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HS Announcements--Thursday, July 9, 2009

posted Jul 9, 2009, 11:54 AM by Dennis Works   [ updated Jul 13, 2009, 12:46 PM ]
The district currently has two employment vacancies:
1:  Part time (5 hours) cafeteria worker.
2.  High School special education teacher aide (minimum requirement is a two year associate degree--preference is a four year degree)
Applications/resume should be submitted to :  
                Dennis Works
                New Athens High School
                501 Hanft
                New Athens, IL 62264 
Mr. Works is looking for photographs or negatives of the 1948 and 1978, 2nd place state baseball teams in order to make new copies to place in the foyer.  If you have a negative or a good quality copy, please contact  him.
Cross country runners:  We are midway through the summer.  How is your running going?  Cameron, Bickel, Molly, Kayla, Aimee, and Morgan have all been running.  I am reducing the needed mileage for a T-shirt to 100 miles.  Let me know when you make that goal.  The Mud Mountain 5K is July 25 at SIUE.  Our first race of the year will be held there, so I am encouraging you to sign up and run in this event.  (I sent you a race flyer). It will be a very competitive run and chances are that you won't win any awards, but you will get a T-shirt and you will get a chance to run on the course prior to our first meet there.  Molly, Kayla, and I plan on running.  I also need for you to contact me about uniform sizes.  I will need to submit the order for new uniforms shortly, and I would like to get the sizes that are most needed. Call me or drop by school to try on sample uniforms. I will follow up with one more letter in late July. If anyone wants to get together for some group runs (morning or evening) give me a call at school and I'll try to set something up.    Mr. Works
Official Practice starts on Wednesday, August 12th - 8 - 9:30 a.m. & 10- 11:30 a.m.
                                      Thursday, August 13th - 8 - 9:30 a.m. & 10- 11:30 a.m.
                                      Friday, August 14th - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. --Freshman Orientation @ 5:30 p.m.
*Season/Team Rules apply starting on Wednesday, August 12th @ 8;00 a.m.
* In order to be a member of the New Athens Volleyball Team, every player MUST have a sports physical turned in to the H.S.   office by the first official day of practice.
*The practice and game Schedule for the season will be posted on the Volleyball Website. 
   (Morning practice every Friday during season 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. ) 
Coach Patton/Coach Howes
The summer air conditioning project is in full swing. The contractors are currently on schedule and are working hard to meet the opening school deadline. The ceilings are being lowered in most classrooms and the third story window project is also progressing.  A new security system is being installed that will have cameras on each floor and in the foyer areas. Security plans also include automatic locks on doors that will be set to open and lock at specific times.  The hope is that all the work will be completed by the start of school.
A new computer program is being installed that will handle all the informational tasks of the school (students, grades, attendance, discipline, etc.).  The administrators, secretaries, and counselor, received several days of training while selected teachers received one day of training.  The rest of the staff will be trained at the start of the school year. It will be a learning curve for all of us, but it should benefit the district.
The class of 1959 will be having their 50th reunion at Chicken's Restaurant in St. Libory on Saturday, July 18th.