Classical Columns

May/June 2019


The CCSA Board congratulates all of our students for their recent efforts on both KAT and the MAP and Forward exams as well as for all of the effort they've put into academics so far this year. We wish them a strong finish in the 4th quarter and our families a happy (late) spring!

Congratulations to the following middle schoolers for their place on the honor roll for Quarter 3:


Highest Honors: 3.90 – 4.00

Maryam Abdel Azim

Evelyn Bomann

Leina Corlan

Caroline Jia

Molly Killian

Ava Kunesh

Adam Nahm

With Honors: 3.33 – 3.89

Maryam Amin

Ella Baumgart

Maisey Bojarski

Kalli Drexler

Ryan Graf

Elizabeth Jeon

Luke Jermain

Katherine Korb

Hope Lemerande

Miranda Madson

Okinyo Menya

Jack Murphy

Nathan Murton

Folarin Olaniregun

Shayla Rademaker

Mira Rath

Autumn Sauer

Maria Suarez Pereyra

Jalen Thao

Dhruv Vir

Amirthavarshini Vivekanandan


Highest Honors: 3.90 – 4.00

Lubabah Ali

Sameer Chawla

Chiara Cole

Olivia Gerczak

Ariana Gonzalez

Kritika Maheshwari

Umika Sivasamy

Susan Yao

With Honors: 3.33 – 3.89

Malak Abusalma

Nora Bielmeier

Reese Brunette

Andrea Buyze

Brianna Clough

Grace Cove

Lillian Estermann

Hailey Evans

Olivia Gerczak

Elisabeth Goethke

Autumn Holmes

Alexandria Juve

Utkarsa Marasini

Abigail Munson

Jeremy Nelson

Linnea Olson

Kelynn Ott

Sylvia Polansky

Emma Rademaker

Emilie Schroeder

Disha Sharma

Benjamin Slovick

Talia Sonntag

Lauren Stefl

Noah Tabbert

Nadia Tallroth

KAT Thank Yous

Thank you to the many volunteers who gave their time so we continue to have a successful Knowlege-a-thon!


Abbie Grosskreutz -- Poster contest and KAT Kick-Off Video

Michal Slovick -- Star Week

Heather Hayes -- Lottery Lallapalooza

Annie Knudson -- KAT Bingo

Thank you to the many parents who took time out of their day to help with the poster contest, Star Week, Lottery Lollapalooza, and KAT Bingo!

Thank you to Sheri Hartzheim for overseeing KAT Testing Day!

Thank you to Stacey Foley for adding to her teaching responsibilities and overseeing 2019 KAT!

Thank you to the KAT Testing Day hosts, testers, tabulators, food/drink/supplies donors, and many other helpers -- including our 8th grade students -- who took time out of their morning routine to make testing go so quickly and smoothly!

Thank you to our business sponsors who advertised in our KAT 2019 booklet and supported us with matching corporate funds!

Thank you to Linda Kemps and Ken Schiedermayer for everything they do to make our Knowledge-A-Thon a success every year!


Don't forget that KAT pledges are due by Monday, May 6th!

Classical School's Culture & Arts Fair

Friday, May 3rd Please join us in the Forum from 4:30-6:00pm!

The Arts & Culture Fair will feature a new format this year combining what was formerly known as “Fine Arts Night” and “International Fair”. Therefore, musical performances will be located in the Forum, art will be displayed throughout the hallways of the entire school, and cultural booths will be in various classrooms. Fill your “passport” by visiting booths, tasting cultural food and drink, making crafts, playing cultural games, learning about art, history, clothing, and traditions sponsored by our Classical families from these countries/cultures:



South Korea






All Classical students and their families are invited!

National Teacher Appreciation Week!

National Teacher Appreciation week is celebrated the week of May 6th-10th. The Classical School Teacher Appreciation Committee would like to remind you to take a moment to show your child’s teacher how much they are appreciated. The Appreciation Committee has various treats planned for the Classical teachers throughout the week:

Monday: muffins

Wednesday: lunch catered by Victoria's

Thursday: cake

Friday: small gifts to teachers and staff

Perhaps your child would like to bring in a card, drawing, or a flower for their teacher sometime during this week. Remind your teacher how they have made your child’s year better or remind them of your child’s favorite school memory from this school year. If you are looking for ideas for something to purchase for your teachers or support staff, there is a notebook in the office that contains a list of the teachers “favorite things.” Please stop in to view the notebook. No phone calls please!

The Classical teachers would like to thank Sara Rademaker, Lindsey McConnell, and the rest of the Staff Appreciation Committee for all they have done this school year to honor them and for providing the various meals and treats during parent-teacher conferences and again for this special week!!

