Weekly Updates for Jan. 7th

A Downtown Community School

Weekly Updates for Jan. 7th

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, January 7
    • A Day for middle campus students
    • 4:30pm: Calendar Committee Meeting @ Elementary Campus Boardroom
    • no middle campus basketball practice
  • Tuesday, January 8
    • February lunch orders open on MyPaymentsPlus.com
    • 8:15am: Elementary Campus Spelling Bee @ Elementary Campus Boardroom
    • 3:30pm: Middle Campus Basketball vs. LCS @ Statesville Rec Center
  • Wednesday, January 9
    • Middle Campus NYC Trip Payment DUE
    • 4:30pm: Middle Campus Basketball vs. MICS @ 13440 Lucia Riverbend Hwy, Mt Holly
  • Thursday, January 10
    • ​​​​​​​Quarter 2 Ends
    • RAP Great Wolf Lodge night
    • 3:15pm: All assignments are DUE for middle campus students
  • Friday, January 11
    • ​​​​​​​Teacher Workday: NO SCHOOL
    • 4:00pm: Middle Campus Student Led Conferences @ Elementary Campus Boardroom

Latest News

Open Enrollment for 2019-2020

Our Open Enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year opened this week! Current students DO NOT need to re-apply; applications are only required for students who wish to attend ARS for the first time — including siblings of current students. Applications are due to the school by midnight on March 1st, 2019. Visit arsnc.org/apply to read more about the enrollment process and access our online application. Please share this information with anyone who may be interested!

K-8 Invention Convention

We’re excited to announce our second annual Invention Convention! This year, we’re adding a competition for middle campus students as well. Students should bring their inventions to school on February 1st. All inventions will be displayed and judged, and the winners will receive prizes!


  1. It has to be original! No copying
  2. Put your name on the back or bottom
  3. Turn in on February 1st
  4. Staff will vote by top-secret ballot
  5. Winners will be announced on February 7th

Second Annual Teacher vs. Student Basketball Game

We’re excited to annouce the second annual Students vs. Teachers Basketball Game on Thursday, February 7th at the Statesville Fitness Center! The girls’ game starts at 6pm with the boys game to follow.

Tickets are $5 in advance and will go on sale MONDAY! Stay tuned for ordering information. All proceeds will go to support the middle campus athletics department.

Odyssey of the Mind Reminder

Beginning this upcoming weekend, we will have practice on both Fridays (3:15 to 5:00 pm) and Saturdays (10:00 to 3:00 pm).  Please be sure your child comes on Saturdays with a packed lunch. Also, be sure to let your child’s coach know if they will miss for some reason. It’s time to get cracking!

Summer Care @ ARS

It’s almost time to start planning for summer! Summer Care at ARS will be available again this year. Stay tuned for more information soon!

Middle Campus Ski Trip

The middle campus ski trip has been postponed until Thursday, February 14th! Sign up on MyPaymentsPlus.com by Thursday, February 7th at midnight if you would like to attend. We have space for both middle campus students and chaperones!

If you already signed up for this trip on the original date, your payment and registration is still secure! Please contact john.mairs@arsnc.org to receive a refund if you are unable to attend due to the date change.

8th Grade NYC Trip: Space Available!

We have a few remaining seats for the 8th grade NYC trip! If you missed the deadline and would like to sign up, please email cathy.berkley@arsnc.org ASAP! The next payment due date for this trip is Wednesday, January 9th.

Soda at School

A reminder that we discourage all students from bringing soda or other sugary, sticky drinks with their lunches. Whenever possible, please try to stick to beverages that are healthier and more easily cleaned in case of a spill. Thank you!

Yearbook Orders

Get your 2018-2019 yearbook now! Books are now $32.78 for a limited time. Don’t miss out on this discount! Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to place your order today. Please remember that yearbook orders can only be placed online; do not send orders to the school as we are unable to process them.

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