March 18, 2019


Today is National Trisomy 18 Day.  3-18 is the day to be aware of the families of children who had an extra chromosome at the 18th chromosome.  This is also known as Edwards Syndrome.  My daughter Jamy Grace was one of those children.  While she was only here for 36 hours, we feel blessed for having gotten to spend that time with her.  Please join me in thinking about the other families of children with this special condition.

On to regular business…

Next Monday, March 25 is our monthly CBI trip to the county-wide Field Day at KMHS.  Lunch will be provided.  We will begin watching the weather, but please be sure to supply your student with sunscreen and the proper attire.

Also,  April 13 is our school prom at the Cobb Galleria for the Juniors and Seniors who are going.  Superior Plumbing will providing the limo and dinner.  Should be fun.

Lastly, the week of March 25, we will begin our GAA testing for all the Juniors in my class.  There are no preparations involved, we just need to alert and ready.  Parents, these tests do not have any bearing on their graduating or not.  Participation is the only requirement.  The window for these tests will go until May 3.

As always, thank you for all you do!

Coach Vickrey

March 3, 2019

Parents and Students,

Just wanted to let everyone know that Superior Plumbing has agreed to take our students to dinner and the prom on April 13.

This is only for Juniors and Seniors, basically the only ones that would be able to go to prom.  Superior will be providing the limo and dinner at Carrabba’s.  They also have an agreement for a corsage or boutonniere for any going.  I will be sending home some information tomorrow.  I need to know who will planning on going, so that I can give Superior an exact number as soon as possible.

CBI for March will be our trip to the Field Day at KMHS.  This will be on the 25th.

Our GAA testing is coming up soon.  I will be attending a training on Tuesday to learn the new and improved way we are doing GAA this year.  It should be much easier and less stressful for all involved.

Thanks for all you

Coach Vickrey

February 10, 2019


Tomorrow is our CBI trip to the dance at KMHS.  We will be leaving the school around 9:30 since the dance runs from 10-12.  We are going to be wearing our Friends Club T-Shirts tomorrow. We will be getting back to Allatoona for our students to eat lunch in the cafeteria.  No lunch plans on  this CBI, but there are always a cookies and drinks at the dance.

Next week is  our winter break.   NO SCHOOL!!  I hope everyone has some great plans.  Coach Vickrey is going to catch up on sleep and golf.

We will be finishing our book White Fang this week.

We will also be looking at some more personal finance and insurance terms for GAA.

That is about it for  the school stuff.  Please let me know there are any questions or concerns.

Thanks for all you do.

Coach Vickrey

February 4, 2019


Just a few reminders as we get further into our spring semester.

Wednesday- students will be having a quiz over their culinary terms and procedures.

February 11th- the Dance at KMHS.  This will be serving as our CBI trip for the month of Feb.  We will be back in time to go to lunch here at school.

We are also studying Newton’s laws of motion.  We taking this very slowly and carefully to be sure that we have good comprehension of what we are going over.

We are getting through White Fang.   The students seem to be enjoying this book.

Lastly, I have put some district flyers in your student’s notebook about dates for informational meetings around the county.

Thanks for all you do.

Coach Vickrey

January 27, 2019


Next week is Hoopcoming.  There are some dress up days, and we have 2 home games on Tuesday and Friday.  Friday’s game is Senior night, and we play Sequoyah.  Friday’s game is a red out.  So be sure to wear red.

The schedule for dress up is as follows:

Monday- Superhero Day.

Tuesday – Jersey Out day

Wednesday- Character Day!

Thursday- Tourist day!

Friday- Red out, wear red!

There is the possibility of snow on Tuesday.  I will be in touch to make sure we are on the same page about closings or early release.

Also, the dance at KMHS is still on February 11.  That will be our CBI trip for the month.

Thanks for all you do.

Coach Vickrey

January 22, 2018


First let me say that my wife and I were blown away by the show of love and support by your students during our 36 Hours of Grace.  This is always a tough time for us, but it’s a lot easier when you know that there is so much support.

Now down to business.

Spring semester open house is this Thursday, January 24.  It runs from 6:30 to 7:30.  I know I’m not new, but if you want to drop by please feel free.

We will be going to the KMHS dance on February 11.  This will be our Feb. CBI trip.

We have been discussing the earth’s 7 different biomes and what makes them different in science.

We have started reading White Fang for our literature unit.

In culinary, the students were working on some terms and preparing for a test.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Coach Vickrey

January 9, 2019

Happy New Year!!

I hope that everyone had a great and restful holiday.  We have been busy getting back into the routine.  As most of you know, our students are in Culinary with Mrs. Alejandro.  I spoke to her earlier, and she is excited about our students being in her class.  She understands and will be great working with our kids.  She said that the only thing that she requires them to get for class is the chef’s hat.  There should have been something that your student brought home from her.

Next week on Tuesday the 15th we will be going on our CBI trip for January.  We will be doing our December trip minus the Christmas shopping.  However, please feel free to send any money and instructions with your student, so they can purchase something for themselves.  They will still need to bring $8 (or more) for lunch at Steak and Shake.

Again, we are glad to be back, and if you guys get a chance, please come see a basketball game!  Go Bucs!

Coach Vickrey

December 16, 2018


I know there has been some questions about the end of the semester and our students attending those days.  I have talked to administrators and the attendance clerk, and our students are still on the same exemption policy as the rest of the school.  Our students have good grades in their classes and most have not missed more than 3 days, therefore they will not be expected to attend the last two days of this week.  They do not have to take finals, even in their electives.  I have spoken to their general ed. teachers as well.  They will not be expecting them on Friday.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the last two days.

We are still have a Friends’ Club event on Tuesday, Dec. 18 right after school from 3:30 to 4:30.  Students attending need to be picked up promptly at 4:30.

Lastly, we will be trying to reschedule our CBI trip that was canceled last week.  I am going to try and do it in the month of February since our normal CBI trip for that month is the dance at KMHS.  We will try to do another trip earlier in the month.  I will let parents know when details are made.

I hope everyone is doing well and is getting ready for a great Christmas break!!

Coach Vickrey

December 9, 2018


Important dates for the end of the semester.

Tuesday, Dec. 12.-  CBI Trip to Target and Steak and Shake.  We will be Christmas shopping for OTHERS at Target and eating lunch afterwards.  Students need money (around $8 for lunch) and anything else for presents for others.  We will be wrapping the presents in class as well.

Dec. 18- There  will be another Friends Club event after school from 3:30 to 4:30.  Please be sure to pick students up at the cafeteria doors at 4:30.

Dec. 20-21.  Finals Days.  I know in the past that our students were expected to “take finals” at the end of every semester.  With our current exemption policy, our students are “exempt” from taking finals at the end of the semester.  They can come to school those two HALF days, but they will not be counted absent if they do not come.  Please let us know if your student will be attending those days, so we can let the bus drivers know in advance.

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Coach Vickrey

November 26, 2018


I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  It sure didn’t seem like a week that we were out for a week.  Just a little side note- the Allatoona boys’ basketball team won the Andy Landers Classic Basketball tournament near Athens over the break.

Tomorrow, November 27- We have a Friends’ Club meeting after school in the cafeteria from 3:30 to 4:30.  Crafts and snacks.

December 11 will our CBI trip for the month.  We will be going to Target to do Christmas shopping for family gifts.  So please start making some lists of items that students can get for you and price the the list.  We will help with check out processes.  Lunch will be at Steak and Shake.

Our early release days will be on the 20th and 21st.  Students will be leaving school at 11:30 on those days.  We will be sending out more information on this as it approaches.

Coach Vick