Does Your Child Owe Any Library/Textbook Fines or School Fees?

Please note that students who owe book fine money/school fees will not receive their yearbooks until all fines/fees have been paid in full.

Thank you for taking care of any unpaid fines/fees as soon as possible!


We take pride in the appearance of our students. How students act is often affected by what they wear. Students are expected to dress appropriately in clean, well-fitting clothing appropriate for the weather. This makes them feel more comfortable about school and increases their chances of being successful students ready to learn.

Students’ dress or attire must adhere to the following minimum standards. The standards maintained align with the BOE approved policy 443.1, June 1999 found in the family district handbooks.

· Students may not wear scanty/revealing clothing. Examples of these items include but are not limited to tube tops, halter tops, backless tops, strapless tops, spaghetti straps, and clothing that expose the midriff and/or undergarments.

· Students must wear shoes/appropriate footwear in and around the school at all times.

· Students are not allowed to wear head gear in the school building unless for traditional religious reasons.. Removing a person’s hat/hood when entering a building is a well-established sign of respect in our country and one that will be reinforced in our schools. Examples of head gear include but are not limited to hats, hoods, caps, and bandanas.

· No garments that advertise alcohol, alcohol establishments, tobacco products, or other drugs may be worn.

· No attire with messages or symbols that include profanity, violent or sexual language/actions, or inappropriate subject matter is allowed to be worn in the school buildings.

· Any attire or accessory which by its design, use or intended use, could cause bodily harm, property damage, or intimidation to other persons, may not be worn. Examples of these items include but are not limited to chains, leather straps, pet collars, and spikes.

· No attire with any gang-related purpose is allowed.

· Jackets, coats, and gloves must be removed at the student’s locker/hallway hook area. Any such items may not be worn around the building during school hours.

Body markings or tattoos that do not meet the above standards must be fully covered at all times.

This policy is in force during the school day, in school vehicles, and at all school activities. The wearing of outer garments and headwear will be permitted in school vehicles and at school activities when deemed appropriate by building administration. This list is not meant to be exhaustive; rather it is intended to provide some idea of acceptable dress. Since styles of clothing change rapidly, the administration reserves the right to restrict certain fashions that are inappropriate as well as interpret what is considered to be in poor taste or distracting to the learning environment. Members of the staff will use their professional judgment when enforcing this policy.

Kindergarten Orientation and Placement Testing

Enrolled 2019-20 Classical School kindergartners and their parents or guardians are invited to spend an hour with Mrs. Nagreen and Mrs. Bomann on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 9:30 – 10:30 am for Kindergarten Orientation. All kindergartners enrolled for next school year are asked to attend to meet the teachers and experience a short lesson in a kindergarten classroom. If you haven’t already, please RSVP for orientation to Mrs. Kemps at 832-4968 or

If your student does not attend an Appleton Area School District 4-K program, we will need to verify the birth date by viewing a birth/baptismal certificate or passport. Your child will not be considered registered until we verify the birth date.

8th Grade Farewell

Eighth graders are invited to celebrate their years at Classical School during the 8th Grade Farewell Party on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm in the Forum. The party will include pizza, snacks, dessert, beverages, volleyball, games, dancing, and a bounce house. Admission of $10/student may be paid at the door. Cameras are welcome; cellphones are welcome to be used only as a camera. While the attire for Farewell is casual, the AASD dress code does apply to this event. Please contact Joanne Bielmeier at or Jenny Eastman at with any questions.

Classical School Picnic Lunch Day is May 28th

If weather permits, K-8 grade students will be eating lunch outdoors. Students and their families may bring their lunch from home or order a hot lunch from the Aramark menu.

Entree Choices:

1. Cheeseburger

2. Mac-n-Cheese with Bread Stick

3. Spicy Popcorn Chicken Salad

4. PB&J

Parents/grandparents/siblings are invited to attend this outdoor lunch!

Adults and younger siblings not enrolled at Classical are asked to preorder and prepay for the hot lunch provided by Aramark. Orders are due May 17th. Order forms were sent home in the Pegasus Flyers on April 25th.

Adult lunch: $3.75

Preschooler: $2.70

Please send payment to the Classical School office by Friday, May 17th. Checks should be made out to AASD. No late payments/orders will be accepted.

Lunch Schedule

K-2 11:32--11:52** 3-6 11:17 -- 11:32** 7/8 12:05 -- 12:20

You do not need to sign in the office on Picnic Lunch Day, just meet children on the blacktop/playground.

Please consider joining your child for this special outdoor lunch!

Rain Date will be Wednesday, May 29th.

