APS Express 4/15/2021
April 15, 2021
APS Students Purple Up!
APS students and staff paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of our military children by wearing purple. Check out the proclamation and awesome pictures!
Thank you to all who serve and sacrifice for our country!
APS School Board Reorganizes
The Altenburg Public School Board met Tuesday, April 13th and reorganized following the April 6th election.
Sarah Stueve continues to serve for another 3 year term. Brittany Hecht joins to serve for a 3 year term. And Harold France continues to serve for a one year term. Zachary France was recognized for his dedication and service as a former member of the Altenburg Board of Education.
Newly elected (or re-elected) board members, Harold France and Brittany Hecht.
Not pictured - Sarah Stueve
The Altenburg Public School board members are as follows:
Sarah Stueve - President
Andrew Lichtenegger - Vice President
Amy Ussery - Treasurer
Zachary France, pictured above, was recognized for his service at the end of his term.
This Week's Featured Art & Student Work
BOGO Book Fair
Annual Fried Chicken Supper
Starting Next Week:
Calling All Fourth Graders:
Ms. Alexis Oswald
Wow! I cannot believe that there are only six more weeks left of school. It has been one rollercoaster of a year, but as Patti Smith stated, “Life is like a roller coaster. It’s never going to be perfect- it is going to have perfect moments, and then rough spots, but it’s all worth it.” This year has definitely been worth it.
National Ag Week/Day was celebrated with 5th-8th Grade Science on Friday, March 26th, 2021! All grades discussed the importance of agriculture, fun facts of agriculture, top commodities for Missouri, top commodities for the United States as a whole, and community agricultural impact. We also listened to an amazing excerpt on a speech by USDA Secretary Vilsack about the importance of agriculture:
Now, I would like to take the time to brag on my students! I could not have been blessed with a more great group of students to start my teaching career off with. My students are some of the kindest kids you will meet and are really eager to learn about what I have to offer them.
In 5th grade, we have just finished up reading the book, Frindle and are now moving on to working on a non-fiction series entitled Our Amazing Universe. The fifth grade students have also been working on persuasive writing essays and being able to persuade a given audience to do, feel, or act a certain way. I am super proud of their creativity and imagination! We have also been working on beginning a fractions unit. We are beginning to look at and understand how to turn fractions into being in their simplest form, create equivalent fractions, compare fractions, find common denominators, add and subtraction fractions, and much more.
In 5th through 6th grade science, we have been hard at work exploring our universe, rocketing to outer space to explore the stars, galaxies, and planets, and are finishing up with discussing Sir Issac Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation and Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Student’s thought creatively throughout this unit by creating a poster representing outer space that was entered into a competition, creating their very own planets, and much more. We will soon be switching gears completely to beginning an Ag in the Classroom Unit discussing different irrigation systems, reviewing the Engineering Design Process with building our very own, individual barns, getting to virtually visit Fellwock Dairy Farm on April 27th.
We are finishing off the 2020-2021 School Year with a big bang in Ms. Oswald’s Classroom!