Letter from Cathey Goodgame – January 28, 2015

Dear ANCS Families and Friends,

Congratulations to 8th grader Emery Roth for winning the first ANCS Middle Campus Spelling Bee last week. Emery spelled all of her words correctly and battled it out in the finals with 6th grader Sailor Moore. Emery will compete next against winners in other charter schools then the top three from that competition will move on to the APS Spelling Bee. Join me in wishing Emery well as she spells her way to the top!

The past couple of weeks have been very busy around the middle campus with many students involved in tryouts and auditions for spring teams and events. Our soccer teams, 5th/6th and 7th/8th,were formed and will be coached by Adam Urban and Pearse Haley, both teachers at the elementary campus. The baseball team, coached this year by David Roth and Mark Davis, also finalized the roster and will begin play soon. In addition to these teams, the roles were posted for the spring musical, High School Musical 2, bringing lots of excitement and anticipation of this fun event. Stay tuned for more details about the musical as well as schedules for soccer and baseball.

Next Wednesday, February 4, Morning Meeting will look a little different as we welcome a special guest to kick off our Black History Month celebrations. Akbar Imhotep will join us from 8:30 to 9:15 to engage our students in the art of storytelling. Akbar Imhotep is a 2012 Governor’s Arts & Humanities award recipient and has been a storyteller at the Wren’s Nest, Zoo Atlanta, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Please join us for this special event and we’ll be back to our usual movement, music, performance, and breathing on Wednesday, February 11.

Finally, don’t forget about the Principal’s Coffee this Friday beginning at 8:15. Amber McKeen from Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children will join us to present “Tweet, Retweet, Hashtag, Insta-What?! Understanding the Benefits, Pitfalls and Dangers of Social Media.” We hope to see you all there.

Wishing you well,