Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year. If you are in grades 4-12, you are eligible to enter the Letters About Literature reading and writing contest.

The 2017-18 Letters About Literature contest for young readers is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, which promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state libraries and other organizations.


Connor Landis
Xavier England
Mya Howard
Madison Mallord



Monday, June 11th
1st Hour                    7:39-8:25
2nd Hour                  8:30-9:05
3rd Hour                   9:10-9:45
5th Hour                   9:50-10:25
6th Hour                  10:30-11:05
4th Hour                  11:10-11:45 (then B lunch 11:50-12:20)
11:45-12:20 (A lunch first 11:10-11:40)
1st Hr. Review​        12:25-1:30​
2nd Hr. Review​       1:35-2:40​

Tuesday, June 12th
1st Hour Exam           7:39​-9:20
2nd Hour Exam         9:25-11:05
4th Hr. Review          11:10-1:10 (B lunch from 12:00-12:30)
11:45-1:10 (A lunch from 11:10-11:40)
3rd Hr. Review           1:15-2:40

Wednesday, June 13th
3rd Hour Exam           7:39​-9:20
4th Hour Exam           9:25-11:05
5th Hr. Review           11:10-1:10 (Upstairs lunch from 12:00-12:30)
11:45-1:10 (Main floor lunch from 11:10-11:40)
6th Hr. Review             1:15-2:40

Thursday, June 14th
5th Hour Exam           7:39​-9:20
6th Hour Exam           9:25-11:05


Class of 2018 Graduation reminders

Hello Parents!  We have some graduation ceremony reminders for you as we prepare to send off the Class of 2018:

As stated in our letter on May 1 (attached again for your convenience), the graduation ceremony is a formal occasion and students’ attire should reflect that.  Athletic shoes, flip-flops, t-shirts, shorts, and jeans are discouraged.  The graduation cap and gown should not be decorated or adorned with anything.  The following cords/stoles are permitted:

APHS ACADEMIC TOP 25:  Gold cords
LINKS/PEER to PEER:  Light blue cords
INTERACT:  Royal blue and gold cords
APAW:  Teal and gray cords
PEACEKEEPERS:  White cords
ROBOTICS:  Red, white, and blue cords
STUDENT COUNCIL:  Green and white cords
WOMEN OF TOMORROW:  Red and black cords
LINK CREW:  Pink cords
NHS:  White stoles
Additionally, students recognized as Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude, High Scholarship, and Principal’s Scholar at our Senior Honors Night may wear their respective medals.
Rehearsal for the graduation ceremony will take place at the Taylor Sportsplex at 1:00 pm sharp tomorrow.  Students should plan on being there for 2 hours.  Friday is the real deal!  On Friday, students should report to the Taylor Sportsplex at 5:30 pm for pictures.  Doors will open to ticket holders at 6:00 pm, and the ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm.
Extra ticket requests for the graduation ceremony have been high.  In order to stay within the seating capacity of the Taylor Sportsplex, a limit of 4 extra tickets has been established for those who requested more.  If you need more than the allotted 4 extra tickets, you are encouraged to reach out to other families who may not be using all of theirs.  Tickets will distributed at rehearsal, along with caps and gowns.
Congratulations to you as parents!  We look forward to celebrating with you later this week.

APHS Track and Field = Individual State Qualifiers

I am proud to announce that the 2018​ APHS Varsity Track and Field teams​ had some individual athletes ​who qualified for the MHSAA State Finals on Friday.

  • ​Logan Collins qualified in the​ pole vault event while matching a School Record at 13′.
  • ​Lyric Spears qualified in the 300m low hurdles with a new School Record! SHe also qualified in the 100m high hurdles.
  • Bruce Liepe qualified in the 110m high hurdle event
  • ​ Jeremiah Alfred qualified in the 100m dash. ​

Congratulations to all four student-athletes ​and good luck at East Kentwood High School on Saturday, June 2nd in the MHSAA State Final meet! ​

Go Jags!!

Kenneth A. Stephens, CAA
Asst. Principal/Athletic Director
Allen Park High School

APHS Girls’ Tennis = Regional Champions and STATE BOUND

​I am proud to announce that the 2018​ APHS Varsity Girls’ Tennis team is Regional Champions and has ​advanced to the MHSAA State Finals​! The team played very well in the Regional yesterday and Bethany Posey, Rachel Hadvina, Abbey Skarbinski and Daelin Ruetz were Regional Champions ​to lead the team to a State Final berth.​  This year’s team consists of Coaches Bill Riggs, Larry Dunlap, Brandon Dylenski and Tim Martin​ with ​players ​Leah Schlesinger, Bethany Posey, Rachel Hadvina, Emma Gauthier, Ali Bartholomew, Abbey Skarbinski, Daelin Ruetz, McKenna Martin, Lily Andrysiak, Lucy Berger, Katie Braun, Abby Reay, Gwen Ruetz, Stephanie Schwenk, Ashley Stanley and Emmy Wu. This is the 15th straight year the team has qualified for the MHSAA State Final Meet which will be held this year on Friday, June 1st at Kalamazoo College.

Go Jags!!


Dear APPS Staff & Families,

Plans are underway for an Art for the Sky Project that will involve approximately 1,500 students from Arno, Bennie and Lindemann Elementary – our students will be part of a giant living painting! The creation will be an artful blend of science, history and math – a whole-body way of stimulating the imagination to see the elusive ‘big picture’ and help us better understand our interconnection with all life.

HERE’S WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP! Blue jeans – all colors of jean and all sizes – are needed to create the background of the art project. Please consider donating blue jeans you no longer need by bringing them to any school office by May 23. Following completion of the project, the blue jeans will be donated to charity – so they will continue to be put to good use!

Below is a link for a recent Art for the Sky Project involving 5,000 participants from 21 schools in Holland!