And what a wild time it was!
  The week began with the middle school students working to prepare for our Veterans Panel. This years panel was a very well attended event and both veterans and students alike seemed to enjoy the opportunity to share and hear stories. Link to Village Soup coverage of the event.

Tuesday was a "normal day" with some outstanding basketball games after school with Lincolnville. Well done teams!

Thursday, we came back from Veteran Day with a H1N1 clinic at Lincolnville. Those of us who stayed at AVS put together two composting containers for winter compost and the 7th grade students prepared a bed and planted the garlic for next year's crop. It was a great time out there digging, planting and cleaning up. We then had lunch, then home for the students as we had a full slate of parent conferences for the afternoon and evening. Thanks to all those parents who were able to make it in for a meeting. It is always great to share and hear about the students.

Friday brings a busy day as 8th grade discussed fund raising and started talking about where we might be heading on our class trip in the spring. Plenty of ideas.
I then got news that our Appleton Roots Garden is now listed with the Maine School Garden Network. Very good news. Check it out here.

Basketball games tonight I could not stay for the conclusions but wish teams all the best. Things were looking positive when I had to leave.

Bottle drive on Saturday so have your bottles ready.

Monday will be here soon enough!

Wow! One of those days.  This next stretch could be a wild time.

Morning meeting to get Veterans Day panel loose ends tied up. Things are looking good for that and it is looking like great participation for out Vets. Looking forward to it.

8th graders took the math competency test this morning so our schedule was flipped on it's head. Thanks to all for their flexibility with this.

7th grade: got a few students started with their blog spaces and then a 80% successful intro to ALEKS the online math program. A few students run into a road block that we are working to fix this evening. Thanks for your patience gang.

Veterans day panel is Monday, Nov. 9th 10:30-12:20 with lunch to follow.

H1N1 clinic coming up next week, Nov 12th in the morning. Make sure to get your paperwork in this week so the order is complete. There will be no extras!

Also parent conferences on that day and it is a 1/2 day. Wow.

Student leaders met at lunch and are getting things organized for a Thanksgiving food drive. Lots of logistics to get ironed out. Very excited group. Look for what you can do to help out in the form of food contributions in next weeks NotesHome.

Today ended with a tremendous team effort from the boys basketball team. I had to leave a halftime but we looked to be in control. Very exciting and entertaining. Well done gentlemen!

Photo: Veterans Day  -  eqqman