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The Armstrong FFA started a new trend this year, we hosted a beginning of the year Family Cookout! We invited friends and family of the Armstrong FFA to come out to the Gann’s and enjoy burgers, hotdogs, baked beans, and dessert. Before the meal was ready, the students enjoyed 9-square out in the yard and the new Agriculture teacher, Miss Foran, had a chance to meet some of the parents. The officer team and Miss Foran introduced themselves and went over some of the activities and trips that would be going on for the year within the FFA. The biggest success of the cookout was the interest in starting an Alumni Chapter here at Armstrong! Everyone had a great time and hope to make it an annual event!
On Wednesday, September 13th four Armstrong FFA members, Noah Mockbee, Zane Wright, Dylan Knight, and Austin Keen, participated in the Tractor Safety CDE at Chrisman High School. At this competition, students are suppose to back up a selection of wagons/trailers and answer safety questions. Armstrong placed second with Zane Wright with the highest score of all the students. Great job boys!
Eight of our finest Armstrong FFA members helped man the Hog Haven food trailers at the Rantoul Half Century Days on Friday, August 25th. They were there all day and worked very hard! Those students included: our Chapter President, Carla Gann, one our Chapter’s Vice Presidents, Zach Birge, our Chapter Treasurer, Aidan Cunningham, and dedicated Chapter Members, Alexis Miles, Gage Koenig, Kyle Reitmeier, and Katelyn Luecke. We also had two very supportive Mother’s help us for the day as well: Daphne Turner and Nancy Bruno.
The 2017-18 student council officers
Dress up days for FFA week
Tues., Feb. 21: Wear blue and gold (FFA official dress is extra points for your class)
Wed., Feb. 22: Flannel/Plaid day
Thur., Feb. 23: Camo/Redneck day
Fri., Feb. 24: Tractor Color day (Drive your tractor to school day)
STAND encourages it members to be positive role models for the school so to help celebrate Red Ribbon Week at ATHS the following dress up days are planned beginning on Oct. 31
Monday: It’s Halloween so scare away drugs by wearing your best costume
Tuesday: This school is too smart for drugs; bust out your crazy cool nerd gear
Wednesday: Dare to be a hero and say no to drugs; dress up like a super hero
Thursday: Don’t let drugs hinder your future; show us what you can be, dress for your future career
Friday: Red Out Day! Represent for red ribbon week and wear as much red as you can
The October 26, 2016 Halloween Party sponsored by Student Council was a huge success! This first time event was well attended with at least a hundred children, along with parents, siblings and grandparents attended the festivities. The school cafeteria was filled with party goers!
Council Presedent Hayley Hambleton hopes this new tradition contiinues, and has made suggestions for next year’s planners. She says,”The turnout was great, more than we thought. It was so much fun working with the kids.” But she hopes we will move the Party to the gym next year where we can have more children, and room to spread out!
Council members had a craft table set up, several child friendly- games were created, the hallways were decorated for Trick of Treating, and council members provided refreshments and drinks to all. A costume parade and prizes was the hit of the night. Many children were awarded “medals” for being the Scariest, the Prettiest, the Creepiest, etc.
Student Council would like to thank their parents, the school teachers and staff, and the community for making the first ever Halloween Party a wonderful event. They look forward to having another Halloween Party next year!
The National Honor Society will be pumping gas this Saturday October 29 to raise money for community services! Come get gas at Casey’s in Gifford or Potomac to donate and help a good cause.