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"Spring" does seem to be approaching, and that means the
judith
AMHS community is racing toward graduation for the Class of 2017 on May 30th at 2:30 PM in the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. However, before graduation, there are two important items we have to plan on as we move ahead:
 

  • Final Exams: In compliance with the CCSD exam policy, all students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 will be required to take a final exam in every subject. All semester long courses will have a final exam, and all exams will count 20% of the year long grade. Seniors will take exams during their classes before the Senior Trip, and all seniors are expected to be present.

 
The race to graduation will begin in earnest with the start of Term 4 on Monday, March 27th with a host of student academic experiences and events. The calendar is full, and I will keep the community posted as activities are planned.

April 22 :                     Prom
May 1-12:                   AP Tests
May 16-19:                 Senior Exams
May TBD:                   EOC Tests (English I, Biology and US History)
May 21:                      Senior Sunday
May 22:                      Awards Assembly for AMHS students
May 26 - June 2:        Underclassmen Exams
May 30:                      Graduation 2:30 p.m.M
 
Please make a note of all these events. We will keep you posted with details as each activity comes up, but I wanted everyone to have an idea of some of the key events that lie ahead. I encourage you to check the AMHS Website calendar and to call the office if you have a question about any activity.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to offer the best possible academic program we can.
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new round logoIn this issue of the Raptor Report you'll find information on:    

  • Senior Trip - Final Payment
  • Lost & Found - Claim before Spring Break!
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Prom Info
  • Baccalaureate Slideshow Pictures Needed
  • 2017-18 Host Family Needed for Exchange Student
  • Science Club Chocolate Sale
  • Clemson Admissions Meeting
  • Palmetto Fellows Late Award Info
  • SC Science Olympiad Results
  • Lowcountry Science Fair Results
  • Community Service Opportunities
Scroll down to learn more! 
Community News
 
Principal Points: March 2017
 
"Spring" does seem to be approaching, and that means the
judith
AMHS community is racing toward graduation for the Class of 2017 on May 30 at 2:30 PM in the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. However, before graduation, as we move ahead, we need to be prepared for:
  • Final Exams: In compliance with the CCSD exam policy, all students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 will be required to take a final exam in every subject. All semester long courses will have a final exam, and all exams will count 20% of the year long grade. Seniors will take exams during their classes before the Senior Trip, and all seniors are expected to be present.
 
The race to graduation began in earnest with the start of Term 4 on Monday, March 27th with a host of student academic experiences and events. The calendar is full, and I will keep the community posted as activities are planned.

April 10 - 14:              Spring Break
April 22:                     Prom
May 1-12:                  AP Tests
May 16 -19:               Senior Exams
May TBD:                  EOC Tests (English I, Biology and US History)
May 21:                     Senior Sunday
May 22:                     Awards Assembly for AMHS students
May 26 - June 2:       Underclassmen Exams
May 30:                     Graduation 2:30 PM
 
Please make a note of all these events. We will keep you posted with details as each activity comes up, but I wanted everyone to have an idea of some of the key events that lie ahead. I encourage you to check the AMHS Website calendar and to call the office if you have a question about any activity.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to offer the best possible academic program we can.
 
 
Senior Trip - Final Payment

The FINAL payment for the Senior Class Trip and your rooming requests are now due.  Please submit the last payment of $275 made payable to AMHS to Ms. Hooffstetter or your Focus teacher.  Total cost of the trip is $675.  

Email Ms. Hooffstetter with any questions or concerns.  The itinerary is posted on Ms. Hooffstetter's SharpSchool page under Senior Class Trip.



LOST and FOUND

Lost and Found items will be removed during Spring Break.  Please check with Ms. Vogel in the main office or in the  AMHS key foyer for missing articles of clothing, sneakers, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc...


Ice Cream Social

It is time for the last ice cream party of this term, please help us celebrate with The Magnet's AB Honor Roll students.  The Social will be held Tuesday, April 18th, for the Sophomore and Junior Classes. Freshmen and Senior Classes will have their party on Wednesday April 19th.  Serving will begin at 11:30 AM and end around 1:00 PM, both days.

We would love to have you come and enjoy the party by serving with us, or if you cannot come, we always need toppings and supplies.  Please email us at IceCreamHonors@gmail.com and let us know how you'd like to help.

Prom 2017

Prom is only two (2) weeks away!  

The Academic Magnet High School Prom will be held on April 22, 2017.  It will be held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel located at 170 Lockwood Blvd in downtown Charleston. 

