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  • March 27, 2020

    Verse of the Day: And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19
     
    Good evening, families!  I pray that each of you are doing well!  These are certainly curious times that we find ourselves.  This is a time for the Church to rise up and share our light and our love for all of God's people!  Beauty can still be found in these difficult times.  Comfort can be found in knowing that we are all in this together, even though we are apart!  
     
    I am hopeful that each family has been able to settle into a new "normal" this week.  I am thankful that ACS has teachers who work tirelessly for our students, even from home.  I am also thankful and proud of each of our students for working so hard to continue their learning and school work from home.  Thank you to all of the parents helping them to continue to be successful!  As my own family adjusted to working and learning from home, I was tempted to try to make our daily routine look like that of others.  God quickly reminded me that there are lots of ways to do home school.  Thankfully, we can let the pressures that we put upon ourselves go, and make home school what it needs to be for our family.  I hope each of your families are able to do the same.  Rest assured, God is blessing this time that you have to slow down and be with your children.  Continue to draw near to Him, not just in the difficult moments, but in all moments.  As children of God, know it is well with your soul and remember that God has each of us in the palm of his mighty hand! 
     
    There are an abundance of resources out there for families to use during this time of staying home.  Our teachers have assigned plenty of learning assignments, however, Sedalia 200 school district has added some grade specific Flexible Learning Activities to their website for grades kindergarten-8th if you are interested in more learning ideas in the areas of reading and writing, math, or social/emotional. Here is the link: https://www.sedalia200.org/domain/326   Pizza Hut Book-It has fun resources for families as well.  There are scavenger hunts, mazes, bingo, and story podcasts and videos.  Those can be found at this link: https://www.bookitprogram.com/articles/tips-tricks/free-reading-resources   Mrs. Greer and I plan to continue to post story time videos on Facebook throughout next week.  We've received some great suggestions and feedback from our little Mustangs and our big Mustangs!  It is a joy to be part of the Applewood family!    
     
    There have been many changes to the school calendar in the past week.  Please take the time to look it over and read the bulletin in its entirety to stay on top of the latest information.  It's also good to communicate with older students about changes to keep them in the loop.  At this time, we are planning to return to school on Monday, April 6.  I will be sharing more information about our return by Wednesday, March 31.  If you have questions, please feel free reach out to me directly through email, text, or phone call.    
     
    April Tuition: Tuition can be mailed to the school at 25396 Hwy O, Sedalia, MO 65301.  In order to avoid late fees, please be sure tuition payments are postmarked by Friday, April 10, 2020.
     
    Shoe Drive: Do you have some shoes to share?  We're looking for some good "soles" for a great cause.  Tennis shoes, boots, ballet slippers, flip flops, high heels, all kinds of shoes and sizes.  All proceeds from the shoe drive will be helping orphans in Haiti, and entrepreneurs in third world countries.  We will continue to collect shoes through the end of April.  If you have shoes to donate, please hold onto them until we return to school.    

    Senior Fish Fry Fundraiser: March 28 - POSTPONED 

    4th Quarter Mid-Term Cut-off: April 1 - Teachers will cutoff mid-terms on April 2, however, mid-term grade submissions will be delayed.  Teachers will grade assignments as soon as possible.  Please be patient with us.  

    High School Plan Night: April 2 - Rather than having Plan Night at school this year, an email will be sent out with information from Mrs. Bergman, Academic Committee Chair, Mrs. Mabry, A+ Coordinator, and Administration.  Please be watching for emails on April 2.  Once you receive the email, please look over and read all of the included documents.  Reach out if you have questions regarding any of the information provided.    

    Junior/Senior Prom: April 4 - POSTPONED & Rescheduled - Prom has been reschedule for May 2, same time, same place.  Once we return to school, tickets can be purchased in the office for those who are still needing tickets.

    Iowa Basic Testing: At this time, it has not been decided when Iowa Basics will take place.  We will keep you updated as decisions are made. 

    Senior's CPR training: April 6 - RESCHEDULED - Seniors and juniors will be doing CPR on Monday, April 27 from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Pettis County Health Center.

    Easter Break: April 9-14 - No school April 10 or 13.

    Classes Resume: April 15 @ 8 am

    School Board Meeting: April 20 @ 6:30

    Seniors' Last Day of School: May 6 @ 11:30 - We will do a senior send-off during lunch.  Parents are welcome to attend!

