NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH – TEACHER COMP DAY
All buildings, with the exception of the central office, will be closed!
The Atchison County Drama Club of ACCJSHS, is proud to present Emma! A Pop Musical by Eric Price November 4-6, 2016. The musical is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
Emma (Bailey Buttron), a senior at Highbury Prep, is a self-proclaimed matchmaker, and she is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy Harriet (Hailey McConnaughey). Will it be student council president candidate Philip Elton (Jacob Chalfant), senior Jeff Knightley (Kolten Coy) who was recently named substitute for two teachers on their honeymoon, or the shy dish room worker Martin (Ty Ellerman)? To further complicate things, potential new student and vending machine heiress Jane Fairfax (Maddison Felton) comes to visit Highbury and former student turned pop singing sensation Frankie Churchill (Ryder McAlexander) shows up, catching the eyes of all the females on campus, including the headmistress, Miss Bates (Kennedy Parnell). Will Emma be able to help people find true love, or will her relentless matchmaking get in the way of her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, this musical features hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers including The Supremes, Shania Twain, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Katy Perry and many more.
Rounding out the cast are Mercedez Albright, Katie Beien, Cameron Billings, Victoria Caplinger, Jaycee Ernzen, Kylia Henning, Karina Johnson, Sara Johnson, Sarah Kimmi, Gabe Livingston, Jonna McDermed, Luke Miller, Daisey Norris, Karlie Parnell, Ashley Pieper, Graci Postma, and Lane Scoggins. Technical crew members include Jared Wagner, Cameron Cooper, Spencer McNerny, Jayden McNerny, Savannah Gann, Mamie West, Kasey Timmons, Jimmy McDermed, Karl Scholz, and Michael Moeck. The musical is directed by Amy Eckert and Noelle Walters. Paul English is the technical supervisor and Tim Walters is the set designer.
The musical will be performed in the ACCJSHS auditorium Friday, November 4, 2016 and Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, and free for children 5 and under. There will be a free-will donation dessert bar at each performance; proceeds help to fund future drama club productions.
The After Prom Committee will host a free-will donation soup dinner from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016 in the JSH Commons prior to the show.
For further information, check the USD 377 website (usd377.org) or contact Noelle Walters (email@example.com).
EMMA After-Prom Fundraiser – Friday, November 4th from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm in the ACCHS Commons
Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup dinner with loaded potato soup, crackers, dinner roll, carrots, celery, Ranch dressing, tea, water, lemonade.
FREE WILL DONATION!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 19 proclaimed School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day in Kansas
TOPEKA — Bus drivers are responsible for transporting 228,198 Kansas students to and from school every school day. To honor these drivers, Gov. Sam Brownback has proclaimed Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, as School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day.
“I hope everyone will join me in honoring these unsung heroes,” said Keith Dreiling, director of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Bus Safety Unit. “These men and women work hard to safely transport our students.”
Kansas school bus drivers have to complete training in accident prevention, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR.
There are more than 4,100 school bus drivers with commercial driver’s licenses in Kansas. While that may seem like a large number, there is still a shortage of drivers across the state and the nation, Dreiling said. This isn’t a new problem, according to School Bus Fleet. The organization’s website has several articles on districts from across the nation that have had to cancel routes because of a shortage of drivers.
Projections show that openings for school bus drivers will continue to be one of the nation’s top transportation workforce needs, Dreiling said.
School Bus Drivers’ Appreciation Day falls during a week that has been set aside to remind people about school bus safety. National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 17-21.
In April of each year, Kansas bus drivers have been asked to tally the number of motorists illegally passing their school buses. This began in 2013. In April 2016, there were 2,163 buses participating. The drivers reported 993 illegal passes, which is down from 1,091 in April 2015.
While the number has decreased, it still is critical that everyone continues to pay attention to bus safety. There are 480,000 school buses on the road in the United States. Those drivers provide transportation to 26 million children each school day.
Here are a few bus safety rules that parents can review with their children:
For more information about school bus safety, contact KSDE’s School Bus Safety Unit at (785) 296-3551.
Fall Homecoming 2016
Atchison County Community Junior Senior High School congratulates the 2016 Homecoming Royalty, who were crowned prior to the football game against Riverside on Friday, September 30, 2016. Lane Bowen was named Homecoming King and Bailey Buttron, was named Homecoming Queen. Rounding out the royal court were candidates Jacob Chalfant, Savanna Cohorst, Chance Liggett and Ashley Pieper. Assisting with the crowning were Beba Scholz and Noah Domann, the 2015 ACCHS Queen and King. Homecoming PR (PDF)
School Newsletter for October now available for downloading – PDF
Click here to download the 377 October School Newsletter (PDF) If you are interested in receiving this monthly newsletter in the mail, please contact Kathy Enzbrenner at (913) 833-5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS! The Elementary School has been selected for participation in Serving Up MyPlate/Discover MyPlate!
Kansas Team Nutrition received applications for just over 21,000 students. Kansas Team Nutrition program in cooperation with the Atchison County Community Elementary School are committed to improving the health and wellness of our students! A sub-grant in the amount of $5/student has been awarded to our site.
Team Nutrition staff will be shipping nutrition education curriculum and program materials to our district within the next few weeks.
The Serving Up MyPlate grant targets students grades 1-6.
Fall Musical ‘Emma’ Cast Announced
The cast list for the fall musical, Emma! A Pop Musical, is posted! All who auditioned should check the list outside Mrs. Walters’ room or Mrs. Eckert’s room, and initial to accept your role. The first rehearsal will be Monday, September 12, from 6-8 p.m. in the Auditorium. Scripts will be passed out at this rehearsal. There will be a meeting for parents of cast & crew members on Thursday, September 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium, followed by a blocking rehearsal for the full cast from 6-8 p.m. See Mrs. Walters or Mrs. Eckert if you need more information, or if you would still like to be involved with the musical – there’s always room in either the cast or crew!!
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