Friday September 22, 2023

“B” Day plus Breakfast

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.”  –   T.S. Eliot


  • Today’s Homecoming dress up theme is “Olympics”.  
  • There will be a boys’ soccer team meeting in Garcia’s room at lunch
  • There will be a junior class meeting at lunch on Monday, 9/25. We will be discussing downtown rally and plans for the year. Thank you!
  • Did you know that National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 and that the observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson? It was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period and was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. These interesting facts are brought to you by the Argonaut Latinx Club-stay tuned for more!
  • The Argonaut Choir has begun! If you like to sing and be part of a growing musical group, please come and check us out. It is a fun and exciting new group that will use their voices to bless audiences and our community!  No prior experience necessary!  We meet during lunch TODAY and every Friday in the band room! All voices welcome! Hope to see you there!
  • Attention Juniors: The PSAT will be held at Argonaut High School on Thursday, October 26th at 8AM. If you are interested in taking the Preliminary SAT test, please sign up with Mrs. Larsen in the Counseling Department by Monday, October 23rd. Test fee is $25 and space is limited so register ASAP!  
  • SENIORS:  Care to earn some money for college?  There is an EARLY LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP through our local ELKS LODGE for SENIORS:  APPLY NOW if you enjoy writing essays.  This is for students going to 4 year or 2 year colleges.  The application deadline is November 13, 2023 at 11:59PM.   Check with Ms. Putnam in the college & career center if you are interested or have questions.
  • Pioneer Elementary is looking for students needing volunteer hours to help set up our annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 27th from 4-5 PM. We are looking for at least 10 volunteers if possible. If students are interested they can call the Pioneer Elementary Office (209) 295-6500.

Happy Birthday:  Peyton Cress   Siena Flock     Zeth Moore     Jiana Stolz                                                                                             


WEDNESDAY 9/20:  HOME Cross Country Meet for ARGONAUT CROSS COUNTRY after School at 4PM Frosh/Soph 4:30PM Varsity JUST RUN!!

THURSDAY 9/21: Varsity Golf vs. Summerville   3:30 pm   Castle Oaks

THURSDAY 9/21: Volleyball vs. Summerville   4/5/6 pm   Summerville

FRIDAY 9/22: Football vs. Amador  (Homecoming 2023)   5 pm/7pm   Argonaut

SATURDAY 9/23:  Varsity Volleyball vs. CIVT: Varsity Tournament   9am   Jackson Sports Complex

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Principal’s Corner

Welcome to the “Mustang Family”  

Argonaut has strong traditions and a school culture that facilitates success for ALL students. Established in 1913 as Jackson Joint Union High School, we used that name until 1983 when we merged with Ione High School to become Argonaut High School. That year we moved near the site of the historic Argonaut Mine, featured in the book “47 Down,” and have been there ever since. 

We are a small comprehensive public high school with just over 550 students and 25 teachers. Our distinct geographic location situated in the center of the historic Mother Lode of Amador County has picturesque views in every direction. We are known for our supportive community that provides an overwhelming amount of encouragement for our students and school. We are “small but mighty,” and excited to share our academics, culture and programs that make us uniquely distinguished with ALL students that attend. 

The Argonaut High School Mustang family strives to create a positive and supportive environment in which ALL are challenged and inspired to achieve their full potential. Students are expected to have the Courage to Compete in everything they do in school and life while remaining Respectful, Responsible and Resilient citizens.  With the facilitation of our talented and compassionate faculty and staff, our students receive an individualized world-class education matched by few in our state. 

Welcome to Mustang!


Kelly Hunkins
Principal, Argonaut High School, 2023-2024


COURAGE TO COMPETE Scholarship 2024

Attention Mustangs,

The Courage to Compete Award is the most distinguished all-around award given to graduating seniors who have been outstanding members of the Argonaut High School community. Seniors are given the opportunity to earn this prestigious award for their overall achievements in their high school career. The number of recipients will vary each year depending on the number of qualified applicants. There is no minimum or maximum number of awards given in any year. All students selected to receive this award will be announced at Senior Awards Night in May and again at Graduation where they will receive a medal at the ceremony by a teacher of their choice. There may be a monetary and gift award. If you do not submit this application by the deadline, we will assume you are not interested. There are no deadline extensions for the Courage to Compete award. Thanks for having the Courage to Compete for this award!


