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  • February 15, 2019

    Verse of the Day:I will rejoice in the Lord, I will take joy in the God of my salvation.  Habakkuk 3:18

    We finally got in a full week of school!  I bet spring will be glorious!   

    Red Folders: An envelope went home today with the 2019-2020 intent letters inside.  Be sure to check your family's red folder.  We ask that intent letters be returned to the office by Friday, March 1.  

    Valentine Exchange: Today!

    No school: Monday, February 18 - There will be no school or homework for that day.  However, teachers are allowed to give homework for Tuesday, February 19 if the teacher chooses.   

    STUCO Lock-In: February 22 - Student Council will be having a lock-in social from 8 pm Friday, February 22 until 6 am Saturday, February 23 in the ROC gym.  Each grade is assigned to bring the following: 9th- breakfast, 10th- drinks, 11th- snacks, 12th- drinks.  Students can bring board games, sleeping bags, etc.    

    End of 3rd Quarter: March 1 

    Christian College Fair: March 2 - There is an opportunity for interested students to attend a Christian College Fair on Saturday, March 2 from 10 to 2 pm at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City.  The fair will feature a great variety of small to large colleges and universities.   

    Basketball Sports Awards Banquet: March 4 at 6:30 in the ROC gym - Join our junior high and high school boys' basketball teams while they celebrate their accomplishments this season!

    School Board Meeting: March 11 at 6:30 pm

    Father-Daughter Dance: March 16 - More information coming soon! 

    Septagon Construction Career Day: April 5 - Septagon Construction is holding a career day at the Mathewson Exhibition Center from 9 am to 2 pm.  Fliers were sent home with all high school students.  Registration is available online at www.septagon.com/construction-career-day.  If students plan to attend, it will count as an absence and they will be responsible to get their homework ahead of time and turn it in when they return.     

    Junior/Senior Prom: April 6 - More information is coming as the junior class makes plans.  

    Cognitive Testing: April 11 - 1st and 5th grades will have cognitive testing that day from 8:30 to 11:30 am.  

    High School Plan Night: April 11 - All 8th through 11th graders are strongly encouraged to attend plan night.  Plan night is designed to communicate with families regarding preparing for graduation and college/career options following graduation.  Plan night also gives students the opportunity to choose classes for the upcoming school year. 

    Iowa Basic Testing: April 15-17 - During Iowa Basic testing, students attend school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday that week.  There will be no homework that week.  More information is forthcoming.  

    Senior's CPR training: April 15 - Seniors will be doing their CPR training at the Pettis County Health Center at 10 am.  CPR training is needed to meet their graduation requirements. 

    Easter Break: April 18-23 

    Upcoming Events: February(15) Valentine Exchange, (18) No school, (21) Family Club Meeting @ 4 pm - Perkins, (22) STUCO Lock-In; March: (1) End of 3rd Quarter, (2) Christian College Fair, (4) Basketball Sports Awards, (11) School Board Mtg., (16) Father-Daughter Dance, (18) Prom Mtg. @ pm - El Espolon.

    Upcoming Birthdays: March: (3) Kim Mabry(6) Gay Otten(9) Matthew Sumner, (13) Isaiah Groshart, (20) Denise Ehlert, (25) Amy Furrey

  • February 8, 2019

    Verse of the Day: For the word of God is alive and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12

    I hope everyone is staying warm and safe out there!  What a winter we are having!  

    3rd Quarter Mid-Terms: Mid-terms were mailed out on Monday afternoon.     

    8th Grade Fundraiser: Support the 8th graders as they fund raise for their trip to Boston.  You can choose from a juice or a root beer and chocolate dipped treat for your special someone.  $2 each.  Order forms and payment are due in the office by Monday, February 11.  Treats will be delivered on Friday, February 15 during the Valentine exchange.

    Benefit Fish Fry: Saturday, February 9 - There will be a fish fry, silent auction, and raffles to benefit the Mabry family from 3 to 8 pm at the Smithton Diner.  The fish dinner will consist of 5 pieces of fish, cole slaw, bbq beans, hush puppies, dessert, and a drink for $10.  The event coordinators are accepting additional donations for the auction and raffles, if you would like to give in this way.  Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event.       

    Senior Class Fundraiser: Sunday, February 10 from 12-1:30 at Katy Park Church - The seniors will be hosting a chili and soup luncheon, and a dessert auction to raise funds for their senior trip to Panama City Beach, Florida.  

    Valentine Exchange: Friday, February 15 - Students will have the opportunity to exchange Valentine's with their schoolmates and teachers, if they choose. 

    No school: Monday, February 18 - There will be no school or homework for that day.  However, teachers are allowed to give homework for Tuesday, February 19 if the teacher chooses.   

    STUCO Lock-In: February 22 - Student Council will be having a lock-in social from 8 pm Friday, February 22 until 6 am Saturday, February 23 in the ROC gym.  More information will be coming as they plan their event. 

    End of 3rd Quarter: March 1 

    Christian College Fair: March 2 - There is an opportunity for interested students to attend a Christian College Fair on Saturday, March 2 from 10 to 2 pm at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City.  The fair will feature a great variety of small to large colleges and universities.   

    Basketball Sports Awards Banquet: March 4 at 6:30 in the ROC gym - Join our junior high and high school boys' basketball teams while they celebrate their accomplishments this season!

    School Board Meeting: March 11 at 6:30 pm

    Father-Daughter Dance: March 16 - More information coming soon! 

    Upcoming Events: February(9) Benefit Fish Fry from 3 to 8 pm - Smithton Diner, (10) Senior Class Fundraiser from 12-1:30 - Katy Park Church, (15) Valentine Exchange, (18) No school, (21) Family Club Meeting @ 4 pm - Perkins, (22) STUCO Lock-In; March: (1) End of 3rd Quarter, (2) Christian College Fair, (4) Basketball Sports Awards, (11) School Board Mtg., (16) Father-Daughter Dance, (18) Prom Mtg. @ pm - El Espolon.

    Upcoming Birthdays: February: (12) Michael Chernish; March: (3) Kim Mabry(6) Gay Otten(9) Matthew Sumner, (13) Isaiah Groshart, (25) Amy Furrey

  • February 1, 2019

    Verse of the Day: Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Colossians 3:1

    Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our STUCO during the carnival last Saturday!  It was a great success!  STUCO is already thinking ahead to next year and coming up with new, fun ideas to raise money for local missions and mission trips.  Today is Spirit Day and there is a lot of spirit being displayed around here.  It is great to see students, of all ages, showing their love for their school! During the pep rally today, the students started an epic game of school-wide knock out.  It was fun!  Special thanks to our home school athletes for joining us, and to Jon Hill and Eric Rehmer, basketball coaches, for joining in on the pep rally!