Tickets are on sale before school, lunch and after school in Ms. Orr's room (7206). They are $55.00 for a one ticket and $90 for a couple.  If you plan to bring a guest to prom, who is not a student at the Academic Magnet High School, you and your guest must complete a guest form.  Forms are here or on the school's SharpSchool page and they must be turned in to Ms. Peterson or Ms. Pinckney by Friday April 7, 2017
Final Prom menu:

GOURMET PIZZA BAR - Classic caesar salad & minestrone soup, Freshly baked rosemary focaccia bread and sweet cream butter, Artisan pepperoni pizza, Fresh mozzarella & spicy marinara pizza, Grilled chicken & artichoke pizza, Basil pesto & fresh tomato pizza, Cheese ravioli in alfredo sauce, Oven-roasted balsamic veggies

HORS D'OEUVRES- BBQ Shrimp, Mini Black Angus Sliders, Redskin potato frites filled with sour cream, smoked salmon & chives, Fromage pairing menu that will consist of  smoked cheddar & raspberry jam, triple cream brie & apricot chutney, crumbled bleu & roasted pecans, manchego & red peppered honey, seedless grapes, french baguette & assorted crackers

DESSERTS- Seasonal fruit and berries, Mini sweets, which includes individual cheesecake bites, truffles & macaroons, Powdered sugar dusted cannolis & cinnamon sugar dusted zeppole, House made ice cream sandwiches with a choice of vanilla bean or Belgium chocolate ice cream sandwiched between fresh chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, m&m or peanut butter cookies

BEVERAGES- Charleston iced tea, Freshly brewed regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee and premium tea service, Water 


Baccalaureate Slideshow Pictures Needed

Hello Senior parents! Graduation is right around the corner and we need your help. There is an annual tradition of showing a video celebrating the senior class during baccalaureate. For us to continue this tradition we need you to send two photos of your senior from their time in high school to the following email address amhs2017seniors@gmail.com . Please help us and send photos!


Host Family Needed for 2017-2018

How would you like to bring the World into your home by hosting a foreign exchange student? AFS USA is looking for a Host Family for this wonderful student from Portugal. Manuel is a likeable and honest boy, who enjoys being helpful! He is an active teen who loves bodyboarding and playing soccer, but also enjoys studying geometry, science, and playing the saxophone. He is very close with his family and comes from a small town in Portugal. He can't wait to meet his host family and learn about the USA.

If you are interested please contact Patricia Chery at pchery@afsusa.org or call her at 646.381.3356 for more information. Thank You. 


Did Someone Say Chocolate??

Are you looking for a sweet treat for Easter?  Or would you just like some yummy chocolate?  The AMHS Science Club is having a fundraiser!  The money will go towards sending our students to local, state, and national competitions.  Please visit https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/amhs-science-club/ to support us and help us reach our goal!
 
News from Parent Boards

Get on Board with PIEPIE LOGO
  • Join the PIE Board
  • Be a Committee Member 
  • Send in Donations
PIE hosts several events throughout the year such as Open House, the International Dinner, A/B Honor Roll Celebrations, Teacher Appreciation events and many more. PIE also provides refreshments for faculty meetings, college awareness nights, Senior Celebration and other events throughout the year.
Each of these need interested parents to help make them happen! 
 
PIE (Partners in Education) is a vibrant, engaged parent organization. Most of us work "regular jobs" as well as filling our volunteer roles for Magnet.  Board meetings are held monthly, the dates and times of which will be determined by the incoming Board.

We are in the process of gathering volunteers to help with next year's activities.  PIE's Executive Board (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Member-at-Large) will be elected in the coming weeks.  

If you are interested in a "smaller" role, we are also looking for committee chairpersons to help coordinate PIE's various activities, including Hospitality, Staff Appreciation, Office Volunteers, International Dinner, Auction/Gala, Student Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Please consider joining PIE in helping to support our wonderful school!  Submit your nominations/suggestions (Yes, you can nominate yourself!) to Anne Walpole (PIE Secretary, and Nominating Committee Chair) at anne@abbapoolaturf.com . If you have ANY questions about any of the positions, please contact Tiffannie Clifford at  amhspie@gmail.com . 
 
Booster logo



  
From the AMHS Athletic Booster Club

Winter sports are wrapping up and Spring is on its way.  If you have not yet joined the Athletic Booster Club, please take a moment to visit our website at www.amhsboosterclub.org to join online or you can fill out the attached membership form and return to the school office.  The Athletic Booster Club supports all athletes at the school by funding team trophies, tournament entry fees, team equipment purchases, hosting the all sports end of year banquet and so much more.  Go Raptors!   
News from Guidance
 
Clemson Admissions Meeting - with Robert Barkley, Director of Admissions, on Thursday, April 13

Interested in applying to Clemson? Consider joining Robert Barkley, Director of Admissions at Clemson University for a question and answer session  regarding admission to Clemson University.
 
