The Weekly Jr. Oiler

March 30, 2018

Happy Spring Break

Jr. Oilers, we have made it to Spring Break! I want to wish everyone a fun, restful Spring Break. Take this time to enjoy family time, read for fun, and just be a kid!


When we return from Spring Break, there are lots of great things happening as we near the end of the school year. We have state testing, Honors Picnic, end-of-the-year field trips, and much more. Please make sure to check the calendar often so that nothing is missed!

Shrek Jr. is a Wrap!

APA Jr.'s main stage show, Shrek, Jr., was performed this past weekend by 51 energetic and spirited 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The upbeat production was full of catchy songs and dance numbers that captured the show's message of "Let Your Freak Flag Fly," the title of one of the biggest songs; in other words, what makes us special, makes us strong!


In addition to the performers, 10 students also ran the tech for the entire show! Thank you to Mrs. Chappell-Brock for all the organization, teaching, choreography, and hours that went into the production. Thank you to Mr. Mationg and Mr. Reyes for the vocal coaching. Our APA Jr. kids certainly shine because of you!

Upcoming News and Events

SBAC State Testing Information


Dwyer's testing window will be April 16-May 25; however, all students will not test this entire time. We will not be on a special bell schedule. All students will test within their math, core and 8th grade science classes. Please make every effort to have your child here during all their testing days and plan appointments outside of school time during this important testing window. Please visit our testing website for any updates.



  • 8th grade science will take a Field test beginning April 16 to April 20th.
  • Core and Math classes will test from April 23 to May 18th (students will test for 4 days in core and 3 in math).
  • Make ups will be May 21st to May 25th.
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What's Happening?

April 2-6 - Spring Break

April 9 - 8th Grade HBHS Orientation, Core classes, all day

April 10 - Sunglasses Day

April 11 - Girls Soccer Championship, 5 PM, CMHS

April 11 - Area Band Concert, 7 PM, Dwyer Auditorium

April 12 - Boys Soccer Championship, 5 PM, CMHS

April 12-13 - 8th Grade HBHS Guidance Counselors visits, all day

April 13 - Camouflage day