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AKHS KNIGHTLY NEWS

AK Prom 2014 Under the Sea Marriott Uptown Center City Saturday, April 26th 8 pm 12 am Rising 9th Grade Night for Students and Parents Monday, May 5th 6:00 pm Ardrey Kell High School
Teacher Appreciation Week We are celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week in May and hope to give each teacher and staff member a $10.00 gift card! If you would like to help out with this, we are collecting a variety of gift cards, (restaurants, movie theaters, gas cards, retail stores, etc). Donations of gift cards can be sent in anytime to the front office, in an envelope marked for Hospitality before Friday May 2nd. Thanks in advance for your generosity and willingness to help out. The AK PTSO Hospitality Committee.

1st Annual FOUR Cs Youth Basketball Camp Sponsored by Chick-fil-A @ Blakeney June 16th-19th & August 4th-7th 9AM 12PM Boys & Girls Ages 6 years to Rising 8th Graders Hosted at Ardrey Kell High School Cost: $150 per child Camp Features: Prizes and games each day

Celebrity appearances (including the Chick-fil-A cow!) Chick-fil-A lunch provided each day T-shirt for each camp participant Have fun learning the game of basketball!

For more information: Email Mike Craft at fourcsbasketballcamp@gmail.com or call (704) 654-8439. Or visit fourcsbasketball.weebly.com

AP Exam Proctors Needed! We are drawing closer and closer to this years AP testing period! Please consider being a proctor/administrator for an AP Exam! AP exams are being given May 5th through May 16th, and will take place both in the morning and in the afternoon. The morning exams will run from 8 am - 12 pm, and the afternoon exams will run from 12 pm 4 pm. All AP exams will be administered here at Ardrey Kell. This year we are testing our largest group of students ever, and we are in need of as many proctors as possible! Listed below the times that we are in need of your help: Monday, May 5th: 7:45am 12:00pm; 11:45am 4:00pm Tuesday, May 6th: 7:45am 12:00pm; 11:45am 4:00pm Wednesday, May 7th: 7:45am 12:00pm th Thursday, May 8 : 7:45am 12:00pm; 11:45am 4:00pm th Friday, May 9 : 7:45am 12:00pm; 11:45am 4:00pm th Monday, May 12 : 7:45am 12:00pm; 11:45am 4:00pm th Tuesday, May 13 : 11:45am 4:00pm Wednesday, May 14th: 7:45am 12:00pm; 11:45am 4:00pm Thursday, May 15th: 7:45am 12:00pm Friday, May 16th: 7:45am 12:00pm

If you are available during any of these sessions and would like to proctor/administer an exam, please contact our Instructional Accountability Facilitator, Kristina Morgan, at kristina.morgan@cms.k12.nc.us . A training session will be held on Thursday, May 1st from 2:30 3:00pm in the Media Center for those who volunteer. Thank you in advance for all of your help!

Your PTSO needs YOU! PTSO is currently seeking volunteers to serve on next year's Board.

Perhaps you have a special skill or experience you would like to share. Meetings are in the evenings once a month for about an hour. It's an easy way to get involved and keep in the loop of what's happening at AK but not have to commit a lot of time. If you would like more information please contact Sue Lloyd at slloyd@mindspring.com or 704-541-9671.

Attention Seniors! The Royal Theatre Patrons are pleased to announce that once again this year we are offering a $1000 college scholarship! If you are a graduating senior who has been involved in theatre while at Ardrey Kell and is planning to major or minor in theatre in college, please pick up an application in Student Services or print it from the Student Services website. The deadline for turning in completed applications to Student Services is Wednesday, May 14th, and one scholarship will be awarded.

$$$$$$$ Senior Scholarship Information $$$$$$$ We are in the process of collecting scholarship information for our seniors. This information is very important and will be reported to the district as well as included in the program for our upcoming Honors and Awards Ceremony. We want you to be included! Scholarship reporting forms are available in Student Services to record all scholarships (athletic and academic) and grants offered to our seniors. This information should be recorded even if they do not plan on accepting the award and/or attending that particular university. Please make sure a copy of the award letter, or award email, is attached to the scholarship reporting form and returned to Student Services as soon as possible. In order to be included in the Honors and Awards program, we must receive the scholarship information no later than Wednesday, April 30th. Senior Homeroom Visits: Important Year-End Information Counselors visited with our senior homerooms April 23rd, 24th and 25th to discuss important year-end information. Seniors will receive an instruction sheet detailing how to update their college information in Naviance and indicate which school they plan on attending. This is the only way we will know where to send their final transcript so it is very important that they complete this information. Additionally, students will receive a copy of a scholarship form to list all scholarships and grants received. Please be sure to list

