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Headmaster Announcements

  • HEADMASTERS' ASSOCIATION DUES: Headmasters' Association Dues - $150.00. The Treasurer is Rick Johnson so checks should be forwarded to his attention at Springwood School; P.O. Box 1030.; Lanett, AL 36863.   Headmaster Association Officers:
    President – John Mehaffey
    VP – Doug Bradford
    Treasurer-Rick Johnson
    Secretary – Clint Welch 
    Please forward any concerns or ideas to one of these individuals. Being a member of the Headmasters' Association, qualifies you to have an applicant for the Headmasters' Association Scholarship.

Academic Notes

  • Mark your calendar for the AISA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY, which is scheduled for October 2, 2017 at Vaughn Forest Church in Montgomery.  We are excited about this year’s program.  Our featured speaker will be Mr. Richard Byrne, author of the popular blog Free Technology for Teachers.  Mr. Byrne is a Google Certified Teacher and five time winner of the Edublogs Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog. In 2010, he was a finalist for ACTEM’s (Association of Computer Teachers and Educators in Maine) educator of the year award. Tech & Learning Magazine named him one of their “people to watch” in their  30th Anniversary celebration. We will also be joined by William Martinez who will inspire us through the story of his difficult journey through childhood and how his 8th grade music teacher changed his life. 
  • CREATIVE WRITING PROMPTToday’s date is Tuesday, September 15, 2037.  Tell us a story about your day and life twenty years from now.  Creative writing is due in the AISA office by December 6, 2017.
  • The next Activities (formerly called Council) Committee Meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the AISA office.
  • SGA FALL WORKSHOP The SGA Fall Workshop will be held at Huntingdon College, Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.   Registration will be from 9:30 until 10:00 a.m. in the lobby of Flowers Hall. The $150.00 annual SGA dues will be collected at the registration table. The meeting will be called to order promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude by noon. Important district meetings will be included in the program. Each SGA sponsor may bring the 2017-18 officers to the workshop (up to 10 people, including the sponsor). Appropriate attire for participants will be jeans and
    t-shirts (or other clothing that is normally worn to school). T-shirts with the school or SGA logo will be great, but not required.
  • 2017-2018 ORATORICAL CONTEST: District Contests are scheduled for October 17, 2017, and the State Contest is on October 24, 2017 at TBA.   Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the contest will begin at 10:00 a.m.  
    The topic for this year’s competition will be:  Autism: What is it and why have diagnosed cases increased over recent years?
  • AISA STATE READING CONTEST:  Entries must be submitted into the AISA office no later than March 29, 2018.  Please make sure you read the general information and rules.  
  • ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION EXAMINATION AS RELATED TO AISA DIPLOMA AND ATHLETIC REQUIREMENTS:  Rebecca Mims, Education Specialist for Assessment and Accountability, at the Alabama State Department of Education, has notified us that non-public school students may not take the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) unless their non-public school chooses to have all students tested.  Therefore, the AISA’s academic and athletic requirement policies concerning senior transfers and the passing of the AHSGE are no longer in effect.  Since these selected students no longer have the opportunity to retake failed portions of the test, we cannot enforce these policies.  Students ruled ineligible due to this policy are now declared eligible effective immediately.
  • ACCELERATED Dual Enrollment Online www.troy.edu/ecampus/accelerate

