 

    This past Saturday the Alpharetta High School Marching Raider Band competed in its first ever Bands of America national marching band competition Orlando, Florida. There were competing bands from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Arkansas. Our band won the music, visual, and general effect captions in the 3-A class and was also named the 3-A class champion. Additionally, the band was selected as one of the 12 finalist bands. In the final round of competition, our band had an amazing performance and placed 4th of all the bands. It was quite an accomplishment to be selected as a finalist at a Bands of America national competition especially since this was our marching band’s first time competing on the national level. Special thanks go out to our assistant principal, Mrs. Clair Greenaway, for accompanying the band and accepting awards with the AHS drum majors. 

    Girls Basketball 

    Girls Basketball Tryouts are being held on October 25th from 4-6. Please come see Coach Tetley if you have any questions. 

    Be the Voice 

    The first Be the Voice/Students Against Destructive Decisions meeting will be held tomorrow, October 20th at 3:30 pm in the media center.  There will be snacks provided and a chance for students to win prizes.  Be the first to Be the Voice!   

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  • 10-15-21

    Volleyball 

    Congratulations go out this morning to our Varsity Ladies Volleyball Team who last night became Region Champions! Thanks to our coaches Grace Fossier and Marshall King for your leadership and congrats to all the players who have worked so hard to reach this goal. Best of luck on the Road to another State Championship! 

    Homecoming 2021 

    • Attention Seniors! Voting for Homecoming King and Queen is now open! Please check your FCS emails for the link to vote! Voting closes on Wednesday, October 20th! 
    • Tickets to the Homecoming Dance are on sale now for $25. The theme is Masquerade Ball! Check the flyers and banner in the hallways for the QR code to pay. Buy your tickets now because the price goes up to $40 at the door!  
    • Spirit week themes are posted on Student Council social media! Follow us on Instagram @alpharetta.stuco for more information. Start planning your spirit week outfits now! Class participation goes towards who will win the Spirit Cup this year! Will it be your grade level??? 

      

    Boo Grams 

    Student Council will start selling Boo Grams next week! They are 2 for $1 and will be sold during both lunches on Wednesday, October 20th until Thursday, October 28th! All grams will be delivered on Friday, October 29th during 4th period. Send a spooky note to a friend or teacher! 

     

    Alpha Theater 

    Students and parents, save the date and plan to join Alpha Theatre’s production of the Great Gatsby on October 22nd and 23rd at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 at www.alphatheatre.com 

    Parent Meeting 

    The Sophomore and Junior Parent meeting will be held October 18th and 22nd during Advisement through Microsoft Teams. Sophomore and Junior Advisement teachers will broadcast the meeting for students, and we invite parents to join via Teams. The meeting will be recorded for those who cannot join the sessions during advisement. 

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  • 10-14-21

    Flag Football 

    The Lady Raider Flag Football team opened their season last night against both Central and South Forsyth. Although the outcomes weren’t what we hoped for we did have some exciting Raider moments last night. Junior Lula Masters scored our first ever touchdown on a deep pass from Senior QB Mack Boyette.  Freshmen Whitney Ricks scored the first ever JV touchdown on a QB run. Lula Masters also had 3 interceptions on the evening while Heavyn Lindo secured our first sacks of the year. Livia Fortes led varsity in total tackles (flags pulled) for varsity.   Freshmen Annalise Sheley led varsity in receptions tonight. Come out next Wednesday to see us take on Lambert. 

    Boys Basketball 

    Basketball season is almost here. Tryouts are Monday and Tuesday-October 25th and 26th.  Remember that in order to tryout you must have a current physical and all paperwork completed in Dragonfly. See Coach Crump, Coach Tetley, or Coach AD with questions.  

    Indian Culture Club 

    The Indian culture club is hosting GARBA night or the music and dance festival for the 1st time at AHS tomorrow from 6:30 to 9:30PM. The ticket for the event is $10. Please join to experience the graceful dancing and we have limited number to join the event. Please pay ASAP on OSP 

    Student Council 

    Remember that you can still donate your new or gently used coats to Veterans by placing them in one of the donation boxes located in the front office or outside of Suite 1255 and Suite 1330. Let's help our veterans in need! 

