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  • February 14, 2020

    Verse of the Day: Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  1 Corinthians 13:4

    Happy Valentine's Day! 

    Student Intent Forms: If your family has not yet returned your Student Intent form, please return it to the school office no later than Wednesday, February 19.  

    No School: February 17 - Teacher's will not be assigning homework for that day.  However, teachers are able to assign homework for Tuesday, February 18. 

    Final Home Basketball Games: February 17 - Junior high girls play at 5 pm, junior high boys play at 6 pm, and varsity boys play at 7 pm.  Let's pack the gym and cheer on our Mustangs! 

    Family Club Meeting: February 19 @ 3:30 pm in the Green Room

    School Board Meeting: Thursday, February 20 @6:30 pm in the Green Room 

    Basketball Awards Banquet: February 24 @ 6:30 pm in the ROC gym - Feel free to join our basketball teams as they celebrate their accomplishments for the season.

    Mother-Son Game Night: February 28 from 6 to 8 pm in the ROC gym - Tickets for this even are $5 per person and can be purchased in the school office.  Tickets include snacks, drinks, prizes, and door prizes.  There will be board games and trivia!    

    End of 3rd Quarter: March 6 - Grade cards will go home the following week.

    Father-Daughter Dance: March 14 from 6 to 8 pm in the ROC gym - This year's Father-Daughter dance is for grades K - 8th.  Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased in the school office.  There will be a chocolate fountain and desserts, craft, and lots of fun dancing! 

    Chicken Eggs: March 23 - Mrs. Otten is needing volunteers to take the eggs and hatched chicks home to care for them on our days away from school.  If your family is interested in "chick-sitting", please contact Mrs. Otten to get your name on the list.  Also, once all of the eggs have hatched, Mrs. Otten will be looking for permanent homes for them.  If you would like to have any of the chicks, let Mrs. Otten know. 

    Birthdays: March: (3) Kim Mabry, (6) Gay Otten, (9) Matthew Sumner, (12) Anna Chernish, (13) Isaiah Groshart, (20) Denise Ehlert, (25) Emily Chernish, (25) Amy Furrey  

  • February 7, 2020

    Verse of the Day: Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.  Psalm 143:10

    3rd Quarter Mid-Terms: Due to the snow day, mid-terms are being mailed out today.  

    Yearbook Orders: Forms, along with payment, are due to the office by Friday, February 14.

    Student Intent Letters: Forms were sent home on Monday, February 3.  Please return forms to the office by Friday, February 14.  If you know of anyone interested in attending ACS in the fall, please have them contact the office for an application.   

    Valentine Exchange: February 14 - Students will have an opportunity to share Valentine's with one another that day, if they so choose.

    No School: February 17 - Teacher's will not be assigning homework for that day.  However, teachers are able to assign homework for Tuesday, February 18. 

    Final Home Basketball Games: February 17 - Junior high girls play at 5 pm, junior high boys play at 6 pm, and varsity boys play at 7 pm.  Let's pack the gym and cheer on our Mustangs! 

    Family Club Meeting: February 19 @ 3:30 pm in the Green Room

    School Board Meeting: Thursday, February 20 @6:30 pm in the Green Room 

    Basketball Awards Banquet: February 24 @ 6:30 pm in the ROC gym - Feel free to join our basketball teams as they celebrate their accomplishments for the season.

    End of 3rd Quarter: March 6 - Grade cards will go home the following week.

    Chicken Eggs: March 23 - Mrs. Otten is needing volunteers to take the eggs and hatched chicks home to care for them on our days away from school.  If your family is interested in "chick-sitting", please contact Mrs. Otten to get your name on the list.  Also, once all of the eggs have hatched, Mrs. Otten will be looking for permanent homes for them.  If you would like to have any of the chicks, let Mrs. Otten know. 

    Birthdays: February: (12) Dylan Butterbaugh, (12) Michael Chernish.  March: (3) Kim Mabry, (6) Gay Otten, (9) Matthew Sumner, (12) Anna Chernish, (13) Isaiah Groshart, (20) Denise Ehlert, (25) Emily Chernish, (25) Amy Furrey 

  • January 31, 2020

    Verse of the Day: Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:18

    Substitute Teachers: If you know of anyone interested in subbing, please have them contact the office.  There are days when multiple teachers need to be absent.  It's always nice to have extra subs we can contact.  Thanks!

    Yearbooks: Order forms were sent home today for page sponsors and yearbook orders.  Forms are due back to the office by February 14.

    Intent Letters: Student intent letters will be going out next week.  If you know of anyone interested in attending ACS in the fall, please have them contact the office for an application. 

    Home Basketball Games: TONIGHT! @ 5, 6, 7, & 8 pm - We have a junior high girls game at 5 pm, junior high boys(5th & 6th) at 6 pm, junior high boys(7th & 8th) at 7 pm, and varsity boys at 8 pm.  Let's fill the gym and show our Mustang pride!!!  Bring your family and come join us!    

