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  • February 10, 2017

    Verse of the day:  May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else.  I Thessalonians 3:12

    Drama Roles - Parts have been decided and can be viewed on Dharma's teacher page or on the office door.  Each theatrical production takes a lot of time and effort for ALL involved to make it such a success.  Please be in prayer for Mrs. Leon, cast, and parent volunteers as they begin preparing another great production.  Practice schedules have gone home with each actor/actress.  If your child will not be at practice, you must let Mrs. Leon know in writing in advance.

    Basketball Tournament - Our Varsity basketball teams will once again be participating in a tournament in St. Louis on February 10th and 11th.  If your child will be participating in or attending this tournament, it is their responsibility to get homework from all their teachers before they go.  All work is due when they return to school on February 13th.   

    No School - February 20th - No homework will be given for the 20th, but please be advised that homework may be given for Tuesday, February 21st.  Please check with your child to see if they have assignments for that day 

    End of 3rd Quarter - March 3rd 

    Father/Daughter Dance - March 4th @ 6:00 in the ROC - Tickets are $5.00 per person and may be purchased in the office  

    Winter Sports Banquet - Monday, March 6th @ 6:30 in the ROC - Everyone is invited to come and help us celebrate the accomplishments of our basketball athletes.  All those in attendance should plan to bring a dessert to share.  

    High School Social - Saturday, March 11th @ the ROC from 7:00 - 9:30 pm - Additional information will go home as soon as it is made available to us - Please see Mrs. Susie Johnson or Mrs. Jill White with any questions.    

    Upcoming Events - (February)  (08) Family Club Meeting  (10) Basketball tournament in St. Louis  (20) NO SCHOOL  (21) School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm  (March) (03) 3rd quarter ends  (04) Father/Daughter Dance - 6:00 pm  (06) Winter Sports Banquet - 6:30 pm  (07) 8th grade history trip meeting @ Bakers - 6:00 pm  (09) Academic Committee Meeting - noon  (11) High School Social @ the ROC - 7:00 pm  (13) Athletic Meeting - 6:30 pm

    Birthdays – (February) No birthdays for the rest of the month  (March) (02) Harper Triplett  (02) Joy Beaher  (03) Kim Mabry  (06) Gay Otten  (09) Matthew Sumner  (10) Caleb Auxier- school janitor  (14) Christina Chancellor  (16) Debra Andresen  (25) Amy Furrey      

  • February 3, 2017

    Verse of the day:  Let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.  I Thessalonians 5:8

    The student council is working with our local Birthright office to help meet the needs of those in our community.  They are asking our families to prayerfully consider donating any of the following items:  bias tape (used for quilting), winter coats for toddlers sizes 1-3, maternity shirts, wash cloths, nursing tops, baby bath towels, and newborn/preemie sleepwear.    

    Drama Production Auditions - Call backs are today from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.  This year's theatrical production is one of the best musicals ever produced for stage, Fiddler on the Roof .  This is a beautiful show which focuses on family and community.  Mrs. Leon is still needing boys for some non-singing roles in a few scenes.  Dads, you can come and fill these roles as well.  See Mrs. Leon with any questions.

    Mid-terms - will go out today  

    Valentine's Day Grams - Deadline to order is today - all proceeds benefit the 8th grade history trip 

    Basketball Tournament - Our Varsity basketball teams will once again be participating in a tournament in St. Louis on February 10th and 11th.  If your child will be participating in or attending this tournament, it is the student's responsibility to get homework from all their teachers before they go.  All work is due when they return to school on February 13th.   

    No School - February 20th - No homework will be given for the 20th, but homework will be given for the 21st. 

    Father/Daughter Dance - March 4th @ 6:00 in the ROC - Tickets will be $5.00 per person and may be purchased in the office  

    Winter Sports Banquet - Monday, March 6th @ 6:30 in the ROC - Everyone is invited to come and help us celebrate the accomplishments of our basketball athletes.  All those in attendance should plan to bring a dessert to share.  

    Upcoming Events - (February)  (03) Audition Call Backs  (06) 8th Grade History Trip Meeting - 5:30 pm and Athletic Meeting - 7:00 pm  (08) Family Club Meeting  (10) Basketball tournament in St. Louis  (20) NO SCHOOL  (21) School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm

    Birthdays – (February) (04) Nathan Nunes  (March) (02) Harper Triplett  (02) Joy Beaher  (03) Kim Mabry  (06) Gay Otten  (09) Matthew Sumner  (10) Caleb Auxier- school janitor  (14) Christina Chancellor  (16) Debra Andresen  (25) Amy Furrey      

  • January 27, 2017

    Verse of the day:  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15: 13

    The student council is working with our local Birthright office to help meet the needs of those in our community.  They are asking our families to prayerfully consider donating any of the following items:  bias tape (used for quilting), winter coats for toddlers sizes 1-3, maternity shirts, wash cloths, nursing tops, baby bath towels, and newborn/preemie sleepwear.   