Date: Thursday, April 13

Location:  Cooper River Room at Memorial Waterfront Park:  99 Harry Hallman, Jr. Blvd.  Mt Pleasant, SC  

Itinerary:  
6:00 PM - Check-in & Networking begins
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Dinner served 
7:30 - 8:30 PM - Guest speaker along with Q&A 
 
Guest for $30 per event (including dinner): click to pay/register
You must purchase your ticket by: Friday, April 7th for Robert Barkley onThursday, April 13th

If you would prefer a different payment method, please contact Bubba Britton at the Clemson Alumni Association at bubba@clemson.edu


SENIORS: Palmetto Fellows Late Award 
If you have qualified for the Palmetto Fellows Late Award, please see you counselor and bring a copy of your test scores. To qualify, you must have a 4.0 GPA at the end of the senior year and you must have a 1400 on the SAT (you can super score your SAT) or a 32 composite on the ACT.

If you are trying to qualify for the award, you may take the SAT/ACT though June, but you must request that your May and June scores go directly to the SC Commission on Higher Education. See your counselor for details.

 
Athletics and Activities
 
South Carolina Science Olympiad
On Saturday, March 25, the Science Club came in second place in the South Carolina Science Olympiad! The individual awards were:
"B" team: Third place - Chemistry Lab - Gage Gailbreath & William Wendt; Fourth place - Invasive Species - Seth Early & Dillon Ranwala; Fifth place - Optics - Gage & Mason Leath; Sixth place - Robot Arm - Gage & William; Seventh place - Remote Sensing - Ameen Khan & Mason; Eighth place - Disease Detectives - Christian Blackburn & Seth; Eighth place - Ecology - Dillon & William; Eighth place - Helicopters - Ameen & Jonathan Ye; Tenth place - Rocks & Minerals - Dillon & James Staubes
"A" team: First place - Invasive Species - Qining Jin & Katie Moseley; First place - Materials Science - Anna Smirnova & John Staubes; Second place - Anatomy & Physiology - Anna Tavormina & Sarah Zhang; Second place - Astronomy - Fanny Cheung & Anna S; Second place - Chemistry Lab - Shaoni Dasgupta & Jenny Yao; Second place - Remote Sensing - Boone Jones & Anna T; Second place - Write It/Do It - Aidan Gomez & Fanny; Third place - Disease Detectives - Boone & Michael Pi; Third place - Dynamic Planet - Anna S & Jenny; Third place - Forensics - Shaoni & Brittney Tsui; Third place - Pentathlon - Elise Blackburn, Boone, Michael & John; Fifth place - Ecology - Shaoni & Katie; Fifth place - Microbe Mission - Qining & Katie; Sixth place - Experimental Design - Fanny, Gabbi Drusin, & Jenny; Sixth place - Rocks & Minerals - Qining & Sarah; Ninth place - Helicopters - Brittney & Anna T; Tenth place - Optics - John & Sarah; Tenth place - Robot Arm - Gabbi & Aidan


Ali DeLambo, Ms Katy Metzner-Roop and Jenny Yao at Lowcountry Science Fair

Lowcountry Science Fair

This week, AMHS students Elizabeth Anne Boling, Shaoni Dasgupta, Ali DeLambo, Hannah Frankel, Madison Freedy, Sara Moussa, Erin Schnell, Kerri Wong, and Jenny Yao competed in the Lowcountry Science Fair. Overall, Jenny Yao came in first and Ali DeLambo came in second. They win a trip to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.

Individual awards were:
Jenny Yao - MUSC Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research; Society for In Vitro Biology Award; Yale Science & Engineering Association Award for Most Outstanding Exhibit; First Place Biological Sciences; First Place Senior 2 Division, First Place overall and winner of a trip to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California
Ali DeLambo - First Place Behavior and Social Sciences; Second Place Senior 2 Division; Second Place overall and winner of a trip to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California
Madison Freedy - NOAA's Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award; Charleston Soil and Conservation Award; First Place Earth and Evironmental Sciences
Shaoni Dasgupta - The American Psychological Association Award; Second Place Behavior and Social Sciences
Elizabeth Ann Boling - Second Place Biological Sciences
Hannah Frankel - Third Place Biological Sciences
new round logoIn this issue of the Raptor Report you'll find information on:    

  • Senior Trip - Final Payment
  • Lost & Found - Claim before Spring Break!
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Prom Info
  • Baccalaureate Slideshow Pictures Needed
  • 2017-18 Host Family Needed for Exchange Student
  • Science Club Chocolate Sale
  • Clemson Admissions Meeting
  • Palmetto Fellows Late Award Info
  • SC Science Olympiad Results
  • Lowcountry Science Fair Results
  • Community Service Opportunities
Scroll down to learn more! 
Community News
 
Principal Points: March 2017
 
"Spring" does seem to be approaching, and that means the
judith
AMHS community is racing toward graduation for the Class of 2017 on May 30 at 2:30 PM in the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. However, before graduation, as we move ahead, we need to be prepared for:
  • Final Exams: In compliance with the CCSD exam policy, all students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 will be required to take a final exam in every subject. All semester long courses will have a final exam, and all exams will count 20% of the year long grade. Seniors will take exams during their classes before the Senior Trip, and all seniors are expected to be present.
 
