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Principal’s Address

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100 Reasons to Celebrate the 2017-18 School Year!       School Events~    A successful Fall Fest was led by Coordinator, Anne Krieg and the Fall Fest Committee members, and attended by a large number of Classical families despite the rain! The Scholastic Book Fair, led by Laurie Munson, was once again a great success. The Book Fair earned books for classroom libraries, gifts of books for teachers, and provided book donations to the community. Family fun was had by all at events such as Rockin’ 50s and 60s school dance coordinated by parent volunteers, Dia Thao & Annie Knudson….

Notes from the CCSA Board

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The Classical Charter School Association (CCSA) board would like to begin our final note of the year by saying, “Thank you!” to our entire Classical School community for another wonderful year of learning. We also wish our graduating 8th graders the very best as they continue their educational pursuits in high school next fall. Below is one final curricular update to share, approved earlier this month, for implementation during the next academic year. In the fall of 2014, the CCSA Board voted in favor of adding Latin instruction in grades K-8 to the curriculum. The Board hoped that the addition…

Principal’s Address

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School Anxiety Every student worries or gets the odd case of butterflies in the stomach, but perhaps you are concerned that your child is experiencing a higher level of stress or anxiety which interferes with learning and overall happiness. There are many different kinds of anxiety, which is one of the reasons it can be hard to detect in the classroom. This anxiety may manifest itself in behaviors you might not associate with anxiety such as the following: Inattention and Restlessness When a child is squirming in his/her seat and not paying attention, we tend to think of ADHD but…

Notes from the CCSA Board

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For the CCSA Board the month for May is for evaluation to ensure both our short and long term goals are aligned to our school’s mission. A large part of that process is gathering feedback from everyone invested in Classical School. To that end you will find a link below to a short online survey. We ask that each family consider spending a few minutes to provide your feedback. Last year we were successful in hearing from so many of our families who provided valuable insights and ideas and we hope for even more responses this year. While this is…

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….