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Archives: March 2017

“KAT” Kicks Off Friday, March 17

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Knowledge-A-Thon – commonly referred to as “KAT” – is a fundraiser designed to help meet some of our school’s needs that are not covered by the school’s budget. KAT also enhances and reinforces our Core Knowledge curriculum in a fun and positive way for students, parents, and staff. On Friday, March 17, we will begin the fun with the KAT Kick-Off in the Forum at 1:45 pm. Parents are encouraged to attend to catch the excitement! After the kick-off festivities, each student will receive a KAT Booklet containing 100 grade-level-appropriate KAT Questions/Answers and a Pledge Sheet. KAT questions may also…

All City Strings Festival Ticket Pre-Orders

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Strings students from across the district will be participating in the Appleton Area School District’s upcoming All City Strings Festival to be held at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Monday, April 24th. The one hour concert begins at 7:00 PM.     Tickets All tickets will be reserved seating and handled through the P.A.C. Ticket Office. Ticket cost is $7.50. In order to provide an equal opportunity for each student, each household will be able to pre-order two tickets. You will be able to pre-order tickets through a Google order form and payment, in the form of cash…

AASD Educator Recruitment Event – March 11, 2017

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Educators are invited to attend AASD’s first ever recruitment event! AASD will be conducting same-day, initial interviews for educators in all areas. To participate, you must apply on WECAN (Vacancy #2174) prior to the event. A link will be provided to select a preferred interview time. Please bring copies of your current resume and proof of DPI licensure or verification of license eligibility from your university. See the flyer for additional information. Business casual attire is acceptable. Please visit WECAN ( to start the process. March 11th from 8-4 p.m. Einstein Middle School 324 E. Florida Ave. Appleton, WI 54911 Enter…

Principal’s Address

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Dear Classical Families and Friends, Each of us can think of a hero – fictional or nonfictional – who courageously acts in the service of others and inspires all of us through these selfless accomplishments. I would like to share three stories of significant, yet relatively unsung heroes. These are the stories of three educational pioneers – a retired Air Force officer, a philosopher, and a professor – all of whose inextinguishable determination to share unique visions of academic excellence have each had a significant impact upon the success of Classical School since its founding. John Saxon had always had…

Notes from the Board

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Update from the Math & Science Educational Program Committee (EPC) The Math & Science EPC is chaired by Chris VanRyzin with Board member representation by Peter Chen, Research & Development manager at Bemis. This EPC is responsible for identifying strengths and weaknesses of the math and science programs at Classical School and recommending any changes of the curriculum or instruction materials to the CCSA board. Science: One clearly identified need that was brought forward by the EPC was the lack of a science textbook for 7th and 8th grade science. In the fall of 2016, members of the EPC contacted…