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SAVE THE DATE: 2018 All City Strings Festival

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The 2018 All City Strings Festival is at the Fox Cities PAC for two nights this year: Night 1: Monday, April 16th Night 2: Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m.   Different middle and elementary schools will be performing on each night. Ticket information will be sent home in the mail soon.   The following schools will be performing on the dates below.   Monday, April 16th 7:00 pm 7th and 8th graders Wilson Einstein 5th and 6th graders Huntley Ferber Houdini Badger Jefferson/Fox River Academy Highlands Lincoln   Tuesday, April 17th 7:00 pm 7th and 8th graders KA Madison…

Additional Informational Session Offered

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Classical School is hosting an additional informational session on February 7, 2018, at 6:30 pm. The session will include a presentation to review the school’s mission and philosophy, time for questions, and the opportunity to view curriculum materials. A tour of the school will also be provided for those interested. Prospective new families are encouraged to attend if they were unable to attend a previous session. Current Classical School families that would like to learn more about the school or share insight with prospective families are also welcome to attend. Please contact Joanne Bielmeier at bielmeierjoann@aasd.k12.wi.us with any questions.

Principal’s Address

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Hello Classical Families and Friends, Doesn’t it feel as if the students and families were just entering the Classical School doors following a long summer break?  Full of either bravado or trepidation, the students had new clothes, new school supplies, and a certain anticipatory readiness to embark on a new academic adventure. Students had many questions about the upcoming academic year in September…What will my teacher be like?  How much homework will there be?  Will I have an easier or harder time than last year?  Will I still have the same friends? Who will be my friend? Who is in…

Upcoming Informational Sessions

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Classical School is hosting informational sessions on December 13, 2017 and January 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Each session will include a presentation to review the school’s mission and philosophy, time for questions, and the opportunity to view curriculum materials. A tour of the school will also be provided for those interested. Prospective new families are encouraged to attend. Current Classical School families that would like to learn more about the school or share insight with prospective families are also welcome to attend. Please contact Joanne Bielmeier at bielmeierjoann@aasd.k12.wi.us with any questions.

Now you can support Classical School when you shop on Amazon!

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Classical School is governed by the Classical Charter School Association (CCSA), through a board of directors, in accordance with a contract with the Appleton Area School District. As a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation, the CCSA is eligible for contributions from Amazon through their AmazonSmile Foundation. Every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible items will be donated to the CCSA at no cost to you. In the past, CCSA funds have been utilized for teacher and staff appreciation and training, as well as graduation gifts. Please see the Fundraising page under Parent Resources for additional information….

Classical School: The Rest of our Story

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As part of the state accountability system, reflected in Wisconsin’s approved ESEA Flexibility Request, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin. Learn more about school report cards. School report cards provide a school and district-wide overview of student achievement in reading and math on statewide assessments, student growth in achievement from one year to the next, closing gaps in student achievement for particular student groups, and on-track and post-secondary readiness. District-wide and School Report Cards are not able to showcase the broader view of student success — rather it’s one short chapter…

Principal’s Address – Wisconsin School & District Report Cards Released

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Hello Classical Families and Friends, Recently, Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction released the 2016-17 school and district report cards to the public. While I am always eager to view Classical School’s results, I am also cautious because the state report card is only one representation of our school’s overall culture and success. When I am talking with parents and families who are interested in Classical School, our school report card results, while notable, are generally far from my mind. I focus on our day-to-day successes. I share stories about our remarkable reading program, our daily Spanish instruction, the benefits of…

2018-19 Classical School Enrollment

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It’s nearly that time of year again! Classical School’s new student application period for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on December 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted for the lottery through February 16, 2018. Any applications received after that date will be added to the waiting list (or enrollment list if we still have openings) in the order in which they are received. NOTE: The application period is beginning December 1st, a month later than in previous years, as part of the common application process being implemented by the Appleton Area School District for district charter schools. Students who…

Principal’s Address

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Hello Classical Families and Friends! I have been shifting through the recent results from the Classical School Board follow-up survey regarding homework and I wanted to share some of my thoughts about homework and the survey with everyone. Daily homework is a part of the Classical School experience and an educational tradition we believe is essential to a developing mind. Children learn more effectively though distributed practice and review of concepts originally taught in the classroom. Homework is used as the means to provide this distributed practice so that children will have an easier time retrieving newly acquired knowledge when…

Notes from the CCSA Board

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Classical School’s mission is to provide excellence in education for school children through a common foundation. We teach students a contextual body of organized knowledge, the skills of learning within a classical framework, and the values of a democratic society. The Classical Charter School Association (CCSA) board is charged with moving this mission forward. Our strategic plan is the roadmap we have developed for keeping us focused on those activities that will be most beneficial for the success of Classical School. This plan is carefully revised each spring with input from all stakeholder groups including Classical School staff and parents….