Calendar Updates!

Greetings AHJS Strings Families!

We have a few important updates for you. 

  • Calendar Updates
  • Upcoming January/February events
  • Plant Sale Prizes and Due Date
  • HAC Grade Publishing
  • Google Classroom Updates and Codes

Calendar Changes/Updates!

There have been some significant calendar date/time changes.  The revised calendar is posted on my webpage under String News, and the dates should be updated on the Charms calendar.   It is also attached to this email. 

AHJS Strings, Murdock’s Web Page: (school code: ahstrings) 

The most significant is the District Strings Festival--moved to April 23 at Blossom Athletic Center, and the AHJS Strings Pop Concert--moved to May 22 due to the STAAR testing dates.  We also changed the performance times for the March 1 concert to accommodate a break in the concert.  Please see the calendar for details and all updates.   

If you anticipate that your child cannot be at one of the mandatory events, we ask that you notify us in writing at least two weeks in advance.  (See the handbook for excusing an absence and details on make-up opportunities.) 

Upcoming January and February Calendar Events 

  • January 19, Friday: 7th Grade Movie Night, 5-7 p.m., Strings Room.  Permission slip forthcoming
  • February 1 and 2, Thursday and Friday:   5th/6th Grade Side-by-Side(1st) and Rollercade event(2nd).  Permission slip forthcoming
  • February 24, Saturday:  Pre-UIL event. Details forthcoming (UIL performance groups only.)

A message from Friends of Strings about the Plant Sale:

Your student should have received their packet for the Friends of Strings Plant Sale last week. 
Please encourage them to sell, sell, sell! These are quality, beautiful, affordable plants perfect for spring containers and beds. We also offer herbs and vegetables. 

Prizes!! Prizes!!

There will be a $100 gift card to the top sellers in the elementary and junior school and a $75 gift card and a $50 gift card for the runners up. Checks should be made payable to Friends of Strings. Packets and money must be turned in on Friday, January 19th! 

Please contact your Strings teacher if you have not received your packet or if you need an additional one!

Thank you!!  

Virginia McMunn


I realized that I need to “Publish” each assignment; otherwise neither you (nor I) will see the grades under “Classwork.”  Also, please be sure that you have updated your settings (under “Notifications”) to be notified when the student’s grades fall below your threshold that you have set.

If you are still not seeing your student grades posted on HAC, please let us know.  


All of our assignments are now being posted in detail on Google Classroom.   It is our expectation that students check their Google Classroom regularly.   

At this time, we are using Google Classroom to only post assignment details/due dates, announcements, and useful websites or documents.  We would like to add one more component.  When students have completed an assignment that was assigned on Google Classroom, they need to check it off as “done.”   Then hopefully, that will take it off the student/guardian notification cue.  To be sure that your assignment was graded, you will need to check the AHISD Home Access Center.   

If you are not getting notifications from Google Classroom (or would like to change your notification status); you may go to and sign-up or edit. 

Google Classroom Codes:

Vivo                    y513tx


Bravo                   5hajl6


Concert           w57j4d8


Camerata          296fb3


Philharmonic    c90tpv


Chamber          nlfb017


Sinfonia           zrws8w


Allegro           j0m0zbe

Information about guardian email summaries/notifications:

If you have any questions, concerns, and comments; please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Thank you for your continued support of the Alamo Heights Junior School Strings Program!

Best regards,

Kathy Murdock

Alamo Heights ISD

AHJS Strings Director

7607 North New Braunfels

San Antonio, Texas 78209

210-824-3231, extension 3333

Friends of Strings 


AHJS Murdock’s Webpage


For classroom assignments:


CHARMS:  (ahstrings)

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