SAVE THE DATES – Christmas in Anchorage!

The APTA holiday elves are hard at work planning the 38th Annual Christmas in Anchorage celebration.  Please mark your calendars for this fun-filled weekend.  The festivities will begin on Thursday, December 6th with the Holiday Kick-Off Party at the beautifully renovated 1893 home of Stacie and Marcus Winkler (11711 Hazelwood Road). 

The celebration continues into the weekend.  Please visit the school on Saturday, December 8th between 8:30 am – 3:00 pm to enjoy these favorite Anchorage traditions:  Breakfast with Santa, Reindeer Ranch, Holiday Concerts, Holiday Boutique, North Pole Bakery, Frosty’s Jolly Fun Zone (including Make It & Take It Crafts, Candy Cane Corner, and Story Time with Mrs. Claus), and so much more!

A lot of work has already taken place to make this happen, but as with all exciting events, this one is still in need of many volunteers.  Don’t miss out on the fun – contact Amanda Matter at or 502-558-0182 if you are interested in helping.  Christmas in Anchorage is a wonderful time for Anchorage School to reconnect with the community.  We look forward to seeing you and your family at all the festivities. 

Like “Christmas in Anchorage” on Facebook for updates!

Field Improvement Project Progress Report!

The project has gotten off to a great start! At the first of the month, the old stairs at the back of the field were removed and the replacement ramp has been graded in. The footer for the scoreboard and the field supply closet have been dug and the concrete poured. Last week the outdoor access doors to the restrooms were cut.

You will continue to see changes throughout the month. If the weather holds, we are still on track to conclude the build by October 1!

Special Thanks to Northwestern Mutual for their generous sponsorship of this valuable project!

Girl’s Basketball

Girls basketball practice for 5-8 graders interested in playing will begin Tuesday, September 25th at 3pm in the large gym. You must have an updated KHSAA physical form filled out in order to participate in practice.

Snap Some Pics for the Yearbook!

Have a phone with a camera? Own an old school 📷? Please consider volunteering to take some candid photos. We work hard to make the yearbook great but need your help! Sign up in one or more slots to take candid photos of the classes/parties/groups/sports/clubs/events you attend!!/showSignUp/10c094ea4a629aaf85-yearbook/2198123

Then send pics to: It’s that easy!

Questions? Contact Nancy Jacobsen at (502) 299-6823

Save Your Pull Tabs!

We are again, for the ninth year, collecting pull tabs for Indian Summer Camp, a special camp for kids who have been diagnosed with cancer.  The camp is run totally on donations with the recycling of pull tabs being their main fundraiser.  Since cancer can be quite expensive, there is no charge for the kids to attend the week-long camp.  No child has ever been turned away. There are doctors and nurses at the camp so they can continue their chemo and treatments, if necessary.   You may not have a lot of pull tabs but when added together, they can make a lot. Our student who collected so many each year has graduated so we need to try extra hard!

This year we are entering a contest with some small private schools in Jefferson County.   A trophy is given to the school with the most pull tabs.  This is through a program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  It’s the 17th year this organization has sponsored this.

You may send in your pull tabs throughout the year or wait until the final collection on March 29 to bring them.   Your student may give them to their homeroom teacher or put them in my mailbox.  Our Community Connections group will also be helping with the collection this year.  The homeroom that collects the most will have a build-your-own ice cream sundae party! Dawne Gee from WAVE3 news has come in previous years and may come again, if possible.  She, also, volunteers with the camp and shares with our kids about the camp.  You can read about Indian Summer Camp and see pictures by going to and looking under the tab, kids and parents, then photo gallery.

Remember, with each pull tab you save, you are helping a child with cancer have a week of fun, just being a kid!


Thanks for your help!

DeeDee Mitchell

Spirit Wear

Did you know you can purchase SPIRIT WEAR any time of the year? We have the following items IN STOCK, ready to TAKE HOME NOW!
Contact Kathryn Ward ( for sizing and prices.

7th and 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball begins Monday, September 24

All 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball for APS this year are invited to attend our first practice days.

Monday, September 24, from 5:00-6:30pm in the Large Gym and Wednesday, September 26, from 4:15-5:45pm in the Large Gym


NOTE: Complete and current KHSAA physicals must be on file with the Athletic Department before participating in practices.

To access form:

Completed forms may be turned in to the Front Office.


Please email the coaches with any questions or conflicts:

Coach Paul Jackson—7th grade coach,

Coach Keith Delaney—8th grade coach,

2018 Anchorage Dog Show –  September 30th 

The Anchorage Civic Club is excited to announce the biennial Dog Show on Sunday, September 30th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Anchorage School Field.
All dogs, as long as the live in Anchorage, are invited to participate. Classes include: Designer, Herding, Hounds, Mutts, Non-Sporting, Rescue, Sporting, Terrier, Toy, and Working breeds.


