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A Publication for the Parents, Staff & Community of Allen Park High School

Allen Park High School

ADMINISTRATION Janet P. Wasko Principal wasko@appublicschools.com (313) 827-1230 Karen Moran Assistant Principal moran@appublicschools.com (313) 827-1232

Ken Stephens Assistant Principal Athletic Director stephens@appublicschools.com (313) 827-1234 Main Phone: (313) 827-1200 Attendance: (313) 827-1250 Athletics: (313) 827-1234 Counseling: (313) 827-1236 Fax: (313) 386-8662

School Day: 7:45 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

18401 Campaign Road Allen Park, MI 48101

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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 • Issue 4


For the Love of Theater

The murmur of the audience can be heard behind the velvet wall that stands between the players and those who have come to be entertained. Excitement builds on both sides of the curtain as the music swells from the orchestra pit. Suddenly, the lights come up and the actors and actresses who have worked so hard on characters, vocals and choreography begin to tell a story for the soldout house in front of them. There isn’t a more exhilarating feeling than opening night for a theatre person, of any age. Bringing that feeling to the 50 plus members of Allen Park High School’s Drama Club is the charge of their director, Kelly Klug. For the past three years, Mrs. Klug has served the club as mentor and director along with Mr. Alan Demorow, who serves as the club’s technical director. Both Mrs. Klug and Mr. Demorow come from lifelong theatre backgrounds and both have found their respective niches with the club. Since beginning their work together with the APHS Drama Club in the fall of 2014, the club has grown from less than 20 members to more than 60. Students flock to the club because of the sense of family it brings. “I have never really felt like I belonged anywhere,” said one freshman student at the end of the fall production, “The Aliens are Coming!” “When I came to drama on the first day, I felt like I was safe and at home.” Feelings like this from students who may not “fit in” other places are what motivate the directing team to continue building the group. Mrs. Klug sees the opportunity to bring students to drama in order to allow them to find a voice where they might not have had one before. The students are often astonished to find out what actually goes into putting a production together and learn quickly that the multi-faceted group has something for everyone. For those who choose not to perform onstage, there is a smorgasbord of activities to choose from: building and painting the elaborate sets, creating the myriad of props for each show, designing lighting and sound effects, creating makeup and costume plots and a slew of other opportunities. The club has done a variety of plays, from dramas, to comedy and of course, musical theatre. The draw for musicals seems to be greater, both in bringing new students into the group and filling seats in the beautiful Allen Park Center for the Arts. This year, a record 48 students auditioned for the spring musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Choosing the actors and actresses to fill the beloved characters’ shoes, including Belle, the Beast and the staff at the Enchanted Castle was no small feat. Once casting took place in December, the work began and is still going on. Students will be able to sing and dance their way into the hearts of audiences of all ages the weekend of March 24, 25 and 26th, 2017, with shows at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. For Mrs. Klug and Mr. Demorow, seeing all of the students’ pride in their work pay off in kudos and standing ovations, seeing the fulfillment on their faces and the tears when the final curtain closes, are all the thanks either of them need. For those that would like to get up close and personal with Belle and her friends, a Tea with Beauty and Friends will be held on March 19, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Allen Park High School cafeteria. Ticket sales and pricing will be made available for this event soon. Another event that will take place during the months of February and March centers on providing opportunities for growth in literacy for our youngest students. Mrs. Klug was lucky enough to receive grant funding from the Colina Foundation of Southgate, Michigan. The grant funding has allowed the Drama Club to reach out to students in grades K-5 in the Downriver area and invite them to attend special “read-aloud” dates at the Allen Park Center for the Arts. At these events, Belle will take time to read a story to participating students and afterward, each student will be invited to choose a free book to take home with them. In addition, they are being asked to keep a reading log and record minutes read nightly on a calendar. Downriver teachers are participating to track growth in reading of the participating students. Getting the community involved in both the Drama Club at Allen Park High School and in the development of a love for reading in young students, is important to Mrs. Klug, since she works as a 5th grade teacher in Lincoln Park, a neighboring district. The family atmosphere, inclusiveness and thoroughly entertaining performances that the Drama Club presents, are three important reasons that Mrs. Klug and Mr. Demorow strive to keep growing the group. “The takeaways are innumerable – students leave us with self-confidence, organization and a deeper understanding of what they are capable of”; Mrs. Klug remembers saying to a parent, who was discussing how much her son had grown during his time in the club, “its why we do this…for these amazing kids.”

