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Reserve Your Tickets for the First Annual "See & Sea"
10/16/2017
Tickets are now on sale for Arapahoe Charter School's First Annual See & Sea- a unique event offering tours of the new school and an "over the top" seafood lunch. ACS and the North Carolina Fisheries Association, working together to provide a Sound Education, invite everyone to enjoy a Down County Boil and Fish Stew on Saturday, November 11, noon-3 pm on the school grounds.
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Notice of Special Called Meeting of the ACS Board of Directors October 5, 2017
10/03/2017
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on October 5, 2017, at 6:00 pm in the ACS Media Center. The Board will review, discuss, and potentially take action on the following general subject matters: Agenda I. Administration - Call to Order II. Closed Session to Consult with Board Attorney according to GS 143-318.11 (A)(3)
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Oriental Rotary Delivers Dictionaries
3rd Grade Receives Dictionaries from Oriental Rotary
10/03/2017
Thank you to the Oriental Rotary Club for providing dictionaries to our third grade classes! Students are looking forward to using them at home and school.
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ACS Spirit Week: October 2-6, 2017
09/27/2017
It's time to show your ACS school spirit! When: October 2-6, 2017 Daily Themes: Monday, October 2: "Hero vs. Villain" Day (Note: ALL costumes must be child friendly.) Tuesday, October 3: "Blast From the Past" Day (Dress from the 20's, 30's, 40's...) Wednesday, October 4: "Grease" Day (Dress as a character from the movie "Grease".) Thursday, October 5: "Things That Go Together" Day (Ideas: Salt/Pepper, Mustard/Ketchup, Milk/Cookies...) *Friday, October 6: "Character Day" (Kindergarten-8th: Dress as your favorite book/movie character. Note: ALL costumes must be child friendly.) Freshman: "Tye-Dye" Day (Wear clothing that has been dyed with many colors.) Sophmores: "Blue Explosion" Day (Wear the color blue.) Juniors: "Black & Burgundy" Day (Wear the colors black &/or burgundy.) Seniors: "Camo" Day (Wear camouflage colored clothing.) Thanks for your support, The ACS Yearbook Staff
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Journalism Students Visit FOX Studios
09/20/2017
Arapahoe Charter School’s journalism class enjoyed a field trip to FOX studios in New Bern on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Students were given a tour of the facility, watched the live broadcast of the WCTI 12 noon news with Les Still and Lauren Arnott and had the opportunity to ask the hosts questions. The visit concluded with a surprise when ACS students were asked to take over the anchor desk for a few minutes during the live broadcast.
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Job Expo Representatives
Pamlico Job Expo
09/19/2017
Pamlico County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Expo and Job Fair Tuesday, September 19, at Pamlico Community College in the Delmar Center. Dr. Sawyer, Sherry Reeves, and Laurie Bennett attended and hosted a table with information about ACS. It was an opportunity to make connections within the community.
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Board Members
Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Membership
09/01/2017
With 100 members attending the Annual Meeting of Arapahoe Charter School on Thursday, August 31, 2017, it took four ballots to finalize the new Board of Director positions for 2017-2018. Six candidates placed their names in nomination for the parent position, three candidates ran for the teacher/teacher assistant position and two candidates vied for the community position. Board terms are for three years with one of each category finishing their term each year. Outgoing Board members were Jaclyn Jones – Community, Tyrone Robertson – Parent, and Maryellen Stalnaker – Teacher.
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Annual Meeting of the Membership - Reschedule for August 31
08/29/2017
The Annual Meeting of the Membership has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 31, at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Doors will open at 6:30.
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Parent Portal
Parent Portal Information Forthcoming
08/24/2017
An important letter is coming home Friday, August 25. This letter will contain the login ID and password plus the steps to take to follow your child's academic attendance and performance through the Parent Portal.
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Preparing Students for the Real World
08/24/2017
The Career Technical Education program at Arapahoe Charter School, headed by Laurie Bennett, prepares students for the real world, especially job preparation. To get things started this year, the class orientation simulated a real world job situation that covered classroom (job) expectations, cell phone policy, dress code, tardies and attendance and learning about a Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.
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Backpacks
ACS - Recipient of Chatsworth Backpack Drive
08/17/2017
On Friday, August 11th, a delegation from Arapahoe Charter School met with representatives of Chatsworth Products, a major manufacturer in New Bern, to receive 60 backpacks filled with school supplies just in time for new school year. Chatsworth Products, an employee-owned company, addresses today’s IT infrastructure needs with products and services that protect the world’s ever-growing investment in information and communication technology. The company has an on-going program that participates in community-based, employee-driven projects. This year ACS was chosen as the recipient of a backpack drive to help provide the best possible educational opportunity for students. “The efforts of Chatsworth employees to work hand-in-hand with the community is a welcomed and much appreciated way to kick off the new school at ACS,” said Dr. Dennis Sawyer, Administrative Director. “This firm exemplifies the very best of business-community involvement and the positive effect it has on our school.” “We are appreciative to be chosen as this year’s recipient and will see these backpacks are delivered into deserving hands.”
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Meet and Greet 2017
08/02/2017
A Meet and Greet Open House for K-5th grade will be Thursday, August 10, from 4-7 pm, and 6th-12th grade will be Tuesday, August 8, from 4-7 pm. High school schedules will be mailed prior to the Meet and Greet.
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Arapahoe Charter Kicks Off New School Year with Student Raffle
08/02/2017
The first day of school holds a special surprise for Arapahoe Charter School students who will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle for a Kindle Fire HD7 or an IPad Mini 2. The event will take place on the first day of school (August 14) when students will add their names to a fish bowl in their home rooms - only those students present on the first day of school are eligible.
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Notice of Special Called Meeting
08/02/2017
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 5:30 pm in the ACS Media Center. The Board will discuss and potentially take action on the following general subject matters:
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Arapahoe Charter Honors Legacy Staff to Mark 20 Years
08/01/2017
The Arapahoe Charter School community celebrated the school’s 20th anniversary by recognizing employees with 10-20 years of service at a Board of Directors meeting July 13th.