The race to graduation began in earnest with the start of Term 4 on Monday, March 27th with a host of student academic experiences and events. The calendar is full, and I will keep the community posted as activities are planned.

April 10 - 14:              Spring Break
April 22:                     Prom
May 1-12:                  AP Tests
May 16 -19:               Senior Exams
May TBD:                  EOC Tests (English I, Biology and US History)
May 21:                     Senior Sunday
May 22:                     Awards Assembly for AMHS students
May 26 - June 2:       Underclassmen Exams
May 30:                     Graduation 2:30 PM
 
Please make a note of all these events. We will keep you posted with details as each activity comes up, but I wanted everyone to have an idea of some of the key events that lie ahead. I encourage you to check the AMHS Website calendar and to call the office if you have a question about any activity.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to offer the best possible academic program we can.
 
 
Senior Trip - Final Payment

The FINAL payment for the Senior Class Trip and your rooming requests are now due.  Please submit the last payment of $275 made payable to AMHS to Ms. Hooffstetter or your Focus teacher.  Total cost of the trip is $675.  

Email Ms. Hooffstetter with any questions or concerns.  The itinerary is posted on Ms. Hooffstetter's SharpSchool page under Senior Class Trip.



LOST and FOUND

Lost and Found items will be removed during Spring Break.  Please check with Ms. Vogel in the main office or in the  AMHS key foyer for missing articles of clothing, sneakers, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc...


Ice Cream Social

It is time for the last ice cream party of this term, please help us celebrate with The Magnet's AB Honor Roll students.  The Social will be held Tuesday, April 18th, for the Sophomore and Junior Classes. Freshmen and Senior Classes will have their party on Wednesday April 19th.  Serving will begin at 11:30 AM and end around 1:00 PM, both days.

We would love to have you come and enjoy the party by serving with us, or if you cannot come, we always need toppings and supplies.  Please email us at IceCreamHonors@gmail.com and let us know how you'd like to help.

Prom 2017

Prom is only two (2) weeks away!  

The Academic Magnet High School Prom will be held on April 22, 2017.  It will be held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel located at 170 Lockwood Blvd in downtown Charleston. 

Tickets are on sale before school, lunch and after school in Ms. Orr's room (7206). They are $55.00 for a one ticket and $90 for a couple.  If you plan to bring a guest to prom, who is not a student at the Academic Magnet High School, you and your guest must complete a guest form.  Forms are here or on the school's SharpSchool page and they must be turned in to Ms. Peterson or Ms. Pinckney by Friday April 7, 2017
Final Prom menu:

GOURMET PIZZA BAR - Classic caesar salad & minestrone soup, Freshly baked rosemary focaccia bread and sweet cream butter, Artisan pepperoni pizza, Fresh mozzarella & spicy marinara pizza, Grilled chicken & artichoke pizza, Basil pesto & fresh tomato pizza, Cheese ravioli in alfredo sauce, Oven-roasted balsamic veggies

HORS D'OEUVRES- BBQ Shrimp, Mini Black Angus Sliders, Redskin potato frites filled with sour cream, smoked salmon & chives, Fromage pairing menu that will consist of  smoked cheddar & raspberry jam, triple cream brie & apricot chutney, crumbled bleu & roasted pecans, manchego & red peppered honey, seedless grapes, french baguette & assorted crackers

DESSERTS- Seasonal fruit and berries, Mini sweets, which includes individual cheesecake bites, truffles & macaroons, Powdered sugar dusted cannolis & cinnamon sugar dusted zeppole, House made ice cream sandwiches with a choice of vanilla bean or Belgium chocolate ice cream sandwiched between fresh chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, m&m or peanut butter cookies

BEVERAGES- Charleston iced tea, Freshly brewed regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee and premium tea service, Water 


Baccalaureate Slideshow Pictures Needed

Hello Senior parents! Graduation is right around the corner and we need your help. There is an annual tradition of showing a video celebrating the senior class during baccalaureate. For us to continue this tradition we need you to send two photos of your senior from their time in high school to the following email address amhs2017seniors@gmail.com . Please help us and send photos!


Host Family Needed for 2017-2018

How would you like to bring the World into your home by hosting a foreign exchange student? AFS USA is looking for a Host Family for this wonderful student from Portugal. Manuel is a likeable and honest boy, who enjoys being helpful! He is an active teen who loves bodyboarding and playing soccer, but also enjoys studying geometry, science, and playing the saxophone. He is very close with his family and comes from a small town in Portugal. He can't wait to meet his host family and learn about the USA.

