The progress our band students make from fall to spring is remarkable. The progress they make from 6th through 7th and 8th grade is incredible! Tonight, the 6th and 7th grade put on a fantastic concert. Each portion of the concert was done in continual fashion and each segment was excellent. The 7th grade dazzled with their multi-colored attire, artistic props, and cartoon-themed set of songs.
Great job Algonquin Bands!!!
Today, Algonquin is grieving the loss of a student who passed away over the weekend. Grief counselors are available to staff and students and the District Crisis Team is assisting. Materials about helping students deal with loss will be made available soon.
Quote of the Week:
“We all have the potential to hurt and harm each other, but we all have the power to help.” -Reid G. (student)
Word of the Week:
Rephrase (verb) – to phrase again, especially to state in a new, clearer, or different way
Remember: Festival of the Arts continues at Clinton-Macomb Public Library through Tuesday. The student work on display is fabulous!
As happens, on occasion, in all schools, this past week brought a couple of trying situations. Thank you to the care our staff and students show for each other and the trust of our community, these situations were handled with relatively little difficulty and minimal disruption. Most of our students want their school to be safe and a place they can be proud of and most help to make Algonquin both.
We encourage all parents who have questions about anything they are told is happening at school that sounds concerning to call us. We will provide accurate information.
We learned recently that 8 of the 13 students graduating Summa Cum Laude from Chippewa Valley High School this year are former Algonquin students. Their names will be added to the wall of former Algonquin students who achieve this honor. Great job!!!
Perhaps the best sport in middle school is track. During track season boys and girls become teammates, students who are not involved in athletics get involved, and everybody participating has the opportunity to improve themselves by competing against their own personal best times, heights, and distances. Track is a team sport that truly gives each individual the opportunity to achieve success.
Yesterday was an absolutely picture perfect day for a track meet and our student-athletes appeared to enjoy the opportunity to compete on a gorgeous spring day, during what has been a cool and wet season.
Our quote of the week comes from one of our students, Jalen, who says, “Every day we have a challenge and our challenge is ourselves.”
Word of the Week
Presume – (verb) – 1. believe in something to be true, 2. seem to prove something
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!!!
Next year’s 6th grade class will visit Algonquin today, listen to some tips for middle school success, and get a tour of their new school. This is always a fun and exciting event, but an important part of our message will be that the BEST way to prepare for middle school is by continuing to work hard in elementary school. Each day of the next six weeks will help students to prepare.
Quote of the Week: “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
Word of the Week: Preclude – 1. prevent something; 2. to exclude somebody or something, especially in advance