First Grade is on the ball. The Parker Pioneer field trip is scheduled for Sept. 26th. I'll post any changes, if they occur.
Wow!!!! It's almost here. Alma Spikes orientation is this Thursday the 9th. Preschool: 5:15; First Grade: 6:00; Second Grade: 7:00. We will begin in the cafeteria before going to the rooms.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Class placements have changed for some students. First grade has broken the 180 student mark and we are rearranging some placements due to this large number. Thanks to Ms. Sarah Rogers' willingness to address the need, she is moving to First Grade. This means that we will have nine Kindergarten rooms, nine First grade rooms, and seven Second grade rooms. The second grade class she left has been adsorbed by the other second grade teachers. A new first grade class has been formed by absorbing students from other first grade rooms. We are excited about this change and believe that it is the best decision for our growing number of students. Thank you. Shawn Cart
Alma thanks our Seniors and wishes them good luck. 2018 Senior Walk video. http://www.pocahontaspsd.com/article/50920 Directions: Highlight web address; Right click select "go to:"
Fantastic News!!! A big thanks to the City Pool for making arrangements so our 2nd grade can swim tomorrow.
Reminding those that received Preschool letters that the return deadline is tomorrow. Friday, May 18th.
The Second Grade pool trip may be rescheduled for Friday morning. We're checking on that possibility now, and we will let you know asap.
The Second Grade pool trip has been cancelled for today. The weather isn't going to break enough for us to go.
Alma Spikes 1st graders are headed back now from the Memphis Zoo!! They are expected to be back to Alma at 4:30pm.
Reminder that schools will be dismissed 1 hour early today (4/24)!!! Alma car riders will be dismissed at 1:55, bus riders at 2:10.
Don't forget...Kindergarten Registration is tomorrow (5/10) from 9am to 6pm in the Alma Spikes cafeteria. You will need to bring a birth certificate, social security card, up-to-date shot record and a current physical. We look forward to seeing you!!
Don't forget that tomorrow is Kindergarten cap and gown picture day!!! You must pre-pay to have your child's picture taken.
Don't forget to send $1 with your child for admission to watch Starburst @ MD Williams tomorrow (3/28)!!!
Because of Parent Teacher Conferences this afternoon, there will be NO tutoring at Alma Spikes today.
Just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences are today and Alma Spikes will be dismissing car riders @ 1:55, bus riders @ 2:10. If you have not yet scheduled a meeting with your child's teacher, you still have time!! You can contact your child's teacher or call the office @ 870-892-4573.
Dear Parents, We've had several calls about the activity at Alma Spikes this morning. I want to relieve any concerns parents may be having. A false alarm did go off this morning with one of our alert response buttons. I would first like to thank the Pocahontas Police Department for their immediate response and support. They were wonderful. I have been in contact with the security company and they are reviewing the system for any needed repairs or updates. Thank you for your concerns and for addressing those directly; that is always the fastest way to clarify a situation.
There will be NO after school tutoring at Alma Spikes on Valentine's Day, February 14th.
Alma Spikes tutoring has been cancelled for this afternoon (2/06) due to the threat of winter weather.
Please be advised that Alma Spikes will have NO after school tutoring on Monday (01/29) or Tuesday (01/30). All tutoring will resume as scheduled on Wednesday (01/31).
Don't Forget!!!! Alma Spikes monthly PTO meeting is tonight (1/23) at 5:30 in the gym. The following classes will be doing a musical performance: Todd, Tyler, Baker and Emmons. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. Due to limited seating, please bring your lawn chair!
Alma Spikes PTO Meeting has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, Jan. 23.
The scheduled PTO meeting for tonight has been postponed. New date is TBA.
If you are unable to find AMI materials on the Alma Spikes page-remember that we have five days to return materials. Replacement packets will be available tomorrow.
Parents and guardians: Alma Spikes will be sending out a revised AMI snow day letter this afternoon with your child. Please be sure and check your child's backpack! This letter includes updated contact information.
Next weeks PTO meeting be held in the gym to accommodate the expected seating needs.
Tutoring Calendar has changed for Alma Spikes. The last day of tutoring will be December 7th. Please make contact to your teacher if transportation changes are needed.