    Basketball Games - We only have a few home games left before our basketball season is over, and many of you are coming to help cheer on our athletes.  If you haven't made it out to a game yet, check the website for upcoming games.  We love to pack the gym with fans cheering loudly in support of our athletes.   

    8th grade history trip movie night - Tonight from 6:00 to 10:00 pm in the ROC - cost is $2.00 per person for the night -  The Secret Life of Pets will show at 6:00 pm and Woodlawn will show at 8:00 pm.  Concessions will be offered - Families in attendance should plan to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pillows.  All proceeds go towards the 8th grade history trip.  

    Fiddler on the Roof movie night - In an effort to get kids excited about the upcoming drama production of Fiddler on the Roof, Mrs. Leon has decided to show the movie here at the school on Saturday, January 28th beginning at 4:00.  Plan to have your child here if they are in grades 5-12 and are interested at all in participating in this year's drama production.  See Mrs. Leon with any questions.  

    Drama Production Auditions - This year's theatrical production is one of the best musicals ever produced for stage, Fiddler on the Roof .  Auditions will be held after school in the sanctuary from 3:15 - 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1st.  Call backs will be Friday, February 3rd from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.  Take note that we are only doing one audition date.  If you have a conflict with that day, please contact Mrs. Leon at 473-2503.  This is a beautiful show which focuses on family and community.  Copies of the rehearsal and production schedule are in the office now, and copies of the script will be available the last week of January.  Come and join the production!

    Mid-term cutoff - Wednesday, February 1st 

    Valentine's Day Grams - Deadline to order is Friday, Feb. 3rd - all proceeds benefit the 8th grade history trip 

    Basketball Tournament - Our Varsity basketball teams will once again be participating in a tournament in St. Louis on February 10th and 11th.  If your child will be participating in or attending this tournament, it is the student's responsibility to get homework from all their teachers before they go.  All work is due when they return to school on February 13th.   

    No School - February 20th - No homework will be given for the 20th, but homework will be given for the 21st. 

    Father/Daughter Dance - March 4th @ 6:00 in the ROC - Tickets will be $5.00 per person and may be purchased in the office  

    Winter Sports Banquet - Monday, March 6th @ 6:30 in the ROC - Everyone is invited to come and help us celebrate the accomplishments of our basketball athletes.  All those in attendance should plan to bring a dessert to share.  

    Upcoming Events - (February)  (01) Drama Auditions and mid-term cutoff  (03) Audition Call Backs  (06) 8th Grade History Trip Meeting - 5:30 pm and Athletic Meeting - 7:00 pm  (08) Family Club Meeting  (10) Basketball tournament in St. Louis  (20) NO SCHOOL  (21) School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm

    Birthdays – (January)  (30) Isaac Cormican  (30) Robin Blake  (February) (04) Nathan Nunes       

  • January 20, 2017

    Verse of the day:  Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory.  Ephesians 3: 20-21

    Parents, please remember to contact the office by 9:00 if your child will be absent.   

    Spirit Days - In honor of our upcoming senior recognition on Tuesday, January 24th, we will have a spirit day on Monday (23rd) - Mustang Pride - Wear your ACS apparel or wear red/black/white 

    Pep-Rally - Monday, January 23rd @ 11:30

    Senior Recognition - Tuesday, January 24th.  The evening will begin with the varsity girls game at 6:00 pm, and the varsity boys will follow at 7:15 pm.  Plan to come and cheer loudly for your ACS Mustangs!!  Let's try to PACK THE GYM!!!

    8th grade history trip movie night - Friday, January 27th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm in the ROC - cost is $2.00 per person for the night -  The Secret Life of Pets will show at 6:00 pm and Woodlawn will show at 8:00 pm.  Concessions will be offered - Families in attendance should plan to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pillows.  All proceeds go towards the 8th grade history trip.  

    Fiddler on the Roof movie night - In an effort to get kids excited about the upcoming drama production of Fiddler on the Roof, Mrs. Leon has decided to show the movie here at the school on Saturday, January 28th beginning at 4:00.  Plan to have your child here if they are in grades 5-12 and are interested at all in participating in this year's drama production.  See Mrs. Leon with any questions.  

    Drama Production Auditions - This year's theatrical production is one of the best musicals ever produced for stage, Fiddler on the Roof .  Auditions will be held after school in the sanctuary from 3:15 - 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1st.  Call backs will be Friday, February 3rd from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.  Take note that we are only doing one audition date.  If you have a conflict with that day, please contact Mrs. Leon at 473-2503.  This is a beautiful show which focuses on family and community.  Copies of the rehearsal and production schedule are in the office now, and copies of the script will be available the last week of January.  Come and join the production!

    Mid-term cutoff - Wednesday, February 1st 

    Basketball Tournament - Our Varsity basketball teams will once again be participating in a tournament in St. Louis on February 10th and 11th.  If your child will be participating in or attending this tournament, it is the student's responsibility to get homework from all their teachers before they go.  All work is due when they return to school on February 13th.   