    Mrs. Leon is busily getting things prepared for the spring drama production.  There are still a few parent jobs open for those interested in helping out.  Mrs. Leon will need the following jobs fulfilled to help her during production season: Costume Coordinator, Gate/Concessions Coordinator, House Manager, Make Up & Hair, Sound Engineer.  If you would like to volunteer for these jobs, please email the office to sign up!   

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 30 - With school closed for weather on Wednesday, we will be a bit later than planned getting midterm grades sent home.  We will do our best to get them sent out on Monday, February 4.    

    Basketball Senior Recognition: Friday, February 1 - Come out tonight for home games at 6 pm for junior varsity and 7 pm for varsity.  

    8th Grade Fundraiser: Support the 8th graders as they fund raise for their trip to Boston.  You can choose from a juice or a root beer and chocolate dipped treat for your special someone.  $2 each.  Order forms and payment are due in the office by Friday, February 8.  Treats will be delivered on Friday, February 15 during the Valentine exchange.

    Board Meeting: Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 pm  

    Benefit Fish Fry: Saturday, February 9 - There will be a benefit held at the Smithton Diner from 3 to 8 with all proceeds going directly to Chris & Kim Mabry.  Kim is a beloved teacher at ACS.  Her husband Chris was recently injured in a construction accident while working.  He will be unable to work for approximately 30-60 days.  Due to the loss of income, friends will be coming alongside the Mabry's during this time to give them assistance.  There will be a fish fry, silent auction, and raffles.  The fish dinner will consist of 5 pieces of fish, cole slaw, bbq beans, hush puppies, dessert, and a drink for $10.  The event coordinators are accepting additional donations for the auction and raffles, if you would like to give in this way.  Purchase fish fry tickets in advance in the ACS office.        

    Senior Class Fundraiser: Sunday, February 10 from 12-1:30 at Katy Park Church - The seniors will be hosting a chili and soup luncheon, and a dessert auction to raise funds for their senior trip to Panama City Beach, Florida.  

    Valentine Exchange: Friday, February 15 - Students will have the opportunity to exchange Valentine's with their schoolmates and teachers, if they choose. 

    No school: Monday, February 18 - There will be no school or homework for that day.  However, teachers are allowed to give homework for Tuesday, February 19 if the teacher chooses.   

    STUCO Lock-In: February 22 - Student Council will be having a lock-in social from 8 pm Friday, February 22 until 6 am Saturday, February 23 in the ROC gym.  More information will be coming as they plan their event. 

    End of 3rd Quarter: March 1 

    Christian College Fair: March 2 - There is an opportunity for interested students to attend a Christian College Fair on Saturday, March 2 from 10 to 2 pm at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City.  The fair will feature a great variety of small to large colleges and universities.   

    Upcoming Events: February: (4) Chapel, (7) Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm, (9) Benefit Fish Fry from 3 to 8 pm - Smithton Diner, (10) Senior Class Fundraiser from 12-1:30 - Katy Park Church, (15) Valentine Exchange, (18) No school, (21) Family Club Meeting @ 4 pm - Perkins, (22) STUCO Lock-In

    Upcoming Birthdays: February: (6) Andrew Chernish, (12) Michael Chernish; March: (3) Kim Mabry(6) Gay Otten(9) Matthew Sumner, (13) Isaiah Groshart, (25) Amy Furrey

  • January 25, 2019

    Verse of the Day: Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  Galatians 6:2

    Red Folder: Several papers are going home today.  Be sure to check your family's red folder.

    STUCO Carnival: January 26 from 5 to 8 pm in the ROC gym - This is an event that you don't want to miss!!!  There is much fun and fellowship to be had.  STUCO is busy preparing.  Plan now to join us for fun, games, concessions, and much more!  Dress up as anything that flies or can be found in the sky.  There will be a Pie in the Face Contest!!!  Bring your entire family!

    8th Grade Fundraiser: Support the 8th graders as they fund raise for their trip to Boston.  Order forms for a Valentine treat went home today.  You can choose from a juice or a root beer and chocolate dipped treat for your special someone.  $2 each.  Order forms and payment are due in the office by Friday, February 8.  Treats will be delivered on Friday, February 15 during the Valentine exchange.  

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 30 - Grades will go home the beginning of the following week.  

    Spirit Day: Friday, February 1 - Wear your school colors and gear to support our basketball boys!   

    Pep Rally: Friday, February 1 at 11:30 am in the ROC gym - We will be introducing our junior high and high school basketball teams.  All parents are welcome.

    Basketball Senior Recognition: Friday, February 1 - The high school basketball team will be recognizing senior basketball players between the junior high game at 6 pm and the high school game at 7 pm.  Plan now to attend!

    Board Meeting: Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 pm  

    Benefit Fish Fry: Saturday, February 9 - There will be a benefit held at the Smithton Diner from 3 to 8 with all proceeds going directly to Chris & Kim Mabry.  Kim is a beloved teacher at ACS.  Her husband Chris was recently injured in a construction accident while working.  He will be unable to work for approximately 30-60 days.  Due to the loss of income, friends will be coming alongside the Mabry's during this time to give them assistance.  There will be a fish fry, silent auction, and raffles.  The fish dinner will consist of 5 pieces of fish, cole slaw, bbq beans, hush puppies, dessert, and a drink for $10.  The event coordinators are accepting additional donations for the auction and raffles, if you would like to give in this way.  Purchase fish fry tickets in advance in the ACS office.        

    Senior Class Fundraiser: Sunday, February 10 from 12-1:30 at Katy Park Church - Due to the anticipated weather, please note the date change.  The seniors will be hosting a chili and soup luncheon, and a dessert auction to raise funds for their senior trip to Panama City Beach, Florida.  

    Valentine Exchange: Friday, February 15 - Students will have the opportunity to exchange Valentine's with their schoolmates and teachers, if they choose.  A list of students and teachers went home today. 

    No school: Monday, February 18 - There will be no school or homework for that day.  However, teachers are allowed to give homework for Tuesday, February 19 if the teacher chooses.   

