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Mr. Kousari, Art and Soul: A Tribute to Retired AHS Teacher "Mr. K"

Art and Soul: A Tribute to Retired AHS Teacher “Mr. K” Saturday
Saturday, October 21, former AHS teacher Ehsan Kousari will be honored with a retrospective of his photography, painting, and santour designs at the Minnetrista Center in Muncie. His work will be displayed throughout the day, with a special interview and santour demonstration by Mr. Kousari at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served from 4 to 6 p.m.

Known to many of his students as simply “Mr.K.,” Mr. Kousari taught drawing, painting, and photography at AHS for over 40 years until his retirement a few years ago--literally teaching hundreds of students.

From 1970 to 1976 he taught art in the Anderson Community Schools, and from 1976 until retirement taught first at Madison Heights High School and then Anderson High School.

Mr. Kousari has been recognized as an Indiana Artisan by the Indiana Arts Commission for his santour designs. The santour is a Persian musical insrument (similar to a hammer dulcimer) that he designs and constructs as well as plays.

Mr. Kousari was born in Hamadan, Iran, in 1939 and came to the United States in 1964 to pursue a college education. In 1967 he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Northeast Missouri State University. In 1969 he earned a Master of Arts degree from Ball State University, and in 1971 a Master of Science.


Today Mr. Kousari and wife Mary reside in Muncie; they have three children: Nadia, Roya, and Kavon.

The event is sponsored by the Baha’i community in Muncie, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, founder of the Baha’i Faith. Mr. Kousari has served the Baha’is in Muncie administratively for many years.

For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Burkart at rburkart@bsu.edu or Gwen Cobb Kousari at gkousari@bsu.edu or 765-289-8113.
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Senior Yearbook Pictures

Lifetouch Portraits will be at the high school on October 23, 24 and 25. Seniors must have a picture taken by Lifetouch for the school yearbook. Please see Mr. Schoenfeldt for more information.
eschoenfeldt@acsc.net
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ACADEMIC AWARDS PROGRAM

The Academic Awards Program will take place on Monday, October 30th at 7:00pm in the auditorium. The program is to honor AHS students that earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the 2016-2017 school year. Invitations were mailed to students that qualified for this award.
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Parent/Teacher Conference

Anderson Community Schools will not be having school for students on November 1st. The corporation will be having parent/teacher conference days across the school district. The high school will utilize an open house style format for our parent/teacher conferences during the times of 7:45 - 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Teachers will be available for short conferences during the times listed above. Conferences will be on a first come, first served basis. Please feel free to reach out to a teacher if you would like to set-up a phone conference with them on November 1st. Please let the high school/career center know if you have any questions about this process. We look forward to seeing you on November 1st.
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VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM

Anderson High School will host a Veteran's Day Program on Friday, November 10th starting at 8:30am in the main gymnasium. Veterans and their families are invited to a small reception beginning at 7:45am in our cafeteria. Please submit the Veteran's name, branch of service and number of guests attending to Laura Crenshaw at 765-641-2037, extension 1011 or llcren@acsc.net
Please RSVP no later than November 5th to Laura Crenshaw.
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Chicago Day Trip by Charter Bus, December 2nd

CHICAGO DAY TRIP
CHARTER BUS- EVERYONE WELCOME
DECEMBER 2, 2017
Join us for a 1 day trip to Chicago on December 2nd. The cost is only $55. Please sign up by November 17th. You must pay when you sign up. There will be no refunds. Please make checks payable to Kay Wehner. You can call 641-2037, Anderson High School to sign up. Ask for Laura Crenshaw or Kay Wehner for any questions. We will leave by 6am and return around 11pm. We make a quick stop at a fast food restaurant going and coming. The bus will leave from the Anderson High School parking lot, south end. We also pick up and drop off at the Kohl’s store on 96th street in Indy for our Indy friends! Sign up is on a first come basis. The bus can accommodate 55 people. A stop is made at the Navy Pier and then on to the Magnificent Mile area. Always a fun time for all! Beautiful during the Holiday Season!
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DUAL-CREDIT COURSES

Anderson High School offers more than 60 dual-credit courses in subjects from science and math to language arts and history. Mrs. Dena Thornburg is pictured leading a discussion with her senior English class.
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HOMEWORK HOTLINE

Welcome back from summer! Whether you are already missing summer or excited for fall, we are here to help you with your math and science questions. Rose-Hulman’s Homework Hotline is a free service with student-tutors available Sundays – Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (ET). You can call a tutor at 877-Ask-Rose (877-275-7673) or chat with a tutor at AskRose.org. You can also email tutors by visiting AskRose.org, at any time and they will respond during operating hours.


Now is the time for a strong start to the school year, and we are ready to help.



Interested in more information about us? Check out AskRose.org
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9/11 CEREMONY

AHS NJROTC class and band honored 9/11 with a ceremony. Please go to the following link to watch the video of the ceremony. (about 20 minutes)
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