December Core Essential: Generosity

The monthly value for December is Generosity: Making someone’s day, by giving something away. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson.

A core component of this program is family involvement; we greatly appreciate your continued support of our monthly value outside of the school day.

Anchorage Independent School Board Meeting December 7, 2020

To attend the December 7, 2020 School Board meeting scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., please click the following link: join by phone as a scheduled speaker/presenter, dial +​1​-405-561-1457 and enter the following PIN: 305 621 861#.

If you would like to sign-up to speak at the meeting, please email Superintendent Kelley Ransdell at and place “Board Meeting Sign-Up” in the subject line.

No School November 25 – 27

Lost And Found

This is our first round of lost and found items from the school. If you see an item of yours that you recognize please pick up starting the morning of Wednesday, December 2nd, in front of the Board Office. The items will be out until Friday, December 4th. Any unclaimed items after that date will be donated.

EA Teacher Conferences

EA Teachers will be having virtual, optional EA parent-teacher conferences. Email individual teachers from the list below if you would like a conference. Thanks!








Help ACT Light Up The Anchorage Trail

Please click here to purchase your luminaries.

Modified Anchorage Public School Basketball Skills and Drills Offering

Thank you for all that signed up for the Modified Anchorage Public School Basketball Skills and Drills Offering. With everything in flux, we are going to open the registration up for a few more days to allow anyone who has not signed up for the modified basketball opportunity to jump in. Please note there must be a minimum number of seven students to hold a grade-level offering. 

We will offer a virtual parent meeting on November 22nd. This meeting will provide a tentative schedule with days and times for each grade level.  The Modified Season will begin after the Thanksgiving Holidays, the week of November 30, and will run for 10 weeks through the month of February (December break as well as Winter break will be off weeks). This modified season will offer a great opportunity for your student to get some exercise and grow in the game of basketball, all in a safe and friendly environment. Specific guidelines are outlined on the registration form.  

Please take this opportunity to sign up and join the APSAP Modified Basketball season as we look forward to providing the great opportunity. Registration will close this Friday, November 13, at 3:00 pm.

Poinsettia Fundraiser – Orders Due By November 29, 2020 Paid Through Cheddar Up

There is no better way to brighten up your home for the holidays than with a poinsettia or two! The 8th Grade Class of 2021 is selling poinsettias to help raise funds for their 8th grade trip.

Each potted plant is 6.5″ and can be ordered for $14 in red, white, jingle bell (red with white speckles) or pink!

You can still place an order until Sunday, November 29 via cheddar up by clicking here.

Thank you so much for supporting the Class of 2021 in their fundraising efforts.

APTA Christmas Across Anchorage

While COVID-19 restrictions will prevent us from holding Christmas in Anchorage as usual this year, the APTA holiday elves are hard at work planning activities to help celebrate the season across our Anchorage community.

Our annual Christmas ornament is already available for preorder at, and you can purchase our Take-it and Make-it craft, an adorable holiday wreath, at the cheddar up link as well.  

New this year is the Anchorage Holiday Light Tour, which will take place from December 12th to 20th. The spirit of the season will shine as we light our homes to bring the magic of the holidays to our town. Our own eighth grade class will even decorate the heart of our community, Anchorage School! For $10, register your home at, then drive around Anchorage during December and treat yourself to dazzling light displays. You’ll be able to vote for your favorites in several categories on Cheddar Up as well, and prizes from Stoneware and Co. await the winners!  

Like “Christmas in Anchorage” on Facebook for updates, and contact Katie Mullaney at 502-552-2880 if you have any questions.

November Core Essential: Gratitude

The monthly value for November is Gratitude: Letting other know you see how they’ve helped you. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou.

A core component of this program is family involvement; we greatly appreciate your continued support of our monthly value outside of the school day.

2020-2021 APS School Plan Survey Results

Thank you to all of our parents and staff who completed the recent survey regarding aspects of our 2020-2021 APS School Plan, including options for In-School, APS Virtual and At-Home Learning Models. The survey included important questions related to metrics for suspension of face-to-face instruction, student cohort design, and extra-curricular activity offerings. 

Results for the questions can be found here:

Parent Survey
Staff Survey

Thank you for your time and your input.

APS Employment Opportunities

Our school is seeking candidates for the vacancies listed below for the 2020-2021 school year. 

  • Athletic Director
  • Instructional Assistants
  • Substitute Teachers

Ideal candidates for all positions possess a genuine care and concern for students, have experience in the education field, strive to nurture positive relationships with parents and the community, and demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with fellow staff to create meaningful learning, growth and development experiences for students. 

If you are interested, please contact us for information about these positions.  If you know of qualified individuals that would be great candidates to join the APS team, please assist us in our recruiting efforts and share the information with them. 

For more information please contact Andrew Terry at or Kelley Ransdell at  Please include “APS Employment Inquiry” in the subject line.

Buzz Book App Sponsors

A huge thank you to all of our Buzz Book sponsors. Please make sure to check out all of the wonderful services they have to offer.

Our Platinum Sponsors are:

C&R Graphics
Centerline Wealth Advisors
Duncan Galloway Egan Greenwald PLLC
Heiskell Home Team of Keller Williams International Luxury
Jason E Walters, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Julie Pogue Properties
Kid’s Dentistree
Rip Phillips, Broker EXP Realty
Suntime Pools West
Tammy Young Photography
Tracy Blair Haus State Farm Insurance
Whet Your Palette





































Our Gold Sponsors are:

502 Direct Primary Care
Texas Roadhouse







Our Silver Sponsors are:

Anchorage Presbyterian Church
ScrapOnTap Etsy Shop
The Wright Psychology and Learning Center
Yard Cards Louisville









Spare Mask Needed Daily

Please send your child with a clean spare mask daily, just in case the one they are wearing becomes dirty or wet. This mask should be kept in a paper bag. If you prefer to use a plastic bag, then please do not seal the bag, as that could trap germs in the bag.

Positive Test Results Need To Be Reported To School

Under new regulation, all parents and guardians are required to report to the child’s school if their child tests positive for COVID-19. If this happens, please call the school ASAP and ask to speak with Adrienn Carman, school secretary, or if she is unavailable, please speak with nurse Misty Killinder. Positive reports need to be made with a live person – please do not leave the message on a voicemail.  Should a positive test occur over a weekend or on a day that there is no school, please contact Superintendent Kelley Ransdell at 502-303-1415. At the conclusion of the phone call you will be sent an email receipt of your report as your verification that you have met the legal obligation of making the report.  Please know your name will remain confidential, but the school needs this information to report the positive case, as well as use for contact tracing to determine if other students will need to quarantine. When you call, you will be asked some questions to help APS advise the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department (LMPHW) to assist in contact-tracing efforts. Should a parent, sibling, or other member of the immediate household test positive, please report the absence of your child to the front office and wait for direction from the LMPHW for when your child can return to school.