Our free giveaways are held on the third Fridays of each month in the Big Gym. Groceries are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Distribution dates are:
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Najee Harris stays true to his word and, according to Brandon Huffman of ScoutFootball.com, our mighty Panther is attending Alabama. Harris recently completed his studies at Antioch High to be able to attend college now rather than in the fall. The top Panther football player also made headlines by being named Player of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and for taking the national stage during the Army All-American football game in Texas on Jan. 7. We'll miss this charming and talented student and wish him all the best.
Our Panther Pantry runs from 3:15-4:15 this Friday, Jan. 20. The food giveaway is held in the lobby of Beede Auditorium. These boxes of groceries are on a first-come/first-served basis.
Nuestra despensa de comida‘Panther Pantry’ se llevará a cabo de las 3:15-4:15 viernes,20 de de enero. La entrega de la despensa de comida será en Beede Auditorium. Estas cajas de comestibles se reparten por orden de llegada.
Antioch High's Track and Field is hosting a donation drive for its team. Said coach Kashauna Clipps: "This will help offer a higher quality experience for all ...The donations not only benefit the entire team but also allow us to support our athletes who need assistance." Donations are tax deductible. Please spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and the like. https://app.snap-raise.com/fundraisers/22715?share_type=email&donation_invite_id=6781663
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Antioch High’s Sage Bennett received the Reggie Moore Scholarship for his poem “Change” during the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Hosted by the City of Antioch and Antioch Unified School District, the event was at Beede Auditorium. Nearly 350 attendees enjoyed the Music Masters and AHS Dance Xtreme, along with an array of other student performers from various Antioch schools. PTSA president Velma Wilson co-organized the day with Nancy Wilson and Monica Wilson.
Antioch High's Warm for the Holidays event was wonderfully inspiring and joyful. It took a herculean team effort to give more than 120 families (650 adults and children) new books, coats, toys and food. Our young visitors played at the art station and took photos with Santa while their parents shopped. Nearly 100 student volunteers helped at each station and played personal shoppers to our guests. It was heartwarming. During the last few weeks, we had another 100 or so help organize, sort, pack and move an entire gym's worth of treats. There's a long list of folks to thank starting with Principal Louie Rocha, our staffers, AUSD and community including Antioch Rotary and more. It's a beautiful tribute to our giving campus and supportive city. #ThisIsAntiochHigh
The Panthers battled hard but fell short in its bid for the NCS championship title, taking second in the division. It's been a strong and exciting road for all. We're proud our team had such a successful season. The last time the Panthers were at this level was in 1977. Congrats to all the student athletes, team staff, coaches and all who cheered on our team.
Antioch High’s music department hit it out of the park with its first Panther Follies last weekend. The cabaret-style evening featured Music Masters and the Show Choir performing numbers from “West Side Story,” “Cinderella,” “Wicked,” “Ragtime,” and “Kiss Me Kate,” accompanied by an accomplished pianist.
Choir director Sarah Phelan plans to make this an annual event.
The Antioch vs. Deer Valley match turned out to be an exciting game with the Panthers trailing 19-8 with less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter. But, our team came through in a big way winning 44-19 and retaining the Mayor's Cup for the third year in a row.
Tatiana Mendez (escorted by Gary Wallace) was named homecoming queen with a first-of-its-kind announcement for Panther Country. Jim Harbaugh, renowned Michigan University and former 49er coach, read the big reveal during halftime. The princess court featured Savannah Vanderzwan (Cole Kies), Catherine Quecan (Jeromy Quach), Esmeralda Fregoso (Bernado Mendoza), Kathy Valenciano (Carlos Lopez) and Chelsea Abillano (Michael Sellers). The Panthers beat the Liberty Lions, after an hour brown out in the stadium, 62-25.
Runners + Dogs = Fun! Antioch High is thrilled about its new Panther Tails program, which buddies up the cross country team and Antioch Animal Shelter dogs. Students loved the pups; the dogs got fresh air and exercise; and adoption may increase. Thanks to Chief Allan Cantando and Principal Louie Rocha for green lighting this right out of the gate, and to Coach Lisa Cuza for saying yes! It's community engagement at its best. KTVU recently did a live feed on this exciting program on Sept. 22 http://www.ktvu.com/news/207212026-video#.V-SJuqnv7R4.facebook, and aired an additional segment on this engaging program. #ThisIsAntiochHigh
Panther Country kicked it into high gear with a fun-filled rally and a crushing football game against Lincoln. Our championship team won the game 67-38! On Sept. 16 the Panthers are at Rancho Cotate and on Sept. 23, we'll be at De LaSalle. Our championship team returns home on Oct. 7 against Freedom High.
AHS grad and "Sharknado" director Anthony Ferrante (second from left) shot his new thriller at several spots on our campus over the weekend. He also spoke with the 30-some students who joined the fun and cast them in various background shots. It was an interesting and hands-on experience, especially for our Media-Tech Academy students. For the next couple weeks, Ferrante and his crew will be filming around Antioch - a little tribute to his hometown.
We're happy to welcome our new and returning students to Antioch High, home of the Panthers. Built in 1955, our school has a long history of pride, spirit, academic and athletic excellence and strong community. We're in the midst of renovating our 60-year-old school. The current updates are the cafeteria and quad area (near the office), the 1100 wing transformation into a media and tech center and completion of updating all classes and halls. Last year we saw the beautiful unveiling of our fabulous Eells Stadium and the office-library building. Here's wishing you a fantastic school year.
Antioch High has two new vice principals joining our winning team. Nadia Kline-Taylor will oversee the environmental academy while Stephon Cartwright takes on LEAD.
We welcome this fresh duo to Panther Country!