If you are interested please contact Patricia Chery at pchery@afsusa.org or call her at 646.381.3356 for more information. Thank You. 


Did Someone Say Chocolate??

Are you looking for a sweet treat for Easter?  Or would you just like some yummy chocolate?  The AMHS Science Club is having a fundraiser!  The money will go towards sending our students to local, state, and national competitions.  Please visit https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/amhs-science-club/ to support us and help us reach our goal!
 
News from Parent Boards

Get on Board with PIEPIE LOGO
  • Join the PIE Board
  • Be a Committee Member 
  • Send in Donations
PIE hosts several events throughout the year such as Open House, the International Dinner, A/B Honor Roll Celebrations, Teacher Appreciation events and many more. PIE also provides refreshments for faculty meetings, college awareness nights, Senior Celebration and other events throughout the year.
Each of these need interested parents to help make them happen! 
 
PIE (Partners in Education) is a vibrant, engaged parent organization. Most of us work "regular jobs" as well as filling our volunteer roles for Magnet.  Board meetings are held monthly, the dates and times of which will be determined by the incoming Board.

We are in the process of gathering volunteers to help with next year's activities.  PIE's Executive Board (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Member-at-Large) will be elected in the coming weeks.  

If you are interested in a "smaller" role, we are also looking for committee chairpersons to help coordinate PIE's various activities, including Hospitality, Staff Appreciation, Office Volunteers, International Dinner, Auction/Gala, Student Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Please consider joining PIE in helping to support our wonderful school!  Submit your nominations/suggestions (Yes, you can nominate yourself!) to Anne Walpole (PIE Secretary, and Nominating Committee Chair) at anne@abbapoolaturf.com . If you have ANY questions about any of the positions, please contact Tiffannie Clifford at  amhspie@gmail.com . 
 
Booster logo



  
From the AMHS Athletic Booster Club

Winter sports are wrapping up and Spring is on its way.  If you have not yet joined the Athletic Booster Club, please take a moment to visit our website at www.amhsboosterclub.org to join online or you can fill out the attached membership form and return to the school office.  The Athletic Booster Club supports all athletes at the school by funding team trophies, tournament entry fees, team equipment purchases, hosting the all sports end of year banquet and so much more.  Go Raptors!   
News from Guidance
 
Clemson Admissions Meeting - with Robert Barkley, Director of Admissions, on Thursday, April 13

Interested in applying to Clemson? Consider joining Robert Barkley, Director of Admissions at Clemson University for a question and answer session  regarding admission to Clemson University.
 
Date: Thursday, April 13

Location:  Cooper River Room at Memorial Waterfront Park:  99 Harry Hallman, Jr. Blvd.  Mt Pleasant, SC  

Itinerary:  
6:00 PM - Check-in & Networking begins
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Dinner served 
7:30 - 8:30 PM - Guest speaker along with Q&A 
 
Guest for $30 per event (including dinner): click to pay/register
You must purchase your ticket by: Friday, April 7th for Robert Barkley onThursday, April 13th

If you would prefer a different payment method, please contact Bubba Britton at the Clemson Alumni Association at bubba@clemson.edu


SENIORS: Palmetto Fellows Late Award 
If you have qualified for the Palmetto Fellows Late Award, please see you counselor and bring a copy of your test scores. To qualify, you must have a 4.0 GPA at the end of the senior year and you must have a 1400 on the SAT (you can super score your SAT) or a 32 composite on the ACT.

If you are trying to qualify for the award, you may take the SAT/ACT though June, but you must request that your May and June scores go directly to the SC Commission on Higher Education. See your counselor for details.

 
Athletics and Activities
 
South Carolina Science Olympiad
On Saturday, March 25, the Science Club came in second place in the South Carolina Science Olympiad! The individual awards were:
"B" team: Third place - Chemistry Lab - Gage Gailbreath & William Wendt; Fourth place - Invasive Species - Seth Early & Dillon Ranwala; Fifth place - Optics - Gage & Mason Leath; Sixth place - Robot Arm - Gage & William; Seventh place - Remote Sensing - Ameen Khan & Mason; Eighth place - Disease Detectives - Christian Blackburn & Seth; Eighth place - Ecology - Dillon & William; Eighth place - Helicopters - Ameen & Jonathan Ye; Tenth place - Rocks & Minerals - Dillon & James Staubes
"A" team: First place - Invasive Species - Qining Jin & Katie Moseley; First place - Materials Science - Anna Smirnova & John Staubes; Second place - Anatomy & Physiology - Anna Tavormina & Sarah Zhang; Second place - Astronomy - Fanny Cheung & Anna S; Second place - Chemistry Lab - Shaoni Dasgupta & Jenny Yao; Second place - Remote Sensing - Boone Jones & Anna T; Second place - Write It/Do It - Aidan Gomez & Fanny; Third place - Disease Detectives - Boone & Michael Pi; Third place - Dynamic Planet - Anna S & Jenny; Third place - Forensics - Shaoni & Brittney Tsui; Third place - Pentathlon - Elise Blackburn, Boone, Michael & John; Fifth place - Ecology - Shaoni & Katie; Fifth place - Microbe Mission - Qining & Katie; Sixth place - Experimental Design - Fanny, Gabbi Drusin, & Jenny; Sixth place - Rocks & Minerals - Qining & Sarah; Ninth place - Helicopters - Brittney & Anna T; Tenth place - Optics - John & Sarah; Tenth place - Robot Arm - Gabbi & Aidan


