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Welcome to American School's Community page.  Here you will find current and archived All American newsletters as well as profiles of some of our famous students and graduates.

ALL AMERICAN NEWSLETTERS

July-August 2016 All American newsletter

This issue contains profiles of this year's scholarship winners, a list of colleges and universities which have accepted American School graduates, and profiles of three other graduates.

May-June 2016 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's new and revised courses, an update on Parchment, reports on our spring convention appearances, employee anniversaries, a summer preview and more.

March-April 2016 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's appearance in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, how to download our new student handbook, improvements to the transcript ordering process, our convention appearances, employee anniversaries and more.

January-February 2016 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's 118th birthday, a new Blueprint Reading 2 course, books from the 1900s on display in India, Anna Tatishvili at the Australian Open, reminders about school policies and enrollment applications, four employee milestones and much more.

November-December 2015 All American newsletter

This issue contains a review of American School's 118th Annual Meeting, a profile of a 2013 graduate now studying interior design, course updates, additions to the Online Student Center and future courses and much more.

September-October 2015 All American newsletter

This issue contains a profile of American School's new principal, details about other personnel changes, information about our latest online and paper-based courses, photos of employees who recently celebrated milestone anniversaries and much more. 

July-August 2015 All American newsletter

This issue contains profiles of this year's scholarship winners, as well as a partial list of colleges which accepted American School graduates in 2015.

May-June 2015 All American newsletter

This issue contains news about American School's Double Decade Club, as well as coverage of employees celebrating milestone anniversaries, retirements and Red Nose Day.

March-April 2015 All American newsletter

This issue contains news about American School's new online diploma programs and other online courses, as well as profiles of two distinguished graduates.

January-February 2015 All American newsletter

This issue contains news about American School's partnership with Rosetta Stone, new paper-based courses, students making their marks in publishing and athletics, a generous donation of textbooks from more than 100 years ago, employee evaluations, our latest honors and more.

November-December 2014 All American newsletter

This issue contains news about American School's new principal, updated courses, online learning events and conventions, students in the news, a review of the annual meeting, employee anniversaries and more.

September-October 2014 All American newsletter

This issue contains news about American School's academic integrity policy, new course information, star students and graduates, information on the 2014 Speak Up survey and more.

July-August 2014 All American newsletter

This issue contains profiles of this year's scholarship winners and a partial list of colleges that admitted American School students in 2014.

May-June 2014 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's new online learning offerings, our new accreditation from MSA-CESS and our spring/summer convention schedule, profiles of several students and graduates, and recognitions of six employee anniversaries.

March-April 2014 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's five new online courses, a feature on students in Brazil who are taking American School courses, updates on conventions and employee anniversaries, and a special announcement on the back page.

January-February 2014 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's appearance on a national web radio show, the release of new paper-based courses and online exams in paper-based courses, policy changes for the new year, news on former students and current employees, and much more.

November-December 2013 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's latest online learning offerings and an important update to the Online Student Center, a special Counselor's Corner column on financial aid, a review of the 116th annual meeting (held as a special meeting of the American School Board of Trustees and Members of the Corporation), news about the upcoming winter season, a surprise on the back page, and much more.

September-October 2013 All American newsletter

This issue contains a tribute to President Emeritus William Hunding, information on American School's new accreditation, informercial and transcript release form, and news about students and staff members.

July-August 2013 All American newsletter

This issue contains profiles of this year's American School scholarship winners, a partial list of colleges and universities attended by American School graduates, and a surprise on the back page.

May-June 2013 All American newsletter

This issue contains profiles of two outstanding American School students, updates on American School athletic stars, and photos from American School's recent scholarship meeting and staff milestone celebrations.

March-April 2013 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's newest online learning offerings, updates on other courses, features on several American School students and employees, and much more.

January-February 2013 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's celebration of Digital Learning Day, profiles of students and graduates, an update on nationwide high school graduation rates, a feature on the latest member of the Double Decade Club, and much more.

November-December 2012 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's upcoming online exams in paper-based courses, a recap of the 115th Annual Meeting, information on the ACT and SAT and college enrollment process, profiles of students and staff members, and much more. 

September-October 2012 All American newsletter

This issue contains profiles of this year's scholarship winners, as well as six employees who recently celebrated milestone anniversaries.

July-August 2012 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on Roberta Allen's retirement, staff changes, a new science course, updated DoD guidelines, new American flags flying at the American School, and recognition of students, graduates and staff members.

May-June 2012 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on a new course, profiles of several students and graduates, information on new enrollment applications and ACT-SAT prep courses, and recognition of staff anniversaries and retirements.

