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The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School

Theogony

The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School

Theogony

From left: Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt, Chief of School and Community Relations Julia Burgos, Chief Accountability and Research Officer Clinton Page, Chief Operating Officer Alicia Hart, Chief Academic Officer Pierrette Finney, Chief of Student Services and Equity Marcia Jackson, Chief Financial Officer Dominic Turner, Acting Executive Director of Human Resources Rene Paschal and Executive Director of Human Resources Kamika Valmond sit on a panel in the ACPS auditorium. Behind them is a graphic that says “Welcome!” in English, Spanish, Amharic, Dari and Arabic. Interpretation channel access links are listed below.

Security, Staffing, Students: Kay-Wyatt’s First Community Chat

Yahney-Marie Sangaré, Co-Editor-In-Chief October 23, 2023
On Wednesday, October 4, Superintendent Melanie Kay-Wyatt held the inaugural community chat in the ACHS auditorium. Attended by around 25 in-person and over 200 online, Kay-Wyatt was joined by her “cabinet” of central office leadership to answer open questions from students, teachers and parents. Translators were available for Spanish, Dari, Amharic and Arabic. After the event, there was a twenty-minute media session. 
Editorial: ACHS, It Should Be Duncan

Editorial: ACHS, It Should Be Duncan

June 21, 2023
The responsibility of a journalist is to chronicle the truth in its many facets with as much diligence, thought and care as possible. Theogony has historically attempted to stay neutral on school endeavors while operating in the aftermath of major decisions that affect us foremost as students — and perhaps equally importantly as student journalists. We comment precariously on these decisions, but as a part of the school community, we want to represent the interests of our school population as much as possible. Thus, we, the Theogony Editorial Board, voice our support for Mr. Alexander Duncan as the best selection for Executive Principal at ACHS. 
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.
The End of Titan Lunch Has Come

The End of Titan Lunch Has Come

January 21, 2023
In a letter sent on Parentsquare yesterday evening, ACHS Executive Principal Peter Balas announced that Titan Lunch will not be taking place this school year. This comes after sources confirmed Thursday that the extended lunch period’s implementation had been postponed from its planned January 24 start date due to Central Office not approving the plan.
In a classroom, chairs are stacked upon each other to form a barricade in front of a window with drawn blinds during a summer ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) drill.

Students, Safety and the State of ACHS

Yahney-Marie Sangaré, Editor December 2, 2022
When the beep of the loudspeaker sounds in the middle of third period, the room falls silent. Eyes flash up as everyone holds their breath. Just over a year ago, during the morning of October 6, 2021, the PA system notified a building of 10-12th graders that the school was placed in lockdown. As the lights were turned off and blinds were pulled, the lockdown bled into lunch. Some teachers continued with their lessons. Phone screens lit up, and the words “an abundance of caution” flooded the thoughts of thousands of kids behind locked doors. A few hours later, the student with a gun was escorted away by police with no injuries, but the impact lingered. How do we get past this?
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