Attention 5th Grade Parents

For those of you already arranging your child’s summer doctor appointments, please be reminded that ALL students are required to receive a Tdap vaccination upon entrance to 6th grade. If your child has not yet received his/her Tdap, please make arrangements for your child to receive this vaccination PRIOR to the start of 6th grade. Community healthcare providers are typically very busy in the weeks leading to the start of fall classes, so you are encouraged to have your child immunized well in advance of school beginning.

If you do not wish to have your child immunized, you are required to sign a waiver. The waiver option is located on the bottom half of the immunization form. These forms are available from the District website ( or from the elementary school office. If you already completed a waiver for your child in Kindergarten, you will need to complete a new waiver as this immunization is a new requirement.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Debbie Olson, RN at 920.419.7302 or . Thank you for your prompt attention to this requirement.


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine:

This is a three dose series of vaccine given to girls and boys at age 11-12 years to protect against diseases caused by the human papillomavirus. This vaccine can prevent most cases of cervical cancer in females if it is given before exposure to the virus. In addition it can prevent other cancers in both males and females. The second and third doses of vaccine should be administered 2 and 6 months after the first dose. This vaccine is recommended for the following people who have not completed the 3-dose series: Females age 13 through 26 years of age; Males age 13 through 21 years of age.


If your child currently has medication kept in the school office, you must make arrangements to bring these medications home during the last week of school. Please be aware that any medications considered to be “controlled substances” cannot be transported by students. If you indicated your consent on the medication paperwork you signed, we will send home any non- controlled medications with your student. If you did not give consent on the medication paperwork you signed, a parent (or another responsible adult) must come to school to retrieve the medications. Any medications not picked up from the school office by June 14th will be discarded. Thank you.

When will parents receive Spring Testing Scores & Reports?

Except for a handful of makeup exams…Classical School has completed the Forward Exam and MAP Testing for Spring 2019!

MAP Scores: You will be receiving a MAP Testing Student Report in your K-7th grade child’s 4th quarter report card mailed home in mid-June. MAP Scores will show you student growth over time in the areas of math & reading.

Forward Exam Results: Results become available in the fall. You will receive your 3rd-8th graders scores in late September/early October. The Forward Exam will show you how your student scored on reading, writing, listening, and math as compared to other students in the state. Your 4th and 8th grader will also have scores in science and social studies.


7th & 8th Grade Awards Ceremony and 8th Grade Graduation

Classical School will honor academic achievements of 7th and 8th grade students on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the annual Academic Awards Ceremony at 7:00 pm in the Forum. Eighth graders are to report to their homerooms by 6:30 pm; they will sit in a reserved section in the Forum. Seventh graders are asked to arrive by 6:45 pm and sit with their family in the Forum. The awards ceremony will be followed by the celebration of Classical School’s commencement exercises honoring the Class of

2019. A reception including refreshments will follow the commencement exercises. Requested attire for the evening for 7th & 8th grade students is as follows (school dress code does apply): Boys: dress pants, dress shirt, tie, and jacket (optional). Girls: nice dress, skirt, or dress pants ensemble. Please contact Joanne Bielmeier at with any questions.

AASD Summer School at Classical

If you have not yet enrolled your Elementary or Middle School student for summer school courses, you still may do so.

1. Parents or guardians may complete the paper registration form and drop at the school office where you'd like your student to attend. Registration forms are available in the school offices or may be viewed and printed from Course Offering Information.

2. Parents or guardians may also still register online. To do so:

1. Contact the Summer Coordinator at Classical School: Kari Campshure, and request that enrollment for summer courses be made available for your student(s). Please email Mrs. Campshure with the student's name.

2. When Mrs. Campshure has confirmed that enrollment is open, parents or guardians will utilize the Parent Portal to request classes. Please follow these instructions. If you need assistance with your Portal logon, please email

Whether you register online or by paper copy, the student schedule and fees due will be available on the Parent Portal a day or two later. To view please follow these instructions regarding student's schedules and fees. As with all online payments, there is a $2.00 convenience fee. If you’d rather pay at the school with cash or check, please make checks payable to AASD and make sure to write your student’s name(s) on the check or envelope.