The "mini-concert" that was to take place after the PTO meeting tomorrow night (Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Roberts & Mrs. Sharp's 2nd grade classrooms) HAS BEEN POSTPONED!!!! The PTO meeting "Family Math night with the Mathletes" will STILL take place at 5:30, followed by refreshments.
Alma Spikes Halloween Dress Up:Students can dress up. No bloody or scary characters and no accessories that look like weapons. Thank you.
Reminding Everyone: Alma Spikes will not have tutoring on Oct. 31st.
Don't forget, tomorrow is the last day to shop the online Scholastic book fair!! Use this link to access the online fair http://www.scholastic.com/bf/almaspikeselementaryschool.
Please Note: The Book Fair at Alma Spikes will be closed tomorrow. It will be open again on Thursday.
Don't forget to schedule your child's parent teacher conference! You may contact your child's teacher or call the Alma office at 870-892-4573 ext. 1003. Conference times are filling up quickly...
If you missed ordering your child's school picture, you have 24 hours to go online and place your order: www.mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID: RP017214Q0 Picture retake day is November 16th.
Project Graduation will be selling spirit ribbons tomorrow morning (9/29) in the cafeteria. Bring $1!!!
Red Cross Blood Drive will be taking place in the front parking lot at Alma Spikes tomorrow (9/26) from 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
Alma Spikes Homecoming Spirit Days Monday-Pajamas Tuesday-Camo Wednesday-Favorite Decade Thursday-Neon Friday-Red & White We varied from High School only once because pajamas are fun.(and easier to do)
The 2nd grade field trip is scheduled for Thursday, May 18th. Notes will be sent home tomorrow.
Reminder~The Dave Williams Little Redskins Elementary Football Camp for boys going into grades K-6th has been rescheduled to May 11th & 12th
At this time we are combining the Kindergarten Musical & Graduation. It will be held on May 23rd at 6:00 pm at MD Williams.
The Dave Williams Little Redskins Elementary Football Camp for boys going into grades K-6th has been rescheduled to May 11th & 12th
Dear Kindergarten Parents and Guardians, Due to the concern of flooding and possible transportation issues the Kindergarten Musical scheduled for the evening of May 2nd has been canceled. We will be sending more information home as soon as alternate plans are made. Thank-you for understanding.
Attention 1st and 2nd Grade Parents and Guardians, Due to the concern of flooding and possible transportation issues the May 2nd, 1st grade, and the May 3rd 2nd grade field trips are being postponed. We are planning to reschedule these trips as soon as possible. We will be sending more information home as soon as alternate plans are made. Thank-you for understanding.
Kindergarten students will be returning to Alma Spikes at 4:00 PM. Thank you
During the month of April the Student Ambassadors of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce are collecting book donations for area children. Donations of new or gently used books for children in Preschool through 4th grade are appreciated. Collection boxes are going to be set up at Alma Spikes, MD Williams, PJHS & PHS. Thank you for your help!
Alma Spikes students are attending the STARBURST performance at MD Williams on Thursday, March 16th at 8:30 AM. All Alma students will be bused to MD to watch the performance and will return to school by bus before lunch time. Please contact the school before 8:30 AM if you have any concerns. Thank you
Kindergarten registration for Pocahontas Public Schools will be Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Alma Spikes Elementary School. Registration will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 6:00 pm. To register for Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, your child must be 5 on or before August 1, 2017. Documentation that will be needed to register: Birth Certificate Social Security Card Immunization Record Kindergarten Physical (Provided by Physician)
Alma will be traveling to M.D. Williams Thursday morning to view Star Burst. Parents should have gotten notes last week.
The STARBURST night performance is Monday, March 13th at MD Williams 6:00-8:00 PM. Cost for admission to the show is: Students-$2.00 & Adults-$4.00 Alma Spikes students will be attending a daytime performance on Monday, March 13th - 8:00-10:30AM. Cost for admission to the daytime show is $1.00. Thank you
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES FOR GRADES K-6 Pocahontas Public Schools will conduct parent/teacher conferences for students, in grades K-6 only, on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Parents are encouraged to meet with their child’s teacher(s) between the hours of 3:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. Because of the conferences, school will be dismissed early for all students on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Alma Spikes Elementary walkers will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m. and bus students at 2:10 p.m. All other students in grades 3-12 will be dismissed at 2:25 p.m. Lunches will be served. Classes will resume on the regular schedule Friday, March 17, 2017.
