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Thursday, March 5: Schools & Offices Are Closed
Forecasts continue to call for a major weather event with snowfall beginning around 6 a.m. and continuing throughout most of the daylight hours. Accumulations of 6"-9" are expected. Like school districts across New Castle County, we will be closed today.
Senior Prom Information
Jaguar Daily Announcements!
Please select a link below for informative weekly announcements.
Scholarship Opportunities
Attached is a condensed list of scholarship opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year. Students are encouraged review the material and complete the requirements for the ones that are of interest to them.
When the student returns the check-off list to their homeroom teacher the Guidance Department will assist by distributing additional information
3/3 Update: Phone service at AHS has been restored
AHS Phones
AHS phones are currently down. Technicians are currently working on the problem and service is expected to be restored as soon as possible.
Mon., March 2 Weather Update: Schools are now closed, offices will open at 11 a.m.
Dangerous conditions in neighborhoods, on sidewalks and secondary roads mean that schools will be closed today. Automated messages will be launching to ASD families shortly.
News Alert! eNEWS for February 2015

The February issue of our electronic newsletter, The Appoquinimink Report, is out. We hope you'll take a moment to read about the students, staff and programs making news in our district.
2015-16 Calendar: Available now for review and comments

The District’s Calendar Committee presented its proposal for the 2015-16 Calendar at the February 10, 2015 Board of Education Meeting. A public comment period is now underway. It will conclude on March 9, 2015.
Course Selection for the 2015-2016 School Year
9th-11th grade students received course selection information for the 2015-2016 school year in Advisory on Wednesday, Februay 11th. Starting February 18th, counselors will meet with students through English & Social Studies courses. The presentation, course selection sheets, course catalogue, 4 year planning guides and scheduling dates are attached.
2015 Governor’s School for Excellence Applications
Calling all 10th grade students. The 2015 Governor’s School for Excellence Applications is now available. Governor’s School offers rising eleventh grade students throughout the state the opportunity to participate in a FREE week of academic, artistic, and leadership development at the University of Delaware. This year’s program is schedule from Sunday, July 12, 2015 to Friday, July 17, 2015. The Governor’s School for Excellence is targeted for gifted academic and visual and performing arts students who live in the state of Delaware. Please see Mrs. McCall, in the main office, for your application. The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, April 15th. See your Guidance Counselor with any questions.
January 26: Financial Aid Workshop from 7-9 p.m.

Hosted by: Appoquinimink High School in their library
Join us for an important presentation about securing financial aid for college including information about how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Paraprofessional of the Year Nomination Time
We're proud to support the "Paraprofessional of the Year" recognition program. If you know an outstanding full-time Paraprofessional, we encourage you to take time to fill out a nomination form and submit it to your child's school.
Final Notice: Help Us Find Our Next Teacher Of The Year!

If you know a great teacher, we hope you’ll nominate him/her for Teacher of the Year honors.
Only one person can win; but every teacher is honored to know that a student, parent, colleague or community member cared enough to submit their name. Click on the link below for a nomination form.
See Nathan Hale Live Today!
Since students won’t be in school today, our Librarians have arranged to have Nathan Hale – the author and illustrator of the Hazardous Adventures American history series – at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark this afternoon. Hale will be doing book signings (bring your copies, limited supplies will also be on sale) and has generously offered to give away drawings to students who visit! Details appear below.
Class of 2015!
Seniors and parents please select the link below to view upcoming senior events. The information will touch base on prom, AP/final exams, graduation and all expectations that are to be met by our Class of 2015.
February 20: No School for Students
We will continue our normal schedule for after-school and evening programs today. However…The National Weather Bureau has predicted near record-breaking cold for Friday, February 20, 2015. It is predicted that wind chills will reach -10 to -15 degrees. School Districts across the state will be closing school. Here in Appoquinimink, only 12-month employees are to report to work on Friday.
Spring Meet the Coaches Night - Rescheduled
Thurs., Feb. 19: Real Men Read Event - 6:30 p.m.

Put together by our district librarians and hosted at Alfred G. Waters Middle School, it's one of the highlights of our school year! Our featured speaker is author, web comicker and illustrator Nathan James Hale. For a complete list of activities, read more below.
Wed., Feb. 18: Schools & Offices will open on time
We anticipate opening on time Wednesday. Transportation staff have been driving the roads, consulting with the Delaware Department of Transportation and neighboring districts in order to reach this determination. They've been supported by the hardworking facilities staff at our schools who've done a great job getting snow cleared out of lots and walkways. See you in the morning!
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School Board Meeting
Date: Mar 10
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Appoquinimink Training Center
End of marking period, Grades 6-12
Date: Mar 20
No School for Students, Grades 9-11; Senior project day
Date: Mar 20
AHS junior prom
Date: Mar 21
AHS musical
Date: Mar 26

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.

Keisha Brinkley

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