    Basketball Senior Recognition: TONIGHT! in the ROC gym @ approximately 8:30 pm - The seniors will be recognized at half-time of the varsity boys' game.

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 31 

    Valentine's Day: February 14 - Students will have an opportunity to share Valentine's with one another that day, if they so choose.  A student and teacher roster will be sent home January 31. 

    No School: February 17 - Teacher's will not be assigning homework for that day.  However, teachers are able to assign homework for Tuesday, February 18. 

    Family Club Meeting: February 19 @ 3:30 pm in the Green Room

    School Board Meeting: Thursday, February 20 @6:30 pm in the Green Room 

    Basketball Awards Banquet: February 24 @ 6:30 pm in the ROC gym - Feel free to join our basketball teams as they celebrate their accomplishments for the season.

    End of 3rd Quarter: March 6 - Grade cards will go home the following week.

    Chicken Eggs: March 23 - The University of Missouri Extension Office will be delivering the chicken eggs for our students to observe them as they are hatching.  Mrs. Otten is looking for volunteers to take the eggs and hatched chicks home to care for them on our days away from school.  If your family is interested in "chick-sitting", please contact Mrs. Otten to get your name on the list.  Also, once all of the eggs have hatched, Mrs. Otten will be looking for permanent homes for them.  If you would like to have any of the chicks, let Mrs. Otten know. 

    Birthdays: February: (6) Andrew Chernish, (12) Dylan Butterbaugh, (12) Michael Chernish.  March: (3) Kim Mabry, (6) Gay Otten, (9) Matthew Sumner, (12) Anna Chernish, (13) Isaiah Groshart, (20) Denise Ehlert, (25) Emily Chernish, (25) Amy Furrey

  • Monday, January 27, 2020

    Good morning, families!  There are a lot of things going on this week that we want to share.  Please watch for another bulletin Friday  

    Verse of the Day: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and Redeemer.  Psalms 19:14

    Yearbooks: Order forms will be going home this week for sponsors and orders.

    Home Basketball Games: TONIGHT! @ 6 & 7 pm - Bring your family and come join us for our junior varsity and varsity boys' games.    

    School Board Meeting: January 28 @ 6:30 pm 

    Senior Meeting: January 29 @ 5:30 - El Espolon

    Spirit Day: January 31 - Wear you red and white along with your Mustang apparel to show your school spirit!  A prize will be given for the K-5, 6th-7th, and 9th-12th student with the best school spirit.  

    Pep Rally: January 31 in the ROC gym @ 11:30 - Students, teachers, coaches, and athletes will gather in the gym to recognize our basketball teams.  Parents are welcome to join us for this fun event! 

    Basketball Senior Recognition: January 31 in the ROC gym @ approximately 8 pm - We have a junior high girls game at 5 pm, junior high boys at 6 pm, junior varsity boys at 7 pm, and varsity boys at 8 pm.  Let's fill the gym and show our Mustang pride!!!    

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 31 

    Valentine's Day: February 14 - Students will have an opportunity to share Valentine's with one another that day, if they so choose.  A student and teacher roster will be sent home January 31. 

    No School: February 17 - Teacher's will not be assigning homework for that day.  However, teachers are able to assign homework for Tuesday, February 18. 

    Basketball Awards Banquet: February 24 @ 6:30 pm in the ROC gym - Join our basketball teams as they celebrate their accomplishments for the season.

    End of 3rd Quarter: March 6

    Chicken Eggs: March 23 - The University of Missouri Extension Office will be delivering the chicken eggs for our students to observe them as they are hatching.  Mrs. Otten is looking for volunteers to take the eggs and hatched chicks home to care for them on our days away from school.  If your family is interested in "chick-sitting", please contact Mrs. Otten to get your name on the list.  Also, once all of the eggs have hatched, Mrs. Otten will be looking for permanent homes for them.  If you would like to have any of the chicks, let Mrs. Otten know. 

    Birthdays: January: (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican.  February: (6) Andrew Chernish, (12) Dylan Butterbaugh, (12) Michael Chernish.  March: (3) Kim Mabry, (6) Gay Otten, (9) Madeline Sumner, (12) Anna Chernish, (13) Isaiah Groshart, (20) Denise Ehlert, (25) Emily Chernish, (25) Amy Furrey

  • January 10, 2020

    Verse of the Day: My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  Psalm 73:26

    Welcome back from Christmas break!  It has been good to see all of our staff and students back.  Our school year will be over before we know it.  It's sounding like we may have some inclement weather coming over the weekend.  Students have been reminded to take home all books this weekend.  As always, if school gets cancelled for any reason, check the website for homework assignments.  All homework is due the day we return to school.  Have a blessed weekend!

