On February 28th, the AFC FFA participated in the Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event hosted at Rochelle High School. They identified cuts of poultry, placed rings of chickens, identified egg abnormalities and graded eggs. The AFC team received third place overall. Noah Lester won seventh place individual, Otto Horner won eighth place individual and Willie Schaneberg won tenth place individual. Congratulations!#AFCFFA
On February 28th, some members of the AFC FFA participated in the Food Science Career Development Event hosted at Rochelle High School. Activities included aroma identification, triangle tests, an exam and a team problem where the teams created a healthy children’s drink. The AFC team won second place overall. Ella Coffman and Kate Viall tied for first place individual, and after choosing a random tiebreaker question Ella received first place and Kate second place. The AFC middle school team received first place overall. Dani Kaecker won second place individual and Elsie Viall won fifth place individual. Congratulations to all the participants! #AFCFFA
Kindergarten registration for the 24-25 school year is now due. If you have not turned in your registration packet, please do so by the end of the week. If you did not receive a registration packet, please call Katie Wolf at AFC Elementary School to request one be mailed. Packets can also be picked up in the main office at the elementary school.
Check out our baseball fundraiser! Thanks for your continued support of AFC baseball! https://app.launchfundraising.com/launchathonFundraiserHome/fundraiser/FJZQ52
**9th grade through 12th grade students** Purchase your 2023-2024 Yearbook now! Yearbooks are $45 each and can be purchased directly from the Jostens website linked below. Any questions, contact Mrs. Waters at email@example.com. https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01628900
Ashton-Franklin Center is looking for (2) CDL bus drivers. Interested parties should contact Julie Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thank you to all of our future FFA members who participated in the FFA Week Colouring contest. The FFA Officers picked their favourites - congrats to Naveah(6th grade), Jett(5th grade), Raegan(5th grade), Addy(4th grade), Noah(4th grade), Abel(3rd grade), Jackson(3rd grade), Lukas(2nd grade), Lincoln(2nd grade) Georgia(1st grade), Oaklyn(1st grade), Ireland(Kindergarten) and Liam(Kindergarten). All the entries were amazing - we had a hard time choosing! #AFCFFA
Attention Senior Parents! Do you want to recognize your graduating senior for their accomplishments? Well, you can by purchasing a Recognition Ad through the link below and it will be added to this year's yearbook! The deadline for a Recognition Ad is April 5, 2024. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Waters at email@example.com. https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/students-and-parents/yearbook-ads
Quick reminder! Baseball practice begins tomorrow. Softball practice will begin on Tuesday. Please be sure your student is registered, has a physical on file, and has their fees paid. Please direct any questions to Mr. Hamel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate National FFA Week with us! #AFCFFA
This week at AFC (February 19 - February 24)
This Saturday the AFC Academic Team traveled to Prophetstown to compete in the 40th annual Masonic Bowl Tournament. The Raiders earned 2nd place in the tournament and in addition to the plaque and medals the team won $300 for the Scholastic Bowl Program!
Congratulations to Nivea Noon, 9th grade, Ella Coffman, 9th grade, Olivia Gould, 12th grade, and Brianna Gonnerman, 12th grade! These students have all had artwork selected to be displayed at the Woodlawn Arts Academy's annual student exhibit. Work goes on display Friday, February 16th at 5 PM. Work will be on display through April 26th during Woodlawn’s regular operating hours. If you’re out and about in the Sterling area over the next couple of weeks, stop by to view their work. You won’t be disappointed!
Explore Sauk! Stop by SVCC on your day off Monday to see all that Sauk has to offer! Registration for this event is still open. https://svcc.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Events/EventDetails?eventId=58f87a75-5f7e-ee11-8a25-0ee25517dd67
Congratulations to our Raiders of the Week, Rylie and Claire! These two ladies demonstrated exceptional citizenship, kindness, and responsibility. Rylie has been in cheer, and Claire has been in volleyball and now basketball. While we are proud of their accomplishments in athletics and activities, the character of these two ladies is where their lights truly shine. They consistently lead by example and can always be seen with a smile on their faces! Congratulations, Rylie and Claire!
The Elementary School students who wait for the morning shuttle bus made a sign for our Lady Raiders! Good luck tonight!!!
Check out the information for baseball gear!
The AFC Scholastic Bowl Team improved to 20-6 last night after defeating South Beloit. Congratulations to the team on officially joining the “20 Dub Club”! The Raiders season continues this weekend as they travel to Prophetstown to compete in the Masonic Bowl Tournament.
Big win for Lady Raiders tonight 45-22. They advance to the Regional Championship on Thursday against Serena, played at Earlville at 7:00. There will be a sign up sheet in the office for students wishing to ride the fan bus. The cost is $5 to hold your spot, but that money will be given back to the students as AFC boosters will cover the cost of admission. Go Raiders!
Submitting the FAFSA (or a waiver) is an Illinois High School graduation requirement. With the FAFSA changing in the last year, AFC will offer a FAFSA workshop at the Jr/Sr High School on February 22nd, 5-7 pm. Mrs. Lave and an ISAC rep will be available to assist you. See the flyer for additional information and what to bring.