everything regardless of whether or not they plan on accepting the scholarship and/or attending that particular university. Please be sure to attach a copy of the scholarship

award letter, or award email, to the form and return it to Student Services as soon as possible. Scholarship information cannot be entered without a copy of the award letter, we are more than happy to make a copy for you if you would like J. In order to be included in

the Honors and Awards program, we must receive the scholarship information no later than Wednesday, April 30th.

Graduation Rehearsal
Wednesday, June 4th 5:30 7:00 PM Bojangles Coliseum Graduation Rehearsal is REQUIRED of all seniors who plan to participate in the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 14th at 12:30 PM. Seniors Graduation Invitations and Accessories will be delivered during all three lunches on April 8th and 9th. Caps and Gowns will be delivered on April 23rd and 24th. If you have not ordered your Cap and Gown you must order them on line at: www.hjconnection.com ASAP. (Run this through April 24th)

AK SPORTS REPORT Finally, some great weather to play sports in!!! The CASTLE is shining and ready to hit the playoffs soon-check us out! HUGE THANKS to our AK Athletic Booster Club for an outstanding 8th Annual Golf Tourney held at PCC Mondayall I can say is we have some great Team Moms and Dads who can PLAY!!! Thanks also to Coach Whitney, Mrs. Amendola, our many volunteer AK moms at registration tables, and PCC and our wonderful event sponsors. Firebirds and Chick-Fil-A gave us some great food for the day along with treats from many vendors for hole sponsors and door prizesit was just a great dayPEN IN MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015 for next years event!!! REMEMBER-if you are a rising 10-12 grader, you can get a FREE sports physical health screening on Saturday, May 31 from the Carolinas Health Care (CMC downtown) Bus leaves AK at 11:45am and returns at AK by 1:45pm. Registration begins APRIL 27th, as you MUST be registered to partake. Go

to: carolinashealthcare.org/Heart-of-a-Champion or www.heartofachampionday.org to register beginning April 27. Congrats to Senior TREY ELLIS, as he is Mays Hood-Hargett Breakfast Club $1500 Scholarship winner. He will be honored along with guest speaker, Nick Faldo, at the May 2nd Breakfast. Way to go, Trey! Congrats to Senior PRESLEY GRAY as she has made the Clemson Univ cheerleading team! GO PRESLEY! Sis Boom Bah!! Lets see whats shining at the Castle: AK MTEN team will play at Lake Norman Tuesday as they begin their post season play to States. The team plays in the NCHSAA Dual Team playoffs next week and Singles players Josh Dutoit, Karthik Arunkumar and doubles team of Michael Robertson and Woody Watson advance to Regional's at Hough on May 2-3. Good luck to Coach Hudson and team! AK V Baseball defeated non-conference opponent Hopewell by a score of 6-0 on Wednesday. We were led by senior Doug Norman who threw a complete game 2-hitter. On Thursday, we picked up another non-conference win by beating the Independence Patriots by a score of 4-2. Strong pitching performances by Logan Beehler, Henry Ryan, and Carter Love helped the Knights improve to 20-2 (12-1 Conf) on the season. Also, sophomore Aaron Pilkington added his state leading 11th homerun of the season with a 2 run blast in the third inning. Next action is vs. Catholic at Jack Hughes Park on Tuesday. Congrats and good luck to Coach Bagwell and staff and teams!! AK V Softball were defeated by Piedmont and Marvin Ridge this week in non-conference action. We are 11-7 (10-2 conf) . We will face Catholic tonight at Jack Hughes Park for 5pm Varsity only game. Our AK JV SB won their game over Providence and Myers Park and have an overall record of (8-7) for the season. Next JV action is next Thursday here with Weddington. Congrats and good luck to Coach Bove and staff and teams this year. AK MGOLF defeated Myers Park this week in a SoMeck 8 conference match. Great win versus a big golf rival!!! We are 6-2 overall (3-2 Conf). Next action is a SoMeck 8 Conference tourney at PCC at 1pm on April 29. Senior Hunter Oxford and Freshman Mason Elmore help round out this talented team as they prepare to playoffs. Good luck Coach Whitney and team!!! Ardrey Kell 154 Myers Park 158 Individual Scores: Hunter Oxford (AK) 37, Harrison Ellis (AK) 38, Mark Capecci (AK) 39, Mason Elmore (AK) 40, Chase Kerley (AK) 41, Matt Brady (AK) 41,