    Home Basketball Game: TONIGHT! @ 6 pm - Bring your family and come join us for our varsity boys' game verses Christian Fellowship.  Feel free to check the school website for all other scheduled games!   

    Grade Cards: Grade cards with 2nd quarter and 1st semester grades are being sent home TODAY.  Please review your student's grade card, sign the back, and return to the school office.  

    Honor Roll Recognition: Monday, January 13 during Opening - Parents are welcome to join us as we present Honor Roll certificates for 2nd quarter.

    Prom Meeting: January 14, 6:30 pm @ Jester's - All junior families are encouraged to attend.

    Senior Meeting: January 15, 5:30 pm @ El Espolon  

    STUCO Carnival: January 18 from 5 pm to 8 pm in the ROC gym - Student Council is hosting the school carnival again this year.  The theme for this year is "Candy Land".  Students are welcome to dress up as any of the Candy Land characters.  Plan now to attend this fun event.  There will be games, prizes, food, Cake Walk, Pie in the Face, and a Senior Game! 

    School Board Meeting: January 20 @ 6:30 pm 

    Add/Drop Deadline: January 22 - 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.

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 31 

    Valentine's Day: February 14 - Students will have an opportunity to share Valentine's with one another that day, if they so choose.  A student and teacher roster will be sent home at a later date. 

    No School: February 17 - Teacher's will not be assigning homework for that day.  However, teachers are able to assign homework for Tuesday, February 18. 

    Basketball Awards Banquet: February 24 @ 6:30 pm in the ROC gym - Join our basketball teams as they celebrate their accomplishments for the season.

    End of 3rd Quarter: March 6

    Chicken Eggs: March 23 - The University of Missouri Extension Office will be delivering the chicken eggs for our students to observe them as they are hatching.  Mrs. Otten is looking for volunteers to take the eggs and hatched chicks home to care for them on our days away from school.  If your family is interested in "chick-sitting", please contact Mrs. Otten to get your name on the list.  Also, once all of the eggs have hatched, Mrs. Otten will be looking for permanent homes for them.  If you would like to have any of the chicks, let Mrs. Otten know. 

    Birthdays: January: (10) Grace Smith, (21) Samuel Chernish, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican.  February: (6) Andrew Chernish, (12) Dylan Butterbaugh, (12) Michael Chernish.  March: (3) Kim Mabry, (6) Gay Otten, (9) Madeline Sumner, (12) Anna Chernish, (13) Isaiah Groshart, (20) Denise Ehlert, (25) Emily Chernish, (25) Amy Furrey

  • December 20, 2019

    Verse of the Day: When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.  On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.  Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.   Matthew 2:10-11

    Today is a school-wide favorite!  There are gingerbread houses being built, Mad Libs, scavenger hunts, movies, storytelling, and goodies galore.  I wanted to take time today and say 'Thank You' to each and every one of you for the blessed school year thus far.  I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as principal at ACS.  The students and staff bless me daily!  Thank you, parents, for allowing our staff to come alongside you in bringing up Godly young men and women.  Praying each of you have a time of rest and much joy over the Christmas break! 

    Our first mission opportunity was a fantastic time of coming together!  Thank you to Yuliya Chernish for putting together this opportunity and for her creativity in designing the doors that were decorated. The residents at E.W. Thompson were so appreciative!  

    Live Nativity: Sunday, December 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm - First United Methodist Church is hosting a Live Nativity and ALL are invited to attend.  There will be live camels, donkeys, goats, and sheep.  This is a come and go experience.  You are able to pet and feed the animals if you wish.  There will also be cookies and cocoa available inside.  

    Christmas Break Begins: December 23

    Classes Resume: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 8 am     

    Grade Cards: Grade cards with 2nd quarter and 1st semester grades will be sent home after we return from Christmas break.  

    STUCO Carnival: January 18 from 5 pm to 8 pm in the ROC gym - Student Council will be hosting the school carnival again this year.  The theme for this year is "Candy Land".  Plan now to attend the event.  There will be games, prizes, food, and lots of fun! 

    School Board Meeting: January 20 @ 6:30 pm 

    Add/Drop Deadline: January 22 - 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.

    3rd Quarter Mid-Term Cutoff: January 31 

    Birthdays: January: (5) Alaina Spencer, (8) Madeline Sumner, (10) Grace Smith, (21) Samuel Chernish, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican.  February: (6) Andrew Chernish, (12) Dylan Butterbaugh, (12) Michael Chernish.

  • December 13, 2019

    Verse of the Day: We love because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19

    It's hard to believe that we are one week away from Christmas break!  This school year is flying by.  It has been a wonderful school year!  There are many things to be thankful for!  Praying that each of you have a blessed, restful Christmas break!