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Message from the Superintendent’s Office

Principal Janet Wasko has taken a medical leave of absence from her position at Allen Park High School. Assistant Principals, Mrs. Karen Moran and Mr. Ken Stephens, have assumed full administrative duties during Mrs. Wasko’s leave. We are confident that these exemplary educational leaders will meet with the needs of students, parents and staff. If you need assistance, feel free to contact Mrs. Moran at (313) 827-1232 or by email moran@appublicschools.com or Mr. Stephens at (313) 827-1234 or by email stephens@appublicschools.com. The entire school community wishes Mrs. Wasko the very best of health. At this time it is anticipated that she will return to APHS on Monday, April 10, 2017.

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR NINTH ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEW DAY!

We are again looking for community members to volunteer a morning, afternoon or all day on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to interview our Juniors. This mock interview experience provides valuable insight into the process of applying for and obtaining a position and is an integral component of the career research paper completed in ELA 11. Please consider contributing your time to this important endeavor and email your willingness to serve as an interviewer to bateman@appublicschools.com or mckinzie@appublicschools.com.

WILD GAME DINNER

The Allen Park Football Booster Club is having their 20th Annual Wild Game Dinner & Sports Raffle on Friday, March 10th starting at 6:00 PM at the American Legion Hall (6737 Allen Road) in downtown Allen Park. Tickets are $65 each, and are available from Ken Stephens, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director in the main office. All the profits from the dinner goes to the support of our football studentathletes here at APHS. Go JAGS!


PTSA News

Congratulations are in order! The PTSA is pleased to announce the winners of our Reflections art program. Of the 171 (!) students who submitted artwork related to the theme “What Is Your Story?”, six were selected to continue to the Michigan PTA Reflections program in the following categories: • Literature: Ashley Armstrong and Isabelle Ciarrocchi • Photography: Kate Dmitruchina and Robert Lambert Jr. • Visual Arts: Lucy Berger and Carly Schultz Thank you to the judges for making the difficult decision from all the wonderful artwork. Thank you also to Cathy Clipper for chairing Reflections at APHS. We appreciate the support of the APHS teachers who encouraged their students to participate in Reflections. We also congratulate the recipients of our annual Founders’ Day Awards. Founders’ Day recognizes people and programs that represent the spirit and vision of PTA/PTSA. This year’s honorees are: • Outstanding Educator: Jimmy Victor • Outstanding Program: Toy Box Campaign (Jeannette MacDonald) • PTSA Distinguished Service: Kelly Meister • Business Partner: Thunderbowl Lanes The community is invited to attend the awards dinner and celebrate with our winners on Wednesday, February 22. Tickets will be on sale in the HS office. APHS and Community School seniors are encouraged to apply for an AP PTA/PTSA Council scholarship. Contact the counseling office for an application. Last year $15,000 in scholarships were awarded! Did you know that PTA is the world’s largest children’s advocacy organization? You can learn about the PTA’s policy agenda at http://www.pta.org/advocacy/. You can support this advocacy by joining APHS PTSA. A membership form can be downloaded from our website (http://aphsptsa. weebly.com/) and returning it to the HS office. I look forward to seeing you at a PTSA meeting. We next meet on February 13 and March 13 at 6 pm in the Media Center. Sandy Winkler Hoback, President, APHS PTSA, winklers@umich.edu

