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.
On Saturday, we were proud to attend the 2nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, "Endless Possibilities: Embrace, Encourage and Empower," hosted by the Middletown Odessa Townsend Delaware Chapter of the NAACP.
AHS held Decision Day on May 1st. Seniors were recognized for their post-graduation plans during lunches and were given a backpack from the Delaware Department of Education & an Appoquinimink H.S. cupcake (provided by Chef Baker and his Food Prep classes).
We're pleased to honor the students from AHS and MHS who have been named valedictorian and salutatorian of their schools. Please click on this link for a brief introduction to each student, accompanied by their photos.
May 12, School Board Recording Now Available
Last month, the Appoquinimink School District began making recordings of the School Board Meeting available to the public. A recording of the May 12, session can be found under the BOARD button on our website.
The Delaware Chamber of Commerce, “Superstars in Education” Program honors schools and educators who have implemented and sustained a creative, unique program, or a teaching practice that shows measurable results and raises student achievement. This year, Appoquinimink High Teacher James Sekcienski was honored for his Computer Science Pathway. Open the link below to hear an interview with James and Principal Keisha Brinkley.
Thank you to everyone who came out to vote in the School Board election on Tuesday. We enjoyed strong voter turnout. The eventual winner was Michelle Wall with 609 votes. Michelle will be sworn in at the July 14, 2015 Board of Education Meeting. If you wish to attend, the session begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Marion E. Proffitt Training Center, located at 118 S. Sixth Street in Odessa.
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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