One of the hallmarks of our school is facing challenges with a positive attitude and demeanor. We had a great surprise today when one of our parents, Mark Dang, brought in some donuts for our carpool staff to share for all the efforts we are making to solve the challenges facing our school community. We are so grateful for these positive gestures and thanks being shown by our parents.
What a great and interesting start to our school year. The solar eclipse celestial event was celebrated throughout the school today. We had many parents, students and staff enjoying the event many different ways. Some had special glasses, some had an extra pie plate to keep their glasses on and other parents brought in special telescopes to reflect the event onto a board to view safely. Thank you to all the parents that came in with the special viewing boxes!
As the summer comes to an end, we got to enjoy a movie night in our courtyard. Sponsored by our Family School Organization and the American Prep Education Foundation, or Friends of APA, many of our new and experienced families got to spend time socializing and getting to know each other. A special thanks to our operations team, especially Philip Miner and Mitch Benson for getting everything set up for this first time event!
It is a very exciting time of the year and our 7th and 8th grade students coming to the school for their orientation were greeted by our fabulous Ambassador leaders, Camden Stewart and Braelyn Proctor. It was great to see all of our Jr. High students dressed for success and with all their energy. Looking forward to a great year.
We are very excited and energized for our initial teacher training for the 2017-2018 school year. Our administrative and office staff are welcoming all the teachers, instructors and support staff that will be part of our team this year. Since the opening of our high school has been delayed, we created a motto for our staff, “Flexibility at its best!” Having a positive outlook and coming together to meet the challenge of the situation is how we roll at American Prep. Thank you in advance for all your patience and understanding as we work together to share space until our new building is ready.