A-C Central will be in session on Thursday, January 4 for regular hours. The temperatures for the morning hours are predicted to have a wind chill of 12 degrees below zero, which is certainly very cold, but does not meet the 20 degrees below zero standard that has been used for cancelling school. Please dress your child warmly and know that you are welcome to keep your child home, if you feel conditions are not safe. Thank you.
Wednesday, December 20th is an early out day for A-C Central.
Middle School students will be dismissed at 2:11. Holiday parties will be held after second block.
High School students will be allowed to leave after second block is over at 10:51. The district will not provide transportation at this time. Buses will run at their usual time in the afternoon.
Christmas break runs through January 3. Students return to school January 4th.
At the A-C Central Middle and High School Veterans Day Assembly, the fifth graders collected donations for Wreaths Across America. The amount of money collected this year was a total of $210, which was enough to sponsor 14 wreaths. These wreaths were placed at Camp Butler National Cemetery on December 16th, 2017. The money was given to the Springfield Civil Air Patrol who participates in the ceremony and places the wreaths. The collection was yet another way for our Middle and High School to say thank you to our Veterans for their service to our country.
The elementary Christmas concert will be held Thursday, December 14th at 6:30. Students must be in their classrooms no later than 6:15. The silent auction for classroom trees will be held in the cafeteria before the concert Thursday night. After the concert, Santa will be available in the cafeteria to visit with students and get their pictures taken. Goodies will also be distributed to elementary students in the cafeteria after kids visit with Santa.
Phillip Wessel, A-C Central Class of 2016, presented information from his research on wetlands and the Everglades at NOVA Southeastern University today to the Introduction to Agriculture class today. Students were taught about the problems with water pollution in Florida and around the country and how it impacts agriculture. Thanks for coming Phillip!
The music department is very excited to announce that Senior Tanner Stephens has been selected to be a part of the ILMEA All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble. This ensemble will meet in Peoria, Illinois on January 25 & 26, 2018 during the Illinois Music Educator Conference (IMEC). They will be under the direction of Corey F. Jones and will preform on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center Theater.