AK W TRACK team had a tremendous meet Wednesday behind first place finishes of the 4x800 relay team of Yara Bauer, Kelly Flemming, Shannon Applegate, and Alexa Pantazonis , and the 4x200 relay team of Alexandra Dean, Shanderra Garvin, Claire Babcock, and Amanda Wilson. Other AK Knights contributing to a wonderful meet were Katie Zhao, Catherine Demos, Megan Ruhe, Anusha Khansaheb, Gabrielle Skelton, Rachel Durant, Julia Sacani, Jax Hendrickson, Karmyn Varner, and Christa Kooser. Next action is Thursday at Providence an then the SoMEck 8 Conference at Providence HS next Wed-Thurs. Congrats and good luck to Coach Zelk, Coach King, Coach Lockrem and Coach Varner and teams! AK M Track conquered the meet Wednesday behind the outstanding performance of the 4x400 relay team of Aaron Hunt, Colin Marshall, Christopher Williams, and Dillon Goode. Other AK Knights contributing to great overall performance were Hayden Swartz , Austin Hunt, Daniel Petronis, Sam Jennings, Ross Breunig, and Hershell McCarty. Next action is Friday at East Meck and then the SoMeck 8 Conference at Providence HS next Wed-Thurs. Congrats and good luck to Coach Zelk, Coach King, Coach Lockrem and Coach Varner and teams! AK V WSOC was defeated by non-conference state ranked Hough this week. We are 10-5 (7-3) and face Weddington tonight at Weddington. Tough play by our defense to keep us in the game. Our AK JV WSOC team is 8-2-3 with a great win over Hough 20. Congrats and good luck to Coach Montgomery and teams! AK V MLAX was defeated by Hough in a super duel last night 7-6. Senior Peyton Harris helped lead the attack for us. We are 7-5 and our next action is Monday for the LAX Conference Tourney and its home at 7:30pm. AK JV MLAX played Hough last night, but need an update please on current record. We will play JV MLAX v Providence here at 5pm on lower field on Monday, too. Good luck to Coaches Price and Gowin and teams! AK V WLAX defeated Cuthbertson last night. We are 10-3 and our next action is Monday for the LAX Conference Tourney home at 5:30pm. Our AK JV WLAX played Cuthbertson twice this week, so need update info. Good luck to Coach Hook and Coach Young and teams!! Whos on deck? Thursday, April 24 AK JV-V BB vs. Indep HOME 4/6:30pm AK JV-V MLAX vs Hough HOME 5:00/7pm (JVs on lower field) SENIOR NIGHT!!! AK W TRACK at Girls Only Meet at Providence Away 4pm AK JV WLAX at Cuthbertson Away 5:30pm

Friday, April 25 AK JV-V WLAX vs Marvin Ridge HOME 5:30/7pm (JVs on lower field) SENIOR NIGHT!!! AK M TRACK at Dick Williams Meet at East Meck Away 4pm AK JV-V WSOC at Weddington Away 4:30pm/6pm Saturday, April 26 AK PROM!!!! Monday, April 28 AK SENIOR BOARDS!!! 3pm AK MGOLF at SoMeck 8 Conf Tourney TBA AK JV MLAX vs Providence HOME 5pm on lower field 1st Round Conference AK WLAX vs. TBA HOME 5:30pm (post-season games, so its $5 admission for all) 1st Round Conference AK MLAX vs. TBA HOME 7:30pm (post-season games, so its $5 admission for all) Tuesday, April 29 AK Natl Honor Society AK Gym 8am NCHSAA AK MTEN Dual Team 1st Round TBA-Home 4pm AK JV-V BB at Catholic Away (at Jack Hughes Park) 4/7pm AK V SB at Catholic Away (at Jack Hughes Park) 4/5:30pm (V only) AK JV-V WSOC at Catholic Away 4:30pm/6pm Wednesday, April 30 AK Field Hockey Club Organizational Meeting Rm A109 2:30pm AK M-W TRACK at So Meck 8 Conference Track Meet at Providence HS 3:30pm Semis Round Conference AK WLAX vs. TBA Semis Round Conference AK MLAX vs. TBA Thursday, May 1 AK M-W TRACK at So Meck 8 Conference Track Meet FINALS at Providence HS 3:30pm AK JV-V SB vs. Weddington HOME 4/6:30pm Friday, May 2 AK V SB vs. South Meck HOME 5:30pm SENIOR NIGHT (V ONLY) AK JV-V BB vs. South Meck HOME 4/6:30pm SENIOR NIGHT AK JV-V WSOC vs. South Meck HOME 4:30/6:00pm NCHSAA AK MTEN REGIONALS at Hough Away 2pm