    Community Mission Opportunity: Mrs. Greer sent an email out on Wednesday with all of the details.  Mrs. Chernish has scheduled a time for students, staff, and families to go and decorate holiday doors for some of the residents at E.W. Thompson.  Tomorrow, December 14 from 1 pm to 5 pm, students are invited to go to the Chernish's home to prepare decorations to be hung on the residents' doors.  Students are encouraged to bring any craft supplies from home.  Snacks will be provided.  On Wednesday, December 18 from 3:30 to 5:30, students will go to E. W. Thompson to decorate the residents' doors.  (There will be no after school tutoring that day.) 

    Spirit Days: Monday, December 16 - Pajama Day; Wednesday, December 18 - Crazy Sock & Hat Day; Friday, December 20 - Ugly Sweater Day

    NO Tutoring Wednesday, December 18 

    Christmas Gift Exchange - Gifts are due to the school office no later than Wednesday, December 18.   

    STUCO Christmas Social: Thursday, December 19 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Mabry's - This is a time of fun and fellowship for our high school students.  Wear your favorite ugly sweater and a white elephant gift for the exchange.   

    Christmas Party Day: December 20 from 8:10 to 11:30 am - This will be a fun day of fellowship with classmates, teachers, and room parents.  All parents are invited to join us!  Students will play games, do crafts, watch a movie, eat snacks, and exchange Christmas gifts.  For elementary students, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.  For grades 6th-12th, please bring the following: Last name beginning with A-L bring a sweet snack, M-Z bring a healthy snack. Following clean up, school will dismiss at 11:30 am.  Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 8. 

    Live Nativity: Sunday, December 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm - First United Methodist Church is hosting a Live Nativity and ALL are invited to attend.  There will be live camels, donkeys, goats, and sheep.  This is a come and go experience.  You are able to pet and feed the animals if you wish.  There will also be cookies and cocoa available inside.  

    Christmas Break Begins: December 23

    Classes Resume: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 8 am     

    STUCO Carnival: January 18 from 5 pm to 8 pm in the ROC gym - Student Council will be hosting the school carnival again this year.  The theme for this year is "Candy Land".  Plan now to attend the event.  There will be games, prizes, food, and lots of fun! 

    School Board Meeting: January 20 @ 6:30 pm 

    Add/Drop Deadline: January 22 - 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.

    Birthdays: January: (5) Alaina Spencer, (8) Madeline Sumner, (10) Grace Smith, (21) Samuel Chernish, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican

  • December 6, 2019

    Verse of the Day: The greatest among you will be your servant.  Matthew 23:11

    Home Basketball Games: TONIGHT! - Our Junior varsity and varsity boys have games this evening at 6 pm and 7 pm in the ROC gym.  Come out and cheer on the Mustangs!

    Old Fashioned Christmas Get Together: December 10 @ 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - We are starting a new tradition this year at ACS!  Rather than having a Christmas program with rehearsals, costumes, etc., we are having an Old Fashioned Christmas Get Together!  We will come together for a relaxing time of song and fellowship.  We will gather together in the Sanctuary for a time of singing, followed by a time of fellowship over hot cocoa, cider, and cookies in the Awana Room.  We will be singing some of the students' favorite Christmas carols and everyone will have the opportunity to decorate a sugar cookie.  Special thanks to Family Club for providing the refreshments for the evening and to our STUCO students for serving.  Feel free to wear your favorite Christmas attire or your coziest pajamas.

    Scholastic Book Orders: If you are interested in ordering books through Scholastic, in order to receive books before Christmas break, orders must be submitted no later than Friday, December 6.  Miss Dial has paper flyers available, or you are welcome to order online.  Thank you for helping our teachers earn free books for their classrooms! 

    Spirit Days: Monday, December 16 - Pajama Day; Wednesday, December 18 - Crazy Sock & Hat Day; Friday, December 20 - Ugly Sweater Day

    Christmas Gift Exchange - Please bring wrapped gifts, with the receivers name on it, to the school office no later than Wednesday, December 18.  

    STUCO Christmas Social: Thursday, December 19 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Mabry's - This is a time of fun and fellowship for our high school students.  Wear your favorite ugly sweater and a white elephant gift for the exchange.   

    Christmas Party Day: December 20 from 8:10 to 11:30 am - This will be a fun day of fellowship with classmates, teachers, and room parents.  All parents are invited to join us!  Students will play games, do crafts, watch a movie, eat snacks, and exchange Christmas gifts.  For elementary students, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.  For grades 6th-12th, please bring the following: Last name beginning with A-L bring a sweet snack, M-Z bring a healthy snack. Following clean up, school will dismiss at 11:30 am.  Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 8. 

