Besser Elementary School is located in the City of Alpena in northeastern Michigan. We are one of six elementary schools currently operated by the Alpena Public School District.
Besser serves a population of approximately 425 K-5 students from the City and Township of Alpena. About 16% of our students attend Besser from other district elementary schools by “special permission” via the district’s open enrollment policy. Students from other school districts may also attend Besser Elementary to benefit from the Hearing Impaired program. Alpena Public Schools also supports a preschool program on the Besser campus with 35 children enrolled.
Located on twenty acres of land donated by local philanthropist Jesse Besser, the school opened in 1958 as an elementary school of the K-8 Thunder Bay School District. Besser became part of Alpena Public Schools as a junior high school in 1963. Due to declining enrollment, Besser was closed from 1983 until it reopened in 1986 as an elementary school.
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APS Community Town Hall Meeting 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMAPS Community Town Hall MeetingDate: Aug 3Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMLocation: Alpena Senior High School, 3303 S 3rd Ave, Alpena, MI 49707, USACalendar: District CalendarJoin APS Superintendent David Rabbideau for an engaging and interactive evening of dialogue for members of the Alpena Community and School District. Topics of focus will be those that have been shared recently with the Board of Education.
APS Online Parent Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMAPS Online Parent MeetingDate: Aug 5Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMCalendar: District CalendarInformational Meeting for any Alpena Public School parent interested in APS Online for Fall, 2021
Property Committee 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMProperty CommitteeDate: Aug 6Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AMCalendar: District Calendar
BOE Meeting 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMBOE MeetingDate: Aug 16Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMCalendar: District CalendarThis meeting will be held in-person in the Gerry Ludwig Board Room, 2373 Gordon Rd., Alpena, MI 49707.
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New Teachers OrientationDate: Aug 20Calendar: District Calendar
9:20 - Doors Open/Breakfast
9:33 - Instruction Begins
3:42 - Dismissal
10:55-11:40 - Kdg (Recess-Lunch)
11:00-11:45 - 4th Grade (Lunch-Recess)
11:25-12:10 - 5th Grade (Lunch-Recess)
11:50-12:35 - 2nd Grade (Lunch-Recess)
12:15-1:00 - 3rd Grade (Lunch-Recess)
12:40-1:25 - 1st Grade (Lunch-Recess)