Accreditation Notes

Athletic Director Notes

  • AISA COACHES' ASSOCIATION DUES OF $150 ARE DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2017. Make your check payable to AISA Coaches' Association, and mail to Coach Glynn Lott, Coaches' Association President; Macon East Academy; 15396 Vaughn Rd.; Cecil, AL; 36013 $150.00 for all schools--after November 1, 2017 dues will go to $250.00. 
  • CONCUSSION RULE FOR ALL SPORTS: The AISA Athletic Committee voted unanimously on July 28, 2010 to approve the following concerning player concussions: Any player who shows signs or symptoms associated with a concussion shall not return to play in any sport until cleared by a medical doctor. Please refer to the  NFHS Rules Book that your school was issued at the Annual Coaches’ Meeting. Click here for more information or policy forms
  • AISA ATHLETIC HANDBOOK, GENERAL INFORMATION, PAGE 6--Note: It is the responsibility of the school to notify in writing the AISA office of any ejection of a coach or player within 48 hours. There will be a $100.00 fine for failure to report ejections. A player or coach ejected for conduct reasons from any playoff and/or final game of the sports season will be fined $250.00.
  • THE 2017-2018 GATE ADMISSION FEES: Gate Admission Fees:  Regular season play, Tournament play, Double headers and Jamborees:  $7.00 adults $5.00 students. Area/Regional Playoffs:  $7.00 Admission for everyone.  Tripleheader Football Championships: $15.00 Admission for everyone.  Admission to AISA State Athletic Events is $8.00 adults and students (All-Stars, Elite 8, Championship Play, etc.).
  • AISA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM: The AISA does not sponsor an AISA state championship program below the level of varsity athletics.
  • ATTENTION ATHLETIC COMMITTEE: The next Athletic Committee Meeting is scheduled for September 27, 2017 at the AISA office, 10:00 a.m.
  • SPORTS OFFICIAL BILL AND SPORTSMANSHIP: Please announce AISA Sportsmanship Statement and Sports Officials Bill prior to each athletic event. Click here to read these statements
  • STUDENT-ATHLETIC TRANSFERS: The AISA Office must be notified immediately in writing by receiving school of any student-athlete transferring in from a member school. (Item 10, Letter F, Page 15 Athletic Handbook)
  • ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR 2017-18:   Courses taken in summer school shall be considered an extension of the school year and credits earned in summer school may be used in determining scholastic eligibility of students. Independent Study and tutorial type courses may not be used for athletic eligibility purposes.  All summer school work and approved correspondence/on-line courses  may be used for eligibility purposes but final grades must be in and recorded on student's transcript on the Monday prior to the AISA’s third playing date for football (September 4, 2017).  A student is allowed a maximum of two (2) units in summer school to establish eligibility for the fall semester.  Clarification:  Summer school is defined as any coursework  begun after end of 2nd semester (as stated on AISA calendar) and concluded by the deadline set by the AISA.
  • HOME SCHOOL OPPONENTS: PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT PROPOSAL/POLICY: “Student-athletes transferring from a home school and/or a non-traditional school program will be eligible for AISA interscholastic athletics, if all AISA eligibility requirements have been met. AISA schools are not allowed to play home school teams in any sport (exception ACSC).
  • NATIONAL CENTER FOR SPORTS SAFETY: Please note contact information has changed as follows: National Center for Sports Safety; 2301 Morris Ave. Suite 105; Birmingham, Alabama 35203; Phone: 205-329-7535 or 7508; Fax: 205-329-7526; Toll-Free: 1-866-508-NCSS (6277); info@SportsSafety.org; Online Sports Safety Course: www.sportssafety.org
  • PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FOR ALL AISA ATHLETES/CHEERLEADERS: Refer to Physical Exam Form and Medical History Form in the Appendix of your AISA Athletic Handbook. Call the AISA office if you have questions.
  • ASSOCIATION BALL ADOPTION
  • COACHES, CALL YOUR SCORES IN: Birmingham News: 800-283-4024; Mobile Register: 800-239-1340 or 251-219-5669, Mike Herndon; Montgomery Advertiser: 800-488-3579 or 334-240-0190, Sports; Selma Times: 334-410-1740 (sports desk) 334-875-2110 (Times-Journal mainline); Tuscaloosa News: 205-722-0223 or Watch Line 866-400-8477.

Athletic Announcements

Football

  • 2017-2018 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
  • 2017-2018 FOOTBALL SCORES AND RANKINGS
  • AISA Football Tripleheader Championships - November 17, 2017
  • AISA All-Star Football Game - 7:00 p.m. Cramton Bowl, Montgomery - December 1, 2017
  • ATTENTION AD/HEAD FOOTBALL COACH(ES):  Please check schedules and touch base with your officials' coordinator each week to verify games. Only eligible student athletes may participate in a scrimmage/jamboree or a game. Please send a team roster to each football opponent.
  • ATTENTION ATHLETIC DIRECTORS AND FOOTBALL COACHES!! All football teams must use the entire heat break time in all AISA games. Coaches, do not send your team back on the field until the officials call for ready to continue. Use all of this time for rest and hydration for your players. SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY!
  • JUNIOR HIGH AND PEE WEE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES: All schools need to contact officials' coordinator about junior high/pee wee football schedules. 
  • IMPORTANT REMINDERS for the 2017 football season: 1) Sanction scrimmages / jamborees / 7 on 7 / camps etc. 2) Schools sharing stadiums with other schools may have to host games on Thursday nights. 3) Schools that agree to play on Thursday night, please contact the office ASAP.

Volleyball

  • ATTENTION VOLLEYBALL COACHES:   Reminders: 1.) All standards must be padded; 2.) Referee stands are strongly recommended; 3.) Steel cables should have a protective coating.
  • AISA State Volleyball Tournament - Faulkner University - October 19, 2017
  • AISA All-Star Volleyball Game - Cramton Bowl Multiplex, Montgomery, AL - October 28, 2017

Basketball

  • AISA State Basketball Elite Eight Tournament - Montgomery Multiplex - January 30-Feb. 1, 2018
  • AISA State Basketball Final Four Tournament - Montgomery Multiplex - February 2-3-5, 2018
  • AISA All-Star Basketball Games - Huntingdon College - February 16, 2018

Baseball/Softball

  • AISA STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT at Paterson Field, Montgomery AL, May 8-9-10, 2018
  • AISA STATE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT at Lagoon Park, Montgomery, AL, May 4-5, 2018

Golf

  • AISA STATE GOLF April 23-24, 2018 TBA

Soccer

  • AISA STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT in Montgomery, AL on April 19-20, 2018

Tennis

  • AISA STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT April 9-10, 2018 at Lagoon Park, Montgomery, AL

Track

Cheerleading

  • WEST CHEERLEADER CLINIC at Huntingdon College July 9-12, 2018
  • EAST CHEERLEADER CLINIC at Huntingdon College July 16-19, 2018



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