Registration for student parking for the 2015-2016 school year will take place during the week of July 20th. Seniors may drop off their applications to the main office between 8am and 3:30pm on Monday, July 20th, and Tuesday, July 21st. Juniors may drop off their applications in the main office between 8am and 3:30pm, on Wednesday, July 22nd. Seniors will be given precedence. If there are parking spaces remaining once the Seniors have received theirs, consideration will be given to the Juniors. To be considered for an AHS parking permit, students must be members in good standing. Please be advised that applying for a parking permit does not mean a student will automatically be issued one.Those students who are approved for a parking permit can pick them up from the AHS main office on Monday, August 10th, and Tuesday, August 11th between 8:00-3:00pm.
This fall, we will be welcoming two interns to our Spanish Immersion Program through the Amity Institute. Native speakers, who are also fluent in English, they will be learning about the education system in American Schools while providing cultural experiences to students & families in the Immersion Program at the Townsend Early Childhood Center. We are looking for host families for these two young ladies for a 6-12 month stay. This is a wonderful opportunity for a Townsend or TECC family, or an older student or community member who would benefit from the opportunity to hone their conversational skills.
Workshop: Supporting Your Child's Self Esteem
The University of Delaware Center for Disability Studies invites you to join them for a workshop where parents, teachers & caregivers can learn strategies to support their children’s social skills needs. Topics include: promoting optimistic thinking, responding to teasing and bullying, and flexibility in social situations.
FY16 Preliminary Budget Presentation
Finance Director Dr. Chuck Longfellow presented a copy of the District's Preliminary Budget for fiscal year 2016. Open this story if you'd like to view a printer-friendly version.
We're trying to build our mentoring program for young people. If you can give us just 30 minutes once a week when school is in session, you can help unlock a young person's potential. Having a supportive adult (or teen) to talk with about school has been proven to: boost self-confidence, improve study habits, and increase coping skills & resilience. We will provide free training and background checks, coordinate the process of pairing you with a deserving student, and make sure the relationship proves to be rewarding to you both.
On August 24, the Superintendent will host his annual New Parent Orientation. This district-wide event is for parents who are new to our school system and/or have a child entering school for the first time. Your printer-friendly postcard invitation appears below.
Every day, 25 million American students ride a school bus to and from their school safely. In fact, children are nearly eight times safer riding on the school bus than with their own parents and guardians in cards. But even one accident is too much. So it's vitally important that you help us educate our students about the do's and don'ts of riding the bus.
Please be sure your child completes the assignment for the building/grade he or she will be entering in the Fall. District-wide reading assignments have been established for Grades 1-5. At the secondary level, the assignments vary by school. If you have any questions, please contact your student's school.
To help you prepare for the year ahead, we’ve identified the supplies students will need to start the school year off right. Because no two schools are the same, the list of supplies varies slightly by building. Be sure to print only those pages that pertain to your student’s school.
Preview of the New PSAT, Kaplan Test Prep
For students who would like a preview of the New PSAT, Kaplan Test Prep will be hosting free live online PSAT Sneak Peek info sessions this summer to prepare for the October exam. Sessions will be offered starting Sunday, July 19th. Space is limited, to sign up for a PSAT Sneak Peek session today, please visit www.kaptest.com/psatsneakpeek.
June 17, June 24, August 12, August 19 "Words On Wheels" will be visiting a neighborhood near you! Come join us for free books, giveaways, and ice cold treats. Titles range from preschool to adult level selections and each child will receive 2 free books during the bookmobile's visit. During each visit, your child can fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Kindle HD Fire. The drawing will be held on August 19 following the Silver Lake stop. You do not need to be present to win.
Summer Enrichment Camps: Register now through June 8!
This year, Appoquinimink has created a series of fun, week-long enrichment camps for students entering Grades 7-10. They include: Computer Science, Forensics, Graphic Design, Agriculture, Sports Marketing, Culinary Arts and Fashion Design (a course called Up Cycle That T-shirt). Camps meet from 8:30-11:30, Monday through Thursday. Fees are just $50/week. Click on this story for a copy of our brochure, detailed descriptions of each session and a registration form.
Welcome to Appoquinimink High School, home of the Jaguars!
I am very excited about the upcoming year. It is the sixth anniversary for our school (which opened in 2008) and also marks my sixth year as an administrator at AHS.
During that time, we’ve grown from a community of 1,050 learners to nearly 1,600. We have experienced success in the classroom and earned recognition in the arts, sports and numerous co-curricular organizations. Twice, we have been selected by the College Board for the National AP Honor Roll (2012, 2014), and this year we were named one of the nation’s top high schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Achievement, Honor and Service are the mission of AHS and we attempt to promote this every day in every way. I am looking forward to continuous advancement of this mission with the AHS students, staff, parents and community.
Please look forward to be on the lookout for our “Welcome Back” newsletter at the beginning of August. It will contain important information to help with the transition back to school.
In the meantime, please have a safe and relaxing summer.
To report bullying, harassment or other suspicious activities, click on the life preserver logo. Families also have the option of contacting the Delaware Department of Justice Bullying Prevention & School Crime Contact at 1-800-220-5414.
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