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  • Creating a learning environment to foster the ideals of Respect, Responsibility, and Citizenship.

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AHS Monthly Awards

  • December

    Most Improved School Participation: Jaiden Moran-Capprotti

    Most Improved Growth Mindset:  Davy Sibony

    Student of the Month: Echo Weeks

     

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  • November

    Most Improved School Participation: Michayelah Parsons

    Most Improved Growth Mindset:  Rayne Sanders

    Student of the Month: McKenzie Reyers

     

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  • october

    Most Improved School Participation: Jan Zayas

    Most Improved Growth Mindset: McKenzie Reyers 

    Student of the Month: Madison Wooley and Chris Evearts

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     September 

    Most Improved School Participation:Mariah Montgomery

    Most Improved Growth Mindset:  David Tipton

    Student of the Month: Arkin Wilson

     

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  • MONTHLY AWARDS

    Each month, the staff of the Alternative High School award 3 students one of the following awards.  

     

    Most Improved School Participation

    This student improved their overall attendance to school and to class.  They are using his coping skills and staying in class to complete all of their work.



    Most Improved Growth Mindset

    This  student has successfully made individual growth in the following areas of work completion, attendance in classes, attitude, and behavior.  They worked hard and persevered.



    Student Of the Month

    This  student displays our core values of respect, responsibility, citizenship, and service to others in and out of the classroom. They have worked hard to achieve success in their academics, their behavior, and their attendance.

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AHS News

  • CHECK THIS OUT!

    The Alternative High School journalism class has published the first issue of "The Lewis Ledger."  A special note of thanks to Mrs. Foley and the new photography class for the pictures.  Click HERE to read the newsletter.

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  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!

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    GLAD DOGS NATION turns stuffed toys you no longer want into safe and fun dog toys, sells them, and donates 100% of the profits to a wide variety of programs to stem pet overpopulation.  
    Glad Dogs Nation takes ALL SIZES of stuffed toys.  Beanie Babies are OK to donate because volunteers will remove the beads.  Stuffed toys with mechanical insides should not be donated.

    Last year, the Alternative High School Community Service Class collected over 500 stuffed toys to donate!

    DROP OFF LOCATION: Malberg Administration building (front entrance drop box)  
    Collection will continue until March 31, 2022.                   

     

     

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  • Dear Parents of 11th Grade Students,

    An important form regarding graduation assessment requirements has been published to your Genesis Parent Access portal in your "Forms" tab. The form is named "NJGPA Acknowledgement". A parent/guardian is required to log into their Genesis account, type their name at the bottom of the form, and submit it to acknowledge that they have read the form. The form is being published to student accounts as well for informational purposes. A copy of the letter contained in the form has been attached to this email. Parents will be unable to access any other area of their Parent Access account until the form has been submitted.

    Click the link below for more information

    NJGPA Acknowledgement Letter

    Thank you!

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  • Donations Stock Illustrations. 66,301 Donations clip art images and royalty  free illustrations available to search from thousands of EPS vector clipart  and stock art producers.

    The Cherry Hill Alternative High School is partnering with Cherry Hill High School West in a project involving donating items and/or money to an organization called For The Love of Pete's Pantry located in West Berlin, New Jersey. They collect donations for a domestic violence safe house, homeless outreach organizations, hospitals, house fire survivors, family financial hardships, food distribution and many other organizations in our area.

    For more history and background information please check out their Facebook group- For the Love of Pete's Pantry.

    Presently, they need donations for age 12+. Any new items would be accepted and appreciated. The following are some ideas: Adult coloring books, colored pencils, comfy blankets, PJ pants (teen sizes), Stainless steel water bottles, nail polish, wireless headphones (5 below), puzzles, handheld games(bop it, etc.), bracelet making kits, WWE items, moon sand, Play-doh, Star Wars items, Slime, Pop-Its, colored pencils, card games, rubix cube, soccer balls, baseballs, footballs, any items for a teenager you can think of!