    Tennis Meeting 

    The Tennis Program will hold their annual Player Information Meeting in the Media Center Wednesday, October 27th from 6:00-7:30 PM please put it on your calendar if you are interested in tennis. 

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  • 10-08-21

    E-Sports 

    Alpharetta eSports kicked off this week and we swept all games going undefeated. Our League of Legends squad consisting of Tony Zheng, Rui Su, Aaron Yang, Chris Paik, and Aidan Boney 2-0'd South Gwinnett High School. Our Madden solo player Peter Demko 2-0'd North Forsyth High School. His opponent forfeited the 1st game after failing to gain any momentum and was soundly defeated in the second round. Finally, our Rocket League 3's team consisting of Ved Paranjpe, Ryder Owens, and Tolar Welborn 3-0'd Tattnall County High School. In this decisive victory, our opponent was only able to score one single point out of three games. Congratulations to our eSports players!  

    Indian Culture Club 

    The Indian culture club is hosting the famous GARBA Night next Friday, October 15th  from 6:30 to  9:30 PM in our school cafeteria. It is a festive season where all the participants dance with their Indian dress in a big circle with the music. It is open to all the students and all of you can join the dance. Interested students can check for flyers or Contact Mrs. Molugoori in R.No. 2310 for more details.  

    Parent Meeting for Sophmores and Juniors 

    The Sophomore & Junior Parent Meeting will be October 18th & 22nd during Advisement times. This meeting will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent out a few days before the meeting and it will also be on the school's official website. Please contact your assigned counselor if you have any further questions or concerns.  

    Class of 2022 Graduating Seniors!!  

    We are ordering a custom graduation robe this year and need to know your size!  Please complete the short form from AHS graduation coach, Mr. Wright, that you received this morning to your FCSTU email by Friday, 10/15/2021.  You must login with your FCSTU email to complete the form and you can only complete the form once. We need this information now so the company can order enough material to create our new custom graduation robe. Payment information will come out via email on 11/1/2021.   

    Please contact AHS Graduation Coach, Derek Wright, with questions.   

    DON’T FORGETS 

    Coats 

    Don’t forget to bring in a new or gently used coat for the coat drive. 

    Tennis meeting 

    Don’t forget the tennis meeting on Wednesday, October 27th from 6:00-7:30 PM.   

    PSAT Next Wednesday 

    Next Wednesday will be a half day schedule with school ending at 12:30 for underclassmen and an asynchronous day for seniors.   

    PLEASE REMEMBERS! 

    1.  Students with off campus privileges should be off campus during those privileges.  You will not be allowed in the building during those times. 
    1. ALL students must enter through the cafeteria in the mornings before 7:30 am.  This includes students that have tests to take, rise sessions, teacher meetings and the like.  Get a pass from your teacher for those incidents as well. 
    1. LASTLY, food deliveries are not permitted for safety and security reasons.  Any food will be confiscated and can be picked up at the end of the school day. 

    These rules are in place for your protection and supervision.   

    HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE FOUR DAY WEEKEND! 

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  • 10-07-21

    BUSINESS AND BOASTS 10-07-2021 

    Student Council 

    Student Council has partnered with YMSL and the VEO (Veterans Empowerment Organization) to host a coat drive! Please donate your new or gently used coats by placing them in one of the donation boxes located in the front office or outside of Suite 1255 and Suite 1330. Let's help our veterans in need! 

    Tennis Anyone???? 

    The Alpharetta High School Tennis Program will hold their annual Player Information Meeting in the Media Center Wednesday, October 27th from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Any player wishing to try-out for any of the Tennis Teams will need to attend this meeting to receive information on paperwork, eligibility, and can ask questions.  This meeting is open to all students, and we strongly encourage parents to attend as well.  Check the school website for this announcement and contact email addresses. 

