Welcome Back Ceremony for AASD Staff
Posted on 08/25/2015
Staff were welcomed back in a celebration and ceremony marking the 165th start to the school year at Appleton West.

Held at the historic West High School, the 1,700 staff meet back up after too-short summers to celebrate the beginning of the AASD's 165th school year. This year the ceremony was filled with music and singing, with Community Partners Chorus members joining the Houdini 6th grade choir and special guests doing solos.

National Anthem Singers at the ceremony were West Students: Alexa Curtis (12th), Lauren Meidl (11th), Kelly Murray (12th),  and Abbey Perre (12th).

“Shed a Little Light,” by James Taylor
Lead Vocals: Dan Van Sickle, East Choral Director
Background Vocals: Amber Evey-Schmidt, North Choral Director Ryan Verrier, Houdini Elementary Principal
Piano: Judy Baseman, AASD Assistant Superintendent
Drums: Mike Hale, AASD Elementary Band Director
Trumpet: Jim Thaldorf, North Band Director
Electric Bass: Jake Morley, North Student
Keyboard and Background Vocals: Vicki DePasse, Houdini Music Director

“Love Will Guide Us,” by Sally Rogers

Soloists:
Grace North, Houdini 5th Grader
Jack Knaack, Richmond Elem. Principal
Jon Stellmacher, CELC Board President

Piano: 
Dan Van Sickle, East Choral Music Director
Director: 
Vicki DePasse, Houdini Elem. Music Director
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