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March 29, 2019

Verse of the Day: But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Soccer & Volleyball Intent Letters: Due today!  If your student/s, in grades 6-11, are interested in playing either soccer or volleyball in the fall, please let the office know ASAP.

Family Club: In May, Family Club will be electing new officers for the positions of President and Secretary.  These volunteer positions earn 5 parent points each.  If you are interested in knowing more information or would like to be considered for the position, please reach out to the office or current Family Club President, Jennifer Bessert.  

Scrip Earnings: Just a quick reminder, that the scrip earnings cut off is April 30.  Each family is required to earn $50 in scrip for Family Club.  If you prefer not to participate in scrip, you can choose the buyout option.  If you choose the buyout option, plan to pay the $50 to ACS Family Club no later than May 10.  If you have any questions regarding your scrip earnings, reach out to Natalie Smith, Scrip Coordinator. 

Yearbook Pictures: Ms. Ehlert's yearbook class is asking for any snapshots that you may have from throughout the school year.  Photos can be emailed to the school or brought in to be scanned. 

4th Quarter Mid-Term: April 5 - Mid-terms will be sent home the following week.  

Septagon Construction Career Day: April 5 - Septagon Construction is holding a career day at the Mathewson Exhibition Center from 9 am to 2 pm.  Registration is available online at  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 - Juniors and seniors are invited to attend the 1920's Under the Stars prom at the Celebration Center on April 6 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Attendees will meet at the Sedalia Courthouse at 4 pm for photos.  Tickets may be purchased for $15 per person or $30 per couple in the school office.  Purchase tickets no later than Friday, March 29. 

Dan Meers (a.k.a. "KC Wolf"): April 7 @ 6pm in the Northwest High School Gym - Hopewell Baptist Church is sponsoring a FREE community event.  Dan Meers is well known as the Chief's Mascot, "KC Wolf", but he is also an Ordained Minister, as well as a humorous and motivational speaker.  Doors open at 5 pm, and all are welcome to attend! 

Cognitive Testing: April 11 - 1st and 5th grades will have cognitive testing from 8:30 to 11:30 am.  More information is being sent home today.

High School Plan Night: April 11 - All 8th through 11th graders are strongly encouraged to attend plan night.  We ask that at least one parent attend with their student.  To make good use of each family's time, each family should plan for approximately one hour of total time for the evening.  The schedule for the evening is as follows: 6:00 -  9th & 10th grades meet in Sanctuary for presentation; 6:30 -  9th & 10th grades meet with administration in CEL Awana Room/Cafeteria; 6:30 - 11th & 12th grades meet in Sanctuary for presentation; 7:00 - 11th & 12th grades meet with administration in CEL Awana Room/Cafeteria.  If your family is unable to attend, please let administration know ASAP.  

Senior Fundraiser: April 13 - Fish Fry @ Smithton Diner from 4 pm to 8 pm.  Seniors are selling tickets for $10 per person.

Iowa Basic Testing: April 15-16 - During Iowa Basic testing, students attend school ONLY on Monday and Tuesday that week.  There will be no homework that week.  Kindergarten and 1st grade will do their Iowa Basic testing during regular school times.  K-1st will not attend Iowa Basic testing.  Information is being sent home today!  Students need to be at school no later than 8:15; testing will begin promptly at 8:30.     

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. 

School Board Meeting: April 15 @ 6:30 pm 

Easter Break: April 17-23 - Classes resume at 8 am on Wednesday, April 24.  

Drama Production: April 26 @ 7 pm & April 27 @ 2 pm & 7 pm - Mark your calendars now for the ACS Drama Production.  This year's production is called "Shakespeare Goes to Gravel Gulch".  It is a western melodrama.... "Ah, Shakespeare in the Old West!"  The students and Mrs. Leon are already busily preparing.  It's sure to be an evening of fun!

Seniors' Last Day of School: May 1 @ 11:30 - We will do a senior send-off during lunch.  Parents are welcome to attend!

Senior Graduation: May 4 @ 2 pm in the ROC - All families are invited to attend.  Invitations were sent home today!

Kindergarten Graduation: May 8 @ 2:30 pm in the Sanctuary - All families are invited to attend!  All students will attend the graduation during their last class of the day.  Pick up will be at 3, as usual.  Students and families are invited to attend a reception in the Awana room following the graduation.  

Last Day of School: 1/2 day May 10 - We will have our school-wide clean up that day for students (grades 1-11) so please wear clothes that can get dirty.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15

Book Turn In & Grade Card Pick-Up: May 5 from 9 to noon in the ROC - Grade cards will not be released until all books are returned and all fees are paid including all tuition, book fees, and Scrip fees.

September Tuition - due by June 10th - this payment holds your child's spot in the class for the 2019/2020 school year.  Tuition is as follows per month:  1 Student $220, 2 Students $395, 3 Students $570, 4 Students $745.  Any September tuition paid after June 10th will have a $10 late fee applied.

Upcoming Events: April: (5) 4th Qtr. Mid-Term, (6) Junior/Senior Prom, (11) Cognitive Testing, (11) High School Plan Night, (13) Senior Fundraiser Fish Fry 4 pm - 8 pm, (15-17) Iowa Basic Testing, (15) Senior CPR training @ 10 am, (15) School Board Mtg. 6:30 pm, (18-23) Easter Break, (24) Classes resume, (26) Drama Production 7 pm, (27) Drama Production 2 pm & 7 pm.

Upcoming Birthdays: April: (2) Chloe Andresen, (5) Gwen Turner, (7) Julia Ramirez, (22) Luke Rehmer, (23) Joshua Cormican, (23) Samuel Weekley, (24) Shiloh Conroy, (28) Dharma Leon.  May: (3) Madeline Wassam, (5) Christian Ford, (23) Grace Beaher, (23) Bailey Mabry, (23) Joshua Shinderuk. 

Published Friday, March 29, 2019 7:50 AM by Amy Furrey


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