April 14, 2023

AGS Office Staff

Eric Rettenmund, Principal

Jordan Seath, Assistant Principal

Melissa Welsh, Counselor

Tiffany Peeler, Counselor

Carol Manners, Secretary

Denise Bakker, Clerk

Barb Stinson, Clerk

Important Dates


4/18 - MSTEP (All Grades)

4/20 - MSTEP (All Grades)

*schedule below

4/24 - 4/28 - Autism Acceptance Week/Spirit Week

*see Spirit Days below

4/25 - 5th Grade Transition Day


5/1 - No School for students/staff word day

5/2 - Kindness for Crumbl Campaign begins (see below)

Dress Code Reminders

As the nice weather approaches, please be mindful of the school dress code. A few reminders:

  • Length of Shorts/Skirts
  • No 1/2 shirts or bare midriffs
  • No tank/tube/spaghetti tops unless covered
  • Inappropriate sayings or logos on clothing (i.e. NO Playboy Bunny logos, drug/alcohol messages, etc.)

M-STEP Schedule

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Counselors' Corner

Important Testing Information

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 8TH GRADERS for doing such a great job on the PSAT 8 this week! We had nearly 100% attendance, as well as everyone being on time & taking the test seriously. We are very proud of this class. If your student missed the PSAT 8, they will need to make this up on Wednesday, 4/26, starting @ 7:25. We will contact students & parents for more information about PSAT 8 makeups.


Your student was sent an email this week about preparing for their MSTEP tests next week. Please ask them to share this with you - the highlights of this email include CHROMEBOOKS MUST BE CHARGED & UPDATED for both Tuesday, 4/18 and Thursday, 4/20 mornings for testing. Here is our MSTEP schedule for next week - MSTEP SCHEDULE 2023. Please note there will be full days of school, both Tuesday, 4/18 and Thursday, 4/20. Please be sure your student is at school on time, so that they have the full amount of time to complete their tests, and they don't disrupt their testing room.

If your student needs support, please contact their AGS School Counselor. We are happy to help.

Mrs. Melissa Welsh - last names A - O -

Ms. Tiffany Peeler - last names P - Z -

Autism Acceptance Spirit Week

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Magnificent Mind Monday: Autism is a neurological variation, which means the brains of autistic people work differently than the brains of allistic (non-autistic) people—and that’s AMAZING! Celebrate how amazing it is that all our minds work in different, wonderful ways by wearing a fun hat!

Neurodiversity Tuesday: To celebrate the beauty in the diverse spectrum of the human mind, wear a colorful or tie-dyed shirt to school!

What’s Your Passion Wednesday: One characteristic of autism is to show incredibly focused passion for topics of interest. What are you passionate about? Wear a t-shirt that shows something you love!

Sensory Friendly Thursday: Autistic people often have a variety of sensory sensitivities. Dress up today in your comfy clothes (including school appropriate pjs and/or sunglasses). If possible, teachers may use natural light in the classroom instead of fluorescents.

We Are All Tigers Friday: Love and acceptance go a long way. Wear orange and black to show your support and acceptance for autistic individuals, because we are all FENTON TIGERS!

Community Partner: Crumbl Cookie of Fenton

Thank you to Crumbl Cookie of Fenton for supplying AGS with Free Crumbl Coupons! Starting May 2 we will be running a Kindness for Crumbl Campaign and students will have the opportunity to earn a Free Cookie Coupon. Shout out to Makynze Stoll, 8th grader and Crumbl Connoisseur, who helped to come up with the idea. AGS is very thankful for our Community Partners!

Crazy for Crumbl

8th grader Makynze Stoll showing off her Crumbl swag!
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PTO Spring Plant Sale

It's that time of year's time for the Carlsons' Flower Sale. These flowers are from a local greenhouse and you can pick them up right at the middle school parking lot! They are fantastic flowers!!

Orders are due April 28th, sent to Payments can be made by cash, check (AGS PTO), or Venmo @AGS-PTO

Pick up is Thursday, May 18 from 2-4pm in the parking lot by the baseball fields.

Any questions please contact

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PTO Board Nominations

We are still looking for amazing individuals to fill our PTO Board for the 23/24 school year! If you are interested but think you won't have enough time to devote, we promise you do. If you have 4 hours a month, yes a month, you'd have more than enough time. For more information or to submit your nomination contact us at No prior experience needed.
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After School Tutoring (AST)

There will be no AST on the following days in April:

  • Thursday - April 6
  • Tuesday - April 11
  • Thursday - April 13

AST is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. AGS Teachers are present and transportation is available for students residing within district. A light snack will also be provided.

Please complete the brief form (linked below) if your child will be attending AST:

Please email Mrs. Seelbinder or Mrs. Sayer for more information.

Mrs. Seelbinder:

Mrs. Sayer:

Dimes for Diapers

ABC12, ELGA Credit Union and the Flint Diaper Bank have teamed up for the "Dimes for Diapers" drive. Students/staff are asked to drop off loose change to the canisters in the Main Office.

Collection dates are April 1st to April 30th!

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