    No School - February 20th - No homework will be given for the 20th, but homework will be given for the 21st. 

    Father/Daughter Dance - For the past several years, STUCO has done a father/daughter dance in January or February.  This year they have decided to move it to March.  More information to come as plans are finalized.  

    Upcoming Events - (January)  (23) Pep-Rally @ 11:30 and Prom Meeting - 3:15 @ ACS  (24) Senior Recognition for basketball players  (February)  (01) Drama Auditions and mid-term cutoff  (03) Audition Call Backs  (06) 8th Grade History Trip Meeting - 5:30 pm and Athletic Meeting - 7:00 pm  (08) Family Club Meeting  (10) Basketball tournament in St. Louis  (20) NO SCHOOL  (21) School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm

    Birthdays – (January)  (20) Tori Price  (25) Erika Rehmer  (27) Samuel Bessert  (27) Christian Farley  (30) Isaac Cormican  (30) Robin Blake  (February) (04) Nathan Nunes      

  • January 16, 2017

    Verse of the day:  Surely, O Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as with a shield.  Psalm 5:12

    T-shirt orders - Due to the snow day, we have extended the deadline to order ACS apparel until Wednesday, January 18th.  This will be our final order of the season.  

    Spirit Days - In honor of our upcoming senior recognition on Tuesday, January 24th, the Leadership class has organized a few spirit days.  Spirit days will be as follows:         Wednesday (18th) Mismatched Fashion Disaster and/or Throw Back   Friday (20th) Color Day   Monday (23rd) Mustang Pride 

    Pep-Rally - Monday, January 23rd @ 11:30

    Senior Recognition - Tuesday, January 24th.  The evening will begin with the varsity girls game at 6:00 pm, and the varsity boys will follow at 7:15 pm.  Plan to come and cheer loudly for your ACS Mustangs!! 

    8th grade history trip movie night - Friday, January 27th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm in the ROC - cost is $2.00 per person for the night -  The Secret Life of Pets will show at 6:00 pm and Woodlawn will show at 8:00 pm.  Concessions will be offered - Families in attendance should plan to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pillows.  All proceeds go towards the 8th grade history trip.  

    Fiddler on the Roof movie night - In an effort to get kids excited about the upcoming drama production of Fiddler on the Roof, Mrs. Leon has decided to show the movie here at the school on Saturday, January 28th beginning at 4:00.  Plan to have your child here if they are in grades 5-12 and are interested at all in participating in this year's drama production.  See Mrs. Leon with any questions.    

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

    Father/Daughter Dance - For the past several years, STUCO has done a father/daughter dance in January or February.  This year they have decided to move it to March.  More information to come as plans are finalized.  

    Security System - Just a reminder, parents, due to our new security system you now need to check in at the glass window once inside the foyer to be buzzed in past the wooden doors.  Please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions.     

    Upcoming Events - (January)  (17) Senior meeeting - 6:00 pm  (18) Add/Drop Deadline  (23) Pep-Rally @ 11:30 and Prom Meeting - 3:15 @ ACS  (24) Senior Recognition for basketball players

    Birthdays – (January)  (16) Sydney Bussey  (20) Tori Price  (25) Erika Rehmer  (27) Samuel Bessert  (27) Christian Farley  (30) Isaac Cormican  (30) Robin Blake  (February) (04) Nathan Nunes     

  • January 6, 2017

    Verse of the day:  I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.  Ephesians 3:17-18

    Welcome New Students - We have added two new students to our ACS family.  Eden Herren has joined our Kindergarten class and is the younger sister of Eli Herren.  Samuel Weekley has joined our 7th grade class and comes to us from the Blackwater area.  Their contact information has been added to the ACS online directory.  Please help them feel welcome as they navigate these new waters.  

    Basketball Games - Tonight for all three teams beginning with our junior high boys team playing at 5:00 followed by the varsity girls team at 6:00.  The varsity boys team will finish the evening with a game at 7:15 pm.  Come one, come all, and cheer loudly for your ACS Mustangs!!  

    ACS Apparel - Shirts have been delivered, and we have had a few people say they wished they had ordered.  As a result, we will be placing another apparel order.  Order forms will be going home today.  The deadline to order shirts will be Friday, January 13th.     

    Grade Cards - Going home today

    Honor Roll Recognition - We will recognize and celebrate the academic excellence of our honor roll students on Monday, January 9th during opening.  Parents are always welcome to attend.  

    Security System - An email was sent out Tuesday afternoon notifying all families of our newly implemented security system that went into effect on January 4th.  Students and teachers are adjusting nicely, and we are happy to have our system up and running.  Parents, please remember that you will now need to check in at the glass window once inside the foyer to be buzzed in past the wooden doors.  Please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions.  

