June 8, 2020
We did it!
It's time to unplug and enjoy summer and less demanding times. Relax, unwind, read for pleasure , take walks, and de-stress!
2020-2021 STAFF CHANGES
Band: Also, Mrs. Stacy Juehl will be leaving us for Ferber and Einstein. We wish her well and know she will be missed. Welcome to Mrs. Julie Brown, parent of Classical 6th grader Sebastian. Mrs. Brown has been a band teacher in the AASD since 2004 at several schools including McKinley, Madison Middle School, Berry, Johnston, and Horizons!
Positions that are in the process of being posted:
Grade 4 teacher
KAT THANK YOUS
- Thank you to the Classical School KAT committee: Gwen Bomann, Kathy Diedrich, Anna Cihlar, Robyn Nagreen, Jenny Eastman, and Tom Bomann for running our most important fundraiser long distance during a pandemic.
- Thank you to Abbie Grosskreutz for putting together the amazing KAT poster contest video.
- Thank you to Stacey Foley for coordinating KAT so everything ran smoothly.
- Thank you to our business sponsors who advertised in our KAT 2020 booklet.
- Thank you to the students who participated, studied hard, and gave it their all.
- Thank you to the parents that supported and encouraged their students.
KAT PLEDGES DUE
Link to access Typing Club: https://appleton.typingclub.com/
All book fines/school fees must be paid before your student will receive his/her yearbook.
ATTENTION 5TH GRADE PARENTS
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.
AASD SUMMER SCHOOL
The Appleton Area School District is pleased to offer online summer school sessions for students in grades 5K-12 during the 2019-20 school year. Sessions in grades 5K-8 will provide students the opportunity to receive additional support in Math as well as English Language Arts. Sessions offered for students in grades 9-12 will provide the opportunity to recover academic credits needed towards graduation in selected courses. If you are interested in participating in the online summer school sessions, please click on the links provided for the appropriate registration document. The registration deadline for the 5K-8 sessions is Tuesday, June 30th and the deadline for registering for the 9-12 sessions is Friday, June 19th. Thank you.
STUDENT CLASSROOM PLACEMENT FOR 2020-21
Classical School does not accept requests for specific teachers by parents for their children for the following reasons:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.