Anchorage Summer Program Offerings 2018

Looking for a camp this summer for your children? Well, check out all of the great camps being offered at Anchorage School this summer. Click here to download the camp brochure. Turn in your registration ASAP to ensure your child gets into the program of their choice.

Read Across America Game Day Celebration

The Library Media Center will host a belated “Read Across America Game Day Celebration” for our K’s and 1’s along with their  middle school buddies!


Friday, March 16th
Kindergarten and their 7th grade buddies: 8:00-8:40
1st Grade and their 8th grade buddies: 8:45-9:25

This awesome event will be hosted in the Library by the Library Media Center Staff. The K/1st grade students will need to bring in non-electronic games from home to play with their buddies and their classmates.

Talent Show – Friday, March 23

Come spend a wonderful night watching the students of Anchorage School showcase their talents!

Friday, March 23
Anchorage School Auditorium
6:00 pm

Concessions will be available.

Please come out and support the Class of 2019 and enjoy a fun evening for only $3 for students and $5 for adults.

APS On Twitter and Instagram

Follow us on twitter and or Instagram to see a snapshot look at things going on in the classrooms or here at APS in general.

Twitter – @APSAnchors
Instagram – AnchorageAnchors

Girls’ Open Gym Basketball Sessions

Middle School Girls’ Basketball Coach, Charlie Bryant, will be hosting Open Gym Sessions on Sundays from 4:00pm. until 6:00pm.  Girls that are in grades 5-8 and would like to get together to play 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 basketball please plan to attend. We will be working on the fundamentals of basketball and just having fun!

Open gym dates are Sundays: March 18, 25;  April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24.

Calling all 5th through 8th graders! The Co-Ed Anchorage Track and Field season has begun! It’s not too late to join!

Practices have started and are held from 3:15 to 4:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tom Sawyer Park by the BMX track. An optional practice is held on Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:30, also at Tom Sawyer. No experience necessary!

The fee for the season is $75. Checks can be made payable to Anchorage Public School and dropped off with Coach Kelter at practice. There is not a formal registration form, but a KHSAA sports physical will need to be on file with the athletic department and can be found on the school’s website

If your son or daughter is interested, please email Aaron Kelter at and provide your student’s name, grade, parent’s name and cell phone number. You will be added to TeamSnap and will begin receiving communication immediately!

Hope to see you at the next practice! Go Anchors!

Last Day to Buy Auction Tickets!

Only 10 days until The MOONLIGHT MASQUERADE!!


If you have already purchased auction tickets, you MUST register/check in before the event:

-you will receive a text with a link to register TODAY

-please click on the link and follow ALL steps to register

This will save you a TON of time checking in and grabbing a paddle!!


There are still several spaces available to volunteer the day/night of the auction, please sign up below:


Visit to place your MAX bids now and save time to mingle and dance at the auction! If you are not attending, you can also bid on silent auction items by visiting the same link!


Check your childs backpack for a SNEAK PEEK PACKET of Sign-Up Parties, Silent Auction and Live Auction items that we will be presented on the 17th.

(*Remember, this is a sneak peek and items are being added and edited as we speak!)


You should have received an order form in your child’s backpack last week, or one may be picked up in the front office. Don’t miss out on TAKE A NIGHT OFF or DATE NIGHT!

If you are turning in an order form for the BALLOON BATTLE, please use a separate check!

Please turn in order forms this week or early next week!

Winners will be drawn on Friday the 16th.

Talent Show March 23 – Tryouts March 12 and 14

Talent Show tryouts will be held on Monday, March 12th from 3-4 and Wednesday, March 14th from 3-4. There will be two tryout location areas for both of those days: The music room and the auditorium. If you need a piano for the performance, students need to sign up to audition in the music room.

Sign-up sheets will be hanging up outside of the music room starting this Friday. When you sign up you will need to pick up a performer sheet to fill out. When students come to the audition they will need to bring their performer form already filled out, and a copy of their background music (if they have or need music) that Miss Morris can keep.

