Memories – Reflections of School

A collection of reflections from the spring semester Creating an Image Class

“I am planning on doing PSEO next year. There will be several things I am going
to miss. I will miss seeing my friends, eating lunch with them, missing out on funny
conversations, and not participating in some activities. Also, I will miss a few
teachers I have had. I will only probably be coming back for the last few hours of
the day. It is less likely that I will have any classes with my close friends, which is
very depressing. To conclude, I will miss seeing my friends, a few teachers, and will
remember all the fun times I have had with peers throughout school.” – Bobbi Jo Haag


“From Cosmos to Atwater to the high school in Grove City, I’ve attended all three schools throughout my schooling. I’ve always hated going to school,  it’s not something that I enjoy but it’s something I have to go through. All my years of elementary, I’ve always been ready to get out of school but now that I’m about to graduate I don’t feel ready to figure out what I’m gonna do for the rest of my life. In school I just did the minimum to pass so I could play sports and that’s the main reason why I kept up on my grades. Now that I’m almost done with high school I’ve been researching for probably about 8 months on the best career for me.  I have decided to go be a Electrician at Ridgewater College, because it’s good money and there’s never a Electrician that is unemployed because there in such high demand for their services. I know it’s not gonna be easy either and for once in my life I’m going try my hardest in school because this means everything to me.” – David Kinzler


I will hopefully remember many things of my school life, more importantly my senior year.  I know I will remember my friends and the nerd table.  I will remember the group we would all form before school, and just talk about whatever someone brings up.  The nerd table, is something that was always nice we had our group of friends that sat there, we would talk about video games and school, what teachers frustrates us.  I will always remember when Peyton Kaiser talks at the nerd table.  I will remember the nerd parties we’ve had, staying up all night playing games and calling one person EVERY single time at 3:00 am.  I will remember us going to the movies and enjoying ourselves, watching amazing spider man, Captain America, and finally GODZILLA.   I know No one will ever forget what happened to the senior class this year, I know I wont.  Minus the one Terrible Terrible thing, Overall it was a pretty good year.  Jack Walther

There are many different things I will miss about ACGC. One of them will be sports. I had so much fun playing sports and with all the people I played with. I also had fun making friends here. The only reason I actually came was because of sports. When I come back to school next year, I want to work a lot harder with my studies so when it’s time to go to college, I can get scholarships.  - Hannah Wilner

Try-outs for “Peter Pan and Wendy” Coming Soon!!!!

Don’t forget  that August 4th, 5th, and 6th are the dates for the Peter Pan try outs,this year’s exciting show. There are numerous parts of all sizes. We will have try outs from 10 AM till noon on August 4th and from 1:00 PM till 300 PM on August 5th and 6th. If you can not make it to one of these try outs please email

Try Outs for “PETER PAN and Wendy”

August 4th, 5th, and 6th are the dates for the Peter Pan try outs,this year’s exciting show. There are numerous parts of all sizes. We will have try outs from 10 AM till noon on August 4th and from 1:00 PM till 300 PM on August 5th and 6th. If you can not make it to one of these try outs please email


PLEASE NOTE TIMES!!  There was a slight change.

April Students of the Month

Left to right
Front row:  Josh Kinzler, Shelby Shoen, Hannah Morrison, Preston Garfin
2nd row:  Mykaela Lang, Nathan Essendrup, Sydni Hoffmann, Gabby Lawver
3rd row:  Morgan Ereickson, Samantha Tait, Stacey Larson
Top row:  Kaite Moore, Mickena Inselmann, Alex Pankratz

Art Students Receive Superior and Excellent Awards!

On April 30, 2014 seven artists represented ACGC and competed in the MSHSL Visual Arts Competition at New London-Spicer High School.  Congratulations to Samantha Tait, Allison Smith, and Aleona Lund on receiving “Superior Awards” for their entries and congratulations to Jordyn Bernstein, Karlie Fischer, Aaron Curry, and Bailey Klinghagen on recieving “Excellent Awards” for their pieces.  They did a fantastic job!  While their pieces were being judged we toured several artist studios around New London.  It was a fun and artsy day!  Visit the ACGC Art Department website to see pictures:

Ben Bussey from MacPhail Center for Music

On Friday April 25th,  Ben Bussey from MacPhail Center for Music was at ACGC as a Guest Conductor for Band 5th and 7th hour.  He also worked with the Brass sections in a special Brass clinic. The band students really enjoyed learning his musical techniques and look forward to more visited from guest conductors.

Mr Bussey working with the Junior High Band.Working with the Bass section of the Junior and Senior Hig Bands

Senior High Band

ACGC FFA Banquet

–Please join us for the ACGC FFA Banquet on May 4, 2014 at 7pm ACGC Commons or Courtyard please bring lawn chair (weather pending). The meal will be casual and potluck provided by FFA members. 7th grade chips, 8th grade desserts, 9th grade salads, 10th grade 2 Ltr Pop, 11th grade Milk, 12th grade ketchup, mustard, pickles.

A Reminder for ACGC’s Purple Bag Project

There is only a few days left to help with the Purple Bag Project.  Get your donations in!
The 4th and 5th Graders are asking all of the ACGC Families to help them fill as many bags as they can to give to local people receiving chemo or other cancer treatment. Chemo Care Package Shopping list is as follows: bottled water, energy bar, lap blanket, scarf, hand sanitizer, sports drink / juice, hard candy, dried fruit / applesauce, chapstick, chocolate, hand drawn picture snacks, activity books / magazines, tea, lotion, notes of encouragement or $ for bags. All items can be brought to Mr. Schumacher’s 5th
grade classroom by Wednesday, April 30.

NHS Servant Auction

For many years ACGC NHS has hosted a servant auction to earn funds for many areas within the school.  They earn their monetary donations through the purchase of bid tickets and the actual auction. This year’s NHS Servant Auction will be Friday, April 25, during 1st
hour in the big gym. There is a list of servants  posted on the NHS board in the commons. Students and Staff may purchase a Bid ticket  on Wednesday and Thursday during first and second lunch for $1.00. 75 bid tickets need to be sold in order for all students to be able to attend the auction.