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Weekly Update [September 26, 2019]
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No School on September 27th for Professional Development.

See attached flyer for Maggie Hatton and Dalton Davis Fundraiser.  

Homecoming Parade tonight.
Homecoming Football game tomorrow night against Lincoln County.  
Homecoming dance is Saturday night from 8-11 pm.  

New YouTube Series: Student Guide to the First Year of College Featuring Michelle Obama

ACHS 2019 graduates can pick up their yearbooks any time between 1:30-2:30 pm.  If that time doesn't work for you, you can contact Susan in the front office or Mrs. Potter for different arrangements.  

The 2019 LEDapplication is now open!

LEDA is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have succeeded in advanced courses at their school, have the desire to be a leader, and have demonstrated compassion and care for their community.  See attached flyer for more information.

Steps2College Resource Page:

This year, the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership, will sponsor the 40­th annual “Youth Salute” in cooperation with the National Council on Youth Leadership. The purpose of this program is to honor high school juniors who maintain a high scholastic average and have demonstrated leadership ability.

In order to be eligible for this program, students must:

1.     Be a high school junior (senior class of 2021).

2.     Have at least a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. through their sophomore year. (Any student who attains a 3.0 G.P.A. by the end of the fall semester of their junior year may submit a late nomination by January 10th, 2020.)

3.     Have held TWO LEADERSHIP ROLES to which they were chosen by their peers or an adult leader within the past two years in school, religious or community sponsored organizations.

Students must participate in each of the following activities:

1.     Completion of the online application form, and signature page by Friday September 27th, 2019.

2.     Orientation at Holifield Photography for information about the program, photography session and photographic displays.

3.     Be photographed by Holifield Photography for community and school displays as well as regional media recognition.

4.     Attendance at the Leadership Seminar & Awards Ceremony co-sponsored by Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College and Transylvania University.

 Please see Mrs. Thacker in the guidance office to pick up an application. Applications are due September 27th. 

October 1st the ASVAB is being offered to any junior or senior who would like to test.  Sign up with Ms. Miracle.

October 1st the FAFSA opens for seniors to apply for financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year.  

October 3rd-Financial Aid workshop offered at the Anderson County Library 5:30-7:30 pm.

October 4th is the Academic Breakfast to recognize any 10-12th grade student who earned a 3.5 or higher GPA last school year.  Invitations will be given out.   

Fall Break is October 7th-11th.

Picture re-take day is November 1st. 

Seniors....Balfour will be here Monday, November 4th at 10:30 am for meeting and take orders during lunch on Wednesday, November 13th. 

 Seniors!!!  Please see Mrs. Potter for an information sheet regarding:
  • pictures for the yearbook and the Anderson News
  • activity sheets
  • senior quotes
  • school picture day
  • siblings sheet
  • yearbook salute pages
  • Mr. and Miss Anderson

ACT 2019-2020 Test Dates (National) to register
Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 14, 2019August 16, 2019August 17-30, 2019
October 26, 2019September 20, 2019September 21-October 4, 2019  given @ ACHS
December 14, 2019November 8, 2019November 9-22, 2019  given @ ACHS
February 8, 2020January 10, 2020January 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020February 28, 2020February 29-March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020May 8, 2020May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020*June 19, 2020June 20-26, 2020

Scholarship Info:
See KSBA Scholarship attachment.

Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship available in guidance office.

Post 4075 Veterans of Foreign War and Auxiliary are sponsoring the "Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition" and Youth American Creative Patriotic Art Award Program applications are available in the guidance office. 


The Elks National Foundation (ENF) has kicked off the 2020 scholarship year. Here are the details!

Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

The 2020 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at MVS Application. The application deadline is November 5th

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. Four of these national award winners will be from Kentucky. The national awards are announced in April 2020.

In addition, the Kentucky Elks Association will award scholarships totaling $18,000 to 16 Kentucky students in the class of 2020. To apply, students should simply fill out the MVS application and the students will be judged concurrently with the national contest.

MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university. Eligible applicants include:

«  Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States.

«  Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks, nor do they have to have an affiliation with Frankfort Lodge, #530.

«  Male and female students compete separately. 

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. We hope your students choose Frankfort Lodge, #530 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at on the Elks' Website.

Ronald Boyd Whitaker Memorial Scholarship

This spring, the Frankfort Elks Lodge #530 will award the inaugural Ronald Boyd Whitaker Memorial Scholarship, dedicated the the memory of Past Exalted Ruler Ron Whitaker, to a graduating senior from Anderson County High School. In order to apply for this scholarship, students should apply for the MVS contest by the November 5th deadline, and this award will be judged concurrently with the national contest.

Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st.  Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 300 national awards. Like the MVS contest, the Legacy Awards application is entirely online. The application deadline is January 31, 2020 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time.  Please visit Legacy Application for more details and the application link.

For any questions, please contact me at the email above or by calling 502-330-3426.



John Snyder, Exalted Ruler and Scholarship Chair
Frankfort Elks Lodge #530
309 Lewis Street
Frankfort, KY 40601


AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2019

Submit essay to

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Students invited to apply to U.S. Senate Youth Program

September 12, 2019

Students in grades 11-12 may apply for the 2020 United States Senate Youth Program, an educational program for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The program is scheduled for March 7-14 in Washington, D.C.

Students are eligible if they have not previously been a delegate to the program and are serving in a schoolwide, district, regional or state elected capacity in a student government, civic or educational organization. Students should have above average grades and an interest in government. They also should be articulate, as they will be participating in discussion groups with national leaders.

The program offers two student leaders from each state a $10,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington to see the U.S. Senate in action.

Counselors who have students interested in the program should request an application and a timed test from the Kentucky Department of Education.

The application and test deadline is Oct. 15. Email Donna Melton for an application or more information.


Craft Academy and Gatton Academy will be hosting a collaborative event for students and families in the Fayette County area. 


This year’s event will be held at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School on Sept. 26th from 6 – 8 p.m. Eastern.


Students from Fayette County, and the surrounding counties who are a current sophomore or freshman are invited to attend to hear presentations on both programs and participate in a Q and A session following.  During the presentation we will cover information on our programs, campus living, the application process and requirements to apply.


Attached you will find a PDF and a Social Media graphic to share with your students. 

We would appreciate your support by providing this information to your students via email, Remind, newsletters or Social Media.


If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact me via email.





Sunshine Stamper
Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics

Assistant Director Admissions, Public Relations and Recruitment

Morehead State University
260 University Blvd 
Morehead, KY 40351


Sweet Briar College
Dear Cynthia,

We hope you'll share the email below with your sophomore, junior and senior girls who have an interest in engineering or technology. Thanks!  

  • Do you like to help people?
  • Are you the kind of person who likes to craft, make, tinker and break things?
  • Have you been wondering if engineering might be for you, but you’re not sure?
  • Do you like spooky things?
We’ve got the perfect immersive event for you Oct. 25-26: Explore Engineering, an overnight event for high school girls at Sweet Briar College.

Participants will work in teams with engineering professors and students to imagine and bring to life a computer-controlled, interactive Halloween device. The event is hands-on, stresses teamwork and creativity, and is perfect for both experienced students and newbies to engineering.

Sound eerily up your alley? 

Get more information and register!

Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 1052
Sweet Briar, VA 24595


UofL logo - Cardinal Preview Day, October 12, 2019

Greetings from the University of Louisville!

As you know, a campus visit is the best way for your students to learn if a school is right for them. Please encourage your students join us for Cardinal Preview Day, UofL's largest annual open house for Future Cardinals!

Cardinal Preview Day
University of Louisville
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST

Check-in begins at 9:30 am EST

During this full-day event, students and families will explore our beautiful campus with a student-led tour; learn about financial aid and scholarships; attend academic open houses and an information fair; check out a residence hall; hear from current Cardinals about their own unique experiences; and more.