    Tuition Reminder - Please remember that tuition is due on or before the 10th of each month    

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

    Tardy/Absent - Historically, 3rd quarter is the toughest because its cold outside, days are grey, and the end of school just seems so far away; consequently, this is the time of year when we see an increase in tardies.  I encourage us all (my family included) to really focus on getting to school on time so we can all avoid tardy troubles. 

    Upcoming Events - (January)  (09) 8th Grade History trip meeting - 6:30 pm  (11) Family Club Meeting - 4:00 pm  (12) School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm  (17) Senior meeeting - 6:00 pm  (18) Add/Drop Deadline  (24) Senior Recognition for basketball players

    Birthdays – (January)  (08) Madeline Sumner  (12) Peyton Triplett  (14) Lolah Sparks  (15) Joe Johnson  (16) Sydney Bussey  (20) Tori Price  (25) Erika Rehmer  (27) Samuel Bessert  (27) Christian Farley  (30) Isaac Cormican  (30) Robin Blake     

  • December 14, 2016

    Verse of the day:  Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift.  II Corinthians 9:15

    Christmas Gift Exchange - Wrapped gifts are due today.  Monetary limits are as follows:  Grades K - 5 ($3-$5)  Grades 6 - 8 ($5 -$7)  Grades 9 - 12 ($7 - $10) 

    2nd Quarter Ends - Friday, December 16th 

    Christmas Party Day - Friday, December 16th - 1/2 day of school - school will be dismissed @ 11:30 for Christmas break - As part of our party day, we ask everyone to bring a snack to share.  If you are in grades K - 5, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.  If you are in grades 6-12, please bring the following:  Last name beginning with A - L (bring a healthy snack) - M - Z (bring a sweet snack).  All clean up jobs must be done before students are released for Christmas break.  

    Classes Resume - January 4th  

    ACS Apparel - Shirts have been ordered and will arrive while we are away on Christmas break.  They will be ready for pickup when we return to school in January.   

    Yearbook - Our yearbook class is busy working on making yet another great yearbook for our families, but they need your help.  If you have any pictures you would like to be considered for the yearbook, please submit them to the yearbook link at https://images.memoryebooks.com/login.  Also, please visit with Mrs. Blake if you have a business or know of a business that would like to donate.     

    Immediate Athletic Openings - We still have openings for an athletic secretary as well as Athletic Director that need to be filled as soon as possible.  You do not need to have a child involved in our athletic program to fill these positions.  If you would like additional information about either of these positions, please contact the office.     

    Upcoming Events - (December)  (16) 2nd quarter ends  (16) Christmas party - students released @ 11:30 am (19) Christmas break begins  (January)  (03)Teacher In-service - 9:00 am  (04) Classes Resume  (05) Academic Meeting  (11) Family Club Meeting - 4:00 pm  (12) School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm  (18) Add/Drop Deadline

    Birthdays – (December)   (14) Xiara Leon  (21) Julie Morrison  (January)  (02)Victoria Sparks  (02) Diana Kapitula  (08) Madeline Sumner  (12) Peyton Triplett  (14) Lolah Sparks  (15) Joe Johnson  (16) Sydney Bussey  (20) Tori Price  (25) Erika Rehmer  (27) Samuel Bessert  (27) Christian Farley  (30) Isaac Cormican  (30) Robin Blake    

  • December 9, 2016

    Verse of the day:  If anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.  II Corinthians 5:17

    Feast Pictures Needed - Parents, if you took pictures at the Thanksgiving feast, please submit them to the yearbook link.  https://images.memoryebooks.com/login 

    Spanish Caroling - Tonight immediately following the conclusion of the basketball game (roughly 8:30) - all current and former Spanish students are invited and encouraged to attend - please make sure permission forms are turned in to Mrs. Dharma Leon if your child plans to participate

    Christmas program dress rehearsal - Today and Dec. 12th from 3:30 - 5:00 - All students grades K - 8th are participating - students should be picked up at 5:00 in the church sanctuary

    Christmas Program - December 13th @ 6:30 in the sanctuary - refreshments will be provided after the program  

    Christmas Gift Exchange - Information should have gone home with your child concerning the gift exchange, but feel free to call the teacher or office if you have any questions - Wrapped gifts should be brought to the school no later than Wednesday, December 14th.  Monetary limits are as follows:  Grades K - 5 ($3-$5)  Grades 6 - 8 ($5 -$7)  Grades 9 - 12 ($7 - $10) 

    2nd Quarter Ends - Friday, December 16th 

    Christmas Party Day - 1/2 day of school - school will be dismissed @ 11:30 for Christmas break - As part of our party day, we ask everyone to bring a snack to share.  If you are in grades K - 5, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.  If you are in grades 6-12, please bring the following:  Last name beginning with A - L (bring a healthy snack) - M - Z (bring a sweet snack).  All clean up jobs must be done before students are released for Christmas break.  

    Immediate Athletic Openings - We still have openings for an athletic secretary as well as Athletic Director that need to be filled as soon as possible.  You do not need to have a child involved in our athletic program to fill these positions.  If you would like additional information about either of these positions, please contact the office.     