We also want to congratulate Eli Kerley who is our second place Box Top collection winner. He collected 210 Box Tops. He is also in Ms. Rogers Kindergarten class!Inline image 1 We also want to congratulate Eli Kerley who is our second place Box Top collection winner. He collected 210 Box Tops. He is also in Mrs. Rogers Kindergarten class!
Today is Alma Spikes Spring picture day. Please call the office ASAP to let us know if you've ordered pictures online. Thank you
Pocahontas Public Schools will be closed in observance of President's Day on Mon. Feb. 20, 2017. School will resume Tues. Feb. 21st.
REMINDER: There will be NO TUTORING at Alma Spikes tomorrow 2/14/17
Just a friendly reminder about Alma Spikes Valentine's Day deliveries. We request that all deliveries be made between 8:00AM & 10:00AM ONLY. All deliveries should be brought to the office. It is also helpful if you would please include the student name/grade & classroom teacher on all deliveries. ALSO if your child is a bus rider please keep in mind that there are to be NO breakable items, oversized items or balloons on the school bus. Thank you! :)
Alma Spikes Elementary requests that ALL Valentine's Day deliveries be made between 8:00-10:00 AM. These items should be delivered to the office. (This is a little different than what we have done in the past.) ALSO it is very helpful if you would have the student name, grade AND name of class room teacher on all deliveries. Thank you
Retro Bill will present a Parent Involvement program Tuesday, February 7th. In the High School Gym at 6:00. All students and the public are welcome and invited. http://www.retrobill.com/
DO YOU HAVE TALENT??? We know you do!!! Starburst Variety Show will be March 13th & 14th. If you want to participate, get your act TOGETHER and TRY-OUT! Auditions are as follows: Feb. 27th - vocal/singing acts Feb. 28th - dance acts/other variety acts Acts must have music. If you are singing, you must have the instrumental version of music. Acts should be well rehearsed and prepared for the audition (stage ready). The Startburst NIGHT performance will be Monday March 13th 6:00-9:00 PM. Cost for admission to the show is $2.00 for students and $4.00 for adults.
Pizza Party this Friday for our Clip Up drawing. The students below can bring a drink on Friday to have with their pizza. We will draw again at the end of this nine weeks. Bryce Weatherby, Saige Sparks, Blake Edington, Audrey Murphy, Cadon Branton, Ty Nelson, McKinley Dailey-Huddelston, Audrey Murphy, Marissa McDonald, Zander Casey, Jayda Wicker, Brayden Crow, Karson Pankey, Gabby Lopez, Cassandra Clookey, Abby Harris, Steven Baltz, Cooper Winebaugh, Gage Nelson Brayden Broadway, Grace Tice, Dezzerae Francis, Ace Brooks, Breanna Rush, Maggie Malone, Amelia McKenzie, Lilly Snodgrass, Gracie Allen, Brayden Grooms
Looking for a Formal Dress at a great price? Project Graduation is having a Formal Dress Resale on Saturday, January 28th in the PHS Student Center. Drop off is from 9 - 10 a.m. The sale is open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please contact Tennille Roberts at 870-810-3464 for more information.
Alma Students, YOU can be a Box Top Hero for Alma Spikes! When your parents purchase products that have Box Tops for Education, ask them to clip those for you and then bring them to the Alma Spikes Parent Center. You can put them in a baggie with your name and your teacher’s name and bring to the Parent Center. Each Box Top clipped earns our school 10 cents! We just received a check for $417 from the last collection period. Our next collection period ends on February 28, 2017. ******So…… all Box Top Heroes who turn in Box Tops will get a small prize. The Hero who turns in the most Box Tops will win a Super Hero Prize Pack! This contest begins today and runs through Friday, February 17th. *******
Pocahontas Public Schools will not be in session on Monday, January 16, 2017. Schools will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School will resume the regular schedule on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 for all students.
