Our staff enjoyed a great luncheon this past week during training. Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that made it possible! We LOVE our parents!
As part of our staff training, we work with a nationally recognized expert in safety and security. Dave Acosta has been working with American Prep for over five years providing “Fight Back Training” to train staff how to disarm anyone that would enter our schools with a gun. This hands on training empowers our staff to take charge of any situation that could arise with an armed intruder into our schools. American Prep is now “Fight Back” Certified.
What a great evening for a movie! A big thanks to Friends of APA, our Education Foundation for sponsoring our 3rd Annual Outdoor Movie Night. We had a great turnout and enjoyed watching the movie on a BIG screen that was on our Draper 3 building. Thanks to our Operations and IT teams that made it possible.
It has been a busy summer and we are still wrapping up a few building projects. One of the bigger and more exciting projects was the addition of new equipment on our playground. We know that our students will be very excited about all the new equipment and have just a couple of more pieces to install over the next week.
We received some sad news this past week about our APA family. Michael Sharette, son of our Executive Director, Carolyn Sharette, passed away last week. He worked and has been part of our APA family for years. The Sharette family appreciates all the love, care and support from everyone and welcomes all that want to attend services for Michael. Here is a link to the obituary.
Summer is always busy with different projects and we have started on many of them. New carpet has been installed throughout the hallways and common areas. Outside on the playground we have broken ground to install new pieces of equipment and install a new surface! This will be a very welcome addition providing more active equipment choices for students during recess.
As part of our school improvement process, our teachers spend a week analyzing the data collected and using the experience gained throughout the year to improve what we do as a school. This post service week is a valuable and important part of our improvement process. While your students have started to rest, relax and shift into summer activities, our teachers have been super busy and engaged with each other to make our school better. Thank you teachers for your concentration and efforts this week!
It is always a bittersweet day when we end the school year. Although we would love to continue working with all these amazing students, it is important that they have some time to shift their learning into a different mode. We hope our students continue reading and are safe with all the different summer activities. We look forward to seein many of the next year. Have a great summer!
This is always one of the students’ favorite days of the year. Thanks to our amazing FSO Team and our creative and inventive parents our students enjoyed a wide variety of games. Each grade wore special t-shirts that many of them customized. Even our front office had their t-shirts customized by Mrs. Strickland. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers that helped make special memories for our students.
Thank you to our super hero parent volunteers that came in and handled our curriculum check-in! They took care in a day what would have taken our small curriculum staff weeks to accomplish. This is just one of the many examples of how the many contributions of our parent community makes a huge positive impact for our school. THANK YOU!