A Huge Thank You To All Of Our Auction Sponsors!


Auction Spirit Week March 12, 14 and 16

Sports Physical Expiration Dates Now Available in Infinite Campus (IC)

Preventing your child from being sidelined due to an expired sports physical just became easier!  In order to access the expiration date of your child’s sports physical, just login to your Infinite Campus (IC) from your computer or phone app and navigate to the Sports Physical tab.  There you will be able to view the expiration date of the most recent sports physical on file for your child.

Remember, all participating athletes, no matter what grade or program, must have a KHSAA sports physical on file, along with up-to-date school health records, prior to participating in any school extracurricular athletic program. The Board approved KHSAA form is available at your doctor’s office, the school office and at the following link on our website: . Sports physicals are valid for one year from the date of examination.

When viewing the sports physical information for your child please note that the “Date” field indicates the start date of school, not the date of your child’s sports physical.  The “Expiration Date” field is the last date that your child can participate in an athletic competition, activity or practice without submission of a new sports physical.  We hope that you will find being able to access this information from your computer or smartphone helpful in keeping the school record up to date.  Below is a screen shot of the sports physical information accessed from a computer.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you need assistance in logging into IC and accessing the record.














3rd/4th and 5th/6th Boys’ Lacrosse

3rd/4th and 5th/6th Boys’ Lacrosse starts Monday, February 26th! Please come out on Monday for recruiting day! Give lacrosse a try if you have never played! Second graders are welcome to join the team to learn for next year. Parent meeting for both teams at 6:30 PM on Monday after practice.

Practices will be Monday & Friday at school at 5 PM for both teams.

Games are played at the King Louie Sports Complex. The schedule runs from the first of March through end of May. Games for 3/4 are Sundays and games for 5/6 are Tuesday nights.

Questions: Catherine Delaney 502-744-9182 or #golax

Help Improve Your Child’s Writing Skills!

Do you have a child at home that needs to improve his or her writing?  Join the ECE Parent Network and Parent Academy for Guest Speaker, William Van Cleave’s presentation: “Cognitive Overload: the Multiple Demands of the Student Writer” on March 14th at 7 pm in the auditorium. 

All of us would like to improve our students’ writing abilities.  In this lively and engaging program, keynote presenter William Van Cleave will use current research on writing to help participants understand the issues confronting struggling writers.  William Van Cleave is in private practice as an educational consultant whose specialties include morphology and written expression. A nationally-recognized speaker, he has presented on effective teaching practices at conferences and schools around the country since 1995. While his own background is in language-based learning difficulties, the strategies William promotes are effective for students of all skill levels and abilities.

During Van Cleave’s talk, he will emphasize working memory and the number of simultaneous demands the writing process makes on students of all ages. He will include an overview of the following components of writing: transcription skills (the motor component, spelling, and mechanics), syntax, vocabulary, oral language, text structure, and the recursive processes (revising and editing).  Throughout the presentation, Van Cleave will provide participants with recommendations to help students improve their writing skills.

When Winter Weather Affects School REACH Alert Will Keep You Informed

Be prepared

Winter weather conditions sometimes prompt Anchorage Public School to cancel school, delay school or dismiss early.  Therefore it’s a good idea to decide in advance how best to keep up with the changes, what child-care arrangements are needed, and how to adjust to a different schedule.  Also, please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family.  

Getting the word out
Announcements are made as early as possible on Louisville news channels (WDRB, WHAS, WLKY & WAVE) and the APS website. Families can register to receive a phone-call, and/or text-message, and/or email through our REACH Alert system.  We do not follow Jefferson County’s decision on school closings.

Students’ safety is a top priority, so on wintry days, district employees begin assessing conditions as early as 3:30 a.m. These leaders consider roads, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, precipitation, outdoor temperatures, wind chills, current conditions and the weather forecast, with a goal of announcing a decision by 6:00 a.m.