    STUCO Lock-In: February 22 - Student Council will be having a lock-in social from 8 pm Friday, February 22 until 6 am Saturday, February 23 in the ROC gym.  More information will be coming as they plan their event. 

    End of 3rd Quarter: March 1 

    Upcoming Events: January(26) STUCO Carnival, (28) Prom Meeting @ 6 pm - Bandanna's, (30) 3rd Qtr. Mid-Term Cutoff; February: (1) Pep Rally @ 11:30 - ROC gym, (1) Basketball Senior Recognition - ROC gym, (4) Chapel, (7) Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm, (9) Benefit Fish Fry from 3 to 8 pm - Smithton Diner, (10) Senior Class Fundraiser from 12-1:30 - Katy Park Church, (15) Valentine Exchange, (18) No school, (21) Family Club Meeting @ 4 pm - Perkins, (22) STUCO Lock-In

    Upcoming Birthdays: January(25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican; February: (6) Andrew Chernish, (12) Michael Chernish; March: (3) Kim Mabry, (6) Gay Otten, (9) Matthew Sumner, (13) Isaiah Groshart, (25) Amy Furrey

  • January 18, 2019

    Verse of the Day: Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  Matthew 7:24  

    STUCO Carnival: January 26 from 5 to 8 pm in the ROC gym - STUCO is busy preparing their annual carnival.  The theme this year is Cloud 9.  Plan now to join us for fun, games, concessions, and much more!  Dress up as anything that flies or can be found in the sky.  There will be a Pie in the Face Contest!!!  Bring your entire family for an evening of fun and fellowship!

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 30 - Grades will go home the beginning of the following week.

    Pep Rally: Friday, February 1 at 11:30 am in the ROC gym - We will be introducing our junior high and high school basketball teams.  All parents are welcome.

    Basketball Senior Recognition: Friday, February 1 - The high school basketball team will be recognizing senior basketball players between the junior high game at 6 pm and the high school game at 7 pm.  Plan now to attend!

    Board Meeting: Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 pm 

    Senior Class Fundraiser: Sunday, February 10 from 12-1:30 at Katy Park Church - Due to the anticipated weather, please note the date change.  The seniors will be hosting a chili and soup luncheon, and a dessert auction to raise funds for their senior trip to Panama City Beach, Florida.  

    No school: Monday, February 18 - There will be no school or homework for that day.  However, teachers are allowed to give homework for Tuesday, February 19 if the teacher chooses.   

    Upcoming Events: January(19) Athletic Meeting @ 8 am - Perkins, (20) Prom Meeting @ 6 pm - Bandanna's, (21) Chapel K-8, (21) STUCO, (26) STUCO Carnival, (30) 3rd Qtr. Mid-Term Cutoff; February: (1) Pep Rally @ 11:30 - ROC gym, (1) Basketball Senior Recognition - ROC gym, (7) Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm, (10) Senior Class Fundraiser from 12-1:30 - Katy Park Church, (18) No school

    Upcoming Birthdays: January(20) Tori Price, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican; February: (6) Andrew Chernish, (12) Michael Chernish

     

  • January 11, 2019

    Verse of the Day: But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  Jeremiah 17:7

    Home Basketball Games: January 14 - Junior high boys play at 6 pm and high school boys play at 7 pm.

    Add/Drop Deadline: January 16 - Any high school students that would like to add or drop a class can pick up a form from Mrs. Furrey in the office.  The form must be signed by the student and a parent.

    Senior Class Fundraiser: Sunday, January 20 from 12-1:30 at Katy Park Church - The seniors will be hosting a chili and soup luncheon, and a dessert auction to raise funds for their senior trip to Panama City Beach, Florida.   

    STUCO Carnival: January 26 from 5 to 8 pm in the ROC gym - STUCO is busy preparing their annual carnival.  The theme this year is Cloud 9.  Plan now to join us for fun, games, concessions, and much more!  Dress up as anything that flies or can be found in the sky.  There will be a Pie in the Face Contest!!!  Bring your entire family for an evening of fun and fellowship!

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 30 - Grades will go home the beginning of the following week.

    Science Projects - 3rd quarter is set aside for science projects.  This means that it is acceptable for science teachers to assign regularly scheduled science homework in addition to the science project work.  Check with your child as teachers will be sending home their expectations, deadlines, and important information for this year's projects.  

    Pep Rally: Friday, February 1 at 11:30 am in the ROC gym - We will be introducing our junior high and high school basketball teams.  All parents are welcome.

    Basketball Senior Recognition: Friday, February 1 - The high school basketball team will be recognizing senior basketball players between the junior high game at 6 pm and the high school game at 7 pm.  Plan now to attend!

    Board Meeting: Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 pm 

    No school: Monday, February 18 - There will be no school or homework for that day.  However, teachers are allowed to give homework for Tuesday, February 19 if the teacher chooses.   

    Upcoming Events: January(15) Prom Meeting @ 6 pm - Bandanna's, (16) Add/Drop Deadline, (19) Athletic Meeting @ 8 am - Perkins, (19) Athletic Meeting @ 8am - Perkins, (20) Senior Class Fundraiser from 12-1:30 - Katy Park Church, (21) Chapel, (26) STUCO Carnival, (30) 3rd Qtr. Mid-Term Cutoff; February: (1) Pep Rally @ 11:30 - ROC gym, (1) Basketball Senior Recognition - ROC gym, (7) Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm, (18) No school

    Upcoming Birthdays: January: (20) Tori Price, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican; February: (6) Andrew Chernish, (12) Michael Chernish.

  • January 4, 2019

    Verse of the Day: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:13

    Crock Pots: There are two crock pots in the kitchen that were left behind from the Thanksgiving Feast.  If you are missing a crock pot, please check the kitchen. 

    Science Projects: 3rd quarter is the quarter for Science Projects.  Teachers that plan to have students do projects will be sending home information soon, if they haven't already.  Projects will be done in addition to normally assigned homework.  If you have any questions regarding Science Projects, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher. 

    Grade Cards: Grade cards will go home on Monday, January 7. 

    Honor Roll: We will recognize our honor roll students on Wednesday, January 9 during opening.  All parents are invited and welcome to attend!

    JH & HS Basketball Home Games: January 8 - Junior High boys will be playing at 5 & 7 pm.  High School boys will play at 6 pm.  Let's all come out for our first home game of the season to cheer on the Mustangs!  See the school calendar for the entire basketball schedule. 