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Notice of Special Called Meeting 7/26/17
07/25/2017
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 6:00 pm in the ACS Media Center. The Board will interview candidates for the Assistant Administrative Director position as well as discuss and potentially take action on the following general subject matters:
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Notice of Special Called Meeting
07/13/2017
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on July 15, 2017, at 9:00 am in the Cowell Hall building at Camp Caroline. The camp is located at 3398 Janiero Road in Arapahoe, NC. The Board will review, discuss, and potentially take action on the following general subject matters:
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School Supplies
Supply Lists for 2017/18
06/21/2017
Supply Lists for the 2017/18 school year are now accessible. Click on the grade level for the list(s) needed.
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Arapahoe Charter School Class of 2017 Makes History
06/12/2017
Families and friends gathered at the Ned E. Delamar Center on the campus of Pamlico Community College on Friday evening June 2, 2017, to celebrate the accomplishments of the Arapahoe Charter School Class of 2017. History is a transformative power. Not only were seniors of the Class of 2017 encouraged and celebrated, special guests of the Arapahoe community and members of the Class of ’48 and ’51 were recognized. Senator Norm Sanderson, a long-time supporter of Arapahoe Charter School and key leader in the establishment of the high school, served as the commencement speaker. Members of the Class of 2017, fondly referred to as the “Pioneer Class,” will forever be part of the catalyst to provide a choice for high school students in our region. We are 24 small, but 24 strong! Congratulations to all graduates and best wishes for a wonderful future of learning, leading, and serving!
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High School Interest Surveys - Cadet Core and Fall Sports
06/12/2017
ACS is exploring the possibility of launching a new program called "Cadet Core", which is a program offering leadership classes based on military fundamentals and civic mindedness. Additionally, we are looking to expand our sports offerings. Please complete the following surveys to help in our fall planning:
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North Carolina Superheroes
05/22/2017
If you could make an action figure of a famous North Carolinian, who would you choose? Andy Griffith, Samuel Prescott, Richard Gatling, and the Wright Brothers are a few of the individuals our 4th graders chose as superheroes. First, they researched historic North Carolinians: explorers, settlers, leaders, Native Americans, and others who contributed to the development of our state.Then, using recycled materials, they created a “toy” that represented their historic figure. Students came up with clever and descriptive names for their action figure and designed the packaging to provide details of the personal characteristics, background, and talent or “superpower” that made them famous. Students also designed two accessories that showed what helped their historical figure do their good deeds. They did a superhero, creative job!
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Class of 2030 Meets at Arapahoe Charter School for a Preschool Camp Day
05/02/2017
Families from Beaufort, Craven, and Pamlico Counties gathered Saturday morning for some preschool fun. “Wheels on the Bus” was the theme. Rising kindergarten students and their families participated in a walk through of the kindergarten classrooms and met the teachers. They then played on the playground with their future classmates. Next, students and their family members rotated through three stations (building, art, and parachute play) in the gym. After activities in the gym, everyone was treated to snack time in the cafeteria where they created a bus out of graham crackers, cookies, and cereal. Finally, the most anticipated event for the children was a ride on an actual school bus. Fifty-four children and adults were in attendance. We had a great time and thank everyone for coming.
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Join Us for Rising K-2 Open House
05/02/2017
Please join us for our next event on May 16 at our Open House for rising kindergarten through second grade students from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
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Family Fun Science Night
04/28/2017
On April 4, 2017, students, parents, teachers, and community members came together at Arapahoe Charter School to participate in Family Fun Science Night. Students and parents were able to engage in science-related topics and constructed a catapult using propulsion and acceleration, discovered the use of insulators and conductors as they completed electrical circuits, accepted the zip line challenge using force and energy, and much more! Also on site were representatives from local organizations sharing after school and summertime opportunities. Our brand-new STEAM labs were open so everyone could see the exciting science projects our students have been working on, including wind tunnels, electricity, and robotics. To round off the evening, many adults indulged with assorted hot and cold coffees from our own Bobcat Brewery, a project from the Entrepreneurship Class. This was an event that was enjoyed by all!
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Britney Candelario Ramos Places in Math Contest!
04/06/2017
Congratulations to Britney Candelario Ramos for her ninth place finish at the Southeast Regional Math Contest - Level 2!! Of the 62 contestants, only the top six are moving on to the state competition, but Britney represented our Bobcat family proudly. Please take a moment to celebrate ALL the contestants, their sponsor, Cody Edwards and co-sponsor, Melissa McCarthy. Way to go Bobcat high schoolers: Britney Candelario Ramos Hannah Pegram Samantha Johnston Duncan MacFarland
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Job Fair
Seniors Attend Job Fair
03/22/2017
On March 21, four high school seniors, David Lester, Cameron Simpson, Andre McNeil, and Eric Stone traveled after school to the New Bern Convention Center and attended the NC Craven Works jobs fair. Seventy-nine regional businesses were on hand seeking applicants for the area's rapidly expanding 21st century workforce. These ACS seniors were equipped with resume packets and returned with several prospects and applications for employment after graduation, June 2.
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Team Bobcat Robotics Brings Home Trophies
03/07/2017
This past weekend, the Arapahoe Charter School FIRST Robotics Team (Team Bobcat) competed in their first tournament, the Pitt County District Event. At the end of the two-day competition, the team, which had been only working during school lunch to build a robot, had made it to the semi-finals! “The feeling was that of both success and relief” said Elijah Buckout, one of the drive team members for Team Bobcat, “to know that we accomplished so much in our very first tournament was truly spectacular.” The team was also awarded, twice! 2017 Highest Rookie Seed (12th out of a total of 30 teams competing) 2017 Rookie Inspiration Award “Words are inadequate to express how proud I am of our team,” said Mr. Ray Marks, the robotics team’s mentor, “It was amazing to see the team progress from not knowing what to do, to getting recognition from veteran teams for our solid playing style, specifically our defense.”
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Read Across America
Read Across America Week Was a Huge Success!
03/03/2017
Read Across America week was a huge success at ACS! Students and teachers celebrated the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel aka Dr.Seuss. Each day was themed after a Dr.Seuss story. On Fox in Socks Monday, students wore their craziest & mismatched socks. On Green Eggs & Ham Tuesday, students dressed in green. On Horton Hears a Who Wednesday, students shared an act of kindness. On The Cat & the Hat Thursday, students dressed as their favorite Dr.Seuss character or wore red, black, and white. Read Across America Day is celebrated across the entire country and is the largest celebration to promote reading. 2017 was the 20th year of Read Across America Day.
