ACHS NEWS

  • Girls' Basketball Try-Outs
    Girls Basketball Try-Outs will be Tuesday, April 22-Thursday, April 24 from 3:20-5:00 p.m. each day.  For more information, please see Coach Charlette Foster. 
  • ACHS Volleyball Try-Outs
    ACHS Volleyball Try-Outs will be Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. and Monday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the high school gym. For more information, see Coach Eric Lancaster. 
  • Athletic Physicals
    Athletic Physicals will be offered for ACHS on Tuesday, April 29 at the Crossroads Arena at 5:00 p.m.
  • ACHS Colorguard Auditions
    There will be Colorguard Auditions for the ACHS Purple Pride Marching Band on Friday, May 2 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.  There will be a camp preceding these auditions on April 28, 29 and May 1.  For more information, please see Band Directors Eric Perry or Jana Matlock. 
  • Senior Sounds Tickets
    Senior Sounds tickets are now on sale for the show May 1-3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coliseum Civic Center.  Cost of admission is $10 for ages 5+.  Tickets may be purchased in the ACHS Office from 7:30-3:30 daily or by going online to www.seniorsounds.net and selecting "Reserve Tickets Now."  

    On this site, tickets may be reserved and seating will be reserved at the best possible position from the stage that is available at the time of reservation.  These tickets will be placed at the ticket table to be picked up and paid for either in the office during school hours or at the door on the night of the reserved show from 6:00-6:45 p.m.  Tickets not picked up by 6:45 will be released for sale to the general public.  
  • Real World Budgeting for ACHS Students
    Students Experience a taste in real world budgeting

    "Act your wage!" Students of ACHS had the opportunity to attempt just that on April 1.  Mary Linda Moore, family resource management specialist from the MSU Extension Service, presented the Real World budgeting simulation to the students of Mrs. Twila Bridges, Mrs. Katriena Burgess, Mr. Brandon Derrick, Mrs. Connie Lambert and Mrs. Lillie Weaver.  

    The participants were given a hypothetical family situation with a monthly income and were then required to make spending decisions related to housing, transportation, groceries, clothing, medical care, entertainment, savings and other expenses.  If an individual ran out of money, he/she would have to choose less expensive options or get a second job. 

    Integrating financial literacy across the curriculum is essential when considering these statistics from Jump-Start Coalition for Financial Literacy: young people usually determine their attitudes about handling money by the time they finish 5th grade, people in the 18-24 age bracket spend over 30% of their monthly income on debt repayment, the fastest growing group declaring bankruptcy is young adults, ages 20-24, almost 10% of college students drop out of school because of debt and/or financial pressures.

    When asked what they had learned from this activity, students offered the following quotes: "It's not what you earn; it's what you spend," said Makayla.  "A budget would tell my money where to go instead of where it went," added Brooklyn. A student who chose to remain anonymous said, "I found out what it's like to be my parents."

    This simulation helped the young adults understand how personal behaviors and decisions affect a person's finances and quality of life.

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  • AC Baseball Alumni
    The Alcorn Central High School Baseball program is seeking contact information from all AC Baseball Alumni. 
     
    Please be sure to include your phone number and mailing address as well as the position you played, the years you were a player and any honors you may have received as a player. 
     
    All former players can send requested information to acbaseballalumni@gmail.com or by calling 662-322-7389.  We look forward to hearing from you!
  • AlcornCentral.com
    Coach Bobby Purvis and his son, Robbie, have put together a website of memories for Alcorn Central alumni from 1975-85.  Go to www.alcorncentral.com and enjoy, Golden Bears!  Thanks Coach Purvis and Robbie!
  • ACHS Track Records
    ACHS Track Records have been updated by Coach Bobby Purvis.  Please check out the "Track" link under the "Sports" section to review our recordholders at Alcorn Central High School.  Thanks, Coach Purvis!!