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BREAKING: ACHS to be new Bachelor Mansion

BREAKING: ACHS to be new Bachelor Mansion

Julia Gwin, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

The ACHS community is thrilled to announce that our school will be used as the mansion in next year’s season of The Bachelor. As this year’s season comes to a close, Bachelor producers are pleased...

Virginia Education Board to Ban Social Studies

Virginia Education Board to Ban Social Studies

Yahney-Marie Sangaré, Editor April 1, 2023
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has announced that Virginia will move forward with a proposed draft of social studies standards that will, in the words of the draft, “just get rid of the dang thing.” This move comes after weeks of intense criticism from stakeholders, parents, teachers, students and academics over the January draft, which controversially included such changes as omitting the words “fascism” and “diversity.”
To Possum Or Not To Possum

To Possum Or Not To Possum

April 1, 2023
We’ve all experienced that moment when you just want to sink into the ground or turn invisible, whether it be from fear or embarrassment. Opossums have the solution for you… playing possum. To play possum means to play dead-as you may have guessed the phrase is derived from the actions of the opossum.
New Schedule, New Curriculum for PRIDE Time in Fourth Quarter

New Schedule, New Curriculum for PRIDE Time in Fourth Quarter

April 1, 2023
The start of the fourth quarter has brought along with it a slightly changed class schedule: instead of having the Titan PRIDE (Positive attitude, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination and Excellence) block with 3R and 4B teachers, ACHS students will instead spend this extra thirty minutes with their 1R and 2B teachers before switching to lunch or their next classes. Additionally, the PRIDE lessons have been replaced with activities from an entirely new curriculum.
Dr. Melon Cee-Howatt Leaves Her Mark on ACHS

Dr. Melon Cee-Howatt Leaves Her Mark on ACHS

April 1, 2023
On March 31, 2023, Superintendent Dr. Melon Cee-Howatt pulled up to ACHS for the first time ever! To many, it came as a shock to see Cee-Howatt step foot in the school. Up until today, Cee-Howatt ever visiting ACHS seemed to be an urban legend created by her senior leadership team. Although the visit was unplanned, students and administrators had a lot to say about the encounter. 
Titans Favorite April Fools Day Memories

Titans’ Favorite April Fools’ Day Memories

April 1, 2023
ACHS students share their favorite April Fools' Day memories.
Horoscopes for April Fools

Horoscopes for April Fools’

April 1, 2023
The only thing better than a normal horoscope is an especially silly horoscope in honor of April Fools' Day!
Parentsquare: Parents’ Favorite App Since the Invention of Twitter

Parentsquare: Parents’ Favorite App Since the Invention of Twitter

April 1, 2023
Parents are going crazy for the Parentsquare app, which launched for ACPS users in August to stimulate communications between school administrators and parents. The app’s accessibility and fun features are what make the app a pillar of ACPS culture, parents say.
The Man, The Myth, The Legend

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

April 1, 2023
Recently, the ACHS King Street Instagram and Twitter pages (otherwise known as @alexcitytitans) have exploded with new content. Students, staff and faculty have been dying to know who has taken control of the accounts. Most believe it is International Academy teacher Gabriel Elias, but Theogony sat down with the real man behind the screen, Elon Musk.
Bathrooms locked

School Bathrooms Locked: Students And Teachers Struggle For Access

April 1, 2023
Students scavenge the school for an open bathroom while pregnant teacher reasons with security guards to use bathroom.
Exclusive: Theogony Speaks to George Santos

Exclusive: Theogony Speaks to George Santos

April 1, 2023
In an exclusive interview, Theogony spoke to George Santos, the controversial Republican House Representative from New York. 

Shows Instead of Prose: The Value of TV Shows in the Classroom

April 1, 2022
Television plays a huge role in the way people see the world. Shows can provide entertainment, distraction, and a connection to pop culture. But Titans say that they can also be educational. Theogony kidnapped multiple Titans and ACHS teachers to learn more about the Titan community’s views on the impact of TV shows on students. 
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