PTSA Craft Show, Mom 2 Mom

The Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council’s annual scholarship fundraiser, Spring Fever, will be held Saturday, March 18, from 9 am to 3 pm at APHS. The family-friendly event features a craft and vendor show with over 60 vendors, a Mom 2 Mom sale with 30+ vendors (9 am-1 pm), a huge bake sale, a silent auction with unique baskets and local business gift cards (ends at 2 pm), concessions, and more! Interested crafters, vendors, and Mom 2 Mom sellers can visit http://apptacouncil.weebly.com/ for registration contracts. DO YOU FULLY PARTICIPATE IN MAKING THE MOST OF PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT CONFERENCE TIME AT ALLEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL? Mark this important date on your family’s calendar: March 1, 2017/Conferences (4:00-8:00 pm) College Fair (5:00-7:00 pm) Self-Reflection Questions for Parents üü Do you attend PTSA Conferences? üü If yes, do you benefit from student involvement? Benefits gained when students attend conferences with their parents: • Creates opportunities for further engagement among the parent, teacher, student • Information relayed by the teacher can be heard at the same time by parent and student. • Student can offer input to conversation and clarify his/her perspective with relationship to comments offered by teachers about grades/assignments completion. • Students comment liking the inclusions to talk at their conferences. • The parent and student were able to hear and discuss together comments made by the teacher with reference to: vvStudent’s work effort/ethic. vvStudent’s behavior in class. vvStudent’s participation levels. vvStudent’s academic growth/achievement. vvAreas that need additional focus.

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vvShared conference time with the teacher can build greater relationships between the parents and students. vvConferences attended by both parents and students can show that their opinions and input are valued by the teacher. vvEmpower the student to take responsibility for his/her learning after hearing comments made by the teacher. vvReassure students that parents and teacher are there to support them. vvGive the parent an opportunity to see the teacher and child/student interact. vvProvide the teacher with insight about parent-child relationships. The Allen Park High School Teachers love to see their students attend the Conferences. Come join in the trend being seen each year where more and more students participate in their own conferences, discuss their personal academic performance, and hear suggestions made by their teachers regarding tips to maintain academic strides and/or to gain greater academic success.

CREDIT RECOVERY SESSION 3

If your student is behind on credits or would like to make up a failed course, Credit Recovery Session 3 will be offered at APHS beginning March 13, 2017 and runs through May 12, 2017. Please see a counselor to assist in selecting the proper course and to complete the necessary paperwork. The cost of each course is $180.00 and students may not register for more than 2 courses per session.


APHS Named 2015-16 Reward School by MDE

We are proud to announce that Allen Park High School has been named a 2015-16 Reward School by the Michigan Department of Education. What is a Reward School? Basically any school that did not receive a ‘red’ in an overall category on their scorecard AND has achieved one of the following: 1) top 5% in overall school ranking on the Top-to-Bottom list 2) top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement) 3) “Beating the Odds” by outperforming the school’s predicted ranking and/or similar schools. With a statewide percentile ranking of 86%, APHS was ranked first in its downriver peer group as the top-rated school in comparison to all other schools in the other 12 downriver school districts. Furthermore, APHS was the 4th highest rated school in all of Wayne County. APHS earned Michigan Reward School Status as being in the top 5% of schools across the state for improvement in student achievement. We are so pleased with this recognition of APHS as this designation is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of staff, as well as the students who are making great academic gains. While it is exciting to be named a Reward School, our work to ensure all students become responsible citizens of the 21st century does not end. Allen Park Public School staff in all buildings work tirelessly to provide a high quality education for our students, and our students consistently rise to the challenges presented to them. We will continue to work diligently to reach all students and prepare them for success in their path to career or college. And, we thank you, our parents, for your continued support of APPS. Congrats JAGS… you make us proud! To view individual School Card data, please visit: MiSchoolData.org or to learn more about 2015-16 School Rankings and Reward School Status, please visit http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/School_ Rankings_and_Reward_Status_At_a_Glance_548641_7.pdf.