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Robotics Team Enters Competition
02/28/2017
Arapahoe Charter School Bobcats are ready to take flight! This year, a team of high schoolers is competing for the first time in the FIRST Robotics Competition! The FIRST Robotics Competition was founded by entrepreneur and inventor, Dean Kamen, in 1992. It started with a small competition of 28 teams in Manchester, NH. Since then, it has become an international competition, with teams from 11 countries competing, including teams from Israel, Great Britain, Canada, and Brazil. In this program, students are given the opportunity to not only work with engineering mentors but also to network with thousands of other students from around the world and obtain scholarships from major engineering colleges across the United States!
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ACS Celebrates Engineering Week
02/21/2017
"Scientists discover the world that is; engineers create the world that never was." This was the opening statement from the engineers from NAVAIR at Cherry Point as they engaged our 5th, 7th, 8th and high school students.
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5th Grade Learns Science with Models and Simulations
02/17/2017
Hands-on, inquiry-based science is a standard at ACS. 5th graders start with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and conduct a simulation of the human digestive system from start to finish! Claren Lugo and Jasmine Veliz explain how building a model of a lung helps them to understand.
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Groundbreaking News
02/17/2017
Arapahoe Charter School is pleased to announce construction on our new 44,000 square foot facility is well under way! With this project, we are improving and expanding our campus with a modern brick and mortar school designed to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s world. Please plan to join us on April 7 th at 1:30 pm for our official “Building the Dream” groundbreaking ceremony.
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Top 3 Spellers
Top Spellers Battle for Title of Champion
02/02/2017
ACS held its annual spelling bee Thursday, February 2. The top spellers in grades 4-8 competed to determine who would represent ACS at the Downeast Regional Competition in Washington, NC, on March 25. It was an intense battle for first place between 6th grader David Hurst and 4th grader Coleton Hall, with David emerging as champion. The battle continued with 7th grader Luan Omar and 4th grader Ryan Creech fighting for third; Luan edged out Ryan to claim the third place trophy. Congratulations to all our spellers! We are proud of you.
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Happy Campers 100 Days
It's the 100th Day of School!
01/25/2017
The Kindergarten Happy Campers celebrated the 100th day of school in style. Each student made a poster with 100 items, which they paraded around the ACS campus while wearing their awesome 100 hats! Throughout the day, they continued celebrating by counting how many times they could do different things in 100 seconds-- writing their names, writing the # 100, bouncing a ball, sit ups, jumping jacks, and other various exercises. The students also made necklaces laced with 100 fruit loops. To conclude th
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Ragen Art
Scholastic Art Award Winners Announced
01/17/2017
Arapahoe Charter School received 2 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. According to the regional committee, there were 3,792 submissions with 780 awards given.
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ENGINEERING CLASSES BUILD REMOTE CONTROL RACING ROBOTS
12/13/2016
Two classes. Two challenges. Build a remote controlled robot to carry 3 cups, 3 meters. Build a remote-controlled robot to maneuver through a slalom course in the fastest amount of time. In the cup challenge all of the teams were successful but the winning team found a unique way to meet the criteria and won by a long shot. The second engineering class was given two days and tasked with building a remote control robot that could complete a slalom racing course in under one minute. All of the students made unique robots, and all of them completed the course while sticking with the criteria, which was no easy task. The class had many issues, dealing with many things, from neutral positioning to inverted controls, which they all managed to overcome. Next challenge: computer coding for autonomous robots.
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ACS Girls, on the Run, for 5K Fun!
12/06/2016
The ACS Girls on the Run team, made up of 12 girls in grades 3-5, celebrated the end of a fabulous season by completing a 5K run with the girls on the Fred Anderson team. These girls have been training twice weekly since September and have really shown what dedication and determination can accomplish. Coach Jessica is proud of each and every one of you!
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Happy Campers Support Troops
Kindergarteners Support Our Troops!
12/01/2016
Kindergarten Safari Kids & Happy Campers wanted to show their appreciation to the United States military by sending a care package to the troops over seas.
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Field Trip
Visual Arts Students Attend Field Trip with "Sister School"
11/30/2016
Visual Art I and II students at Arapahoe Charter School attended a field trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art with our "Sister School" Green Hope High School in Raleigh. The field trip is part of a collaborative, online project where students explore the artistic process. They focus on the concepts of Identity, Place, and Storytelling in art.
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Food Drive
Second Grade Sponsors Annual Food Drive
11/23/2016
Arapahoe Charter School's second grade classes held a school-wide food drive November 14 - 18. They encouraged participation through themed days including: Macaroni Monday, Tuna Tuesday, Wheaties Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday and Fruit and Veggie Friday. On Monday, November 21, Mrs. Daniels and Mrs. Harper, with para-professionals Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Cayton, took their classes to visit the New Bern branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
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4th Grade Ecosystem Posters
11/22/2016
4th grade students worked really hard on their poster projects showing different types of ecosystems. First, the students researched organisms that live in their ecosystem. Then they studied both the harmful changes that occur in their ecosystem as well as the beneficial changes that occur in their ecosystem. Next, they used their non-fiction writing skills to write a 3 paragraph report on the ecosystem. Then finally, they drew posters to illustrate the research that they had done and shared the posters with the class!
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Turkey Parade
It's Turkey Time!
11/21/2016
ACS kindergarteners strutted their turkeys throughout campus during the annual "Turkey Parade". As a tradition, each year the students are sent home with a blank turkey to design with their families. One of the most important things to showcase is the turkey's tail! These projects get the entire family involved and help showcase each child's individual creative side.
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Tideland Grant to Fund Underwater Robot
11/21/2016
Students at Arapahoe Charter School will soon be able to remotely explore the world beneath the ocean surface, thanks to a Bright Ideas Project Grant awarded to Mr. Raymond Marks, the high school science teacher at the school. For this project, "SeaCat ROVer: Underwater Sampling Vehicle," Marine Science students, as well as Environmental Science students, will design, build, and operate an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, which will allow them the opportunity to observe ocean processes and collect samples at depth. We look forward to sharing our progress as the project commences. Mr. Marks thanks Tideland Electric Membership Corporation for their generous sponsorship of his proposal, as well as the administration and staff at Arapahoe Charter School for their support.
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Special Called Meeting of the Board of Directors - Thursday, November 17, 2016
11/15/2016
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on November 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm in ACS Media Center.
