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Notes from the Superintendent
Weekly news and views from Lee Allinger, Superintendent of the Appleton Area School District

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As the 2015-16 school year comes to a close students from across the district continue to share with members of their school communities some of their exciting learning experiences. On Thursday morning I had the opportunity to visit with 6th grade students at Lincoln Elementary as they put their ... more» 
Posted by aasdwebmaster  On Jun 14, 2016 at 12:38 PM
Community First Credit Union continues to be a fantastic business partner with our school district. There are many ways the Community First supports the education of our students. One partnership endeavor has been the Community First branch office at all three high school campuses, as well as Roo ... more» 
Posted by aasdwebmaster  On May 24, 2016 at 1:33 PM
While the temps were cold, the skies were bright and there was a lot of positive energy as the Edison School Community held their first fitness run/walk and block fest party. While Edison staff, parents, and students dominated the participation there were many from the school neighborhood that ... more» 
Posted by aasdwebmaster  On May 20, 2016 at 3:43 PM
Above: Ribbon cutting ceremony and open house On Tuesday, May 17th I had the good fortune to join Deb Dillenberg of the Fox Valley Housing Authority, Mayor Tim Hannah, AASD Instructor Marcus McGuire, and eleven students to celebrate the grand opening of our student house build course. This i ... more» 
Posted by aasdwebmaster  On May 20, 2016 at 2:31 PM
On Monday, April 18th, the district held its 2015 Retirement and Recognition event. Thirty-five retirees, who average 23 years of services, and who have a combined 803 years of service, were honored at this special event. Each of these individuals not only have made significant impacts on the lives ... more» 
Posted by aasdwebmaster  On May 09, 2016 at 1:10 PM
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center recently announced their 2016-17 Bemis Company Education Series. The education series brings more than 23,000 students from east-central Wisconsin to the PAC each year. The offerings from the series are designed to meet the Wisconsin academic standards for st ... more» 
Posted by aasdwebmaster  On May 06, 2016 at 10:41 AM
On Thursday, April 28, I was treated to a Native Dance Performance at the annual Title VII – Indian Education Project Public Hearing. Title VII provides financial support for the district to hire Lisa Hurst as our Native American Cultural Support Specialist. Lisa works with teachers across th ... more» 
Posted by aasdwebmaster  On Apr 29, 2016 at 12:40 PM
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, we held our Annual Volunteer Breakfast in the Wilson Middle School cafeteria. The breakfast is our opportunity to say thank you to our United for Reading Success and Math Achievement Partnership tutors for their efforts with our students throughout the year. This was ... more» 
Posted by aasdwebmaster  On Apr 19, 2016 at 11:14 AM
The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) announced on Monday, April 11th, Wisconsin K-12 public school libraries will receive $37.7 million in statewide funding. This funding is provided by the Common School Fund which is the only yearly library aid that supports all Wisconsin public scho ... more» 
Posted by Guest  On Apr 15, 2016 at 9:04 AM
Above, a sample of the range of art currently hanging in the Community Room. One of the most enjoyable Board of Education meetings all year is the meeting to celebrate our young AASD artists!  Their works of art adorn our Community Room at the Scullen Center where Board members and the communit ... more» 
Posted by aasdwebmaster  On Mar 16, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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