Weekly Updates

May 18, 2018 -- Posted by : admin

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, May 31
    • 9:00am: Middle Campus 8th Grade Graduation & School-wide Awards @ Statesville Civic Center
      • Students may be signed out from the Civic Center after the ceremony or return to school
    • 6:30pm: Elementary Campus Closing Ceremonies @ Statesville Civic Center
  • Friday, June 1
    • 7:30am-8:30am: Report Card Pickup @ each campus
    • 9:00am: Last Day 5k Kickoff & Group Photo @ Statesville Soccer Complex (rain or shine)
    • 9:15am: Last Day 5k begins @ Statesville Soccer Complex (rain or shine)

Latest News

iPad Collection Information

4th and 5th grade students have already turned in their iPads, charger bricks, and charger cables. If you have forgotten any of those items at home, please be sure to turn them in to your homeroom teacher no later than Friday, May 25th to avoid charges being issued.

6th-8th grade students will turn in their iPads at school on Friday, May 25th. We will have a check-in station where each student will turn in their equipment and report any accidental damages or wear-and-tear type issues that need to be repaired over the summer. Please be sure your student is ready to turn in their iPad, charger brick, and charger cable on this date to avoid charges being issued.

Please note that students should install the latest iOS update before turning in their iPads. Also, please remember that we cannot accept charger bricks meant for iPhones — these smaller bricks do not provide enough power to properly charge an iPad. Bills for unreturned equipment, improper charging bricks, or accidental damages will be included with your student's final report card. If you know your student has lost their charger, you may purchase another on your own and turn it in as long as it is designed for use with iPad -or- we can bill $30 and order a replacement.

Please contact Mr. Mairs with any questions — john.mairs@arsnc.org. Thank you!

Donations for Elementary Campus Closing Ceremonies

Please remember to send in your donations for the Elementary Campus Closing Ceremony. K-1 students should bring individually packaged cookies, 2-3 students should bring individual snack-size bags of chips, and 4-5 students should bring mini bottles of water. Thank you for your support!

Cause for Paws @ Elementary Campus Closing Ceremonies

The Elementary Campus Student Council will be accepting donations for the Iredell County Animal Shelter during the closing ceremonies! Please place all donations in the marked boxes by the entrance to the Civic Center. Accepted donations include:

  • dry dog and cat food
  • dry puppy and kitten chow
  • wet dog food (preferably Pedigree)
  • wet cat food
  • dog and cat treats

Last Day 5k & Report Card Pickup

We're excited to cap our school year with the second-annual Last Day 5k at the Statesville Soccer Complex! Due to the fluctuating weather forecast, report card pickup will take place in each of our buildings from 7:30am-8:30am. Our buildings will close at 8:30am to allow our staff time to travel to the Last Day 5k. At 9am, registration for the Last Day 5k will begin at the Soccer Complex rain or shine, and the race will begin at 9:15. We hope you'll join us after the race for great music, food, and awards!

Please note that student attendance on the last day will be determined by report card pickups. All students who have not picked up their report card that morning will be marked absent. Additionally, no childcare is available during the Last Day 5k, so we hope your entire family will be able to participate!

Summer Programs @ ARS

ARS is excited to announce our new season-long Summer Care program AND a selection of summer camps hosted by teachers. Students may register for both Summer Care and summer camp, and they may register for multiple summer camps. Summer Care payments are payable to ARS, and summer camp payments are payable directly to camp counselors. Adjusted pricing for Summer Care is available for students attending both Summer Care and summer camp. Register soon! Spots are going fast.

Learn More about Summer Care @ ARS

Learn More about summer camps @ ARS

Local Sharing Tree

Help your school get the funds they need by Life sizing your favorite memory! Save $25 on a custom Walzilla decal of your favorite picture, and 10% goes back to American Renaissance School. See the attached flier for more details.

Walzilla + Local Sharing Tree + ARS Flier

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!

Backpack Program

Our Backpack Program is in need of food donations all year! Please send in non-perishable food items to the front desk of either building. Our fabulous backpack team will prepare care packages for families in need every Friday and before long school breaks.

Thank you for all your donations so far! However, please remember that we are unable to accept items that are bulk packaged or that must be prepared on the stove or in the oven. We especially need canned goods and individual servings of things like Chef Boyardee, mac and cheese, beanie weenies, oatmeal, grits, etc.

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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