Congratulations to the following middle school students for their place on the honor roll for Quarter 3:
7TH GRADE HONOR ROLL
Highest Honors: 3.90 -- 4.00
With Honors: 3.33 -- 3.89
8TH GRADE HONOR ROLL
Highest Honors: 3.90 -- 4.00
With Honors: 3.33 -- 3.89
8TH GRADE GRADUATION CEREMONY
Requested attire for the evening for 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 email@example.com with any questions.
NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
CHROMEBOOKS, PHY ED KITS & MUSIC KITS
WSMA VIRTUAL SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL
Congratulations to the following Classical Musicians who participated in this year's WSMA Virtual Solo & Ensemble Festival:
Lydia Albers (clarinet solo)
Rhianna Amador (alto saxophone solo)
Quincy Bielmeier (alto saxophone solo)
Sebastian Brown (bass solo and tuba solo)
Anna Chen (piano solo)
Maria Ganser (piano solo)
Derek Jia (violin solo)
Anya Leschke (piano solo)
Eliana Scott (piano solo)
Gabi Stern (flute solo)
Maya Tallroth (flute duet)
All students performed beautifully and earned first place ratings on their performances. Anya Leschke, whose piano solo was a Class A solo, also qualified for the state festival. We are very proud of our student musicians for taking on this additional musical challenge and for representing our school with pride! Way to go!
Have you noticed that your son/daughter has a love for music? We have so many talented students at our school, and I hope you will consider either the Appleton Boychoir, the Lawrence Community Girl Choir, or the Badger State Girl Choir as an opportunity to give your child an enrichment in music! Please take a look at the links below. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about these opportunities. (I am happy to have a phone conversation, but I travel between four different Schools so it would be easier to establish contact through email first.)
All these groups have financial scholarships available. They do not turn any members away for financial reasons.
Over my years as a music educator, I have had numerous students sing in all three choirs, and it was a wonderful musical and life experience for them. I encourage you to check into any one of these choirs!
The Appleton Boychoir - for boys entering 3rd grade and up - https://www.appletonboychoir.com/
The Lawrence Community Girl Choir - for girls entering 3rd grade and up - https://communitymusic.lawrence.edu/programs/girl_choir
The Badger State Girl Choir - for girls entering 2nd grade and up - https://badgerstategirlchoir.com/
Again, please consider these fine music opportunities for your child!
Thank you, Kathy Alan, Choir Director
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS
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 (aasd.k12.wi.us) 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 Stacey Rottier, RN at 920-419-7302 or email@example.com. thank you for your prompt attention to this requirement.
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.
DRESS CODE REVIEW
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.
END-OF-YEAR MEDICATION PICK UP
WHEN WILL PARENTS RECEIVE SPRING TESTING SCORES & REPORTS?
iReady results for K-7 will be sent home with end-of-year report cards the week of June 7th.
WE SO APPREICATE ALL PARENTS WHO REFRAINED FROM TAKING STUDENTS OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS--THANK YOU!
4K ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
Registration Link: http://4k.aasd.k12.wi.us/our_school/registration
SAXON MATH SUMMER REVIEW
We have a limited number of hard copies of summer practice workbooks for interested students who are currently in Algebra 1/2. Please contact the school if you are interested in purchasing a booklet. The cost is $6.55.
AASD SUMMER SCHOOL AT CLASSICAL
If your child is new to Classical and not yet in Infinite Campus, email Karrie Kadolph at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will help you get set up.
Other questions can be sent via email to Kari Campshure at email@example.com.
Link to access Typing Club: https://appleton.typingclub.com/
STUDENT CLASSROOM PLACEMENT FOR 2021-22
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 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.