April 7, 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


Monday 4/3 - 4th Marking Period Begins

Friday 4/7 - No School - PD for Staff

Monday 4/10 - 3rd Marking Period Report Cards released

4/10 - 4/14 - State Testing Week:

  • Tuesday 4/11 - 1/2 Day
  • Wednesday 4/12 - PSAT 8 (8th grade only reports to school)
*see schedule below

** No school for 6th and 7th grades

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

*see Spirit Days below

State Testing Week Schedule

April 10 - 14

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PSAT 8 Protocols and LINK to Student Guide

Wednesday, April 12

State Testing Day - PSAT for 8th Grade ONLY

*6th and 7th Grade - NO SCHOOL

Below are list of PSAT 8 basic protocols that were discussed in class:

Items NOT allowed during testing:

  • No backpacks, personal items, or food allowed in the classroom
  • No cellphones, devices, smart watches, etc. allowed in the classroom

Items allowed during testing:

  • Students may bring a bottle of water
  • Students should bring (2) No. 2 pencils
  • Students should bring a calculator

LINK to PSAT 8 Student Guide:

P2 Student of the Month

Brinley Canada, 7th Grade

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Brinley was nominated by two of her teachers for P2 Student of the Month. She has shown incredible kindness this month in her treatment of others. She is always very helpful and friendly, even in challenging situations. Recently she assisted a new student in her transition to AGS. Thank you, Brinley, for helping to make AGS a positive place for our staff and students. Congratulations!

AGS Staff Member of the Month

Natalie Cook, Math Teacher

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Mrs. Cook was nominated by several colleagues for Staff Member of the Month. This is what her co-workers said about her ... She is Amazing! She goes above and beyond for her students. She is truly an excellent teacher and ensures that all students have the opportunity to learn. She is fun to be around and the students enjoy her sense of humor. Congratulations, Mrs. Cook, and thank you for creating a positive, fun learning environment for your students!

Counselors' Corner


Please read PSAT 8 IMPORTANT INFORMATION before testing day. Counselors met with 8th graders to pre-ID them, provided the attached documentation, & provided a PSAT 8 Student Guide. Students were directed to share this information with parents, prior to testing day. It is VERY IMPORTANT to note that your student MUST BE ON TIME for testing. Late testers will not be admitted. This test is a state requirement, so please be sure to read this information, & prepare your student for testing day.

Thank you! Mrs. Welsh & Ms. Peeler

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!

PTO Board Nominations

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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:

Chicago Trip Fundraisers

April 12 - ALL DAY

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Our partners at Jersey Mike's will be hosting a fundraising day for AGS! The proceeds will benefit our 8th grade field trip to Chicago. Visit Jersey Mike's anytime on April 12 to support the cause. Thank you to our friends at Jersey Mike's!

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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