Finals Round Conference AK WLAX vs. TBA Finals Round Conference AK MLAX vs. TBA Saturday, May 3 NCHSAA AK MTEN REGIONALS at Hough Away 9am Monday, May 5 NCHSAA MGOLF REGIONALS at Northstone CC 8am SoMeck 8 Conference AK BB at Higher Seed (if #1 or #2- we would host 5:30pm/7:30pm games) SoMeck 8 Conference AK SB at Higher Seed (if #1 or #2- we would host 5:30pm/7:30pm games) AK 9th Grade OPEN HOUSE at AK Mall Area 6-8:30pm Tuesday, May 6 AK Coaches Meeting in Wt Rm 2:20pm NCHSAA AK MTEN Dual Team Districts TBA- 4pm AK JV-V WSOC vs West Meck HOME 4:30/6:00pm (was WM home match but field under construction-WM will be home team) Wednesday, May 7 SoMeck 8 Conference Semis AK BB at Providence Away TBA 5:30pm/7:30pm games SoMeck 8 Conference Semis AK SB at AK (host) TBA 5:30pm/7:30pm games Thursday, May 8 AK JV-V WSOC vs. Olympic HOME 4:30/6:00pm

SENIOR NIGHT

Friday, May 9 SoMeck 8 Conference FINALS AK BB at Providence Away TBA 7:00pm SoMeck 8 Conference Finals AK SB at AK (host) TBA 7:00pm NCHSAA MLAX 1st Rd TBA NCHSAA WLAX 1st Rd TBA

DATES TO REMEMBER: Sunday, April 27 REGISTER for FREE SPORTS HEALTH SCREENING at carolinashealthcare.org/Heart-of-a-Champion to register beginning April 27. We will provide buses to downtown on May 31st leaving at 11:45am so sign up April 27. Saturday, May 10 is AK SPRING FEST!!!! Thursday, May 22 is Senior Awards Night 6pm AK Auditorium Tuesday, May 27th is Late Spring NLI Signees and all of 2014 Seniors who will play in college next year in AK Media Center at 2:30pm!!!

As we strive for excellence in the classroom and on the playing fields in this new year 0f 2013-14, we want to thank our supporters and corporate sponsors that help us at AK be so successful every day!please thank and support these current and future great AK supporters: Pulte Homes CMC-Pineville Wendys The JOINT...the chiropractic place (new AK Corporate Partner) Vine American Kitchen (new AK Corporate Partner) and a host of many others including these fine businesses:

Jersey Mike's at Stonecrest Chilis at Blakeney Brixx at Blakeney Nothing But Noodles BB&T Charlotte Residential Realty Shanes Rib Shack on 521 True Pizza at Stonecrest(new AK Corporate Partner) Lundberg Roofing(new AK Corporate Partner) WhichWich (new AK Corporate Partner) Life Center International (new AK Corporate Partner) Dominique Builders(new AK Corporate Partner) Jasons Deli (new AK Corporate Partner) UPS (In-Kind) Providence Country Club (In-Kind) Ballantyne Country Club (In-Kind) Firebirds Restaurant (In-Kind) Beamer Sports Photo(In-Kind) CMC (for Head Athletic Trainer) OrthoCarolina (for Asst. Athletic Trainer)

(if you want to be an AK Athletic Booster Corporate Partner or purchase an AK Booster Membership and Season Pass, please see website below for more information or email me!).

Dont forget to catch us online and Twitter for AK Athletics and late breaking information:)at www.ardreykellsports.com , www.cmsathleticzone.com (click on Ardrey Kell), and @aksportsinfo on Twitter!

Thanks also to Rick Hendrick at Hendrick Automotive Group for their support of CMS and
middle school athletics. GO AK KNIGHTS!!!