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AHS Student of the Month

  • OCTOBER 2020:

    Joe Passio

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    Joe is a member of  our Student Council, townhall meetings with administrators, and an active member of our school's pandemic committe.  He shines academically, as well as, behaviorally, personifying our core values, of respect, responsibility, and citizenship in every way.

    Joe consistently works to his highest potential in and out of the classroom, particualrly during this difficult time. He is a true role model for present and future students of AHS.

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  • SEPTEMBER 2020:

    Alexis Cuellar

                      

    Alexis has SHINED academically, as well as behaviorally, PERSONIFYING OUR CORE VALUES of respect, responsibility, and citizenship in every way.  Alexis attends school daily and consistently works to her highest potential. She has particularly shown a great deal of maturity and accountability during this difficult time in her education.  Alexis is a true role model for present and future students.

     

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  • FULL REMOTOE SCHEDULE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020

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    On Monday, November 30, 2020, we will return to FULL REMOTE learning.  The following schedule will be effective on Monday. The Day 5 and 6 will rotate based on the school day schedule. Please click here for the DAY ROTATION SCHEDULE.

    MONDAY

     

    TUESDAY - FRIDAY

    Cooperative Learning Day

     

    Synchronous Learning

    The Day 5 and 6 will rotate based on the school day schedule. 

     

     

    Synchronous

     

     

    School Meetings Faculty or Department Meetings / PLC

    7:30 - 8:25

     

    School Meetings Faculty or Department Meetings / PLC

    7:30 - 8:25

    Student Support

    8:30 - 9:15

     

    Student Support 

    8:30 - 9:15

    Period A/C

    9:30 - 10:30 

     

    Period A/C

    9:30 - 10:30

     

    Period B/D

    10:35 - 11:35

     

    Period B/D

    10:35 - 11:35

     

    Lunch

    11:40 - 12:20

     

    Lunch

    11:40 - 12:20

    Period E/G

    12:25 - 1:25 

     

    Period E/G

    12:25 - 1:25

     

    Period F/H

    1:30 - 2:30

     

    Period F/H

    1:30 - 2:30

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  • PSAT TESTING

    Po-Hi offering PSAT exam Oct. 16

    PSAT Testing will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  Please read this important letter from Dr. Chapman regarding testing.

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    Meet the new staff at the Alternative High School.  We are excited to welcome them into our learning community.

    Cameron Crawford

    Mr. Cameron Crawford

    English 9, 10, 11, 12, Journalism, HR 6

    I am beyond thrilled and grateful to join the Cherry Hill Alternative High School community. Originally from the state of Oklahoma, I have lived on the East Coast since 2003. I started my career in international development and government relations in Washington, DC, but discovered along the way that my true passion is teaching and making an impact in the lives of young people. My teaching career began in Philadelphia, and during that time I earned my Master of Education (M.Ed) in Special Education degree. I am a singer and writer of poetry. I hold firm beliefs and interest in redemption, equity and justice. My own proud identity as a Persian-American makes me uniquely poised to see the world from a different perspective. I am happily married and a proud father of an inquisitive, creative and caring six year old daughter. 

     Imani Shivers

    Ms. Imani Shivers

    Educational Assistant

    I am a recent graduate from Rutgers University. There, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department. I also graduated with a minor in Sociology. I have been a dance instructor for six years, which has allowed me to teach and influence young minds in a positive way. I am  also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I am very excited to be a part of the Alternative High School, and look forward to the school year.

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  • Senior Recognition Ceremony

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    The AHS Senior Recognition Ceremony will take place virtually on Friday, June 12th at 11 AM.

    1. To view the Senior Recognition Ceremony Live Event, you will first click on the Join Live Stream link below.

    2. If you're viewing the Live Event on a desktop or laptop, select cancel at the pop-up window when prompted to open Microsoft Teams.

    3. If you're viewing the Live Event on a mobile device, you will have to download Microsoft Teams.

    4. Next, if on a desktop or laptop select Watch on the Web. If viewing from a mobile device, Microsoft Teams will open.

    5. Finally, select Join Anonymously.

    Join Live Stream

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  • AMERICAN RED CROSS HOPE SCHOLARSHIP

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    The Alternative High School is proud to announce, senior,  Echo Alexander, as a recipient of the American Red Cross' Hope Scholarship. Echo was selcted for being an active participant in our school's annual blood drive and exhibiting a leadership role in the coordination and recruitment of the blood drive.  He will receive $250 toward his college education. 