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STEM Days at PCC
11/09/2016
ACS students did a very nice job representing our school at PCC this morning. They saw some of the programs that PCC offers such as horticulture, EMS, science, hospitality, and medical assisting to name a few, and they were able to interact directly with the faculty and ask questions. They also engaged with engineers from Cherry Point and toured the portable STEM Lab filled with various state of the art equipment that STEM professionals use. They donned gloves and safety goggles for a micropipetting activity with Bionetwork and also got to see our own high school engineering students demonstrate a high flying water rocket being launched. A special shoutout to Mr. Prescott whose activity stole the show!
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STEAM Labs Using New Curriculum
11/09/2016
It was an exciting day when the tractor trailer arrived from Pitsco delivering curriculum for our high school and middle school STEAM Labs. The high school engineering classes had been building shelving and workbenches to get ready for this big day and Dr. Scot used a special dry erase paint donated by Sherwin Williams to create an inspiring workspace. ACS hosted a professional development day with our teachers and some PCS teachers and now our students are beginning to work with the curriculum. The first units are: Engineering Rockets, Everyday Electricity and Innovating Solutions.
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Special Called Meeting of the Board of Directors - Thursday, November 3, 2016
11/01/2016
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on November 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the ACS Media Center. The Board will review, discuss, and potentially take action on a proposed contract for capital construction.
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Monarch Butterfly
Second Grade Monarch Butterfly Project
11/01/2016
The second grade at ACS has taken on the project of creating milkweed gardens in the local community to help the Monarch population. Monarch butterflies are important pollinators, but with the decline of their only larval food source (milkweed) and several extremely cold winters in their overwintering grounds in Mexico and California, their numbers have been in decline. Last spring, second grade planted milkweed gardens at Camp Caroline.
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Book It Earners
Happy Campers Level Up!
10/26/2016
We're so proud of these Happy Campers for earning their "Book It" certificates! Kindergarten students read interactive books on Raz-Kids.com in the computer center. Each student starts at level aa and upon completion of reading all the books in the level advance to the next level. Students are awarded a "Book It" certificate to Pizza Hut at the end of each month if they have completed at least one level. Way to level up!
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Buster the Bus
Buster the Bus Visits ACS
10/21/2016
Buster the Bus came visited our kindergarten and first grade students Friday, October 21. Buster reminded students about school bus safety including how to enter and exit the bus, how to ride the bus, and ways to take good care of our school buses. The students enjoyed watching Buster turn on his lights, try to jump rope, and do a wheelie!
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Fire Safety
Kindergarten Learns About Fire Safety
10/15/2016
Kindergarten ended its unit on fire safety by visiting the Arapahoe Fire Station. Volunteer firefighter Jeremy Lee talked with students about the important jobs of a firefighter, the uses of fire trucks and their tools, how to call 9-1-1 for an emergency, and how to develop a fire safety plan for their homes. EMT T.W. Harris also brought an ambulance and talked with the students about the important jobs of an EMT worker and when to call 9-1-1 for an emergency. He also invited the students to sit inside and walk around the ambulance.
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8th Grade Kicks Off An Engaging Start
09/29/2016
All 8th grade students of ACS attended a field trip to Camp Don Lee to kick off the new school year. During this field trip students rotated through several stations geared toward different learning goals and curriculum standards. Our stations included: Maps and Charts, Fishing (which became Herpetology when the storm arrived), Invertebrates (in which students dissected a squid), and Team Building. The overall goal for this field trip was to kick off the new school year with a day of engaging and exciting academic challenges and to facilitate team building skills for students to utilize throughout the year.
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Notice of Special Called Meeting of the Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors
09/28/2016
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on Friday, September 30, 2016, at 1:00 pm in the ACS Media Center. The Board will review, discuss, and potentially take action to pursue additional loan assistance from the USDA- Rural Development for capital construction.
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Open House
Open House/Title I Family Night Scheduled for Thursday, September 15
09/13/2016
ACS will host an Open House/Title I Family Night Thursday, September 15, from 5:30-7:00 pm. Parents will be able to meet with teachers and pick up academic progress reports. While several high school teachers are located at PCC, all teachers will be at ACS for Open House.
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Notice of Special Called Meeting of the Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors
09/09/2016
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on September 12, 2016, at 6:00 pm in the ACS Media Center.
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Girls on the Run
08/30/2016
Arapahoe Charter School is proud to be partnering with Pamlico County Girls on the Run program. Our team will be meeting on Monday and Wednesday of each week beginning on September 19th. All girls in grades 3 through 5 are encouraged to apply. All applications need to be returned no later than Friday, September 2nd. See Mrs. Nunley for details.
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Chloe Artwork
Student Honored at NC Museum of Art
08/28/2016
The North Carolina Museum of Art sponsors an annual art competition- organized, juried, and curated by teens for teens called Teens, Inspired.Chloe St. Onge, junior at Arapahoe Charter School, is one of 36 artists selected for this year's show. Her sculpture, Secret Escape, was inspired by Rabble, a rather large hanging sculpture of butterflies grouped in the shape of a plane. She wrote, "I was able to see Rabble by Ralph Helmick and Stuart Schechtert during a field trip to the museum in the fall. I liked how the butterflies and flowers hang all together and look like they are flying and flowing away. I’ve always been pulled to birds and butterflies because, to me, they represent freedom and grace."
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Art Calendars on Sale Now!
08/28/2016
Calendars featuring student artwork are on sale now! Calendars are $5.00, and all proceeds support the Visual Arts program.
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Gold Star to the Sheriff's Department
08/26/2016
A huge thank you to members of the the Pamlico County Sheriff's Department who took up a collection and bought and delivered two large armfuls of school supplies to Arapahoe Charter School. This was enough for at least twelve needy students. Dr. Sawyer expresses the sentiments of our staff when he says, "We really appreciate what these caring men and women have donated to our students and the sense of community that these gifts help to create." It is with great excitement that our students sharpen their new pencils and use the first pages in their notebooks. We are so grateful all our students have this opportunity due to the generous donation of the Sheriff's Department.
