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Theogony

The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School

Theogony

The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School

Theogony

Top 5 Uses of the Rooftop Garden: A Theogony Guide

Top 5 Uses of the Rooftop Garden: A Theogony Guide

James Libresco, Editor April 1, 2023
James Libresco guides us through some ~creative~ uses for the ACHS rooftop garden.

PRIDE Period Priorities

September 21, 2022
To start the 22-23 school year at Alexandria City High School, a PRIDE period has been introduced to students and faculty. PRIDE stands for preparation, respect, integrity, determination, and excellence. PRIDE period takes place during third or fourth period from 9:59 am to 10:34 am. During these thirty-six minutes, teachers present a slideshow to all students that review a new topic every day.
Honoring the Final 38 in Class of 22

Honoring the Final 38 in Class of ’22

September 10, 2022
On August 2, 38 ACHS seniors graduated after completing summer school courses to fulfill their graduation requirements.
A student quietly works at his laptop in Satellites open classroom area / Photo by Hanafia Arsad

The Forgotten Campus: ACHS’s Satellite

June 3, 2022
ACHS’s bright, quiet Satellite Campus is one of four campuses that collectively make up ACPS’s only high school. Focused on creating a flexible atmosphere with online learning, many students who want a calmer, one-on-one approach to education choose Satellite, often because they work, have anxiety, are professional athletes, or simply prefer the smaller environment.
Is the Connected High School Network, Net-working?

Is the Connected High School Network, Net-working?

June 3, 2022
In 2019, the former ACPS School Board approved Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings to form what is called the High School Project, better known as The Connected High School Network. This program was designed to further integrate students at the Chance For Change, Satellite, Minnie Howard, and King Street campuses of Alexandria City High School as one whole high school in Alexandria. The recent developments of creating a more structured and versatile campus-based high school reflects the concerns of overcrowding in the King Street campus and lack of flexibility to a high school education. 
Join (or Contribute to) Your School Newspaper

Join (or Contribute to) Your School Newspaper

May 30, 2022
Recently, I wrote an op-ed on why some students are reluctant to share their ideas candidly. I suggested potential solutions to the problem, namely outlets for expressions such as Socratic Seminars and class discussions. This time, I’d like to talk about another form of expression that students should take advantage of if they can — joining, or contributing to, Theogony. 

Spotlight on Mrs. Tran, Her Story to Becoming the Academy Six Principal

March 11, 2022
Mrs. Maggie Tran is the Academy Six Principal at ACHS. She had previously worked as a high school history teacher, which was a decision that came naturally to her. “My parents were really into history…and I always enjoyed working with children…and people,” she said. “I find the study of history incredibly important, and something that really helped me make sense of the world…I still apply that to my life today.”
Principal Shares Updates and Answers Parent Questions in First Chat of 2022

Principal Shares Updates and Answers Parent Questions in First Chat of 2022

February 10, 2022
In the first Principal’s Chat of 2022, Alexandria City High School Principal Peter Balas covered a wide range of topics, including the schedule for choosing next year’s classes, the recognition of the ACHS counselors by the American School Counselor Association, and the dates for prom and graduation for the Class of 2022.
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