Welcome

Welcome to Appleton-Milan Elementary School, home of the Eagles! We are so excited to be
starting another school year! Students at Appleton-Milan (A-M) are surrounded by teachers
and staff who are dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment in which students
are motivated to feel responsible for their own academic and personal achievements. Our staff
puts students first in everything we do. Our goal is success for today, success for tomorrow,
success for life!
This year, staff is focusing on making deeper connections with our students. Studies have
shown that students learn better in an environment where they feel connected and comfortable.
Relationships are so important!
Another focus in our building is Character Education where we “Promote the Positive”. Our
SOAR initiative enables us to promote and ensure an environment where students and staff are
Safe, On task, demonstrate a positive Attitude, and Respect each other, ourselves, and our
resources.
Our classrooms are fun, engaging, hands-on, and full of learning.  Parents/guardians in our
community are an integral piece to our students’ success. A strong partnership between home
and school can only enhance all of the learning occurring with our students. Research shows
that children of parents/guardians who are involved in their child’s school community do better
in school.
Throughout the year, our teachers and staff will make every effort to keep you informed of your
child’s progress. Communication is a key to our success. Please contact me if you ever have
questions, comments, or concerns. Here is looking forward to another great school year!


Always learning,
Ms. Maureen Odegard
A~M Principal