    Christmas Break Begins: December 23

    Classes Resume: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 8 am     

    School Board Meeting: January 20 @ 6:30 pm 

    Birthdays: December: (12) Jennifer Bessert(12) Molly Sumner; January: (5) Alaina Spencer, (8) Madeline Sumner, (10) Grace Smith, (21) Samuel Chernish, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican

  • November 22, 2019

    Verse of the Day: Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.  3 John 1:2

    Basketball Games: TONIGHT! - Our Junior varsity and varsity boys have games this evening at 6 pm and 7:15 pm in the ROC gym.  Come out and cheer on the Mustangs!

    Junior High Girls' Basketball Meeting: Monday, November 25 @ 3:15 pm in the ROC - A coach has showed interest in coaching a team this year.  Her name is Merry Kroeger and she is a pastor at Abundant Harvest church.  An informational meeting is being had to determine if there are enough girls interested in putting a team together for this winter.  Interested girls in grades 5th-9th grades, and a parent, are invited to attend the meeting.   

    School Board Meeting: Monday, November 25 @ 6:30 pm

    Perkins Pies: Seniors are selling pies for $14 from now until Wednesday, November 27.  When a pie is purchased, you will receive a certificate that can be used at any time.  You can purchase pies in the office or from any senior student.  Thank you for supporting their efforts!

    Operation Christmas Child: Thank you to everyone who donated and/or came out to pack Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes!!!  18 boxes were packed!

    Thanksgiving Feast: Wednesday, November 27 @ 11:30 - If you signed up to prepare a turkey or mashed potatoes, THANK YOU!  Feast Day is a blessed time for our Applewood families, and it is a beloved tradition.  We are looking forward to sharing in a meal of Thanksgiving with each of you!  I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.  Psalms 69:30

    No School: Friday, November 29

    Classes Resume: Monday, December 2 @ 8 am 

    Scholastic Book Orders: If you are interested in ordering books through Scholastic, in order to receive books before Christmas break, orders must be submitted no later than Friday, December 6.  Miss Dial has paper flyers available, or you are welcome to order online.  Thank you for helping our teachers earn free books for their classrooms! 

    Christmas Program: December 10 @ 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - We are starting a new tradition this year at ACS!  Rather than having a Christmas program with rehearsals, costumes, etc., we are having an Old Fashioned Christmas Get Together!  We will come together for a relaxing time of song and fellowship.  We will gather together in the Sanctuary for a time of singing, followed by a time of fellowship over hot cocoa, cider, and cookies in the Awana Room.  We will be singing some of the students' favorite Christmas carols and everyone will have the opportunity to decorate a sugar cookie.  Special thanks to Family Club for providing the refreshments for the evening.  Feel free to wear your favorite Christmas attire or your coziest pajamas.   

    Spirit Days: Monday, December 16 - Pajama Day; Wednesday, December 18 - Crazy Sock & Hat Day; Friday, December 20 - Ugly Sweater Day

    Christmas Gift Exchange - During Thanksgiving Feast Day, students will draw names with fellow classmates for the gift exchange.  Students will bring home a letter with all of the details that same day.  We ask that gifts follow a monetary limit: K-5th grades $3-$5, 6th-8th grades $5-$7, and 9th-12th grades $7-$10.  Please bring wrapped gifts, with the receivers name on it, to the school office no later than Wednesday, December 18.   

    Christmas Party Day: December 20 from 8:10 to 11:30 am - This will be a fun day of fellowship with classmates, teachers, and room parents.  All parents are invited to join us!  Students will play games, do crafts, watch a movie, eat snacks, and exchange Christmas gifts.  For elementary students, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.  For grades 6th-12th, please bring the following: Last name beginning with A-L bring a sweet snack, M-Z bring a healthy snack. Following clean up, school will dismiss at 11:30 am.  Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 8.        

    Birthdays: November: (23) Steven Bussey; December: (1) Gaye Hiller, (5) David Bessert, (12) Jennifer Bessert(12) Molly Sumner; January: (5) Alaina Spencer, (8) Madeline Sumner, (10) Grace Smith, (21) Samuel Chernish, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican

  • November 15, 2019

    Verse of the Day: Love does no harm to a neighbor.  Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.  Romans 13:10

    2nd Quarter Mid-Term: TODAY 

    Senior Fundraiser Fish Fry: Saturday, November 16 from 4 pm to 8 pm @ Smithton Diner - Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in the ACS office or from any senior.  The meal includes fried fish, slaw, hush puppies, dessert, and tea or coffee.  There will also be a raffle and silent auction. 

    Perkins Pies: Seniors are selling pies for $14 from now until Wednesday, November 27.  When a pie is purchased, you will receive a certificate that can be used at any time.  You can purchase pies in the office or from any senior student.  Thank you for supporting their efforts!

    Operation Christmas Child Packing Day: Wednesday, November 20 from 3 to 4:30 - All families are invited and encouraged to come and fill shoe boxes.  If you have an elementary student that would like to stay after school that day, we ask that an adult plan to be present that is responsible for them.  Once shoe boxes are packed, we will gather together to pray over each box.  There will not be any after school tutoring.

