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Dear Appanoose Families, Students and Staff,


In a few short weeks, Appanoose students will be saying goodbye to another school year! This is an exciting time for us, as we see the academic progress of students who have put forth great effort to accomplish their yearly goals.  We continue to crunch kindergarten numbers following Early Child Screening in anticipation of students who will be joining us at Appanoose in the fall.


KS State Assessments have been completed for grades 3-5. As a reward for putting forth great effort, reading carefully with purpose, demonstrating testing stamina, and using problem solving strategies, ALL students K-5 enjoyed a Friday afternoon of entertainment.  First, seven members of the WFHS Jazz Band, under the direction of Kris Brenzikofer, performed several songs for our students. Next, KC Wolf, the Chiefs’ team mascot, shared a positive message with the entire student body - ‘Don’t be a Bully, Be a Buddy’.  He shared what life is like as KC Wolf and being a part of the Chiefs organization. A question/answer session was held and one lucky student was given the opportunity to try the Wolf costume on!  Thank you, to the Appanoose PTO for sponsoring our KC Wolf appearance!


Our Fifth grade classes will begin their transition to West Franklin Middle School.  They will attend 5th grade Orientation on Thursday, May 4 from 10:00-12:00.  Students will be given a campus tour, enjoy lunch with the 6th grade class, meet with Mr. Smith to discuss expectations and get a chance to ask questions during a question/answer session with a 6th grade panel. I believe most of the 24 students look forward to moving on to middle school. Thank You for your leadership this past school year! It certainly has been fun watching you grow into young, responsible teens and build upon your academic skills.


This time of year is busy...but definitely a time to reflect on all that has been accomplished!  We have had continued, amazing support from our families through the many volunteers who support Appanoose all year long as a member of PTO, Site Council, WFEA Rec. Commission and our many community events. You help make Appanoose a great place to learn and work!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Have a wonderful summer!  Keep brushing up on those math skills and reading those books you love.  


Best regards for a great summer,

Chris Robertson

WFEA Principal