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Friday, November 17, 2023




Dear Middle School Parents,


It is hard to believe we are already wrapping up our first trimester. November is one of our busiest times of year at American Academy. Please take a few minutes to take note of the things that you are grateful for. We have so much to be thankful for, and I am so proud of the hard work our students have put into their schoolwork and relationships with classmates and teachers, and for our teachers and staff members who go above and beyond to ensure our students receive an outstanding education.


Thank You

THANK YOU for saying yes to ballot initiative 5A! Our teachers and staff were beyond grateful to receive news of a salary increase this last week, making their pay more competitive with surrounding school districts and reassuring them that we truly value their tireless efforts in providing the best education to your children. The support that I have seen from our community has been amazing! It is clear that our community is behind our school and our staff, and I am incredibly grateful for this. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word!


Fall Fundraiser: Thank You!

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in our fall fundraiser. Our amazing volunteers hosted a hugely successful Raise Craze Event. We met our goal of $50,000 and are so proud of all the kindness our students spread. Thank you to all who donated and helped raise money for Motsenbocker. If you ever want to see what your money is used for, feel free to check out the PTO’s website!


Trimester 1 Report Cards

Today is the last day of Trimester 1. You can view your child’s report card via Infinite Campus beginning Friday, December 1st. Below are the instructions for accessing student report cards:

Log into your Infinite Campus parent account

Under your student’s name, click on REPORTS

Select the REPORT CARD report appropriate for your student’s grade to view

Print for your records 


AA Staff Holiday Gift Fund

The PTO is happy to announce that they will be doing the Holiday Gift Fund again this year. This much-loved tradition is an opportunity for families to give cash gifts to the teachers and staff of American Academy. This is a great way to do something extra special during the holiday season for those people who have sacrificed so much and are the lifeline in our children’s education. The gift fund packet was sent home today!


High School Resources

Please check the MB Middle School webpage for information about open house/info nights and registration at public, private, and charter high schools. As we receive information from the high schools, we update the webpage. Many high schools are conducting info nights, open house, and shadow days.


Book Fair

One book, two books, red book, blue book… The Motsenbocker Book Fair is coming! Join us Monday, December 4th through Friday, December 8th anytime between the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM. Students can bring cash or you can set up an Ewallet on our Motsenbocker book fair page. This year scholastic is charging tax, so please keep that in mind.


Would you like to volunteer? All volunteers received 10% off of any book fair purchases. Please click to sign up!

Email Mrs. Bunyak, [email protected] with any questions.


Talent Show

The AA Talent Show is coming up on December 21st! Auditions will be held after school on December 6th and 7th. Click the following link to sign up for auditions. For any questions, please reach out to Ms. Bauer or Mr. Richardson.



Over the last month, our IT department has seen a number of broken laptops and screens from misuse or misplacement, and several cases that have been drawn on. This is a friendly reminder that parents sign a One-to-One Laptop Agreement prior to the start of the school year and parents can be held financially responsible for damage to laptops, power cords, and laptop cases.

Please revisit the One-to-One Laptop expectations with your student throughout the year with your student. You can find information about the program here.



I am beyond thankful to be a part of such an incredible school community. We have amazing students, staff, and families that contribute to making AAMB such a wonderful place to be! Thank you for all you do for not only your students but all of our teachers as well. I hope to see you around school!




April Winder
Middle School Principal, Motsenbocker
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American Academy
Motsenbocker Campus
P : 720-292-5692
F : 720-792-7611
[email protected]