Les Miserables Wins Rita Moreno Award

June 3, 2017

Congratulations to the cast, crew, and orchestra of Les Miserables for winning the Fan Favorite award at the Rita Moreno Awards ceremony last month! The honor is one of several offered by the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program, which was established in 2009 to recognize excellent student performances and to elevate the importance of theater in schools.

Men’s Golf Team Wins State Championship

May 31, 2017

Congratulations to the men’s golf team for winning the first state championship in the history of the program this week! In mid-May, the team won the program’s first CCS championship. They followed that by coming in third at the NorCal Championships last week, earning a spot in the state finals. Earlier in the season, the team also took home the Ed Ravenscroft WCAL Championship Tournament. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

May 29, 2017

Softball Wins Inaugural Open Division CCS Championship

May 29, 2017

Congratulations to the softball team for winning the inaugural Open Division CCS Championship this weekend! Four seniors participated in their high school graduation ceremony on Saturday afternoon before traveling to the P.A.L. Stadium in San Jose with the rest of their team, where they put their school pride into action by winning a game against St. Francis, 9-5. The victory marks the program’s 15th CCS title, and its first in the newly created Open Division. Read more about the game in The Mercury News.

In Loving Memory of Mr. Derek Korbel

May 25, 2017

Dear AMHS Community,

I am sorry to be delivering the sad news that our beloved counselor and friend, Mr. Derek Korbel, has passed away.  He died on Saturday while at home in the company of his family and friends.  His was a short but always courageous battle with cancer.  Throughout the past several weeks he showed us how to live and die with grace.  Please plan to join us in a celebration of Mr. Korbel’s life this Wednesday, May 24th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fien Gymnasium here on campus.  The memorial mass will be followed by a reception in the Aymar Events Center.  Please pray in thanksgiving for Mr. Korbel; and please pray for his family, friends, students, and colleagues, who will miss him terribly.


Tim Brosnan


Monarch Named Coolidge Senator

May 20, 2017

Congratulations to junior Teja Veeramacheneni for being named a Coolidge Senator, which recognizes him as being among the top 2 percent of the nearly 2,500 students who applied for the prestigious Coolidge Scholarship. The honor is named after President Calvin Coolidge, who was the nation’s thirtieth head of state. The average grades and scores of this group are higher than the average ones of students admitted to Ivy League colleges. Teja has been invited to participate in the elite Coolidge Senators Washington Summit in the nation’s capital this summer. As part of the experience, he will be flown to Washington D.C. for an all-expenses-paid weekend featuring tours, seminars, and an opportunity to connect with other high-achieving students. Great job, Teja!

AMHS Celebrates First One World Cup

May 9, 2017
This weekend, we celebrated our first One World Cup and welcomed refugee children to campus for a friendly soccer match. The school teamed up with Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County to host this special event, which brought 48 students to the soccer field and more than 200 fans to the stands. Check out the school’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts to see video and photos of the big day or read an article about the event in The Mercury News

Spring Sports Teams Recognized for Top Team GPAs in CCS

May 4, 2017

Congratulations to our spring sports teams for proving that great athletes can also be excellent scholars. This spring, an outstanding 10 AMHS sports teams have been named CCS Scholastic Championship teams, an honor that recognizes these groups for having one of the top five highest collective grade-point-averages in the section this season. Of the 10 teams, three had the very highest collective GPAs in the section: badminton, men’s swimming, and men’s tennis. This spring, AMHS had more teams recognized for academic excellence than any other school in the CCS. Congratulations, Monarchs!

Speech and Debate Team Wins State Championship

May 1, 2017

Speech and Debate Team Wins State Championship

Congratulations to our Speech and Debate team for defending their title and becoming state champions for the second year in a row! The team took first place out of a pool of 166 participating schools. Also, congratulations to our two individual event state champions. In thematic interpretation, first place went to junior Madelyn Davis. For duo interpretation, first place went to senior Pranavi Javangula and junior Esha Bhatia! Great job, Monarchs! 

Monarch Named Cal-Hi Sports State Player of the Year

April 22, 2017

Congratulations to Monarch Haley Jones ’19 for being named the Cal-Hi Sports Sophomore of the Year. She was recognized for leading the Monarchs in scoring during the CIF Open Division state finals, where she averaged 15 points and eight rebounds per game. Earlier this season, Haley averaged an impressive 20 points per game during the Iolani Classic. She is considered one of the top sophomore prospects in the nation. Congratulations, Haley!