Michigan Department of Education- Parent Dashboard

The Michigan Department of Education has just released their new Parent Dashboard for School Transparency.  The Dashboard will show a school’s data compared to the data of demographically comparable schools and the state average.  We encourage you to visit to see how APHS is doing.

https://www.mischooldata.org/EssaDashboard/EssaDashboardSchoolOverview.aspx?LocationId=S,5485,895,119&LocationCode82020

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our Jaguar families!  Time definitely flies–has it really been 18 years since we were worried about the Y2K buy bringing all computer systems to a crashing halt?  Let’s make 2018 a great year at Allen Park High School by staying in touch with each other.  If you need anything, please do not hesitate in contacting a teacher, administrator, or counselor.

PTA/PTSA Reflections Tea

The 2017-18 Allen Park PTA/PTSA Council Reflections Finalists were honored on 1/10/2018 at the annual PTA Reflections Tea held in the Allen Park Center for the Arts.  The finalists are Ciara Miner and Jason Wilson for Literature, Kate Dmitruchina and Ethan Yuhaz for Photography, Abbey Skarbinski and Rachel Wisniewski for Visual Arts, and Emmy Wu for Film.  Congratulations to all our winners!

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the entire Allen Park High School staff, we wish you a wonderful, joyous, and safe holidays.  As principal of APHS, I feel blessed to be part of this fantastic community and part of such a great, caring team.  The Toy Box Holiday Party and Adopt a Family programs helped many of our community members who needed some extra support during this holiday season.  25 families were adopted and over 75 children were helped.  Many people contributed greatly to these efforts, and I would like to especially recognize Ms. Karen Malett-Grozinski and her Creative Inspirations class for helping organize the many gifts, Mr. Jeff Goulasarian and his students for the wonderful shelves they made for the Toy Box Holiday Party, Ms. Amy West and the APHS National Honor Society and the Middle School Green Team for adopting families, the Jags hockey team for making gift baskets, Lindemann staff and the late Georgiana Asteriou for the many fleece blankets they contributed, the Lindemann fundraiser that contributed over $2,000, the Food Services Team for their many contributions, and all Allen Park PTSA groups for contributing.  This was truly a district and community-wide effort to help our own.  2017 has been a trying year in many ways, but this much care, love, and support in the community is a wonderful way to close out this year and bring in the next.

Yesterday, two former colleagues of mine stopped by to see the “magical” place they had heard so much about.  Both left truly impressed by the warm, friendly atmosphere they found in the school and the community and took particular note of how happy and friendly the students appeared.  I feel fortunate to experience this every day in this truly wonderful place.

Best wishes on behalf of the APHS Family.
John Kelley