Ali DeLambo, Ms Katy Metzner-Roop and Jenny Yao at Lowcountry Science Fair

Lowcountry Science Fair

This week, AMHS students Elizabeth Anne Boling, Shaoni Dasgupta, Ali DeLambo, Hannah Frankel, Madison Freedy, Sara Moussa, Erin Schnell, Kerri Wong, and Jenny Yao competed in the Lowcountry Science Fair. Overall, Jenny Yao came in first and Ali DeLambo came in second. They win a trip to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.

Individual awards were:
Jenny Yao - MUSC Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research; Society for In Vitro Biology Award; Yale Science & Engineering Association Award for Most Outstanding Exhibit; First Place Biological Sciences; First Place Senior 2 Division, First Place overall and winner of a trip to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California
Ali DeLambo - First Place Behavior and Social Sciences; Second Place Senior 2 Division; Second Place overall and winner of a trip to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California
Madison Freedy - NOAA's Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award; Charleston Soil and Conservation Award; First Place Earth and Evironmental Sciences
Shaoni Dasgupta - The American Psychological Association Award; Second Place Behavior and Social Sciences
Elizabeth Ann Boling - Second Place Biological Sciences
Hannah Frankel - Third Place Biological Sciences
new round logoIn this issue of the Raptor Report you'll find information on:    

  • Senior Trip - Final Payment
  • Lost & Found - Claim before Spring Break!
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Prom Info
  • Baccalaureate Slideshow Pictures Needed
  • 2017-18 Host Family Needed for Exchange Student
  • Science Club Chocolate Sale
  • Clemson Admissions Meeting
  • Palmetto Fellows Late Award Info
  • SC Science Olympiad Results
  • Lowcountry Science Fair Results
  • Community Service Opportunities
Scroll down to learn more! 
Community News
 
Principal Points: March 2017
 
"Spring" does seem to be approaching, and that means the
judith
AMHS community is racing toward graduation for the Class of 2017 on May 30 at 2:30 PM in the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. However, before graduation, as we move ahead, we need to be prepared for:
  • Final Exams: In compliance with the CCSD exam policy, all students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 will be required to take a final exam in every subject. All semester long courses will have a final exam, and all exams will count 20% of the year long grade. Seniors will take exams during their classes before the Senior Trip, and all seniors are expected to be present.
 
The race to graduation began in earnest with the start of Term 4 on Monday, March 27th with a host of student academic experiences and events. The calendar is full, and I will keep the community posted as activities are planned.

April 10 - 14:              Spring Break
April 22:                     Prom
May 1-12:                  AP Tests
May 16 -19:               Senior Exams
May TBD:                  EOC Tests (English I, Biology and US History)
May 21:                     Senior Sunday
May 22:                     Awards Assembly for AMHS students
May 26 - June 2:       Underclassmen Exams
May 30:                     Graduation 2:30 PM
 
Please make a note of all these events. We will keep you posted with details as each activity comes up, but I wanted everyone to have an idea of some of the key events that lie ahead. I encourage you to check the AMHS Website calendar and to call the office if you have a question about any activity.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to offer the best possible academic program we can.
 
 
Senior Trip - Final Payment

The FINAL payment for the Senior Class Trip and your rooming requests are now due.  Please submit the last payment of $275 made payable to AMHS to Ms. Hooffstetter or your Focus teacher.  Total cost of the trip is $675.  

Email Ms. Hooffstetter with any questions or concerns.  The itinerary is posted on Ms. Hooffstetter's SharpSchool page under Senior Class Trip.



LOST and FOUND

Lost and Found items will be removed during Spring Break.  Please check with Ms. Vogel in the main office or in the  AMHS key foyer for missing articles of clothing, sneakers, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc...


Ice Cream Social

It is time for the last ice cream party of this term, please help us celebrate with The Magnet's AB Honor Roll students.  The Social will be held Tuesday, April 18th, for the Sophomore and Junior Classes. Freshmen and Senior Classes will have their party on Wednesday April 19th.  Serving will begin at 11:30 AM and end around 1:00 PM, both days.