We are currently having some safety issues with students not using the crosswalks that are painted on the road. Please be reminded to use these areas when exiting vehicles in the mornings or crossing the road. It only takes a few more seconds of your time to be safe. Remember, they are there for your safety. Thank you! Officer Lane
Pocahontas Public Schools will be closed for the Christmas Holiday, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 through Tuesday, January 3, 2017. School will re-open on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Alma Lunch Charges-Remember to pay any outstanding balances with the Lunchroom ASAP. Finish the first semester with no charges.
Remember that Holiday Party treats should be store bought. Thank you for understanding.
Alma Spikes Elementary Holiday Classroom Party times. December 16th 2nd Grade 10:00 K-12:00 1st Grade -1:00
The GIFT PAN w/Writable Lids were out of stock at the time the fundraiser items shipped. They will be here in 7 to 10 days and will be sent home with the student. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we sold over 100 sets of those.! Wow!
Fundraiser items will be distributed this Thursday, December 1st. All smaller orders will be sent home with students Thursday evening. If you would like to pick up your order, you must let us know. You will get a note about this in your child's backpack tonight. If you want to pick up your order, return the bottom portion to school tomorrow. Thanks everyone!
REMINDER ~ NO TUTORING for FIRST GRADE students Wed.11/16 & Thurs.11/17
Thank you to all these people that helped put together the Fall Festival Alma Spikes Fall Festival Donations Committee Blaire O’Donnell Jennifer Clay Roberta French Decorating Committee Sarah Kirby Blaire O’Donnell Audra Land Mary Beth Lowtharp Games Committee Stacie Woods Elizabeth Sparks Sarah Rogers Cyndi Oaks Food Committee Marsha Warner Audra Land Jennifer Burnside Melanie Bailey Hibbard Leslie Godwin Trick or Treating Committee Shelia Ingram
Fundraiser t-shirts are here and being delivered! If you ordered one, please check your child's backpack. Just in time to wear to Homecoming tonight! Thanks to S & W Custom Apparel for creating some awesome t shirt designs!
Alma Spikes Fundraiser T-Shirts should go home with students on Monday 10/17/16
PHS Project Graduation 5k Color Run and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run. November 12th @ 8:00 AM. Adults $25, 10 and under $10. Must register by Oct 31 at 5pm to guarantee a T-Shirt. Registration begins on Oct 13 at racesonline.com Registration forms are also available and can be be picked up or turned in at: Alma Spikes - Denee Johnson or Jenna McDonnough MD Williams - Cheryl Matlock PJHS - Chandra McDowell/office PHS - Dianna Johnson/office Sponsored by Black River Health Club
Preschool Spot Open!. We have a Parent Pay spot open and ready to be filled. $17 per day plus Breakfast and Lunch cost. Follows school attendance days. Call 870-892-4573, ask for Amy Fish.
Alma Spikes Fundraiser! If you have friends and relatives out of town that would like to order fundraiser items from your student, please follow these steps: 1.) Go to forfundsonline.com and use the program ID 49194 to register your student and create your password. 2.) Use the email generated by the website to send to friends and family. This email will contain your student's fundraiser ID that will give him/her credit for the sale. 3.) After registering, you will receive an email with the child's fundraiser ID. You can log on at forfundsonline.com to see how many orders the child has received. ALL ONLINE ORDERS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE CHILD'S TOTAL ITEMS SOLD. Thanks for helping Alma Spikes School!!!!
Fundraiser Kickoff is today at 2:15! Please look for those packets coming home this afternoon.
Today is School Picture Day at Alma Spikes
REMINDER ~ Tomorrow (10/6/16) is School Picture Day at Alma Spikes. Picture money is due at time the time pictures are taken.
Second Quick Reminder: Please pay lunch charges ASAP.
Alma Spikes Homecoming Spirit Week Dress Up!! Monday:Hair Raising Homecoming-Wild Hair Day Tuesday: Twinkie Tuesday-Dress like a Buddy Wednesday: Mismatch Day-Dress wild and Mismatched Thursday: Olympic Sport Day-Favorite Sports Wear Friday: Red and White Day
Quick Reminder: Please pay lunch charges ASAP.