    Add/Drop Deadline: January 16 - Any high school students that would like to add or drop a class can pick up a form from Mrs. Furrey in the office.  The form must be signed by the student and a parent.

    STUCO Carnival: January 26 from 5 to 8 pm in the ROC gym - STUCO is busy preparing their annual carnival.  The theme this year is Cloud 9.  Plan now to join us for fun, games, concessions, and much more!  Dress up as anything that flies or can be found in the sky.  There will be a Pie in the Face Contest!!!  Bring your entire family for an evening of fun and fellowship!

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 30 - Grades will go home the beginning of the following week.

    Upcoming Events: January: (7) Chapel, (7) Board Meeting @ 6:30, (15) Prom Meeting @ 6 pm - Bandanna's, (16) Add/Drop Deadline, (19) Athletic Meeting @ 8 am - Perkins, (21) Chapel, (26) STUCO Carnival, (30) 3rd Qtr. Mid-Term Cutoff

    Upcoming Birthdays: January: (5) Alaina Spencer, (8) Madeline Sumner, (10) Grace Smith, (20) Tori Price, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican; February: (6) Andrew Chernish, (12) Michael Chernish.

  • December 14, 2018

    Verse of the Day: In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

    There are lots of smiles around here this morning!  The students, along with teachers and room parents, are busily opening gifts, doing crafts, and playing games.  This is such a fun day!  Wishing each of you a Merry Christmas, full of God's richest blessings!  Students, staff, and families, enjoy your Christmas break.  I pray you have time to rest, relax, and enjoy lots of family time.

    Special thanks to Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Leon for a lovely Christmas Program this year.  The children did a wonderful job sharing the message of Jesus!

    2nd Quarter Ends:  TODAY, December 14 - Grade cards will go home when we return to school after Christmas break.

    Classes Resume: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 8 am - We will start off the beginning of 2019 with a pajama day!

    JH & HS Basketball Home Games: January 8 at 5 & 6 pm - Let's all come out for our first home game of the season to cheer on the Mustangs!  

    Add/Drop Deadline: January 16 - Any high school students that would like to add or drop a class can pick up a form from Mrs. Furrey in the office.  The form must be signed by the student and a parent.

    STUCO Carnival: January 26 from 5 to 8 pm in the ROC gym - STUCO is preparing their annual carnival.  The theme this year is Cloud 9.  Plan now to join us for fun, games, concessions, and much more!  Dress up as anything that flies or can be found in the sky.

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 30 - Grades will go home the beginning of the following week.

    Upcoming Events: December(14) End of 2nd quarter, (17) Christmas Break Begins!  January: (2) Classes Resume, (2) Teacher In-Service, (7) Board Meeting @ 6:30, (16) Add/Drop Deadline, (26) STUCO Carnival, (30) 3rd Qtr. Mid-Term Cutoff

    Upcoming Birthdays: December(14) Xiara Leon; January: (5) Alaina Spencer, (8) Madeline Sumner, (10) Grace Smith, (20) Tori Price, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican

       

  • December 7, 2018

    Verse of the Day: I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.  So don't be troubled or afraid.  John 14:27

    Christmas Program Dress Rehearsals: TODAY & Monday, December 10 from 3:30 to 5 - Elementary and Junior High students will be having dress rehearsal in the Sanctuary.  Administration will oversee the students after school until Mrs. Scott is ready to begin.  Parents can pick their students up in the Sanctuary at 5. 

    Spanish Caroling: TONIGHT from 7pm to midnight - Grades 9th-12th - Students will need to be at school at 7 pm.  Dress warmly!  Pick up will be at Walgreen's at midnight.  Call or text Mrs. Leon with any questions.

    Spirit Days: Monday, December 10 - Pajama Day - wear your favorite jammies and slippers to school!  Wednesday, December 12 - Ugly Sweater Day - wear your favorite "ugly" Christmas sweater to school.

    Christmas Program: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - Make plans now to this blessed evening.  Our elementary and junior high students will be performing.  Refreshments will be served in the CEL Awana Room following the program.

    Christmas Gift Exchange - Gifts should be brought to the school by Wednesday, December 12th to ensure no one forgets theirs in the busyness of getting ready the morning of party day.  Students will exchange gifts with one another on December 14th.   

    Junior High & High School Boys' Basketball - Our basketball boys have been working hard in practice to prepare for the start of their games.  See the December calendar for their upcoming away games.  Their first home game will be Tuesday, January 8.  Junior high boys will play that evening at 5 pm and 6 pm.  Varsity boys will play that same night at 7 pm.  Make plans to come and cheer on our Mustangs! 

    STUCO Christmas Party: Thursday, December 13 from 6:30 to 10 at the Mabry's house - All high school students are invited to attend.  Each student is asked to bring a gender-neutral white elephant gift and their snack to share.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Mabry, STUCO Advisor.

    Christmas Party Day: Friday, December 14 - Students will be released at 11:30 following clean up.  As part of our party day, we ask everyone to bring a snack to share.  If you are in grades K-5, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.   If you are in grades 6th-12th, please bring the following: Last name beginning with A-L bring a healthy snack, M-Z bring a sweet snack.  Students will exchange gifts that day, play games, do crafts, and hang out with their classmates.  All parents are welcome to join us!

    2nd Quarter Ends: Friday, December 14 - Grade cards will go home when we return from Christmas break. 

    Christmas Break: Break begins Friday, December 14 @ 11:30.  

    Classes resume Wednesday, January 2 @ 8 a.m.  We will have Pajama Day our first day back from break! 

    Upcoming Events: December: (7) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (7) Spanish Caroling, (10) Pajama Day, (10) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (11) Christmas Program @ 6:30 pm - Sanctuary, (12) Ugly Sweater Day, (12) Gift Exchange Gifts to School, (13) STUCO Christmas Party, (14) Christmas Party Day, (14) End of 2nd quarter, (17) Christmas Break Begins!  January: (2) Classes Resume, (2) Teacher In-Service, (7) Board Meeting @ 6:30, (16) Add/Drop Deadline, (26) STUCO Carnival, (30) 3rd Qtr. Mid-Term Cutoff

    Upcoming Birthdays: December(12) Molly Sumner, (14) Xiara Leon; January: (5) Alaina Spencer, (8) Madeline Sumner, (10) Grace Smith, (20) Tori Price, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican

  • November 30, 2018

    Verse of the Day: Do not judge, and you will not be judged.  Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.  Forgive, and you will be forgiven.  Luke 6:37

    I hope each of you had a restful Thanksgiving break!  It's hard to believe we will be off for Christmas break in just two weeks, and the school year will be half over!  To make school fun during the final push for second quarter, we will be having Spirit Days for the next two weeks.  You can find the Spirit Days on the calendar, or listed below. 