    Mornings 

    Students, another reminder that you will not be allowed to enter the building before 7:30 am and you must enter through the cafeteria.  This includes rise sessions, test makeup and other events.  Please remind your teachers to give you a pass if you need to see them for any reason. 

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  • 10-06-21

    BUSINESS AND BOASTS 10-06-2021 

    Student Council 

    Student Council has partnered with YMSL and the VEO (Veterans Empowerment Organization) to host a coat drive! Please donate your new or gently used coats by placing them in one of the donation boxes located in the front office or outside of Suite 1255 and Suite 1330. Let's help our veterans in need! 

    Tennis Anyone???? 

    The Alpharetta High School Tennis Program will hold their annual Player Information Meeting in the Media Center Wednesday, October 27th from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Any player wishing to try-out for any of the Tennis Teams will need to attend this meeting to receive information on paperwork, eligibility, and can ask questions.  This meeting is open to all students, and we strongly encourage parents to attend as well.  Check the school website for this announcement and contact email addresses. 

    Students with Off Campus Classes 

    Students, if you have off campus classes do not enter the building before the release bell rings.  Please understand that there are security and safety concerns.  As we head into the winter months please remember to dress accordingly as you will be asked to wait outside until your next period.   

    This goes as well for students that arrive early in the morning.  The temperatures are dropping and you will not be able to enter the cafeteria before 7:30 so be prepared with the proper attire. 

     

     

     

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  • 10-05-21

    Parent Meeting for Sophomores and Juniors 

    The Sophomore & Junior Parent Meeting will be October 18th & 22nd during Advisement times. This meeting will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent out a few days before the meeting and it will also be on the school's official website. Please contact your assigned counselor if you have any further questions or concerns. 

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  • 10-04-21

    ISSUES WITH TEAMS 

    Students and teachers, IT is aware of the problems with TEAMS and is working on a “fix”.  The best solution for now, is for students and teachers to use the web application.  

    Competition Cheer 

    “Congratulations to our competition cheerleaders for placing 3rd at their competition this weekend hosted by Cherokee High School.” 

    Cross Country 

    This past weekend the Alpharetta Cross Country team raced at the competitive ASICS/Alexander Invitational. The Varsity girls and Varsity boys both placed 4th in the 6A/7A races, while the JV girls placed 1st. They were led by medalists Emily Cummings, Kiley Bender, Sarah Lopez, Kathryn Fatzyntz, and Izzy Neely. XC Raiders will finalize their racing strategies at their last meet before Region, at Coach Wood on October 16th. 

    Student Council 

    Student Council has partnered with YMSL and the VEO (Veterans Empowerment Organization) to host a coat drive! Please donate your new or gently used coats by placing them in one of the donation boxes located in the front office or outside of Suite 1255 and Suite 1330. Let's help our veterans in need! 

    Tennis Anyone???? 

    The Alpharetta High School Tennis Program will hold their annual Player Information Meeting in the Media Center Wednesday, October 27th from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Any player wishing to try-out for any of the Tennis Teams will need to attend this meeting to receive information on paperwork, eligibility, and can ask questions.  This meeting is open to all students, and we strongly encourage parents to attend as well.  Check the school website for this announcement and contact email addresses. 

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  • 10-01-21

    Future Business Leaders of America 

    "Are you interested in sharpening your business, leadership, and collaboration skills? Are you interested in attending conferences and competing at the regional, state, or even national level? Competitive events are the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and gain experience. Sign up for FBLA competitive events today! Visit Mr. Hatcher in room 1271 to sign up for any event today! Also visit the Alpharetta FBLA website to get any additional information you might need." 

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September 2021

  • 9-30-2021

    Homecoming 

    Homecoming Tickets will start to go on sale tomorrow, October 1st! The homecoming dance is Saturday, October 30th from 8-11pm here at AHS. More details to come. Buy your homecoming tickets and enjoy the first dance since before COVID! The theme is Masquerade Ball. Look for the flyers around the school with the QR code to purchase your tickets. You are permitted to bring a date that is not an AHS student (the AHS student must buy both tickets and your date must bring an official ID and not be 21 years of age or older). 

