Dear Parents & Community Members,
Alcona Community Schools will be implementing a series of new procedures this spring to enhance student safety and security. Starting Monday, April 29, 2013, all district entrance doors will remain locked at all times during the school day.
Parents, community members, and guests are still very welcome to visit the school at any time during the school day. However, new procedures will require that visitors identify themselves through use of a video, audio, and buzzer entrance systems located at the main entrance of each building. These systems are available at both the main entrance of the high school and the elementary school. Through the use of this system, visitors will be asked to identify themselves prior to entering the school building. You may be asked to present identification to verify your identity by faculty and staff members who may not know you by sight. Guests will be admitted to the building after their identities have been confirmed.
We appreciate your cooperation with our new security system as we try it out this spring. Your feedback and thoughts regarding the system are welcome. Thank you for working with us to help keep our students safe and secure throughout their school day!
More than 20 schools from all across Northern Michigan will bring hundreds of industrial arts projects here to be judged. The projects will belong to high school and middle school students and will be from one of the following technical areas:
Alcona industrial arts students have worked very hard this year and are hoping to take home many 1st-4th place ribbons, which will allow them to qualify for the state competition at Central Michigan University, May 8-11. The following is a schedule describing the day's events:
We are very excited to host this event and hope that the entire community is able to stop by and see it. You can walk through the exhibit between 1-5pm.
The Alcona Community High School After School Computer Lab and tutoring sessions are quite a success. Ms. Abbie Ferris, a math and science teacher at Alcona Community Schools, assists students in all class subjects, emphasizing math and science. Students complete homework, use computers to finish assignments, and receive assistance from a certified teacher. Many high school and middle school students have taken advantage of this extra help. The Computer Lab is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 4pm until the end of the school year.
Attention Parents of 0-5 Year Old Children:
Thanks to the ACHS Broadcasting crew, Alcona Community High School's Graduation will be LIVE-STREAMED at www.MHSAA.TV/ALCONA. This event, viewable from computers, tablets and cell phones, can be seen:
Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 PM
The video will also be archived online for ON-DEMAND viewing after the event. Spread the word to friends and family that are out of town so that they can grab a front row seat!
Mother Nature has prevailed so far, but stay tuned to www.MHSAA.TV/ALCONA throughout the spring for plenty of Tiger Athletics!
On May 15th there will be a Faminly Engineering Night starting at 5:30pm at the AMAESD building in Alpena. For more information
The last day for students is Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Members of the community are invited to stop in once a month to talk with the Superintendent and share ideas about how to make Alcona Community Schools a great place to learn! Everyone is welcome and we value your ideas!
Meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m in the District Office
For more information
To see the Channel 11 News coverage of this event
Two prizes to win! The class with the most box tops will get their choice of a pizza party or an ice cream sundae party. The student with the most box tops will also win a prize.
Now you can purchase office in an affordable way AND support our school. $3.00 of every order goes back to Alcona Schools as a fundraiser!
Have you ever wondered if your child was running low on lunch money? Well now you can check from home! To get started just mouse over the "Lunch Menu" button on the left and click on "Meal Magic Instructions."
In recognition of his achievements in agriscience education at Alcona High School, Brian Matchett has been named Michigan Farm Bureau's (MFB) 2012 Educator of the Year.
The Alcona Middle/High School Parent Teacher Organization is looking for board members and parents to get involved! If you have any questions please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 989-464-8322. For more information
Alcona Community Schools welcomes volunteers from the community into our schools! If you are interested, please stop by the building office you are hoping to help at and pick up a Volunteer Form, Emergency Card, and information about obtaining a criminal background check. If you have any further questions contact Mrs. Thornton, Mr. Allison, or Mr. O'Connor.
Alcona Community High School earned a Bronze Medal for its student achievement from The U.S. News and World Report. The award places the school in the top 30% of schools in the country. Alcona also earned this award in 2007.