    Senior Graduation: May 9 @ 2 pm in the ROC - All families are invited to attend.  Invitations will go home soon! 

    Kindergarten Graduation: May 13 @ 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.  Students and families are invited to attend a reception in the Awana room following the graduation.  

    Last Day of School: May 15 - We will have our school-wide clean up that day for students (grades 1-11).  Please wear clothes that can get dirty.  Kindergarten will not have school that day.  Students will be dismissed at 10:30

    Book Turn In & Grade Card Pick-Up: May 20 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 their class for the 2020-2021 school year.  Tuition is as follows for the 2020-2021 school year:  1 Student $235, 2 Students $425, 3 Students $615, 4 Students $805, 5 Students $995.  Any September tuition paid after June 10th will have late fees applied according to policy 9010. 

    Birthdays: April: (22) Luke Rehmer, (23) Samuel Weekley, (24) Shiloh Conroy.  May: (3) Madeline Wassam, (7) Julaine Willis, (23) Grace Beaher, (23) Bailey Mabry, (23) Joshua Shinderuk. 

  • March 13, 2020

    Verse of the Day: Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."  John 6:35

    Grade Cards: Grade cards are being sent home today.  After reviewing grade cards, please sign and return to the office within a week.  

    Coronavirus: In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, at this time, we are not planning to cancel school.  Administration will be staying on top of things and keep families and teachers updated.  In the meantime, we are encouraging students and staff to wash hands often.  Hands should be washed after sneezing or coughing, after using the restroom, and before eating any snacks or meals.  We visited with students this morning during Opening and instructed on proper hand washing techniques.  Staff will be sanitizing desks and surfaces at the end of the school day every day.  Lastly, if you or a family member are sick, please stay home.  For more information on the coronavirus, you can go to the websites for the Pettis County Health Center, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or the World Health Organization.  Here is a link for how to keep your family safe:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf 

    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. 

    Father-Daughter Dance: TOMORROW, 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!

    Honor Roll Recognition: March 16 - During Opening, we will recognize Honor Roll students for the 3rd quarter.  Parents are welcome to join us!

    Shoe Drive: March 2 - March 30 - Do you have some shoes to share?  We're looking for some good "soles" for a great cause.  Tennis shoes, boots, ballet slippers, flip flops, high heels, all kinds of shoes and sizes.  Bring you new and gently used shoes to school and place them in the totes in the Awana Room or outside the office.  All proceeds from the shoe drive will be helping orphans in Haiti, and entrepreneurs in third world countries.    

    School Board Meeting: March 23 @ 6:30 pm

    Chicken Eggs: March 23 - If you are interested in egg/chick sitting from Monday evening to Wednesday morning or from Wednesday evening to Friday morning, please let Mrs. Otten know.  The University Extension Office will be delivering the eggs for our elementary students to observe hatching the week of March 23.  Once classes are done observing the chicks, they will be available to take home.  If you are interested in taking any of the chickens, please let Mrs. Otten know.  

    Senior Fish Fry Fundraiser: March 28 from 4 to 8 pm @ The Smithton Diner - Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased from any senior or in the school office.  Dinner includes fish, coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies, dessert, and a drink. 

    4th Quarter Mid-Term Cut-off: April 1

    High School Plan Night: April 2 @ 6 pm - ALL 8th through 11th graders are asked to attend High School Plan Night at 6 pm.  We ask that at least on parent attend with their student.  If your family cannot attend, please let administration know ASAP.  A time to meet with them will need to be set up to discuss your student's class schedule for the 2020-2021 school year.    

    Junior/Senior Prom: April 4 - Juniors and seniors are invited to attend Prom on April 4 from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Ozark Coffee Company.  Attendees will meet at Liberty Park at 4 pm for photos.  Tickets may be purchased for $20 per person in the school office.  Please purchase tickets no later than Friday, March 20.

    Iowa Basic Testing: April 6-7 - 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 will be sent home.  Students need to be at school no later than 8:15; testing will begin promptly at 8:30.     

    Senior's CPR training: April 6 - Seniors and juniors will be doing their CPR training at the Pettis County Health Center at 8:30 am.  CPR training is needed to meet their graduation requirements.  

    Easter Break: April 9-14 - No school April 10 or 13.