Policy of Compliance with Federal Law

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is the policy of the Allen Park Public Schools that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination during any program, activity or service or in employment. Inquiries related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 should be directed to: Mr. Mark Lowe, Principal, Allen Park Middle School, 8401 Vine, Allen Park, Michigan 48101, (313) 827-2200. Inquiries related to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, should be directed to: Mrs. Janet Wasko, Principal, Allen Park High School, 18401 Champaign, Allen Park, Michigan 48101, (313) 827-1230

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EXTRACURRICULAR PARTICIPATION AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Participation in extra-curricular activities can boost schools in key areasacademic performance, behavior, attendance, student and parent satisfactioneven in things like the levels of curiosity among students. These activities drive the culture of a school so supporting them is very important to maintaining a positive, student-centered culture. For many students, it is the club or activity that gets them to school every day. Student organizations help students build “self-skills”, such as ambition, collaboration, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and service. Clubs and extracurricular activities thrive and grow in a high school when a positive, cooperative climate has been created where sponsorship is valued by students, parents, and school leaders. It’s a school environment where everyone celebrates students and wants to provide them with the great experiences. The overall opinion showed at APHS is one of “the more the merrier”. It has been Mrs. Moran’s belief and focus since her arrival at Allen Park High School that having a variety of clubs of differing types gets more students involved. The beauty of the broadened expansion of the clubs at the high school is that the sponsors who have “stepped up” to oversee these clubs are the teachers and counselors. Mrs. Moran’s approach to approving the development of new clubs is allowing students to develop a plan for a club, submit the written proposal with logistics (days of week, time, location and purpose). The final step for the students is to secure an advisor which creates more connections to the school. The Student Council’s Leadership has joined with Club student representatives to hold a “Club Fair” during an entire week in February and March where club members will have displays at lunch time making connections with students and adults to increase awareness and promote enrollment in the club. Personal gains to students involved in Clubs and Club Organizations are extensive according to research. These benefits include: • Fostering creative skill • Fostering social/physical skill • Strengthening self-esteem • Building lasting friendships • Expanding adult mentors • Creating memories • Defining students in a different way than academic strengths • Assisting with time management because of increased involvement • Sometimes contributing to improved daily attendance in school • Providing enrichment to their lives • Expanding personal interest Does APHS have Clubs and Class Organizations? Look at the terrific expansion on the next page!


Class / Club Sponsors Allen Park High School 2016-2017 Class of 2017 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Anime Club APAW Art Club Band Band-Jazz Book Club Bowling Club Chess Club Choir Christian Club Color Guard/Pom Cranial Chronicle Drama Club Encore Vocal/Dance Europe Group Gay Straight Alliance (Now Prism) Green Team Harry Potter Club Imprint Interact Club Jaguar Journal Jags on the Run Link Crew Links ASD Marching Band Mock Trial National Honor Society Peace Club Pep Club Physics Club Relay for Life Robotics SADD Sage/Gender Equity Science Club Student Council Super Hero Club (League of Heros) World Language Club

Sponsor(s) Sharon Gabon/Roni Radulski Jori Keisel/Liz Anderson Tanya Duffy/ Jelane Richardson Warren Stowe/Jimmy Victor Brittney Hartley Deb Chandonnet Jelane Richardson Kristi Kruger Kristi Kruger Christine McKinzie Tanya Duffy Robin Klement Kristi Kruger Patrick Danz Jennifer Bono Lisa Hunt Kelly Klug Kristi Kruger Kristyn Pierfelice Patrice Mang (G11) Warren Stowe Michelle Buchanan Bill Riggs Don Csont Bill Riggs

Meeting Time

Pierfelice, Keisel, McMaster, Melville, McKinzie, Dunlap Kathy Cialkowski Kristi Kruger Amy West Kristyn Pierfelice/Jeannette MacDonald Jelane Richardson