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High School Team Building:
08/26/2016
To kick off the school year, our high school students spent two days between Camp Caroline and ACS participating in a variety of team building activities. While at Camp Caroline, students completed a ropes course, planted a garden, participated in a kayak race, and competed in pickleball. Students finished their day by writing down past stresses or bad habits and casting them into the fire as a commitment to let those things go and start the year fresh. During their time spent at ACS, students set goals for their future and wrote a short narrative about what it will take to achieve those goals. The two days were enjoyed by both students and teachers alike. We expect this to become an ACS tradition! Special thanks to all the volunteers and staff at Camp Caroline for making this happen and a big shout out to the cafeteria staff for the taco and salad bar. It was delicious!
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Arapahoe Charter School Begins the 2016-2017 Academic Year with Happy Surprises
08/23/2016
Arapahoe Charter School opened its doors to the 20th year of operation on Monday, August 15, 2016. As an incentive to encourage students to attend school on the first day of the academic year, the Board of Directors and an anonymous donor provided Kindles and iPads for a random drawing of students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
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20th Annual Meeting of the Membership will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2016
08/17/2016
Arapahoe Charter School will hold the 20th Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. Doors open at 6:30 to register and pay annual dues of $5.00.
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Transportation Request Forms Must Be Completed for 2016-17!
08/04/2016
All parents/guardians should complete the new Transportation Request Form and return it to school as soon as possible. This will help ensure we have the most up-to-date information for bus pick up and drop off.
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Special Called Meeting of the Board of Directors- Tuesday, August 9, 2016
08/04/2016
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on August 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the ACS Media Center.
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Fall Picture
Fall Picture Day -- Thursday, September 8, 2016
08/03/2016
Fall Picture Day will be Thursday, September 8, 2016. All students will have their pictures taken for the yearbook. Families will be able to purchase portrait packages of their child(ren).
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Back to School
Meet and Greet Scheduled for August 11, 2016
07/21/2016
ACS will hold a "Meet and Greet" on Thursday, August 11, from noon until 7:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for students and parents to meet teachers, get bus information, and visit the campus. (This replaces the "Open House" that was held last year in the evening).
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Supply Lists for 2016/17 Are Now Accessible!
06/15/2016
Supply Lists for the 2016/17 school year are now accessible online. Click on the grade level for the list(s) needed.
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Alert! Summer School Dates for next week
06/07/2016
Alert! The schedule for summer school is Math Remediation and Testing -- Monday and Tuesday, 6/13 & 6/14 Reading Remediation and Testing -- Wednesday and Thursday, 6/15 & 6/16.
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It's No Picnic
06/07/2016
High school engineering students learned that it takes a lot of effort to move from an idea to reality. The picnic table project began when high schoolers started power lunches. Students are allowed to have an extended lunch unless they are required to attend tutorials. They may eat outside, hangout, and participate in various enrichment activities. Unfortunately, the only place to sit is on the ground. To solve this problem engineering students worked in teams to come up with a proposal for administration which included a picnic table design, a cost analysis, and a justification of need.
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Notice of Special Called Meeting of the Board of Directors
06/01/2016
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on June 4, 2016, at 9:00 am in the Cowell Hall building at Camp Caroline. The camp is located at 3398 Janiero Road in Arapahoe, NC. A
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End of Year Testing Schedule
05/24/2016
End of Year testing begins this week. Arapahoe Charter School's testing schedule will be as follows: Wednesday, May 25 - End of Grade Reading (3rd-5th); Thursday, May 26 - End of Grade Math (3rd-5th); Friday, May 27 - End of Grade Science (5th and 8th); Tuesday, May 31 - End of Grade Reading (6th-8th); Wednesday, June 1 - End of Grade Math (6th-8th); Thursday, June 2 - HS 2nd Block Exam; Friday, June 3 - HS 3rd Block Exam; Monday, June 6 - HS 4th Block Exam
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Special Called Meeting of the Board of Directors May 19, 2016
05/17/2016
The Arapahoe Charter School Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting on May 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the ACS Media Center. The purpose of the meeting will be to receive a presentation from Convergent Nonprofit Solutions concerning their findings and recommendations for a possible Capital Campaign.
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3rd Graders Publish Book
05/05/2016
Mrs. Nunley's third graders have been working hard this year. In an effort to truly understand the various steps of the writing process, they decided to publish a book! Each student contributed by creating a character and writing about it. After working on revising and editing draft after draft, these amazing students added illustrations to their writing. Mrs. Martin joined them in the classroom to help get their illustrations "book ready". She taught them to maximize space by zooming in and cropping our main characters and positioning them away from the center of the page. Students created pre-draws, similar to the way they created rough drafts, and edited them until they were satisfied. The final product is truly a work of art! Stop by their classroom and see for yourself!
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Earth Day in Kindergarten
04/22/2016
Mrs.Gaskins's kindergarten students went on a nature walk around the ACS campus to enjoy Earth Day. Each student had a check list of certain items to find. The items were dirt, a leaf, a flower, a spider, a butterfly, a mushroom, a worm, a bird, an ant, a bee, a squirrel, a tree, a cloud, and grass. The students were able to find everything except a squirrel and a mushroom. They were especially excited to find a scarecrow in Mrs.Newman's garden and a small cliff above a swampy area on the far side of the big kids playground!
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Getting to the Root of It
04/19/2016
The third graders are getting back to their roots! Mrs. Nunley and Mrs. Harris's students delicately dissect bean seeds to find their major parts. Students identify the seed coat, cotyledons, and embryo before learning about their transformation into a plant's roots, stem, leaves, and flower!
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Partnership with NavAir
03/22/2016
What does it mean to have a partnership with NavAir at Cherry Point? It means a lot! It means that we have engineers who mentor our high school students: demonstrating problem-solving, showing how "math can explain the world", and helping them be successful in understanding how things work. It means our 5th grade and 8th grade students learn how two young engineers who were once young boys with a curiosity about the world grew up to study engineering in college. In college, they built a landrover to mine dirt on Mars and built a race car from scratch! Our students were intrigued with the 3-D printer that they demonstrated, but mostly they were excited to meet people very similar to themselves who get paid to do cool things!
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Raffle Prizes
Spring Fling Tickets Now on Sale!
03/22/2016
There are some awesome prizes up for grabs at the Spring Fling! A Go Pro, Yeti cooler, and Disney Hopper Passes for 4 are just some of the prizes available! Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. You do not have to be present to win. Contact Tiffany Bennett for ticket info!
