Amphi News

November 17, 2022

In this issue:

  • Amphitheater Governing Board Election Results
  • Summary of November 15 Governing Board Meeting
    --Student and Staff Recognitions
    --Enrollment Information
    --Discussion of 24/7 Zero Tolerance Rule for Interscholastic Athletes
    --Kindness Day Resolution
  • Amphie-Grams!
  • United Way Campaign Results
  • Substitute Employee Day
  • New Student Information System
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Governing Board Election Results

Congratulations to Matt Kopec and Susan Zibrat, who were elected to continue their service as members of the Amphitheater School District Governing Board.

To learn more about Mr. Kopec and Ms. Zibrat, please visit the Governing Board page here.

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Summary of the Nov. 15 Governing Board Meeting

Superintendent Report

The Superintendent shared information about events and activities around the District and celebrated student and staff achievements. He also provided an in-depth review of national Math and English Language Arts test results, state performance on standardized tests and how Amphitheater students did in relation to the state data.

While declines were reported nationwide, and the impact of the pandemic did affect our students, Amphitheater's scores surpassed state averages in math in all grade levels, and growth in English Language Arts also surpassed the state averages.

The full report from Superintendent Jaeger can be found at this link.

Additional Board Items

The Governing Board meeting on November 15 also featured an update on the status of construction projects, a review of enrollment numbers, an update on programs financed through the District's two overrides and a discussion of the 24/7 Rule for Interscholastic Athletes. After listening to this report and having some discussion, Board members indicated they would like administration to seek stakeholder input and bring the issue back in the spring, when the Code of Conduct is typically considered.

The Board also declared the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as Kindness Day in the District. Read the Kindness Day Resolution here.

Governing Board Recognitions

November Distinguished Service Award Winner: Joyce Abbe
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November Distinguished Service Award Winner: Jennifer Campbell
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Show Appreciation with an Amphie-Gram!

A couple of years ago, Amphie, our favorite holiday elf, visited the District to spread goodwill and kindness to our staff members. We got word that he has decided to return to deliver Amphie-Grams again this year!

To do this, he needs our help. To nominate a colleague for an Amphie-Gram, please fill out Amphie's electronic nomination form. The form is quick and simple because that's how elves like things!

Amphie-Gram deliveries will begin on the District's Kindness Day (Wednesday, Nov. 23) and will continue until Winter Break. The nomination form is live now, so get those nominations in!

P.S.: We've heard that people who submit nominations are sure to be on the nice list.

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United Way Campaign

Thank you to all of our Amphitheater employees who contributed to this year's United Way campaign! As a District, we raised $7,836 (a little more than last year) from 23 sites and departments.

As you may recall, this year we added a fun element to the campaign: The site or team with the highest percentage of donors wins a cookout provided by Cabinet members.

And the winner is ... Keeling Elementary School!

Once again, thanks to all who took the opportunity to contribute to United Way, which helps support programs for children and families throughout the community.

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Friday is Substitute Employee Day in the District

Please help us celebrate our Substitute Employee Day in the Amphitheater District on Friday, Nov. 18. The Governing Board passed a resolution to recognize the essential contribution our substitute employees provide to our students and the District.

Read the full resolution here, and take a moment to thank our subs for supporting all of us!

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Infinite Campus: Amphi's New Student Information System

In our last newsletter, we let you know that the District will be implementing a new student information system (SIS) called Infinite Campus next year.

The District continues to work on implementation plans, and that process has included a group of people from school sites and departments. You will be hearing more about the particulars as the team develops a comprehensive training schedule for everyone.

A couple of reminders:

  • This change is necessary because our Tyler system will no longer be supported and will be going away.
  • This change is separate from Schoology, which is a learning management system rather than a student information system.
  • Please send any questions you have to, and we will compile them and share common questions and answers with everyone in future communications.

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Have Questions? We Have Answers!

If you have questions about something involving Amphitheater Public Schools and aren't sure where to turn, send an email to Please share this email address with families and community members who are looking for answers, too.

The Communications team receives the emails and will get answers ASAP. No question is too hard or too silly. We are here to help!

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