On April 2, communities around the world kick off World Autism Awareness Month with the "Light It Up Blue" campaign. Here in Appoquinimink, we're asking students and staff to show they care by wearing something blue to school, and there are plenty of other school-based activities being planned. In fact, MHS Senior Cynthia Papettas made autism awareness the subject of her senior project. Read more about her efforts to educate elementary school students...
Appoquinimink will be hosting its annual High School Career Fair on Thursday, April 2. Students will have an opportunity to visit and talk with professionals from more than 35 different organizations. Participating businesses will have an opportunity to interface with more than1,200 students who are eager to learn more about these industries, the skills and academic preparation needed to be successful, the job forecast and pay.
Delaware's 85th annual Statewide FFA Convention was held at Delaware State University on March 10-12. Agricultural Education students from both high schools prepared all year for the chance to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in competitions referred to as Career Development Events (CDEs). These contests require the application of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, public speaking and collaboration to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter and standards.
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The 85th annual Delaware FFA Convention was held at Delaware State University from March 10 - March12. Agricultural Education students representing Middletown High School, once again, took home numerous honors and top awards and will be representing, not only their school and community, but the State of Delaware in regional and national competitions in the Fall.
All photos provided by Mr. Billings were taken at the 85th annual Delaware FFA Convention held at Delaware State University.
AOPA, an organization that represents caring office professionals in our district, is holding their first annual Friendly’s Fundraiser. 10% of all proceeds from sales that night will go toward funding two scholarships to graduating seniors. Please join us for good food, good fellowship and a good cause. Students who visit will receive a coupon good for a free ice cream cone at a later visit. Note: You must present a copy of our flyer at the time of purchase.
On March 12, Middletown High hosted a parent information night about Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Dr. Veronica Perrine provided an overview of AP coursework and expectations. Our AP teachers brought an array of display materials and answered questions about what distinguishes an AP course from other classes. And a panel of current AP students participated in a lively exchange with the audience. A copy of Dr. Perrine's presentation and pictures from the event appear below.
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secondary endeavors - Vision
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