As needed Mondays after school Wednesdays after school

Jim Victor Casey King/Tanya Duffy Patrice Mang Jeff Paquette Mary Jordan-McMaster Casey King Gabon, McMaster, Melville Cas Melville Anderson, Keisel, Klement, Pierfelice

Fridays As needed (Relay in May) Wed. 6:00-8:30pm @ Cabrini (109) Fridays @7:15am

Mondays after school *dormant this year Thursdays after school 1- 2X month Varying hours Varying hours Varies 1-2x month 3x week @ Thunderbowl Lanes Tues/Thurs after school Varying hours Tuesdays @ 3pm Wednesdays @ 3pm during season Class As nec. – rehearsals with plays Monday after school Called as needed Thursdays after school (1st/3rd) 2:45-3:30 Mondays after school Fridays after school 1st & 2nd hours Wednesdays after school

Tuesday mornings Tues. after school

Meetings during school Thursdays after school Tuesdays 1x month

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FROM THE ATHLETIC OFFICE

PAY TO PARTICIPATE PROCESS Parents, if your student will be trying out for a Spring sport, please go to www.AllenParkSports.com and register you and your student athlete(s). Please click on the button in the upper right-hand corner to get the process started. You must use desktops, laptops or tablets because Smart Phones will not work with this registration process. Here are a few quick tips to help you when filling out the online form: 1) make sure to select a gender on the sport selection page 2) on the medical page, if your student has no allergies, please enter NONE in the field. These tips will help you complete the registration pages. All required forms must be completed online except for the physical. Physicals will be turned in directly to the athletic office and must be on file in order to tryout. All pay to play payments (checks or money orders) will be turned into the Athletic Department by each student-athlete. Coaches will never handle any monies. Spring Sports Tryout Times All tryouts begin on Monday, March 13th Girls’ Soccer • 6:00-9:00 (Multiplex) Baseball • 11th and 12th Grade from 3:15-4:30 (Main Gym) • 10th Grade from 7:00-8:15 (Main Gym) • 9th Grade from 8:15-9:30 (Main Gym) Boys’ Golf • 11th and 12th Grade from 2:45-4:00 (Multiplex) • 9th and 10th Grade from 6:30-7:30 AM (Multiplex) Softball • 11th and 12th Grade from 4:30-5:45 (Main Gym) • 9th and 10th Grade from 5:45-7:00 (Main Gym) Girls’ Tennis • 9th Grade 4:00-5:00 (Multiplex) • 10th Grade from 5:00-6:00 (Multiplex) • 11th and 12th Grade from 3:00-5:00 (GI Tennis Center) Boys’ Track and Field • 2:45-4:00 (Multiplex)

