By being the best version of yourself, you can inspire the same in others.

  • At ASFA, students find classmates, teachers, and advisors - who challenge them to take their ideas to the next level, who support them when they're in doubt, and who cheer them on when they face big hurdles. It's the kind of community that helps students take the positive risks they need to become their best selves. Everything at ASFA is made possible through our passionately engaged and supportive community.

    How do you build a community like that? You see it happen as a musician stays after practice to help a classmate perfect her tone; during a dorm-wide community scavenger hunt; as two friends come together to pitch a new environmental initiative to the administration; or while a student and a teacher puzzle over a calculus problem over lunch.

    In short, you'll find that ASFA students are passionate and committed to not only their specialty but to their community. Our students use their powerful influence on one another for good.


  • Friday['s Announcements--May 20, 2022 (updated)

    Posted by Jaronda Little on 5/20/2022 10:00:00 AM

    Good morning!  These are your morning announcements. 

    On Saturday, May 14th, Music Department students participated in the Magic City Clarinet Festival Solo Competition sponsored by the Birmingham Music Club at the University of Montevallo. Jasmine Young (10th grade clarinet major) won first place in the high school division, and Andrew Roberts (11th grade clarinet major) was runner up. ASFA music alum K'mya Burrell won the college/emerging artist division. Dr. Janssen was also one of the guest artists who performed a recital and gave a masterclass during the event. 

    Then on Sunday, May 15th several ASFA students competed in an International Talent Hunt sponsored by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. The talent hunt selected a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner and it was a total ASFA sweep! All 3 will advance to the next round in the Talent Hunt.  

    1st Place: Darrina Johnson, 9th grade piano major 

    2nd place: Jasmine Young, 10th grade clarinet major 

    3rd place: Andrew Robertson, 11th grade clarinet and saxophone major 

    Congratulations to the following students were juried into and are recipients of awards in the 2022 Shelby County Arts Council High School Art Exhibition/Competition 

    – Merritt Crumpton,  Best in Drawing 

    - Val Michael,  Best in Painting 

    - Zaida Ross,  Best in 3D 

     -Tishunti Poon, Honorable Mention 

      

    The following students are recipients of awards in the 2022 Scholastic Art &Writing Competition (Regional) 

    -Maddy Barrentine, Silver Key 

    -Merritt Crumpton, Silver Key and Honorable Mention 

    -Maisie Davis,  Honorable Mention 

    -Autumn Duncan,  Silver Key 

    -Riley Gamble,  Honorable Mention 

    -Raina Gregory,  Silver Key 

    -MK McDonald,  Gold Key 

    -Raina Peterson,  Silver Key 

    -Zaida Ross , Silver Key 

    -Kara Theart, Gold Key x2, Silver Key, Honorable Mention 

     

    If you applied to become an Ambassador and never heard back from Ms. Little, that means you submitted a lunchroom account number that could not be identified. Please email her today and let her know what days you will be here next week to discuss your application. 

    Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to join the Ambassadors (so far) for next school year. 

    Creative Writing—Dania Alzoubi & Alayna Sconiers, grade 9 and Egg McClure, grade 10 

    Dance--Christina Norman. grade 9, and Alex Sullen, grade 11 

    Math/Science--Radhika Pant, Cindy Lu, Deepak Sathishkumar, all grade 10, and Ryan Debrow, grade 11 

    Music -- Maggie Bearden and Nyla Jones, grade 10 

    Theatre Arts—Ka’Lise Benson, David Ritchey, Nalin Reed and Favor Buchi Ahiabuike, all grade 10, and Jack Fokkens, grade 9 

    Visual Arts—Emily Loubser, grade 11 

     

    Driver's Ed students must turn in their driving logs to Coach T by today to receive credit.

    Please look for your lost and found items in the cafeteria! Any items left after next Friday, May 27 will be donated.     

    Also, please be sure to completely clean out your locker before the end of the semester next week.  

    Everyone is invited to ASFA’s graduation tonight at the Alabama Theatre at 6:30 p.m.  

    Semester exams begin Monday, May 23, through Wednesday, May 25, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Students are dismissed immediately following their exam or can stay to have lunch at noon. Students must leave campus by 1 p.m. 

    Best wishes on your exams and have a GREAT summer break!  

     

     

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  • Monday's Announcements--May 16, 2022

    Posted by Jaronda Little on 5/16/2022 7:00:00 AM
    Good morning! These are your morning announcements. 
     
    Congratulations to 8th grade Math Science students on participating in 2021-2022 You Be The Chemist Challenge! The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) announced that more than 9,000 students from 200 middle schools across the Nation competed in the Challenge this year. We had five teams from ASFA Math-Science Department competing in the challenge, and one of our teams was announced the state winner for Alabama! 

    2022 State Winners for Alabama:  

    • Clark Baty
    • Noah Lowry
    • David Antselevich
    • Nehan Andrabi
    Please look for your lost and found items in the cafeteria! Any items left after next Friday, May 27 will be donated.  

    Also, please be sure to completely clean out your locker before the end of the semester next week. 

    If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and have created an interesting product to sell, ASFA wants to support and encourage you by holding a Student Entrepreneur Fair on Thursday, May 19th during Homeroom/Lunch. At this event, you will be able to sell your merchandise to students, faculty, and staff.   Merchandise cannot be food or drink items, but it can be jewelry, accessories, artwork, etc. This will be a cash-only event, and purchasers will pay you directly. Sign up if you're interested in showcasing and selling your work! There are only 15 slots available, so sign up early! The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 17th , and you can sign up through the link below. 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe11FLxOLpi4buYXNoXuXNOgoXGBF_UKiJqU2WpFR0UdhSYLg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

    Camp CSI Birmingham is looking for participants. This forensic science camp will be held at UAB from June 20-24. The cost is $350 and the first 20 students to register will be included. Organizers say ignore the May 31 deadline and just apply by going to https://www.uab.edu/cas/criminaljustice/camps/camp-csi/registration 

    Tomorrow is your final chance to purchase ASFA merchandise this school year.  The ASFA merchandise store will be open from 4 pm – 5 pm for anyone who wants to buy a t-shirt, hoodie, etc. before the next school year arrives. Payment with cash or check is preferred. 

    Don’t forget the Youth Job Fair on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. Over 25+ employers will be hiring students for summer jobs, paid internships, and part-time, and full-time employment.  Leaders of Excellence will be giving away gift cards, free food, and refreshments. To participate, register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-leaders-career-expo-tickets-331725248147 

     

     

    Have a great week! 

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