Whenever travel is unsafe, APS has three choices:

  1. Cancel school
  2. Delay the start of school
  3. Dismiss school early

IF SCHOOL IS CANCELED:  Afternoon and evening school sponsored student activities are canceled for elementary and middle school. School Council meetings are also canceled.  APTA meetings, Board meetings, and community sponsored activities held at school may continue at the superintendent and chairperson’s discretion.

IF SCHOOL IS DELAYED:  School starts either one or two hours later than normal. School dismissal times remain the same, and afternoon and evening activities continue as usual unless evening weather warrants a cancellation which would be communicated through REACH Alert and team coaches/club sponsors.

IF SCHOOL DISMISSES EARLY:  The decision will be made as early as possible to allow families time to make arrangements and all student after-school and evening activities are all canceled.  Elementary school families are asked to email their child’s teacher or call the school with instructions about how they want their child to go home if they want to alter procedures.  If families don’t make contact, the school will try to reach them. Students will be supervised until the last child is picked up.

Weekend activities

Canceling or dismissing school early on a Friday does not cancel weekend activities.  All school activities scheduled on the weekend are subject to cancellation under the following conditions:

  • When there is clear and present danger for automobile travel on local streets and roads. This condition may be assumed whenever local governmental agencies or the local police have issued warnings against unnecessary travel.
  • When there is a high probability of storms or other conditions that would most likely restrict safe travel on roads and streets during the next several hours.

Student activities scheduled on the weekend are subject to being placed on hold under the following conditions:

  • When the present weather conditions are not conducive to safe travel, but the local forecast indicates the condition will likely end within the next three hours.
  • When it is expected that streets and roads might become unsafe for travel during the time period that students, parents and sponsors will be traveling to or from the event.

If student activities are canceled or placed on hold, the club sponsor will contact the parents of student participants.  In the event that a large number of students are impacted a message will be sent via our REACH Alert system.

Make-up days

State law requires school districts to ensure at least 170 days and 1,062 hours of teaching and learning.  Cancellations and/or delays can result in days or hours added into the school calendar.  APS announces an adjusted calendar at the end of the winter snow season.

Registering for REACH Alert Notices

One way the Anchorage Independent Board of Education supports school/parent communication is through the purchase of REACH Alert, which is an emergency parent notification system.  In the case of severe weather, unexpected closings, delays, dismissals or emergencies the superintendent will enable the REACH Alert System that sends school alerts via text messages, phone calls (cell or landline) and/or emails.

To register for REACH Alert, simply follow the following steps:

  • Go to and click on MY ACCOUNT and then select CREATE ACCOUNT to establish your initial account.
  • Follow the prompts.
  • When prompted for Network Name, enter Anchorage School and click on the school name when it appears in the dropdown list.
  • When prompted for a role select parent
  • Upon joining the school network you may also want to click on JOIN and select the City of Anchorage. Individuals that only join the “Anchorage School” network will not receive City of Anchorage notices.  We recommend that you join both networks in order to receive all information that may be related to road closures or emergencies.


If you opted to receive text alerts, REACH Alert will send a text message to your cell phone immediately upon completion of your registration. Please enter the 4-digit number on the registration screen and then click the word VALIDATE. If you do not receive this message, please call REACH Alert at (877) 307-9313 for assistance. After you have completed the registration process, you may add other phone numbers and email addresses. From your dashboard page, click on the second tab at the top of the page – CONTACT INFO. From this page you will see where you can add and delete numbers and addresses.

If you already have registered for REACH Alert through the City of Anchorage, your place of employment, child care center, another school, or any other organization you can skip the registration process and simply go to and login to your current account and click on JOIN NETWORK on the right side of your dashboard page. Enter Anchorage School and click on our name in the dropdown list and follow the prompts.

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

At their December meeting the Anchorage Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 school calendar which had been recommended by the Calendar Committee.  A link to the 2018-2019 APS calendar has been added to the school webpage which can be found at under the parent tab.