    Red Communication Folders: The office is sending home paperwork today, so please check your child's red communication folders. 

    Scrip Cards: Natalie Smith, Scrip Coordinator, will be placing orders soon for Scrip cards.  If you are in need of cards before break starts, please bring your order into the office or contact Natalie directly.  There are a lot of great rebates going on for the holidays.

    Spirit Days: Monday, December 3 - Favorite Sports Team - wear the gear and colors of your favorite sports team!  Wednesday, December 5 - Wild Socks Day - wear your favorite socks to school!  Friday, December 7 - Crazy Hat Day - wear your favorite hat to school!  Monday, December 10 - Pajama Day - wear your favorite jammies and slippers to school!  Wednesday, December 12 - Ugly Sweater Day - wear your favorite "ugly" Christmas sweater to school.

    A+ Homework Help: December 5 - 3:15 to 4:15 pm - A+ students will be offering homework help only on Wednesday, December 5th this month.  Interested K-8th grade families need to get in touch with Mrs. Mabry to sign up.

    Christmas Program Dress Rehearsals: Friday, December 7 & Monday, December 10 from 3:30 to 5 - Elementary and Junior High students will be having dress rehearsal in the Sanctuary.  Administration will oversee the students after school until Mrs. Scott is ready to begin.  Parents can pick their students up in the Sanctuary at 5. 

    Spanish Caroling: Friday, December 7 from 7pm to midnight - Grades 9th-12th - Our past and present Spanish class students will begin their annual “parranda,” Christmas  caroling with a Puerto Rican twist.  The students learn Christmas songs in Spanish and sing their hearts out from home to home for one evening. The tradition in Puerto Rico begins right after Thanksgiving. Carolers will sing accompanied by musicians and go from home to home till the morning. The twist in Puerto Rican culture is that the ones who receive the surprise mini-concert open up their home and welcome the singers inside to enjoy warm or cold refreshments and appetizers!  Would you like us to come Caroling at your home that Friday evening? We can just come to sing or you can also host our group with some goodies to keep us going till midnight! Let Mrs. Leon (660-473-2503) know if you would like us to come to your home and if you want us to sing or to sing and eat! First come, first served, so contact Mrs. Leon quickly. We can only accommodate 7-8 homes!  Mrs. Leon needs to know by Wednesday, December 5th.

    Christmas Program: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - Make plans now to this blessed evening.  Our elementary and junior high students will be performing.  Refreshments will be served in the CEL Awana Room following the program.

    Christmas Gift Exchange -  Students drew names during the Thanksgiving Feast day at school.  If you need to know who your student has, the lists are kept in the office.  In an effort to ensure that these gifts are not a burden to families, we ask that each student adhere to the following spending caps: Elementary (grades K - 5) $3.00 - $5.00, JH (grades 6 - 8) $5.00 - $7.00, HS (grades 9 - 12) $7.00 - $10.00.  It's always encouraging when we have the opportunity to witness our students being both gracious givers and receivers during our gift exchange.  Gifts are asked to be brought to the school by Wednesday, December 12th to ensure no one forgets theirs in the busyness of getting ready the morning of party day.  Students will exchange gifts with one another on December 14th.   

    Christmas Party Day: Friday, December 14 - Students will be released at 11:30 following clean up.  As part of our party day, we ask everyone to bring a snack to share.  If you are in grades K-5, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.   If you are in grades 6th-12th, please bring the following: Last name beginning with A-L bring a healthy snack, M-Z bring a sweet snack.  Students will exchange gifts that day, play games, do crafts, and hang out with their classmates.  All parents are welcome to join us!

    2nd Quarter Ends: Friday, December 14 - Grade cards will go home when we return from Christmas break. 

    STUCO Christmas Party: Friday, December 14 from 6 to 10 at the Mabry's house - All high school students are invited to attend.  Each student is asked to bring a gender-neutral white elephant gift and their snack to share.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Mabry, STUCO Advisor.  

    Christmas Break: Break begins Friday, December 14 @ 11:30.  Classes resume Wednesday, January 2 @ 8 a.m.  We will have Pajama Day our first day back from break! 

    Upcoming Events: December: (3) Favorite Sports Team Day, (5) Wild Socks Day, (7) Crazy Hat Day, (7) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (7) Spanish Caroling, (7) STUCO Christmas Party, (10) Pajama Day, (10) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (11) Christmas Program @ 6:30 pm - Sanctuary, (12) Ugly Sweater Day, (12) Gift Exchange Gifts to School, (14) Christmas Party Day, (14) End of 2nd quarter. 

    Upcoming Birthdays: December(1) Gaye Hiller(5) David Bessert, (12) Molly Sumner, (14) Xiara Leon

      

  • November 16, 2018

    Verse of the Day: But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 15:57

    What a blessing our Applewood families are!  The STUCO students were able to fill 33 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes!  They exceeded their goal by 8 boxes!!!  Thank you to each of you for making a difference in the lives of 33 children all around the globe.  May you and your families be blessed this Thanksgiving season.  Next week will be a short, but busy, week at school.  Our K-8th grade students have been busy preparing for their performances at the Thanksgiving Feast.  Thank you in advance to our Room Parents for spending the morning in the classrooms with students, to our Thanksgiving Feast Coordinators for planning the meal, and to all of the volunteers!  The Thanksgiving Feast wouldn't be a success without all of the many hands that help prepare for that day.  With next week being a short week, there will be no bulletin.    

    2nd Quarter Mid-Term Cut Off: Today - Mid-term grades will go home next week.

    Scrip Wallet Sign Up: November 19 @ 3:15 - If your family would like assistance getting signed up for Scrip access on your phone, stop by the office after school and Mrs. Greer and Mrs. Furrey will help walk you through the process of getting signed up.   

