April 9, 2021
CORRECTION
The previous version of the e-newsletter did not list Stephanie Bowers among the Class of 2021 Valedictorians. The corrected listing is below.
MESSAGE FROM YOUR SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Amanda-Clearcreek Community,

Spring has finally arrived and we look forward to enjoying these final weeks with our wonderful students before summer break. Please be aware of the many important calendar dates as the year draws to a close:

  • Tuesday, May 4: No school, professional development day
  • Saturday, May 8: Prom
  • Friday, May 21: Graduation at 7 p.m., details TBA
  • Thursday, May 27: Last day for students

District Updates

Open Enrollment
The 2021-22 A-C district open enrollment application deadline is today, April 9. Please be sure to share this with any families or friends who have expressed interest in enrolling at A-C next year.

Scoreboard
A-C is still accepting sponsors for our new scoreboard in the stadium until May 1. Sponsors wishing to learn more about pricing and placements should contact Mr. J.B. Dick, A-C superintendent, at 740-969-7260 or jdick@amanda.k12.oh.us. 


Stay healthy and well,

J.B. Dick, Superintendent
Amanda-Clearcreek Schools
CONGRATULATIONS, A-C VALEDICTORIANS & SALUTATORIAN!
Please join us in congratulating the following members of the ACHS Class of 2021, who are recognized as the class valedictorians and salutatorian!

Valedictorians
Stephanie Bowers
Audrey Butterbaugh
Julienne White
Anthony Buckley
Nathan Storts
Emily McCormick
Dorothea West
Alyssa Sain

Salutatorian
Marissa Durr
NEW COURSES FOR ACHS STUDENTS
We would like to take this opportunity to share the many new courses that have been added over the last two academic years, which are now available to ACHS students: 
Career Connections
Sports Marketing
Wellness
Ag Capstone (welding)
Show Choir
Guitar
Wood Working
Accounting
Business Foundations
Psychology
Sociology
Advanced PE
Mentoring
Work Experience
Crafts
Interactive Media
Mythology
Human Anatomy CCP
English Composition I CCP
English Composition II CCP
American History CCP
Public Speaking CCP
Note: CCP signifies the course is part of the College Credit Plus program.
A-C PRESCHOOL INTENT TO ENROLL
The Amanda Clearcreek Local School District is moving forward to open our own preschool classrooms to be housed at A-C Primary School.

The program is designed to serve six to eight identified special needs students, ages three to five, with the option to include four to eight typically developing peers. Please complete the Intent to Enroll Form if your child meets either of these descriptions.

Typical preschool applications are not accepted before the child is 2.5 years old. A typical child must be at least 3.5 years old and toilet trained to attend preschool. A student with a disability must be three years old, and toilet trained is preferred.
First preference will be given to children who live in the district and will be kindergarten-eligible in the fall of the following year. Each child will need a physical and dental examination within 30 days of the start of school. The cost of the program will be $120 per week for typical students, with an income-based sliding scale available for families. Students identified with a disability will attend free of charge.

You will be notified of screening and registration information at a later date. If you have questions, please email llowe@amanda.k12.oh.us.

COMPLETING THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE
Article submitted by Morgan Williams, English II, AP Lang. Comp. Teacher and Play Advisor

The ACHS Drama Club is ready to share The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan with the community.
Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life. Due to the play’s serious tone and some mature language, it is not recommended for children under 13. 

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 9 & 10, and 3 p.m. on April 11. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Everyone attending the show is required to wear a mask. Information about ticket purchasing and more details about the show can be found here.
IMAGINATION LIBRARY
Imagination Library provides free books to Ohio’s young children through a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library wants every kindergartener to begin school with 60 books in his or her home. Parents can enroll children from birth to age five in the program to receive a new book every month.
Early access to books gives children a greater chance of success when they start kindergarten. Developing literacy begins at birth. By age three, a child’s brain already is 80% developed, and by the time a child enters kindergarten, he or she must know thousands of words in order to succeed in the classroom. One of the best ways to ensure children are armed with the knowledge they need to succeed is by reading aloud to them and giving them access to books. Learn more about this program on the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library website. Click here for enrollment information.
PROM 2021
Please review the following information for the upcoming ACHS Prom. Masks will be required. Walk-in pictures will be held prior to prom at the 3-12 building. The community is welcome to attend the walk-in with social distancing and masks required. More information to follow soon.

Option 1
Regular Admission - $25/person
Tickets will be sold April 29 - May 6

Option 2
Dinner & Regular Admission - $35/person
Tickets are no longer available for this option.
We will be offering a sit-down dinner this year, catered by Blystone Restaurant. The dinner will be held approximately one hour prior to the start of prom. Students will be seated at tables of eight-10 people of their choosing.

All tickets can be purchased with cash or check (payable to ACHS) in Mrs. Strope's room (2417) during homeroom or in the cafeteria during lunch/study hall. Career Center students can purchase Option 1 (admission tickets) in the office May 1-6.

Please contact Mrs. Strope at lstrope@amanda.k12.oh.us with any questions.
BLOOD DRIVE SPONSORED BY ACHS
Amanda-Clearcreek High School is sponsoring a blood drive at the Amanda Fire Department from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code: AmandaClearcreek.
CAREER READINESS EXPO
The Fairfield 33 Alliance’s Career Readiness Program will host a Career Expo on Thursday, April 15. This Expo will be open to high school seniors at Fairfield County high schools who are interested in pursuing a local career.

The expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairfield County Workforce Center, 4465 Coonpath Rd. NW, Carroll, OH 43112. Please view the press release for more information.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Children who will be five years old by July 31, 2021, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. If you know a family who has a child who meets this criteria, please pass the word to them.

Again, this year, we will be using the online application called “Final Forms” to enroll students in school. Online kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year will start and take place the week of March 22-26, 2021.

More information is available here.
WORDS OF WISDOM

Our Vision Statement
Lead with Innovation
Commit to Excellence
Unite in Purpose


Our Mission Statement
Growing the whole child through innovative educational experiences to provide all students the opportunity to Aspire, Create, Empower, Succeed.


Our Core Values
We believe our success as a school district is the shared responsibility of students, home, staff and community. We believe each of our students will graduate prepared to enter society as critical, independent thinkers. We believe all our students can learn when provided a safe environment that values and respects them as individuals.


Our Goals
Education and Academic Opportunities
At Amanda-Clearcreek Local, we offer a diverse curriculum, support and retain high quality staff, and provide resources to ensure every student meets their full potential.

Communications
Through the consistent and timely dissemination of relevant information using all types of media, Amanda-Clearcreek Local communicates effectively with all members of the school community.

Growth and Change
With a mindset of growth and change, Amanda-Clearcreek Local uses best practices and relevant evidence to innovate and build a school community that is successful today and will be tomorrow.

Financial Health
Through sound decision-making and efficient management practices, Amanda-Clearcreek Local maximizes its resources to ensure the provision of a successful educational environment as well as long-term financial stability.



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