April Board Meeting Highlights

Apr 7, 2017 -- Posted by : admin

Dear Teachers, Staff and Parents:

At Wednesday nights April 5, 2017 ARS Board of Directors meeting, the board took action on several items affecting the school for the remainder of this school year and the 2017 - 2018 school year.

1. The board voted to remove the term interim from the present interim administrative team. The administrative team moving forward is:

  • Jessica Duncan, Principal for Grades K - 5
  • Jim Duffey, Principal for Grades 6 - 8
  • Betsy Rosenbalm, Director, Exceptional Children and Testing
  • John Mairs, Director, Technology and Communications

Congratulations to our outstanding, dedicated and hardworking administrative team! What a great job they have done during this transitional period!

The Executive Director Search Committees goal is to vote on an Executive Director during June so this person can begin work by July 1st. The Executive Director will be in charge of the overall operation of ARS and will work with the present Administrative Team to take our school to even greater heights!

2. Adopted the 2017 - 2018 ARS School Calendar. Next year's calendar is now posted on the website. Thanks to the teachers and parents who served on the Calendar Committee! First day of school for next school year is August 16, 2017.

3. Adopted a new ARS Grievance Policy, which has been posted to the website under Parent Resources and Board Documents. Thanks to all who served on this committee.

4. Approved ePluno as the official ARS Uniform provider. Uniform information and ordering directions will be on the website soon and will also be provided at the forthcoming new family registration night.

5. Awarded the following services for the 2017 - 2018 School Year:

  • Cleaning Services, Franco's Cleaning
  • Cleaning Supplies, American Supplies
  • PT Services, Brian Adams, I Can Pediatric Therapies
  • OT Services, Brian Adams and Daisy Rogers, I Can Pediatric Therapies
  • VI Services, Juliet Mauldin, Invision Services
  • Testing/Psychological Services, Elaine Crummett
  • E-rate Services, E-rate Exchange

6. Approved ARS Board of Director Officers for 2017 - 2018:

  • Sharon Bell, Chair
  • Michelle Knapp, Vice-Chair
  • Harriette Bailey, Secretary
  • Frank DiGangi, Treasurer

7. Gave Special Recognition to the following:

  • Statesville Record and Landmark Readers Choice Winners:
    • BEST Middle School: American Renaissance School
    • FINEST Elementary School: American Renaissance School
    • BEST Middle School Principal: Jim Duffey
    • FINEST Middle School Teacher: Todd Fowler
  • ARS Fire Safety Quiz Bowl Teams
  • ARS Odyssey of the Mind Teams
  • ARS Honors Band Members
  • Sarah Rogers, Curriculum Night Music Provider
  • Jessica Owens and Beverly Rufty, ARS Book Fair Coordinators
  • Doug Griffith and Sarah Rogers, ARS Elementary Entrance Flowers
  • Alexis and Like Williams, Special Music Presentation
  • Todd Fowler, I Can 5K Project

What a GREAT group of young people, teachers and volunteers!

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