    Game Day Shirts 

    AHS Football will be selling White-Out shirts for the Milton game today and tomorrow during both lunches and tonight at the home JV football game. Shirts are $10. Get your shirt, and come out this Friday to support the Varsity Football team as they take on Milton. 

    Senior Portraits 

    Appointments for senior portraits are now available for Sunday, October 3rd from 12 noon until 3:45 PM. This is the very LAST opportunity. 

    Speech Competition 

    Alpharetta High School presents: 21 Century Speech Competition! The 21 Century Speech Competition is a virtual school-wide public speaking contest that takes place over the course of 2 rounds in 3 months.  

    In order to participate, record a 3-5 minute argumentative speech on one of the three topics listed below. 

    The New Normal: 

    1. COVID & The Economy / How did Covid-19 affect the global economy?
    2. Latest Innovations / What is the most important innovation from the 21st Century?
    3. Pop culture / How has pop culture evolved in the 21st Century?

    Speeches will be judged by professional public speakers, and the 1st place prize is a $50.00 gift card!  

     

    Remember that the media center will be closed tomorrow. 

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  • 9-29-2021

    Chinese Club 

    Chinese Club and National Chinese Honors Society is having its first club meeting in room 4217 next Monday, October 4th, after school from 3:45-5 pm. Snacks will be provided; hope to see you there!   

    National Honor Society 

    Thank you for all that applied to be part of NHS!  Applications are now closed. 

    Devices 

    Many of you still have school-issued device that have not been audited or renewed.  Bring your device to the Media Center ASAP to be audited. Fines will be incurred if this not done by October 4.  FCS requires that school-issued student devices be audited and renewed.   

    Media Center Closed Friday 

    The Media Center will be closed Friday, October 1 for the IB retreat from 8-4. Please come to the front of the media center to renew your device on Friday.  Please plan accordingly. 

    Deliveries 

    Students, a reminder that for safety and security reasons, as well as the directive to currently keep visitors at a minimum, lunch deliveries, as well as flower or balloon deliveries are not permitted at AHS.  The food and/or items will be confiscated without any refunds but can be picked up in the front office at the end of the school day.  Remember that school lunches are free and you can always contact any of the administrators on duty in the cafeteria with questions. 

     

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  • 9-28-2021

    Wrestling 

    Anyone interested in joining the wrestling team?  Come see Coach Dulaney in room 2229 or stop by the gym right after 8th period! 

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  • 9-27-2021

    Attention Sophmores 

    10th Graders will begin taking the YouScience profile tomorrow, Tuesday, in Anchor Time! You will discover your unique set of talents through the revolutionary intersection of aptitudes, interests, and personality activities. The online, scientific program takes you through a series of short assessments and interest questions, designed to determine your results in the 6 key aptitudes utilized in the working world. The results include a review of your strengths, suggested environments where you will succeed, detailed information on possible careers that match those skills and interests, majors that map to those careers, and much more. 

    Debate 

    Alpharetta had a phenomenal weekend at the Marist debate tournament. 

    In varsity, the team of Eshan Momin (E-shawn Mow Mihn) and Sameer Jivangikar (Suh-mere Jih van gikar) had a perfect tournament. They won the tournament, did not drop a ballot the entire time, and finished as 1st and second speaker. The team of Anish Nayak (Uh- neesh Nye ack)  and Anish Thatiparthi (Uh- neesh That-ih-par-thee) reached semifinals, and the team of Abhi Dasari and Advait Naik (Uh-bee Duh- sorry and Ad-vayt Naik) reached quarterfinals. All six varsity debaters won speaker awards.   

    In novice, the team of Neha Mahesh (nay-hah ma-hesch) and Risha Kolla (Ree-sha Cola) finished as co-champions. Neha was 8th speaker. The teams of Ridah Shanavas (Rid-uh Shan-uh-vahs) and Audrey Paikeday and Dyumna Pandey (dum-nah Pandey) and Maya Nagia  (Maya Nah-gee-uh) reached octofinals. Congrats to all for a great tournament. 

