Today's Announcements


Tuesday April 22, 2014

4th quarter SRD Projects are due May 7th
Golf: Today is Semo Conference Golf Tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. Brian Whitson, Grant Woodfin, Spence Lorch are all competing and will be out all day.
Baseball: SCAA Tournament Semifinals: Advance at Bernie, 430pm today. Baseball players will leave at 230pm for the game.
Softball: SCAA Tournament Championship Game: Advance vs. Woodland, 4pm today at Puxico. Softball players will leave at 145pm for the game.

04/26 PROM
04/29 BB VS PUXICO (A) 4:30


Summer School will begin on Tuesday May 27th and will end on Friday June 20th. Students who have struggled throughout the school year and have failed courses and are not on track to graduate will be assigned to summer school to make up credit. Please watch for the announcements and letters that will be mailed home notifying you of the summer school assignments.

Morgan Roper still owes Mrs. Simmers for pizza.

Students are reminded when signing in and out of school you MUST sign in/out in the HS office. The only students allowed to use the sign in/out sheet located outside the office is CTC and working students.

Prom will be April 26TH @ Dockside in Cape 7-10. Pictures by Robin Minton. Juniors and seniors along with their dates are to meet at the venue at 6pm to walk to the courthouse steps for group pictures. Ms. Minton will also take individual pictures inside after group pictures. Sign up your OUT OF SCHOOL DATES in the HS office no later than April 17th.

SENIOR BBQ: Friday, May 9th during lunch!! Sign up in HS office for hot dog or hamburger by April 17th.
BACCALAUREATE: Sunday, May 4th @ 2pm at Advance First Church
Baccalaureate Practice: Friday, May 2nd time TBA
Graduation: Saturday, May 17th at 6pm in the HS Gym. Seniors need to meet in the HS library at 5:30
Pictures: Mrs. Minton will take Senior T-shirt pictures. That date and time has not been set at this time. Please watch announcements for that info.
Fine/Money Owed: All money owed MUST be paid in full by Wednesday, May 7th.
Graduation Dress: The dress for graduation guidelines can be found on p.12 in the student handbook(The ladies will be expected to wear dresses or skirt/top combinations and black dress shoes, the young men will need to wear dark pants, solid light colored (preferably white) shirt with tie and black dress shoes with dark socks. NO jeans or sandals will be permitted. The cap and gown will be worn as it comes in the package, nothing added unless indicated by the senior sponsors and no writing on top. Inappropriately dressed students will not participate in the ceremony)

A+ Scholarship: Seniors MUST have their A+ hours completed by Friday, May 2nd & turned in to Ms. Kight. Seniors will be notified if they have completed all requirements for scholarship eligibility.

Counselors Notes
JUNIORS & SENIORS- Entries for the B. Davis Scholarship are now being accepted. The B. Davis Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the following topic: Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution. Your submission must be sent by email to the following address Deadline to apply is May 26th. For more information go to

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS- If you are interested in enrolling in one of Three Rivers Colleges online dual credit courses, please see Mrs. Harrison as soon as possible. TRCC will be offering General Sociology and Government in the Fall semester. You will need to take the ACT or COMPASS exam before you will be allowed to register. Sign the list on the counselors door if you would like to take the COMPASS test. There is no fee for the COMPASS and you will be able to take it here in our Library.

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS- Southeast Missouri State University will be offering a few online dual credit courses this Fall. If you will be a Junior or Senior next year and have atleast a 3.0 cumulative gpa, you are eligible to enroll in PY101 Psychology, SO102 Sociology, or UI100 University Studies. Please see Mrs. Harrison as soon as possible if you are interested in enrolling in any of these classes.

JUNIORS & SENIORS- The admissions rep from Mineral Area College will be at AHS on Monday, April 28th at 11:30 am. Please sign the list outside the counselors office if you would like to attend the presentation.

Advance Community Teachers Association Scholarship--$250. Must pursue a degree in education, deadline is April 30th.

SENIORS-Applications are now available in the counselors office for the Advance Athletic Booster Club Scholarships (Raymond Bud Mashek and Ida Jean Scott). One male and one female recipient will each be chosen to receive a $750 scholarship. Applicants must have participated in at least two consecutive seasons of at least one sport between grades 9-12. Deadline to apply is April 30th.

SENIORS-The Stoddard County Board of Real Estate will be awarding a $250 scholarship to 1 student at each of the following Stoddard County High Schools: Richland, ADVANCE, Puxico, Bernie, Bloomfield, Dexter and Bell City. To apply for the scholarship, you must complete an application, provide one letter of recommendation, and complete an essay. The deadline to apply is April 25th. Applications are available in the counselors office.

SENIORS-Stoddard County Farm Bureau Scholarship: Applicants must attend post-secondary training at a college, university, or technical school and study a field of agriculture or other trades and professions necessary to the rural community. Deadline to apply is April 21st. Preference will be given to Farm Bureau Members. Applications are available in the counselors office.

SENIORS: Painton Antique Tractor Club-Applicants must major in Agriculture or vocational training related to agriculture. Applications are available in the counselors office. Deadline to apply is April 25th.

SENIORS- Applications are now available in the counselors office for the Advance Faculty/Staff Scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 30th.

SENIORS-Applications are now available in the counselors office for the Advance Mens Basketball League Scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 30th.

A+ Scholarship
Any student in grades 9-11 who has not signed up for the A+ Scholarship opportunity may do so at any time. The sooner the better. If you are interested please stop by the HS office and pick up an A+ School Agreement Form to fill out.
There may be Summer School opportunities to complete some A+ tutoring hours needed to fulfill part of the A+ requirements. Please sign up in the HS office if you would like to be considered to tutor during summer school.
If you are already signed up for A+ Scholarship, I will be mailing home updated letters soon to let students and parents know where they stand in meeting the necessary requirements to earn the scholarship their Senior year.
Any Senior who is not meeting the 95% overall high school Attendance requirement will need to go before the A+ Attendance Committee at the end of April. Date and time TBA.