On Thursday, May 16, eleven seniors will graduate from the Accelerated Schools of Overland Park (ASOP): Jacob Feltman, Joseph Grimsley, Matthew Kosta, Mary Kovzan, Mallory McCoy, Michael Mesley, Brynne Morris, Tyler Netter, Aaron Smith, Alec Thompson, and Conner Trost.
The commencement speaker this year will be Judge Dennis Dow, a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Missouri. Judge Dow previously was a partner with the firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon and is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is the chair of the Bankruptcy Judge Education Advisory Committee of the Federal Judicial Center and a member of the faculty of the Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Institute.
The Senior Class Speaker is Conner Trost.
This senior class is special for several reasons. For the first time, the ASOP students, along with English teacher, Linda, published a yearbook, Blueprint, which was distributed to all students in early May. Also, this year saw the retirement of long-time principal Jim Neihart and the arrival of new principal Sara Tate Goldstein. Finally, students this year experienced a new field trip schedule along with added drama classes.
Congratulations to all the students who graduate this year!
Summer at Accelerated Schools of Overland Park
It still feels like winter, but it will soon be summer. Now is the time to plan for summer activities for your children. The Accelerated Schools of Overland Park offers three different educational opportunities for students of all ages from June 3 until August 9, 2013.
High school students can attend summer school from 9 am. to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, and earn up to 1 1/2 credits over the summer months in social studies, science, math, English, Spanish, health and/or art. Students must attend for three weeks for each 1/2 credit they wish to earn. Weeks do not have to be consecutive, but they must be arranged in advance. All classes are accredited by AdvancED and th State of Kansas. Transportation is available.
Students entering grades 4 to 8 can attend summer camp from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday. This specialized camp offers two hours each day of individualized tutoring and two hours of fun activities including art, computer graphics, video production and photography. Students must attend for a minimum of three weeks. Weeks do not have to be consecutive, but they must be arranged in advance. Transportation is available.
Students entering grades 2 to 12, who would benefit from additional academic instruction over the summer, can sign up for individualized tutoring in reading, writing and math. Tutoring is offered from 9 am to 1 pm and from 4 to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Students must attend at least three days a week for a minimum of one hour a session.
For further information, contact Jane Curran at the Accelerated Schools of Overland Park, 913-341-6666. Or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.