Elementary Students Blue Out to Support AutismMr. Duffey in AdvisoryMS Staff at NCCAT 2014Middle Students Blue Out to Support AutismMiddle School Students on the Ski TripTug-of-War at Field Day 20147th Graders in the OBX at the Wright Bros MuseumTug-of-War at Field Day 2014Mrs. Duncan and a special student at Field Day 2014A group of students at Field Day 2014An elementary class at Field Day 2014Frisbee tossing at Field Day 2014A student at Mountain Trail Outdoor SchoolA student with a painted face at the 3b Music Festival.Students at the 3b Music Festival.Students performing at the 3b Music Festival.Students in band class at the middle school.

Announcements

Rural Farmers Grow Grant

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WOOHOO!!!!

Thanks to Amy Morley's great idea, and the hard work of our parent and board member, Anna Johnson, ARS was awarded $10,000.00 by the Rural Farmers Grow STEM funding program to purchase a weather station and Foss science kits!

What a win for our staff and students!

2015-2016 Information

We have exciting announcements for the 2015-2016 school year!

We will be refreshing and expanding our 1:1 technology initiative. This year, all students in grades 4-8 will receive an iPad Air to enhance their studies across the curriculum. The technology fee for grades 4-8 is $50. There is no longer student fee. See below for a copy of our iPad Agreement, which must be signed by parents and students before an iPad will be issued. Additionally, please be on the lookout for an email from Apple about creating an Apple ID. If your student already has their own Apple ID, they do not need to create a new one. The Apple ID account is not optional. Parents and students also need to sign and return the Network Required Use Policy linked below.

iPad Agreement 2015-16

About Apple ID for Students

Students in grades K-3 will have access to MacBook carts, an iPad cart, a computer lab, and two computers in each classroom. All students must sign and return the Network Required Use Policy linked below. The technology fee for K-3 is $40.

Network Required Use Policy

Additionally, after school care is now available at the middle school through Renaissance Adventures. Check out the middle school tab to get more information and print out an application!

Orgs Online will now be utilized for taking payments for many of our items this year.  This will include field trips, special t-shirt orders, technology fees, etc.  Be sure to create an account for your family.  You can access the website by going to the school pages and clicking on the Orgs Online link.

PBiS Model School

ARS was recently recognized as a PBiS Model School in North Carolina!

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Parents' Corner

Discount Card Sales

Please support ARS by helping your child sell Discount Cards.  For more information, please email rapdiscountcards@gmail.com.

Email Communications

Many parents have reported that our email communications are arriving in the Spam folder with most major email providers. The links below will walk you through marking our messages as "not spam." The email address that our communications are sent from is noreply@arsnc.org.

2015-2016 School Calendar

Thank you for all of the parent and staff input regarding the school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.  The calendar below was recently approved by the ARS Board of Directors.

2015-2016 School Calendar (PDF)

Mr. Hall's Monthly Messenger

Keep up with our Head of School, Mr. Tony Hall, in his monthly newsletter.

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NC School Report Card

The 2013-2014 North Carolina School Report Card was released today, Thursday, February 5th. Click the image below to access a snapshot of our school. To see the full report, click the button below.

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Important Dates

Agenda

Reminders

Monday, August 31st- 3rd Grade MAP Testing Begins
Monday, August 31st- Ice Cream Payments Due
Wednesday, September 2nd- K-5 Student Photos
Thursday & Friday, September 3rd &4th- K/1 MAP Testing
Friday, September 4th- 5th Grade Forms and Payments Due

Monday, September 7th- No School (Labor Day)