First grade is on schedule. Buses are leaving Parker Pioneer Homestead in a few minutes. Please be at Alma Spikes to pick up your child at 4:15.
Don't forget! Tomorrow night is Hero Sandwich Night and the first PTO meeting!
Attention Alma Parents! Due to technical issues, we weren't able to print progress reports today. Please look for them next week.
Alma Spikes Elementary currently has one parent pay position open in our preschool. If interested please contact our office.
T-Shirt order time is closing soon! Get in any orders by this Friday. We have forms and designs in the office if you need them.
Reminder that if students are checking out with Grandparent tomorrow, be sure to send notes or make arrangements.
Second grade has been invited to join the Senior High football team in this week's Yarnell Sweet Play of the Week Celebration. Second grade will travel to the High School on Thursday, 8th. They will visit the practice facility and stadium.
As the first three weeks have passed, we have noticed things to remind everyone of. Drop off should be after 7:20 and not before. Students must be in the cafeteria or playground before the 8:50 bell. Parents should check in at the office before entering the building. Students and parents should not be in classrooms before 7:50. I truly thank all the parents that have been following these request.
Notice to Parents: The Doors closest to Preschool will be alarmed between 8:00-2:55. Please do not use between these hours.
Morning drop off- a student can exit the car on the sidewalk side any place between the crosswalks. Please pull all the way forward.
I want to thank parents for adjusting to the new drop off procedures. The test run is going well so we will keep it up for now.
Alma Spikes is teaming up with Compassion for Communities for a "Sock-it-to-em" sock drive. Students can help by bringing a pair or package of NEW socks to send to those affected by the flooding in Louisiana. We will accept donations of socks from now until Sept. 23rd. There is a tote in the cafeteria for your sock donations. They will be delivered to Louisiana on October 1st. Let's help "SOCK-IT-TO-EM"!
Pocahontas Public Schools will not be in session on Monday, September 5, 2016. Schools will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Pocahontas Public Schools will resume the regular schedule on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 for all students.
A great big thank-you to the employees of Integrity 1st Bank of Pocahontas for their large food donation to the Alma Spikes Food Backpack Program. Employees donated money to wear jeans on Fridays, and all the money went to purchase food. Y'all are awesome!!!!
To access the Home Access Center-Click Explore on our website, select your school, Click Explore again. Listed under the Parents header.
Reminder: Cub Scouts will meet tonight at 6:30 in the Alma Spikes lunchroom. Doors open at 6:00.
Announcing Grandparents' Day at Alma Spikes. Grandparents are invited to join us on Friday, Sept. 9th. K-12:30, 1st-1:15, 2nd-2:00.
Red Cross Blood Drive is returning to campus. Please come donate on Monday, Sept. 26th. 12:30-6:30
Hero Sandwich Night is BACK!! Join your PTO meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20th. 5:30
Kindergarten placement list will be posted tomorrow around 12:00. Open House is at 6:00 Thursday night.
Boys Scouts of America night is August 25th. 6:00 Everyone is invited to attend.
It's very quiet in the building today. Looking for that to change on Monday when you all come back. See you then!
A fiber optic line has been cut in our area and is causing us to experience outages with our phones. We hope to have this resolved soon.
You can now apply for school meal benefits online! See our Nutrition page for video and link to the form. http://goo.gl/wx70KL
Alma Spikes Preschool Orientation: Monday, Aug. 8th @ 5:00 pm.
Alma Spikes Orientation Schedule: August 8th; 1st Grade-6:00; 2nd Grade-7:00. Kindergarten-Aug. 18th, 6:00. Kindergarten Parents should expect an explanation letter soon.
The 2016-2017 yearly calendar has been posted here: http://5il.co/9dn It is also located under the "Explore" menu on our website.
Pocahontas Public Schools is proud to announce the launch of our new website. The website is now fully integrated with our App and Social Media accounts. www.pocahontaspsd.com
NWEA (North West Education Assessment) growth winner will be having their pizza parties next week. Over all class winners will have it on Monday 23rd. Bring a drink. Individual winners will be Tue
The second graders should be back to Alma Spikes a little before 4:00 PM. Sounds like they had a wonderful time at Mud Island today!
