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ATTENTION FRESHMAN CONGRESS – There will be a brief meeting today at 1:50 in room 8-310. If you have an 8th period, please check in with your 8th period teacher and then report to Ms. Singer’s room.

The next William Allen Construction Company meeting will be held on Wednesday November 20th during 7th period. We will take our group photo for Comus before the meeting. Meet in the Main lobby for the photo. Students should receive passes from their homeroom teacher. Please do not miss this meeting!

Donate $1 for a pin or a ribbon to wear orange for Leukemia or kidney cancer and/or black for melanoma, skin cancer on Thursday, November 21st. Orange and black ribbons can be purchased from any Canaries for Life member or at the Main entrance on Thursday morning. Only the polo can be replaced with another orange or black top. Give support and help the Canaries for Life raise awareness.

Tickets for the Fall Drama ANTIGONE NOW are on sale in Mr. Sechler’s room 2-105. All seats are $5. The production is today @ 7 pm in the Black Box Theatre.

VIM and Key Club will be holding a fall food drive. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off in the guidance office or the NGC Main Office until Tuesday 11/26.

SENIORS -- In order for your Senior Portrait to appear in the 2020 edition of the Comus, William Allen High School's yearbook, you will need to have your senior portrait taken by Christmas City Studio. We do not accept senior portraits from other photographers. Christmas City Studio will be returning to Allen during the evening of December 5th. You will need to call Christmas City Studio at 610-691-2109 to make an appointment for one of these dates. Please call and make your appointment now, as the appointment times fill up quickly. If you have any questions about the Senior Portraits, please see Mr. Iles in Room 4-204.

Saturday classes for credit recovery have started. They run every Saturday 9:30am-11:30am. If you are interested in making up credits, please see you counselor or administrator for more information.

• Guitar club will be every Tuesday in room 8-221 at 2:50 until 3:50pm.
• Volunteers in Motion will meet every Thursday after school in the library.
• Gay Straight Alliance meets every Tuesday in room 1-303 after school. All are welcome!
• Anti-Bullying Club meets every Monday at 2:50pm in room 3-205 All are welcome!
• K-POP meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:50-4:30 in room 8-303.
• STAGE CREW is meeting after school daily in the Scene Shop. Lots to do right now!
• Latino Leadership meets every Tuesday after school in Room 8-121.
• Baking Club meets every Monday at 2:50 in room 1-221
• International club will meet Wednesdays (except the 1st one of the months) at 2:50 in room 1-209

Students interested in trying out for the Winter Cheer Season should stop by the Athletic Office to sign-up and pick-up the proper paperwork. Tryout Practices are as follows:
• November 14, and 19 from 3:30 – 5:30 PM in the Student Center
• November 13 and 18 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in the Student Center

3:00 PM Wrestling IM’s in the Wrestling Room
3:00 PM Swimming IM’s in the Pool
3:15 PM Boys Soccer IM’s at JBC Stadium
3:30 PM Indoor Track IM’s in the Weight Room
3:30 PM V/JV Cheerleaders Winter Cheer Tryout Practice in the Student Center
6:00 PM V/JV Baseball Strength & Conditioning in the Weight Room
6:00 PM Boys Volleyball IM’s in the Gym
6:00 PM Girls Basketball IM’s in the Gym

William Allen, Trexler, and Raub are offering weight certifications for all student athletes interested in wrestling.
All student athletes interested in wrestling are required to become weight certified to establish a healthy weight for the season as well as complete a hydration assessment. Student Athletes must have a valid PIAA physical before weight certifying. All of these will be done by the St. Luke’s athletic training staff.
Today 11/13/19 @ Trexler – 3pm to 5pm
Thursday 11/14/19 @ Raub – 3pm to 5pm

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William Allen High School is one of 3 high schools located in the city of Allentown. 
The richness of The Allentown School District's diversity is strengthened by its central role in educating our students for America's future through academic excellence and celebrating the culturally responsive, athletic and artistic range of talent in the schools. ASD students originate from 51 countries and speak 26 languages. There are twenty-five academic buildings throughout the City. 

During the 2016-2017 school year, the district enrolled 16,628 students across 15 Elementary & Early Childhood Centers (7,976), 4 Middle Schools (3,421) and 3 High Schools (5,231).  The Allentown School District has 2,429 personnel.

89.1% of our families are denoted as Low Income, and 100% receive Free/Reduced Lunch.  ASD is the third largest urban school system out of 500 Districts in the Commonwealth and serves a community with a poverty rate of 38.64% of the City's population. (2013 Census). 

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