We would love to have you come and enjoy the party by serving with us, or if you cannot come, we always need toppings and supplies.  Please email us at IceCreamHonors@gmail.com and let us know how you'd like to help.

Prom 2017

Prom is only two (2) weeks away!  

The Academic Magnet High School Prom will be held on April 22, 2017.  It will be held at the Charleston Marriott Hotel located at 170 Lockwood Blvd in downtown Charleston. 

Tickets are on sale before school, lunch and after school in Ms. Orr's room (7206). They are $55.00 for a one ticket and $90 for a couple.  If you plan to bring a guest to prom, who is not a student at the Academic Magnet High School, you and your guest must complete a guest form.  Forms are here or on the school's SharpSchool page and they must be turned in to Ms. Peterson or Ms. Pinckney by Friday April 7, 2017
Final Prom menu:

GOURMET PIZZA BAR - Classic caesar salad & minestrone soup, Freshly baked rosemary focaccia bread and sweet cream butter, Artisan pepperoni pizza, Fresh mozzarella & spicy marinara pizza, Grilled chicken & artichoke pizza, Basil pesto & fresh tomato pizza, Cheese ravioli in alfredo sauce, Oven-roasted balsamic veggies

HORS D'OEUVRES- BBQ Shrimp, Mini Black Angus Sliders, Redskin potato frites filled with sour cream, smoked salmon & chives, Fromage pairing menu that will consist of  smoked cheddar & raspberry jam, triple cream brie & apricot chutney, crumbled bleu & roasted pecans, manchego & red peppered honey, seedless grapes, french baguette & assorted crackers

DESSERTS- Seasonal fruit and berries, Mini sweets, which includes individual cheesecake bites, truffles & macaroons, Powdered sugar dusted cannolis & cinnamon sugar dusted zeppole, House made ice cream sandwiches with a choice of vanilla bean or Belgium chocolate ice cream sandwiched between fresh chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, m&m or peanut butter cookies

BEVERAGES- Charleston iced tea, Freshly brewed regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee and premium tea service, Water 


Baccalaureate Slideshow Pictures Needed

Hello Senior parents! Graduation is right around the corner and we need your help. There is an annual tradition of showing a video celebrating the senior class during baccalaureate. For us to continue this tradition we need you to send two photos of your senior from their time in high school to the following email address amhs2017seniors@gmail.com . Please help us and send photos!


Host Family Needed for 2017-2018

How would you like to bring the World into your home by hosting a foreign exchange student? AFS USA is looking for a Host Family for this wonderful student from Portugal. Manuel is a likeable and honest boy, who enjoys being helpful! He is an active teen who loves bodyboarding and playing soccer, but also enjoys studying geometry, science, and playing the saxophone. He is very close with his family and comes from a small town in Portugal. He can't wait to meet his host family and learn about the USA.

If you are interested please contact Patricia Chery at pchery@afsusa.org or call her at 646.381.3356 for more information. Thank You. 


Did Someone Say Chocolate??

Are you looking for a sweet treat for Easter?  Or would you just like some yummy chocolate?  The AMHS Science Club is having a fundraiser!  The money will go towards sending our students to local, state, and national competitions.  Please visit https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/amhs-science-club/ to support us and help us reach our goal!
 
News from Parent Boards

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PIE hosts several events throughout the year such as Open House, the International Dinner, A/B Honor Roll Celebrations, Teacher Appreciation events and many more. PIE also provides refreshments for faculty meetings, college awareness nights, Senior Celebration and other events throughout the year.
Each of these need interested parents to help make them happen! 
 
PIE (Partners in Education) is a vibrant, engaged parent organization. Most of us work "regular jobs" as well as filling our volunteer roles for Magnet.  Board meetings are held monthly, the dates and times of which will be determined by the incoming Board.

We are in the process of gathering volunteers to help with next year's activities.  PIE's Executive Board (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a Member-at-Large) will be elected in the coming weeks.  

If you are interested in a "smaller" role, we are also looking for committee chairpersons to help coordinate PIE's various activities, including Hospitality, Staff Appreciation, Office Volunteers, International Dinner, Auction/Gala, Student Volunteer Opportunities, and more.

Please consider joining PIE in helping to support our wonderful school!  Submit your nominations/suggestions (Yes, you can nominate yourself!) to Anne Walpole (PIE Secretary, and Nominating Committee Chair) at anne@abbapoolaturf.com . If you have ANY questions about any of the positions, please contact Tiffannie Clifford at  amhspie@gmail.com . 
 