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Math to Nature
03/18/2016
“Can we go outside, please, Mr. Edwards, please? It's seventy degrees and sunny.” “Why not?” Mr. Edwards replies. Little did his students know the whiteboard was already waiting for them on the field.
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Move Over King Midas
03/18/2016
Move over King Midas; Mrs. Nunley's third graders have the Chocolate Touch! Students wrapped up their novel study of "The Chocolate Touch" by Patrick Skene Catling this week by creating a culminating project. Each student worked hard to create a board game, movie poster, character diary, research project, or an expression of character art! They had a blast presenting the final products in class and even took time to play the board games!
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Pi Day in Sixth Grade
03/16/2016
You may have thought the Pi Day of the CENTURY was last year, but interestingly enough, this year’s Pi Day matched our date if you round the digits of Pi to 3/14/16 from 3.14159. Sixth Grade celebrated Pi Day on March 14 with many activities revolving around Pi. In language arts, students read about the facts of Pi and answered questions. Bonus questions even involved finding the circumference of a circle. In math and science, there was a video based on the book “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi” in which you must figure out the formula for Pi in order to turn a dragon back into Sir Cumference. There was an intense round of Jeopardy revolving around Pi and math topics.
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NCCBA Winner
The Votes Are In!
03/11/2016
The votes are in, and it was a close race! Gaston has been chosen as our school winner for the NC Children's Book Awards. As part of the library special, Mrs. Prescott and the students in kindergarten through second grade read all the nominees for the 2015-16 NC Children's Book Award and voted for their favorite.
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Dr. Seuss
ACS Celebrates Dr. Seuss
03/07/2016
ACS celebrated reading and the life of Dr. Seuss last week by participating in Read Across America. School-wide, students and staff read books by Dr. Seuss, searched for Dr. Seuss characters in a scavenger hunt, and dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Other activities took place in individual classrooms.
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Being Kind Always Counts
03/01/2016
Some of Mrs. Bucksot's 1st grade students performed a version of an Indian fairy tale, "The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal" for the Kindergarten Happy Camper class. The moral of the story is to be kind to others. Thank you to the following students who so delighted the Kindergarteners: narrator-Valerie Lawhorn, Brahman (Brah-woman)-Emerson Gaskins, Tree-Evan Davis, Tiger-Henry Robertson, Elephant-Ke'allah Home and Jackal (Jackette)-Caroline Angelo.
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Animals Brush, and We Do Too!
03/01/2016
Kindergarten students have been learning about good dental health. As a conclusion of dental health awareness, the students received a visit from Mrs. Debbie, a dental hygienist. Mrs. Debbie read a story called "Brush My Teeth, PLEASE!". The story explained how all different types of animals brush their teeth, some go up and down, some go side to side, and some even brush their tongues. Mrs.Debbie left each student with their own toothbrush and toothbrush cover. Thanks, Mrs.Debbie!
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Landforms, a Landslide of Delight
03/01/2016
Ms. Harper's third graders created models of landforms. Students were required to research characteristics of their assigned landform, explain how it is formed, and give examples of where to find the landform. Students had to present to their classmates even though their smiles say it all!
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Gong Hey Fat Choy
02/23/2016
2nd Graders studied the traditions of Chinese New Year in Art during February. Chinese New Year is a fifteen day celebration of renewal and rebirth. Students learned about the importance of the Zodiac and the symbolism behind the colors. The dragon is an important part of Chinese heritage and is used in their parade. Dancers practice for weeks to choreograph their path down the parade. During art, students worked all week to build their own dragons. Each one was completely different showcasing the different personalities of our students.
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Proposed Calendar for 2016-2017
02/19/2016
The 2016-2017 has been developed and approved by the staff. We are very excited to provide a more balanced calendar for students and their families. The most significant change is that the first day of school will be August 15th and the last day of school will be May 26th. We plan to present the proposed calendar to the Board of Directors this coming Thursday, February 25th.
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Digging Deeper into Math and Social Studies
02/15/2016
ACS Eighth Graders have been digging deeper into North Carolina's history while applying math skills and concepts! Recently students practiced graphing data while analyzing the conflict over state representation in the late 1700s. After reviewing the data and studying different plans presented at the Continental Congress, students created their own plan for fair representation. Later we applied comparative graphing when studying the different populations in NC from late 1700s through the mid-1800s. Students analyzed the correlation of total population to slave population, especially focusing on the increase of slave population during this time period. Bridging subjects together helps our students make a stronger connection to our content.
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When Clay Sings
02/15/2016
After researching the Anasazi Native American Indians in the Southwest United States, students in Mrs. Vogt's Enrichment Class created their own pictograph pottery. This pottery contained symbols of important people and events in their lives. These students in Mrs. Nunley's third grade class took their classmates on an "archeological dig" for handmade artifacts! Students unearthed the broken pieces of a clay disk and pieced it back together to reveal images portraying what life was like for the disk's creators.
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Darwin's Challenge
02/15/2016
8th grade Science students have been exploring the use of different technologies for presenting projects. They've recently completed an evolution-based assignment in which they had to create a new bird species. Each bird had several adaptations that had to be included as well as the incorporation of having a moving part. By including a moving part and other design parameters, students were able to branch out into the engineering portion of this S.T.E.A.M. project. Students were very creative and very successful in meeting all of the criteria! Click the link below for the VoiceThread of the students describing their birds and their adaptations. https://voicethread.com/share/7485243/
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Winging It!
02/08/2016
This week the 5th graders got their hands dirty dissecting a chicken wing as they continued their study of the human body. The students were surprised to find that the muscular and skeletal parts of the human arm are much like that of a chicken wing. Working in pairs, the students dissected the chicken wing in order to identify the bicep, tricep, humerus, ulna, and radius. They also learned about cartilage, ligaments, and tendons and saw first hand how all these aspects combine to make the wing move. They will all think twice before enjoying chicken wings for dinner after this experience!
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Poems of Peace
02/08/2016
Fourth graders have been learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his pursuit of peace and justice. Students have learned new vocabulary, made an acrostic poem for peace, and have written their own speeches. The speeches include dreams for themselves, their community, and their world.
