Middle Campus Families,
Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of joining 8th grader Kristian Turner and her family for the REACH scholarship “Signing Day Ceremony”. Kristian is one of eleven APS 8th graders to be selected for this honor and she is the fourth ANCS student, and first female ANCS student, to be selected since the program began in APS in 2014. As a REACH Scholar, Kristian will have the opportunity to earn at least $10,000 for college, will meet regularly with an academic coach and mentor throughout high school, and will engage in activities outside of the regular school day to support success during and after high school. With matching opportunities from several University System of Georgia schools, Kristian could earn as much as $30,000 for college. Congratulations, Kristian!
As the weather turns cooler, sometimes even cold (brrr!), we want to be sure that parents and caregivers are aware of our plans to continue with outdoor recess and lunches at the Middle Campus. Generally speaking, we will have outdoor recess and lunch as long as it’s not raining and the temperature, considering windchill, is at least 32 degrees. We watch the weather closely throughout the day and work to provide fresh air opportunities to students as often as possible. We often see students get out of cars at arrival in shorts and t-shirts and/or without jackets so they really aren’t prepared to be outside for recess and lunch. Please check in with your middle schooler to be sure they have a plan to dress for the weather before leaving home each morning.
Finally, next week is Thanksgiving Break! Students shouldn’t have any assignments to complete over the break so we hope families will take advantage of this time to rest and recharge for the sprint to the end of the first semester. We’ll be back to school after the break on Monday, November 29. Will that be an A Day or B Day? This is by far the most often asked question after a break. The answer: Monday, November 29 will be a B Day.
Wishing you well,