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PTA plans for the future

Green Spring Gardens, a scenic setting for a special day, has been reserved as a location for prom photos.

Have you ever wondered how decisions at AHS are made? The Parent Teacher Association, or the PTA, met for their monthly meeting on April 16 at 7pm in the library. They are in charge of making important decisions at AHS in collaboration with the administration and faculty.

To start off, PTA president Kathy Ryan welcomed all the attendees and called the meeting to order. Principal Randazzo then took the floor to discuss a long list of recent developments in and around AHS.

Randazzo began with acknowledging the recent explosions in Boston and honoring the families who lost children in the Virginia Tech shooting six years ago. He asked the PTA members to keep the Read family, who lost a daughter to this tragedy, in their thoughts.

On a lighter note, the principal announced that he had reserved the Green Spring Gardens for senior prom pictures. He also mentioned that the administration is looking to find a “more positive senior activity” due to the cancellation of the traditional senior stampede this year.

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As the year starts to wind down, SOL and finals testing will be gearing up. IB testing for seniors begins on May 2, and SOL testing begins on May 13. Finals for the seniors will begin in early June, while finals for the underclassmen will begin on June 11.

After all the tests are taken and grades are finalized, the senior class of 2013 will graduate on June 13. Following graduation, there will be a few weeks of shortened days for the seniors.
A major topic of discussion at the PTA meeting was the organization of the All-Night Grad party. This celebration is traditionally held at Audrey Moore Rec Center, and it serves as an alternative party to those that involve alcohol consumption.

This year, the parents of the sophomore class will be responsible for providing food and beverages. They are encouraged to drop off these materials at the rec center on the evening of June 13.

As the school year comes to a close, AHS will be a bustling hive of activity. Parents, students, and teachers will all have to work together in order to bring a great end to a fantastic year.

Any parents interested in donating supplies for the All-Night Grad party should contact Kathy Ryan at [email protected]

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Sarah Metzel is the current Editorals Editor of The A-Blast. She joined the staff sophomore year as a staff writer. Metzel was accepted into the Young Journalists Development Program with the Washington Post in the spring of her sophomore year. She was also accepted into the 2014 Student Summer Institute with the Northern Virginia Writing Project. Metzel is devoted to improving her craft as a writer and aspires to follow her passion and become a professional journalist. Her Washington Post article can be read at Metzel has played varsity tennis and has been a member of the Just World Club since freshman year. In her free time, Sarah enjoys to read, work on her novel, play tennis and soccer, and eat at her favorite restaurants with friends.

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