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:
Let the game begin
The Panther Boys' Basketball team plays goes up against the Deer Valley Wolverines at 7 tonight (Feb. 21) in Antioch's High Don Richardson Gym. Our boys (No. 8 seed) are playing DVHS (No. 9 seed) in the first found of the NCS playoffs.There are no student passes or discounts for this game. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for students. Come join us as we cheer on Coach Riva and his mighty team.
Gary Wallace (here with escort Brenda Macias) was crowned
The Positivity Project debut
Antioch High recently kicked off its latest program connecting student and staff. The Positivity Project allows staff to surprise a student - or students - with words of appreciation, support and gratefulness. Here's the debut of our new weekly series.
Campus construction continues
After an extended process, the Department of California State Architects has approved Antioch High’s next phase of updates and remodel. Construction of the new cafeteria (where the original office was located) and the 1100 wing (former library and classrooms) will start this month.
The 1100 wing (at the back of the school) will be transformed into a state-of-the-art Media Technology Center. Estimated to be complete by early fall, the area will feature green screen audio/video capability and modern technology classrooms.
In addition to a spacious cafeteria, the area will feature a wide open quad area with beautiful landscape. It is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2018.
Our final construction phase will also include the highly anticipated aquatic swim center, and updating the final three hallways and classrooms in the 300, 400 and 500 wings.
With construction beginning, staff parking will spill over into the gym parking lot. Parents will no longer has access to that lot starting Feb. 14. Pick-up and drop-off are available in the student lot across from the big gym, and on 18th Street beyond the main office and Beede Auditorium.
“We appreciate the community support to improve the school facilities of AHS via Bond Measure B and your assistance with dropping and picking up your children in the identified locations during construction,” said Principal Louie Rocha.
Going to the next level
On the right path
Educators from across the United States visited Antioch High School's Linked Learning Pathways to gain more info about creating similar programs in their schools. About 80 participants toured classrooms with students leading the way. Said Principal Louie Rocha: "I'm proud of our students, staff and our campus. This visit was a huge success. I especially want to thank our student ambassadors from each academy who helped to greet our guests, escort them on classroom tours, and share in conversation. The feedback was all positive, and our guests were very impressed by our students and faculty."
Attention sophomores and juniors! Are you looking for help in preparing for the SATs? Sign up to take the free SAT prep class offered on campus. The class begins March 1, and only open to the first 20 students who submit their application. Get the class application with Ms. Clipps in the College and Career Center. Don't miss out on a great opportunity.
Our ELAC meeting will be at 4 p.m. March 16 in the Career Center. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Los Medanos College courses will be available to juniors and seniors after school on our campus. A career development class and an orientation to college course begin later this month. Classes are free and open to the first 25 Antioch High students who sign up. These courses will earn you college credit and are transferable to any CSU or community college. The offerings are:
Pick up an application from a counselor or the career center. Application deadline is Feb. 17 to Mrs. Freeman.
From Panther to Crimson Tide
Najee Harris stays true to his word and 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. He was also recently named SportStars NorCal Player of the Year. We'll miss this charming and talented student and wish him all the best.
Holiday pantry a big success
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
Panthers' great season
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.
Mayor's Cup remains at AHS
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.
Hooray for Homecoming!
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.
Hot diggity dog!
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.
Antioch High + Hollywood
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.
Welcome to Panther Country
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.
New vice principals
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.
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.
Congrats to the Class of 2016!
Michigan U leads camp
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
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.
Big Blue pays a visit
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.
We are the champions
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!
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.
Join the after school fun
April 10-17: Spring break
Early release dates
Class of 2017!
Diploma names! Seniors be sure to check your name on the list by Feb. 28
Senior Ball: May 5, Bentley Reserve, San Francisco
School Loop for parents
You're "In the Loop!" Next time you visit the home page,
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.
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!
A Panther first
During a special program on Oct. 7, AHS senior Najee Harris was presented with an All-American Bowl jersey by the