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Reporting Safety Concerns

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If you have a safety concern, please report it directly to school staff or administration. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may report your concern using Classical School’s Confidential Safety Report Form. Form submissions are monitored when school is in session. There is no way to trace these submissions. If your concern requires immediate attention and involves a potential threat to the health and safety of yourself or others, use the Tipsoft link or dial 911 immediately. This is a confidential tip line that is monitored at all times by the Appleton Police Department.

Message from AASD Leadership Concerning “13 Reasons Why”

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Recently, Netflix released a thirteen episode drama entitled “13 Reasons Why.” This drama tells the story of a high school student who details the thirteen reasons why she committed suicide. The last episode graphically portrays the student committing the act of suicide. Please know that this message does not serve as a recommendation that any of our students should watch “13 Reasons Why.” However, we do know that there are students enrolled in the Appleton Area School District (AASD) who are currently watching this Netflix series in their leisure time. Students who do watch “13 Reasons Why,” or hear about…

Required Annual Online Registration

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PLEASE NOTE:  This registration process only applies to existing Classical School students or those new students who received notice of enrollment following the 2017-18 lottery. If you are interested in enrollment at Classical School and did not apply for the lottery, please see our Application Procedure page for more information or contact Joanne Bielmeier with questions at   The Appleton Area School District’s required annual registration is available via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, where you will confirm and/or update your student/family’s information. Classical School will be mailing additional school-specific registration materials to enrolled Classical School students at the end of…

2017-18 School Supply Lists

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Classical School families, As you begin to prepare for the 2017-18 school year, please see the school supply list for each of your student’s grade levels. The lists are located in the Current Families section of our website under Parent Resources. Click on the blue School Supply Lists button. If you shop for school supplies on Amazon, please consider using AmazonSmile to benefit the Classical Charter School Association (CCSA). As a Wisconsin not-for-profit corporation, the CCSA is eligible for contributions from Amazon through their AmazonSmile Foundation. Every time you shop at, 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible items will be donated…

Congratulations Class of 2017!

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The 50 members of Classical School’s 16th graduating class received diplomas during a ceremony held Monday, June 5, 2017. The CCSA Board of Directors and Classical School administration, faculty, and staff wish the graduating Class of 2017 (future high school graduates of 2021!) continued success in high school and beyond!

Big Arts in the Little Apple Closing Reception

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This past fall, 3rd and 4th grade students listened to a piece of music and created art inspired by the music. The musical work was an orchestral tone poem, “Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), TrV 190, Op. 40” by Richard Strauss, that musically tells a story about a hero in a historical context. Students were encouraged to imagine the visual aspects in the music as they listen and how different elements in the song make them feel. Then use that to create their art pieces. The almost 700 art pieces were on display around the Appleton community from April 5…

LEAP – Community Opportunities for Kids

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The LEAP newsletter containing information on community learning, enrichment, and athletic opportunities for your children, is updated on the Appleton Area School District’s website. Please periodically check the LEAP – Community Opportunities for Kids link published in the Parent Resources section for future opportunities.

Principal’s Address

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Dear Classical Families and Friends, A great number of parents, students, and colleagues have asked me to describe the transition from being a classroom teacher to becoming the principal of Classical School. Do I miss teaching? How is it going? How do I handle student discipline or parental concerns? Question: Do I miss teaching? Answer: My educational career feels like the other chapters in my life. Beginning a new chapter does not diminish the satisfaction found in the previous ones. Teaching students on a daily basis had a specific rhythm and routine, and I do indeed miss the energy of…

Notes from the CCSA Board

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It’s hard to believe another academic year at Classical School has almost come and gone! The biggest news of this year was of course the interim leadership of Mr. Bomann. The CCSA Board is thrilled to announce that he will continue to serve as our Principal. Mr. Bomann will be missed by all in the classroom. As you know, Mr. Bomann is one of the many master teachers we are fortunate to have at Classical School. His expertise will be invaluable in searching for and mentoring teachers new to our school and classical education. Mr. Bomann takes great pride in…