By Robert Chakar, Jr., EdD. Superintendent

During the last few months, members of our Drama Club have been busy preparing for their next production: “Frozen, Jr.” which will be presented on Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th at 7 pm. We’re excited and hope you will all come out and support our students and all the hard work that goes into these productions.

Children in grades PreK – 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.  Members of our High School Ski Club have also been enjoying skiing at several of the area slopes on the weekends. They would like to thank everyone who supported their recent fundraiser.

The third quarter began on February 3rd. On February 12th, nearly 70% 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.  Elizabeth Bauer & Logan Barrett (PreK), Jase Weaver (K), Ben Liddle (2nd grade), Lacey Green (3rd grade) and Laney Mondore (4th grade) were also named Student of the Quarter for their grade level.  They all received certificates and a coupon for free ice cream in the school cafeteria.

Our elementary teachers have initiated “Student of the Month”.  The students who received the Student of the Month award for January are Colton Weaver, Liem Sass, Myaleigh Rabon, Austin George, Tucker Gardner and Gabby Bene.  Congratulations to them all.

On March 21st the following students will be performing in the Delaware County All-County Music Festival:  Jesse Wright-Bourke, Faith Sass, Tucker Gardner, Gavyn Mahon, Britney Davila, Leandra Edelson, Katie Edelson, Dusty Richards-Consigny, Christina Chakar, Shane Edwards and James Camuti.  Rylee Burton has been named as an alternate. We are extremely proud that so many of our students will be taking part in this county-wide concert.

ACS has joined with the American Heart Association to kick off the Kids Heart Challenge fundraiser.  Students in grades 2-6 discussed ways to keep their hearts healthy both physically and emotionally. They will be working during the month of February to learn more during PE classes and throughout the day.  Just for participating in the challenge, our school has earned some recreation equipment to help promote a heart healthy lifestyle.

Lastly, the administration and Board of Education are currently working on the budget for the school year 2020-21 as we plan for the May 19th annual meeting and budget vote. The public hearing and budget presentation will take place on Thursday, May 7th at 7 pm.~