    Marching Band 

    This past Saturday the Alpharetta High School Marching Raider Band competed against 11 bands from Georgia and Tennessee at The Conquest Marching Band competition hosted by Allatoona High School. The Marching Raiders had an amazing performance and wowed the judges and audiences. Our band swept the 5-A class by winning Best Music, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, and Best Drum Major. The group ended up with the second highest score of the whole day in the Music and Percussion captions and first of the whole day in Color Guard and Drum Major. We are very proud of the accomplishments and achievements of our Marching Raider Band students. We wish them well as they prepare to compete nationally at Bands of America—Orlando next month. 

    Homecoming Court 

    Student Council would like to thank you all for participating in nominating a deserving classmate for 2021 Homecoming Court. In total, we had over 600 nominations! Now, it is time to announce the 2021 Homecoming Court! 

    • The FRESHMAN class representatives are: Madison McLin and Ethan Barbour. 
    • The SOPHOMORE class representatives are: Ja’La Drayton and David Landon. 
    • The JUNIOR class representatives are: Livia Fortes and Nikhil Iyer. 
    • The SENIOR FEMALE nominations are: Jaiden Bright, Emily Drazba, Jenna Jung, and Meredith Mazurik. 
    • The SENIOR MALE nominations are: Henry Hopper, Austin Huang, Vincent McMillon, and Augustus (AJ) Williams. 

    TO ALL HOMECOMING COURT NOMINEES, please be sure to check your emails from Mr. Bolin and complete the form by Friday, October 1st 

    TO ALL HOMECOMING COURT SENIOR NOMINEES, you will receive two emails from Mr. Bolin – please be sure to read both! 

    AHS SENIORS ONLY, voting for your 2021 Homecoming King and Queen will open on October 4th and close on October 8th! You will receive an email to your FCSTU email containing the link to vote. Again, this is reserved for seniors only.  

    Students on the 2021 Homecoming Court will be recognized at the football game on Friday, October 29th (versus Roswell!) during the halftime ceremony, in addition to announcing our 2021 Homecoming King and Queen! Make sure you buy a ticket and come out and support your fellow Raiders! If you have any questions, please email Mr. Bolin. Good luck to all of our seniors! 

    Softball Senior Night 

    Got plans for tonight?!  You do now, as it is our softball senior night!  Come support your Raiders at 5 PM as we host Osborne today and honor both team’s seniors!! 

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  • 9-24-2021

    Devices 

    Students, we must renew all student devices!  If yours has not yet been renewed please take it to the media center in the mornings or during your lunch!  You do not want to run into any problems with it as the semester progresses! 

    Homecoming Court 

    Nominations for our 2021 Homecoming Court will close at 11:59pm tonight. Check your FCS email for instructions on how to nominate a fellow class member.  

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  • 9-23-2021

    NHS Applications 

    Students this is one of your final reminders that National Honor Society applications were sent out and are due on September 27th.  Please check your email. If you don’t see a letter and feel you should have, please check the NHS website for your student ID or reach out to Mrs. Franchak in room 1330.  Don’t delay! 

    Spring Semester Dual Enrollment 

    Students participating in the Spring 2022 Dual Enrollment Program, please check your FCStu email for an important Dual Enrollment message sent on 9/22. All students taking DE classes in Spring 2022 must complete the new FCS DE Contract and upload it to Spring 2022 DE Funding Form. Both of these items must be completed by November 1st to ensure your funding in DE classes in spring. 

    Softball 

    The Lady Raider Softball team beat Osborne last night with a final score of 17-1. The softball team is back in action today (9/23) with a region doubleheader against Milton starting at 5:30 and 7:30. 

    Wrestling 

    Anyone interested in joining the wrestling team?  Come see Coach Dulaney in room 2229 or stop by the gym right after 8th period! 

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  • 9-22-2021

    Boy’s Basketball 

    Any boy's interested in trying out for basketball should meet Thursday at 7:50 in the gym.   