    Echo will be attending Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA in the Fall, where he will be studying ecology.

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  • COVID-19 Information

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    Please read the attached newsletter, with helpful information regarding COVID-19, from the Cherry Hill Public Schools Nursing Department. 

    CH Nurses Newsletter Vol 2

    CH Nurse Newsletter 

    Additional information about COVID-19 can be found on the district  COVID-19 page. If you are experiencing illness, please seek the help of a medical professional.

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    School is closed.

                    

     We miss you!

     Together we stand strong!

     We can't wait to see you again.

     Be Well!   

    Stay Safe!

    We are the 

    Alternative High School Tigers.

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  • NEW ONLINE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

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    Please read the  attached letter from Dr. Chapman regarding the new online learning expectations that will take place starting, March 30, 2020.

    Letter From Dr. Chapman

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  • POSTPONED: Parent University and Resource Fair

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    This event is postponed until further notice.

    The Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Cherry Hill Public Schools will later host an evening filled with useful information and helpful resources for both you and your children.

    Please view this online flyer for more information.

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  • AHS Student Council Elections! The Votes Are In!

    Student Council Winners

    The Alternative High School held Student Government Elections on Friday, October 4, during morning homeroom. The candidates spent a week of campaigning and each presented a platform speech on Wednesday, October 2. On Thursday, October 3, the Alternative High School held a Presidential debate, in which all 5 candidates where able to discuss their views on questions presented by Mr. Arno. After counting the votes, the race for the office of Vice-President ended in a tie. A runoff election was held on Monday, October 7, during morning homeroom. The Alternative High School is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Officers of the AHS Student Government Association:Echo Alexander - President, Sophia Gawronski - Vice President, Joe PAssio - Secretary, Tara Adams -Treasurer. CONGRATULATIONS to the winners, and THANK YOU to all who were courageous enough to run!

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  • Back To School Breakfast

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    The Principal and staff of the Alternative High School invite you to join us for our "Back to School Breakfast". Please click on the link above for a letter from Dr. Chapman.

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  • Coronavirus Information

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    Information from the NJ Department of Health pertaining to the Coronavirus for K-12 Schools can be viewed online here.

    Further information can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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  • Important Update Regarding Hybrid Learning Model

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    On Friday, November 20, 2020, Dr. Meloche sent an important update regarding the Hybrid Learning Model to the CHPS community.

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  • Updated Printable COVID-19 Screening Checklist Available

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    An updated printable COVID-19 Screening Checklist is now available. This checklist is ideal for printing and hanging on your refrigerator, bulletin board, bathroom mirror or other prominent area at home.

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  • Dr. Joseph Meloche Named 2021 NJ Superintendent of the Year

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    WE congratulate our Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Meloche, for being named the 2021 New Jersey Association of School Administrators State Superintendent of the Year!

    Dr. Meloche is now a candidate for the National Superintendent of the Year Award by the American Association of School Administrators' (AASA). He will be formally acknowledged by the New Jersey State Board of Education at their Annual Recognition Ceremony on December 2nd.

    NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard G. Bozza said, "Joe is a dedicated hard-working professional who continually strives to improve the quality of education for all students. He exemplifies the best a chief education officer can be."

    In accepting this prestigious honor, Dr. Meloche said, "This recognition reaffirms my belief that the superintendent provides the critically essential leadership required to afford an academic environment of excellence throughout the district which embraces diversity while motivating and engaging all students to be successful as scholars and as people.”

    He continued, “I thank NJASA, the Cherry Hill Board of Education and all district and community involved stakeholders for their support and I look forward to representing New Jersey’s chief education officers on the national level.”

    Under Dr. Meloche’s leadership, significant strategic planning processes harnessed the voices and perspectives of a vast cross section of the community resulting in the development of a new mission statement, the creation and launching of full day kindergarten in the district, and the development of multi-year strategic goals. More details about Dr. Meloche's accomplishments leading to the award are available on the NJASA's website.

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