    A+ Homework Help: November 28 - 3:15 to 4:15 pm - A+ students will continue offering homework help for grades K-8th in the CEL cafeteria on Wednesdays throughout November, with the exception of Wednesday, November 21 as that is our Thanksgiving Feast Day.  Interested K-8th grade families need to get in touch with Mrs. Mabry to sign up.

    Thanksgiving Feast: November 21 at 11:30 ROC gym - Feast day is a blessed tradition at Applewood.  You won't want to miss it!  Our students, teachers, and several volunteers will be preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  The elementary and junior high students will be performing at 11:30 that day.  The meal will be served at approximately noon.  Students will be drawing names that day for the Christmas gift exchange.  Watch for the paper that will be sent home that day with the name they draw.  Gifts are due to the school office by Wednesday, December 12.  Please be sure to write who the gift is for on the gift. 

    No School: Friday, November 23 - Classes resume at 8 am, Monday, November 26.

    Spanish Caroling: Friday, December 7 at 7 pm-midnight - Grades 9th-12th - Permission forms are due in the office by Wednesday, November 28.  Our past and present Spanish class students will begin their annual “parranda,” Christmas  caroling with a Puerto Rican twist.  The students learn Christmas songs in Spanish and sing their hearts out from home to home for one evening. The tradition in Puerto Rico begins right after Thanksgiving. Carolers will sing accompanied by musicians and go from home to home till the morning. The twist in Puerto Rican culture is that the ones who receive the surprise mini-concert open up their home and welcome the singers inside to enjoy warm or cold refreshments and appetizers!  Would you like us to come Caroling at your home that Friday evening? We can just come to sing or you can also host our group with some goodies to keep us going till midnight! Let Mrs. Leon (660-473-2503) know if you would like us to come to your home and if you want us to sing or to sing and eat! First come, first served, so contact Mrs. Leon quickly. We can only accommodate 7-8 homes!

    Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal: December 7th & 10th from 3:30 to 5

    Christmas Program: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - Make plans now to attend!

    Christmas Gift Exchange -  Each year our students exchange Christmas gifts with one another based on a 'name exchange' done the morning of the Thanksgiving feast.  In an effort to ensure that these gifts are not a burden to families, we ask that each student adhere to the following spending caps:  Elementary (grades K - 5) $3.00 - $5.00  JH (grades 6 - 8) $5.00 - $7.00  HS (grades 9 - 12) $7.00 - $10.00.  It's always encouraging when we have the opportunity to witness our students being both gracious givers and receivers during our gift exchange.  Gifts are asked to be brought to the school by December 12th to ensure no one forgets theirs in the busyness of getting ready the morning of party day.  Students will exchange gifts with one another on December 14th.   

    Christmas Party Day: Friday, December 14 - Students will be released at 11:30 following clean up.  As part of our party day, we ask everyone to bring a snack to share.  If you are in grades K-5, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.   If you are in grades 6th-12th, please bring the following: Last name beginning with A-L bring a healthy snack, M-Z bring a sweet snack.  Students will exchange gifts that day and hang out with their classmates.  All parents are welcome to join us!

    2nd Quarter Ends: Friday, December 14 - Grade cards will go home when we return from Christmas break. 

    Upcoming Events: November(16) Second Quarter Mid-Term Cut-Off, (19) School Board Mtg. @ 6:30, (21) Thanksgiving Feast @ 11:30 - ROC gym, (23) No school; December: (7) Spanish Caroling, (7) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (10) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (11) Christmas Program @ 6:30 pm - Sanctuary, (14) Christmas Party Day. (14) End of 2nd quarter 

    Upcoming Birthdays: November: (18) Daniel Nadtochiy (19) Leah Nevels (21) Isaac Greer (23) Steven Bussey; December(1) Gaye Hiller(5) David Bessert, (12) Molly Sumner, (14) Xiara Leon

     

  • November 9, 2018

    Verse of the Day: As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17

    Although it is fall, winter weather is upon us a well.  With winter quickly approaching, please be reminded that in the event of inclement weather administration will send out a One Call letting families know if school is cancelled.  It is the responsibility of each family to access each of their students' teacher's blog pages to get the day's homework assignments.  Teachers plan to post all assignments by 10 a.m., however, with increased activity on the website, occasionally things can be slow to upload.  If your child's teacher has not posted by 10 a.m. please check again.  All homework is due the day classes resume.     

    Glass Entry Doors: Maplewood has asked that we not put any signage on the glass doors to the ROC or CEL.  If you would like something posted on a bulletin board, please bring it to the office for approval from administration. 

    Policy #5205: As a reminder, please note that if a student arrives to school after 8:10 or arrives to class three minutes late, they are considered tardy.  This means that if a student is not present for opening, they are tardy.  We ask that students arrive to school by 8 am to allow time to take backpacks to class and get ready for the day.   

    Operation Christmas Child Packing Night: Monday, November 12 from 3:30 to 5:30 in the ROC gym - Join STUCO for a time of fun and fellowship.  Their goal is to pack 25 boxes to be sent to children all around the world.  

    A+ Homework Help: November 14 and 28 - 3:15 to 4:15 pm - A+ students will continue offering homework help for grades K-8th in the CEL cafeteria on Wednesdays throughout November, with the exception of Wednesday, November 21 as that is our Thanksgiving Feast Day.  Interested K-8th grade families need to get in touch with Mrs. Mabry to sign up.

    2nd Quarter Mid-Term Cut Off: Friday, November 16 - Mid-term grades will go home the following week.

    Thanksgiving Feast: November 21 at 11:30 ROC gym - Feast day is a blessed tradition at Applewood.  You won't want to miss it!  Our students, teachers, and several volunteers will be preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  The elementary and junior high students will be performing at 11:30 that day.  The meal will be served at approximately noon.  Students will be drawing names that day for the Christmas gift exchange.  Watch for the paper that will be sent home that day with the name they draw.  Gifts are due to the school office by Wednesday, December 12.  Please be sure to write who the gift is for on the gift. 

    No School: Friday, November 23 - Classes resume at 8 am, Monday, November 26.

    Spanish Caroling: Friday, December 7 at 7 pm-midnight - Grades 9th-12thPermission forms are due in the office by Wednesday, November 28.  

    Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal: December 7th & 10th from 3:30 to 5

    Christmas Program: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - Make plans now to attend!

    Christmas Party Day: Friday, December 14 - Students will be released at 11:30.  More information will be sent out at a later date.  Students will exchange gifts that day and hang out with their classmates.  All parents are welcome to join us!   

