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The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School

Theogony

The Student News Site of Alexandria City High School

Theogony

Mood meters are one of the devices used in SEAL lessons. Image courtesy of ACPS

Revisiting S.E.A.L. Lessons: Help or Hassle?

Max Carpenter, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

If you attend Alexandria City High School—or any ACPS school for that matter—you most likely are familiar with SEAL lessons, which are presented during the advisory period for all students to observe....

Mentor, Coach, Educator, Author: What Can’t He Do?

Mentor, Coach, Educator, Author: What Can’t He Do?

James Libresco, Editor October 28, 2022
As much as there is to know about Kevin McNutt, there is even more to learn from him.
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. 
ACHS Musicians Shine in Virginia Band and Orchestra Event

ACHS Musicians Shine in Virginia Band and Orchestra Event

May 15, 2022
Five Alexandria City High School students participated in the All-Virginia Band & Orchestra Event on April 21-23 at Christopher Newport University (CNU). This event brings the state’s best student musicians together in one location to work with world-renowned conductors. 
Science Olympiads Spotlight

Science Olympiads Spotlight

May 6, 2022
Every year, thousands of schools across the country compete as ‘Science Olympiads,’ putting their knowledge and skills to the test as they formulate, create, and innovate a variety of devices within the field. With Science Olympiads on track to garner similar popularity to its Mathletes counterpart, Alexandria City High School has recently created its own division, ready to participate in all levels of competition.

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.”

Student Unions: A Story in Photographs

March 4, 2022
ACHS’s student unions and groups are student-led clubs that are focused on building community and giving students a voice. Theogony documented meetings from the respective unions in photos.
Calling all Musicians to the ACHS Musicians Club

Calling all Musicians to the ACHS Musicians Club

February 22, 2022
ACHS is a diverse community with a variety of clubs, but sophomore Miranda Tonsetic thought something was missing. With sophomore Eliza Gwin and freshman Maddie Cantrell, Tonsetic started the ACHS Musicians Club. 
ACHS Senior Wins Best Actor Award at District One-Acts Competition

ACHS Senior Wins Best Actor Award at District One-Acts Competition

Yahney-Marie Sangaré, Staff Writer February 15, 2022
Act festival is held by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) at district, regional, and state levels, in which student-directed plays are evaluated on direction, acting, and ensemble effect (coordination).
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.
ACHS Presents the One-Act Play Festival

ACHS Presents the One-Act Play Festival

February 5, 2022
The Alexandria City High School One-Act Play Festival is an annual competition between four student-directed one-act plays each under 35 minutes. The festival occurred over three showings: the first on Friday, January 14 at 7 PM, and the other two on Saturday, January 15, one at 2 PM and one at 7 PM. Four judges determined the winner of the competition, which went onto a local tournament at West Springfield High School on Saturday, January 29. The program is run by ACHS teachers Mrs. Hope Bachman and Ms. Leslie Jones.
Balancing Class, Work

Balancing Class, Work

February 4, 2022
Alexandria City High School students have been struggling under the weight of school and work obligations. Time management is an important role in the life of a busy student; writing agendas, organizing schedules, coping with stress, and enjoying life as a teenager.
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