NEWS FROM THE ALLEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Communications from the Counseling Department Stay up to date with Counseling Department information, including college visits, scholarship opportunities for all grades, college camps and events and much more by visiting our website at aphscounseling.weebly.com. The Counseling Department is also using a text message service in order to provide reminders and up-to-date information for all grades. Please follow the directions below to subscribe for your student’s class. Students are also highly encouraged to participate in this service. • For all classes, enter the following phone number: 81018 • Enter the appropriate code in the message area of the text: ◦◦ Class of 2017: @1fe30 ◦◦ Class of 2018: @counsel ◦◦ Class of 2019: @83f5ca ◦◦ Class of 2020: @aphsco2020 This is a one-way text messaging service and all personal information is completely confidential. Counselors will never see your phone number and will only see the log-on name you create. Career and College Fair 2017 Mark your calendars for the College and Career Fair on Wednesday, March 1st from 5-7 p.m. during Parent/Teacher/Student conferences. All students and parents are encouraged to plan time to attend. Numerous colleges, university and trade school representatives will be in attendance in order to provide information and answer your questions. Tutoring Information Do you need tutoring? There are several ways to receive assistance. • Individual tutoring can be arranged through Mrs. Duffy in the counseling office. A fee of $10.00 per hour is charged. You can reach Mrs. Duffy at duffy@appublicschools.com to request a tutor for your student. • Free homework help is available every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Allen Park Public Library from 2:45-4:45. National Honor Society students will be conducting these free sessions. Career Cruising The counselors have been with students in their classrooms to talk about how high school classes can prepare them for future careers and help them explore career choices. Each student has their own personal log in and password for the career cruising website which may be used at school or at home. We encourage you to look at this site with your students and use it as a resource as you begin to plan for the next steps after high school. Scholarships, resumes, and many other resources are on this site. www.careercruising.com SAT/ACT Preparation Are your students preparing to take the SAT or ACT test? They can visit the following websites to help them prepare: • www.mel.org • www.actstudent.org • www.satpractice.org Senior Reminders • Most colleges and universities require your final decision and deposit on or before May 1st. • You should have your FAFSA completed no later than March 1st. It is in the best interest of every senior to complete the FAFSA if you are going to college in the fall. www.fafsa.gov Scholarships Scholarships are updated weekly on the counseling website aphscounseling.weebly.com, in addition to morning announcements and REMIND messages to students and parents. Some local scholarship applications are available in the counseling office and students are notified when those applications become available. If your student is awarded a scholarship, we ask that they complete the Scholarship award form that can be found in google classroom or in the main office and return it to Mrs. Demorow in the Principal’s office. Even if your student might not be accepting the award from a particular school, we want to know that they were eligible for it.

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ATTENDANCE

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job. WHAT YOU CAN DO: Make school attendance a priority. • Talk about the importance of showing up to school every day, make that the expectation. • Help your child maintain daily routines, such as finishing homework and getting a good night’s sleep. • Try not to schedule dental and medical appointments during the school day. • Don’t let your child stay home unless truly sick. Complaints of headaches or stomach aches may be signs of anxiety. Help your teen stay engaged. • Find out if your child feels engaged by his classes and feels safe from bullies and other threats. Make sure he/she is not missing class because of behavioral issues and school discipline policies. If any of these are problems, work with your school. • Stay on top of academic progress and seek help from teachers or tutors if necessary. Make sure teachers know how to contact you. • Stay on top of your child’s social contacts. Peer pressure can lead to skipping school, while students without many friends can feel isolated. • Encourage meaningful afterschool activities, including sports and clubs. Communicate with the school. • Know the school’s attendance policy – incentives and penalties • Talk to teachers if you notice sudden changes in behavior. These could be tied to something going on at school. • Check on your child’s attendance to be sure absences are not piling up. • Ask for help from school officials, afterschool programs, other parents or community agencies if you’re having trouble getting your child to school.

2017 ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM SCHEDULE

While the AP Exam Schedule does not begin until the first week in May, several students and parents have inquired about the testing window. In an effort to assist students in preparing themselves for the test, and placing the test on their busy Spring calendars, it is being provided for them in this early JAG Wire edition. WEEK 1 MONDAY, MAY 1 TUESDAY, MAY 2 WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 THURSDAY, MAY 4 FRIDAY, MAY 5 WEEK 2 MONDAY, MAY 8 TUESDAY, MAY 9 WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 THURSDAY, MAY 11 FRIDAY, MAY 12

MORNING Chemistry Spanish Language and Culture English Literature and Composition US Government and Politics United States History MORNING Biology Calculus AB and BC English Language and Composition World History

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AFTERNOON Physics C Spanish Literature Statistics European History

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This spring, all juniors will be taking the online M-STEP tests for Science and Social Studies as part of the Michigan Department of Education’s assessment requirement for 11th grade students. Last year, we very successfully added the M-STEP test as a third day to the testing schedule (as did many other districts), and we plan to repeat the process for this year. Students will visit one of the school’s computer labs to complete a 2-hour testing block and attend their regular classes during the other hours. The test dates for this school year are as follows: April 11th- SAT, April 12th- ACT WorkKeys, and April 13th- Online M-STEP. Prior to online testing, students participate in a review of computer testing tools and functions to make them comfortable with the process. We appreciate your efforts in making sure that your junior student is in attendance for all three days of testing. On February 1, 2017, all juniors participated in a full half day of SAT testing to practice the flow of the five tested sections (Reading, Writing/Language, Math without a calculator, and Math with a calculator). The goal of the practice SAT was to familiarize students with the test format and conditions to alleviate anxiety and maximize potential success.