    Upcoming Events - (December)  (09) Christmas program dress rehearsal - 3:30 - 5:00 pm  (09) Spanish Caroling  (12) Christmas program dress rehearsal - 3:30 - 5:00 pm  (13)Christmas program - 6:30 pm  (16) 2nd quarter ends  (16) Christmas party - students released @ 11:30 am (19) Christmas break begins  (January)  (03) Teacher In-service - 9:00 am  (04) Classes Resume  (05) Academic Meeting  (11) Family Club Meeting - 4:00 pm  (12) School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm  (18) Add/Drop Deadline

    Birthdays – (December)   (12) Jennifer Bessert  (14) Xiara Leon  (21) Julie Morrison  (January)  (02) Victoria Sparks  (02) Diana Kapitula  (08) Madeline Sumner  (12) Peyton Triplett  (14) Lolah Sparks  (15) Joe Johnson  (16) Sydney Bussey  (20) Tori Price  (25) Erika Rehmer  (27) Samuel Bessert  (27) Christian Farley  (30) Isaac Cormican  (30) Robin Blake    

  • December 2, 2016

    Verse of the day:  I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  Psalm 139:14

    Feast Pictures Needed - Parents, if you took pictures at the Thanksgiving feast, please submit them to the yearbook link.  https://images.memoryebooks.com/login 

    Triage Training - Ms. Kasey Blake is looking for volunteers to help with a military triage training happening tomorrow from 7:00 am to noon at Whiteman Airforce Base - if you or your child is interested in helping out, please contact Mrs. Dharma Leon.   

    Elementary Field Trip - Tuesday, December 6th @ 10:00 am - Spring Branch Acres Christmas tree farm 

    Spanish Caroling - Friday, December 9th immediately following the conclusion of the basketball game (roughly 8:30) - all current and former Spanish students are invited and encouraged to attend - please make sure permission forms are turned in to Mrs. Dharma Leon if your child plans to participate

    Christmas program dress rehearsal - Dec. 9th and Dec. 12th from 3:30 - 5:00 - All students grades K - 8th are participating - students should be picked up at 5:00 in the church sanctuary

    Christmas Program - December 13th @ 6:30 in the sanctuary - refreshments will be provided after the program  

    Christmas Gift Exchange - Information should have gone home with your child concerning the gift exchange, but feel free to call the teacher or office if you have any questions - Wrapped gifts should be brought to the school no later than Wednesday, December 14th.  Monetary limits are as follows:  Grades K - 5 ($3-$5)  Grades 6 - 8 ($5 -$7)  Grades 9 - 12 ($7 - $10) 

    2nd Quarter Ends - Friday, December 16th 

    Christmas Party Day - 1/2 day of school - school will be dismissed @ 11:30 for Christmas break - As part of our party day, we ask everyone to bring a snack to share.  If you are in grades K - 5, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.  If you are in grades 6-12, please bring the following:  Last name beginning with A - L (bring a healthy snack) - M - Z (bring a sweet snack).  All clean up jobs must be done before students are released for Christmas break.  

    Immediate Athletic Openings - We still have openings for an athletic secretary as well as Athletic Director that need to be filled as soon as possible.  You do not need to have a child involved in our athletic program to fill these positions.  If you would like additional information about either of these positions, please contact the office.     

    Upcoming Events - (05) Athletic Meeting - 6:00 pm  (09) Christmas program dress rehearsal - 3:30 - 5:00 pm  (09) Spanish Caroling  (12) Christmas program dress rehearsal - 3:30 - 5:00 pm  (13)Christmas program - 6:30 pm  (16) 2nd quarter ends  (16) Christmas party - students released @ 11:30 am

    Birthdays – (December)  (01) Gaye Hiller  (05) David Bessert  (05) Mickayla Peters  (07) Autumn Sparks (12) Jennifer Bessert  (14) Xiara Leon  (21) Julie Morrison    

  • November 18, 2016

    Verse of the day:  Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.  Colossians 4:6

    Mid-term cutoff - Today - mid-terms will go home next week 

    Hot Lunch Forms - Due Monday, November 21st 

    Thanksgiving Feast - November 23rd (1/2 day of school) - We will begin our celebration of thanks with a musical performance by our K- 8th grade students beginning at 11:30.  The meal will be served immediately following the performance. Thank you, Mrs. Margaret Ward, for coordinating our meal and Mrs. Leon for helping our students prepare our entertainment.        

