APS Express 3/18/2021
March 18, 2021
Missouri Read In Day a County Wide Success
Area schools participated in Missouri Read in Day on Friday, March 12th! Each school spent the day emphasizing the importance of reading! Here at APS we did several fun reading activities.
First, we had guest readers from the community share their love of reading with our students. Jessica Hecht and Shelly Sachs read to our preschoolers. Kathy Schlimpert read to our kindergarten and sixth grade students. Carla Grebing read to our first grade students. Eunice Schlichting read to our second and fifth graders. Dan Fieser read to our third and fourth grade students. And Tim Steffens read to our 7th and 8th graders. Thank you to all the guest readers!
After we finished each book and all the books we read individually, we used our Accelerated Reader program to take quizzes on each book! Our kindergarteners took their first AR quizzes of this year! In total our school took quizzes on 161 books which means we read over 1,246,415 words on Friday!
All week long, students were able to take read books and enter to win gift certificates to our spring book fair. Finally at the end of the day, Mrs. Haertling drew out eight winners who each won $10 to our spring Scholastic book fair! Our winners were Dakota, Madi, Blair, and Lauren from grades K - 4 and Jadyn, Holden, Brady, and Joshua from grades 5-8! Congratulations to our winners and to ALL of our readers.
Thank you, Guest Readers!!!
This Week's Featured Art & Student Work
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Easter - April 4
School Board Meeting - April 8
MAP Testing Begins - April 12
Tab collection- April 12-16
Mid quarter - April 16
Spring Book Fair - April 30
Mrs. Joy Peetz
My name is Joy (Roth) Peetz. I've worked in the kitchen since August of 2017.
I was born and raised in Wittenburg, Missouri and I am the oldest of six kids. I'm married to Darryl Peetz. We have a son, Josh, and a daugher-in-law, Sabrina.
We have two dogs, Buddy and Sahsa. We also have three cats, Cloud, Luther, and Bella. I love to garden and read.
I really enjoy seeing the kids at APS everyday!