LONGHORN NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Longhorn teams end 2018 season
Both Longhorn teams entered the 2018 Class A, Area III Regional basketball playoffs in the consolation bracket with home games played at Alex on February 15, 2018. The Lady Longhorns faced off against Burns Flat-Dill City and the Longhorns matched up with Snyder. The Alex girls won their first-round game but the boys lost and ended their season.
The Lady 'Horns continued their Regionals run with a win against Geronimo on February 16 at Bridge Creek. The victory set Alex up for a rematch against Tipton, the team that dealt Alex its only post-season loss in the District Championship game played at Arapaho on February 10. Alex faced off against Tipton at Bridge Creek on February 17 and ended their season with the 36-26 loss.
Congratulations to both Alex teams for their hard-fought seasons!
Snapshots from Regionals:
Scenes from the sidelines: Alex v. Burns Flat-Dill City girls game played at Alex on February 15:
Above, Alex boys support the Lady Longhorns at Regionals at Alex on Feb. 15. Below, Carson Mainka (left) pulls down a rebound against Snyder during the Alex v. Snyder Regionals game at Alex and Maddy Morris (right) plays defense against Tipton during Regionals play at Bridge Creek on February 17.
Another viewing record for Alex's 360-degree photos!
Morning Elementary drop-off location changed
With the opening of the new school, the drop-off location for Alex Elementary students will be changed for the remainder of the school year. Students should be dropped off at the south doors of the school commons (gym and multipurpose area) beginning on February 12, 2018. Elementary pick-up procedures will NOT change.
February 2018 Counselor's Bulletin now available
Alex Counselor Bulletins feature continually updated information for students seeking additional education and/or training after high school. The bulletin includes information about when and how to obtain your high school transcript from the Alex Counselor, upcoming ACT test dates, tips on arranging a college visit, scholarship opportunities and much more.
Read the 2017 Alex Counselor Bulletin here or find it on the Higher Ed page of this site.
February 2018 Bulletin
December Elementary Students of the Month recognized for Kindness
December Elementary Students of the Month Abigail McKee, Luke McCauley, Timber Linton, Bentley Reeves, Lorelei Walthall and McKenna Stewart were feted with lunch at the Alex Community Center on February 8, 2018. These students were recognized for exhibiting the character trait of kindness!
Honor Choir conducts first performance in new gym
Alex turns out for first basketball game in new gym
On February 6, 2018, Alex residents packed the new gymnasium to watch the Alex High School girls basketball team play the first game on the new court. The event opened with a raucous playing of "Oklahoma" that got the crowd on their feet before the girls run-out was preceded by a short video display from the ceiling video scoreboard. Senior Hailey Morris scored the first official goal in the new gym. The earliest Alex graduate present, WA Graves, class of 1954, was awarded season tickets to next year's games.
360-degree views of new school facilities
Take a virtual reality tour of the new Alex School facilities right here on the school website. If you are viewing this 360 photograph on a traditional computer, use your mouse to pan and zoom the image. On a tablet or phone, use your finger to pan, and pinch and counter-pinch to zoom in or out. This view of the new gymis available on any Google map by searching for the Alex Junior-Senior High School and then enabling Google Street View. The photograph is VR headset ready and can be viewed in 3D and panned by gyroscope using any modern mobile phone inserted into any VR headset from a Google Cardboard viewer to an Oculus Rift. Give it a try!
New Alex School multipurpose room:
New Alex School gym: