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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District #81 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the third statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From November 16 through January 16, teachers, students, and parents will be asked to take a 20-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for AJCHS to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.


Holocaust Survivor Speaks at AJ

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Marion Blumenthal Lazan, Holocaust survivor, spoke to students and staff at AJ on Tuesday. Her story about the events that took place while she was trapped in Nazi Germany were eye-opening to many.

Marion's story was inspiring as she went on about survival skills that she learned as a child.  Even though Marion survived some hard years, to say the least, she says these are the years that shaped her life.  These events made her into the woman that she is today.

For more information about Marion, please visit her website at www.fourperfectpebbles.com.  Her book is also available at Book Worm, located in Carbondale.

Wildcat of the Week

Congratpenningerulations to Mrs. Penninger for being the Teacher Wildcat of the Week.  She always gives 100% and is such a great role model. 

Please continue to nominate your favorite Wildcat, and they could be next to appear as one of AJ's Wildcat's of the Week.



AJ Cheerleaders

AJ Cheerleaders

AJ Cheerleaders took first place in the Small Varsity Division at Mt. Vernon High School on December 4th.

AJ Soccer

A-J Goal Club honored their soccer players, coaches, and families at a banquet held on Monday, November 14th. Coach Mark Boomer and Assistant Coach David Stoner recognized outstanding players with special awards. Forward Jaryt Tripp, junior, was named Offensive Player of the Year. Defenders Diego Godinez, senior, and Sheldon McGrath, junior, were name co-Defensive Players of the Year. Goalie Jake Parr, junior, was named Most Valuable Player. Jesus Olvera, a senior, received the Most Improved Player Award. The Wildcat Soccer Team, which is made up of players from Anna-Jonesboro, Cobden, and Dongola High Schools, finished the season with a record of 12-7-2. During the season, Coach Mark Boomer got his 100th career win. Congratulations to Coach Boomer and the Wildcat Soccer Team on a great season. Special thanks to all of the businesses, individuals and fans who support Wildcat Soccer!