Kelly Hunkins,
Argonaut High School


Below will be the application in PDF.  Click on it to get your copy.

Fill it out and email it to Megan Eckhart at the front office or HAND IT IN by MAY 2024

The Courage To Compete Application 2023
Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that our students have the best opportunities to learn and grow. You are invited to contact us for assistance or to discuss the school or your student.

Our Staff

Mrs Megan EckhartAdministrative 257-7741
Mrs. Jazmin HaedrichVice 257-7700
Mrs. Kelly 257-7741
Ms. Alena 257-7742
Ms Brooke MooreAttendance 257-7745
Mr. Monty
Ms. Laura 257-7751
Mr. Grant KopeckiNight
Garrett GrayCampus
Chris MarramaNight
Pamela Diaz-BaumgartenELL Bilingual 257-7798
Argonaut High School has over 30 highly trained teachers providing over 85 courses to our students.

The roster below can be searched by teacher name or course title. Enter your search words and click the magnifying glass.
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Ms. Michaelynn 257-7770Study Skills
Mr. Jared 257-7704History
Mrs. Shannon 257-7717Biology / AP Biology
Ms. Valerie 257-7725Studio Art 1, 2, 3
Mr. Rick 257-7765Strength & Conditioning / Conditioning
Mr. Cameron 257-7708English 12CP / AP English Lit & Comp / English 10SCP
Mr. Chris 257-7723US Gov/Econ / CA History / AP Psychology
Mrs. Teresa 257-7714English 9CP / English 11CP
Michael 257-7720Culinary Fundamentals / Catering & Event / International Cuisine
Mr. Matt 257-7707English 9CP / English SCP / AP Human Geography / AP Eng Lang Comp
Kathy 257-7701Algebra 1
Kevin 257-7728History, English, Study Skills
Mrs. Tracy 257-7724Resource
Mr. Matt 257-7703Math
Anne 257-7716Resource
Mr. Matt 257-7721Adv Game Design: 3D Modeling & Animation / Video Production & Broadcast Journalism / Introduction to Computer Science / Computer Programming & Game Design
Nicole 257-7713Resource
Mr. Erik 257-7718Chemistry / APES
Mr. Chris 257-7702AP Statistics / Algebra 2 CP
Laura 257-7768Physical Education
Mrs. Laura 257-7710English 10CP / Spanish 4 / Spanish 3 CP / Yearbook / English Lang Development
Natalie BurghardtNatalie.Burghardt@acusd.org209-257-7710English - B day
Kaleb CagleKaleb.Cagle@acusd.org209-257-7758MTSS, Work Experience Per 2
Andrew 257-7705History
Mrs. Katie 257-7722Health / Dual Enrollment / AVID 9 / AVID 11
Mr. Sargon 257-7715English 12, Alg Concepts A & B, Cons Math, Study Skills
Taylor 257-7758MTSS Intervention / ASB
Kristina 257-7725FFA, Floral
Evan CharlesEvan.Charles@acusd.org209-257-7730BAND - period 2 (B day)
Jake GuidiJake.Guidi@acusd.org209-257-7731Drama - A day Per 1 Rm 22
Tara HannahTara.Hannah@acusd.org209-257-7711AVID B day
Nick JohnNick.John@acusd.org209-257-7726Ag Mechanics
Natalie LambrosNatalie.Lambros@acusd.org209-257-7779 and 7776Ag Sciences Room 30 and 32
Francisco MorazanFrancisco.Morazan@acusd.org209-257-7722Spanish B day
Taylor ReederTaylor.Reeder@acusd.org209-257-7706Math - Geometry

Instructional Aides

Ms. Brandy GasconLibrary Media 257-7746
Ms. Melinda
Heather 257-7735
Michelle 257-7734

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