Weekly Updates

Oct 18, 2018 -- Posted by : admin

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, October 19th
    • Teacher Workday: NO SCHOOL for students
    • 4:00pm: Middle Campus Soccer Conference All Star Game
  • Saturday, October 20th
    • 9:00am: ARSYAA Silver Knights Flag Football @ Lake Norman High School
    • 10:00am: ARSYAA Black Knights Flag Football @ Lake Norman High School
    • 2:00pm: ARSYAA Varsity Football @ South Iredell High School
  • Monday, October 22nd
    • Fall Break: NO SCHOOL for students or staff
  • Tuesday, October 23rd
    • ​​​​​​​B Day for middle campus students
    • School Safety Week: Fire Drill
    • Elementary Chorus Field Trip Permission Slips DUE to Mrs. Rogers
    • 11:59pm: All payments for 6-8 college trips DUE
  • Wednesday, October 24th
    • ​​​​​​​Quarter 1 Report Cards go home via secured email
    • School Safety Week: Lockdown Drill
    • 8:45am-11:00am: Elementary Campus Chorus to West Iredell High School
  • Thursday, October 25th
    • ​​​​​​​Middle Campus College Trips
    • 5:30pm-7:30pm: ARS Fall Festival @ Cooper Street
  • Friday, October 26th
    • ​​​​​​​School Safety Week: Tornado Drill
    • Box Tops for Education turn-in date
  • Saturday, October 27th
    • ​​​​​​​10:00am: ARSYAA Black Knights Flag Football @ South Iredell High School
    • 11:30am: ARSYAA Varsity Football @ Lake Norman High School
    • 12:45pm: ARSYAA JV Football @ Lake Norman High School

Latest News

ARS Fall Festival

Our Fall Festival will be on Thursday October 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm on Cooper Street. The "entrance fee" will be a donation of a non-perishable food item for our backpack program. Activities will include games, face painting, fire truck tours, a cake walk fundraiser for Odyssey of the Mind, a Great Wolf Lodge raffle, Elderberry Syrup Lady, Sheriff's Department mobile truck, costume contest, Street Eats food truck, book fair, and more. We hope to see you all there!

  • 4:00 pm - Book Fair opens
  • 5:00 pm - Street Eats food truck open
  • 5:30 pm - 7th & 8th Grade Band performance (band members should meet Mr. Rashley by 5:15)
  • 5:30 pm - Activities on Cooper Street open
  • 6:00 pm - Live Music

Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair is here! It opened yesterday in the Donovan Cook Center at the elementary campus. It's open daily this upcoming week from 8:00am-4:00pm. It will be open until 7:00pm during the Fall Festival on Thursday. It will close at 2:00pm on Friday. Grab some awesome books or merchandise to help raise funds for our school!

If you're available to volunteer, we still have several unfilled positions! Check out the SignUpGenius page to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45a9ad2fa02-20181.

2nd Grade Field Trip Update

The 2nd grade trip to Howards Farm has been canceled due to hurricane damage at the farm. All parents have been refunded for this trip. Please remember to send a lunch with your student on October 25th since we originally didn't offer lunch orders for 2nd grade on that day. We apologize for any inconvience!

Middle Campus College Trips

Our annual middle campus college trips are coming up on October 25th! All payments are due by midnight on October 23rd. We hope all students will be able to sign up and attend these trips; it's never too early to start thinking about college.

  • 6th Grade: Appalachian State University
  • 7th Grade: Catawba College & NC Transportation Museum
  • 8th Grade: NC State

Sign up on MyPaymentsPlus today! We're excited to offer these opportunities to our students. Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions.

Christmas Assistance

Christmas Assistance is available for students Kindergarten through 6th and their siblings. Please email tai.mcmiller@arsnc.org with your child's name, sibling name(s), and phone number. Referrals will be sent home upon request, and parents are responsible for taking the completed forms to the Iredell County Salvation Army in Statesville. Appointments will begin on 10/22-10/26. Email all requests by 10/21/18 to Mrs. McMiller, School Counselor or phone her office, 704-924-8870 x137.

Safe Schools Week

ARS is joining schools across the nation by recognizing Safe Schools Week. Please talk to your students about the importance of being prepared in emergency situations. We will hold safety drills throughout the week — a fire drill on Tuesday, a lockdown drill on Wednesday, and a tornado drill on Friday. It's important for students to remember that these are just drills designed to make sure everyone — students and staff alike — knows what to do in the event of an emergency.

Middle Campus Basketball Tryouts

Our Middle Campus Athletic Department will hold basketball tryouts on October 30th and November 1st at the Statesville Recreation Center on Simonton Rd. Girls' tryouts are from 3:30-4:30, and boys' tryouts are from 4:30-5:30.

All students wishing to try out MUST have a current physical on file prior to trying out. If you have any questions about physicals or tryouts, please contact rob.orrill@arsnc.org.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat & K-5 Parade

ARS' afterschool program will participate in the Downtown Statesville Trick-or-Treat event againt this year! Please send in any candy donations to the front office of either campus for them to hand out. We'll be handing out candy from 4-6pm on the 31st.

Our elementary campus will also have their annual downtown costume parade on October 31st from 1:30-2:15pm. Keep an eye on on East Broad and Center Streets near our campuses!

Yearbook Orders

Get your 2018-2019 yearbook now! Books are now $30 for a limited time. Don't miss out on this discount! Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to place your order today. Please remember that yearbook orders can only be placed online; do not send orders to the school as we are unable to process them.


Local Sharing Tree

Local Sharing Tree has great deals to popular shops and restaurants! Purchase your discount voucher at LocalSharingTree.com and select ARS as your charity. LST will donate 10% of every purchase back to the school. Using your vouchers couldn't be easier: just pull them up on your smart phone when you shop! You can also print them out and bring them to the store. Vouchers are valid immediately after checkout, so feel free to get one while you wait in the checkout line! Check out this week's LST deals:


Save $20 at Special Treasures

Save $5-$15 at Pla Mor Lanes

Save $20 on 4 Ghost Tour Tickets

Save $5-$10 at Los Compadres Mexican Grill

Save $10 at Legacy Sports

Save at Andrea's Ice Cream & Sweet Shop

Save $3-$7 at Iredell Museums

Save $5 at R&B Games, Cards & Comics

Save $5-$25 at Zootastic Park

Standing News

Alumni Database

We're working diligently to create the first-ever ARS alumni database. We hope this will allow us to more easily keep up with our alumni, as well as give us the data we need to create an alumni showcase feature on our website. If you or someone you know is an ARS alumnus, please ask them to fill out this survey and submit a current headshot. We're especially interested in hearing from those who have started their careers and can serve as inspiration for our current students and prospective new families; however, we welcome any and all alumni contributions. Thank you!

Annual Fund

As a public charter school, ARS relies on the support of its community. Please consider setting up a recurring donation this year! You can choose to give as little as $5 per month, and this is easier for many families than making one big donation per year. Visit the Annual Fund page on our website to learn more and sign up!


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