Attendees can stay for the entire day or drop in any time! Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Learn More & Register

We hope to see your students at UofL on October, 12! Questions about this event or the steps your student can take to join our Cardinal Family? Reach out to your personal admissions counselor, call our office at 502.852.6531, or simply reply to this email. 

Go Cards!
Office of Admissions
University of Louisville

Office of Admissions   502.852.6531
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Dear Cynthia,

Does your school have deaf or hard of hearing students who are interested in enhancing their collegiate experience with a fully accessible environment? Do they aspire to be high achievers in their desired fields? If so, we would like to meet them!

Located in Washington, D.C., we are the world’s only university designed to be barrier-free for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Our students come from many different cultures and communication backgrounds. This fall, we welcomed over 250 new undergraduate students - 20 percent of whom are new signers. Gallaudet students come from all over the United States and more than 30 countries around the world. Our rich diversity is a huge part of what makes us unique!

With a Gallaudet degree, our graduates can have it all—a strong liberal education, leadership opportunities among their peers, training in cutting-edge technology, direct communication with faculty and staff, and a worldwide network of 20,000+ alumni. 100 percent of our students graduate with at least one internship. Of our recent graduates, 97% are either employed or enrolled in graduate school. We also have a full slate of NCAA Division III athletics, and a robust intramural program!

Our Admissions Counselors will be coming to your area and would love to meet your deaf and hard of hearing students. To schedule a visit, please complete our Request for Gallaudet University Admissions Presentation form.

Go Bison!

Beth S. Benedict, Ph.D.
Executive Director

If any of your deaf or hard of hearing students would like to receive communications and materials directly from Gallaudet University, have them fill out our Online Inquiry Form. Prospective student athletes can fill out our Athletics Interest Page questionnaire.

ACHS Sports:
Thursday, September 26, 2019g. soccerWashingtonAwayJV6:00
Thursday, September 26, 2019b.golfMercerHomeVarsity 
Thursday, September 26, 2019volleyballGRCAwayVarsity 
Friday, September 27, 2019footballLincolnHomeVarsity7:30
Saturday, September 28, 2019g.soccerMercerHomeJV/V2:00/3:30
Saturday, September 28, 2019b. golfKYGCA @ LakesideAwayVarsity 
Saturday, September 28, 2019b.soccerMadison SouthernAwayJV/V6:00/7:30
Saturday, September 28, 2019g.golfKGCA First TeeAwayVarsity 
Saturday, September 28, 2019volleyballMercerAwayF/JV/V 
Saturday, September 28, 2019cross countryBerea AwayVarsity9:15
Monday, September 30, 2019g.soccerS. OldhamAwayJV/V6:00/7:30
Tuesday, October 01, 2019b.soccerHenry CountyAwayJV/V6:00/7:30
Tuesday, October 01, 2019cross countryAll-comersAwayVarsity 
Wednesday, October 02, 2019volleyballShelbyHomeF/JV/V5:30/6:30/7:30
Wednesday, October 02, 2019g.soccerHenry CountyAway?/V6:00
Thursday, October 03, 2019b.soccerMarion CountyHomeJV/V6:00/7:30
Thursday, October 03, 2019volleyballSpencerAwayF/JV/V 
Friday, October 04, 2019footballPaintvilleHomeVarsity7:30
Saturday, October 05, 2019b.soccerParisAwayVarsity11:00
Saturday, October 05, 2019cross countryL-ville @ Tom SawyerAwayVarsity11:00
Monday, October 07, 2019b.soccer30th DistT.@SpencerAway TBA
Monday, October 07, 2019g.soccerDist. T @ShelbyAway  
Tuesday, October 08, 2019volleyballWashingtonAwayF/JV/V 
Wednesday, October 09, 2019volleyballWestern HillsAwayF/JV/V 
Friday, October 11, 2019footballBourbonAwayVarsity7:30

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