    Family Club Meeting: Wednesday, November 20 @ 3:30 in the Green Room 

    JH & HS Boys' Basketball: Check out the online calendar for the scheduled basketball games.  The first home games are Friday, November 22 @ 6 pm & 7:15 pm.  Come out and cheer on our Mustangs! 

    Thanksgiving Feast: Wednesday, November 27 @ 11:30 - If you signed up to prepare a turkey or mashed potatoes, THANK YOU!  Feast Day is a blessed time for our Applewood families, and it is a beloved tradition.  We are looking forward to sharing in a meal of Thanksgiving with each of you!  I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.  Psalms 69:30

    No School: Friday, November 29

    Classes Resume: Monday, December 2 @ 8 am 

    Christmas Program: December 10 @ 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - We are starting a new tradition this year at ACS!  Rather than having a Christmas program with rehearsals, costumes, etc., we are having an Old Fashioned Christmas Get Together!  We will come together for a relaxing time of song and fellowship.  We will gather together in the Sanctuary for a time of singing, followed by a time of fellowship over hot cocoa, cider, and cookies in the Awana Room.  We will be singing some of the students' favorite Christmas carols and everyone will have the opportunity to decorate a sugar cookie.  Special thanks to Family Club for providing the refreshments for the evening.  Feel free to wear your favorite Christmas attire or your coziest pajamas.   

    Christmas Party Day: December 20 from 8:10 to 11:30 am - This will be a fun day of fellowship with classmates, teachers, and room parents.  All parents are invited to join us!  Students will play games, do crafts, watch a movie, eat snacks, and exchange Christmas gifts.  Following clean up, school will dismiss at 11:30 am that day.  Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 8.  More details regarding the gift exchange and snacks to bring will be forthcoming.       

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

  • November 8, 2019

    Verse of the Day: Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.  Proverbs 12:25

    Grade Cards: If your student has not yet returned their grade card, please do so by Monday, November 11.

    Perkins Pies: Seniors are selling pies for $14 from now until Wednesday, November 27.  When a pie is purchased, you will receive a certificate that can be used at any time.  You can purchase pies in the office or from any senior student.  Thank you for supporting their efforts!

    Operation Christmas Child: Student Council is sponsoring 20 shoe boxes this year.  The shoe boxes have been generously donated and Family Club has graciously offered to cover the shipping costs.  Donated items can be placed in the designated boxes in the ROC foyer or AWANA room in the CEL.  This is a great opportunity to include your whole family in the giving process this Christmas season.  

    School Board Meeting: Monday, November 11 @ 6:30 pm

    2nd Quarter Mid-Term: Friday, November 15 

    Senior Fundraiser Fish Fry: Saturday, November 16 from 4 pm to 8 pm @ Smithton Diner - Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in the ACS office or from any senior.  The meal includes fried fish, slaw, hush puppies, dessert, and tea or coffee.  There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

    Operation Christmas Child Packing Day: Wednesday, November 20 from 3 to 4:30 - All families are invited and encouraged to come and fill shoe boxes.  If you have an elementary student that would like to stay after school that day, we ask that an adult plan to present that is responsible for them.  Once shoe boxes are packed, we will gather together to pray over each box.  

    JH & HS Boys' Basketball: Check out the online calendar for the scheduled basketball games.  The first home games are Friday, November 22 @ 6 pm & 7:15 pm.  Come out and cheer on our Mustangs! 

    Thanksgiving Feast: Wednesday, November 27 @ 11:30 - If you signed up to prepare a turkey or mashed potatoes, THANK YOU!  Feast Day is a blessed time for our Applewood families, and it is a beloved tradition.  We are looking forward to sharing in a meal of Thanksgiving with each of you!  I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.  Psalms 69:30

    No School: Friday, November 29

    Classes Resume: Monday, December 2 @ 8 am     

    Spanish Caroling: Please note that Spanish caroling has been cancelled and removed from the school calendar.  It was scheduled for Friday, December 6. 

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

  • November 1, 2019

    Verse of the Day: Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.  Matthew 12:18

    Perkins Pies: Seniors are selling pies for $14 from now until Wednesday, November 27.  When a pie is purchased, you will receive a certificate that can be used at any time.  You can purchase pies in the office or from any senior student.  Thank you for supporting their efforts!

    Operation Christmas Child: Information was sent home today regarding Student Council's efforts in sponsoring 20 shoe boxes this year.  The shoe boxes have been generously donated and Family Club has graciously offered to cover the shipping costs.  Donated items can be placed in the designated boxes in the ROC foyer or AWANA room in the CEL.  This is a great opportunity to include your whole family in the giving process this Christmas season.  

    STUCO Social: TONIGHT from 6:30 pm to 9 pm - STUCO will be having their first social of the school year.  They have planned a Movie Night, which will take place in the ROC gym.  Each student has been assigned a refreshment to bring.  Check with your student to see what they need to bring.