    No School - November 25th 

    Spanish Caroling - Friday, December 9th immediately following the conclusion of the basketball game - all current and former Spanish students are invited and encouraged to attend 

    Christmas program dress rehearsal - Dec. 9th and Dec. 12th from 3:30 - 5:00 - All students grades K - 8th are participating 

    Christmas Program - December 13th @ 6:30 in the sanctuary  

    Christmas Gift Exchange - Each year the students exchange names with other students for a gift exchange.  The names for the gift exchange will be drawn on Thanksgiving feast day.  Wrapped gifts should be brought to the school no later than Wednesday, December 14th.  Monetary limits are as follows:  Grades K - 5 ($3-$5)  Grades 6 - 8 ($5 -$7)  Grades 9 - 12 ($7 - $10) 

    Christmas Party Day - 1/2 day of school - school will be dismissed @ 11:30 for Christmas break - As part of our party day, we ask everyone to bring a snack to share.  If you are in grades K - 5, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.  If you are in grades 6-12, please bring the following:  Last name beginning with A - L (bring a healthy snack) - M - Z (bring a sweet snack).  All clean up jobs must be done before students are released for Christmas break.  

    Immediate Athletic Openings - We have openings for an athletic secretary as well as Athletic Director that need to be filled as soon as possible.  Applewood is blessed to have such a great sports program with outstanding athletes and coaching staff.  Many serving in our athletic department are home school parents or ACS families that are already serving in many other areas at our school.  We are asking that ALL of our families be in prayer to see if this is an area that God would call YOU to serve.  You do not need to have a child involved in our athletic program to fill these positions.  If you would like additional information about either of these positions, please contact the office.     

    Upcoming Events - (November)  (18) Mid-term cutoff  (23)Thanksgiving Feast  (25) No School   (December) (01) Academic Meeting - noon  (05) Athletic Meeting - 6:00 pm  (09) Christmas program dress rehearsal - 3:30 - 5:00 pm  (09) Spanish Caroling  (12) Christmas program dress rehearsal - 3:30 - 5:00 pm  (13) Christmas program - 6:30 pm  (16) 2nd quarter ends  (16) Christmas party - students released @ 11:30 am

    Birthdays – (November)   (19) Leah Nevels   (21) Isaac Greer (23) Steven Bussey (30)  Anna Ward   (December)  (05) David Bessert  (05) Mickayla Peters                                  (07) Autumn Sparks (12) Jennifer Bessert  (14) Xiara Leon  (21) Julie Morrison   

  • November 11, 2016

    Verse of the day:  Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.  Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them.  Psalm 106:3-4

    Mrs. Furrey returns to the United States today.  Please pray for safe travel.  

    T-shirt order forms - due today

    Honor Roll - We recently acknowledged our 1st quarter honor roll recipients, and I am pleased to report that your hard work and dedication to ACS academics is paying off!!  Applewood Academics is a family effort, so great job parents and students!! 

    Mary Poppins production - Thursday, November 17th - please let Mrs. Leon know today if you plan to attend 

    Thanksgiving Feast - November 23rd (1/2 day of school) - We will begin our celebration of thanks with a musical performance by our K- 8th grade students beginning at 11:30.  The meal will be served immediately following the performance. Thank you, Mrs. Margaret Ward, for coordinating our feast day and Mrs. Leon for helping our students prepare our entertainment.        

    No School - November 25th 

    Spanish Caroling - Friday, December 9th immediately following the conclusion of the basketball game - all current and former Spanish students are invited and encouraged to attend 

    Christmas program dress rehearsal - Dec. 9th and Dec. 12th from 3:30 - 5:00 - All students grades K - 8th are participating 

    Christmas Program - December 13th @ 6:30 in the sanctuary  

    Immediate Athletic Openings - We have openings for an athletic secretary as well as Athletic Director that need to be filled as soon as possible.  Applewood is blessed to have such a great sports program with outstanding athletes and coaching staff.  Many serving in our athletic department are home school parents or ACS families that are already serving in many other areas at our school.  We are asking that ALL of our families be in prayer to see if this is an area that God would call YOU to serve.  You do not need to have a child involved in our athletic program to fill these positions.  If you would like additional information about either of these positions, please contact the office.     

    Upcoming Events - November  (14)  8th Grade History Trip Meeting - 7:00 pm @ Baker's house  (15)  School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm  (16) Family Club Meeting - 3:15 pm  (18) Mid-term cutoff  (23)Thanksgiving Feast  (25) No School  

    Upcoming Birthdays - November  (19) Leah Nevels  (21) Isaac Greer  (23) Steven Bussey  (30) Anna Ward   

  • November 4, 2016

    Verse of the day:  I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13

    Grade Cards - 1st quarter grade cards are going home today - Please returned signed grade cards to the school by Monday, November 7th.    

    Mission Trip - Mrs. Furrey leaves Friday morning for a medical mission trip to Haiti.  She will be gone for a week.  Please join me in praying for her safety, her family while she is away, and also that the people of Haiti will be receptive to the gospel message as they receive medical attention.     

    School Picture Day - November 4th in the morning - This year Mrs. Brenda Nevels will be taking our school pictures - order forms and payment should be brought to school on picture day.