March-April 2012 All American newsletter

This issue contains profiles of award-winning students, information on dropout rates and books, recognition of staff milestones, and more.

January-February 2012 All American newsletter

This issue contains news on the new ACT-SAT prep courses, our new Chemistry (Lab) course, honors for Christopher Paolini and Anna Tatishvili, and more.

October 2011 All American newsletter

This issue contains profiles of the 18 American School graduates who were awarded scholarships earlier this year.

July 2011 All American newsletter

This issue contains information on American School's new online course offerings.

FAMOUS STUDENTS AND GRADUATES

Entertainment

Jessica Alba

Jessica kicked her career into high gear when she was cast in the hit television series "Dark Angel". She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won a TV Guide Award as Breakout Star of the Year for her performance. Her film credits include the role of Susan Storm, Invisible Girl, in the 2005 feature "Fantastic Four".

Tiffany Evans

At age 11, Tiffany won the Junior Singer category on "Star Search" and performed the music video "Who Am I" on the "Tarzan II" DVD. She released a self-titled studio album in early 2008 and has appeared in several television shows and movies.

The Everly Brothers

Hits like "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love" put Don and Phil Everly on the top of the music world in the late 1950s and later helped them become among the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

De'Borah Garner

De'Borah appeared on Season 3 of NBC's "The Voice" and her song "Coming Out Looking Good" was released in Spring 2013.

Donny and Marie Osmond

Donny and Marie teamed up for hit television shows in the 1970s and 1990s in between crafting successful careers as solo performers. Donny hit #1 in the 1970s with "Go Away Little Girl" and has had numerous top 10 records in the decades following. He reinvented himself in the 1990s and began a six-year run in the title role of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" that played to sold out theatres across the United States and Canada. Marie became the first female country artist to debut with a #1 record when "Paper Roses" reached the summit in 1973. That song helped her earn a gold record and Grammy nomination the following year. More recently, she has appeared in many television movies and starred on Broadway in "The King and I".

The Osmond Brothers

In their five-decade career, the Osmonds have sold out more shows than the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Pop, rock and country hits-including the chart-topper "One Bad Apple"-have helped Allan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay and Jimmy garner several gold and platinum records and a People's Choice Award.

Christopher Paolini

Chris has taken millions of readers into fabulous fantasy worlds in his novels Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance.  Chris' books regularly appear on top of the best seller lists, and Eragon was adapted into a full-length motion picture in 2006.

Sports

Andre Agassi

Andre is one of greatest American tennis players of all-time. He is one of only five men to have won all four Grand Slam events-the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. His 60 tournament titles include eight Grand Slam triumphs in all, and in 1996 he added an Olympic gold medal to his trophy case.

Bob Feller

Bob's 266 wins and three no-hitters while pitching for the Cleveland Indians were more than enough to earn him induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. He also earned the title of "Greatest Living Right-Hand Pitcher" in 1969 as part of Professional Baseball's Centennial Celebration. Off the field, he earned eight battle stars while serving in the United States Navy during World War II.

Logan Gomez

Logan is currently the youngest driver in the Indy Pro Series, with an eye on moving up to compete in the Indy Racing League and drive in the Indianapolis 500. His 2007 season included his first career victory and six additional top 10 finishes. Off the track, he chronicled the 2007 racing season by writing a diary for a Northwest Indiana newspaper.

Bethany Hamilton

Bethany is one of the top surfers in the world despite losing her left arm in a shark attack in 2003.  Her autobiography Soul Surfer was adapted into a motion picture in 2011, and she and her husband appeared on CBS's The Amazing Race in Fall 2014.

Ryan Hartman

Ryan was selected in the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft (30th selection overall) by the Chicago Blackhawks.  He was a gold medalist for Team USA at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship and led the USA-NTP U-17 team in scoring during the 2012-2013 season.

Katie Hoff

Katie is a champion swimmer who competed in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.  In 2008, Katie earned a silver medal in the 400 meter freestyle and bronze medals in the 400 meter individual medley and the 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay.  In addition, she is a five-time world champion, with record-setting performances in the 400 meter individual medley and 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay in 2007.

Anna Kournikova

Anna became an international sensation when she burst on the tennis scene in the late 1990s. She has 13 doubles titles to her credit, including a pair of Australian Open championships. Her singles career includes four runner-up finishes and a semifinal appearance at Wimbledon in 1997.

Travis Pastrana

Travis put his wheels in motion and soared to new heights as a motocross racer. His accomplishments include winning gold medals in the Summer X Games and Summer Gravity Games.  Currently Travis races full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and participates in X Games events when his schedule allows. 

