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Appleton Announces New School Partners

Sonia Robinson / 2015-05-27

Appleton Learning is excited to announce two new school partners, Morgan County Schools (AL) and Pike Road Schools. Appleton will provide Morgan County, AL schools with support staff services that will integrate efficiently and effectively with the district’s operations. “We chose Appleton to help with our support staff services so we can lessen our administrative burden and focus more on educating our children,” says Billy Hopkins, Morgan County... Read more.

Appleton School-Based Team Member Of The Year Announced

Sonia Robinson / 2015-05-13

Recently, Rajeswari (Raje) Chodavarupu, a substitute teacher for Pelham and Alabaster, AL, won Appleton Learning’s School-Based Team Member of the Year Award. The award is given to the Appleton school-based team member who is dedicated to fulfilling their job duties and consistently dependable, exhibits a positive and supportive attitude, is actively involved with their school, and overall, exemplifies Appleton Learning’s outstanding service to its students and schools. &ldquo... Read more.

Michele Pepper Wins Appleton's Employee Of The Quarter Program Award

Sonia Robinson / 2015-05-08

Michele Pepper, Appleton Learning’s Huntsville Afterschool Labs program manager, recently won Appleton’s Employee of the Quarter Program Award. The award is given to an employee who serves Appleton, and the people it serves, in an exceptional manner by exemplifying outstanding service through their work and exhibiting a positive and supportive attitude. “Michele was selected for a number of reasons. She manages a program that delivers an engaging, hands-on curriculu... Read more.

5 Things to do With Fidgety Kids

Philip Kovacs, Ph.D / 2015-05-08

The closer we get to the end of the school year, the more our students start to fidget. It’s like they have an internal sensor they detects the longer days, not to mention the fact that, once testing has finished, many of their teachers lighten the workload. To help you handle the extra energy, we’ve compiled a list of things that you can do to help students stay focused.   If you are a paraprofessional working in a support capacity, please make sure you get your teac... Read more.

Appleton Team Member Beth Bollero Wins PTA Award

Sonia Robinson / 2015-05-04

  On April 30, at the Huntsville Council of PTAs Awards Banquet, held at Burritt on the Mountain’s Baron Bluff, Appleton Learning team member and Monte Sano Elementary School special education aide, Beth Bollero, was awarded the Outstanding Support Staff Member (Elementary Division) Award by the Huntsville Council of PTAs. Bollero was nominated for the award by a local PTA member and then selected as the winner by an outside committee. The award process consisted of an appl... Read more.

Second annual Steamfest satisfies young STEM students

Sonia Robinson / 2015-04-20

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- Lowe Mill hosted an event Saturday, which boasted large crowds, and a 3 story pine car racetrack. The second annual Steamfest brought in thousands, satisfied curious guests of all ages with hands on activities.   Steamfest recognizes the STEM education program, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math. Subjects that are sometimes overlooked in classrooms, says Vice President of Education at Appleton Learning Phil Kovacs.   ... Read more.

Huntsville City Schools and Appleton Learning Win Award of Excellence

Sonia Robinson / 2015-04-17

HUNTSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS AND APPLETON LEARNING’S AFTERSCHOOL LABS PROGRAM RESULTS IN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE   Huntsville, AL: On April 2, 2015, at the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) State Conference held in Montgomery, Ala., Huntsville City Schools and Appleton Learning were recognized with an Award of Excellence for their Afterschool Labs program. The award category was Short Term Strategic Planning: Community Relations Category. The award recogn... Read more.

5 Tips for Dealing with Misbehavior

Philip Kovacs, Ph.D / 2015-04-01

1. Don’t take it personally.    All students misbehave. It is part of their job. Determine why the student is misbehaving, and work with teachers and other staff members to correct the behavior.   2. It’s an opportunity.   All students misbehave. Remember? Use their misbehavior as an opportunity for helping them navigate the tricky business of growing up.   3. Don’t rob them of their dignity.   You will ha... Read more.

Summer: Full STEAM ahead

Kaki Morrow / 2015-03-02

I’m pretty excited to wave goodbye to winter weather, but on that same note, it’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner.  Just this past weekend, we participated in the Spring into Summer Activities Fair; it’s evident that many parents are already planning out their summer break schedules!   While most of those plans include a brief trip to the lake or the beach, parents are also faced with a dilemma: what are our options for the remainder o... Read more.

Appleton Celebrates 10 Years

Sonia Robinson / 2014-12-09

Huntsville Education Startup Celebrates Ten Years Appleton Learning was founded in December 2004  Huntsville, AL – Appleton Learning began ten years ago as a tutoring and test prep company. Today, Appleton has evolved into a talent management provider for school districts across the Southeast. This month they will unveil their new corporate offices in the building in downtown Huntsville and celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Company founder and CEO, Glenn... Read more.

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