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Making Tracks that Make a Difference
02/05/2016
Mrs. Nunley's third graders kicked off Black History Month with a lesson on the importance of equal contribution. Each student was given a piece of a mural and a specific color to complete their section independently. As they finished, the pieces were placed on a grid to form a beautiful work of art. Later, they discussed what the mural would look like if they left out all the pieces that were colored red. The students unanimously agreed that the portrait would be incomplete and lacking in beauty.
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Spelling Bee
ACS Holds Annual Spelling Bee
02/05/2016
Arapahoe Charter School held its annual spelling bee on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Top spellers in grades four through eight competed to become the school champion. Fourth grade was represented by Piper Midyette, Kamrin Smith, and Jaden Wong; fifth grade by Darrin Fulkerson, David Hurst, and Cheyenne Sanders; sixth grade by Aaron Foreman, Luan Omar, and Jacob Reeves; seventh grade by Gabriel Alldred, Treveon Barber, and Samuel Bish; and eighth grade by Alyssa Genia, Tony Lee, and Cameron Wright.
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Engineering Adventure Camp
02/04/2016
Did you receive the flyer and application for the Afterschool Engineering Adventure Camp at Pamlico County Library?
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Edible Landforms, Oh My!
02/04/2016
Ms. Julie Harper's third graders have been studying landforms. They created edible landforms to show mountains, valleys, rivers, plateaus, hills, and glaciers. They also created Carolina Panthers to put on the door to show their support of their home team! Keep pounding!
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Happy Hundred Days of School
02/04/2016
Mrs. Gaskins's students were given the digits 1, 0, and 0 to create their own pictures. Using paper scraps, glue, pencils, and crayons, the students created trucks, elephants, vampires, birds, and even Mrs. Gaskins, just to name a few. These creations are so cool and inventive! Happy 100th day of school.
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Medieval Times
02/02/2016
The 7th grade class at ACS is planning a field trip to Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach, SC. This is a celebration of the hard work of the 7th graders this year as well as a history lesson on the times of kings, queens, and knights. This is an all day trip traveling by charter bus to Myrtle Beach. The group will stop at the Fort Fisher aquarium on the way back and take a quick break for dinner. Permission slips are out for students and parents. Don’t miss out on the fun. See Mrs. Lewis for details.
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100th Day of School Coming Soon
02/01/2016
Kindergarten students are preparing for the 100th day of school! The 100th day of school at ACS is Thursday, February 4th. Kindergarteners will celebrate being 100 days smarter by eating 100 items, making a necklace with 100 fruit loops, doing 100 exercises, and, of course, counting to 100! Come to the K-2 hallway to take a look at all the creative 100th Day of School projects made by the students!
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Happy Camper's Care!
Happy Campers Care!
01/28/2016
Mrs.Gaskins's kindergarten class took a moment to make get well cards for a community member who was having surgery. Some of the students drew pictures, some wrote personal notes saying get well soon, and one wrote a story and illustration about a duck. If you ever need to smile or laugh, stop by the Happy Camper classroom!
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Artist: Sabrea W. 6th Grade
Bobcat Doodle
01/27/2016
6th and 8th Grade ACS art students have been working on their own "Bobcat Doodle" in the spirit of the Google Doodles that appear on the Google Homepage to celebrate special occasions. Each week we plan to feature a different doodle so stay tuned!
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Kindergarteners Learn About Creating a Beautiful World
01/26/2016
Kindergarten has been learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They were able to learn the reason for the holiday on January 18, 2016. They came to realize that each person is unique and special; it does not matter what color or background you come from, each person should be treated fairly as an individual. We then created our own box of crayons demonstrating the different colors and how we each make a beautiful world. "We are a box of crayons, each of us unique, but when we get together, the picture is complete." - Quote from "The Crayon Box that Talked"
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Weather Wonders
01/25/2016
2nd graders made clouds while studying weather. Mrs. Gaskins borrowed a microwave and heated a bar of Ivory soap in it until a "cloud" was formed. The students were amazed. Some were quite surprised that their predictions were totally wrong. Other students just couldn't wait to "touch" the cloud. The microwave certainly smelled clean when the experiment was done. Learning about weather is cool!!
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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
01/21/2016
The students in Mrs. Gaskins's 2nd grade are hoping they'll have snowflakes in the classroom. They completed an experiment using hot water and Borax to build crystals on pipe cleaners bent in the shape of snowflakes. Even if we don't get any real snow in Arapahoe, we are all keeping our fingers crossed that our experiment will result in 22 colorful snowflakes. More pictures to come if our experiment is successful.
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Making Math Real
01/21/2016
This semester our 10th and 11th grade students taking Math III will have the opportunity to explore an exciting variety of topics. Students will begin the semester learning about the nine key parent functions and completing a culminating unit project where they will identify these functions in the environment around them. Students will utilize the laws of exponents and logarithms in order to dive deeper into the study of population growth/decay, half-life, and compounding investments.
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Art Winners Collect Gold, Silver, and Honorable Mention!
01/19/2016
Of 2996 entries across the nation, 8 of our students received an award from the Scholastic Art Awards. Our winners are: Gold Keys: Nick Phillips Liam McCarthy Silver Key: Chloe St. Onge
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All in a Day's Art
01/19/2016
Many of our art students were honored at the local Oriental Women's Student Art Festival! The first place winners will head to the district competition in Clayton at the end of the month. Their work will be on display at the Village Art Gallery in Oriental until they are shipped to the Regional Competition! Please offer your congratulations to the following students:
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Roof Rescue Aid Packages
Rescue Aid Packages Fall From Roof with No Harm
01/13/2016
Middle school students in the Engineering Exploratory class test their final package designs on Monday, January 11th. This was the final challenge after 4 phases of testing and design. Students designed a rescue package filled with both fragile, soft and hard items which had to be floated down from an airplane as slowly as possible to minimize damage to the contents. They tested a variety of wing designs and packing materials to come up with their final design. For extra credit they were also able to test their skills in a traditional egg drop contest. A few eggs got broken, but a fun time was had by all. Special thanks to Mr. Murphy and Mr. Watson for climbing to the roof and being our pilots for the rescue mission to Haiti!
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Arapahoe Charter School Theatre Arts Class Presents “The Mad Tea Party!”