KAIT8's @ryanvaughan Visited Alma Spike's 2nd Graders today. Come back soon! https://youtu.be/uQ3iac89Vf8
Tonight is our PTO pizza party/volunteer appreciation night. Starts tonight at 5:30 at Alma Spikes Cafeteria.
Volunteer Recognition is tomorrow night at Alma Spikes. 5:30 All are welcome.
PTO Literacy Bingo Night Tonight! Starts at 5:30.
Accidental Panic Button pushed this morning. But- Wow! Thanks to the Police Department for a fast response to the building.
Alma Spikes received $1,298.50 for our Address Booklet Fundraiser! We greatly appreciate you filling out address booklets! Alma Spikes students & families are awesome!
Remember that tomorrow is Spring picture and class picture day at Alma Spikes.
There is an updated version of our App for Android Phones now available in the Google Play Store. https://goo.gl/FYMQZq
PTO meeting and STEM night activities Tuesday night @ 5:30
APRIL 2!!!! Alma Spikes PTO yard sale. Location: Lunchroom Time: 7:00-12:00 Come support the PTO and shop away.
Due to the large volume of expected Valentine deliveries, Alma Spikes will be taking deliveries from 1-2 in the cafeteria this Friday. Distribution will begin at 1pm. Thanks for your cooperation!
Due to such a large volume of expected deliveries, don't forget that Alma Spikes will be taking Valentine gift deliveries from 1-2 ONLY in the cafeteria on Friday, February 12. Distribution will begin at 1pm. Thanks for your cooperation!
Attention Alma Parents: Friday, January 29 is the last day to turn in the address books. Our school earns $ .50 for each complete address we receive. You do no selling. Simply fill in the 11 address pages. All students returning the booklet will receive a prize and be entered to win "Joebot the Robot". Please check your student's backpack for the booklet, complete and return it. We appreciate your help!
Attention Alma Parents: Friday, January 29 is the last day to turn in the address books sent home earlier this week. Our school earns $ .50 for each complete address we receive. You do no selling. Simply fill in the 11 address pages. All students returning the booklet will receive a prize and be entered to win "Joebot the Robot" in our drawing Friday afternoon. Please check your student's backpack for the booklet and complete and return it.we appreciate your help!
Due to forecast of winter weather entering the area later this afternoon or evening, Alma Spikes is cancelling after-school tutoring and the scheduled PTO meeting for tonight. Jan. 19th. Thank you.
School will not be session on Monday, January 18th in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday night at 5:30 will be our monthly PTO meeting. Jennifer Clay, our President, has organized a fun night of leaning. There will be 5 tables set up as STEM stations: catapult making, 3D structures with toothpicks and marshmallows, chain reactions with cups and popsicle sticks, Volcanoes (smaller,less messy ones), and a butterfly lifecycle craft. We need your support and help with the stations. She said we will need 1-2 people at each station. We would really like to have a great turnout. Please talk with your students about the fun activities. Notes will go home tomorrow. Then I will make reminder bracelets for Tuesday if you will let me know you want them. I am so happy with the crowds that this year's PTO meetings have drawn. Typically January meetings are very low attendance. I am hoping for a good turnout! Thanks!
Yearbooks on sale now. Prices may vary. Price Information sheets have gone home with students.
The Fundraiser Items are here. You are welcome to come to the building and pick them up anytime today.
Attention ALMA SPIKES parents:Fundraiser items will NOT be here today. Our order did not make it to Memphis in time this morning. They have promised delivery tomorrow.
Attention ALMA SPIKES parents:Fundraiser items will NOT be here today. Our order did not make it to Memphis in time this morning to be on the delivery truck. They have promised delivery tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Just a reminder to everyone! Fundraiser Delivery Date Dec 2
PTO Meeting: Pictures With Santa December 15th, 5:30
Watch your Pocahontas Redskins take on the Star City Bulldogs, live Friday at 7:00pm http://livestream.com/pocahontaspsd-tv/events/4521216
Training on a new school App. today.