    Honor Roll Recognition - Wednesday, November 9th during opening - parents are welcome to stay and watch 

    Thanksgiving Feast - November 23rd (1/2 day of school) - Feast forms are due back into the office by Monday, November 7th - We will begin our celebration with a musical performance by our K- 8th grade students beginning at 11:30.  The meal will be served immediately following the performance.  Mrs. Leon is needing to know who is not planning to be here that day so she can plan accordingly.  Please let her know as soon as possible.  

    No School - November 25th 

    Immediate Athletic Openings - We have openings for an athletic secretary as well as Athletic Director that need to be filled as soon as possible.  Applewood is blessed to have such a great sports program with outstanding athletes and coaching staff.  Many serving in our athletic department are home school parents or ACS families that are already serving in many other areas at our school.  We are asking that ALL of our families be in prayer to see if this is an area that God would call YOU to serve.  You do not need to have a child involved in our athletic program to fill these positions.  If you would like additional information about either of these positions, please contact the office.  Thank you Mr. John Magras for serving as Athletic Director this past year.   

    Upcoming Events - November  (02) Athletic Meeting- 6:00 pm  (03) Academic Meeting - noon  (04) School Picture Day  (14)  8th Grade History Trip Meeting - 7:00 pm @ Baker's house  (15)  School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm  (16) Family Club Meeting - 3:15 pm  (18) Mid-term cutoff  (23)Thanksgiving Feast  (25) No School  

    Upcoming Birthdays - November  (19) Leah Nevels  (21) Isaac Greer  (23) Steven Bussey  (30) Anna Ward   

  • October 28, 2016

    Verse of the day:  The Lord has set apart the godly for Himself; the Lord will hear when I call to Him.  Psalm 4:3

    1st Quarter is already over!  Wow, how time flies!  Grade cards will go home next week.   

    STUCO Carnival - Tomorrow from 12:00 - 3:00 pm behind the ROC - There will be lots of fun games, a petting zoo, a train for students to ride in, as well as concession stand goodies.  The weather looks great, so plan to come and enjoy some great food and fellowship!!   

    2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Thank you to all of our families for once again making our pumpkin decorating contest such a huge success.  We had 14 entries this year, and they were all amazing!!  Our three judges looked long and hard at each one; our winners are as follows:  1st place - Leon (owl)   2nd place - Furrey/Luvin (cupcake)     3rd place - Rehmer (R2-D2)         

    Immediate Athletic Openings - We have openings for an athletic secretary as well as Athletic Director that need to be filled as soon as possible.  Applewood is blessed to have such a great sports program with outstanding athletes and coaching staff.  Many serving in our athletic department are home school parents or ACS families that are already serving in many other areas at our school.  We are asking that ALL of our families be in prayer to see if this is an area that God would call YOU to serve.  You do not need to have a child involved in our athletic program to fill these positions.  If you would like additional information about either of these positions, please contact the office.  

    Fall Sports Banquet - Monday, October 31st @ 6:30 pm in the ROC - Please bring a dessert to share - This is a very special evening designed to honor our athletes and recognize their accomplishments.  

    School Picture Day - November 4th in the morning - This year Mrs. Brenda Nevels will be taking our school pictures - order forms are going home today or Monday.   

    Thanksgiving Feast - November 23rd (1/2 day of school) - Additional information will go home with students the last week of October - In addition to the meal, Mrs. Leon is once again helping our K - 8 students prepare a skit or musical piece to share.  She is needing to know who is not planning to be here that day so she can plan accordingly.  Please let her know as soon as possible.  

    No School - November 25th 

    Yearbook - Mrs. Blake is our yearbook sponsor this year, and her class is already working hard to ensure that our families get another great yearbook.  If you take a picture during the school year that you think should be considered for the yearbook, please send a copy to the yearbook committee at  https://images.memoryebooks.com/login.  Also, if you know any businesses that may be interested in sponsoring a page in the yearbook, please let Mrs. Blake know.  

    Upcoming Events - October (29) School Carnival  (31) Fall Sports Banquet - 6:30 pm  November  (02) Athletic Meeting- 6:00 pm  (03) Academic Meeting - noon  (04) School Picture Day  (14)  8th Grade History Trip Meeting - 7:00 pm @ Baker's house  (15)  School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm  (16) Family Club Meeting - 3:15 pm  (18) Mid-term cutoff  (23)Thanksgiving Feast  (25) No School  

    Upcoming Birthdays - November  (19) Leah Nevels  (21) Isaac Greer  (23) Steven Bussey  (30) Anna Ward   

  • October 19, 2016

    Verse of the day:  You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me.  Psalm 32:7

    Immediate Athletic Openings - We have openings for an athletic secretary as well as Athletic Director that need to be filled as soon as possible.  Applewood is blessed to have such a great sports program with outstanding athletes and coaching staff.  Many serving in our athletic department are home school parents or ACS families that are already serving in many other areas at our school.  We are asking that ALL of our families be in prayer to see if this is an area that God would call YOU to serve.  You do not need to have a child involved in our athletic program to fill these positions.  If you would like additional information about either of these positions, please contact the office.  