     

    Homecoming Court 

    It’s time to submit your nominations for our 2021 Homecoming Court! Please check your FCS emails for instructions on how to nominate a fellow class member. Remember, let’s make this special. Make your nomination count! Do not just nominate a fellow student just because, nominate them because they truly embody a role model, one with characteristics of a R.I.C.H. Raider! Nominations are open now and close at 11:59pm on Friday, September 24th 

      

    The class with the most nominations will earn points towards this year’s spirit cup! Will your class win?? If you have any questions about nominations or have any issues with the form, please contact Mr. Bolin. Keep up the great work and stay R.I.C.H., Alpharetta! 

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  • 9-21-2021

    Women in STEM 

    "The Women in STEM club helps support young women interested in STEM fields where they are underrepresented via workshops, guest speakers, and a variety of other resources. Women in STEM will be having its first meeting this Thursday, September 23rd, at 3:45 pm in Dr. Ramsey's room (4212)! A brief introduction to the Women in STEM club and a workshop for crucial resume building skills will be included. 

    Hope to see you there!" 

    Volleyball 

    Alpharetta Volleyball has great home matches this week! 

    Last night JV and 9th took on North Gwinnett and Maynard Jackson, Tonight, Varsity takes on Northview and Riverwood at 5 and 7pm and Thursday: Varsity takes on Centennial and Dunwoody: 5 and 7pm. 

    Great battles to see in the Alpharetta Main Gym - hope to see you there! 

    Boys Soccer 

    Attention of boys interested in trying for the AHS men’s soccer program. We will have an informational meeting in the media center after school this Wednesday. We’ll plan to go over everything you’ll need in order to tryout in January. If you have any questions, please see Coach Romero in room 3207. 

    Girl’s Soccer 

     

    "Parent info meeting for women's soccer is today at 6pm in the media center. Please let you parents know to enter the media center through the patio doors as they cannot enter through the front of the building." 

    Fencing 

     

    The Raiders Fencing Club hosted the first fencing tournament of the season and it was a great success! 

    The results: 

    1st place medal 🥇 Catelynn Cai  

    2nd place medal 🥈 Audrey Nguyen 

    6th place Olivia Yu 

    7th place Olivia Peng  

    8th place Larisa Hartig  

    10th place Eva Adams  

    11th place Rahul Gudapati  

    13th place Austin Barrett  

    13th Lauren Wilson 

     

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  • 9-20-2021

    Announcements for 9-20-2021  

    Boys Basketball 

    Any boys interested in trying out for basketball should meet Thursday morning in the gym at 7:50. 

    Debate 

    The debate team competed over the weekend at the Northview Season Opener.  In the novice division, the team of Neha Mahesh and Risha Kohli won the championship.  The teams of Ridah Shnavas with Vibhi Rathor and Raji Anand with Shruti Mishra also finished in the top 5.  Risha and Neha both also finished in the top 5 individual speakers.  In the rookie division,  the team of Audrey Paikeday and Octavio Magana finished in 2nd place, the team of Cynthia Bai with Eshan Singh finished 3rd, and the team of Ridha Shanavas with Vibhi Rathor finished 7th.  Om Patil and Audrey Paikeday also finished in the top 10 individual speakers.  Congratulations to all of the competitors on a strong start to the season. 

    Homecoming Court 

    It’s time to submit your nominations for our 2021 Homecoming Court! Please check your FCS emails for instructions on how to nominate a fellow class member. Remember, let’s make this special. Make your nomination count! Do not just nominate a fellow student just because, nominate them because they truly embody a role model, one with characteristics of a R.I.C.H. Raider! Nominations are open now and close at 11:59pm on Friday, September 24th 

    The class with the most nominations will earn points towards this year’s spirit cup! Will your class win?? If you have any questions about nominations or have any issues with the form, please contact Mr. Bolin. Keep up the great work and stay R.I.C.H., Alpharetta! 

    Off-Campus Privileges 

    If you have off-campus anchor time privileges, you must leave the school. You cannot go see a teacher, be in the foyer, or be anywhere else in the school building. If you must stay, you should be in the gym, but this is for the occasional drop-in. You should not be going to the gym daily. 

     

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  • 09-17-2021

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August 2021