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Mar. 20 7:30 PM – Adult Boosters Meeting – Media Center Mar. 22 Half Day for Students; Dismissal at 11:15 AM Mar. 24-26 Spring Musical-Beauty and the Beast – AP Center for the Arts Mar. 27-28 PTSA Senior Scholarship Interviews- Media Center Mar. 29 Professional Interview Day Apr. 3-7 Spring Recess Apr. 10 Classes resume Apr. 11-13 PSAT/SAT Assessment testing- schedule to follow Apr. 11 7:00 PM – Music Booster Meeting – Media Center Apr. 13 End of 3rd Card Marking Period Apr. 14 No School for Students and Staff Apr. 17 6:00 PM – PTSA Meeting/Book Study – Media Center Apr. 17 7:00 PM – Board of Education Meeting – LGI Apr. 21 3rd Quarter Progress Reports are taken home today Apr. 22 Earth Day Apr. 24 7:30 PM – Adult Boosters – Media Center Apr. 25 6:30 PM – Superintendent’s Honors Dinner – Crystal Park Apr. 28 7:30 AM- Top 10 Breakfast-Crystal Gardens Apr. 28 INTERACT-NHS Blood Drive – Multiplex Apr. 29 INTERACT-Good Neighbor Saturday

STUDENTS WIN REGIONAL HONOR

On Wednesday, February 1st, 40 members of our school’s Student Council went to Burton Manor in Livonia to attend the MASC Regional Conference. These students met with student council representatives from fifteen area schools and exchanged ideas, listened to a keynote speaker, and attended student showcases. Student showcases are student-driven presentations describing events and activities involving Student Council at the high school level. This year APHS Student Council members Claire Lareau (12th grade), Isabel Slate (12th grade), and Sarah Szalai (11th grade) developed a showcase presentation about the LINKS Music Video that was spearheaded by our Leadership class and teacher Mrs. Cialkowski. The presentation was voted as one of the top two (from 12 overall) from the event by attending schools and was selected to go to the MASC/MAHS State Conference this March in Grand Rapids. This year 20 APHS Student Council members will attend the State Conference. The student presenters are very excited for this opportunity and Student Council is very proud of their success.

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CALENDAR

Feb. 20-21 Mid-Winter Recess - No school Feb. 22 6:00 PM PTSA Founder’s Day Dinner- Crystal Park Feb. 24 Progress Report #3 Ends Feb. 27 7:30 PM - Adult Boosters Meeting – Media Center Feb. 27 6:00 PM- Board of Education Work Session/Riley Mar. 1 4:00-8:00 PM - Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences Mar. 1 5:00-7:00 PM – College and Career Fair Mar. 6-11 Spirit Week Mar. 8 Half-Day for Students, Dismissal at 11:15 AM Mar. 10 Credit Recovery Session #2 Ends Mar. 10 6:00 PM - Wild Game Dinner-American Legion Hall Mar. 11 7:00 PM - Spirit Dance Mar. 12 Daylight Savings Time begins – set clocks forward one hour Mar. 13 Credit Recovery Session #3 begins Mar. 13 6:00 PM – PTSA Meeting/Book Study – Media Center Mar. 13 7:00 PM – Board of Education Meeting – LGI Mar. 14 6:30 PM – Sports Banquet Mar. 14 7:00 PM – Music Booster Meeting – Media Center Mar. 18 PTA/PTSA Spring Fever Event Mar. 19 12:00 -2:00 PM- Tea with Belle and Beast


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