    'Tis the Season' - We have lots of 'littles' that have been dealing with illness in the past few weeks.  Teachers are doing a great job of sanitizing their rooms, but it's that time of year when kids are confined to the indoors and naturally in each others 'personal space'.  Please refer to policy #5400 concerning illness to see when it is safe for your child to return to school.  Just a reminder...a student must be free from fever, diarrhea, and vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.               

    Fall Sports Banquet - Monday, October 31st @ 6:30 pm in the ROC - Please bring a dessert to share - This is a very special evening designed to honor our athletes and recognize their accomplishments.  

    School Picture Day - November 4th in the morning - This year Mrs. Brenda Nevels will be taking our school pictures - we will send home ordering information as soon as it is made available to us.   

    2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Mrs. Furrey is once again heading up our pumpkin decorating contest.  Pumpkins may be brought to the school on Monday, October 24th, and judging will be held the morning of Friday, October 28th.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.      

    1st Quarter Ends - Wednesday, October 26th - grade cards will go home the following week  

    STUCO Carnival - October 29th from 12:00 - 3:00 behind the ROC   

    K - 5 Field Trip - Just a reminder that permission slips have gone home about a field trip for grades K - 5 to go watch Smith Cotton High School's performance of Mary Poppins on Friday, November 18th.  Permission slips are due into the office by Monday, November 14th, but may be returned any time between now and then.      

    Thanksgiving Feast - November 23rd (1/2 day of school) - Additional information will go home with students the last week of October - In addition to the meal, Mrs. Leon is once again helping our K - 8 students prepare a skit or musical piece to share.  She is needing to know who is not planning to be here that day so she can plan accordingly.  Please let her know as soon as possible.  

    No School - November 25th 

    Upcoming Events - October (19) Family Club Meeting - 4:00 pm  (26) 1st Quarter Ends (29) School Carnival  (31) Fall Sports Banquet - 6:30 pm  November  (02) Athletic Meeting- 6:00 pm  (03) Academic Meeting - noon  (04) School Picture Day  (18) Mid-term cutoff  (23)Thanksgiving Feast  (25) No School  

    Upcoming Birthdays - October (19) Alexandra Luvin  (21)Seth Ratliff  (26) Addison Kamery  November  (19) Leah Nevels  (21) Isaac Greer  (23) Steven Bussey  (30) Anna Ward   

     

  • October 14, 2016

    Verse of the day:  Serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.  Deuteronomy 10:12

    Reminder - Please get in the habit of reading the bulletin each weekend.  I publish a new bulletin full of information each Friday afternoon.  The bulletin is truly the very best way to ensure you stay informed and up to date with all the latest ACS news.  

    School Picture Day - November 4th in the morning - This year Mrs. Brenda Nevels will be taking our school pictures - we will send home ordering information as soon as it is made available to us.   

    Reboot Combat Recovery - Once again our ACS families have proven to be very generous and kind in their giving.  We were able to raise $142 during our senior recognition game to be donated to Reboot Combat Recovery to service our military men and women suffering with PTSD.    

    Soccer Senior Recognition - Today @ 4:45 - Come help us recognize and encourage our senior soccer players and cheer loudly for your Applewood Mustang soccer team!! 

    Fall Sports Banquet - Monday, October 31st @ 6:30 pm in the ROC - Please bring a dessert to share - This is a very special evening designed to honor our athletes and recognize their accomplishments.  

    2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest - Mrs. Furrey is once again heading up our pumpkin decorating contest.  Pumpkins may be brought to the school on Monday, October 24th, and judging will be held the morning of Friday, October 28th.  Information has gone home in the red communication folders.  

    1st Quarter Ends - Wednesday, October 26th - grade cards will go home the following week  

    STUCO Carnival - October 29th from 12:00 - 3:00 behind the ROC     

    Thanksgiving Feast - November 23rd (1/2 day of school) - No School November 25th 

    Yearbook - Mrs. Blake is our yearbook sponsor this year, and her class is already working hard to ensure that our families get another great yearbook.  If you take a picture during the school year that you think should be considered for the yearbook, please send a copy to Mrs. Blake.  Also, if you know any businesses that may be interested in sponsoring a page in the yearbook, please let Mrs. Blake know.  

    Upcoming Events - October (18) School Board Meeting - 6:30 pm (19) Family Club Meeting - 4:00 pm  (26) 1st Quarter Ends (29) School Carnival  (31) Fall Sports Banquet - 6:30 pm  November  (02) Athletic Meeting- 6:00 pm  (03) Academic Meeting - noon  (04) School Picture Day  (18) Mid-term cutoff  (23) Thanksgiving Feast  (25) No School  

    Upcoming Birthdays - October (17) Jason Groshart  (19) Alexandra Luvin  (21)Seth Ratliff  (26) Addison Kamery  November  (19) Leah Nevels  (21) Isaac Greer  (23) Steven Bussey  (30) Anna Ward  

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