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Fang’s Reading Club Logs Due April 6th

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Kindergarten through 8th grade students who choose to participate in Fang’s Reading Club may earn a free ticket to the April 27th Wisconsin Timber Rattlers game by completing and documenting four hours of free-time reading at home. Those completing the reading requirement will also receive a voucher for a free hot dog and soda. The four hours of time need to be documented on the reading log; the completed log is due to Classical School by Friday, April 6th. Classical School will have a section reserved so families can enjoy the game together. Parents, family members, and friends will be…

Principal’s Address

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Hello Classical Families and Friends, On Friday March 16th, while the wider Wisconsin community focused its attentions and celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day and the March Madness of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, our Classical School students and staff began their yearly KAT season with a traditional KAT Kickoff in our school’s forum involving all of students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Undoubtedly the Classical Knowledge-A-Thon (KAT) will never gain the press and prestige associated with these other national events; however, within the confines of our school’s walls, KAT is king for the next month until our KAT Day on Friday,…

Notes from the CCSA Board

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The CCSA Board’s January update brought attention to all the positives that were coming from the new 5th grade writing curriculum. Unfortunately the Latin pilot program has not had similar success in the 3rd grade. The 3rd grade Latin program, which begins teaching grammar in addition to vocabulary, is proving to be more time intensive than expected. It is also introducing some confusion to the students in the areas of spelling and grammar as they work through inconsistent rules between English and Latin. Given these challenges the decision was made to halt the 3rd grade Latin program immediately and reinforce…

2018 Summer School information now available

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Summer school information, including course offerings at all AASD sites and various camps and special class offerings, is now available on the district website. On-site summer school registration for courses offered at Classical School will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, in the Middle School wing. If you are unable to register on-site on March 14, you may mail your completed registration form or drop it off (after March 14) at the Classical School office. Please contact Kari Campshure with any questions related to summer school offerings at Classical School.

Principal’s Address

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“How can I help my child in math?”   Dear Classical Families and Friends, Classical School has a very powerful K-8 math curriculum called Saxon Math. We have used it with great success for many years and continue to be pleased with the results its use has yielded. It is a program designed by the late John Saxon. The basic philosophy of his approach was incremental development and continuous review. Incremental development meant that larger concepts were broken down into smaller, more easily understood pieces that were introduced over time; continuous review refers to the practice of concepts in cumulative…

Proactive Preparation: School Safety in the Appleton Area School District

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Dear Families and Community Members of the Appleton Area School District: After the tragedy in Florida and the ongoing concerns across our country and community, we want to reassure our students, families, and staff that the safety of our students is our top priority. We all work very hard every day to ensure that our school environments are secure while also being welcoming to our families and community members. School officials and staff members focus on the prevention of school violence in many ways, including demonstrating respect for all individuals and cultures, as well as supporting and recognizing positive behaviors….

Jaclyn Kottman honored as Outstanding Young Choral Director

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Classical School is proud to congratulate our choir teacher, Jaclyn Kottman, on receiving the OUTSTANDING YOUNG CHORAL DIRECTOR AWARD from the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association at their state conference on January 13, 2018. Established in 1993, this award honors teachers with ten or fewer years’ experience. In order to be considered for the award, candidates must be a current WCDA member who exhibit characteristics of a master teacher, including enthusiasm, energy, musicianship, student rapport, and professionalism; have made a considerable impact on the size, quality of performance, festival involvement, and visibility of the program; and/or have also made a commitment…

Principal’s Address

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Sent to the Principal’s Office…OH NO! Hello Classical Families and Friends, In the back, or maybe the front of our brains, is a minor dread to be expected – unexpectedly – to speak to a figure of authority. As adults we can get jumpy about seeing the lights of a police car in our rearview mirror or an email from our boss asking to meet with us before we go home that day. When these situations occur, our hearts race and we quickly try to determine what is about to happen to us and if we have done anything wrong….

Notes from the CCSA Board

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The New Year brings us to nearly the halfway point of our academic year which is a great time to report on some curricular areas that have been undergoing change. The 7th and 8th grade science classes began the year using the Integrated iScience Course 3 textbooks which were approved and purchased last year. The text has proven easy to learn from and the diagrams and examples have provided students with additional detail to help cement concepts. Some Laboratory investigations provided by the textbook have been turned into classroom demonstrations and labs for students to complete as well. It is…

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…