     If you want to make a monetary donation please reach out to Lauren Giordano, Cherry Hill AHS principal.

    Please drop off any items in the drop box at the front reception area in the Malberg Administration building or the teachers lounge at the Alternative High School. Donations can be made between Friday, 11/29/21 and Friday, 12/17/21.

    Thank you so much for your support!

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  • Welcome Back to School!!

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    We are very excited for the start of the 2021-2020 school year to begin.  Click here for a letter from Mrs. Giordano.

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  • Mental Health Task Force - Community Outreach Program

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    On Thursday, 3/25/21, at 7 pm, the CHPS Mental Health Task Force presented their Community Outreach Program online, including panelists from High Focus Centers, Penn Medicine, Effective School Solutions, the Cherry Hill Fire Department and more. A recording of the live presentation and its accompanying slides can be viewed online here.

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  • 2021 Summer Enrichment Programs

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    The Cherry Hill Public School District is offering a variety of summer enrichment opportunities at High School East for students entering 5th through 11th grades as well as a Summer Music Enrichment Program at High School West. Please view below the flyers online for more information.

    Summer Enrichment Program
    Summer Music Enrichment Program

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  • (P)SAT and College Essay Workshops

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    Cherry Hill Public Schools will be offering P(SAT) and College Essay Workshops in person at East this summer. Please view this flyer online for more information.

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  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!

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    The ¨Thirst Project¨ is a nonprofit organization that works with the support of young people to END the global water crisis by building freshwater wells in developing communities that need safe, clean drinking water. Why Water? Health and Sanitation: Waterborne diseases kill more children every single year than HIV, Malaria, and all world violence combined. Small children typically do not have strong enough immune systems to fight diseases like cholera, dysentery, or schistosomiasis.

    In acknowledgement of Black History Month, the Community Service Class accepted donations for the ¨Thirst Project.

    With the totaled donations of $225.00, the Community Serivce Class was able to provide, TWO an entire families of four, access to safe, clean drinking water for life. They were also able to give one person safe, clean drinking water for the rest of their life!

    Thank you to everyone who donated and helped to support this very important project!

     

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  • AHS STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL

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    We excited to have the students return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19.  Please click here for an important message.

    Please remind studets that masks must be worn at all times; including the bus ride to and from school. Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth.

    It is imperative that students bring their charged device to school daily. There are minimal devices available in the building. Students should transport their devices in a backpack and/or device sleeve for protection.

    We look forward to seeing everyone, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

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  • PSAT TESTING

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

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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. 

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    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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  • Black History Month Essay/Poster/Video Contest Entries Accepted Until 1/30/23

    The Cherry Hill African American Civic Association (CHAACA), and co-sponsor, the Cherry Hill Public Library, are accepting entries for the annual Black History Month Essay/Poster/Video Contest.

    The contest is open to ALL public school students in Cherry Hill in grades K through 12th. The essay, poster or video must depict an African American inventor that obtained a United States patent through the U.S. Patent Office or African American innovators in their field, i.e., medicine, science, etc. (Example: Dr. Charles Drew developed techniques for large scale blood storage.)

    Entries are due by January 30, 2023. Full contest rules and submission instructions are available online.

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  • Reminder to Complete COVID-19 Screening Checklist, Stay Home if Experiencing Symptoms or Awaiting COVID-19 Test Results

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    IMPORTANT REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS: Please be sure to have your children take the District's daily self-assessment each morning before they leave for school, and follow the recommendations in the self-assessment.  If you have additional questions regarding this matter, please contact your school nurse.

    A checklist that can be translated into more than 90 languages via our "Select Language" option at the top left corner of this website also is available. 

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  • Kindergarten Pre-Registration Now Open

    Online pre-registration for kindergarten and 1st grade (for children entering public school for the first time) is now open. 

    All required documentation must be submitted to the Central Registration Office by March 31, 2023. 

    Details on the registration process are available online. 

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