    2nd Quarter Ends: Friday, December 14 - Grade cards will go home when we return from Christmas break. 

    Upcoming Events: November: (12) Operation Christmas Child Packing Night @ 3:30-5:30 - ROC, (15) Family Club Mtg. @ 4 pm - Perkins, (16) Second Quarter Mid-Term Cut-Off, (19) School Board Mtg. @ 6:30, (21) Thanksgiving Feast @ 11:30 - ROC gym, (23) No school  December: (7) Spanish Caroling, (7) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (10) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (11) Christmas Program @ 6:30 pm - Sanctuary, (14) Christmas Party Day, 

    Upcoming Birthdays: November: (4) Grace Scott (18) Daniel Nadtochiy (19) Leah Nevels (21) Isaac Greer (23) Steven Bussey; December(1) Gaye Hiller, (5) David Bessert, (12) Molly Sumner, (14) Xiara Leon

     

  • November 2, 2018

    Verse of the Day: Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.  Proverbs 22:4

    It's hard to believe it is the month of November already!  It seems like school just started, and here we are in second quarter already.  Before we know it, we'll be on Christmas break!  It is my prayer that each of you, and your families, are having a fall of bountiful blessings.  There are so many wonderful things happening here at ACS.  Our students and teachers have gotten into a steady routine and there are lots of smiling faces throughout both buildings.  I am ever thankful for Applewood Christian School!

    High School Boys Basketball Meeting: TODAY, November 2 at 6:30 pm at ACS - Boys in grades 9th-12th that are interested in playing basketball this season are encourage to attend tonight's meeting.  The first scheduled game is Tuesday, November 13.  See the school calendar for other games.

    Grade Cards: Signed grade cards should be returned to the school office as soon as possible.

    2nd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: Friday, November 16

    Prom Meeting: November 5 - All juniors and their parents are asked to attend the first 2019 prom meeting at 6 pm at El Espolon

    A+ Homework Help: November 7, 14, and 28 - 3:15 to 4:15 pm - A+ students will continue offering homework help for grades K-8th in the CEL cafeteria on Wednesdays throughout November, with the exception of Wednesday, November 21 as that is our Thanksgiving Feast Day.  Interested K-8th grade families need to get in touch with Mrs. Mabry to sign up.

    Operation Christmas ChildThis year our STUCO students are participating in Operation Christmas Child.  Their goal is to fill 25 shoe boxes to be sent to children all around the globe.  STUCO are collecting items to fill shoe boxes through November 12.  As a family, if you would like to fill a shoe box, boxes are available for pick up.  STUCO will be hosting a Packing Night on November 12 from 3:30 to 5:30.  All families are invited to join this fun event.  STUCO has placed wrapped boxes in the CEL Awana Room and the ROC foyer for donations.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any high school student or Mrs. Mabry, STUCO Advisor. 

    Thanksgiving Feast: November 21 - The sign up form for number of guests and to cook turkeys and potatoes is due TODAY.  Feast day is a fun day for our students and families.  Plan now to attend.  The elementary and junior high students will be performing at 11:30 that day.  The meal will be served at approximately noon.  Students will be drawing names that day for the Christmas gift exchange.  Watch for the paper that will be sent home that day with the name they draw.  Gifts are due to the school office by Wednesday, December 12.  Please be sure to write who the gift is for on the gift. 

    No School: Friday, November 23 - Classes resume at 8 am, Monday, November 26.

    Spanish Caroling: Friday, December 7 at 7 pm-midnight - Grades 9th-12th - Information went home with high school students today. 

    Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal: December 7th & 10th from 3:30 to 5 - 

    Christmas Program: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - Make plans now to attend!

    Christmas Party Day: Friday, December 14 - Students will be released at 11:30.  More information will be sent out at a later date.  Students will exchange gifts that day and hang out with their classmates.  All parents are welcome to join us!   

    2nd Quarter Ends: Friday, December 14 - Grade cards will go home when we return from Christmas break. 

    Upcoming Events: November: (5) Prom Mtg. @ 6pm - El Espolon, (12) Operation Christmas Child Packing Night @ 3:30-5:30 - ROC, (15) Family Club Mtg. @ 4 pm - Perkins, (16) Second Quarter Mid-Term Cut-Off, (19) School Board Mtg. @ 6:30, (21) Thanksgiving Feast @ 11:30 - ROC gym, (23) No school  December: (7) Spanish Caroling, (7) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (10) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (11) Christmas Program @ 6:30 pm - Sanctuary, (14) Christmas Party Day, 

    Upcoming Birthdays: November: (4) Grace Scott (18) Daniel Nadtochiy (19) Leah Nevels (21) Isaac Greer (23) Steven Bussey  

  • October 26, 2018

    Verse of Day: But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.  Luke 6:27-28

    End of First Quarter & Honor Roll - Grade cards will go home next week.  We will recognize honor roll students on Friday, November 2 during opening.  Feel free to join us during this time. 

    Soccer Nationals: Today - Our soccer boys are at National's today in Springfield!  They won their first game, and lost the second yesterday.  We are cheering them on from afar.  Go Mustangs!  A reminder that all homework is due on Monday, October 29.  

    Alumni Soccer & Volleyball Games: Tomorrow - The Athletic Committee will be hosting the alumni soccer game at 4 pm on the soccer field behind the ROC gym and the alumni volleyball game in the ROC gym at 6 pm.  Following the soccer game, there will be a potluck meal shared.  Athletic Committee is providing hotdogs and drinks for the event.  Please bring a dish to share. Help us spread the word by letting any alumni families know about the event!

    Fall Sports Awards Banquet: October 29 - 6:30 pm in the ROC gym - Soccer and volleyball athletes and teams will be recognized for their accomplishments this season.  Teachers and families are welcome to attend.  Each soccer and volleyball family is asked to bring a dessert to share.  Beverages will be provided.

    Junior High Basketball Meeting: October 30 - Coach Jon Hill will be having the JH boys basketball meeting in the ROC gym at 6:30 pm.

    Mustang Gear: Order forms for this years t-shirts and hoodies went home on Monday.  Help spread Mustang Spirit and support ACS STUCO by wearing their custom gear.  To purchase, turn in order forms, along with payment, to the school office by Wednesday, October 31.  Gear will be delivered before Christmas!   

