APA to present safety program
APA is pleased to have Kids Talk present Staying Safe in a Digital World/Body Boundaries to our students. Kids Talk has developed an evidence-based program for students in grades K-12 that instructs children about body safety and online safety. This program is very up-front with students about inappropriate behavior and touches as well as internet safety. If you do NOT want your child to participate in this program, you must return this Opt Out letter to your child’s homeroom teacher immediately.
APA online payment now available
APA patrons can now make payments online for school fees, lunches, or donations. You simply click on the School Fees link on the left and you will be directed to the payment page. You must enter the student’s name, grade, and then select where you want the money applied. After entering all that information, a submit button will appear and you will then be directed to a secure site to enter your credit card information to complete the process. If you have more than one student, you must repeat the process for each student. Please allow 24 hours for us to post your payment.
DOE releases ISTEP scores
The Indiana Department of Education released the Spring 2016 ISTEP school results. This was the first year for the newly-revised ISTEP test, which was a much different test than in the past. Many consider the test to be harder and more inclusive of standards that Indiana wishes for its students. Results indicate that results are much lower compared to previous years. However, the test does not take into account all of the things which APA and other Indiana schools are trying to teach their students. Commandant Barker has shared her thoughts on this year’s results. You can read her full comments here.
APA receives big grant for weight room renovation
Bodybuilding.com will be at APA on November 3rd to check out the weight room to see what they can do to make it a world-class facility. They are willing to spend up to $200,000 on the project; $150,000 from the company and APA’s share of $50,000. A Go Fund Me site has been set up to help APA raise our share of the money. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/2rqvewqk?ssid=767950259&pos=1 to get more information.
APA announces partnership
APA is excited to announce a new partnership with Madison County Community Health Center that will allow your child to receive routine medical care from Board Certified physicians during the school day here at APA. This can include health physicals, vaccinations, wellness checks, dental appointments and more. MCCHC will be scheduling specific dates and times with us at each building for their school visit partnership which will be communicated to you as soon as it becomes available.
There are no upfront costs for these services as MCCHC is able to bill your insurance for these services including HIP, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. They also will work with families using an income-based sliding fee scale and can assist families with getting signed up for programs like Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) and more.
If you would like more information regarding options available, you can contact the Madison County Community Health Center directly at 765-641-
We look forward to being able to provide more services like these in the future.
APA goes paperless
APA will no longer be printing out hard copies of reports cards for grades 6-12. Report cards will be available on Skyward within 1 week after close of the grading period. Students/parents may go to Skyward to view and print report cards if they wish (See below how to obtain Skyward login if you do not have one.) If parents want a paper copy of the report card and do not have internet access, they need to send Capt. Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) in writing their request stating why they need a copy and we will print and send one home with their child.
Online grade access for grades 1-12 is now available If you wish to access your child’s grades, discipline, lunch/fee balance, etc., please do the following. We will process the information as quickly as possible and get back with you.
We must verify your information before you will receive your logins. Please email Capt. Thompson the following information for each child:
1. Child’s name and grade
2. Your relationship to child
3. Child’s home address
4. Main phone contact
Only those officially entered into our system as guardians will be allowed access.
Once you receive your information, you can use any web browser to access the information or you can visit http://www.skyward.com/K-12/Mobile.aspx to download an app for your phone or tablet device.