Mary Pierce

Mary has two Grand Slam titles to her credit, winning the Australian Open in 1995 and the French Open in 2000. Consistently ranked among the top players in the world, she also has four runner-up finishes in Grand Slam events, including the 2005 French Open and 2005 U.S. Open.

Garrett Smith

Garrett was one of the Faces in the Crowd in Sports Illustrated's September 9, 2013 issue.  He scored 1690 points in six events at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and became the first three-time All-Around Cowboy in the event's 65-year history.

Deanna Stellato

Deanna's ice escapades include winning the 1999 United States National Championship in the novice division. She also skated her way to a second-place finish in the 2000 World Junior Championships and placed in the top five of many other national and international competitions.

Anna Tatishvili

Anna currently competes on the WTA Tour, and her best showing in a Grand Slam tennis tournament was a 4th round appearance in the 2012 U.S. Open.

The Arts and Humanitarian Efforts

Brittney Exline

Brittney's American School work helped her graduate from high school at age 15 and attend college at the University of Pennsylvania, where she planned to earn degrees from Penn's engineering and liberal arts schools. Because she enrolled at an Ivy League school at such a young age, she was featured in articles on Yahoo News and MSN. Academically, Brittney excels in math, science and social studies. In her free time, she enjoys singing and dancing and has won several teen pageant titles.

Dr. Andrew Fowler

Deaf since age 11, Andrew is identified as the first African-American student to graduate from Gallaudet University and later earned a MA in Education from what would become Eastern Michigan University.  He later established a mission group for deaf Africans and founded more than 30 schools for the deaf in Africa, earning him recognition as the Father of Deaf Education in Africa.

Shulamit Ran

Winning the 1991 Pulitzer Prize was music to Shulamit's ears, and her Pulitzer-winning symphony also earned her the 1992 Kennedy Center Friedheim Award. She continues to compose contemporary music in addition to her responsibilities as a professor of music at the University of Chicago.

Rachel Weathersby

Rachel is a rising star in the fashion industry.  Her Mme. Weathersby designs have been worn by celebrities and are available for purchase in retail stores around the country, as well as through several web sites.

Jamie Wyeth

Jamie followed in the footsteps and brushstrokes of his father and grandfather and became a successful artist. While best known for his portraits and landscape scenes, he has also designed coins, United States postage stamps and official White House greeting cards.

Sho Yano

Sho earned his high school diploma from American School at age 9. Three years later, he earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola University in Chicago and enrolled in a dual Ph.D. and M.D. medical scientist program.  In 2009, at age 18, he earned a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology from the University of Chicago.  In 2012, at age 21, he became the youngest person to receive an M.D. degree from the University of Chicago.  He is currently a resident in pediatric neurology. 

Business

Robert Parmley, P.E.

Robert co-founded Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. in 1976 and has served as its president since 1978. He and his fellow professional engineers design dams, bridges, water treatment facilities and other structures near his hometown of Ladysmith, Wisconsin. In addition to his design work, Robert has written 15 engineering handbooks and more than 40 articles in professional journals. His many accomplishments earned him the Wisconsin Professional Engineer of the Year award in 2006 and the USDA-RD Director's Award for Engineering Excellence in 2007.

Richard Pieper

Richard is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of PPC Partners, Inc., which was formerly known as PIEPERPOWER and Pieper Electric.  In 2006, he started the Wisconsin Character Education Partnership and today devotes most of his time to philanthropic efforts dealing with character development and servant leadership and is co-founder of the Suzanne and Richard Pieper Family Foundation.  For his efforts, Richard received the 2009 Lakefront Leadership Award from the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center and the 2013 American Patriot of Character Award from the Character Education Partnership.  He is also a member of the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame.

Other Notable American School Students

Wilson Chandler (basketball)

Alexander and Danielle Gamelin (ice dancing)

Randi Griffin (hockey)

Elena Hight (snowboarding)

Kathleen Horvath (tennis)

Andrea Jaeger (tennis)

Vincent Kunkler (artist)

Robert Morstein-Marx (Rhodes Scholar)

Anna Maria Padilla (guitarist)

Sara Elizabeth (singer)

Selena (singer)

Phillip Simmonds (tennis)

Tanya Street (figure skating)

Daniel Trifan (guitarist)

Marioara Trifan (pianist)

Giegorio Vargas (circus)

Aurelia Wallenda (circus)

Andrea Zoppi (circus)

Justino Zoppi (circus)

and more than three million more.