    Prom Meeting: November 5 - All juniors and their parents are asked to attend the first 2019 prom meeting at 6 pm at El Espolon

    A+ Homework Help: November 7, 14, and 28 - 3:15 to 4:15 pm - Please note there will be no homework help on Wednesday, October 31.  A+ students will continue offering homework help for grades K-8th in the CEL cafeteria on Wednesdays throughout November, with the exception of Wednesday, November 21 as that is our Thanksgiving Feast Day.  Interested K-8th grade families need to get in touch with Mrs. Mabry to sign up.

    Operation Christmas ChildThis year our STUCO students are participating in Operation Christmas Child.  Their goal is to fill 25 shoe boxes to be sent to children all around the globe.  STUCO will be collecting items to fill shoe boxes beginning next week through November 12.  As a family, if you would like to fill a shoe box, boxes are available for pick up.  STUCO will be hosting a Packing Night on November 12 from 3:30 to 5:30.  All families are invited to join this fun event.  STUCO sent home information with students regarding the items they are collecting.  STUCO has placed wrapped boxes in the CEL Awana Room and the ROC foyer for donations.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any high school student or Mrs. Mabry, STUCO Advisor. 

    Thanksgiving Feast: November 21 - Applewood has been blessed with a tremendous monetary donation this year!  The only item that will need to be purchased is potatoes!  What a big God we serve!  The sign up form for number of guests and to cook turkeys and potatoes went home Monday.  Please return the form to the office by Friday, November 2.  Feast day is a fun day for our students and families.  Plan now to attend.  The elementary and junior high students will be performing at 11:30 that day.  The meal will be served at approximately noon.  

    Upcoming Events: October(27) Alumni Games @ 4 pm & 6 pm, (29) Fall Sports Award Banquet @ 6:30 - ROC Gym; November: (5) Prom Mtg. @ 6pm - El Espolon, (12) Operation Christmas Child Packing Night @ 3:30-5:30 - ROC, (15) Family Club Mtg. @ 4 pm - Perkins, (16) Second Quarter Mid-Term Cut-Off, (19) School Board Mtg. @ 6:30, (21) Thanksgiving Feast @ 11:30 - ROC gym, (23) No school - Classes resume Nov. 26 @ 8 am

    Upcoming Birthdays: October(27) Brynnley Wells  November: (4) Grace Scott (18) Daniel Nadtochiy (19) Leah Nevels (21) Isaac Greer (23) Steven Bussey  

  • October 19, 2018

    Verse of the Day: Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.  Ecclesiastes 12:13

    This year our STUCO students are participating in Operation Christmas Child.  Their goal is to fill 25 shoe boxes to be sent to children all around the globe.  STUCO will be collecting items to fill shoe boxes beginning next week through November 12.  There will be totes located in the Awana Room and ROC gym to place donated items.  As a family, if you would like to fill a shoe box, boxes will be available for pick up after October 24.  STUCO will be hosting a Packing Night on November 12 from 3:30 to 5:30.  All families are invited to join this fun event.  STUCO will be sending home information with students regarding the items they will be collecting.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to any high school student or Mrs. Mabry, STUCO Advisor. 

    With winter quickly approaching, please be reminded that in the event of inclement weather administration will send out a One Call letting families know if school is cancelled.  It is the responsibility of each family to access each of their students' teachers blog pages to get the day's homework assignments.  Teachers do plan to post all assignments by 10 a.m., however, with increased activity on the website, occasionally things can be slow to upload.  If your child's teacher has not posted by 10 a.m. please check again.  All homework is due the day classes resume.        

    8th Grade Boston Trip Fundraisers: Friday's after school the 8th grade class will continue selling fresh, home-made baked goods for $15 to raise funds for their trip to Boston next summer!  8th grade is hosting a Fish Fry this Saturday, October 20 from 4 to 8 pm at the Smithton Diner.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 from any 8th grade family.  The meal includes fish, coleslaw, beans, dessert, and a drink.

    A+ Homework Help: October 24 - 3:15 to 4:15 pm - A+ students will be offering homework help for grades K-8th in the CEL cafeteria on Wednesdays during the month of October.  Interested K-8th grade families need to get in touch with Mrs. Mabry to sign up.

    End of First Quarter: October 24 - Grade cards will go home the following week.

    Soccer Nationals: October 25 & 26 - Our soccer boys will be going to National's in Springfield this year!  All students will need to get their homework from their teachers in advance.  All work is due on Monday, October 29.   

    Alumni Soccer & Volleyball Games: October 27 - The Athletic Committee will be hosting the alumni soccer game at 4 pm on the soccer field behind the ROC gym and the alumni volleyball game in the ROC gym at 6 pm.  Following the soccer game, there will be a potluck meal shared.  Athletic Committee is providing hotdogs for the event.  Please bring a dish to share. Help us spread the word by letting any alumni families know about the event!

    Fall Sports Awards Banquet: October 29 - 6:30 pm in the ROC gym - Soccer and volleyball athletes and teams will be recognized for their accomplishments this season.  Teachers and families are welcome to attend.  Each soccer and volleyball family is asked to bring a dessert to share.  Beverages will be provided.

    Junior High Basketball Meeting: October 30 - Coach Jon Hill will be having the JH boys basketball meeting in the ROC gym at 6:30 pm.

    Prom Meeting: November 5 - All juniors and their parents are asked to attend the first 2019 prom meeting at 5 pm at El Espolon. 

    Thanksgiving Feast: November 21 - Applewood has been blessed with a tremendous monetary donation this year!  The only item that will need to be purchased is potatoes!  What a big God we serve!  The sign up form for number of guests and to cook turkeys and potatoes will go home towards the end of October.  Feast day is a fun day for our students and families.  Plan now to attend.  The elementary and junior high students will be performing at 11:30 that day.  The meal will be served at approximately noon.  

    Upcoming Events: October(20) 8th Grade Fish Fry, (20) Athletic Meeting, (22) School Board Meeting, (24) 1st Quarter Ends, (27) Alumni Games, (29) Fall Sports Award Banquet; November: (16) Second Quarter Mid-Term Cut-Off, (21) Thanksgiving Feast, (23) No school

    Upcoming Birthdays: October(27) Brynnley Wells; November: (4) Grace Scott(18) Daniel Nadtochiy, (19) Leah Nevels, (21) Isaac Greer, (23) Steven Bussey  

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