Student Classroom Placement for 2019-2020

Classical School does not accept requests for specific teachers by parents for their children for the following reasons:

  1. It is logistically impossible to honor everyone’s request because of the sheer number of requests in addition to the imbalances they would create. It is important, for example, to have good gender balance and balance of aptitude in classrooms.
  2. It is important to consider the morale of the teachers. Some teachers might be highly requested for reasons that have nothing to do with their effectiveness as teachers. Indeed, we have very high regard for the ability, character, and knowledge of all of our teachers.
  3. The distinctive effectiveness of our school is not driven by the individual style or personality of the teachers but by the curriculum. Of course individual teachers bring their own unique strengths and variety to the delivery of the curriculum; however, they work in a highly integrated “teamwork” environment where curricular expectations are clear to everyone. Teachers depend on each other to bring the children to mastery before moving to the next grade and build on each other’s work through the skill-level groupings. As in the rest of life, school is an opportunity to grow through interaction with all different styles and personalities.
  4. Classroom placement is a task that our staff takes very seriously. We want the process to be fair for parents, children, and teachers. We want it to be efficient and effective. We want to honor the input of parents as well as living and working together in an atmosphere that fosters trust, mutual support, and a spirit of service to one another.

Appleton Area School District 4K Registration for 2019-2020 school year

If your child will be four years old on or before September 1, 2019, he/she is eligible to begin 4-year old kindergarten in September. Appleton Community 4K registration for the 2019-2020 school year began on February 4th. Parents have the ability to register their student online. Once your online registration is processed and approved, you will receive further information in the mail including a form on which you are able to make your preferences for 4K site and session.

Questions? Please call the Appleton Community 4K Office at (920) 832-1742 or check out their website at

Appleton Community 4K Office

Located at Community Learning Center

313 S. State Street, Appleton

Last Day of School Release Time

We will dismiss all students, K-8, at 11:17 a.m. on the last day of school—Friday, June 7th.

Community Activities for Families: LEAP

Please be sure to read the LEAP which is posted on our website. This is a monthly publication created by the Appleton Area School District to inform families of community activities for children. It is a wonderful resource!

Celebrating Classical School

Save the date! We look forward to commemorating 20 years with you and your family as we create even more memories at our 20th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Pierce Park in Appleton!

May/June Calendar

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 After School Study Hall Rm L08 3:00 PM -- 3:50 PM

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Homework Help Rms 122 &126 3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 2, 2019 NO After School Study Hall

Thursday, May 2, 2019 NO Homework Help

Thursday, May 2, 2019 Girls VB Madison @ Einstein Black 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 2, 2019 Track Meet Einstein @ Madison 4:15 PM

Thursday, May 2, 2019 CCSA Board Meeting Rm L08 6:30 PM -- 8:30 PM

Friday, May 3, 2019 Culture & Arts Fair Forum, L26, L27 & MS WIng 4:30 PM -- 6:00 PM

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 After School Study Hall Rm L08 3:00 PM -- 3:50 PM

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Homework Help Rms 122 &126 3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Girls VB Einstein Black @ Wilson 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Girls VB KA @ Einstein Gold 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Track Meet Einstein @ Wilson West HS 4:15 PM

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 After School Study Hall Rm L08 3:00 PM -- 3:50 PM

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 : Homework Help Rms 122 &126 3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 9, 2019 After School Study Hall Rm L08 3:00 PM -- 3:50 PM

Thursday, May 9, 2019 : Homework Help Rms 122 &126 3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Girls VB Einstein Black @ Madison 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Girls VB Einstein Gold @ Madison 5:15 PM

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Gr. 7/8 Choir Concert Forum 7:30 PM -- 8:30 PM

Monday, May 13, 2019 Box Tops contest starts

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7/8 Band/Orchestra Concert Forum 7:30 PM -- 8:30 PM

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Elementary Orchestra & Band Concert dress rehearsal Forum 1:30 PM -- 2:45 PM

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 After School Study Hall Rm L08 3:00 PM -- 3:50 PM

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Homework Help Rms 122 &126 3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Track Meet Xavier @ Einstein 4:15 PM

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 After School Study Hall Rm L08 3:00 PM -- 3:50 PM

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Homework Help Rms 122 &126 3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 16, 2019 After School Study Hall Rm L08 3:00 PM -- 3:50 PM

Thursday, May 16, 2019 Homework Help Rms 122 &126 3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM

Thursday, May 16, 2019 spring Gr.4-6 Strings & Gr.5/6 Band Concert Forum 7:00 PM -- 8:00 PM

Friday, May 17, 2019 Box Tops contest ends

Friday, May 17, 2019 Kindergarten Visitation 9:30 AM -- 10:30 AM

Friday, May 17, 2019 8th Grade Farewell Forum 6:00-8:30

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Kindergarten Placement Testing 3:10 PM -- 5:30 PM

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 City Track Meet Appleton North 4:15 PM

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Kindergarten Placement Testing 3:10 PM -- 5:30 PM

Monday, May 27, 2019 Info: No School - Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Kindergarten Graduation Forum 1:45 PM -- 2:45 PM

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7th/8th Grade Awards program and 8th Grade Commencement Forum 6:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

Thursday, June 7, 2019 Last Day of School Dismissal for all students at 11:17 AM