Principal's Message

Sue Passaro

On Wednesday, October 30, students in grades 4-12 attended an assembly provided by the Bridge Arts Ensemble. Bridge Arts Ensemble is a non-profit organization of teaching artists that serves schools in upstate New York. The performers include graduates of the Juilliard School and Yale School of Music. The five performers put on a top notch concert featuring music by female composers. Students in all grade levels enjoyed the show, and were given the highest praise by the performers for their respectful listening and participation. The funding for this program was provided by a grant.

Our administrative team is focusing on improving student attendance. Developing and maintaining good attendance is one of the greatest predictors of success, not only at ACS, but in eventual college and career pathways. We appreciate your support in helping your students see the importance of regular attendance. Students in grades 7-12 who have demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality have received postcards in the mail. Those students will be entered in a drawing; two students from each grade will win a small prize.

Special Patrol Officer Matt Lohret recently gave a presentation on cybersecurity to seventh graders. This is a part of our yearlong effort to promote positive Digital Citizenship. With the right to use technology in school comes the responsibility to use it appropriately and safely. As we head into the busy holiday season, I’d like to thank you for your support of ACS, and wish you and your families the happiest of holidays!


Susan Passaro, Argyle JR/SR High School Principal