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High School Newsletter (December 2018)

News for December 2018
From the Principal's Desk
Hello and welcome to the December Huskie eNewsletter. 
It is December already and we are nearing the midpoint of the school year. It is always amazing to me how fast this time goes, and as I look at my professional goals for the year it also creates that sense of urgency to get things done. Students were encouraged to set personal goals as well at the beginning of the year and this is a great time to revisit and reflect on those goals. With three weeks left in the quarter it is time to buckle down and get the work done that can keep them successful, but as with all goals constant support is needed. I often tell students, “Homework is temporary, but the results can be permanent.” Creating that motivation to get the work done, regardless of whether it is fun or not, can help create a mindset that will help them be the valued employee in a future career. Teenagers don’t always see the importance of working hard now to set up their future, and as parents and school staff we need to continually guide them to that success. As the new year approaches, maybe we can all do a reset on our personal goals as well. Modeling a positive, productive mindset can go a long way in influencing the future attitudes and behaviors of our kids. Let’s do our part to work together to make sure all of our students are successful.
Tim Wege
High School Principal
Albany Area Schools ISD 745

This Month's News

Visitor from Colombia
Mario Portilla from Colombia was a guest speaker in Ms. Cofell’s Spanish I class on November 30. He told students about his travels to get here (very long), about his country, and what it’s like living with an American host family while doing an internship as a teacher’s assistant at the Clearview Spanish Immersion School in the St. Cloud district.

House Hunters

Students in Housing and Interior Design went on a scavenger hunt around town to find architectural details on the neighborhood houses. 
We the People
Congrats to all of the We the People groups yesterday at the state competition at the Capitol. Albany brought home three unit winners and the overall runner-up for the day. Unit winners are pictured below. Unit 3: Ashley Spanier, Megan Buttweiler, Hannah Litchy and Bree Kreuzer. Unit 4: Caitlyn Tschida, Abi Parker, and Claire Lamb. Unit 6: Molly Van Drehle, Tessa Ritzer, and Breanna Mellesmoen Great job college political science students!

News in Review


AHS Jazz Band Concert

Wisconsin Symphony Performs in the BEAT
On November 28, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Symphony Band, directed by Dr. Kris Tjornehoj, performed side-by-side with Albany 8th grade band students. They also performed a concert for students in the BEAT. This opportunity was special for both Mr. Herdan and Mr. Kleppe since they were both members of that band under the direction of Dr. Tjornehoj when they attended UW-River Falls. 

Counselor's Corner

Here are some updates for your information:

Results are in. Each student will be meeting with me to review results and then the results will be sent home to you with your student. Please call or email if you have any questions.
Registration for Next Year
Students can start thinking about classes they want to take for the 2019-2020 school year.  Registration meetings for students will be taking place in the next few months. I will send an email update when more information is available.
Counseling Office Webpage
Check out the counseling office page of the district website for additional information regarding available scholarships.

Students who are in need of academic help may get a peer tutor from the A.S.K. Peer Tutoring Program by signing up in the counseling office.   Applications are available on the counseling page of the website. or see Sandy Paulsen in the counseling office for one.
Upcoming Dates
December 17: AHS Choir Concert
December 24 -January 1: Winter Break
January 18: End of Quarter/Early Release
January 21: No School