Parents, this has been a busy week for Applewood Christian School. The Parent-Teacher Conference was a success with only one family not able to attend. It is always a wonderful opportunity for me to get to sit down with the parents of my students and brag on their strengths and give suggestions for improving on their weaknesses.
Many of our high school students went to Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO for the 2009 SBU/ACSI College Preparatory Championships. The SBU/ACSI CPC is one of the premier academic competitions for Christian schools in the Midwest. All Christian high schools are invited to participate and are divided into a large and small school division (based on enrollment). The students represented us well! We earned second place overall in the Small School division! The Lady Mustangs won first place in the basketball shoot-out. And the following awards were received by individual students:
Music Competition – Best of Show Kate Herrington (gr.9)
English (grammar) test – 1st Place Melissa Backe (gr.12)
English (grammar) test – 5th Place Ashton Allcorn (gr. 12)
1st Place Hannah Young (gr. 12)
2nd Place Katie Rieckhoff (gr. 9)
4th Place Hannah Young (gr. 12)
6th Place Katie Rieckhoff (gr. 9)
Many of the other students did very well on their academic testing though they did not score high enough for an award. We are very proud of all of you!
This Wednesday is the Thanksgiving Feast. The Feast has become a tradition at ACS and is a fond memory for many of the families that have passed through ACS. Cindy Barrett, one of the founding members, said that it began 21 yrs. as an opportunity to celebrate the holiday with “family” as each of the three families lived away from their extended family. The Feast carries on that tradition by asking ACS families to invite family and friends to join together in Thanksgiving for the things that God has blessed Applewood with throughout the year. Many of our alumni and their families come back to join in the celebration. The program begins at 11:30 with dinner starting around noon. We look forward to sharing thankful hearts with all of you.
“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” Psalm 105:1
Students grades 4 - 12. The MAACS survey is due to the office by Monday, November 23rd.
Parents that volunteered to cook items for the Feast.
Turkey - Turkeys are available in the office refrigerator for pick up. Please have the turkey into the ROC kitchen by 8 am on Wednesday. It must be cut up and the drippings brought in a separate container (for gravy).
Potatoes – Please have potatoes into the ROC kitchen by 8am on Wednesday.
Thanksgiving Feast this Wednesday. The school day starts at 8:00am as normal. The students will have a fun day of cooking, decorating, and games! Family and friends are expected to arrive at 11:30 for the start of the program. Lunch will be served around noon. Students will be dismissed after the tables and chairs have been returned to their rooms and the building is cleaned up. No school on Friday.
Homeroom moms – don’t forget to be at school at 8:00am as well. You are responsible for a craft or game for your grade. Siblings are always welcome.
Snow Day Procedure. School cancellations are announced via one-call and are also posted on the web home page. It is also announced on the following radio stations: Spirit FM (89.9, 89.7, 92.1, or 107.7) and KIX FM (105.7), and KSIS AM (1050). Students are required to look up their homework by accessing each of their teachers’ pages on the web site. All assignments will be posted by 10:00 am. Work is due the next school day.
Christmas Gift Exchange. Students will be picking names on Wednesday for their Christmas gift exchange. This is supposed to be a surprise and an opportunity for students to get to know other students that they don’t know as well. Please have your child stay within the following monetary limits:
Grades K – 4 $7.00
Grades 5 – 8 $10.00
Grades 9 – 12 $13.00
Basketball games begin tomorrow night! Junior high boys play at 4:15, varsity girls at 5:15 and varsity boys at 6:45. Cheer on the Mustangs as they battle Eagle Heights!
Junior High Field Trip (gr. 6-12) - Tuesday, December 8, 2009 to the National World War I Museum in Kansas City along with the Liberty Memorial Tower. Please turn in your permission slips.
Praise & Prayers:
Thanks to Mrs. Church for bringing the high school students to the SBU competition. Thanks also to Jared & Katie Lotz for putting up the students overnight that went Thursday.
Mark Your Calendar:
Nov. 27 – no school
Dec. 10 – ACS Christmas Program
Dec. 18 – Christmas Party Day (out at Noon)
Dec. 19 – Jan. 3 Christmas Vacation