Statement on yesterday’s walkout

On Wednesday, March 14th, many Auburndale High School students participated in the National Walk Out Day. This event was student-led and student-centered. The administrative staff of Auburndale High School worked closely with student organizers to make sure that it was carried out in a safe, orderly, controlled, and meaningful manner.

Under the guidance and supervision of the administrative staff, students demonstrated by gathering on the football field. A student organizer shared a moving message with the crowd that called on students to remember the victims, demand changes to better protect our schools, treat each other with respect and kindness, be responsible users of social media, and to get involved in the legislative process by registering to vote. The event lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 victims of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

This event was a great learning opportunity for all of our students;  whether they participated in the demonstration or they decided to stay in class, our students learned about compassion,  civility and respect for the opinions of others, how to motivate one another to become involved in the democratic process, and about having respect and dignity during a peaceful demonstration  These are all principles that are at the core of the founding ideals of our country and what it means to be an American. Auburndale High School is proud of all of our students and we are thankful for the opportunity to pass on these important lessons to the next generation.

Sincerely,

John Hill
Principal
Auburndale High School

Outstanding School Volunteer from AHS!

Today, Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart honored 15 school volunteers at the youth, adult and senior levels with the Outstanding School Volunteer Award. This annual award is presented to students and adults who donate their time to enhance further the hard work taking place in Florida’s K-12 public education system.

Our own volunteer, Mrs. Val Walsh, was honored among the 15!

“Our state’s educators rely on volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to assist in the classroom and with school-wide events,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart. “I am proud to honor these individuals and all school volunteers who have dedicated selflessly countless hours to making Florida schools great places to receive an education. I applaud their efforts, and I hope they will serve as an inspiration to their fellow Floridians to make a difference in local schools.”

Awardees will receive a congratulatory letter from Commissioner Stewart and a mounted certificate. The list of award recipients and a brief summary of their service is posted at Outstanding School Volunteers.

Congratulations and well-deserved, Val!

Superintendent Byrd’s Message on School Safety

 

MPA Results

Our Wind Ensemble earned STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings at District Music Performance Assessment last Friday night at Tenoroc High School. Kenysha Johnson, a senior euphonium player, also earned a superior rating in student conducting!

This accomplishment is like being ranked top in our district and qualifying for state. Only a few select groups earn this privilege and this is the third year consecutively that our program has qualified! Our kids are working so hard to learn, perform, and produce amazing music.  Congratulations on this accomplishment!

History Fair Results

History Fair participants

Congratulations to our awesome students who participated in the County History Fair today! We had a great showing and 4 projects will go on to states! 

Maya Sosa took 1st place in individual webpage
Alyssa Jackson and Sammie Pruitt took 1st place in group performance
Chad Stephens took 2nd place in Individual performance and also received the military history award
Raina McCulley took 2nd place in Individual exhibit

These 5 students will represent Auburndale High School at the State competition in Tallahassee in May.

FFA Nursery & Landscape Contest Results

Congratulations to our FFA Nursery and Landscape Team of Josh Curtin, Caleb Nelson, Courtney Reyes, and Destiny Blackmon.  They placed 12th in the state!  Josh Curtin placed 19th individually.  Congratulations!