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From the AMHS Athletic Booster Club

Winter sports are wrapping up and Spring is on its way.  If you have not yet joined the Athletic Booster Club, please take a moment to visit our website at www.amhsboosterclub.org to join online or you can fill out the attached membership form and return to the school office.  The Athletic Booster Club supports all athletes at the school by funding team trophies, tournament entry fees, team equipment purchases, hosting the all sports end of year banquet and so much more.  Go Raptors!   
News from Guidance
 
Clemson Admissions Meeting - with Robert Barkley, Director of Admissions, on Thursday, April 13

Interested in applying to Clemson? Consider joining Robert Barkley, Director of Admissions at Clemson University for a question and answer session  regarding admission to Clemson University.
 
Date: Thursday, April 13

Location:  Cooper River Room at Memorial Waterfront Park:  99 Harry Hallman, Jr. Blvd.  Mt Pleasant, SC  

Itinerary:  
6:00 PM - Check-in & Networking begins
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Dinner served 
7:30 - 8:30 PM - Guest speaker along with Q&A 
 
Guest for $30 per event (including dinner): click to pay/register
You must purchase your ticket by: Friday, April 7th for Robert Barkley onThursday, April 13th

If you would prefer a different payment method, please contact Bubba Britton at the Clemson Alumni Association at bubba@clemson.edu


SENIORS: Palmetto Fellows Late Award 
If you have qualified for the Palmetto Fellows Late Award, please see you counselor and bring a copy of your test scores. To qualify, you must have a 4.0 GPA at the end of the senior year and you must have a 1400 on the SAT (you can super score your SAT) or a 32 composite on the ACT.

If you are trying to qualify for the award, you may take the SAT/ACT though June, but you must request that your May and June scores go directly to the SC Commission on Higher Education. See your counselor for details.

 
Athletics and Activities
 
South Carolina Science Olympiad
On Saturday, March 25, the Science Club came in second place in the South Carolina Science Olympiad! The individual awards were:
"B" team: Third place - Chemistry Lab - Gage Gailbreath & William Wendt; Fourth place - Invasive Species - Seth Early & Dillon Ranwala; Fifth place - Optics - Gage & Mason Leath; Sixth place - Robot Arm - Gage & William; Seventh place - Remote Sensing - Ameen Khan & Mason; Eighth place - Disease Detectives - Christian Blackburn & Seth; Eighth place - Ecology - Dillon & William; Eighth place - Helicopters - Ameen & Jonathan Ye; Tenth place - Rocks & Minerals - Dillon & James Staubes
"A" team: First place - Invasive Species - Qining Jin & Katie Moseley; First place - Materials Science - Anna Smirnova & John Staubes; Second place - Anatomy & Physiology - Anna Tavormina & Sarah Zhang; Second place - Astronomy - Fanny Cheung & Anna S; Second place - Chemistry Lab - Shaoni Dasgupta & Jenny Yao; Second place - Remote Sensing - Boone Jones & Anna T; Second place - Write It/Do It - Aidan Gomez & Fanny; Third place - Disease Detectives - Boone & Michael Pi; Third place - Dynamic Planet - Anna S & Jenny; Third place - Forensics - Shaoni & Brittney Tsui; Third place - Pentathlon - Elise Blackburn, Boone, Michael & John; Fifth place - Ecology - Shaoni & Katie; Fifth place - Microbe Mission - Qining & Katie; Sixth place - Experimental Design - Fanny, Gabbi Drusin, & Jenny; Sixth place - Rocks & Minerals - Qining & Sarah; Ninth place - Helicopters - Brittney & Anna T; Tenth place - Optics - John & Sarah; Tenth place - Robot Arm - Gabbi & Aidan


Ali DeLambo, Ms Katy Metzner-Roop and Jenny Yao at Lowcountry Science Fair

Lowcountry Science Fair

This week, AMHS students Elizabeth Anne Boling, Shaoni Dasgupta, Ali DeLambo, Hannah Frankel, Madison Freedy, Sara Moussa, Erin Schnell, Kerri Wong, and Jenny Yao competed in the Lowcountry Science Fair. Overall, Jenny Yao came in first and Ali DeLambo came in second. They win a trip to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.

Individual awards were:
Jenny Yao - MUSC Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research; Society for In Vitro Biology Award; Yale Science & Engineering Association Award for Most Outstanding Exhibit; First Place Biological Sciences; First Place Senior 2 Division, First Place overall and winner of a trip to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California
Ali DeLambo - First Place Behavior and Social Sciences; Second Place Senior 2 Division; Second Place overall and winner of a trip to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California
Madison Freedy - NOAA's Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award; Charleston Soil and Conservation Award; First Place Earth and Evironmental Sciences
Shaoni Dasgupta - The American Psychological Association Award; Second Place Behavior and Social Sciences
Elizabeth Ann Boling - Second Place Biological Sciences
Hannah Frankel - Third Place Biological Sciences

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