12/09/2015
Arapahoe Charter School’s first Theatre Arts class presents “The Mad Tea Party” on Thursday December 17th at 7:00 pm in the Delamar Center located on the campus of Pamlico Community College. Admission is $2.00. The class has worked diligently much of the semester and is excited to present the results of their hard work! Collaboration with the Engineering class promises to add wonder and whimsy to the set design! The cast includes the following students:
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7th Grade Helps on a Global Scale
12/03/2015
Thanks to a grant from the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, Mrs. Masters' 7th grade class has been studying a bit about global poverty, microfinance, lending and interest. Today, students lent over $400 in small, $25 loans to individuals and small businesses in 10 African countries. Within a month, they will begin to see a return on some of the loans.
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Engineers From Cherry Point Mentor High School Students on Wind Generator Project
12/01/2015
Electrical engineers, Ryan Craven and Luis Gallegos, and aerospace engineer, David Muse, all from NavAir at Cherry Point Marine Core Air Station, are mentoring the high school engineering class on their wind generator project.
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Kindergarten Food Drive
11/30/2015
Kindergarten is beginning their annual Christmas food drive! Drop nonperishable foods off in either Kindergarten classroom until December 16th. The students will travel to the Salvation Army food pantry in New Bern to deliver the food on December 16th.
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5th Grade Ecosystem Museum
11/30/2015
Where can you find cacti and coyotes? Would you find them in a deciduous forest, a grassland, or the neritic zone of the ocean? If you visited the 5th grade ecosystem museum you would definitely know which habitat these animals live in. You could even check to see if your answers are right using the electronic quiz game associated with each display.
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Second Grade at Food Bank
Awesome Experience for 2nd Grade!
11/24/2015
Mrs. Harper's second grade class visited the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC Monday, November 23, to deliver the items collected during their Food Drive. Students went on a tour of the facility, learned how food is distributed, and talked about the needs in our community.
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Kindergarteners Participate in Turkey Parade
11/24/2015
Kindergarteners and their families spend the first weeks of November decorating and preparing their turkeys to be displayed in their hall as well as presented to the student body in the annual Turkey Parade. This year's parade took place Tuesday, November 24, as the Kindergarten Campers and Safari Kids proudly marched throughout the school showing off their hard work.
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Club
11/11/2015
Camp Kindergarten celebrated joining the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Club by enjoying a scavenger hunt on the playground. One of the first steps to becoming a successful reader is by learning of all the letters in the alphabet. On Friday 11/6/15, every student in the "Happy Camper" class achieved the goal of learning all of the alphabet, uppercase and lowercase, and out of order! CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM!!!!
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Pumpkin Day
Second Graders Celebrate Pumpkin Day
11/02/2015
Mrs. Harper's 2nd graders explored pumpkins in their classroom Friday, October 30th. They spent the morning learning about the parts and life cycle of pumpkins and then held a taste testing of different pumpkin flavored products with pumpkin spice cupcakes being the overwhelming favorite.
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Whole School Turns Out for Pink Out
10/23/2015
October 22nd was our school-wide “Pink Out Day” in show of support to those who fight the breast cancer disease. Arapahoe Charter School recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. During the month of October, ACS is collecting coins to show our support for the foundation “Journey of Hope”.
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Smokey the Bear
10/23/2015
Smokey the Bear visited our K-2 classrooms with two rangers with the NC Forest Service. The students were given a lesson on fire safety and how to prevent forest fires.
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2nd Grade + Mike's Farm = Magic
10/20/2015
The second grade had a great time during their field trip to Mike's farm!! Blake from Mrs. Harper's class even got to help with the Magic Show!!! He was having a great time until the magicians burnt up his shoe trying to use their magic cleaning device!
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ACS Garden Grows More Than Plants
10/15/2015
The French Philosopher, Voltaire, once said that the key to happiness was to first plant and then tend your garden. For the past five years high school teacher Martha Newman and her students have been doing just that.
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Are You Following Us on Instagram?
10/09/2015
Busy and excited are good words to describe what is happening at Arapahoe Charter School. Thanks to Mr. Edwards who created an ACS Instagram account for us, we are able to share these happenings through pictures. You can view these on our homepage or follow us on instagram @acsbobcats .
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Kindergarten Students Learn About Fire Safety at the Fire Station
10/08/2015
Kindergarten students traveled to the Arapahoe Volunteer Fire Station to learn about fire safety. Mr.Jeremy Lee taught the students all about the fire truck, what to do in their homes in case of a fire, and what to say to the dispatcher when calling 911.
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Basketball Club Begins Second Season
10/07/2015
Every Thursday after school from 3:15 to 4:15 roughly 25 students gather on the court in the Nora Kennel Gym for Basketball Club. The club formed last year as a way to promote the sport in all grades with the ultimate goal of basketball returning to ACS in the future as a school sponsored sport.
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Officers visit 2nd Grade
Second Grade Needs Your Help!
10/01/2015
Mrs. Harper's 2nd grade class read a book titled “Stick” about a little frog who is just a little too independent for his own good. The book was then used to talk about asking for help when needed and working together as a team throughout the year. The class created their very own “Stick” to remind them of these things.
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Engineering a Whole School Project
09/25/2015
Engineering students began with an idea and a problem to solve, as most engineering challenges begin. The idea was to join the world-wide “Whirled Peace” project and the problem was how do you get an entire school involved and successfully building pinwheels.
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5th Grade Scientists
09/09/2015
How do scientists visual something as big and complex as the water cycle? In order to understand how something works, scientists often build models. How can you build a model of the water cycle?
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Canoeing at Camp Don Lee
Eighth Graders Enjoy Outdoor Education
Eighth grade students enjoyed their outdoor learning adventure at Camp Don Lee. In addition to several team-building activities on the low ropes course, students rotated to three stations: Man and the Neuse, Tidal Creek, and Settlers.
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New Staff 2015-16
ACS Welcomes New Staff
There are several new faces on campus for the 2015-16 school year as well as a few familiar ones. Cody Edwards joined us near the end of the 2014-15 school year and returns as a high school math teacher.
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"Whirled Peace" Day - September 21
ACS celebrated "Whirled Peace" Day September 21. Students created and planted pinwheels with messages of peace on the site of our new school.
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ACS Bobcat Pioneers
Bobcat PCC Pioneers
"ACS Pioneers" were recognized at the August 13 Board of Directors meeting.
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100th Day of School
100th Day of School
Kindergarten students are preparing for the 100th day of school! The 100th day of school at ACS is Thursday, February 4th.
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