By Robert L. Chakar, Jr., Ed.D.,Superintendent

During the last few months, members of our Drama Club have been busy preparing for their next production; Into the Woods which will be presented on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at 7 pm and Sunday, April 2 at 2 pm. We hope you will all come out and support our students and all the hard work that goes into these productions.

Nearly 30 of our children in grades K–6 have been enjoying going to Plattekill Ski Center on Fridays for a day of skiing. This is a great chance for the little ones to learn to ski and enjoy the snow. We would like to thank everyone for the donations to our Elementary Ski Club, which helps lower the cost to families.

The third quarter began on January 30. On February 14, 65% of our 5-12 students were recognized at the Academic Recognition assembly for meeting requirements for Honor, High Honor or Superintendent’s List during the 2nd quarter. One student in each grade PreK-4th was also recognized for their special efforts during the 2nd quarter. They all received certificates and a coupon for free ice cream in the school cafeteria.

We are proud to announce that Serena Bacon has published a book as part of her Senior Project. Serena’s book, Wind and Water, has been published on Amazon as an eBook. Senior Project, which is a class where a student develops a portfolio on something they are passionate about and gives a presentation to a panel of community judges, is a requirement for graduation at ACS.

On March 25, the following students will be performing in the Delaware County All-County Festival at Delaware Academy: Emily Andersen, Stanley Andersen, Serena Bacon, Rylee Burton, James Camuti, Samantha Camuti, Christina Chakar, Montana Damone, Britney Davila, Noah Dougherty, Katherine Edelson, Leandra Edelson, Peter James DePierro, Lila Green, Hunter Kitchen, Alexis Redden, Winnie Richards-Consigny, Jessica Ruppert, Michaela Valkavich, Destiny Weaver and Jasmine Weaver. We are proud that so many of our students will be taking place in this county-wide concert.

Lastly, the administration and Board of Education are currently working on the budget for the school year 2017-18 as we plan for the May 16 annual meeting and budget vote.~