    Sing Out Loud: TONIGHT at 7 pm in the Sanctuary - Maplewood church has invited all Applewood families to attend an evening of worship.  This is an informal evening filled with favorite praise songs led by Maplewood's team and Scripture readings.  Join in on this beautiful opportunity!  "Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness."  Psalm 29:2

    Senior Fundraiser Luncheon: Sunday, November 3 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm @ Maplewood Church - Join our senior class and their families for a time of fellowship as they continue to raise funds for their class.  They will be serving a free-will offering meal of soup. A+ Homework Help: Wednesdays - Junior and senior A+ students will continue offering homework help on Wednesdays.  If you would like for your kindergarten thru 8th grade student to stay after school for this opportunity, please reach out to the A+ Coordinator, Kim Mabry, to let her know they will be participating.  

    Honor Roll Recognition: Monday, November 4 @ 8:10, during Opening

    School Board Meeting: Monday, November 11 @ 6:30 pm

    2nd Quarter Mid-Term: Friday, November 15 

    Senior Fundraiser Fish Fry: Saturday, November 16 from 4 pm to 6 pm @ Smithton Diner - Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in the ACS office or from any senior.  The meal includes fried fish, slaw, hush puppies, dessert, and tea or coffee.  There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

    Operation Christmas Child Packing Day: Wednesday, November 20 from 3 to 4:30 - All families are invited and encouraged to come and fill shoe boxes.  If you have an elementary student that would like to stay after school that day, we ask that an adult plan to present that is responsible for them.  Once shoe boxes are packed, we will gather together to pray over each box.  

    JH & HS Boys' Basketball: Check out the online calendar for the scheduled basketball games.  The first home games are Friday, November 22 @ 6 pm & 7:15 pm.  Come out and cheer on our Mustangs! 

    Thanksgiving Feast: Wednesday, November 27 @ 11:30

    No School: Friday, November 29

    Classes Resume: Monday, December 2 @ 8 am     

    Spanish Caroling: Please note that Spanish caroling has been cancelled and removed from the school calendar.  It was scheduled for Friday, December 6. 

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

  • October 25, 2019

    Verse of the Day: By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.  Proverbs 29:4

    End of First Quarter: TODAY - Friday, October 25 - Grade cards will be sent home next week.

    Alumni Soccer & Volleyball Games: Saturday, October 26 - Athletic Committee is hosting the annual alumni soccer game at 4 pm and an alumni volleyball game at 6 pm.  Between the games, there will be a potluck meal.  Athletic Committee will provide hotdogs, buns, toppings, and drinks.  All families attending are asked to bring a side and a dessert to share.  Alumni games are a wonderful time of fellowship and catching up with those who come back to visit!

    Fall Sports Awards Banquet: Monday, October 28 - Join our soccer and volleyball teams as they are recognized for their hard work and dedication this fall.  Each soccer and volleyball family is asked to bring a dessert to share.  Drinks will be provided.Thanksgiving Feast: Sign-up forms went home today and are due back to the office by Friday, November 1, 2019.   

    A+ Homework Help: Wednesday, October 30 from 3 pm to 4 pm - I apologize for sharing the wrong information regarding the time of homework help.  *Please note the time for homework help is from 3 pm to 4 pm on Wednesdays.  Junior and senior A+ students will continue offering homework help on Wednesdays.  If you would like for your kindergarten thru 8th grade student to stay after school for this opportunity, please reach out to the A+ Coordinator, Kim Mabry, to let her know they will be participating.  

    Thanksgiving Feast Day Forms: Please return forms to the office by Friday, November 1.  This allows our Feast Coordinator to plan the for the meal accordingly.  

    STUCO Social: Friday, November 1 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm - STUCO will be having their first social of the school year.  They have planned a Movie Night, which will take place in the ROC gym.  Each student has been assigned a refreshment to bring.  Check with your student to see what they need to bring.

    Senior Fundraiser Luncheon: Sunday, November 3 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm @ Maplewood Church - Join our senior class and their families for a time of fellowship as they continue to raise funds for their class.  They will be serving a free-will offering meal of soup. 

    JH & HS Boys' Basketball: Check out the online calendar for the scheduled basketball games.  The first home games are Friday, November 22 @ 6 pm & 7:15 pm.  Come out and cheer on our Mustangs! 

    School Board Meeting: Monday, November 11 @ 6:30 pm

    2nd Quarter Mid-Term: Friday, November 15 

    Senior Fundraiser Fish Fry: Saturday, November 16 from 4 pm to 6 pm @ Smithton Diner - Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in the ACS office or from any senior.  The meal includes fried fish, slaw, hush puppies, dessert, and tea or coffee.  There will also be a raffle and silent auction. 