Antioch High's original 1955 office was taken down in early August to make way for a spacious cafeteria and inviting quad area. The modernization of those two areas is set to be done by late 2017. Also, the entire 1100 hall and vintage library will be transformed into a media center, while the remainder of the halls and classrooms will be finished. Those upgrades should be complete by spring of 2017. The campus-wide renovation is made possible by voters passing Bond Measure B.
Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan University coaching team held a football camp at Antioch High for some 200 student athletes on June 23. The two-hour event was held on Eells Field with parents and Harbaugh fans in the bleachers. The top-notch camp featured an array of drills, tips and hands-on work with the coaches. Members of Antioch High's championship football team were on hand, as well as coaches including head coach John Lucido and principal Louie Rocha. The
No. 1 recruit in the nation, AHS running back Najee Harris, worked one-on-one with a Michigan coach during the session.
Antioch High held its first Buddy Club Prom, which beautifully mixed its special ed students with traditional learners. The prom, held in the school's vintage library, featured testimonials from mentors, awards, scholarships, food, photos and music. The club is the brainchild of junior Savannah Vanderzwan, who came up with the concept so that "all students" could enjoy the high school experience. In addition to the weekly meetings, the club has had several special gatherings and field trips. Teacher Andy Lemos is the advisor. Principal Louie Rocha was impressed by the students who coordinated the event and said "I'm proud to be the principal of AHS."
Antioch High hosted its annual Scholarship Night on May 10 in Beede Auditorium. The stage was filled with about 65 students, who received more about $72,000 in scholarships. Friends and family came out to celebrate the seniors, who were honored with about 125 scholarships by a variety of individuals, memorials, annual, alum, businesses and community. Special thanks to the Antioch Community Scholarship Fund committee, which worked tirelessly with College & Career lead Kashauna Clipps and Vice Principal Lindsay Wisely to make the event a success, and, to the Class of 1966 for its generous scholarships.
Everybody wants to be part of Panther Country, including Coach Jim Harbaugh, who would love to have our Najee Harris become a Michigan Wolverine. Harbaugh paid a visit to AHS on Jan. 19 and meet with Harris (the No. 1 high school running back), along with Wolverine defensive line coach Greg Mattison, Jay Harbaugh, principal Louie Rocha, offensive coordinator Brett Dudley and head coach John Lucido. In mid-December Harris was visited by the head coaches from Notre Dame and Cal Berkeley.
Our mighty Panthers put up a tough fight against Foothill in the NCS semi-finals on Nov. 28. The Pleasanton team edged out AHS by 55-54 in the last minute of the game. One veteran preps sports editor said it was one of the "greatest high school games" he'd ever seen. The football team ends this tremendous season with an 11-0 record; the best since 1977. We applaud the team and coaches for an amazing job, and students and staff for the fabulous support and spirit. Go, Panthers!
In 2012, our community showed its support by voting yes
on Measure B. We plan to honor your investment of our historic campus with a strong and vibrant modernization
of Antioch High over the next couple years. Our website via the RENOVATIONS page provides a variety of info - from detailed plans and drawings to the timeline of the changes happening here on campus.
Antioch High marched away with a bundle of top awards at the recent Cupertino Tournament of Bands.
Up against 16 other high schools, this was the marching group's first competition of the year. And, they hit it out of the park by winning first place in three categories: Auxiliary, Percussion and Military Marching. We're so proud of our hard-working student musicians, including drum major Carlos Amaral, drum captain Gregory Lewis, and letter captain Mia Steinmetz, along with band director Mr. Kenan Baker. Big thanks to the Antioch Band Boosters Association for its help and support. Go, Panthers!
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Feb. 13: Lincoln's Birthday
Feb. 20: Presidents Day
April 10-17: Spring break
May 29: Memorial Day
June 9: Summer break begins
Disneyland: May 17 and 18
Senior Ball: May 5, Bentley Reserve, San Francisco
Graduation: June 9, Eells Stadium
Photo finish: Visit the ABC website to register and schedule your appointment fior your senior portrait. http://portal.abcschool
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Our recent mini VAPA (visual arts/performing arts) was a big hit thanks to a great array of performances including dance, song and band, impressive art and tasty food. Our big VAPA will be in late spring and jam packed with even more fun.
Cheers to Ms. Anne Swatzeel and Ms. Shira Sweitzer, shown here being congratulated by
Principal Louie Rocha, for being honored as two of the top teachers by the Antioch Schools Education Foundation's Mary Allan Fellows award event. Both English teachers were celebrated, along with 10 other AUSD educators, for their commitment, dedication and innovative spirit to their students. We're so proud of these Antioch High teachers!
This mighty trio was honored during Antioch's citizen of the year awards. Treyvon Hall, a junior, won the top youth title and $1,000 scholarship, while junior Savannah Vanderzwan was runner-up, earning a $750 prize. Senior Aimie McGoldrick was an honored nominee. Held at Lone Tree Event Center, the three were impressive, inspiring and humble. Big congrats to all!
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, along with former NFL players Akili Calhoun and Bobby Shaw, hosted a concussion awareness assembly for Antioch High athletes today in the Big Gym. Also in attendance were Antioch Mayor Wade Harper, school board member Debra Vinson and Dr. David Hong (all pictured), along with Mayor pro tem Lori Ogorchock and councilwoman Mary Rocha. It was a solid event loaded with info for our students.
During a special program on Oct. 7, AHS senior Najee Harris was presented with an All-American Bowl jersey by the
US Army. Only a select few high school players are invited to this prestigious game, which will be held in San Antonio on Jan. 7. We're proud of Najee, his work ethic and nice spirit. To learn about the story behind the talented player, click on the link for the latest installment by the San Francisco Chronicle. http://projects.