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Student Council chooses Winter Wonderland as Homecoming theme

The school cafeteria will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 2, 2017, after Student Council members decorate for the Homecoming Dance.

Christmas trees, white lights, and snowy scenes will provide the back drop for the dance that begins at 7:00 pm.  Coronation will be held at 8:00.

Student Council is looking for artificial Christmas trees and white Christmas lights to borrow.  Trees and lights should be marked with the lender’s name and dropped off at the school after November 27th. Students can pick up local trees if necessary.  Please call Mrs. Ashcraft at 217-569-2122 or email at mashcraft@aths225.org if you have any questions. Borrowed trees can be picked up on Sunday, December 3rd during cleanup, or during the week of December 4th – 8th  during school hours.

Door Decorating for Red Ribbon Week 2017

Safety Day with Carle

Last Monday, Oct. 23rd, a representative visited from Carle Hospital to talk with two of the classes about grain bin safety. They went over the importance of following the safety rules, and what to do in an emergency. For fun, the students got to see how much weight they could pull out of a grain bin, which made it more realistic of how impossible it is to save people from an entrapment.

National Convention

Last Wednesday – Friday, Oct. 25-27th, the Armstrong FFA took 12 students to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 90th Annual National FFA Convention. While there, the students attended three different sessions where they got to hear from inspirational speakers and learn about the other chapters that have won national awards. In between the sessions the students had the chance to walk around the Expo portion of the convention. There, they talked with different agriculture companies, colleges, and the National FFA Organization. The first night the chapter attended the Rascal Flatts concert and the second night they went to the Headless Horseman Festival, where they conquered the corn maze and rode the spooky hayrack ride!  Overall, everyone learned a lot and had a great time!

Armstrong FFA Alumni

Don’t forget about our next meeting, November 14th at 7pm in the High School Ag Shop!

Below is an attached letter that will be sent our to some former Ag students

letter for alumni


Student Council Announces Homecoming Date

Saturday, December 2, 2017 has been chosen for this year’s Homecoming dance.  The dance will be held in the school cafeteria from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  Coronation will be held at 8:00pm. Theme, class attendants, and other details are coming soon! Check back for the most up to date information.

2017 Red Ribbon Week Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

STAND Club will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 30th thru November 3rd.  Activities include Lunchtime Trivia,Pinning members, all school Pledge Card signings, and Dress Up Days.

Days include:

Monday Oct. 30- Red Day– Get “Red”  of Drugs and Support STAND!

Tuesday Oct. 31- Halloween Costume Day– Scare away Drugs!

Wednesday Nov 1- Team Sports Day- Team Up Against Drugs!

Thursday Nov. 2 – Patriotic Day- Red White and Blue-  Pledge to be Drug Free!

Friday Nov. 3 – Neon colors and Sunglasses– We’re too bright for drugs!


Students will be given the opportunity to sign a Pledge card and recieve a Red Ribbon..

Student Council hosts 2nd Annual Halloween Party

Armstrong’s Student Council members are very excited about the 2nd Annual Halloween Party for local children.  This year’s  party will take place on Wednesday, October 25th between  6 pm and  8 pm in the Armstrong High School Gym. The party was held in the cafeteria in 2016, but will be held in the bigger gym this year.

The free event will include a costume contest, Halloween themed games, refrershments, and crafts.  All local children 4th grade  and under are invited to attend!

For questions, call Mrs. Ashcraft at 217-569-2122 or email at mashcraft@aths225.org or Mrs. Bartlett at abartlett@aths225.org.



LTS (Leadership Training School)

On Wednesday, October 18th, I took 19 students to Danville Area Community College for Leadership Training School (LTS) that was ran by Section 18 Officers and the Illinois FFA State Vice President. There, the students got the chance to meet students from surrounding schools in Section 18, hear from Industry Professionals, and learn how to be a better leader of tomorrow. The Officers broke the students into groups to do different activities that encouraged them to be more outgoing and assertive. 

Chapter Visits

On Wednesday, October 18th, three Section 18 FFA Officers and our Illinois FFA State Vice President traveled to Armstrong High School to do chapter visits. They attended two of the classes (Ag Science & Intro to Ag) where they had the students participate in a lockbox challenge. A lockbox challenge is a team challenge where they must answer clues in order to figure out the combinations for each lock. The students seemed to really enjoy this activity and the competition of beating the other teams! Every student worked hard and well with one another. After they had completed the challenge, the officers talked about having goals in life, sharing some of their own, as well as the different types of goals (short-term, mid-term and long term). They had the students write down one goal for each type, getting them to reflect on their lives now and what they would like their lives to become.

Big thanks to Illinois FFA for providing such fun activities!