    Thanksgiving Feast: Wednesday, November 27 @ 11:30

    No School: Friday, November 29

    Classes Resume: Monday, December 2 @ 8 am     

    Birthdays: October(27) Brynnley Wells; November: (18) Daniel Nadtochiy, (19) Leah Nevels, (21) Isaac Greer, (23) Steven Bussey; December: (1) Gaye Hiller, (5) David Bessert, (12) Jennifer Bessert, (12) Molly Sumner

  • Friday, October 18, 2019

    Verse of the Day: For we live by faith, not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7

    Final Home Games: TONIGHT - The boys' soccer team has their final home game this evening at 5 pm at Clover Dell.  The girls' volleyball team has their final home game tonight at 6 pm in the ROC gym.  Join us if you can!

    Thanksgiving Feast: Sign-up forms went home today and are due back to the office by Friday, November 1, 2019.   

    Senior Fundraiser Luncheon: Sunday, October 20 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Join our senior class at Katy Park Baptist Church for a meal of pasta, salad, bread, and dessert.   

    School Board Meeting: Monday, October 21 @ 6:30 pm

    A+ Homework Help: Wednesday, October 23 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm - Junior and senior A+ students will begin offering homework help on Wednesdays beginning October 23.  If you would like for your kindergarten thru 8th graders to stay after school for this opportunity, please reach out to the A+ Coordinator, Kim Mabry, to let her know they will be participating.   

    End of First Quarter: Friday, October 25 - Grade cards will be sent home the following week.

    Alumni Soccer & Volleyball Games: Saturday, October 26 - Athletic Committee is hosting the annual alumni soccer game at 4 pm and an alumni volleyball game at 6 pm.  Between the games, there will be a potluck meal.  Athletic Committee will provide hotdogs, buns, toppings, and drinks.  All families attending are asked to bring a side and a dessert to share.  Alumni games are a wonderful time of fellowship and catching up with those who come back to visit!

    Fall Sports Awards Banquet: Monday, October 28 - Join our soccer and volleyball teams as they are recognized for their hard work and dedication this fall.  Each soccer and volleyball family is asked to bring a dessert to share.  Drinks will be provided.

    Birthdays: October (19) Alexandra Luvin, (27) Brynnley Wells; November (18) Daniel Nadtochiy, (19) Leah Nevels, (21) Isaac Greer, (23) Steven Bussey

  • October 11, 2019

    Verse of the Day:  As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.  But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."  1 Peter 1:14-16

    School Picture Day: Monday, October 14 - Brush your teeth, comb your hair, and bring your best smile for pictures!  If you haven't already, bring in your order forms.

    Fall Sports - Our soccer and volleyball seasons are quickly coming to a close.  Our students enjoy it when families come out and show their support.  Check the school calendar for opportunities, and join us if you can!

    1st Annual Heritage Academy College Fair: Monday, October 14 from 6 pm to 8 pm - Applewood middle school and high school students are invited to attend this College Fair opportunity at 2900 Barberry Avenue, Columbia, MO.  More information is available online at www.heritageacademyofcolumbia.com  

    Boys JH & HS Basketball Meeting - Tuesday, October 15 @ 6:30 pm in the ROC - Junior high and high school boys that are planning to play, or interested in playing, are invited to attend the basketball meeting with Coach Tim Aulgur and Coach Eric Rehmer for more information regarding the upcoming season.  

    Senior Fundraiser Luncheon: Sunday, October 20 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Join our senior class at Katy Park Baptist Church for a meal of pasta, salad, bread, and dessert.   

    School Board Meeting: Monday, October 21 @ 6:30 pm

    A+ Homework Help: Wednesday, October 23 from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm - Junior and senior A+ students will begin offering homework help on Wednesdays beginning October 23.  If you would like for your kindergarten thru 8th graders to stay after school for this opportunity, please reach out to the A+ Coordinator, Kim Mabry, to let her know they will be participating.   

    End of First Quarter: Friday, October 25 - Grade cards will be sent home the following week.

    Alumni Soccer & Volleyball Games: Saturday, October 26 - Athletic Committee is hosting the annual alumni soccer game at 4 pm and an alumni volleyball game at 6 pm.  Between the games, there will be a potluck meal.  Athletic Committee will provide hotdogs, buns, toppings, and drinks.  All families attending are asked to bring a side and a dessert to share.  Alumni games are a wonderful time of fellowship and catching up with those who come back to visit!

    Fall Sports Awards Banquet: Monday, October 28 - Join our soccer and volleyball teams as they are recognized for their hard work and dedication this fall.  Each soccer and volleyball family is asked to bring a dessert to share.  Drinks will be provided.

    Birthdays: October (15) Jozlynn Moulton, (19) Alexandra Luvin, (27) Brynnley Wells; November (18) Daniel Nadtochiy, (19) Leah Nevels, (21) Isaac Greer, (23) Steven Bussey


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