    Classes Resume: April 15 @ 8 am

    Seniors' Last Day of School: May 6 @ 11:30 - We will do a senior send-off during lunch.  Parents are welcome to attend!

    Senior Graduation: May 9 @ 2 pm in the ROC - All families are invited to attend.  Invitations will go home soon! 

    Kindergarten Graduation: May 13 @ 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.  Students and families are invited to attend a reception in the Awana room following the graduation.  

    Last Day of School: May 15 - We will have our school-wide clean up that day for students (grades 1-11).  Please wear clothes that can get dirty.  Kindergarten will not have school that day.  Students will be dismissed at 10:30

    Book Turn In & Grade Card Pick-Up: May 20 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 2020-2021 school year.  Tuition is as follows for the 2020-2021 school year:  1 Student $235, 2 Students $425, 3 Students $615, 4 Students $805, 5 Students $995.  Any September tuition paid after June 10th will have a $10 late fee applied. 

    Birthdays: March: (13) Isaiah Groshart, (20) Denise Ehlert, (25) Emily Chernish, (25) Amy Furrey.  April: (22) Luke Rehmer, (23) Samuel Weekley, (24) Shiloh Conroy. 

  • February 28, 2020

    Verse of the Day: The Law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.  The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.  Psalm 19:7

    Athletic Intent Letters: Intent letters were sent home on Monday for fall soccer and volleyball, and winter basketball.  Athletic Committee would like to begin scheduling games for the 2020-2021 seasons.  Please return your family's intent letters no later than Friday, March 6.  

    Mother-Son Game Night: TONIGHT! from 6 to 8 pm in the ROC gym - Tickets for this event 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 available and trivia!    

    High School Basketball Alumni Game: February 29 @ 5 pm in the ROC gym - It's sure to be a fun and entertaining night to watch some basketball.  Spread the word to all of the alumni you know!  Following the game, a meal will be shared.  Athletic Committee is providing hotdogs and drinks.  Please bring a side dish to share.

    Shoe Drive: March 2 - March 30 - Do you have some shoes to share?  We're looking for some good "soles" for a great cause.  Tennis shoes, boots, ballet slippers, flip flops, high heels, all kinds of shoes and sizes.  Bring you new and gently used shoes to school and place them in the totes in the Awana Room or outside the office.  All proceeds from the shoe drive will be helping orphans in Haiti, and entrepreneurs in third world countries.    

    Guest Speaker: Friday, March 6 - Hannah Young-Smith will be joining us during Opening to visit with the students before she deploys.  We will not be having Bible that morning.  Feel free to join us!

    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! 

    School Board Meeting: March 23 @ 6:30 pm

    Chicken Eggs: March 23 - Mrs. Otten is still needing egg/chick sitters.  If you are interested in egg/chick sitting from Monday evening to Wednesday morning or from Wednesday evening to Friday morning, please let Mrs. Otten know.  The University Extension Office will be delivering the eggs for our elementary students to observe hatching the week of March 23.  Once classes are done observing the chicks, they will be available to take home.  If you are interested in taking any of the chickens, please let Mrs. Otten know.  

    Senior Fish Fry Fundraiser: March 28 from 4 to 8 pm @ The Smithton Diner - Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased from any senior or in the school office.  Dinner includes fish, coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies, dessert, and a drink. 

    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 FurreyApril: (22) Luke Rehmer, (23) Samuel Weekley, (24) Shiloh Conroy. 

  • February 21, 2020

    Verse of the Day: Do you not know?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.  Isaiah 40:28

    JH Boys Basketball Game vs. Parents: February 22 @ 6 pm in the ROC gym - Tomorrow evening the JH boys’ basketball team will take on their parents in the ROC gym at 6 pm.  Feel free to come out and cheer for the boys and their parents. 

    Box Tops: Our Box Tops Coordinator will be collecting Box Tops and grocery receipts next week to prepare for submission by March 3.  Please bring in any Box Tops you have at home.  If you would like to submit receipts, our coordinator will scan them for you or you are welcome to download the Box Tops app onto your phone to scan them.  Feel free to reach out to Casey Sumner with any questions. 

    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!    

    High School Basketball Alumni Game: February 29 @ 5 pm in the ROC gym - Its sure to be a fun and entertaining night to watch some basketball.  Spread the word to all of the alumni you know!  Following the game, a meal will be shared.  Please bring a side dish to share.

    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 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

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