“Future Champs – Pups Under One”


“Doggy-Look-Alike” Don’t have a dog, but still want to join in the fun? This is for kids to dress up as a furry friend.



Print the form by clicking here or Pick one up at the school office or City Hall!

Complete registration forms can be dropped off at City Hall or mailed to PO BOX 23018, Anchorage KY 40223.

Contact Tracy Haus (502)643-0012 for more information.

Awesome Anchorage School Bikers

Anchorage School is proud to recognize our biker riders.  In doing so, we would like to remind parents and students to please practice these safety rules when riding your bikes:

  • ALWAYS wear a helmet and shoes (please no sandals or flip-flops)
  • ALWAYS stop at the end of your driveway and look all ways before racing into the street.
  • ALWAYS stop at stop signs and look all ways before continuing your bike trip.
  • BEFORE making turns, stop at corners and look all ways before dashing into the next street.
  • TRY to ride with traffic whenever possible.

Our amazing community offers great biking opportunities for all of us so please ride safely and enjoy your bike adventures!

Free Webinar: 5 Strategies to Raise a Drug Free Kid

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
2pm-3pm ET
It isn’t easy to be “that” parent but getting in the way of our child’s use of drugs or alcohol is our job. 80% of teens report when parents set clear boundaries about alcohol use they are less likely to drink.

Sometimes we underestimate our ability to impact our child’s decision to use alcohol or drugs.   In this presentation you will learn five practical strategies to implement in your home today for raising a drug-free child.

Register here

This is through Operation Parent, an organization that the APTA has used in the past for Parent Academies.

Save The Date – Author Visit Family Fun Night

The Library Media Center proudly presents Kentucky Author, Leigh Anne Florence with Woody and Chloe!

School Day presentations:  Tuesday, Oct. 16th

FAMILY FUN NIGHT EVENT:  Tuesday, Oct.. 16th   6:30 p.m-7:30 p.m.


Please look for order forms to purchase this delightful author’s books and get them signed by Leigh Anne during her visit to Anchorage Public School.

***A huge THANK YOU to our Anchorage families for their continued support of the LMC activities.

This awesome literacy opportunity is provided by funds earned from our Book Fair.***

Anchorage Environmental Club

The purpose of the Anchorage Environmental Club is to have the youth of our school meet each month to help transform the health of the community, the planet, and themselves. The last meeting in April will be our opportunity to share what we have learned with the school/parents and to celebrate Earth day.

Community-Sponsored Activity

Schedule Monthly Meetings on Mondays from 3-4 pm in room 224 Dates: September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17, January 28, February 25, March 18, April 15

Registration Contact Stephanie Cronan at

6th Grade Boys’ Basketball

Calling all 6th grade boys that are interested in playing basketball for Anchorage School this year!  Please have your son attend one or both evaluation nights on Thursday 9/13/18 and Wednesday 9/19/18 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Anchorage Large Gym.  Each student must have a current KHSAA Sports Physical Form completed in advance of participation in the evaluation sessions.  This can be found on the Anchorage School website under the PARENTS tab, SCHOOL FORMS, and SPORTS PHYSICAL.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please email or call 502-599-3783.

A Reminder to Buckle Up in Cars and Golf Carts

The safety of our students is our number one priority, every day.  In the interest of student safety the Anchorage Police have asked us to remind our parents that drivers and passengers of motor vehicles, including golf carts, must be wearing seatbelts.  If you transport your children to or from school on a golf cart, please remember that any person operating a golf cart on a public roadway under the provisions of Anchorage City Ordinance 10, Series 2010, is subject to all traffic regulations of KRS Chapter 189.

Please be sure your vehicle is not loaded beyond its legal passenger capacity and remind all passengers to buckle up before entering the roadway.  Officers are noticing an increasing number of students not buckled up, both in cars and golf carts, which compromises their safety.

We also ask all of our motorists to be attentive when driving and expect the unexpected.  We have many children that walk and bike to and from school each day.  Children run and play at times and can forget the pedestrian safety rules.  Together as a school community let’s make this a safe and fun year for our Anchors!

Students K-5! Get Into The Swing Of Tennis!

Join the Anchorage After-School Tennis Club! It’s real tennis with smaller racquets, nets and lower bouncing balls. For just $70, grades K-5! No equipment necessary, located in the school gym! We will be running the program on Tuesdays, September 18th– November 13th! *

*Program needs a minimum of 6 to be held and a maximum of 12*


You can register online now at:

For more information contact Maddie Notoris at or call 502-490-1290